[Q] Why do some patch cables fit the RJ45 jack differently
[A] Patch cables are assembled using materials from many different
companies, and certain components, such as the RJ45 plugs can
be made in a variety of ways and still meet the requirements
for the application.
plugs, like many plastic parts, are made using special molds
to form the specific part details for wire insertion, copper
fork alignment, and other specifications. Depending on the quality
of the tooling used in the process, and the company's quality
control standards, you can see a variety of finished part tolerances
in your RJ45 plugs.
other half of the equation deals with the Networking devices
themselves. Obviously, with so many companies producing switches,
hubs, routers, networking interface cards, and other components,
it is easy to see where there will be some finished part tolerances
there as well.
best bet is to avoid using the so-called "bargain cables".
These cables will generally have horrible performance capabilities
anyway, so why complicate the matter worse by risking a poor
fit and damaging your equipment? It clearly is not worth the
5 Cable Company provides CAT 5 and CAT 5e patch and crossover cables for all networking applications in
9 colors, and any custom length. Hand assembled and 100% tested
to ensure the finest quality. Only the finest raw materials
are used in the production of our cables to ensure great performance,
and a perfect fit, every time.
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