wiring a external bt bell

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  1. k3v1n

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    hello all,

    how to wire a bt external 80d bell to a rj45 phone point?
     
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    The BT80D doesn't have its own bell capacitor iirc so it cannot be fed directly from a RJ45 phone jack as these only use the two centre pins for the phone line.

    You might be able to connect via a RJ45 to BT adapter as this would include capacitor. Otherwise wire capacitor in series with one of the wired to bell.
     
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    Good advice from here.

    http://community.bt.com/t5/Phones/Wiring-to-an-external-bell-probably-80D/td-p/602926


    Some micro-filters have a ringing capactor so if you cannot wire back to the master socket then you can connect the bell to pins 3 and 5 of a lead that then plugs into a micro filter in a extension ( slave socket ).

    If you use a flexible ( stranded ) lead you will need to to be careful when screwing down. A boot lace ferrrule on the strands will help to get a reliable connection.
     
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