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$898
  • Used to terminate CAT6 network cable
  • Easy snap-in installation to any housing or keystone wall plate
  • Punchdown tool included for wire termination
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Commercial Electric's Category 6 jacks are used to terminate Category 6 23AWG network cable. Use these jacks for Ethernet, internet, phone, fax, and modem and computer networks. These keystone jacks snap into any housing or keystone wall plates.

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Q:Will this work for a CAT 6 cable that's 24AWG in thickness?
by|May 21, 2021
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A:  Yes it will.

by|Dec 28, 2021
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    Q:Can I put 6 jacks on the same wall plate? The Monoprice brand has a special note on their website...
    by|Apr 15, 2021
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    A:  Yes, I ran cat 5 cables to a common point and used a decora keystone plate and cover and then patch cords to connect these to my router. I did check the monoprice site and saw the note you referenced - very strange indeed.

    by|Apr 15, 2021

    A:  6 Jacks on the same wall plate seems like it would work. I didn't put 6 on the same wall plate and there was plenty of room for 4 on one wall plate.

    by|Jul 14, 2022
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    Q:Is there a boot type cover, or any cover for the cable in side of this jack to help keep dust and...
    by|Nov 14, 2018
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    A:  No boot cover came with this product.

    by|Jul 21, 2020

      A:  there is a dust cover that comes with the port, but it would not do much for moisture. If you have that much moisture in your walls then you might have other issues to worry about.

      by|Jul 30, 2020

      A:  You are discussing where the cable comes into the back of the jack? To my knowledge, there are no dust covers for this type of jack. I'd recommend using a std electrical blue plastic box and sealing it with silicone caulk if there are dust and moisture issues. Then seal the box to the sheetrock , etc. You might also want to use those electrical box insulating foam pieces that go behind the cover plate to stop air movement. If you are in an industrial environment, you might want to check on industrial-level jacks.

      by|Nov 17, 2018
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      Q:Will it work with category 5 cable
      by|Sep 16, 2018
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      A:  Generally yes. The one difference in making the connection is that CAT6 cable is made from slightly thicker wire than CAT5 - 23 awg in CAT6 vs 24 awg in CAT5. So in theory the wires in CAT5 cable will not fit as tightly into the CAT6 connector, but in practice I have not found this to be a problem. If you were to use CAT6 wiring you would not want to use CAT5 connectors. I actually prefer these CAT6 connectors - they are somewhat easier to make the connections. Good luck with your project!

      by|Mar 21, 2022
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      A:  Maybe, but keep in mind that most CAT 5 cable is 24AWG which is thinner than CAT 6 cable which is normally 23AWG. These connectors are designed to be used with the thicker 23AWG cable. It states this under Product Overview: "Commercial Electric's Category 6 jacks are used to terminate Category 6 23AWG network cable." You may get away with using the thinner 24AWG CAT 5 cable, but if you have 24AWG CAT 5 cable already installed, I'd use a CAT 5 jack designed to be used with 24AWG cable to avoid the possibility of a bad or spotty connection. There is some CAT 5 cable that is actually 23AWG, so know what cable size you have and decide from there.

      by|Mar 27, 2022
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        A:  Heavens yes! Category 5 cabling is 2 steps down from Category 6. Category 5 cabling, also known as "CAT-5" is an older type of network cabling made to support speeds of 100 Mbps. The maximum speed that your completed cable run will support will be as slow as the slowest element in the design. In other words, using a CAT-6 jack with CAT-5 cabling will limit your speed to that of CAT-5. Here's the breakdown: CAT-3 supports speeds up to 10 Mbps and a maximum frequency of 16 Mhz; CAT-5 supports speeds up to 100 Mbps and a maximum frequency of 100 Mhz; CAT-5e supports speeds up to 1000 Mbps and a maximum frequency of 350 Mhz; CAT-6 supports speeds up to 10000 Mbps (10 Gbps) and a maximum frequency of 250 Mhz - all based on stretching their maximum cable length to 100 meters; So, these CAT-6 jacks are actually rated at 100 times the speed of your CAT-5 cables (10,000 / 100 = 100).

        by|Nov 21, 2020
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        A:  Yes it should without issue but a cat5 one will be cheaper I used these for a new house and the customer had the house wired with cat6 cable we are also using POE (power over ethernet) on all Wi-Fi Access points rather than having power outlets mounted high next to the ceiling in 3 rooms for a Wi-Fi mesh the office downstairs is hardwired for 6 ethernet Jack's

        by|Feb 4, 2020

          A:  Yes it works with Cat 5 and Cat5e cables.

          by|Sep 21, 2018
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            Customer Reviews

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            Great for a home DYI project
            I used these as part of my DYI home networking project. They worked just fine with 23 AWG cat6 wire. The punch tool was east to use. All my worked the 1st time without problems
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              It was very easy to push and trim the wire off. The dust cover ensures that the wires stay in pla...
              It was very easy to push and trim the wire off. The dust cover ensures that the wires stay in place. I took a picture of the color coded connectors, enlarge the image and labeled each with the actual color of my Cat 6 cable to ensure all connectors match. Thanks for making it so easy!
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              Very simple to install, only tools needed were wire stripper and cutter.
              Very simple to install, only tools needed were wire stripper and cutter.
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              use Diagram B for Home LAN
              Worked fine. Instruction says "Diagram A for residential" and "Diagram B for commercial". I have no idea what it means. I tried A and it failed the check but B worked fine for my home LAN.
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                Works great, before we just had the wires pass through...
                Works great, before we just had the wires pass through the floor, kids and pets would mess it up... now I have the cable and ethernet secured and out of the way
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                I really like these CAT6 connectors. I have all the colors. Several years ago I had the walls in my house open and ran CAT5e everywhere. Now I have a new garage/man cave going up and decided to run CAT6 for internet, TV, security cameras, controllers, etc. I also had to run an underground feed from the internet service/router in the house to the garage. Given I have a bunch of CAT jacks near my router in the house, having a jack in a different color lets me know immediately which one feeds the garage. Having a different color in the garage lets me quickly identify the incoming feed. So for example I can have cameras with blue jacks, the main feed in orange and normal internet connections in white. Colors are good! I find these jacks much improved over the older design. First the T568A/B wiring scheme is printed on the back of the jack which I find easier to read. Second the dust cover is designed so that the cable exits straight out from the back of the jack instead of the top or bottom. This means you don't have to untwist as much wire to complete your punch downs (better signal) and there is less strain on the jack/cable in the wall plate. The jacks come with their own punch down tool which is convenient - especially if your wife has a habit of putting away any tools you might leave lying around. One thing to bear in mind if that CAT6 uses a heavier gauge wire that CAT5, so be sure to use the jack that matches the cable.
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                3 found this review helpful
                I really like these CAT6 connectors. I have all the colors. Several years ago I had the walls in my house open and ran CAT5e everywhere. Now I have a new garage/man cave going up and decided to run CAT6 for internet, TV, security cameras, controllers, etc. I also had to run an underground feed from the internet service/router in the house to the garage. Given I have a bunch of CAT jacks near my router in the house, having a jack in a different color lets me know immediately which one feeds the garage. Having a different color in the garage lets me quickly identify the incoming feed. So for example I can have cameras with blue jacks, the main feed in orange and normal internet connections in white. Colors are good! I find these jacks much improved over the older design. First the T568A/B wiring scheme is printed on the back of the jack which I find easier to read. Second the dust cover is designed so that the cable exits straight out from the back of the jack instead of the top or bottom. This means you don't have to untwist as much wire to complete your punch downs (better signal) and there is less strain on the jack/cable in the wall plate. The jacks come with their own punch down tool which is convenient - especially if your wife has a habit of putting away any tools you might leave lying around. One thing to bear in mind if that CAT6 uses a heavier gauge wire that CAT5, so be sure to use the jack that matches the cable.
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                I really like these CAT6 connectors. I have all the colors. Several years ago I had the walls i...
                I really like these CAT6 connectors. I have all the colors. Several years ago I had the walls in my house open and ran CAT5e everywhere. Now I have a new garage/man cave going up and decided to run CAT6 for internet, TV, security cameras, controllers, etc. I also had to run an underground feed from the internet service/router in the house to the garage. Given I have a bunch of CAT jacks near my router in the house, having a jack in a different color lets me know immediately which one feeds the garage. Having a different color in the garage lets me quickly identify the incoming feed. So for example I can have cameras with blue jacks, the main feed in orange and normal internet connections in white. Colors are good! I find these jacks much improved over the older design. First the T568A/B wiring scheme is printed on the back of the jack which I find easier to read. Second the dust cover is designed so that the cable exits straight out from the back of the jack instead of the top or bottom. This means you don't have to untwist as much wire to complete your punch downs (better signal) and there is less strain on the jack/cable in the wall plate. The jacks come with their own punch down tool which is convenient - especially if your wife has a habit of putting away any tools you might leave lying around. One thing to bear in mind if that CAT6 uses a heavier gauge wire that CAT5, so be sure to use the jack that matches the cable.
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                • Recommended
                Easy to punch down CAT-6 RJ45 jack. Snaps easily into face plate or biscuit box. For someone with...
                Easy to punch down CAT-6 RJ45 jack. Snaps easily into face plate or biscuit box. For someone without tools, it comes with a plastic punch down tool. Color coded terminals for either T568A or T568B wiring schemes. Grey back cover snaps easily in place and secures the cable once dressed in place. Rated at up to 250-MHZ, CAT-6 standard. I had no trouble terminating the cable or snapping the jack into the keystone wall plate.
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                The Keystone CAT6 Jack appears to be well made. The package comes with a little Punch Down tool t...
                The Keystone CAT6 Jack appears to be well made. The package comes with a little Punch Down tool to press your wires into the jack’s connectors, a nice touch for a person who doesn’t have their own punch down tool and is doing a small amount of wiring. (Like maybe adding one wall jack) The Jack is a bit high priced, and if you are using 24AWG network cable, then this is NOT the Jack for you. The Home Depot web page does state that this is for 23AWG network cable. The instructions and packaging make no mention of this, but this Jack is designed for 23AWG cable only. Connecting this to 24AWG wire may result in connection failures. (23AWG wire is thicker than 24AWG wire). Know what gauge wire cable you are using before buying this Jack. You can see from the other reviews, that many have written reviews without knowing what gauge wire they are using. The printed instructions are confusing in that they show a wiring diagram for an “A” wiring connection. Most of the time for home computer networks you will use only the “B” wiring connection. The printed instructions refer to the “A” as Residential, and the “B” as Commercial. Because of the high price, confusing printed instructions, and 23AWG wire only, I cannot recommend this Jack for the novice DIY person who may not know what they are doing. This Jack is Made in China.
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