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Offline debeaune

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554 BMP, any available?
« on: August 29, 2014, 12:30:07 PM »
Hello all, I am looking for a couple of 554 BMPs, which if my research is correct, will allow me to use this phone on a standard wall mount jack.  If I'm wrong, please let me know.  If you have any to sell, please let me know.  Thanks..Tim

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Re: 554 BMP, any available?
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2014, 12:35:38 PM »
You just need the adapter plate with 523A plug to go on the back. I think it's a 228A.
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Re: 554 BMP, any available?
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2014, 12:37:09 PM »
Actually, Tim, what you're looking for is a 228A modular adapter. A 554BMP is a complete phone whose baseplate already has the sliding modular plug (523A, I believe).
-Bob Archambault

Re: 554 BMP, any available?
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2014, 12:43:52 PM »
Here are pictures of the 228A:

-Bob Archambault

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Re: 554 BMP, any available?
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2014, 02:23:47 PM »
Awesome, thank you, I'll start my search for a 228

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Re: 554 BMP, any available?
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2014, 02:57:58 PM »
To confirm, the 228A will work for my 554B wall phones?  I assume I hardwire from the phone into the 228A plate/jack?  Thanks

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Re: 554 BMP, any available?
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2014, 03:03:00 PM »
You would connect the wires from the 523A plug shown in the second photo--red to L2, green to L1, yellow to G.
The only difference in a 228 and a 228A is that the 228A was furnished with screws for mounting the phone. These adapter plates will also fit 354s.
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Re: 554 BMP, any available?
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2014, 03:28:47 PM »
Thank you sir

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Re: 554 BMP, any available?
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2014, 04:26:22 PM »
These come up on eBay fairly often. There are also plastic ones available that are cheaper, I do not recall the number but they should be easier to find than the metal ones.
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Re: 554 BMP, any available?
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2014, 05:07:46 PM »
My experiences with the plastic ones were not good.  The plastic is wider, keeping the phone away from the jack causing poor or no connection.  I have bought junky 554's at flea markets, garage sales, etc. just for the 228A back plate.  I have found them under $5.  The back plates I've seen recently on eBay start at $9.99….then there's shipping.

~Dennis

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Re: 554 BMP, any available?
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2014, 05:35:17 PM »
Found some on site, thanks Phil.