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# 16419 9-Oct-2007 16:16

I'm trying to track down some non VOIP phone baluns to use in my office.
The office is all wired with CAT5 and currently I've got 2 mod-tap baluns (pictured) to get just 1 phone line to another part of the office.
It has a RJ-45 cable coming off the left side, and a normal phone jack on the end - it has a tele-permit sticker on it so I guess its a balun and not just some adapter.
Any ideas, links, help would be grateful.
Does anyone know where I can source some more - I guess a Sparky Wholesaler or some Phone wholesaler?

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  # 90285 9-Oct-2007 17:08
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lotech: I'm trying to track down some non VOIP phone baluns to use in my office.

Are you sure this forum is the best one when looking for non-VoIP hardware?

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  # 90289 9-Oct-2007 17:23

these are standard fare mod-taps, I used to get mine from Computer Dynamics in Christchurch.
You should try a telecommunications equip' wholesaler or something along those lines if Dick Smith or Jaycar don't have 'em.

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  # 90298 9-Oct-2007 17:54
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Computer dynamics is best supplier, but they are a wholesaler so dont sell direct to end user

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# 90301 9-Oct-2007 18:00
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lotech: I'm trying to track down some non VOIP phone baluns to use in my office.

Are you sure this forum is the best one when looking for non-VoIP hardware?

To be fair, when looking for a better forum to move it to, the best I could come up with was 'offtopic'. I will let it stay where it is now, as this forum is the most likely place to find people who can answer the question.

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# 90317 9-Oct-2007 19:53

Thanks guys - yeah couldn't think of a better place when I looked.
Definitely pointed me in the right direction. Cool

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  # 90321 9-Oct-2007 20:10
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These are surprisingly hard to come by now for some reason.

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  # 90394 10-Oct-2007 08:19
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Why not just cut off the BT plug and put a RJ45 on it. That's what we do..




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  # 90398 10-Oct-2007 08:35
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lotech: I'm trying to track down some non VOIP phone baluns to use in my office.

Are you sure this forum is the best one when looking for non-VoIP hardware?

These are actually quite handy for sending you ATA output through a cat5/6 wired home, so yes applicable to a VOIP forum. Another place you can get similar type adaptors is Ideal Electrical, or other electrical wholesalers etc.

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  # 90426 10-Oct-2007 11:15
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You should be able to pick them up from most electrical wholesalers, who just ask cam786 to give a hand.

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  # 90468 10-Oct-2007 14:07

Sweet - went to Ideal Electrical - $6.75 for 2.

Thanks everyone for pointing me in the right direction.

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