Now laid even..
Was the Cat7 that was installed solid core? It wasn't stranded was it?
My previous post seems to have gone awol. Looks solid core to me as far as I can tell. Sparkie said it was thicker than the cat 6 cable. Thoughts?
Sorry I must have misread your comment as I thought you said that the cat 7 wouldn't stay in because it was so thin, now you are saying its too thick?
I have some industrious cat 6 here, very thick like good quality arial cable, with a plastic central section, but did not have any issue punching it down or infact on occasion making patch cables from it (although this is no recommended for solid core)
Could you explain again what issues the sparkie had?
Looking around the interwebs it does appear you need a different connector called GG45 TERA. Also looking around the web, cat 7 is for data centres where 10gig speeds will be required
Do you have enough cat 5/6 in that you can write the 7 off as an expensive mistake and just push it into the wall? No offence to your sparkie like but it would seem if he has tried to terminate it off then perhaps like me he is not up on the whole cat 7 thing either.
The right connector is like 15 quid a piece, ouch!
BTW 8P8C simply means any modular 8 pair 8 core connector. RJ45 is an example of an 8P8C connector but there are other options as well.
Perhaps a photograph showing why the Cat7 cable won't fit into the back of a wall mount RJ45 receptacle?
Piccie re: back of wall mount fixing problem.
Thinking about it he hasn't tried that exactly. The wall mounts are still on order. What he was trying to do in one section is to fit rj45 end point plugs directly onto the cat 7 (this is a section where they will plug straight into the switch on my instruction to avoid the faff of a patch panel. When he tried each time as he inserted the plug seemed too tight internally and led to one of the cables pushing over to land above one of the others. Have I guided him wrong there? Unfortunately the cat7 was laid first and to abondon it means getting all the floors up again - the labour cost would well exceed me having to get gg45 sockets if I really had to. No connection or anything but a google of odedo cat 7 as an example it shows an rj45 shielded adapter spacifically marketed as suitable for cat7 (I'm sure there are others just simply the first I came across).
So my two questions are;
1. If I went for gg45 connectors to then simply plug into an rj45 adapter cable one t'internet reference I came across implied you could plug into a gg45 adapter an Rj45 connector but it was a bit ambigious - i.e. How are you supposed to convert gg45 to rj45?
2. If I went for an rj45 socket marketed as suitable for cat7 will a standard crimp tool work?
Finally success. In case anybody is interested in the solution - Ordered from a well known internet retailer beginning with 'A' some rj45 plugs that were specifically marketed as cat 7A/7/6A. They have a plastic shimmy that the cables go into first before insertion into the plug. Once in standard krone tool works fine.
These plugs also have at the back a bit of metal clearly intended to squeeze onto the metal foil shielding.
Now have brand new mu-so qb singing nicely in the kitchen connected via cat-7.