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# 254256 4-Aug-2019 02:01
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Hi,

 

I am running my own CAT6 in my house and i got these keystones from PBTech (https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/ITPFPC6002/Dynamix-FP-C6-002-Cat6-Keystone-RJ45-Jack-for-110)

 

Below is the keystone + my first attempt at terminating:

 

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I thought i would ask here first before i continue to terminate the rest of my cables if:

 

a.) The colours are correct (going for T568A)?

 

b.) Is the CAT6 cable sheath close enough to the keystone?

 

c.) it is ok for the wires to be untwisted in the keystone (mainly the brown & green wires)?

 

Thanks!


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  # 2289393 4-Aug-2019 02:35
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Funnily enough I'm planning to do exactly the same at my house - fed up with crappy wifi adapters.

 

a) hard to say, I would check with a multimeter 

 

b) yes

 

c) yes

 

 

 

 


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  # 2289399 4-Aug-2019 06:43
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Your using a punch down tool yeah?

And you should test your runs with a cheap pair tester, there like $20 On trademe.

A spec is common for it networking in nz
B spec is common for AV networks

But it does not matter as long as any run is the same at both sides.

Also, trim the leftover off the connector.





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  # 2289404 4-Aug-2019 07:32
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sdavisnz: Your using a punch down tool yeah?

And you should test your runs with a cheap pair tester, there like $20 On trademe.

A spec is common for it networking in nz
B spec is common for AV networks

But it does not matter as long as any run is the same at both sides.

Also, trim the leftover off the connector.

 

You can buy the cheap cable testers that are $20 on Trademe for $2 on AliExpress incl shipping.

 

Just be aware with all the cheap ones that they are very average, and it's important you look at both ends of the testers to ensure light sequences are good as a miswired colour will not necessarily just show up at the master end.

 

 


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  # 2289412 4-Aug-2019 08:13
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You've done a great job - better than most Sparky's out there.

To answer your last question, generally you would maintain a twist on the longer pairs in the keystone, of the cable allows it - dont make your own twists for the sake of it. But the reality of it, in a residential situation, is that is makes zero difference.



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  # 2289553 4-Aug-2019 12:16
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sdavisnz: Your using a punch down tool yeah?

And you should test your runs with a cheap pair tester, there like $20 On trademe.

A spec is common for it networking in nz
B spec is common for AV networks

But it does not matter as long as any run is the same at both sides.

Also, trim the leftover off the connector.

 

 

 

Yeah i got this one (https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/TOLHAN0007/HANLONG-Krone--110-Punch-Down-Tool-Professional-Se)

 

My workmate gave me this:

 

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Does this mean i need to plug a working ethernet cable on both ends of the cat6 cable to test both keystones?


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  # 2289555 4-Aug-2019 12:20
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Hi, yes use a couple of patch leads to connect it all up and test, as for the Sams commend of keeping the twist together on the longer pairs, in your photos, the green pair is fine, but on the tan pair if it were me I would have added a half twist on rather than untwist to stop the wires splaying for that longer length, but its being pickety, it looks great.

 

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  # 2289556 4-Aug-2019 12:21
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To answer your last question, generally you would maintain a twist on the longer pairs in the keystone, of the cable allows it - dont make your own twists for the sake of it. But the reality of it, in a residential situation, is that is makes zero difference.

 

Ah thats good to know! Thanks!


 
 
 
 


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  # 2289559 4-Aug-2019 12:21
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Yes, you first test two patch leads using the device so you know they’re good, then patch one end of the tester at one end of your cable run, then patch the other end as above and check the lights. All but ground leds will light up in sequence



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  # 2289561 4-Aug-2019 12:22
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cyril7:

 

Hi, yes use a couple of patch leads to connect it all up and test, as for the Sams commend of keeping the twist together on the longer pairs, in your photos, the green pair is fine, but on the tan pair if it were me I would have added a half twist on rather than untwist to stop the wires splaying for that longer length, but its being pickety, it looks great.

 

Cyril

 

 

Awesome! ill do that for the longer ones. Thanks!


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  # 2289600 4-Aug-2019 14:03
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For my edification, why do I see wires seemingly not punched down but you experts say it looks great?


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  # 2289603 4-Aug-2019 14:07
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Because the OP was checking the twist, conductor positioning and sheath length prior to punching down.


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  # 2289661 4-Aug-2019 15:01
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linw:

For my edification, why do I see wires seemingly not punched down but you experts say it looks great?



The assumption was OP just checking before punching down....

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  # 2289712 4-Aug-2019 16:01
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Ah, that makes sense. I am now edificated!!


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