The Data Connect Copper-T
is a 4-wire T-1 repeater for use on customer owned
lines. The Data Connect Copper-T is used to extend
in-house T-1 lines in campus and high-rise environments.
of Data Connect Copper-Ts may be located up to 5000 feet
apart. Solid copper 22 AWG two twisted pair is the preferred
cable for connection between Data Connect Copper-Ts. Smaller
wire sizes will reduce the functional distance between Data
Connect Copper-Ts. Connection to the Data Connect Copper-T
is made through RJ-45 modular connectors or 4-wire screw
down barrier strips. Both types of connectors are standard
on the Data Connect Copper-T.
Connect Copper-T is powered by a small wall-mount
transformer, and is used for connections between T-1
equipment such as PBXs, T-1 multiplexers, T-1 line drivers,
T-1 local multiplexers or any other T-1 equipment requiring
long customer owned cable runs. Data Connect Copper-Ts can
be used to connect this equipment across a campus, between
floors of a high-rise office building or between office
buildings with underground cable connections.
Connect Copper-Ts can also be used to extend the distance
between any T-1 equipment (DSU, channel bank, router, etc.).
Connect Copper-Ts are best used in pairs. If you have a T1
CSU that is limited to 655 feet, connected to a device
limited to 655 feet, and you put the Data Connect Copper-T
at one end, the Data Connect Copper-T will drive the extra
distance. However, the far end device will still be limited
to 655 feet and will not likely have sufficient "drive" to
reach the far end. The T1 transmitted signal is the issue
addressed by the Data Connect Copper-T, so in this case, the
line would be error-prone or possibly only work in one