Can I wire existing window trip magnets to a GE NX-650 transmitter?

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Old 03-25-13, 01:00 PM
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Can I wire existing window trip magnets to a GE NX-650 transmitter?

I currently have an X10 wireless alarm system installed. I would like to switch to a GE Simon XT system. I know that I can not connect the X10 wireless transmitters. However, I'm wondering if it would be possible to keep the existing magnet sets that I have mounted and wire them into one of the GE NX-650 window trip transmitters. The magnet sets simply have two wires coming out of one of the magnets. I'm wondering if I could somehow connect these wires to the appropriate leads in the GE NX-650 unit.
 
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Yes, those transmitters have a hardwire input that you can wire any normally closed hardwire contact into. You would have to set your system to ignore the built in reed switch, of course.
 
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Hi MrRonF. Thanks for this information. That is encouraging to know. What do you mean by "set your system to ignore the built in reed switch"?
 
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It's part of the process of programming the transmitters into the base system. There is a setting in the programming that you can tell the transmitter to use the external contact input.
 
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Thanks. This is very helpful. Wow, what a great forum!
 
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