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Re: Common operational misconceptions
From: Lamar Owen <lowen () pari edu>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2012 07:24:17 -0500

On Monday, February 20, 2012 09:07:20 PM Jimmy Hess wrote:
RJ45 is really an example of what was originally a misconception
became so widespread, so universal, that reality has actually shifted
so the misconception became reality.   When was the last time you ever
heard anyone say "8P8C connector?"

And then there's the 10C variant used on some serial port interfaces (like those from Equinox)..... 

'8 pin modular plug' is reasonable, though, and is what I'll typically say, with the modifier 'for stranded' or 'for 
solid' conductors, as it does make a difference.  I haven't said 'RJ45 plug' in years.

Yeah, it's a bummer that the keyed RJ45 plug got genericized to the unkeyed variant; at least the unkeyed plug used for 
TIA568A/B will work in a true RJ45 jack.....  


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