Getting Power to the Lyric Security System

Getting Power to the Lyric Security System


Hey, DIY-ers. Jarrett with AlarmGrid here. Today, we’re going to discussing
how you would give power to the Honeywell Lyric System. Now, the Honeywell Lyric
is able to be powered up by its own custom
wire if you wanted to, but normally, we
actually do recommend that you use what’s called
the Honeywell LTE cable. We do sell that cable
separately on our site. When you were to
purchase the Lyric, it doesn’t actually
come with the LTE cable. So sometimes you would need
to purchase it separately, but we do also actually have
kits that come with the cable as well. Some of you may already be
familiar with it, some of you may not, so this video is
basically just demonstrating on basically how to wire the
system with the LTE cable and what the LTE cable is. So as you can see, we have
the LTE cable right here. At the one end of it, we
do have the connectors for the transformer. So we do have, as you can see,
we have the positive connector which is red, and
then we have black which is a negative connector. And as you can see
at the end of it, we do have the little
spade lugs in order to wire these to
the transformers, I mean to the terminal screw
screws on this transformer. And then you see on
the other end of it, we have a barrel plug connector. Now if you were using a custom
wire to power up your Honeywell Lyric System, instead
of using the LTE cable, there is some
custom wire that you can use but there is a
specific specification limit to how far you can run
that cable from the transformer to the Honeywell Lyric. So if you were using
22-gauge cable, the furthest you can
have the wire run from transformer to
the Honeywell Lyric is about 8 feet long. If you’re using 22-gauge
cable, same thing applies, but you can actually
go about 13 feet with that cable or that wire. Now lastly, if you’re
using 18-gauge cable, the furthest you can have that
power run from the transformer to the Lyric is 20 feet. Now, that is the furthest
wire run that we recommend you go for the Honeywell Lyric. If you do go over
the specifications, you could give yourself some
issues with the Honeywell Lyric especially with power
because the system would not be receiving enough power. So somebody can– the
conditions or the issues you would have is a frequent
low battery trouble that you would probably have. You could have some
trouble conditions or low battery trouble
conditions coming up as well. Plus, even a low battery
restore condition too. So to avoid all of
that, we do recommend that you stay within
those limitations on the specifications for
the cable of a custom wire. Now, the Honeywell
Lyric does not come with a built-in barrel
plug like the previous Honeywell Lynx Touch panels do. So Honeywell did come out
with basically another edition to the LTE cable to substitute
for that barrel plug not being built into the system,
and that is this little device right here. This little device, it basically
allows us, the Honeywell Lyric to use a barrel plug. As you could see, we have the
little wiring end right here which is the red for
positive, and then we have black for negative. You’re not going to have the
little spare or the spade lugs as the other end
of the LTE cable does because this has
actually been– can be wired to the back of the Lyric panel. And I will demonstrate
how to wire the cable to the transformer
and the Honeywell Lyric very shortly. But this is going to be wired,
run to the back of the Lyric. And then as you see
on the other side, we have the barrel
plug connector. So this would allow
you to have the Lyric connect via barrel plug. So now, the transformer
that actually comes with the Honeywell Lyric,
it’s going to look like this. So basically, when you
actually do receive it, there’s going to be a
little neoprene booth that’s going to be at the
bottom of this right here, covering these
little terminal screws. In order to use the
LTE cable, you actually would need to take
off the booth. Unfortunately, we did not have
the booth, so for this video, we’re not going to
be able to show it. But when you do receive
a brand new Lyric, you will have that
on there and you are going to have to take it
off in order to wire the LTE cable to the terminal screws. So as you can see at the
bottom of this though, we have the negative
which is right here, and then we have the positive. So when you’re wiring the
LTE cable to the transformer, as I already explained,
we have the positive and then we have the negative. So positive is going to
be wired to this side, positive’s going to be
wired over to this side, and the negative is
going to be on this side. So I’ll show you
quick demonstration of how to wire that to the
transformer real quick. We do have the negative right
here, and as you can see, you have the terminal
screw right here. So what you want
to do is just put the spare lug or the spade lug
underneath that terminal screw. You’re just going
to screw it in, and then you have the
positive which is just going to go into the positive side. Again, you’re going to slip
it underneath that screw, just hold it in
place, and you’re going to just screw
that in real quick. And as you can see,
you are already set to go with the transformer. Tugged it down a little bit. It’s nice and secure. Wouldn’t really suggest tugging
on it too much, but just to show you that it is nice
and secure, I am tugging on it. Now, if you were wiring this
device or this little piece to the back of the
Lyric system, we do have the Honeywell
Lyric right here. It’s normally on the back
plate over here on this corner but I took it off for the
demonstration purposes. So if you look at the back
of the Honeywell Lyric, you’ll see these little
terminals right here. So as you can see you
have GND which is ground, and then you have +9 VDC
which is for the positive. So as I did explain, that
we have the red cable which is the positive and then
we have the black cable which is negative. So what you would do is you
would take the red which is a positive, you would
wire it to the 9 VDC which is right here,
and then you would take the black cable
which is the negative and you would wire it
to the ground which is GND, if you are trying to
power up the Lyric in general. As you can see, you have the
battery backup right here. So any time you are
powering up the Lyric, you want to plug-in the
battery backup first. So as you see, we have the
little connector right here, and if you look right next
to the battery backup, you have the connection
right down here. So what you do is just
you take the connector, you’d put it right
there, you’d wire it down into that little corner,
and just pop it in. Once you do that,
then you can proceed with moving ahead and powering
up the Honeywell Lyric system. Now, if you were wall-mounting
the Honeywell Lyric System, there is a way to
specifically mount the Lyric so that you can have the
Lyric completely flushed with the wall. So you don’t have it
bowing out or anything like that, you don’t have any
issues trying to install it. Now, to show you real quick,
we have the back plate on our little display
wall right here. This is the back plate
you would use when you’re wall-mounting the Lyric. So as you can see
right in the middle, you have basically a cut-out
to give you enough room to create a hole so you can
pass the LTE cable in the wall and try to fish it through. So to make sure it’s
completely flush, you would want to
definitely have the LTE cable going through this hole. And then once you’ve
done that, obviously, you would plug-in the Honeywell
Lyric to the barrel plug connector, and you
would just pop it on. So as you can see, it
is flushed right now. I don’t have the connector
plugged in, but even if it was, it would still be completely
flushed with the wall. So when you’re wall-mounting
it, just keep that in mind. Now, if you were using a desk
mount for the Honeywell Lyric, it doesn’t matter where
you’re plugging it in or where the cable is running. As long as you have it
plugged in into an outlet, you’re good to go. So as you can see, we have
the LTE cable right here. This is the other
end that you would wire to the back of the Lyric
so you can have that barrel plug connection. So right here, we have the
black which is negative, and then we have the
red which is positive. So as I did mention earlier, we
have right here in the back the Lyric, we have the
GND which is ground, and then we have
the 9 plus volt– 9 plus– or +9 VDC which
is basically a 9-volt DC. So what you want to do is you’re
going to take this positive and then wire it to the +9 VDC. And then on the
top, there’s going to be a little
screw which you’re going to want to screw in right
here until it is nice and snug. And then we’re going
to take the negative and wire it to the GND. Now as you can see, there is
a GND or ground on this side. You’re not going to
wire it over here. You’re going to put the
negative on this side right next to the +9 VDC. And as you can see,
it is nice and snug. And now, all you have to do
is just plug-in the LTE cable on the other end. Now, lastly, the last part that
I want to just throw in there is for the transformer
for the Honeywell Lyric. When you are plugging
into an outlet, you want to make
sure that you’re plugging into an outlet that
is not controlled by a switch. You know, if you were
to turn off the switch, the whole outlet shuts
off and then you’re going to turn off
power to the Lyric and there’s going to be
running on the battery backup. You want to plug it
into an outlet that is not controlled
by a switch so you don’t have that issue at all. So as you can already see,
as I did explain before, when you are mounting the
Honeywell Lyric to the wall, you’re going to want to run the
cable through the back plate, so I’ve already wired the or I
have already fished the cable through the wall. Now, to show you basically
just to plug in the Lyric and powering it up
and how simple it is. So what you want
to do is you have the one end of the
barrel plug right here and then you have the other
and in the back of the Lyric. So what you’re going to
do is just basically plug that in, we’re going
to wire it back up or just mount it on the back
plate and you are good to go. So that is how you
would run power to the Honeywell Lyric system. If you have any questions
about the Honeywell Lyric or alarm systems
in general, please contact us as
[email protected], or go to our website,
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