Is there a convention for which way up to mount an RJ45 faceplate

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  1. tdenson

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    I am wiring a network up in Kenya and due to it being a bit of a long way to go for support calls I am trying to be ultra organised for a change !
    Is there a standard for which way up to mount an RJ45 faceplate, i.e. should the shutter push down or up, and should the label be above or below ? I have Googled but drawn a blank.
     
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    Usually one mounts the sockets to the metal contacts are at the top so that any dirt that gets in there is less likely to accumulate on/around the contacts. Normally this means the shutter pushes up and the label is above, but it's not like it won't work if you do it any other way around (in floor boxes for example, they are mounted horizontally, so there isn't an "up.")
     
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    Ah, that's a good point. I had noticed that most seem to be that way up, but my preference is the other way as it's easier to plug in the RJ45. However, point noted, and I will change my practice.
     

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