How do I address a 4219 Zone Expander to a VISTA?

Addressing the 4219 is done through dip switches. Older 4219's have five dip switches while newer models have eight. The address and dip switch settings depend on which panel as well as which zone numbers are being used. We will be discussing the Vista-15P, Vista-20P, and Vista-21iP panels.

The Vista-15P and Vista-20P series control panels support hard wired expansion through use of the 4219 8 zone, hardwired expansion module. When adding a 4219 to one of these panels, the address for it, is determined by the zone numbers being added through that module. For example, to add zones 9 - 16 on any of these panels, the address for the 4219 should be set to 7. This means dip switches 2, 3, and 4 should be off, and dip switch 5 should be on. In 4219's with 8 dip switches, #6 will always be ON for these panels. Dip switch 1 has nothing to do with the address, and is used to set whether the first zone on the module, zone 9 in our example, uses a high speed response (10ms, dip switch 1 OFF) or a normal response (300ms dip switch 1 ON). The settings for these 5 dip switches are the same regardless if you have an old 4219 with five dips, or one of the newer ones with eight. Here's a chart that will help determine addresses and dip settings:

Zones Address Dips
9 - 16 07 (1 On =Normal, Off = Fast) 2 - Off, 3 - Off, 4 - Off, 5 - On
17 - 24 08 (1 On =Normal, Off = Fast) 2 - On, 3 - On, 4 On, 5 - Off
25 - 32* 09 (1 On =Normal, Off = Fast) 2 - Off, 3 and 4 - On, 5 - Off
33 - 40* 10 (1 On =Normal, Off = Fast) 2 - On, 3 - Off, 4 - On, 5 - Off
41 - 48* 11 (1 On =Normal, Off = Fast) 2 - Off, 3 - Off, 4 - On, 5 - Off

* These zones supported on the Vista-20P and Vista-21iP only.

As noted above, dip switch 6, in 4219's that have it, will always be ON for the Vista-15P, Vista-20P and Vista-21iP. Dip switches 7 and 8 are used to determine if these zones will use an End of Line Resistor (EOLR) or be Normally Closed, and whether or not the tamper is enabled or disabled.

Dips Setting
7 On = Normally Closed zones only, Off = 2K End of Line Resistor in use
8 On = Tamper Disabled, Off = Tamper Enabled (Yes, I know that seems backward)

The older 4219's with only five dip switches have a jumper on the board that determines whether or not tamper is enabled. If the jumper is on the two pins closest to the center of the board, tamper is disabled, if it is on the two pins closest to the edge of the board, tamper is enabled. These devices also use a 1K resistor instead of a 2K resistor for End of Line supervision. Resistors are required, not optional.

Please Note: There was a brief period of time where 4219's were released that did not support the use of dip switch 7 (meaning they ALWAYS used the EOLR) and dip switch 7 should have always been in the ON position. Some of these units were released with documentation stating that dip switch 7 was in use. On these units, if you turn off dip 7 with the EOLR's in place (as the instructions indicate you should), the zones will always be faulted. So, if you seem to have everything set correctly, and the resistors are in place, but your zones continue to show faults, try turning dip switch 7 ON. When changing dip switch settings, I recommend powering down, making the change, then powering back up.

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On page 2-5 of the install guide they let you know how far you can run the wire for the 4299. https://www.alarmgrid.com/documents/honeywell-vista-21ip-install-guide
Hi!! I love your videos. I have a question. Is there a distance limitation as to how far this expansion module Ademco 4229 can be from vista 21IP panel as the house we are working in is 16000 sq ft with 48 zones and we were planning to put these panels to make the wiring little easy. Is that a good idea? Can we use these Ademco 4229 modules to achieve this? would there be any problems doing this way? Please help.
Yes the wire got pulled down we put it back up
What do you mean by "hit a door?" Nothing changed with the wiring? Two disarms will clear a trouble if the issue has been fixed...
i have a check 107 wire expanson after we hit a door . How do I reset to make it go away ?
Ok, that makes sense. Thanks!
It would automatically reflect into the panel. So if you set the 4219 to address 7, thats zones 9-16 so you'll be able to program a zone 9 AW Type zone and not have any issues as long as the 4219 is set for address 7 and things are wired up properly
After physically setting the zone expanders (7&8 respectively), how does this get reflected or programmed into the actual panel? I understand that on zone 9, I will have to provision it to AW (instead of RF), but is that it for both expanders? Thanks in advance.
Yes, based on the date codes in those pics, the older one was made in 2009, and the newer one was made in 2014. I'm pretty sure you're correct, so turn on Dip 7, and be sure to use the 2K resistors, even if its just at the 4219 itself.
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Thanks for the info Julia! I have a feeling that my late model 4219 is the version that requires the resistors (I did not wire it up that way). The diagram sticker makes note of this and is dated 5/11 revision B.
The unit with 5 dips, you can use the settings on this page, and just ignore the information about dips 6, 7, and 8. That one has a jumper that determines if tamper is enabled or not. If you don't wish to use the cover tamper, be sure the jumper is on the 2 pins closest to the middle of the board. There are 2 versions of the newer Honeywell 4219. In one, dip 7 should always be on, and 2K End of Line Resistors must be used. In the later version, Dip 7 determines if the resistors are being used, and when it's ON it means that resistors are NOT being used. It can cause a lot of confusion.
I bought them at separate times, so the Honeywell version has 8 dip switches and the older Ademco unit has 5.
How many dip switches does each of your 4219's have, and if they both have 8, about how old is each one?
With regards between new and old zone expanders, how do I set the zone expander's address when using two of them and of different vintage? Thanks!
There isn't a 4229U, there is a 4209U, which can add additional 2-wire smoke zones to panels that support V-Plex devices. Can you clarify what you have, and how you intend to use it?
I got 12 4229u zone expanders what are the dip switch settings for each of these?
Hello, I have a question. I am about to start a job where the customer has a old vista 20se panel, and needs to replace with a vista 15p panel. The panel has a 4204 relay for the smoke detectors installed. I have to add 6 more hardwired zone so I bought the 4219 zone expander. What would be the easiest way to remove everything out of the old one and install on the new panel? Thank you

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