Intro: Sugru Ethernet RJ45 Plug Protector
As you know, the locking tab of RJ45 network plugs breaks very easily. Protect it from breaking, with some Sugru. Prevention is even better than repairing a broken plug.
Then, when you pull the cable through a cables salad, the tab will not get hung to eventually break.
One 5g pack of Sugru will make approx 8 plugs.
Step 1: What You Need
- Sugru pack (5g, approx 8 plugs)
- One toothpick (or a nail, a swiss army knife, ... or anything similar)
Step 2: Form and Place a Sugru Ball
Form a ball of the size of a big pea. Knead it for at least 30 seconds. Roll it.
Place it on the plug as shown.
Step 3: Stick It and Form It
Form it as shown to increase the contact surface with the plug.
Cover the tab by 1 millimeter. (Covering the tab more than necessary will make the plug difficult to release.)
Step 4: Press the Tab
Press slowly but firmly.
Step 5: Release the Tab
Unstick the tab, using the toothpick.
Press and release repeatedly, until the tab moves freely into its hole.
Step 6: Done
Let cure for 24 hours.