CONNECTING TO A SINGLE
TWO-LINE WALL JACK
The TA-180 is designed to work with your
existing telephone wiring, whether you have
one or two telephone lines, or one or two wall
The drawings and instructions on this page
describe the most common 2-line connection
which connects your answering machine to
two telephone lines using a single jack (RJ14).
USE ONLY WITH CPMI
LINE 1 & 2
OR LINE 1
Connect the AC ADAPTER PLUG into the AC ADAPTER
OUTLET on the back of the unit. Loop the AC ADAPTER
CORD through the AC ADAPTER CORD HOLDER to prevent
accidental disconnection and messages from being erased.
Plug the AC ADAPTER into an
ELECTRICAL WALL OUTLET. The
indicators and display will flash.
If needed, set the WALL JACK
CONNECTION SWITCH (located on
the back of the unit) to "1 X RJ14."
Plug the TELEPHONE CORD that is
attached to the back of the unit into
your RJ14 TWO-LINE TELEPHONE
OFF LO HI
Connect your two-line telephone to
the jack on the back of the unit labeled
If you connect a single-line telephone, it will
only operate Line 1.
CONNECTING TO TWO
SINGLE-LINE WALL JACKS
If you have two separate wall jacks for two
telephone lines, you may connect them to the
TA-180 with two telephone cords.
Refer to page 27 for connection instructions.
If you wish to use single line telephones, you
may connect them to each wall jack to allow
2-line telephone capability.
Refer to page 28 for connection instructions.
The RING SELECT SWITCH is located on the
back of the unit. The unit is shipped with this
switch set to "4." Set it to 2, 4 or TS
(tollsaver) according to the following:
1. When set to "2" the answering machine
answers calls on the second or third ring.
2. When set to "4" the answering machine
answers calls on the fourth or fifth ring.
3. When set to "TS" (tollsaver) the answering
machine helps eliminate unnecessary toll
charges by letting you know if there are
any new messages before it answers.
When you call in to retrieve messages in
remote operation, the TA-180:
Answers on the second or third ring
if there are new messages.
Answers on the fourth or fifth ring if
there are no new messages.
When you call your machine to retrieve
messages in remote operation, you will
know there are no new messages if the
unit does not answer by the third ring.
Hang up before the fourth ring to avoid an
unnecessary toll charge.
The RINGER VOLUME SWITCH (located on
the back of the unit) controls the ringer
volumes for incoming calls on both lines. The
RINGER VOLUME SWITCH is factory preset to
"HI." Each line has a unique ringer sound to
allow you to differentiate the two lines.
HI = Loud
LO = Suppressed volume
OFF = The ringers are turned off.
ON/OFF FOR EACH LINE
or Line 2 to turn the answering machine on
and off, independently by line. The display,
clock and speakerphone will continue to
operate even if the answering machine is off,
but the machine will not play greetings or
record messages. The red MESSAGE
INDICATOR will light and "LINE 1" and/or
"LINE 2" will appear in the display for each
answering machine line that is turned on.
OFF LO HI
(under the lid) for Line 1 and/