RJ45 Pros & Cons: Non Pass-Through vs Pass-Through
we aim to provide our customers with the best options to make their job easier. One part in particular that our customers request daily is RJ45 connectors. Recently we have received a lot of questions asking what the better RJ45 connector to use is between the non pass-through and pass-through connectors.
Before we break down the differences between these connectors, let's take a look at what they have in common. The pass-through and non pass-through RJ45 connectors are available for Cat5e, Cat6, and Cat6a cabling. You also have the option of shielded or unshielded versions of either connector style. Please be aware that some shielded connectors have an external ground while others are internal.
- Non pass-through connectors work with most standard crimp tools.
- Some Cat6 have insert guides within the connector to help guide the conductors to the end of the connector.
- It can be a hassle at times aligning the wires correctly, especially to customers who have not crimped connectors on Ethernet cables before.
- They will be the most cost-efficient option for RJ45 connectors.
- The bag count for non pass-through RJ45 connectors is usually 50 and 100 pieces