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After you select "learn zone", you should be able...

After you select "learn zone", you should be able to scroll to what zone number you want to learn, but I can't recall, that may be after you choose partition and group. Learning is done by tripping...
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With this situation, I'd be inclined to default...

With this situation, I'd be inclined to default the panel and re-program everything.
02-19-11, 04:41 AM
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It is possible to get a shock from a battery if...

It is possible to get a shock from a battery if you add the use of a coil. Ever held onto a spark plug lead? Nowadays, car ignitions are electronic so the "coil" is built into the electronic...
02-16-11, 06:48 AM
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In case you are wondering.....the neutral wire on...

In case you are wondering.....the neutral wire on a multiwire branch circuit only carries the unbalanced load of the two hot feeds. The two hot feeds are on opposite phases so the neutral current...
02-14-11, 12:25 PM
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Yes. Just "ground" the lead you want to be...

Yes. Just "ground" the lead you want to be "grounded". One and only one point in a circuit fed from from the secondary of a transformer can be grounded, or you can leave it ungrounded with results as...
02-11-11, 12:13 PM
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In this thread...

In this thread (http://forum.doityourself.com/electrical-c-d-c/442828-c-voltage-understanding.html) we discussed how large amounts of electrical current could flow through your copper water pipes,...
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In response to MrRonFL: You are right, the...

In response to MrRonFL:

You are right, the conductor colors are the same except there is a white wire instead of a gray wire. But if this is indeed an RJ-31X cord then the phone would come in on...
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Normally the phone wires are either Cat 5 or 4/c...

Normally the phone wires are either Cat 5 or 4/c 22. That looks like an 8/c cable, so I am not sure what is what there. Is that all the wires that are left from the alarm panel? Was the panel...
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You can place extra magnets to allow the window...

You can place extra magnets to allow the window to be open a bit. Just be aware that if it is not aligned pretty close it may be prone to false alarms. Maybe you can place marks of some kind to help...
02-02-11, 04:03 AM
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Are the cfls the dimmable type?

Are the cfls the dimmable type?
01-29-11, 04:02 AM
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It means that the "ground" is not connected, or...

It means that the "ground" is not connected, or just not there. Maybe this is in an older section of the house that was not rewired and still does not have a ground wire. Perhaps the previous owner...
01-28-11, 01:14 PM
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I agree, there are safety concerns. I used to...

I agree, there are safety concerns. I used to engineer these type of systems (and more complicated ones) for years for a major chemical company and I can tell you the safety concerns should not be...
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Thanks for the correction. I think you are onto...

Thanks for the correction. I think you are onto it. that makes sense.
01-28-11, 04:04 AM
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From what you describe, it is neither Y or Delta,...

From what you describe, it is neither Y or Delta, it is a "hi leg" system. It is basically a delta, but instead of grounding a "corner" it has a center tap grounded on one phase. You can still use it...
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d1 is normal, and not ready is normal, but going...

d1 is normal, and not ready is normal, but going into alarm without arming is not normal, unless there is something in the zone programming causing this. d1 will last about a minute or so. If it goes...
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How are you disarming? to disarm, type [master...

How are you disarming? to disarm, type [master code] OFF. the OFF button is 1. for example, if the master code is 1234, type 12341. I am not sure what you mean by "code 06" unless this is zone 6. But...
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How long is your power going to be out? If it is...

How long is your power going to be out? If it is temporary, I wouldn't worry about it. If it is continuing over days then yes, disconnect the battery. Programming will not be affected by power and/or...
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You are very close. Type [installer code] 802...

You are very close. Type [installer code] 802 [new master code]. This must be done at a steady pace with no pauses. It will beep if accepted. Example: if the installer code is 4112 and you want a...
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How did you "reset" it? Have you reprogrammed the...

How did you "reset" it? Have you reprogrammed the zones?
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Depending on the number and type of system...

Depending on the number and type of system components and battery condition, you should get anywhere from 4 hours to 24 hours of run time before the battery dies. Sometimes batteries do not do well...
01-27-11, 03:51 AM
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I believe it would pretty much get me upset if I...

I believe it would pretty much get me upset if I found out there was large amounts of current flowing through my water pipes because of an electrical problem at my neighbor's house. But at least I...
01-26-11, 12:52 PM
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But the unbalanced load current must make it back...

But the unbalanced load current must make it back to the center tap of his transformer. So how is that again?
01-25-11, 02:21 PM
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Posted By DIYMaster

Yes, I would have thought you would have noticed,...

Yes, I would have thought you would have noticed, but since you didn't it means you have very good ground rods and a very conductive earth. The unbalanced load from the panel was making it's way back...
01-25-11, 12:58 PM
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Posted By DIYMaster

Your analogy of DC compared to AC is appplicable...

Your analogy of DC compared to AC is appplicable to a degree. But I would do it this way:

DC source - transformer secondary winding
wire to resistor - hot wire to outlet
resistor - lamp plugged...
01-25-11, 10:07 AM
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Posted By DIYMaster

These are good questions, but probably can't be...

These are good questions, but probably can't be fully answered in this forum. But let me try to explain AC. Yes, you have two hots and one neutral and one ground. think of each hot and being +voltage...
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