Cat 5 Cable Wiring


 Category 5 Section

What is Cat 5 Cabling

Cat 5 Wiring Tutorial

Crossover Diagram

Maximum Length for Cat 5

Straight Through vs Crossover

T568A and T568B Differences

Ethernet Cable Specifications

How to Crimp a Cat 5 Cable

How to Terminate Cat 5 Cables

Cat 5 and Cat 5e Differences

Installing Cat 5 Through a Roof

Making a Cat 5 Cable

Maximum Cat 5 Signal Range

The Cat 5 Color Code

Cat 5 For Outdoor Use

VGA Over Cat 5

Using Cat 5 For Phone Wires

 
 Cat 3 and Cat 6 Section
Cat 5 vs Cat 3

Cat 5 vs Cat 6

Cat 6 Specifications

Terminating Cat 6 Cable
 
 Tools And Misc Section
Cat 5 Tools

Cat 5 Cable Tester

Crimp-Down vs Punch-Down

Building a Cat 5 Tester

Using Keystone Wiring

Crimping a Patch Cable

Wiring Phone With Only Two Sets

RJ45 Wiring

T568A Specifications

T568B Specifications

UTP Color Code


How To Crimp A Cat 5 Cable

There are nine steps involved in the process of how to crimp cat 5 correctly. The first step you must take is to skin the plastic cable protective sleeve one inch insuring that you do not accidentally cut or nick the cables. Next carefully untwist each pair of cat 5 cable and straighten each of the wires gently between your two fingers.

The next step involves bringing the crimped cat 5 cables together in the proper orders. The correct order for the crimp cat 5 cable is white/blue, white/orange, white/green, or white/brown. Grip the sorted crimp cat 5 cables together and cut all of the wires at a ninety degree angle approximately half an inch from the bottom of the plastic cable protector. You should use a sharp Exacto knife or a pair of scissors for this step because the crimp cat 5 cable needs to be cut perfectly or the cables won’t align properly.

Now gently insert your crimp cat 5 cable into your connectors at a ninety degree angle with the pins facing up. You will need to apply a minimal amount of pressure to ensure that all of your wires have reached the base of the connector. You also need to ensure that the plastic cable protector enters the connector slightly or the cable won‘t function properly and the how to crimp cat 5 project will not be effective.

To finish the how to crimp cat 5 project simply place the connector into your crimping tool and squeeze the handle until it reaches it full swing. There are many things you should take into consideration when you are crimping cat 5 cables. You need to ensure that you have the proper conductors; The solid conductor and stranded conductor are very different and need to be used with a specific plug.

Back to Top


All Rights Reserved.