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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
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.
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
central 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.
The 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