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Topic # 240352 3-Sep-2018 16:31
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When our house was rewired, the sparky ran a combined phone and fibre cable from the office to the house outside wall where the copper phone line pops out of the ground conduit. He said the rules are you should leave some amount of cable say 1.5m coming out of the house, so this is coiled up then connected to the phone line. I am under wife pressure to tidy this up by putting it in a box rather than leaving this coil lying around. What is the smallest radius I can bend both copper twisted pair and fibre cable, without affecting its performance?

 

Also, I'll need to cut and rejoin the phone cables. Are insulation displacement connector like these good enough for this purpose?

 

https://www.jaycar.co.nz/crimp-wire-connectors-2-3-wire-pk-8/p/HP1214

 

Thanks

 

 


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  Reply # 2083404 3-Sep-2018 17:47
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Put a request in for fibre?

 

You may end up breaking the fibre and possibly causing issues when it comes to termination of fibre in the future.

 

Put up a potted plant?





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  Reply # 2083405 3-Sep-2018 17:50
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Got issues with neighbours on common driveway... So no fibre yet. But still will have to hide the excess cable.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2083410 3-Sep-2018 18:12
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Minimum bend radius for optic@t5e which is what it probably is, is 10 times the cable diameter.

 

Those gel crimps are fine but the price is awful!




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  Reply # 2083416 3-Sep-2018 18:30
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Thanks 60mm then.
Yes silly prices for the connectors when not buying a box of 50!

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  Reply # 2083420 3-Sep-2018 18:56
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Note the bending radius is 10x diameter.

6mm round cable = 60mm radius = 120mm diameter circle. Minimum.




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  Reply # 2083428 3-Sep-2018 19:03
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Strip the cable back to expose the twisted pair and ththe fibre tube inside. You will find you can coil it up a lot easier then.



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  Reply # 2083429 3-Sep-2018 19:03
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Yep my original question asked specifically for the radius!

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  Reply # 2083512 4-Sep-2018 07:13
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All good. I know professionals who need reminding, always better to be safe.




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  Reply # 2083520 4-Sep-2018 07:39
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Aye. Measure twice, cut once!

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