How do I install the L5100 myself?
Last Updated: 11/13/2013
By Petra Paulson
Installing your L5100 Control Panel can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on your skill level.
Determine a mounting location:
Find a central area in the house to mount the L5100 panel, preferably near a common entryway. The L5100 has a built-in wireless receiver. Mounting the L5100 in a central location gives the receiver the best chance of communicating with transmitters in all corners of the house. Also, mounting the panel near an entryway is important because the user must be able to disarm the system within the specified entry delay time.
What you need:
The L5100 Control Panel, a Honeywell Ademco LT Cable, a pen, a flathead screw driver, a phillips head screwdriver, and a level
Use the Flathead screw driver to pop open the two tabs at the top of the panel. The cover will open. Remove the back plate by holding it at a 90 degree angle and snapping the back plate off of the front. Hold the back plate against the wall. Use the level to make sure the device is parallel to the floor or neighboring thermostat. Mark four screw holes with a pen. Drill the holes (5/32 drill bit) and insert the four wall anchors into the holes. Take the four screws that came with the kit and screw them into the wall anchors using a Phillip's head screwdriver. When screwing in, leave some room to mount the back plate. Remove the small tab from the corner of the back plate to make room for the DC connector.
Running the Power Cable through the Wall: (skip this step if you don't want to run the cable inside the wall)
Take the Honeywell Ademco LT Cable (DC connector with two spade connectors) Drill a hole in the wall to thread the DC connector cable through. Drill a matching hole in the wall beneath a wall outlet. (BE SURE to shut off power to the outlet around which you are drilling) Use a snake to fish the DC connector through the wall.
Thread the DC connector through the hole in the back plate. Mount the plate to the wall. Snap the front casing to the back plate. Connect your backup battery to the panel and screw in the retainer clip to hold the battery in place. Plug the battery leads into the port at the top of the circuit board. Plug in the DC connector. Close the hinged-front plate until it snaps shut. The final step is to connect the spade connectors on the LT Cable to the screw terminals on the transformer plug. Connect the red spade lead to the (+) screw terminal, and the black spade lead to the (-) screw terminal.
Congratulations! Your LYNX Touch L5100 Control Panel is now installed.
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