Question by Carlos Fyfield posted 23 Aug 2005
|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.
Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 23 Aug 2005
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)
Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD
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