How to Terminate a Cat 8 Modular Plug

How To Install
QuickTreX® Cat 8 Shielded Crimp Style Modular Plugs

Essential Tools and Products Needed

 QuickTreX Large OD
                            / Cat 8 Crimper QuickTreX Large OD / Cat 8 Crimper
QuickTreX Large OD Cable Cutter Stripper
QuickTreX Wire Scissors
QuickTreX Cat 8 Modular Plugs
QuickTreX Cat 8 Cable
QuickTreX Cat 8 Strain Relief Boots (Optional)

Wire Diagram for 568-B (Standard) Pinout

Pair # Wire
1 White / Blue
  • White / Blue 5
  • Blue / White 4
2 White / Orange
  • White / Blue 1
  • Orange / White 2
3 White / Green
  • White / Green 3
  • Green / White 6
4 White / Brown
  • White / Brown 7
  • Brown / White 8
1 Create a clean cut on your cable
Create a clean cut on your cable
2 If using strain relief boots slip boot over outer jacket
If using strain relief boots slip boot over outer jacket
3 Strip cable about 1 ½” back on cable by placing cable stripper on cable and rotating it around the cable
Strip cable about 1 ½” back on cable by placing cable stripper on cable and rotating it around the cable
4 Twist off the outer jacket exposing the shielding & conductors
Twist off the outer jacket exposing the shielding & conductors
5 Peel away outer shielding, pair shielding, and untwist conductors
Peel away outer shielding, pair shielding, and untwist conductors
6 Cut away excess foil and shielding NOTE: Do not cut off drain wire
Cut away excess foil and shielding NOTE: Do not cut off drain wire
7 Wrap drain wire around top of cable jacket
Wrap drain wire around top of cable jacket
8 Align and straighten each conductor using a straight edge TIP: The handle of wire scissors works great.
Align and straighten each conductor using a straight edge TIP: The handle of wire scissors works great.
9 Tightly push together conductors while continuing to straighten conductors
Tightly push together conductors while continuing to straighten conductors
10 Cut conductors on angle 1” from cable jacket
Cut conductors on angle 1” from cable jacket
11 Slowly push load bar onto conductors making sure conductors align properly NOTE: Angle side of load bar will face non-tab side (bottom) of plug
Slowly push load bar onto conductors making sure conductors align properly NOTE: Angle side of load bar will face non-tab side (bottom) of plug
12  Using the plug for reference, mark where to cut conductors straight
Using the plug for reference, mark where to cut conductors straight
13  Provide a straight cut of conductor
Provide a straight cut of conductors
14  Push plug over conductors. NOTE: Angle side of load bar will face non-tab side (bottom) of plug
Push plug over conductors. NOTE: Angle side of load bar will face non-tab side (bottom) of plug
15 Push plug on, towards jacket until conductors slide into plug contacts.
Push plug on, towards jacket until conductors slide into plug contacts.
17 Visually check to make sure conductors properly alligned into plug
Visually check to make sure conductors properly alligned into plug
18 Wrap shielding clamp around cable jacket
Wrap shielding clamp around cable jacket
19 Place plug in crip tray tab down
Place plug in crip tray tab down
20  Squeeze handles together to crimp plug and cable/shield clamp
Squeeze handles together to crimp plug and cable/shield clamp
21 Crimper will automatically release once crimped. Then lift and remove plug from crimp tray.
Crimper will automatically release once crimped. Then lift and remove plug from crimp tray.
22 If using strain relief boots, slip boot up and over plug and tab util in proper position.
If using strain relief boots, slip boot up and over plug and tab util in proper position.
Completed Plug Installation with Strain Relief Boot
Completed Plug Installation