Maplin NTE5A Master Socket (Compatible with BT)

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About this product


  • Replacement NTE5A Master socket
  • Removable face plate for easy extension wiring
  • Noise reduction technology helps improve ADSL line speed

Product overview

• Replacement NTE5A Master socket• Removable face plate for easy extension wiring• Noise reduction technology helps improve ADSL line speed• Includes IDC tool and mounting screws

Rated 1 out of 5 by from This unit (made by a company called Kauden) is flimsy, badly made and generally shoddy. The plastic used is thin, such that the self-tapping screws are unable to pull the faceplate firmly onto the back box. Fixing the back box to the wall presents the same problem. The whole thing flexed horribly as I tried to make the connections with a Krohn punchdown tool.
Date published: 2012-05-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from disappointed Used for 5 months and it has died. Crackling on the line.
Date published: 2013-12-31
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I am under the impression that only BT Openreach engineers are allowed to fit these sockets to the incoming line. Is this correct?

Asked by: Freetle
I am not aware of any legal restrictions, put simply anyone can attempt the install, however if done incorrectly BT will charge you handsomely to put it right. If you are in anyway unsure then please have it installed by a qualified individual.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-01-16

Is it easy to fit

Asked by: Steve
If you have the correct tools to do the job then this is easy to fit. If you are unsure i would advise you speak to a local telecoms engineer.
Answered by: DaveB
Date published: 2016-12-26

Can the BT iPlate be fitted to this product?
Asked by: Duncan Barnes
Yes the product does support that.
Answered by: DH
Date published: 2015-07-17
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