[LUNI] OT: VoIP Satisfaction
Kenneth P. Stox
ken at stox.org
Fri Mar 11 20:48:43 CST 2005
On Fri, 2005-03-11 at 15:22 -0600, Andrew Close wrote:
> On Fri, 11 Mar 2005 13:01:47 -0600, morydd at morydd.net <morydd at morydd.net> wrote:
> > Vonage actually has a pretty good guide for activating your phone jacks.
> > http://www.vonage.com/help_knowledgeBase_article.php?category=45&article=649
> thanks for the guide. i'll check it out before i start...
> > And as far as ringer equivalency, I believe that the actual result of having too
> > much stuff on one line is that they simply don't ring.
> > Be careful when you're doing these projects, if you don't know what you're doing
> > it can bite you. Ringing voltage is about 90V, so if you're wiring when someone
> > calls, you can get a good hit.
> 90V!!! i thought it was 12V..? i've been bit doing this before. it
> was kinda funny. i was helping my dad splice a new line into our
> existing phone line when i was a kid. he asked me to hold the wires
> while he did something and then someone called. :D it was quite
> funny. scared the crap out of me at the time though. but it wasn't a
> big jolt other than being a surprise.
Normal POTS is -48V DC, and 90V AC for the ringer. Low current, so
you'll get a jolt, but little more.
Kenneth P. Stox <ken at stox.org>
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