Best Practice Termination Instructions
(PATENT: 10,811,831 B1)
Slide the S45-1750P metal shell onto the cable jacket with the front of the shell facing the termination end. Slide it back out of the way for the moment.
Trim all cable shielding (AL foil, metal braid) back to the cable jacket. We recommend using the Simply45® 5” Angled Flush Cutter (S45-801). Do not cut off the drain wire. Fold the drain wire straight back about 1inch (2.5cm) over the cable jacket. If there is a center spline/pair separator cut it off as close to the jacket as possible without nicking the wire conductors.
Slide the Bar45® load bar as far back to the cable jacket as you can. Bar45® is designed to slide back almost touching the cable jacket. (NOTE: This is important for reducing the length of untwisted wire inside the RJ45 plug and improving termination performance). Next, using the S45-801 Flush Cutter, trim the wire ends straight leaving about 0.75” (2.0cm) protruding past the front of the Bar45® load bar.
Verify that the wires are still correctly aligned to the pattern. Slide the S45-1750P metal shell over the plug body as shown above. Press-In on the bottom of the plug as you attach the shell. This will allow the plug to snap into the metal shell. The drain wire should remain straight back against the cable jacket and come out of the back of the metal shell and extend past the external ground arm.