Author Topic: Help with Vista 20p panel wiring  (Read 388 times)

Offline Aaron

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Help with Vista 20p panel wiring
« on: October 21, 2017, 12:44:37 am »
The prior owner wired 2 doors to Zone 1. I want them on separate zone, there are 4 unused zones right now. (see attached image)

The two door sensors are wired in series and connected to the panel with a resistor.

I've never wired a panel before so...

Anything I need to know before I separate them to place one of them on its own zone?

Do I need to program something into the panel to make the door sensor work on the new zone?

thx for the help

Offline JohnRob

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Re: Help with Vista 20p panel wiring
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2017, 09:13:41 pm »
Hi,

Things that will have to be accomplished:


You will have to identify the resistor value and how they are wired into the system.  The diagram on the inside door panel should help.
You will have to add a similar resistor to the new zone (4)
You will have to add zone 4 to the enabled list (wrong term but descriptive).
You will need the programmers guide (google "Programming Guide, 772.pdf")
You will need the users guide (google "User Guide, 786.pdf")


Reprogramming and adding Zone 4 is not difficult but is tedious (using the keypad buttons).   When I did mine I thought I could just zip in and program it quickly.  Did not work out for me.  I had to read through the programming manual several times to get a "feel" for how the commands are structured.   In the end I successfully completed my complete system from scratch.


Good luck.