[Q] What are "color-matched boots" (rj45 boots)?
[A] A "color-matched boot" is a plastic, slip-on, color-matched
boot that fits over the plug.
boot helps keeps contaminants out of the plug, prevents the
lock tap from snagging on other cables when being pulled through
multiple cables, and also improves the look of the cable.
5 Cable Company provides color-matched boots standard on all
cables, but you have the option to not have them on your cables
if you do not need them.
There are many situations where a boot is simply not needed,
most often in applications using very short lengths of cable
that are rarely moved.
involving large amount of individual cables in a patch panel
will often be preferred to be made with no boots. This makes
it much easier to move the cables around when changing the configuration
of the panel.
in doubt, it is always best to go ahead and have your cables
ordered with the default preference to include the RJ45 Plug
Boots. They cost any more to have them on there.
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