Can I use the Lynx-WEXT with my Qolsys IQ Panel 2?
Yes, the Lynx-WEXT can be used with the Qolsys IQ Panel 2. In order to do this, simply wire the siren output on the panel to the trigger input on the relay. Then, wire the power supply through the relay to the external siren. This will allow you to use a high-current external sounder.
The kit outlined in this FAQ is called the Lynx-WEXT because it was initially configured to work with the Honeywell Lynx Touch Panels. At that time, the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 had not yet been released. The kit is a collection of products, made by different manufacturers, that all work together to achieve the common goal of supporting an external siren. Putting this kit together made planning a system easier, and made it less likely that customers would leave out a necessary component when ordering.
1. Power down the panel. Go to Settings > Advanced Settings > Enter Installer Code (Default is 1111 or 2222) > Power down. Once the LED goes out, unplug the transformer's barrel connector from the panel, and unplug the back-up battery.
2. Wire the components. Connect a wire from the panel's EXT SIREN terminal to the RBSNTTL Trig -*. Connect a wire from Pos + on the RBSNTTL to DC + on the AD12612. Place a jumper wire from Pos + to C on the RBSNTTL. Connect a wire from the corresponding NO relay terminal of the RBSNTTL to the positive (+) terminal of the siren. Connect a wire from Neg - of the RBSNTTL to DC - on the AD12612. Connect a jumper wire from Trig + on the RBSNTTL to Pos+ on the RBSNTTL. Connect a wire from DC - on the AD12612 to Negative (-) on the siren. Connect the negative terminal of the 1240 battery to DC - on the AD12612. Connect the positive (+) terminal of the 1240 to Batt + of the AD12612. Connect one outside terminal of the 1361-GT to one of the AC Input terminals of the AD12612. Connect the other outside terminal from the 1361-GT to the other AC input terminal of the AD12612. Verify that all wire connection are secure by gently tugging on each one.
*Terminals on the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 are spring loaded. Press the top of the terminal down with a small screwdriver. Insert the wire into the hole indicated. Then release the top, and the wire will lock into place.
3. Power on the panel. Plug in the battery, then the barrel connector for power. Press and hold the power button on the right side of the unit for 3 seconds to power it back on.
4. Test the siren. After placing your system on test with the monitoring station, if applicable, cause an audible alarm on the alarm panel. The siren will activate automatically and will follow any bell timeout programmed into the Qolsys IQ Panel 2.
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