How Do I Install The Honeywell 4219 On My Vista 20P?

How Do I Install The Honeywell 4219 On My Vista 20P?


Joe mentions that with zone doubling you can have up to 16 wired zones on the Vista-20P and Vista-21iP. You can actually have up to 15 zones using this ...


hi-di-ho iris joy from iloreta so we're going to talk about wiring a 4219 zone expander to your Vista system now what a 42:19 is is that it's a zone expander just like the name says what it allows you to do is connect more hard wired zones onto your Vista panel let's say you have a vista 21ip setup which is actually the panel that we're going to connect our 42:19 today to if you do have one of these at home you'll likely know that you could only land 8 hardwired zones onto the panel you can use zone doubling so you could theoretically connect up to 16 different zones in or you could program up to 16 different zones on the existing terminals on the system but if you do want to add more hardwired zones to your system and in most instances it's easier to use it one of these modules for this purpose which I'll explain in a moment you will want to use the 4219 so what the 4219 is as you can see it's a board that has terminals on it and allows you to land 8 hard-wired zones right on to the to the unit going back to the point that I made before you may say well I can land up to 16 zones onto my system with zone doubling why do I want to use an additional module the nice thing about the 42:19 is that it connects to the Vista system with the with an ECB plus so it's going to connect to the system the same way that any keypads connect to your panel or any communicators connect to your panel what this will let you do is is let's say you have a house and you have a whole bunch of sensors on one side of the house and you've your panel on the other side instead of home running all the wires from all those sensors all the way back to the system all you'll have to do is run a four conductor cable from your panel to the 4219 and then just land your zone wires right onto the 42:19 makes it super convenient for installations and you can install as many of the 42:19 as the system is able to handle so you'll just want to check how many zones your Vista panel can support and then that is how many 42:19 you can add each one takes up eight zones in programming they're great to use and really if you do have hardwired zones that you're looking to add on with the panel above what it can support your have to use one now there are a few different iterations of the 42 19 out there we have the latest unit which you can see has eight small dip switches right here there's three different revisions of the 42 19 the oldest one require that you use resistors on all of the zone terminals for any zones that are connected and for whatever reason those resistors had to be 1k or else it won't work right the next iteration required that resistors had to be used on the terminals just like the first unit except the resistors had to be 2k on that iteration the third iteration which is the latest unit which is what we have installed there's a dip switch that can uh you can set so you can say if it has to use resistors or if not this is really convenient because there is many instances where you're just not going to want to install resistors on to the onto the 4219 it takes longer it's just more wires to play with and in many cases the security that you get from having a resistor connected to the wire just as it needed for the functions that you're looking to do what the resistor does for you is that it supervises the wire so if there's something that goes wrong as far as damage or somebody tampered with it you will get a trouble letting you know to check it out but if you have let's say like a couple closets or maybe a back door or just anything really that isn't super super important don't feel like you have to use the resistors when you installed the unit now there's another aspect of the dip switches that lets you enable the pant the panel tamper you can turn that on or off on the newer unit as you can see right over believe it's this guy right here this is the internal magnetic read switch for the for the 4219 and you'll notice that on the cover or at least if you pick one of these up when it ships you there's a cover with a clip in it where you could install the magnet that'll work with the reed switch in the unit so that if somebody takes the cover off and you have the tamper enabled the system will throw up a trouble or go into alarm depending how you have it set up and that particular function you can use with the dip switch the the dip switch for the resistor and for the tamper on the panel there dip switches seven and eight I do recommend checking out the installation manual eyes there's a legend that's going to tell you all the different settings that you can do on the system and you will want to check that anyways because the 42 nineteen's you actually have to set the dip switches for its address in the Vista system what I mean by this is that the address that the 42:19 lines up to that's going to determine which set of zones it actually works for right so on the Vista panel zones one through eight or on the panel itself the next set of zones is nine through sixteen so on and so forth when you check the Vista installation manner you're going to find a page in there that actually says the different zones that each block works for and you'll want to set the address for your 4219 to the appropriate block of zones so if you have it going for if you want to use it for nine to sixteen you want to configure the address for what that is so the system knows that those zones on this 42:19 will be there so it all of that said now we're finally to the part where we're going to wire it to our system the before we do that I have one more thing to say actually well if you purchase a 42 19 you're gonna find that it comes with a mod plug now I have the mod plug right here it's a little black connector and there's a portion on the board right here that it plugs into really simple easy to install you just slip it right on and then this can connect to the ECP bus on your panel there's a downside to the plug though we found that over time just because of the nature of the plug itself it tends to wear out and we've actually seen some customers that have weird operation after they've had a 4219 installed for an extended period of time for this reason we do recommend that you do not use the mod plug that ships with the unit and you just directly wire it to your panel to avoid any issues that you may have with this because it will get annoying so I do have a for conductor wire this is twenty two four and as you can see it has the same colors as our ECP bus on the panel and right here is where we're going to connect them now I don't know if you can see but I can next to each terminal there's actually a label that tells me which wire connects to which terminal and I can see it says yellow red black and green so I get my screwdriver I'm gonna put the appropriate wires under the appropriate terminal now I don't have this wire connected to my Vista system and before you do any installation on your panel you're going to want to cut power a hundred percent so what I'm going to do is just undo the backup batteries I'm going to head over here I'm gonna turn off all my power and now the Vista system is fully powered off and ready to do work on so going back to our 4219 I'm gonna get the yellow wire in first when you slip the wire and it's always best to go on this the the side of the screw terminal that's the opposite of the one that's turning in what I mean by this is so this screw we turn it to the right we want to place our wire on the left side what this is going to do when we tighten the screw down it's going to pull the wire and give us a really strong connection on this terminal so if I put the wire in as you can see it's on this side of the screw so when I turn it and it fights it it's gonna grab it and it's going to give us a super strong connection so the next thing that we're going to do is the red wire it's this guy right here then we have our black and then we have our green so now our wires are all set up and ready to install the other side on the Vista system so now we're going to connect it to our Vista system before we connect it I just want to mention that the 4219 it only uses 30 milliamps of power it shouldn't overdraw your system but if you do have a ton of devices and you're really working with something wanted to beat and you're really working with only a few extra milliamps you will want to do a power calculation on your system just to make sure that the 42:19 won't overdrive because if it does you will get some weird operation now as from before our Vista system is fully fully powered off and this is our wire that we have connected to the 4219 so just like right up top we're just going to match the colors up to our ECP bus and then we should be good to go so as you can see the first two terminals are for our AC terminal number three is for our bel power terminal number four is our as our ground or our black for the 12-volt power for the 42:19 and any other device on the Vista system so we're gonna take our black wire and we're going to put it under the terminal now as you can see we are starting to get a bunch of wires underneath each of these terminals and we found that somebody's beeping at me we found that sometimes you can have a poor connection if you have too many wires under the terminal as the clamp when you go to screw it in it may not fully squish down all the wires if you find that you have a connection issue with any of the wires on your ECB bus what you can do and I'll just show you this on the on the ground right here if you take the wires out we can actually twist them all together which will ensure that our connection below the screw terminal is a solid now you don't have to be a master at at splicing the wires you really just want to put them together and give them a good twist try to line up your sheathing so that the wire copper is all uniform with each other so you get a nice connection when you put it on to the terminal and as you can see this right here is going to help guarantee that our connection is good to go so I'm just gonna open up our screw a little bit more and then I'm gonna slip it right under the side now that's a solid connection so I'm not going to do this for the rest of the terminals is that does take some time as you can see but I will install the rest of them so next we have our 12 volt power so we're gonna take our red I'm gonna slip it under this one we're gonna tighten it down and the next is the green now when you go to work on your Vista system as you can see it's a tight space the wires they may be getting in your way it could get somewhat frustrating just take a breath take your time and do everything one at a time that beep is right in my ear you're gonna find that it may take longer to do the installation if you go slower with it but especially with wiring it's so easy to screw something up or put something in the wrong position that just giving yourself ample ample time to do stuff like this is really the way to go lastly we have the yellow wire for data on the bus which will tighten down and now we have all our wires together and actually this is great because I can show you an example of what I just said before you'll notice that the green wire the terminal is a hundred percent down that's a tight terminal and a lot of the wires underneath the terminal are sturdy but because the terminal the clamp isn't fully flush but why our that we installed is actually loose see that and it's gonna come out if we set this up and we were doing a real installation that would cause a communication issue and give us some weird issues with the 42:19 so it's just one of those reasons why taking all the wires out and twisting them all together and putting it back onto the terminal will just help guarantee that you'll get a good connection I'm not gonna do it for this one I'm just gonna take this green wire and just shove it right where it all the other wires are and then tighten it down and that should suffice as a secure connection as you can see I'm not gonna pull on it to try to break it but the wires are tight nothing's coming out and the 4219 will be good to go that's how to wire up a 4219 to your Vista system if you did enjoy the video feel free to subscribe if you want to be updated when you post future videos hit the notification button below we'll send you an update when we do so we have any questions about 42:19 s vista systems or security systems in general head over to our website thanks for watching and we hope you have a great day