Phone Jack Wiring and 4 Wire Connections
Why are there four wire connections on a standard home phone jack? How to Wire a 4-Wire Phone Jack Connection.
4 Wire Phone Jack Connections
[ad#block]Question:Why are there four wire connections on a standard home phone jack?
- Why are there 4 wire connections at a standard home phone jack when I’ve always had good luck using only two wires?
- Are 4 wires really necessary for each telephone?
Thanks for the answer. Great site! Ken.
This electrical question came from: Ken, a Handyman from Livingston, Montana.
Additional Comments: Really a neat site! Very helpful. Thanks!
Thanks for your electrical question Ken.
How to Wire a 4-Wire Phone Jack Connection
- You are right, there are only two wires needed for a phone line to work.
- There are always at least one spare pair to be used for a second line
- This prevents having to install a new cable
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Phone Jack Wiring
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