Re: Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called
Please understand that this is an old message but here is the info that I found. I have a couple DecTalk Expresses around here and I use them every day. The message follows.
From: Mike Osborn [mailto:mike.osborn@...]
Sent: Friday, November 14, 2003 11:17 PM
Subject: [boughtandsoldbytheblind] DecTalk Express Cable and Connector
Last February I did some research into locating such things as the cables,
connector, and battery pack for the DecTalk Express. I had real good luck
on the cables, but the battery pack has turned difficult at best. First the
good news and I am copying a couple of folks who requested this specific
The primary cable for the DTE is generically called an MMJ to MMJ, but
carries a DEC part number BC16E. The part is usually ordered as a BC16E-10,
-25, or - whatever, where the "-XX" indicates the length in feet. Stonewall
Cable uses a part number is SC-7021 and then you tell them how many feet you
want it to be. I chose to get a 10 foot. The pricing is $5.50 plus 20
cents per foot, ergo a 10 foot cable was $7.50. Next we have that funky
little connecter that you can't buy at Radio Shack. Generically this is
called an MMJ to DB-9F. The DEC part number is DEC H8571-J and the
Stonewall Cable part number is SC-9444-J. The price on this piece is
$12.95. Shipping is whatever you want, but I like and they will provide USPS
Priority Mail at the reasonable rate of $7.85 (this was last Feb.).
I was going to order up a batch of cables and connectors, but when no one
found an immediate need last Feb. I dropped the idea. It's probably just as
well that each person handle there own. Stonewall takes credit cards and
their phone number is toll free 800-525-3303. I loved there internet order
form, but I also have the benefit of a couple of eyes.
If I come up with a reasonable solution to the battery problem I will send
it out. $115.00 plus shipping for the battery pack is outrageous. By the
way, your savings by using Stonewall will be about $44, where authorized
DecTalk suppliers are quoting $50 for the adapter and $14 for the cable.
Mike "Mr. Frugal" Osborn
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