GE Caddx NX-8E

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Re: GE Caddx NX-8E

I use a serial card to connect the NX to MAC:
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Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:00 pm
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Re: GE Caddx NX-8E

I think you mentioned that you have a NX-*v2 board. That does not have RS232 built into it. I have an NX-8E that has RS-232 already on the main board.

I assume that I can run a Serial cable from the board to a global cache unit (Flex link Serial cable) to get this into my network ). My mac is not close to the security system.

I was just checking on the prior post to see if this was an alternative option to get the signal into the network.

I assume I would choose network socket...

socket://192.168.x.x:port). --- what would the port be for global cache 4999

BaudRate: 9600?

Any other settings I will need once I have it installed in a few weeks.

Did you have to do any programming on the Networx system in terms of locations/zones etc to enable communication properly?

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Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:44 pm
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Re: GE Caddx NX-8E

I would appreciate any input from prior installers. Here is what I found for programming the 8E serial port on the Caddx *E system


SERIAL PORT COMMUNICATION
Loc'n Loc'n Description Value Interpretation of Value
207 Serial Port Enable. 01 Home Automation Protocol*
208 Serial Port Baud Rate. 02 9600 bps
209 Home Automation Protocol (vice printer) "1-------" ASCII mode
210(1) NX-8E Broadcasts Enable flags (NX-8E) Intf Cfg at pwr up, Zone Status, Zones Snapshot, Partition Status, Partition Snapshot
210(2) "Nx-*E automatically send System Status, Log Event Msg, Kpd Msg Rcvd
211(1) NX-584 Command Request Enable flag Interface Config, Zone Name, Zone Status, Zones Snapshot, Partition Status, Partitions Snapshot
211(2). Sys Status, Log Event, Kpd Txt, Kpd Term Mode
211(3). Pgm Data Rqst, Pgm Data Cmd, User Info Rqst w/PIN,Set Usr Code w/PIN, Set User Auth Cmd w/PIN
211(4) Stor Comm Event Cmd, Set Clk/Calendar, Primary Kpd Func w/PIN, Prim Kpd Func wo/PIN, Sec Dpd Func, ZoneBypass Toggle

I found 3 different options but think these are close

207 1. On
208 2 9600
209 SHOULD BE BINARY -------- all off

Location.
210 (1). -2–5678
210 (2). 1234----
211 (1) -2-45678
211 (2) 12345—
211 (3) 123-5-7-
211 (4) --345678


Not sure these are correct but anyone else with an 8E board please let me know.
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Re: GE Caddx NX-8E

here my config with serial ---> usb port
model NX-8v2
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Re: GE Caddx NX-8E

Thanks Karl. Do you remember what you programmed your NC-583 location 3 and 4 to be. They correspond to location 210 and 211 for the 8e board. Not sure I need to turn all of them on. I looked in the user info for the plugin and it just gives minimal info

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GE Caddx NX-8E

Sorry no. Have not touched it for 2? Years


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Fri Nov 05, 2021 7:05 pm
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Re: GE Caddx NX-8E

Karl:

Appreciate all your help over the years…. Quick question.

This plugin uses binary to communicate to the NX584 board. The board can also be configured to communicate via ASCIi. (Set location 209 to 1 instead of 0).

How difficult is it to rewrite this plugin to communicate via ascIi instead of binary

Using ascIi allows better integration with other home automation plugins for the board such as homebride etc.

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GE Caddx NX-8E

I think that’s a lot of work.

As I don’t have that board any more - we have sold the house- I can’t test this.


But I can check the code when I get my boxes in sone weeks.

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Re: GE Caddx NX-8E

Thx, Ifor the response. I’ll wait to hear back from you.

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