Boots on the Ground
Put on your boots! While perhaps not the most glorious of gear, Platinum Tools’ RJ45
boots could find a home in any modern broadcast engineer workshop.
The boots are designed to relieve strain at the
connector-cable neck. The boot will also protect the connector body and a small
cup on one side the boot will also protect the hard plastic release/locking tab
of the connector. On shielded RJ45 connectors the boot covers the external
In addition, Platinum Tools adds, the boots cut down on RJ45
The boots are made of ABS plastic and are available in black,
white, red, orange, blue, gray, green, yellow and purple for color-coding
Platinum Tools lists these sizes: 5.5 mm/0.217-inch (typically for Cat-5e); 6 mm/0.236-inch
(typically for small Cat-6); 6.5 mm/0.260-inch (typically for medium Cat-6) and
7mm / 0.275-inch (typically for large Cat-6). Available in packs of 25 and 100
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