Guess the connector! (Trying to identify a connector for single core cables)

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  1. pedr0

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    Hi,

    My cctv installer extended a cat5 cable using some connectors. Please can you help me identify them.

    He used on connector for each core.

    From memory, the connector is a disc approximately 5mm across. Its sort of milky white, but amber towards the middle. It appears to be a permanent solution because he put it in a place that's not really accessible. I also didn't see any way to 'open' the connector. The two wires enter the disc at the edge on one side.

    I'm hoping these things might be familiar enough to alarm or cctv installers that you'll be able to recognise it from the description.
    It'll be a pain to try and take a photo.
     
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  4. pedr0

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    And the winner is @sparkymarka :D:D

    I've gone and driven a screw through my main bundle of cat6 cables and have nicked 4 of them. Having tested with one of those cat cable testers, I know that I have severed one core in one of the cables (haven't tested the other three cables yet)

    Would these be the best way to repair damage? Logic being that I wouldn't have to cut the rest of the cores in a cable in order to do the fix, hopefully retaining as much performance in the cable as possible. These cables are being used for my gigabit ethernet network.
     
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    Your best to cut out a section and terminate them into two boxes with a patch cable between them.
     
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    You can get an in-line crimp box
     
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    Thanks everyone. Inline crimp it is then. Thankfully only the one cable got knackered even though the screw went through 4 of them - must have pushed the twisted pairs out of the way as it went through.
     
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