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Re: WECO 302 Wiring Question

Tony P. (
Sun, 26 Jun 2005 22:21:03 -0400

In article <>, diamond45
@withheld_on_request says:

> 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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