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 Terminate Cat 5 Cables

When you are ready to learn how to terminate cat 5 cables you should make sure that you closely follow the strict guidelines in the TIA 568A standard. You should be careful and minimize the length of the wire that you untwist. You should never have more than half an inch of untwisted cat 5 cable at any given time. When you are terminating a cat 5 cable you should ensure that you are only using a eight slotted conductor jack.

Learning how to terminate cat 5 cables is a simple process involving only a few steps. To make your terminations you should use your punch down/termination tool to firmly press the wire conductors into the proper place then trim the wire. There are five setting on the termination tool , they are used to terminate 22, 24, and 26 gauge wire into punch down blocks. You need to ensure that you terminate each wire based on itís colour. Each colour is matched with the colour coding on the termination jacks. This gives your cables greater immunity to interference.

When you are terminating the cat 5 cable you use only use a cat 5 jack with a 110 connector as it is stated in the T568A wiring pattern. When you are learning how to terminate cat 5 cables you need to be careful when you are doing the punch down process. There are six specific steps you need to follow. Gently cut away two inches of the protective plastic jacket from the wire, Untwist the sets of wires and flatten them until there is little or no space in between, Cut the wire back to half an inch above the plastic protective jacket, slide the wires in the RJ45 connector , and then crimp the cables.

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