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Author Topic: Suggestions for wiring master socket  (Read 472 times)


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Suggestions for wiring master socket
« on: November 18, 2018, 06:19:05 PM »

We've just decorated and my better half is asking if there's anyway we can do something with the modem cable/patch lead coming out the front of the master socket.
We have a table going up against the mastersocket and te cable protruding like it does will get in the way.
My modem is going to be (re)wall mounted next to the master socket.
How I currently have it is in the attached pic.

At the moment I dont use the standard lower faceplate with a BT phone socket.
I have 1 with an RJ45 port (from AAISP) as I do not use the landline (and have no future need/wish to use it).

When I suggested I could cut the RJ45 socket off my modem cable and and feed the cable into the base of the master socket she liked that idea.
She's sure she now wants this.
When I showed her this on the MK3 SSFP she was horrified at how chunky it is.

How would I best achieve connecting my patch/modem cable (cw1308 0.5mm solid core)  with no connector on the end, without using the MK3 SSFP

Do I bypass the master socket completely and gel crimp the incoming feed to my patch cable?
Do I try sharing the IDC block of the master socket with both the incoming feed and my patch cable.
Can i connect the patch to the extension IDC block?

I've done similar before but used the MK3's AB terminal on the front (like in 2nd image).

Many thanks  :)
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Re: Suggestions for wiring master socket
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2018, 06:45:26 PM »

You have an NTE5/A. The "/A" specifies that the lower front face-plate has a socket to take the standard BS6312 431A/631A plugs. On the reverse of that lower front face-plate are the IDCs connected in parallel with the socket.

An NTE5/B is identical to an NTE5/A with regards to the Openreach segement of the unit. However the "/B" specifies that the lower front face-plate does not provide a socket . . . it just has the IDCs on its reverse.

Ideally you would source a lower front face-plate from an NTE5/B, remove the 8P8C plug from the cable that currently links the modem to the 8P8C socket and connect it to the IDCs on the reverse of the "/B" face-plate. Re-fit the lower front face-plate to the NTE5, taking care to position the cable in the exit notch at the bottom, and the job is done.  :)
« Last Edit: November 18, 2018, 06:49:42 PM by burakkucat »
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Re: Suggestions for wiring master socket
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2018, 02:37:32 AM »

I wall mounted one of my modems, was a bit fiddly to achieve because the modem has feet on it which act as spacers of course and so these were in the way, but once this was overcome the modem was successfully attached to the wall and it was a good result. Now to get more sticky pad things and do the other modems likewise.