"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by Telephone_Singer22, December 17, 2016, 03:06:10 PM
Quote from: KaiserFrazer67 on April 19, 2017, 04:00:47 AMOkay, gentlemen; I found this thread: http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=16144.0Read it and the associated threads, read your copies of the manuals (which were better than what I had), got myself educated; thanks much. You're right; it doesn't seem to be nearly as big a deal as I'd thought it was. I think what took me aback a bit is all the programming info in the manuals, most of which isn't really relevant to using it for a collection. Now all I gotta do is get the equipment. One question: This will provide enough power to ring all 16 phones on one CO line (assuming the phones are the old traditional ones with a REN of around 1), am I correct? Seems to me that's the impression I got from the thread to which I linked.If not, I know where I can get a ring signal booster made right in my home state of Wisconsin: http://www.vikingelectronics.com/product-details.php?pid=219
Quote from: andy1702 on April 19, 2017, 02:50:43 PM...As far as I know the 616 can't ring all its extensions at once. It splits them up into ringing groups as mentioned above...Andy.
Quote from: KaiserFrazer67 on April 20, 2017, 04:02:56 AMIf I understand poplar1 correctly, it's a "cascading" effect; so a ring booster shouldn't be needed, if it's ringing only one group of 4 at a time.I assume that's what's going on in Pourme's video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1BeBKIVEjY