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    Re: Who makes good quality RJ45 Network sockets please?

    What size faceplates and back boxes you using for these Cat6A tool-less keystones? They look fairly bulky. I was planning to use existing 25mm back boxes on a brick wall.

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    Re: Who makes good quality RJ45 Network sockets please?

    Quote Originally Posted by Firejack View Post
    What size faceplates and back boxes you using for these Cat6A tool-less keystones? They look fairly bulky. I was planning to use existing 25mm back boxes on a brick wall.
    I used a 47mm surface mount behind the PC/router

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    Re: Who makes good quality RJ45 Network sockets please?

    Almost twice the depth! OK, I'll have to rethink my plans and measure up some new locations later this week when I plan cable routing.

    What Cat6/7 cable are people using? Where did you buy it from? Can't find any solid copper cable from local retailers. All cheap stuff

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    Re: Who makes good quality RJ45 Network sockets please?

    Cable Monkey, RS, and similar. If it’s decent it will be relatively expensive. If you want top quality stuff, Belden cables are good.

    http://www.cablemonkey.co.uk/cat6-ca...utp-cable.html. I have used them in the recent past.

    This also looks reasonable https://datazonedirect.com/products/...SABEgJ7B_D_BwE

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    Re: Who makes good quality RJ45 Network sockets please?

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    .... You may pay more, but it’s way cheaper than having to rip it out later because it is sub-standard.
    Already learned this lesson in the past! I need 6 locations connected to the network. Each one is having 2 quality cables run this time. Just in case!

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    Re: Who makes good quality RJ45 Network sockets please?

    Quote Originally Posted by Firejack View Post
    Already learned this lesson in the past! I need 6 locations connected to the network. Each one is having 2 quality cables run this time. Just in case!
    I'm using cat 7 for structured cabling https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    Good quality 23 gauge stp, and at 50p a meter.

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    Re: Who makes good quality RJ45 Network sockets please?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    now what I need please is a very good youtube guide to how to cot the cabels right, how to use those TUK connectors.
    Whatever you do, think about the twists! And the shielding! (If shielded cable such as cat6 STP/6a/7)They must remain twisted right up until the termination. Even at Gbit speeds having an installation done by the electricians at a place I worked was only untwisted to the end of the face plates and that was enough for it to not work at Gbit speeds.
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    Re: Who makes good quality RJ45 Network sockets please?

    Quote Originally Posted by badass View Post
    Whatever you do, think about the twists! And the shielding! (If shielded cable such as cat6 STP/6a/7)They must remain twisted right up until the termination. Even at Gbit speeds having an installation done by the electricians at a place I worked was only untwisted to the end of the face plates and that was enough for it to not work at Gbit speeds.
    If anyone has trouble with RJ45 cable connectors, I tend to use this style:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Platinum-To.../dp/B000FI9VU2

    You need a specific kind of crimper for them, but I have so far NEVER made a cable wrong with these connectors and they help you keep the twists as close as possible to the pins.

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    Re: Who makes good quality RJ45 Network sockets please?

    Dont get the basic crimper for the EZ connectors, do get the pro version. I found the basic one didn't work well (often failed to push pin one down far enough), but the pro version was faultless. There is also a new one available:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/EZEX-RJ45-C...A2KVF7QXNCLV8H

    But I haven't got one of them so I can’t vouch for it.
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    Re: Who makes good quality RJ45 Network sockets please?

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    If anyone has trouble with RJ45 cable connectors, I tend to use this style:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Platinum-To.../dp/B000FI9VU2

    You need a specific kind of crimper for them, but I have so far NEVER made a cable wrong with these connectors and they help you keep the twists as close as possible to the pins.
    I stopped bothering making my own patch leads years ago. The failure rate isn't worth the saving when they are so cheap in bulk.
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    Re: Who makes good quality RJ45 Network sockets please?

    Quote Originally Posted by badass View Post
    I stopped bothering making my own patch leads years ago. The failure rate isn't worth the saving when they are so cheap in bulk.
    for the amount of little ones I need, I agree.

    This all started with me looking at running leads and crimping ends to them.. but then it developed to having sockets... and using little patch leads from socket to device.. and now we're onto these TUK stones.

    I#m learning a lot.!!

    very helpful, thank you all.

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    Re: Who makes good quality RJ45 Network sockets please?

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    Dont get the basic crimper for the EZ connectors, do get the pro version. I found the basic one didn't work well (often failed to push pin one down far enough), but the pro version was faultless. There is also a new one available:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/EZEX-RJ45-C...A2KVF7QXNCLV8H

    But I haven't got one of them so I can’t vouch for it.
    Mine is an old one, but I "acquired" it from an old employer who went out of their way to make leaving them difficult.

    Quote Originally Posted by badass View Post
    I stopped bothering making my own patch leads years ago. The failure rate isn't worth the saving when they are so cheap in bulk.
    I certainly wouldn't bother for making short patches, but the way I like to wire things internally in my lab/office is to have the cables from the rear of the keystones going straight into the devices. I pull a bit extra in then crimp to length.
    This patch is then shared with any "inter-area" (not applicable for my current office as I ran that fibre) cables and placed on a rack 1 or 2u away from the switch.
    Still contemplating if I should rear mount the switch and cable it's ports to the front of the rack so I don't wear them out (I did that in the mini rack).

    I haven't bought cable for years, still got loads of offcuts from my old job. Some of them are 20+ Meters that were going to be chucked away rather than shipped back to HQ. I just chucked them in my car/suitcase and everyone wins.
    With all these offcuts, I have the luxury of going overkill without breaking the bank!

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    for the amount of little ones I need, I agree.

    This all started with me looking at running leads and crimping ends to them.. but then it developed to having sockets... and using little patch leads from socket to device.. and now we're onto these TUK stones.

    I#m learning a lot.!!

    very helpful, thank you all.
    Out of curiosity, have you drawn up a schematic/schedule?

    Always helpful to have a visual aid to make sure you're not forgetting something.

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    Re: Who makes good quality RJ45 Network sockets please?

    As someone who has installed hundreds (if not thousands) of them, I would only use CCS or Excel.

    CCS are the ones that I buy. Never had a single failure.


    cat5e patch panel https://www.netstoredirect.com/cat5e...045700387.html
    cat5e cable https://www.netstoredirect.com/cat5e...er-sheath.html
    cat5e modules https://www.netstoredirect.com/cat5e...045700233.html

    Yes, the cable is expensive, but it's fantastic to work with. The modules and patch panel are typical to 'normal' prices. In work, I refuse to use anything else.

    The only cables you should be making up with RJ45 jacks on them are odd lengths, like WIFI access point or PoE cameras. Everything else, just use pre-made patch leads. They're so cheap, it's not even worth looking at making your own. The ends on pre-made cables are moulded, so they've got a far tighter grip on the cable.

    -If you need to make them for cameras etc, then use this model. https://www.amazon.co.uk/TRENDnet-TC...net+crimp+tool . More expensive than the cheap crap, always works first time.


    https://www.netstoredirect.com/rj45-...ch-cables.html

    Anyone making patch leads needs to have a word with themselves.

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