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Niles Zr6 w.o keypads
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Post 1 made on Monday October 19, 2009 at 17:13
emann714
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setting up a job with a niles ZR6 and VS6. Is there any way to control the ZR6 without using the keypads. I want to be able to control all zones with a t2cs out of the ZR6 using the RS232 into RP6. Anyone have any input? Thanks!
Post 2 made on Wednesday October 21, 2009 at 13:13
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The keypads act as the IR sensors for the system and are routed accordingly. There may be a "hack" for using IR sensors in each zone, if you can find out which of the Cat5 wires are used for IR. If you connect them to the ZR-6 accordingly, theoretically, it should work.



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Post 3 made on Wednesday October 21, 2009 at 13:42
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Didnt we just create the 232 file for this??

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Seems like if you are going to control it with RTI and 232 the codes should cover it. Y ou will lose the feedback as far as Ipod and tuner. There will be no feedback for volume control either

It should work without the KPs in place..I havent done a ZR-6 yet..Its still on our shelf waiting for the painter to finish up so we can get in..But we arent controlling 232 either...Using the Solo KPs and a couple of TS-Pro's
The letters T and G are very close to each other on a keyboard. This recently became all too apparent to me and consequently I will never be ending a work email with the phrase "Regards" again.
Post 4 made on Wednesday October 21, 2009 at 22:59
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Yes you can use a ZR-6 and VS-6 without the Niles keypads. I have done it twice already. The first one was 2 ZR-6s and 2 VS-6s are controlled by and XP-8 with RS232. The user can use one of the five T2-C floating remotes to choose any zone they are in, or some rooms have an RK3 also.

I am currently finishing a smaller install with one ZR-6 and one T2-B/RP-1 for control.
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OP | Post 5 made on Wednesday October 21, 2009 at 23:58
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i was able to use the VS6 with the RS 232 codes, but the ZR6 wouldnt work over rs 232 so i just ran it through the global IR Out which worked perfect the first time around. I dont know why but job is complete and customer is happy. thanks again for the help though.
Post 6 made on Friday October 23, 2009 at 23:57
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The ZR6 requires a 3.5mm TRS plug for RS232. I think tip is Rx and ring is Tx and sleeve is ground. Check the manual to confirm the pinout, it works well. I am waiting for a 2-way driver from RTI for the ZR6/VS6.
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Post 7 made on Thursday April 11, 2019 at 09:00
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Greetings;
Old thread but maybe y'all can help. I rescued a ZR-6 from scrap pile and found a Solo-6md pad and unit functional on any single zone. Soft. ver. 3.26.
Q? xp and rs-232 extinct in my stuff and wondering if I can work around to enable all 6 or any zone via the Cat5 cable? Told by niles will burn out remote if I route together. but wondering if I can excite to turn on zones?
--- flip is if you have/know source for any keypads avail. aside from common internet retail?
Thanks.


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