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Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by slipdipidis Nice Plate but No instructions
The fact that GE product designers forgot, or felt it was unimportant to include a 568A or 568B translation to the solid colors on the back of the plate is testament to corporate inconsistency. The plate was well engineered and well made. The color code for 568B (after much research) is:
Plate wire color to Cat5e color
Blue to White / Orange <--
Orange to Orange <--
Black to White / Green <--
Red to Blue <-- Absolutely no relation right?
Green to White / Blue <--
Yellow to Green <--
Brown to White / Brown <-- Even colors in common are different on the plate
White to Brown <-- Seriously
November 3, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by kneelb4me Looks great, but non-standard wiring with no diagram
I bought this and was expecting to match the standard colors and complete the installation quickly, but the wires for the RJ45 jack are not the standard twisted pair color scheme. Instead of the standard blue/blue-white, orange/orange-white, etc., these idiots used red, green, white, black, orange, blue, brown, black, and yellow.
This would work if there was a wiring diagram for position/conversion, or if you used one of these at each end of the run so you could just duplicate both sides. But in my case, I already have a jack at one end with the conventional colors/positions and there is no way to match the wires without a tester; and even then, you'd waste a lot of time doing hit and miss. I will return it tomorrow...
June 10, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by NetAdmin1 Are you kidding?
How do products like these go past prototyping and make their way onto the retail shelf without someone noticing the wiring diagram doesn't match Ethernet wiring standards? And if that isn't bad enough, where is the conversion chart to explain this bizarre wiring setup. Unbelievable! Typical retail house-brand.
April 13, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by rc7364 Wire diagram is the only down fall
The plate works as designed just fine, the only hold up was the search for the wiring diagram for the Cat5e hook up.
Once you have this, you should be happy and done.
May 7, 2013