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Using this to attach 2 phone lines for bonded double pair DSL. My phone cable is 4 wire (black, red, green, yellow). Looking at the keystone from the back side with clear cover up, from left to right should my wires go black, red, green, yellow or should they go yellow, green, red, black?
Zero instructions. Color coding is incorrect as is noted in the description. I am using wiring that has black, red, yellow, and green. Had to use an old connection to figure out proper connection. A small screwdriver is needed to gently pry the clear cover off on the side where the jack is. Sometimes the cutters will slice the individual wire insulation, sometimes not. I would advise purchasing several of these so that eventually one will work. I bought 5 (because of the shipping cost) and the third one I tried did the job. The guy who said that the wires should be laid out in the slots of the clear top first and then clamp the top and bottom together was 100% correct.
OK if you know what your doing and have proper tools.
These are just ok, a lot more affordable then say Leviton, but you get what you pay for. I've done thousands of terminations to different styles and brands of punchdown Jack's and while these don't require punching down, they do require a little knowledge of RJ11 pinout as you can NOT go by the color code on the clear plastic cap (which is very wrong, almost not acceptable!). I'm surprised by now they have not corrected that in the manufacturing plant in China! Because these are cheap, I can't complain much and I've done enough to know how to properly do them as well as trim the excess wires with my micro cutters. Removing to clear cover is not so hard if you have smaller precision screwdrivers (flathead) and finger nails. I've had a few of these fail and had to toss and reterminate with a new one but still two of these are still cheaper then one Leviton!
I installed four of these RJ-11 jacks. They worked but are just GARBAGE!
The primary problem is that the wires are not held securely; if you take the cap off for inspection the wires come off too. It's also difficult to clip the wires short enough that they won't touch yet still hold them in place until the cap goes on. That the color codes (as was noted) are wrong is simply perplexing; why didn't Monoprice refuse the order?
Extending my ethernet LAN and wanted to use an existing analog phone line's wire entry to avoid cutting an extra hole in the wall. Used a 2-port keystone wall plate. One port for the Cat6a keystonejack and the other port for this RJ11 keystone jack. Easy -- 1. snipped and divided the blue-red-green-yellow cable 2. placed the wires in the teeth going BRGY left to right 3. press the clear cap back on making sure the side tabs are locked 4. test with phone, then insert keystone into wall plate. Deducting 1/2 star because the color code taped to the device had wrong sequence (and Monoprice are correcting this in future batches) otherwise perfect. Don't need this part very often, but a simple solution when needed!
This is going to sound silly, but this product really needs instructions on how to take it apart to connect the wires. I spent 15 minutes pushing, prying, sliding with fingers, screwdrivers, pliers before I could get the clear plastic top off. There is probably an easy trick, but I couldn't figure it out (and I am very experienced with electrical work including CAT5 and audio/video wiring). Once I got the top off, the wires connected in seconds and it was easy to close it back up.
I was using a three-high keystone plate so the fact this jack is very wide didn't bother me. Of course, the phone connected to it works perfectly well.