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Candlestick Switch
« on: September 02, 2017, 12:30:21 PM »
I found this on a WE dial Candlestick.  I have not seen this switch arrangement before.  Can someone please advise what this was?  The perch was marked 50AL, but I don't think that would be correct, would it?

Offline Babybearjs

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Re: Candlestick Switch
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2017, 08:38:37 PM »
I have basically the same question, but mine is a 3 contact model. I drew a rough picture if it and need to know if all 3 wires need to be used when the candlestick is wired to a 685A subset. the candle stick is from 1975.
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Re: Candlestick Switch
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2017, 12:40:46 PM »
Thats a progressive hook switch, one part for the rec. and the other for the xmit to get batt.
not sure of subset wiring, but would bet all 3 switch contacts are needed.

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Re: Candlestick Switch
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2017, 02:52:00 PM »
I have basically the same question, but mine is a 3 contact model. I drew a rough picture if it and need to know if all 3 wires need to be used when the candlestick is wired to a 685A subset. the candle stick is from 1975.

Using a 5-conductor cord from the 685A to the phone, 3 of the wires go to the transmitter, receiver and common. The other two are in series with the dial pulse contacts and 2 of the hookswitch contacts.

Tip--------RR
Ring-------------------------------------------hookswitch------dial pulse-----------------
                 C----------------------------------------------------------------------------- /

                B------------------------------------xmtr
 
                R------------------------------------common (xmtr/rec)

                GN----------------------------------rec

Only other thing to do is to mute the receiver when dialing.
Only problem is that you will be able to eavesdrop (at a very low volume) through the receiver with the phone hung up.
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