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Topic # 109168 13-Sep-2012 20:21 Send private message

Hi guys,

I'm over from the uk and just moved into a house and today tried to get the telephone and broadband installed.  The line was dead so I have checked this evening and found that wiring has been disconnected in the master socket.  The wiring coming into the house has four wires, black, brown, white and yellow.  I have also found that the pins on connections two and five and worn and not holding the wires.  The original socket has the cap and resisitor in it.  I have removed that plate and used a more modern face plate and connected the black wire to connector 2 and the yellow wire to 5.  I have left out the brown and white wire.  The connection is working fine but i would like your advice as to whether its wired correctly.  Unlike the uk it seems the master socket in nz is the up keep on the house owner,  also do you thing the standard extension phone sockets are ok to use as a master socket.

jon

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  Reply # 685771 13-Sep-2012 20:32 Send private message

The master/slave sockets are not are requirement any more. The master jack simply carried the resistor to make the phones ring. Now that circuitry is in the phones meaning you can use a 'slave' socket for the incoming. Any new BT socket you buy now has none of the extra components in it as they are simply not required.
As for up keep of internal wiring. Depending on your proivder, there will be a wire maintenance contract to cover you from any internal wiring faults. So i guess yes, the onus is on the home owner to maintain the wiring.



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  Reply # 685780 13-Sep-2012 20:52 Send private message

Thanks for you reply can you advise if the wiring is correct? and are the other two wire ok left unattached.

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  Reply # 685790 13-Sep-2012 21:21 Send private message

One can assume the wiring is simply the standard 2 pair leadin cable to the home - in which case you've hooked up the first pair which is active. The second pair is probably not connected to anything and can remain as it is.



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  Reply # 685803 13-Sep-2012 21:54 Send private message

cheers mate just like to double check with others, router should arrive tomorrow I'll install the splitter and see if I can get a connection.  Phone is ok as is.

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