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    Default Seeking source recommendation for RJ-45 Bulkhead Connectors

    I am looking for a source for inexpensive Cat5 RJ-45 IP-67 (at least water resistant) panel mount (AKA: bulkhead mount).
    M20 is a nice mounting hole size. Dust caps are a bonus.
    I need 40+.
    I am hoping for under $3 each, shipped to USA, 20147.

    Here is an example

    I am hoping somebody has a specific source that they have experience with and can recommend. I have started searching AliExpress and found hits but I think AliExpress is kind of a crap shoot. I have had mostly good experiences but a few where it would cost more to make it right than it was worth. Since I am looking at $100+, I don't want hassles.

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    Default Re: Seeking source recommendation for RJ-45 Bulkhead Connectors

    These are the ones I ordered:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    (EDIT) Dang - they went up since I ordered - :-( should have ordered more!

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    Default Re: Seeking source recommendation for RJ-45 Bulkhead Connectors

    Bulkhead mount IP67, but M25 - should be able to negotiate a better shipping rate and get them landed $3 or less.
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/9314...AbTest=ae803_3

    These are a little higher, but 100% rated.
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3286...AbTest=ae803_3
    Last edited by mrGrumpy; 07-09-2019 at 06:08 PM.
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    Default Re: Seeking source recommendation for RJ-45 Bulkhead Connectors

    Are there compatible ends that go on the cable to be connected? Have a link for them?

    How are the threads on these and ease of screwing the connectors on? I got some off Ebay and they work but it takes some effort to get the connectors screwed on.

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    Default Re: Seeking source recommendation for RJ-45 Bulkhead Connectors

    Quote Originally Posted by craiz View Post
    Are there compatible ends that go on the cable to be connected? Have a link for them?

    How are the threads on these and ease of screwing the connectors on? I got some off Ebay and they work but it takes some effort to get the connectors screwed on.
    The ones I list screw great. Suggest you try some dielectric grease on yours.
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    Default Re: Seeking source recommendation for RJ-45 Bulkhead Connectors

    These are the ones I am using. M20 size, IP67, panel mount. Slightly over $3 each (but not much). I've been very pleased with them.

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1887...20bb4c4dJjAuZb

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    Default Re: Seeking source recommendation for RJ-45 Bulkhead Connectors

    I know a lot of others have been through the process and I was hoping to piggyback. Thank you everybody for your suggestions.
    One of the difficulties I have in sourcing a part is that I have a huge number of resources on which to draw. Searching can become dependent on something as simple as searching for "bulkhead" vs "panel mount".

    As a side note, I don't use the mated cable end cover. I make a shroud from a piece of bicycle inner tube tightly zip-tied to the exposed threads of the bulkhead connector. My boxes are mounted so the RJ-45 connections face down and the shroud protects them.
    Last edited by Jerry-Rigs; 07-12-2019 at 11:44 AM. Reason: spelling/grammer

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