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    Questions About Programming for VCRX Contact Closure Security/Smoke

    Application note #362 indicates to wire contact closures for both smoke alarm and security alarm that you wire common on each (likely the same wire for each), full flash on each, and also Input 1 for fire alarm.

    Observations:
    • Clicking on Full or Flash under security input highlights both, which I assume makes sense because you can program one or the other for each item.
    • When you click on the Input 1, which was wired to the security input, there is no flash option in programming.

    Questions:
    • Is this the correct wiring (see image) based upon the application note?
    • If so, how do you program your smoke alarm input to flash the outside lights? Inside of course it will be a low level lighting load in case there's smoke.
    • Do you need to program the open action, or if you leave it as default will it simply revert to what is otherwise expected through regular RR2 timeclock and button presses?


    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by schalliol View Post
    Application note #362 indicates to wire contact closures for both smoke alarm and security alarm that you wire common on each (likely the same wire for each), full flash on each, and also Input 1 for fire alarm.

    Observations:
    • Clicking on Full or Flash under security input highlights both, which I assume makes sense because you can program one or the other for each item.
    • When you click on the Input 1, which was wired to the security input, there is no flash option in programming.

    Questions:
    • Is this the correct wiring (see image) based upon the application note?
    • If so, how do you program your smoke alarm input to flash the outside lights? Inside of course it will be a low level lighting load in case there's smoke.
    • Do you need to program the open action, or if you leave it as default will it simply revert to what is otherwise expected through regular RR2 timeclock and button presses?


    Thanks!
    Your wiring looks correct to me. Unfortunately, the flash is only available for the security-full/flash input, so the fire alarm would not be able to flash the lights if the security input is needed. If you were to bring another VCRX into the program, you could have the smoke also trip the security-full/flash on the 2nd with the ONLY light programmed to that input would be the flash for the exterior lights. The same wired input would also trigger the existing low level of lights as it already does. Unfortunately, anytime the security is triggered in RA2, all keypads and dimmers will lock out until security is released. Do you have any other controllers available that might be able to integrate RS232 or via ethernet?
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