on 28-02-2010 11h20
I use an phone extension cable and i've accidentaly pulled the wires out of the connector.
I've tried looking online for a wiring diagram with no luck.
The cable has four coloured wires. white, green, blue and red
But the connector has numbers 5, 4, 3, 2
Does anyone know which colours are wired to which numbers.
All the diagrams i've found online are confusing. They seem to mention wires with two colourings.
Thanks in advance
on 28-02-2010 11h32
on 28-02-2010 11h59
BT uses wire in houses with striped insulation and I expect it will be diagrams for that that you have found.
It looks like you have either an extension lead which plugs in or someone has used alarm cable. There's nothing wrong in doing that but there won't be standard diagrams.
Your best bet is to see what colour wires are connected to which pins at the other end.
Thanks for the reply.
It is an extension lead. One of these I think.
I've even looked on the manufacturer website. There are no phone cables listed there.
Looks like i'm just going to have to buy a new one just to see the wiring diagram.
If they are not going to use standard bt colour codes then they could have least colour coded the connectors instead of using numbers.
on 28-02-2010 13h26
on 28-02-2010 14h28
Best advice (as a retired BT manager) would be to purchase a new extension lead, as unless you have the tool for reconnecting the wires into the plug or socket, you run the risk of bad connections which shows up as noise both on your speech calls and more importantly on your web access.
Yeah I may end up doing that.It's just the hassle of ripping the old cable out and putting new one in that puts me off.
If it wasn't for the fact that I had sky multiroom I wouldn't need it. But unfortunatly sky apparently charge 2 full subscriptions if both boxes don't phone home once a month.
on 28-02-2010 15h39
on 22-03-2010 10h46
I'd second neilmorgan's advice about checking what wire colors go to what pins on the other end, as we shouldn't rely on the color code. Also, it may be illegal in your area to hook things with broken cords to the telephone network. However, here's a diagram that tells which wires SHOULD go to which numbers according to the solid color code for BT phone cords:
Please note that the numbers are in reverse order on the PLUG and the WALL SOCKET.
The red wire connects to the conductor closest to the latch, but it goes to number 5 on the PLUG
or number 2 on the WALL SOCKET. That's the B lead.
The white wire connects to the conductor farthest from the latch; it goes to 2 on the PLUG or 5 on the WALL SOCKET. That's the A lead.
Those are the two most important leads. The diagram also shows where the blue (ringer) wire and the green wire go. Just ignore the "striped" colors on the right, you're dealing with solid colored wires. Also ignore 1 and 6 as they are not used in your cord.
Disclaimer: I don't live in the UK and have only worked on phones in the US.