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 Question by Greg Vanlandingham posted 01 Nov 2001
 Cat 6 Cabling
I have several runs where I came up short and would like to splice into them and continue the run. Would it be ok to put in a small patch panel for the splice. And if so, how would you configure the cables (straight, crosses, etc..)? Thank you for your help.

Greg Vanlandingham
Fresno CA.
 Answer by Roman Kitaev posted 02 Nov 2001

According to the 568B wiring standard, a cabling channel may have up to 4 connections (2 at the cross-connect panels, 1 at consolidation point, 1 at work area outlet).

If we consider your "splice" connection as a consolidation point, then yes you can install it and your channels will be OK.

Just do it as "interconnect" and not as "crossconnect".

Cables are configured in a normal straight-thru way.

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