Keystone Inline Coupler jack- Simple but works fine.
For the average home user just trying to run network wire through the house, this is the perfect solution. Use these jacks along with pre-made Cat5/6 cables to eliminate the hassle. Why bother with crimping tools and trying to figure out the correct way to assemble Cat5/6 terminators? Yes – it’s cheaper to assemble the cables yourself but the convenience of a ready-made cable/jack system is worth the few extra dollars.
Of the 3 that I bought, one works fine, two broke while installing them. One of them came apart and I had to bend the little clips out and snap it back together no major problem. The retaining clip on the second one snapped off when I installed it in the wall plate. Put some pvc cement on it, I'm hoping it will hold and I won't have to buy another one (not from monoprice, that's for sure.)
Spend the extra few bucks and buy a better product.
PROS: Great price.
CONS: You get what you pay for, very cheaply made product.
Thank you for your review. And I am truly sorry to hear of your experience you have had with this product. For now, if you prefer, I can assist you in setting you up for a replacement on the item if you haven't done so already. We do have a lifetime warranty on cables as well as a 1 year warranty for everything else. It will be of no additional cost to obtain a replacement, so please let me know if you want to continue. I would just require your order# to set it up. Alternatively, if you are truly unsatisfied of the item I can assist you in setting up a return. Thank you!
John Lingo Tech Support
November 18, 2016
Failure of jacks after about 1yr
About a year ago I used about 10 of these to allow for patching between the back of a keystone panel to switches. Recently, each one of the couplers has begun to fail. The failure is not sudden, but slow and sporadic. The construction of the jack does not simply couple of pins using a longer pin, but has two small circuit boards that facilitate the coupling. The other female jacks in the Keystone panel are Monoprice Cat5e jacks - none of these have had any issues. I'm not sure what has caused this, or if the quality of the product has increased since, but I would not recommend using these for any application. None of the jacks were used for PoE devices.
Sorry to hear about the trouble you are having with the cat5e couplers and them failing on you. We do offer a lifetime warranty on this particular item and if you like I can see about issuing an RMA for replacements, I would just need an order number and the quantity of the couplers needing to be replaced. Again my apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Tjayi Malone Tech Support
November 18, 2016
CAT5 Inline couplers
PROS: Worked exactly as I wanted. Fit the 8 space wall plate perfectly