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The Technology Explained: How to Assemble Patch Cables

  1. Strip the cable jacket back about 3/4 of an inch from the end of the cable
  2. Sort the pairs so they fit into the connector in the order shown on the diagrams below
  3. Insert the pairs into the connector
  4. Crimp the pins with a crimp tool
  5. Repeat for other end and test cable

*Use stranded wire for category 5 patch cable
**DO NOT UNTWIST ANY PAIR MORE THAN 1/2 INCH

Standard Patch Cable A
EIA/TIA 568A Color Scheme


  
 
# COLOR
1 White-Green
2 Green
3 White-Orange
4 Blue
5 White-Blue
6 Orange
7 White-Brown
8 Brown

 

   

Standard Patch Cable B

EIA/TIA 568B Color Scheme (AT&T)


 
# COLOR
1 White-Green
2 Green
3 White-Orange
4 Blue
5 White-Blue
6 Orange
7 White-Brown
8 Brown

 

   

Crossed Patch Cable

(connects 2 PC's without a hub)


 
# COLOR
1 White-Green
2 Green
3 White-Orange
4 Blue
5 White-Blue
6 Orange
7 White-Brown
8 Brown

 

 

   

 

 


 

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