Please be aware of all shipping deadlines before placing your order - we cannot guarantee orders will arrive before Christmas!

Cable Gland - Waterproof RJ-45 / Ethernet connector - RJ-45 - ID 827
Moderators: adafruit_support_bill, adafruit

Cable Gland - Waterproof RJ-45 / Ethernet connector - RJ-45 - ID 827

by patact on Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:30 pm

I need dwg or dxf drawings for this item. How can I get one of these drawing formats for this product?
patact
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:23 pm

Re: Cable Gland - Waterproof RJ-45 / Ethernet connector - RJ-45 - ID 827

by adafruit_support_rick on Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:37 am

All we have are the dimensional drawings linked on the Product Page

adafruit_support_rick
 
Posts: 14521
Joined: Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:42 am
Location: Buffalo, NY

Re: Cable Gland - Waterproof RJ-45 / Ethernet connector - RJ

by markb on Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:08 pm

So I purchased of couple of these from Adafruit, and it seems they don't fit the boots that are on the ends of most ethernet cables. (Maybe it fits some boots and not others, but my ethernet cables appear to have pretty standard boots.)

The problem is the boot extends too far up the cable, and the gasket that goes around the cable can't sit completely within the fingers. Tightening the nut causes the gasket to be pushed complete out of the assembly.

Is there a trick to this? If it's just incompatible with some or all boots, can you please add a note to the product page?

Thanks.
markb
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:50 pm

Re: Cable Gland - Waterproof RJ-45 / Ethernet connector - RJ

by adafruit_support_rick on Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:32 pm

Probably it's designed for bootless cables. I'll ask someone to update the product page.

adafruit_support_rick
 
Posts: 14521
Joined: Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:42 am
Location: Buffalo, NY

Re: Cable Gland - Waterproof RJ-45 / Ethernet connector - RJ

by adafruit2 on Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:47 pm

Hiya when we first got these we tested them with some cables we had and the boot wasn't huge (just like, a little tab-protector) so that could be it. Updated the product, you can try peeling the boot off (carefully!) with a blade.
User avatar
adafruit2
Site Admin
 
Posts: 8505
Joined: Fri Mar 11, 2005 7:36 pm

Re: Cable Gland - Waterproof RJ-45 / Ethernet connector - RJ

by markb on Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:07 pm

Looking at the photos on your product page, I see your cable does have a boot, and it looks roughly the same size as mine. The boot+connector on my cable is 34mm long, fwiw.

I'll try to cut the strain-relief off the boot, and if that fails, I'll just cut the connector off and crimp on a new one.

BTW, the note you added to the product page could use a correction. In the statement "the boot can get in the way of the cable", it should be "gasket" instead of "cable".

Thanks.
markb
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:50 pm