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WIRING COLOURS ON A EXTENSION WIRE

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Hi all, I have run a telephone extension wire through my wall and to keep the hole small I have cut the plug off one end.

I had the intention to put a wall socket on but  I am stuck on how to wire it up as the coluors are not as expected.

The wiring instrutions that came with the socket state that it should be wired as :

 

NO 1 GREEN/WHITE RING

NO 2 BLUE/WHITE RING  

NO 3 ORANGE/WHITE RING

NO 4 WHITE/ORANGE RING

NO 5 WHITE/BLUE RING

NO 6 WHITE/GREEN RING

 

I only have : RED

                  BLACK

                  GREEN

                  YELLOW

Cleary I have used the wrong wire and  It's too late to change it now.

Can anyone please tell me what colours go to what numbers?

Thanks Paul   

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As electrons aren't particularly fussy about the colour of the insulation connect the same numbers at each end with the same colour wire. Only connections 2 & 5 are required.

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Thanks but the other end has got a plug on it so I'm still none the wiser.
If I just try all the colours till I get a ring tone is there any possibility I will damage the phone or line itself?
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No, just try all permutations of 2 wires, polarity doesn't matter so only 6 possibilities to try.

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Great, I know that it's not the best wire but will my router also work off just the two wires?
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Phones and broadband only use 2 wires. There are only 2 wires from your house to the cabinet/exchange.

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Great stuff! Thanks I'll let you know how I get on.
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Success. I connected the yellow to number two and the black to number 5.
Phone and Internet both working fine.
Thanks for the help.
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Thanks for reporting back, glad to hear you got it working.

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