Cat5e cable has a rated current of 0.577A (wiki page). I am wondering if this is voltage dependent? I am almost certain it is not, but if it is, something might blow up. Say I need to get 2A at 5V across the cable. I boost it to 24V / 0.5A, send it across the wire, and step it down to back to 5V and a bit under 2A. Would that work? If the cable is proper Cat5e could I do this trick with up to 100V as long as I don't exceed 0.577A?
I am worried if the cable heats up at near maximum rated current, for instance, the safe voltage could drop as the insulation softens up or something. I will certainly test this, but I wonder if there is some rule that I don't know about.