Bypassing Multiple Zones On the Honeywell VISTA PLUS Family Panels Guide
zones on the Plus Family Panels.
The Bypass feature
of the Residential Plus family panels has been changed. The change allows for a
quicker and smoother bypass
The change was incorporated in these revisions
P Rev 4.11 AND Vista
and FA148CP/FA168CPS Rev 9
ons Bypass method:
Code + 6 + zn, zn, zn,...
When performing the bypass command, or executing a Macro containing a Bypass command,
there could be no zone
while the command was being entered. Any zone faulting during the
execution of the bypass command would canc
el the command. Aft
er the bypass command was entered
for the desired zones, the panel would wait 10 seconds
then scroll back the bypassed zones, and then
allow you to enter
an Arming command.
ew Bypass method:
Code + 6 + z
n, zn, until ready
Code + 6 +zn, Code + 6 + zn, etc I
Zone faults during a bypass command or execution of a Macro will not cancel the bypass
command or Macro. Once the last faulted zone is entered, and the READY led comes on and the
panel is ‘
Ready to Arm
’, the k
will stop accepting zone entries
and begin to scroll back the
bypassed zones immedia
. At this time
you can enter an Arm command right away without waiting
for the scroll to
new Bypass method will allow for easier bypassing of faulted zones in preparation of Arming.
One aspect of Bypassing will have to change with this new feature, and that is the bypassing of zones
while the panel is Ready to Arm
f the keypad is R
eady to Arm
you can only bypass one zone per
command. If you
want to bypass multiple zones, you will need to en
ter a separate bypass command
for each zone. I
e: code + 6 + 10, code + 6 + 11.
to bypass several zones on a constant basis, and want to avoid having to enter a separated
bypass command for every zone, you can simply cause a zone to b
e faulted (prop a door open)
the panel is ‘
Not Ready to Arm
’ it will allow multiple zones to be entered for bypass.
MACRO with Bypass:
If you are creating a Macro to bypass certain zones, the Macro should be created with a separated
bypass command for each zone, so that you can be sure the Macro will run whether the panel is
‘Ready to Arm
’ or not.
If there is a rare case where you need t
a macro to bypass more than 4
(causing you to run out of characters), y
ou can program t
with a single bypass
command for all the zones, and then in
struct the User to prop a door open before running the Macro.
(Note: the zone propped open CAN NOT be one of the zones being bypassed by the macro).
If it is not pra
ctical to ask the User to prop open a
door before running the Macro, we can set up one
of the other function keys on the keypad to simulate a temporary zone fault
instead. If we do this
to ensure the bypass Macro will run
the User just has to press this function key before pressing
the Macro key
We simulate the temporary zone fault by programming a dummy zone on the panel, and wiring
Trigger 17 or 18 to the Hi
gh side of t
his zone. We program the trigger to throw for a short amount of
the pressing of the Function key.
Here are the programming steps and wiring diagram to accomplish this.
Zone 6 as the Dummy zone tripped f
or 2 minutes when the
” key is pressed, using
Program zone 6 as an EOL E/E zone (if partitioning select the Macro
In *79 Program Trigger 1
7 so that the Output IS NOT normally low.
In *80 Program an Output f
(duration) on the Start Type 66 ‘
In *57 D
efine the ‘
C’ key f
or key f
In *177 program 5,0 (for
2 minute dummy zone fault)
: Wire the Trigger to the High side of the zone as shown