How Do I Add an External Siren to a Honeywell L5200?
The Honeywell L5200 does not have a built-in hard-wired bell output, so either the built-in trigger or a wireless relay module must be used instead. The trigger requires a wired, low-current relay and a power supply to support an external siren. A wireless relay also requires a power supply.
The L5200 includes a built-in sounder that will provide an 85dB alert when an alarm is triggered. The panel does not have a bell output, so an external siren cannot be added to the system by itself. Instead, users can install a power supply and a relay with an exterior siren to utilize the output trigger. The output trigger can then be programmed to activate upon alarm. If getting a wire from the siren back to the L5200 is an issue, a 5800RL wireless relay can be used instead.
In order to connect an exterior siren wirelessly to the Honeywell Lynx Touch L5200, a user will need a Honeywell 5800RL wireless relay module, a Honeywell AD12612 power supply, an UltraTech 1240 battery and a Honeywell 1361-GT transformer with a hard-wired external siren. Users can house the 5800RL relay, AD12612 auxiliary power supply and 1240 battery in a metal cabinet like the STI EM08073.5. There is no need to run wires from the panel to the relay when using the 5800RL. Users can purchase these items separately, or they can purchase the Alarm Grid Lynx-EXT Kit, which includes everything except for the siren.
Users also have the option to connect a hard-wired siren to the Lynx Touch L5200 by using a hard-wired relay like the Altronix RBSNTTL instead of the wireless 5800RL. A Honeywell 1361-GT transformer, a 1240 battery and a Honeywell AD12612 will still be needed. Users will need to run a wire back to the panel when using the Altronix RBSNTTL. The Alarm Grid Lynx-WEXT includes all of the devices needed, except for the siren itself.
Note: If you use the Honeywell 5800RL with a siren on a compatible Honeywell Panel, then the device will also trigger a connected siren whenever a 24-Hour Auxiliary Zone is faulted. This Response Type would not normally trigger a siren. Keep this in mind if you plan on using a Honeywell 5800RL on a system with one or more 24-Hour Auxiliary Zones set up.
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