Outlets are the user's connection points
in the OnQ system. High quality modular, coaxial F and binding post connections
allow connections for telephones and telephone devices (answering machines, fax machines),
televisions and audio / video components (including digital satellite receivers),
speakers, computers and computer peripherals.
OnQ outlets are designed to mount
in standard electrical boxes or brackets.
Modular jacks are eight conductor
RJ45 jacks, wired per the EIA/TIA 568A configuration standard. They are designed for
four pair Category 5 (CAT 5) unshielded twisted pair cable. Wires are easily and
reliably terminated using a wire punchdown tool. Coaxial outlets use the
industry-standard coaxial F connector. The binding post connectors are provided in
color coded (red and black) pairs to help the user maintain proper speaker polarity.
They can accommodate a cable terminated in a banana plug or spade lug, and also
provide a secure, low-resistance connection for an unterminated, bare wire cable.
There are three
"families" of outlets. The "Standard" series provides an
economical choice, and offers up to six jacks in one single gang sized plate. The
"Decorator" series provides a stylish, contemporary appearance. And the
OnQ "HideOut" outlet has smooth cover sides and protects the jacks and plugs,
allowing you to place furniture very close to the wall. Snap-in plastic icons on the
"Decorator" and "HideOut" outlets help identify each jack's use.
Outlets are available with a
single jack and with very useful combinations of jacks. For example, the two jack
outlets with telephone and coaxial jacks are ideal for connecting the digital satellite
receiver, which must have phone access for ordering pay-per-view and other services.
A natural candidate in a home office would be the outlet having modular phone
jacks, a "keyed" modular jack for a local area network (LAN) connection, and
even a coaxial jack for a digital satellite - or cable-modem high speed Internet
OnQ outlet kits consist of all
components - plate, jacks, icons and mounting screws. The "Decorator"
series outlets require a Decora or decorator faceplate to complete the installation.
OnQ outlets allow you, the
homeowner, maximum flexibility in connecting all digital services available today AND
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OnQ Decorator Style Plate
OnQ Standard Style Plate
OnQ HideOut Style Plate
(pictured without cover)