rj12 /cat5

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 Question by lee mora posted 07 Oct 2005
 rj12 /cat5
Is it possible to run cat5 into a RJ12 plugend? Using only 1 set of wires. Phone use only.
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 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 07 Oct 2005
Dear lee,

yes it is possible but I do not recommend it as most male RJ12 heads are made for stranded wire and standard cat 5(e) is a solid conductor. Even if you can get it to work initially, the connection will break down after only a few flexes of the cable. You are much better off terminating the cable in a proper jack and then use a modular cord to connect to the telephone.

Sincerely,
Joseph Golan, RCDD

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