The Spike Connector is an eight shade kit for use when using the UTP connections on JANUS. They also convert the RJ45 at each shade back to a 5 position terminal block. When using this kit, the output voltage on the UTP ports of JANUS change from 24vdc to 28vdc when using the SI power supplies. This 4 volt increase can effectively double the standard UTP cable lengths from the shade to JANUS to 100 meters for 275 series shades.