Preparing a KX-TA824 for use with a voice processor
NOTE: on this website, "voice processor,"
 voice processing system," and "VPS"
 mean the same thing.
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  • This page is for use only with a Panasonic KX-TA824 phone system. This page is based on our instructions for the 624, and the instructions have not been fully tested with the 824. This page will be revised several times in July 2005.

  1. Use program 130 to specify  jacks 7 and 8, or program 131 for jacks 15 and 16. You must disable programs 102 and 103 if they were enabled. You can also program with a PC.

  2. If you want phones to ring before the voice processor answers, use programs 411, 412 and 413 to delay its answering. You can select delays of 5, 10 or 15 seconds, an inaccurate timing reference that represents one, two or three rings. Make your changes for the jacks where the voice processor is plugged in.

  3. If you want calls to be answered immediately by the voice processor, use programs 408, 409, 410 to disable ringing for all phone jacks, except the jacks where the voice processor is plugged in.



  • We recommend using Jacks 7 AND 8.
  • Connect Jack 7 to Port 1 in the VPS and Jack 8 to Port 2.

You need to use four-wire (two-pair) cords, because the outer pair of wires carries the vital data.

◄With the KX-TA824, you will need one cord for each port in the voice processor.

Connect your PC to the VPS using the AbleComm ProCable, or a serial cable and null modem adapter from RadioShack. Be sure to get a cable or adapter that has the right connector for your voice processor (9-pin). 

>>You CAN'T program your KX-TVS50 voice processor with a USB cable, but you'll probably be able to use a USB cable with the new KX-TVA50.<<


  • You're now ready to program your KX-TVS 50 or KX-TVA50 .

  • IMPORTANT: when you are in the "quick set up" screen or a KX-TVS50, you can't select the KX-TA824, so select the KX-TA624.

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Last update: 2 July 2005