INSTALLING THE STICK
ON A MULTIPLE PHONE LINE SYSTEM
The Stick can be installed in a multiple line application where either an electronic phone system (KSU or PBX) or a 2 line phone configuration exists. Installing The Stick in these types of situations is a little bit more involved than the single line installations previously outlined. Review this section and if things get a little too hairy.....call a telephone installer, show him this section and save yourself a lot of time and hassle.
INSTALLING ON A KEY SYSTEM OR PBX
Great Barge-In Protection!
Installation is not for amateurs. Requires you to run station wiring from The Stick to the fax machine and computer modem location.
Installation of The Stick on a multi-line phone system should always occur at the “Trunk” side. “Trunk” is telephone nerd-speak for the side closest to the telephone company where incoming lines connect to the phone system. Confused... just look at the picture.
We recommend that if you have rollover from your phone company, install The Stick on the last line of the rollover sequence.
Unplug the chosen line from your KSU or PBX. A modular wall jack will need to be installed on that line close to the KSU or PBX if the plug is not RJ-11 modular. If the plug is RJ-11 modular, then it can be plugged directly into the “LINE” port of The Stick.
If a modular wall jack is installed, plug one end of the supplied line cord into the modular wall jack and plug the other end into the port labeled “LINE”. An additional line cord will be needed for connection from the “VOICE 1” port to the KSU/PBX. From this point phone wire is run to the fax machine and modem.
Feature Recommendations Pertinent To This Installation
Set Rings To Answer to "0"
Set Protected Hook Flash to ON.
If Pulse dial phones are used, set Pulse Detection to ON.
RJ-14 TWO LINE SYSTEM (NO KSU)
Great Barge-In Protection For One Line
This installation is not recommended for even the gutsiest do-it-yourselfer!
The standard RJ-14 two line phone system utilizes “two pair” phone line. To install The Stick in this scenario, you will have to access the pair that To install The Stick in this scenario, you will have to access the pair that connection to the line.
This can get really involved. Standard color pairings for telephone wiring are Red with Green, Black with Yellow and Blue with White. To physically see what pairs coincide with each phone number, you may need to chase the wiring back to the “demarcation” point (where telco wiring ends and residence wiring begins). Before you undertake such a sincere and monumental task, consider this . . .
This wiring scheme has been the Waterloo of many an armchair telephone dude (or dudette). Either you or the wiring is going to win and odds are not in your favor. We strongly recommend- no, we beg of you- call a telephone installer for this one. Show your installer the picture on page 26 of the hard cover manual and/or ask him if he’s got a better idea. He might.
Feature Recommendations Pertinent To Installation
Set Rings To Answer to “0”.
Most two-line phones are not pulse dial, but if you happen to own the only pulse dial two line phone system in America, set Pulse Detect ON.