Alcatel back side

The TP1085 Front Tap Shoe is designed for use with the Alcatel Block. It is used to connect the user's test equipment to the central office terminal test field.


*Please note: due to the obsolescence of Cinch Jones connectors, all our Front Tap Shoes are now manufactured with male bail lock AMP connectors.

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The TP1085 consists of the following components:

  • Machined, plastic contact pin housing.
  • 200 plated Tip Ring contact pins.
  • Two 15 foot, 50 pair, 28 gauge stranded (7/38) tinned wire cable, soldered terminations.
  • Module spacing can vary depending on tightness of interior screw.
  • Four 25 pair Female Cinch Jones connectors or Amp Connectors.