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Telephone Services => Cabling => Topic started by: MacGyver on January 02, 2020, 11:15:57 AM

Title: Oh Ed...
Post by: MacGyver on January 02, 2020, 11:15:57 AM
This was in my box this morning, and I couldn't help, but think of our resident guru. :011:

RJ45 - A Case of Mistaken Identity

https://www.flukenetworks.com/blog/cabling-chronicles/history-rj45-case-mistaken-identity?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTXpWalpEUmxObUUzT1RRdyIsInQiOiJtaVZoeEJhXC92OVwvZXUzb3lGTDJkK0sraHRQREpvMXdVMGRXVFRhWDdrYVRnaVZLQk5HeGFHODFHME0rdzBlV1wvK0E5MTdlSEttNWVuYXYrNjdCSmNuVThLNlByaXRGQXB5VzQ2UnhxbzFJXC9UUmVib0dBdHU3OVBVc2w5dWhqR1oifQ%3D%3D

Our industry commonly uses the term “RJ45” to refer to the modular 8-position, 8-contact (8P8C) interface deployed for Ethernet over copper twisted-pair network cabling despite it pretty much being a case of mistaken identity.

But since the RJ45 name has stuck, we thought maybe we’d take a closer look at the history of this nomenclature and why to this day, it remains the de facto interface for twisted-pair Ethernet applications.
Title: Re: Oh Ed...
Post by: ttech on January 02, 2020, 03:17:17 PM
I was thinking the same thing when I got the email from Fluke.
Title: Re: Oh Ed...
Post by: EV607797 on January 03, 2020, 01:43:40 AM
Bless your hearts (the right way) for thinking of me.  My latest trick in those conversations is to say, "oh, you mean like an RJ48?"

That blows their minds as I snicker in silence.