Re: WECO 302 Wiring Question

Pat, please withhold my posting address for obvious resons.

> I have a friend who has an old Western Electric 302 phone. He would > like to hook it up to the modern PSTN network, but doesn't know how to > connect the wires. This is how he explains it: > Inside is a transformer with connections labeled GN, R, Y(L2), L1, and > C, and on the base is a terminal block with connections labeled GND > and K. The connections labeled Y(L2), and L1 have screws for > additional connections that appear to have been removed; the screws > are unscrewed up off the metal connector. > Could someone provide us with instructions of how to connect this > phone to a modern phone jack? We would appreciate any help you can > give me. > Thanks! > David Perrussel > [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: I _thought_ most WE 302 phones had > all (or most of their guts) in the 'side ringer' box which was mounted > on the wall. PAT]
302's are all-in-one units with the ringer, network and dial integrated.

L1 and L2 are the line in. I understand where some of the confusion comes from though as I had to re-wire my 684 subset for my Imperial by jumpering the yellow wire to the RING terminal in order to get the ringer to work.

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Tony P.
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