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Land telephone sometimes fails

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Repair' started by primuspaul, Jul 29, 2018.

  1. primuspaul

    primuspaul

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    I have a land line telephone that sometimes loses power soon after I pick up the phone. Otherwise, during a conversation, it works fine. I wonder if this is because the line leading to the phone is a little too long, leading to electrical power fade. Is it possible to supplement the phone power with electrical power from a/c? It only has 6P2C input.
     
  2. dave9

    dave9

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    I would sooner think it was corrosion on the bare copper wires causing resistance, would clean them off at both ends.
     
  3. kellys_eye

    kellys_eye

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    Is this a line (i.e. phone line) powered device?

    How long is the extension? Is it a 'ready-made-up' cable or something else?

    The POTS (plain old telephone system) uses DC and AC for operation.
     
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