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Started by Kelpie, September 18, 2012, 03:54:50 PM
Quote from: Kelpie on September 18, 2012, 03:54:50 PMHello,I have a Protel payphone that I want to convert to home use. I was able to re program the board, but it will not dial out. It will only receive calls. Also, it does not have a ringer. Anyone know how I can do this?BTW, I saw on ebay a while back a conversion for the hook switch and keypad that would allow you to avoid having to use the existing circuitry in the phone, but now I can't find the kits.
Quote from: AE_collector on September 19, 2012, 07:39:21 PMRight....batteries. Is it a connector on the main board? I think it was a lithium battery battery pack located under a plastic cover on the back of the chassis that charged off of the 48VDC phone line an was used to operate the coin relay to collect or refund.Terry
Quote from: DavePEI on September 20, 2012, 05:42:36 AMFor a good ringer to use with these, see Ebay: 271063687252http://tinyurl.com/cumb6lvJust connect your line to it, and than run a line from it to L1 and L2 on the phone. This is often the best way to do it rather than trying to shoehorn a ringer and capacit0r inside the phone, and will leave your phone in original condition when you are done with it.RS also sells similar ringers, but this one has a real bell, and not a warbler.Question: Is the keypad the correct one for the board you are using?Dave