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Old 01-15-22, 02:45 PM
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DSC Power 832

I recently purchased a new, to me, home. It has a hard wired DSC 832 security system. It has two A-100 glass breakage sensors that are wired in series with door contacts. They have never been activated since they lack the 12 V power wires. Can I use a 110 to 12V transformer to power them or utilize a small 12V battery? I prefer to remain wired rather than wireless, since that would mean more $ to set up.
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Old 01-15-22, 05:40 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

Glass breaks wired to a door circuit is not a good thing.
Glass breaks should each be on their own zone like motion sensors.
This way if there is a problem you'll know exactly which unit is causing the problem.
Sometimes several glass break sensors are wired to a common zone but rarely with any door.

Check the wiring to the glass breaks.
It should have been done in four wire cable and then you could get power from the panel.

Power connects to +12v and gnd. C and NC are the switch contacts used.

 
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Old 01-16-22, 05:29 AM
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Thank you for the response. I agree that it is not ideal, but was never wired with the power source, just wired in series with the door. Impossible to run new wires, so looking for a solution to supply power to the sensor.
 
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Old 01-16-22, 02:04 PM
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In that case any 12vdc supply will work. A battery wouldn't be the best choice.
You could even use AUX + and - from the control board.
 
 

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