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Splitter for DV hub output. Feasible?

Changeover to DV was a couple of weeks ago. I bought a set of BT premium phones but have had many problems getting them to do anything more than make and receive calls.

Out of interest, I plugged my trusty Panasonic base unit into the hub. It worked, as did its 3 satellite phones.

So I could have 3 reliable traditional phones working or 3 new BT phones, not working to their potential. And my wife prefers the BT ones.

But what if I plugged a BT splitter into that green socket? I had one, I did it and it seems to work!!!!!!

Obviously only one answer machine could be on at a time but could there be hidden pitfalls to this?

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Re: Splitter for DV hub output. Feasible?

@SlowRob 

I cannot see any issues with a splitter, as modern phones only use a tiny amount of current from line, and need very little incoming ringing voltage.

 

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Re: Splitter for DV hub output. Feasible?

@SlowRob 

are the premium phones you bought for DV or normal connection to socket as normally you get either 2 essential or 1 advanced phone on changeover to DV



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Re: Splitter for DV hub output. Feasible?

I opted for one advanced DV phone. It also works at the same time, since it doesn't use a wired connection to the hub, but does seem to conflict with the premium phones. It is difficult to hear what the voice is complaining about, with 7 phones ringing in the house 🙂 🙂

 

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Re: Splitter for DV hub output. Feasible?

not actually for DV but look very similar to the DV advanced phone prior to addition of Alexa



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Re: Splitter for DV hub output. Feasible?

"Not for DV"! Funny, that wasn't mentioned in BT adverts, or by BT staff I spoke to.

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Re: Splitter for DV hub output. Feasible?

probably no mention o f DV as the vast majority of BT customers do not have DV



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