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How to wire in a cross over

I bought this Energy ENC650CV speakers today to replace my old ones. the package came with a 2 crossovers. from the owners manual no diagram how to install this cross over. i replaced my factory deck with Sony G410U. slowly i'm changing my speakers. the 2 front speakers coming off from the deck but my 2 new Energy speakers coming off my sony 4 channel amp. how do i wire this crossover any input would be appreciated. thanks

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Re: how to wire in a cross over

You didn't say if it was active or passive, but here is both:

Passive crossovers are easy to install. By definition, the only type of connections they require are to your speaker line. They typically get installed between the end of the speaker wire and the speaker. Connection should be fairly simple, just like hooking up the speaker itself.

Now F-Mod crossovers modify the audio signal before it is amplified. They accept the patch cord from your receiver on one end, and then plug directly into the preamp inputs on your amplifier. They are also easy to install, and don't require additional wiring.

 An active crossover requires a little more work. You have to connect 12-volt power, ground, and a turn-on lead. The active crossover gets installed between your receiver and your amplifier. A lot of active crossovers have both speaker-level and preamp inputs, so they can usually work with either type of connection. The outputs will be preamp connections to your amplifier. Hope that helps.

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I only want to know the meaning of the different colours of cables that are used in crossover cables?

the standard colours for CAT5(e) or CAT6 ethernet cable are:

green, green stripe
blue, blue stripe
orange, orang stripe
brown, brown stripe

the typical setup for an ethernet connection in an RJ45 (the crystal end with the connection tab towards you) is

1 green stripe gclosen.jpg
2 green
3 orange stripe
4 blue
5 blue stripe
6 orange
7 brown stripe
8 brown

Wires 1 & 2 are used to transmit data from the PC to the router/modem (TX) and wires 3 & 6 are used to recieve information from the modem/router (RX). in this fasion, information flows along one pair or another and is expected to arrive at that pinout. the router/hub/modem takes care of the transition to the next cable or out to the internet.

In a crossover cable ONE end is configured as above, but the colours for wires 1, 2, 3, and 6 are exchanged so that when no hardware is between the two PCs/components the signal is transmited at wire 1 & 2 and recieved on pins 3 & 6 on the other system/component. the other colours are placed for backward compatibilitiy and other applications, such as power over ethernet.

following the standard above allows anybody familiar with RJ45 connections repair a connection with a standard colour code and pattern without having to see the other end. If you know you need to replace one end of a patch cable, you use the standard termination.


Oct 12, 2010 | Network Accessories


How to Crimping Network Cables

Tools and Materials You Will Need
Crimper with RJ-45 die.
Wire stripper
Wire cutter
RJ-45 plugs
Cat-5 UTP cable
Optional Tools
Wire Tester
1. Strip off insulation
2. Untangle wires
3. Place wires in correct order &
4. Trim wires to desired length.
If the wires are too long the plug will not
crimp onto the insulation for strength.
5. Slide wires all the way into the plug.
Make sure not to disrupt the color
6. Crimp plug.
7. Repeat steps 1-6 for the other end.
8. Test wire using optional test equipment
or between working computer and hub
for patch (straight through) cables ,or
between switches for crossover cables.
Wire Color Scheme
Pin Color Diagram
1. Orange / White
2. Orange
3. Green / White
4. Blue
5. Blue / White
6. Green
7. Brown / White
Patch Cable
(Straight Through)
Both ends follow this
8. Brown
Pin Color Diagram
1. Green / White
2. Green
3. Orange / White
4. Blue
5. Blue / White
6. Orange
7. Brown / White
Crossover Cable
One end as a patch cable
and the other as follows
8. Brown

on Dec 08, 2009 | Network Accessories

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I just want to know how to arrange color for cross over cable

Here's a web page that shows you the color arrangement for a crossover:
The same info will apply to jacks.
Also, adapters are available to do the crossover for you, no need for wiring:

Jul 10, 2009 | Leviton (102-5G108-RW5)

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How to use cross cable and straight cables in network

ok, i think what you mean is this.  Crossover cable is for connecting 2 computers together without the need for a router.  also called pc-to-pc.  Straight cables need the use of a router or hub to connect 2 computers together.  Hope this helps, if not let me know more info.

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Switch to switch connection

in the 1st end of your cat5 cable the color codes are: white orange, orange,white green,blue,white blue,green,white brown,brown and in other end codes are: white green, green, white orange, blue, white blue,orange,white brown,brown....gud luck

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How to make a cross cable

Here is a handy diagram courtesy of Cisco.

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Crossover cable

Unless you have the proper cable crimper for making network cables, it would be faster and easier to just hop down to your local computer store, or even Walmart/Target and buy one.

If you do have the tool and want to make one from scratch, follow the steps listed below.

NOTE: Only two pairs of wires in the eight-pin RJ-45 connector are used to carry Ethernet signals. Both 10BASE-T and 100BASE-T use the same pins, a crossover cable made for one will also work with the other.

*Note: Even though pins 4,5,7, and 8 are not used, it is mandatory that they be present in the cable.

The combination for the pins is:

Connector 1: Pin1 to Connector 2: Pin3
Connector 1: Pin2 to Connector 2: Pin6
Connector 1: Pin3 to Connector 2: Pin1
Connector 1: Pin6 to Connector 2: Pin2



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Against my better judgement, because crimping doesn't work half the time, here's the color code.

A 4-pair Cat-5e or 6 cable has BLUE, ORANGE, GREEN, and BROWN pairs. The ones with the most white are called Tip. In a 568B wiring scheme, they go 54361278.

or, like this

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

wo ow wg bw wb gw wbr brw

Data is actually carried on pins 1 2 3 and 6.

If you wire the other end of the cable the same way as above, it's called a straight through cable.

If you reverse the orange and green pairs, it's a crossover cable. This is also the pattern for 568A

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
wg gw wo bw wb ow wbr brw

Getting the wires to untwist and behave is half the fun, that's why we use special plugs when we absolutely have to crimp. Otherwise, we use a jack and patch cord.


Oct 23, 2008 | GE (JASHO96273)

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Hooking my amp from my subs to run the rest of my speakers in my car

You need some more channels to do that. Because the amp is only stereo, the min required to run stereo and subs is 3 channels to get a configuration up. Good luck, and thanks for using FixYa. :)

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