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LED Savings Calculator

Use the following calculator to calculate potential savings that can be recognized by upgrading your facility to LED fixtures. Note: The calculator is provided for reference purposes only and results are not guaranteed. Please perform your own calculations to confirm results prior to making an upgrade decision. Input Average running hours per day h Energy…

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How to Wire Security Alarm Zones

It is always good practice to use end of line resistors (EOLs) in any type of security circuit. There are, however, occasions when we may need to configure zones to operate without EOL supervision. On the flip side, there are cases where extra protection is desired. For this reason, most control panels allow for zones…

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Enabling or Disabling EOL Supervision in DSC PowerSeries Panels

By default, DSC PowerSeries panels (PC1832, PC1616, PC5010, etc) monitor each zone circuit with the use of a 5600Ω end-of-line resistor (EOL). This allows the alarm panel to distinguish between a zone normal, and a short circuit condition. It is recommended to use end-of-line resistors on hardwired zones, although there may be cases where you…

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Manually Resetting Paradox SP and MG Alarm Panels

This post will explain how to do a manual reset, or “factory default” on Paradox SP alarm panels, including SP5500, SP6000, and SP7000. Note: Following these steps will return your alarm panel to its factory default state. This means all programming will be erased. Do not reset your panel unless you are familiar with panel…

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Generac NEMA 3R Transfer Switch

More innovation from Generac. Visit our store to view generators and switches from our large Generac stock. We can be found at Post by Generac Residential Products.

Managing Users on a DSC Alarm System

All DSC PowerSeries security alarm systems use a similar method for managing user access codes. This post provides instructions for adding, removing, and modifying users. We’ll break it down in more detail later, but here it is in one step for reference: [*][5][Master Code][User Number][New User Access Code]   Here it is step-by-step: 1. Enter…

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Understanding DSC Alarm Trouble Codes

Is the yellow ‘trouble’ LED lit on your alarm keypad? DSC uses LED codes to indicate trouble details for all keypads that don’t have an LCD readout display. The following applies to all PowerSeries panels, which include PC1616, PC1832, PC5010, PC5015 and others. To view system troubles, press: [*][2] Service Required (press [1] for more…

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So You Want to Go Off-Grid?

We get asked a lot of questions about solar and wind energy and how to use alternate energy for the home. Here is good information for anyone interested in the subject: So You Want to Go Off-Grid – Home Power Magazine   If you have further questions, contact us at .

You Can Always Have Power

No one likes the inconvenience brought on by power outages. The majority of homeowners think the only power available to them is from the utility, but there is a convenient way to have your own stand by power. Some people have a portable generator which can certainly be helpful, but there is effort required to…

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