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Old 06-10-05, 06:43 PM
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Question regarding CAT5 Jack

I purchased a tooless IDC Keystone Jack and it has 8 slots to fit the 4
pairs of twisted wire for the cat5. The cat5 cable that I'm using has an
extra bare wire, for ground possibly ??

Where would this bare wire go on the jack ?? I don't see an extra slot for
this !!

Please advise....Thanks
 
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Old 06-10-05, 08:44 PM
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Ive never seen cat 5 wire with the extra wire you describe

just hook up the 4 pair and your fine

ignore the extra one

what does it say on the cable ?
 
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Old 06-10-05, 09:16 PM
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Here's the info stamped on the cable: Belden Datatwist(R) Five 1624P ScTP
CMP Powersum Verified (UL) Catergory 5 E108998.
 
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could this possibly be shielded cat5 cabling and the extra wire is for grounding at each end?
 
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Old 06-11-05, 06:01 AM
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Originally Posted by seezar
could this possibly be shielded cat5 cabling and the extra wire is for grounding at each end?
NEW BELDEN® DATATWIST® 5E SCREENED TWISTED PAIR NETWORKING CABLES EXCEED CAT 5E STANDARD, OFFER GREATER EMI/RFI PROTECTION

RICHMOND, IN – Belden CDT Electronics Division, a world leader in the development of wire and cable products for the data communications and networking market, announces a new addition to its DataTwist® line of networking cables. DataTwist 5e Screened Twisted Pair (ScTP) cables offer performance characteristics that meet/exceed the TIA/EIA-568-B.2 Category 5e standards and, because they are overall shielded, the cables provide superior protection against the effects of electromagnetic and radio frequency interference (EMI/RFI). Designed to support high-speed, high-bandwidth applications such as Gigabit Ethernet (1000BaseT), 155 Mbps ATM, 100BaseT and others, the new DataTwist 5e ScTP cables are the ideal choice for particularly "noisy" environments and in mission-critical networks where EMI/RFI can pose a threat to signal integrity, network security and performance.


thats what it is , I would just ignore the ground wire , there is no need for it . (unless this is a RF noisy enviorment .)
 
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Old 06-11-05, 06:36 AM
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Thanks Mango !!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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very interesting. I didn't check, but I'm assuming that you would have to use Belkin's jacks to have a place to put the ground, then you'd have to connect to a ground somewhere, and so on and so on. This is one of the problems when vendors try to "exceed" the standards of 5e - everybody has their own version and you get locked into their products.

ignore the extra wire.
 
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Originally Posted by sandbagger
very interesting. I didn't check, but I'm assuming that you would have to use Belkin's jacks to have a place to put the ground, then you'd have to connect to a ground somewhere, and so on and so on. This is one of the problems when vendors try to "exceed" the standards of 5e - everybody has their own version and you get locked into their products.

ignore the extra wire.
not so , the ground wouldnt hook to the jack ,it would tie into a ground

normal practice would be grounded metal conduit for the whole run , the wire would then be connected to the J box to make the ground . then go to a grounded buss bar on the far end

its not a matter of "exceeding " the standard there are applications that require screened/ sheilded cable to avoid RF interfrence to the data
 
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