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Wire Leads or Terminals

Discussion in 'Security Alarms' started by Michael, Apr 17, 2004.

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  1. Michael

    Michael Guest

    Which is the preferred more reliable method of security installation,
    magnetic contacts with wire leads or magnetic contacts with terminals?
  2. Jim Rojas

    Jim Rojas Guest

    I prefer terminals...makes replacing them simple. Lightning damage is a big
    problem here in Florida.

    Jim Rojas
  3. Frank Olson

    Frank Olson Guest

    I'm glad you asked, Michael. I for one can't stand using concealed contacts
    with pigtail leads. For one thing on the "wet coast", most wire splices you do
    had better be soldered. If you're going to use "beanies", it means trying to
    stuff about 8 to 10 inches of "service loop", the "beanie" connectors and
    whatever you've left for lead wire on the contact back up into the hole. It
    could wind up a very frustrating experience. I prefer using contacts with screw
    terminals. It makes servicing easy and you can recover the wire if it breaks
    (unlikely) inside the hole easily (it won't be pushed up very far and you don't
    have to worry about a beanie wedging itself up there anywhere). GRI makes
    contacts with built-in end-of-line resistors and screw terminals. You don't
    have to order large quantities of them either (like you do with Sentrol).
  4. Built in EOL? What value?
    DO they have all values or have a link?
    Interesting. This could help eliminate jobs where unkilled/lazy tecks dont
    like using EOL.
  5. Frank Olson

    Frank Olson Guest

    They make 'em for all the popular panels. Just email them for prices...
  6. Norm Mugford

    Norm Mugford Guest

    I agree Frank....We've been using GRI with screw terminals (100T, 110T &
    20RST's) for
    better than 12 years. I can't remember the last time we used beanie's
    to install a contact. Here on the east coast of Florida, I was initially
    about corrosion. to date, that has not been a problem.

    Norm Mugford
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