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-Thrudesignsimplifies the challenges faced when assembling and terminating twisted pair cables with larger diameter conductors, over 0.041”, when use of a standard in-line connector is not an 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 recommend using the in-line versions of our CAT5e or CAT6 Feed-Thru connectors.
Shield continuity can be made internally by folding the cable foil over the jacket and making contact with the inside of the connector walls or externally by wrapping the cabledrain wire around the base of the jacket strain relief clip. The jacket strain relief clip (shieldedmodel) is pre-positioned in the up position so cable insertion is simpliﬁed. The pre-formed clip can be closed and crimped with a standard needle nose or plier-nose device like the IDEAL®33-719 or other IDEAL®T®-Stripper Wire Strippers. Pin contacts are a 3 prong design and have 50u” gold plated contact areas. Both plugs are UL Listed. The FT-45™crimp tool,(IDEAL®30-495) is required to properly terminate theseconnectors.