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PC5108 Hardwire Zone Expander

How do I wire a PC5108?
How do I address the PC5108 so that the control panel knows what zones are on it?

PC5204 Power Supply/High Current Output Module

What’s the difference between the PGMs on the PC5204 and the PC5208?
How much power does the PC5204 add?
How do I wire the PC5204?

PC5208 Output Module

What’s the difference between the PGMs on the PC5204 and the PC5208?
How do I wire the PC5208?

PC5320 Multiple Wireless Receiver Module

Should I use the PC5320 or a wireless repeater?
How many wireless receivers can I connect?

PC5601 LED Status Module

How does the PC5601 function?
How do I wire a PC5601

RF5132-433 Wireless Receiver

How many zones does the RF5132-433 support?
Does the RF5132-433 mount in the cabinet?
Where is the optimal location to mount the wireless receiver?

What’s the difference between an RF5132-433 and a TR5164-433?

TR5164-433 Wireless Transceiver

How many zones does the TR5164-433 support?
What’s the difference between an RF5132-433 and a TR5164-433?
Where is the optimal location to mount the wireless receiver?

3G2060RUSA GSM Communicator

What network does the 3G2060RUSA use?
Can the 3G2060RUSA be used for self-monitoring?

TL150 Internet Communicator
TL260 Internet Communicator
TL2603GR Dual Path Communicator
IT-100 Data Interface Module

 

 

 

PC5108 Hardwire Zone Expander

 

 

 

How do I wire a PC5108?

To connect the expansion board to the control panel you will need connect the four wire keybus terminals: RED, BLK, YEL, and GRN. These can be home run to the control panel or connected in parallel to another module or keypad.

The zones will wire in exactly the same fashion as the main control panel: zone terminal to COM terminal with the normally closed sensors in series or normally open sensors in parallel. If you are using end of line resistors those would go at the last device. And if it is a device that requires auxiliary power you would connect that circuit to VAUX (+) and BLK (-). This cannot exceed 100mA of current draw.

One of the most commonly overlooked parts of wiring this and other modules is the tamper circuit. This is used to connect something like a cabinet tamper switch so that the alarm system would have a trouble condition if someone opens the cabinet. You would connect that switch from TAM to BLK. But even if you are not connecting a tamper switch to the module you will need to put a wire across those terminals so that you don’t get an unwarranted trouble condition. - Back To Top

 

 

 

How do I address the PC5108 so that the control panel knows what zones are on it?

The first step is to determine which set of 8 zones the expander module will cover: 9-16, 17-24, 25-32, 33-40, 41-48, 49-56, or 57-64. From there you will use a combination of jumpers (J1, J2, and J3) on the board to tell the system what 8 zones are connected to the module. Use the table below to determine which jumpers to use.


Zones J1 J2 J3
9-16 Off On On
17-24 On Off On
25-32 Off Off On
33-40 On On Off
41-48 Off On Off
49-56 On Off Off
57-64 Off Off Off
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PC5204 Power Supply/High Current Output Module

 

 

 

What’s the difference between the PGMs on the PC5204 and the PC5208?

The PC5208 has 8 low current outputs. These are limited to 50mA each and a total of 250mA combined across all outputs. And because the PC5204 pulls power from the main alarm panel, unless connected to a different power supply module, the total auxiliary power cannot exceed 700mA for everything connected.

The PC5204 on the other hand has 4 high current outputs. The board is also a power supply module that requires its own power transformer and backup battery. But this allows the outputs to have a total of up to 1A of power. Output 1 on the module can also be used as a supervised bell output that’s limited to 700mA. - Back To Top

 

 

 

How much power does the PC5204 add?

The PC5204 power supply module adds up to 1A of current. However it is best to leave a 10% cushion so that you don’t have a system malfunction at a critical time due to excessive power draw. Output 1 when used as a supervised bell output is limited to 700mA. - Back To Top

 

 

 

How do I wire the PC5204?

The PC5204 will need to be connected to the keybus of the alarm system with the RED, BLK, YEL, and GRN terminals. The TAM terminal is for a tamper switch, if used. It would connect to the tamper switch and then back to the BLK terminal. If no tamper switch is used, run a regular wire from TAM to BLK to avoid the system tamper condition.

To wire an output you’ll use one of O1-O4 for the - DC connection and AUX for the + connection.

To provide power to a device such as a motion detector or glass break detector, connect + DC to AUX and - DC to BLK.

If you’re powering modules or keypads off the PC5204, connect AUX of the PC5204 to RED of the module/keypad. Then you’ll connect BLK, YEL, and GRN of the PC5204 to the same terminals on the module/keypad.

Finally, wire the battery connections to the backup battery and the AC terminals to the AC power transformer. - Back To Top

 

 

 

PC5208 Output Module

 

 

 

How do I wire the PC5208?

The first step to wiring the PC5208 is to connect the RED, BLK, YEL, GRN terminals to the keybus. This can be with a home run to the control panel or in parallel with another keypad or module. Next, you’ll want to connect the tamper circuit so that you don’t get a system tamper. This will be from TAM to BLK. If you aren’t using a tamper switch, you’ll still want to connect these terminals with a regular piece of wire to close the loop. Finally, you’ll connect any of the outputs that you need to use. These will connect positive from one of the AUX+ and negative from one of the outputs. - Back To Top

 

 

 

PC5320 Multiple Wireless Receiver Module

 

 

 

Should I use the PC5320 or a wireless repeater?

The PC5320 isn't a wireless repeater in itself. The PC5320 allows you to connect multiple wirless receivers into the same system. You can then take those receivers and place them in a way that will extend the range of your wireless reach. - Back To Top

 

 

 

How many wireless receivers can I connect?

You will be able to attach up to 4 wireless receivers to the PC5320- Back To Top

 

 

 

PC5601 LED Status Module

 

 

 

How does the PC5601 function?

The PC5601 has an LED that can tell you 5 different states of the alarm system at a glance:

  1. Solid Green LED = System is ready to arm

  2. Flashing Green LED = System is not ready to arm

  3. Solid Red LED = System is armed in stay mode

  4. Flashing Red LED = System is armed in away mode

  5. Flashing Amber LED = System is in alarm
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How do I wire a PC5601?

Installation and setup of the PC5601 is relatively simple. The PC5601 fits into a standard single gang box or it can be flush mounted directly onto the wall. It is then connected to the RED, BLK, YEL, and GRN of the keybus anywhere on the line. - Back To Top

 

 

 

RF5132-433 Wireless Receiver

 

 

 

How many zones does the RF5132-433 support?

The RF5132-433, whether built into a keypad or as a separate module, can handle a total 32 wireless zones. This does not increase the total number of zones that a control panel have. For example an 1832 can have 32 total zones: any combination of hardwired and wireless. So if there is 16 hardwired zones, there can be 16 wireless zones. Or if there are no hardwired zones there can be 32 wireless zones.

In addition, the RF5132-433 has 16 wireless key slots for devices such as the WS4939.

The RF5132-433 is not compatible with any two-way wireless devices or wireless sirens. - Back To Top

 

 

 

Does the RF5132-433 mount in the cabinet?
Where is the optimal location to mount the wireless receiver?

One of the most common questions we get about the RF5132-433 or TR5164-433 is: “Where do I put it?” Remember that it is receiving radio frequency waves transmitted by various wireless security devices. So you don’t want to put it in the metal cabinet or near any sources of radio interference. Avoid electrical boxes, wireless routers, or things like appliances. The ideal location will generally be somewhere high up on the wall and centrally located to the wireless devices. Thanks to the range of DSC’s wireless devices, in most houses the placement of the wireless receiver is not critical since it will probably be able to receive all signals from anywhere in the house. But it is still wise to place it in as close to an ideal position as possible to avoid any issues. - Back To Top

 

 

 

What’s the difference between an RF5132-433 and a TR5164-433?

There are two major differences between the two devices. The first is the number of zones that each can handle. The RF5132-433 can do up to 32 wireless zones while the TR5164-433 can do up to 60 zones. The second is that the TR5164-433 is a transceiver instead of just a receiver: it can send signals as well as receive signals. This gives it access to some two-way wireless devices such as the WT5500 wireless keypad and the WT4989 wireless key. - Back To Top

 

 

 

TR5164-433 Wireless Transceiver

 

 

 

How many zones does the TR5164-433 support?

The TR5164-433 supports up to 60 wireless zones. Making it a good addition to a PC1864. In addition it also supports up to 16 wireless keys, including the two-way WT4989. And it can support up to 4 wireless keypads: WT5500. So even for a smaller PC1616 or PC1832, if you want two-way devices the TR5164-433 is a good option. - Back To Top

 

 

 

3G2060RUSA GSM Communicator

 

 

 

What network does the 3G2060RUSA use? - Back To Top

 

 

 

Can the 3G2060RUSA be used for self-monitoring? - Back To Top

 

 

 

TL150 Internet Communicator

 

 

 

TL260 Internet Communicator

 

 

 

TL2603GR Dual Path Communicator