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Topic # 32010 8-Apr-2009 11:42
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Whats a good place to buy a reel of  the stuff?

Master Trade and Connector Systems are the same at about $225+GST for a reel of 300m.

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-AL

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  Reply # 205974 8-Apr-2009 12:13
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Stranded or solid?

Corys / Mastertrade price is well under that if you have an account you probably got told their "retail" price.

If you can't get a cheaper price from them try www.cablesdirect.co.nz they have good pricing and service.


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  Reply # 205983 8-Apr-2009 12:32
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sbiddle: If you can't get a cheaper price from them try www.cablesdirect.co.nz they have good pricing and service.


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  Reply # 206127 9-Apr-2009 04:27
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Yep, thanks guys Cables direct definitly looks cheapest.

There is also a guy on TM selling 305m reels for 159.

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  Reply # 208863 23-Apr-2009 19:34
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You could also try www.redtiger.co.nz  Pretty reasonable prices for both stranded and solid core.



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  Reply # 209261 25-Apr-2009 17:38
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Can RJ11 be mated to CAT5 (either solid or stranded?)

The reason I ask is my brother wants to modify his house wiring so that he has:

----POE-DSL SPLITTER--|--------------ADSL MODEM
|--------------PHONE1--------PHONE2 ETC

The telecom guy said that using cat5 solid was heaps better than that flat phone cable they sell at various places.

The problem is by having the splitter under the house means I need a peice of my cat5 somehow to connect to the splitter. Now I have the crimp tool to do RJ45 and RJ11, but the guy in the shop didnt seem to think you could crimp RJ11 onto CAT5 ethernet cable very well?

Hope I am clear on what I am trying to do here? The splitter I am using is just a standard wall splitter, not a central splitter.

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  Reply # 209302 25-Apr-2009 19:23
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RJ11 crimps fine onto cat5e cable, just remember you're only using the blue/blue+white pair so you'll need to strip back the outside and just use this one pair.

Just be aware that most RJ11 plugs are for stranded cable and you're presumably using solid cable which isn't to much of an issue if the plugs aren't being handled continually.

I'd recommend a central master splitter if you're on an ADSL2+ connection however, cheap standalone filters just don't really cut the cake with ADSL2+ and are not recommended if you want optimum results.



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  Reply # 209317 25-Apr-2009 20:59
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Interesting.

You can get the master splitters at Mastertrade right?

What also may be interesting for others here is that the backing plate for RJ45 for wall outlets was $17 at Jaycar. Cablesdirect has em for $4.70!!

Much cheaper.

Will try to crimp onto RJ11 sbiddle.

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  Reply # 209319 25-Apr-2009 21:03
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To avoid crimping RJ11 onto solid core can you get a RJ11 male to RJ45 female converter?

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  Reply # 209321 25-Apr-2009 21:20
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bigal_nz: To avoid crimping RJ11 onto solid core can you get a RJ11 male to RJ45 female converter?


If the stuff is under the house you shouldn't ideally be using any adapters (including the internal filter) due to the risk of moisture ingress.


 


 


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