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Topic # 110982 21-Oct-2012 20:56 Send private message






Like the image above, I have a BT 2 wire socket with one pair connected to terminals 2 and 5.

I want to daisy chain off this existing jack to add another phone jack. 

Do I punch down the extension cable onto terminals 2 and 5 again (I always thought only 1 wire per slot) or can I use say terminals 1&4 or 3&6?

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  Reply # 704460 21-Oct-2012 20:58 Send private message

Correct, dont punch more than 1 wire per slot. Just punch the extension line onto 1&4 or 3&6.

1,2,3 are usually connected, as are 4,5,6

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  Reply # 704467 21-Oct-2012 21:17 Send private message

Depending on the age of your BT Style jack point  - there are two types of IDC configurations

1 - IF it has a M or E (or sometimes nothing ) molded on the front you can only piggy back your connections on 2 & 5 (smallest weighted conductor first) - judjing from your pic, the rounded circuit board would likely indicate to me that it is of this older configuration.

2 - If it has a 2 molded on the front then it is a more modern 2 wire jack and 1,2 & 3 are connected together and 4,5 & 6 are connected together 



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  Reply # 704469 21-Oct-2012 21:20 Send private message

It has a '2' on the front.  Thanks for your help.




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  Reply # 704471 21-Oct-2012 21:23 Send private message

Man daisy chain.... :p





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  Reply # 704992 23-Oct-2012 11:22 Send private message

Zeon: Man daisy chain.... :p


Indeed, don't do it... if at all possible run dedicated CAT5e back to the ETP (where the line comes into the house).

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