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southernphoneman

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western electric 2500 diagram
« on: April 01, 2013, 05:09:49 PM »
who can tell me wear I can find a diagram for a western electric 2500 preferably for a 425 network?any help would be appreciated.

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Re: western electric 2500 diagram
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2013, 05:28:30 PM »
You can search for one in the TCI Library or browse the Wiring Diagrams categories.

     http://www.telephonecollectors.info/

I strongly encourage also looking up the relevant BSPs, as you'll learn a lot about the sets.  You can start with the set itself, then move on to BSPs for the major components -- dial, ringer, handset, etc.
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Re: western electric 2500 diagram
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2013, 06:19:43 PM »
couldn t find anything on any of these links. anthing or anyone else?

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Re: western electric 2500 diagram
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2013, 06:37:11 PM »
I will explain what I want to do.then maybe some one can explain how I can do it.i want to take a 500 with a 425 network and convert it to a 2500,basically switching the dial over to a keypad. the keypad I have is a western electric and the number on it is 35y3dand I will post photos.

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Re: western electric 2500 diagram
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2013, 06:39:02 PM »
The web site Paul gave you has a ton of western electric diagrams.  Thousands of them.  Did you do a search for the 2500?
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Re: western electric 2500 diagram
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2013, 06:41:30 PM »
The web site Paul gave you has a ton of western electric diagrams.  Thousands of them.  Did you do a search for the 2500?
I searched the first one and it came up with 0 results and the second one I could n t find a way to search for a diagram, although it had info. on the 2500.

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Re: western electric 2500 diagram
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2013, 06:41:58 PM »
PS:

The dial mount for a touchtone dial is physically different than a rotary dial mount, so you would need to change that out, as well as the cover.

Also, the TT dial has a need for a couple terminal points that the regular 425B network does not have.  Early 1500 and 2500 phones had an add-on terminal strip for that purpose.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2013, 06:46:34 PM by Phonesrfun »
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Re: western electric 2500 diagram
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2013, 06:42:21 PM »
...or navigate to the Wiring Diagrams section, select Western Electric, and get here:

WE 2500 Wiring Diagrams

As stated, the BSPs are more informative.
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Re: western electric 2500 diagram
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2013, 06:45:24 PM »
The web site Paul gave you has a ton of western electric diagrams.  Thousands of them.  Did you do a search for the 2500?
I searched the first one and it came up with 0 results and the second one I could n t find a way to search for a diagram, although it had info. on the 2500.

Notice the S and T Terminals on the attached link to the web site.

http://telephonecollectors.info/index.php/browse/wiring-diagrams/doc_details/2215-2500-series-telephones-2500d
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Re: western electric 2500 diagram
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2013, 06:46:50 PM »
thankyou for your help guys I found exactly what I needed. :)

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Re: western electric 2500 diagram
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2013, 06:51:53 PM »
PS:

The dial mount for a touchtone dial is physically different than a rotary dial mount, so you would need to change that out, as well as the cover.

Also, the TT dial has a need for a couple terminal points that the regular 425B network does not have.  Early 1500 and 2500 phones had an add-on terminal strip for that purpose.

I guess I need to find an old 2500 base with the 4228 net work somehow.

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Re: western electric 2500 diagram
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2013, 06:56:51 PM »
2500s are generally available relatively inexpensively, so you could skip the conversion process entirely.

Or, you could do what Bill suggested, and add a small terminal strip to get the two extra tie points to connect the wires.

Or you could connect the two wires using other mechanical methods -- a small nut and bolt then wrap in electrical tape or use special in-line terminal junctions, etc.
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Re: western electric 2500 diagram
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2013, 07:01:30 PM »
2500s are generally available relatively inexpensively, so you could skip the conversion process entirely.

Or, you could do what Bill suggested, and add a small terminal strip to get the two extra tie points to connect the wires.

Or you could connect the two wires using other mechanical methods -- a small nut and bolt then wrap in electrical tape or use special in-line terminal junctions, etc.
thanks for the tips, see this is my inexperience talking. and this is why I joined the forum In the first place because of good people like you and bill. thankyou once again.... southernphoneman ;)