Please note: While these termination instructions offer a helpful guide, they should always be used alongside current connector system manufacturing instructions for best results.

About the Termination Instructions

These Termination Instructions are intended solely for terminating size 24 AWG of Gore's 4-pair Cat6A Ethernet cables with the plug and receptacle versions of the Amphenol® OCS 13-53 Connector System. They first detail the tools and materials you’ll need, which include:

  • SN63 leaded solder (required)
  • Needle nose pliers, scalpel, tweezer scissors, hand strippers and cutters
  • Soldering iron and wick
  • Clamp tool (Tie-Dex® II)
  • Copper foil tape (3M-3313)
  • Braid brush
  • Probe/pick

Preparing the cable and parts, terminating the plug connector (Termination A) and receptacle (Termination B), closing the connectors, and performing the required testing are all covered thoroughly with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and visual aids, like photos and illustrations, to help you ensure proper termination.

Performing Required Testing

You should perform all required testing. Gore recommends that you complete the following steps at a minimum. You may be required to complete additional testing by local authorities and/or end-users.

  • Verify proper wiring and continuity
  • Check for shorts
  • Verify accurate assembly length

Contact a Gore Representative for More Information or Assistance

Terminating Gore’s wires and cables properly with connectors ensures high-speed data transmission with optimal signal integrity. These assembly termination instructions should only be used for the 4-pair design of GORE Ethernet Cables, size 24 AWG for Cat6A protocol with the plug and receptacle versions of the Amphenol® OCS 13-53 Connector System.

Request a complimentary sample of our Ethernet cables for prototyping and evaluation in your application. If you’re ready to buy, contact a trusted distributor for in-stock availability.

If you need help with connector-cable compatibility and termination, contact a Gore representative for aerospace and defense today.

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