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8P8C RJ45 Cat5e Shielded Inline Coupler
Shielded in-line coupler for interference free connection of two CAT 5e cables. Straight connection type. Durable metallic outer finish.
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Questions and Answers
The 7281 couple shows excellent workmanship along with a tight, solid connection between the two cables. I like its metalic construction rather than the plastic one from Staples. (I have not tried the plastic ones from MonoPrice.) I doubt that I will switch from the 7281 because I find it so reliable. I think you will find the same.
PROS: Solid piece of work
PROS: dirty cheap.
CONS: Metal on the side makes initial cable insert a bit of a challenge.
PROS: metal housing, feel solid.
CONS: bigger than necessary. The metal clip on the side of the RJ45 female connection makes it hard for the Ethernet cable to connect.
PROS: Well built, solid.. Good contacts.
PROS: Solid feel.
CONS: Bigger than necessary. The metal clips on the left and right of the RJ45 connection makes it hard for the Ethernet cable to engage.
PROS: Great price, fast shipping, works great!
PROS: Durable construction. Metal never separates or loosens like the plastic couplers. Gigabit still functions over long, coupled runs, so attenuation is within acceptable parameters
CONS: Need to concentrate when inserting 8P8C connector to make it fit due to snug connection, though this could be counted as a pro as well. Has somewhat larger footprint than most of its plastic counterparts.