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SlimRun Cat6 Modular Plug with Strain Relief, 100-pack, for use with SlimRun Cat6 28AWG bulk networking cables
SlimRun™ Cat6 Modular Plugs with Strain Relief are designed to terminate SlimRun bulk Cat6 cables. SlimRun Modular Plugs feature a snagless design, which prevents the release lever from snagging on carpet or other cables. Designed for SlimRun's thinner 28AWG cable diameter, they are correspondingly thinner and slimmer than plugs designed for 23AWG or 24AWG cabling.
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Questions and Answers
Step 2: Thread wires in the proper order through small plastic piece with 8 holes, ensuring ~1/2" of wire is unobstructed on the back end of this piece for Step 3. (Ensure this piece is properly aligned prior to threading wires - the bottom of this piece is open to the allow access to the wires for the terminal.)
Step 3: Take the 2nd small piece with individually allotted sections and group the wires into their proper slots, ensuring proper finger tension is applied to Step 2's piece, otherwise wires can potentially slide out of their holes.
Step 4: Slide the completed group into the ethernet terminal (ensuring Step 2's piece has the open end facing the metal contacts), maintain pressure so as not to allow wires to come out of Step 2's piece, and push the strain relief boot into the ethernet terminal
Step 5: Pinch the strain relief boot end and sheathed part of the cable between thumb and fore finger (prevents any movement of the wire's in Step 2's piece,), verify all 8 wires are clearly visible from the terminal end of the ethernet jack, and that all 8 wires are touching the plastic end of the terminal directly above the terminal contacts.
Step 6: Insert into 8P8C crimper and crimp the terminal.
They work great and are easy to make, once you figure out how to do it efficiently. There are no instructions, so here's the process I used:
1. Cut wire to desired length, + extra 6"
2. Slide on relief boot (I tie a loose knot 12" down so relief boot doesn't slide too far)
3. Strip off 2" of outer jacket (I use permanent marker to mark 2" for consistency)
4. Spread out (don't untwist) each pair, slide on first insert (funny 'H' shape), orange and brown on sides, blue and green in middle. Look closely at the middle of this insert, there are notches on the middle that face outward to the end of the cable
5. Untwist each pair, down to the top of the first insert (Use a machine bolt or screw as a comb to make untwisting easier.
6. Line up each wire side-by-side in correct order. (wO, O, wG, B, wB, G, wBr, Br) Straighten wires and space close together and evenly.
7. Slide on second insert, making sure each wire goes into its own hole. (orientation: end of wires facing up, white orange on left, brown on right, lip of insert on bottom pointing toward you)
8. Verify wires came through in the correct order
9. Pull wires taut, so both inserts fit snugly together and sit snugly against the outer jacket of cable. Trim off extra wire from end of insert (You don't need to trim flush to the insert. 1/16" overhang is fine, and much easier to do)
10. Slide inserts and wire into modular plug (it will be loose for now), release clip facing away, white orange on left.
11. Slide relief boot onto modular plug (you will need to squeeze the side tabs on the relief boot together a little bit), and make sure they're fully pushed together.
12. Insert modular plug into crimper, and crimp while gently pushing the cable into the modular plug to remove slack. (I untie the knot at this point)
13. Repeat steps 2-12 for other end of cable
14. Test with cable tester
6 months ago
I cut the ends off the premade cable, put these on a custom length (following the directions of the other reviewer) and voila! 2" patch cable!
Couldn't be happier. Thanks Monoprice!
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