Cable to Connector Compatibility Is a Challenge
A new system for terminating larger CAT6/6A cables now shipping.
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“In today’s networks, twisted pair cables are demanding more speed and bandwidth,” explained John Phillips, Platinum Tools, Inc. product manager. “To help meet these requirements, Cat5e/6/6A cables have increased in size. Both the outer diameter of the cable and the insulation diameter of the conductors are larger and vary by manufacturer, making cable and connector compatibility a challenge. Platinum Tools new patented ezEX-RJ45™ Termination System is a solution…providing greater cable to connector compatibility to meet higher performance demands.”
The new EXO Crimp Frame™ is a RJ45 crimp tool that can terminate multiple sizes of cables and conductors. The crimp frame highlights two interchangeable dies that work with EZ-RJ45® and ezEX-RJ45™ connectors. The tool design allows for future upgrades by purchasing a new die.
“The EZ-RJ45® Die provides the ability to terminate EZ-RJ45 connectors, and the EXO-EX™ Die terminates the new ezEX-RJ45™ connectors,” Phillips continued. “The ezEX-RJ45™ connectors are designed for larger cables and conductors with a Hi-Lo stagger of conductors, one piece/pass through, and no bars or liners resulting in high-performance termination.”
“Current modular connectors for larger diameter cables require multiple pieces that can get lost, are difficult to prep, and are very difficult to verify wiring sequence which leads to improper terminations and scrap,” Phillips added. “The ezEX-RJ45 connector and EXO Crimp Frame and EXO-EX Die system minimize the cost of operation for the installer by eliminating mistakes in crimping and downtime.”
The winner of the Residential Systems Magazine “Best of Show” CEDIA 2016 award and the 2017 BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition Category Winner for Connectors and Connectorization, the ezEX-RJ45™ Termination System with the new EXO Crimp Frame™ is now shipping (p/n 100061C).