Stewart Connector’s new small diameter RJ45 modular plugs support Gigabit Ethernet (1000Base-T) and 10Gigabit applications and meet the requirements of small diameter patch cables in data center environments. The 8-position, 8-contact, UTP and FTP modular plugs terminate most 4-pair, AWG 28, 100 Ohm, stranded and solid unshielded/shielded twisted pair cable. The small OD modular plugs accommodate a maximum cable diameter up to 0.210" and overall insulated copper conductor diameters range of 0.025" through 0.033", depending on the plug and application. Stewart Connector's small diameter CAT6a and CAT6 plugs notably feature a proprietary contact design and wire alignment system to ensure proper cable-to-plug terminations and robust connections. In addition to Stewart’s proprietary contact design, a load bar is included to facilitate precise conductor placement and repeatable assembly during termination to ensure consistent long-lasting patch cord performance. Depending on the application, boots are available to provide bend relief at the cable exit, protect the plug latch with snag-less tab, and give the finished cable assembly a streamlined appearance.