Premier Elite 24 - how many zones?

8 Feb 2024
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I have a Premier Elite 24 with an 8XE expander (internal), an 8XP-W and a Premier LCDP keypad. I make that 18 wired zones (8+8+2) and 7 or 8 wireless zones. I am not sure about the wireless zones as I have read that the 8XP-W ends up giving 7 wireless zones.

Can someone confirm my zone quantities as I need to add 3 off PIR and the system is pretty full so may need to add wireless PIRs.
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You have a maximum of 24 zones
8 on panel
8 on 8XE
8 on 8XP or 32-XPW

You can’t allocate zones twice.
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Thanks for all the help so far, definitely making progress.

Having replaced the battery in the panel and the batteries in each of the two wireless shock sensors, I am now down to two System Alerts,

Battery Fault: Zone 021
Cloakroom PIR

So, a few questions,

- how do I identify Zone 021? I assume it is from the 8XP-W but have swapped batteries in the only 2 wireless devices (shock sensors) I can find.
- there is no PIR in the Cloakroom. Again, how do I identify which zone number this is to allow me to check the device on the end and the cable run?
- as I have inherited this installation from a long gone installer, am I best to initialise the panel and start from scratch as if a new installation?

All advice welcome.


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