One of the frustrations I had in my early experiences with computer networking was understanding the variations in cable connectors. Especially when it came to telephony/IP PBX systems.
To make life that much easier for those in the field and as part of the new series: IT Pro, I thought I would briefly cover these cable connector variations, with a focus on telephone/IP PBX systems for the first revision:
|RJ10||4P4C||W: 7.65mm||Not used often; usually used for handset to base station cords.|
|RJ11||6P2C||W: 9.65mm||Phones (globally)|
|RJ12||6P6C||W: 9.65mm||Phone systems|
|BT Plug (4 contacts)||BT431A||UK telephone lines; normal home wiring.|
|BT Plug (6 contacts)||BT631A||UK telephone lines; phone systems.|
I hope to eventually add more cable connector types and include accompanying photos of these connectors.
Let me know on Insight Droid on Twitter or in the comments what cable connectors you would like to see added next.