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on April 24, 2017
OK, connectors for a lower gauge (thicker) wire.
Those are not modular (nor pass through).
10 PCS will probably be not enough,
given how difficult is to crimp a good connector with this.
I just finished 10 PCS, trying to make 3 cables.
Higher gauge > 26AWG thin wires will not clamp properly.
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on December 3, 2017
I bought these for my typical, everyday need for RJ45 plugs both at work and at home. I've been making these kind of patch cables for 20 years with CAT5/e/6 so I believe it is safe to consider myself an expert on the topic. I had high hopes for these plugs based on their reviews, but after trying out a sampling of the 100 jacks I just received on a stack of CAT5e cables I had piling up that needed new ends on them, I was very disappointed.

The overall construction of these plugs isn't bad at all - they're pretty solid, the locking clips don't appear to break off easily, the teeth seem pretty good and the wire channels inside are easy enough to hit. That said, the one item that is crucial to any effective RJ45 plug, the crimping connection/hold, is terrible.

If you are using a non-plenum cable or patch cord, forget about it, the won't hold more than a few minutes and you can easily wiggle the cable back and forth, which will also cause your individual strands to start moving. The first cable I tested (white non-plenum) showed a SHORT on the tester. As I said, 20 years doing this and I have NEVER received a SHORT error on my cable tester when making a new patch cable. The second cable I made showed that it was connected correctly, however pin 3 was not communicating properly - again, a first in 20 years of making these. I thought at this point it was my cable, so I tried some of my other plugs I've been using for a few months from a different vendor, and sure enough, everything worked fine and tested perfectly the first time around. I can only conclude that, at least with thinner non-plenum cables, the crimp is so weak that the wires won't hold still at all.

I had a bit more luck with the plenum (blue) based cables that I tested with, but only because they are thicker by design because of the plenum coating. Once crimped, the plugs held on to the cables for a bit longer, but after a few seconds of moderate wiggling, sure enough the cable did break free of the crimp too. The only difference here is that the plenum cables DID test out perfectly despite the crappy crimp, but I suspect that is simply because the twisted pair coatings are also thicker and can hold on tighter, for longer, than the non-plenum cables. That said, I simply can't this kind of risk that ANY cable I make or correct could come loose and begin malfunctioning at any time after I make it.

So, bottom line here is that the plug construction itself is adequate, however the crimp connection is TERRIBLE and I highly recommend avoiding these plugs if you want your work to be taken seriously.
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on December 21, 2017
I have ruined a few of these because they dont seat correctly in a crimper. Three stars because once you get the hang of them they do work, just hate wasting product.
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on December 28, 2017
These work for 24 guage or smaller wire. Do not use on 23 guage
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on June 14, 2018
These connectors do not have much bite to them, they do not crimp to your cat cables very well, there is only a small piece of plastic holding them together. But they do work, I just do not like how flimsy these hold to the cables, it will cause issues with any cables you have made.
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on April 26, 2017
I used these for cabling some POE IP cameras around the house. They worked great and had no issues with CAT6.
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on March 28, 2018
Took a few tries to get it right, having never made these cables before, but once we figured it out it was really easy and quick!
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on January 23, 2018
The plug does not hold the cable very well after crimping. It slips off from the cable after a few plugging/unplugging.
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on November 19, 2017
Found them easy to use, but the clips do not click in very easily. You have to stretch them to get them to click properly. Other than the clip issue they work perfectly. Were easy to use.
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on April 1, 2017
Simple way to connect 2 cables for the extra length.
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