Author Topic: Another What's This --> 1A2 five lines to one phone adapter  (Read 108 times)

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Spotted on eBay and never seen one before. Not knowing much about key systems allows me to plead ignorance.

Seems to be a way to allow one phone to use any one of 5 lines. No need for a key phone but outgoing only on only one line.

The eBay listing showed the end of the box but nothing else. Is this a WE product or an after market device?

     http://www.ebay.com/itm/TELEPHONE-PARTS-1A2-ADAPTER-5-LINE-TO-1-LINE-NOS-Vintage-Telephone-/162609891265

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Re: Another What's This --> 1A2 five lines to one phone adapter
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2017, 09:08:50 PM »
Kludge to connect a single line device -- answering machine, cordless phone, loud bell, etc. --  to an existing multi-line set.

Some models do not have a selector but instead provide access to only the first line. At least one I encountered caused a false A-lead
which made the line/busy lamp stay lit even though the line was idle. (Customer reported that her phone [564] was no longer ringing.)
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