How to Connect a Fax Machines to an X16 System

NOTE: This explanation is for X16 only and is not applicable to X16 Plus or QB systems.  

Connecting FAX Machines is done by connecting the external device “ahead” of the system on a specific telephone line. In this example, the fax line would be running independent of the XBLUE X16 system. The specific telephone (fax) line should have a dedicated fax number. Incoming fax calls ring into the fax machine.

An alternative to this, would be to split the line using a basic line splitter with one output going to the fax machine and the other to the X16. If you want the line to be only used for incoming/outgoing faxes and outgoing phone calls, you will have to disable line ringing on that line with the X16 by going into each phone individually and disabling it. You also must disable the line from ringing on the phone, or the phones will ring on both incoming phone calls as well as incoming fax calls.