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# Power Distribution

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#### Nick

Jan 1, 1970
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What is the best/neatest method to distribute power to devices such as
glassbreak and motion detectors. I have 15 such dectectors and have
home run everything to the panel. I am using a Caddx N8E.

Any suggestions?

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#### Tyler Halbrooks

Jan 1, 1970
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Nick you will need an altronix 2.5 amp 12 volt power supply a metal cabnet,
back up battery 7 amp.hr and a 16.5, 25 va transformer. The parts are not
to expensive. Be sure to run a common ground between the alarm panel and the
power supply. I would be glad to sell you what you need if someone else
hasn't helped you yet. Thanks
Tyler Halbrooks

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#### petem

Jan 1, 1970
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Tyler a transfo with a minimum of 30 VA will be needed to supply power for a
2.5 amps power supply.

i would even recommend 40 VA as the transfo will need to recharge the
battery AND give power to the device after a power outage

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#### Frank Olson

Jan 1, 1970
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Nick said:
What is the best/neatest method to distribute power to devices such as
glassbreak and motion detectors. I have 15 such dectectors and have
home run everything to the panel. I am using a Caddx N8E.

Any suggestions?

NX-320E is the "Smart power supply and bus extender". There's no problem
with using the power supply Tyler and "petem" have mentioned (stick with
"petem's" suggested transformer though). The NX-320E will supervise the
extra battery you'll need though. You'll need another transformer to power
it as well.

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#### Tyler Halbrooks

Jan 1, 1970
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Tyler a transfo with a minimum of 30 VA will be needed to supply power for a
2.5 amps power supply.

You are right. I stand corrected. After I got thinking about my response I
gave thought to the subject and looked at the exact equipment I ordered in
the past and relized I infact used 40 va transformers

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#### Blythe Noe

Jan 1, 1970
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What is the best/neatest method to distribute power to devices such as
There is nothing wrong with the above, but there are other ways: (1)
Use the ELK 9 ch power distribution unit (about $30 I believe) or use the power supply in your control of course. If the latter, bring all of the positive wires together, and all of the negative wires together. Solder the joints, along with a single Red & Black wire. After you wrap the joints, place a terminal lug on the Red & Black wires, and take to your aux. terminals on the control. This is all that you need, but you may also want to install the ELK "low battery cut-off unit (about$11) so as not to drain the control battery during
a black-out.

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