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Old 02-04-17, 06:22 PM
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Error code E8

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I'm trying to add a wireless motion sensor 5898. When I tried to add it I got an error code E8. I think it means my receiver is maxed out and no more zones are available. I count 16 zones used including a 5804BD fob and two 5827BD wireless keypads. Zone 9 is programmed with a zone type 05 and I'm not sure what it's for. Can I reprogram this zone for the motion sensor? My manual says a type 05 zone is used for a trouble sensor and I have no idea what it is used for. Or maybe just reprogram and use one of the zones I can live without on the 5804BD fob (we rarely use it anyway).
 
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Old 02-04-17, 07:06 PM
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What is the model of your system, and of your wireless receiver? The answer is dependent on identifying those components.
 
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Old 02-04-17, 07:24 PM
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I'm pretty sure it's a vista 20se and a 5881ENM. If you have access to my previous posts, I have pictures of it posted, I haven't been sure of exactly what the model numbers are.
 
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Old 02-04-17, 07:29 PM
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Another thing to note is zones 10-18 are wireless sensors, zones 19, 20 and 22 are for the 5804BD fob and then zones 37-39 are for the 5827BD wireless keypads. I'm not sure why zone 21 and 23-36 were skipped.
 
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Old 02-04-17, 07:45 PM
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Old 02-04-17, 07:52 PM
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Ok, backtracking your posts from November 2016:
For future reference: You have a Safewatch Pro 2000; which is the ADT modified version of a Vista 20se, your wireless receiver is a 5881m; which on a Vista 20se (or clone) allows a total of 16 wireless zones plus the 8 hardwired zones. Your maximum zone count with this configuration is 24 zones. Every keyfob uses 4 zones (even if you don't program a configuration for the 4th button), and you are allowed to skip zone numbers.

By your list, this system is maxed out with the current wireless receiver.
 
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Old 02-04-17, 08:01 PM
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Thanks for the conformation on the model numbers and info. So in order to program in the motion detector I need to remove the 5804BD fob or the two 5827BD wireless keypads? Oh, and what about zone 9, can I reprogram that for the motion sensor or does it have something to do with the wireless receiver?
 
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Old 02-04-17, 09:25 PM
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Zone 9 is not a "real zone" on a Vista 20se (clone). It's purely for the supervision of the wireless receiver.

Removing any device to free up zones would allow you to add more. Alternatively; you could upgrade to the 5188H receiver which would give you the full 24 wireless zones the system will support.
 
 

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