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Master Geek

# 41919 25-Sep-2009 12:28
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Hi all,

Renovating house which includes converting double garage to rooms which will have new phone jacks installed. There's an existing phone jack down there which has 6 coloured wires. I figured we'd use this jack and daisy chain off it for the other new ph jacks. My father in law who will do some of the renovations has a heap of the older(?) 4 coloured cable (red, white, black and blue) that we could use if the colours/wires can be matched up.

So, is this possible? Which of the 4 colours go into the 1-6 on the new phone jacks?

Thanks for your help


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Uber Geek

  # 258317 25-Sep-2009 12:53
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The older jacks only ever needed 3 of the wires, the rest were normally folded back rather than plugged into the Krone connectors. The line wires will be on 2 & 5 Red & White. Watch out for older cable, it may not have much twist ( for noise immunity) and could be different thickness. The new 2 jacks terminate 1 wire per slot with each strip commoned but the older practice was to daisy chain 2 wires per slot if they were the same thickness ( else the thin wire isn't gripped as hard).

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Master Geek

  # 258330 25-Sep-2009 13:38
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Thanks for the help and info!

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