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Klein Tools Cable Identification and Connector Protection Boots

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Klein Cable Identification Boots Help You Keep Everything Sorted and Functional

We’ve all likely experienced the joy of trying to sift through a bunch of identical-looking cables. Those of you in the VDV and computer networking fields likely get to deal with that particular joy multiple times a day. Klein Tools has come up with what seems like a no-brainer of a solution to the cable mess. The Klein Cable Identification Strain Relief Boots not only protect your CAT5e and CAT6 (RJ45) connectors from damage but also color-code your cables. This helps you more easily differentiate one network cable from another.

What is Klein Saying About the Strain Relief Boots?

Klein Tools new Strain Relief Cable Boots are designed to help keep connecters on CAT5e and CAT6 cables and protect against broken tabs that can cause connector failure. The 5 included colors ensure that identifying different cables is quick and simple.

Sean O’Flaherty, Vice President of Product Management at Klein Tools

What’s the Big Deal?

The big deal with the Klein Cable Identification Strain Relief Boots is surprisingly simple. Klein has used multiple colors in the design, meaning that you can visually identify quickly which cable goes where. When dealing with what can often look like a pile of electrical spaghetti noodles, the Klein RJ45 connector protection boots can help you differentiate one “noodle” from another very easily.

They also add an anti-snag boot over the top of the release clip. That helps when you need to pull the cable back through EMT or any other type of narrow passageway.

They come in black, white, blue, red, and yellow, and they work with all CAT5e and CAT6 cables.

Additionally, the Klein Cable Identification Strain Relief Boots also protect your connectors from damage caused by undue stress on your connection latches. Klein has designed these boots from a flexible ABS plastic material that won’t damage your cables.


Klein sells the Cable Identification RJ45 Boots in packs of 100. This pack includes 20 pieces in each color, and they retail for $9.99 each. You can find them anywhere Klein tools are sold.

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