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Old 01.11.2011, 12:42
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Cable connector types?

Hello,

I am about to order a cable connection from WWZ and the order form is asking about my connector type: Is it 2-holes or 3-holes connector? "2-Loch", which means that there is one hole for TV and on for Radio. Or "3-Loch" which has additional hole for DATA.

As they are still building our apartment, I have no idea what is the connector type there and the company has not replied yet to my emails. I am assuming that this "3-Loch" connector would be the standard for new apartments but I am not sure? I actually found some installation advice which suggests that it is the other way around.

The rental contract says: "The multimedia distribution is placed in the cabinet and there are multimedia sockets in each room". Does not really help me..

Any advice would be appreciated
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Old 01.11.2011, 12:44
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Re: Cable connector types?

Most newer homes have the 3 socketed type of wall plate.

Cablecom provides everything in their self install kit, be it for the 2 or 3 socketed wall plates. Maybe it is the same for WWZ.
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Old 01.11.2011, 12:54
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Re: Cable connector types?

Yes, it seems that Cablecom provides an adapter, but this info also says that the 3-hole socket is older and these 2-hole sockets are now a "standard"?

http://www.upc-cablecom.ch/techn_inf...a_services.pdf

Or is my german so bad that I understood this wrong
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Re: Cable connector types?

I think your German is better than mine That said, I have seen far more older homes using 2 holed sockets and 3 holed sockets in newer homes ( I do network installs ). Choose your pick and let them proceed and see what happens.
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Re: Cable connector types?

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Yes, it seems that Cablecom provides an adapter, but this info also says that the 3-hole socket is older and these 2-hole sockets are now a "standard"?
Correct, upc cablecom no longer demans the 3-connector wall socket

However, the original poste was a question about WWZ, not about upc cablecom

@the OP: ring WWZ and ask what the current standard is for WWZ. Yur installer must install to the current sandard. Once you know what the standard is, you know what socket you will get.
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Old 02.11.2011, 09:41
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Re: Cable connector types?

I've just moved into a new build house and the 3 socket type was fitted as standard - without asking.
When I renovated my old house 10yrs. ago I was recommended to update to the 3-socket type (then) as it was envisaged to be required for UPC Cc. internet when that became available.
I actually use it for Cc. digital box.

Although adapter plugs do come with Cc. digital, I would still recommend 3 is always better (and neater) than 2.
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Old 02.11.2011, 11:23
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Re: Cable connector types?

Thank you all for your comments and help. I just spent a lot of time trying to figure out why I can not thank your invidual posts Did not know that as a new member I have to post at least 10 times before those Thank You and Groan -buttons appear.

Anyway, I informed that its the 3 socket connector as it seems to be newer type. If it is not then it just needs to be fitted with an adapter.
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