Patch cables or patch cords which are sometimes referred to as patch leads, are utilized in a variety of environments, but all typically connect one electronic device to another for signal routing. A patch cord is always fitted with connectors on both ends of the cable. Types of patch cords can include: optical fiber, coaxial cables, sing-conductor wires, or shielded and un-shielded cables that use modular connectors and may be Cat5, Cat5e, Cat6 or Cat6A. With the variety of patch cables available, Graybar has a huge offering to help you find just what you need for your project. Take a look at our categories of patch cables.