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    BT phone socket.

    This is a discussion on BT phone socket. within the Cabling and faceplate help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; any good?...

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      Re: BT phone socket.

      any good?



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      Re: BT phone socket.

      Quote Originally Posted by AndyJG View Post
      Love the uninsulated joint to extend the red!Andy
      Not even a choc-block And waaayy too long extension wire as well.

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      Re: BT phone socket.

      im starting to wish i hadnt looked at it now!!

      my plan was to just pull out the bodge electric wires and connect proper tel wire to the white connector and run it to a new NTE5 socket with filtered faceplate?

      what are the green and black wire for?

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      Re: BT phone socket.

      Quote Originally Posted by Valiceemo View Post
      im starting to wish i hadnt looked at it now!
      Just as well you did or potentially you would always have slow speed.

      my plan was to just pull out the bodge electric wires and connect proper tel wire to the white connector and run it to a new NTE5 socket with filtered faceplate?
      You could do that but would have to replace the BT80A/RF2 with a BT80A or a BT80B/RF3 to maintain the RF filtering.

      what are the green and black wire for?
      The incoming cable (dropwire) has two pairs of wires.
      This allows you to have a second phone line without having to run a new cable into the house or if the first pair becomes faulty you can use the second pair.

      In your case they are not needed but shouldn't be cut off as they may be needed in the future.

      Andy

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      Re: BT phone socket.

      Your easiest way now is to loosen off the screws in the block and push the red into the top and the black into the bottom. I think they will be marked A and B with E in the middle. Was the green connected originally? It look to me like a yellow or brown was connected to the A terminal.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      Your easiest way now is to loosen off the screws in the block and push the red into the top and the black into the bottom. I think they will be marked A and B with E in the middle. Was the green connected originally? It look to me like a yellow or brown was connected to the A terminal.
      I've not changed anything since moving in, so I cant say.

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      Quote Originally Posted by AndyJG View Post

      You could do that but would have to replace the BT80A/RF2 with a BT80A or a BT80B/RF3 to maintain the RF filtering.
      Can you explain why?

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      Re: BT phone socket.

      You would expect the orange to have enough slack seeing as the 3 other BT wires: white - plenty, black and green also appearing to not be cut short. But orientation of back plate with screw block at bottom and a straight-looking orange wire...............

      I'll pass to AndyJG/Isitme as they know far more than I do (I've only just started learning about this stuff very recently - since signing up to Sky last month ).

      Would like to say though, that if I were faced with this (and given your plans for the multimedia area), I would fit a new junction box in place of the old one and run to an NTE5 at M/media area).

      Whatever, when you have been shopping and come to do the rewire. I assume you will carefully chop the white flex as far down as practical.


      Good luck

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      Re: BT phone socket.

      Apologies as I have only skeeted over this as snowed under. That junction box is an RF2, you need an RF3 for ADSL. The cables in there all look stranded to me? If they are they won't be twisted pair. You need to trace back to BT in coming cable and go from there. The shopping list posted up earlier in the thread sums up what you would need.
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      Re: BT phone socket.

      [QUOTE=RUNITDIRECT;332322]You need to trace back to BT in coming cable and go from there./QUOTE]

      Valiceemo.
      You have the BT wires in your junction box pic: The BT wires will be the orange and the white wires going into the block at lower left. These are the needed wires. Retain any wires which share the same BT outer sheath flex. Discard everything else.
      Last edited by Giskard; 25-07-11 at 08:48 AM. Reason: typo

     

     
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