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Category 6 ANSI/TIA/EIA Performance Limits

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Category 6 Cable Limits in dB per ANSI/TIA/EIA-568B.2-1

Frequency MHz Insertion Loss per 100m NEXT pair-to-pair NEXT power sum ELFEXT pair-to-pair ELFEXT power sum ACR pair-to-pair ACR power sum Return Loss Solid
1 2.0 74.3 72.3 67.8 64.8 72.3 70.3 20.0
4 3.8 65.3 63.3 55.8 52.8 61.5 59.5 23.0
8 5.3 60.8 58.8 49.7 46.7 55.5 53.5 24.5
10 6.0 59.3 57.3 47.8 44.8 53.3 51.3 25.0
16 7.6 56.2 54.2 43.7 40.7 48.6 46.6 25.0
20 8.5 54.8 52.8 41.8 38.8 46.3 44.3 25.0
25 9.5 53.3 51.3 39.8 36.8 43.8 41.8 24.3
31.25 10.7 51.9 49.9 37.9 34.9 41.2 39.2 23.6
62.5 15.4 47.4 45.4 31.9 28.9 32.0 30.0 21.5
100 19.8 44.3 42.3 27.8 24.8 24.5 22.5 20.1
200 29.0 39.8 37.8 21.8 18.8 10.8 8.8 18.0
250 32.8 38.3 36.3 19.8 16.8 5.5 3.5 17.3

Category 6 Connecting Hardware Limits in dB per ANSI/TIA/EIA-568B.2-1

Frequency MHz Insertion Loss NEXT pair-to-pair FEXT pair-to-pair ACR pair-to-pair Return Loss
1 0.1 75.0 75.0 74.9 30.0
4 0.1 75.0 71.1 74.9 30.0
8 0.1 75.0 65.0 74.9 30.0
10 0.1 74.0 63.1 73.9 30.0
16 0.1 69.9 59.0 69.8 30.0
20 0.1 68.0 57.1 67.9 30.0
25 0.1 66.0 55.1 65.9 30.0
31.25 0.1 64.1 53.2 64.0 30.0
62.5 0.2 58.1 47.2 57.9 28.1
100 0.2 54.0 43.1 53.8 24.0
200 0.3 48.0 37.1 47.7 18.0
250 0.3 46.0 35.1 45.7 16.0

Category 6 Channel Limits in dB per ANSI/TIA/EIA-568B.2-1

Frequency MHz Insertion Loss NEXT pair-to-pair NEXT power sum ELFEXT pair-to-pair ELFEXT power sum ACR pair-to-pair ACR power sum Return Loss
1 2.1 65.0 62.0 63.3 60.3 62.9 59.9 19.0
4 4.0 63.0 60.5 51.2 48.2 59.0 56.5 19.0
8 5.7 58.2 55.6 45.2 42.2 52.5 49.9 19.0
10 6.3 56.6 54.0 43.3 40.3 50.3 47.7 19.0
16 8.0 53.2 50.6 39.2 36.2 45.2 42.6 18.0
20 9.0 51.6 49.0 37.2 34.2 42.6 40.0 17.5
25 10.1 50.0 47.3 35.3 32.3 39.9 37.2 17.0
31.25 11.4 48.4 45.7 33.4 30.4 37.0 34.3 16.5
62.5 16.5 43.4 40.6 27.3 24.3 26.9 24.1 14.0
100 21.3 39.9 37.1 23.3 20.3 18.6 15.8 12.0
200 31.5 34.8 31.9 17.2 14.2 3.3 0.4 9.0
250 35.9 33.1 30.2 15.3 12.3 -2.8 -5.7 8.0

Category 6 Permanent Link Limits in dB per ANSI/TIA/EIA-568B.2-1