Newbe Vista-20P question

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Someone gave me a Vista-20p and a couple wired control panels.  No modules.
  I thought I'd see if I could make it work and make sense of it before I i
nvested.  I've got it set up on my work bench.  It seems that the default i
nstaller code is still good and I used the *97 to reset it to defaults.  I  
put 2k resistors across all the zone connections.  I can go into installer  
mode and look at settings.  But when I exit the installer mode it says "Fau
lt 07".  I can't find anything online to explain that?

tia, Lawrence

Re: Newbe Vista-20P question
James Gang Wrote:  

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Try another resistor by trading one from another zone.

If that zone faults, you have an incorrect value resistor or a bad one.







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Re: Newbe Vista-20P question
On Friday, June 13, 2014 3:11:02 PM UTC-4, G. Morgan wrote:
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es.  I thought I'd see if I could make it work and make sense of it before  
I invested.  I've got it set up on my work bench.  It seems that the defaul
t installer code is still good and I used the *97 to reset it to defaults.  
 I put 2k resistors across all the zone connections.  I can go into install
er mode and look at settings.  But when I exit the installer mode it says "
Fault 07".  I can't find anything online to explain that?
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y,

Fault 07 means zone 7?  The resistors are new.

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James Gang Wrote:  

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Yes.


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Re: Newbe Vista-20P question
G. Morgan Wrote:  

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Make sure zone 7 is across 18 & 19.

Zones one & two are unique, taking their own space without sharing
common.  Make sure you are not making that error.



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They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety,
 deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Ben Franklin

Re: Newbe Vista-20P question
On 6/13/2014 4:22 PM, James Gang wrote:
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Dude- I once bought a whole new pack of resistors that were all dead short.

Now-a-days, I will generally meter resistors before I use them.

When troubleshooting, NEVER assume new means good....


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Re: Newbe Vista-20P question
On 06/14/2014 06:24 AM, JoeRaisin wrote:
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take a voltmeter reading across each zone.  with only resistors  
attached, all should be the same with the possible exception of the  
smoke and/or other 2 wire devices zone.  If not, check the resistors, as  
mentioned (remember murphy's law) and your wiring.  If that does not  
solve it, you probably have a bad zone on the board.

John


Re: Newbe Vista-20P question
On Saturday, June 14, 2014 12:47:38 PM UTC-4, John Sowden wrote:
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Thanks guys.  I set zone 7 to off and the fault went away.  So now I need t
o trouble shoot that zone a bit further.  But long term I don't need it, I'
m only planning to use a couple zones.  I could have easily used a lesser m
odel but someone gave me this 20p the control panels.

Really appreciate the help, I'll probably be back with a new question or tw
o before I'm done :-)  We travel a lot and leave the house empty for extend
ed periods so I thought installing this with a few wired motion detectors a
nd a siren would be a good idea.

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