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#156045 17-Nov-2014 17:19
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There seems to be a bit of an oddity in the TCF and Chorus documentation around copper to the ETP.

TCF's "Are you wiring for a smart home?", page 2:
Three Cat5e cables must be fed from the star point, through the wall to the ETP, leaving at least 500mm of cable slack at the ETP and at least 1000mm of slack at the home distributor.

Chorus' "Wiring Homes for Fibre", page 3:
Run the three Cat5 cables from the star point to the ETP position.

I thought that the ETP was a purely passive fibre "connection point" so I don't understand this recommendation of running three copper cables to it. Can someone please explain this to me?

Thanks :)

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  #1177490 17-Nov-2014 17:30
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Gives you the option of POTS, a hauling wire for the fiber, and the option to set up the equipment in multiple places.

Anything I say is the ramblings of an ill informed, opinionated so-and-so, and not representative of any of my past, present or future employers, and is also probably best disregarded.

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  #1177491 17-Nov-2014 17:31
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The 'Wireing homes for fibre' document is the same document as 'Wireing homes for Copper' but its pointless haveing two named documents when they both are the same thing

In both cases the ETP is a pasive interconnection point

They say three because 1 for copper (It may be the first and maybe only connection type or may be reverteted to at some stage), 1 as a draw cable to pull fibre/hybrid through (at some stage) and 1 as a spare



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  #1177492 17-Nov-2014 17:32
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Aha! Makes more sense now. Thanks! :)

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  #1177570 17-Nov-2014 20:25
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or none and tell the guy to use a conduit snake.
hell i can push the black catenary wire over 20m in a duct..

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