With any cable installation, ideally you want one continuous length but sometimes things don’t go as planned and you need just a few more feet. Or maybe your installation will be easier if you run one cable from one end of the project and another from the other end and couple them where they meet in the middle.
For Shielded Cat5e cable assemblies, a shielded RJ-45 coupler is your answer!
This coupler will join two Shielded Cat5e cables creating one long cable. The shielding properties of the coupler ensures a proper ground is passed from end to end and the integrity of signal rejection provided by the shielding in the cable jacket is maintained.
It is okay to install the coupler outside, but you must seal it after installation with COAX-SEAL