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 Question by Brian Furlong posted 24 Jun 2003
 Data point cabling
In what pattern do I punch a cat5 cable into a face plate? ie. blue, blue/white, brown etc.
Same for the back of the patch panel.
 Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 30 Jun 2003
Dear Brian,

This will depend on the actual jack that you are installing. There is no standard layout for the cable side of the jack terminations, and you have to follow the scheme that the manufacturers usually provide with the jack in form of a sticky paper label or insert next to the termination points.

As far as patch panel is concerned, most of them use 110D-4 clips with standard pin layout, which you can get from a page at our website that describes 110-type panel terminations. Click here to go to that page. Every single 4-pair cable will use one 110C-4 block, with blue pair being #1, orange #2, green #3 and brown - #4.

Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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