Question by <!=email@example.com_stop><!=fname>David<!=fname_end> <!=lname>Blair<!=lname_end> posted 07 Feb 2006
| Credit card machines|
|<!=question>I have a rj-45 phone connection and need a standard rj-11 line into my Credit Card machine. Is there a connector or special line that I can get to make this work?<!=question_end>|
Answer by <!=answered>Joseph Golan<!=answered_end> posted 07 Feb 2006
Most credit card machines work like a dial-up modem and therefore require only an analog line or otherwise known as a POTS circuit (POTS=Plain Old Telephone service).
If your POTS line is being delivered to this jack then there should not be a problem as pair 1 of the 8 pin modular jack (incorrectly referred to as an RJ-45) will line up with pair 1 on the RJ-11 of the credit card machine. Use the RJ-11 to RJ-11 cord that came with the machine.
If the line is not a POTS but is analog being delivered behind a PBX then the default number that the credit card machine dial must include the access code (typically 9) and maybe even a "," following the 9 if there is a delay of the second dial tone, The comma acts as a timed pause in the dialing sequence.
If the line is digital (like from a PBX) then you are out of luck and may even cause damage to the credit card circuitry.
Joseph Golan, RCDD
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