gec.gif (1164 bytes)GEC K8396



This unit has an ultimate capacity of 50 lines, but can be equipped with as few as 25 lines to begin with.  The switching equipment is mounted on a steel framework, enclosed in a floor pattern cabinet of polished hardwood.  The glazed panelled front of the cabinet is hinged, a fitted with a lock.  There is a lift-out panel at rear to give easy access to the wiring.

This unit is very compact, and can therefore be installed practically anywhere.

A twin conductor only is required to connect an instrument to the switchboard.

No. of lines Weight (lbs) Dimensions (ins)
25 226 62.5 x 25 x 17
30 241 62.5 x 25 x 17
40 261 62.5 x 25 x 17
50 268 62.5 x 25 x 17

Instruments suitable for use with these boards are K 8384/85/87/88.

Taken from 1932 catalogue and the GEC Catalogue Everything Electrical - 1935 edition

Also found in the GEC Bulletin No. 8 dated 1928

Additional pictures of the K8396 - 50 Line PAX

Front view
Front view with door open Rear view with door removed

The pictures above were GEC Factory files dated circa 1927



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