An Introduction to RJ11 Telephone Cables

eiodotcom —  August 23, 2012 — 4 Comments

Today’s Eio post is on telephone cables.

Telephone cables can also be called telephone plugs. The most common standard is known as the RJ11 male connector, or modular connector, in most countries today. These plugs connect a telephone to the telephone wiring, which then connects to a local telephone network. The male plug connects to the female telephone jack, which is often affixed to a wall or baseboard.

Wisegeek says this:

Most RJ11 socket wiring uses what are referred to as three and four pin connectors to transmit electrical currents through telephone wiring. There are several different types of RJ11 socket connections. While the most standard is the phone jack on the interior wall of a building that phone subscribers plug a handset into, sockets also exist to connect telephone cable from a computer to a modem device. In addition, older telephone sets may have RJ11 sockets that connect wiring from a receiver to a dialing base. Telephone wiring adapters and splitters also contain RJ11 sockets.

BELKIN F8V100-25-WH 25 ft. Phone Line Cord

Connector on First End: 1 x RJ-11 Male
Connector on Second End: 1 x RJ-11 Male
Conductor: Copper

Connects wall-mount phones to wall jack, or other phone devices
Helps maintain clearer conversations with plating
Handles up to 2 separate phone lines

Cables To Go 09605 50ft RJ45 8P8C Straight Modular Cable

Constructed from heavy-duty 26 AWG silver satin wire, this straight through-pinned cable is ideal for cost-saving voice and data applications not requiring high data rates.

Connector 1: RJ45 (8P8C) Straight
Connector 2: RJ45 (8P8C) Straight

Cables To Go 09590 14ft RJ11 Modular Telephone Cable

Constructed from heavy-duty 28 AWG silver satin wire, this cable has gold-plated connectors for clearer communication. Its 4-wire construction handles dual phone lines while the heavy-duty PVC jacket protects the cable’s integrity.

Connector 1: RJ11 (6P4C) Male
Connector 2: RJ11 (6P4C) Male

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