Category 8 – Field Terminable Plug

Installation zone RECOMMENDATION

The dramatic growth of high-bandwidth wireless access points and other IP-enabled devices, such as surveillance cameras and building automation equipment has created a demand for a field installable modular plug that is simple to terminate and meets the latest industry standards and performance requirements. In addition, there has been an increased requirement for field terminable plugs in data centers to enable construction of high-performance custom-length cable assemblies for enhanced cable management.

OCC’s new Category 8 field terminable plug is simple to terminate with no specialized tools required and supports high performance 40 Gigabit networks. Termination is accomplished by simply inserting the conductors into the wire manager, squeezing the wire manager to terminate the conductors and inserting wire manager into the plug housing. All eight conductors are simultaneously terminated when the wire manager is squeezed. This process ensures consistent, reliable terminations.

The Field Terminable Plug meets TIA-568-C.2-1 Category 8 component performance and is also backwards compatible for use in Category 5e, Cat6 and Cat 6A Direct Attach links or channels.

Field Terminable Plugs used as part of an end-to-end OCC copper cabling solution and tested using OCC’s Field Plug Test Adapter are backed by OCC’s 25-year MDIS Direct Attach System Performance Warranty.


  • Data Center Direct Attach Cable Assemblies
  • HDMI/HDBASET Cable Assemblies
  • Wireless Access Points
  • IP Security Cameras
  • IP Access Control
  • IP Audio
  • Building Automation Devices
  • Transition Cables


  • ANSI/TIA-568-C.2-1 Category 8
  • IEC 60603-7-41
  • Supports IEEE 802.3bq 40GBASE-T
  • Supports IEEE 802.3at POE+ (and forthcoming 802.3bt POE++)
  • Accommodates 22-24 AWG conductors
  • Modular Interface: 750 mating cycles
  • 1000 VDC Dielectric Withstand
  • Current Rating (50°C): 1A
  • 500MΩ Insulation resistance
  • Temperature range: -40°C to 70°C
  • UL 1863 Communications Circuit Accessories
  • UL 2043 Certification for use in Air Handling Spaces


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