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Terminating Unused Wall Outlets

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Terminating Unused Wall Outlets

I have two wall outlets in bedrooms that I plan to eventually install cable in. I was reading online that you should apply a 75 ohm termination cap to the outlet if you don't plan to use it. This will keep out any type of interference according to what I read. 

 

Any opinions from Comcast on this? I see many debates about it. 

 

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I don't want to change the splitters all around with plans to use these rooms in the future. 

Tek
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Re: Terminating Unused Wall Outlets

This is your second post about it. You can disconnect those lines if you feel you really need to and add those terminators, they’re the same as used in the field.
https://forums.xfinity.com/t5/X1/Disconnected-Box-Coax/m-p/3276091

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Re: Terminating Unused Wall Outlets

adding,... while pulling bring in a couple of cat5 or better cables for future technology needs.



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Re: Terminating Unused Wall Outlets


@CCAndrew wrote:
This is your second post about it. You can disconnect those lines if you feel you really need to and add those terminators, they’re the same as used in the field.
https://forums.xfinity.com/t5/X1/Disconnected-Box-Coax/m-p/3276091

That was about a coax line and not a wall outlet. I can't seem to find specific info about X1 and termination of wall outlets with 75 ohm resistors. 

Tek
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Re: Terminating Unused Wall Outlets

Those are what techs use in the field to terminate tap ports or open ports on splitters.

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