How do you power cycle a Honeywell VISTA?

A Honeywell VISTA Series alarm control panel can be power cycled by unplugging the AC transformer from your wall outlet, disconnecting the backup battery and then reconnecting the battery and plugging the transformer back into the wall. The VISTA Series alarm control panel will power back up and any trouble signals solved by the power cycle will go away. Of course, if the trouble still remains, a power cycle will not clear the error message from your alarm keypad.

Most VISTA Series alarm control panels use a 1361 or 1321 AC transformer for power. These transformers need to be plugged into a standard wall outlet, but depending on where your alarm control panel is installed, the AC transformer may not be close to the beige alarm cabinet. Therefore, you may need to search adjacent rooms to find where the transformer is plugged in. If you are unable to locate your AC transformer, and you want to complete a power cycle, you have two options. You can switch off the breaker in your electrical cabinet that supplies power to the alarm control panel or you can unhook the power wires from the screw terminals inside the alarm control panel. All VISTA Series alarm control panels use the first two screw terminals for AC power. Simply remove one of the two wires by unscrewing the screw terminal and pulling out the wire. As the AC transformer will still be plugged, in the wire will be live so be very careful that you do not touch the exposed wire or let the wire touch anything else.

To disconnect the backup battery from the system, all you need to do is slide off one of the red or black spade leads that are connected to the battery terminals. Removing one lead will be enough to disconnect the battery. Once the system is powered down, we recommend reconnecting the battery before reconnecting the main power. If you connect the power before you connect the battery, you may get a low battery trouble signal because the panel is powered up but does not detect a charged battery. Reconnecting the battery first will ensure you do not cause a low battery trouble.

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You can't silence the low battery alerts with the 5.2 chip so I would just wait for the new battery and hook it up instead of dealing with the PROM upgrade and programming to silence the beeps as that would be more involved.
Hi, Sterling we have 5.2 but I ordered the total connect upgrade chip 10.23 when we cut the power and battery can we install the new prom but is there any setting we have to do at the panel? we did order the battery Thanks
What version if your 20P PROM chip? There may be a way to program the low battery beeps to stop sounding. Have you already ordered a new battery? If not, we offer one online at https://www.alarmgrid.com/products/ultratech-1240. You should just disconnect the leads to the old battery and land them onto the new battery.
Hi, Sterling thanks we get a beeping sound form the keypad I think once a day also what is the the right way to install the new battery cut AC power install the Battery then AC? and is there any commands we should? we do have Monitoring via alarmgrid
You don't need a battery to use the 20P system. The battery is there just for backup power in case you lose AC power.
Hi, how can we reset are vista 20p so we can use it without backup battery? we have to order a replacement battery but want to use are system until its installed

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