Model # 250FT CAT3 4C WH

Internet #203715583

Store SKU #189186

CE TECH 250 ft. Cat3 CMX Station Phone Wire


250 ft. Cat3 CMX Station Phone Wire

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Product Overview

250 ft. Connects telephone or low data network devices. For indoor and outdoor use. 4-Conductor design.

  • Wire is for in-wall or in-attic applications
  • CMX station wire is not designed for use as a substitute for flat-style line cords
  • Designed for indoor and outdoor use
  • Compatible with most brands
  • Phone data
  • Radius of whole wire including PVC jacket is 0.078 in.
  • Radius of copper line conductor is 0.004 in. equals to 26 AWG
  • Click to learn the factors you must consider when wiring your home



Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Length (ft.)
Product Width (in.)
Wire/Cable Length (ft.)


Allowable Ampacities
Not Specified
Cable/Wire Type
Commercial / Residential
Commercial / Residential
Direct Burial
Electrical Product Type
Phone Cable
Flame Retardant
Outer Color
Stranded or Solid
Sunlight / UV Resistant
Wet Location Use
Wire Cut Type
Pre-Cut Length

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
No Certifications or Listings
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

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Customer Questions & Answers

Can I use Cat 3 CMX station wire cable to provide electricity to outdoor string lights in backyard?

I'm not an electrician so I have no idea if this is possible or an incredibly stupid question. Thanks.
Asked by: Rye
No, there is specialty wire for outdoor lighting. Most places that sell outdoor lighting should carry bulk rolls of the power cord, if not you can order direct from most manufacturers of yard lighting.
Answered by: RetiredNetworkEngineer
Date published: 2016-08-09

How do I connect the ends correctly

Asked by: General
You can go into the Dept at Home Depot where you purchase the Cat3 wire and there is where you will find either regular phone line wire ends or even DSL phone wire ends and each is numbered or color coded along with instructions on how to attach the wire to the connectors. It is really very easy. Just a note: Cat 3 is fine for simply a phone line but if you are going to run line for DSL you should run Cat 5 as that will handle the increased data much nicer.
Answered by: SFVietVet
Date published: 2016-09-10
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Customer Reviews

250 ft. Cat3 CMX Station Phone Wire is rated 2.2 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Phone wire Whats not to like, its wire has 4 conductors and its insulated. Standard colors red, black, green, yellow all enclosed in white. Found the spool in the clearance isle, I hope they will still be stocking it, as I'm using it for alarm installations.
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from It's not cat 3, it's not twisted pair, and it's... It's not cat 3, it's not twisted pair, and it's not even copper. This kind of wire isn't allowed by code and shouldn't be sold in the United States.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good phone wire for residential use Good phone wire for residential use
Date published: 2016-11-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Pure Junk This is advertised as Cat 3 station wire, this is not CAT 3 wire, it is plain old dial telephone station wire. Do not purchase it if you are intending to run data over it. It might work for you on short runs but why take the chance when 500' of Cat 5E is only $70.00. I didn't notice that this is 4 conductor, not 4 PAIR, until I got it home and started to work with it.
Date published: 2016-08-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from CE Tech 250FT CAT3 4C WH This is cheap wire made in China. It is specified as 26 AWG copper telephone cable based on the conductor diameter, but it is actually only copper plated conductors and electrically it is equivalent to approximately 34 AWG based on its high electrical resistance. I am very disappointed with this product.
Date published: 2016-01-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Surprising Bad Quality for what I wanted it for. I purchased this to replace some old phone and internet line and thought it would be great. Found that my internet speed was half of what it should be so we called our provider NATCO and they sent out a great tech. I had just installed about 50 ft of this cable so everything was brand new. The tech checked EVERYTHING, modem, line at the outside pole, line inside, phone speed, internet speed and more with his $10,000 test equipment and at first just could not figure it out. Finally he had 1,000 feet of cable Cat 5 made in the USA whereas this cable is Cat 3 and made in CHINA.....and when he then ran the line test it was showing over twice the speed I was getting with this cable. This cable may be fine for telephone ONLY but as far as using it for DSL........IT IS JUNK and WORTHLESS.
Date published: 2015-03-17
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