Unit 6 Exercise 1
On a TWISTED PAIR CABLE I chose to install an RJ-45. This is the standard Ethernet connector for most systems used today. I would first measure out the length of cable that I would need. I would then use a wire cutter to cut the length that I need, leaving enough room for corrections and to open the wire. I would then use wire strippers to remove a small piece of the outer most jacket. I would then choose what connection I wanted to make (568A or 568B). I would then untwist the wires and put them in the correct color order that I need. Then I would flatten out the wires and in one hand hold my RJ-45 connector and then with the other hand feed the wires into the connector. This is usually pretty simple with the way the connectors are made, and they are also usually clear. After I’m sure that the wires are in the connector all the way, and in the right order, I would use a wire crimper to clamp the wires securely into the connector.
For the COAXIAL CABLE I would do the same first few steps by getting the correct length of cable that I would need. Then you would use the cable stripper and stripe off just over a half inch of the outer jacket. I would then insert the center conductor into the center pin. I would crimp the pin twice with a ratcheting crimper. I would then put the connector onto the end of the cable. The barrels of the connector should slide under the shielding. Push the center pin until it clicks into the connector. Slide the ferrule along the sleeve down the cable so that it pushes the braided shielding around the barrel of the connector. I would then crimp the ferule barrel twice, once at the connector side and again at the jacket side. I would then remove it from the crimping tool and examine it. I would check to see that the connector is securely attached to the end of the cable. If I did it properly I shouldn’t be able to move. With