Skip to content

Ethernet (RJ45) Plug broken lock tab fix

Creation's quality: 5.0/5 (1 vote)
Evaluation of members on the printability, utility, level of detail, etc.

3D model description

This is a quick and reliable solution for when you have got your ethernet cable's lock-tab broken but you do not want/have no means to re-crimp those plugs.
The idea came from this thing and I decided to make a "self-sufficient" solution. So here it is.
I have noticed, that when RJ45 lock-tabs are broken, the end, where the tab previously joined the plug remains. This design fixates that reminder as if the original tab.
I print it in translucent (it looks more suitable for such small thing) PLA from .
My prints are at slow speed with 0.2mm layer height. I use the 7 layer raft and soluble attachment to the raft.

One notice - if you have your RJ45 socket hidden deeper into plastic enclosure (I have this situation in the case of my printer) then better use the file rj45_repair.stl . It is less flexing but there is no spring and it will get into the socket just fine (anyway you will not be replugging much)

  • 3D file format: STL
  • Publication date: 2018/09/18 at 14:35





Best sellers of the category Home

Add a comment

Would you like to support Cults?

You like Cults and you want to help us continue the adventure independently? Please note that we are a small team of 3 people, therefore it is very simple to support us to maintain the activity and create future developments. Here are 4 solutions accessible to all:

  • ADVERTISING: Disable your AdBlock banner blocker and click on our banner ads.

  • AFFILIATION: Make your purchases online by clicking on our affiliate links here Amazon, Gearbest or Aliexpress.

  • DONATE: If you want, you can make a donation via PayPal here.

  • WORD OF MOUTH: Invite your friends to come, discover the platform and the magnificent 3D files shared by the community!