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#111932 - 11/22/00 07:57 PM Results of a Miswired PBX
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#111933 - 12/10/00 08:17 AM Re: Results of a Miswired PBX
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What is a PBX? (Frank) cinkerf

#111934 - 10/26/03 09:41 PM Re: Results of a Miswired PBX
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A PBX is a Private Branch Exchange.
It is used inside commercial buildings to distribute phone calls, with each phone being an extension of the main phone, I think.
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#111935 - 10/27/03 11:02 AM Re: Results of a Miswired PBX
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what exactly caused this fire?? as phones run on low powers and voltages, what happened? is there further explanation of the "miswiring"?

#111936 - 10/27/03 11:48 AM Re: Results of a Miswired PBX
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Nasty indeed. Shorting or crossing the actual phone lines wouldn't cause this.

The miswiring was most probably either:

(a) 120 or 240V AC power connected to the wrong points, or

(b) a 50V battery supply incorrectly wired and no proper fusing in place.


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