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Viking PA-2A Overhead Paging System Configuration

Important-Icon.png To configure Viking PA-2A overhead paging system, turn on DIP switch 4 and connect the phone line to 8x8 adapter. Refer to the Viking PA-2A manual here.


Configuring a Viking PA-2A overhead paging system for 8x8 services.


Disclaimer:  8x8 is not Responsible for configuration or deployment of legacy 3rd party Paging devices, please consult the Original Equipment Manufacturer for support. 8x8 X Series does not support FXO 3rd party devices

Applies To

  • Viking PA-2A Overhead Paging System (FXS Mode Only)


  1. Turn ON DIP Switch 4 (OFF by default).
  2. Turn OFF DIP Switch 5 (ON by default).
  3. Connect the phone line or RJ11 cable to your 8x8 adapter.
  4. Use a wire cutter to strip the other end of the cable and attach the wires to the corresponding pins on the PA-2A:
    • Red Wire (Ring): Pin 5
    • Green Wire (Tip): Pin 6
      Note: The black and yellow wires of the cable are not used.
  5. Connect the speaker or paging horn to Pins 9 and 10 on the PA-2A.


Additional Information

The Viking PA-2A device:

  • Has only 2 watts of output power.
  • Can only support up to three 8-ohm speakers.

If you are seeking a higher output, you may be interested in the Viking PA-30 instead (30W output; supports up to 30 8-ohm speakers).