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Install an RJ45 wall plug

The RJ 45 plug (common name for plug 8P8C) is used for Ethernet connections or for telephone connections and some computer networks. In 2008, it replaced the traditional T-shaped telephone sockets in homes. Imposed at that date in new dwellings, it is lacking in older homes. It may therefore be justified to install one or more cards of this type.

The installation of an RJ 45 wall outlet does not differ from that of a standard 2P + T outlet. Depending on the nature of the wall, different types of wallbox will be used. We can also make an apparent installation in wall, with chopsticks or skirting PVC. The wiring of the plug as the plug is much more delicate given the fineness and the number of conductors (8). One must be very precise in stripping and follow the order of the wiring convention depending on the use of the network.

Install an RJ45 wall plug

Drilling and installation of the housing

Locate the installation height

Locate the installation height

1. The RJ45 sockets must not be installed more than 1.30 m above the ground. Here the marker is placed 12.5 cm from the plinth.

Drill with a hole saw

Drill with a hole saw

2. Drill at the mark with a hole saw (here in plasterboard).

Remove the cylinder

Remove the cylinder

3. Remove the plasterboard cylinder, if necessary with an electrician's screwdriver or a piece of wire.

Position the case

Position the case

4. Check that the hole can accommodate the flush-mounting box (yellow for drywall).

Enlarge the hole on the rasp

Enlarge the hole on the rasp

5. Enlarge the hole to the rasp if the housing is struggling to enter its housing.

Pass the sheath into the housing

Pass the sheath into the housing

6. Engage the flush-mounting box and route the cable jacket into the housing after opening the cover for the duct passage.

Push the case

Push the case

7. Put the case in place by hand and then finish with a few hammers to push it in completely. It is better for him to enter a little more force than to float in his dwelling.

Tighten the locking screws

Tighten the locking screws

8. Tighten the set screws of the flush-mounting box to prevent any risk of tearing.

Strip the sheath

Strip the sheath

9. Strip the sheath of the RJ45 cable 2-3 cm with an electrician's knife.

Fold the cable

Fold the cable

10. Rotate the cable on the knife blade and bend the cable to expose it.

Pull the sheath

Pull the sheath

11. Use the cable puller for the RJ45 cable.

Wiring the RJ45 plug

RJ 45 plug

RJ 45 plug

1. The plug consists of a connection socket, an outer cover and a cover for the screws. The demonstration of wiring is done here on the table for better readability.

Remove the cache

Remove the cache

2. Leverage with a small screwdriver to remove the screw cover.

The 4 pairs of drivers

The 4 pairs of drivers

3. An RJ45 cable is composed of 4 pairs of conductors.

De-stressing drivers

De-stressing drivers

4. De-stress all drivers by hand.

Cabling conventions

Cabling conventions

5. The drivers must be set up according to one of the two proposed diagrams (A and B).

Present the capture board

Present the capture board

6. Take diagram B for a first new installation.

Open the file

Open the file

7. Open the form. It has a jaw to strip drivers and ensure contact.

Set up drivers

Set up drivers

8. Arrange the conductors in pairs according to diagram B.

Close the form

Close the form

9. Close the plug on the conductors.

Placing the RJ45 plug

Clip the card on the turntable

Clip the card on the turntable

1. Clip the plug on its turntable.

Put the plug in its case

Put the plug in its case

2. Place the plate in the recess box.

Fix the plate on the housing

Fix the plate on the housing

3. Tighten the connection and locking screws of the board to its flush-mounting box.

Cover for screws

Cover for screws

4. Put on the cover for the screws.

Outer cover

Outer cover

5. Fit the outer cover.

Connect a cable to the jack

Connect a cable to the jack

6. Connect an RJ45 cable to the jack.

Connect the computer

Connect the computer

7. Connect your computer to join your network.

(photos / visuals: © DIY Prod, except special mention)

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