GEM-RP1CAe2 replacement

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I checked the keypad and it is not locked to the panel soI will be
able to switch it out no problem. When I do the swap must I power down
the entire alarm (remove the batter and unplug the power pack from the
wall?)

Do I need to move the jumper also?

After I replace the keypad and power up the unit is there anything
else I need to do or should it just (hopefully) work again.

Thanks to everyone in this form for being so helpful to me in the
past.

Steven

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Did you go into the keypad configuration mode now to determine what
the configuration of your present keypad is? You should do that first
so that you know how to configure your new keypad. If your old keypad
configuration was changed in any way during installation and you don't
know what the changes are, you could wind up with some problems. Go
from point to point in the configuration mode an write down the
setting in each. ( see how to get into the configuration mode below.
Just don't power the system down now.)

Once having determined what your present keypad configuration is,
power down the entire system, ( transformer and battery) Change the
keypad. Move the jumper on the panel PCB. Power up the panel pluging
the transformer in first and quickly attaching the battery. The system
will come up in the "OUT OF SYSTEM" mode at the keypad. Press in 11123
and the function button to get into the keypad configuration mode and
make it the same as your present keypad. Look at the Installation/
Programing insturctions for specifics on how to do this. Once this is
completed, move the jumper on the panel PCB back to the run position
and run for cover.  Nah!

It may take more than a minute for the keypad to return to the normal
running mode.

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Once my keypad arrives from the online vendor I will do exactly as you
mentioned above, step by step. Thank you again!

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Also, after I copy my settings down and put them into the keypad how
do I save them, must I hit reset on the pad or some other key when I
am finished entering my settings?

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Pushing the On/Off key saves but I STRONGLY suggest that  you PLEASE
read the installation/programing instructions for doing this. I'm
giving you information from my memory. I've been doing this for over
40 years. Much of what I do is so automatic that it's difficult for me
to know if I'm telling you all the necessary steps that need to be
done. I do it by rote now. If I forget to tell you to do something
and  you F.... k up, there's possibly not going to be an easy way to
get  you out of trouble. LOOK AT THE INSTRUCTIONS.

And another suggestion: after you THINK you have everything right, go
back and look at each programed configuration page, checking it
against  your list before you leave the configuration mode.
THEN ...... you push the reset key. Not before.

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Thanks for the tip. I do plan on looking at it but from looking at it
in the past it is a little confusing.

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I thought that all the information in the keypad was stored in the
panel and when I swiched the keypad it would all flow into the new
one. This was very helpful Jim.

If I do something wrong when setting it up (Just want to make sure) if
I put the old keypad back on will it work again?

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Yes,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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OK, I just received my new keypad in the mail today and when I opened
it it has a wire harness in the box that connects to the keypad. I
have not removed my old panel from the wall yet  (it is about 10 years
old) did the old ones also have a wire harness? I hope so because all
I will have to do is remove the old harness and attach it to the new
keypad.

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Yes, after you have determined and recorded the configuration of your
old keypad, power down the system, remove the front of the old keypad
from the back half. Unplug the old keypad and plug in the new one. Be
careful, the pins are delicate. Be sure you check all sides of the
connector to make use you've aligned and inserted it properly. Mount
the new keypad. Move the jumper on the main panel PCB and power up the
system. Follow the instructions I've given you so far and refer to the
installation manual for the fine details for configuring the new
kepad. Once you are done, move the jumper on the PCB back to run
position and wait a minute or so for the keypad to return to normal
condition then try to arm the system and use all the functions of the
keypad.

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Y'know...  These days you seem to be a whole heck of a lot more patient.
  Or am I just imagining things?  :-)

--
Frank Kurz
www.firetechs.net

"Those are my principles. If you don't like them I have others."
Groucho Marx



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I think I've said it here before but, if I had to describe myself it
would be....


I'm a nice guy.

I'm a nice guy.

I'm a nice guy.

I'm a nice guy.

Then .................... I'm not nice guy.


What the f.....k is it to ya anyway?

(How's that? Feel better now?)

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On 10/02/2011 4:24 PM, Jim wrote:
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Loads!  Thanks Jim.


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Well, it's really a relief that you feel better now.

See?   Now if that isn't proof of what a nice guy I am, ..... I don't
know what is.

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Thanks Jim,
I was able to change the keypad with all of the instructions you gave
me and the system is working fine.

One thing I noticed is that this new keypad stays illuminated all the
time, in the past the light would turn off after about 30 seconds. Is
there a setting somewhere I have to change in order to get it to time
out? I am concerned that the light will eventually burn out.

Thanks again
Steven

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Ummmm, I'm kinda guessing now but off hand I'd say that in the past,
the back light went dark when not in use. Then ( I think) it only went
dim when not in use and got brighter when you pressed a key. I haven't
noticed any change of late, but maybe it just slipped by me. So ......
I dough-no. However, the back light is an LED. It may well stay lit
longer than you're on this earth.


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