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BigWater

join:2002-11-20
Sherbrooke, QC

What is the piece of hardware?



squircle

join:2009-06-23
Oakville, ON

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I'm not an expert, but it looks to be part of a HFC network judging by the grounding box on the left side of the photo.


BigWater

join:2002-11-20
Sherbrooke, QC
reply to BigWater

The box on the left does connect to it in any way. It's actually connected to the coax (Vidéotron) wiring.



Martin
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reply to BigWater

This is a splice box for Bell copper network.


BigWater

join:2002-11-20
Sherbrooke, QC

said by Martin:

This is a splice box for Bell copper network.

I thought the rectangular shaped box attached directly to the pole was the actual splice.

kovy

join:2009-03-26
kudos:8

said by BigWater:

said by Martin:

This is a splice box for Bell copper network.

I thought the rectangular shaped box attached directly to the pole was the actual splice.

no those are terminal box.

BigWater

join:2002-11-20
Sherbrooke, QC
reply to BigWater

Ok now what are they used for?


kovy

join:2009-03-26
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said by BigWater:

Ok now what are they used for?

To connect multiple customer to it. Probably a 25 pair.


coaxguy

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reply to BigWater

The silver looking thing is a distribution amplifier for the cable TV system.

The long plastic housing underneath it is the telephone company splice box. Its just the point where the copper pairs are unbound out of the distribution. This is just for technician access incase there is a cabling problem.

The rectangle on the pole is the actual terminal where the customer service drops connect to the feed from Bell.


BigWater

join:2002-11-20
Sherbrooke, QC
reply to BigWater

... and what about this beige rectangle on the pole?



coaxguy

join:2009-07-29
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Looks like another kind of terminal. The black one is a IDC terminal, meaning "I don't cut". It's called that because there's no stripping of copper on the service line. The silver beige one is a binging post terminal where the service drop needs the copper stripped and manually wrapped clockwise around a binding post.


BigWater

join:2002-11-20
Sherbrooke, QC

said by coaxguy:

Looks like another kind of terminal. The black one is a IDC terminal, meaning "I don't cut". It's called that because there's no stripping of copper on the service line. The silver beige one is a binging post terminal where the service drop needs the copper stripped and manually wrapped clockwise around a binding post.

Many Thanks coaxguy! Very clear and complete answers!


squircle

join:2009-06-23
Oakville, ON
reply to BigWater

said by BigWater:

The box on the left does connect to it in any way. It's actually connected to the coax (Vidéotron) wiring.

Ah, I didn't notice that it wasn't connected. I answered correctly about the wrong thing, I guess. Sorry!