The following CAT-5 wiring diagram and crossover cable diagram will teach you how to assemble a CAT-5 cable.
You may also use these CAT-5 diagrams to assemble any other type of 4 twisted pair network cable, including a CAT-6 cable.
CAT-5 Network Wire Diagram
IP cameras and Network Video Recorders (NVRs) use standard Ethernet cables, or as we previously called them: TIA-568B, to connect in IP surveillance systems.
For this reason, it is important to know the steps to put one together:
- Using a cable stripping tool, strip about 1/3″ of the out jacket of the CAT-5 cable. Be careful not to damage any inner cables.
- Assemble the pairs of wires in the following order for network cables: EIA standard: TIA-568B.
- Insert the wires carefully into the RJ45 jack. Pay close attention to the order of the wires.
- Finally, insert the RJ45 connector into the crimping tool. Crimp down firmly on the tool to attach the RJ45 jack to the CAT-5 cable.
Crossover Cable Diagram
As we previously mentioned, you can use the same wiring diagrams and instructions shown above to build a crossover cable. However, when you get to step 2; use the following diagram:
We hope you find the CAT-5 wiring diagram and crossover cable diagram useful and easy to follow.