Furutech’s LAN-8 NCF is a new Category 8 cable for Ethernet and other high-speed signal transfer applications.

‘Category 8’ refers to an ultra-high-speed transmission cable with speeds of up to 40Gbps and frequencies of up to 2,000MHz (3.3 times the capability of Category 7).

Furutech’s LAN-8 NCF is a new Category 8 cable for Ethernet and other high speed signal transfer applications

Furutech Nano Crystal² Formula

Furutech’s LAN-8 NCF features a connector shell incorporating the company’s own Nano Crystal² Formula (NCF). NCF uses a special crystalline material that Furutech claims has two ‘active’ properties.

First, they say, it generates negative ions that eliminate static. Second, it converts thermal energy into far-infrared. Furutech combines this material with nano sized ceramic particles and carbon powder for their additional ‘piezoelectric effect’ damping properties. The brand claim that the resulting Nano Crystal² Formula is the “ultimate electrical and mechanical damping material”.

Category 8 Cable

Furutech says that the LAN-8 NCF also features improved specifications for crosstalk and system noise when compared with a Category 7 cable. This is achieved through a combination of a ‘twisted pair’ design with an increased number of twists per unit length, plus additional shielding for each individual wire pair and for the cable as a whole.

Key Features

24 AWG silver-plated OCC conductor for minimal transmission loss.

RJ45 (8P8C) connector features non-magnetic 24k gold-plated conductor, 24k gold-plated copper alloy body with minimal magnetic properties preventing signal degradation, and NCF shell.

Triple layered shielding with aluminium foil and copper braiding.

Optimum damping and insulation materials throughout

Robust but flexible jacket and sleeve.

Cryogenic Treatment

All metal parts are treated with Furutech’s trademark two-stage ‘Alpha’ cryogenic and demagnetization process, designed to render the metal stress-free, stable and highly electrically conductive.

Pricing & Availability

Furutech’s LAN-8 NCF Ethernet cable is available now in the following lengths, priced as follows (including VAT).

0.6m £120

1.2m £140

1.8m £160

2.5m £180

3.6m £215

5.0m £260

Also 7.5m & 10m on request.

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