The IDEAL® 85-376 Cat6 RJ-45 Modular Plugs feature an open-end feed-thru design that makes connector to cable assembly easy and fast. It also allows verifying conductor order before crimping. These 8P8C plugs feature 50 micro-inch gold plating on contact mating area that provides secure connectivity. They are used with the IDEAL FT-45 crimping tool (30-495) for Cat6, 100Ω balanced twisted pair 250 MHz cables. The crimper ensures trimming wires flush with the end-face of the connector.
The IDEAL Feed-Thru RJ-45 Modular Plugs and FT-45™ Crimping Tool are designed to simplify and improve the consistency of cable to connector termination of CAT5e and CAT6 modular plugs to twisted pair cables. Anyone who has assembled traditional standard or multi-piece modular plugs knows it is a time consuming and often error-prone process.
This system makes it SIMPLE
No more wasted materials
No more wasted labor
No sleds or liners
As SIMPLE as:
Insert into connector
Verify wire order
FT-45™ Tool does the rest
FT-45™ Modular Plug Crimp Tool
Don‘t let it‘s size fool you. The FT-45™ is a simple, compact and highly effective crimp tool for installers and techs that terminate RJ-45 connectors regularly.
Instead of another traditional oversized, heavy, crimp tool style loaded with features that are rarely used or that just don‘t work well, we took this tool in a new direction.
It‘s built for today and tomorrow, not the past.
A single crimp cavity for RJ-45 / 8-position connectors that can be used with Feed-Thru, standard, or shielded connectors for CAT5e or CAT6. A custom, heavy duty cutting blade that will last for over 2,000 cuts. A mechanical design that requires only 1/3 to 1/2 the hand force of traditional tools to crimp the connector - no ratchet mechanism is needed and one handed crimping is possible.
The tool is compact, 5 1/2“ in length and weighs just over 1/2lb, about half the size and weight of bulkier traditional tools. Easily fits in your pocket and lightens the tool bag load. It packs a punch, and does exactly what it‘s supposed to.
Crimps Feed-Thru, standard and shielded connectors – Compatible with EZ-RJ45® connectors
Metal crimp cavity for RJ-45 (8P8C) data applications
Compact, 5½” size
Spring loaded handle, non-ratcheting
568A & B wiring legend on tool
Strip gauge (for non feed-thru)
Replaceable cutting blade
Open End Feed-Through Feature
Verify conductor order before trimming
No exact trim length required
3 pin contact – no short wires
Pull & Slide connector into position
Pair twists pulled near pins – minimizes excessive untwisting
Jacket consistently secured under strain relief
During crimping, the FT-45™ cleanly shears the excess conductors and leaves a smooth, flat finish to the end face of the connector. No protrusions or small lengths of conductor remain beyond the plastic face of the connector. This minimizes accidental shorting of conductors or inadvertent contact in plug jacks.