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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 12:26 am    Post subject: ok another stupid newbie question Reply with quote Back to top

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Please elaborate on "fan out" Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

how many devices will it support I think the term ring equivlency applies to this but I'm not a phone person.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I think I read 5 phones are supported, but I've also read that Vonage techs can increase the voltage your router sends out if you have problems.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

the REN is 5 if that's what you mean. so if you have 10 phones that take .5 ren...etc

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I'd like to go to Staples to look for a phone and tell the guy that I have to know how many REN each of them is rated for, because I have to keep my household total RENs under 4.

For those of us who don't know what the heck that means and want to keep it simple, I think the manual or the Vonage FAQs says 5 phones are officially supported, and I know Vonage techs can increase the voltage if you need them to.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

The REN of a telephone is always indicated on the phone itself by law.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Well this explains it pretty well:

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By federal regulation, the REN must be checked before you connect any telephone, answering machine, modem, or other device to the telephone network. Therefore, I'm sure everybody is expert on the subject, and has checked the REN at their home. If not, you can turn yourself in at the nearest federal penitentiary. One ringer equivalent is the amount of power it took from the phone line to operate the old electro-mechanical "ringer" (bell) that announced an incoming call. The phone company was expected to provide enough power to operate 4 ringers. The law says that if you plug your own phone into the telephone line, the total REN for all the devices plugged into that line must be no more than 4. If greater than 4 you will be using more telephone power than your share, and you will be personally responsible for the collapse of the world's telephone system.


Whether the Staples guy actually knows that the REN is supposed to be printed on the phone somewhere is another matter.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

As a former employee of a major electronics retailer who sold phones: Never knew. Never even had a customer ask (and customers would ask some WEIRD questions about cordless phones).

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