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      Advice Please

      Hello,
      Those of you who are registered for the tech part of these forums should know that i am currently having a problem with my connection.

      I just examined my face plate to find that only 2 wires are connected to the socket. The other wires are coiled up and not connected to the faceplate.

      Could this be causing the problem with my connection?
      What colours should be connected to the faceplate?

      btw my wall socket is an old type (doesn’t have a test socket inside)

      Si


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      Hi Rocks

      If you only have 2 wires connected that pretty much rules out any interference.

      If they are wired up correctly, they should be blue/white and white/blue
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      Two wires:
      blue (goes into slot marked 2)
      orange (goes into slot marked 5)

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      Well they are in the right slot numbers and so must be a different way of wiring than standard iirc - you do mean the master socket and not an extension, definitely?
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      Yep its the master socket.
      Colours that are not wired in are:
      green
      brown

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      rocks,it should be;
      Blue/white-2
      Orange/white-3 (powers the ringer circuit)
      White/blue-5.
      But it sounds like you have the old single coloured wireing.Is the outer sheath very stiff or greasy?If it is,it's the external drop cable.
      It's common pracatice to coil up the spare pairs as these can be used to backwire extensions or run a second line.
      I used to wrap the spares around the plastic sheathing to keep the socket a bit tidier.
      However,a lot of the older installations can be different than what I described above,which is the 'official' wireing code.
      I once spent half a day in a home tracing wires on a circiut as this guy had sockets & extensions running all over the place,different colour combinations,ect.It was a right royal pain in the ****!!!!

     

     

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