Increasing Gap Distance of Recessed Switch With Second Magnet
You can increase the gap distance of a recessed switch in a door about 40% by placing two magnets side-by-side. This is helpful if you need to increase the gap distance but do not have a wide gap switch.
Note: Mount magnets with like poles in the same direction (magnets will actually push away from each other when so mounted).
Note: Observe correct polarity for wide gap switches (red ends of magnets must be mounted away from switch).
Mount Interlogix switch as desired.
Drill holes for magnets, spacing them equal distances from a line drawn through the center of the switch. Mount magnets as close together as possible.
Attach ohmmeter to switch leads and test for proper operation. Connect switch to alarm loop. Retest for proper operation.