said by RickStep:if u worked for a cabling company or hydro i would not wanna hire you as your explanation would cause my house to burn down. phone wires need special splice connectors, not "mOrettes" ther IS a difference, and there IS such a thing as an illegal splice not spliced according to IT standards. secondly, know ur facs before you try to look smart, you only make yourself look less smart. said by rogellio :
the small ones in the picture are called morettes, they are used for hydro wiring, not telephone. if the guy used those on your fone line id flip out
marrettes - not morrettes
I wouldn't get too carried away here.
The object of any connector is to make:
1. An electrical connection
2. A very good electrical connection
3. Electrical connections are usually made by pressure between 2 wires or a wire and a connector and back to a wire
4. The pressure keeps the contact point between wires from being exposed to the air and corrosion (oxidization).
5. Computer connections usually use IDC (Insulation Displacement Connections) where the ribbon cable is pierced by a sharp "V" type knife that cuts through the insulation, forces the insulation apart, and causes the wire to jam into the crotch of the "V". The insulation eventually contracts around the connection sealing out the atmosphere.
6. Bell's connectors are not IDC connectors and are no better than a marrette.
7. While communication connections are supposed to "absolutely match the impedance of the circuit (600 ohms for a telephone circuit), the impedance mismatch is so bad that there isn't a connector on this planet that will maintain a 600 ohms impedance matched circuit when you consider all the crap wiring that Bell is using to deliver a high speed Internet service.