Cable Colors

Joel Jaeggli joelja at
Tue Jun 17 01:26:22 UTC 2008

Joe Greco wrote:
> Speaking of cables and veering off towards cable-making, I was wondering
> what people thought of the so-called "EZ RJ45" stuff.  One of the hazards
> of doing long-term cut-to-length wiring is that if a crimp really goes
> wrong, you might mess up your artistic work or need to re-cut a new cable.
> Even having done as many cables as I've done, I occasionally have one go
> bad.  The EZ stuff looks like an interesting compromise, does anyone with
> a few thousand crimps worth of experience with it have any comments?

They make a crimper specifically for it, which cuts of the ends. I 
haven't done a few thousand ends with it but it does make it slightly 
easier to maintain the twist further into the the plug because you can 
pull it until snug.

I crimp infrequently enough that I occasionally don't get a spec cable 
when using conventional connectors.

> ... JG

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