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No wh/bl pair?
#446977 09/11/07 06:03 AM
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I just saw some station cable on a customer site last night that I was re-dropping due to some walls moving. When I went to re-jack, there was no wh/bl pair! I stripped the jacket back almost a foot at one drop, even. Also back at the 66 blocks, only the wh/o thru wh/br were terminated. Looking at the jacket, I could'nt see the cable brand, but it did say cat-3.

Btw, the jacket was green.


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I've never seen that type of cable. If I were to venture a guess, perhaps it was cable designed specifically for data use, where pairs two and three were all that was needed. That still doesn't explain why the brown pair is there, but again, it's just a guess.


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#446979 09/11/07 07:36 AM
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How long was the run concerned? Is there a chance that the cable might have had the W/B pair originally and somebody just pulled it right out of the jacket?

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Did you check the jacket to see if the pair count, AWG and such were stamped on? If we know who made the cable, their website might give a clue as to why it's missing the blue pair.

Maybe Paul is onto something...maybe someone pulled the blue pair right out to use as jumper wire. Doing that on a cable that's more than a few feet long would be quite a challenge though.

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The original installer probably cut the cable too short and tried to "Stretch it a little", byt pulled way too hard....

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#446982 09/11/07 03:49 PM
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Any chance the white/brown is actually white/blue under a different kelvin color light? Take a piece out into the sunlight and look at it. We've all seen pretty odd color changes due to the color of the lights. This is really true with flourescent lights. Some have a 'blue' appearance, some 'pinkish' and some 'whitish'. How many times have you had to use your flashlight to tell which pair is black/orange and which pair is black/brown? "SEE" what I mean? John C. (Not Garand)


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Valid point John. I've had to break out the mag light on some existing cables.


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#446984 09/11/07 10:03 PM
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Looks like a worst case scenario for a bad box of 4 pair. :confused:

Please let us know who the manufacturer is.


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#446985 09/12/07 08:05 AM
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Maybe it's Chinese cable, when they where forced to removed the led from the cable there wasn't enoungh material for the w/bl pair.


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