Manually terminate a Cat 6 RJ45 connector for either solid or stranded cable

ShowMeCables demonstrates the basic technique for terminating a Cat6 RJ45 connector for either stranded twisted-pair or round solid cable.

How to terminate a Cat 6 dual row jack
How to terminate a Cat 6 dual row jack

Below, ShowMeCables (Chesterfield, MO) demonstrates basic techniques for terminating a Cat6 RJ45 connector for either stranded twisted-pair or round solid cable.


"The Cat6 RJ45 modular connector is designed to terminate solid or stranded Cat 6 network cable," writes the Missouri-based cabling and connectivity products supplier. "The connector contains three metal 'teeth' that hold the wire in place giving a reliable connection. Easy to terminate, these connectors are useful for creating custom-length patch cables from bulk cable."

The pinout for 50 micro-inch gold plated connectors meets FCC Section 68 specifications, while most UL listed round solid plugs are 22-24 AWG can be used to either TIA 568A or 568B wiring schemes, adds the company.

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