Patch Cords and Patch Panels what are they?
Patch cords like Cat5e patch cable and patch panels are central point of a network cable system. When you run a computer network you run horizontal cable runs to your computers. They are different from patch cable or patch cords as they run from a central point up the walls or ceilings out to your computer or terminal. At that point you have a RJ45 connector jack in the wall. This female RJ45 cable jack needs to have a flexible cable that you can plug from it to your computer. That’s a Cat5e Patch Cable or Cat6 patch cable or whatever type cable you are using. The horizontal cable run, that’s the one that runs up the walls and in the ceiling, run back to central point, a closet or a wall somewhere. When it gets there it has to attach to something in this central location. Here you can terminate the cable onto a patch panel or 110 block. The panel has 110 type punch downs in the rear that are internally connected to a RJ 45 plug in the front. It is at that plug that you will connect a patch cord … Read more