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Offline cloyd

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Panasonic 308/616 source
« on: February 14, 2016, 02:00:53 PM »
I just purchased new/old Panasonic 308 v3 and 616 v3 PBX systems (to replace the one that is faulty that so many people here helped me problem-solve) for a "Buy it now" price of $20/$34 plus $24 shipping from ebay.  He said he would be selling several other 308's and 616's soon.  He also shipped them out TODAY (Sunday) just moments after I bought them.  They are "tested/working."  They take returns too.

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Peter Dashiell
ebay: thetelephonewarehouse
telephonewarehouse@comcast.net

I thought some others could benefit.

Tina Loyd
« Last Edit: February 15, 2016, 11:11:00 AM by cloyd »
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Re: Panasonic 308/616 source
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2016, 09:03:50 PM »
I just purchased new/old Panasonic 308 v3 and 616 v3 PBX systems (to replace the one that is faulty that so many people here helped me problem-solve) for a "Buy it now" price of $20/$34 plus $24 shipping from ebay.
telephonewarehouse@comcast.net


Not a bad price for working units and returns okay.
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Re: Panasonic 308/616 source
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2016, 08:13:55 PM »
I could not find the seller. Got a link or an item number?
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Re: Panasonic 308/616 source
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2016, 08:35:39 PM »
I am sorry that you are having so much trouble finding this.
Maybe this will help.  I got it straight off of ebay.
Items for sale from thetelephonewarehouse thetelephonewarehouse  (1363Red star icon for feedback score in between 1,000 to 4,999)

Let me know if that doesn't work.  He has other items for sale but, perhaps, no PBX systems just yet.

Tina
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Re: Panasonic 308/616 source
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2016, 08:42:20 PM »


That is probably what you wanted me to give you two days ago!  Sorry so slow.

Tina
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Re: Panasonic 308/616 source
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2016, 08:52:45 PM »
I tried searching for the name and the email on eBay but go no results. I went back and did a search for Panasonic Switching System and found his, along with some others, starting at $9.99!
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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2016, 09:24:39 PM »
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Re: Panasonic 308/616 source
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2016, 03:39:22 PM »
Thank you Brinybay for giving the poor man what he wanted.  Apparently, I was not up to the task.  :-\

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Re: Panasonic 308/616 source
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2016, 05:33:02 PM »
Wow,
Equipment is great when it works.  I plugged the "dead" proprietary phone into each of my new PBX's and it lit right up, in every outlet.  Anyone need a 308 for parts?

The 616 didn't have the little battery that both of the 308's have.  Is that the way 616's are supposed to be?

I want to thank everyone who gave me suggestions to trouble-shoot my old system!

Tina
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Re: Panasonic 308/616 source
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2016, 05:44:56 PM »
Is that the way 616's are supposed to be?

Some are, after some investigation on this forum a little while back, the ones that lack a battery & connector seem to use what's called a "super cap", which acts like a small battery and holds enough power to maintain the settings for a while, so if you set the time & date on your 616, power it off for 5 minutes, then back on and the settings have held, then it has a super cap backup... :)

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Re: Panasonic 308/616 source
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2016, 07:41:51 PM »
Is that the way 616's are supposed to be?

Some are, after some investigation on this forum a little while back, the ones that lack a battery & connector seem to use what's called a "super cap", which acts like a small battery and holds enough power to maintain the settings for a while, so if you set the time & date on your 616, power it off for 5 minutes, then back on and the settings have held, then it has a super cap backup... :)

Here's the link to that discussion.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=14945.msg155702#msg155702

It was actually a combination of a large or high capacity permanently installed battery along with a super cap. That topic is an interesting discussion of the 616 with both a replaceable battery and the newer redesigned PC board for the battery and super cap.
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