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The DSC PC5108 Zone Expander is used to add additional hardwired zones to your existing control panel. Each expander module has jumper settings that can be set for the desired zone numbers. For example, if you are using an expander to add zones 9 through 16, you would make sure that jumper 1 is off, jumper 2 is on, and jumper 3 is on.
If using any wireless devices on your system, be sure not to include any wireless zone on a module that has been designated for hardwire devices. The zone sets would be: Zones 1-8 (main panel), 9-16, 17-24, and 25-32…
Zone expanders are easily installed and will connect directly to the same keybus terminals as the keypads (red, black, yellow, green). You must also run a small wire from the “TAM” terminal on the expander module to the “Black” terminal, also on the expander module. Failure to jump the “tam” to “black” will result in a General System Tamper.
There are several times people get confused on programming their zone definitions into the DSC security systems. It is fairly easy to do, but can also be really confusing. Zone definitions basically tells the system how that zone is to respond to that device being triggered. In other words, the definition tells the system how to function for that zone. The only thing to remember when doing your definitions is to know that you will not enter a zone number, but only a definition. You must also know how to count, because each time you enter a 2-digit zone definition, the system will do a quick triple beep and then you are ready to input the definition for the next zone.
Here are the most common Zone Definitions:
- Definition 00 = Not Used (null, turned off)
- Definition 01 = Delay 1 (ie: entry/exit doors)
- Definition 03 = Instant (ie: window sensors, non entry doors, glass breaks)
- Definition 05 = Interior Stay/Away (motion)
- Definition 08 = Delayed 24hr Fire (hardwired)
- Definition 88 = Standard 24hr Fire (wireless)
To program your zone definitions, you must:
- Enter Programming by pressing ” * 8 + Installer Code “
- Enter Section 001 (Section 001 is used for Zones 1 – 16 only… If you have more than 16 zones, you will use 001 for the first 16 zones, then you will use section 002 for zones 17-32)
- Now you will enter Zone 1′s 2-digit definition
- The system will triple beep, and now you will enter zone 2′s definition
- When you are finished entering the Zone definitions, you will hit # # #
So let’s, for example, say we want to make:
- Zone 1 and entry door with a delay
- Zone 2 a back perimeter door, no delay
- Zone 3 a living room motion
- Zone 4 a bedroom window
- Zone 5 a hardwired smoke detector
- Zones 6, 7, 8 not used
I will use the definitions above and program my zone definitions as follows:
- * 8 + Installer Code
- 001 (enters section)
- 01 (delay 1 for entry door)
- 03 (perimeter back door)
- 05 (motion sensor)
- 03 (perimeter bedroom window)
- 08 (hardwired smoke)
- 00 (zone 6 not used)
- 00 (zone 7 not used)
- 00 (zone 8 not used)
- # # # (to exit)
Now you have defined all eight zones. Please note that you must start with zone 1 and proceed in order with the other zones. There is no way to just start with zone 5 or just enter one zone, without starting at the beginning of the section (unless you start in a whole different section for higher zones, but if using less than 16 zones, you will only be in section 001). Notice that we did not enter the zone numbers, just the definitions. The system knows that the first two digits you enter in section 001 will be the definition for zone 1, the next two digits will define zone 2, etc.
Depending on the type of keypad you use, depends on how easy it is to program your system. If using one of the PK5500 fully alpha-programmable keypads, this keypad will show you everything the system is asking for, as well as display the number of digits required for that section. If using an older keypad or a PK5501, the keypad will not display anything and you have just the beeps to go by.
DSC has released version 4.6 of the 1864 panel. The new updates in this version consist of:
- 64 Wireless Zones using the version 4.6 and the new RFK5564 keypad
- Easy wireless device enrollment process (using ver 1.3 of the RFK5564 or the RFK5500)
- Word library for programming zone labels (available with ver 1.3 of the RFK5564, RFK5500, or PK5500 and available in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish)
The 64 zones of wireless capabilities will only be offered in a keypad version using the RFK5564 and not as a “stand alone” receiver. The RFK5564 will not give you 64 wireless zones on a 1616 or 1832 (it can be used with these panels, but will only give you 32 wireless zones), it will only give you 64 wireless zones on a 1864 ver 4.6 panel. If you have an older panel, you cannot flash upgrade to the new 4.6.
Many people call and state that they have a trouble light or a triangle lit up on their keypad. If either of those are lit up, then your system is letting you know that something isn’t right. Here is an easy way to tell what the trouble may be.
On your DSC Keypad, hit ” * 2 ”
Zone light will turn on showing trouble
Zone Light 1 Service Required, Press 1 again to show exact trouble
- Light 1 = Low Panel Battery
- Light 2 = Bell/Horn Trouble
- Light 3 = General System Trouble
- Light 4 = General System Tamper
- Light 5 = General System Supervisory
- Light 6 = Not Used
- Light 7 = 5204 Power Supply Module Low Battery
- Light 8 = 5204 Power Supply Module AC Fail
Zone Light 2 AC Failure
Zone Light 3 Telephone Line Trouble
Zone Light 4 Failure to Communicate
Zone Light 5 Zone Fault, Press 5 again to show zone
Zone Light 6 Zone Tamper, Press 6 again to show zone
Zone Light 7 Zone Low Battery, Press 7 again to find which zone
Zone Light 8 Loss of System Clock (* 6 + Master Code + 1 + Time and Date (1pm 12/26 2000 would be 1300122600)
If no lights show possible Fire Trouble
To Reset Smoke Detectors hit * 72 (If this does NOT reset smoke detector set for service, smoke is bad)
This is exactly how techs check to see what is wrong with your system. From this point on, you can take the information you found and take it to the next step. If your system has been fine for several years and then all of a sudden you get a trouble light, the majority of the time it is a low battery.
The DSC Power Series hardwire systems, like all systems have limits to their output used for sirens and strobes. You are limited to no more than 2 amps short-term draw with a good backup battery. Short term means during a reasonable alarm period. I’d recommend keeping your bell cutoff time to under 5 minutes to stay within the “short term” guidelines. Note: The manual states the limit is 700ma, however this is without a backup battery and a continuous rating and as such is usually not pertinent to most users.
You’ll find current draw ratings on the sounders and strobes we sell, but as a general rule we tell people you can put one indoor siren and one outdoor siren on the system and stay under this 2 amp limit. Of course you could swap the indoor siren for a strobe and stay under too since strobes typically draw less. If you need more than this however it’s time to look at an additional power supply to power additional sirens or strobes.
For adding extra power to your DSC Power Series panel we suggest using the DSC PC5204. This 5204 will get you an additional 1 amp continuous or 2 amps short-term additional juice. So if using exclusively for output power you could again add an indoor and an outdoor siren to the 5204 and be within its limits. Here is a list of equipment that you will need to accomplish this task:
1 – DSC PC5204 Power Supply Module
1 – DSC PC5003c large expansion cabinet
1 – Power Transformer (16.5vac, 40va)
1 – Backup Battery
And, of course, your siren or strobes…
Now, as you see in the diagram in this article, it’s pretty simple to hook up. You can actually download the diagram to make it easier on you by visiting this link:
You will just hook up the wiring as you see in the diagram provided.
You will also need to do a few simple programming steps in the panel to make this all work. So get your installer code ready and let’s go through it.
First step you’ll need to perform is entering *8 and your installer code. If you’ve never changed the default factory installer code (it would be a good idea to do so at some point) then you’d enter *8 5555.
You will now be in programming mode and, if you have an alpha-numeric keypad like the PK5500, you will see that it is now asking you for a section.
You will then enter section 011 and input 01. This makes the PGM1 output on the PC5204 Power a ‘Burglary and Fire Bell Output’. This definition tells the output on the 5204 to follow the siren output on the main system. So what ever the main panel output is doing this one will follow suite and trigger accordingly.
After you do this then you can exit programming by pressing the ‘#’ key 3 times.
This is all you should need to do to get your extra sirens working with your DSC Power Series.