There was a hit 10 days agoo 5m from the house. The BT main box in the house
went poof as did all the extensions from it (including the modem which had a
surge protector on the line).
The BT engineer reckons the lines are ok but all the connections are melted.
Is there anywhere online I can buy standard male and female connectors to
wire in to save me buying loads of extensions and running them again through
the loft and under carpets etc etc
Where are these "melted" connections? As I believe that the only
connections are made inside the box on the back of the faceplate? If that
is the case and everything else being well, then just replace the faceplates
a couple of quid each from the local B & Q store.
If the connectors are gone on the end of the handset cables themselves then
again a visit to the local B & Q should produce these with no problem.
With regards to the modem, if this was damaged AFTER whilst connected to a
surge protector then ring up the manufacturers of the protector and claim
for the cost of the modem under their guarantee.
Hope this helps
Little unclear what you want. Do you mean 'loose' BT plugs and
sockets, so you can snip off what is in the telephone extension cables
you've already run and put new ones on?
You can certainly get new plugs from places like CPC and RS. You pop
the wires in and use a crimping die and tool to pinch it all together.
Various varieties of plug are available. Left and right hand latch, 4
or 6 contacts, etc.
I can't think of where I've seen the bits for replacing the socket end
though. I'll have a look in the CPC catalogue if you ask.
Alternatively you could probably use 'normal' miniture socket boxes as
typically affixed to the wall. The will be a bit more obtrusive but
that may not trouble you.
The cables you have run probably use stranded wire rather than solid
cores, so screw down or solder terminations would be best/necessary if
a new crimp socket can't be found. In other words, standard IDC punch
down won't work for you.
Overall its going to be very fiddly and you'll probably be better off
just replacing the lot from a time point of view. If its
asthetics/making good then that's a diffeent thing.
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