"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by Babybearjs, July 24, 2021, 06:30:34 PM
Quote from: Babybearjs on July 24, 2021, 06:30:34 PMwell, I'm thinking again! (eek!) when I designed my phone system years ago I went with the common M1-50 #66 blocks. I have about 13 of them in use. after I completed that I found on sandman.com the 66B4-25 half blocks and standoffs for them. I didn't even know they made standoffs for these, or even had half length blocks available. (6 X 12) anyway, I bought some of the standoffs and was able to daisy chain 3 6 X 12 blocks together and am using them for different purposes in my scheme. now, I need more connections... so.... I'm thinking of replacing 10 of my M1-50 blocks with the 66B4-25 blocks, which I have 2 of right now. the idea comes as various equipment that is in use needs additional cross connects and the B4-25 has 6 pins as where the M1-50 only has 4... plus the B4-25 doesn't need bridging clips unless I opt in for split blocks. the down side is the isolation option... some of the connections need to be isolated so, I might have to make custom blocks. taking out the pins is easy, then all I have to do is to cut them in half and reinstall them... IF I want to go that far... I wish I had known about the standoffs earlier... but I had the m1-50's and they seemed to do the job at the time... so, what's your thinking on this? which do you think I should go with? stay with what I have or upgrade the system? its an interesting idea.... the other thing is that the M1-50's can have a hinged cover, as where the B4-25's cannot.
Quote from: 5415551212 on July 26, 2021, 12:06:21 AM...Tell us more about your current system, I cant make out your labels on the boxes.