This Wall jack and the proper length of phone wire to connect it to your existing phone system Is all you need to install a telephone anyplace in your home where you need one. As shown in the photos, this model features the latest terminal block design, with a printed circuit board attached standard four conductor RJ-11 outlet to simply plug in the wire from your phone. It is a newer/better design that eliminates the four old-style internal wire runs to the jack that are prone to breaking, cause loose connections, and sometimes produce annoying static noise on the phone line that can be hard to track down and fix. You simply screw down the incoming phone wires to the color-coded terminal screws, which are themselves directly bonded to the printed circuit board, and close it up. The screw terminals include washers that provide tight connections for bare phone wire, so with this jack, which reduces the required wire connections from two to just one for all four terminals, it isn’t at all critical to use tiny crimp terminals that sometimes fail and cause service loss problems. If you are doing an all new installation, be sure to logic check your intended location for ease of running a phone line to it. This style wall jack is designed for flush mount to the wall, with the phone line running up to it inside the wall between the studs to a shallow wall box to which the jack attaches with provided screws. There are also surface mount boxes available for new installations when cutting into the wall or running wire thru it to your destination is a problem. The single RJ-11 socket provided accommodates up to four conductors, and connecting all four wires makes for a much stronger and longer lasting mechanical connection. Standard single line telephones common to home use however, use only the center two conductors for phone service. In older systems they are red and green, with the yellow and black wires often but not always connected anyway, but not actually used. In newer homes wired to the latest code, the red conductor is now blue with a white tracer, and the Green conductor is now white with a blue tracer. As shown in an attached photo, the terminal block on this jack is coded for Red, green, yellow and black, the older and still most likely wiring convention you will run into, but this has no effect whatsoever on its use with either wire color code system. This task is quick and very easy to do. I used this excellent wall jack to add a convenient new telephone in the kitchen, where we spend a lot of time. Very pleased with how easy it was.
I received the telephone wall jack ivory colored cover plate today. I installed it very easily with 4 wires on the back with screws and the 2 screws to hold the plate on the wall. It looks so nice. The old one was broken after many years and yellowed. By the way this is outside on the patio on a stucco wall. I plugged in the phone and it worked perfectly.
Pros: Clear Instructions, Easy Installation, Easy to Use
I got this Leviton midway 6P4C telephone wall jack for my new bonus room above my garage. I chose the larger midway cover to help hide the hole in the wall better. The cover is a bit larger than a standard size cover. It measures 3 1/8" wide by 4 7/8' high. It comes with the two mounting screws that are the same color as the cover and they are 7/8" long. I had no problem connecting the two red & green wires of my phone line to the back. The yellow & black are used for a 2nd phone line. The screws can be tightened with either a flat or philips head screwdriver. It's made in Taiwan. The plate itself has quite a bit of flexibility to it, in case your walls (or taping job) are not flat. Be careful not to over tighten the screws as the cover will bend inward. The instructions are in English, French & Spanish.
There are a few nice features about this wall jack. First, is that the jack is prewired for four telephone wires thus requiring only two wires to connect your phone. Second, is that it’s slightly larger than the original wall jacks installed in most homes, so it covers any cracked paint that may happen when the old jack plate is removed or if the drywall hole is too big. No instructions were supplied, but it was very easy to wire to install.
My house came with a weird and unnecessarily complex phone jack (see picture). It was wider than the average outlet, so the unpainted edges would have been visible with a normal replacement. This jack is called “midway” because it is wider and longer to cover such imperfections. My only complaint would be that as a “white” jack, it’s not as white as the neighboring outlets. Otherwise, simple to install. Just match the color wires. I don’t know why I bothered replacing the jack since I don’t have a landline, and I doubt they’ll be a “thing” by the time I leave the house. But it looks better.
This wall jack for a standard phone connection is a great little item to upgrade you phone connection or to replace a defective unit. It is made of a vinyl material, very durable, white in color, and ready to wire in. Two screws are included and it is very easy to install. Another nice feature is that it is a little bigger than the standard wall plate, this size is called "midway" and so it will help hide any wall damage or imperfections around the wall box. Recommended.
High quality, well made, telephone jack. Many details have been considered with this telephone jack. Markings are clear throughout. Even as simple as the direction, but also each of the wire connections for the corresponding color wires. The jack itself is extremely sturdy and well designed. This telephone jack is an attractive replacement to our existing jack.
Very easy to install. The back of the plate where the connections are have the letters R,B,Y and G. That matches the color of the wire that goes with that letter. Looks much better than the old style did.