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Official Q&A: VRC 2018-2019: Turning Point Usage Guidelines

R16ci Question


2114V
1 year ago

As an addition to the cabling question in www.robotevents.com/VRC/2018-2019/QA/35 ,

R16ci states:

"Using the V5 Smart Cable Crimp Tool, V5 Smart Cable Stock, and V5 Smart Cable Connectors to create custom-length Smart Cables is permissible."

  1. Are the "V5 Smart Cable Connectors" identical to standard RJ11 connectors?

  2. If the answer to 1 is yes, then would it be legal to, under R7b, use off the shelf RJ11 connectors? Example.

  3. Would it be legal to use an off the shelf RJ11 crimper instead of the V5 Smart Cable Crimp Tool? Example.

Answered by Game Design Committee

1. Are the "V5 Smart Cable Connectors" identical to standard RJ11 connectors?

2. If the answer to 1 is yes, then would it be legal to, under R7b, use off the shelf RJ11 connectors? Example.

V5 Smart Cable Connectors are identical to standard 4p4c connectors (not RJ11 connectors). Using off-the-shelf connectors along with official V5 Smart Cable Stock would be permissible. However, note that off-the-shelf 4p4c cable is not permitted, per the other Q&A that you linked.

3. Would it be legal to use an off the shelf RJ11 crimper instead of the V5 Smart Cable Crimp Tool? Example.

Yes, this would be legal.