Toolless Cat 6A jack slims down

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

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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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