"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by Konrad, January 07, 2009, 12:48:00 PM
Quote from: stub on January 24, 2012, 05:19:35 AMlp154002, Hi and welcome to the CRP Forum. I used the DTMF keypad also but didn't want to modify my phones network either. You can wire the keypad in between the ATA and the phone . Just put it in series with the line wire, won't matter which color, from ATA going to the telephone. The way you have your phone now shows it will work. This just keeps you from having to change wires on the network of your phone. I put a RJ11 surface mount mod. jack on mine and a RJ11 plug on a pig tail for line in wire. Now I can add any phone with a mod. plug on it . I hooked this one on a WE 500 C/D 5-53 phone tonight and it works just fine. Here's the pic of mine. hope this helps. stub
Quote from: stub on January 26, 2012, 12:59:22 PMlp154002 , Did you get it to work? stub
Quote from: curtjr4 on December 27, 2011, 02:17:20 PMHey there everybody,I have a model 554 hanging on my wall, and I am looking at getting a model 500 as well. If I did this, would it be possible to hook up the DialGizmo into my AT&T UVerse modem and have it convert multiple phones?
Quote from: lp154002 on January 23, 2012, 09:39:06 PMHi guys. My first post, so please be gentle I'm a CLEC engineer, so I get free VoIP service from my company. One of the ATAs we utilize even supports pulse dialing--an Innomedia 6328. The problem, of course, is the lack of # and *. I'm on a lot of conference calls throughout the week, and # is vital to entering bridge IDs and joining calls in progress. I ended up buying a Dialgizmo to get around this, but I'm running into a problem. The two rotary phones that I use on a regular basis, a plain WE500C/D and a WE50A1 (a speaker/conference phone with a Trimline handset) do not work with the Dialgizmo for # and *. To activate # on a Dialgizmo, you pull a 1 but leave your finger at the fingerstop for two seconds, then release. When I do this on either of the WECo phones, it still just dials "1". My AE21 works perfectly with the DG.The problem appears to be that the WECo dials are not on the line until they start pulsing, so the Dialgizmo has no idea how long I have held the dial down. I found this with the Trimline handset as I can dial a digit and hold at the fingerstop all day; it won't break dial tone until I release. I've searched the forum and found other references to that. I've built the stand-alone DTMF pad here (http://atcaonline.com/ttpad.html) and it works great, but as it requires modifying the wiring on the 500's network, I'd rather not have to settle for that--the phone won't get dial tone unless the TT pad is always wired to it. The Rotatone looks good, but I'd like to have one solution that I can plug straight into the ATA then feed the house wiring.Does anyone have any suggestions for making a WECo dial behave like an AE dial? I'd rather not have to request a refund for a device that I could make work with a little tinkering.Thanks!