Creating the CAT5e cable connection - SharpX X1S, X2S, X1S-CN, X2S-CN, XSU

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To terminate or shorten an existing terminated CAT5E camera cable, you must create a CAT5e cable connection using the EZ-RJPRO™ HD crimp tool.


  1. Slide the strain relief boot over the unstripped CAT5e cable.
    You can do this after you strip the cable, but it is easier to do it first.

    Camera cable strain relief boot

  2. Using the cable stripper, strip approximately 5 cm (2 in.) from the CAT5e cable to expose the wires inside.
    Be careful not to nick or cut the interior wires. Separate the wire pairs and straighten them out as much as possible.

    Separating the CAT5e wires

  3. The cable and connector are shielded. To ensure that the drain wire makes solid contact to the connector when crimped, fold back the drain wire and wrap it with the provided copper tape (A).

    CAT5e copper tape

  4. Insert the wires into the EZ-RJ45 connector according to TIA/EIA-568-B.1-2001 specification, using the appropriate conductor arrangement for Sharp (T568A) or SharpX (T568B).
    Tip: The EZ-RJ45 allows the conductor wires to pass all the way through the connector for easy field crimping. You can insert the wires all at once if you choose, but you may find it easier to insert them one at a time.
  5. Make sure the wire ends on the connector’s pin side are in the correct order before you continue.
    NOTE: If you crimp the cable with the wires in the wrong order, you will need to cut the connector off and begin the process again.
  6. After you have inserted the wires into the EZ-RJ45 connector, twist the CAT5e wires together, and then pull them through the connector until the copper tape is inside the connector as well.
    Make sure to adjust the strain relief boot so it is in the proper position.

    CAT5e ready to crimp

  7. Insert the EZ-RJ45 connector into the corresponding slot on your EZ-RJ45 crimp tool, and then firmly squeeze the handles together.
    The crimp tool should trim the wire ends, but you can trim them further to make sure they are flush with the connector’s surface.

    CAT5e crimping

    After you have crimped the connector, your CAT5e cable should look like this:

    CAT5e crimping finished

    NOTE: Because the CAT5e cable was shortened when it was crimped, you will need to shorten the camera cable by about 5 cm (2 in.) so that the camera cable and CAT5e cable are the same length.


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