Types of Ethernet outlets - surface mounted vs flush mounted
The choice of the type of outlet by the installer is dictated primarily by the current state of finish of the building. If in a particular room or in the whole premises, e.g. an office or an apartment, there are only finishing works or a general renovation, it turns out to be a good idea to use Ethernet network with flush mounted cables. Such solution is connected with leading wires of fast cable network in a way completely invisible for the user, and therefore more convenient and very aesthetic. Of course, in this case it is necessary to predict in which places devices using Ethernet will be used. If the premises are finished, the use of flush-mounted sockets is practically out of the question - at this point a much better option will be to run the cables surface-mounted, in appropriate cable trays. In such a network, we use conventional surface-mounted sockets, which are attached to the finished wall. Due to the carefully designed fixtures, surface-mounted sockets work well even in very exposed places. What's more - the use of this type of installation still provides much higher aesthetics, than "free" leading the cables e.g. between furniture or under the table.
Choice of the category of socket and remarks on running the installation
The second thing - after choosing the surface-mounted or flush-mounted socket - is to choose the category in which the socket was made. In the case of RJ-45, exactly as in the case of patch cords, the category reflects the performance that a given installation can provide in terms of data transfer capacity. So if we are dealing with category 5e cables, it does not make much sense to use a little more expensive and higher quality category 6 sockets. A simple category 5e socket will successfully work here: it will provide the right quality of connection, without the risk of problems with data transfer. Category 6 sockets, on the other hand, should be found everywhere, where we have to deal with networks requiring higher quality of transfer or conducted over longer distances. The quality of the cable determines not only the maximum possible data transfer, but also the distance over which the data can be transmitted (it is worth to pay attention to the fact that the distance should be measured along the whole length of the cable between the devices, not in a straight line). An additional issue is the choice of single or double outlet. In the case of using double sockets it should be remembered that - unlike in the case of 230 V power sockets - each RJ45 outlet requires a separate cable, so the use of a double socket automatically forces the installer to run two completely separate Ethernet cables.
RJ45 wall sockets in Botland store offer
In our offer you will find a variety of brand-name sockets from Lanberg, made both in surface-mounted and flush-mounted versions, designed for LAN categories 5e and 6. We recommend among others single and double sockets of categories 5e and 6, allowing easy and quick connection of cables using special clamps. These products are sold together with necessary mounting accessories, including clamps and screws. For flush mounting we recommend 2x RJ45 + Keystone sockets, also from Lanberg, in white. These sockets are designed for mounting in frames and have the character of a modular system supporting two Keystone modules. It means that apart from RJ45 sockets in the frame, also HDMI, USB, RCA and F-type (coaxial) antenna connectors can be used interchangeably. The sockets made of polycarbonate can be mounted in boxes with a depth of at least 45 mm, and the external dimensions of the panel are 30x45x45 mm.