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Pass through RJ45 connectors
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Post 1 made on Sunday March 17, 2024 at 16:47
Hi-FiGuy
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Been out of the industry for a bit and I know many of you despise them and they probably do not spec out for some jobs...for these 62 year old eyes that is pulling wire through 3 stories of my own house...these things are the beez neez!!!

That is all carry on.

Mike

P.S. Have any of you changed your opinion of them over the years?
Post 2 made on Sunday March 17, 2024 at 18:07
Impaqt
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I've never had a problem with them. Recently switched to Simply45. The ProSeries has a cap for the end for a little more peace of mind with High power POE Applications.
Post 3 made on Sunday March 17, 2024 at 19:40
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I've made my own cat cables for years, and just recently thought I would use some of my old shelf critters for this exact purpose.

As the cables get moved around when I pull the rack, they don't want to work so well, and I am tired of putting new ends on, so I thing a nice 6 slot wall plate, and using premade cat5 jumpers from plate to HDMI matrix would look better, and work better.

Man, I punched down a lot of those old things years ago. Fingers were always sore....
Post 4 made on Monday March 18, 2024 at 09:41
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On March 17, 2024 at 19:40, Trunk-Slammer -Supreme said...
I've made my own cat cables for years, and just recently thought I would use some of my old shelf critters for this exact purpose.

As the cables get moved around when I pull the rack, they don't want to work so well, and I am tired of putting new ends on, so I thing a nice 6 slot wall plate, and using premade cat5 jumpers from plate to HDMI matrix would look better, and work better.

Man, I punched down a lot of those old things years ago. Fingers were always sore....

You didn't use the rubber cookie?
My mechanic told me, "I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder."
Post 5 made on Monday March 18, 2024 at 16:28
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On March 18, 2024 at 09:41, highfigh said...
You didn't use the rubber cookie?

I sat on one. It didn't help. LOL
Post 6 made on Monday March 18, 2024 at 18:22
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I have been using them recently because my boss bought a bunch because he is blind as well. LOL

I have had no issue with them really. But my nice Ideal crimper has apparently gone through a blade really quick, as pin 1 and 8 no longer cut cleanly every time. So now I need to source some replacement blades.

I will not use them on anything related to HDMI. But for LAN connections, I do not have any hesitation using them. To me, it is more time consuming than standard connectors. But maybe that has something to do with having done tens of thousands of those over the years and only hundreds of these.
"When I eat, it is the food that is scared." - Ron Swanson
Post 7 made on Monday March 18, 2024 at 19:37
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On March 18, 2024 at 18:22, Audiophiliac said...

I will not use them on anything related to HDMI. But for LAN connections, I do not have any hesitation using them. |

+1
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Post 8 made on Tuesday March 19, 2024 at 13:02
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you guys should be ashamed
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Post 9 made on Wednesday March 20, 2024 at 17:04
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On March 19, 2024 at 13:02, Duct Tape said...
you guys should be ashamed

I'm too old to remember of all the things I've done in the past that I might have been ashamed of.

The statute of limitations has long since past.. Besides, most of my clients are probably dead by now anyway. LOL
Post 10 made on Wednesday March 20, 2024 at 17:16
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Simply45 and now Simply45 Pro for me. Haven't had any problems yet.

Couple of tricks:

A. make sure you keep fresh blades on your tool. If you are still using the old Platinum Tool, spend a few bucks and get the S45 tool, it's worth it.

B. push the wires through. Don't pull them tight from the other side, or they will want to pull back out after crimping.
Post 11 made on Wednesday March 20, 2024 at 17:30
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Anything that passes power, including POE, over the CAT cable shouldn't be using pass thru RJ45's. You're just asking for a future service call.

This is coming from experience.
Post 12 made on Wednesday March 20, 2024 at 20:12
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On March 20, 2024 at 17:30, lippavisual said...
Anything that passes power, including POE, over the CAT cable shouldn't be using pass thru RJ45's. You're just asking for a future service call.

This is coming from experience.

I feel like most of our vendors are on board with creating future service calls for us with the half assed hardware and software solutions they are delivering. Why not do it for ourselves? :)
"When I eat, it is the food that is scared." - Ron Swanson
Post 13 made on Thursday March 21, 2024 at 07:30
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I want all my competitors to use pass thru.
how in the hell does ernie make money?
Post 14 made on Monday April 1, 2024 at 15:04
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i find if you cut the cables with a flush cutter then pull them back slightly they work fine.

Its a bit more work but nice to verify the cables are all the way through and in the correct order
Post 15 made on Wednesday April 3, 2024 at 01:19
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Been using pass thru 45s for 24 years... all the time very time. Works every time too! Lol


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