RJ45 network socket, how to install?

Do you know how to install an RJ45 network outlet? Even though the network cable has so many conductors, the RJ45 jack is easier to install than it looks. In this article, Mundo da Elétrica teaches you how to install an RJ45 network socket. Come on!

Outlet – RJ45

RJ45 (Registered Jack 45) is one of the main connectors used on Ethernet network cards, so it is called by many as the Ethernet port and on computer motherboards, it is also common to find this type of connector. The RJ-45 connector is very confused with the 8P8C plug, used in telecommunication terminations for connecting cables, as it has 8 positions, where 8 wires are fitted.

Installation – RJ45 socket

Many professionals in the Electrical Industry are frightened when they see a network cable with eight conductors, and the first question that arises is where to connect all those conductors. The solution is much simpler than it looks, just follows the RJ45 connection pattern, usually printed on the body of the RJ45 socket.

Below we have an RJ45 socket, its correct name is an RJ45 socket, but many call it a network socket, but both refer to the standard used to connect network cables.

On the back of the RJ45 socket, there is printed the connection diagram of the conductors of the network cable, in both A and B standards.

RJ45 socket, used on Ethernet network cards.

When connecting the cable to the RJ45 socket, it is very important to observe the network standard that will be used, because the sockets and cables can be used in standard A and standard B. Both standards can be used, but if you choose Standard A should be used at all points of network outlets and cables. Similarly, it should happen if you choose pattern B.

Diagram of the A and B connection pattern of the network cable conductors.

To make the connections of the network cable conductors in this model of RJ45 socket, you need to follow some steps, which are:

The first step is to remove the connector from the socket, it is a piece that is on the back of the socket with a hole in the middle.

Remove the connector from the RJ45 socket to connect the network cable.

Our RJ45 jack comes with a kit that has two cables. A network cable and a patch cord, patch cord is a network cable that comes with an 8P8C plug crimped on the ends. Both the network cable and the patch cord have category 6 and are certified by ANATEL.

Network cable and patch cord, both are category 6 and certified by ANATEL.

Now with the network cable and the removable connector of the RJ45 socket in hand, the cable must be passed through the hole in the connector. Then we will remove a part of the plastic protection from the network cable.

Pass the network cable through the hole in the RJ45 socket connector.

The network cable consists of eight conductors that are divided into pairs with the same color, but one conductor in the pair is dark and the other is light.

Pairs with the same color, but one conductor of the pair is dark and the other is light.

In some cables the pair of conductors is the same color, that is, the two are dark green for example, in these cases, the difference is that one of the cables is striped. Network cables always come in a standard four-color, green, yellow, blue and brown.

Pair of cables of the same color.

In the connector with the hole there is a diagram for patterns A and B, with the colors of the pattern and the numbers to be connected. We will call by standard A, but there is no difference in performance between standard A and B.

To connect the network cable conductors to the removable connector, you must open the cable and fit them according to the color pattern on the connector. Then the excess cable must be cut, leaving a little close to the connector.

Connecting the conductors to the removable connector.

Our RJ45 socket model does not need to strip the wires, the socket module without the connector has a metallic part that makes contact between the conductor and the contact without stripping. Then, just plug the connector into the RJ45 socket and contact takes place.

Plug the connector into the RJ45 socket and contact takes place.

The RJ45 socket is modular and to fix it in the passage box, it is only necessary to fit the module in the support. Finally, just fit the cover and finishing mirror, which comes with the RJ45 socket, thus finalizing the installation of the RJ45 socket.

Insert RJ45 socket into the pass-through box.

Our RJ45 jack has a protective cover to connect the petch cord. To fit the patch cord to the RJ45 socket, just lift the gray cover and fit the petch cord.

Protective cover to connect the petch cord.

The socket also has an acrylic for identifying the network circuit of that socket. To change the identification of the circuit, just pull the acrylic cover and remove the identification paper. This is an important differential because in network systems, the use of identification tags makes it much easier when maintenance is required.

Acrylic for the identification of the network circuit of that socket.

See how simple it is to install an RJ4 socket? On some RJ45 socket models like ours, it makes it even easier to install an RJ45 socket. RJ45 sockets are widely used, but we also have sockets in the RJ11 standard, which are the famous telephone sockets, used for terminating telephone wires. Below is a video from the Mundo da Elétrica channel, showing how to install an RJ11 socket.