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National to RJ11 plug adapters

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000031706D
Published in the IP.com Journal: Volume 4 Issue 11 (2004-11-25)
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Nov-25
Document File: 1 page(s) / 104K

Publishing Venue

Siemens

Related People

Juergen Carstens: CONTACT

Abstract

The RJ11 plug is becoming the worldwide standard for connecting wired telephones, DSL modems or telephone systems. Many countries still use their own specific plugs for telephone systems. Actually, some countries use even more than one national plug type. On the other side, the DSL modems are mostly equipped with an RJ11 plug. Thus, people in areas with telephone systems using national specific plugs are experiencing difficulties trying to connect the DSL modem due to the different standards.

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National to RJ11 plug adapters

Idea: António Garcia Rugeroni Ahlers, PT-Lisbon

The RJ11 plug is becoming the worldwide standard for connecting wired telephones, DSL modems or telephone systems. Many countries still use their own specific plugs for telephone systems. Actually, some countries use even more than one national plug type. On the other side, the DSL modems are mostly equipped with an RJ11 plug. Thus, people in areas with telephone systems using national specific plugs are experiencing difficulties trying to connect the DSL modem due to the different standards.

It is proposed to use RJ11 to national plug adapters/converters. Each national specific plug type is converted into the RJ11 standard and vice versa. In this manner, every existing telephone end device can be connected to every national plug standard. For example the RJ11 plug of the DSL modem can be connected to a national specific plug with the usage of an adapter. The RJ11 outlet of the DSL modem can be converted into the national outlet (Fig. 1). Furthermore, it is possible to switch from one national outlet to another (Fig. 2, Fig. 3).

Fig. 1: DSL modem with usage of two plug adapters

Fig. 2: Usage of national specific plug adapters type A and type B

Fig. 3: Plug adapters compatibility: RJ11 telephone set and outlet usage

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