AC-12 Telco Autocoupler Bay for 12 Couplers or Hybrids

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AC-12 Telco Autocoupler Bay for 12 Couplers or Hybrids


The AC-12 rack mounted coupler bay is ideal for replacing that wall full of individual telephone couplers. You can fit up to twelve full-featured autocouplers in a three-RU (5¼”) rack space. When you install the AC-12, you can eliminate the problems and mess of multiple coupler boxes and wires that you used to need for serious telephone distribution and production. The AC-12’s card frame features a two channel audio buss that can be accessed with the flick of a switch from any of the individual couplers. If you want to take a separate program feed from an individual coupler, the audio select switch allows you instant access to the coupler card’s independent audio port without affecting buss audio. As you might have guessed, sending audio to the couplers is easy. All you have to do is connect your source to one of the AC-12’s two, bridging, buss inputs, set the coupler switch to the buss you want, adjust the level (a one-time adjustment) and you’re ready to send. If you ever need to feed a second program down some of your lines, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without the second audio buss. Not only can you send two feeds simultaneously, you can also leave a second source permanently wired to the coupler. There’s no need to build an external switcher for your second audio feed when you have the AC-12.




  • Auto-answer/Auto-disconnect operation
  • Automatic or manual control
  • Two bridging, balanced input, switchable, busses for audio distribution
  • Coupler cards can be removed or installed while powered without affecting the operation of other couplers
  • Each coupler card has an individual audio connection with level trim for special feeds, like IFB.
  • LED indicators for incoming ring, on-line, clipping and power
  • Strappable input attenuator accepts a wide range of input signals
  • Each coupler has its own relay isolated, user selected, momentary or latching dry contacts when it connects
  • Uses common parts. No microprocessors on the original AC-1 series
  • Two year parts and labor warranty standard
  • FCC part 68 type approved for dial-up voice lines
  • Automatic signal limiting
  • Easy installation & detailed manual
  • Coupler cards are individually voltage regulated for reliability. Some AC-1 couplers have been in use for over 15 years!
  • Ring counter feature lets you select on which ring each coupler answers.
  • Remote pickup and hang-up control
  • Remote ring and on-line indicators
  • Attractive smoked Plexiglas front cover allows viewing of indicators with cover on.
  • Power supply included
  • All IC's socketed for easy maintenance & quick repairs