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NTE5A Design Changes
April 28th, 2016 11:42 am

The NTE5A has been revised a number of times during production, most notably :-

Product Change Announcement - 07/11/2008

Products concerned –
BT style NTE 5A – All variants
BT style NTE 5B – All variants

Scope of Change –

1) The NTE5 CCU (customer connection unit) currently incorporates a 4 way IDC connector. It is intended to change this to a 3 way IDC connector which will allow connections to pins 2, 3 and 5 for the line and ringing circuit. Note ; where 4 wire extension cabling is used, continue to use the same conductor colours relevant to terminals 2,3 and 5 and leave the conductor normally terminated to pin 4 unconnected.
2) On certain variants of NTE 5A and 5B, the design allows drop wires to be attached to two metal terminal posts via a screw and captive washer. It is the intention to replace these terminal posts with a 2 way IDC connector.
3) Currently most variants of NTE5 incorporate a Bell Wire Filter, it is the intention to make this a standard fitting on all var...