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Napco panel zones and keypad expanders

Discussion in 'Security Alarms' started by Total nerd, Oct 20, 2005.

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  1. Total nerd

    Total nerd Guest

    I have a Napco P3200, capable of 32 max zones wired/harwired. If I
    program a keypad 4-zone expander, and use one of the zones on that
    keypad, am I now screwed out of the other 3 zones if they go unused? In
    other words, do I now have 28 zones available at the panel and 4
    available at the keypad, making 32 in total? If the keypad occupies
    zones 29-32, I MUST use the zones AT THE KEYPAD or not at all?
     
  2. Frank Olson

    Frank Olson Guest


    Yep. It doesn't look like Napco makes a single zone expander
    (unfortunately). You have a total of 32 hard wired zones available through
    either EZM8 modules (8 zone expanders), the 8 zones already on the panel,
    and the keypad zone expanders. You don't have an option of using one zone
    from one four zone keypad expander and another from a second four zone (or
    EZM8). They system will automatically assign the zone numbers on the
    expanders when you enter the device addresses.
     
  3. Bob La Londe

    Bob La Londe Guest

    Yep. You got it.
     
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