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Posted By ChosunOne

Unfortunately, alarm panels, even the newer ones,...

Unfortunately, alarm panels, even the newer ones, don't do well with VoIP phone lines. Sometimes they work, more often they don't. The data transmission interaction between the panel and the Central...
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Posted By PJmax

You are drawing too much power off the aux bus. ...

You are drawing too much power off the aux bus.
The board is current limited so that you didn't hurt it.
The battery may be on the weak side too.

That board is rated:
2A maximum from alarm bus....
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Posted By PJmax

I would not trust any known wiring color code....

I would not trust any known wiring color code. Use an ohmmeter to be safe.
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Posted By Jimmiee

It's been a long long time since this subject has...

It's been a long long time since this subject has been mentioned. If I remember right, To use an external relay to hook AC or DC powered smoke alarms to a fire alarm is not a UL approved procedure....
11-12-20, 11:23 AM
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Posted By Pilot Dane

Twist on wire nuts are designed for at least one...

Twist on wire nuts are designed for at least one solid wire and where there is no motion (not for vehicles or hand tools). They not great when connecting two stranded wires or in devices that move...
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Posted By Pilot Dane

As for Geo's problem I don't even think a tone...

As for Geo's problem I don't even think a tone generating app on the phone will help since I don't know a way to make one app play a tone through the phone app. You might be able to use a handheld...
10-19-20, 02:44 PM
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Posted By Drangd

Smaller gennys are a lot rpm driven for voltage...

Smaller gennys are a lot rpm driven for voltage regulation. What I would do is put a VOM like my Fluke 87 and run it on min then max for about 20 minutes each. See what the gen is producing UNDER A...
10-16-20, 11:49 AM
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Posted By 2john02458

A rat tail file and some elbow grease would also...

A rat tail file and some elbow grease would also work.
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Posted By rstripe

Thanks to your ruler measurements, it looks like...

Thanks to your ruler measurements, it looks like you have an Adams-Rite MS1847-02 deadlock. The mounting screws are 3-11/16" on centers, and that sure looks like what you've got. The screw just above...
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Posted By ChosunOne

Powering a relay off the outlet was my thought...

Powering a relay off the outlet was my thought too, but I'd do it a bit differently. I would plug in a low-voltage power supply, say 5V, 6V, or 12VDC to power a low-voltage "sensitive" relay; i.e.,...
09-06-20, 08:08 PM
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Posted By PJmax

The pictures were a big help. Wow........

The pictures were a big help.

Wow..... that's an expensive piece. 120v in 240v 3 phase out.
Your power wiring will connect to the white and black wires that I put the red box around.
The green...
07-19-20, 04:26 PM
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Posted By pattenp

Just be careful with what ever method you use if...

Just be careful with what ever method you use if the car is a modern car with an ECM and BCM. You don't want to fry a module..
07-14-20, 05:06 PM
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Posted By AllanJ

I would not seal the wire ends in the wall unless...

I would not seal the wire ends in the wall unless they were soldered -- the red-red pair and the green-white pair -- and taped so the splices cannot touch.

Otherwise oxidation might cause a loose...
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Posted By Crashandburn

Also check if it is set as a weekly calendar...

Also check if it is set as a weekly calendar appointment maybe.
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Posted By rstripe

Also, I don't see a brand name on the lock's...

Also, I don't see a brand name on the lock's edge, and while there's probably a name on the key cylinder which gives us a 95% chance the lock is the same brand, it might help a bit. For example, Yale...
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Posted By MrRonFL

While they make a relay module that connects to...

While they make a relay module that connects to the interconnection circuit for some hardwired smoke alarms, there's no easy means to make that connection get to some sort of vibration device without...
02-24-20, 04:30 PM
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Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

BX, AC, MC, MC are all cables that come from the...

BX, AC, MC, MC are all cables that come from the manufacturer as an assembly with wires included. FMC aka "Flex" or "Flexible Metal Conduit" is a raceway that is required to be installed and then...
11-21-19, 02:36 PM
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Posted By Norm201

Apply a semi flexible piece of material over the...

Apply a semi flexible piece of material over the hinges for the full length of the panel. You can staple it on or glue it. Make it to match the panel pattern.
06-14-19, 08:03 PM
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Posted By Hal_S

Handle and battery for an industrial bar code...

Handle and battery for an industrial bar code scanner.

The cutting blade indicates that it was used at a receiving warehouse to cut open shrink-wrapped or strapped pallets and then inventory the...
05-14-19, 03:40 PM
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Posted By Tolyn Ironhand

I am not a fan of handy box extensions. IMO here...

I am not a fan of handy box extensions. IMO here is a better option
https://images.homedepot-static.com/productImages/d63d8cf3-d86e-4b62-af65-b806f849cf08/svn/raco-boxes-brackets-187-64_1000.jpg
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Posted By MrRonFL

On page 2-5 of the installer manual there is a...

On page 2-5 of the installer manual there is a chart that you can use to add up all of your components, so that you can estimate the size battery it takes for 24 hour standby plus active alarm time....
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Posted By MrRonFL

In general, most of those components on these all...

In general, most of those components on these all in one boxes, are surface mounted devices that require some specialty techniques to put them on the PC board. That, and something that could hit one...
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