Platinum Tools ezEX38 RJ45 Connector Handles Smaller Insulation Diameters

Platinum Tools ezEX38 RJ45 connector is designed to enable easier termination by technicians of wire and cable with smaller insulation diameters.

Platinum Tools ezEX38 RJ45 Connector Handles Smaller Insulation Diameters

Platinum Tools ezEX38 RJ45 connector will be at ISE 2020 in Amsterdam.

The wiring and power needs might be different in Europe versus the U.S., but the termination needs for wire and cable are just the same. That’s why Platinum Tools will feature its ezEX38 RJ45 connector during Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2020, held in Amsterdam from Feb. 11-14 at RAI Amsterdam, booth #14-K165.

“The ezEX38 RJ45 connector is designed for smaller insulation diameters typically found in Cat5e and smaller Cat6 cabling,” explains John Phillips, Platinum Tools, LLC product manager.

“The ezEX38 features the same unique integrated, patented, Hi-Lo stagger load bar, allowing the conductors to pass through the front end of the connector making it easy to verify the wiring sequence before terminating. Although this connector is typically used with Cat5e and smaller Cat6 cabling, it is rated to Cat6A speeds, and is UL listed for PoE and PoE+ installations. The compatible crimping tool is our EXO Crimp Frame with EXO-EX Die (100061C), which trims the conductors perfectly flush with the nose of the connector.”

Platinum Tools ezEX38 Features and Specs:

  • Simple one piece/pass through design with no bars or liners
  • Conductor insulation diameter range: .033in. – .038in. (0.84 –0.97mm)
  • Max outer diameter: .290in. (7.36mm)
  • 50 micron gold plated contacts
  • Cat5e/6/6A compliant
  • Solid or stranded, 24-22 AWG conductors
  • Available in UTP and STP versions with internal or external ground
  • TIA, TAA, RoHS 3, UL & FCC compliant

“Platinum Tools has been asked by installers to create an ezEX that will work on the smaller insulation diameters, and we answered the call,” Phillips concludes. “We now offer a full range of connectors for conductor insulation diameters from 0.033 in. thru 0.048 in.”

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Jason Knott
Jason Knott:

Jason Knott is Chief Content Officer for Emerald's Connected Brands. Jason has covered low-voltage electronics as an editor since 1990, serving as editor and publisher of Security Sales & Integration. He joined CE Pro in 2000 and serves as Editor-in-Chief of that brand. He served as chairman of the Security Industry Association’s Education Committee from 2000-2004 and sat on the board of that association from 1998-2002. He is also a former board member of the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation. He has been a member of the CEDIA Business Working Group since 2010. Jason graduated from the University of Southern California.


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