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Telephone Identification, Repair & Restoration => Telephone Wiring Diagrams => Western Electric 500 Series Wiring Diagrams => Topic started by: Gilas on December 07, 2012, 06:01:11 PM

Title: Wiring for 500 with a 4293 network?
Post by: Gilas on December 07, 2012, 06:01:11 PM
I have a couple newer 500's that I am trying to get working without any luck.  One has a 4293 Network while the other has the 4228.  The one with the 4293 I can get a dial tone but can't break it.  Tried swapping out dials in case that was the issue and same thing.  The one with the 4228 network just doesn't want to work at all the way it's hooked up.  Does anyone have a schematic for either of these networks and the 500's?
Title: Re: Wiring for 500 with a 4293 network?
Post by: poplar1 on January 19, 2014, 05:52:56 PM
I have a couple newer 500's that I am trying to get working without any luck.  One has a 4293 Network while the other has the 4228.  The one with the 4293 I can get a dial tone but can't break it.  Tried swapping out dials in case that was the issue and same thing.  The one with the 4228 network just doesn't want to work at all the way it's hooked up.  Does anyone have a schematic for either of these networks and the 500's?

The one with 4228 network should be wired the same as with 425B, 425E etc.

The one with 4293 is wired with the red line cord wire and the yellow hookswitch wire both on A (instead of L2). If there is a 2-wire ringer (C4C), then the black ringer wire connects to L1 and the red to K. This is shown in Figure 3 of BSP Section 502-521-402 issue 5 (7/83) in the TCI library.

http://www.telephonecollectors.info/index.php/document-repository/doc_details/2850-502-521-402-i5-service-500c-d-500dm-telephone-sets-tl  ( dead link 11-16-18 )

 If you are trying to use an older C4A ringer, which has 4 wires, with a 4293 network one way to use it would be to connect the red and black the same as the C4C, and connect the slate and slate-red wires to each other.