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Patch cable

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Patch cable
Any flexible piece of cable that connects one network device to the main cable run or to a patch panel that in turn connects to the main cable run; also called patch cord. Used for interconnecting circuits on a patch panel or cross-connect. Patch cables are short distance, usually have connectors preinstalled on both ends, are used to connect equipment, and are generally between 3 and 6 meters long.
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