PRIVATE MANUAL BRANCH EXCHANGES
Lamp and Indicator Signalling
with Auto exchange lines
This switchboard employs lamp signalling on all circuits except exchange
lines, these having plug restored indicators to safeguard exchange-line service in the
event of local power failure. The board is arranged with positive supervision on all calls
and has capacity for 20 exchange and 100 extension lines and 15 cord circuits. Stock units
are available wired and equipped for 10 exchange lines, 50 or 70 extension fines and 12 or
15 cord circuits, and may subsequently be extended to full capacity as required.
For installations of from 100 up to 200 extensions, two units may be bolted together to form a two position, non-multiple switchboard. When up to the maximum of 400 extensions are required, four units, with provision for multiple equipment, can be similarly installed. When two or more positions are installed en suite, each is equipped with longer connecting cords and double pulley weights.
Note. Additional plug-ended through cords to connect extra circuits for night-service working can be supplied.
A welded pressed-steel frame, with integral plinth, forms the main structure and component mounting, and is enclosed with laminated-wood panels surfaced with hard-wearing, buff-coloured plastic, edged and secured by metal trims finished in glossy elephant grey stove enamel. In contrast, the face panel is coloured black and the key shelf buff linette.
When two or more units are installed en suite, adjacent intermediate side panels are removed and the units bolted together.
Similarly, both the front panel below the key shelf, and the rear door, can be removed for convenience of access.
The face panel has extension signalling lamps and associated jacks arranged in
alternate rows. Provision is made for night-extension keys, fuse and night-alarm keys and
In addition, each panel has capacity for 100 multiple jacks for use when switchboards are multipled together.
The key shelf is arranged with supervisory lamps and switching keys for cord circuits and miscellaneous facilities.
Internal equipment is positioned and mounted for maximum accessibility. Incoming cables enter via covered apertures in the open constructed plinth, and terminate on soldered terminal fields positioned at the bottom of the unit.
For convenience of handling (e.g. during installation) the hinged key shelf can be raised and its apron lowered to reduce the depth by 81 in (216mm).
Switching keys are of miniature type. The wedge-shaped ivory-coloured key handles are tipped in a contrasting colour, rendering operated keys instantly discernible.
Exchange line indicators are plug restored and, when operated, display a green disc.
Operating equipment, supplied as standard, includes a lightweight plug-in handset with capsule receiver, a manually operated ringing current generator and a dial adjusted to transmit 10 pps with 2:1 break/make pulse ratio and with standard numbering, i.e. 1 to 0.
Alternative equipment available in lieu of, or addition to, includes a lightweight plug-in headset, a transistor ringing unit powered from a 24V source, and a dial with any desired numbering and adjustment.
Internal components, including relays and relay retards, are to British Post Office specification, and are afforded tropical finish, i.e. with coils suitably impregnated and metal parts specially finished. Conductors are individually insulated with p.v.c., giving protection against moisture, fire, attack by insects and fungoid growth. Connecting cords are additionally protected with p.v.c. sleeving and nylon braiding.
Additional relay equipment, for extensions requiring the exchange line prohibition facility, is mounted externally.
The switchboard operates on 24V d.c., the busy-hour current drain being approximately 2A. Power is normally derived from the local mains supply via a battery eliminator unit. Alternatively, batteries with charging equipment can be supplied if preferred. Exchange line working is not affected by any local power failure.
Using Plesseyphones type N2020 (auto)or N1520 (c.b.) or Etelphones type N 1900 (auto) or N 1340 (c.b.) as extension instruments, the maximum permissible loop resistance between the public exchange and extension is 1000 ohms.
Height. 48in (1220 mm)
Width: 30in (772 mm)
Depth: 32in (813 mm)
Switchboard between 310lb (140.8kg) net and 330lb (149.8kg) net.
Plessey Publication No. 7137 (1970)
Also in Catalogue 60, Section 2
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