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wiring help for an RJ45 socket

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Control & Remote Controls' started by (GTV)Chris, Feb 15, 2004.

  1. (GTV)Chris

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    Hi Fellas

    need some help punching in t he wires to a network socket.
    I am using the cat5 cable to pipe round audio visual signals aroun the house.
    The cable comes twisted and i was wondering if i need to untwistr them for the socket???
    It has an "A" and a "B" configuration on the socket on one side it looks like this

    1. A green/white B orange /white
    2. A green B orange
    5. A blue/white B blue/white
    4. A Blue B blue

    And on the other side

    6. A orange B green
    3. A orange/white B green/white
    8. A brown B brown
    7. A brown/white B brown/white

    Now obviously this is more sockets than can be filled with 4 twisted pairs....Do I untwist them?
    Any help appreiated.

    Chris
     
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    You have to untwist to connect them but keep the untisted length as short a possible. ie retain the twists as much as possible. You should only need to untwist about an inch.

    Also, you should only use either A or B, not both (nor a mixture of one or other).

    Final thing, colour coding goes like this

    Green/White = primary green cable with small bands of white
    White/Green = primary white cable with small bands of green

    likewise for all other colours.
     
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    cheers bud. It worked a treat :)
     

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