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dougrainer wrote:

NO, It is not like a Phone cord. Phone cords are NOT communication cords. What you have is a communication cord.


You are correct. but if you need to extend it you use a coupler and phone cords because you wish to preserve the pinout and they do that.

NOTE YOu must use the OEM cable (or one like it) for one leg of the run but you extend with common phone cable.


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wa8yxm wrote:

dougrainer wrote:

NO, It is not like a Phone cord. Phone cords are NOT communication cords. What you have is a communication cord.


You are correct. but if you need to extend it you use a coupler and phone cords because you wish to preserve the pinout and they do that.

NOTE YOu must use the OEM cable (or one like it) for one leg of the run but you extend with common phone cable.


NO, YOU CANNOT DO THIS. PHONE couplers keep the wire code correct when coupled. COMMUNICATION COUPLERS(THEY ARE DIFFERENT), keep the Com wire code correct when coupled. Doug

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I don't want to add to the terminology debate. After looking at the manual Fisherman linked to, I just wonder why Samlex decided to wire the connectors at one end in reverse order from the other end? Strikes me as a dumb decision to help confuse things. At least they documented it well.


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road-runner wrote:

I don't want to add to the terminology debate. After looking at the manual Fisherman linked to, I just wonder why Samlex decided to wire the connectors at one end in reverse order from the other end? Strikes me as a dumb decision to help confuse things. At least they documented it well.


The reversed pinout is one of the standards for RJ-12.
You could purchase a couple of ends and the crimper and make any size cable you want. Cat 5 (4 pair) cable is easy to find. Just discard one pair. All is available from Harbor Freight.

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I didn't realize I was stepping on a pile commenting on this. With further looking I see that a "standard" RJ-12 cable has a 6-pin modular connector on each end (of either sex) and 6 wires connecting them. Looks like the wires can be scrambled any which way and still be under the umbrella of the standard. Having learned that, I still think it's dumb to not use pin 1 to pin 1, etc.

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Picked up a longer wire with correct ends at computer store.


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