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Topic # 23634 4-Jul-2008 20:13
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they are like $1 each in packs of ten or like $30 for 100 plugs.

also what is a good supplier of cable cat5/e?

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  Reply # 143054 4-Jul-2008 20:19
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  Reply # 143084 4-Jul-2008 21:15
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I normally go to mastertrade, from memory crimps are ~ 40c each and cat5e is around 0.40c per meter

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  Reply # 143085 4-Jul-2008 21:21
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Last time I looked at DSE they only had plugs for stranded cable and they guy was telling me they were fine on solid...

People on trademe sell them for cheap, if you not buying  alot that will be easier then a data supply wholesaler.


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  Reply # 143269 5-Jul-2008 19:55
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thanks for those tips, :) much appreciated.

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  Reply # 144223 8-Jul-2008 05:08
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seriouslycgi: they are like $1 each in packs of ten or like $30 for 100 plugs.

also what is a good supplier of cable cat5/e?

Personally, unless you have some oddball requirement, I'd just buy pre-made cables.  Making them (patch cables) up is kinda fiddly and frustrating, at least it was last time I did it, perhaps it gets easier with practice.

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  Reply # 145186 9-Jul-2008 03:42
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i want to make up custom cables it will probably cost me about the same as buying new cables but i get what i want and i need to practice. besides if a cable breaks i can just test and attach a new plug for 30c-$1 instead of buying a whole new cable.

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  Reply # 148593 16-Jul-2008 18:52
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If you use stranded plugs on solid cable eventually the wre will break. Stranded plugs have 1 prong that crimps through the strands, solid plugs have three prongs that go on either sde of the solid core.
Having said that, most installers can't tell the difference and just use whatever they have. Guess thats why you get mysterious intermittant faults in made up patch leads.Cool

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