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Unformatted text preview: the hook switch, which sends the information through wires to the telephone company. The telephone company then takes over, and connects to the desired telephone number. When a call is made to a telephone, the set on the other end has circuits that activate a ringer. A very simple telephone set can have wires going directly to the ringer to set it off (as shown in the picture). When the call is answered, the circuits shut off the ringer and activate the microphone and speaker of the handset. This allows the user to communicate with the person on the other end of the line. The problem with the simple telephone set was that, when talking to the someone, the user could also hear him/herself since his/her telephone and the other person’s telephone forms a closed loop when connected. To make sure that the user cannot hear him/herself, modern telephones utilize a duplex coil (or something similar) to negate this effect....
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- Spring '10
- Inger, duplex coil, hook switch, modern telephones