How Many Hardwired Zones Are On a Qolsys IQ Panel 2?

There are two hardwired zones on a Qolsys IQ Panel 2. These zones are for normally closed hardwired devices only. To use additional hardwired devices, a compatible wired to wireless converter is needed. A compatible wired to wireless converter for the IQ Panel 2 is the IQ Hardwire 16-F.

Qolsys iq panel 2 at and t wireless security system with at and On the board for the IQ Panel 2, there are two inputs for normally closed hardwired devices. To use a hardwired device with the system, start by wiring it to one of these inputs. A 4.7k resistor (color code Yellow, Violet, Red, Gold) must be wired in series with the device. The required resistor is not included. Once wiring is complete, access the Installation Menu under Advanced Settings, and choose "Auto-Learn Sensor". Then activate the hardwired sensor to have it recognized by the system. You will then be able to configure the settings for that sensor.

But if you need to use more than two hardwired sensors, then you will need to use a wired to wireless converter. Hardwired devices connect with a wired to wireless converter, and the converter sends a wireless signal to the panel on behalf of the hardwired devices. For a wired to wireless converter to work, it will need to send a wireless signal that is compatible with the security system's wireless receiver.

For the IQ Panel 2, we recommend using a Qolsys IQ Hardwire 16-F. This converter will send an encrypted 319.5 MHz signal that is compatible with both the original IQ Panel 2 and the newer IQ Panel 2 Plus with the 319.5 legacy daughtercard. The IQ Hardwire 16-F can support up to 16 hardwired devices. Zone 16 can even support up to ten (10) compatible 2-wire smoke detectors. The Qolsys Hardwire 16-F is the only wired to wireless converter that allows you to continue to use existing 2-wire smoke detectors.

To use this converter, simply plug it into the wall, and connect any hardwired devices to zone inputs 1 - 15 on the converter. If you are not using 2-wire smoke detectors, zone 16 can be used as a regular burglary input. The hardwired sensors can then be enrolled using the same process as wireless sensors. If you are using a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus with the 345 MHz legacy daughtercard, then the Honeywell 5800C2W or the 2GIG Take-345 would be the wired to wireless converter to use. Unfortunately, neither of these devices will allow the use of 2-wire smoke detectors. Also, none of the wired to wireless converters currently on the market will allow the use of Carbon Monoxide detectors.

Remember, each hardwired sensor that is learned in through the converter will require its own wireless zone on the system. This will count towards the system's limit of 128 wireless zones. Make sure to keep this in mind when planning your system.

Did you find this answer useful?

We offer alarm monitoring as low as $10 / month

Click Here to Learn More
You can use as many Qolsys IQ Hardwire 16-S devices as required up to the number of wireless devices supported by the panel. For example, if the panel supports 128 wireless devices, you can have 8. How many zone are you looking to add?
Can you use more than one of these converters if you have more than 16 hardwired devices on the existing system?

Related Products

Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Verizon 3-1 Kit - Wireless Alarm System, 3 door/window sensor & motion
Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus 319.5 MHz Verizon-LTE 3-1 Kit
Wireless Alarm System, 3 Door/Window Sensors & 1 Motion Sensor
List Price: $880.00
Our Price: $397.99
Qolsys IQ Panel 2 AT&T 3-1 Kit - Alarm System Kit w/ 3 door/window sensor & 1 motion
Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus 319.5 MHz AT&T-LTE 3-1 Kit
Alarm System Kit w/ 3 Door/Window Sensor & 1 Motion
List Price: $898.00
Our Price: $397.99
Qolsys IQ Panel 2 AT&T 10-1 Kit - Alarm System Kit w/ 10 door/window sensor & 1 motion
Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus 319.5 MHz AT&T-LTE 10-1 System Kit
Alarm System Kit w/ 10 Door/Window Sensor & 1 Motion
List Price: $999.00
Our Price: $474.99
Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Verizon 10-1 Kit - Alarm System Kit w/ 10 door/window sensor & 1 motion
Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus 319.5 MHz Verizon-LTE 10-1 Kit
Alarm System Kit w/ 10 Door/Window Sensor & 1 Motion
List Price: $900.00
Our Price: $474.99
Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Classic Kit Verizon - Wireless Security System w/ Verizon LTE, 3 Door/Window, Motion Sensors
Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Classic Kit Verizon
Wireless Security System w/ Verizon LTE, 3 Door/Window, Motion Sensors
Qolsys IQ Hardwire 16-S - QS7131-840
Qolsys IQ Hardwire 16-S
Encrypted wire-to-wireless converter compatible w/ Qolsys IQ & IQ Panel 2
Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Verizon - 7" Security Panel w/ Z-Wave-ready, Verizon Cell Communicator (QS9201-1200-840)(MFIMG)
Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Verizon LTE
7" Security Panel w/ Z-Wave-ready, Verizon Cell Communicator
Qolsys IQ Hardwire 16
Wired-to-wireless converter compatible w/ Qolsys IQ & IQ Panel 2
Qolsys IQ Panel 2 AT&T - Wireless Security System with AT&T LTE Communicator Installed (QS9202-1200-840)
Qolsys IQ Panel 2 AT&T LTE
Wireless Security System with AT&T Communicator Installed
Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Classic Kit AT&T - 7" Wireless Security System w/ AT&T Cell Communicator, 4 Sensors
Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Classic Kit AT&T
7" Wireless Security System w/ AT&T Cell Communicator, 4 Sensors

Related Videos


Related Categories


Answered