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Did some digging and it looks like you we can not...

Did some digging and it looks like you we can not add a 5881 unless we set our 6150RF to local mode.

It looks like the 6150RF is a keypad with a 5881ENM or 16 zone RF receiver. The 6160RF is a...
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I have the same setup and as I recall using all...

I have the same setup and as I recall using all of the zones is tricky. If you get a Ademco 5881 ENL you get 8 more zones. If you get a Ademco 5881 ENM you get the 10 zones and the other 6 are not...
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Just a few ideas. If you are connecting the...

Just a few ideas. If you are connecting the device to a PC you have 12v's available from the PC. "IF" you are not overloading your 12v rail you. A good power supply should provide well over 200amps...
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Power down the keypad. Press and hold down...

Power down the keypad.

Press and hold down the 1 & 3 key within 60 seconds of powering it up and it will show you its address. If it is not 31 then you need to change it.

That keypad also has...
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Yes I do have EE,SE,ME experience and I used all...

Yes I do have EE,SE,ME experience and I used all of that to get this
done, but I don't think that is a requirement. I made plenty of mistakes
along the way and use other DIY projects as examples...
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Hay ffresh.. Thanks for the feedback : c ) ...

Hay ffresh.. Thanks for the feedback : c )

Yes heat was and still is on my mind.

This was a challenge. At first I was ducting heat out the side of the cabinet where it touched the wall. I...
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A picture is worth a thousand words :) Not...

A picture is worth a thousand words :)

Not sure if you understood the purpose of the resistor so I will explain.

If you were to put a meter on the line to a sensor and it had a 2kohm resistor...
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Ademco / Honeywell Vista Alarm to Computer interface for home automation.

Fun DIY Project.

I have spent the past few years trying to expose my Ademco alarm to my home automation system.

I have designed a device called AD2USB that will allow you to log messages as...
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