You might have thought that there isn't actually an awful lot to say about a socket box. Well...
It contains two DIN sockets, and two sets of three IDC sockets similar to those found inside telephone extension sockets.
How to wire an Acorn socket box (correctly):
Earth copper or bare metal Data + White with orange trace Data - Orange Clock - Blue Clock + White with blue traceIf your cable does not comply with this coding, you must make sure you use one twisted pair for clock, and one twisted pair for data.
Earth copper Data + Green Data - Red Clock - Yellow Clock + Blue
You may have gathered by the subtle hints that you are not supposed to cut the cable
when wiring socket boxes.
This is because you may suffer reflections from each cut end along the cable. It probably won't be noticable on a two or three station network in an exclosed area, but things are rather different on large networks with many machines. Even though the cut-cable socket boxes may be electrically sound, the reflections will impose a severe hit on the network performance.
If anybody suggests you go ahead and cut the cables willy-nilly, they are speaking out of a part of their body that shalln't be mentioned here and obviously have no concern for the operation of the network once it is installed.
Just remember these benefits if you are trying to pull a hundred metres of cable through a wall.