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HSM2HOST9 PowerG Transceiver

How do I enroll the module?
Where should the HSM2HOST9 be mounted?
How many wireless zones does it support?

HSM2108 Hardwired Zone Expander

How do I enroll the module?
Do I need to address the module?

HSM2204 Power Supply/High Output Module

How do I enroll the module?
What’s the difference between the HSM2204 and the HSM2300?
What’s the difference between the HSM2204 and the HSM2208?

HSM2208 Output Module

How do I enroll the module?
What’s the difference between the HSM2204 and the HSM2208?

HSM2300 Power Supply Module

How do I enroll the module?
What’s the difference between the HSM2204 and the HSM2300?

PCL422 Communicator Remote Mounting Module

What is the PCL422 used for?
Where does the PCL422 mounted?
What type of connectors are used to wire the PCL422?
How do I get a PCL422?

3G8080(I)AT/CD8080(I)VZ Alarm.com Cellular Communicator

How do I wire the communicator?
Is there any programming required?
Can it be used for self-monitoring or central station monitoring?

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HSM2HOST9 PowerG Transceiver

 

 

 

How do I enroll the module?

The enrollment process for modules on the PowerSeries NEO should be quick and painless. The first thing you’ll want to do is make sure that every module that you currently want to enroll into the alarm system is properly wired on the CORBUS and that there isn’t excessive power draw. Then enter programming with *8 and the installer code. You’ll then enter 902 to go to the module section. And press * to enter the auto-enrollment mode for the modules. The screen should display the type and number of modules so that you can confirm that everything is correct. Then press the # key a few times to exit out of programming. - Back To Top

 

 

 

Where should the HSM2HOST9 be mounted?

The ideal location to place the wireless transceiver is high up on the wall and centrally located in relation to the wireless devices. However with the PowerG technology having such long range, up to 2km in open air, the HSM2HOST9 module does not need to necessarily be in the ideal location for most residential applications. There are still things to avoid though. You won’t want to place it right next to a source of interference such as a WiFi router. You won’t want to put it in the metal cabinet. And you should avoid placing it near things like large appliances or electrical breaker boxes. - Back To Top

 

 

 

How many wireless zones does it support?

The HSM2HOST9 PowerG transceiver is capable of doing as many wireless zones as the NEO control panel requires: up to 128 with the HS2128. In addition to wireless zones, the transceiver can also handle up to 32 wireless keys, 16 wireless sirens, 16 wireless keypads, and 8 wireless repeaters.

 

 

 

HSM2108 Hardwired Zone Expander

 

 

 

Do I need to address the module?

The HSM2108 is automatically addressed based on the order that it is enrolled. You can control the order by manually enrolling them or connecting them one at a time. To check what slots the zone expanders are in:

  1. Enter programming.
  2. Enter section 902.
  3. Enter subsection 003.
  4. You can now scroll through the enrolled devices. The screen will display the device type, slot number, and serial number. You can use the serial number and slot number to determine which zone expander corresponds to which zones. From here you can also edit the slot number if needed.
  5. Press # a few times to exit programming mode. - Back To Top

 

 

 

 

HSM2204 Power Supply/High Output Module

 

 

 

What’s the difference between the HSM2204 and the HSM2300?

In many ways the two modules are the same. They both provide an additional 1 amp of auxiliary power and require a PTC1640 and backup battery like the BD712. While that is all that the HSM2300 adds, the HSM2204 also has 4 high current PGM outputs. The first of which acts as a supervised bell output limited to 700 mA if desired. - Back To Top

 

 

 

What’s the difference between the HSM2204 and the HSM2208?

The HSM2208 has 8 low current PGM outputs. These can be used for things like triggering relays or powering an LED indicator. The HSM2208 draws all of its auxiliary power from another device, usually the main control panel.

The HSM2204 on the other hand provides its own power, up to 1 amp, and requires its own power transformer and backup battery. It only has 4 PGM outputs and they can handle a higher current draw making them useful for things such as sirens. It can also be used to provide auxiliary power to other devices such as keypads or even an HSM2208. - Back To Top

 

 

 

HSM2208 Output Module

 

 

 

HSM2300 Power Supply Module

 

 

 

PCL422 Communicator Remote Mounting Module

 

 

 

What is the PCL422 used for?

The PCL422 is used as a connection component for the DSC PowerSeries NEO cellular 8080 model communicators. The go between the cellular communicator and the main panel. - Back To Top

 

 

 

Where does the PCL422 mounted?

The PCL422 is usually mounted to the side-wall of the DSC NEO cabinet. It's small enough to fit perfectly in this location. - Back To Top

 

 

 

What type of connectors are used to wire the PCL422?

When you mount the PCL422 to the side-wall; you will use two different types of connectors.

The first connection is between the PCL422 and the cellular radio. When making this connection you will use 22 gauge 4 conductor alarm wire.

The second connection from the PCL422 goes from the PCL422 to the main board. To make this connection you will use the included PCLink cable that comes with the cellular communicator. - Back To Top

 

 

 

How do I get a PCL422?

The PCL422 will be included with the cellular communicator that you purchase. You will also get the PCLink cable mentioned above as well. - Back To Top

 

 

 

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How do I wire the communicator?

The 8080 Alarm.com communicators require using a PCL-422, included with the 8080, as an interface to the control panel. The PCL-422 is connected via a PCLINK ribbon cable to the PCLINK 2 pins on the control panel. The red wire will be oriented to the right on the control panel and be facing to the inside on the PCL-422.

One of the single most common mistakes we encounter is the wiring between the 8080 and the PCL-422. For this you will need 6 conductors. The easy part is the + and - DC wires. The TX and RX connections are where the mistakes are made. The connections are crossed: the RX+ on the PCL-422 goes to the TX+ of the 8080, RX- to TX-, TX+ to RX+, and TX- to RX-. - Back To Top

 

 

 

Is there any programming required?

Assuming that the NEO panel has the default programming regarding communications and reporting, there is only 1 change that needs to be made to allow the 8080 communicator to be recognized and initialize with the control panel. Once in programming, enter section 382. Then scroll over to option 5 and press * to turn that option on. Press # twice to exit programming. - Back To Top

 

 

 

Can it be used for self-monitoring or central station monitoring?

While the 8080 communicators must be used with an Alarm.com subscription they can be used for self-monitoring, central station monitoring, or a combination of the two. You can just use one of Alarm.com’s interactive service plans to allow you to receive notifications for various events, along with a number of other smart home security features. Or you can just purchase the wireless signal forwarding with central station monitoring to only have a traditional monitoring experience. The wireless signal forwarding feature is also included with all of the interactive plans so you can purchase central station monitoring in addition to an interactive plan to have features of both. - Back To Top

 

 

 

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