Patch cable, ethernet patch cable, rj45 to rj45

Patch cable, ethernet patch cable, rj45 cable
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patch cable for patch panel cross connectPatch cable, patch cord, panel cross connect, cat5e patch cable, cat5e patch cable, Cat6 patch cable, ethernet patch cable, rj45 to rj45 patch cable patch cables panel cross connect, patch cords are used for many cross connect applications Cat5 to Cat6. For example when you are using Patch cable showing colors a patch panel to connect all your voice or data cable from the station outlet to one central location you hook it to a patch panel usually in the rear with a patch cord in front.

The patch cords are connected by plugging them into the front of the patch panel. You then can run them to your hub or router switch for the proper connection.  These RJ 45 to RJ 45 patch cables come with boot protectors. 110 patch cables are different from the RJ45 style. The are used with 110 blocks where the ends are completely different. Shielded patch cables is used in networks that have shielded connectivity from end to end. Make the right choice with these high quality tested patch cables patch cords that are tested at the time of assembly.

RJ45 patch cables are the most common type used in Cat5 patch panel and hub or switch networks. Cross connect one  port to another.

Patch cable hook up
So why use a patch cable or patch cord?

One reason would be when you try to connect from a cable run from your computer to a Patch cable panel mounted and hooked up shown from frontcentral location like an equipment closet or central equipment room to house all you connection and equipment you have to think problems. For instance, you place a patch panel on the wall in the equipment room then run all the cable from the desk tops to the back and punch them down. Now from that point they still have to connect to the hub or switch.

Wala! Use a patch cable. Coming out of the front of your patch panel in most cases depending on the type of panel you use, you will have RJ45 female connectors in the front. From that point you can plug in a cat5e patch cable or Cat6 patch cable or whatever type your using. (Depending on how your network is wired). The other end will plug into the RJ45 female connection on the hug or switch.

In order to do a cross connect you'll need to use something? A patch cable or patch cord is your answer.


Patch cable should be stranded cable. That is stranded and NOT solid. Patch cable shown rear of panel Pepermint cableThe patch cable must be able to flex in order not to snap. Not talking a highly visible snap but one you can't see. Like inside the RJ45 male plug itself. Solid cable once hooked, if you move it around you could break the connection inside the male plug and never know it. Think that's easy to track down? Intermittent problems can drive you crazy. You will be blaming the hub, the cable, the panel, probably everything and everyone, except the connection inside the RJ45 female plug.

The ability now to move or change the connection becomes easy and the capability to track a problem also becomes easier. Testing a problem using a patch cable is much simpler to unplug and re-plug. There is lots of sophisticated equipment out there to help but the average installer may not have that available. Cross connecting becomes easy.

Now this doesn't mean that you cannot use other methods. There are lots of ways of hooking things up like octopus style cable or other creative and accepted methods. Pick your style carefully but don't create more headaches for yourself.


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