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General => Feature Suggestions => Topic started by: JP on November 08, 2017, 06:30:57 AM

Title: Need more wire map terminators?
Post by: JP on November 08, 2017, 06:30:57 AM
If anyone needs more wire map terminators, I am now making and selling them.  See: http://jpelectron.com/hardware

 - These substantially reduce your time walking between the wall jacks and the patch panel if you just load up a bunch of jacks with terminators and then only have to move Pockethernet around on the opposite end.

 - These can be a replacement if you lost or left behind your genuine Pockethernet terminator.

 - These can be a replacement if you fried your genuine Pockethernet terminator by plugging it into a passive or legacy POE PSE port, or a T1/T3 smart-jack by mistake.  P.S. don't do that.

 - These are drastically cheaper then comparable options like the Fluke CableIQ Remote Identifier Kit, yikes!

If you want to build your own, you can do that too: http://jpelectron.com/sample/Electronics/CAT5-%20Pockethernet%20Wiremap%20Terminator.gif

If you want to see a video how I'm doing it, look here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qjqr29znRIM

P.S. If you attempt to build your own, you can't possibly break your Pockethernet by plugging in a "not quite right" terminator, but you can get erroneous/bad results/readings when running the wiremap test - bad results can be frustrating - as are forum posts complaining of malfunction when not admitting to using your own terminator, that can be misleading - for these reasons, I would encourage you to TEST, TEST, TEST any self-made terminators before using in the field - my terminators are quadruple tested: a) direct connection after soldering b) direct connection after glue and shrink-wrap c) connection via 100ft patch cord d) direct connection again before shipping to you.
Title: Re: Need more wire map terminators?
Post by: BjornR1989 on November 08, 2017, 08:57:19 AM
Completely passive, who'd have thought...
I'm going to try to make one with the resistors in the 8P8C plug.
Title: Re: Need more wire map terminators?
Post by: eits on November 16, 2017, 10:10:57 AM
just ordered a twelve-pack - thanks@jp ;)