CAT5 and 66 block wiring

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Old 06-01-04, 12:56 PM
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Question CAT5 and 66 block wiring

I've seen SafeWatch's site and it has some useful into and picts but doesn't answer all my questions. Here is what I want to do. I have one CAT5 line coming into my place from the phone box on the side of my house. Each jack in my house is run with CAT5 and each line comes back to the closet where the line from the phone company is. The phone company twisted a few of the lines together so I would have service until I could get a 66 block. Now that I have one I have no idea how to wire it. I hope I wasn't too confusing in my explanation. To throw a loop in this simple request I have a brinks phone security system which needs to be involved some how. As of right now the phone company has there line coming in, they twisted the red/green wires from the security system to the white/blue lines. Then they took the yellow/black lines from the security system and twisted that with the other lines which go to the jacks. IF none or all of this doesn't make any sense please let me know, I would like all the help I can get on this.
 
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Old 06-01-04, 08:08 PM
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the phone company has you wired correctly

to hook to 66 block

punch the cable coming from the outside down first all four pairs

punch all the other cables feeding your jacks down all four pairs

your 66 block is split so you can put 12 four pair cables down (6 on each side)

take the red/green from the alarm and punch it down to the wht/blue from the telco feed

take the black/yellow pair from the alarm and punch it down on the first wh/blue for your jacks

now take a jumper wire and connect dial tone to all wht/blue pairs

the reason for this is the dial tone goes to the alarm first then out to the phones that way the alarm can Seize the line if it is in use and dial out for the alert.
 
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Old 06-02-04, 06:34 AM
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Thanks for the reply Mango. Let me see if I have this correct...

Take the Telco line feed and punch down all wires from the CAT5 to the left side of the 66 block starting from the top and punch down to the outer most connectors.

Now when you say take the red/green from the alarm and punch down to the white/blue from the Telco do you mean punch it down to the outer most connector on the right side across from the white/blue?

"take the black/yellow pair from the alarm and punch it down on the first wh/blue for your jacks" I am assuming I should punch down all my internal white/blue wires on the far right side of the block. If this is the case then do I punch down the black/yellow on the far left side across from the first white/blue for my jacks?

"now take a jumper wire and connect dial tone to all wht/blue pairs"....How?

As you can probably tell I have no clue how to do the wiring on this 66 block. I want to learn though, that is why I am here .
 
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Old 06-02-04, 02:30 PM
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heres how I would do it

{I am assumoning yuo are using a punchdown tool for termination]

you have a split 66 block that means looking accross you have two pins hooked together facing left two pins hooked together facing right

Starting on the top left I would first punch down the feed from the telephone company your dialtone is coming in on bl/white on the pin connected to one I would punch down red /green from the alarm to the pins second in on the top left (you have now connected dialtone to the alarm)

punch all the rest of your cables down to the 66 block (punch down all 4 pair)

now take the black/yellow from the alarm and punch it to the blue/white pair on the second cable down on the left hand side.(5th pair down)

now take a peice of your cable about 4 foot long and striip the jacket off then pull the whit blue cable pir out of the bundle so you now have a 4 foot long piece of single pair jumper wire.

punch one end of this wire down on the second pin of the 66 block on the right side of the 66 block opposite the pins you have pucnched the black yellow wires down to ( should be the 5th pair down both sides of the block)

take the blade out of yuor punch down tool and turn it over ,one side should have a sharp edge to cut wire the other side should be flat use the flat side

now daisy chain the jumper wire . punch the jumper wire down on each wh/bl pair for each cable with the flat non cutting side of the punch down tool untill you have all the white blue pairs on all of your cables connected this way
before you do the last pair turn the blade on your punch tool around again and cut off the excess.

next take bridging clips and bridge the 5th pair (you can get these wherever you got your 66 block)

now your alarm is hooked correctly and you have supplied dialtone to all cables
 
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Or, do yourself a real favor and get a 110 punch block with an RJ31 built-in.

There's no jumpers involved and all you have to do is connect your feed and separate phone lines (everything is color-coded too - Blue/Orange/Green/Brown.) But, it's only good for 4 lines (most of them, anyway.)

If it has a RJ31 built-in (for security/test) then you can just plug-in the DB-8 cord from the security system and you'll automatically have line seizure.

These are actually not "blocks" per se (as a 66 block is), but are phone interface modules or distribution modules, etc. Home Depot has Leviton modules that work pretty well.

BTW, you'll still need a punch tool.

One other note: I'm working on getting the 66 and 110 punch blocks up on the site and how to use them. 66 blocks are used more for KSU system hook-ups and CO connections. 110 are better for distribution.

Good luck!
 
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Old 06-03-04, 08:29 AM
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very helpful! hopefully I will be able to test how well I follow directions this weekend.

Thanks again, and I will update when I get done or have issues.
 
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Old 06-10-04, 11:06 AM
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So far so good. I hooked up the 3 lines I had working before just to make sure I was doing things right. I still need to get bridging clips to finish up with the alarm. Thanks again for the info Mango.

SafeWatch, I stuck with the 66 block because I already had it. Didn't want to go buy the 110. I also was faced with a challenge and would rather figure it out then move on. Anyway, I look forward to seeing the new additions to your website.
 
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