Cat 5 Shielded Cable

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I have to construct some cat 5 shielded cables I have shielded cable and RJ45 plugs with metal casings. I already know how to wire up UTP cables but I do not know how to connect the shielding to the plugs. can any please help me or direct me to a web site with the appropriate information Thanks
ASKED: March 8, 2005  9:45 AM
UPDATED: March 9, 2005  11:56 AM

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The Stranded Shielding of the cable connects to the metal casing on the plug.

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  • Carrie Higbie
    If you go to www.siemon.com there is an instructional video on shielded terminations! That should fix you right up.
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  • DrillO
    I find myself wondering why you are using shielded cable. I would suggest that a specific crimper would be required. I have installed miles of CAT5/5E/6 wire and have never used shielded cable. All installations are still working perfectly and they are in a broad range of environments. I Googled for it and didn't find anything helpful. I would sugget that there might be some info available from a manufacturer......better yet, if it isn't a long run, buy a premade cable. This will offer a much better termination quality and could save trouble if a home made cable isn't exact. Good luck Paul
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  • Larrythethird
    I also wonder why the shielded cable. Is there a really good reason for not using regular CAT 5? Unless there is serious RF interference at your site, you should not need to bother with the shielding.
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  • Bridgeman
    The cabling is running in a Aluminium Foundry and will be used to transmit data from machines within the foundry. We have a lot of High voltage cables and machines and I am going to use shielded cable to make sure that none of these interfere with the data Thanks for all your help I have managed to get my first cable wired up and it works
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  • DrillO
    Sounds like a great environment for shielded cable. Well done on the first one working, and good luck Paul
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