The NX-4 control panel comes standard with four hardwire zone inputs. Four programmable outputs can be set up to activate external devices during an alarm or other system event. The modular design allows for complete integration of multiple systems within one enclosure. Adding more zones or expanding capability is fast and easy. In this video HSS Tech Manager Matt Apperson and Knowledge Base Host teaches you how to assemble a NX Series Control Panel.
“A lot times in the manuals you’ll see where it requires stand offs but that’s for additional modules. So putting the cabinet or putting the circuit board in the cabinet is very easy to do.
You’re going to notice on your control panel on the top you have these slots here and on the bottom you also have those slots as well. So the board is actually just going to slide in these slots and sit in a vertical position. So I’ll show you how to do that.
So the circuit board will actually just kind of line up in the top and the bottom here and it will slide straight down. You may been to shimmy it a little bit to get it in all way but once it’s all the way down, it’ll sit flat to the panel.
So the sticker–sometimes these won’t stand very well but they–you know, you can always just put them back down or you can move them to the side. The terminals are labeled underneath the circuit board as well and you also have a panel schematic here on the door that tells you what terminals what for wiring.
So in this–what we’re going to do is we’re going to wire up a keypad to the panel and then we’ll wire the transformer to it and I’ll show you how to work with the zones a little bit on this one here. So for this demonstration we’re going to use just a standard LED keypad, eight zone LED keypad which comes with the–just the straight fast packs. So we’re going to open this up here.
On the back of the keypad you have a blue block with three screw terminals on it and they’re labeled on the circuit board, data, common and positive. You have the same terminals here listed on the control panel, data, common and positive. So we’ll run a wire from here to here and get this all wired up.
For this demonstration, I’m using actually a four conductor wire but this is only going to require three wires. So what you do is just you’re going to back out your data, your common and your positive. So get your data line and in this case, I’ll use the green for that. And then the common I’ll use the black one and for the positive I’ll use the red wire. I think we’re down one here. That’s right. Okay. So that takes care of that. And to the back of the keypad, this demonstration will feed it through here and then on the back of the keypad, you know the three screws here, we’re just going to loosen these up and we’re going to do away with this white wire. We’ll just wrap it around here.
Then we’re going to use the same colored wires for wiring up here. So we use the black for the common. I’m just going to slide it in the side of the block there and then we’ll tighten the screws down and we use the red for the positive so we’ll put that into the positive line here and we use the green for the data so we’ll plug that in here.
So the keypad just will hook on from the top and then slide down and we can tighten the screw up on the bottom. Keep it all together. Okay. I’ll set that aside.
And then wiring up our transformer, we only need two wires for this. So in this case we’re going to use the same four conductor wire only we’re only going to use the red and the black here.
So at the top of the board, there are two terminals here labeled AC. We’ll loosen up our screws here and we’re going to go ahead and plug our wires in there. Make sure that you don’t have a lot of exposed copper wire because you don’t want these two wires to touch each other before you plug it in. So make sure that you have a good solid connection. If you’re not sure, just give a little tug on it and make sure that it doesn’t come out of the circuit board.
Your transformer may look a little different than this one here but this is the one we’re going to use for this. Two screws on the bottom and they’re not labeled plus and minus so it’s going to be–it doesn’t matter which way the wires go because there’s going to be no polarity here. So we’ll just go ahead and set this here and again make sure that you don’t have any wire that’s too long or anything like that. You don’t want it touching each other and again, just check your connections. Make sure everything’s good and tight and then we can go ahead and plug this thing in.
Okay. When you first power this panel up, this is normal for it to be beeping. So you’re just actually just going to step up to your keypad and press 1234. So after you hit the 1234, the beeping will stop and your keypad’s probably going to look something like this. You may have all four zone lights flashing. The service may be on. It may be off. It’s just going to kind of depend on, you know, what you’ve got going on here for the time being.
So at this point now that you’ve got the keypad wired and the system powered up, you can actually go ahead and start wiring up your zones or unless you’ve already wired your zones then you’ll be ready to program the system.
At this point the zones right now are flashing because they’re showing that they’re open. Usually you might see that. For any zones that you’re not using, you’re going to want to strap them out in the control panel with a resister. The kit should be provided with some resisters. They are 3.3K and they look something like this here and they all have colored bands on them. In this case, these ones have orange, orange, red and then there’s a gold colored band at the end.
So for any zone that you’re not using on your control panel, in this case we’ll just–let’s just say you’re not using zones three and four. You’re just going to bend your resister up into like a horseshoe kind of fashion kind of like this and then you’re just going to run it across the zone and then the calm. So in this case, we have four zones and we have two calms. So these two calms are shared by the two corresponding zones. So we’re going to resist here across four and calm and we’ll run a second resister from three to calm. Tighten these up really well and then you’ll notice on your keypad that zones three and four are no longer flashing. They’re out. So that will take care of those zones and then once you have zones one and two hooked up the proper way, their light should be extinguished as well and the ready light should be on and then you’re either ready to use or ready to program.“