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May 27, 2020 at 08:29:48
Specs: Windows 10
I ran a cat6 cable underground to my barn burying it 2+ ft and put in conduit. My problem is I can't find ends to fit the cat6 wire.

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May 28, 2020 at 07:13:10
If your cable cover is too thick to fit into RJ-45's then something like what riider suggested would work quite well.

That or you buy some RJ-45 keystones:

https://www.cabletiesandmore.ca/key...

This is what I normally use as they cilck into a faceplate which you then screw onto the low voltage box. If you're cable is coming through a drywalled wall but there's no low voltage box, you can use a low voltage insert like this:

https://www.primecables.ca/en/p-317...

to attach a faceplate to.

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
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***William Henley***



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May 27, 2020 at 08:40:33
Lots of options on Amazon. Go to Amazon.com and type in "RJ45 connectors".

Here's one to get you started.

https://www.amazon.com/Shielded-Con...


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May 27, 2020 at 09:46:50
You need to know if your cable has a solid copper core, or stranded. Once you know, buy the RJ-45 ends to suit your cable type. Using the wrong RJ-45 can cause problems down the road........I know from personal experience.......LOL It's easy enough to tell. Just skin one of the wires. If it's a single strand, then it's solid copper core. Stranded as you can well imagine has multiple thin strands of copper in each wire. Typically we use stranded for patch cables as it's more flexible and solid core for running through walls, ceilings or floors.

How long is the cable? The maximum segment length for Cat6 is 100m (approx 320 feet) and to be completely honest, you don't want to exceed 85% of the maximum if you can avoid it. In my experience you can start getting issues with attenuation after you go past the 85m mark.

THX's link is to 'shielded' RJ-45's. You only need shielded ends if you used STP (Shielded Twisted Pair) cable. If you used UTP (unshielded) then get unshielded ends.

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

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May 27, 2020 at 10:19:50
Although this is for CAT5, wouldn't it be what's needed? https://www.lowes.com/pd/Legrand-Pl...

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May 27, 2020 at 13:13:29
riider

You could go that route if you wanted to if you have a wall box at each end that your cable is running through.


Istaney

It occurs to me you may be forced to buy bulk ends just or the couple you'll need. If you can find a bag of say, 10, contact some local electrical contractors. If they pull network cable, they'll have ends and a crimper (which you'd also need) and a tester too. Maybe you can swing a deal with a local company to come terminate and test that cable for a good price.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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May 28, 2020 at 05:41:56
Thanks for info. I need to do some checking. The buried cable is heavier and won’t fit into regular ends. Checking with electric contractor may be ticket or bit bullet and hire someone. Might pay off in long run. Thanks again.

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May 28, 2020 at 07:13:10
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If your cable cover is too thick to fit into RJ-45's then something like what riider suggested would work quite well.

That or you buy some RJ-45 keystones:

https://www.cabletiesandmore.ca/key...

This is what I normally use as they cilck into a faceplate which you then screw onto the low voltage box. If you're cable is coming through a drywalled wall but there's no low voltage box, you can use a low voltage insert like this:

https://www.primecables.ca/en/p-317...

to attach a faceplate to.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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