How to Terminate a CAT6 Shielded Patch Panel
If you’re planning to set up a network in your home or office, you may want to install a CAT6 shielded patch panel. This patch panel features 24 gold-plated Gigabit RJ45 shielded ports. It also features color-coded IDC terminals for easy punch down termination.
A good patch panel has a large number of ports and will eliminate EMI and tampering. ICC’s 48-port CAT6A patch panel has a rear cable management bar and is suitable for rack or cabinet mounting. It features a low-profile design that mounts easily to 19″ equipment and minimizes alien crosstalk. In addition, it supports PoE++ Type 4 and 100 Watts of power per port.
Cat6 shielded plugs have a metal tab on the external surface. Connect this metal tab to the metal of the plug, and it grounds the plug to the cable. The next step is to ovalize the plugs. Using a screwdriver with a smooth shaft can help straighten the conductors. It is best to wear gloves to avoid damaging the fingers.
Another common method for terminating a Cat5e or Cat6 patch panel is keystone jacks. This is helpful for novices who don’t have extensive knowledge of network wiring. It is easy to follow and intuitive. In addition, keystone jacks also work well with Cat5e and Cat6 cables.