communications panels nearly complete
Today I completed most of the home communications panels in the garage. Here's what's in the picture:
1) The lower left includes the plywood base for all telephone and television distribution
2) The top right of the plywood base features a green punch-down block for telephone distribution. The beige wire looping to the top of the punch-down block is the feed from the phone company box. The other blue and dark gray wires feed phone sockets around the house.
3) The black box at the bottom of the plywood base is a bi-directional cable booster for cable TV. Note: The feed for the cable modem is tapped outside the house, before the TV feeds.
4) To the left of the black box is a two-way splitter - one leg feeds the family room, the other leg feeds a secondary splitter.
5) At the left center of the board is the cable TV splitter for the kitchen and bedrooms
6) Top right of the picture is the power protection for the local electronics.
7) On the shelf in the top right is a gigabit network switch - it takes a CAT5E feed from the home office upstairs (using an existing line, installed originally for telephone service) and distributes the signal to the family room. It will eventually have a tap that leads to the other side of the garage, where I intend to build a bench for computer work.