Qolsys IQ Hardwire-8 Quick Installation Guide
Mount the IQ Hardwire 16 vertically in your desired location.
Install provided antenna into the “ANT” terminal at the top of the unit free from
Wire all hardwired sensors/leads into the terminals marked “Zone 1-16”
All sensors must have a resistor installed between 1k-10k Ohm in either the N/O or N/C position
Wire the Positive and Negative leads from powered devices, such as motion sensors and glass break
sensors, into the “AUX” (+) and “GND” (-) terminals to power the device. (see wiring diagram)
Wire the tamper switch into the tamper terminals. (optional)
Wire optional hardwired siren (60VDC/1A Max, see wiring diagram)
If learning the IQ Hardwire 16 into the Panel for supervision, plug in a 5Ah Max backup
battery with included battery leads (battery not included).
With provided transformer, connect power supply leads into the terminals marked +16.0V
GND then plug in the IQ Hardwire 16’s power supply. (IMPORTANT: dashed wire is positive)
IQ Hardwire 16
offers a cost effective way of integrating hardwired security zones
with the IQ Panel. It includes backup battery charging, an onboard siren relay and
features end-of-line resistor learning, making rewiring different resistor values a thing of
the past. It also supports magnetic contacts and powered zones such as motion sensors
and glass break detectors.
Note: Not for use with life safety devices, such as Smoke or CO detectors
16.0VDC Plug-In Transformer
12VDC 5AH Max (optional)
5.5” X 3.5”
32 to 122F (0 to 50C)
95% RH Max
1K to 10K Ohm
16 (must have resistor)
N/O or N/C compatible
Auxiliary Voltage Output:
12VDC @ 500mA
Optional zone input for tamper
60VDC/1A Max drives siren or
Document #: IQHW16QG
Revision Date: 4/12/17
Qolsys Part #: QS7121
STEP 1: INSTALL THE HARDWARE
IN THE BOX
IQ Hardwire 16
16 Resistors (3K)
If mounting inside a metal
can, the antenna must extend
outside the enclosure to
ensure RF communication
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Trip the module
by “shorting” the
terminals on the
module with a
piece of wire.
STEP 2: PAIR THE IQ HARDWIRE 16 WITH THE IQ PANEL
Note: This allows the IQ Panel to supervise the IQ Hardwire battery, power
status, aux power out, & tamper
(Default is 1111)
Press and hold “EOL
Learn” for 1-2 secs.
all Zone LED’s
flash and then
EOL Cal LED
will turn ON.
This puts the
Follow the onscreen
prompts on the IQ
Panel to finish the
enrolling process. The
IQ Hardwire 16 should
be learned in as a
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EOL LEARN Button:
To enter and exit “Enroll Mode”
and calibrate resistor values
MEMORY RESET Button:
Clears memory and
resets the device to factory defaults
Flashes during normal operation
RF XMIT LED:
Flashes when RF transmission is being
EOL CAL LED:
Flashes when EOL resistors are not
calibrated or when no zones have been learned in. ON
when device is in “Enroll Mode”. OFF when device is in
“Normal Operation Mode”
Flashes several times when EOL Cal
button is pressed. OFF while in “Enroll Mode” unless a
zone has been learned in or tripped, then ON. OFF while
in “Normal Operation Mode” unless a zone is open, then
How to Clear the Memory:
Power down the unit by
unplugging the battery leads and the power supply. Hold
down “Memory Reset” for 3 seconds while re-applying
power to the device. Processor, RF Xmit and EOL Cal
LED’s will begin to flash indicating that the module has
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each hardwired zone
one at a time
Once all desired zones have been
learned, press the “EOL Learn”
button to exit “Enroll Mode”. The
EOL Cal LED will turn OFF
indicating you are no longer in
“Enroll Mode” and all zone LED’s
will turn OFF.
When a sensor has been
tripped, the resistor value is
calibrated and the Zone LED
will illuminate and stay on
until you exit enroll mode.
STEP 3: PAIRING INDIVIDUAL ZONES/SENSORS
Customize sensor type
and settings as desired.
Repeat for each zone.
The IQ Panel will “chime”
indicating it has found a
new sensor. Touch
“Okay” to proceed.