TrackJack vs Series II vs High Density Modular Jacks
Last Updated: 01/31/2017
Ortronics CAT5E/6/6A modular female jacks for use in corresponding Ortronics housings of same product series (Faceplates, Surface Mount Boxes, Modular Patch Panels). Each of these product series has a different mounting style and overall footprint so that a modular jack of one series will not mount in a housing from another series.
Standard part numbers (where “xx” will be replaced by a number signifying color option or left off to indicate Fog White):
Modular connectors for Category 5E/6/6A UTP structured cabling systems. Uses include high megabit applications such as Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet (CAT6A). All meet or exceed all requirements for respective Category ratings as described in ANSI/TIA-568-C.2
All three series are proprietary and require matching plates, boxes, and patch panels from same series.
High Density series requires an Ortronics butterfly tool (OR-HDJPCT) that is included in every box of 20 jacks or a heavy duty Ortronics crimp tool (part #OR-HDJHCT).
TracJack and Series II jacks are front-loaded into plates – keep this in mind if you intend to terminate the cable first and install the plate afterwards. The cable should be pulled through the plate before installing jack.
Series II jacks are available in a dual module with two RJ45 ports on the front and a pair of punch down blocks on the rear.
The HD Series jacks are compact enough to allow 48 jacks to fit into a 1U modular patch panel, hence the HD name (High Density).
All above series jacks are available for fiber and A/V applications.
TracJack jacks are available in multiple colors, including Fog (Off) White, Black, Electric Ivory, Light Blue, Dark Blue, Dark Red, Dark Orange, Dark Yellow, Dark Green, Light Gray, Cloud (Bright) White.
TracJack Shielded modular jacks are available - provide a conductive path to ground.
Series II jacks are available in single and dual ports.
Series II jacks are available in Fog (Off) White, Cloud (Bright) White, Electric Ivory, and Black.
High Density jacks are available in Fog (Off) White, Black, Blue, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, and Cloud (Bright) White.
Related industry Terms/Acronyms:
*Requires Ortronics crimp or butterfly termination tool (see below).
High Density jack termination
How to use the JackRapid termination tool