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question about combo telephone ans device

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Dodad, May 5, 2012.

  1. Dodad

    Thread Starter New Member

    May 5, 2012
    I have a combo wireless phone with b i answering digital device. The phone is bad, in fact I got rid of it. However the answering device still works but without a phone in cradle it won't answer calls, can I make answering device work by wiring the cradle for phone charging to the two poles? I'm an old skinflint and don't want to throw away a good digital answering device. Any hope for getting this thing working? Thanks
  2. #12


    Nov 30, 2010
    Very bad case of, "It depends". You can try putting 18 ohms, 2 watts or a phone battery across the charging terminals and see if it is only looking for a battery. If it is looking for a digital handshake, you're scr@#ed.