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 Question by Elliot Frank posted 24 Jan 2004
 Patch Panel & Wall Jack
I am using the home run method to wire my home phones. Would like to understand the wiring configuration at the wall jack and at the the patch panel site.

 Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 27 Jan 2004
Dear Elliot,

Basically, the idea is to keep pin number 1 of the patch panel port number 1 connected to pin number 1 of the jack number 1. Pin #2 of the patch panel port #1 connected to pin #2 of the jack #1 and so on and so forth. So, there should not be a pin number change inside. If you need to make a crossover, it should be an outside (detachable) cord.

The actual color code depends on the manufacturer of the panel/jacks. In most cases they either include a colored paper insert or stick a colored label onto the jack to designate the pairs by color. As always, blue pair is #1, orange is #2, green is #3 and brown is #4.

Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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