Punching Down the Wires in the Jack
The jack in
your NetDay kit may be either a 110 or
a Krone. You'll need a
different punch tool depending
on which system came in your kit. The jack shown here is
A punch tool's
spring-loaded action does two jobs at once. It pushes a
wire between two metal pins, skinning the sheath from the
wire so that it makes an electrical connection with the
pins. The punch tool's blade cuts off the extra wire.
Be sure to
position the blade of the punch tool on the outside of
the jack. Otherwise, you'll cut the wire short of where
it should make an electrical connection. The punch tool
cuts better if you tilt the handle slightly outward. You
may need to twist the cut ends of the wires gently to remove
them after punching.
punched down all the wires, snap on the clips that come
with the jack and tighten them using adjustable
the jack into the faceplate, pushing it in from the back,
and screw the faceplate to the box or bracket.
Be sure to snap the jack into the faceplate right side
up; if you need to, push the jack back out of the faceplate
by pushing one of the clips into the front.
boxes can hold a foot or two of cable slack. Slide the
cable through the tie-wraps or
uncover the raceway as
necessary to work the rest of the slack back into a wall,
ceiling or out-of-the-way place. If the jack is flush mounted,
just push the slack back into the wall.