Ever wondered about the intricacies of RJ45 mod plugs and the differences between stranded and non-stranded PoE cables? You’re in luck! Join us for an enlightening conversation with Blake Tally, Vice President and Partner, at Go Simply Connect, who shares his vast knowledge and over 10 years of experience in the connector side of the industry, as well as insights from his partners in the cable side of the business.
In this episode, we discuss the significance of the UL94VO rating for RJ45 modular plugs, particularly for plenum rated products used in air handling spaces. We also dive into the differences between mod plugs designed for horizontal cabling and patch cables, and the crucial role that contact design plays in their effectiveness. Additionally, we touch on the importance of collaboration between cable companies and connector companies in producing successful products, and how manufacturers have developed crimp products and tools to a TIA-rated standard to help reduce the number of connectors needed.
Finally, we explore the necessity of using the right tools for the job, especially when it comes to RJ45 mod plugs. Discover the TIA standards for RJ45 mod plugs, the value of having the right tool, and the impact it has on the quality of the products. We also discuss the pros and cons of using a more affordable crimp frame for DIY projects versus a more professional grade product, and the importance of maintaining the tools and changing the blade of a pass-through crimp frame to get the most out of it. Don’t miss this informative episode with Blake Tally and gain valuable insights into the world of RJ45 mod plugs!
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