Introducing the RJ45 connector, what it is and how it can help you and your business
The eight-pin connector is a standardised interface which often connects a computer to a local area network (LAN). This type of connector was originally developed for telephone communications but is now used in a range of applications. The abbreviation, RJ45, stands for Registered Jack-45. Registered jack specifications are related to the wiring patterns of the jacks, rather than their physical characteristics. The term has also come to refer to a range of connectors for Ethernet jacks. An 8 Position/8 Contact connector, called an 8P8C, is a modular connector for telecommunication cables. It is also informally referred to as a connector
RJ45 Cable for Ethernet Connections
Ethernet cables come with RJ45 connectors on both ends. Because of this, an Ethernet cable is sometimes designated as an RJ45 cable. These cables are often used to connect computers onto Ethernet networks. The RJ-45 connector resembles a six-pin RJ11 connector, though the 45 is slightly wider. Since each connector has eight pins, an Ethernet cable will have eight wires of varying colours. RJ45 cables can be wired according to two different schemes, T-568 A or B, depending upon the devices to be connected within the network. Crossover patch cables have different wiring schemes on each end to support computer-to-computer connections.
Connectors Support Professional Computer Networks
High-speed modem and other computer network applications are supported by connectors. An RJ 45 patch lead comes with this registered jack connection. Both booted and unbooted RJ45 patch leads serve as useful connectors within various types of business communications systems.