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I am in the process of building a new home. I am also in the process of wiring it for Cable Tv, Phone and Computer. I purchased several flush mount wallplates and Cat 5 wire. My issue is what is the wiring configuration cat 5 to the back of the plate? I.E. what goes to what ?
The back of the plate looks like this
Now I know Cat 5 is a mixture of wires. What goes to each to get this to work?
I know this is an old thread, but for the sake of helping someone else in the future, I just got off the phone with the Phillips Help Desk and this is the way they told me to wire it up the RJ-11 & RJ-45 combo jack I bought (PH60037):
Phillips Help Desk # for phones/PCs (800-233-8412)
Hope that helps someone else down the road.
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
Hi, you purchased "USOC" Jacks, not Ethernet (TIA/EIA568) Jacks, that's why it was color-coded in a different way.
The jack will work ok with the ethernet cable but you have to wire it correctly, i have a USOC cable and to "translate" the colors of the plug to the UTP Cat5 colors, follow this scheme, lgreen for example is the White/green cable.
Brown - lgreen
Blue - green
Yellow - lorange
Green - blue
Red - lblue
Black - orange
Orange - lbrown
Gray - brown
Posted on May 04, 2008
There are a number of references available on the Internet for CAT5 color coding.
HERE is one. THESE are the pairs.
THIS tutorial will provide you w/ some good instructions for data cable wiring along w/ data jack wiring instructions.
Pay close attention to directions regarding tension on the data cables, maximum angle on the cables, **minimal** untwisting of the cables' twisted pairs. Untwist the bare minimum necessary in order to mount the wire.
If you're building a new home, I'd recommend you use CAT5e data cable (as opposed to CAT5). However, CAT5 will work fine if that's what you've purchased already.
Be sure to stay w/ 568A wiring. Don't mix up 568A and 568B wiring conventions. 'B is used for "cross-over" connecting w/ an 'A connection. For standard house wiring, you should need only 568A wiring.
Below are the standard colors for twisted pair CAT5 cable.
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Posted on Apr 21, 2008
I ahve the same problem but realize that it MAKES NO DIFFERENCE what the order in which you wire the Philips plates as long as you use the same order on all plates.
Posted on May 04, 2008
Hope the illustration on Fig . 1A & 1B will help..
Posted on Apr 22, 2008
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