Alarm System Transformers Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Power Supplies for the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus?
The IQ Panel 2 Plus uses a 5.5VDC plug-in transformer for primary power. You can swap in a 7VDC transformer for longer wire runs. Learn about the IQ Panel 2 Plus power supplies.
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What Should I Do If There is an AC Power Loss?
AC power loss indicates that the panel is not receiving power from the electrical outlet. You should fix the problem if possible. Learn how to troubleshoot AC power loss.
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Can I Use an LT-Cable w/ a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Alarm System?
The IQ Panel 2 comes with a cable for powering the system. However, it is also possible to use a Honeywell LT-Cable or any standard 18-gauge 2-conductor wire to power the system. The wire will connect the system to a 5.5V DC plug-in transformer. Learn more about the IQ Panel 2 and the LT-Cable.
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What Kind of Transformer Does My Honeywell System Use?
Each Honeywell system requires a specific transformer to operate properly. New systems come with an appropriate transformer, but in some cases, a replacement may be required. There are also instances where it's appropriate to replace the original with a different one. Read on to learn more.Each Honeywell system requires a specific transformer to operate properly. New systems come with an appropriate transformer, but in some cases, a replacement may be required. There are also instances where it's appropriate to replace the original with a different one. Read on to learn more.
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Where are the Transformers for Honeywell/ADEMCO Security Systems Typically Installed?
A transformer for a Honeywell/ADEMCO system is plugged into a wall outlet. These devices are usually in an outlet nearby the system for convenience purposes. However, some installers may place them in a hidden area, such as an attic. Learn more about where these transformers are plugged in.
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What Kind of Wire Should I Use to Power My Honeywell Home Security Panel?
Most installations for a Honeywel alarm system involve using 18-gauge 2-conductor wire. The wire will run from a plug-in transformer to the panel itself. An excellent wire to use for this type of application is the Honeywell LT-Cable. Learn more about wiring a Honeywell control panel.
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How Do You Add a 2GIG AC2-PLUG to the 2GIG GC3?
The 2GIG AC2-PLUG power transformer connects directly to female barrel connection of the 2GIG GC3. Using the AC2-PLUG will make it easier to power the panel.
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How Do I Get Power To The Lyric Security System?
Connect one wire to +9VDC and one wire to GND. Connect the other end of these same wires to the positive and negative terminals of the Lyric Transformer. Learn to power the Lyric!
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How do I get power to the 2GIG GoControl?
Find out the best way to get power to your 2GIG Go!Control wireless security system
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