Question What RJ45 Connectors for Cat7 Flat Cable

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  1. siross

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    Hi all,

    I've recently ran a length of Cat7 cable in to my lounge from the main router. I originally wanted to do 2 runs but the gap was too small so I decided to cut the end off and run the cable and terminate at a later date if required.

    This isn't entirely necessary at the moment but I'm wondering for future reference...

    What RJ45 connector do I need to terminate flat Cat7 cable? I assume it's the same connector as a Cat6 cable?

    This is the cable in question: Xclio 20M FLAT RJ45 CAT7 Ethernet Network Shielded TANGLE FREE RJ45 Cable - BLACK

    Thanks,

    Simon
     
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    To keep the spec of the cabling system, i.e. Cat7, then you'll need Cat7 spec connectors. I can't help with specific links as I've not had the joy of rolling out Cat7 yet.
     
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    Ahh really? I thought Cat6 would work as well because it's shielded?

    Not many appear to be labelled as Cat7 compliant.
     
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    You may get a Cat6 plug to terminate onto a Cat7 cable, I've not tried it. If it does (and it's done well) then it'll most likely work okay (even with 10Gb Ethernet to a certain distance), but the system will not be rated at Cat7 (and you'll only know if you test it properly). I'm assuming you've put Cat7 in for a specific reason so seems strange to not keep to that standard.

    Assuming you've got enough spare cable to try, there's no reason not to have a go :)
     
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    No specific reason for it being Cat7, it was just as cheap as Cat6 so I thought I'd go for it. I'll have a go with a Cat6 connector when the time arises :)
     

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