DSC 832 Keypad Assignments (Partition/Slot)


  #1  
Old 12-31-21, 02:12 PM
G
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2020
Posts: 8
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
DSC 832 Keypad Assignments (Partition/Slot)

I've had the DSC 832 (PC5010) in my house for 21 years. I have the installer code and have done some minor program changes over the years, but I only delve into the manual to learn the specific thing I need to do at the time.

There are 3 LCD5500Z keypad panels and I wanted to see the Assignments the original installer used.
What I found (under 000 section 0) was one (main entrance) is assigned 1-1 but the other 2 (one at a side door leading to a garage and the other in the Master Bedroom) are both assigned 1-8 (partition one slot 8). .

What would be the purpose/benefit of assigning those 2 to the same slot?
 
  #2  
Old 01-01-22, 04:14 AM
T
Member
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: US
Posts: 1,234
Received 209 Upvotes on 183 Posts
LCD keypads come defaulted to Slot 8.
 
  #3  
Old 01-01-22, 12:40 PM
G
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2020
Posts: 8
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Thanks.

The bedroom Keypad was added a few months after the initial installation (the wire was already run behind a blank wall plate).

So you're saying he didn't do this by design, he just forgot to assign the 3rd keypad to a separate slot.
Are there any situations where an installer would want two keypads on the same slot?
 
  #4  
Old 01-01-22, 03:23 PM
M
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Gainesville, FL, USA
Posts: 15,591
Received 314 Upvotes on 289 Posts
Not really. The system will tolerate them being on the same slot but it makes certain features not work correctly (such as keypad zone inputs). The original installer didn't read the instructions all the way through.
 
  #5  
Old 01-01-22, 05:16 PM
G
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2020
Posts: 8
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Thanks. The system has only been tolerating it that way for the last 21 years .
I just fixed it. Now they're all separate (Slots 1, 2 and 8).
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: