(DSC) Question about PGM programming


Old 11-24-15, 03:26 AM
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(DSC) Question about PGM programming


I would like to provide power (12vDC) to a GSM dialer through a supervised output from a DSC panel.
Because the GSM board needs too much power, I've bought a PC5204 module. This card has 4 PGM outputs.

The normal behaviour seems to be the PGM output is activated when the alarm is triggered.
Is there a way to instead have the PGM always activated (NC to ground) but still supervised (if the wires is cut an alert is triggered)?
The only way I can think of is to create a new dummy zone as a [26] 24-hrs Non-Alarm (Zone will not create an alarm) and use the PGM option "Zone Follower".

1) A 24hrs-Non alarm zone is active or non-active all the time?
2) What PGM attribute [501] should I select? [3] ON/OFF??

This solutions doesn't seem very elegant but I cannot think of anything else.
Suggestions are very welcome

thanks a lto
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Old 11-24-15, 02:14 PM
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Looking at the instructions: http://cms.dsc.com/download.php?t=1&id=15120

Output 1 is a supervised output, so if you have it connected to a load with a 1K resistor to supervise, that circuit being cut would trigger a trouble.

I take it you are trying to supervise the power to your GSM communicator?

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