Adjust Ademco 6150 Backlighting

Reply

  #1  
Old 10-17-07, 06:56 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 3
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Adjust Ademco 6150 Backlighting

Hello,

I have 2 Ademco 6150 keypads. 1 in my basement stays fully illuminated (the keypad and the screen). The other, in my bedroom, the keys stay litbut the screen itself only comes on once I press a button, and it only stays on for 1 minute before going dark again.

How can I access programming that will allow me to have this keypad stay fully illuminated-keys and screen- all the time?

Thanks in advance for any help!
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 10-17-07, 08:36 PM
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Gainesville, FL, USA
Posts: 16,331
Received 38 Votes on 37 Posts
What system model are the keypads attached to? The answer varys by system model.
 
  #3  
Old 10-18-07, 07:28 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 3
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by MrRonFL View Post
What system model are the keypads attached to? The answer varys by system model.
Im sorry- The system is a First Alert, Model FA168C-GP.

Hope that helps. Thanks for your response.
 
  #4  
Old 10-18-07, 05:02 PM
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Gainesville, FL, USA
Posts: 16,331
Received 38 Votes on 37 Posts
On the system you have (a modified Vista 20p), there is no adjustment for that feature. The keypads normally turn off the display backlight after 30-40 seconds or so.

The only variable to this is a setting for displaying the exit time countdown.

It is possible that the one staying lit is actually the one malfunctioning.
 
  #5  
Old 10-18-07, 06:13 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 3
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by MrRonFL View Post
On the system you have (a modified Vista 20p), there is no adjustment for that feature. The keypads normally turn off the display backlight after 30-40 seconds or so.

The only variable to this is a setting for displaying the exit time countdown.

It is possible that the one staying lit is actually the one malfunctioning.
Thank you very much. If I replaced the keypads with a different model/brand would that help, or am I looking at replacing the main circuit board?
 
  #6  
Old 10-18-07, 08:17 PM
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Gainesville, FL, USA
Posts: 16,331
Received 38 Votes on 37 Posts
No, other than upgrading to one of the (much more expensive) graphic keypads, you have pretty much the same specs.

Really, there's not adjustment for this feature without completely changing your system out for a higher end system. You just got the luck of the draw and got one abnormal keypad (the one that stays backlit). Normally they _all_ power down the display backlight after awhile.
 
  #7  
Old 04-15-08, 06:59 PM
Member
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 1
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Can anyone tell me the difference from a First Alert FA168C-GP and a Ademco Vista P?? How do you tell how old the system board is? Should these come with the battery for standby or is that normally purchased separately?

Thanks for all the help
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: