Objective 2.8: Wiring Distribution

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Objective 2.8: Install components of wiring distribution

Vertical and horizontal cross connects[edit | edit source]

Patch panels[edit | edit source]

66 block[edit | edit source]

A 66 punch block.

A 66 block has a maximum 16 MHz Category 3 signaling compatibility.

110 block[edit | edit source]

An 110 punch block.

A 110 block a maximum 100 MHz Category 5 signaling compatibility.

MDFs (Main Distribution Frames)[edit | edit source]

Unshielded twisted pair (copper) and optical fiber distribution frame.

IDFs (Intermediate Distribution Frames)[edit | edit source]

25 pair[edit | edit source]

25-pair, 50 conductors.

This is a cable from a telephone company's lines containing 25 twisted pairs that is then punched down into a 66 block (see above).

100 pair[edit | edit source]

This is a cable from a telephone company's lines containing 100 twisted pairs that is then punched down into a 110 block (see above).

Demarcation point[edit | edit source]

Demarcation point extension[edit | edit source]

Smart jack[edit | edit source]

Verify wiring installation[edit | edit source]

Verify wiring termination[edit | edit source]

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