"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by eBass, September 02, 2015, 10:51:13 AM
Quote from: eBass on September 02, 2015, 12:20:18 PMThank you, the diagram is extremely helpful!It won't ring, but is it possible for me to wire it up to get a dial tone and make calls out? If so, what wires would I connect? I am new to the telephone wiring and learn fast but am still learning the terms and the circuits. I am good with Google and can look up anything you say I should!Also, would it be possible for me to get a different ringer and swap out the ringer with this phone's original ringer to then get a ring? If so, any recommended ringer (or just any ringer from a later AE 90 model)?
Quote from: eBass on September 02, 2015, 02:03:06 PMOkay, so it sounds like I should NOT change the internals of the phone given the uniqueness of the device itself.So .. to get a ringer, you recommend an external ringer box or install an additional small buzzer inside (possibly with a modern PBX modified for frequency ringing). I can do that, I just need a lead on how to start that. I trust you guys in not messing with the internals. Where do I start for that? Am I going to wire the Red and Green line cord to this external box (thus should not fiddle with linking to my xLink at present) or ... is there some way I can reroute and go through the xLink with the red and green wires and then somehow also modify the frequency ringer at the same time to ring (PBX mod)?
Quote from: eBass on September 04, 2015, 12:49:29 PMAll righty, I have Green and Red hooked up to L1 and L2, respectively, and then linked through a converter to the modular connection.
QuoteI plugged into the xLink and tested it. It connects and I get a dial tone when connected. I can make calls from my cell phone and transfer it to the rotary phone and have conversations and it is heard clearly.
QuoteI CANNOT dial out at present. When I connect via xLink and go to dial the rotary, though it begins with a dial tone, there are not tonal clicks with a rotary dial and the xLink disconnects. Is this a wiring thing or an xLink thing?
QuoteAlso, what is the next step re: buzzer?