6150 and 6160 keypad buttons hard during the winter


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Old 01-07-19, 05:19 PM
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6150 and 6160 keypad buttons hard during the winter

does anyone else have problems with their Honeywell keypad buttons getting hard and have to be pressed harder to register in the winter ? Both of my keypads which are brand new replaced in December of 2018 buttons gets really stiff and hard when i press any keys during the winter but when I turn on the heater the buttons are soft again and easy to press like regularly. Itís getting really frustrating.
 
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Old 01-08-19, 03:24 AM
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Those membrane switch buttons are of a type of plastic that I'm not surprised would stiffen up in cooler temperatures. What's the temperature range that you start having trouble?
 
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Old 01-08-19, 01:49 PM
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it starts to happen when the temperature hits 63 as my Honeywell WiFi thermostat is right next to the keypad
 
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Old 01-09-19, 03:29 AM
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That's not that cold. I've seen these keypads used in non-climate controlled warehouses, with no real problem. Don't know how old this keypad is. It could simply be that the plastic of the keypad switch membrane is getting old.
 
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Old 01-09-19, 09:58 AM
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yea that could be it. i'll just use the keyfob or the envisalink link mobile website to arm and disarm the system during the winter times.
 
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If the keypad is mounted on an outside wall, there could be cold air moving through a penetrated vapor barrier and into the keypad. I've seen keypads get pretty cold, but never what you're describing.

For an initial test, I would burn a punk stick below the keypad and watch the smoke. Even more conclusive would be to remove the keypad from the wall leaving the back mounted and repeat the test.
 
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Old 01-10-19, 05:45 AM
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Yes both keypads are mounted onto a outside wall. When I turn on the whole house fan I can feel a breeze coming out of the keypads. The outside tempature here is usually 30 to 40 in the winter
 
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You _could_ try putting some of that thin foam insulation between the keypad base and the wall, with just enough of a slit to pass the wire.
 
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Old 01-27-19, 10:11 PM
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I bought some foam installation made for outdoor wall outlets then cut it in the keypad shape for both with one side having a double sided tape and it worked !
 
 

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