BP128 and 4219 Zone Expander

Old 11-23-16, 02:24 PM
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BP128 and 4219 Zone Expander

I have a BP128 panel and I put a 4219 hardwired expander in a detached garage. I am adding a 2nd partition to the panel. I am setting it up using Compass and originally assigned it address 19. In compass under the device type I dont see anything about aux wired. What type does the 4219 need to be set as or do I even need to set it up in there. Also does anyone have a list to show what address does to what zone numbers? I can change the address if need be to fit it in another zone range.
Old 11-23-16, 09:11 PM
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Estone, go to the Installation manual and have a look at the compatible peripherals. It's been a long time since I've programmed an upper-end panel, but I"m pretty sure you can't use the 4219 expander with the Vista-128BP: You need a 4208U for the upper-end panels like the V-128, that support V-Plex.
(The "U" is for "Universal", which is a bit misleading because it can't be used with lower-end panels like the Vista-20 series and lower that _don't_ support V-Plex.)

If you're stuck with your 4219, I have a spare 4208 expander that I can't use because I don't expect to install anything above a Vista-20P again: Homes and small businesses only these days. Perhaps we could arrange a trade?
Old 11-24-16, 09:02 AM
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Yeah, the 4219 isn't going to give you any joy with a V128BP. The 4208 is what you're going to need for additional hardwired zones:

Installer manual: http://www.canbroc.com/downloads/vista128_ig.pdf

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