L-com's New 8x8 (RJ45) Plugs Designed to Terminate Large OD Conductors

L-com's new RJ45 (8x8) plug is designed for large outside diameter (OD) conductors, sometimes used in heavy duty or outdoor Ethernet cabling. The new plug is available in single or ten-packs and can allow technicians to terminate heavy duty bulk cable outside of a factory setting.

North Andover, MA January 25, 2013


L-com, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, now stocks an RJ45 (8x8) connector specifically designed to terminate conductors in a range of 0.044" to 0.048" (1.1 to 1.2 mm). It includes a metallic strain relief that accepts large OD cables of up to 0.310" (7.9 mm). The new plug is shielded, Category 6 rated for up to 1 Gbps transmission (and backwards compatible with Cat 5e and Cat 5), has a load bar for an easy termination and is sold either individually or in packages of 10.

Most Category 6 plugs are designed to terminate on conductors that range from 0.037" to 0.042" (0.94 to 1.07mm). However, some heavy-duty industrial or outdoor rated cables, such as L-com's TFDL5089 bulk cable, utilize thicker conductors to improve a variety of factors such as flexibility and durability. These cables have typically required factory termination. L-com's new plug allows users to terminate their own cable assemblies at work sites or in the field.

"Our customers were looking for a solution for using industrial bulk cable in situations where you can't pre-terminate the cable assembly," said David Gallagher, Product Manager. "We now offer such a solution."

The new plug is stocked in L-com's North Andover, MA, distribution center for same day shipment. A detailed 2D engineering drawing is available for free download from L-com's web site.

For more information about this release, please contact:
Dave Fallon, Internet Marketing Strategist
978-682-6936 x1169, dfallon(at)L-com(dot)com

L-com, a global designer and manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, offers a wide range of solutions and unmatched customer service for the audio/video, OEM, military/aerospace, IT, and wireless RF industries. The company's product portfolio includes cable assemblies, connectors, adapters, computer networking components, and custom products, as well as the HyperLink® line of wireless antennas, amplifiers, filters/splitters, lightning protectors, weatherproof enclosures, and much more. Trusted for more than 30 years, L-com, Inc. is headquartered in North Andover, Massachusetts, USA, and is ISO 9001: 2008-certified. For more information, please visit: http://www.L-com.com/

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