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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.
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 Answer by Roman Kitaev posted 02 Nov 2001
Hello,

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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