Toolless Cat 6A jack slims down

June 27, 2011
Third-party-verified Cat 6A jack is ideal for confined spaces like shallow back boxes, floor boxes and data centers.

The toolless Category 6A screened jack from Excel Networking Solutions is 16.2mm wide x 28.3mm deep x 21.5mm in height. The cabling manufacturer says that 28.3-mm depth is 10-percent shallower than other available Cat 6A screened jacks.

Excel says the overall size reduction allows, along with the jack's strain-relief capability built into its butterfly-style termination clamp, allows for entry from top, rear, sides and below. This smaller version of the jack includes a die-cast housing, 360-degree screening and butterfly opening like the previously released standard-depth jack does.

According to Excel, third-party testing lab Delta has verified the jack to Augmented Category 6/Class EA specifications as defined in ISO 11801 2nd Edition Amendment 1 and ANSI/TIA-568-C.2 cabling standards.

Excel product manager Simon Robinson says the jack is particularly appropriate in confined spaces like shallow back boxes, floor boxes, and data centers where space is a concern.

See a spec sheet for the slimmed-down, toolless Cat 6A screened jack from Excel here.

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