Honeywell AD12612: Connect the LYNX-EXT to Power Supply
The Honeywell AD12612 is the most popular power supply sold for wired systems. In the LYNX-EXT it is used to convert a wired siren into a wireless. This video shows an user how to connect the power supply to the rest of the products in this conversion kit.
So now that we have all three Lynx Touch panels set to House ID seven, which is matching our relay: DIP switch House ID seven, we are ready to make our final connections and give it a test. The final connection is to supply power to the power supply. Because this is just the circuit board providing DC power to these items. It needs AC power from the wall. Okay? We're gonna cut our length of wire here. We have our 1361 transformer, which again is a 16.5 VAC, 40VA transformer. We're gonna strip our ends down on one end and the other. One end goes to the 1361, one end goes to the auxiliary power supply. Transformer takes the power from the wall outlet, okay? Pushes it through here to whatever it's connected to. Because this is just the two wire connection we're gonna trim down our leads. You could also double those up if you wanted. In case you had a break in the black and the red, then the green and the white could do the trick. But to keep it simple here, we're just gonna trim down and just use the black and the red. We're gonna trim down the endings so that we have some exposed wire. I always like to give a little bit more of a connection on the transformer wire. I'll show you in a minute why you'll want the extra wire there compared to when you're just laying it inside of a screw terminal like on the relay module.
Okay, we have our exposed black and red. And the reason I like to leave a little more is when you make these connections to the screw terminal on the transformer, I like to do a little hook here. All right? That hook allows you, and actually it's always best to do a little more on the insulator too so you can manipulate the black and the red, have a little more separation between the two. Just gonna strip that back a little more, trim down the green and the whites. Okay, so now that we have our black and our reds stripped, if you twist these down and then make a little bit of a fish hook with each, you'll see it makes it a little bit easier to connect to the back of these screws. So I use my screwdriver, bend them over a little bit. Now we have two little fish hooks. Now when we loosen up these terminals we wanna make a nice clean connection behind the screws. Okay? And the hooks allow us to do that a little bit easier. So you get the hook all the way around the screw and then when you screw it down you get a nice solid connection. If you do the hook in the direction that you'll be screwing your screw, it doesn't get all unfrayed. If I had those hooks going the other way, it would unravel and get a little messed up there. So you do the hooks the way that you're screwing it down. Now we're connected to the transformer. This is just the screw to hold the transformer to the wall outlet; I'm just gonna remove that for a minute. Okay. On the other end, we have our black and our red and we're gonna strip down the ends. Now for these, we don't need nearly as much exposed wire because we're just gonna be landing to the terminals of the power supply. Twist them down so you don't have the frayed, stranded wires as you put 'em in and our final connection here. Loosen up our terminals on our power supply. These are AC; polarity is not conscious so it can go to either side. We're gonna do black on the right, red on the left. We just land these underneath the clamp. Screw it down tight. Same thing for the red. All right. Now, when this plugs into the wall it's gonna provide power to our power supply, which provides power to our relay and our siren. Before we do that, just to demonstrate. In a real world situation we always recommend using the battery, okay? So the power supply has a charging circuit with some leads coming off the board so that if you were to lose your power, if your transformer got unplugged or you had a power outage at the house, you have a sealed lead-acid battery that is providing power, okay? We're gonna connect this actually after we do our transformer connection. So, we're ready to go. You'll start to see all the lights power up as soon as we plug this in. Transformer's on. Lights kick on. Now we connect our battery and we have made all of our connections.