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ProTalk Cv3 Frequently Asked Questions

Question:  : Is The Cv3 Wiring The Same As The Cv2?
Answer:
The footprint is the same for both models, so the Cv2 can be swapped with a Cv3 and be mounted in the same way, but the inputs and power supply will need to be rewired.

The pins on the terminal block for the Cv3 power supply have been reversed.

The inputs on the Cv3 have been simplified and no longer require external pull-up voltages. When connecting a switch to the input(s), wire one side of the switch to ground (must be common with the Cv3 power supply) and the other side to the input. By default, an alarm will trigger when the switch closes to ground. This can be changed when programming the database to function in the opposite manner.

The outputs use Form B relays instead of open-collector transistors.

Refer to pages 5, 40 and 41 in the B1277 HSPA manual for details on input wiring and refer to page 7 for output wiring details: http://barnett-engg.com/support/Manuals.aspx

For programming help, refer to the manual or tutorials: http://barnett-engg.com/support/Tutorials.aspx

Question:  What size of SIM card does the ProTalk Cv3 use?
Question:  How do I activate my ProTalk Cv3 on a mobile network?
Question:  What type of cell plan should I get for my ProTalk Cv3?
Question:  Can the Cv3 be used to make outgoing calls much like a mobile phone?
Question:  My SIM card is activated, but when I try to read the phone number from my Cv3, all I see is ????????
Question:  How many bars of cell power do I need for reliable operation?
Question:  I am replacing an old Cv2 with a ProTalk Cv3. Is the wiring identical and can I just plug the terminal blocks into the Cv3?
Question:  How can I tell if there was an alarm in the Cv3 and if it was acknowledged?
Question:  How can I tell that the ProTalk Cv3 is operational other than calling into it?
Question:  I want to use solar power. Is this possible?
Question:  I want to have a battery backup for my Cv3. What options are available?
Question:  How do I change a phone number using a touch tone phone?
Question:  What type of antenna can I use?
Question:  Is the SIM card supplied with my Cv3 already activated on a mobile network?
Question:  Why can't I acknowledge any alarms?
Question:  I have a solar powered site and need to know how much power my Cv3 draws when idle.