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Standard User jez9999
(member) Thu 01-Jun-17 11:58:53
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Phone line cable colours: blue, green, white, black?


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I bought some phone line cable from Maplin and crimped it, and the internal cable colours are blue, green, white, and black. Aren't these the wrong colours? I thought they were meant to be red, brown, green, blue or something. Did Maplin give me the wrong cable???

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Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Thu 01-Jun-17 12:31:27
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Re: Phone line cable colours: blue, green, white, black?


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Can you post a link to the cable you bought on the Maplin site?
Standard User jez9999
(member) Thu 01-Jun-17 13:36:15
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Re: Phone line cable colours: blue, green, white, black?


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I didn't. I went into a Maplin store and bought it, asked them to sell me some phone cable.

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Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Thu 01-Jun-17 13:41:03
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Re: Phone line cable colours: blue, green, white, black?


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I mean like this http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/flat-ipc-telephone-cable-c...

Is it twisted pair?
Standard User jez9999
(member) Thu 01-Jun-17 14:02:08
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Re: Phone line cable colours: blue, green, white, black?


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I took a piccie of the cable that i crimped (then crimped the inner cable with a Stanley knife) - doesn't look like twisted pair:

http://game-point.net/misc/Maplin-phone-cable.jpg

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 01-Jun-17 14:20:46
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Re: Phone line cable colours: blue, green, white, black?


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That's not phone cable, and crimping with a Stanley knife is not good - don't do it.

http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/eagle-telephone-cable-cw13... is what they should have sold you.

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Standard User Somuchtolearn
(regular) Thu 01-Jun-17 14:21:27
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Re: Phone line cable colours: blue, green, white, black?


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The cable in your picture looks like the flat/oval flexible cable used between a BT male plug and the phone itself.

If you're doing some fixed wiring i.e phone socket, etc. this is the one you need, spec. CW1308

http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/telephone-cable-cw1308-fou...

For broadband wiring after master socket it's CAT5e or better.
Standard User jez9999
(member) Thu 01-Jun-17 14:30:01
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Re: Phone line cable colours: blue, green, white, black?


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Well I don't know how else to crimp those tiny cables smile

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Standard User Somuchtolearn
(regular) Thu 01-Jun-17 14:36:36
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Re: Phone line cable colours: blue, green, white, black?


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What sort of connector are you trying to crimp? BT Plug as on phone lead, or BT socket on wall?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 01-Jun-17 14:56:09
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http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/rj45-rj11-rj12-networking-...

For RJ11/RJ45 only though, if crimping for standard BT plugs then would need to do some more searching to find the tool

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