Outdoor Ethernet Cable, Mesh Radios

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Jul 5th, 2007

I have a 150 ft Outdoor Ethernet Cable (AIR-ETH1500-150=) for the Mesh Radios and I would like to know if I can cut the cable to make it shorter and reterminate the RJ45 end. Does it require a special type of RJ45 connector?

I have this problem too.
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ralphfowler Thu, 11/01/2007 - 20:18

And it will work fine... I do it all the time. Just use a shielded RJ-45 to preserve the shield.

Pity to cut such an expensive cable though.

dennischolmes Fri, 11/02/2007 - 05:51

You can make your own from raw parts from Tessco for a heck of a lot cheaper guys.

hrios Fri, 11/02/2007 - 05:57

I didn't know that Tessco sold that kind of connector. Great information, thanks! Do you happen to have the part number for the connector? I can't find it on the Tessco site.

dennischolmes Fri, 11/02/2007 - 06:18

I don't have the part number here with me as I am working from home, but you can call their sales team and they will locate it for you.

ralphfowler Fri, 11/02/2007 - 06:54

His original question was whether he could reterminate the RJ45 after shortening the cable, and of course the answer is yes, but use a shielded RJ45 plug if you want to preserve that function.

As far as making a complete cable goes, the mating connector to a 1510 radio is an Amphenol MS3126F14-12S This is what I use to mate to the radio. I have about a dozen sitting here.

Beware that the list price of this baby is about $45 but I have been told that there are some other sources that are cheaper.

dennischolmes Fri, 11/02/2007 - 06:57

I was ordering the individual pieces including the milspec connectors and making the cables. We were using outdoor cable and ends.

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