PLink data is sent out of a PIXELATOR through it’s rear RJ45 ports. The PLink data only requires the use of 3 pins, the other 5 pins are unused.


It's strongly recommended to use an independent Cat6 cable running from a single Pixelator output to one PLink Injector splitting or joining cable can lead to degraded performance or other electrical issues.


Function

RJ45 pin

Core Colour (terminated to TIA/EIA-568-B standard)

PLINK Data +

1

Orange White

PLINK Data -

2

Orange

N/C

3

Green White

N/C

4

Blue

N/C

5

Blue White

N/C

6

Green

0V

7

Brown White

N/C

8

Brown

 

At ENTTEC we recommend use of Shielded Cat6 for PLink runs to reduce the chances of installations being impacted by EMI (Electro-Magnetic Interference). This isn’t crucial for all installations, however it’s another step to ensuring your installation goes as smoothly as possible.


The shield layer and the drain wire (if your cable has one) should be connected to electrical earth separately to the data connections entering the device. This should never be attached to pin 7 (data GND - 0V).