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How to Terminate a Cat5 Jack
Remove a few inches of jackets from the cable, to expose the wires. Remove a few inches of jackets from the cable, to expose the wires.
   
Determine which wiring scheme to use, T568A or T568B. Color codes are located on the side of the Leviton Connector. Determine which wiring scheme to use, T568A or T568B.  Color codes are located on the side of the Leviton Connector.
   
Route wires for termination, according to the chosen color code. Terminate and trim one pair at a time, starting from the rear of the connector, in the order shown. Terminating each pair after placement will prevent crushing the inside pairs with the punch down tool. Route wires for termination, according to the chosen color code.  Terminate and trim one pair at a time, starting from the rear of the connector, in the order shown.  Terminating each pair after placement will prevent crushing the inside pairs with the punch down tool.
   
Using a 110 style impact tool, seat the wires into the slots of the insulation displacement connectors. Place the cutting side of the tool on the outside, to trim the excess wire flush with the connector body as you punch down. Using a 110 style impact tool, seat the wires into the slots of the insulation displacement connectors.  Place the cutting side of the tool on the outside, to trim the excess wire flush with the connector body as you punch down.
   
Place the dust caps over the terminated wires to ensure a secure connection and added strain relief. Place the dust caps over the terminated wires to ensure a secure connection and added strain relief.
 
     
 
 
 

 
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