Using RJ45 Connector Jackets

Use RJ45 cable with connector jackets that are flush with the connector or that have connectors with a no-snag feature.

Using cable with jackets that are wider than the connectors can cause:
  • Connectors that are not properly aligned with the port.
  • Crowded cable installation, which can cause connectors to pop out of the port.
RJ45 Connector Jacket Types shows examples of recommended and non-recommended connector jacket types.
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RJ45 Connector Jacket Types