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Author Topic: NTE5C MK2 definition  (Read 603 times)

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NTE5C MK2 definition
« on: December 07, 2020, 03:20:04 PM »

What exactly is the definition of an NTE5C MK2 (as I believe it is informally known) ?
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Re: NTE5C MK2 definition
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2020, 04:47:05 PM »

The only significant difference I'm aware of is that the newer 5Cs have translucent cam-locks instead of the previous opaque blue ones.
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Re: NTE5C MK2 definition
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2020, 11:14:33 PM »

An e-mail message, with an attached archive containing two images and two PDF files, has been sent from "The Cattery" to "The Weaving Shed".
« Last Edit: December 08, 2020, 01:07:44 AM by burakkucat »
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Re: NTE5C MK2 definition
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2020, 02:14:36 AM »

Thank you so much for that helpful email.

Is there any improvement in the spec of the Mk 2 unit ? I see it is referred to as a "mk 2" connector (the swing-down IDC thingummy).
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Re: NTE5C MK2 definition
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2020, 05:02:09 AM »

It says in the document that Burakkucat sent me that when you swing up the IDC connector, blue or transparent as it be, then as follows:  "With the front plate removed the home wiring will be automatically disconnected from the network side and not impact on any fault diagnostics and testing". Any idea how this deep magic is achieved now the extension wiring is no longer simply attached to the front plate?
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Re: NTE5C MK2 definition
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2020, 07:54:05 AM »

It says in the document that Burakkucat sent me that when you swing up the IDC connector, blue or transparent as it be, then as follows:  "With the front plate removed the home wiring will be automatically disconnected from the network side and not impact on any fault diagnostics and testing". Any idea how this deep magic is achieved now the extension wiring is no longer simply attached to the front plate?

The test socket is non-standard and has connection points on both sides that are bridged by the special plug on the front plate. The socket has been designed such that a normal phone plug also fits for test purposes.
There's a photo showing the innards here - http://www.davefrydoes.co.uk/install-an-new-style-nte5c-bt-openreach-etc-telephone-master-socket-replacing-nte5a/
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Re: NTE5C MK2 definition
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2020, 09:16:32 AM »

Thank you for that, makes sense now.
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