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A simple guide below how to make your patch cord

Our engineers get called out regularly to fix simple faults where IT staff have made their own patch cords incorrectly.

Nortech always recommends using pre-manufactured patch cords where possible.

A simple guide below how to make your patch cord

  1. Strip the cable sheath min of 20mm from the end of the conductors.

  2. Sort the pairs into the correct sequence of how they will be terminated.

  3. The normal scheme to use is 5688.

  4. Trim the conductors square and to the correct length.

  5. Insert the cable into the plug and ensure the conductors

  6. Crimp the pins with a modular tool.

  7. Check all eight contacts are fully engaged and are slightly below the plastic channels.