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    BT iPlate / Alternative iPlate Fitting Guide

    This is a discussion on BT iPlate / Alternative iPlate Fitting Guide within the Sky Broadband Tutorial section forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; This tutorial will show you how to fit the BT iPlate or alternative iPlate to your Master Socket. How To ...

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      BT iPlate / Alternative iPlate Fitting Guide

      This tutorial will show you how to fit the BT iPlate or alternative iPlate to your Master Socket.

      How To Fit The BT iPlate Or iPlate Alternative
      Last edited by NewsreadeR; 03-10-08 at 04:35 PM. Reason: Added to Tutorials Section
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      Re: BT iPlate / Alternative iPlate Fitting Guide

      Unless you need it(!) isn't it just as simple to remove the bell wire (I followed instructions at: Faster Broadband wasn't hard, took 3 mins! And saw a 1.2Mbs sync speed increase - everything else phonewise in the house including my Sky digi box still works fine. What benefits does the bell wire give you on a modern phone set up?

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      Re: BT iPlate / Alternative iPlate Fitting Guide

      The Bell wire probably doesn't have any use in a "modern" phone setup.
      I think the idea of the iPlate is to fix the "Bell wire" issue for people who are not comfortable pulling wires off inside their phone sockets.
      In addition, the BT iPlate isn't just the equivalent of removing the Bell wire, it also has a choke fitted on the line itself between connections 2&5 that acts like the RF3 filter that BT usually fit before the NTE5 master to filter out Radio noise.
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      Re: BT iPlate / Alternative iPlate Fitting Guide

      While it is true that the I-Plate contains an RF filter, broadly similar to a No3 RF filter, there function is to prevent RF breakthrough with normal telephone operation they have no effect at all on broadband.
      Where the I-Plate is very useful is when dealing with plug-in extensions, as they isolate the ring wire within them.

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      Re: BT iPlate / Alternative iPlate Fitting Guide

      Quote Originally Posted by Brian69 View Post
      While it is true that the I-Plate contains an RF filter, broadly similar to a No3 RF filter, there function is to prevent RF breakthrough with normal telephone operation they have no effect at all on broadband.
      Where the I-Plate is very useful is when dealing with plug-in extensions, as they isolate the ring wire within them.
      Is there anything than can prevent RF breakthrough with broadband ?
      Anything that can help reduce a 9db Noise Margin drop at night ?
      Now I know why the RF filter component wasn't mentioned in the BT iPlate reviews, as you say, it does nowt for Broadband

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      Re: BT iPlate / Alternative iPlate Fitting Guide

      interesting guide, im thinking about upgrading mainly as i don't even have a master socket in the house just a plain socket so upgrade would be good


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      Re: BT iPlate / Alternative iPlate Fitting Guide

      Forget about the iPlate and get a filtered faceplate. It does much the same job and more.

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      Re: BT iPlate / Alternative iPlate Fitting Guide

      If you do not have an NTE5 then you will need one anyway if going the filtered faceplate route. The iplate(now broadband accelerator) has the same RF filter that the BT 80B RF3 has which has been shown to improve line stability according to BT (& our customers!).
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