Time
31 hours 29 minutes
Difficulty
Beginner
CEU/CPE
30

Video Description

Creating a keystone with the punch down tool This lesson shows how to create a keystone using the punch down tool. Be sure the follow the color scheme so the keystone channels can be properly segmented. Participants learn step by step instructions in how to create a keystone via the instructors on screen demonstration.

Video Transcription

00:04
So we have our keystone already, and we went ahead and took our unshielded twisted pair and we untwist id the twists, and we're gonna go ahead and get our keystone punch down our cables or wires punch down in our keystone rather
00:17
now with our keystone where we're gonna punch down. We have two major components. We have our little vampire teeth with our valleys as well as our plastic covering, which is gonna help keep our plat our wires in place once we close it down.
00:29
Now, fortunately on our plastic covering, we actually have the color sequences labeled that way. We don't have to memorize what the's all these little valleys were supposed to be.
00:38
Now, with our a color scheme, we're gonna be following the top row and we're gonna start with the left side of our keystone channels. So we're gonna be doing green, green, white, orange, orange, white.
00:51
So let's go ahead and segment out are green and green white senses. They're gonna be the first to that. We're gonna d'oh
01:00
and we'll go ahead and get those placed in. Our valleys
01:07
are green
01:11
as well as our
01:12
green white
01:21
and this preliminary pushing down helps keep them seated a little bit while we actually do the punch down.
01:27
So we have a green and a green, white punched push down.
01:34
And next we're going to go ahead, and we're going to do our orange and our orange white,
01:45
okay?
01:52
And this is going to give us our left side here.
01:56
So now we'll go ahead and will gently move the wires over Not hoping not to pull any of them out as we're moving over
02:06
and next, we'll go ahead and will punch down our right side here.
02:09
I got a loose orange white, so we'll go ahead and take care of that.
02:17
All right?
02:19
So are right side is gonna have the sequence of brown,
02:23
brown, white, blue and then blue white.
02:29
So we'll go ahead and we'll get our brown in our brown white ready,
02:35
and we'll get those located in their little channels there.
02:40
Get them seated.
02:45
So brown
02:46
and brown. What?
02:50
Seated in their channels. So we'll go ahead and get some punch down
03:01
as well as now are blue and our blue white.
03:30
Okay,
03:38
so
03:40
with our blue being a little bit stubborn here, we got it, though
03:46
go and get that seated
03:51
pushed down
03:52
and then our blue white
03:59
All right.
04:00
And now we have all of our different sides punch down our green, green, white, orange, orange, white, brown, brown, white, blue and blue white.
04:09
Well, go ahead and
04:10
close our top edge here,
04:13
making sure the clip closes.
04:15
And then this would be a much longer cable that would then go up into the wall.
04:20
And then we would have our face plate here. Go on the front
04:24
and we'd be able to take our network cable into our computer,
04:29
and we'd be able to just
04:31
plug it right in. So that's gonna be our punch down tool using to punch down our cables in Keystone.

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