Protip: Making Cat 6 patch cables and crimps with load bars

Remember to always crimp into or onto the jacket of the actual cable, as this allows the strain to remain on the jacket.

Dec 22nd, 2014
Cat 5e cabling installation to a patch panel and 66 block
Cat 5e cabling installation to a patch panel and 66 block

"Making some patch cables, Cat 6, with a load bar," is the topic of a new Network Cabling 101 video found on Youtube, produced by Philadelphia-based network cable installation firm Bridge Cable.

"Prepping the wires is pretty much the same [procedure] as any patch cable but [requires] more time inserting them into the load bar than is typical with Cat 6 cables," notes a technician from the firm in the set-up text for the video. "Remember to always crimp into or onto the jacket of the actual cable; this allows the strain to remain on the jacket. Most of the time you are not unplugging many times, but make sure your cables can take a tad bit of abuse!"

Philadelphia's BridgeCable.com also services New York City and the entire New Jersey area. Call 877-832-1206 for free quotes and site survey information from the company's project managers.

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