For the best data connection, you must choose the same plug type as the wire you are using – solid or stranded type. Solid wires are designed with one metal wire whereas stranded wires are composed of a bundle of hair-thin wires.
When shopping for rj45 cat5e plugs, you will have a variety of options other than the plug type option. First, each rj45 plug has either 2 prongs or 3 prongs which secure the contact when the cat5e plug is crimped with a crimping tool. 2 prongs provide two teeth, and 3 prongs provide three teeth for more security.
The next option is the number of microns manufactured into the modular plug. This means the thickness of gold plating on the contacts. The thicker the plating, the more protection the contacts will have against corrosion and aging. Your main options are 6, 30 or 50 micron. 6 micron is more suitable for connections in office and computer stations, while 30 and 50 microns have more protection for dusty and harsh environments.
Our highest grade cat5e stranded type plugs are 50 micron with 2 prongs.
We also offer 20pcs/bag and 100pcs/bag for the best price possible.