With the On-Q/Legrand Phone System you can easily add another outlet using a single existing phone line and assign a number to a specific room without re-wiring. Based on standard Cat 5 wiring, On-Q Telephone Home Systems are surprisingly easy to install. On-Q’s plug-and-play functionality enables easy, one-person installation and provides significant time and cost savings for the installer.
Things You'll Need
- RJ-45 Data/Phone Jack
- Low Voltage Brackets
- Cat 5 Stripping Tool
- Phone Line Splitter
- RJ-45 Connectors
- 1-Port Wall Plate
- Punchdown Tool
- RJ-45 Crimper
- Tape measure
- Cat 5E cable
- Drywall saw
- Wire cutters
- Stud Finder
- Fish Tape
On-Q/Legrand Phone System Installation
Choose a location that does not contain HVAC, plumbing or major high voltage wiring to place the phone outlet connection. Using a stud finder, locate a stud cavity.
Draw a 2 1/4” wide by 3 3/4” high rectangle at the chosen location and cut a mounting hole in the drywall. Insert the outlet bracket into the hole and secure the flip out wing brackets with a screwdriver.
Estimate cable length (feed up from the basement or down from the attic) to the enclosure location and to the outlet location and cut the cable. Run the Cat 5e cable from the enclosure location to the phone outlet location.
Strip the Cat 5e cable and use the punch down tool to terminate the cable on the RJ45 insert. Snap the terminated cable into the 1-Port Wall Plate and mount inside the outlet bracket.
Plug the Anyline Adapter into the outlet and select the primary line.
Run the Cat 5e cable into the enclosure location. Strip the cable and use the punch down tool to terminate on the RJ45 insert. Plug the cable into a port in the telephone distribution module.
Secure the front enclosure cover with the provided hardware and check that you have phone service at your remote phone outlet.