RJ-45 Modular Jacks

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 Question by Anthony posted 20 Feb 2004
 RJ-45 Modular Jacks
I have RJ45 wall ports that need to be replaced. I have purchased a few Hubbell Premise #HXJ5EB jacks and they work but the don't seem to fit the faceplates. (Plus, they are rather expensive) The jacks are slightly larger and I can get them to fit except the stick out from the plate and I would like them flush. I cannot seem to find the exact match for the jacks that were in there. I have an orange cover that says "Lucent 16DA8" on the top and MPS5 on the front. Can you tell me where I can find these original jacks, and if not, is there a comparable product with the same specs? Thank you.
 Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 21 Feb 2004
Dear Anthony,

These are parts of SYSTIMAX - structured cabling system that has changed quite a few names since then, and is now produced as Avaya SYSTIMAX. The product line has been sold to Commscope just recently, but the parts will bear Avaya's name for a while, so if you call a cabling distributor, such as Graybar, say you need Avaya jacks. The part you need is now called MPS100-xxx The xxx stands for color:

Not every distributor carries SYSTIMAX parts as they tend to be on the high-end side, but I would suggest that you find where is Graybar's location in your area (check with http://www.graybar.com/, and pay them a visit. They normally can sell parts over-the-counter, and some colors (ivory, white, black, gray) are usually stock items.

You can find more information about the SYSTIMAX product line at their web site: http://www.systimax.com

Good luck with your search!

Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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