Ethernet Xtreme Installation Temporary Utility Safety-encapsulation connector device to protect the end of the Ethernet cable during network installations
Publication Date: 2014-Jun-24
The IP.com Prior Art Database
Disclosed is a design for a safety cap for a tab mechanism on an Ethernet cable to prevent damage during movement through the laboratory or other facility.
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Ethernet Xtreme Installation Temporary Utility Safety -encapsulation connector device to protect the end of the Ethernet cable during network installations
In the process of setting up network configurations in a laboratory or facility, cables need to be moved from point A to point B, leaving the connector tab mechanism vulnerable to breakage.
A method is needed to prevent or limit the strain on the tab mechanism to avoid breakage and preserve the integrity of the connector.
The solution is to add an external, small, elongated, elliptical-shaped hinged enclosure that is clamped onto the connector end of the cable. This protects the connector during movement. A loop on the hinged enclosure facilitates the attachment of a small string or rope for pulling the cable to the destination.
Figure: Safety cap for the tab mechanism