Introducing 45° Angled Ethernet Cables, the Missing Link

July 31, 2014 at 10:00 AM




How is your IT closet or data center looking?


Does it look like a bowl of spaghetti with cables intertwined every which way, and no end or beginning in sight?


Or maybe it’s not so extreme, and you only have a few stray cables or strained connections. Either way, there is probably some room for better cable management. 


90 degree angled cables (which you might have already seen in use) are a common solution used in many IT connectivity applications where dense patching occurs.


However, in some instances 90 degree angled cables many not do the trick because of different port orientations and overcrowding.


Now there also exists a new breed of angled cable that is just as effective as its right angled counterpart, offering an alternative angle where a 90 degree won’t fit. 


Introducing the 45 degree angled Ethernet cable:


These unique, patent pending cables are perfect for use in data centers or high density patching applications. They add a professional look to patch panels with neatly organized cable exits to the sides of any RJ45 patch panel.


Here’s why we stand behind them:


• They offer true Category 5E or 6 performance while maintaining a 45° bend

• They provide a solution in tight and confined spaces or in crowded patching applications

• The angled, low profile boots make it easy to horizontally stack connectors


L-com’s angled Ethernet cables are currently offered in both Cat 5E shielded or non-shielded and Cat6 shielded or non-shielded.




So how do they work? 


These angled cables employ a specialized channel separator and load bar that achieves category performance while maintaining a smooth bend. The patent-pending design reduces cable stress and provides a clean appearance without restricting access.


45 degree angled Ethernet cables could be particularly beneficial for IT departments that utilize high density patching of Ethernet cables since L-com’s exclusive design efficiently transitions network cabling to the rack sides.  When used with the high density Ethernet ports that are common on switching gear and patch panels, these cables are easy to latch or unlatch. 


With L-com’s commitment to cable performance, IT professionals can also be confident their network cables are providing optimum performance. 


Additional features of L-com’s angled Ethernet patch cables include:


• 24 AWG stranded conductors provide cable flexibility

• Both left and right orientations are available and all stock options are left or right angled to a standard straight RJ45 connector

• Shielding options to protect against EMI/RFI

• Available in five cable length variations: 1, 3, 5, 7 and 10 feet

• Custom lengths and connector versions are available


Another advantage of these cables is that they are available in a variety of colors: blue, black, gray and red. Various colors can be used to distinguish between different network functions, which helps to speed troubleshooting and reduce human error.


Are you already using 45 degree angled cables in your application? Tell us about your unique configuration in the comment section below. 

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Comments (1) -

Mexico Enrique L says:

I think is intended for non-movement patch panel  environments, because to store and manage right oriented, left oriented, straight, if both sides left, both right, one right one left, one right one straight, etc, but i don´t visualize how to ease cable management with often changing cabling environments. Anyway, I think there ar applications for each one.
Good Idea. Regards

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