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 Gore’s 4-pair Cat6A Ethernet cables with the plug shell and socket shell versions of the Carlisle Octax® M38999 (Size 11) Connector System. They first detail the tools and materials you’ll need, which include:

  • Needle nose pliers, crimpers and hand strippers
  • Scalpel, tweezer scissors and cutters
  • Socket positioner (K41) and pin positioner (K42)
  • Torque meter and adapters
  • DRP-10
  • Thread locker and Allen key
  • Contact retention tools

Preparing the cables and parts, terminating the plug shell (Termination A) and socket shell (Termination B), closing the connectors, and performing the required testing are all thoroughly covered 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 the assembly should, at a minimum, be verified for proper wiring and continuity, and checked for shorts. You may be required to complete additional testing by local authorities and/or end-users.

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 for Cat6A protocol with the plug shell and socket shell versions of the Carlisle Octax® M38999 (Size 11) 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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