In our modern world, the Internet is almost a necessity in everyday life. When we think about our Internet access, one of the things that are most important to most people is the speed with which we can access and navigate that Internet. We want to be able to log on quickly, surf as quickly as we can, and do our business with speed and efficiency all in one.
In order to do this, we need the fastest hookups. Part of the hookups that make speed and efficiency work so well are the cables we use. If we want the fastest speeds, we want the fastest cables. Cat5e cables bulk together underneath many a desk in a home office, for example, with the intention of keeping a home network connected and working properly. The cat5e crossover cable is one that is being used more and more often to connect a network together without the unwanted crosstalk that can become problematic.
When it comes to our television and gaming desires, we also want the fastest systems we can find. The speed is found in the cables and HDMI technology has given us a geat deal more speed in recent years. In the world of the HDMI cables, there are four different types. There are Standard, Standard with Ethernet, High Speed, and High Speed with Ethernet.
The most common Ethernet cables used today are 10Mbps like the ones that were invented by Xerox, Digital, and IntelR. Like the cat5e crossover cable, the 10Mbps cables have twisted wires that carry signals. The cat5e crossover cable is faster and gives less crosstalk between wires. Even though 10Mbps Ethernet cables are ideal for most households, the cat5e crossover cable gives 100Mbps and thus a faster speed for most household setups.
While putting all of this together might be exciting, it is always important to remember that the power that is generated by the setup needs to be taken into consideration when it comes to accommodating this power and the probable surges that are likely to occur.
Preparing your at home or office setup should not go without the inclusion of the proper kind of surge protector. A power surge will usually measure less than 500 volts and will last for two seconds or more. This is not too much to worry about. However, a spike is much shorter in duration, usually less than a thousandth of a second, bolt the measurement in voltage could be in the thousands.
The bigger the setup and the faster it is, the more you will be relying on your surge protector.