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Standard User Schrodingers_Cat
(experienced) Thu 16-Jan-14 15:00:40
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A Quick Question On HH5 Filter


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Now that I have moved to BT Infinity 2, I see that the old ADSL filter is no longer required. I presume whatever filter now exists, is actually inside the additional thingy ( no doubt there is a technical word for it ) that the engineer attached to the master socket. Is there actually a filter at all ? If so, how durable is it....and does one have to call out an engineer again to replace it if it goes wrong or is it a part that an electric retailer would supply ?
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 16-Jan-14 15:08:30
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Re: A Quick Question On HH5 Filter


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It's an "interstitial" filter plate. It performs exactly the same function as a filtered faceplate or even a dangly filter.

It is used by Openreach these days as it plugs into the test socket, then provides a filtered phone socket in front of that, for the faceplate to plug into. It's very quick to fit, as the extension sockets that are wired to the back of the faceplate stay so wired, but are filtered because the supply to the faceplate is.

If they fitted a filtered faceplate they would need to disconnect the extension(s) from the old one and reconnect them to the new.

It appears the filtering in the new one is slightly better than earlier filters.

Apart from its warranty, (AIUI!) it is your property and responsibility to replace. I believe they are available to buy.

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Standard User Schrodingers_Cat
(experienced) Thu 16-Jan-14 15:34:36
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Re: A Quick Question On HH5 Filter


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I presume this is the same device as the 'BT Iplate'....


http://www.shop.bt.com/products/bt-iplate---bt-broad...


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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 16-Jan-14 16:28:57
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Re: A Quick Question On HH5 Filter


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No.

They are both "interstitial" (hence the i of iPlate), which means they go in between the NTE5 and the faceplate, but all the iPlate does is filter out the ring/bell wire if that is present.

The new filtered faceplate does include that as well, but is a very different beastie apart from that. See the pic on this page.

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Edited by RobertoS (Thu 16-Jan-14 16:30:34)

Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 16-Jan-14 17:38:24
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Re: A Quick Question On HH5 Filter


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http://www.coolwebhome.co.uk/faceplate/ and the pictures of how it comes apart.

Amazon has the mk2 versions, which seem to command a £3 premium at £19.99 each

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 16-Jan-14 17:43:12
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Re: A Quick Question On HH5 Filter


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Any idea what the difference is please Andrew?

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Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Thu 16-Jan-14 18:06:19
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Re: A Quick Question On HH5 Filter


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The new MK2's have an RFI filter built in, also *said* to have been tested as better with vectoring ?!?!

£20 a pop ? I'm minted ! grin

Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 16-Jan-14 18:38:20
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In reply to a post by Zarjaz:
£20 a pop ? I'm minted ! grin
Heh! When's the party?

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Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Thu 16-Jan-14 23:03:49
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When's the party?

Sorry Bob, I don't throw those 'everyone toss your VDSL faceplate in a bowl' type of party any more .... wink

Standard User Alnath
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 17-Jan-14 09:48:44
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My ADSLNation faceplate gives a slightly higher max attainable speed than the BT supplied one.
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