Patch Panel cabling

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Cabling
Patch panels
RJ45
I want to run more cables to our patch panel from extra RJ45 drops. Is it safe to connect the cables whilst the systems are running. Also, should the cables to the pin slots on the patch panel be the same color code configuration (T568B) as that of the keysone jack or crossed

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Yes and Yes. Yes..we punch down additional drops all the time…just be careful and take your time. And the colors should be consistent. Crossing over is not necessary.

When running cable consistency is the key. If you start making changes when you have to come back and look at the cables in a year are you going to remember what you did differently? Probably not. Always stick with the standard wiring diagrams, and try to always use the same one every time.

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  • Buddyfarr
    you definately want to stick with the same cable spec at each end of the horizontal cable run, (from patch panel in wiring closet to jack in office). If you punch 568A on one end and 568B on the other then the cable will not be straight thru. You always want to run straight thru cabling in your horizontal runs. If for any reason you need a twist do it in the patch cable between the wall and the workstation. That way if and when it needs changed it can easily be done.
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