There are 2 types of boxes that need to be installed on the property.
CLiP – Customer Lead-in Point or House Entry Box. This is the grey box that live on the outside of the property.
FTU – Fibre Termination Unit. This is the white box that goes on the inside of the property, the B4RN router will click into this if you take a monthly service.
Width: 130mm, Height: 165mm, Depth: 55 (out into the room)
Space/gap around the FTU for the Router: Top 80mm, Bottom: 165mm Left: 100mm, Right 125mm.
Cost for connection is £150 and is due when your FTU has fibre and has been spliced.
Router. This slides from upwards and mounts the FTU. It has 4 Ethernet outputs and 2 telephone outputs, the Electric cable is 1.5m long and there is a USB port. All cables enter the Router from the bottom. You only need this is you are taking a service.
Width: 210mm, Height 165mm, Depth: 55 (out into the room)
Space/gap around the router: knuckle room is needed either side to operate the clips to attache and remove the router – 2″-3″ either side is ideal.
Imperial Measurements are for ease and ensure there is plenty of space to operate the router clips.
Click the link below for a pdf version, it should be close to 1:1 in size. Print it and use it to make sure your FTU location will fit the B4RN router. (Blue dashed line is the router size)
Locating your B4RN Router
Now mix that up with where is easy to dig from and to and through, then add the ease of drilling, Location of power for the router and what you intend to connect it with in your house and every property is different and each person has different priorities.
If you need help and cant find it here or by talking through things with your local champion then get in touch or pop along to the office on a Thursday night at Meal Bank.
The orange duct is connected to the black duct in the ground. The black duct is connected to the white duct in the CLiP (B4RN do this when they blow fibre with a connector called a gas block). The white duct goes from the CLiP to the FTU (look at the drilling page) and enters through the back of the FTU and over the curve.
Install the cable ties to the CLiP (grey box) before screwing back to the wall. Leave the white duct tie loose.
There are alternative ways to fit but this will need consolation. The best connections are the simple ones.
Leaving the FTU Ready for Splicing
Its vital that this bit is done right…
- hide the pack of yellow clips and bits behind the FTU
- keep the foam between so they don’t permanently click together just yet
- once fitted and checked let firstname.lastname@example.org know by e-mail