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 Question by Carlos Fyfield posted 23 Aug 2005
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To whom it may concern,
I have two questions may you can help, the first is what industries recognized 8w,8p and what is 8w,8p. The second is what is the term RU means and it's measurement.
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 Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 23 Aug 2005
Dear Carlos,

RU is actually a rack unit. It is 1.75" (44.5 mm). A 7' high rack normally has 45 RU available for components. A 48-port patch panel normally takes 2RU.
8W8P (8 wires-8pins) or, as I would rather put it 8P8C - eight pins - eight conductors - signifies a plug or jack that is usually referred to as RJ-45 (although 8P8C would be better designation)

Sincerely,
Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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