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Re: Connecting VoIP Device to Home Wiring

Rick Merrill (
Wed, 08 Dec 2004 16:25:51 GMT

Ringo Langly wrote:

> Hi all,

> I'm a subscriber of Packet8, and on their VoIP box it says not to
> connect it to the home wiring in my home. I'm assuming they get folks
> who connect it without unplugging the Ma Bell line and this blows the
> box. If I disconnect the outside lines (no voltage on phonelines) is
> there any reason not to connect the VoIP box to make all my phones
> hot? I only have three phones throughout the house, and I've been
> told such a box like this should put out enough voltage to carry such
> a load. Just curious -- Thanks,

> Ringo

> [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: As long as you *disconnect everything*
> pertaining to Bell first, you should be okay. PAT]

The other caveat is to make sure that NO ONE ELSE can accidently
re-connect! i.e. tape off and lable any lines you disconnect. - RM

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