Will a Honeywell 6150 Keypad Work on a VISTA 20P?
Yes, a Honeywell 6150 Keypad will work on a VISTA 20P. The keypad just needs to be wired and addressed correctly. You should power down the panel when wiring. The keypad can be used for general arming and disarming, and it makes a great secondary on-site controller for the system.
The Honeywell 6150 is a Fixed English Keypad. It is a good secondary controller for a Honeywell VISTA Alarm System. However, it should not be used for deep-level programming since the user will be navigating through the programming menus blindly. With that in mind, the 6150 should not be used as a primary system controller.
To use the 6150 with a VISTA 20P, it must be wired and addressed. You should power down the system before wiring. The keypad will connect with terminals 4, 5, 6 and 7 on the panel board. We recommend using an 18-gauge, 4-conductor wire to complete the wiring process. However, slightly larger or small gauge wire can also be used with very little issue. Just make sure the connections are nice and secure. Two wires will be used for power, and the other two will be used for data.
The black wire for negative (-) power will go to terminal 4. The red wire for positive (+) power will go to terminal 5. The green wire for incoming data will go to terminal 6. The yellow wire for outgoing data will go to terminal 7. Then connect the other end of the 4-conductor wire to the keypad. Make sure to run the wire through the keypad back plate before wiring to ensure that you can close the cover. The green wire goes to the terminal labeled G. The black wire goes to the terminal labeled -. The red wire goes to the terminal labeled +. The yellow wire goes to the terminal labeled Y. Close the back cover when finished.
After wiring, you must address the keypad. This must be done within 60 seconds of powering the system back on. Press and hold the  and  keys on the 6150 Keypad for several seconds. The current 2-digit address should appear, with the default address being . Press  to clear the address. Then enter the 2-digit address you want to use. The VISTA 20P can support keypads on addresses 16 thru 23. Press [*] after entering in the 2-digit address to confirm your selection.
Since the 6150 is probably not your main keypad, you will probably use an address other than 16. This is because address 16 is usually reserved for the main system keypad. But keep in mind that only address 16 is enabled by default. The other addresses will need to be enabled using programming fields [*190] thru [*196]. Please review the VISTA 15P, 20P Programming Guide for more information. Remember that only one keypad can be used per address.
You can then test the 6150 Keypad to make sure it works properly. Try entering [Master Code] +  to Arm Stay. Then disarm by entering [Master Code] + . If you can arm and disarm from the keypad, then it was programmed successfully. Remember, the 6150 should not be used for deep programming. If you require a keypad for programming a VISTA 20P, we recommend using a Honeywell 6160 Keypad instead.
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