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Old April 3rd 13, 02:25 PM
daneboomerang daneboomerang is offline
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Talking Confused by BT Inspiration Systemphone behaviour

I know from BT's own FAQ post ( that they advise the systemphone is connected to an extension socket and not an extension lead. They advise the reason for this is because the featurephone is terminated in a 6 core cable/plug.

From my own experience I have found that POTs work when connected to the inspiration via an extension LEAD. Systemphones, however, just don't turn on at all. No display, no dialtone, nada.

What I don't understand is WHY! :-)

The featurephone needs 4 cores, two data, two voice. Fine.
A POT needs 2 cores, voice. Fine.

What does the extension SOCKET provide that the extension LEAD cannot, pray?