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OEM Pack of 100 Qty. RJ45 8P8C Network Cable Heads
For UTP Cat5, Cat5e - Designed for Stranded cable
Crimp on RJ45 connectors.
Gold plated contacts
Clear plastic housing.
For Stranded wire cables.
Click the following link for an installation guide:
*Monoprice continually strives to improve its product line to bring our customers the best products available. Therefore, improvements and physical design changes may be made to listed specifications without prior notice. Item received may not match photo or specs shown.

  • Application for Cat5, Cat5e, Cat6 Cable
  • 50u" rating - Extremely high quality module plugs
  • Gold plated leads for better data transmitting and higher signal strength.

27 Reviews

80% of the reviewers recommend this product

  • Anonymous,
  •  Port Saint Lucie, FL 
  • 10/15/2015 5:45:23 PM

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Retaining tab smooshes flat and won't click after being crimped

Not terrible for the price, but my Klein crimping tool and these connectors don't get along too well. If I squeeze the crimper together as hard as I'm used to for most connectors the retaining tab gets squeezed down and doesn't click into place, I've never had that happen to me before I used these monoprice connectors.

I do not think I'll be buying these again as they do feel *really* cheap and with how annoyingly easy it is to make the tab useless I don't see their price being worth it. I'll stick to the much, much higher quality (but of course more expensive) Ideal brand connectors I've used from Home Depot.

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Doesn't fit

  • Anonymous,
  •  Burnaby, BC 
  • 8/17/2015 10:19:18 AM

Cons: Doesn't fit

These connectors are really tight and we've had no success sliding any Cat 5e wires into the connector. It seems any cable with thicker gauge or insulation does not work. Maybe this is only for 28AWG cable?

by Monoprice Administrator

Thank you for your review on PID 7246. These connectors should be working with thicker gauges as well such as 24AWG. Just to verify, are the wires themselves not fitting or the cable jacketing? Was the cabling purchased from us? If so, what is the PID (Product ID) for the cable? If the cable was not ordered from us, do you happen to have a link to it? Otherwise, please provide me more details such as the gauge, solid or stranded, UTP or STP, etc. so we can look into this further. My apologies for any inconvenience and thank you in advance!

Gabby V.
Tech Support Associate

by Anonymous

Its the wires that arn't fitting. I've tried 24 and 26AWG cable UTP of a few brands and none would fit. What did fit was a 24AWG solid core that appeared to have thinner insulation.

We've always been purchasing PID 180 without issues and still have a few of the from a previous order that fits all the cables of them just fine.


by Monoprice Administrator
I see. I appreciate the additional info! If I may ask, were multiple plugs out of the 100 pack tried with the other brand cables? If so, did you experience this issue with all of the plugs tested? If you would like, I can assist you in obtaining a replacement pack to see if new ones will work out any better for you. Please let me know if you want to proceed and I will get that started right away. Thank you and I hope this helps!

Gabby V.
Tech Support Associate

by Anonymous
I tried about 10 plugs and they were all impossible to get to the wires to slide in, whereas the PID 180 slid in easily. Looking at them side by side the wire opening is noticeably larger. The contact prongs also look like they're mean for solid core cable.

If you are able to send a replacement pack, that'd be great.

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  • Anonymous,
  •  Hendersonville, TN 
  • 5/24/2015 3:54:42 PM

Pros: Standard RJ-45 solid plug. Where Mono Price has others beat is price and that is by a long shot. Only issue I had was the shipping and I have a feeling that was more UPS then Mono Price.

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  • Anonymous,
  •  Creedmoor, NC 
  • 5/5/2015 8:01:29 PM

Pros: The Price: what a great bang for your buck.
The Product: Very easy to use. I have installed over 20 so far and have not had a single issue. Perfecto!

Cons: Can't think of one single con

I had read some reviews where some stated they were having issues with installation. I didn't have a single issue. When you crimp the Cat6 into the modular plug, by default the locking clasp is pressed down causing some to complain about the plug not "locking-in" This was an easy fix. After crimping the wire in to the the device simply lift up on the locking tab and "presto" it locks-in just as designed.

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  • Anonymous,
  •   Minneapolis, MN 
  • 2/20/2015 9:43:48 AM

Pros: Work as advertised. Have used to replace and make several cables with no issues.

For the price you cant beat this product.

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