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Paging adapter problems

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I have a little viking RAD-1 device that used to be connected to a standard POTS/Centrex line. Worked perfectly. Took it off the POTS, and put it behind a VG248 and the device will not answer. Punch down a POTS line to it, it answers on the 1st ring. I can't imagine what would be the difference. Both devices are sending voltage to signal a call. As a matter of fact, the paging adapter has a little orange light that you can watch. The orange light lights up, but again, the adapter does not answer. I've put analog phones off the end to make sure the cabling is good. The unit uses standard loop start circuits as stated in the docs. Any ideas?

Take a look at this link...I think I may have found my own answer...

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk652/tk653/technologies_tech_note09186a008011c7f3.shtml

The idle line voltage on the VG248 is only -36....and apparently I can't change it. Any suggestions? I was thinking of changing the country settings to that of a country with higher ring voltage...but I'm scared I'll fry the paging adapter! What do you think?

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Re: Paging adapter problems

I think you have found it. You may be able to get things working with a viking PS-2R. Here are the full specs for the VG248:

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/cc/pd/ga/prodlit/vg2ap_ds.htm

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Re: Paging adapter problems

I have seen issue like this with Tam-1 boxes, the paging would never answer the call. I changed the port to signal groundstart on those paging ports and the paging always answered correctly after that. Hope this helps.

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