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How to Connect and Wire Your Telephone

How to Wire a Telephone Jack: Keep in mind that a telephone only uses one pair of wires. Older telephone cables had four wires with two pairs, and the most commonly used pair was the green and red wire. The black and yellow was used for a second line.


Telephone Wiring Diagrams and Connections

Wiring Telephones: I have a six wire phone and cannot make out going calls.

This telephone wiring came from: Kelly, a Homeowner from Costa Mesa CA, United States

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your telephone wiring Kelly.

How to Wire a Telephone Jack

TELEPHONE WIRING
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience and ability to work with tools and access to the telephone wiring.
Precaution: Telephones operate on low voltage however the voltage can increase to about 90 DC volts when an incoming call comes in which could produce a shock so it would be best to unplug the incoming line at the main telephone box of the home before doing any wiring.

Keep in mind that a telephone only uses one pair of wires. Older telephone cables had four wires with two pairs, and the most commonly used pair was the green and red wire. The black and yellow was used for a second line.

The Following will assist you with Telephone Wiring

Telephone Wiring Diagram

Telephone Wiring
Phone Jack Wiring
This telephone wiring diagram with photos and instructions will show you the direct steps to correctly wiring a telephone jack.


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