Dsc Power 632 and PC5508z Keypad


Old 11-15-05, 07:32 AM
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Dsc Power 632 and PC5508z Keypad

I am working on a previously installed system. I have reset the system to factory defaults and started from scratch. The panel has all of the existing zones identified with zone 1 being the entry door. When looking at the panel wiring, there are no wires on zone 1. Looking futher I noticed that the contacts for the entry door are attached to the keypad. Can you explain the proper programming for this and what should I use as zone 1 definition or do I just need to rewire the door as a zone seperate from the keypad?
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Old 11-15-05, 05:49 PM
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No, it's pretty easy (as DSC goes). That keypad zone is one of their more useful features:
From the install manual--

Assigning Keypad Zones
When using keypad zone inputs, each input used must be
assigned a zone number in Installer’s Programming.
First, ensure that you have enrolled all installed keypads into
the desired slots. (See 2.5 “Keypad Assignment” on page 4.)
Next, enter programming section [020] to assign the zones.
There are eight programming locations in this section, one for
each keypad slot. Enter a 2-digit zone number for each of the
keypad zones. This number must be entered in the location
corresponding to the keypad to which each zone is connected.
Example: The zone on an LCD5500Z keypad in slot 8 is to be
assigned zone 3. In section [020], scroll to option [8] and
enter (03).
NOTE:Keypad zones 1-6 will replace zone terminals Z1-Z6 on
the control panel.
NOTE: Once the keypad zones are assigned, you must also
program zone definitions and zone attributes. (See also 5.4
“Assigning Keypad Zones” on page 17).

If you want to, you can use that zone 1 input for something else, and assign the keypad input to zone 7 or 8 (the original installer may have not realized that that was an option).
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