Honeywell 5815 vs 5819

The Honeywell 5815 and 5819 are both part of Honeywell’s 5800 series, but provide different functions.

The 5815 is a small, 2 zone wireless door window transmitter, whereas the 5819, is also on the small side, a wireless 3 zone shock processor and transmitter.

The 5815 has 2 loops; loop 1 is for wired terminals and loops 2 has 2 built in reed switches in parallel with each other. One is located on one end and the other on the side. Only one can be used at a time.

The 5819 has 3 loops; loop 1 is for normally closed for external shock sensor. Loop 2 is for normally closed contact loop using the transmitter’s built in magnetic reed switch with a magnet and loop 3 is for a normally closed wired circuit contact. The 5819 shock processor transmitter connects to inertia type shock detectors that are mounted externally to the transmitter case. Shock detectors need to be purchased separately.

As mentioned, the 5815 is small with dimensions of 1-1/2"W x 3"H x 7/8"D. The 5819’s dimensions are 4.8"W x 1.5"H x 1"D, both providing 200 feet of RF transmitting range. They both are supervised transmitters and have RF transmitter supervision and will send a check in signal every 70-90 minutes. Both the 5815 and 5819 have tamper detection and low battery detection and will operate in temperatures ranging from 32 degrees F - 120 degrees F. Neither the 5815 or the 5819 are weatherproof.

The 5815 is CSFM listed and UL listed for residential burg and fire.

The 5815 operates on one 3V Lithium battery and will have a battery life up to 3-5 years.

The 5819 operates on one 3V, 1300mAH Lithium battery only and will have a battery life up to 3-5 years. If shock loop is not being used then it must be strapped out, if not it will extremely shorten battery life.

Both the 5815 and the 5819 5800 transmitters draw quick 'bursts' of current during transmission, then sit idle with very nominal current draw. Most batteries are not designed for this type of use, therefore only batteries 'LISTED' as compatible in the Installation Instructions of the transmitter should be used if the expected battery life is to be attained. When other 'non-approved' batteries are used the 'quick bursts' of current draw kill the battery cells prematurely, and they usually will go low in a matter of months.

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