Honeywell PAL-T

Surface Mount Door Contact and Window Contact

Honeywell pal t wh surface mount door contact and window contact

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The Honeywell PAL-T is a surface mount door contact and window contact. The PAL-T is different than other Honeywell surface mount door an...


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The Honeywell PAL-T is a surface mount door contact and window contact. The PAL-T is different than other Honeywell surface mount door and window contacts because it has a patented cover that snaps open with an attached hinge so you never have to worry about losing any parts. Normally, with door and window contacts that have a cover, you need to pry the cover off to get at the screw terminals to make your zone wiring connections. Since door contacts are small devices, it is not difficult to drop the cover or the contact. Anyone that has installed lots of door and window contacts with removeable covers will appreciate that the PAL-T will dramatically reduce any future frustration.

The PAL-T magnetic contact can be used to protect a door, window or any other type of opening from intrusion. Each PAL-T includes a contact with a hinged cover and a magnet. You simply install the magnet on your door or window and you install the contact so that when the door or window is closed, the contact and magnet are in close proximity. The Honeywell PAL-T has a 1.125” wide magnet gap so the door or window contact must be within 1.125” of the magnet when the door or window is closed. We recommend installing the magnet on the moving door or window and the contact on the non-moving frame. As the PAL-T contact consists of a delicate reed switch, installing it this way will reduce the chance of damage to the contact. You can use adhesive tape of small screws to mount the Honeywell PAL-T door or window contact.

The internal reed switch is a Form A, SPST, normally closed contact with a rating of 100mA at 28VDC. You can use the Honeywell PAL-T with almost any wired alarm control panel. You will need to snap open the hinged cover to get to the screw terminals used to connect the device. With the cover open, you simply attach your (2) conductor alarm wire to the (2) screw terminals. Land (1) conductor on each screw terminal. It does not matter which wire goes to which screw. There are (6) different wire entry points so that you can choose the point that works best for your particular installation. After making your screw terminal connections, feed the wire through the chosen entry point and snap the hinged cover shut. If you are going to use an end-of-line resistor (EOLR) at the device, you can put that inside so it is concealed when the PAL-T is snapped shut.

The Honeywell PAL-T surface mount door and window contact comes in (3) different colors. The white contact is part number PAL-T-WH. The brown contact is PAL-T-BR and the grey contact is PAL-T-GY. Choose the color that best matches the decor in your home or business. If you need replacement magnets for your Honeywell PAL-T contacts, look at the PAL-M magnet which comes in white (PAL-M-WH) and brown (PAL-M-BR).


I will pass that "Thank You" over to Julia. :)
Julia, thank you very much for your help!
Really the only difference is in the plastic covering. The 945T has the screw terminal holes at each end of the contact and magnet, and the PAL-T doesn't. The gap rating (distance allowed between the contact and magnet) is the same for both. I personally would go with the PAL-T, I think they're cleaner looking.
Is there a benefit to a 945t over the PAL-T?
What you're seeing there is the actual reed switch from inside the previous contact. Those two white wires appear to be what goes back to your panel. You should be able to remove the wires from that reed switch, and connect them to the terminals on the PAL-T. If you have any slack in the wire, you probably want to cut off the current wire ends, and possibly strip back the sheath a little bit more (but not too much) so you make good solid connection on the new contact.
So originally I thought my contact sensors were the PAL-T sensors. Wrong. Can I clip whatever that is connecting the 2 wires and use the PAL-T with screw terminals?
Thanks for the clarification.
That is for the discontinued PAL contact. The -T portion of the PAL-T references that it has screw terminals instead of leads.
Thanks for the quick reply. I noticed this under the ordering info tab for this product white color on honeywell site.
The PAL-T contact comes with the magnet but it has screw terminals instead of leads. I'm not sure where you read it comes with leads as the Honeywell site lists "Concealed screw terminals eliminate splicing and soldering" as one of the features of this sensor.
Does this product come with the magnet and 5' leads as described in the honeywell site?
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