"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by bellsystem, July 23, 2017, 07:09:21 PM
Quote from: bellsystem on July 23, 2017, 07:09:21 PM In Phil's case, his exchange was 377 and to absorb the 7s, the fourth(?) selector is "programmed" to absorb the digit 7 (once? twice? forever?).
Quote from: bellsystem on July 24, 2017, 12:02:52 PMWell, I've spent the last hour and a half downloading Automatic Electric PDFs. I have 320 more MB now that I didn't wake up with. I found 945-800 and 945-801. Some of the other 945-series bulletins just had the 8xx number, and I renamed these so they all had standardized file names. I'm currently missing 803, 805, 808, 809, 811, 812, 814, 816, 818, 819, and 821.Yes, I've spent a significant amount of time scouring the Internet for the others.Are these available somewhere, or lost to time? 808, "Selectors", is one of the bulletins recommended to me, and also one of the ones I currently do not have. And typing in "automatic electric bulletin 945-808 selectors" does not bring it up.
Quote from: Alex G. Bell on July 25, 2017, 06:36:02 AMThat's very curious. I went to the TCI library basic search, searched for "808" and found two instances among a total of 5 matches, 3 of which were irrelevant. I was pretty sure it was there before checking and now that I have checked I've found that my recollection was correct:
Quote from: TelePlay on July 25, 2017, 01:22:40 PMIIRC, you have to be a member of TCI to get access to the BSP library and other library documents. http://www.telephonecollectors.info/
Quote from: Alex G. Bell on July 25, 2017, 01:29:41 PMYou remember wrong.
Quote from: TelePlay on July 25, 2017, 01:35:35 PMAlex, thanks. Being a member with full access to everything, I new of the members area being just that but you are right, the docs are available to anyone who really wants to spend a little time searching for what they want.
Quote from: MADhouseTelephone on March 31, 2018, 11:43:43 AMMy AE digit absorbing selectors use an extra wiper on a set of vertical contacts. When the selector is stepped vertically, the switch will release and drop if that level is wired to do so. Mine are wired to cut in on 1,3,5,8,9 and 0 levels. My prefix is 624, and all these digits are absorbed. Then dialing a 5 will unlock the switch, and the next digit will switch through. For example 624-5412 will not go past the first selector until the 4 is dialed, and the 12 is handled by the connector. A more extreme example is the selector level access to my Audichron machine: 624-2257. This does not get past the first selector until the last digit! I use another bank of selectors for incoming calls through C*NET, wired slightly different (no access to level 1 or 9- outgoing trunks, for exanple) and a bank of normal selectors on level 8 for access deeper in the switch. ADavid