How to test ground-start analog lines?

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Mar 1st, 2010
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Hello, we have ground-start analog lines connecting into our gateway and believe there is an issue with one of the lines.


Is there any good way to test ground-start analog lines?  With loop-start lines I simply use an analog phone to test if an analog line is either good or bad. What can I do for ground-start lines?


Thank you!

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paolo bevilacqua Mon, 03/01/2010 - 12:44
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With a buttset. A good one can be expensive.

Brian Meade Mon, 03/01/2010 - 13:00
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You have to hook up a buttset then place a ground across the two terminals.

Rob Huffman Tue, 03/02/2010 - 05:45
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Hi Ryan,


Just to add another hint to the good tips from Paolo and Brian


If you terminate this line on a standard "surface mount " jack (rj11)

that has accessable "spade tip" style terminals and then plug an Analog

phone into the jack, you should be able to touch a ground to the 'Ring" side

of the line while off-hook to pull dialtone.



Cheers!

Rob

paolo bevilacqua Tue, 03/02/2010 - 06:21
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Five stars for you too Rob.


I always wanted to own a buttset but never did

John Huthmaker Mon, 09/24/2012 - 16:22
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Turns out the router has FXS cards in it


I'm sending out FXO cards today.

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