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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 08-May-18 13:23:56
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Re: Broadband in shed and home


[re: Zarjaz] [link to this post]
 
Improves screening and also if the mains cable was to touch live wires to the metal or even a wet plastic outer the subsequent leakage to earth would be detected by the circuit breakers and trip the fuse, rather than waiting for the time when someone touches it and grounds the mains that way.

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Standard User alwall
(member) Tue 08-May-18 13:29:25
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Re: Broadband in shed and home


[re: cawright1] [link to this post]
 
You said earlier (I think) that there was also a mains cable in the same duct..
Correct earthing would be advisable. A fault at either end could put mains on your unterminated earth without tripping the ELCB.
Check with a qualified electrician for your own safety.

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Standard User scopio
(committed) Tue 08-May-18 14:02:58
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Re: Broadband in shed and home


[re: cawright1] [link to this post]
 
I take it that you know that you are not really meant to directly use RJ45 plugs to terminate crimp ends onto the armoured cable. You need to use a Coupler (also known as a junction box) https://www.amazon.co.uk/kenable-Inline-Punch-Couple... at each end of the armoured cable. You would strip and terminate the armoured cable into the coupler. Then strip and terminate a standard cat6 cable into the other side. Then you crimp the other end of the cat6 cable with a RJ45, which then plugs directly into your switch, faceplate or other device.

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Standard User cawright1
(newbie) Tue 08-May-18 15:49:46
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Re: Broadband in shed and home


[re: scopio] [link to this post]
 
Well, no, obviously I didnt know that. I've just forked out 40 quid for a cable with RJ45's on each. They are going from my main router to an unmanaged switch at the other end. Why would that be an issue neccesitating couplers etc?
Standard User jabuzzard
(regular) Tue 08-May-18 15:59:17
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[re: scopio] [link to this post]
 
There are RJ45 plugs that can go on armoured cabled directly. They are much more expensive but they do exist. You can also just cut the armour back to expose a short length of the centre Cat6 cable and use some adhesive lined heatshrink to cover the join up, and then put a suitable RJ45 plug on the cable. Here is the RJ45 plug I use on the end of Cat6a cable for a wireless access point from CPC
Standard User scopio
(committed) Tue 08-May-18 16:07:57
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[re: cawright1] [link to this post]
 
If the armoured cable you have bought has RJ45 at each end the couplers are not necessary. The reason I mentioned it was because armoured cables are difficult to manoeuvre, twist and bend and terminating them at a coupler and then using normal cat6 cables would be easier to run. Faceplate are also useful where necessary.

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Edited by scopio (Tue 08-May-18 16:09:43)

Standard User cawright1
(newbie) Tue 08-May-18 16:10:54
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[re: scopio] [link to this post]
 
ah, good. I bought the cable from Cablemonkey, it's solid with metal RJ45's on each end. Hopefully, all ok!
Standard User cawright1
(newbie) Tue 08-May-18 18:39:43
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[re: scopio] [link to this post]
 
Idiot alert. Seems I measured the cable too accurately. Forgot to take into account the climb up/down the walls etc. Damn. I'm about 2 meters short. Now need to buy a coupler. Question, will using a coupler hinder the speed at all? Any couplers better than others?
Standard User scopio
(committed) Tue 08-May-18 19:06:43
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[re: cawright1] [link to this post]
 
Using a coupler should not need to reduce any more speed than using a faceplate.
This is as good as any other couplerhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/UGREEN-Ethernet-Connector-L...

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Standard User cawright1
(newbie) Tue 08-May-18 19:12:21
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Well, that's good to know, thank you so much for your help.
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