Terminating the SharpZ3 camera cable - SharpZ3 | SharpOS 13.0

AutoVu SharpZ3 Deployment Guide 13.0

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SharpZ3 | SharpOS 13.0
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Before you can connect the SharpZ3 camera cable to the base unit, you must terminate the cable with the provided RJ45 connector.

Before you begin

What you should know

To complete these steps, you need the following:
Depth-controlled cable jacket stripper
Recommended for stripping the cable jacket to avoid damage to the internal conductors. The Cyclops stripping tool is included with the AutoVu™ Alignment Kit.
Wire stripper
Required for stripping wire insulation.
RJ45 crimp tool
Use a professional quality tool for proper crimping. The EZ-RJPRO® HD Crimp Tool is included with the AutoVu™ Alignment Kit.

The SharpZ3 camera cable is a Cat6a network cable with a plastic spline separating four twisted pairs.


  1. Slide the strain relief boot over the unstripped camera cable.
    You can do this after you strip the cable, but it is easier to do it first.
  2. Using the cable jacket stripper, strip approximately 5 cm (2 in.) from the cable jacket.
  3. Remove the metal shield tape.
    IMPORTANT: Do not remove the wire mesh.
  4. Separate the strands of the wire mesh and cut off all but two strands.
  5. Wrap the strands around the cable jacket.
    Tip: To keep the cable diameter as small as possible, do not overlap the wires.
  6. Wrap the provided copper tape around the strands.
  7. Remove the plastic tape.
  8. Cut off the plastic spline.
  9. Arrange the conductors according to the EIA-T568B standard. For more information, see Conductor arrangements for SharpZ3 cameras.
  10. Insert the wires into the EZ-RJ45 connector.
  11. Slide the connector over the copper tape.
  12. Confirm the wire order still matches the EIA-T568B standard.
  13. Twist the wires so that they can easily pass through the crimp tool.
    Tip: If required, pull the wires so that the RJ45 connector slides farther over the copper tape.
  14. Slide the strain relief boot into place and insert the plastic prongs into the RJ45 connector.
  15. Crimp the connector using the EZ-RJ45 crimp tool.