Phone Line In-Use LED

Well, here's my entry into the phone-in-use contest:

formatting link

Cheers! Rich

Reply to
Rich Grise
Loading thread data ...

In article , mentioned...

The Ttranszorb is a good idea. But what is it? What is its specs?

Other Qs are:

You gave no value for the "R?" in the input wire. it should be the same as the other R1, 100k, so that the line stays balanced.

Why is the tranzorb _after_ the 2 resistors and bridge? I would think it should be before, to protect those components.

My thought is that by the time the fault voltage gets high enough to cause the tranzorb to do its job, it has already caused damage to the LM393 and other components.

I would include two clamping diodes after R5, to the + amd - power supply. It's also a good idea to put two diodes anti-parallel across pins 2 and 3 of the LM393 to prevent overvoltage. These are some of the ways we used to protect the line driver boxes we used all over campus. Believe me, when a lightning storm comes by, you will need as much protection as you can get to keep your phone line-connected equipment running.

###Got a Question about ELECTRONICS?   Check HERE First:###
 Click to see the full signature
Reply to
Watson A.Name - "Watt Sun, Dar

ElectronDepot website is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.