"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by Kenny C, September 04, 2011, 09:00:00 PM
Quote from: poplar1 on January 15, 2013, 08:31:20 PMUsually you would bypass the tube and use a second capacitor instead.The B3A is not a tuned ringer so it should work, as long as you add the capacitor. I'm guessing a 0.47 uf. capacitor rated at 200V or more would work. (If you need one let me know.)Has anyone here experimented with the tube for ringing? I'm not familiar with Kenny's diagram above. The tube allows only + or - current to pass through it so it might be possible to reverse some wires and/or the line wires and get the phone to ring.
Quote from: dano2121 on January 15, 2013, 09:46:10 PMIs there any way to wire it using the tube?
Quote from: poplar1 on January 16, 2013, 09:43:15 AMFolks, this is yet another reason to ditch your VOIP line and get a REAL POTS line from the phone company, while you still can!If you want free long distance you can sign up for Google Voice. From here it is free for calls to US and Canada and also has free voice mail.