Water & Flood Probe For Use w/ 5821
The Honeywell FP280 is a wired probe designed to detect water in a flood situation. Similar to the 470PB, this is just a simple probe tha...
The Honeywell FP280 is a wired probe designed to detect water in a flood situation. Similar to the 470PB, this is just a simple probe that connects to a flood transmitter like the Honeywell 5821 (wireless) or the 470-12 (wired). Historically the 470PB included a resistor that installers were required to wire in parallel at the end of line closest to the probe. There was no included cabling to make the connection from the transmitter to the probe. With a keen eye on the growing community of DIYers, Honeywell created the FP280 to make the installation process easier. No trip to the hardware store for cabling. Now there is a 16.5 foot cable already wired to the probe with the resistor properly strapped across. This means you simply land the raw end of the wires onto the 5821 or 470-12 and the installation is complete.
The FP280 is just a simple device that shorts when water is detected. It can be wall or floor mounted depending on the specific installation. There is a screw included for heavy duty mounting or you can just use adhesive tape. We recommend using high rated tape since it may be a damp area which can cause regular tape to unstick. Most probes are installed in the lowest point in the protected premise such as a sump pump. Other common areas are appliances that may flood your home or business: washing machines, sinks, refrigerators, etc.
Although the FP280 is a wired device in tandem with the 5821 it will speak wirelessly to any wireless Honeywell alarm system. The probe locally wires to the 5821 transmitter. Then the 5821 sends signals wirelessly to any 5800 series RF receivers in range. The combination of these two devices makes it possible for anyone to setup flood protection. No hassle with snaking wires or requiring a prewired space. Some of the most popular panels that this setup will interface with are the Lynx Touch series panels (L5210, L7000), the Lyric Controller and the 2GIG GC2 and GC3. As we mentioned earlier the FP280 can be hardwired using the 470-12. This will work with just about any brand of wired control panels including the popular Honeywell VISTA series panels: VISTA-15P, VISTA-20P and VISTA-21iP.
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