Adding a wired siren to a 2GIG GC3

Adding a wired siren to a 2GIG GC3

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Adding a wired siren to a 2GIG GC3


hi DIYs joy from alarm grid and today we're going to talk about how to wire up an external siren to your gc3 system we actually sell a kit that includes all the parts that you'll need to do this on our website it's called the links w e xt kit in the kit you get a box for holding everything a transformer a battery a relay and a power supply to set all this up today we're going to show you how to wire this all together we don't have the box and everything is kind of condensed on a table so it may look different when you do it but this is all the wiring connections and this is how it actually works so if you take a look down here we have our gc3 system we have our backup battery we have our power supply we have our relay and we have our wired siren no today we're going to use a strobe just to prevent our ears from going deaf and it works just the same also over here on our iPad we have a page pulled up on our website that actually has a diagram that shows how to wire this all up I highly recommend you pull this up and follow along if you are wiring it it's going to make it much easier to do all your connections correctly and as you can see this is actually on the page how do I add a wired siren to a 2gig gc3 so if we scroll down let's take a look this right here is our panel this is our power supply and this is our relay down here we have our siren our transformer and a backup battery so the first thing we'll do is let's connect one of the bigger connections that we have going from the bell positive 4 terminal all the way over down to the trigger plus input on our relay now I've already stripped and prepared all the wires for today so I don't make it a little bit easier we looked at our panel right here we have our bell plus terminal it's labeled right there on the sticker a little tab that's inside the unit and if we loosen up our terminal and insert one piece of the conductor on this side we get a good connection now the other side as according to our diagram we're going to wire this up to the trigger plus input on our relay this is our relay right here and as you can see there's our trig plus input so I just put it right under the terminal and tighten it down now as you can see on our diagram there's a jumper going from the trigger negative down to the negative negative down there part of me I couldn't see that the letter we look over here we can see that our trigger negative is up here on on your upper left and then down here we have our negative negative terminal I've already stripped and put a jumper in between these two that's all you have to do just tighten it down on either side it'll work fine for you now if you look at our next terminal on our diagram to land stuff on if we go up to the top our positive + and our common they actually have a jump between them and then these go down and they connect to the DC plus output on our power supply now this jump you can do it in a bunch of different ways you could parallel the wires together far away from the actual devices or you can literally just have to jump going from one terminal to the other and then down to the power supply that's what I've done today which you'll see in a second so right here I prepared our jump as you can see we're going to attach this one to the positive plus and then we're going to attach our lights together tips to the common and then way over here on our power supply we're going to attach this this positive wire to the DC plus which is this terminal right here as you can see so that's set now if we look back on our diagram we're going to go from the negative negative terminal this parallels together and then it goes up and connects to the bell negative and it also is going to connect to the DC negative on the power supply this is a kind of stands for what I just said the parallel right here you can have this occur away from either device just splicing all the wires together or you could have all the wires join together coming off of one of the terminals and connecting to all the other terminals however you accomplished it it'll work fine for you so if we take a look we have one wire here we're going to connect this from the negative negative over to our negative on our power supply now also on the negative on the power supply you're going to notice that the siren itself the negative does land onto that terminal now when you're putting two wires under one terminal it's convenient to twist them together before you put them under it makes the connection under the clamp on the terminal much cleaner it'll also make it easier during installation as they won't slip out when you're trying to install them so if you take a look at that we have our negative wire here and we have our negative wire from our siren if we just take the wires and twist them together they'll stay sturdy and it makes the install pretty easy so if we twist this around let me go to our negative terminal start it right there now on this diagram the backup battery it's showing that it's connecting to its own battery leads on this particular power supply this has flying leads for a battery so we don't have to worry about making those particular connections next though we actually have to connect the bail negative all the way down and join it to one of these two terminals as I said before it doesn't matter where you do this parallel splice today I'm going to connect it from the panel to the DC negative on our power supply so we're connected to the bail negative right there and then going back to what I just said we have three wires going under this terminal the smartest thing to do would have been to twist them all together and then place them under the terminal to make it easy and clean I'm gonna do that for you right now so if I take these two out these are the splices we just made if I take my new wire and I just wrap it around these guys now they're all connected they have a nice sturdy splice we're going to start this all underneath the terminal the last connection that we got to make is the positive coming off of our siren this is going to connect to the normally open on the relay itself so if you look are normally open terminal is right here all right so there's all our connections assuming we did everything right this should all power up just fine let's connect the backup battery next on this particular relay we're going to get a light here showing us that we do have the backup battery plugged in and other is power coming out of it and then we're going to plug in our main transformer to our relay that's connected via this wire right here with the white sheathing on it going into the the power for the actual part of me the power for the power supply alright so we have the power light we have the battery light and we've hoped that all of our wiring connections are good let's try setting off an alarm and seeing if the strobe actually triggers on the gc3 system as long as you haven't turned off the bell output for the actual alarms on the system it's going to trigger the external siren also and for today I've disconnected the internal siren on the system so that when we do trigger an alarm we should just see the the sire or the strobe itself start to activate so if we flip it over we're just going to enable the panic we'll do a fire panic and there you go you can hear the trigger activating and you'll notice that the strobe follows the the alarm that's currently occurring on the system if we did have a siren attached to this too we would also get the siren output that's how to connect an external wired siren or strobe to your gc3 system you did enjoy the video feel free to subscribe if you'd like to be notified when we post future videos hit the notification button will send you an update you have any questions about the system or alarm related stuff head over to our website give us a call or send us an email thanks for watching and have a great day