Platinum Tools has launched its next-generation termination system. The winner of the Residential Systems “Best of Show” CEDIA 2016 award, the ezEX-RJ45 Termination System with the new EXO Crimp Frame is now shipping with an MSRP of $90 (p/n 100061C).
“In today’s networks, twisted pair cables are demanding more speed and bandwidth,” said John Phillips, Platinum Tools, product manager. “To help meet these requirements, Cat-5e/6/6A cables have increased in size. Both the outer diameter of the cable and the insulation diameter of the conductors are larger and vary by manufacturer, making cable and connector compatibility a challenge. Platinum Tools new patented ezEX-RJ45 Termination System is the solution…providing greater cable to connector compatibility to meet higher performance demands.”
The new EXO Crimp Frame is a RJ45 crimp tool that can terminate multiple sizes of cables and conductors. The crimp frame highlights two interchangeable dies that work with EZ-RJ45 and ezEX-RJ45 connectors. The tool design allows for future upgrades by purchasing a new die.
“The EZ-RJ45 Die gives you the ability to terminate EZ-RJ45 connectors, and the EXO-EX Die terminates the new and improved ezEX-RJ45 connectors,” Phillips continued. “The ezEX-RJ45 connectors are designed for larger cables and conductors with a Hi-Lo stagger of conductors, one piece/pass through, and no bars or liners resulting in high performance termination.”
The new ezEX-RJ45 feed-through connectors with staggered channels matched with the new EXO Crimp Frame and EXO-EX Die are specifically designed to crimp and flush-trim the protruding conductors in a single operation. This patented new termination system couples two concurrently developed and matched solutions for terminating larger cables.
The included EXO Crimp Frame features tool-less replacement of dies to minimize downtimes due to damaged or worn dies. Interchangeable and ambidextrous dies for left- and right-handed operation, clean and precise flush-cut connectors enhance operation. The connector tab locks into the die port for one-handed operation and ensures that the connector is locked in place for proper crimping. Push button gun-style lock (patented) for easy storage, and the precisely aligned contact drivers provide reliable and repeatable crimping.