How do I add a wired siren to Go!Control 2?
The Altronix RBSNTTL is a sensitive, low-current relay often used on panels with a low current bell output or trigger. It is used to activate a higher current device, such as an outdoor siren. In the diagrams below, you can see two different ways to properly wire the RBSNTTL for this purpose. Because we're using the panel's existing low current bell output, no separate programming is required. Any zone that would normally activate the bell output in an alarm condition, will activate the relay, and sound the external device. Alarm Grid sells a kit, which we put together, and which contains the RBSNTTL, an AD12612 1.2 Amp power supply with Transformer, 4 AH battery, and a metal enclosure to mount it all in. Just add the siren of your choice. This kit was originally configured to work with Honeywell's Lynx Touch panels, but will work fine with the 2GIG Go!Control 2.
In this diagram, we show using the Bell negative as a trigger, with the RBSNTTL's positive trigger strapped to a constant positive power source. This method is preferred because it uses less wire.
The wiring shown below will achieve the same result, but requires that an extra wire be run from the 2GIG GC2 to the Altronix relay. Even when using the bell output Bell Negative and Bell positive to the triggers, you still must have a common negative between terminal two (2) on the 2GIG GC2 and the DC negative on the power supply.
Battery Note: This diagram doesn't show any particular 12 Volt DC Power supply. These power supplies come in various shapes and sizes. Some will have screw terminals to which the battery negative and positive tabs are connected. Others, like the AD12612 will have flying leads coming off the circuit board, with spade lugs that connect to the battery tabs. This diagram is simply intended to show that the power supply, like any device that has its own connection to AC power, should have a backup battery to keep it running when AC power is lost. Below is a drawing of the AD12612, showing the proper battery leads.
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