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JRichmond
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Posted - 08/06/2012 :  10:52:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm having some trouble finding information about wiring up the phone lines for the SecureLinc 2 security system. I'm a very technical person (Software Developer), but phone/electrical wiring is definitely my weak link (noob).

My problem is that the manual mentions wiring up an RJ-31X jack, but the diagrams in the manual do not match the physical product that I received.

Here's the diagram (for North America):


And here's the actual circuit board:


The board has a "Line" jack, but that's not shown or mentioned int he diagram at all.

I've also purchased an RJ-31X jack:


My question is how do I wire all of this up?

Also, the RJ-31X jack did not come with any wires, and the jack itself is not a normal phone jack, so is there a special kind of wire I need to buy for that?

This is the only useful wiring diagram that I could find on the internet:


Is that helpful at all? It just confuses me because it doesn't show the "Line" jack and as far as I know, phone lines have 4 wires, not just 2.

Edited by - JRichmond on 08/06/2012 11:01:24 AM

stusviews
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Posted - 08/06/2012 :  11:20:59 AM  Show Profile  Visit stusviews's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Telephones have two wires, a ring (R) and a tip (T). A telephone plug (RJ11) is designed for three lines as follows:
Line 1: pin 3, red (R1); pin 4, grn (T1)
Line 2: pin 2, blk (T2); pin 5, yel (R2)
Line 3: pin 1, wht (T3); pin 6, blu (R3)

Unless you have more than one line (in which case you have a choice) use red and green (center pins).

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JRichmond
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Posted - 08/06/2012 :  11:27:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks! That definitely helps... So, if i'm understanding correctly, I can just ignore all the wires except red and green?

Now I just need to know what that "Line" jack is for on the SecureLink circuit board.
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Posted - 08/06/2012 :  11:37:14 AM  Show Profile  Visit stusviews's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by JRichmond

Thanks! That definitely helps... So, if i'm understanding correctly, I can just ignore all the wires except red and green?


Yes.
quote:

Now I just need to know what that "Line" jack is for on the SecureLink circuit board.


Line is from the telephone line to the board. You can use either a plug or the wires.

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JRichmond
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Posted - 08/06/2012 :  12:32:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
You can use either a plug or the wires


Does this mean I can skip the green and red wiring between the phone line and the RJ-31X jack?

I'm a very visual person, so here's my understanding of the situation at this point...


Thanks again for your help so far!
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Posted - 08/06/2012 :  1:00:08 PM  Show Profile  Visit stusviews's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You can omit the wire between the SecureLinc 2 and the Phone Line (shown at the top of your drawing).

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JRichmond
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Posted - 08/06/2012 :  1:06:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks! I'll give that a try.
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JRichmond
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Posted - 08/06/2012 :  2:31:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just realized that the wires from the RJ-31X jack to the SecurLinc board were mixed up, so here's an updated diagram for anyone else that might need it in the future...

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