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Discussion in 'Security Alarms' started by Nick, Mar 2, 2004.

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  1. Nick

    Nick Guest

    What is the best/neatest method to distribute power to devices such as
    glassbreak and motion detectors. I have 15 such dectectors and have
    home run everything to the panel. I am using a Caddx N8E.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Nick you will need an altronix 2.5 amp 12 volt power supply a metal cabnet,
    back up battery 7 amp.hr and a 16.5, 25 va transformer. The parts are not
    to expensive. Be sure to run a common ground between the alarm panel and the
    power supply. I would be glad to sell you what you need if someone else
    hasn't helped you yet. Thanks
    Tyler Halbrooks
     
  3. petem

    petem Guest

    Tyler a transfo with a minimum of 30 VA will be needed to supply power for a
    2.5 amps power supply.

    i would even recommend 40 VA as the transfo will need to recharge the
    battery AND give power to the device after a power outage
     
  4. Frank Olson

    Frank Olson Guest

    NX-320E is the "Smart power supply and bus extender". There's no problem
    with using the power supply Tyler and "petem" have mentioned (stick with
    "petem's" suggested transformer though). The NX-320E will supervise the
    extra battery you'll need though. You'll need another transformer to power
    it as well.
     
  5. Tyler a transfo with a minimum of 30 VA will be needed to supply power for a




    You are right. I stand corrected. After I got thinking about my response I
    gave thought to the subject and looked at the exact equipment I ordered in
    the past and relized I infact used 40 va transformers
     
  6. Blythe Noe

    Blythe Noe Guest

    What is the best/neatest method to distribute power to devices such as
    There is nothing wrong with the above, but there are other ways: (1)
    Use the ELK 9 ch power distribution unit (about $30 I believe) or use
    the power supply in your control of course. If the latter, bring all
    of the positive wires together, and all of the negative wires
    together. Solder the joints, along with a single Red & Black wire.
    After you wrap the joints, place a terminal lug on the Red & Black
    wires, and take to your aux. terminals on the control. This is all
    that you need, but you may also want to install the ELK "low battery
    cut-off unit (about $11) so as not to drain the control battery during
    a black-out.
     
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