Problem with DSC Keypad Power or Devices Won't Power
Keep in mind that DSC Powerseries wired alarms can provide up to 700mA current to connected devices. While this is typically sufficient for multiple keypads and zone expanders, it is important to make sure this limit is not exceeded. The newer LCD keypads like PTK5507 in particular draw around 400-450mA of current per keypad so if multiple devices are used, particularly more than one PTK keypad it will be necessary to add an additional power supply such as PC5200 or PC5204 along with a power transformer and battery.
AC Power Indicator Is Not Lighting Up on DSC Keypad
By default the AC status indicator does not light up on DSC keypads. There is an option in programming to turn it on if desired. The option is shown in the installation manual that comes with the keypad (not the system) but in brief: Enter ...
Expanding Security Alarm System Power Supply
Wired Security systems (eg DSC, Elk) are powered by an external power supply, and then in turn they supply power to 12VDC peripherals such as keypads, zone expanders, motion sensors, glass breaks, smoke detectors. This auxiliary power from the panel ...
What Does The Yellow Trouble Light On My DSC Keypad Mean and How Can I Stop The Beeping?
What Does The Yellow Trouble Light On My DSC Keypad Mean? The yellow trouble light indicates a system problem of some sort. To find out the cause of the trouble light, press *2 on your keypad. On a LCD keypad: 1 is a system problem, press 1 again ...
Enrolling Wireless Sensors on DSC Systems Using RFK5501 Keypad
How to enroll wireless devices into a DSC alarm system using a PK5501 or RFK5501 keypad by manually entering the device ESN. Enter [ ✱ ][Installer Code]. 01 for Zone 1 02 Zone 2 and so on Enter in 6 digit ESN number then hit # twice Enter ...
X-10 or Insteon Devices Not Communicating
Powerline (eg. X10, Insteon, UPB) automation signals travel along the household power wiring. There are two main issues that can affect performance. One is that your house electrical system is split in to 2 phases at the breaker panel. The other ...