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    Monoprice 8P8C RJ45 Plug with Inserts for Solid Cat6 Ethernet Cable, 100 pcs/pack
    Product # 7266
    Cable Construction:
    Solid Stranded
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    I have Cat6 solid cable and I purchased the Cat6 stranded plug, will I have any difficulties or am I good?
    Jacob B on Aug 20, 2018
    What do the "inserters" look like?
    New User U on Jul 27, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: The inserts are a clear plastic rectangle with partitions cut out for the wires to feed through. I have included a link to a how to manual with visual representations. I hope this helps.
    1) Will this plug work with 23AWG CAT6 shielded cable like this -- https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=13561 ?
    2) Can you recommended a shielded plug version for the same cable?
    Michael H on Sep 26, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Not really. The opening is slightly too small and the cable jacket needs to be stripped past the depth of the plug. It should go in past the opening so the plug grips the cable jacket. See picture of item 13401 for how it should look: https://images.monoprice.com/productlargeimages/134011.jpg
    What gauge wire will these inserts take?
    A shopper on Aug 2, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: 23 and 24 gauge. I had zero issues with the bigger gauge.
    I don't think there's any audio attached to the tutorial video above?
    A shopper on Aug 11, 2017
    The Cat6 plugs I have used in the past have the inserts but only to assist with wire alignment because the plug itself offsets the incoming wires rather than Cat5/5e where the incoming wires are all next to each other. I cannot tell from the picture, are the holes for the incoming wires (in the plug) offset or adjacent to each other?
    A shopper on Jan 9, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: The insert does offset the wires and is fully seated to the bottom of the plug, you have a raised point on the insert and you place it up when inserting the wires, the solid wire will come out of the top holes and the white/stripe wires out of the bottom. Trim the wires as close as you can get them and fully seat the insert into the plug. I almost always hear a nice click when fully seated. Then crimp. If your CAT6 has the spline try to pull a half inch out of the jacket. it helps with plug seating on the cable.
    are these connectors good for cat6 600 volt cable ??
    A shopper on Oct 26, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: Short answer: No, at least if you're using the cable in the full capacity it was designed for. The cable you mentioned includes a shield around the pairs, and designed for more 'extreme' conditions. While you might get the connectors to work (some 600v cables have thicker pairs that wouldn't physically fit), it would be best recommended to use the connectors that are designed to work for the application the cable was designed for.
    are the network cable plugs 8p8c rj45 made for wire to pass through and then trim of the excess?
    KURT D on Nov 18, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: No. These are typical Ethernet connectors that have the wire slid down specific groves. Then stop on the inside.
    3.6 / 5.0
    246 Reviews
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    1 Star
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Solid connections
    To be honest, I am a novice. Assembling Cat 6A into these was a pain in the rear! It really had nothing to do with this connector specifically though. I could assemble 20 or more Cat5e RJ45 connectors in the time it takes to do one of these. It has to do with the diagonal loading of CAT6A connections though. They are all that way. Only problem I had with this specific connector was again user error. If you pull the wiring through the sleeve at an angle, or before it is fully straightened out, the wire could pop through the slits of the sleeve designed to allow punchdown of the terminals. If this happens you've ruined your sleeve and should throw it away and start over.
    December 2, 2017
    1 year ago
    Terrible Design
    Not sure what I am doing wrong. Tried both Cat5, and Cat6 cable and the connection doe snot seem to work. With the standard deign it works every time.
    April 27, 2016
    Response from Monoprice

    Thank you for your review and sorry to hear of the issues you have experienced with the plugs. I would recommend getting in contact with our Tech Support department regarding the issue to see if there may be a solution. They would be best reached via online chat (6:00am - 6:00pm PST) or by phone at 877-271-2592 (6:00am - 5:00pm PST).

    Mark P.
    Product Reviews
    November 18, 2016
    Monoprice Administrator
    The clip is not molded currectly to hold the port and caes out freely, therefore dropping network connection. Also, they have an insert piece you have to use to create the cable, you thread the cable into the insert and then place that into cable clip to crimp, after crimping the cable is not secure and I found that the shielding can freely move. I would NOT recommend anyone to spend their money on these clips, spend a little more and but better clips that will last longer.

    PROS: None

    CONS: Cheap. These clips are made extremely cheap and do not hold.
    October 7, 2013
    This item was sent as a replacement for the stranded version (PID 7267) which has an "unusual" crimp down to hold the cable jacket in place (two little pieces on the edges of the opening which barely reach or hold the cable in place) but unfortunately, this item has the same non-standard crimp down.
    If you are used to the standard ends with the flat piece that securely supports the cable jacket once crimped, these ends are not for you. I have not had this issue with Cat6 ends from other vendors.

    CONS: These Cat6 ends do not have the standard crimp down that holds the cable jacket in place
    March 23, 2011