I am interested in using RJ45 connectors and cat5 cables on my MPCNC, as others have done. I have a crimper for putting the plugs on the cable, but I’ve never worked with the jack side. From what I’m seeing, it looks like the punchdown style would be easiest to work with, but I wanted to hear from folks with some experience using RJ45 jacks have to say.
If you use the punchdown type, does that require a special tool? Also, is it possible to use stranded wire in a punchdown? I’m using breadboard jumper cables cut in half for making the connections to the ramps board, so would like to connect those to the RJ45 jacks.
Any advice is appreciated!