Caddx NX-8E

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This page was written by Pluto and imported with their permission when LinuxMCE branched off in February, 2007. In general any information should apply to LinuxMCE. However, this page should be edited to reflect changes to LinuxMCE and remove old references to Pluto.
To connect the [GE Caddx NX-8E] to the Pluto system, you need a P-0003 serial cable that will connect to the serial header on the NX-8E main board. This is the same cable used internally in many older computers that have serial ports. You can also buy it online or from any computer supply store.

You will also need the GC100 to connect the alarm panel to the network.

--still trying to get the alarm panel to work so if anyone has pluto configuration help, please include it here.--

The following information about configuring the NX-8E panel came from [here]:

Serial Port Wiring

This has been tested with a 10-pin to DB9 serial cable, straight through serial cable, and gender changer.

10-pin to DB9 serial cable
File:Mm serial db9.jpg
Straight-through serial cable
File:Ff gender changer.jpg
Female-Female gender changer

The 0-pin to DB9 serial cable is connected to the serial header so that its connector is plugged into the NX8E board with the red edge of the ribbon cable (pin 1) facing towards the bottom of the board.

NX-8E panel ---{male] [female}---s-t serial cable---{male] [female|female]-GC100==CAT5E/6===switch===core

Panel Configuration

Using the alarm's keypad to program the panel, go to the program menu by pressing *8, followed by your 4 or 6 digit programming code. Enter 0# to program the panel device. Then set the following to:

Location 207 segment 1 = 1
Location 208 segment 1 = 3 (for 19200 baud rate which is set for the GC100)
Location 209 segment 1 = 1 (for ASCII)
Location 210 segment 2 = 1, 2
Location 211 segment 1 = 2, 5, 6, 7
Location 211 segment 2 = 1
Location 211 segment 3 = 1, 2
Location 211 segment 4 = 6, 7, 8

Make sure you press the * key after you enter each value from the keypad. # will exit without making the change. Finally, press "EXIT" twice to exit the programming mode. The panel will display a message for a few seconds then return to normal.

Pluto Configuration