Honeywell 5819 vs 5816OD

The Honeywell 5819 is a wireless, 3 zone shock processor and transmitter. The 5819 processes external shock sensors as well as provides an internal reed in addition to an input for an external contact, providing 3 separate zones.

The Honeywell 5816OD is a wireless, 2 zone outdoor transmitter. The 5816OD is very popular and used on gates, sheds, garages and fences. The 5816OD has 2 unique zones, one used for hardwire contacts and the other is the built in reed switch to be used with a magnet.


5819 - No

5816OD - Yes

Operating Temperatures

5819 - 32 degrees F - 120 degrees F

5816OD - -40 degrees F - 150 degrees F


5819 - 4.8"W x 1.5"H x 1"D

5816OD - The sensor is 2.01" W x 4.25" H x 1.4" D and the magnet is .89" W x 4.02" H x .92"D

RF Transmitting Range

Both the 5819 and the 5816OD have an RF transmitting range of 200 feet. A Honeywell repeater (5800RP) can be added if additional range is needed, both transmitters are compatible with the repeater. (Transmitting range is dependent upon of the type of construction and number of walls that the signal must pass through).

Loops / Reed Switch

5819 - The 5819 has 3. Loop 1, normally closed for an external shock sensor, loop 2, normally closed is the built in reed switch, and loop 3, normally closed contacts.

5816OD - The 5816OD has 2. Loop 1, normally closed is for hardwire contact. Form C (SPDT) contact (such as the 7945-2) must be used with all 3 wires connected for maximum stability in extremely cold environments. Loop 2, normally closed is the internal reed switch to be used with the provided magnet to meet specified gap rating.

Magnet Spacing Gap

5819 - .5” Maximum

5816OD - Wood 1.9” and Metal/Steel 1.4”.

Both the 5819 and the 5816OD are surface mount,supervised transmitters. They both have RF supervision, Tamper Detection and Low Battery Detection.

The 5819 operates on one, 3V, 1300mAH Lithium battery and has an expected battery life of 3-5 years. If shock loop is not being used then it must be strapped out, if not it will extremely shorten battery life.

The 5816OD operated on two, lithium 1.5VDC AA cells and has an expected battery life of 3-5 years.

Battery life is based upon the number of transmissions per day.

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