Programming 20P with 6160


Old 07-20-09, 04:05 PM
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Programming 20P with 6160

I purchased the 20P system with the 6150RF keypad. I also purchased a 6160 keypad on Ebay because I found out that I could not program the system with the 6150RF. The problem I am having now is that the 6160 does not seem to get into programming mode. I hold the 1 + 3 key down after power on, and i can change the address, which I did to 30. The 6150RF is set to default 31. But that is all I seem to be able to do with the 6160. I tried holding the # * keys down. That had no effect. Also, 4+1+1+2 plus 8 + 0 + 0 doesn't do anything. The keys stop beeping after the 5th number is pushed. What am I doing wrong?
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You need to address the 6160 to address 16.

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Thanks. That solved the problem. I have gotten all RF door sensor working, but I am having problems with the 5890PI motion detector. It was detected ok in zone programming and setup as Zone 12, Zone type 04, Loop 1. The 5890 tested ok with the Walk Test jumper set. But when I arm the system as Away, I can not get the 5890 to trigger an alarm. Also, tried doing a Test with Walk on the 6160, but it does not detect motion from 5890. Now what am I doing wrong?
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The 5890 goes in sleep mode for 3-4 minutes every time it reports. Arm the system in Away and hide out of the motions site for 3-4 min then walk into its field
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You are right. The 5890 will trigger an alarm if I leave the room for a bit and then re-enter. Strange that it doesn't indicate with the 6160 in Test mode with Walk. Thanks for your quick response.
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It's a battery saver. _All_ wireless motions use such a feature, otherwise, the movement of people in a normal residence would have you changing the somewhat expensive lithium batterys every few days.

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