The Honeywell 5800RL is a wireless relay module used for adding remote sirens and strobes or remote arm/disarm indicators to any Honeywell LYNX Series security system that has a software revision of 9.0 or higher such as the Honeywell L3000 LYNX Plus or any of the Honeywell LYNX Touch wireless security systems. Honeywell Lyric panels (Lyric Controller and Lyric Gateway) do not support the 5800RL due to a change in the RF house ID technology.
A Note from the manufacturer, (taken from the product Installation Instructions): This product uses latching relays, which retain their open/closed position even when power is disconnected. Due to shocks or vibration during shipment and installation, the out-of-box state of these relays may be either open or closed. When power is first applied, the relay will be set to its correct initial state. Please bear this in mind during installation; it is strongly recommended that you apply power only to this module (connect AC or DC power to terminals 7 and 8 only with nothing connected to terminals 1 - 6) before connecting and energizing any wires to the latching relays. Failure to do so may damage the relay, requiring replacement of the 5800RL.
The Honeywell 5800RL is a great addition to a Honeywell LYNX Touch security system as the LYNX Touch does not have enough auxiliary power to activate a hardwired siren or strobe. If the LYNX Touch alarm siren is not loud enough, your only option would be to add a Honeywell 5800WAVE wireless siren or use the 5800RL wireless relay. For people with hearing loss, the 5800RL is ideal as it allows you to attach a strobe so that when the Honeywell LYNX Touch wireless security system goes into alarm mode, the strobe will activate visually alerting anyone that is home to an emergency. The 5800RL provides (2) separate dry contact, form-C relays that are both rated for 2A at 28VAC/VDC. Relay A will follow the alarm siren and stay activated for any audible alarm zone type. When the security system is disarmed, or after the programmed bell timeout, whichever comes first, Relay A will deactivate. When a fire alarm is activated, Relay A will activate with temporal three logic so that your wired siren sounds the temporal alarm, alerting you to a fire emergency. Please note that a temporal pulsed output is not suitable for use with a strobe, as the pulsing output will not allow the strobe to charge properly. Strobe indicators should always have a steady power output. Relay B activates when the LYNX Touch security system is armed to turn on an arming indicator LED and unlatches when the wireless security system is disarmed.
There are (3) LEDs on the circuit board of the Honeywell 5800RL wireless relay module. These are located directly above the DIP switches. The red LED indicates the security system is currently armed and will stay off while the system is disarmed. The yellow LED when lit up solid indicates that the LYNX Touch security system is currently in alarm mode after a burglary alarm. The yellow LED will flash when a fire alarm has been activated. If the yellow LED is off, no alarms are present. The green LED indicates the 5800RL has proper power. If the green LED is flickering, a wireless RF signal is being processed from the LYNX Touch wireless security system. There is also a separate red LED by itself towards the center of the circuit board which indicates RF interference. If the red interference LED is lit solid, you should relocate your Honeywell 5800RL wireless relay module.
As sirens and sounders need a power supply, you will normally connect an auxiliary power supply to the power terminals of the Honeywell 5800RL. You will need a power supply with enough amperage to power the sirens you have connected as well as the 5800RL itself. A 16.5VAC transformer will power the power supply which will provide power out to the sounders. We recommend adding a backup battery to the power supply so that your relay and sirens will work even during a power outage. We also recommend housing the power supply and battery inside of a small metal alarm cabinet to keep the installation secure and neat. Once you have made all the necessary power connections, simply use the DIP switches on the 5800RL wireless relay module to match the House ID code programmed into your Honeywell LYNX Touch wireless security system. You can also program the 5800RL’s tamper/supervisory feature by programming a zone with zone type (5) which is trouble by day/alarm by night and input type (3) which is supervised RF. The loop number of the zone should be set to (1) and you will need to enroll the serial number from the wireless relay module as you would any wireless zone.