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Old 08-26-2009, 08:11 AM   #1
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My son is just moving into a flat which has me baffled. As well as normal 3 pin sockets for standard plus there are three seperate sockets complete with very small 3 pin plus with round pins. Just like the older ones we used have but very small.

Does anyone know what these could be for please
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Any chance of a picture?

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Probably for telephone or intercom or loudspeakers.

(Modern residential telephone wiring uses special plugs and jacks typically about 3/8 inch square with four conductors.)
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That does sound like XLR.
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No, what it sounds like is British.

DNeil, are you in the UK?

I bet it's a TV antenna plate.
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IP address is from the UK
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...and he did call it a "flat"
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He described what appears to be an old-style twin lead TV antenna jack.
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Many thanks for the replies. Yes I am in the UK, Scotland and the property is a flat in an old building.
I am hoping the references to TV are good because we have searched high and low for an existing UK aerial socket and cannot find one so maybe this is it.

If so, what the hell do I do with it
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...what the hell do I do with it
Those are obsolete, so you can:
  • Paint over it
  • Replace the plate with a blank one
  • Install some new coax wire, and use an F-connector on a plate
  • Nothing at all, leave it be

Your choice

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