How Do I Install the Honeywell Home 6290W?

You can install the Honeywell Home 6290W by wiring it to a compatible VISTA Panel using a 4-wire connection. The 6290W uses terminals Y, +, -, and G. You will then need to assign the 6290W Keypad to an open AUI address slot. To finish, you can mount the keypad using the included hardware.


Complete the following steps to install a Honeywell Home 6290W Touchscreen Keypad:

1. Power down panel. Power down your VISTA Panel by disconnecting the backup battery and unplugging the transformer. Do not continue until the system is completely powered down.

2. Wire at panel. The 6290W Keypad connects to a VISTA System using a 4-wire connection. You will use a 4-conductor wire to complete the process. We recommend using an 18 AWG wire, but you can use a slightly different gauge if that's what you have on-hand. You will start by completing the connection at the panel.

Make sure that the connections are nice and secure, but not overly tight. Note that the terminals will be different on a VISTA TURBO Panel The following connections should be made:

  • Black Wire at Terminal 4 for GND (Terminal 7 on VISTA TURBO)
  • Red Wire at Terminal 5 for PWR (Terminal 6 on VISTA TURBO)
  • Green Wire at Terminal 6 for Data In (Terminal 8 on VISTA TURBO)
  • Yellow or White Wire at Terminal 7 for Data Out (Terminal 9 on VISTA TURBO)

Please note that if you are using an optional auxiliary power supply, then the black wire should instead go to DC Negative (-) at the power supply. The red wire should instead go to DC Positive (+) at the power supply. A common ground wire should also connect between DC Negative (-) at the power supply and Terminal 4 (Terminal 7 on VISTA TURBO) at the VISTA Panel if you are doing this.

3. Run wire through wallplate. Before continuing, you should make sure to run the unconnected end of the wire through the wallplate of the 6290W. This is important for when you go to mount the keypad. If the keypad is being installed in a different area of the building than the VISTA Control Panel, you should run the wire to that general location first. You will also want to run the wire through a prepared hole in the wall if the keypad is being wall-mounted. Then insert the unconnected wire through the 6290W wallplate at the end. Make sure that the end of the wallplate that connects with the 6290W is facing toward the unconnected wire end. Keep in mind that the maximum allowed wire run for a 6290W using 18 AWG wire is 350 feet.



4. Wire at keypad. The 6290W uses a 4-wire connection. Use the unconnected end of the wire from the panel to complete the connections. The connections should be secure, but not overly tight. The following connections will be made:

  • Green Wire at Terminal G
  • Black Wire at Negative Terminal (-)
  • Red Wire at Positive Terminal (+)
  • Yellow or White Wire at Terminal Y

5. Power on the panel. Power the panel back on by connecting the plug-in transformer, followed by the backup battery. The Honeywell Home 6290W Keypad should power on if it was wired successfully. Wait for the keypad to fully boot up before continuing.

6. Choose a device address. You will now need to address the Honeywell Home 6290W Keypad. The keypad must be assigned to an AUI device slot on the panel. Note that a VISTA-15P has 2 available AUI slots, a VISTA-20P, 21iP, or 21iPLTE has 4 available AUI slots, and a VISTA TURBO Panel has 6 available AUI slots. Remember that Total Connect 2.0 will use one of these slots if that service is being used.

On a VISTA-15P, the 6290W can use Address 1 or 2. On a 20P, 21iP, or 21iPLTE, the 6290W can use Address 1, 2, 5, or 6. On a VISTA TURBO panel, any available device address can be configured as an AUI. You will choose the following options from the main keypad screen to set the 6290W device address:

  • Setup
  • System Setup
  • CS Setup
  • Enter Installer Code (default 4112 or 4140)
  • ECP Address

Then use the up and down arrows to choose the 6290W ECP Address. Make sure to choose an ECP Address that is supported by your panel. Click the checkmark button to save your changes. You can then return to the main keypad screen.

7. Enable ECP Address. You will now need to enable the ECP Address that you set for the 6290W Keypad. This must be done from a keypad that you currently have enabled for the system. It is strongly recommended that you use an Alphanumeric Keypad for this process. You can technically use a Fixed English Keypad, but you will need to make sure you are very precise with your button inputs. If you are not careful, you could mess up your system settings. The initial set of instructions apply to a VISTA Low P-Series Panel.

First, enter programming by entering [Installer Code] + [800]. Remember that the default Installer Code is 4112.

You will then access AUI Address settings by entering [*] + [189].

The AUI Address settings are set consecutively in a sequence. On a VISTA-15P, you will set AUI Address slots 1, 2, in that order. On a 20P, 21iP, or 21iPLTE, you will set AUI Address slots 1, 2, 5, 6, in that order. You will enter the [Partition Number] for any AUI Address slot you want to use with a touchscreen keypad. Make sure you choose the Partition Number you want the keypad to control. You should enter a [5] for the AUI Address slot being used for Total Connect 2.0. You should enter a [0] for any AUI Address that is being disabled. If you were using the 6290W for Partition 1 at Address 1, TC2 at Address 2, another touchscreen keypad for Partition 2 at Address 5, and disabling Address 6 entirely, you would enter: [*] + [189] + [1, 5, 2, 0].

You can then press [*99] to exit programming.

Assuming that your Installer Code is 4112, and you were enabling the AUI addresses based on the scenario described above, the complete command for enabling the AUI Address would be as follows:

[4112] + [800] + [*] + [189] + [1] + [5] + [2] + [0] + [*] + [99]

If you have a VISTA TURBO panel, the following steps will enable the AUI address selected. Remember that on these panels, any available address can be enabled as an AUI keypad, as long as no two separate devices are set to the same address.

First, enter programming by entering [Installer Code] + [8000]. The default Installer Code on TURBO panels is 4140. At the "Program Mode, * = Fill, # = View" prompt, enter [#] + [93].

All menu-driven programming can be found in this location. You will be prompted for each menu-driven option, beginning with "Zone Prog? 1 = Yes 0 = No". Press [0] until you reach "Device Prog?", then press [1].


Once inside Device Programming, enter the 2-digit device address selected for the 6290W then press [*]. Set the following parameters:

  • Device Type = 01 (Alpha Console)
  • Console Part. = Partition Number you wish the 6290W to treat as its "Home"
  • Sound Option = 0 - No Suppression, 1 - Suppress Arm/Disarm & Entry/Exit beeps, 2 - Suppress Chime Beeps, 3 - Suppress Arm/Disarm, Entry/Exit, & Chime Beeps
  • Keypad Glbl? = 0 - No, 1 = Yes
  • Auto-Stay Arm Disabled? = 1 = Auto-Stay programming will be ignored when arming via this keypad. 0 - Auto-Stay programming will be in effect when arming from this keypad (usually used for the Virtual Keypad assigned to Total Connect 2.0)
  • AUI? = 1 - Yes. The 6290W is an AUI (Advanced User Interface)

Once device programming has been completed you'll be back at the Device Address prompt. Press [00] + [*]. You will be prompted to "Quit Menu Mode?" Press [1] then press [*] + [99] to exit panel programming.

8. Mount the keypad. Most Honeywell Home 6290W Keypads will be mounted to a wall. Hold the wallplate up against the wall, and mark the four (4) locations where the screws will go. Be sure to use a level. Drill holes at these four spots, and install a wall anchor at each location. Then screw in the wallplate using the four included device screws. You can then secure the 6290W Keypad to the wallplate.

Note: If you are replacing an older Tuxedo Touch WIFI or 6280 Keypad, then you can simply remove the old keypad from its wallplate, disconnect the wires, connect the existing wires to the 6290W, and connect the 6290W to the existing wallplate. The 6290W has a retrofit design that makes it compatible with existing wallplates for the Tuxedo Touch WIFI and 6280 Keypads.

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