How do I add a Honeywell 5800RP wireless RF repeater?

For a simple unsupervised installation of a Honeywell 5800RP wireless repeater, all you need to do is set all DIP switches to the off position and then connect a power supply to the repeater. You can use a 9VAC, 15VA AC transformer (Honeywell 1332) or a 12VDC, 100ma DC power supply. The 5800RP has its own backup battery. The repeater will automatically pass alarm signals from all programmed Honeywell 5800 Series wireless devices back to your Honeywell alarm control panel's receiver.

If you want to supervise your Honeywell 5800RP, you must program a wireless zone for it using the serial number displayed on a sticker on the printed circuit board. For non-UL installations, all DIP switches should be off and the zone used to supervise the 5800RP should be setup as a '24-hour auxiliary' zone type with 'supervised RF' input type and using loop 1. The 5800RP will then send check-in, low battery, AC loss and RF jam messages back to the Honeywell security system on this zone. AC loss and RF jam conditions will both be reported as low battery signals to prevent an actual alarm sounding for this zone if it triggers when the system is armed.

For UL installations, supervision is slightly more involved. First set DIP switch 2 to the off position and program the 5800RP's serial number shown on the sticker to a zone for low battery and check-in signals using '24-hour auxiliary' as the zone type with supervised RF input type and loop 1. Then set DIP switch 2 to the on position. This enables a 2nd serial number for the unit that is 1 digit higher than the number shown on the sticker. For example, if the serial number on the sticker is 0012345, the 2nd serial number will be 0012346. Once DIP switch 2 has been turned on, program (3) different zones to supervise Tamper, AC loss and RF jam messages. With this second serial number, it is recommended to program as follows:

Loop 1 should be programmed as 'Trouble by day/Alarm by night' zone type with 'unsupervised RF' input type. This will monitor the module's tamper signals.

Loop 2 should be programmed as '24-hour auxiliary' zone type with 'unsupervised RF' input type to monitor for AC loss.

Loop 3 should be programmed as '24-hour auxiliary' zone type with 'unsupervised RF' input type to monitor for RF jam signals.

It is also recommended to program custom alpha zone descriptors for each zone to reflect the supervision used, to avoid confusion.

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Hi Alex, if the panics are 5800series than yes the 5800RP would work but please be aware of they are installed on metal surfaces it has an effect on RF signals as well. Here is the install guide:
hi i have a question, i have the vista 20 system and the panic buttons do not work from certain areas when i am closer to the system it does work, would i benefit from installing a repeater and if so which repeater and how do i install it?
Yes Mark, that is correct.
Hello Frank, Thanks for your reply. Yes, I'm using the new SiX series for the smoke detectors. The entire system is the SiX series. :( I can't swap the 4 smoke detectors out because I didn't know this was an issue so the original packaging for the SixSmoke have been discarded and you don't accept returns without original packaging. So I guess my choices are to purchase 4 extra 5800 series smoke detectors or wait for the SiX series to make a repeater?
Hi Mark, Sounds like you are trying to use a 5800 series repeater to repeat SiX series sensors. The 5800RP does not repeat signals for SiX devices. Unfortunately, the SiX devices do not currently have a repeater. If you are looking to extend or repeat signal for a longer range sensor you will need to swap out the six sensors for 5800 series like a 5800MINI: Can you verify the model of the sensors in question? I just want to clarify if they are SiX series or not.
Hello! Purchased from you and installed the Honeywell Lyric Controller LCP500, 28 SIXSMOKE and 4 SIXSIREN in a group home during the last two weeks. The Lyric has great range but the last four bedrooms, furthest from the controller, are not seen by the controller (red on the WiFi signal bars). Just installed the Honeywell 5800RP 3/4 of the way closer to those rooms, but it's not having any effect boosting those four bedrooms' signals. I know the 5800RP communicates with the controller because I registered the serial number as a Zone and, if I remove the panel on the 5800RP, the controller sends off an "Alarm" because of the tamper. Can't find instructions anywhere to combine the 5800RP and the Lyric, so I'm shooting from the hip with your instructions above. The included 5800RP instructions in the box say, in general, the connection is automatic by just plugging in the 5800RP - it's not. (But there are no specific instructions for the Lyric.) And adding the 5800RP as a zone only got me a tamper alarm at the controller, but still no boost or difference to the 4 bedroom smoke detectors off the system. I have "Device Type" set to "Other", "Response Type" set to "24 Hour Auxiliary", "Loop Number" is "1", "Supervision" as "Supervised", "Alarm Report" as "Yes" and "Chime" as "Disabled". There is no zone type with 'supervised RF' with the LCP500 as mentioned in your instructions above. Can you let me know what I'm doing wrong? Thanks greatly!!!
Thank you Frank I will check to see which transformer I have used on the site if is different I will get that one you gave me a link for. I will verify the voltage too.
It sounds like you are not getting proper voltage from the power supply. You should be getting 9VAC from the transformer. Are you using the same transformer from the first repeater? If so, I recommend metering the transformer and AC outlet to verify voltage. You can swap in this transformer if your is not working properly:
I did wait for the 48hrs they told me. and I'm still getting the signals. This is the second device already.
How long has the battery been plugged in? Give it 24 hours to charge. Then disarm twice. Let us know if it still does not clear. I assume you are using a new backup battery that came with the 5800RP...
Hi Frank, I have replaced the 5800RP and checked all batteries again, the panel still sending out that same code 384 for zone 39 which is the 5800RP. I called honeywell and they tell me it could be a bad 5800RP, I dont think so because this is the second one. have any idea how i can troubleshoor this issue? Thank you.
Sounds good! You're welcome.
thank you all! I will call central station to tell them to ignore those signals.
Correct. The R codes just mean that the trouble has restored and now the system is no longer experiencing that issue. It is a way to determine when a trouble code has been properly cleared.
I see, so the restore is just a message to warn that there were a low battery issue? it doesn't affect the system?
What type of alarm communicator/interactive service are you using to get that sort of message? That doesn't sound like a code a Honeywell communicator would send so I imagine you're using some third party device. It seems that it's a low battery on your zone 39 which I imagine is a wireless sensor. If its an E384, it's a low battery signal and if it's an R384, it's a restore of a previous low battery trouble on that zone.
I am using a Vista 20p. Well on the keypas nothing is showing but i get a report when a signal is sent outand that is the message I receive. Plus Code 384 zone/id 039
What alarm system do you have that you're using the 5800RP with? Also, what is the specific message you get on your keypad when the trouble report is displayed?
Hello, I have installed the 5800RP to communicate with far awar devices such as rf smoke detectors and i get a report saying RESTORE/RF TRANSMITTER LOW BATTERY. I have checked all the batteries and replaced the ones below 3v. What do you thing it could be causing this signal to show up. It doesn't show all the time just sometimes
Actually Joe, that's an old installation guide. While technically, you can power the unit from the panel's DC output, there was a change made in October 2015 and now Honeywell says to meet requirements for UL installations, the repeater must be powered by 9VAC. Unless someone is requiring a UL listed installation, it probably won't matter but that's why we always recommend the separate transformer.
5800RP requires 9V AC, 15 VA or 12V DC, 100 ma - Directly from the manual
Is the door/window metal? How did you mount the sensor? Screws or tape?
You could try holding the sensor and magnet in your hand and then fault the zone (separate the two pieces) by the panel. If it works, continue to walk toward where you want to install them and continually test the fault/restore to determine where the RF interference is coming into play (right around wherever they stopped reporting back to the panel) and then you'd know where you should install the 5800RP repeater (if you can't re-locate the panel and/or sensors).
Hi Frank, Probably 45 feet away. Not a straight shot though. Through some walls, two rooms away. The sensors do work when closer to the panel. I do have to look into the RF interference though. Thanks
If it is a range issue the 5800RP could possibly solve the issue. How far from the receiver are the 5816s? Just make sure to rule out any RF interference issues such as metal where the 5816 is mounted. If you bring the sensors closer to the panel do they work? This rule out an improper loop designation in programming as well as any local RF interference issues.
HI! Thanks for all the info you provide. I have two 5816 sensors that can't communicate with my lynx panel due to distance. Will the Honeywell 5800RP Wireless Repeater solve that issue?
Hi! Is there something we can help you with?
Hi every one
A 5800RP will pass along any 5800 RF signals it receives from any number of sensors in range of the repeater.
how many wireless devices can 1 5800rp process,is there a maximum.
I forgot to mention that the 5800RP requires 9V DC power not 12V DC that the panel outputs on the keypad bus. So not really a way to power the 5800RP with panel output.
The 5883 wires to the ECP bus on the panel. However the 5800RP will simply connect directly to the 1332 transformer at a nearby outlet. No need to run back to the panel... FYI, the 1332 is currently backordered. We should have it back in stock shortly but it may take some extra time for us to ship it out.
Picked up both today. I do wonder if the panel has enough power to support the 5883h and 5800rp with a 100ft wire run. 22/4 stranded, future installations.
Remember to pick up the 1332 transformer.
Thanks. I did not want to order one if it didn't.
The 5800RP supports bi-directional RF communications. This means it will repeat both incoming and outgoing wireless signals to/from the 5804BDV to/from the 5883H. It also supports high security mode, just FYI.
How does the 5800rp help with a 5883h which is a transceiver (not just a receiver) when the 5883h is receiving 5804bdv key fob signals but the 5804bdv is not receiving the transmitted confirmation back from the 5883h due to distance, thus no bdv voice confirmation. Have not read anywhere the 5800rp is capable of repeating 5883h transmitted signals other than to transmit it's own tamper or battery low status to the 5883h and panel. No 5800tm is in this system.
As long as the panel is set for Contact ID reporting, it will report properly as long as the first digit of the report code field is not a zero.
Now I have another question for you. When programming the RF devices, there is a Report Code (RC). Is that an arbitrary number or will that affect the effectiveness and functionality of the monitoring devices?
Thank you very much for the explanation! That resolves a problem that I had with signals.
Correct. The RF signal can only travel a maximum of 400 feet in open air (this varies based on each sensor and any obstructions or RF interference). Up to 200 from the RF receiver. Then up to another 200 feet. Any walls or obstructions will diminish these numbers. The diagram you posted is exactly right.
May I ask you what do you exactly mean by not being able to repeat signals that have already been repeated? I cant boost the boosted signal, right?
You can setup as many repeaters as you would like. Keep in mind, that you cannot repeat signals that have already been repeated. Each repeater will require a separately sold transformer: 1332 -
Can you use multiple repeaters in a wide-spread area if the receiver is centrally located?
Yes, a 5800RP will work with any Honeywell wireless system. You'll need a 1332 transformer ( ) to power the repeater but, aside from that, the repeater will function without any programming needed and boost the wireless RF signal strength out another 200 feet from the repeater.
Will the 5800rp repeater work with the new L7000? Anything special for the install?
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Thank you, I am new at this and really appreciate all the info on your site! and your response was fast too!!
I've never worked with that device. If you can't get it learned in right at the panel, you will probably need a different type of Z-Wave device to act as a repeater out to the lock.
Thanks, that does make sense now that I think about it. I was going to add an Everspring leak detector #ST812 to my Lynx 5100 but am having trouble. Any suggestions? If I can get that to work then maybe my lock will be within range of it.
This repeater won't help Z-Wave range as Z-Wave is a different wireless technology than the Honeywell RF wireless technology. If your Z-Wave device is too far from your Z-Wave controller, you need to add more Z-Wave devices in between the controller and your device. Each Z-Wave device acts as a repeater automatically so that you can build your system out from the controller and really get unlimited range.
Is adding this repeater the best way to connect a z-wave lock installed on an outbuilding? I keep getting failed nodes because of the distance.
You don't have to worry about the repeater confusing signals back to the receiver. The repeater simply boosts the range of the existing receiver so if the device is able to go direct to the receiver, it will. If it needs to go through the repeater, it will.
Does anyone have experience with the location of a 5800RP relative to an existing transceiver? I was concerned about what would happen if a signal (in my case from a FOB device) reaches both the 5800RP and the existing tranceiver.

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