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Can you mix and match Trantec and TOA?

Can you mix and match Trantec and TOA?We often get asked if you can use one manufacturers wireless transmitter with another manufacturers receiver. Generally we'd advise that it's always best to use equipment from the same manufacturer that has been designed to work with each other as this is the best way to ensure the system will work as expected and when needed. You can guarantee that you'll do a test and all will be great then for some unknown reason it all goes wrong at the worst possible moment.

We do appreciate however that in some situations there may not be a budget available to purchase the correct equipment or there's often times where organisations such as charities or places of worship get donated a box full of stuff from the place down the road or from someone clearing out their garage or loft.

Earlier this month we had an enquiry from a long standing customer who couldn't afford to buy a replacement TOA transmitter to go with his WT-5810 receiver unit and wanted to know if the S4.04-BTX from Trantec would work instead. So we looked into this for them and did some testing. We identified that the Trantec transmitter do work with the TOA receivers but the chances of matching up frequencies are slim.

The S4.04 range from Trantec has 4 channels available using the following frequencies:

CH 0 transmits on 863.150MHz
CH 1 transmits on 863.725MHz
CH 2 transmits on 864.150MHz
CH 3 transmits on 864.850MHz


Now it starts to get a little bit messy because depending on which TOA receiver you have will determine what you may get to work. If you look on the TOA receiver somewhere it will have a sticker with a model number on and also an indication as to the frequencies in use; this will be a D02 or D04. Once you have this information you can use the information below to see if you can match something up. If you do have a D02 unit you should really have it retuned as the old CH69 frequencies should no longer be used and are illegal in the UK.


If you have a 16 channel receiver on the old D02 frequencies then the following would apply:

 

Channel 0 on Trantec would not match up with any TOA channel

Channel 1 on Trantec would not match up with any TOA channel

Channel 2 on Trantec would not match up with any TOA channel

Channel 3 on Trantec would not match up with any TOA channel

 

If you have a 64 channel receiver on D02 then the following would apply:

 

Channel 0 on Trantec would not match up with any TOA channel

Channel 1 on Trantec would match up with Bank 2 Channel 2 on TOA

Channel 2 on Trantec would not match up with any TOA channel

Channel 3 on Trantec would not match up with any TOA channel

 

If you have a 16 channel receiver on D04 then the following would apply:

 

Channel 0 on Trantec would not match up with any TOA channel

Channel 1 on Trantec would match up with Channel 9 on TOA

Channel 2 on Trantec would not match up with any TOA channel

Channel 3 on Trantec would match up with Channel F on TOA

TOA's 64 channel receivers only have 16 channels programmed in as standard so you can apply the above to their WT5800 and WT5805 receivers too.

If you are desperate to make a mismatch of TOA and Trantec work it could be cheaper for you to send them all to us and we'll do our best for you. This would probably still be cheaper than new equipment but as we said at the start you'll not get a better more reliable solution thank sticking with the correct kit from a single manufacturer.

If you ever do need any advice give us a call on 0191 4144241 or drop us an email to service@blaydoncomms.co.uk



Created On  28 Mar 2018 12:48  -  Permalink

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