Honeywell ADEMCO 5817 User Manual
19ql, Ademco 5817, Installation and setup guide
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INSTALLATION AND SETUP GUIDE
The 5817 Multi-Point Universal Transmitter may have three contact loops connected to it. Each
loop transmits a unique ID code to a 5800 wireless system receiver connected to the system
control panel. The Primary Loop has several DIP switch selectable options that determine its
connection requirements, response, and transmission characteristics (see DIP switch setting
table on next page). The two Auxiliary Loops are closed-circuit, with a nominal response time of
100mSec. For UL installations, no contact in any of the loops may be more than 3 feet from the
A built-in cover tamper switch is activated when the cover is removed.
ENROLLING THE TRANSMITTER IDs
The 5817 has its own unique identification codes permanently assigned during manufacture. It is
not necessary to program the transmitter IDs during installation. Instead, the control unit is
required to "enroll" the transmitter IDs at some point prior to the transmitter’s usage in the alarm
The control unit’s installation manual contains general information on the "enrolling" procedure,
but the information given herein pertains specifically to the 5817.
1. Place a 3V battery in the battery holder, as described later in BATTERY
INSTALLATION/REPLACEMENT and as shown in Diagram 2. Observe polarity!
2. Make sure that the DIP switch’s 4 positions (see Diagram 2) are all OFF.
3. Set the system ready for enrolling the ID code of one of the 5817’s loops (inputs) to be
used, as described in the control’s instructions. The 5817 should be treated as "RF" (i.e.,
supervised RF) Type (mandatory for UL installations).
4. Proceed with enrolling the inputs of the loops to be used, as described in the control’s
For proper orientation of the unit in relation to its wall mounting plate and the loop wiring, read all
of this section before installing the unit.
The description that follows assumes that the unit will be mounted as shown in the diagrams. The
unit may, however, be installed in any direction, as long as the relationship of the unit to its
mounting plate is maintained.
Although two holes are provided in the unit that would permit mounting directly to a surface (holes
"A" in Diagram 2), it is recommended that the mounting plate be used, as described below, for
ease in removing the unit for servicing should it become necessary.
Before mounting the transmitter permanently, conduct Go/No Go tests (see control’s instructions)
to verify adequate signal strength and reorient or relocate the transmitter if necessary. When a
satisfactory location is found, remove the battery and proceed with installation.
1. Remove the transmitter’s cover by inserting the flat blade of a small screwdriver into the
pry-off slot at the end of the unit farthest from the cover’s decorative ribs, and twisting the
blade. Note: The open slot at the other end of the unit cannot be used as a cover pry-off.
2. Disengage the supplied mounting plate from the unit by inserting the blade of a small
screwdriver into the locking tab release window (see Diagram 2) and pressing it against the
case locking tab (see Diagram 1) while sliding the plate downward along the case back. Note:
For this application, the alignment guide strip along one edge of the plate serves no function
and may be broken away, if desired.