Credit Hours: 1

Powering Your System

Powering Your System / Power Supplies for Alarm Systems will give you an introduction to the basics of alarm system power and some (but not all) of the rules and recommendations regarding primary and secondary power. Without the proper application of power, an alarm system and its attached components will not function correctly, if at all. Before taking this course, it is recommended that you take Elite CEU’s Electricity 101 or have a fundamental understanding of basic electricity.

Product Description / Course Objectives

  • Identify the difference between sources of primary and secondary power for alarm systems
  • Identify the two types of transformers and how they function
  • Understand the purpose of transformers and how to determine the correct size for use with alarm systems
  • Identify primary codes and standards as they relate to primary and secondary power supplies
  • Calculate the Amp hours needed when a battery(s) are used as a secondary power supply when given specific information regarding an alarm system


Credit Hours: 1


Approved for CEU Credit in:

Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, Tennessee: (Qualified Agent), Texas