Cat6 Plug Solid W/Insert 50U 100pcs/Bag
    Product # 7266
    Cable Construction: Solid
    Solid Stranded
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    Cat6 Plug Solid W/Insert 50U 100pcs/Bag

    RJ45 connectors for Cat6 Solid cables.
    Cat-6 connectors are made to higher standards that help reduce noise caused by crosstalk and system noise.
    Crimp on RJ45 connectors with inserts for holding wires in place.
    Gold plated contacts
    Clear plastic housing.
    For Solid wire cables.
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    3.5 / 5.0
    218 Reviews
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    Works Fine, But You Need To Know The Tricks
    First one took me over a half hour and didn't work. Second one took 20 minutes, worked, but was sloppy. Then I learned the tricks and from then on they took less than 5 minutes, all worked and were neat.
    Tools: Have a small pair of needle nose pliers, a small pair of wire cutters, and either an inexpensive loupe or a magnifying glass. Don't even think about crimping with anything other than a crimping tool made for ethernet wiring.
    1. Strip the outside jacket but leave at least 1 1/4" or 1 1/2", not the 1" the instructions say.
    2. Untwist the wire pairs, cut off the spleen or paper insert, and rotate the cable in your hand so that the wires are in about the same order as they will need to be inserted. This is important.
    3. Note that the third picture in the instructions is WRONG - the lip is at the BOTTOM for the wire numbers to be as pictured. Holding the cable pointed forward, the lip of the connector will be pointing upward and closest to your body.
    4. Put the first wire longwise (parallel) in the needle nose pliers and press softly multiple times all the way around so the wire will be straight and smooth. Bend it back toward your body from where it comes out of the jacket, and aim the other end to the lower left corner of the connector. You will find that you hit it and it goes right in without even looking inside - pull it through as far as you easily can - as long as a good amount is sticking out you will be fine. Do the same thing with the second wire, aiming for the upper left corner but sliding along the first wire. You will again find that it is easy to make a good shot. Now you see how it is easy as long as the wires are in roughly the same order as they will be inserted and you have enough length to maneuver easily.
    5. After 3 or 4 of the wires have been inserted, check with the magnifier that you haven't skipped any holes (as long as you aim where you want to be and slide along next to the previous wire, you will virtually never miss.
    6. After all wires are inserted, final check again with the magnifier.
    7. Grasp the connector tightly with your hand and with your needle nose pliers grab all of the wires sticking out of the connector at the same time and pull. You can easily pull any individual wire that is not sticking out as far as the others. Try to get the connector as far down close to the jacket as you can, but don't be crazy about it - if you get within 1/4" or so that will be fine.
    8. Now that you have all the wires sticking out of the connector as far as you could pull them, and all are about the same length, take your wire cutters and cut them all at once, flush with the end of the connector farthest from your body.
    9. Rotate the jacket 180 degrees, slip on the shell, crimp it, and you're done. The shell is extra long, so even though the connector was probably 1/4" or so from the jacket, it will still be fine.
    10. Smile and be happy - this was really easy and you now have a new skill.

    PROS: Works exactly as it should, and is really easy once you learn the tricks.
    Excellent price.

    CONS: Online instructions have good pictures, but one is not quite right and the the actual instructions need a little help.
    May 29, 2011
    Curious design
    These seem like good CAT6 plugs, but as has been stated in other reviews, they have a curious design for the usual "clamp bar" that impinges on the cable jacket to clamp the plug securely to the cable. Instead of the usual continuous tiny plastic bar (triangular in cross-section) that gets crimped against the cable, in that same place on the plug are just two little plastic bar "pieces," as if the middle 2/3rds of the usual bar was removed.

    Surely there is a good reason for this design change. I want to give the benefit of the doubt. Can a monoprice staff member clue us in as to the reason for this design? The new design definitely holds the plug to the cable less securely. The only reason I can come up with for the new design is, the old design, with the continuous clamp bar, may crush the fatter CAT6 cable just a little too much and impede the signal, maybe similar to the way a sharp kink in your cable can cause issues. But this is just a guess. The little clamp triangles are so tiny and thinly attached that sometimes they almost break off when the plug is crimped.
    March 28, 2016
    They work, just do not wiggle your cables.
    While these RJ45 plugs work they need to have a stiffer springtab and maybe need to be .001mm bigger or something. If you wiggle the cable while its plugged in it has a chance of dissconnecting. As long as you never wiggle your cables it works fine though.

    PROS: They work, I like the plastic inserts helps ensure proper alignment of the wires.

    CONS: They do not fit firmly in the CAT6 blocks sold by monoprice.
    April 14, 2015
    Worked Great once I figured out how to use them
    I was used to using the pass through connectors but had trouble finding them so I decided to try these. No instructions were included so I had to experiment a bit. The technique I use is to separate and straighten the wires as normal, put them in the color code order and trim with an anvil cutter to about 1.5 inches. Then slip on the insert while holding the wires flat and in order - reading glasses and plenty of light is a must. All 8 wires should go through easily if you wiggle the insert a tiny bit and your wires are straight enough. Push the insert down to about a 1/2 inch from the wire bundle jacket, verify the wire order again and trim again. Slip on the RJ45 jacket and crimp.

    I can't comment on the durability - as a rule I avoid putting any strain on the wire after it is completed.

    PROS: Easy to keep the wires lined up using the insert. Easy to trim and crimp. Batting 100% so far.

    CONS: No instructions included so some trial and error is required.
    February 25, 2015
    Inserts are a major pain
    I wish I had known what the product description meant by "w/inserts" I have never seen connectors with a two-piece construction like these have and the product photos do not show this. The inserts are a headache to use and I have had cables need to be recrimped because the pins didn't quite line up with the wires. I have terminated hundreds, maybe thousands, of cables so I know I'm not just a n00b. I'll make them work, but I expect to have a lot of waste from this bag of 100, not to mention the wasted time.

    CONS: Annoying 2-piece construction, wasted product from insufficient crimp
    April 14, 2016
    When using these connectors you get a crimp that resembles a cable with the jacket cut too far back. The cable swings freely in the connector and the only thing holding it in place are the metal contacts that have been punched down into the wires. With such a successful track record of quality products, Monoprice should be embarrassed to sell these.

    PROS: Unlike another reviewer, I do like the insert and I think it helps alot.

    CONS: The 2 plastic pieces that are supposed to crimp the cable don't come anywhere near close to actually holding the cable.
    April 3, 2011
    No good
    These plugs come with a bag of inserts but do not work. I was not able to make a working cable with these because the wites do not seat properly in the plug even with the inserts. I have 100 percent success with plugs that have wire channels built into the plug. They also do not hold the sheathing when crimped down.

    CONS: No wire channels built in
    Do not hold sheathing when crimped
    May 9, 2016
    I tried 5 times to make cables before I tested them. Not one cable made contact with any connector. Not one wire in 5 cables make an any connection. Upon close inspection of the connection points inside the plug, I found that there was nothing to stablize the wires. In other plugs there are dividers between the wires to limit the movement when compressing the crimp. I inspected both the 7266 solid wire and the 7267 stranded wire plugs. Both are missing the wire guides. It my just be a bad batch, but I made my purchase 4 or 5 months ago.

    PROS: Nice price if the would work.

    CONS: They will not work
    December 8, 2015
    Modular Insert
    All in all I gave this product a 10 because I did not have a single miswire using any of these ends and they all crimped down perfectly. But I will not be using them again and will be sticking to standard "feed through" RJ45 connectors.

    PROS: Easy to crimp

    CONS: Initial insert would be tough to handle if you were a rookie, getting the alignment right takes patience. Also the plastic alignment would generally need a final "push" inside the modular plug with a flat head screwdriver, which can take up alot of extra time on a large scale job.
    June 20, 2014
    Awesome again!!!

    PROS: Way more for for my $$$ than the place I normally had been buying them from
    Great quality

    CONS: None!!!
    June 13, 2012

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