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Old 08-29-2009, 08:34 PM   #1
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Terminating Cat 5 Cables


We had an intercom system prewired but did not install the IC. Now I want to do it. What type of connector do I need to terminate and connect the CAT 5 wiring(I think it is Cat 5 anyway)

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It will depend on the Intercom. Do you have the model numbers?

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Old 08-30-2009, 07:38 AM   #3
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what type of connection is available on the units. RJ 45 is used for networking computers and other equipment you need a crimping tool or punch tool depending on which way you go for the fittings needed. You could also just need small stacons if the equipment use a screw down block. Possible to use only a punch down block also.
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It uses RG46 according the manual. Does that make since and what tools would be needed for that.
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Sorry RJ46
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Sorry RJ46
Does this use 10 wires? You may need 10P10C connectors. I don't believe RJ46 is an "official" plug type. They may just be referring to an 8P8C RJ45 that uses all eight wires. Can you post the model number of the intercom.

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On-Q IC1002

Thanks for the help.
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Minimum cable rating: Category 5 UTP, 4 pair solid conductors (24 AWG),
100 ohm, 100 Mhz, General Purpose (CM), UL listed
Maximum length per run: 325 feet
Termination standard:T568A
Terminating plug type (where necessary): Solid Conductor RJ45
Terminating block type (where available): 110-style IDC
Wiring Guidelines
• Do not exceed 25 lbs. of force when pulling cable.
• Do not splice cables.
• Do not staple cables. Use wire ties with screw mounts to loosely secure
cabling.
• Avoid running Cat 5 cable parallel to 120V/240V AC wiring or fixtures within
12 inches.
• Avoid “ganging” any intercom unit with a lighting dimmer switch. Maintain at
least 12 inches of separation from dimmer switches.
• If you must cross AC wiring, do so at 90 degree angles and maintain at least
2 inches of separation.
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these are standard network cable connections. Home Depot has them
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