The IDEAL family of Feed-Thru products has expanded to include two new modular plugconnectors. Available in a shielded or unshielded model, these single piece 8P8C RJ-45connectors are designed to work with cable conductors ranging from 22 to 24 AWG solidwith an overall diameter of 0.040” - 0.048” per conductor. The single piece Feed-Thru designsimplifies the challenges faced when assembling and terminating twisted pair cables withlarger diameter conductors, over 0.041”, when use of a standard in-line connector is notan option.
A unique staggered conductor hole layout and multi-length contact pins are incorporatedto accommodate the larger conductors. The single-piece housing design helps to funnelthe conductors through the connector and out of the Feed-Thru end. No precision lengthtrimming, load bars or multi-piece assemblies are required. The connectors are thenterminated with the FT-45™Modular Plug Crimp Tool. The FT-45™Crimp Tool does notrequire any adjustments or blade changes to use these connectors.
The shielded connector is designed for 0.040” through 0.048” insulated conductors whichare typically found in CAT6A, CAT6, and CAT5e shielded cables. The unshielded connectorhandles the same range, but is used primarily for CAT6A and thicker CAT6 unshielded cables. For twisted pair cables with maximum conductor diameters of 0.41” or less, we recommendusing the in-line versions of our CAT5e or CAT6 Feed-Thru connectors.