Is it OK to wire an POTS line + ADSL line directly into a patch panel?

I guess I'm wondering as well why do regular phone jacks have some passive electronic parts inside them. Since wiring it straight onto a patch panel would not have those passives.

Yet I have seen this done before.


I've done this myself at home. It's a great way of getting a POTS line somewhere else.

I've never seen a phone jack with any passive parts inside them - only an RJ11 connector.

  • Most of the jacks in NZ homes have some passive parts inside. Looks like a cap. Can't recall what else. – Matt May 12 '11 at 5:10
  • Found a link on a NZ website where someone was doing just this. Sounds like it's OK. Still not sure what the passives are for. – Matt May 12 '11 at 5:20
  • Interesting. Is this inside an RJ11 socket, or one of those stupid 605 plugs (google.com.au/…)? – Mark Henderson May 12 '11 at 5:59
  • No. NZ has BT style. I found an interesting link here. It describes what the passives are for in the master socket. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… – Matt May 12 '11 at 7:12
  • Looks like it's OK. I think the passives are for the old standard. telepermit.co.nz/PTC106_Mar_2008.pdf – Matt May 12 '11 at 7:24

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