RJ45 Jack Cable Colors and Connection
Systems that need to be interconnected often require the support of cables. Cables, whose features play an active role in the transmission of data, bring different features. Generally speaking, cables come in more than one type, length and specification. The Rj45 cable type, which is frequently used in the Ethernet network, is one of the cables that brings many advantages. Rj45 cables, which are a special type of cable, exhibit features that will provide the necessary support for ethernet.
Since Rj45 cables are a type that is often needed to exchange data, all the steps regarding the connection must be flawless. The connection system is of great importance for the correct and uninterrupted transmission of the data shared over the said cables. When it comes to connection, it is necessary to pay attention to the Rj45 jack cable colors.
Rj45 cables, like other types, have a certain color order that is accepted in our country and around the world. You need to pay attention to the use of color for Cat5, Cat6 and Cat7 connection with RJ45 jack cable. Especially in the order of cable colors, the T568B standard is widely used in our country and in the world.
According to the T568B standard, orange white, orange, green white, green colors should be used for data transmission. In addition, blue and blue-white colors are options used in telephone communication, and brown, white and brown colors are used as backup options.
Color Sorting by Rj45 Jack Cables
Color order may vary according to the way of use in Rj45 jack cables. You can follow the steps below to sort the colors according to the cable used.
Crossover connection order by sequential pins for Cat5 – Cat6 – Cat7 cables: orange-white, orange, green-white, blue, blue-white, green, brown white, brown.
T568A Standard Color Sequence
TIA/EIA-568-A can be defined as one of the first used UTP cable termination standards. TIA/EIA-568B is used instead of this method, which is not preferred much today. According to this standard, blue and blue white are for telephone communication, and brown white and brown are for backup purposes. The remaining cable colors are used in network operations. According to the T568A standard, the color sequence of the cables should be as follows.