9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what you'd expect.
I recieved a padded bag containing the plugs. I crimped them onto the wires and everything worked fine. No problems. The order process worked exactly as you'd hope, no fuss and arrived quickly and as expected.
I crimped them onto solid core cat5e cable; not sure if they are really for stranded cable or solid but I haven't had any problems so far...
Published on 27 Oct 2009 by StuartH
31 of 36 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Cheap crap!
These connectors are cheap and can't be used in a professional environment. I have uploaded two pictures where the potential cracks are visible. I though these were really made by Belkin, but there are no Belkin trademarks on them, but this is not important. What is important is that 80% of the connectors are broken. Most of them have "lines" on them, which become cracks...
Published 24 months ago by Simon
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2.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't get this to work with the crimp tool,
This review is from: Belkin RJ45 Modular Connector 25 Pack (Personal Computers)Went through a load of these and couldn't get all cables connecting. Crimp tool may have been partly to blame (green one that is recommended with these plugs) but when I bought slightly more expensive plugs with metal casing, I got it to work.
3.0 out of 5 stars OK but quality hit or miss,
This review is from: Belkin RJ45 Modular Connector 25 Pack (Personal Computers)I got sick of paying stupid prices for pre-made cables and having to put of with oversized cables running about.
So I decided to but a reel of CAT5e, a crimp tool and these some RJ45 connectors
The insertion of the wires into the connector is a pain and separating them out takes a while use patience and a good diagram otherwise you'll be pulling your hair out wondering why you get lights but no data :-)
The quality is a bit suspect with several being visibly broken and several more failing tests which admittedly could have been my handwork not being up to scratch. Still for the price I could afford to lose a couple.. but that not the issue, its the frustration you feel spending the time and then having to do it again. But with practice you get much quicker faster, and remember the wiring sequence.
I ended up buying a cheap tester that connects to both ends of the cable, they are quite useful and help and easier to diagnose problems that just trying to test with a PC or other networked device.
1.0 out of 5 stars Out of spec - so don't always work,
This review is from: Belkin RJ45 Modular Connector 25 Pack (Personal Computers)I've never had any problems crimping these connectors, and I always get 100% connection on the cables (checked with a cable tester).
However, the IDC contacts are too shallow and, once crimped, sit too low in the plug. Compared with other RJ45 connectors the difference seems to be as much as 0.8mm.
In addition, they tend to be a little loose in most RJ45 sockets.
Although they do make satisfactory contact in some sockets, I've found quite a few where they do not and so cannot be used and I've ended up throwing a lot of them away.
<later> As a follow-up, I've checked the dimensions of the "crimp height" of these plugs and they are well outside the RJ45 specification - they vary from 5.40mm to 5.95mm (measured across 30 pins on stranded and solid conductors) - the RJ45 specification is 6.05-6.25mm
Also, checking the plug width there is considerable variation in these plugs. The RJ45 spec has the plug width between 11.58 and 11.83mm. The plugs I've measured vary from an out-of-spec 11.48mm to 11.67mm, so it's not surprising that they feel loose in some sockets.
I guess they are cheap, and some may have no problems with them, but I would certainly never use them again.
2.0 out of 5 stars Unbranded and average,
This review is from: Belkin RJ45 Modular Connector 25 Pack (Personal Computers)Belkin or not mine arrived unbranded. Less than half worked, some were cracked or broken or missing pins. I thought I was buying a quality product but I found these very frustrating to use and would not buy again. There are other multi packs of 100 connectors for less available, I'm trying those next time I don't see how they could be any worse.
5.0 out of 5 stars No Problems,
This review is from: Belkin RJ45 Modular Connector 25 Pack (Personal Computers)I've used the whole pack and didn't have any problems with any of the connectors. I would definitely buy these again.
5.0 out of 5 stars Good,
This review is from: Belkin RJ45 Modular Connector 25 Pack (Personal Computers)Good product, good enough quality and durability for making your own cables. Have used previous connectors which are poor quality, this is not one of them
2.0 out of 5 stars There are better,
This review is from: Belkin RJ45 Modular Connector 25 Pack (Personal Computers)I had some difficulty and wasted cable and additional contacts. I ended up with Ezee connectors; more expensive but nil wastage.
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor Quality Connectors,
This review is from: Belkin RJ45 Modular Connector 25 Pack (Personal Computers)I have fitted seven of these connectors to try and get one usable cable.
Having fitted the connectors I carried out a continuity check between each connector to ensure the wires were crimped correctly. On each occasion I got a positve continuity reading between the plugs. When I fitted the plugs into ethernet socket they were sloppy compared to some existing connections. I could not used these connectors as I could only get intermitent connection/signal. I have given up after seven attempt to get a good connection and will now try and buy some better quality connectors
4.0 out of 5 stars Best value for money,
This review is from: Belkin RJ45 Modular Connector 25 Pack (Personal Computers)cheap and very useful. I used this connectors and I'll buy more. I will look forward to buy a bigger pack.
5.0 out of 5 stars RJ45,
This review is from: Belkin RJ45 Modular Connector 25 Pack (Personal Computers)good cable connectors great price first run in and working. it is a 1 2 3 a b c item
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