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openreach modem ( HG612 ) and/or power plug fire risk?

bluewhale
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openreach modem ( HG612 ) and/or power plug fire risk?

does anyone know if the openreach hg612 modem and/or power plug is a fire risk

as i've been forced back into using one i'm now worried about that as i've seen stuff online saying they were replaced by bt

mine wasn't...

 

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bill888
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Re: openreach modem ( HG612 ) and/or power plug fire risk?

Check the label on the back of the HG612. If it has large '3B' (or '2B') and came with a white mains power adapter, you should be fine.

 

As far as I can recall, there were two issues. One was very earliest HG612 overheating particularly if they were not wall mounted and so could possibly catch fire.  The second was a separate electrical safety issue with the black coloured power adaptors.