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  4. What Repeater should I use with a 2GIG system?
  • The Universal RE524X has replaced the previous version of RE220 and RE220T translators. 
  • This situation does cause some confusion. Since the 2GIG panel can hear both 2GIG and Honeywell sensors, it makes sense to just use a RE220 Honeywell Compatible Repeater.  As it turns out this is not the case.  You must use the RE220T 2GIG Compatible Repeater in 2GIG installations.  Here is the quick run down on why:
      • A 2GIG installation will very possibly have both Honeywell and 2GIG sensors in it.
      • A Honeywell Compatible Repeater cannot understand or even hear a 2GIG sensor.  And it certainly will not repeat a 2GIG signal.
      • So any Repeater used in an installation with both 2GIG and Honeywell sensors must be able to both hear and repeat the signals from both 2GIG and Honeywell sensors.
      • The RE220T Repeater hears and repeat the signals from both 2GIG and Honeywell sensors.
  • Can you use a RE220T 2GIG Compatible Repeater in a pure Honeywell system?  Sure, but still not recommended.  If there is a 2GIG system nearby, you will just clutter the air with extra wireless signals.

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