How Do I Power Down My PROA7 Security System?

To power down the Honeywell Home PROA7, remove the set screw on the bottom edge of the panel. Swing the bottom of the panel forward to disengage from the mounting plate, this removes AC power. Flip the panel over and unplug the battery connector. The process differs when using the desk stand.

Powering down the Honeywell Home PROA7 panel may be required in order to replace the existing backup battery, or to add a new module, such as the Honeywell Home PROWIFI, PROLTE-A or PROLTE-V. Whenever an add-on module is being added or removed, the panel should be powered down before the change is made. These steps can also be applied to the Honeywell Home PROA7PLUS, the Resideo PROA7PLUSC, and the Resideo PROA7C. The process for powering down will differ if a desk stand is used. Here are the steps for powering down the system:

Powering Down When Wall Mounted:

  1. Prepare the panel. If the panel is mounted to the wall, locate the set screw in the bottom edge and unscrew it using a small Phillips Head screwdriver. Put the screw in a safe place so that you don't lose it. You may need a small flathead screwdriver to begin separating the panel from the wall mounting plate at the bottom edge. Swing the bottom edge toward you, making sure that the power pins completely disengage from their slots in the mounting plate, then pull down from the top slightly to completely remove the panel from the mounting plate. Be careful not to damage the prongs in the back of the panel that connect it to the power screws. This will remove primary power from the panel, but it is a good idea to find the transformer and unplug it as well. The last step in powering back up should be plugging the transformer back in.
  2. Disconnect the battery. Flip the panel over so that you can see the back. You should be able to disconnect the battery without having to remove the side cover. The side cover only needs to be removed if you are replacing the battery. You can see the side cover and battery compartment in the top image above. Once AC and battery power have been removed, the panel will power down.


Powering Down When a Desk Mount is Used:

  1. Disconnect from desk stand. This step is only necessary if the desk stand is in the way. When you purchase the desk stand, it comes with a power supply that has a barrel connector as shown below:
  2. Unplug the battery. Grasp the battery connector and unplug it from the main board. Do not pull on the wires, instead grab the connector itself. This will prevent damage to the battery wires or the connector.
  3. Unplug the transformer. You can either unplug the barrel connector from the back of the panel, or you can unplug the transformer from the wall. Once both battery and primary power have been disconnected the panel will power down.


Powering Back Up:

When you are finished, you should remount the panel, then complete the process of powering up. Regardless of which mounting method is used, follow these steps:

  1. Reconnect the battery: Plug the battery connector back into the main panel. This is a keyed connector, so it can only be connected in the proper orientation. The panel will not power up at this point, this is normal.
  2. Remount the panel. Once the battery has been reconnected, then remount the panel. If the desk mount is being used, reconnect it to the back of the panel. If the panel is wall mounted, insert the tabs at the top of the panel into the appropriate slots, then swing the panel down into place, making sure that the pins for primary power are properly connected to the screw terminals on the mounting plate. Be careful not to bend the pins. Reinstall the set screw in the bottom edge of the panel.
  3. Connect primary power. Once the panel has been remounted, connect the transformer back into the outlet. If your panel is desk mounted, you can either reconnect the barrel connector to the back of the panel, or you can plug the transformer back into the outlet (depending on how you removed power in the first place). For a wall mounted panel, it is best to leave the transformer unplugged until everything is put back into place with the panel and the mounting plate, then plug the transformer in as the final step in powering back up.

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