Moose Z1100e Failure to Communicate

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Old 07-17-06, 04:36 AM
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Moose Z1100e Failure to Communicate

I have acquired an older home with a Moose Z1100 system. Until recently, the system worked like a charm. Am now getting the Failure to Communicate message, with a constant high pitch beeping tone coming from one of the control panels - the others chirp.There are two different types of control panels - one with LED display - displays the message (maybe the Z1100R?) and the other with lights down the left side - has a blinking Failure to Communicate light - Z1100e. When I press * to silence, and confirm the "stay", it silences the beeping control panel for a few minutes, and then the beeping starts again. There is no phone system currently in the home, and I believe the system is trying to dial out. I do know that the dialer had lightning strike, so the siren is the current means of alarm. None of the manuals that I found online help, other than to say contact technician - who no longer supports the system. I can't find the control panel with the Failure to Com. light on line. For now, until a new system is installed, how do I power off the entire system. The high pitched tone is driving me nuts!
 
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For the short term, to power the system down, there is a small black slide switch in the bottom left corner of the main system board. This shuts down the whole system.

Z1100R is the LED keypad. Z1100ST is the LCD keypad (alphanumeric)

It sounds like the dialer was never disabled.

If you are sure that you have the Z1100e model, I think we can help you shut down the dialer.

If the factory installer code has never been changed (surprisingly common with the old moose panels) do the following:

There is a small pushbutton switch about halfway up the left side of the main PC board. Press and release it, and enter 9 + 98765 at any keypad (the one with the LEDs is actually less confusing for this purpose). (you have about 2 minutes or so to do this)

All of the LEDs will flash if it works.

enter 067#
enter 0*
enter * until you are back at run mode.

The communicator should be turned off, and you will stop getting the failure to communicate troubles.

If the code doesn't work. Turn the power switch off, and while pushing the program switch, turn it back on. The panel will start up in program mode, and you can enter the 067#0*** sequence.
 
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