Question by Gordon Pullen posted 09 Sep 2005
| Cat6 terminations|
|WE have had some cabling pulled by contractors. They have pulled cat6 cabling, all homeruns with no terminations. Can you make some suggestions? I under stand the terminations are expensive and or should be terminated by machine.|
Answer by Joseph Golan posted 11 Sep 2005
Machine?? Not really sure who is advising you but it sounds like you need a good communications contractor to help you finish the work.
Most category 6 terminations are punched down (with a hand tool) onto 8 pin modular jacks (Cat 6 rated) mounted in a faceplate at the work station and to a mounted category 6 patch panels or a suitable cat 6 block at the closet. After cables have been fully terminated they should be tested with a level III scanner (such as a Fluke DTX) for proper continuety and category 6 performance.
Joseph Golan, RCDD
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