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Ring Voltage non-digital phones on Option 11

Ring Voltage non-digital phones on Option 11

Ring Voltage non-digital phones on Option 11

I have a few "normal' lines that are modem lines off my option 11. Problem: The new equinox 4 channel ras board does not always detect the ring tone. Called equinox: said the ring voltage is most likely low - should be 45v. Any ideas how to up the voltage?

thanks in advance!

RE: Ring Voltage non-digital phones on Option 11

check the voltage with a vom when ringing  should be around 90v  I've never heard of one being too low.  If your 500 sets ring ok there isn't a prob with the ring voltage on the opt 11

RE: Ring Voltage non-digital phones on Option 11

I suspect it is not a ring voltage problem, but certainly check with an analog VOM set on AC and see what you have for ring voltage.

I have encountered modem problems when the PBX was sending a double ring burst.  Sometimes the modem would count both rings as one, sometimes two seperate rings, sometimes the rings were just too short for the modem to consider them a valid ring.

Any chance you can enable verbose settings in the modem and run a terminal program while ringing the port?  If you can, you should see a ring indication every time the modem line rings IF the modem is actually seeing a ring.

Only other obscure thing I can remember is a similar problem with off premise cabling.  We had a 200 pair between buildings, protectors on both ends.  The customer had requested an analog port instead of a digital one.  We moved the jumper, it worked but wouldnt ring.  After some tracing we found the modules in the protector on that pair were clamping voltage at 70 volts or so.  They were the red ones used for digital sets.  We replaced them with the standard black modules that allowed full ring voltage to pass and it was fine.  Obscure situation but it happens.

Good Luck

Daron J. Wilson
Telecom Manager
LH Morris Electric, Inc.

RE: Ring Voltage non-digital phones on Option 11

Thanks guys for the reply,

I ran a diagnostic program that comes w/ the equinox. You can actually see it missing some rings when calling it. Think I fixed it though. Swapped out the long phone cord I had from wall to sever with a shorter one. Seems to answer fine now. Maybe resistance on longer cord caused enough of voltage drop to effect card? Tech from equinox said the cards are extrememly sensitive to ring voltage levels and will not detect if low.

Thanks for the tips guys,

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