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TESTING and REPAIRING PHONE LINES

Line Powered Circuit Loss Tester


You can't rely on the Phone Company to test phone lines for you.

They don't care whether your customer is happy or not!


Most analog ports on newer Phone Systems don't do a good job of emulating a real phone line.

Our testing devices are small, light, and inexpensive. They pay for themselves in the time you save diagnosing ONE problem, but you'll own them forever!

Click to see a bigger picture of the case with accessories that comes with the Deluxe Loop Current Tester Kit. It will hold a bunch of testers!

There's a pretty good chance that everything you need to know about fixing a customer's phone line or analog station port is on this page.

With this information and the results of your tests, you can do battle with the Phone Company. Without this knowledge and the results of the tests, the Phone Company will probably ignore you - whether it's their problem or not.

If you look through this page, read our free Technical Bulletins, and you already have a fairly good digital meter (over $50?), you can probably fix most of the phone line related problems you encounter - for FREE!

If you have a digital meter you're ahead of the game! We're pretty sure that most of our customers aren't going to buy a $500 telephone line tester, but they still need to resolve phone line problems. Our alternative is a number of inexpensive testers that let you buy that $500 tester, one function at a time. Our inexpensive Network Meter does a great job.

What's the first thing NOT to do?

Don't replace the KSU!


Our Troubleshooting Basics Technical Bulletin will give you some hints on how to find what's causing the problem.

Our Loop Current & Circuit Loss Tech Bulletin will help you find the cause of strange problems caused by high or low loop current, as well as fixing "Can't Hear" problems.

Our Longitudinal Imbalance Tech Bulletin will help you find really strange problems caused by AC that's induced onto trunks or station ports.

Our Ring Voltage Tech Bulletin explains taking AC ring voltage meter readings, the problems you'll see with ring voltage, and how to solve them.

Our CPC Tech Bulletin will give you some things to look for if you're having a problem with trunks or ports locking up, or a bunch of garbage at the end of voicemail messages.

Our Caller ID Tech Bulletin helps you troubleshoot Caller ID problems... Especially where a cheap Caller ID box works, but your expensive new phone system doesn't!

Our Data Noise Tech Bulletin tells you about problems with fake phone lines coming from boxes, which put out data noise above voice frequencies that interferes with some phone systems.

Our Crosstalk Tech Bulletin shows you how to determine where the crosstalk is coming from.

Our Conference Call Tech Bulletin tells you how to make conference calls where the two outside parties can hear each other!

Our Echo Elimination Tech Bulletin tells you how to diagnose where the echo is coming from, and how to try to eliminate it.

Our Electrical Grounding Tech Bulletin explains what you can do about your telephone equipment blowing up in storms, even with surge protection.


Our inexpensive tools and FREE technical information will augment your meter, letting you fix the problem as quickly as possible.
 

What's the first thing TO DO?

Take some simple measurements!

It's a good idea to take these readings on the customer's phone lines before you sell the system. With all of the LEC, CLEC, and VoIP lines out there, they aren't all electrically the same and many do a bad job of emulating a real phone line. They might not work right with a particular phone system, or a particular feature. It's better to know before you sell the system!

The first step in fixing the problem is usually as simple as finding what's different about the line(s) that's having the problem, compared to others lines that work OK , or that same system working OK at another premise.

Just fill in this chart to see what's different...

Telephone Line Diagnostic Table

Click to view and print Telephone Line Diagnostic Table PDF with Instructions

Important: Normal readings are listed in the Diagnostic Table (above) after the description, in parenthesis.

A particular symptom could be caused by one of several problems, or even by more than one problem at the same time!

All of the gizmos we have fix a specific problem.  If a symptom could be caused by two things, Murphy's Law says that if you just pick one without taking measurements, the problem will be caused by the other thing, that a different gizmo fixes.
 

Read our Tech Bulletins!

Taking meter readings will really help when you call tech support for the brand of phone system you're working on. The tech support guy may need you to take readings to help you fix a strange problem on their system. However frustrated you feel, the tech support guy is a lot more frustrated!

 


Never use your new Meter
or Tester for the first time
at a site with a problem!

This is CRITICAL Advice...
Always try your new tester at your office or home before  trying to use it at the customer's site!

Once you know what the readings are supposed to look like (fill out the Telephone Line Diagnostic Table for premises that don't have problems), you'll feel confident using a tester to solve your customer's problems.

 Here's an Index of the items on this page...

TESTERS

DEVICES

DEVICES

Loop Current Tester Loop Current Regulators B-Wire Connectors (Beanies)
Deluxe Loop Current Tester Loop Current Attenuator UY - UR - UG Connectors
CPC Tester Modem (Noise) Filter Ground Start  Power Fail Phone
Circuit Loss Tester Modem Protector 110 & BIX to Modular Adapters
1KC Tone Generator Fixed Value db Attenuators Area Code Dialer
Silent Line Terminator Resistors for Attenuation Technical Books
Loss Insertion Tester Echo Stopper™  
Network Meter™ DVOM 90A Attenuator Telephone Network Boards
TM-16 PLUS   DTMF Decoder DSL Filters (including Alarm)  
Butt-Sets Special Service Markers  
Fluke TS52 PRO Butt-set with Meter / Display Twisted Pair Mod Line Cords  

TOOLS

Half-REN Terminator  
Punch Tools & Blades Long Loop Adapters (Boosters)  
Toner & Probe Long Loop Volume Booster™  
Scissors with Strip Notches Universal CPC Generator  
Pliers & Dikes (Side Cutters) Convert an RJ-45 to RJ-11 Jack  
Booth & Can Wrenches Spudgers  
66 & 110 Modular Adapters Orange Tags w/String  
Modular Quick Polarity Tester Capacitors  
Krone Butt-set Adapter Blue Universal 6 & 8 Pin Plug  
Modular Butt-set Adapter Coax / 4 Pair Splice Enclosure  
3 Prong Outlet Tester DTMF Flash Generator  
3 Prong Ground Eliminator  90V Internal Ringer  

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LONG LOOP ADAPTERS


25 Line Ring Voltage Booster      Ring Voltage Booster II      Loop Current Booster

BOOST Loop Current, Ring Voltage & Increase the Volume of a Long Line

Our Loop Current Booster™ PLUS / 25 Line Loop Current Booster™, Ring Voltage Booster II™ / 25 Line Ring Voltage Booster™ and Long Line Volume Booster™ / 25 Line Long Line Volume Booster™ will let you extend the distance that an analog station port (OPX) or telephone line will work.

You only need to use the Booster that will help your problem, either trouble ringing, low talk battery / loop current or low volume on an OPX.  It's unlikely you'll need all of the boosters unless the pair is very long, or the analog station port is particularly weak.

The combination of both the Loop Current Booster™ PLUS and Ring Voltage Booster™ II is functionally equivalent to the old Proctor Long Loop Adapter (46222, or 46224).

While the Proctor Long Loop Adapter didn't pass Caller ID, CPC, or FSK, Neon or LED Message Waiting signals, all of our Boosters will pass those signals without a problem.

These Boosters won't interfere with Distinctive Ringing, Call Waiting, Call Transfer or 3-Way Calling features.

The Ring Voltage Booster II™ increases the ring voltage to 90VAC RMS at 20 cycles, with a 7.5 REN output, and a true SINE WAVE output which should be recognized by even the most finicky telephone equipment.

The Loop Current Booster™ PLUS will increase loop current to 27ma, and/or add 24VDC to whatever the on-hook talk battery is.

The Long Line Volume Booster™ increases the gain of a phone line or station port if you can put one at each end of the line (works well for Phone Companies who can put one at the CO, as well as for OPXs on PBXs). It works like Load Coils, but load coils have to be placed at specific locations along the pair in the field. That's both difficult and expensive The Long Line Volume Booster™ does the same thing by just placing one at each end of the pair. And it doesn't need power on either end.

More details on Circuit Loss are in our Loop Current and Circuit Loss Tech Bulletin.

Please note that measuring ring voltage isn't easy! No two makes and models of meters will read the same on the same line (they could be as much as 10 volts off), and some modern digital meters just won't read AC voltage on a phone line, which always has DC talk battery on it too. You can see information about measuring AC ring voltage in our in our Ring Voltage Tech Bulletin.

LOOP CURRENT BOOSTER™ PLUS

Click to see a bigger picture of the Loop Current Booster

Loop Current Booster™ PLUS

Increases the Loop Current to a Regulated 27ma

Increases the On-Hook Talk Battery by 24VDC

The Loop Current Booster™ PLUS simply adds 24VDC to the on-hook talk battery. If the on-hook (hung-up) talk battery on a line is 24V, the Loop Current Booster™ PLUS will raise the on-hook voltage to 48VDC.

The off-hook DC voltage would be the same as any phone line with 27ma of loop current.

The Loop Current Booster™ PLUS will boost loop current from a CO line or station port providing as low as 15ma of loop current, at 20 to 48VDC.

The Loop Current Booster™ PLUS does not change the ringing voltage or current, and does not provide any audio gain. One Loop Current Booster™ is required per line.

Some phone companies no longer offer any conditioning for an OPX. They won’t install repeaters or condition the line for you. The Loop Current Booster™ PLUS boosts the talk battery and loop current, so you can get many non-conditioned (or improperly conditioned) OPXs to work.

When used on an OPX (Off-Premise Extension), the Loop Current Booster™ PLUS is normally placed at the near-end of the circuit (where the dial tone originates). Modern phone system station ports typically have less than 48VDC talk battery, so placing the Loop Current Booster™ in-series between the station port and the telco OPX demarc will make the loop current and talk battery look more like a standard phone line to the phone company.

If there’s not enough loop current on a phone line or at the far-end of an OPX (below 23ma), phones will sometimes not work properly (they might have dialing and/or talking problems). When the Loop Current Booster™ PLUS is used in-series with the pair entering a premise, it increases the loop current and talk battery voltage. You may need a Loop Current Booster™ PLUS on each end of an OPX.

A Line In-Use LED indicator is located on the face of the Booster.

The CPE equipment (telephones) connected in-series with the Loop Current Booster™ PLUS will work without 110VAC power, but you will have no boost of the talk battery or loop current. It will simply pass the line through.

The Loop Current Booster™ PLUS has two switches. One switch (red button) is flipped on initial installation to match the polarity of the line. The second switch (white button) puts the Booster in either Loop Current Boost mode, or Battery Boost mode.

You would put the Booster in Battery Boost mode if the device supplying the dial tone/talk battery has internal current regulation. When in Battery Boost mode, the Loop Current Booster™ PLUS won't fight with the device's internal regulator (which would sound like distortion, motorboating, screeching or low volume).

The Loop Current Booster™ PLUS has modular connections for both the telephone line or station port, and the telephone equipment.

Includes 110VAC to 24VDC 100ma unregulated power cube. Do not substitute a different power transformer!

220VAC International Power Cube is available.

If you need to put in multiple Loop Current Boosters™, click HERE to see our new 25 Line Telephony Chassis™

Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

Part Number: KIT8L   Price: $99.95    |||    3+ Price:   $89.95


RING VOLTAGE BOOSTER II™

Ring Voltage Booster II



Ring Voltage Booster II™

Increases the Ring Voltage to
90VAC RMS at 20 cycles

Increases Ringing Current to 7.5 REN

True SINE WAVE should make
anything Ring!

NOTE: This version of our Ring Voltage Booster II™ is for Bridged Ringing (voltage is sent between the tip and ring) and works with most modern telephone equipment. We have another version (farther down the page) that provides Grounded Ringing which references the tip side of the line to Ground using a ground wire. If the ground wire isn't attached to ground, the Ring Voltage Booster II™ with Grounded Ringing is exactly the same as our Regular Ring Voltage Booster II™.

If you aren't sure whether you need Grounded Ringing, buy the Grounded Ringing Ring Voltage Booster™ II, since the only way you'll know if you have Grounded Ringing is to try the Grounded Ringing version (below).

7.5 REN of 90VAC RMS Ringing to any telephone equipment wired in-series with the Booster. That's enough for more than 7 of the old style 2500 sets with bell ringers. Each of those phones uses 1 REN.

The Ring Voltage Booster II™ provides 7.5 REN of 90VAC RMS Ringing to any telephone equipment wired in-series with the Booster. That's enough for more than 7 of the old style 2500 sets with bell ringers. Each of those phones uses 1 REN.

The Ring Voltage Booster II™ will boost ringing from as low as 30VAC RMS. It regenerates the ringing of the telephone line or station port, matching the ring pattern very closely. It does not change the talk battery voltage or loop current, and does not provide any audio gain. One Ring Voltage Booster II™ is required per line.

Boosts Ringing On:

  • Telephone Lines
  • Analog Station Ports
  • Analog ISDN Ports
  • T1 Channel Bank Ports
  • VoIP Adapter Analog Ports
  • Any Device that provides a Port for an Analog Telephone

A lot of modern telecom devices do a poor job of emulating
a real phone line, and have pretty bad ringing!

The telephone company normally provides 5 REN of ringing on a telephone line. Adding a Ring Voltage Booster™ will allow you to put over 11 REN worth of phones on a line. Plug around 4 REN directly into the line from the phone company, and plug 7 REN into the Ring Voltage Booster II™ (which would be bridged directly to the phone line).

You need to know how many REN you're putting on a phone line or adapter. The REN value is marked on the bottom of each modern phone. Most are now well under 1 REN, although some are more than 1 REN.

The Ring Voltage Booster II™ will boost the ringing from phone system analog station ports, which often have low ring voltage, less than 1 REN of ringing current, and a Square Wave for ringing (instead of a true SINE wave as provided by the real phone company).

The ring voltage standard is lower in Europe (around 60VAC RMS), so if the phone system or device providing dial tone and ring voltage was designed in Europe, the Ring Voltage Booster II™ could be the only way to get your CPE equipment to ring!

When used on an OPX (Off-Premise Extension), the Ring Voltage Booster II™ is normally placed at the far-end of the circuit (where the CPE equipment is), to regenerate the ring. You may need a Ring Voltage Booster II™ on each end of an OPX, particularly if the ringing is weak coming out of the phone system's station port and the OPX runs a long ways. You may need the Ring Voltage Booster II™ on the near end (at the PBX) if it's an OPX, and the phone company's equipment (like a repeater) doesn't recognize the ringing from the phone system's analog station port.

Has Modular Jacks for easy connection to the telephone line or station port, and the telephones.

There are no switches on the Ring Voltage Booster II™, but there is an LED will that will indicate when the ring voltage is being replaced (boosted).

The CPE equipment (telephones) on LINE-OUT will still work without 110VAC power applied to the Ring Voltage Booster II™, but you will have no boost of the ring voltage or current. It will simply pass the line through.

Comes in a plastic case, and includes a 110VAC to 12V 1000ma Regulated Power Cube.

220VAC International Power Cube is available.

If you need to put in multiple Ring Voltage Booster™ IIs, click HERE to see our new 25 Line Ring Voltage Booster™

Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

Part Number: KIT8R   Price: $124.95    |||    3+ Price:   $118.00


RING VOLTAGE BOOSTER II™ with GROUNDED RINGING

Grounded Ringing Ring Voltage Booster II

Grounded Ringing Ring Voltage Booster II

Grounded Ringing Ring Voltage Booster II

Same as above, but setup for Grounded Ringing for special applications (mainly OPXs).

Comes with a Ground Wire to attach to a local ground

The regular Ring Voltage Booster™ II works with Bridged Ringing, which is the most common type of ringing today.

Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

Part Number: KIT8M   Price: $144.95    |||    3+ Price:   $134.95


25 LINE RING VOLTAGE BOOSTER

25 Line Ring Voltage Booster










 

 

 



 

 

              25 Line Ring Voltage Booster™

                                         Populate in 5 Line Increments!

            Increases Ring Voltage to 90VAC RMS at 20 cycles

                       Increases Ringing Current to 7.5 REN

                True SINE WAVE should make anything Ring!


The 25 Line Ring Voltage Booster™ is a 19” rack mount chassis with 25 pair AMP connectors for input and output. The electronics are exactly the same as our Ring Voltage Booster II™ (above).  If you want to make sure this will solve your problem, buy a single line Ring Voltage Booster II™ to see if it will help, before ordering a 25 Line unit.

It’s placed in-series with up to 25 analog station ports or phone lines and the phone equipment that needs the increased ring voltage or current. It regenerates the ringing of the telephone line or station port, matching the ring pattern very closely.

The 25 Line Ring Voltage Booster™ will boost the ringing on a phone line or station port that’s as low as 30VAC RMS.  It regenerates the ringing of the telephone line or station port, matching the ring pattern very closely.  It does not change the talk battery voltage or DC loop current, and does not provide any audio gain. It just boosts the Ring Voltage and Current. Nothing else.

One Ring Voltage Booster™ Module is required per line, and one Ring Generator Module is required for every five lines (it’s not necessary to populate all 25 lines if they’re not needed). It's populated in 5 line increments.

Ring Voltage Booster™ Module

Ring Generator Module

5 Lines Populated

One plug-in Ring Generator Module serves each five plug-in Ring Voltage Booster™ Modules (one Booster Module is needed per line).


The chassis can be populated with up to 5 Ring Generator Modules (RG1 through 5), and 25 Ring Voltage Booster™ Modules. One 4A 12VDC Regulated Power Supply plugs into a jack on the rear panel.

Each Ring Generator Module puts out 7.5 REN of 90V Sine Wave ringing current, which is used by the five associated  Ring Voltage Booster™ Module ports.

Traffic Considerations:

If only one of the five ports associated with a Ring Generator Module is ringing, it will get the full 7.5 REN output of that Ring Generator. If two ports are ringing at the same time, each port will split the 7.5 available REN. Likewise, if three, four or all five ports are ringing simultaneously, they will all split the available 7.5 REN.

Normally you’ll only have one 1 REN or less attached to each port in a PBX environment. If all five ports ring at the same time, there will be plenty of current to ring all five.

If you have 5 REN worth of phones/ringers on each port, it will take 25 REN to ring them all simultaneously, and none will ring because that’s more current than the Ring Generator Module can provide.

The chances of all five ports ringing at the same time are slight, but it’s possible. Most phone systems stagger the ringing on analog ports so they don’t need a huge ring generator (which is fairly annoying in an office environment where several phones are programmed to ring on an incoming call).

If you have a lot of REN on each port, and you can assign stations that ring at different times to the ports associated with a single Ring Generator Module, you’ll have 7.5 REN available to each port. If you only have a few ports with a lot of phones/ringers, split them up between the five Ring Generator Modules in the 25 Line Ring Voltage Booster™

Feature Compatiblity:

The 25 Line Ring Voltage Booster™ works with CPC (Calling Party Control, or Open Loop Disconnect), Caller ID, Message Waiting (may have a problem with some Neon and LED type message waiting), Distinctive Ringing, Call Waiting, Call Transfer and 3-Way Calling. It regenerates the ringing of the telephone line or station port, matching the ring pattern very closely.

The 25 Line Ring Voltage Booster™ Boosts Ringing On:

• Telephone Lines     • Analog Station Ports     • Analog ISDN Ports     • T1 Channel Bank Ports

• VoIP Adapter Analog and Gateway Ports     • Any Device  that provides a Port for an Analog Telephone
 

Note that the ring voltage standard is lower in Europe (around 60VAC RMS), so if the phone system or device providing dial tone and ring voltage was designed in Europe, the Ring Voltage Booster™ could be the only way to get your CPE equipment to ring!

There are no switches on the 25 Line Ring Voltage Booster™.  There are LEDs to indicate power to the 25 Line Ring Voltage Booster™, when a Ring Generator Module is supplying power, when a Ring Voltage Booster™ Module is providing power (replacing the ringing for that portion), and when there is an overload on a Ring Generator Module.

The CPE equipment (telephones) on the output will still work without power applied to the 25 Line Ring Voltage Booster™, but you will have no boost of the ring voltage or current. It will simply pass the line through.

Part Number: DSI9O   Price: $899.95


25 LINE RING VOLTAGE BOOSTER™ - RING GENERATOR MODULE

25 Line Ring Voltage Booster™ Ring Generator Module (up to 5 needed per 25 Line Ring Voltage Booster™) 25 Line Ring Voltage Booster™ Ring Voltage Generator
Supports ringing for up to 5 Ring Voltage Booster™ Modules.

5 needed per 25 Line Ring Voltage Booster™.

Part Number: DSI9P   Price: $54.95


25 LINE RING VOLTAGE BOOSTER™ - 1 BOOSTER MODULE

25 Line Ring Voltage Booster Line Booster Module (up to 25 needed per 25 Line Ring Voltage Booster™) 25 Line Ring Voltage Booster™ Module
5 needed per Ring Generator Module, up to a maximum or 25 per 25 Line Ring Voltage Booster™

Part Number: DSI9Q   Price: $62.95


12VDC 4A (4000ma) REGULATED 110VAC POWER SUPPLY

12VDC 4A Power Supply with US 110VAC Cord

12VDC 4A Regulated Power Supply
with US Style 110VAC Cord


Comes with 110VAC US Style Cord.
This Power Supply will work on 220VAC
if you use a locally sourced PC type cord for the AC side (see picture).


Part Number: DSI9N   Price: $29.95


25 LINE TELEPHONY CHASSIS™

25 Line Telephony Chassis



 

NEW!  25 Line Ring Voltage Booster!

 

 








                       25 Line Telephony Chassis™

                                                            Populate in 5 Line Increments!

    Holds 25:

  • Loop Current Booster™ PLUS Line Cards
    Needs Power Supply Modules (one for every 5 Lines) and a 24VDC Power Supply
  • Long Line Volume Booster™ Line Cards
  • Echo Stopper™ Line Cards
  • Loop Current Regulator™ Line Cards
  • Custom Made Line Cards - Just Call Us!

     These Line Cards can be mixed, except that the Loop Current Booster™ Line Cards are populated in increments of five lines.


Order a modular version of the Line Card you think you need to make sure it fixes your problem before you order a 25 Line Telephony Chassis and the Cards.

Click on the Modular Version (below) to see an explanation of what kinds of problems these Line Cards fix, and any associated Tech Bulletins:


The 25 Line Telephony Chassis is a 19" rack mount chassis with 25 pair AMP connectors for input and output. The electronics are exactly the same as the Modular Versions of the Line Cards (above).  Be sure to buy a single line Modular Version to see if it will help before ordering a 25 Line Chassis and the Line Cards.

The 25 Line Telephony Chassis is placed in-series with up to 25 analog station ports or phone lines and the phone equipment.

One of the Line Card types is needed in a particular line position for the line to go in and out of the chassis. Without a Line Card, there is no connection between the in and out AMP connectors.

Compatiblity:

All of the Versions of the Line Cards work with CPC (Calling Party Control, or Open Loop Disconnect), Caller ID, Message Waiting, Distinctive Ringing, Call Waiting, Call Transfer and 3-Way Calling.


The 25 Line Telephony Chassis and Line Cards work on:

• Telephone Lines     • Analog Station Ports     • Analog ISDN Ports     • T1 Channel Bank Ports

• VoIP Adapter Analog and Gateway Ports     • Any Device  that provides a Port for an Analog Telephone
 

There are no switches on the 25 Line Ring Telephony Chassis™.  There are LEDs to indicate power if you are using a Loop Current Booster™ PLUS, which is the only type of Line Card that requires power.

Part Number: PAP2A   Price: $899.95


24VDC 1.33A (1330ma) REGULATED 110VAC POWER SUPPLY

24VDC 1.33A Power Supply with US 110VAC Cord


24VDC 1.33A Regulated Power Supply
with US Style 110VAC Cord

 





This Power Supply is only needed for the 25 Line Telephony Chassis™ if you have it loaded with Loop Current Booster™ PLUS Line Cards. All of the other types of Line Cards do not need power.

Comes with 110VAC US Style Cord. This Power Supply will work on 220VAC if you use a locally sourced PC type power cord for the AC side.

Part Number: PAP2B   Price: $39.95


25 LINE LOOP CURRENT BOOSTER™ PLUS POWER SUPPLY MODULE (Covers 5 Lines)

25 Line Loop Current Booster™ PLUS Power Supply Module (up to 5 needed per 25 Line Telephony Chassis™)

 

 

 

 

25 Line Telephony Chassis™
5 Line Loop Current Booster™ PLUS Power Supply Module

 

 

1 needed per five Loop Current Booster™ Line Cards, up to a maximum of 5 per 25 Line Telephony Chassis™.

Part Number: PAP2C   Price: $69.95


25 LINE LOOP CURRENT BOOSTER™ PLUS - 1 LINE CARD

25 Line Loop Current Booster™ PLUS Line Card (up to 25 needed per 25 Line Telephony Chassis™)

 

 

 

 

25 Line Telephony Chassis™
1 Line Loop Current Booster™ Card

 

 








The Loop Current Booster™ PLUS™ increases low loop current up to 27ma, and/or adds 24VDC to the talk battery (so a line with 24VDC talk battery will have 48VDC talk battery).

5 needed per Loop Current Booster™ Power Supply Module, up to a maximum of 25 per 25 Line Telephony Chassis™.

Click HERE to see the technical information on the Modular Loop Current Booster™ PLUS

NOTE:  Power is provided to this card through the header sockets on the rear of the card coming from the Chassis. The power jack in the front isn't used in the field.

Part Number: PAP2D   Price: $84.95


25 LINE LOOP CURRENT REGULATOR™ - 1 LINE CARD


The Loop Current Regulator™ reduces high loop current down to 25ma. 1 is needed per Line up to a maximum of 25 per 25 Line Telephony Chassis™.

Click HERE to see the technical information on the Modular Loop Current Regulator™

Part Number: PAP2E   Price: $38.95


25 LINE ECHO STOPPER™ - 1 LINE CARD


The Echo Stopper™ is an adjustable Impedance Matching device. 1 is needed per Line up to a maximum of 25 per 25 Line Telephony Chassis™.

Click HERE to see the technical information on the Modular Echo Stopper™

Part Number: PAP2F   Price: $47.95


25 LINE LONG LINE VOLUME BOOSTER™ - 1 LINE CARD


The Long Line Volume Booster™ raises the volume when placed at each end of a phone line or OPX (Off Premise Extension from a PBX). 1 needed per Line up to a maximum of 25 per 25 Line Telephony Chassis™.

Click HERE to see the technical information on the Modular Long Line Volume Booster™

NOTE:  You need another Long Line Volume Booster™ at the other end!

You can put in another 25 Line Telephony Chassis™ at the other end, or just use a Modular Long Line Volume Booster™ at the other end. The Modular and Line Card versions are the same so it doesn't matter which you use at either end.

Part Number: PAP2G   Price: $79.95


INTERNAL 90V ELECTRONIC RINGER

Piezo Electronic Interneal Ringer




Add this ringer into ANY phone!

Will ring on any ring voltage,
current and waveform!

Adjustable Warble High/Low Pitch!






  • 1 REN
  • Somewhat louder than a standard bell in a 2500 or 2554 phone, depending on where the warble is adjusted.
  • Since it's electronic (not a mechanical ringer - there's no clapper being activated by electro-magnets like in a real bell), it's likely to ring on even the crummiest ring voltage of modern phone systems and devices (disconnect the old bell!).
  • The sound is adjustable from a slow low pitch warble to a fast high pitch warble with a small pot on the board (not adjustable from outside the phone).
  • Variable pitch makes it easy to identify different phones that are near each other (as does our Large LED Ringing Indicator).
  • Tiny Ringer is 1.5" by 1.5", by .75" tall.
  • Comes with double stick tape to mount it inside the phone.
  • No volume control.

  • This piezo electronic ringer sounds great. A great and inexpensive replacement for the real bells in a phone that won't ring on newer phone systems.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: WAL5L   Price: $19.95


    LONG LINE VOLUME BOOSTER™ - SET OF TWO!

    Long Line Volume Booster™

    Modular device increases the gain of an OPX (does NOT work on a regular phone line),
    to make it louder at the far end.

    Works the same way as load coils do to increase the gain on a line, but you don't need to place them in the outside plant.
    One at the near end, one at the far end, and that's it!

    No power required at either end!

    Increases the gain at the far end without an amplifier, larger gauge wires, or power at either end.

    You MUST use two, one at each end!

    Most phone companies no longer offer any conditioning for an OPX. They won't install repeaters or condition the line for you.
    The Long Line Volume Booster™ boosts the volume at the far end of the OPX so the user can hear OK.

    All CPE equipment (telephones) must be connected in-series with the Long Loop Volume Booster™ at the FAR end. Nothing can be bridged on the line between the two units.

    The set contains two of the same devices. It doesn't matter which one is put at which end (they're both the same).

    Modular IN and OUT. Connect one at each end, and that's it!

    NOTE: It's likely that you'll also have low loop current at the far end of the OPX, so you may need a Loop Current Booster™ PLUS at the far or near end:

    Long Line Volume Booster Placement






































    If you need to put in multiple Long Line Volume Boosters™, click HERE to see our new 25 Line Telephony Chassis™

    You may also need a Ring Voltage Booster II™ to make a long line ring, especially if the phone has a mechanical bell.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: WAL5E   Price: $159.95    |||    3+ Price:   $149.00


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    LOOP CURRENT TESTER

    Fix the Unfixable!

    High Loop Current problems are causing service calls... and you may not even know it!

    Greater than 35ma Loop Current symptoms include:

    • Burned out Key, PBX and Data equipment
    • Cut-offs and squealing on lines
    • Crosstalk, echo or hollow sounds
    • Off premise equipment problems
    • Garbled data and modems that won't connect

    Loop Current Tester
    Loop Current Tester

    Our Loop Current Tester is the fastest and easiest way to check loop current - just push One Button. That's it!

    Connect the modular plug ANYWHERE across the line (not in series). Push the TEST button and read the loop current off the five LEDs that indicate the range of loop current:

  • LOW (11 to 22ma)
  • GOOD (23 to 27ma)
  • FAIR (28 to 34ma)
  • HIGH (35 to 44ma)
  • EXTREME (45ma to 120ma)

  • It's Line Powered, and there's only ONE Button to Push!

    Because the Loop Current Tester goes anywhere across the line, our customers have told us that they find it a lot faster than getting out their digital meter and connecting it in-series with the line.

    Instructions and a diagram to measure loop current with a regular digital meter are in our Loop Current and Circuit Loss Tech Bulletin.

    See our Loop Current Regulators™ to reduce Loop Current to safe levels,
    and our Loop Current Booster™ PLUS to increase Low Loop Current..

    Part Number: TOH7O   Price: $35.95


    DELUXE LOOP CURRENT TESTER

    This is the case with accessories that comes with the Deluxe Loop Current Tester Kit. It will hold a bunch of testers!





    Start piecing together your complete Telephone Line Tester with our Deluxe Loop Current Tester Kit

    Same features as our Loop Current Tester (above).








    Kit includes:

    • Case to hold the Loop Current Tester, and a bunch more Testers.
    • A 66M to 1 Pair Modular Adapter so you can plug the Tester right onto a 66 Block.
    • A short Modular Cord with a K-Plug at one end to make it easy to plug and unplug the Tester.


    Part Number: TOH7P   Price: $64.95


    CASE and CORD KIT for TESTERS

    This is just the case with accessories, with no Tester. It will hold a bunch of testers!




    If you already have a Tester or two,
    get our
    Case and Cord Kit for Testers




    Kit includes:

    • Case to hold a bunch of Testers
    • A 66M to 1 Pair Modular Adapter so you can plug the Tester right onto a 66 Block.
    • A short Modular Cord with a K-Plug at one end to make it easy to plug and unplug the Tester.

    Same as the Deluxe Loop Current Tester Kit (above), but with no Loop Current Tester.

    Part Number: TOH7T   Price: $29.95


    CIRCUIT LOSS TESTER

    Test Circuit Loss with One Button!

    CAN'T HEAR problems are tough to track down without a Circuit Loss Tester!

    If a user at a customer says they can't hear on a call occasionally, there's not much you can do about it. It's probably the long distance provider on one end or the other.

    If only a single user at a customer is complaining that they can't hear on a regular basis, an Amplified Handset will probably help that user.

    If all or several users are complaining that they can't hear on a lot of calls, or that the outside party can't hear them, it's time to do some testing to see what's wrong. I've personally carried one brand or another of a Circuit Loss Tester for many years. I don't know how a repairman can figure out what's going on without one, and Can't Hear complaints are pretty common.

    If you're a repairman, you'll have a pretty good idea of how a phone line sounds just by listening to it in your Butt-set, since that's what you do for a living. If the line is low, you really need to know how low it is, so you can go to battle with the Phone Company.

    TIP:   Through the years my ear has gotten pretty good at knowing if the level of a phone line is OK or not by simply calling a 1KC tone at the Phone Company in downtown Chicago (312-856-9996). I always call the same number. My ear seems to have a pretty good idea of how loud it should be depending on how far I am from downtown. This works on both a Butt-Set and a regular telephone handset. I press the handset to my ear to make a good seal, and then I rock it forwards a little to break the seal. It's pretty accurate as a first test. If it sounds low, I continue on to taking a Circuit Loss Reading.

    You need to measure the Circuit Loss of the phone lines in order to go to battle with the Phone Company. If you tell the Phone Company that the lines are too low, they'll just tell you that they Test OK, No Trouble Found. They aren't going to do anything about it unless you have some numbers to force them to take action (and even then they may ignore you).

    Circuit Loss is measured between the local Central Office (CO) that the lines are working out of, and the customer's premise. The CO sends out a 1004 cycle tone at 0db, and it's measured at the customer's demarc using a meter that reads the db level. Whatever the reading is, is the Circuit Loss on that line. If it reads -7.5db, the line lost 7.5 db of audio between the CO and premise. That loss is usually just the result of the resistance of the length of small copper wires. The farther the wires go, the lower the volume at the premise.

    Keep in mind that electrically, there are two parts of a phone line - the DC voltage and current, and the AC voltage (audio measured in db). The AC audio on a phone line rides on-top of the DC talk battery. While they're related, they don't always follow each other. Just because the Loop Current is OK, doesn't mean that the Circuit Loss is OK.

    Generally speaking, anything below a -7.5 gets hard to hear. The phone company doesn't have to do anything about bringing up the level on the line until it's below -8.5db. At that point, it's really hard to hear, and very annoying for the customer.

    The good news is that most Phone Companies let you order a TRUNK instead of a LINE (loop or ground start), where they'll guarantee a maximum 5.5db of loss. I've never heard anyone complain about a line that had a -5.5db Circuit Loss. Keep in mind that TRUNKS are more expensive than LINES, and require a completely new installation of conditioned pairs to the premise.

    It's very difficult and expensive to amplify a 2 wire phone line. It's a lot better to let the Phone Company do it! More details on Circuit Loss are in our Loop Current and Circuit Loss Tech Bulletin.

    The Circuit Loss Tester is easy to use:

    • Connect the first modular jack on the Circuit Loss Tester to the pair at the demarc
    • Connect your Butt-Set to the second modular jack on the Circuit Loss Tester
    • Call the 1KC tone at the local CO (you MUST use the local CO's 1KC tone, not a tone at a different CO)
    • Push the button on the Circuit Loss Tester and read the circuit loss on the Bright Red 1/2" Tall LED Display
    • The display reads from +10 to -40db
      • +10 to -20db in 1/2 db increments.
      • -20 to -40db in 1 db increments.

    It's Line Powered, and there's only ONE Button to Push!

    No batteries to worry about.  It's tiny, but VERY ACCURATE

    If you can't get the 1000 Cycle Tone (1KC) number for the local CO, the only other way to determine the Circuit Loss is to do a Loop Around Test. That means that you use two phone lines. You put a Tone Generator on one line (at the same premise), and call it from the line you're testing. See our 1KC Tone Generator (below).

    Part Number: TOH8K   Price: $149.95


    1KC TONE GENERATOR

    1KC Tone Generator 1KC Tone Generator

    Just like the Phone Company's!

    The 1KC Tone Generator sends out a 1004 cycle tone at 0db, and gives you a short period of silence (stutters) every 10 seconds... Just like the Phone Company's Tone.

    It answers the line automatically on the first ring, and will hang-up as soon as it sees a CPC signal.

    In order to get an accurate Circuit Loss reading, you MUST use the 1KC Tone at the CO the line is working out of. If you use the 1KC Tone from another CO, it's impossible to get the correct reading because there is always an unknown amount of loss between two or more COs. If you can't get the phone number for the 1KC Tone at the CO, you'll need to do a Loop Around Test, using two phone lines (one to send tone, and one to measure it), and a 1KC Tone Generator.

    The 1KC Tone Generator is easy to use:

    • Put it on a phone line (usually the last line)
    • Dial the phone number the 1KC Tone Generator is on from each of the lines you want to test, noting the db reading for each
    • Since you're doing a Loop Around Test, your reading is actually the Circuit Loss for both lines added together (you could just divide the number in-half, but one line may be bad and they may not both have the same amount of loss)
    • Just hang-up on the line you're reading the db level on, and repeat the operation on all the other lines (there's no need to read the line with the 1KC Tone Generator on it)
    • The 1KC Tone Generator will hang-up as soon as it sees the CPC signal on the phone line it's connected to
    • If there is no CPC, or the ring voltage won't trip the 1KC Tone Generator to answer the line, you can start and stop the tone manually by pressing the single button on the unit (the 1KC Tone Generator only works on a line with talk battery, it won't work on a dry pair with audio)
    • Use the worksheet included with the 1KC Tone Generator to determine the Circuit Loss of each of the separate lines from the readings you noted (the calculations will get you very close to the actual circuit loss of each line, as long as there are three or more lines)

    It's Line Powered, and it's Automatic!

    There's only ONE Button to Push in Manual Mode

    Part Number: TOH8L   Price: $62.95


    Need to know what kind of Central Office the Phone Company is using?

    How about the address of the Central Office?

    Click Here to do a CO Lookup!  
    Click Here
    to do a CO Lookup!

    Use our CO Lookup to find out which Phone Company owns the CO,
    where the CO is, and how far it is from your customer's premise
    using our
     Map It!  feature.

    You'll also find all of the exchanges in that Central Office (the actual CO switch could have many exchanges, allowing it to go over 10,000 phone numbers), and find all of the other COs (colocated) at that address (there could be several).

    Keep in mind that with the advent of Portability, there is no way to tell whether a particular phone number has been ported to another Phone Company without asking your customer (if they know!). You could try dialing 0 for the Operator, but it seems like most are now in India, and don't know who they're answering the line for (they just say they're the Operator).

    If you use the local Phone Company's 1KC Tone on a phone number that's been ported to another Phone Company's switch, the readings probably won't be accurate. You'll need the 1KC Tone phone number in the CLEC's switch.

    We need your local Test Numbers!

    Our database will now list Test Numbers for each switch (1KC Tone and Silent Termination), when we have that information. If you know the test numbers for some of the COs in your area, you can look up that CO, and then enter the information into a form. We'll test them (we don't want to keep calling someone's Grandmother!), and put them in the list within a day or two.

    Since the database lists each CO individually, we need the information on specific COs. Although we can try to put general notes in the listing that will apply to an entire city, state or area code, the most useful information is specific test numbers for a particular CO. At this point, we don't have a lot of test numbers, but we're hoping that will change quickly!

    At most COs, the 1KC Tone is always the exchange code plus a particular last four digits. In the Chicago area, 9996 and 9940 are popular for the 1KC tone, and 9939 or 9995 for Silent Termination. 9997 or some other number is used to open a circuit automatically for a few minutes from the CO for testing in the field (to remove talk battery so you can test with a Kick Meter or Sidekick).

    If you know the common four digit station numbers that a particular Phone Company uses, you may be able to figure out the test number you need by trying those four digits with all the exchanges shown for that CO in CO Lookup (like XXX-9996). Since there are usually several exchanges working out of larger COs, the test numbers will only be on one of the exchanges.

    As an example, if you do a CO Lookup on the 630-295 exchange, you'll find that there are quite a few exchanges working out of that CO (they all have the same CLLI code). Neither 630-295-9996 or 630-295-9940 give you a 1KC Tone, but if you try each of the exchange codes in that CO, when you get to 630-980 you'll find that 630-980-9940 gives your a 1KC Tone.

    Note that on the list of exchanges working out of the same CO, there can be more than one area code in a Central Office. In the case of the CO that has the 630-295 exchange, there are several 847 area code exchanges. This is usually the result of area code splits, where the line between the two area codes went right through the area where a single Central Office served several cities.

    When you need to do a CO Lookup, you'll find it right at the top of our main page at www.sandman.com

    Click HERE to give it a try on your own CO right now!


    SILENT LINE TERMINATOR™

    Silent Line Terminator Silent Line Terminator™

    Just like the Phone Company's!

    The Silent Line Terminator™ is totally quiet when it answers the phone line it's connected to... Just like the Phone Company's Quiet Line.

    It answers the line automatically on the first ring, and will hang-up as soon as it sees a CPC signal.

    When you can't get the phone number for the Phone Company's Quiet Line, this lets you make your own Silent Line!

    Because there are no levels involved, you can put this at your office, on one of the customer's phone lines (temporarily), or on any phone line with CPC (so it will hang-up automatically).

    Although Interconnect phone men seldom have to take noise or power influence readings, those readings would only be valid dialing a Quiet Line at the CO the line is working out of. While you could do a Loop Around Test for noise, we don't provide a worksheet for determining the noise on a line.

    I couldn't do repair without having a Quiet Line to call. There are so many cases with static and noise problems that I use the Quiet Line all the time.

    It's Line Powered, and it's Automatic!

    There's only ONE Button to Push in Manual Mode

    NOTE: Some Phone Companies have a combination quiet line that gives you a 1KC Tone for a short time, and then silence (like 312-856-9998). There are also Sweep lines, that slowly step up from about 300hz to 3000hz, so you can check the loss at various frequencies. Interconnects seldom (if ever) need to check the loss at anything other than 1KC.

    Part Number: TOH8M   Price: $59.95


    MODULAR LOOP CURRENT REGULATOR™ - 1 LINE

    1 Line Modular Loop Current Regulator 1 Line Modular Loop Current Regulator™

    Our Loop Current Regulator™ automatically keeps the Loop Current on a line at 25ma - no matter what!

    No dip switches, no meter, just plug it in! If the Loop Current changes down the road, the Loop Current Regulator automatically adjusts.

    Includes a BUSY (Line In-Use) LED that lights whenever anything in-series with the Loop Current Regulator™ goes off-hook.

    Greater than 35ma Loop Current symptoms include:

    • Burned out Key, PBX and Data equipment
    • Cut-offs and squealing on lines
    • Crosstalk, echo or hollow sounds
    • Off premise equipment problems
    • Garbled data and modems that won't connect

    Our Loop Current Regulator™ is a cost effective fix to High Loop Current Problems. Specially made so that it WON'T bring down the volume of the line as it reduces the Loop Current. Your customer will be able to hear even if the Loop Current Regulator™ is reducing the Loop Current by 80ma!

    Each 1 Line Modular Loop Current Regulator™ can be plugged directly into a modular jack (RJ11), with the telephone equipment plugged into its jack. It can also be hardwired to a 66 Block by cutting the twisted pair cable going to the modular plug in the middle, and punching the one pair from each of the two cut ends down to the 66 Block (the plug side to the phone line, and the Regulator side to the phone equipment).

    Keep some Loop Current Regulators™ in your case. Sometimes you've
    just got to reduce the Loop Current to see if the problem clears.

    The reason that high Loop Current causes different problems on different systems, and different problems depending on how high the Loop Current is, is that high Loop Current produces heat. Once the electronic components in a circuit get hotter than what they're rated to work at, strange problems start popping up. The problems are going to be different on every different model and brand of phone system, and at different premises, because there will be more or less Loop Current effecting different sets of components in the various systems.

    More information on Loop Current is available in our Loop Current and Circuit Loss Tech Bulletin.

    If you need to put in multiple Loop Current Regulators™ in a 19 inch rack, click HERE to see our new 25 Line Telephony Chassis™

    If you need to BOOST the Loop Current or Talk Battery,
    Click HERE to see our Loop Current Booster™ PLUS

    Part Number: WAL5S   Price: $39.95    |||    3+ Price:   $38.95


    MODULAR LOOP CURRENT REGULATOR™ - 2 LINE

    2 Line Modular Loop Current Regulator 2 Line Modular Loop Current Regulator™

    Our Loop Current Regulator™ automatically keeps the Loop Current on a line at 25ma - no matter what!   No dip switches, no meter, just plug it in!

    Includes a BUSY (Line In-Use) LED for each of the two lines that lights whenever anything in-series with that line on the Loop Current Regulator™ goes off-hook.

    Each 2 Line Modular Loop Current Regulator™ can be plugged directly into a modular jack (RJ14), with the telephone equipment plugged into its jack. It can also be hardwired to a 66 Block by cutting the twisted pair cable going to the modular plug in the middle, and punching the two pairs on each of the cut ends down to the 66 Block (the plug side to the phone line, and the Regulator side to the phone equipment).

    Same features as our 1 Line Loop Current Regulator™, but supports 2 lines (RJ-14 Configuration).

    Part Number: WAL5T   Price: $49.95    |||    3+ Price:   $48.95


    66 BLOCK LOOP CURRENT REGULATOR™

    66 Block Loop Current Regulator 66 Block Loop Current Regulator™ Loop Current Regulators on a 66 Block, with a Test Shoe




    Includes a BUSY (Line In-Use) LED that lights whenever anything in-series with the Loop Current Regulator™ goes off-hook.

    Shown here with the 66 Block Test Shoe








    Same features as our Modular Loop Current Regulators™ (above), but the 66 Block Regulator™ simply takes the place of bridging clips on a split  66M Block. They won't fit on a 66B block.

    Connects in-series between the telephone line or analog station port on the left side of the 66 Block, and the telephone equipment on the right side of the 66 Block.

    Includes Line In-Use LED.

    Part Number: MIS1S   Price: $35.50    |||    6+ Price:   $33.50    |||    20+ Price:   $32.50


    66 BLOCK TEST SHOE

    66 Block Test ShoeClick to see bigger picture of Maximum Lightning Protection on a 66 Block with Ground Bus, with a Test Shoe

    If you need to test one line in the middle of a bunch of lines, it can be hard to get your Butt-set clips on the 66 block.

    The 66 Block Test Shoe lets you test a line by removing a 66 Regulator, 66 Lightning Protector, or 66 Line In-Use Indicator, and placing the Test Shoe in its place. Attach your Butt-set to the clips on the front, and push the red switch to open the line and disconnect the equipment during testing.

    Remember that the phone line always comes in on the left on an RJ-21X block, and the CPE equipment is always on the right.

    Part Number: MIS1T   Price: $29.95    |||    3+ Price:   $27.95


    LOOP CURRENT ATTENUATOR

    Click to see a bigger picture of the Loop Current Attenuator Loop Current Attenuator

    FIX THE UNFIXABLE!

    Our Loop Current Attenuator lets you reduce the Loop Current on a line by flipping one or more of the four DIP switches, as you watch a meter or Loop Current Tester for the current to get down to between 23 and 27ma.

    There are no electronics in this Attenuator. There are only passive electronic components.

    Greater than 35ma Loop Current symptoms include:

    • Burned out Key, PBX and Data equipment
    • Cut-offs and squealing on lines
    • Crosstalk, echo or hollow sounds
    • Off premise equipment problems
    • Garbled data and modems that won't connect

    NOTE:   Because there are no electronics in the Loop Current Attenuator, if the Loop Current on the line changes down the road, you'll need to adjust the Loop Current again by connecting a meter, and flipping the DIP switches until the Loop Current is again between 23 and 27ma.

    Part Number: WAL1T   Price: $45.95


    DATA NOISE FILTERS

                           


    Boxes that provide fake phone lines often put out Data Noise in frequencies above voice frequencies.

    We're talking about the fake phone lines you get from the cable company, the phone company who gave up on copper and is switching to fiber with a fake phone line, and some boxes from Internet providers who give you telephone service with Internet service.

    You can't hear the Data Noise, but the real data from the CPU in the telephone or telephone equipment is sometimes clobbered by the Data Noise, so the phone equipment does strange stuff.

    What strange stuff? It's going to be different on every piece of phone equipment. Maybe nothing, maybe stuff you've never seen go wrong before. There's no way to know.


    How do you know if Data Noise is causing your problem?

    1. Hook up an oscilloscope across the tip and ring from the fake phone line box to look for the Data Noise and see the amplitude (how loud it is), which is very difficult to do in the field. But you still don't know if the Data Noise you see is actually causing the problem you're having?

    2. Put our Data Noise Filter in-series with the mod jack (or our Hard Wire Data Noise Filter version in-series with the 25 pair cable) coming out of the fake phone line box.


    If you are selling / installing telephone equipment and some of it is going to be connected to a box with fake phone lines, keep a couple of these with you all the time! It will save a ton of chasing your tail (and replacing the KSU, etc.). They're cheap and easy to try.


    It's a real problem with KSU-less phones...

    Multi-line KSU-less phones, like the ones you buy at the office supply or big box store, normally communicate with each other on Line 1 between phones. They send data at frequencies above the voice frequencies... often at the same frequencies as the Data Noise put out by the fake phone line boxes. The result? The phones can't communicate with each other and the lights, intercom and ringing often don't work or is intermittent on the phones.

    The only way you'll know if Data Noise is your problem is to put a Data Noise Filter on the jack on the fake phone line box, not in-front of any phone:

    Click HERE to see our Data Noise Tech Bulletin


    DATA NOISE FILTER - 1 LINE

    1 Line Data Noise Filter


    1 Line Modular Data Noise Filter





    Passes 1 Line through the RJ-11 Jacks.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: PAP3A   Price: $20.25    |||   3+ Price:   $19.80    |||   10+ Price:   $19.00


    DATA NOISE FILTER - 2 LINE

    2 Line Data Noise Filter


    2 Line Modular Data Noise Filter






    Passes 2 Lines through the RJ-14 Jacks.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: PAP3B   Price: $24.25    |||   3+ Price:   $23.80    |||   10+ Price:   $23.00


    DATA NOISE FILTER - HARDWIRE (1 Line)

    Hardwire Line Data Noise Filter


    Hardwire 1 Line Modular Data Noise Filter












    Hardwire White/Blue in and White/Blue out. Comes with Beanies to splice the wires, or punch one side down to the block and beanie on the pair you just removed from the block (so it's in-series).

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: PAP3C   Price: $14.65    |||   10+ Price:   $14.20


    90A ATTENUATOR

    90A Attenuator Installation Diagram

    90A Attenuator

    90A Attenuator (AT&T / Lucent / Avaya)

    Comcode 107864456. Recommended by Avaya. Comes with D4BU 2 foot cord for proper polarity.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: MMA1Q   Price: $22.75    |||    3+ Price:   $22.25    |||    10+ Price:   $21.50


    MODEM FILTER

    Reduce Cut-offs

    Increase Modem Speed

    It only seems like Magic!

    The MODEM FILTER filters noise you can't hear...

    Some modem problems are caused by common mode noise and spikes on the phone line.

    You can't hear these noises, but they affect:

    • The speed the modem connects at (modems retrain to find a dependable speed)
    • The data rate or throughput of the modem (greatly effected by errors causing data to be retransmitted)
    • How often calls are dropped

    If you have common mode noise on your line, the MODEM FILTER will immediately fix these problems!

    Because of the Modem Filter's design, it also stops common mode spikes on the line that can damage your modem.

    Easy to Install:

    Plug the Modem Filter into the modem, and plug the line cord into the Modem Filter.

    No other connections or power needed.

    NOTE: We also have a Modem Protector™ with a Modem Filter built-in, which will control the loop current on your line as well as eliminate common mode noise, letting you achieve the maximum modem speed possible on your particular phone line (as well as preventing damage to your modem from high loop current).


    SINGLE LINE MODEM FILTER

    One pair passes through Filter (RJ-11).

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: WAL4P   Price: $20.25


    TWO LINE MODEM FILTER

    Two pairs pass through Filter (RJ-14).

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: WAL4T   Price: $24.25


    MODEM PROTECTOR™ with FILTER

    Modem Disconnects?

    Modem Protector with Noise Filter

    Speed   Falls  Back?

    Modem Stops Working
    or Never Worked on a Line?

    Many PBXs and Phone Lines have way too much loop current for a Modem.

    So what happens?  It Burns Up at the WORST possible time!

    Worry Free Connections in any Hotel, Office, Home... Or on an Industrial Modem...

    The Modem Protector™ with FILTER:

    • Automatically regulates the loop current from the phone company or a PBX to 25ma.

    • Prevents PCMCIA Modems (PC Cards) and Faxes from being blown up!
    • Protects your modem if you accidentally plug it into a digital phone jack that was not designed for analog phones or modems.
    • Fixes UNFIXABLE modem connection problems if you have high loop current.
    • Also works on fax modems, fax machines and phones that have problems with high loop current.
    • Includes lightning and surge protection for your modem, and even the phone that's plugged in with it!
    • Small and lightweight with a 6' flexible modular line cord, it stores easily in your laptop's case.
    • Allows for fastest data connection possible.
    • Helps stop garbled data and disconnects.
    • Combines our Modem Filter with our Modem Protector™, all in one easy to use device.

    30 Day Money Back Guarantee

    Buy one now, or wait until you blow up your modem when you need it most!

    See our Modem Protector™ Tech Bulletin to see how The Modem Protector™ protects your modem.

    See our Loop Current Tech Bulletin for complete technical information on Loop Current.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: WAL4O   Price: $54.95


    ECHO STOPPER™ LINE IMPEDANCE MATCHER - ADJUSTS THE IMPEDANCE!


    Echo Stopper™ Line Impedance MatcherEcho Stopper™
    Adjustable Line Impedance Matcher

     

    Matches telephone equipment
    to the phone line to reduce echo
    and fix DTMF recognition problems.

    Makes up for impedance mismatches between the phone line and the trunk card's hybrid transformer.

    Stops Echo on VoIP Phone Systems!

    The Echo Stopper™ Adjustable Line Impedance Matcher changes the impedance from about 600 to 1200 ohms, depending on which way the Red Range Switch is pushed, and how you adjust the recessed POT.

    If you always hear echo on every call, and you don't
    hear echo using your Butt-set,
    there's a 99% chance
    the Echo Stopper™ will eliminate the echo.

    That's it!

    The Echo Stopper™ enables a technician to adjust the impedance of a phone line to match the hybrid transformer on the CO line card on a phone system. VoIP phone systems are most likely to have echo problems because of the time it takes to convert analog to VoIP packets.

    Cellular to POTS adapters (like Telular®) also have a lot of delay, and are likely to have echo if there's an impedance mismatch that's greater than the built-in echo canceller can handle.

    Because the technician can adjust the Echo Stopper™, impedance mismatches caused by improperly placed load coils can be adjusted to make the telephone system's hybrid as efficient as possible, reducing reflected signals and echo. It's difficult to detect improperly placed load coils, and most phone companies will ignore a trouble call like this.

    Since DTMF digits are easily distorted by impedance mismatches, the technician may be able to improve DTMF digit recognition on automated attendants and voice mail systems with the Echo Stopper™.

    If you can reproduce the echo or DTMF digit recognition problems, you should be
    able to determine if the Echo Stopper™ will help in minutes.

    To use the Echo Stopper™, the technician must be able to reproduce the echo. If the echo is intermittent, it probably can't be fixed by the Echo Stopper™ since it's either coming from the other end of the call, or caused by the lack of echo cancellers on only some trunks in the CO. When you hit a trunk in the CO without an echo canceller, you hear echo on that call. There's nothing that a technician can do to fix that problem, unless the phone company will help (unlikely!).

    The technician can listen for the echo by either calling in to the system from another line, or using a phone on the system to call out. The technician simply tries the Echo Stopper™ on the line being tested by putting it in-series and adjusting the POT until the echo goes away. If the echo doesn't go away, just hit the Red Range Switch, and try adjusting the POT again. It's modular in and out (direction doesn't matter, use either mod jack).

    The Echo Stopper™ comes with a 2 foot solid copper mod cord which can be cut, and punched down on a 66 or 110 block.

    In the old days, telephone system manufacturers often put jumpers on the trunk card, or allowed the technician to choose a 600 or 900 ohm termination in programming to match the impedance of the phone line. Many manufacturers have stopped giving technicians that option, which has made it impossible to get rid of problems caused by the impedance mismatch.

    Today, simply choosing 600 or 900 ohms may not be enough. If there are improperly placed load coils on a line, it might take 850 or 1150 ohms to best match the impedance of the line to the phone system's hybrid. The Echo Stopper's™ patent pending technology lets the technician adjust for the closest impedance match, giving you the best shot at eliminating echo and DTMF problems.

    There are no testers that are easily used in the field to allow a technician to determine the impedance of the telephone line or CPE equipment. The quick test is to put the Echo Stopper™ in-series with the telephone line or analog station port, then adjust the POT/Range Switch to see if your problem clears.

    Changing the impedance of the line can correct quite a few problems:

    • DTMF Recognition Problems
    • Volume Problems
    • Distortion Problems (funny sounding voice)
    • Echo Problems
    • Modem Speed or Connection Problems
    • Cellular to POTS adapters (like Telular®)

    The Echo Stopper™ isn't Magic... But it's Close!

    The Echo Stopper™ is not an echo canceller, which is usually built-into VoIP phone systems. The Echo Stopper™ changes the impedance of the line before it gets into the phone system, which reduces audio that's reflected by the hybrid (that causes echo). There's only so much echo that a phone system's echo canceller will eliminate. If you hear echo for the first second or two of a call, the built-in echo canceller is training itself. Using the Echo Stopper™ in-front of the phone system can reduce echo to the point where the built-in echo canceler can work.

    If you'd like more information on how the impedance of the phone system, analog station port or phone line can cause problems, see our Echo Elimination and DTMF Problem Tech Bulletin.

    If you need to put in multiple Echo Stoppers™ click HERE to see our new 25 Line Telephony Chassis™

    Keep an Echo Stopper™ in your case...

    It will only take you a few minutes to try it, and there's
    no way to know if it will work if you don't try it!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: WAL5F   Price: $49.95    |||    3+ Price:   $47.95    |||    10+ Price:   $45.95


    TECHNICIAN'S ECHO STOPPER™ KIT

    Echo Stopper™ Line Impedance Matcher

    66M to 2 Pin Modular Adapter66M to 2 Pin Modular Adapter

               Echo Stopper™                Loss Insertion Tester    Half REN Terminator™         Mod Adapters & Case
     

    Everything you need to adjust the impedance and db level of a phone
    or VoIP line to fix echo and DTMF problems, in one small case

    Detailed information on the separate items in the kit are further up and down the page

    This handy Kit lets you test at the RJ-21X by:

    • Removing the bridging clips
    • Place a 66 to Modular Adapters on each side of the split block
    • Plugging the devices between them (you can put them in-series,
      like the Loss Insertion Tester in-series with the Echo Stopper™)

    Or just plug them in to the phone system's modular jack.

    Although the Echo Stopper™ will probably fix most echo problems, if you can fix the problem with the Half REN Terminator™ or the Loss Insertion Tester (and then use the appropriate db Attenuator), it will cost less than the Echo Stopper™. Any of these devices will be cheaper than fixing the echo with a fractional T1 and T1 card!

    NOTE: Don't put in more than 1 or 2db of loss in-front of a VoIP system with the Loss Insertion Tester. Putting too much loss in the line can make an impedance mismatch worse, creating more echo (possibly in the opposite direction from before). It will only take a minute or two to see if a little attenuation will help the echo.

    Keep this Kit in your truck!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: WAL5J   Price: $109.95


    MODULAR 1 to 4db LOSS INSERTION TESTER

    Click to see a bigger picture of the 1 Loss Insertion Tester


    1 to 4db Loss Insertion (Attenuation) Tester

    There are times when you have to reduce the audio level of a telephone line.

    High audio levels can lead to Touch Tone (DTMF) recognition problems, echo, and distorted sound.


    The Loss Insertion Tester will let you insert 1 to 4db of loss into the line, to let you see if reducing the volume on the line will fix your problem.

    Temporarily install the Loss Insertion Tester in-series between the telephone line or analog station port, and the telephone equipment. By pressing the two switches, you can insert 1, 2, 3 or 4db of loss into the pair.

    There are two components to a telephone line. The DC talk battery, and the AC audio. Other devices like our Loop Current Regulator and Loop Current Attenuator only affect the DC voltage and loop current of the phone line. They're specifically made NOT to lower the AC audio on the line, since that would cause Can't Hear problems as you lowered the loop current.

    The Loss Insertion Tester and Fixed Value Attenuators reduce both the DC voltage and the AC audio on the line (even though you probably only want to lower the AC audio level with these devices).

    Modular 4db Telephone Line AttenuatorBy putting a Modular 4db Fixed Attenuator (not included) in-series with the Loss Insertion Tester, you can insert 5, 6, 7 or 8db of loss into the pair when you push the switches.

    It's unlikely you'll need to insert more than 8db of loss onto a regular phone line. For each 1db of loss you insert, it reduces the loop current on the line by about 1ma.

    If you insert too much loss, and bring the loop current below 23ma, you'll create other problems on the line like cut-offs, answering and dialing problems. You should be watching the loop current on your meter or Loop Current Tester as you attenuate the line, to make sure you don't go below 23ma.

    NOTE: Don't put in more than 1 or 2db of loss in-front of a VoIP system with the Loss Insertion Tester. Putting too much loss in the line can make an impedance mismatch worse, creating echo (rather than fixing it). It will only take a minute or two to see if a little attenuation will help echo problems on a VoIP phone system or line.

    We have both Modular and 66 Block versions
    of our Fixed Attenuators

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: CID9I   Price: $38.95


    CPC TESTER

    CPC Signal Tester CPC Signal Tester

    CPC stands for Calling Party Control

    The CPC Tester will tell you whether you're getting a CPC signal,
    which tells your system the trunk has hung-up.

    In the US a CPC signal is an open loop (0VDC), typically for 800ms. If the telephone equipment is programmed to detect an open for 500ms (usually called Open Loop Disconnect Time in the system programming), the phone system will hang-up the trunk when it detects the 0 volts for 500ms (even though the open loop continues until 800ms).

    Without the CPC Signal, voice mail, answering machines, dictation machines and any other automatic telephone equipment won't hang-up when the outside party hangs-up.

    The CPC Tester makes it incredibly easy to see if you're getting a CPC signal, and what the duration is. Once you know if you're getting a CPC and the duration, you can program the phone system to detect an open for that amount of time.

    The CPC Tester also detects a reversal, which is no longer used in the US (since the last Step-by-Step switch was upgraded). Battery Reversal is still used in some foreign countries as a CPC signal, which means that foreign telephone equipment used in the US probably won't detect an Open Loop Disconnect.

    It's easy to use:

    • Plug it into the line
    • Make a call, and have the person on the other end hang up
    • The top red LED will flash for the length of the CPC signal, and one of the lower LEDs will light up indicating the duration of the CPC signal

    It's Line Powered, and there's NO Button to Push!

    If you're not getting the CPC signal from the phone company, you can usually ask them to supply it on the phone line. If you are getting it, then you have to find out why your phone equipment isn't detecting it, or why the system isn't passing the signal through to the single line station port with voice mail, a dictation machine, etc.

    More information about CPC is in our CPC Tech Bulletin. Be sure to take a look at it before going to battle with the Phone Company!

    If you can't get a CPC signal, see our CPC Generator and DTMF Flash Generator

    NOTE: Most phone lines give a very short CPC (open loop) signal either as soon as you pick up the line, or as soon as you've finished dialing. You'll see this open loop on the CPC Tester. If the phone system is programmed for a very short open loop (like 20ms), you may not be able to make any phone calls because the phone system thinks it's getting a CPC signal right at the start of the call. The CPC Tester could help diagnose that type of problem, where the fix would be to simply change the Open Loop Timer in the phone system to 500ms.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: TOH7N   Price: $49.95


    DTMF FLASH GENERATOR

    DTMF Flash Generator   DTMF Flash Generator

    This amazing line powered device will flash (or hang-up) the line for up to a second in response to a pre-programmed code. It's always listening on the line.

    A great device for phones without a flash key or no buttons left to program as a flash key. Put it on an Automated Attendant and allow it to do a Centrex flash right on the CO line, to transfer calls off premise. Put it on a cordless phone with no flash key. It will always flash the line for the pre-programmed time when it hears the pre-programmed trigger code. No guessing about how long to hold down the hook-switch! Dial the code from a phone on either end of the call.

    The DTMF Flash Generator works well in response to DTMF A, B, C and D tones (fourth column tones).

    The line powered DTMF Flash Generator is easily installed in-series with an analog CO line or station port using a modular jack. Programming is password protected, for remote or on-site programming via a DTMF phone.

    Using the DTMF Flash Generator to provide a CPC:

    Many phone systems allow in-band signalling to indicate to the device connected to an analog station port that the trunk has received a CPC signal from the phone company, and the outside party has hung-up. In-band signalling can be a DTMF digit (including A, B, C and D fourth column tones), dial tone, busy signal or reorder tone. These tones are usually used to signal a voice mail system that the outside party has hung-up.

    It's usually necessary to program the phone system's analog station port as a voice mail port in order to use in-band signalling (this is how integration was done in the past). If the system supports sending a DTMF digit when it receives a CPC signal on a trunk, this is the most dependable way of proving an open-loop disconnect to the device on the analog station port. Any other methods have to recognize a tone or silence, which can lead to cut-offs when you don't want them.

    Keep in mind that even if the phone system does support in-band signalling when it receives a CPC on a trunk, it may not send the DTMF digit when on a station to station call. That means that a voicemail will hang-up on trunk calls, but not on messages left from a station

    In any event, you'll have to do some programming and testing, listening to see if there's a DTMF digit as a CPC on both trunk-to-station and station-to-station calls.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: MIS1D   Price: $74.95    |||    25+ Price:   $72.95


    UNIVERSAL CPC GENERATOR™
















                        MAKE A STATION PORT HANG UP... Line Powered!

    Many Phone Systems don't pass an open loop (0 volts) CPC Signal (Calling Party Control) from the CO Line to the station port.

    For the few phone system that can't send a DTMF digit to tell the device to hang-up, the Universal CPC Generator™ is the answer.

    Those systems usually send dial tone or a busy signal to the station port after the CO line disconnects, which keeps the Voice Mail or other device from hanging up.

    The end result is Voice Mail messages that have a lot of junk at the end of them, or ports that stay tied up for a long time (or until manually reset). This makes it necessary to have more ports and bigger hard drives than are really needed, to make up for the lack of a CPC Signal.

    The Universal CPC Generator™ goes in-front of a voice mail system, automated attendant, dictation system, OPX ports or any automated telephone device that answers the phone. It listens for the tones or silence you program, and if it hears a match for the duration of what you program, it opens the line for about 800ms to tell phone equipment that's looking for an open loop CPC to hang-up.

    The new Universal CPC Generator™ will listen for one or more tones (Precise tones in the US are made up of two or four tones sent simultaneously), or silence.

    Because the new Universal CPC Generator™ listens for one or more of eight of the tones that commonly makeup Precise tones in the US, it isn't likely to false with music or voice.

    The Universal CPC Generator™ can also listen for silence for a duration, and then open the loop for 800ms.

    Whether silence or tones will work in your application is something you'll have to think about. For example, if your automated attendant never stops talking, there will never be silence.

    Click here to see the Manual in PDF format.

    You may be able to use the Universal CPC Generator™ to solve a paging problem, where a busy signal or dial tone from a station port goes over the speakers. In a paging application you may be able to trigger the CPC in as little as 250 ms of a particular tone. You can also trigger it on a couple of seconds of silence. The only way to know for sure is to give it a try, playing with the timers in the Universal CPC Generator™.

    The best solution for phone systems that don't have an external page port, and where a spare CO trunk isn't available, is to use the speaker leads in an electronic station set. Find an old phone, put it in the phone room, cut the speaker out and connect the speaker leads from the phone to the input of the page amp (program that phone for the page zone you want). You may need our Audio Transformer with Volume Control, to isolate the phone system from the page amp (to prevent hum and noise).

    Help for:

    • Voice mail
    • Dictation Machines
    • Answering Machines
    • Remote Control Systems
    • Paging Systems

    Click here to go to our CPC Technical Bulletin

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: DSI6A   Price: $74.95


    AREA CODE DIALER... Pre-Programmed for YOUR Area Code

    Area Code Dialer


    Dial 7 Digits for Your Local Calls!



    Pick up the line and dial your phone number. If it's a local call, or any area code that you dial often, just dial the 7 digit phone number. The Area Code Dialer will listen for the 7 digit number, hang-up for a moment, and then redial the phone number with 1 plus the Area Code - or just the Area Code added to the 7 digit number you dialed.

    It all happens a moment after you're done dialing the 7 digits!

    The Area Code Dialer ignores all other numbers: 10 or 11 digits, 3 digits (like 911), or 1 digit (like the Operator). It will only add the area code you need to a 7 digit number.

    We program it for you! You just tell us the area code, and whether to dial a 1 first. That's it!

    The Area Code Dialer is line powered (no external power or batteries required). It's Modular in and out, and simply goes in-series with a regular analog phone line and a phone or phone system CO port.

    If you put the Area Code Dialer on the CO line in-front of a phone system, it will work for all the phones using that line on the system.

    If you put the Area Code Dialer on the CO line in-front of all the phones in a house, it will work for all the phones using that line. Even a Burglar Alarm or another type of dialer!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: MSC5Q   Price: $69.95


    GROUND START  POWER FAIL PHONE

    Click to see a bigger picture of the Ground Start Power Fail Phone Ground Start  Power Fail Phone

    Go off-hook, push the button on the phone,
    and it ground starts the line to get dial tone.

    Neon Lamp lets you see which phone is ringing,
    if you have several phones side-by-side.


    Incoming calls are answered normally when the phone rings and the neon lamp lights.

    Ringer on-off switch (on the bottom of the phone) lets you leave the phone plugged in all the time, and turn the ringer on only during a power failure. The Ground Start Power Failure Phone has a regular mechanical bell ringer.

    Data Port on side of phone works with a modem. To use the modem on the Ground Start line, push the button as you tell the computer to start dialing, then let it go after half a second or so.

    You MUST put ground on the White/Orange (Black) wire at the frame, going to the phone. The ring side of the line must be on the Blue/White wire (the jack must be the correct polarity) for the Ground Start Button to work properly.

    When used on a Loop Start line, it works like a standard phone... just go off-hook to get dial tone.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: MSC1H   Price: $39.95


    427 NETWORK - TAKEOUT from 2500 SET

    427 Network from 2500 Set



    427 Type Network





    427 Network from 2500 Set









    427 Style Network from a regular 2500 Set.

    Use it as a replacement for a bad network or to make your own telephone.

    Style may vary. This Network has been removed from a tested 500 or 2500 Set.

    Click HERE for Typical 2500 Set Wiring Diagram (pdf)

    Limited Quantity!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HST5B   Price: $16.95


    ANALOG TELEPHONE NETWORK - FITS IN A HANDSET!

    Network Board








    Network Board






    Network Board



    Make a Handset into a 2 Wire Phone





    Size: 2.5" x 1" x .5"

    Small Network Board connects to Tip and Ring, electret mic and standard receiver cartridge to make a whole phone (without a dial) with this little circuit board.

    Click HERE for Connection Instructions (pdf)

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: XMT1B   Price: $28.50


    MODULAR TELEPHONE LINE ATTENUATORS

    Click to see a bigger picture of the Modular Telephone Line Fixed Value Attenuator


    Modular Telephone Line Fixed Value Attenuators

    There are times when you have to reduce the audio level of a telephone line.

    Our Modular Fixed Value Attenuators come in 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8db values. They are very useful for reducing echo on a phone line or station port.

    The loop current will drop by about 1ma for every 1db of attenuation you add to the line.

    You can cascade the Modular Fixed Value Attenuators in-series with each other to add attenuation. A 1db Attenuator and 8db Attenuator would give you a total of 9db of attenuation.

    If you insert too much loss, and bring the loop current below 23ma, you'll create other problems on the line like cut-offs, answering and dialing problems. You should be watching the loop current on your meter or Loop Current Tester as you attenuate the line, to make sure you don't go below 23ma.


    MODULAR 1db ATTENUATOR

    One pair passes through Attenuator (RJ-11).

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: CID9J   Price: $19.95    |||   3+ Price:   $18.95


    MODULAR 2db ATTENUATOR

    One pair passes through Attenuator (RJ-11).

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: CID9K   Price: $19.95    |||   3+ Price:   $18.95


    MODULAR 3db ATTENUATOR

    One pair passes through Attenuator (RJ-11).

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: CID9L   Price: $19.95    |||   3+ Price:   $18.95


    MODULAR 4db ATTENUATOR

    One pair passes through Attenuator (RJ-11).

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: CID9M   Price: $19.95    |||   3+ Price:   $18.95


    MODULAR 6db ATTENUATOR

    One pair passes through Attenuator (RJ-11).

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: CID9N   Price: $19.95    |||   3+ Price:   $18.95


    MODULAR 8db ATTENUATOR

    One pair passes through Attenuator (RJ-11).

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: CID9O   Price: $19.95    |||   3+ Price:   $18.95


    66 BLOCK TELEPHONE LINE ATTENUATORS

    Click to see a bigger picture of the 66 Block Telephone Line Fixed Value Attenuator


    66 Type Telephone Line Fixed Value Attenuators

    There are times when you have to reduce the audio level of a telephone line.

    Our 66 Block Fixed Value Attenuators come in 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8db values. They are very useful for reducing echo on a phone line or station port.

    They're made to be used on a split  66M block (66M1-50). They won't fit on a 66B block.

    Connects in-series between the telephone line or analog station port on the left side of the 66 Block, and the telephone equipment on the right side of the 66 Block.

    The loop current will drop by about 1ma for every 1db of attenuation you add to the line.

    If you insert too much loss, and bring the loop current below 23ma, you'll create other problems on the line like cut-offs, answering and dialing problems. You should be watching the loop current on your meter or Loop Current Tester as you attenuate the line, to make sure you don't go below 23ma.


    66 BLOCK 1db ATTENUATOR

    Only fits on a split  66M block.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: CID9C   Price: $22.95    |||   3+ Price:   $21.95


    66 BLOCK 2db ATTENUATOR

    Only fits on a split  66M block.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: CID9D   Price: $22.95    |||   3+ Price:   $21.95


    66 BLOCK 3db ATTENUATOR

    Only fits on a split  66M block.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: CID9E   Price: $22.95    |||   3+ Price:   $21.95


    66 BLOCK 4db ATTENUATOR

    Only fits on a split  66M block.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: CID9F   Price: $22.95    |||   3+ Price:   $21.95


    66 BLOCK 6db ATTENUATOR

    Only fits on a split  66M block.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: CID9G   Price: $22.95    |||   3+ Price:   $21.95


    66 BLOCK 8db ATTENUATOR

    Only fits on a split  66M block.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: CID9H   Price: $22.95    |||   3+ Price:   $21.95


    66 TYPE HALF REN LINE TERMINATOR™

    Click to see a bigger picture of the 66 Block Half REN Line Terminator


    66 Type Half REN Line Terminator™

    Simulates a telephone with .5 REN on the line.

    The 66 Type Half REN Box™ terminates a telephone line or analog station port at voice frequencies, changing the impedance of the line.


    Changing the impedance of the line can correct quite a few problems:

    • DTMF Recognition Problems
    • Volume Problems
    • Distortion Problems
    • Echo Problems

    The Half REN Box™ has proven to be very valuable for fixing voice mail and faxback DTMF and CNG tone recognition problems!

    They're made to be used on a split  66M block (66M1-50). They won't fit on a 66B block.

    Connects in-series between the telephone line or analog station port on the left side of the 66 Block, and the telephone equipment on the right side of the 66 Block.

    Keep some in your case!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: CID9B   Price: $22.95    |||    3+ Price:   $21.95


    66 TYPE 1 REN LINE TERMINATOR™

    Click to see a bigger picture of the 66 Block 1 REN Line Terminator


    66 Type ONE REN Line Terminator™



    Simulates a telephone with ONE REN on the line.


    The 66 Type 1 REN Box™ terminates a telephone line or analog station port at voice frequencies, simulating ONE old style ringer (1 REN).

    Made to be used on a split  66M block (66M1-50).

    Connects in-series between the telephone line or analog station port on the left side of the 66 Block, and the telephone equipment on the right side of the 66 Block.

    Part Number: PAP9O   Price: $22.95    |||    3+ Price:   $21.95


    MODULAR HALF REN LINE TERMINATOR™

    Click to see a bigger picture of the Modular Half REN Line Terminator




    Modular Half REN Line Terminator™

    Simulates a telephone with .5 REN on the line.

    The Modular Half REN Box™ terminates a telephone line or analog station port at voice frequencies, changing the impedance of the line.



    Changing the impedance of the line can correct quite a few problems:

    • DTMF Recognition Problems
    • Volume Problems
    • Distortion Problems
    • Echo Problems

    The Half REN Box™ has proven to be very valuable for fixing voice mail and faxback DTMF and CNG tone recognition problems!

    Connects in-series with a modular jack and plug, between the telephone line or analog station port, and the telephone equipment.

    Keep some in your case!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: CID9A   Price: $19.95    |||    3+ Price:   $18.95


    MODULAR 1 to 5 REN LINE TERMINATOR™

    Click to see a bigger picture of the Modular REN Terminator



    Modular 1 to 5 REN Line Terminator™




    Simulates one or more telephones with a total of 1 to 5 REN on the line (select from the part numbers below).

    This is the easiest way to simulate what happens when one or more phones are connected to your phone line or station port.

    Connects in-series with a modular jack and plug, between the telephone line or analog station port, and the telephone equipment.


    MODULAR 1 REN TERMINATOR™

    Part Number: PAP9J   Price: $19.95    |||   3+ Price:   $18.95


    MODULAR 2 REN TERMINATOR™

    Part Number: PAP9K   Price: $19.95    |||   3+ Price:   $18.95


    MODULAR 3 REN TERMINATOR™

    Part Number: PAP9L   Price: $19.95    |||   3+ Price:   $18.95


    MODULAR 4 REN TERMINATOR™

    Part Number: PAP9M   Price: $19.95    |||   3+ Price:   $18.95


    MODULAR 5 REN TERMINATOR™

    Part Number: PAP9N   Price: $19.95    |||   3+ Price:   $18.95


    RJ11 1 Pair SQUARE PAD ATTENUATOR

    RJ11 Square Pad Attenuator


    RJ11 Modular Fixed Value Square Pad Audio Attenuator

    Made to order from 1 to 40db, for a 600 ohm line impedance.

    Connects in-series with a modular line cord, on the middle pins of the jack.


    Optimized for both voltage-driven (like from an op amp) and impedance-driven (like from a transmission line), to provide the most accurate attenuation in either case.

    The low impedance error ensures accuracy when two or more Square-Pads are hooked in series to make another value. (Like 10 dB + 3 dB to make 13 dB.)

    Part Number: DSI6S   Price: $26.95    |||    3+ Price:   $24.50


    RJ45 1 Pair SQUARE PAD ATTENUATOR

    Same as above, but with RJ45 jack and cord.

    Connects in-series with an 8 pin modular line cord, on the middle two pins of the jack.

    Made to order from 1 to 40db, for a 600 ohm line impedance.

    Part Number: DSI6T   Price: $28.95    |||   3+ Price:   $26.50


    66 BLOCK 1 Pair SQUARE PAD ATTENUATOR

    66 Block Square Pad Fixed Value Attenuator

    Same as above, but fits on a 66M or B block.

    Made to order from 1 to 40db, for a 600 ohm line impedance.

    Part Number: DSI6R   Price: $26.95    |||   3+ Price:   $24.50


    14' MODULAR LINE CORD for PHONES - CAT5 TWISTED PAIR

    14 foot 4 Wire Twisted Pair Modular Line Cord for Phones


    14 Foot Twisted Pair Modular Line Cord
    fixes Crosstalk and RF Interference Problems






    Long flat Modular Cords aren't twisted, so they're often the cause of crosstalk on KSUless Multi-line phones and RF Interference (Radio Station Interference).

    These CAT5 Twisted Pair Modular Line Cords are round, not flat, The twisted pairs in the line cord reject crosstalk between the lines on an analog multi-line phone.

    A 7' flat line cord may be OK, but when you put a long flat line cord on the phone you're likely to have crosstalk or RF problems. There is no way to solve those problems unless you change the line cord to twisted pair.

    How do you know it will work for your problem? You've got to try it to find out.

    See our Crosstalk and RF Tech Bulletins for more information on fixing these types of problems.

    How much can crosstalk cost you if the wrong person overhears a conversation on another line? Read our Crosstalk Tech Bulletin to see how it cost one guy $180,000,000 (yes, that's $180 million).

    Uses standard Modular Plugs that fit in a telephone jack for 1 or 2 lines (RJ-11 or RJ-14).

    We also make a 25' Twisted Pair Line Cord (below).

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: SWI3G   Price: $6.99


    25' MODULAR LINE CORD for PHONES - CAT5 TWISTED PAIR

    25 foot 4 Wire Twisted Pair Modular Line Cord for Phones


    25 Foot Twisted Pair Modular Line Cord
    fixes Crosstalk and RF Interference Problems






    Same as above, 25 feet long.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: SWI3H   Price: $8.99


    3M 35 GRAY ELECTRICAL TAPE - 3/4 Inch x 66 feet

    3M 35 Gray Professional Grade Electrical Tape 3/4 Inch by 66 Feet - Sleeve of 10 Rolls



    3M 35 Gray Professional Grade Electrical Tape - 3/4 Inch by 66 Feet


    Has very good adhesive!

    Write on the Gray Tape with a Sharpie to Leave Notes.



    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND2S   Price: $4.99    |||    10+ Price:   $4.69


    ORANGE TAGS WITH STRINGS

    Tag a Line,
    Tag a Card,
    Tag a Phone,
    Tag a Swap...
    Just Tag It!

    3 1/4" by 1 5/8"

    Bundle of 50 Orange Tags with String.

    Just like the Phone Company Issues!

    Tagging your work lets the next repairman know what the previous guy did.


    50 Orange Tags with String

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: MIS1Q   Price: $6.99    |||   10+ Price:   $5.99


    TWIN TIP SHARPIE - FINE and EXTRA FINE

    Twin Tip Sharpie - Fine and Extra Fine




    Twin Tip Sharpie - Black

    Fine and Extra Fine


    The Fine Tip is for marking cables and the Extra Fine Tip is for
    marking blocks, and writing on Gray Tape and Tags to leave notes.


    Twin Tip Sharpie - Fine and Extra Fine





    Part Number: HND7B   Price: $2.49    |||    6+ Price:   $2.29


    Finish your Refurbishing Job with New Handset and Line Cords!

     

    Click HERE to go to our Modular Handset & Line Cords


    IVORY ADAPTER TO CONVERT AN RJ-45 JACK TO AN RJ-11 SIZED JACK

    Ivory Adapter to Convert an RJ-45 Jack to an RJ-11 Jack
    Ivory Adapter to Convert an
    RJ-45 8 Pin Jack to an RJ-11 Jack

    Small plastic insert slides into any regular RJ-45 8 Pin jack (8P8C), to change it to an RJ-11 sized jack (6P4C).

    If you plug an RJ-11 or RJ14 (6P6C or 6P4C) plug into an RJ-45 (8P8C) jack without this Adapter, the plug will be loose and sloppy, causing the pins in the jack to short or move out of place.

    We also have a similar Adapter that converts an RJ-14 sized jack to a Handset jack.

    Limited Quantity!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: SER7O   Price: $0.89


    SCISSORS with STRIPPING NOTCHES

    Telephone Man's Scissors with Stripping Notches
    Scissors

    with Stripping Notches


    Scissors Stripping Notches

    The highest quality Phone Man's Scissors we've found!

    The edge of the blade is serrated, which keeps the cable or wire(s) from slipping forward out of the Scissors as you try to cut it.

    It has two Stripping Notches. One for 24 gauge wire, and one for 22 gauge wire.
    The Stripping Notch is the safest way to strip the insulation from telephone wire. It won't put a notch in the wire (like a set of Dikes would), which would cause the wire to break after it was flexed a few times.

    To strip a wire, hold your finger over the wire in the notch, and pull the insulation off by moving the Scissors, which holds the insulation - allowing it to slide off the wire.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND1A   Price: $11.95    |||    2+ Price:   $10.95


    SMALL SCISSORS POUCH

    Small Scissors Pouch with Police Style ClipSmall Scissors Pouch with Police Style ClipNEW!

    Small Scissors Pouch
    with Police Style Belt Clip


    Small Scissors Pouch holds just the blade. You can grab the
    Scissors quickly by the handles.

    Won't fall off your belt! This is much easier than threading
    your belt through a Pouch!

    Genuine Leather with Riveted Construction. This pouch will last for many years!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND1B   Price: $11.95


    LARGE SCISSORS POUCH

    Large Scissors Pouch

    Large
    Scissors Pouch


    Large Scissors Pouch holds the blade and most of the handles, but it's still easy to grab the Scissors quickly.

    Has large Tunnel Belt Loop.

    Genuine Leather with Sewn and Riveted Construction. This pouch will last for many years!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND1C   Price: $11.95


    LONG NOSE PLIERS with STRIPPING NOTCH

    Long Nose Pliers with Stripping Notch






    Long Nose Pliers
    with Stripping Notch






    Stripping Notch allows you to strip 24 gauge wire without nicking it!

    Includes Cutter!

    Yellow Handled Top Quality Tool!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND7R   Price: $21.95


    DIKES with STRIPPING NOTCHES

    Dikes with Stripping Notches





    Dikes (Side Cutters)
    with Stripping Notches






    Two Stripping Notches allow you to strip 22 and 24 gauge wire without nicking it!

    Red Handled Top Quality Tool!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND7S   Price: $18.95


    BLUE / GRAY 814 TYPE PUNCH TOOL with 66 and 110 BLADES

    Click to see a bigger picture of the Blue/Gray 814 Type Punch Tool
    Blue / Gray Punch Tool
    with 66 and 110 Blades


    Highest Quality Punch Tool  with industry standard  Twist-to-Release Blades.

    Click to see a bigger picture of the blade holder in the Blue/Gray Punch Tool



    Heavy Duty Punch Tool has High/Low Impact Selector, and a Cavity in the Top  to store a 66 or 110 Blade (both are included).

    Spare Blade locks into the Cavity in the tool, and releases easily with a twist of the Release Knob.

    Uses industry standard 814 Type Blades.

    NOTE: You MUST use a Punch Tool to terminate wires onto 66, 110, BIX and Krone Blocks and Jacks. If you use a screwdriver to force the wire into the connection, you'll destroy the connection (spreading out the pin), causing strange intermittent problems until the Block is replaced.

    Price Reduction!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND9D   Price: $37.95


    66 AND 110 CUT TYPE BLADE for 814 TYPE PUNCH TOOL

    66 AND 110 Cut Type Punch Tool Blade for D814 Punch ToolsReplacement 66 and 110 Cut Type Punch Blade

    Industry standard 66 and 110 Blade. Both sides CUT. Flip it around for 66 or 110.

    Price Reduction!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND8I   Price: $9.95


    BLUE / GRAY 814 TYPE PUNCH TOOL with 66 BLADE

    Blue/Gray 814 Type Punch Tool with 66 Blade

    Same Punch Tool as above, but with just a 66 Blade (no 110 Blade).

    Price Reduction!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND9E   Price: $32.95


    66 BLADE for 814 TYPE PUNCH TOOL

    66 Punch Tool BladeReplacement 66 Punch Blade

    Industry standard 66 Blade. Flip it around for CUT or NON-CUT.

    Price Reduction!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND9F   Price: $9.95


    110 BLADE for 814 TYPE PUNCH TOOL

    110 Punch Tool BladeReplacement 110 Punch Blade

    The 110 Blade is used on 110 Blocks, and just about all of the CAT5 and CAT6 Keystone jacks made.

    Industry standard 110 Blade. Flip it around for CUT or NON-CUT.

    Price Reduction!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND9G   Price: $9.95


    ECONOMY KRONE BLADE for 814 TYPE PUNCH TOOL

    Economy Krone Punch Tool BladeEconomy  KRONE Blade

    The KRONE Blade is used on all Blocks manufactured by KRONE (now ADC). The most popular use of these Blocks has been as RJ-21X Blocks installed in Nynex (Verizon) areas.

    This Blade is a good choice for a phone man who only occasionally needs to punch down wires on a KRONE block, and it works fine. The regular KRONE Blade (above) has a fancy scissors action to cut the wire, which makes it very expensive - especially for occasional use.

    Flip the Economy KRONE Blade around for CUT or NON-CUT.

    Price Reduction!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND5E   Price: $9.95


    KRONE BLADE for 814 TYPE PUNCH TOOL

    Krone Punch Tool BladeKRONE Blade

    The KRONE Blade is used on all Blocks manufactured by KRONE (now ADC). The most popular use of these Blocks has been as RJ-21X Blocks installed in Nynex (Verizon) areas.

    This Blade is a good choice for a phone man who only occasionally needs to punch down wires on a KRONE block, and it works fine. The regular KRONE Blade (above) has a fancy scissors action to cut the wire, which makes it very expensive - especially for occasional use.

    The regular KRONE Blade cuts the wires every time you use it. There's actually a tiny scissors built-in to the Blade.

    NOTE: This KRONE Blade does NOT fit in the Cavity at the end of an industry standard 814 Type Punch Tool (it's too big). Because it's so expensive, make sure you find a safe place to store it when you're not using it!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND5I   Price: $66.95


    BIX BLADE for 814 TYPE PUNCH TOOL

    BIX Punch Tool BladeNorthern Telecom BIX Blade

    The BIX Blade is used on all BIX Blocks manufactured by Northern Telecom. In the US, the most popular use of these Blocks has been on Northern Telecom/Nortel PBX frames. This is the most popular Block used in Canada.

    The BIX Blade cuts the wires every time you use it. There's actually a tiny scissors built-in to the Blade.

    NOTE: The BIX Blade does NOT fit in the Cavity at the end of an industry standard 814 Type Punch Tool (it's too big). Because it's so expensive, make sure you find a safe place to store it when you're not using it!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND5J   Price: $66.95


    QUICK YELLOW CABLE STRIP TOOL

    Quick Yellow Cable Stripper and Manual 110 Punch ToolStandard 3/8 and 7/16 inch Can Wrench

    Quick Yellow Cable Stripper with Manual 110 Punch Blade



    This is a great spare and backup to have with you!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: KIT4F   Price: $5.50


    110 Multi-Pair Punch Tool


     

    Punches down 5 Pair at a Time on a 110 Block
     

    Works Great on Patch Panel 110 Punchings!

    • Seats 3, 4 and 5 pair 110 blocks!
    • Durable Spring Mechanism
    • Terminates Wires on both the cable side and the cross-connect side of 110 blocks
    • Replaceable Cutting Blade
    • Works on all Brands of 110 Blocks

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND7Q   Price: $69.95


    CUSHION GRIP 6-IN-1 SCREWDRIVER

    Cushion Grip 6-in-1 Screwdriver








    6-in-1 Cushion Grip Screwdriver



    Magnetic Tip with size and style marked on the handle.

    Large and Small Phillips/Regular Bits and Hex Wrenches.

    • #1 & #2 Phillips Head
    • 9/32 & 3/16 inch slotted heads
    • Two nut drivers: 5/16 & 1/4 Inch

    Made of a special alloy steel for exceptional strength and long life. Corrosion resistant shaft.

    Soft rubber handle offers comfort with greater torque.


    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND8C   Price: $7.95


    7-IN-1 POCKET SCREWDRIVER

    7-in-1 Pocket Screwdriver


    Small 7-in-1 Pocket Screw Driver



    • Rugged Aluminum Pen-Style Housing with Pocket Clip and Knurled Finger Grip
    • Quick-Change Magnetic Bit Holder
    • Cap unscrews to hold bits in handle
    • Flat Screwdriver Bits: 1/16, 5/64, 3/32, 1/8-Inch
    • Phillips Screwdriver Bits: #000, #00, #0

    7-in-1 Pocket Screwdriver Bits go in handle with Cap









    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND6F   Price: $7.95


    3/8 and 7/16 Inch CAN WRENCH

    Standard 3/8 and 7/16 inch Can Wrench
    Standard Can Wrench


    Standard Can Wrench for Binding Posts, Ground Clamps, Telco and CATV Pedestals and LOTS MORE!

    Has one 3/8 inch socket, and one 7/16" socket.

    5 5/8 inch total length, with 1 1/2 inch deep sockets. Small size makes it easy to fit into your tool pouch or case.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND1I   Price: $16.95


    SUPER CAN WRENCH with NI SECURITY BIT

    3/8 and 7/16 Inch Can Wrench with NI Security Bit

    SUPER 3/8 and 7/16 Inch Can Wrench with
    NI Security Bit

    3/8 and 7/16 Inch Can Wrench with NI Security Bit

    Standard Can Wrench for Binding Posts, Ground Clamps, Telco and CATV Pedestals, with an NI Security Wrench that stores in the handle!

    Has one 3/8 inch socket, one 7/16" socket. and a special NI Security Bit that stores in the handle.

    Also has Wire Stripping Notches, and a Drop Wire Slitter.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND1M   Price: $32.95    |||    3+ Price:   $31.95


    REPLACEMENT SUPER CAN WRENCH SECURITY BIT

    Replacement Bit ONLY

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND1O   Price: $1.99


    BOOTH WRENCH

    Blue Booth Wrench for Telco NI
    Blue Booth Wrench


    Special Security Wrench for Telco Network Interfaces,
    Payphones, and CATV Equipment

    The SECRET TOOL that unlocks the Phone Company!

    Gets you into the Telco side of a Network Interface (left side). Sometimes you just 'gotta do the Phone Company's work for them.

    8.75 inch total length, with a 5.25 inch shaft. Small diameter handle makes it easy to fit into your tool pouch or case.

    Part Number: HND1Q   Price: $10.95


    3/8 Inch CAN WRENCH with NI SECURITY BIT

    3/8 inch Can Wrench with NI Security Bit 3/8 Inch Can Wrench with
             NI Security Bit


    The most popular 3/8 Inch Size Socket with a Telco Network Interface Security Bit.

    5 5/8 inch total length, with 1 1/2 inch deep socket. Small size makes it easy to fit into your tool pouch or case.

    Part Number: HND1J   Price: $22.95


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    KOREAN SPEAKER BUTT-SET

    Has a loud Monitor Speaker for TALK and MONITOR (not a full speakerphone)

    Now with Bed-of-Nails Clips!

    Korean Butt-Set!      
    Now with Bed of Nails Clips

                                               Weighs 1 pound

    View Korean Butt-Set Buttons   

     

    Buttons to Control:

    Speaker (with LED Indicator), Mute and Redial

     

    This is an Incredible Deal on a Speaker Butt-Set!





     


    Amplified Speaker makes it very convenient to dial a number over the speaker, and then talk to the person on the handset when they answer. Also great for looking for a particular conversation, or finding test tones among many lines

    This Butt-Set is not a full 2-way speakerphone.

    Speaker works in both Monitor and Talk modes. LED indicates when Speaker is on.

    Powered by a 9V battery (included). Timeout circuit powers down the amplifier when the Butt-Set has been disconnected from the line for about an hour to save the battery (Speaker LED goes out).

    Originally made for the Korean Phone Company. This is the World's Best Value in a Butt-Set!

    Korean Speaker Butt-Set Features:

  • Amplified Speaker for Monitor & Talk (not a speakerphone)
  • Ringer
  • Polarity Test
  • Last Number Redial
  • Tone and Rotary Dialing
  • Mic Mute - Great for Noisy Phone Rooms!
  • Cloth Cordset
  • Bent Nose Clips with Bed of Nails & Spike
  • Butt-Set Snap Hook
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee!
     

  • The World's Best Value in a Butt-Set!


    Click to see bigger picture of Butt-Set Belt Clip on BeltAsk for your Butt-Set Belt Clip - TOO2A

    Slides on your belt - like the Phone Company issued!

    Only $3.95 additional with Butt-Set purchase... Saves your pants belt loops!

    (Reg. $8.95)


    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Limited Time Sale!    Only $99.95 each!

    Part Number: TOH4S   Price: $99.95    |||    3+ Price:   $111.95


    KOREAN BUTT-SET   (No Monitor Speaker... but it's at a GREAT Price!)

    Korean Butt-Set! 

                                   Weighs 1 pound
     

    Korean Butt-Set Features:

  • Ringer
  • Polarity Test
  • Last Number Redial
  • Tone and Rotary Dialing
  • Mic Mute - Great for Noisy Phone Rooms!
  • Cloth Cordset
  • Bent Nose Clips with Spike (does not have bed-of nails)
  • Butt-Set Snap Hook
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee!
     

  • The World's Best Value in a Butt-Set!


    Click to see bigger picture of Butt-Set Belt Clip on BeltAsk for your Butt-Set Belt Clip - TOO2A

    Slides on your belt - like the Phone Company issued!

    Only $3.95 additional with Butt-Set purchase... Saves your pants belt loops!

    (Reg. $8.95)


    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: TOH4R   Price: $84.95    |||    3+ Price:   $79.95


    FLUKE / HARRIS TS22A SPEAKERPHONE BUTT-SET

     

     

     

     




       Fluke / HARRIS TS22A 2-Way Speakerphone Butt-Set

       (Color may vary)



     

    This is a very good butt-set. It's light-weight and works well.

    Easy to Operate Talk / Monitor Switch is on the side of the Butt-set, sliding up and down.
     

    TS22A Butt-Set Features:

    • Tone (DTMF) and pulse operation
    • Last number redial
    • DTMF signal levels compensated for loop length
    • DropSafe™ unit up to 20 feet
    • Audible electronic ringer
    • Locking mute switch
    • 3-year redial storage time
    • Over voltage and over current protection
    • PBX pause button
    • Field replaceable belt clip
    • Continuous polarity LED indications
    • For use with computerized voice response systems
    • Stores nine 18-digit numbers in repertory dialer (speed dialing)
    • RainSafe™ ruggedness for use in extreme weather conditions
    • High impedance monitor for DataSafe™ operation and two-way speakerphone

    Click HERE for the TS22A PRO Full Manual in pdf format (22 Pages)

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: TOH5Q   Price: $309.95


    FLUKE TS52 PRO SPEAKERPHONE BUTT-SET with Loop Current & Talk Battery Display

     

     

     

       Fluke TS52 PRO - 2-Way Speakerphone Butt-Set

       Data Safe with Data Lockout Override

       Lighted LCD Display for Caller ID, Loop Current, Talk Battery,

       Polarity Indication, Volume Level and Number Dialed,

       DTMF Digit Decoder


                             Weighs 1.7 pounds


    This is the World's Most Sophisticated Butt-Set...

    If you're looking for a  Light-Weight  Butt-Set, THIS ISN'T IT...
                                   
    It weighs 1.7 pounds.

    Our Korean Butt-Set is much more comfortable to carry,
    but it doesn't do what this baby will do!

    TS52 PRO Butt-Set Features - There are a ton of them:

  • 2-Way High Fidelity Speakerphone with Mute (can be programmed to always mute the mic on speaker)
  • Backlit LCD Display Indicates:
    • On Hook Talk Battery Voltage
    • Off-Hook Talk Battery Voltage when the Line is Taken Off-Hook by Another Phone
    • Loop Current when Off-Hook
    • Polarity Wrong when On and Off-Hook
    • Digits Dialed
    • DTMF Digits Received (Digit Grabber)
    • Caller ID
    • Data Lockout Status
    • 9V Battery Level
    • Display Times Out to Conserve 9V Battery (turns back on when clipped onto live line)

       
       
  • Ridge around the Keypad Helps Protect the Buttons & Display
  • Talk / Monitor Switch is on the Side - Operated with Your Thumb
  • Ringer
  • Polarity Test
  • Last Number Redial
  • 10 Speed Dial Numbers with Programmable Pause (1 only used for ANAC DTMF, which you probably don't have)
  • Tone and Rotary Dialing
  • Hearing Aid Compatible (for Hearing Aids with T-Coil)
  • Mic Mute for Normal Use & Speakerphone - Great for Noisy Phone Rooms!
  • Glow in the Dark Keypad
  • Cloth Cordset
  • Bent Nose Clips with Bed of Nails & Spike
  • Withstands 20 Foot Drop Test
  • Weatherproof Design
  • Large Rubber Cordset Strain Relief
  • Over-Current & Over-Voltage Protection
  • Extra Large Butt-Set Snap Hook Can be Changed from Bottom to Top (so the display can be read when it's hanging)

  •  

    There are only 3 Buttons on the Inside of the Handle...

    1. MUTE

    2. SPEAKER

    3. VOLUME

    The Talk / Monitor Rocker Switch is on the Side

     

     



     

    Click HERE for the TS52 PRO Quick Start Guide in pdf format

    Click HERE for the TS52 PRO Full Manual in pdf format (28 Pages)
     

    NOTE: There has been a bug in all Fluke TS52 PRO Butt-sets made since around the 20th week of 2011. The date code in the white area above the MUTE button would say 2011 through at least 0614.
     

    The bug on all of the TS52 PRO Butt-Sets we sell has been fixed!
     

    The bug only occurs if you have high loop current on the line. Maybe over 45ma, which you can see on the built-in display.

    If you turn on the speakerphone and go off-hook to dial a call, when the call is answered  the call is immediately cut-off and the microprocessor in the butt-set reboots (the back-light comes on and all the characters are shown on the display). If you turn the speakerphone on after the other party answers the butt-set works fine. None of the TS52PROS we ship have this problem!

    You really can't talk on the speakerphone in most phone rooms because of the noise, but I've always dialed on speaker and then turn the speaker off when the party answers. I've been doing that since my first TS22 (the first speaker butt-set I owned) in 1987.

    Super Price - Limited Quantity!

    Part Number: TOH3R   Price: $369.95


    BENT-NOSE BUTT-SET CLIP WITH NAILS and SPIKE

    Bent-Nose Butt-Set Clip with Nails / Spike

    This is the standard Butt-Set Clip.

    The Bent Nose allows the Clips to be used on a 66 Block without shorting together.





    The Bed-of-Nails allows the tech to simply clip to the wire
    to make contact without stripping the wire.



    The Spike is used to connect to aerial drop wire by going through the heavy insulation to the wire.

    It's no longer recommended that you use the Nails or Spike on wire that's used outside, that can get wet. Although the holes are self sealing they won't keep water from getting to the copper conductor.

    Be sure to bend over the strain relief!

    Order 2 if you need a set!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: TOO1O   Price: $5.95


    RED BOOT for BUTT-SET CLIP

    Red Boot for Butt-Set Clip

    This is the standard Butt-Set Clip Boot.

    You do need to remove the clip from the cord to put it on the Clip!

    Order 1 Red and 1 Black if you need a set!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: TOO1Q   Price: $1.25


    BLACK BOOT for BUTT-SET CLIP

    Black Boot for Butt-Set Clip

    This is the standard Butt-Set Clip Boot.

    You do need to remove the clip from the cord to put it on the Clip!

    Order 1 Red and 1 Black if you need a set!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: TOO1R   Price: $1.25


    WORLD'S BEST BUTT-SET MODULAR ADAPTER (BANJO)

    Click to see a bigger picture of the World's Best Modular Butt-set AdapterClick to see a bigger picture of the World's Best Modular Butt-set Adapter
    4 Pair Modular

    Butt-Set Adapter (Banjo)


    The World's Most Flexible Butt-Set Adapter!

    Universal 2-4-6-8 Pin Mod Plugs are included on the short Modular Cord- fit in any Modular Jack!

    Breaks out all 8 pins (4 Pairs) of any Modular Jack

    Using this tool is a lot easier than removing the cover on a Modular Jack, to clip your Butt-Set to the screws!

    Because it has a Jack, if you can't get to the jack on the wall because it's behind a piece of furniture, you can just remove the Modular Cord from the back of the phone, and plug it into the Modular Butt-Set Adapter.

    Comes with a short Modular Cord with special  Universal 2-4-6 and 8 Pin Mod Plugs. These 8 Pin Plugs are shaved on the sides to allow them to go into any Modular jack (except a handset jack).

    Pinout Chart printed on the Modular Butt-Set Adapter for USOC, 568B (WECO) and 568A wiring. Just clip your Butt-Set or Tester to the correct clips (4 and 5 is the middle pair of any jack), and you're ready to go!

    Two Modular Jacks with a Short Modular Cord allows you to insert the Butt-Set Adapter in-series with a Modular phone or other device.

    Color and Style may very (it may be diamond shaped or round), but it will do exactly the same thing.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: TOO6G   Price: $18.95    |||    3+ Price:   $18.00


    REPLACEMENT BUTT-SET ADAPTER CORD














    Short replacement 8 conductor modular cord with special 2-4-6-8 Pin Blue Mod Plugs on each end.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: TOO6L   Price: $4.99


    KRONE SPLITTING BUTT-SET ADAPTER

    Click for a bigger picture of the Krone SPLITTING Butt-Set Adapter



    KRONE
    Splitting Butt-Set Adapter

    The KRONE Splitting Butt-Set Adapter is made to be used on KRONE Disconnect Blocks, used for an RJ-21X (primarily in Nynex areas).

    KRONE Disconnect Blocks are specially made so that when you insert this Adapter, it disconnects the CPE equipment automatically - which is like opening the Bridging Clips on a 66 Block.

    No other Adapter should be used on the KRONE Disconnect Blocks, since it will NOT open the pair to the equipment, which could cause you to think the phone line is bad when it isn't.

    The KRONE Splitting Butt-Set Adapter has four Banana plugs. Two are labeled To Equipment, and the other two are labeled To Telephone Company. You simply clip your Butt-Set on the appropriate pair to look OUT (towards the CO), or IN (towards the CPE).

    The telephone line is automatically reconnected to the CPE as soon as the Adapter Plug is removed.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: HND5K   Price: $49.95


    CABLE TESTER / TONER / PROBE KIT - Works Great!

    CLOSEOUT SALE WHILE THEY LAST!

         This is a really Good Toner, Speakerprobe and Modular Cable Tester!


    Cable Tester
    with Remote on Speakerprobe Does:
    • USOC
       
    • 568B (WECO)
       
    • 568A

    LEDs scan the pairs during testing

    Sends Tone and Receives Tone
     

    Strong Toner & Probe

    Volume Control on Probe

    Over-voltage Protection
    for Live Circuits

    Comes with Modular Cords for Cable Tester / Toner

    Cordura Belt Pouch

    Regular 9V Batteries Included

     

    A SUPER deal!   Limited Quantity!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: TOH3T   Price: $54.95    |||    3+ Price:   $45.00


    All-In-One CABLE TESTER with TONE

     

     


       Modular Cable Tester & Sends Tone

       Tests 568B (WECO), 568A & USOC

     

     

    LEDs scan the pairs during testing to tell you whether the wiring is correct.

    Sends Tone on all the pairs so you can verify the cable.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: TOH3E   Price: $149.95


    YELLOW SPEAKERPROBE - Works Great!

    CLOSEOUT SALE WHILE THEY LAST!

         This is a really Good Speakerprobe!




    Our Speakerprobe with BOTH
    Non-Conductive Plastic and Metal Tips

    A SUPER deal!



    Probe Features:

    • Lanyard
    • Volume Control
    • If a Toner is clipped to local (building) ground and the Shield of a coax cable, you'll hear the tone on the coax with the Probe
    • Has both Metal and Non-Conductive Plastic Tip
    • Touching the Probe to a wire with the Metal Tip will give you a scratch sound and louder tone
    • Includes standard jack for a radio type headset if the tone through the speaker would disturb the office
    • Standard 9V battery included

    It never hurts to have a spare probe. Get one while they last at this unbelievable price!

    Limited Quantity!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: TOO7F   Price: $24.95    |||    5+ Price:   $19.95


    WORLD'S BEST TONER and PROBE KIT  (Includes Pouch)

    The World's Best Toner & Probe makes finding unmarked cables FAST!

    Finding unmarked cables is a fact of life!

    This Fluke Toner is MUCH louder than others. It's loud enough to make finding CAT-5 cables easy.

    Toner Features:

    • Red and Black Rubber Cords
    • Butt-set type Bent Nose Bed-of-Nails Clips (with spike)
    • Red and Black Boots
    • Modular Cord with Snag-free Mod Plug
    • Lanyard to hang the toner on the frame (instead of from the clips!)
    • Water resistant construction
    • Continuity Test and Polarity LED
    • LED to indicate the Toner is on
    • Push-Button Steady / Warble Tone selector button on front of Toner
    • Smart Tone Function changes Warble to a Solid tone when the pair is shorted (must be dry pair with no voltage), for positive identification
    • Trace Coax by clipping from local (building) ground to the Shield of the coax cable
    • Standard 9V battery included

    Probe Features:

    • Lanyard
    • Water resistant construction
    • HI and LOW volume button
    • If the Toner is clipped to local (building) ground and the Shield of a coax cable, you'll hear the tone on the coax with the Probe
    • Non-conductive Tip is impregnated with silver particles, so touching the Probe to a wire will give you a scratch sound and louder tone
    • Includes standard jack for radio type headset if the tone through the speaker would disturb the office
    • Standard 9V battery included

    Pouch Features:

    • Velcro Flap keeps Toner & Probe safely in the Pouch with Belt Loop

    The World's Best Toner has professional Bed of Nails Clips. The Bed of Nails Clip has lots of tiny pins that go through insulation easily. The tiny holes in the insulation then "HEAL" themselves when the Clip is removed!

    The modular plug on the mod cord has a special plug whose clip won't break off!

    Separate Toner, Probe and Pouch available (below).

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: MMA3A   Price: $89.95


    TONER & PROBE POUCH (Only)

     

     

     

    Toner & Probe Pouch


    Velcro Flap keeps Toner & Probe
    safely in the Pouch with Belt Loop




    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: MMA3D   Price: $6.95


    NETWORK METER™ DVOM and CAT5 CABLE TESTER

    Click to see a bigger picture of the Network Meter

    Network Meter™

    Accurate  DVOM
    (Digital Volt Ohm Meter)

    and

    CAT5 Cable Tester
    with Remote to test for Continuity and Splits

     

    Click to see a bigger picture of the Network Meter in the Holster

     

    Network Meter with Remote and 1 Foot Patch Cables Includes:
    • Digital Meter with 9V Battery
    • Holster with Police Style Belt Clip
    • Test Leads with Butt-set Style Bed-of-Nails Clips
    • Regular Meter Test Probes
    • Remote for the Cable Tester
    • Two 1 Foot Patch Cords
    • Zipper Case for Accessories

    Meter Leads with Probes

    Click to see bigger picture of Accessory Case for the Network Meter

                An Unbelievably Good Meter for a Phone Man, at a Very Reasonable Price!


    NOTE: The Meter color is now Red instead of Yellow due to a Copyright dispute on the color Yellow used on a Meter. Other than the color, it's the exact same meter.


    We bought and tested lots of meters to find one that was accurate for the phone man who has to measure:

    • On and Off Hook DC Voltage
    • DC Loop Current
    • Induced AC Voltage on a Phone Line
    • AC Ring Voltage

    It's amazing how many meters, even expensive ones, won't measure AC on a phone line. You know you can't use a meter for telephone work if the display just hunts from 50 to 100 to 10 to 200 to 30, etc., constantly. Most Flukes work OK.

    Network Meter™ DVOM Features:

    • AC and DC Volts
    • AC and DC Current (DC mA for Loop Current)
    • Ohms
    • Continuity with Beeper
    • Hold Button to Freeze the Display
    • Large Numbers on the LCD Display
    • Bright White Backlight for the Display (Switchable On/Off)
    • CAT5 4 Pair Cable Tester with Remote (Shows Continuity and Split Pairs)
    • Flip Out Desk Stand, with Helpful Connection Tips under the Stand
    • Overvoltage Protection prevents Meter Damage
    • Comes with Regular 9V Heavy Duty Battery - Lasts an Incredibly long time!
    • NOTE: There is an RJ-11 Test on the Selector Switch that's not Implemented

    The Network Meter™ is really easy to use!

    Phone line and phone system problems are getting harder, and a meter is as important as ever for a phone man who needs to get problems fixed as quickly and efficiently as possible... before you replace the KSU!

    The Network Meter™ is at least as good at reading AC ring voltage as the $800 to $1,000 Triplett Model 5 or Sidekick T&N Meters, and it's accurate on all of the other ranges too - including DC ma (for loop current).

    I put 50VDC from a phone line into the Cable Tester and Remote RJ-45 jacks, as well as the meter's ohms range, and the meter still worked (no smoke!). Not all meters or cable testers can survive an accidental connection to a phone line - which is a real possibility when we're out in the field. With PoE (Power over Ethernet), a lot of CAT5 jacks in offices are going to have 48VDC on one of the pairs that can instantly destroy a cable tester without overvoltage protection.

    See the Ring Voltage Tech Bulletin for more information on ringing problems, and reading AC voltages on phone lines.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: TOH3A   Price: $89.95    |||    3+ Price:   $84.95


    REPLACEMENT METER LEADS

    Replacement Meter leads with Banana Plugs Standard Replacement Banana Plug Meter Leads

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: MSC3B   Price: $6.95


    ECONOMY NETWORK METER™ DVOM and CAT5 CABLE TESTER

    Economy Network Meter - DVOM

    ECONOMY Network Meter™

    A GREAT DVOM (Meter) that reads AC on a phone line
    correctly, and also tests the continuity of CAT5 cables...
    at an Unbelievable Price!

    Accurate DVOM (Digital Volt Ohm Meter) and
    CAT5 Cable Tester with Remote
    to test for Continuity and Splits

    Includes:

    • Digital Meter with 9V Battery
    • Regular Meter Test Probes
    • Remote for the Cable Tester

                An Unbelievably Good Meter for a Phone Man, at a Very Reasonable Price!


    NOTE: The Meter color is now Red instead of Yellow due to a Copyright dispute on the color Yellow used on a Meter. Other than the color, it's the exact same meter.


    We bought and tested lots of meters to find one that was accurate for the phone man who has to measure:

    • On and Off Hook DC Voltage
    • DC Loop Current
    • Induced AC Voltage on a Phone Line
    • AC Ring Voltage

    It's amazing how many meters, even expensive ones, won't measure AC on a phone line. You know you can't use a meter for telephone work if the display just hunts from 50 to 100 to 10 to 200 to 30, etc., constantly. Most Flukes work OK.

    ECONOMY Network Meter™ DVOM Features:

    • AC and DC Volts
    • AC and DC Current (DC mA for Loop Current)
    • Ohms
    • Continuity with Beeper
    • Hold Button to Freeze the Display
    • Large Numbers on the LCD Display
    • Bright White Backlight for the Display (Switchable On/Off)
    • CAT5 4 Pair Cable Tester with Remote (Shows Continuity and Split Pairs)
    • Flip Out Desk Stand, with Helpful Connection Tips under the Stand
    • Overvoltage Protection prevents Meter Damage
    • Comes with Regular 9V Heavy Duty Battery - Lasts an Incredibly long time!
    • NOTE: There is an RJ-11 Test on the Selector Switch that's not Implemented

    The ECONOMY Network Meter™ is really easy to use!

    Phone line and phone system problems are getting harder, and a meter is as important as ever for a phone man who needs to get problems fixed as quickly and efficiently as possible... before you replace the KSU!

    The ECONOMY Network Meter™ is at least as good at reading AC ring voltage as the $800 to $1,000 Triplett Model 5 or Sidekick T&N Meters, and it's accurate on all of the other ranges too - including DC ma (for loop current).

    I put 50VDC from a phone line into the Cable Tester and Remote RJ-45 jacks, as well as the meter's ohms range, and the meter still worked (no smoke!). Not all meters or cable testers can survive an accidental connection to a phone line - which is a real possibility when we're out in the field. With PoE (Power over Ethernet), a lot of CAT5 jacks in offices are going to have 48VDC on one of the pairs that can instantly destroy a cable tester without overvoltage protection.

    See the Ring Voltage Tech Bulletin for more information on ringing problems, and reading AC voltages on phone lines.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: TOH3B   Price: $49.95    |||    3+ Price:   $46.95


    PUSH-ON METER PROBE ALLIGATOR CLIPS

    Push-on Meter Probe Alligator Clips




    Push-on Meter Probe Alligator Clips





    Push-on Meter Probe Alligator Clips














    Fits standard Meter Probe Tips

    Just push them on and pull them off. Keep a couple of sets with your meter!

    These are really handy and can save the day when you didn't bring your third hand to work!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: XMT3F   Price: $2.99    |||    3+ Price:   $2.75


    INLINE MODULAR TEST KIT for METER READINGS

    Inline Modular Test Kit for Meter Reading





    The Easiest Way To Take
    Loop Current and Ring Current
    Readings from a Modular Jack





    Inline Modular Test Kit for Meter Reading



    Just cut one of the wires and put the COMMON (Black) lead
    on one of them, and the mA (Red) lead on the other.

    That lets the current pass through the meter as it goes between
    the phone line and phone.





    Comes with a Modular Inline Coupler to make the Modular Test Lead a male to female cord.

    Comes with 5 test wires... Or they're easy to make yourself!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: PAP9B   Price: $4.99    |||    3+ Price:   $4.49    |||    10+ Price:   $3.99


    ALLIGATOR TEST LEADS - SET of 10

    Set of 10 Alligator Test Leads


    Small Alligator Test Leads

    Set of 10










    Carry a Set of Leads With You... You never know when you need them.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: PAP9A   Price: $6.45    |||    3+ Price:   $5.95


    3 PRONG AC OUTLET TESTER

    Always use an AC Outlet Tester to see if an outlet is wired correctly!





    Use it for every piece of equipment that plugs into AC!

    Just plug it into an AC outlet! It tells you whether the outlet is wired correctly, and if there's a ground on the third prong. Without a ground, electronic equipment may not operate properly, which is also the case if hot and neutral are reversed.

    If something strange is happening this is the first thing you should check!

    NOTE: An AC Outlet Tester will tell you if the outlet is wired correctly and if a ground is present, but not the quality of the ground.



    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: TOH3I   Price: $7.95


    3 PRONG to 2 PRONG ADAPTER

    3 Prong to 2 Prong Adapter for checking to see if things work better with no ground?





    Will your stuff work better without a 3rd Prong Ground?

    Carry a Ground Eliminator!


    A bad or noisy ground could be causing your problems!

    There's no way for you to know without running the stuff with no ground to see if the problem clears.

    Just plug this in-series with a 3 Prong power plug on your equipment to run it with no ground.

    Keep a couple in your case!

    Part Number: TOH3D   Price: $2.69


    PARTY-LINE™  6 PORT TELEPHONE LINE SIMULATOR

    Party-Line 6 Port Telephone Line Simulator







    Party-Line™ 6 Port
    Telephone Line Simulator




    Plug corded or cordless phones or a phone system into one of the modular jacks, and dial a simple code or a whole phone number to make one of the other 5 jacks ring. 

    Any port can call any other port, or you can dial the all-call code and all of the other ports will ring.

    It's truly a Central Office (CO) Simulator!   It works with phones, modems and faxes.

    It accurately simulates a real phone line for testing, demonstrating phone systems and equipment, and trade shows.

    It has US style Precise Dial Tone, Ringback, Busy Signals and Reorder Tones as used in North America. It also sends Caller ID with name and number, sends Distinctive Ringing (5 Patterns) and has Stutter Dial Tone & FSK Message Waiting (turn it on with a DTMF code).

    Flexible Standard and Programmable Features ...

    • There are 6 ports with one talk path. Any port can dial any other port, or you can dial a All-Call code to ring all the other ports
       
    • One talk path means that there can only be one conversation at a time between any two ports
       
    • All-call code lets you ring all the other ports (half the ports ring at once, then the other half ring at once during one All-call ring cycle)
      The first phone to answer has the call.
       
    • Shows Caller ID name and number on the port that's ringing, which is different from each of the six ports (selectable number only, or name and number)
       
    • 7 and 11 digit dialing to reach the other port - whatever you need to simulate (the last two digits of the phone number dialed indicates
      which port to ring, and the distinctive ring pattern if desired)
       
    • Quick Dialing from one port to another (so you don't have to dial 7 or 11 digits)
       
    • Receives a CPC signal when the other port hangs-up (programmable)
       
    • DTMF and 10pps Rotary (Pulse) Dialing
       
    • Many options, programmable from a Touch Tone phone (comes with manual)
       
    • E911 mode lets you dial 911 from one port and the Caller ID will show "Emergency 911" on the other port, which makes it great for making practice 911 calls
       
    • LEDs on the Front Panel indicate which ports are in-use
       
    • 28VDC Talk Battery
       
    • 90V 20 Cycle 3+ REN Ringing (Note that the ringing on most other simulators won't ring some phones, phone equipment, or phones with real bells)
       

    Comes with US Style Power Cube (requires 13.5-to 15VAC, 40/60 cycles, 400ma).

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: WAL6B   Price: $424.95


    Tone-Master TM-16 PLUS with RS-232 Serial Port

    TM-16 Digit Decoder
    DTMF Decoder

    Does Tone, Rotary and Flash Timing!

    Will decode audio from a Tape Recorder or Sound Card


    Has an RS-232 Serial Port and Windows PC Logging Software.

    See the last 80 digits dialed with the built-in 80 character buffer... Scroll right or left to view the digits in the 16 character LCD display.

    Built in Speaker to Monitor Call Progress.

    Decodes audio without talk-battery (not necessarily a phone line). The TM-16 Plus has a 3.5mm jack so you can feed it digits from a tape recorder or sound card.

    Connect the 1200 Baud DB-25 RS-232 port to your laptop with the included Windows software that time stamps each string of digits, go do other service calls, and come back and see what actually happened while you were away!

    It's pretty hard to sit and stare at a display while waiting for an error to occur. This is the answer!

    Included Windows PC Software that Time and Date Stamps each call.

    Pays for itself the first time you use it!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: TOH3M   Price: $249.95


    Tone Master AC Adapter

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: TOH3N   Price: $8.95




          

         Click HERE to go to our Installation Hardware

     

        Click HERE to go to our Cable Installation Tools



     


    DSL FILTERS

    Put one in front of every phone, except the DSL Modem or Router.

    ADSL is delivered over a regular working phone line (it can be on a dedicated pair). Since voice or modems use from about 300 to 3000 hertz, DSL uses the remaining bandwidth - and there's a lot of it, which gives you the broadband speeds.

    The DSL Filter filters out all audio over 4000 hertz, so you don't hear the hiss and noise of the data on the phones, and at the same time any harmonics of voice above 4000 hertz don't interfere with the DSL data.

    If you still hear data noise on the phones after installing a DSL Filter, try putting two DSL Filters in-series.

    NOTE: If DSL is delivered on a dedicated pair (without dial tone), a DSL Filter isn't necessary. That's usually called SDSL, but some phone companies will agree to put ADSL on a dedicated pair without dial tone.


    IN-LINE DSL FILTER

    In-line DSL Filter In-Line DSL Filter

    All phones plugged into this filter will be filtered. Simply plug the filter in-series with each modular phone, answering machine, regular modem etc. NEVER put it in-front of the DSL modem!

    As an alternative to putting a filter in front of each phone, you can put one filter at the demarc, so all of the phones are in-series with that filter. That requires you to put the DSL modem on a dedicated or spare pair, so there is no filter in-front of it.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: MIS6Q   Price: $4.29    |||   3+ Price:   $3.79    |||   20+ Price:   $3.39


    2 Line IN-LINE DSL FILTER

    Same as our 1 Line DSL Filter (above), but both pairs are filtered.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: MIS6H   Price: $5.59    |||   3+ Price:   $4.89    |||   20+ Price:   $4.59


    DSL Y-ADAPTER

    DSL Y-Adapter DSL Y-Adapter

    Has a short cord and 2 jacks. One is filtered for the phone(s), and the other one is unfiltered for the DSL modem.

    Quick and Easy to install!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: MIS6E   Price: $4.29    |||   3+ Price:   $3.89    |||   20+ Price:   $3.49


    1 Line WALL JACK DSL FILTER

    Unbelievably easy to use!

    Wall Phone DSL Filter Wall Phone DSL FilterWall Phone DSL Filter

    Has a regular modular jack on each side...

    One for a phone (filtered), and one for the DSL modem (unfiltered).

    Wall Phone DSL FilterInstalls in seconds without tools!

    Just flip out the tabs, put the Wall Phone DSL Filter on top of your existing wall phone jack,
    flip the tabs closed, and you're done!

    The wall phone hangs on the front. Plug a modular cord for a desk phone into the side of the DSL Filter. There's even an unfiltered jack if your DSL modem is going to be next to this jack.

    It can't be easier!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: MIS6P   Price: $4.79    |||   3+ Price:   $4.29


    2 Line WALL JACK DSL FILTER

    Same as our 1 Line DSL Filter (above), but both pairs are filtered on the jacks. Use with wall and/or desk phones.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: MIS6N   Price: $5.19


    RJ-31X ALARM SYSTEM IN-LINE DSL FILTER

    RJ-31X Alarm System In-line DSL Filter RJ-31X Alarm System In-Line DSL Filter

    Has an 8 pin plug and jack.

    This filter simply plugs in to the RJ-31X jack, and the alarm system plugs into the filter. Takes only a second to install!

    NOTE: The RJ-31X Alarm System DSL Filter filters the DSL signal from the alarm system, but you still need DSL Filters in-front of all of the telephones.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: MIS6M   Price: $21.95


    OUTDOOR DSL FILTER in a WEATHERPROOF BOX

    Outdoor DSL Filter/Splitter Outdoor DSL Filter / Splitter in an Outdoor Box Click to see a bigger picture of the Outdoor DSL Filter/Splitter, opened

    1 Line DSL Filter in a Weatherproof Box has terminals for the CO line from the Phone Company (Network), filtered terminals for the phones (Voice), and unfiltered terminals for the DSL modem (Data). Click on the open box above for a bigger picture.

    Even if you don't need the DSL filter, this is an inexpensive Outdoor Terminal!

    This terminal DOES NOT contain lightning protection. Be sure to install it after the lightning protection from the Phone Company.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: MIS6J   Price: $32.95    |||   10+ Price:   $30.50


    NID DSL FILTER MODULE

    NID DSL Filter Module



    Network Interface DSL Filter Module

    This DSL Filter Module fits inside NIDs that use this shape of module on the customer side.

    Has 6 inches of wire with green and red terminals that attach after the modular plug on the customer side of the NID.

    Inside wiring to the phones attach to the screws for tip and ring on top of the module. Do NOT connect the DSL modem to these screws, or the DSL signal will be filtered out. The DSL modem pair must be attached after the modular plug on the customer side of the NID, where you connected the green and red terminals for the DSL Filter Module.

    This Module DOES NOT contain lightning protection. Be sure to install it after the lightning protector in the NID.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: MIS6B   Price: $28.95    |||   3+ Price:   $27.95


    RESISTORS FOR PHONE MEN

    These resistors are rated to take the kind of current you'll see on a phone line. Regular 1/4 and 1/2 watt resistors may burn up.

    They must be used in pairs, one on the tip and one on the ring, when wired in-series (keeps the line balanced).

    Generally speaking, the loop current will drop by about 1ma, and the level of the line will go down by around 1db for every 100 ohms you put in-series with the tip and ring.

    Keep some in your case!


    100 Ohm 2W Resistor (Bag of 10)

    Bag of 10

    Part Number: SER8A   Price: $1.69


    200 Ohm 2W Resistor (Bag of 10)

    Bag of 10

    Part Number: SER8B   Price: $1.69


    120 Ohm 5W Resistor

    Sold Individually

    Part Number: SER8C   Price: $1.39


    CAPACITORS FOR PHONE MEN

    These capacitors are rated to take the ring voltage on a phone line (90-100VAC). More common 50V capacitors may burn up.

    Capacitors are used to block DC voltage. The most common use for capacitors in Telephony is in the ringing circuit, where they are always in-series with the ringer or bell.

    Without a capacitor in series with a bell, when the phone rang the line would be tripped (or would stay off hook all of the time). The capacitor allows the AC ring voltage to pass through to the bell, while blocking the DC voltage which would take the line off-hook.

    Another common usage for capacitors is getting audio off of a line with talk battery. If you put a line with talk battery into an amplifier or recorder, the DC voltage will probably look like foreign voltage to the device - and it won't sound too hot. Putting a .47 or 1mf cap in-series with one side of the line going to the amp will block the DC and just pass the audio (which is AC).

    Keep in mind that if the line rings, it may blow up the amp or recorder! Ring voltage is AC, just like audio.

    You do not have to put capacitors in series with both sides of the line feeding the amp (or whatever), since there is no DC path to become imbalanced (the cap blocks the DC). You wouldn't want to run an audio pair a long distance after the capacitor.

    Keep some of these in your case!


    .47mf 100V Capacitor

    Sold individually

    Part Number: SER9H   Price: $0.89


    1.0mf 100V Capacitor

    Sold individually

    Part Number: SER9I   Price: $1.99


    QUICK MODULAR LINE TESTER

    Click to see a bigger picture of the Quick Modular Line Tester
    Quick Modular Line Tester


    Flip the Modular Plug around from its storage position, and insert the Plug into a Modular Jack with a phone line.

    The LED mounted at the end of the flip-out Modular Plug will glow Green or Red, depending on the polarity, and if a working phone line is present.

    Inexpensive, small and convenient, this is the Quickest Way to test a phone line's polarity, or if there's a working line on the jack.

    This Tester only works on analog station ports or regular telephone lines. It won't test digital or electronic station ports, or digital telephone lines (like a T1).

    Part Number: HND1R   Price: $2.95


    66M to 2 PIN MODULAR ADAPTER

    66M to 2 Pin Modular Adapter

    66M to 2 Pin Modular Adapter

    66M to 2 Pin Modular Adapter

    Fits over the pins on a standard 66M Block (won't fit on a 66B Block), and brings the pins out to a 2 Pin Modular Jack so you can use any two wire Modular Tester or phone.

    This is the 66 to Modular Adapter that's included in the Deluxe Loop Current Tester, and the Case and Cord Kit for our Testers.

    NOTE: Because of the size, you can't use these Adapters on adjacent lines (pins) on the 66M Block.

    Part Number: TOO6B   Price: $13.95


    66M to 4 PIN MODULAR ADAPTER

    66M to 4 Pin Modular Adapter

    Same as the 2 Pin 66M to Modular Adapter (above) ,
    but goes over 4 pins on a 66M block,
    and has a 4 Pin Modular Jack (RJ-14).

    Part Number: TOO6C   Price: $13.95


    66M to 6 PIN MODULAR ADAPTER

    66M to 6 Pin Modular Adapter

    Same as the 2 Pin 66M to Modular Adapter (above) ,
    but goes over 6 pins on a 66M block,
    and has a 6 Pin Modular Jack (RJ-12).

    Part Number: TOO6D   Price: $19.95


    66M to 8 PIN WECO MODULAR ADAPTER

    66M to 8 Pin Modular WECO Adapter

    Same as the 2 Pin 66M to Modular Adapter (above) ,
    but goes over 8 pins on a 66M block,
    and has an 8 Pin Modular Jack wired WECO (568B, not USOC).


    NOTE: This Adapter is wired WECO, so it works with Ethernet or Merlin equipment. It's not CAT5 rated.

    Part Number: TOO6F   Price: $15.99


    66M and  66B 8 PIN WECO MODULAR ADAPTER

    66M and 66B Block to WECO Modular Adapter

    66M and 66B
    8 Pin WECO Modular Adapter

    Fits over the pins on a standard 66M Block or the larger (older) 66B Block, and brings the pins out to an 8 Pin WECO 568B Modular Jack,

    There is a row of sockets designed to accept the pins on a 66M Block along one side, and another row of sockets designed to accept the pins on a 66B Block on another side. Both rows of sockets are wired 568B to the Modular Jack on the Adapter.

    NOTE: Because of the size, you can't use this Adapter on adjacent lines (pins) on the 66 Block.

    Part Number: TOO6T   Price: $22.95


    110 to WECO MODULAR ADAPTER

    Click for a bigger picture of the 110 to Modular Adapter


    110 Block
    to WECO Modular Adapter

    This Adapter only clips onto a C-Clip that has no wires punched down on it.

    Allows you to put a Tester or your Butt-Set Modular Adapter on the 110 Block.

    Part Number: TOO6S   Price: $16.95


    BIX to WECO MODULAR ADAPTER

    Click for a bigger picture of the BIX to Modular Adapter


    Northern Telecom
    BIX Block
    to WECO Modular Adapter

    Allows you to put a Tester or your Butt-Set Modular Adapter on a BIX Block.

    Part Number: TOO6Q   Price: $16.95


    YELLOW SPUDGER

    Yellow Spudger Yellow Spudger

    Spudger Metal Hook End All of our Spudgers have a bent metal hook on one end.

    Spudger Blunt End The other side is a blunt end.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: TOO1H   Price: $1.59


    BLACK SPUDGER

    Black Spudger Black Spudger

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: TOO1I   Price: $1.59


    RED SPUDGER

    Red Spudger Red Spudger

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    Part Number: TOO1J   Price: $1.59


    RED SPUDGER with INSULATED METAL HOOK

    Red Spudger with Insulated Metal Hook Red Spudger with INSULATED Metal Hook

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: TOO1K   Price: $1.99


    METAL CLIP for SPUDGER

    Metal Pocket Clip for Spudger Metal Pocket Clip for Spudger

    Red Spudger with Metal Pocket Clip The Metal Pocket Clip will slide on to any of our Spudgers
    without a molded pocket clip, and will also fit most pencils and stick pens.

    Don't lose your Spudger!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: TOO1D   Price: $0.29


    WHITE SPUDGER with SHARP POINT

    White Spudger with Sharp Point White Spudger with SHARP POINT

    This Spudger is smooth, and the blunt end doesn't have the hook shape.

    The Metal Hook has a sharpened point.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: TOO1C   Price: $4.49


    WHITE SPUDGER with CLIP and CAP

    White Spudger with Clip and Cap White Spudger with Pocket Clip and Cap

    This Spudger is smooth, the blunt end doesn't have the hook shape, and the pocket clip is molded in.

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: TOO1L   Price: $3.99


    SPLICING WIRES

    Static on a Phone Line can be Fixed or Prevented!

    Left Ear Noise! Customers HATE Static! Right Ear Noise

    How you Splice a Cable Makes All the Difference

    Because a telephone line always has DC voltage on it, with AC audio riding on top of it, if there's a bad connection of any kind anywhere along the line you'll hear static.   Connections on a phone line have to be perfect!

    Just twisting two wires together may look like a good connection, but oxidation eventually develops on the surface of the wires where they're touching each other, which adds resistance to the connection. On a telephone line with DC voltage, you'll hear that resistance as static.

    Click to see a bigger copy of the old Combination Torch and Soldering Iron ad

    It wasn't that long ago that phone men
    were soldering wires together!

    The first splices to telephone wires were done with a big soldering iron that was heated with a gas torch (it wasn't electric).

    Big electric Black Beauty Soldering Irons were used on solder frames on PBXs through the 80's. Why did the phone men go through all that effort to solder the wires instead of just twisting them together? Because they had to avoid static, and that was the only way to do it.

    Maybe you twisted the wires together on your stereo speakers, and they work fine? There's no static. That's because there's no DC coming out of an amplifier going to speakers. It's strictly AC audio. When the oxidation develops on the speaker wires that you twisted together, the resistance that eventually develops from the oxidation makes the speaker volume sound a little lower - so you just turn up the volume on the stereo. Since there's no DC, there's no static on the speakers.

    Likewise, you can use wirenuts on 110VAC or speaker lines, but they're eventually going to cause static if you use them on a telephone line.

    On a telephone line, you can also get static from a short from one or both sides of the line to a foreign voltage or ground. The foreign voltage or ground may be because water has invaded the cable. Water conducts electricity, and is shorting the telephone line to conductors in another pair(s), or to earth. The static may also be caused by a nick in the insulation, shorting the bare copper wire to other conductors or earth (ground).

    Intermittent static is often caused by aerial lines that have nicks in the insulation. When they swing in the wind, the bare copper wire shorts to other conductors or pole hardware. These are called Swingers.

    While you may be able to tape up a wire with a nick in the insulation to prevent it from shorting, in the telephone business it's more common to cut out the bad piece of cable, and splice the ends together, or splice a good piece in if the cable wouldn't be long enough.

    If it's a buried cable, you need to use gel filled (waterproof) splices, and put the whole splice in a Waterproof Splice Enclosure, which keeps water from getting into the cable from the open ends (where the jacket has been cut). No matter how much tape you use, it won't be enough to prevent water from eventually seeping into that splice!   Use a Splice Enclosure.

    So Why Aren't We Still Soldering Telephone Wires?

    IDC

    Insulation Displacement Connectors

    IDC Connection   Modular Plug UR Connector UY Connector

    Insulation Displacement Connectors are simply squeezed onto a wire. They have a little slit that cuts into the insulation (displaces it) and slices into the copper wire as it's pushed into it. There are lots of different types of IDC connectors, including the 66 Block, CAT5 and CAT6 jacks, Krone and 110 Blocks, and even regular Modular Plugs.

    There was actually one type of splice connector that came out before IDC connectors. The Beanie or B-Wire Connector was the splice of choice at all of the phone companies for many years. The Beanie is just a little metal tube that's big enough to stick about three 24 gauge telephone wires into, with a vinyl insulating jacket. The tube has lots of little sharp points in it that slice into the insulation and the wire, creating a GAS TIGHT CONNECTION.

    The Gas Tight Connection is the secret of making a good splice. When the metal in the splice is pushed into the wire so tightly that no air can get to where the metals meet, no oxidation can occur - and you'll never get static from that splice.

    A pin sticking into a copper wire won't give you a Gas Tight Connection. That pin would be sitting on-top of the solid copper wire, and a layer of oxidation would eventually form (unless there was constant hard pressure on the pin). The Gas Tight Connection is formed when the material used in the splice actually slices into the sides of the copper. The pressure created by the small U shaped slot, that the wire is forced into, creates the Gas Tight Connection.

    All Telephone Splices and Connecting Blocks
    Provide
    Gas Tight Connections

    If you hear static at the Phone Company demarc, with the pair to the premise open, the Phone Company will have to fix the static. The only way to get rid of static is to repair the bad connection. There are no filters that will get rid of static, since by the time you hear it - it's just audio. If you filter out enough of the audio spectrum to get rid of the static, you'll also get rid of the speech!

    Telephone Cross Connect Wire


    B-WIRE CONNECTORS (BEANIES) - Non-Filled!

    Click to see a bigger picture of the B-Wire Connector (Beanie)
    B-Wire Connector

    Bag of 500 Plain Beanies

    Splices up to three 24 Gauge Telephone Wires Together

    B-Wire Connector (Beanie) Crimping a B-Wire Connector (Beanie) with a pair of Dikes

    Don't strip the wires!

    Just stick the wires into the Beanie, and squeeze it
    with a Pliers or the heel of a set of Dikes.

    The inside of the Beanie is full of little sharp points that go right through the insulation
    when it's squeezed, and slice into the wire, creating a Gas Tight Connection.

    B-Wire Connectors aren't used by phone companies any more (they use UY and UR connectors), because they couldn't stop phone men from stripping the jacket off the wire before putting it into the Beanie. Stripping the wire isn't bad if it's done with the correct stripper (like the notch in a phone man's scissors, long nose or dikes), but a lot of the phone men just squeezed the wire in the blade of the Dikes, and pulled the insulation off. That creates a little notch in the copper wire where they squeezed the dikes on the wire. Once the notch is in the wire, it's very easy to break the wire right at the notch, after it's moved a few times. That left lots of cases of dead phone lines, just because the phone man didn't do his job properly.

    Don't Strip The Wire!

    B-Wire Connectors are made to be used on solid copper telephone wire, which has a very thin insulation. There's no need to strip the wire, although it won't cause any problems if you strip it properly.

    You can use B-Wire Connectors on other types of small gauge wire, both solid and stranded, but you'll have to strip the heavier insulation off of those wires because the little teeth in the Beanies won't be long enough to pierce the insulation.

    I personally like using these better than UY/UR connectors (below). Probably because they're cheaper, and give me a little more flexibility (they take 2 or 3 wires). I have gotten four wires in a Beanie by stripping the insulation, but I don't think it's a good idea.

    On a historical note, in the old days Beanies were available taped together on reels. The splicer would feed these into a breadbox sized metal box, which used compressed air to crimp the Beanie, when he stuck the wires in and stepped on a foot operated switch.

    NOTE: Don't smash a B-Wire Connector when you squeeze it! If it's squeezed too hard, it will bend over the sharp points, and they won't slice into the wire correctly.

    These B-Wire Connectors are PLAIN, not filled with waterproofing gel. For splicing wires outside or in wet locations, see our FILLED Beanies (below).

    Bag of 500

    Part Number: HND2M   Price: $27.95


    B-WIRE CONNECTORS (BEANIES) - Non-Filled!

    Bag of 100

    Part Number: PAP3D   Price: $7.95


    B-WIRE CONNECTORS (BEANIES) - Filled!

    Click to see a bigger picture of the B-Wire Connector (Beanie)
    B-Wire Connector

    Bag of 500 Sealant FILLED Beanies

    Same as our PLAIN Beanies (above), but with a small amount of waterproofing gel inside to protect the splice from water.

    Because a small amount of the gel is squeezed out of the Beanie when you crimp it, these are kind of messy to use. For regular inside work, the PLAIN Beanies are much easier and neater to use!

    NOTE: Don't smash a B-Wire Connector when you squeeze it! If it's squeezed too hard, it will bend over the sharp points, and they won't slice into the wire correctly.

    Keep both types in your case!

    Bag of 500

    Part Number: HND2L   Price: $25.95


    B-WIRE CONNECTORS (BEANIES) - Filled!

    Bag of 100

    Part Number: PAP3E   Price: $7.95


    UY 2-WIRE CONNECTOR

    UY Connector (Splice) UY Connector (Splice)

    Box of 100

    Splices two 22 to 24 Gauge Solid Copper Telephone Wires

    Don't strip the wires!

    Just stick the wires into the two holes on the UY Connector as far as they will go (you'll be able to see them through the plastic), and squeeze the Yellow top all the way down so it's flat, with a Pliers or UY/UR Crimp Tool (below).

    That's it!

    UY and UR Connectors are the splice of choice of all the Phone Companies in the US.

    UY Connectors are made to be used on solid copper 22 to 24 gauge telephone wire, which has a very thin insulation. Do NOT strip the wires!

    NOTE: If you strip the wires before inserting them into the UY Connector, it won't be a good splice!

    UY Connectors are filled with a small amount of waterproofing gel.

    Box of 100

    Part Number: HND2N   Price: $13.95


    UY 2-WIRE CONNECTORS in CARTRIDGES

    UY Connector (Splice)

    Same as the regular UY Connectors (above), but 16 to a Cartridge.

    This is a pretty convenient way to carry UY Connectors, even if you're not going to use the Cartridge Type Crimp Tool (below).

    Box of 160... 16 in a Cartridge, 10 Cartridges per Box

    Part Number: HND3L   Price: $19.99


    UR 3-WIRE CONNECTOR

    UR Connector (Splice) UR Connector (Splice)

    Box of 100

    Splices two or three 22 to 24 Gauge Solid Copper Telephone Wires

    Don't strip the wires!

    Just stick the wires into the holes on the UR Connector as far as they will go (you'll be able to see them through the plastic), and squeeze the Red top all the way down so it's flat, with a Pliers or UY/UR Crimp Tool (below).

    That's it!

    There are three holes on the UR Connectors. You can use all three, or just splice two wires together, leaving one empty.

    UY and UR Connector are the splice of choice of all the Phone Companies in the US.

    UR Connectors are made to be used on solid copper 22 to 24 gauge telephone wire, which has a very thin insulation. Do NOT strip the wires!

    NOTE: If you strip the wires before inserting them into the UR Connector, it won't be a good splice!

    UR Connectors are filled with a small amount of waterproofing gel.

    Box of 100

    Part Number: HND2O   Price: $16.95


    UR 3-WIRE CONNECTORS in CARTRIDGES

    UR Connector (Splice)

    Same as the regular UR Connectors (above), but 10 to a Cartridge.

    This is a pretty convenient way to carry UR Connectors, even if you're not going to use the Cartridge Type Crimp Tool (below).


    Box of 100... 10 in a Cartridge, 10 Cartridges per Box

    Part Number: HND3M   Price: $14.99


    UG 2-WIRE TAP CONNECTOR

    UG Connector (Tap) UG Connector (Tap)

    Box of 100

    Taps one 22 to 24 Gauge Solid Copper Telephone Wire onto another wire.

    UG Connector Schematic

    There's no need to cut the second wire!

    Don't strip the wires!

    Just stick the wire that you're tapping off of (that you don't want to cut) into the slot on the side of the UG Connector. Put the new wire into the hole on the UG Connector as far as it will go (you'll be able to see it through the plastic), and squeeze the Green top all the way down so it's flat, with a Pliers or UY/UR Crimp Tool (below).

    That's it!

    There is one hole and one slot on the UG Connector. You can use the UG Connector as a splice by putting one cut wire into the slot (so it sticks out past the end of the UG), and the other into the hole.

    UG Connectors are made to be used on solid copper 22 to 24 gauge telephone wire, which has a very thin insulation. Do NOT strip the wires!

    NOTE: If you strip the wires before inserting them into the UG Connector, it won't be a good splice!

    UG Connectors are filled with a small amount of waterproofing gel.

    Box of 100

    Part Number: HND3K   Price: $17.99


    PLIER TYPE UY/UR CRIMP TOOL

    Yellow Handled UY/UR Crimp Tool


    Yellow Handled UY/UR Crimp Tool


    Crimps the top of a UY / UR / UG Connector down just the right amount.

    Built-in wire cutter.

    About the same size as a regular Long Nose Pliers.

    Part Number: HND3O   Price: $15.99


    CARTRIDGE TYPE UY / UR CRIMP TOOL

    Cartridge Type UY/UR Crimp Tool

    Cartridge Type
    UY / UR Crimp Tool


    Stick a Cartridge of UY or UR Connectors in the Tool, stick the wires in the Connector, and squeeze the handle.

    Crimps the UY / UR Connector just the right amount, and feeds the next Connector up when you remove the newly spliced Connector.

    This is a neat tool!

    Part Number: HND3P   Price: $189.95


    COAX and TWISTED PAIR SPLICE ENCLOSURE

    Coax and Twisted Pair Splice Enclosure Coax and Twisted Pair Splice Enclosure

    6" long X 3/4" diameter. Shipped with Rubber Grommets that seal by compression when the ends (caps) are tightened.

    Never just splice, tape, and bury the wire

    Use a SPLICE ENCLOSURE!

    Use a Splice Enclosure to keep water from getting to the individually spliced wires. Tape just doesn't make it!

    The Splice Enclosure is for a direct burial splice of RG6, RG11, and RG59 coax, and 2 to 4 pair telephone cable.

    Quick and easy to install. No special tools are required. No mixing of any compounds or messy gels.

    Re-enterable for visual inspection. Just unscrew the cap that holds the special rubber grommet that seals around the cable.

    Use Waterproof F-Connectors to splice coax, or Sealant Filled Beanies or UY Connectors to splice twisted pair cable.

    Part Number: TLS4T   Price: $11.50


    66 BLOCK SPECIAL SERVICE MARKER - RED

    66 Block Special Service Markers


    66 Block Special Service Marker - RED



    66 Block Special Service Markers



    Bag of 20



    Lets the phone man know these are important lines,
    and insulates the 66 pins to help prevent the line from
    being shorted accidentally.




    Part Number: MIS2S   Price: $8.99


    66 BLOCK SPECIAL SERVICE MARKER - YELLOW

    Same as above, in YELLOW

    Bag of 20

    Part Number: MIS2T   Price: $8.99


    CAPACITORS FOR FIXING RF PROBLEMS

    They must be used in pairs, one on the tip to ground, and one on the ring to ground.

    These will work well for lower frequencies like AM, but will have little or no effect on FM. Using capacitors to drain the RF to ground can cause other problems on the line, because of increased capacitance.

    Keep some in your case!


    .01mf 100V Capacitor

    Bag of 10

    Part Number: SER9F   Price: $1.69


    .02mf 100V Capacitor

    Bag of 10

    Part Number: SER9G   Price: $1.69


    BOOK: GETTING STARTED IN ELECTRONICS

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    Getting Started in Electronics

    By Forrest Mims, III

    I've used this Softcover 128 page book for many years. It's the handiest electronics reference book I've ever had!

    I have a terrible memory for names, numbers and formulas!  It really doesn't matter, as long as I know where to find the information I need to get a job done. This is the book I count on to give me resistor color codes, capacitor value abbreviations, the formulas for putting resistors and capacitors in-series and parallel, the markings for polarity on a diode, and a whole lot more.

    We've got a copy of this book right next to the benches in our shop. It's not only fast to look stuff up, but it's easy to understand. Forrest Mims did a great job of writing this book so that just about anybody can understand electronics. It's perfect for what we use electronics for in the telephone business.

    This book isn't full of rocket science. Just practical information about basic electronics.

    Look up only what you need, when you need it:

    Begin With the Basics - Learn about static electricity and how to make magnets and solenoids. Find out about direct current and alternating current. Then learn about electrical circuits that use batteries and lamps.

    Basic Electronic Components - Find out how switches, relays, meters, resistors, capacitors and transformers are used.

    Diodes and Transistors - These components (including LEDs) are they key ingredients of modern electronic circuits. Find out what they do, and how they work.

    Integrated Circuits - How dozens to thousands of electronic components can be formed on tiny chips of silicon.

    Digital Integrated Circuits - Learn the basics about digital logic gates using switches and transformers.

    Linear Integrated Circuits - Linear circuits respond to the presence or absences of voltage, giving them a wide range of applications.

    Circuit Assembly Tips - Learn how to use electronic components to make temporary circuits and permanent circuits using wire and solder.

    100 Electronic Circuits - Build any or even all of the 100 tested and working circuits included in the book. The categories of circuits include basic, photonic, digital, and linear.

    Can you be a better technician if you know a little about electronics?  YES!   Customers need odd problems solved. Sometimes as simple as adding loud bells, ringing over paging, or even an amplified speaker to an electronic phone for loud ringing. Since analog telephones are just basic electricity, there's a pretty good chance you can help your customers tailor their phone system to their particular needs if you know a little about electronics.

    Click HERE to take a look at our Wizard's Toolbox page. It has lots of ideas on how to make a phone system do just about anything!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: CID1D   Price: $21.95


    BOOK and DISK: INSTALLATION CHECKLIST™

    BOOK and DISK: Installation Checklist

    Installation Checklist™

    Book and Disk Combination

                       BOOK and DISK: Installation Checklist NEW  Third Edition Includes VoIP!

    Phone systems are more complicated today than ever, and customer's are looking for lots of features...
         That they may forget to tell you about!


    Can your salesperson remember everything they need to ask the customer, so you can give them a proposal you don't lose your shirt on?

    Have you ever sold a phone system to find out that you or the customer forgot to notice a feature that they use all the time in their old system, but that the new system doesn't provide?

    Have you went to install a system that you already sold, but realized that it needs plenum cable and tie wraps, and firestop material?

    Have you installed a new system and the phone lines the customer ordered didn't work right? Maybe VoIP lines?

    The Installation Checklist™ contains a Site Survey that lets you ask the right questions to give the customer a complete proposal... That you can make money on!

    OH NO! I can't believe I did that!
    I Forgot...


    And now the customer won't pay!


    Don't let this happen to you!

    You can change the Site Survey to add items that are important in your particular area, or for the particular brand of phone system you sell, using Microsoft Word.

    The Installation Checklist contains:

    • Our SITE SURVEY that helps you ask the questions to you need to ask to make sure the right stuff gets installed (including VoIP)... At the Cutover!
    • Our KEY SHEET will make sure that every phone is programmed and designated correctly... At the Cutover!
    • The CO LINE SHEET will make sure that the phone lines get ordered and installed correctly... At the Cutover!
    • The TELEPHONE LINE DIAGNOSTIC TABLE lets you take some quick measurements on the customer's phone lines, so you'll know if something is wrong... Before you propose the system!
    • The JOB MATERIAL SHEET will make sure that all of the equipment the installer needs is staged for him...
      So he can cut the system!

    A CD is included, with the files in Word format (except the Telephone Line Diagnostic Table PDF). It's easy (and important) to make changes to suit your needs.

    A referral is the best sales lead you can get.  A customer will remember how the cutover went more than anything else about your company. If the system isn't complete, you might not get paid... and it will cost you many years of referrals!

    Pays for itself on your next job!

    A Great Training Aid!

    NOTE: If you purchased a previous edition of the Installation Checklist,
    we'll email you the files for the newest edition for FREE!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: CID2A   Price: $39.95


    BOOK: UNDERSTANDING TELEPHONE ELECTRONICS

    Click to see a bigger picture of the BOOK: Understanding Telephone Electronics

    Understanding Telephone Electronics

    By Stephen J. Bigelow,  Joseph J. Carr,  and Steve Winder

    4th Edition • Softcover • 432 Pages



    This is the ONLY book around that tells you:

    • How the telephone network and Central Office works
    • How analog telephones work
    • How the handset transmitter and receiver work
    • How the network and hybrids in telephones works
    • How tone and rotary dials work
    • How electronic telephones work

    This is your chance to get the big picture and a basic understanding of telephone lines and telephones.

    It's all in easy to understand language!

    We can't get this book from the publisher anymore, but you should be able to find it used at Amazon at a good price!

    There's nothing else out there with this information... You need to know this stuff!

    Part Number: CID1M   


    BOOK: NEWTON'S TELECOM DICTIONARY

    Click to see a bigger picture of the BOOK: Newton's Telecom Dictionary

    Newton's Telecom Dictionary

    By Harry Newton

    The Official Dictionary of Telecom, Networking and the Internet

    More than 20,000 Terms Defined!

    Softcover • 900+ Pages

    If your sick of the Phone Company, phone system vendors, VoIP vendors, long distance vendors, computer vendors and even your customers throwing around telecom terms that you don't know, Newton's Telecom Dictionary can be your Secret Weapon!

    Where do these people learn all these new terms? Probably their own copy of the Newton's Telecom Dictionary!

    Every Interconnect company should have at least one copy in the office. The phone business is changing quickly. If you want to keep up with it, having Newton's Telecom Dictionary around will help!

    Comes with sandman.com 30 Day Moneyback Guarantee

    Part Number: CID4A   Price: $29.95


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