Cat6 RJ45 Keystone Jack
The Cat6 Keystone Jack is the perfect solution to modular keystone wallplates. Its sleek design and performance data capabilities are second-to-none when it comes to connecting your network. It is housed in a durable outer shell, making this jack the all-purpose choice for new or existing installations.
- Component rated up to 550 MHz with backwards compatibility for Cat 5e
- High density design for optimal patch panel port usage
- 50 micro inch gold plated contacts for excellent data transmission
- Easy installation with clear color coding per TIA standards
- Clear snap into place design simplifies punchdown process while minimizing impact if removed
- Compatible with any standard UL listed, 568 approved keystone wallplate
Keystone Jacks: TIA Network Standards Explained
The TIA/EIA-568 standard is an American National Standard which charts commercial building transmission cabling requirements. It is divided into several parts, one of which is the Keystone Jack - which provides a means to terminate a cable in a faceplate or patch panel and with connection capability between two devices.
How to wire TIA/EIA-568b?
The Standard TIA/EIA-568 is an industry standard for connecting telecom and computer equipment. The most common way to wire a Keystone Jack is to use the TIA/EIA 568B color scheme, which has four pairs of wires identified as: Orange, White-Orange, Green, White-Green, Blue, White-Blue, Brown and White-Brown. To wire the jack according to this scheme, first insert the wires into their proper location in the jack (2 on the left side, 2 on the right). Then punch down each wire securely with a punchdown tool. Finally, test each connection for continuity with a hand held multi-meter.
Why 50 Micron Gold is Used on Keystone Jack Contacts?
Gold plating is used on keystone jack contacts because it resists corrosion and provides an excellent electrical connection. The 50-micron gold plating offers superior electrical contact and resistance as compared to a 30-micron, which can leach under high heat conditions. It also prolongs the life of the connection, reducing wear and tear on the parts over time.
The Difference Between 90 Degree and 180 Degree Keystone Jacks
The biggest difference between 90-degree keystone jacks and 180-degree jacks is their shape. The 90-degree jacks come in a "T" or vertical shape while the 180-degree jacks are more flat and fit into a paddleboard. This type is easier to manage in crowded areas since they take up less space. Additionally, with the 180-degree design there is less strain placed on the port which can extend its lifespan.