Pulling cat6 everywhere in my new house... what electrical boxes do I use?

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Pulling cat6 everywhere in my new house... what electrical boxes do I use?
Pulling cat6 everywhere in my new house... what electrical boxes do I use?
2019-08-27 11:32:43 - last edited 2021-04-19 11:57:31
Model: Adapter  
Hardware Version: V6
Firmware Version: 11

I'm building a home and doing the low voltage wiring right now, pulling cat6 to every conceivable necessary location, but wondering what type of electrical box to use to mount the ethernet plates? I know how to terminate the raw cat6 wire and hook into an outlet plate, but I'm not sure what type of electrical box I should use. Can anyone provide some insight? I've been reading online and it says I can use open-backed boxes, but I don't seem to find anything like this at my local Home Depot 

I would be careful with this for new work, for commercial installs they’re starting to want full boxes for power over Ethernet. That’s in Colorado and in a hospital setting, but I’ve seen in in schools as well.https://myip.kim/ https://birthdaywishes.onl/ https://elecpay.in/tneb/

On the projects I’ve done, in a hospital setting, 48v from Power over Ethernet was considered not low voltage. Door strikes from the door controls were still LV, but the 48v to the controller itself was not considered safe so it all had to be in ent. I saw that at the main hospital in town and a school in the same county.

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Re:Pulling cat6 everywhere in my new house... what electrical boxes do I use?
2019-08-27 12:54:23 - last edited 2021-04-19 11:57:31

In our country low voltage is AC voltage up to 1,000 volts and DC voltage up to 1,500 volts.

 

You probably mean extra low voltage (ELV), which is AC voltage up to 50 volts and DC voltage up to 120 volts in our country.

 

Of course, 48 volts is ELV and it is indeed safe for standard CAT.5/.6/.7 Ethernet wall plates/boxes. See this wikipedia article for wall plates which would fit.

 

Visitors from the US are often shocked when they learn that Europeans use 230V mains voltage instead of 110V for mains power supplies. But 230V is still low voltage as is 110V.

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