Strain relief boots can be used when a new patch cable is being made. The boots need to be placed onto the cable before both connector ends are terminated. The boots help to protect the modular plug body, especially the latch tab, from external handling damage. The strain relief feature on the boots helps to maintain the cable bend radius and limits conductor movement inside of the connector that can lead to continuity failures over time.

  • Prevents broken connector tabs and snagging while extending connector life
  • Minimizes cable bends that can reduce data speed and result in data loss
  • Dampens cable movement and vibrations that can result in premature connector failure
  • Sized for Cat 5e and smaller diameter Cat 6 twisted pair cables
  • Fits industry standard RJ-45 8P8C connectors
  • 5.5mm diameter cable opening


  1. Slide boot on the end of an unterminated Cat 5e/6 cable. At least one end of the cable needs to be unterminated.
  2. Install and terminate RJ-45 connector per connector instructions.
  3. Slide the boot over the back of connector so connector tab is partially covered by the hood dome of the boot.
  4. Boots are reusable if cable is disassembled.

All products must be installed by a licensed electrican. DIY electrical work is illegal and very dangerous.

Change of Mind
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Damaged / Faulty Goods
If you find that the goods were damaged in transit or were faulty in some manner, please contact us within 24 hours of receiving the goods. We will organise for the return of the goods and arrange a credit towards your next purchase or send a replacement product. Customer will incur the cost of return postage and be credited the purchase price only. We recommend that you return your unwanted items using registered post or trackable courier. We can not be held responsible if returned items are lost in transit.

Product warranties are governed by the respective manufacturers and / or suppliers warranty terms and conditions (available on request). We will not be liable to you or any third party for any loss suffered due to product failure. We will process product warranty claims through the respective manufacturers and/or suppliers. All warranties are void if the product is not installed by a licensed electrician.

Type Strain Relief Boot
SKU II85-380
Model # 85-380
Barcode # 783250853809
Brand IDEAL Industries
Shipping Weight 0.1200kg
Shipping Width 0.075m
Shipping Height 0.050m
Shipping Length 0.150m

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