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Standard User kebabselector
(committed) Sun 12-Jul-20 17:29:32
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Securing a mk4 faceplate on a NTE5c wallbox


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Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions to secure the MK4 faceplate on to the matching 5C wallbox. Any slight movement in the cable and it separates on the one side. Really not impressed with the flimsy quality of these boxes.

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Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 12-Jul-20 17:41:32
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Yep, really average.

Usually if they won’t stay securely clipped on, it is because the screwing in of the NTE to the back box, or the back box to the wall, has meant the NTE is twisted somewhat.

Trial and error of loosening/tightening the two screws in the NTE, much patience required, and a degree of good fortune.

As you said, chip as chips rubbish.

Standard User burble
(committed) Sun 12-Jul-20 20:00:04
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Had to Sellotape the faceplate on the first of these, the replacement is OK.


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Standard User sparky_paul
(experienced) Sun 12-Jul-20 21:04:41
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I've read quite a few instances of folk resorting to some sort of adhesive tape.

Not very elegant though.

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Standard User kebabselector
(committed) Sun 12-Jul-20 21:28:28
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Re: Securing a mk4 faceplate on a NTE5c wallbox


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Thanks for the all the advice. The 5c faceplate is quite tight up against a mains plug - I'll have a look at possibly moving it over a millimetre or two to see if that fixes it. Maybe a bit of hidden velcro inside might be another solution.

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Line 2 (TQ5) 26mb down - 7.8mb up (Fibre 1)

Edited by kebabselector (Sun 12-Jul-20 21:39:13)

Standard User burble
(committed) Sun 12-Jul-20 22:28:49
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It was just a couple of inches of tape along the joint, unless you knew it was there probably wouldn't notice it. When the engineer came (for another reason) he didn't spot it at first, went to pull off faceplate and was puzzled as to why it didn't come off.
Standard User TheInstaller
(learned) Sun 12-Jul-20 23:05:22
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In reply to a post by kebabselector:
Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions to secure the MK4 faceplate on to the matching 5C wallbox. Any slight movement in the cable and it separates on the one side. Really not impressed with the flimsy quality of these boxes.

Remove the front faceplate by squeezing the sides, on the left and right you'll see the two white plastic clips that will clip into the main nte box. Be careful but bend the two plastic clips on the right outwards slightly and then firmly push the faceplate back onto the master socket.Bending the plastic clips by a mm or two should be enough. If you find one side has not quite taken, then press that side firmly and it should clip into place, you'll hear it click when it takes. If it doesn't work at first then repeat until you get it to click into place. This will work, as done it many times myself.
Standard User kebabselector
(committed) Mon 13-Jul-20 22:29:39
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Thanks i'll take a look at that smile

Zen 2x services:
Line 1 (B26) 75mb down - 19mb up (Fibre 2)
Line 2 (TQ5) 26mb down - 7.8mb up (Fibre 1)
Standard User PaulKirby
(knowledge is power) Mon 13-Jul-20 23:46:27
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Yeah I did a similar thing with my one a while back, but I used a heat gun to warm it a little and with a flat bit of metal I gently pushed it out a little.

That worked for a while until the hoover kept knocking it off, so I ended up going back the NTE5a Master Socket and still on it now.

Paul

Standard User kebabselector
(committed) Tue 14-Jul-20 09:03:40
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I've got a spare MK2 faceplate which might get used if the above tricks don't work, assuming I can find the front bit!

Zen 2x services:
Line 1 (B26) 75mb down - 19mb up (Fibre 2)
Line 2 (TQ5) 26mb down - 7.8mb up (Fibre 1)
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