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Re: REN For Western Electric Products?

Robbie McFerren (
Mon, 10 Jan 2005 15:14:49 -0500

If you need to use these products right now, just assume each device
has an REN of 1.0. This will allow you use the devices by
overestimating the REN.

<> wrote in message

> I understand the "ringer equivalance" value is based on the WE 500 set
> which is defined as 1.

> Would anyone know what the REN is for certain other WE products such
> as:

> 1) 302/354 sets. (The "art deco" telephone set developed in 1938, was
> the first to have the ringer within the set.)

> 2) Older wall mounted "bell boxes" used for 202 and earlier sets.

> 3) The "Bell Chime", an extension ringer that has several settings on
> it. Can sould like a regular phone, a doorbell chime, or a very loud
> bell.

> 4) A more modern WE extension ringer which is a small gray box,
> roughly 3x6x2 inches.

> 5) An outdoor ringer. These had two exposed gongs, usually painted
> gray or black. Used outside or in big rooms like gyms where an extra
> loud ringer was needed.

> 6) Trimline and Princess telephone sets, which used a more compact
> ringer to fit into the small base.

> Thanks!

> [public replies, please]

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