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RJ45 Crimp Connectors

Discussion in 'Networking' started by stranglehold, Nov 8, 2004.

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  1. stranglehold

    stranglehold Thread Starter

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    Is there really much difference in the ones for solid or stranded wire?

    I have always used the same ones for either wire and never really noticed if they were for stranded or solid wire.

    So, if I were to get the ones for standed wire, would it be terribly wrong to use them for solid wire too?
     
  2. JohnWill

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    They're the same connector. There are two flavors, one for round cable, and one for flat cable, but I've never seen one just for stranded or solid wire. FWIW, you wouldn't normally be putting connectors on solid wire, since it's really for permanent connections.
     
  3. stranglehold

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    I was looking around on amazon while ordering a new switch and saw the ones listed for solid were "discontinued" the only ones shown as current stock were described as for stranded.

    I never new there was a difference. That was the main reason for the post. Just curious.
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    I suspect that the fact that very few RJ-45 jacks get put onto a solid cable makes them a poor seller. :) I've never even seen them...
     
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    Solid is for Backbone Cable and Stranded for Patch leads.
     
  6. stranglehold

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    I do not always use standard installation practices. I have made many patch cables with solid wire.

    I do so with the understanding that they are not as durable.
     
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