CAT 6 Ethernet Network Cable Tutorial http://www.netstandard.tv
If you’re an engineer who is starting to use CAT 6 cables in your installations, this video tutorial will show you how you can build your own cables from scratch.
Jeffrey Brinkerhuff, a certified engineer at NetStandard's Kansas City Data Center, has terminated plenty of CAT 6 cables lately. He demonstrates a few simple techniques that you can use to create a cable in just a few minutes.
Although creating a CAT 6 cable is similar to a CAT 5/CAT 5e, there are some differences. CAT 6 cable is thicker than CAT5/CAT5e because the cable contains a plastic inner riser. This can be easily removed to give you more working room when crimping the ends. Finally, CAT 6 cable uses a traditional RJ45 jack, but there is a new load bar that guides the wires into the plug for final assembly.
In the video below, Jeffrey takes you through each step. The entire process takes about five minutes per plug; refer to the information points below for each step.
An Emerging Standard
Although CAT 6 is designed to handle capacities that are not yet here, it’s clear that system loads will only increase. CAT 6 provides performance of up to 250MHz and is suitable for Gigabit Ethernet applications. CAT 6 will also work for 10Gigabit Ethernet applications as long as you use shielded cable. (Although unshielded CAT 6 cable will work, you will encounter length limitations for 10Gigabit Ethernet.)
In addition to speed, the benefits of CAT 6 include lower crosstalk and signal noise. CAT 6 is also backward-compatible with CAT 3 and CAT 5/CAT 5e standards. This allows you still run 10/100mb and traditional phone (analog) communications over the new style cable.
Video Information Points
O:55: Removing the jacket and pullstring
1:20: Cutting and removing the inner riser
1:55: Separating the wire pairs (also refer to the diagram to the right)
2:25: Cutting the wire to allow for the load bar
2:50: Positioning the load bar to align with the jack
4:10: Inserting the load bar into the jack for final assembly