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Offline twocvbloke

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GPO 5-way cable & MK Wallplate for GPO type cables...
« on: July 12, 2013, 02:46:48 PM »
These arrived today, got them the other night on ebay, been after the wall plate for a while, they're a neater solution to the standard BT52A terminal blocks, and I got the 5-way cable just cos it was there... :D

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/390619280442 - Wallplate

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/390619273626 - 5-way cable

Not entirely sure what the 5-way cable was meant for, all I can deduce is it was used in conjunction with ancillary equipment inside the phone (additional switchooks, neon lamps, buzzers, etc.), it's also quite thick too, compared to a 4-way cable, the individual wires are twice as thick as standard, so must have been for something a bit more specialised and robust than the average customer phone... :D

And a good tip, be careful with the use of oil when using a bed as a workbench (I oiled the screw in the wallplate cos it was stuck), otherwise you end up with spots of the stuff dotted about the place... :D

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Re: GPO 5-way cable & MK Wallplate for GPO type cables...
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2013, 04:45:54 PM »
These arrived today, got them the other night on ebay, been after the wall plate for a while, they're a neater solution to the standard BT52A terminal blocks, and I got the 5-way cable just cos it was there... :D

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/390619280442 - Wallplate

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/390619273626 - 5-way cable

Not entirely sure what the 5-way cable was meant for, all I can deduce is it was used in conjunction with ancillary equipment inside the phone (additional switchooks, neon lamps, buzzers, etc.), it's also quite thick too, compared to a 4-way cable, the individual wires are twice as thick as standard, so must have been for something a bit more specialised and robust than the average customer phone... :D

And a good tip, be careful with the use of oil when using a bed as a workbench (I oiled the screw in the wallplate cos it was stuck), otherwise you end up with spots of the stuff dotted about the place... :D

I once worked for a place that was in a little house that had been rezoned commercial. The boss, having separated from his wife,  was living in one of the bedrooms. When he got stuck working on a phone he couldn't figure out, he would take it to bed with him. While I was working there, he and his wife reconciled: She said he could move back in under one condition:  "No more phones in the bed!"
"C'est pas une restauration, c'est une rénovation."--François Martin.

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Re: GPO 5-way cable & MK Wallplate for GPO type cables...
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2013, 05:51:36 PM »
hehe, I tend not to sleep with telephones in my bed, well, my mobile sits under my pillow sometimes, but never a full phone... :D

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Re: GPO 5-way cable & MK Wallplate for GPO type cables...
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2013, 06:39:08 PM »
Cool, is that wall plate ceramic?
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Re: GPO 5-way cable & MK Wallplate for GPO type cables...
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2013, 06:45:03 PM »
Cool, is that wall plate ceramic?

Phenolic plastics, basically white bakelite, as most of our electrical stuff (mains sockets, light switches, some plugs, etc.) is cos bakelite has very good insulating properties... :)