Furniture Faceplates: Which One Will Fit?

May 12, 2009

With the growing popularity of modular-style furniture, a common question we get from both contractors and distributors is “Which furniture plate do I use with X brand furniture?”Modular Furniture Products

Leviton offers two sizes of furniture plate, labeled “Standard” and “Herman Miller”. 
The sizes are based on two common configurations in the modular furniture industry.  So which one do you choose? Read the rest of this entry »

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May 11, 2009

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FastCam Light Loss Issues

May 11, 2009

The challenge: Post installation testing reveals significant light loss
The Solution: Use precision cleave tool, insure proper cleave length and make sure wedge on connector is engaged.

1Leviton’s FastCAM pre-polished, mechanical termination connectors are very, very precise. So whenever I receive a call from an installer reporting significant light loss during testing, 99.999% of the time, it is a user error (with respects to all those seasoned field installers out there!) There are three crucial steps to proper termination of the FastCam connector.  Read the rest of this entry »


How To Wire an RJ45 Plug

May 11, 2009

Product: 47613-EZC, 40989-RCT

In an effort to save money on factory made patch cords, some folks prefer to make their own on the job site. For the record, Leviton recommends using a factory made patch cord. And it’s debatable whether money is actually saved when you factor in the man hours it takes to make a cord. But there are situations when you may want to make your own. Maybe you’re on the job site and you want to avoid a trip to the distributor. Or maybe you want to put a jack end on a pre-made patch cord. Whatever the scenario, there are a few things to keep in mind. Read the rest of this entry »


POTS: Plain Old Telephone Service Wiring

May 11, 2009

The issue: The wire coming out of wall doesn’t match the color code on my jack. What should I do?

So you’ve decided to wire your own phone jack. Well, good for you do-it-yourselfer because honestly, there’s really nothing to it. But maybe you’ve already hit a snag. Are you staring at some wire coming out of the wall that doesn’t match the colors on your jack? Not to worry. Read on and it will all make sense.

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Finding a Wallplate Solution for the Shielded Jack

May 7, 2009

The challenge: Multiple shielded jacks don’t fit into standard Quickport wall plates.
The Solution: 41080-**L4X080-XWL_noreflection

Every once in a while we tech support folks get questions from customers about the limited functionality of the shielded jacks when used in conjunction with Quickport wall plates.

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