SWITCHBOARD No's N560 - N567

Magneto Floor Switchboards

N 563 shown pictured to the right.

n563.jpg (17141 bytes)These switchboards are designed for use where larger ultimate capacity than the Pyramid type, previously described, is required. They are arranged to give a limited number of connections in order that the overall dimensions are not unduly large.

Enamelled cast-iron stand, matt polished woodwork with fibre-faced jack field.

The connections are made by means of cordless plugs, and the jacks are mounted in rows varying in number, according to the size of the switchboard. Each row, parallel with the line indicators, represents a connecting circuit and has associated a clearing indicator, an operating key and two plugs.

A key, connected to the generator, is fitted in each line circuit for calling purposes. Night bell, switch, micro-telephone, testing key and two spare plugs are provided.

Code No.   No. of Line   Connecting Ccts Dimensions  Weight lb.
N560   10   4   52 x 24 x 21 110
N561   16   5   58 x 25 x 21   130
N562   20   6   54 x 27 x 22   143
N563   25   6   54 x 31 x 22   152
N564   30   6   54 x 35 x 22   161
N565   35   6   54 x 39 x 22   170
N566   40   7   60 x 43 x 22   176
N567   50   8   61 x 52 x 22   187

N560 and N561 have the connecting circuits arranged vertically.

N564 is replaced by N569

Taken from the Ericsson catalogue, edition 26

MAGNETO, CORDLESS (10 - 30 Lines)
Certificates T/TEL 83 (Methane), No. 73 (Pentane)

Type N561A shown

n561a.jpg (14730 bytes)These are black finished all-steel switchboards designed primarily for use in collieries but suitable also for oil installations. They may be used above or below ground, the sloping reinforced roof which projects over the front of the board providing protection against falling roof material and water. Mounting bars are attached, but the board should be mounted on battens to allow free circulation of air and thus prevent moisture collecting at the back and causing corrosion. The hinged front is secured at the top by two recessed triangular-headed screws for which a key is supplied.

Indicators are totally enclosed, push-button-restored disc type. They are surmounted by a white celastoid designation label.

The push keys have stout metal tops and plungers. To simplify operating, alternate horizontal rows of keys are engraved black and red, respectively. A key and terminals for the connection of power ringing are included; the hand generator is in a separate metal enclosure attached to the underside of the switchboard.

The operator's telephone circuit is incorporated in the board, and the moulded plastic handset has a vulcanised rubber cord with plug and jack connection. The form of anti-side-tone circuit used ensures satisfactory reception of speech even in noisy situations.

The alarm bell, and batteries for bell and transmitter circuits are external. They are ordered separately and must be of approved type.

Screw terminals are provided for the connection of Type N8656 Code Ringing Delay Units to the number of lines stated in the Table, and also for the connection of auto/magneto switching units.

A gland for s.w.a. cable is normally supplied. The wires enter from below and connect to screw terminals on strips mounted on the rear wall of the case. If a different gland is required, the type and overall diameter of the cable being used must be specified. If cable is in conduit, the latter can be attached to the switchboard by locknuts.

The table below lists the details and sizes of the switchboards available. Type N562A has two and Type N563A three hinged front plates.

Circuit schematic and wiring diagrams are supplied with each board. Connecting wires are insulated with p.v.c.

Type No.   No. of Lines   Conn. Circuits   Delay Unit Connections   Dimensions in. mm.   Weight lb. kg.
N561A 10 3 6 lines 12.5 x 18 x 8.1 (317 x 464 x 206)   39 (17.71)
N562A1 15 4 14 lines 22 x 18 x 8.1 (559 x 464 x 206)   70 (31.78)
N562A2 20 4 14 lines 22 x 18 x 8.1 (559 x 464 x 206)   70 (31.78)
N563A 30 5 20 lines 31.5 x 18 x 8.1 (800 x 464 x 206)   110 (49.94)

Note: The height (18 in.) is inclusive of generator case

Taken from the Ericsson Catalogue No. 60

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Last revised: October 12, 2019