Honeywell 5817CB Installation Manual & Setup Guide (Rev B)
ADEMCO 5817CB Wireless Commercial/Household Transmitter
and Setup Guide
The 5817CB is a universal contact
-monitoring transmitter that can be used with household and commercial fire and burglary
-initiating devices such
door/window contacts, motion and glassbreak detectors, sprinkler water flow switches, tamper switches, post indicator valves,
manual pull stations,
and remote duct detectors. Upon activation, it emits an RF signal to a control panel that sends a burglary or fire alarm to a central station. The 5817CB
unique input loops (zones).
The first loop (primary loop) is supervised and typically used for high-
priority alarm reporting such as commercial fire or burglary. It requires a 470K
of-line resistor (PN EOLR 470K) to be placed across the sensor.
The second loop is the built
-in, normally closed reed switch (used in conjunction with a magnet, as described below).
The third loop is another normally closed household burglary loop. All three l
oops may be used.
A fourth (automatically enrolled) loop contains two tamper switches to protect the 5817CB transmitter. A built
-in cover tamper switch is activated
when the cover is removed. A unit tamper switch is activated if the unit is separated from
its mounting plate.
The 5817CB has its own unique serial number permanently assigned during manufacture. You must "enroll" this transmitter serial number in the
control panel at some point prior to its usage in the alarm system. Refer to the control panel's installation instructions for specific programming
During programming of the control panel, program the 5817CB transmitter as Input Type "RF" (i.e., supervised RF) (mandatory f
The 5817CB is supplied wit
h a tamper switch hold-
down (in the plastic parts bag) for use when the wall mounting plate is not needed. For proper
orientation of the unit in relation to its wall mounting plate and the loop wiring, read all of this section before installing the unit. S
ignal strength may vary
from location to location. Before mounting the transmitter permanently, conduct Go/No Go tests (see control's instructions) t
o verify adequate signal
strength from this location. When a satisfactory location is found
, make note of t
he position of the unit on the wall
, remove the battery and proceed
Do not mount the transmitter on or near metal objects, as this may affect transmission range. It is also good practice to avo
locating the transmitter near wiring su
ch as AC, telephone, HVAC, computer data cables, etc.
The following mounting instructions assume that the unit will be
mounted as shown in the Figures. The unit may, however, be installed
in any direction, as long as the relationship of the unit to
plate (if used), is maintained.
The 5817CB is supplied with a tamper switch hold-
down tab (connected
to the mounting plate as shown in Figure 1), for use when the wall
mounting plate is not needed. Remove the tab with diagonal cutting
The mounting plate, installed as described below, enables easy removal
of the unit for servicing.
1. Remove the transmitter's cover
by inserting the flat blade of a
small screwdriver into the pry
-off slot at the bottom end of the unit
on the right side closest to the cover's decorative ribs and twisting.
2. Disengage the supplied mounting plate from the unit
inserting the blade of a small screwdriver into the mounting plate
release hole (see Figure 3) and pushing the locking tab out (see
Figure 1). Slide the mounting plate downward along the case back.
: For this application, the alignment guide strip along one edge
of the mounting plate serves no function and may be broken away,
If concealed wiring is to be used,
feed the wires through the
concealed wiring entry hole at one corner of the mounting plate
(and/or case back). Surface wiring is discussed in Step 5 below).
4. Install the mounting plate,
with its case
-holding posts pointing up,
in the location determined. Use two flat head dry
ensure proper operation of the unit's back tamper (when it
is separated from the mounting plate), the screws must be anchored
to a wall stud or other solid wood material.
If the mounting plate
will not be used,
make note of the location of the tamper switch
down as shown in Fig. 1 for the proper placing of the hold-
down tab in Fig. 2.
5. If surface wiring is to be used,
remove the knockout slot in the
case back (located across from loop 3 terminal block).
er through this knocked out space provided. Do
not connect the wiring to the terminal block(s) yet.
6. Attach the case back
to the mounting plate by sliding the keyhole
slots in the case back down onto the mounting plate's holding posts.
The locking tab will
click as the case back locks in place.
To disengage the unit from an installed mounting plate,
Figure 1. Mounting Plate
Figure 2. Case Back
Figure 3. 5817CB Transmitter, Top Cover Removed
For UL commercial and household fire installations, only one
e may be connected to this transmitter. For UL commercial
burglary installations, multiple initiating devices may be used as long as the
devices all serve the same function, such as door/window contacts, motion
or glassbreak detectors. All initiating devic
es must be located within the
No more than one wire per terminal may be connected.
Use only 14-
small screwdriver into the mounting plate release hole, push down
to retract the locking tab, and push upward on the unit to disengage
not using the mounting plate
, it is necessary to
remove the PC board from the case back. Slide a small flat bladed
screwdriver between the case back and PC board near the board
down clip and
pry the board out.
In the area that was
marked for the location of the
mounting plate, (step 4), install the hold-
down tab with a 5/8” flat
wall screw. The tab must be aligned with the
corresponding slot in the case back as shown in Figure 2. The tab
as well as the case back must be anchored to a wall stud or other
solid wood material.
To reinstall the PC board into the case back, position the board onto
the two retaining studs on one side of the case back and snap the
board into place. The hold-
down tab must mate with the
corresponding cutout in the case back after case back is installed.
Reverse the procedure of the first three steps to complete
reassembly of the unit.
Set the DIP switch
(after the control panel has enrolled the
transmitter's input IDs) for the desired primary loop characteristics,
as described in the
“Primary Loop Options Table”.
PRIMARY LOOP OPTIONS TABLE
DIP SWITCH POSITION
(every 4 sec.)
Use for high
such as fire.
a. In order for the control panel to enroll the transmitter, the DIP
be set to OFF –
– OFF (see Figure 3).
b. The Auxiliary loops are not affected by the DIP switch settings.
Regular maintenance and inspection (at least annually) by the in
staller are vital to
continuous satisfactory operation of any alarm system. The installer should instruct the
user to test the system frequently (at least weekly) to in
sure the s
ystem's operation at
all times, as well as offer a regular maintenance pro
gram to the user. The user should
also be acquainted with proper operation and limitations of the entire alarm system.
For testing procedures, refer to the User Guide or Installat
ion and Setup Guide for the
system control panel.
1. If using one of the panel revisions shown in the following table, and
programming the 5817CB as an Entry/Exit zone, you
tamper loop (loop 4) as a separate zone, programmed
response (e.g., Zone type 5
2. For UL Commercial Burglary installations,
this transmitter must be used
in conjunction with the 5881ENHC RF Receiver.
Connect the loop wiring to the unit's terminals before installing the
battery (see Figure 3).
Primary loop 1 is a supervised loop and must have an end-
(EOL) resistor (470K ohms, supplied) placed across the last
sensor. Additionally, for Primary loop 1, a contact device may not
be installed more than 20 feet from the transmitter.
If loop 2 is not going to be used, the magnet is not necessary.
If loop 3 is not going to be used, no connection is needed acros
its terminals. For UL household burglary and fire installations, the
loop 3 contact device (if used) may not be more than 3 feet from
1. Remove the transmitter's cover as described in Mounting Step 1.
2. Observe correct polarity and insert the battery provided into the
battery holder (see Figure 3). Take care not to bend the antenna.
tery only with: Duracell DL123A, DL123,
Panasonic CR123A or Ademco
Risk of fire, explosion, and burns. Do not recharge,
disassemble, heat above 212°F (100°C), or incinerate.
Dispose of used batteries promptly. Keep away from
To replace the cover, engage the hooks along the top edge and
For Limitations of the entire alarm system, refer to the control panel’s
installation guide for the receiver/control with which this device is
DOCUMENTATION AND ONLINE SUPPORT Go to:
1-9/16"W x 3
-1/2"H x 1-
3/16"D (40mm x 89mm x 30mm)
3V Lithium (see BATTERY INSTALLATION/REPLACEMENT).
To determine ambient noise level and signal strength, refer to
compatible receiver Installation and Setup Guide.
Commercial Burg......UL365, UL609, UL1076, UL1610
For dry, indoor use only. Do no
t install in air
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION STATEMENT
The user shall not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless authorized by the Installation Instructions or U
Unauthorized changes or modifications could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
FCC / IC STATEMENT
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules, and RSS 210 of IC. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference.
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Cet appareil est conforme à la partie 15 des règles de la FCC & de RSS 210 des Industries
Son fonctionnement est soumis aux conditions
suivantes: (1) Cet appareil ne doit pas causer d' interferences nuisibles. (2) Cet appareil doit accepter toute interference reçue y compris les
interferences causant une reception indésirable.
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