The Honeywell 5800RP is a wireless repeater module that boosts the radio frequency (RF) signal between a Honeywell wireless device and a wireless receiver. The typical RF range of a Honeywell 5800 series wireless device is 200 feet nominal from the wireless receiver. By adding a wireless repeater 200 feet from the receiver, you can effectively extend the RF range to a total of 400 feet. This will be diminished by any obstructions such as walls, floors, ceilings, and especially metal objects.
The 5800RP wireless repeater can be powered from either an AC or DC external power source connected to the two internal terminal screws. The DC power source rating is 12VDC, 100 mA. The AC power source rating is 9VAC, 15VA. The transformer and the cabling required to connect it to the repeater are NOT included with the 5800RP. Only the backup battery is included. We recommend using the Honeywell 300-07753 AC transformer in tandem with the LT-Cable to power your Honeywell wireless repeater. The transformer plugs directly into an AC power receptacle. The LT-Cable offers a clean, 8 foot connection between the transformer and the 5800RP. This cable is in-wall rated so it can be snaked in the wall. You can also procure your own 18-22AWG, 2 conductor cable if you have a longer run.
If you have any Honeywell wireless devices that are giving you RF supervision loss troubles, adding a wireless repeater between the device and the wireless receiver should solve the wireless signal strength problem. Please note, the 5800RP will not repeat signals from another repeater. In other words, signals can only be repeated once!
Not only does the Honeywell 5800RP forward signals on from your wireless sensors to your Honeywell home security system, but it can also send its own status signals if module supervision is turned on. To enable module supervision, the wireless repeater must be programmed to your alarm control panel. You can program the 5800RP so that all supervision signals (AC loss, low battery, tamper or RF jam detection) report to a single zone. If programmed this way, DIP switch 2 should be off and all signals will be reported as “low battery.” A more specific supervision mode uses two different serial numbers and is approved for Underwriters Laboratories (UL) residential burglary installations. First with DIP switch 2 off, program the serial number on the 5800RP’s sticker as the low battery zone. Next, set DIP switch 2 to on and program the same serial number but one digit higher for (3) separate zones each with their own loop number. Loop 1 of the second supervision zone will report tamper signals, loop 2 will report AC loss and loop 3 will report RF jam detection.