RJ 45 terminator

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 Question by frank nonga posted 18 Jan 2005
 RJ 45 terminator
Rj 45 terminator has 8 pins and only 4 are useful,why having 8 pins while 4 areactually useful?
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 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 14 Feb 2005
Dear frank,

What you have there is structured cabling which will serve various applications. While 10BaseT and 100BaseT both only use four conductors (Pin s 1, 2, 3 & 6, 1000BaseT will use all 8. Also telephone service is normally delivered on pins 4 & 5. The whole idea is that the cable can be used for any service up to it's electrical category.

Sincerely,
Joseph Golan, RCDD

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