Specifically engineered to simplify twisted pair terminations, Winchester Electronics' EZ series connectors are rated for CAT 5, CAT 5e, and CAT 6. The simple one-piece design of these connectors has no bars or liners, enabling the technician to simply slide the wire through the connector and out the front end. This makes it easy to visually confirm the wiring pinout prior to crimping. To further optimize electrical performance, the technician is able to firmly pull the connector over the cable jacket and seat it securely in the rear of the connector to minimize the distance between the wire twists and contacts. EZ series connectors accept both solid and stranded wire for faster terminations with reduced scrap.
Winchester's new shielded connector exceeds CAT 6 performance requirements per TIA/EIA-568-B when used in conjunction with a standard strain relief boot or the new snagless boot. Therefore, it is ideally suited for the widest range of high-speed residential, telecommunications, and broadband communications applications where better insertion loss, near end crosstalk (NEXT), return loss, and equal level far end crosstalk (ELFEXT) are required. In addition to preventing cable retraction snags, the new snagless boot provides an extended release mechanism for the connector and supplementary strain relief. The boots are installed prior to crimping and become permanently affixed to the connectors. They can be crimped with a standard tool and then trimmed with a cutter or small utility knife. However, the BD45000 crimp tool crimps and trims the exposed conductors in one operation.