C MARKETING INSTALLATION
ANSWERING SET No. 3A
Description and Installation
Answering Set No. 3A is capable of automatically answering an unattended telephone with an
announcement previously recorded by the customer. This is an answering only machine and
differs from an Answering and Recording Set which will also record a message from the
The Answering Set No. 3A measures 19.5 cm (width) x 30.5 cm (depth) x 6.0 cm (height) and
weighs 1.5 kg. It is supplied with a separate mains transformer which is wired to the
answering set. A cord connected to the answering set and terminated with a Plug No. 420. A
hand microphone complete with a cord and a proprietary supplied multi-connexion plug.
LIMITATIONS OF USE
The set is wired to receive automatic ringing only and is internally connected in a high
impedance mode, and is therefore connected across the line. For this reason it cannot be
used for the following:-
Extension of PMBX (except if extension is plugged to an exchange line on night service)
Extension of Plans 105, 105A, 107, 107A, HES
The following items should be requisitioned:-
1 Answering Set No. 3A
1 Plugs for Socket-Outlet No 103 (Fused at 3 amps)
1 Jacks No. 95A
Cable, Dist 3595B/4 W
The customer must provide a 3 pin socket outlet adjacent to the place allocated for the
set. The mains supply should be checked in accordance with TI A2 El006.
Fit the Jacks No. 95A adjacent to the place allocated for the set.
Connect the jack to the telephone terminal block.
The following checks should be made to ensure the set functions correctly. If the set is
faulty it should be replaced completely.
To Prepare Machine
Insert announcement cartridge into slot at the side of the machine until the back edge of
the cartridge clicks into place.
Switch on machine.
To Record an ANSWERING Announcement
(a) If the machine running light is on wait for it to go out.
(b) Plug in the microphone.
(c) Switch to RECORD.
(d) Press and hold down the START button and dictate your announcement.
To Check Your Announcement
Remove the microphone.
Switch to PLAY.
Press and release the START button.
Your announcement will be heard through the loudspeaker, adjust the VOLUME control as
To Answer Incoming Calls
Switch to ANSWER.
Arrange an incoming call, the telephone should ring approximately four times before the
set answers the call. Take a careful note of the number of metered calls made and inform
the Repair Service Control so that the customer can be credited for service calls.
The following items should be recovered and booked into stores as separate items.
1 Answering Set No. 3A (Complete with transformer, microphone and announcement cartridge).
1 Plug for Socket-Outlet No. 103.
1 Jacks No. 95A.