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#245548 10-Feb-2019 10:32
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I have done some research but couldnt find a lot of info on how tk programm Paradox security systems PGM feature.

I have a MG5500 that I would like to drive a 5v relay in order to open/close a garage door (or wired to a remote button)

Is it possible? Has anyone done something like this?

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  #2175770 10-Feb-2019 10:43
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yes you can do this, you would use pgm 1,2,3 or 4 but you would need a 12v relay not a 5v relay, and its ususally a -ve out from the pgm, i think that the MG5050 has a jumper that you can select either -sink or +pull up/trigger, have you got a ip150 installed? or the serial interface? do you know the installer code?

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  #2175847 10-Feb-2019 12:49
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May also have to set PGM timer to seconds not minutes (my last 5050 install had the opposite default) and lower the time to 002


SP65 has the +/- triggering in the programming, anything else needs to have something like the jumper set on the relay itself (the tmd ones have this feature)



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  #2175924 10-Feb-2019 13:06
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Sorry, mine is a SP5500 board, I can only see PGM1 - 2 from the board.



I dont have an IP module installed, initially I would like to control the garage door from a TM50 the touch control unit.


Shall I get the installer involved or is this something I should be able to program easily as long as I obtain installer code?

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  #2175926 10-Feb-2019 13:27
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It'll still work with that board but you will either need to reset the board (and hope it isn't locked) or obtain the installer code. I also strongly recommend you do not do this if you cannot see the garage door from where you can control it using the keypad if the garage door isn't using "cat's eyes" / beams

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