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Offline ntophones

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Re: Modular Adapters and 4 Prong Plugs/Jacks for Spade Cords
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2009, 08:02:51 PM »
Thank you for sharing that!
I tried something else, but, I think I'm going to try that solution.
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Re: Modular Adapters and 4 Prong Plugs/Jacks for Spade Cords
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2009, 08:08:17 PM »
If my phones have a 4 pronger , I sometimes "modify" it. This works, and you can keep it original. People don't see how it is connected, only they hear it when ir rings...



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Offline Craig T

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Re: Modular Adapters and 4 Prong Plugs/Jacks for Spade Cords
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2010, 03:40:28 PM »
Well after seeing that awesome board of wall jacks and plugs at the Southern California show, I dug out the handful of stuff I have to show. If any of you have any to show off, please post them.

Pic 1&2: coded a C7, this mod. adapter was given to lease customers.

Pic 3: this is a 505A. It is the only one I have. I am looking to buy a gray one if they make it.

Pic 4: WE 42A (painted white) and the WE 12E I bought the other day. I seen 4-6 of the 42A in the same building but they were painted white. I will have to see if they are a different color on the inside.


Pic 5: Some aftermarket 4 prong plugs with a modular plug built right in.

Pic 6: A hard wire to modular adapter by Archer.

« Last Edit: September 22, 2013, 12:11:37 PM by AE_Collector »

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Re: Modular Adapters and 4 Prong Plugs/Jacks for Spade Cords
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2010, 01:07:45 PM »
  I should know this but, when installing a 4 prong connector onto a line cord, which wires go where?
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Offline JorgeAmely

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Re: Modular Adapters and 4 Prong Plugs/Jacks for Spade Cords
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2010, 01:19:05 PM »
Look closely around the screws of the 4 prong connector. They have little captions with the color names next to the screws.
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Re: Modular Adapters and 4 Prong Plugs/Jacks for Spade Cords
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2010, 04:50:47 PM »
  Jorge, the Taiwanese 4 prong I have doesn't have anything by the terminals. I did however remember that I have a couple other 4 prong connectors that did.
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Re: Modular Adapters and 4 Prong Plugs/Jacks for Spade Cords
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2010, 05:14:59 PM »
As you look at the screws:

Upper Right = Red
Upper Left   = Green
Lower Right = Yellow
Lower Left   = Black

Cord entry at 6 o'clock position.
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Re: Modular Adapters and 4 Prong Plugs/Jacks for Spade Cords
« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2010, 11:16:23 PM »
  Thanks Jorge. That's how I hooked it up - my SC 1243 is working fine.
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Re: Modular Adapters and 4 Prong Plugs/Jacks for Spade Cords
« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2010, 11:38:10 PM »
Anytime sir.
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Re: Modular Adapters and 4 Prong Plugs/Jacks for Spade Cords
« Reply #24 on: June 15, 2011, 12:31:29 PM »
I found a source for 4-prong jacks - http://www.allentelproducts.com/catalog/dept_id_381/model_AT404B.htm - but does anyone know where I can get 4-prong plugs?  Not the modular-to-4-prong adapters, but the actual plugs themselves; either old or new.  I've had no luck.

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Offline Phonesrfun

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Re: Modular Adapters and 4 Prong Plugs/Jacks for Spade Cords
« Reply #25 on: June 15, 2011, 01:02:40 PM »
I don't know for sure, but you could try either Phonecoinc.com or oldphoneworks.com

I do know that phoneco sells a female 4-prong to male modular pigtail adapter.

Welcome to the forum, by the way!

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Re: Modular Adapters and 4 Prong Plugs/Jacks for Spade Cords
« Reply #26 on: June 15, 2011, 02:34:55 PM »
Thanks! phonecoinc.com has a bunch.

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Re: Modular Adapters and 4 Prong Plugs/Jacks for Spade Cords
« Reply #27 on: July 09, 2012, 10:07:06 PM »
I was looking at the 4 prong to modular adapters on eBay the other day and seen they were quite pricey.. Is there a reason they are so expensive? i'm just curious as i want to get one for my 1950's 500 some time down the line. When the time comes where is the best inexpensive place to get one?
Ben K...  1960 WE 500 and 1972 SC 554   Always enjoying the sound of a phone with a bell ringer ringing....

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Re: Modular Adapters and 4 Prong Plugs/Jacks for Spade Cords
« Reply #28 on: July 10, 2012, 01:28:07 AM »
Yes, they seem to be $12 or so on Ebay, but you'd think that this would be a $3 item.  I think the issue must be that they are made in low volume (not much demand when compared with modern phone plugs).  I decided to wait until I saw one attached to a phone I wanted on Ebay and bought mine that way.  The adapter was then essentially free, and I got to feel a bit smug in the process.... 8)
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Re: Modular Adapters and 4 Prong Plugs/Jacks for Spade Cords
« Reply #29 on: July 10, 2012, 03:31:25 AM »
  Right, but i guess that is what happens when things are uncommon. I just do not see paying that much for one. I think i will just get some alligator clips and use them to attach 2 wires to the plug and hook it up direct with no plug. From what year to what year were the 4 prong plugs used on phones? roughly? I'm still learning about phones.
Ben K...  1960 WE 500 and 1972 SC 554   Always enjoying the sound of a phone with a bell ringer ringing....