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Offline pf12345

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Payphone Wiring
« on: June 28, 2010, 03:28:38 PM »
I just purchased a used payphone booth and payphone (not sure the model number, but it looks like the standard payphone you would find in New York City).  There's a sticker on the inside that says 1995.

The main control board and coin parts were removed, but the keypad (p/n 3194) and handset appear to be in working order.  Is there a way to wire the keypad and handset to an active line so that I could received and place calls in the phone booth?

Thanks.

Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Payphone Wiring
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2010, 03:33:07 PM »
There are many ways to wire it. Do you want it to function as a payphone or just a working phone?
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Offline gpo706

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Re: Payphone Wiring
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2010, 04:51:40 PM »
Its easy peasy pf, see here, chapter 2:

http://vimeo.com/1404007
"now this should take five minutes, where's me screwdriver went now..?"

Offline pf12345

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Re: Payphone Wiring
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2010, 09:38:35 AM »
I'm just trying to wire it to work as a regular phone.  Below is a picture of the inside of the payphone.  The handset has been disconnected and the leads to the microphone and speaker.

gpo706 - thanks for the link, I'll check it out.

Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Payphone Wiring
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2010, 09:50:11 AM »
IMO, the easiest way to do it would be remove that board and install a network & ringer from a 500 in there!
Harry Smith
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Offline pf12345

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Re: Payphone Wiring
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2010, 11:38:40 AM »
IMO, the easiest way to do it would be remove that board and install a network & ringer from a 500 in there!

That seems like the easiest solution.   I'm going to see if I can find a model 2500.

Thanks

Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Payphone Wiring
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2010, 11:50:55 AM »
If you don't find one I may have one in my parts phones pile.
Harry Smith
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TCI

"There is no try,
there is only
do or do not"