N7635-3V4 11/08 Rev. B
ADEMCO 5881EN Series
INSTALLATION AND SETUP GUIDE
NOTE: You may only mount the 5881ENHC its own plastic
housing. If you attempt to mount the 5881ENHC in the control's
The 5881EN Series of RF receivers is designed for use with control
cabinet, the receiver constantly reports a tamper condition.
panels that support an RF receiver connection via the keypad
1. Remove the receiver's cover by inserting a screwdriver blade in
terminals. The receiver recognizes alarm, status, and keypad
the slot at the center of the cover's lower edge.
control messages from wireless transmitters operating at 345MHz.
2. If the receiver is to be mounted within the control's cabinet
One or two individually identified receivers can be employed,
(refer to Figure 1):
depending on the control used. Connection of multiple receivers to a
control can provide redundant coverage or extend coverage in large
a. Remove the receiver's circuit board from its base by bending
back the two flexible plastic tabs that hold the board's lower
These receivers feature a Spatial Diversity System that virtually
eliminates the possibility of "nulls" and "dead spots" within the
b. In the control's cabinet, unfasten and move the control
coverage area. The 5881EN series of receivers use ADEMCO's High
circuit board downward (if already installed).
Security technology, and can be used in commercial fire
c. Hang two mounting clips (provided with the receiver) on the
installations. Additionally, the 5881ENHC receiver contains front
raised cabinet tabs, as shown in Detail B of Figure 1.
and back tamper that permits its use in commercial burglary and
d. Insert the top of the receiver board between the rows of slots
at the top of the cabinet, as shown in Detail A.
e. Position the base of the receiver board onto the mounting
For 5881ENHC Receivers:
clips and secure to the cabinet with the supplied screws. See
In commercial fire applications, the receiver can only be
used with control panels that are approved for use in
f. Hang two mounting clips (supplied with the control board),
Commercial Fire Installations. When the 5881ENHC is
used in commercial fire applications, DIP switch 5 must
on the raised cabinet tabs as shown in Detail C in Figure 1.
be in the ON position.
g. Insert the top of the control board into the slots of the
mounting clips secured in step e above.
In commercial burglary applications, the 5881ENHC can
only be used with control panels that are approved for
h. Position the lower end of the control board into place on the
use in Commercial Burglary Installations.
mounting clips and secure both to the cabinet with the two
In commercial fire applications, a keypad must be
connected to Keypad Port 2 in the control. The keypad
i. Insert both grounding lugs (supplied with the receiver)
must be mounted on the control or within 3 feet of the
through the top of the cabinet into the left-hand terminals of
control with the wiring encased in conduit.
the antenna blocks (located on the upper edge of the receiver
• All power-limited wiring must be separated from non-
board), and secure them to the cabinet with the screws
power limited and high-voltage wiring by ¼" (6.4mm).
provided, as shown in Detail D.
j. Insert the receiver's antennas through the top of the cabinet,
Each receiver supports the number of zones shown below.
into the blocks' right-hand terminals, and tighten the
Up to 8 zones
k. Affix the receiver's Summary of Connections label to the
Up to 16 zones
inside of the control's cabinet door.
l. Discard the receiver's unused plastic cover and base.
3. If the receiver is to be located remotely from the control in its
own plastic enclosure (not in a cabinet):
* The number of zones that the 5881ENH receiver can support
You will not need the circuit board mounting clips, grounding
depends on the control with which it is used. See the control
lugs and screws included with the receiver.
panel's instructions for specific details.
a. If concealed wiring is to be used, route it through the
If a receiver is connected to a system in which more than the
rectangular opening at the rear of the base before mounting.
permitted number of wireless zones have been programmed, a "SET
For surface wiring entry, a thin breakaway area is provided
UP ERROR" message (on alpha keypads) or an "E4 or "E8""
along the base's right edge.
message (on fixed-word keypads) will be displayed on the system's
keypad, and none of the zones will be protected.
b. Mount the receiver in the selected location. For greatest
security, use all four mounting holes (two key slot holes and
The instruction manual that accompanies the control includes
two round holes) provided in the plastic base.
recommendations regarding receiver and transmitter locations, the
c. If installing a 5881ENHC, install a flat-head screw
ENTRY/EXIT, PERIMETER, INTERIOR, etc.) and the procedure
(supplied) in the case tamper tab as shown in Figure 2.
for programming the receivers.
When the receiver is pried from the wall, the tamper tab will
break off and remain on the wall. This will activate a tamper
These receivers should not be installed in an area subject to
switch in the receiver and cause generation of a tamper
environmental extremes of below freezing (such as an unheated
signal. Note that this signal will also be generated when the
warehouse) or extremely high temperatures (such as an attic).
receiver's front cover is removed.
d. Affix the receiver's Summary of Connections label to the
With some controls, a receiver may be mounted directly inside the
inside of the housing cover.
control's cabinet (receiver circuit board only, without its plastic
housing) instead of remotely (in its own housing). In both cases,
avoid mounting the receiver antennas against a metal surface.