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Old 25th Jul 2020, 4:28 pm   #1
Dave Moll
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Default Why strap T5 to T6 in 700 series telephones?

As per the title, I have never quite understood the purpose of the strap between T5 and T6 in 700 series telephones. Without it, the gravity switch would disconnect the ringer when the handset is lifted, whereas this strap means that it remains connected across the line. Does this have an effect on the speech performance of the telephone during use, or is it simply a hangover from earlier telephones that didn't have a switch contact in this position?
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