Why is there a twist in twisted pair cabling?
A) Adds strength to the cable
B) Minimizes electrical interference
C) Ensures there is always an even number of wires
D) Gives the cable a round shape, making it easier to manage during installation
E) Sends information twice as fast
F) It doesn’t know any other dance moves
The answer: B) Minimizes electrical interference
The twist in a twisted pair cable keeps one of the cables always moving away from any interference. The signal across both wires is compared on the other end, and any non-matching signals are removed from the final result.
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