Field-installed UTP connector for above-ceiling applications

Sept. 12, 2017
CommScope’s Ceiling Connector Assembly can be attached to horizontal cable using a cutoff tool and pliers.

CommScope recently introduced a field-installed connector solution that the company says “simplifies termination of UTP cable to an RJ45 plug.

“As more equipment moves into the ceiling, the demand for high-quality field termination solutions has grown,” CommScope continued. “To be successful, the solution must meet customer needs of ease-of-installation, consistent termination, and superior performance.” It said the Ceiling Connector Assembly (CCA) meets these requirements.

The CCA is a field-terminated connector solution that doesn’t require specialized tools to terminate. It “can be easily attached to a horizontal cable using a cutoff tool and pliers,” according to CommScope. “There are no small parts that could be lost or dropped, making installation on a ladder feasible. Quick and reliable terminations are key to the product’s features that simplify installations in the ceiling.”

The CCA will work with all Category 5e, Category 6, and Category 6A installations, the company said, supporting its Systimax, NetConnect, Uniprise and CommScope-branded unshielded twisted-pair cabling solutions. The product is sold with an 18-inch UTP pigtail preattached, or as a standalone connector with which any length of UTP pigtail can be used.

It is available in plenum and low-smoke zero-halogen (LSZH) constructions.

You can find installation instructions for the Ceiling Connector Assembly here.

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