Crimp UTP cable

For your camera system to work properly, the UTP cables must be crimped correctly. In this user guide, we will show you how to do it the right way.

This requires:

  • an ethernet cable
  • RJ45 connector
  • a crimping tool


1. Strip the cable and unwind the wires

Use the sharp part of the crimping tool to strip the cable about 2 cm long. The easiest way to do this is to press the crimping tool lightly together and turn it around the cable so that the tool cuts open the cable sheath all around.

When you push the cable sheath down, you can see 4 pairs of twisted wires. Wrap these wires apart so that you have 8 wires in front of you. Check that the wires have not been damaged when stripping the outside of the cable. The 8 wires themselves no longer have to be stripped.



2. Bring the wires in the correct order and cut the wires straight

Bring the wires in the order shown below and cut them straight off with the crimping pliers about 13 mm long. 


Left to right:


3. Push the wires into the connector

Hold the connector so that the clip is facing down. Push the wires into the connector in exactly the right order, right to the end, so that the wires lie under the copper contacts. Now there is about 8 mm of the jacketed cable in the connector. This is important so that the connector does not move after crimping.



4. Squeeze the connector

Push the plug and cable into the crimping tool and press the tool together twice. Then slide the connector on the other side out of the crimping tool. The wires should now be stuck under the copper contacts and the cable should be firmly clamped. You can no longer pull the cable out of the connector. Repeat the process on the other end of the cable.

Important: Once a connector has been pressed together, it cannot be used again.


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