A power cord or cable generally refers to the primary line that delivers power to the devices such as computers, monitors, printers, telephones, and components within their system. Upon subscribing to the NBN network, you get the proprietary connection box with supplied equipment, including the NBN power cord and a user guide.
A power cord is electrical hardware that transfers direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC). It typically features insulated copper wires with a non-conducive cover like plastic coating as protection. PVC-coated cords are heat-resistant and tough, making them the standard in the industry.
A power cord uses a country-specific plug cable on one end, either hand-wired or moulded. In contrast, the other end features exposed conductor wires, flush or blunt cut conductors, and terminated conductors. It can be non-detachable (hard-wired) or detachable. The non-detachable comes with cordage, a strain relief device that secures the cord, and a plug. The detachable, also known as mains cord, line cord, or power cable, features a flexible cord with one male and one female connector at either end.
There are two types of cord sets:
In delivering seamless, high-speed broadband services to Australians, the National Broadband Network (NBN) Co Limited uses either a fibre-optic cable or a fixed wireless and satellite connection. You can stick to your current provider or choose a new one that offers a range of NBN plans.
Generally, three existing technologies connect households:
All these connections are categorised as “fixed broadband” for households. It has a cable, satellite dish, or antenna on a small box installed on the side of the residential building and a cable that connects to a modem to your computer device.
With NBN, the Network Termination Device or NBN Box is usually positioned within 3 metres of the power-point inside your premises. It has four internet and data ports and two phone ports. The power-point is the location of your broadband-enabled devices, which include computers, phones, and television.
The NBN connection box comes with a backup battery for Priority Assistance clients and those who want it. It powers up a corded phone for up to five hours and other devices connected to the data ports. Make sure that the Power Supply with Battery Backup's NBN power cord is plugged in to prevent disconnection, especially if you are doing business.
The supplied equipment can be set up differently to suit your requirements and building area. Once the NBN connection box is installed correctly, the company will advise your broadband service provider that it is ready for connectivity.
Here are some steps to follow:
1. Use the designated ports to connect any compatible device to the NBN box. Follow the directions given by your internet and phone service providers. If the power light and optical light of your connection box glow green once you plug the NBN power cord, connections are successful.
2. Plug in your equipment, using the ports like modems and phones. Use the UNI-V or two voice ports using the RH-11 cables for phone services. To connect your broadband services, use the UNI-D or data port and other in-band video services using the Ethernet J-45 cables. Your broadband company will advise you where it designates the service line, including how to connect other equipment to enjoy the services.
3. Additional cables not included in the supplied connection box are provided by your service provider or yourself.
For troubleshooting issues like seeing the red button lights on the box flashing, your broadband connection not working, or your device not connecting, check the user guide and follow the instructions to resolve any of them.
Maintaining the supplied box, the NBN power cord, and the optional Power Supply with Battery Backup is yours once installed.
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