Learning to Drive
- Jun 23, 2020
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Needed to run 3 wires into a small grommet...No turning back now, fingers crossed!
Get the punch-down tool. RJ45s are a breeze, just make sure you know if it’s an “A” or “B” configuration for the pinout.
Much better than trying to splice that little wire.
Might be a proprietary pinout. Matching existing colors should work fine though.RJ45s are a breeze, just make sure you know if it’s an “A” or “B” configuration for the pinout.
That seems messier to me. You should cut each inside wire staggered so that the new connections are not laying next to each other and then you have to seal each wire connection and then seal all the wires. Ignore the distances mentioned in the image below.Why not cut the cable away from the connector, and then solder it back?
I found a Sargent RJ11/RJ45 crimper on ebay, best 15 bucks I've ever spent! FYI for anyone doing this, you need RJ11 6C6P ends, not 4C4P like I bought. Here is a great resource as well:I wired my whole house with Cat5e cabling before the builders put up the sheetrock. It was a long 3-4 days but I was an expert on RJ45 crimping before I was done. Agreeing with the others on the crimping tool - it makes things a breeze.