V1 G1 RJ-11 splitter type?

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To use the Bluetooth module, Savvy & remote display in unison an RJ-11 phone line splitter is required for the V1 G1.

My splitter just failed and I can’t remember if there is a specific model number I need to buy.

Valentine had a technical note indicating the above piece of equipment was necessary. I seem to remember them being very specific about the model type.

I’ve researched the forum and Valentines (new) website and I can’t find an answer.

“Bueller? Bueller?”

Thanks for any help
 

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The generic splitters I bought of Aliexpress and Ebay have worked fine in the past.
 

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The generic splitters I bought of Aliexpress and Ebay have worked fine in the past.

I had a feeling a generic unit would work.

Thank you for your help

Cheers
 

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I had a feeling a generic unit would work.

Thank you for your help

Cheers
I think the splitters work fine, it is the V1 cables which are different.


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I found it...by accident.

It was a GE 26191 duplex/splitter with 4 conductors (wires).

The number of conductors vary in these splitters, some with 5, some with 4. Perhaps that’s why Valentine references this model, to ensure it had the correct number of splitter/wires.

Just curious... has Valentine come out with a new V1?

I kid :)
 

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it is the V1 cables which are different
The Valentine cables are according to the Bell Telephone specifications which means that every cable reverses polarity from end to end. This is the official standard.
Cheaper brands have overlooked the official standard and make cables that are "straight-through" which is where problems start.

Back in the 70s, improper wiring usually resulted in the bell ringing a little as you dialed the rotary phone.

Whenever I hook up a phone jack, I verify that the polarity is correct. So many people don't know better. :(
 

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The Valentine cables are according to the Bell Telephone specifications which means that every cable reverses polarity from end to end. This is the official standard.
Cheaper brands have overlooked the official standard and make cables that are "straight-through" which is where problems start.

Back in the 70s, improper wiring usually resulted in the bell ringing a little as you dialed the rotary phone.

Whenever I hook up a phone jack, I verify that the polarity is correct. So many people don't know better. :(
I never knew that V1 cables were the official standard! Thanks for the education.
 

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Honestly it's been a while since I hardwired by V1.1. I have the V1, Hardwired power adapter, CD, RA, LE, safe-n-sound1 flat mute button and a separate kill switch. Yea, there are at at least two splitters buried in my dash. and one of them is a triple.

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There are (at least) two kinds of splitters: One is a simple splitter that allows you to split any line into two lines. These are usually used to split a phone line in order to insert a device, like an answering machine or fax machine, or to extend a line to another phone to be used with the same phone number.

The second kind allows you to split an dual-wired outlet into two different phone connections and is usually used when there are two different phone lines at the same address. This allowed you to have two phones, each with their own number, in the same room. This has to be done with two-pair wiring and requires special connections at the incoming end.

These things were so much easier when Radio Shack was still around. Most of my phone wiring knowledge came from one of their little booklets, which I still have with all of my phone wiring equipment. I used to run a multi-line BBS (remember those?)
 

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