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English speaking electrician in Lausanne

Can anyone recommend an electrician in or near Lausanne? I live in Le Mont.

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Re: English speaking electrician in Lausanne

I don't know but you can ask a french speaking friend to help you and then there is no need for english speaking electrician which is not easy to find.
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Re: English speaking electrician in Lausanne

Sorry can't help you but if you google "English electrician lausanne" you should find a guy who has a linkedin profile. Good luck.

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installing swissCom internet via phone line

hello everyone -

we have this same problem. as no one appears to want to answer the original question, let's do this question instead:

1) In your typical Lausanne apartment building, how does one identify and/or find the phone box into which one must insert the copper cable for ADSL (or VDSL) internet? Where are they typically located? Are they usually labeled? Can anyone post a picture of what they look like?

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1) In your typical Lausanne apartment building, how does one identify and/or find the phone box into which one must insert the copper cable for ADSL (or VDSL) internet? Where are they typically located? Are they usually labeled? Can anyone post a picture of what they look like?
You'd then need to speak to the provider (Swisscom, etc.). I'm not sure they would be best pleased with a DIY job.
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Old 03.09.2012, 12:19
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Re: English speaking electrician in Lausanne

in fact, SwissCom said in an email that I could do it myself if I "have any electrical skills." i had explicitly asked them this question.
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1) In your typical Lausanne apartment building, how does one identify and/or find the phone box into which one must insert the copper cable for ADSL (or VDSL) internet? Where are they typically located? Are they usually labeled? Can anyone post a picture of what they look like?
The phone outlet is standard wall socket. But that's probably not what you are asking.
If you are, here's an English Swiss phone socket DIY: http://www.colblindor.com/2006/11/20...socket-wiring/. That link shows a modern Swiss phone socket, which looks like this:

There's even a Wiki page about it: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reichle-Stecker


There's also an older type around:


If thats not the info you are after, you may be referring to the "T+T" box on the wall in your apartment. Have a look around your apartment, often up by the ceiling, somewhere by the front door. An access panel to the house wiring to your apartment is covered with a cover labelled T+T

But that is the junction from the building cable to the apartment cable, maybe also not what you want.

Maybe you want the Überführungspunkt (UP) in the basement. This is the junction from the street cable to the building cable.
This will be somewhere in the basement, often in a maintenance room, where the electrician can gain access through use of a common key.
If not in a separate room, it will be on the basement wall somewhere. Again labelled T+T, or Swisscom. Look for the place where the cables from the street enter the building.

Once you have opened the box, you'll need to know what line goes to your apartment, and what line you have from the street. These need to be connected together.
To know the line identification you will need to access the Swisscom records database - something the registered electrician can do, as he has a logon!
If you are lucky, the lines are still connected and all you need to do is fit the jumper into place. Opening the lid of the box will reveal all.

So whilst the joining of the wires might be very simple, having the tools to identify the box location, and then the actual required cabling, is what you actually really end up paying for...
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Re: English speaking electrician in Lausanne

thank you very much for the excellent information. : )
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