Wheelock SP4-RMX Technical data

SP40S
Multi-Function Facility
Communication System
Installation, Testing,
Operation, and
Maintenance
Manual
Unless otherwise noted, SP40S refers to the SP40S family, consisting of
the SP40S, SP40SE, SP40S-D and SP40SE-D.
Part Number P84714
Revision L
Assembly Number A84715-001
Revision B
Copyright 2011 Cooper Wheelock Inc., dba Cooper Notification. All rights reserved.
About Cooper Notification:
Cooper Notification fulfills its mission of
Helping People Take Action by providing high
quality and advanced products and services for
the life safety, communications, and security
markets. Cooper Notification has served the
needs of commercial, educational, industrial,
health care, and government users for more
than eighty-five years.
Today the company continues to focus on
designing and manufacturing advanced
technological products to meet the world’s
needs for Emergency Incident Management
and Notification, Multi-Function
Communications, and Mass Notification.
For more information, contact:
Cooper Notification
273 Branchport Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740-6899
Telephone: (800) 631.2148
Fax: (732) 222.2588
Web Site: www.coopernotification.com
E-Mail: info@coopernotification.com
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Table of Contents
Chapter: 1
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
Safety Precautions
1
Read This Manual .......................................................................................................... 1
Operational Safety.......................................................................................................... 1
2.2.1 Expected Equipment Lifecycle .......................................................................... 2
2.2.2 Periodic Testing ................................................................................................. 2
Compliance with Applicable Codes, Regulations, Laws, Standards, and Guidelines ... 3
Insurance Recommendation ........................................................................................... 3
Audio Output Considerations ......................................................................................... 3
RF Interference............................................................................................................... 4
General ........................................................................................................................... 4
Chapter: 3
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
1
Intended Use................................................................................................................... 1
Design Change Disclaimer ............................................................................................. 1
User Operation Assistance ............................................................................................. 1
Product Model Descriptions ........................................................................................... 1
Typographical Notation Conventions ............................................................................ 1
Chapter: 2
2.1
2.2
Foreword
Overview
1
Compatibility with Existing Safepath Products ............................................................. 1
Standard Features ........................................................................................................... 2
Enclosure and Configuration.......................................................................................... 5
Nominal Electrical Data ................................................................................................. 5
User Interface ................................................................................................................. 6
3.5.1 Basic Operation of User Interface ...................................................................... 7
3.5.2 Overview……………………………………………………………………….7
3.6
3.7
Additional Drawings ...................................................................................................... 9
User Settings ................................................................................................................ 15
3.7.1 Switch Descriptions ......................................................................................... 15
3.7.2 Jumper Descriptions ......................................................................................... 18
3.7.3 LED Descriptions ................................................................................................ 19
Chapter: 4
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
Installation
Introduction .................................................................................................................... 1
Fire Alarm Control Panel Wiring Applications ............................................................. 1
General Installation Instructions .................................................................................... 2
Preparing the System Wiring Diagram .......................................................................... 6
4.4.1 Unpacking and Taking Inventory ....................................................................... 6
4.4.2 Locating the Panel .............................................................................................. 6
4.4.3 Installing Field Wiring Connections .................................................................. 9
4.4.4 Installing Strobe Connections ............................................................................ 9
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4.5
4.6
4.7
4.8
4.9
4.4.5 Installing Audio Output Connections ............................................................... 10
4.4.6 Installing Auxiliary Circuit Connections ......................................................... 11
4.4.7 Installing Audio Input Connections ................................................................. 11
4.4.8 Installing Digital Voice Initiating Connections................................................ 11
4.4.9 Installing Ancillary Audio Input Connections ................................................. 12
4.4.10 Setting Adjustable Audio BGM Sources ....................................................... 13
4.4.11 Installing Alarm, System Trouble, and AC Trouble Output Connections ..... 14
Wiring the System ........................................................................................................ 15
4.5.1 Wiring Guidelines ............................................................................................ 15
4.5.2 Field Wiring Connections ................................................................................ 15
4.5.3 Preparing a System Wiring Diagram ............................................................... 15
4.5.4 Visual Notification Appliance Output Wiring ................................................. 16
4.5.5 Speaker Notification Appliance Output Wiring ............................................... 16
4.5.6 Wiring Diagrams for Audio/Visual Notification Appliances ........................... 16
4.5.7 Wiring the Alarm Output Contact .................................................................... 17
4.5.8 Wiring the System Trouble Connections ......................................................... 18
Performing System Checkout....................................................................................... 19
4.6.1 System Control Settings ................................................................................... 19
4.6.2 Checkout Procedure ......................................................................................... 19
Ground Fault Detection ................................................................................................ 22
Battery Care and Backup Battery Calculations ............................................................ 22
4.8.1 Caring for Sealed Lead Acid Batteries ............................................................. 22
4.8.2 Storing Batteries ............................................................................................... 22
4.8.3 Calculating Backup Battery Requirements ...................................................... 23
Installing AC Power and Batteries ............................................................................... 24
4.9.1 Installing AC Power ......................................................................................... 24
4.9.2 Installing Batteries ........................................................................................... 25
Chapter: 5
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
Operational Procedures
1
Making Live Announcements ........................................................................................ 1
Recording Digital Voice Messages ................................................................................ 1
Recording Messages on the Digital Voice Section ........................................................ 2
Verifying Messages ........................................................................................................ 3
Chapter: 7
7.1
7.2
1
Introduction .................................................................................................................... 1
User Interface ................................................................................................................. 1
Supervision..................................................................................................................... 1
5.3.1 Visual Notification Appliance Output Circuit Supervision ............................... 2
5.3.2 Audio Notification Appliance Output Circuit Supervision ................................ 2
5.3.3 Amplifier Supervision ........................................................................................ 2
5.3.4 Ground Fault Supervision .................................................................................. 2
Actions that Initiate Audio Alarms ................................................................................ 3
Chapter: 6
6.1
6.2
6.3
6.4
Operation
Periodic Testing and Maintenance
1
Introduction .................................................................................................................... 1
Periodic Testing ............................................................................................................. 1
7.2.1 Test Frequency ................................................................................................... 1
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7.3
7.4
7.2.2 Equipment .......................................................................................................... 1
Faulty Equipment ........................................................................................................... 1
Qualified Personnel ........................................................................................................ 2
Chapter: 8
8.1
8.2
9.4
Technical Data
1
Mechanical ..................................................................................................................... 1
Environmental ................................................................................................................ 1
Electrical ........................................................................................................................ 2
9.3.1 Input ................................................................................................................... 2
9.3.2 Battery Current Calculations .............................................................................. 2
9.3.3 Activation ........................................................................................................... 2
9.3.4 Outputs ............................................................................................................... 3
Wiring Connections ....................................................................................................... 3
9.4.1 End of Line Resistor (EOLR)............................................................................. 3
Chapter: 10 Warranty
Chapter: 11 Battery Backup Calculation Worksheet
SP40S Battery Calculation Sheet
Appendix E - Compatible Signaling Appliances
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1
Introduction .................................................................................................................... 1
General ........................................................................................................................... 2
8.2.1 Procedure A........................................................................................................ 5
8.2.2 Procedure B ........................................................................................................ 5
8.2.3 Procedure C ........................................................................................................ 6
8.2.4 Procedure D........................................................................................................ 6
8.2.5 Procedure E ........................................................................................................ 7
8.2.6 Procedure F ........................................................................................................ 7
8.2.7 Procedure G........................................................................................................ 7
8.2.8 Procedure H........................................................................................................ 8
8.2.9 Procedure I ......................................................................................................... 8
8.2.10 Procedure J ....................................................................................................... 9
8.2.11 Procedure K ...................................................................................................... 9
8.2.12 Procedure L ...................................................................................................... 9
8.2.13 Procedure M ................................................................................................... 10
8.2.14 Procedure N.................................................................................................... 10
8.2.15 Procedure O.................................................................................................... 10
8.2.16 Procedure P .................................................................................................... 11
8.2.17 Procedure Q.................................................................................................... 11
8.2.18 Procedure R .................................................................................................... 11
8.2.19 Procedure S .................................................................................................... 12
8.2.20 Procedure T .................................................................................................... 12
Chapter: 9
9.1
9.2
9.3
Troubleshooting
1
1
2
3
List of Figures
Figure 3-1 Basic Capabilities of the SP40S Panel ....................................................................... 4
Figure 3-2 Layout of SP40S Panel ............................................................................................... 5
Figure 3-3 SP40S User Interface .................................................................................................. 6
Figure 3-4 SP40S Terminal Blocks .............................................................................................. 9
Figure 3-5 SP40S Jumpers ......................................................................................................... 10
Figure 3-6 SP40S Switches ........................................................................................................ 11
Figure 3-7 Diagnostic LEDs/Fuses ............................................................................................ 12
Figure 3-8 SP40S Potentiometers .............................................................................................. 13
Figure 3-9 Grounding Screws and grounding Standoff Locations …………………………….14
Figure 4-1
Figure 4-2
Figure 4-3
Figure 4-4
Figure 4-5
Figure 4-6
Figure 4-7
Figure 4-8
Figure 4-9
Figure 4-10
Figure 4-11
Figure 4-12
Figure 4-13
Figure 4-14
Figure 4-15
Location of Field Wiring Connections ....................................................................... 2
SP40S Panel Mounting and Grounding Location....................................................... 7
Removable Terminal Block ........................................................................................ 9
Strobe Connections ................................................................................................... 10
Audio Output Connections ....................................................................................... 11
Digital Voice Initiating Connections ........................................................................ 11
Ancillary Audio Input Connections .......................................................................... 12
Wiring Diagram for Visual Only Notification Appliances ....................................... 16
Wiring Diagram for Combination Audio/ Visual Notification Appliances .............. 17
Wiring Diagram for Audio Only Notification Appliance Output............................. 17
Alarm Connections ................................................................................................... 18
System Trouble Connections (Trouble Status Relay Contact) ................................ 18
VAC Input Connection ............................................................................................. 24
Battery Wire Connections ........................................................................................ 25
Battery Alignment and Jumper Connection ............................................................. 26
Figure 6-1
SP40S User Interface .................................................................................................. 3
Figure 8-1
Trouble LED and Fuse Locations ............................................................................... 4
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List of Tables
Table 3-1
Table 3-2
Table 4-1
Table 4-2
SP40S User Interface Pushbuttons/Indicators ................................................................ 6
SP40S(E)-D User Interface Pushbuttons/Indicators……………………………………9
Terminal Block Connection Definitions ........................................................................ 3
Digital Voice Message Tests........................................................................................ 21
Table 5-1 Audio Alarm Conditions and Results ............................................................................ 3
Table 8-1 Trouble LED Procedure Cross Reference ...................................................................... 3
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1 Foreword
1.1 Intended Use
This manual is designed to serve the installers and operators of the SP40S Multi-Function Facility
Communication System. All operating instructions, product illustrations, troubleshooting/error
messages, and other relevant information are contained in this manual. It is the user’s
responsibility to ensure that all instructions in this manual are applied strictly.
1.2 Design Change Disclaimer
Due to design changes and product improvements, information in this manual is subject to change
without notice. Cooper Notification reserves the right to change product design, including
illustrations and diagrams, at any time without notice to anyone, which may subsequently affect
the contents of this manual.
Cooper Notification assumes no responsibility for any errors that may appear in this manual.
Cooper Notification will make every reasonable effort to ensure that this manual is up to date and
corresponds with the shipped Cooper Notification SP40S Multi-Function Facility Communication
System.
1.3 User Operation Assistance
Should you experience any difficulty in installing or operating your SP40S Multi-Function
Facility Communication System, please contact your Cooper Notification representative. The
Troubleshooting chapter in this manual (Chapter 8) includes a list of common system problems,
possible causes, and corrective operator actions. The information given here is general. Feel free
to contact the Technical Support department of Cooper Notification at 1-800-631-2148. Hours are
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Eastern Time), Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. –
5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Friday.
1.4 Product Model Descriptions
SP40S – Baseline product as described in this manual
SP40SE – 240V version of SP40S
SP40S-D – SP40S panel with expanded capability to meet UFC requirements – 10 minute NAC
circuit timeout.
SP40SE-D – SP40SE panel with expanded capability to meet UFC requirements – 10 minute
NAC circuit timeout.
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1.5 Typographical Notation Conventions
Thank you for using our products. Use this product according to this instruction manual. Please
keep this instruction manual for future reference.
Any material extrapolated from this document or from Cooper Notification manuals or
other documents describing the product for use in promotional or advertising claims, or for
any other use, including description of the product's application, operation, installation, and
testing is used at the sole risk of the user and Cooper Notification will not have any liability
for such use.
Certain information contained in this manual has been extracted from the NFPA 72 Manual and
the Life Safety Code 101™ Manual.
WARNINGS
WARNING: A Warning indicates a potentially hazardous
situation that, if not avoided, could result in serious personal injury or
death to you or others. Warnings are set off in boldface type, within
boxed rules, indented, and referenced to a warning symbol.
CAUTIONS
CAUTIONS: Indicate a situation in which the equipment could be damaged or a
situation in which not following the instructions correctly could result in the
equipment not working properly. Cautions are set off with a stop sign symbol.
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2 Safety Precautions
2.1 Read This Manual
1. Cooper Notification recommends that, before performing any actions to specify, apply,
install, maintain, and operationally test the SP40S Multi-Function Facility
Communication System, personnel properly qualified in the application and use of life
safety equipment read this manual carefully.
2. Keep this manual with the SP40S Multi-Function Facility Communication System for
reference during the life of the product. Make this manual available to all qualified
personnel who operate, test, maintain, or service the SP40S Multi-Function Facility
Communication System. It is strongly recommend that such personnel read and
understand the entire manual.
2.2 Operational Safety
WARNING: If safety precautions, installation, and testing
instructions are not performed properly, the SP40S Multi-Function
Facility Communication Systems may not operate in an emergency
situation, which could result in serious injury or death to you and/or
others.
WARNING: If the protective signaling system sounds and/or
flashes, it is a warning that a possible serious situation requires
immediate attention.
CAUTION: A SP40S Multi-Function Facility Communication System printed
circuit board is sensitive to static electricity and has delicate components mounted
on it. (a) Before handling the board or any component on it, discharge any static
electricity from your body by touching a grounded object, such as a metal screw,
which is connected to earth ground. (b) Handle the board by its edges and be
careful not to twist or flex it. Install the SP40S Multi-Function Facility
Communication System in a static-free area. (c) Attach grounded wrist straps
properly before touching any static sensitive areas. (d) After handling a SP40S
Multi-Function Facility Communication System printed circuit board, test the panel
as described in section 4.6 to verify that it is functioning properly.
NOTE: In areas prone to lighting strikes, using a surge protection device is recommended.
Reference TESAN number S002-99 for recommended manufacturers of surge protection
equipment.
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This TESAN (Technical Engineering Support Application Notice) is available from the Cooper
Notification website (www.coopernotification.com) and is found under the Technical Support
tab.
NOTE: This SP40S Multi-Function Facility Communication System will not work without power.
The SP40S Multi-Function Facility Communication System is powered by 120 or 240 VAC,
depending on model. 24VDC re-chargeable batteries provide backup power, should be purchased
separately. If both sources of power are cut off for any reason, the SP40S Multi-Function
Facility Communication System will not operate.
1. DO NOT assume any installation, operation, and testing details not shown in this
manual.
CAUTION: DO NOT operate the SP40S Multi-Function Facility Communication
System without the dead front panel being properly in place.
2.2.1 Expected Equipment Lifecycle
Notification equipment cannot last forever. Even though the SP40S Multi-Function Facility
Communication System is expected to last up to ten years, any of its parts or components could
fail before then.
2.2.2 Periodic Testing
1. Cooper Notification recommends testing of the entire protective signaling system,
including the SP40S Multi-Function Facility Communication System, all notification
equipment, as well as all messages and their output channel, and priority assignment, at
least twice each year, or more often as required by local, state and federal codes,
regulations and laws, by qualified personnel.
2. If the notification equipment is not working properly, immediately contact the
installer and have all/any problems corrected immediately.
3. Replace any malfunctioning components immediately; do not attempt to repair
malfunctioning components. Return malfunctioning components for factory repair or
replacement. In the event you cannot contact the installer, contact the manufacturer.
WARNING: For proper operation in life safety applications,
perform the following: (a) Connect the SP40S Multi-Function Facility
Communication System to a listed compatible and properly operating
control panel, which controls its activation. (b) Ensure that all
equipment is properly interconnected and operating. (c) Make sure
the installer checks the compatibility of all equipment prior to
installation; otherwise, the SP40S Multi-Function Facility
Communication System and/or the control panel may be damaged
and/or fail to operate in an emergency situation.
WARNING: Certain hardware functions on the SP40S MultiFunction Facility Communication System are not supervised. If any
such hardware functions fail, the SP40S Multi-Function Facility
Communication System may not provide the intended warning and/or
not indicate a trouble condition.
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2.3 Compliance with Applicable Codes,
Regulations, Laws, Standards, and Guidelines
Comply with all of the latest applicable codes, regulations, laws, standards, and guidelines.
WARNING: Ensure that for emergency, life safety applications using
the SP40S Multi-Function Facility Communication System,
installation, testing and maintenance always be performed by
qualified personnel in accordance with all the latest National Fire
Protection Association (NFPA), Underwriter’s Laboratory (UL),
National Electric Code (NEC), Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA), state, county, local, province, district,
federal, and other applicable building and fire standards, guidelines,
regulations, laws, and codes including, but not limited to, all
appendices and amendments and requirements of the Local Authority
Having Jurisdiction (AHJ).
WARNING: All Electrical installations shall be in accordance with
the appropriate national electrical code – CAN/ULC S524, Canadian
Electrical Code, Part 1, National Building Code of Canada. Final
acceptance is subject to Authorities Having Jurisdiction
It is recommended that the local Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) inspect and approve the
proposed placement of all the notification appliances.
2.4 Insurance Recommendation
The SP40S Multi-Function Facility Communication System is not a substitute for insurance.
Make sure that you have adequate levels of life and property insurance.
2.5 Audio Output Considerations
WARNING: Audible signals may mask medical equipment
monitoring alarms. Where medical equipment monitoring alarms are
in use, do not use audible signals; provide visual notification
appliances in highly visible locations.
CAUTION: The output of the audio system may not be heard in all cases. Sound
can be blocked or reduced by walls, doors, carpeting, wall coverings, furniture,
insulation, bed coverings, and other obstacles that may temporarily or
permanently impede the output of the audio system. Sound is also reduced by
distance and masked by background noise.
The output of the audio system may not be sufficient to alert all occupants,
especially those who are asleep, those who are hearing-impaired, those who are
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wearing devices that plug or cover the ears, and those who have recently used
drugs or alcohol.
The output of the audio system may not be heard by an alert person if the output
device is placed in an area which is isolated by a closed door, or is located on a
different floor from the person in a hazardous situation or is placed too far away
to be heard over ambient noise such as, but not limited to, running water, traffic,
air conditioners, machinery or musical appliances.
If live microphone announcements, audible tones and/or voice messages cannot
be readily heard and understood clearly within the protected areas as intended,
increase the number and/or sound output intensity of speakers within those areas
so that they are heard and understood clearly when activated.
2.6 RF Interference
The SP40S Multi-Function Facility Communication System has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is
operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may
cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential
area is likely to cause harmful interference, in which case the user is required to correct the
interference at their own expense.
2.7 General
Each manufacturer's panel and notification appliances operate differently and have different
features. Before specifying, installing, operating, testing, maintaining, or servicing a system,
carefully read the installation, operation, and testing manual for each piece of equipment and
applicable codes.
Additional copies of this manual may be obtained from:
Cooper Notification
273 Branchport Ave.
Long Branch, N.J. 07740
Tel: (800) 631-2148
Fax: (732) 222- 2588
E-mail: info@coopernotification.com
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3 Overview
The SP40S Multi-Function Facility Communication System is capable of supplying the following:

40 Watts of audio power

2 Amps of strobe power
 There is an additional 0.5 Amps of auxiliary power at 28 Volts that can be used to power other Safepath
Products.
The SP40S Multi-Function Facility Communication System is used for Alarm and Non-Alarm Announcements.
3.1 Compatibility with Existing Safepath Products
The SP40S Multi-Function Facility Communication System is fully compatible with the SP40S, all current Audio
Splitters (SP4Z-A/B and SP4-APS), the Safepath Remote Microphone (SPRM), the Safepath Volume Control (SPSVC), the Telephone Zone Controller (SP4-TZC), and the Safepath Remote Microphone Expander (SP4-RMX).
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3.2 Standard Features
Feature
Description
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24VDC @ 2 Amps Maximum.
Requires separate NAC Circuit (8 to 33VDC) input or can be
programmed to operate when Digital Voice messages are played.
Microphone (MIC) is active.
Auxiliary (AUX) input is active and/or Digital Voice message are
played. (Each message can be programmed individually to activate
the strobe circuitry.)
Return allows pass-through for Cooper Notification synchronized
strobes, remote SP40S panels, additional strobe appliances, or
EOLR.
Synchronized output when using Cooper Notification’s
synchronized strobe products.
Supervised with 10K Ohm end-of-line resistor (EOLR).
Trouble LEDs for Open and Short conditions.
Power limited to minimize overload condition.
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


Selection of 25V,70V or 100V RMS speaker output.
Supervised with 10K Ohm EOLR.
Trouble LEDs for Open and Short Conditions
Power limited to avoid overload condition.
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
Capable of playback and record (via 1/8” audio jack).
Digital Voice Message Chip contains the recording program and
memory for eight message sections.
Memory in eight sections with corresponding inputs.
o A total of four minutes of messages.
o Each message is 30 seconds in duration.
o Messages can be combined for longer durations.
Activated by one of eight contact closure inputs (IN1 – IN8) or
manual activation on user interface.
Each CC input (contact closure) can be supervised for an OPEN.
Prealert tones can be chosen for each message (code 3,
continuous, or no pre-tone).
Messages can be selected to have a post-tone that matches the
pre-tone.
Capable of selecting the strobe NAC output for each input.


One strobe NAC output section


40-Watt Audio Amplifier section
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Digital Voice Section
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Feature
Description
Alarm Audio Processing Section
 Three Priority ordered audio inputs
Hand-held, push-to-talk (PTT) microphone, and Priority 1. For live,
emergency voice announcements and instructions. The microphone
overrides (mutes) any voice message or tones in progress.
 Auxiliary Input (AUX IN, CC/NAC), Priority 2.
o CC or NAC initiates AUX IN audio
o CC is supervised. NAC is not supervised.
o For use with SAFEPATH – Remote Microphone Expander
(SP4-RMX) or SAFEPATH – Remote Microphone (SPRM)
 Digital Voice Section inputs (IN1, IN2, IN3, IN4, IN5, IN6, IN7,
IN8).
o IN1, IN2, IN3, IN4, IN5, IN6, IN7, IN8 have priorities 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 respectively.
o IN1 – IN8 are initiated via Contact Closure.
o IN1, IN2, IN3, IN4, IN5, IN6, IN7, IN8 are supervised for an
OPEN.
o Messages can also be initiated via user interface.

Non-Alarm Audio Processing
Section


Night Ring (NR), Priority 6.
o Contact closure activated.
o Non-alarm.
o Does not operate if on Battery.
Telephone Page (TEL), Priority 7.
o Accepts a Telephone Page Port Input.
o Will not operate if the panel is on Battery.
Background Music (BGM), Priority 8.
o Line Level Input.
o Will mute when any other input is used.
o Will not operate if the panel is on Battery.
Ground Fault Detection Section
Monitors inputs and outputs for 40K Ohms minimum in relation to
ground.
A Dual-Tone Tone Generator with
two field selectable sounds (Code
3 Tone, Slow Whoop) that sound
when there is a Digital Voice
Section Failure in alarm condition.
Provides Code 3 tone or Slow Whoop (user selectable) in the instance
of a Digital Voice failure or system timeout.
Full supervision with on-board
diagnostics and trouble reporting
circuits for:
Audio NAC circuit wiring -- open and short conditions during standby
AND active (Alarm and BGM) Ground Fault detection
Strobe NAC circuit wiring -- open and short conditions
PTT Microphone -- not installed or damaged
Amplifier -- operation
Digital Voice Section
Input voltage/low battery
Tone generator operation
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Feature
Description
Form C relay trouble contacts for
external notification.
Form C contact normally energized. Contacts transfer during a trouble,
an alarm trouble, or an AC trouble: 2.0 amps at 24VDC max, resistive
load. Non-Supervised.
Built-in Sounder
To indicate trouble, with a trouble silence switch to silence it. If the
trouble is not corrected in 20 hours, the sounder reactivates. (Trouble
Silence Switch does not change the state of the Form C Trouble relay.)
Remote reporting via output
contacts for system trouble, alarm
activation, and AC trouble.
AC trouble can be configured for report separately or as a system
trouble.
Figure 3-1 Basic Capabilities of the SP40S Panel
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3.3 Enclosure and Configuration
For technical specifications, see Chapter 9.
3.4 Nominal Electrical Data
For technical specifications, see Chapter 9.
MOTHERBOARD
GROUNDING
TERMINAL
BLOCK
*
AC Wiring
(NON-POWER
LIMITED)
Wiring to Battery
(NON-POWER
LIMITED)
BE ROUTED OUT
* MUST
BOTTOM LEFT OF ENCLOSURE
USER INTERFACE
Figure 3-2 Layout of SP40S Panel
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3.5 User Interface

The User Interface of the SP40S Multi-Function Facility Communication System displays the basic status of the
unit as well as allowing for a limited amount of user controls. Table 3-1 identifies the pushbuttons and
indicators. Table 3-2 describes the different operation for Messages 1-6 on the SP40S-D and SP40SE-D.
Message 1
Message 2
Message 3
Message 4
Message 5
Message 6
Message 7
Message 8
Figure 3-3 SP40S User Interface
Table 3-1 SP40S User Interface Pushbuttons/Indicators
Pushbutton or Indicator
Description/Function
Message 1 - 8 (there are 8 messages, 1 through 8)
Button manually actives Messages 1- 8. Illuminated steady
means contact closure is on a DV input. Illuminated
blinking means DV is activated via button push.
POWER ON indicator
SYSTEM TROUBLE indicator
AC TROUBLE indicator
If illuminated, indicates SP40S is powered by primary or
secondary power.
If illuminated, indicates the SP40S has a trouble.
If illuminated, indicates primary power is low or has failed
and SP40S is running on secondary power.
ALARM ACTIVE indicator
Indicates PTT MIC (push to talk microphone), AUX
(auxiliary), or DV (digital voice) has been initiated.
STROBE ACTIVE indicator
Indicates the strobe circuit has been initiated.
TROUBLE SILENCE button
Temporarily silences the audible trouble indicator.
RECORD button and indicator
For message recording process, see section 6.3.
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3.5.1 Basic Operation of User Interface
When a Message button is pressed, the user interface microcontroller processes the signal and outputs it to the
Digital Voice microcontroller which plays the corresponding message. The user interface illuminates the
corresponding message LED when a button is pressed or a message activation contact closure is received. The LED
blinks if the activation was a button press and the LED remains ON constantly when a contact closure is present. If
a button is pressed, the message LED remains blinking and the message remains active until the button is pressed
again.
3.5.2 Overview
This section describes the behavior differences of digital voice messages between SP40S firmware and
SP40S-D firmware. The SP40S-D firmware changes are limited to the user interface section of the SP40S
panel (refer to Figure 1). All other behaviors of the SP40S, such as strobe activation, message
prioritization, and AUX input functionality have not changed.
3.5.2.1 Operation of Digital Voice Messages with SP40S firmware
Digital voice (DV) messages on the SP40S are activated locally via the front panel interface pushbuttons
(PB) or remotely using contact closures (CC) with the SP40S firmware. An activated DV message will
remain active indefinitely until you clear the source of activation. Activation of a particular DV message
appears locally at the front panel interface by LEDs located on each DV message PB. For the SP40S
firmware, a flashing LED indicates that the PB activated a message, and a solid LED indicates that a CC
activated a message.
3.5.2.3 Operation of the Digital Voice Messages with the SP40S-D firmware
Each PB and CC for DV messages 1 through 6 are individual inputs each having their own 10-minute
timer. If one of the inputs goes active its associated timer starts, the associated message starts playing,
and if the input does not restore, the input’s timer will time out and the message will stop playing. The
input must restore before it can go active again, triggering the message to play.
Example 1: CC1 goes active, its timer starts and message1 starts playing. If CC1 does not restore, the
timer will expire and the message will stop playing in 10 minutes. Once CC1 times out, CC1 cannot
trigger message1 to play again until CC1 restores. You can, however, press PB1 and message1 will start
playing again and will continue for 10 minutes if PB1 remains active. If PB1’s timer is allowed to time
out also, message one cannot be triggered by anything now since both of its associated inputs are still in
“Timeout” mode. One or both must restore and re-activate for message1 to start playing again.
Example 2: CC1 goes active, its timer starts and message1 starts playing. 8 minutes into the timer PB1
goes active which start PB1’s timer and message1 continues to play for another 10 minutes. This makes
the total play time 18 minutes in this example if neither CC1 nor PB1 restores and re-activates. It is
possible that lower priority messages may not be heard at all because of a higher priority message’s inputs
being restored and re-activated while the lower priority input times out.
DV message 7 and 8’s inputs (PB & CC) do not have a timer associated with them and will continue to
play message 7 or 8 until the input restores or a higher priority input goes active.
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Example 3: PB7 activates which starts message7 playing. This message will continue playing as long as
PB7 remains active. CC1 goes active, its timer starts, CC1 is a higher priority message, so message1 is
heard instead of message7 now. CC1 remains active through the 10 minute timer and the timer times out
shutting off message1. Message7 starts playing again at this time because PB7 is still active.
The addition of the timeout functionality in the SP40S-D firmware causes the user interface on the SP40S
to indicate that a particular DV input is in timeout.
Table 3-2 SP40S(E)-D User Interface Pushbuttons/Indicators
LED Indicator Function DV Message
LED
STEADY OFF
STEADY ON
ONE BLINK
TWO BLINKS
THREE BLINKS
Description
Both the PB and CC input for the DV message are
INACTIVE.
The DV message input is ACTIVE as a result of either PB
or CC activation.
The CC input for the DV message is in the TIMEOUT
state and the PB input is INACTIVE. Deactivating the CC
input will cause the LED to turn off as both inputs
become INACTIVE.
The PB input for the DV message is in the TIMEOUT
state and the CC input is INACTIVE. Deactivating the PB
input will cause the LED to turn off as both inputs
become INACTIVE.
Both the CC input and the PB input for the DV channel
are in the TIMEOUT state.
3.5.2.4 Timeout State
Other outputs may be affected when the system is in the timeout state. In the timeout state, the alarm
active relay and LED will deactivate. If strobes are tied to a message, then the strobe output and LED will
also deactivate.
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3.6 Additional Drawings
TB1
Alarm
Connections
TB2
TB3
System Trouble AC Trouble
Connections
Connections
TB4
Audio Output
Connections
(Auxiliary 24VDC OUT,
SPB AC Trouble
Monitoring Connections)
TB5
Night Ringer,
Telephone Page,
Background Music
Connections
TB6
Auxiliary Input and
24VDC Output
Connections
J2
DV Record
1/8" Audio
Jack
TB7
Internal Digital Voice
Module Input
Connections
TB8
Internal Digital Voice
Module Input
Connections
TB12
Strobe Connections
TB9
Primary Power
Connections
(120VAC)
TB10
Secondaty Power
Connections
(Battery)
Figure 3-4 SP40S Terminal Blocks
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J1 Audio
Output Select
JP4 Contact
Closure Supervision
JP3
2 Wire/4 Wire Mode
(For connection
to Audio Boosters)
J4 AUX IN
Select
JP5 DV
Record
J6 User
Display
Interface
Connection
J5 FACP Interface
(for future use)
Figure 3-5 SP40S Jumpers
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SW2 AC Trouble Settings
Booster Connection
Settings
SW3 Strobe
Activation
SW4
Tone Types
SW6
NAC/Contact
Closure Select
SW7 DV IN
Supervision
and Auxiliary
Timeout
SW5 Pretone/
Postone Enable
SW9 Sync/
Nonsync
Strobe
Settings
Figure 3-6 SP40S Switches
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D1 Audio Circuit
Open
D2 Audio Circuit
Short
D4 MIC
PTT MIC Missing
or Inoperable
D3 DV
Digital
Voice Section
D5 AMP
Amplifier Section
Trouble
D6 SPB
Supervision Open
D8 Batteries
Missing or Low
D29
(Red) Audio
Peak/Overload
D44 AUX IN,
CC Open,
RMX or
Remote MIC
Trouble
D47 Interface
Trouble
D55 - DV1 - IN1 OPEN
D62 - DV2 - IN2 OPEN
D58 - DV3 - IN3 OPEN
D65 - DV4 - IN4 OPEN
D67 GF
Ground
Fault
Trouble
D75 - DV5 - IN5 OPEN
D78 - DV7 - IN7 OPEN
D87 - DV8 - IN8 OPEN
D84 - DV6 - IN6 OPEN
D97 Strobe Open
D96 Strobe Circuit
Short
F2 AC
Line Fuse
(250V 10A)
D109 (Green)
AC Power is Present
D93 Battery
Charger Trouble
D100 (Green)
Power is Present
(AC and/or BAT)
Figure 3-7 Diagnostic LEDs/Fuses
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F1 Battery Fuse
(125V 8A)
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R40 Telephone
Page Volume
Control
R92 Background
Music Volume
Control
R93 Tone
Control Treble
R73 Digital
Voice Volume
Control
R94 Tone
Control Bass
R81 Digital
Voice Tone
Volume Control
R100 AUX IN
Volume
Control
Figure 3-8 SP40S Potentiometers
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Figure 3-9 Grounding Screws and Grounding Standoff Locations
These 8 parts must be installed and securely fastened.
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3.7 User Settings
3.7.1 Switch Descriptions
SW2 (AC Trouble Settings, Booster Connection Settings)
PIN
FUNCTION
ON
1
Ext. AC Loss Sup.
10k EOLR supervision On For SPB
SUP Contacts
2
AC Loss Delay
170 minute AC Loss Delay
(For Off Premise AC Loss Reporting)
3
Ext AC TRB Mode
Audio Booster AC Trouble Reported
To SP40S Separately
SW3 (Strobe Activation)
PIN
FUNCTION
ON
1
DV1 Strobe
STB on when DV1 active
2
DV2 Strobe
STB on when DV2 active
3
DV3 Strobe
STB on when DV3 active
4
DV4 Strobe
STB on when DV4 active
5
DV5 Strobe
STB on when DV5 active
6
DV6 Strobe
STB on when DV6 active
7
DV7 Strobe
STB on when DV7 active
8
DV8 Strobe
STB on when DV8 active
9
MIC Strobe
STB on when MIC active
10
AUX Strobe
STB on when AUX active
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SW4 (Tone Types)
PIN
FUNCTION
ON
1
Tone Type - DV1
Code 3 (OFF = continuous)
2
Tone Type - DV2
Code 3 (OFF = continuous)
3
Tone Type - DV3
Code 3 (OFF = continuous)
4
Tone Type - DV4
Code 3 (OFF = continuous)
5
Tone Type - DV5
Code 3 (OFF = continuous)
6
Tone Type - DV6
Code 3 (OFF = continuous)
7
Tone Type - DV7
Code 3 (OFF = continuous)
8
Tone Type - DV8
Code 3 (OFF = continuous)
9
Backup tone
Code3 (OFF = slow whoop)
10
unused
--
SW5 (Pre-tone/Post-tone Enable)
PIN
FUNCTION
ON
1
Pre-tone - DV1
Pre-tone ON for Message 1
2
Pre-tone - DV2
Pre-tone ON for Message 2
3
Pre-tone - DV3
Pre-tone ON for Message 3
4
Pre-tone - DV4
Pre-tone ON for Message 4
5
Pre-tone - DV5
Pre-tone ON for Message 5
6
Pre-tone - DV6
Pre-tone ON for Message 6
7
Pre-tone - DV7
Pre-tone ON for Message 7
8
Pre-tone - DV8
Pre-tone ON for Message 8
9
Post-tone - All
Post-tones enabled (Post-tone Matches Pre-tone)
10
Message Repeat
ON = Message plays a minimum of 3 times
OFF = Message plays a minimum of 1 time*
*NOTICE TO USERS, INSTALLERS, AUTHORITIES HAVING JURISDICTIONS AND OTHER INVOLVED
PARTIES: In order for this product to comply with the requirements in the Standard for Control Units and Accessories for
Fire Alarm Systems, UL 864, Position 10 of SW5 must be kept in the ON position. UL 864, 9 th Edition, section 34.2.1.1
requires the alert tone/prerecorded message combination shall be repeated a minimum of 3 times.
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SW6 (Initiation mode select for Aux IN)
SETTING
DESCRIPTION
Contact Closure Mode for use with RMX or
SPRM
CC
NAC
8 to 33VDC NAC Input
SW7 (DV IN Supervision and Auxiliary Timeout)
PIN
FUNCTION
ON
1
DV MES 1 CC Supervision
10k EOLR supervision ON for IN1
2
DV MES 2 CC Supervision
10k EOLR supervision ON for IN2
3
DV MES 3 CC Supervision
10k EOLR supervision ON for IN3
4
DV MES 4 CC Supervision
10k EOLR supervision ON for IN4
5
DV MES 5 CC Supervision
10k EOLR supervision ON for IN5
6
DV MES 6 CC Supervision
10k EOLR supervision ON for IN6
7
DV MES 7 CC Supervision
10k EOLR supervision ON for IN7
8
DV MES 8 CC Supervision
10k EOLR supervision ON for IN8
9
AUX Input Timeout
Timeout active
10
unused
--
SW9
PIN
FUNCTION
ON
1
Sync mode (NAC input)
Standard Sync
(OFF = PASS THRU SYNC MODE)
2
Sync mode (Alarm)
Standard Sync (OFF = 28 volts)
3
unused
--
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3.7.2 Jumper Descriptions
Jumper
Description
Additional
J1
Audio Output Level Select (25/70/100V)
J4
AUX IN Select (1/25/70/100 V)
J5
FACP Interface (for future use)
J6
User Display Interface Connection
Trouble occurs if Interface is not connected
JP2
NOT USED
NOT USED
JP3
2-Wire / 4-Wire Mode
Removed = 4-Wire Mode
JP4
Contact Closure Supervision (AUX SUP)
REMOVED = CC input supervision active
JP5
DV Record
REMOVED = DV Record can be activated
JP6
NOT USED
NOT USED
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3.7.3 LED Descriptions
Head
Description
Additional
D1
Audio Output Open
ON = Audio Output is open or missing EOLR
D2
Audio Output Short
ON = Audio Output is shorted
D3
DV, Digital Voice Section
ON = DV Audio is low or DV is damaged
D4
MIC, PTT MIC Missing or inoperable
ON = MIC missing or inoperable;
Blinking = MIC preamp trouble
ON = Amplifier trouble or audio current limiting;
D5
AMP, Amplifier Section Trouble
Blinking = AUX preamp trouble
D6
External AC Wiring trouble
ON = SPB SUP missing EOLR
D8
Battery Trouble
ON = BATT missing or low
D29
Audio Peak/Overload
ON = Audio level is too high
D44
AUX IN Trouble
ON = CC Open, RMX, or Remote MIC Trouble
D47
User Interface trouble
User Interface is improperly connected
D55
DV1 – IN1 OPEN
ON = IN1 open or missing EOLR
D58
DV3 – IN3 OPEN
ON = IN3 open or missing EOLR
D62
DV2 – IN2 OPEN
ON = IN2 open or missing EOLR
D65
DV4 – IN4 OPEN
ON = IN4 open or missing EOLR
D67
GF, Ground Fault Trouble
D75
DV5 – IN5 OPEN
ON = IN5 open or missing EOLR
D78
DV7 – IN7 OPEN
ON = IN7 open or missing EOLR
D84
DV6 – IN6 OPEN
ON = IN6 open or missing EOLR
D87
DV8 – IN8 OPEN
ON = IN8 open or missing EOLR
D93
Battery Charger Trouble
ON = Battery charger circuit in trouble
D96
Strobe Short
ON = Short on strobe out
D97
Strobe Open
ON = Strobe out open or missing EOLR
D100
(Green) Power
ON = AC and or BAT Power is present
D109
(Green) AC Power
ON = AC Power is present
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4 Installation
4.1 Introduction
Remember, the lives of people depend upon the safe and proper installation of the voice evacuation system and
the SP40S Multi-Function Facility Communication System. Please read, understand, and follow the specific
installation instructions set forth in this chapter carefully to avoid damage to the panel and equipment connected
to it. Ensure that only qualified personnel in accordance with the procedures in this manual conduct the
installation.
WARNING: Possible Fire Hazard - Removal of all shipping material is
required prior to wiring of your SafePATH Panel.
WARNING: Shut off all power before starting the installation. Electrical
shock can cause death or serious injury.
WARNING: Do not connect AC power or battery backup power until system
wiring has been connected, modules have been installed, and field wiring has been
inspected.
CAUTION: The SP40S printed circuit board is sensitive to static electricity and has delicate
components mounted on it. Before handling the board or any component on it, discharge any
static electricity from your body by touching a grounded object such as a metal screw, which is
connected to earth ground. Install the panel in a static-free area; properly attach grounded
wrist straps before touching any static-sensitive areas.

If you or the installer have any questions about the installation, consult with the authorities having
jurisdiction (AHJ), prior to installation.
4.2 Fire Alarm Control Panel Wiring Applications
The SP40S Digital Voice Section inputs require Contact Closures to initiate. The Fire Alarm Control Panel
(FACP) supplies these dry Contact Closures.
The SP40S strobe input requires 8-33VDC to initiate. The FACP NAC Circuit of 12VDC or 24VDC initiates
this circuit.
TROUBLE Form C relay terminals and an internal sounder are available for monitoring the condition of the
SP40S Multi-Function Facility Communication System.
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4.3 General Installation Instructions
For a view of the location of wiring connections used in the installation of the SP40S Multi-Function Facility
Communication System, refer to Figure 4-1. Table 4-1 explains the functions of the different wiring connections.
Section 1
Alarm Connections
Section 2
System Trouble Connections
Section 3
AC Trouble
Connections
Section 4
Audio Output
Connections
Section 5
Night Ring, Telephone
Page, Background
Music Connections
Section 6
Auxilary Input
and 24VDC
Output
Connections
Sections 7 and 8
Internal Digital Voice
Connections
Section 9
Primary Power
(120VAC) Connections
Section 10
Secondary Power
(Battery) Connections
Section 11
Strobe Connections
Figure 4-1 Location of Field Wiring Connections
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Table 4-1 Terminal Block Connection Definitions
Terminal
Block
Symbol
Alarm Connections
Definitions
Alarm Connections
TB1
Terminal
Block 1
Section 1
ALM
Alarm connections
Alarm Form C relay changes state in Audio Alarm Conditions.
These conditions are: Push-to-talk Button on MIC depressed.
AUX initiated via CC or NAC, and IN1- IN8 inputs present.
Contacts are rated at 24VDC, 2A. Resistive load.
NO
Normally open
Alarm Relay contact open to Common (COM) in non-alarm
condition.
NC
Normally closed
Alarm Relay contact closed to Common (COM) in non-alarm
condition.
COM
Common
Alarm Relay Common (COM).
System Trouble Connections
TB2
Terminal
Block 2
Section 2
TRB
System Trouble connections
Trouble Form C relay changes state in Trouble Conditions.
Contacts are rated at 24VDC, 2A. Resistive load.
NO
Normally open
Trouble Relay contact open to Common (COM) when a system
trouble is NOT present.
NC
Normally closed
Trouble Relay contact closed to Common (COM) when a system
trouble is NOT present.
COM
Common
Trouble Relay Common (COM).
AC Trouble Connections
AC TRB
AC Trouble connections
AC Trouble Form C relay changes state when primary power is
missing or low. Contacts are rated at 24VDC, 2A. Resistive load.
NO
Normally open
AC Trouble Relay contact open to common (COM) when primary
power is sufficient.
NC
Normally closed
AC Trouble Relay contact closed to common (COM) when
primary power is sufficient.
AC Trouble common (COM).
TB3
Terminal
Block 3
Section 3
COM
Common
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Terminal
Block
Symbol
Alarm Connections
Definitions
Audio Output Connections
TB4
Terminal
Block 4
Section 4
AUD
OUT
Audio Output
Audio Output for 25V or 70V speakers. Supervised using UL
Listed 10K Ohm, ½ W EOLR. Power Limited.
24V
OUT
24 VDC, 0.5A Output
24 VDC, 0.5A Continuous Output Connection, Power Limited
auxiliary power source. NOTE: Two 24V outputs combine for
0.5A.
SPB
SUP
SAFEBAPTH4 Booster
Supervision
Contact Closure indicates a primary power loss on the audio
booster. Input is supervised using 10k Ohm EOLR. Used only
when AC loss is reported separately from system trouble. Active
only when SW2 Position 3 is ON.
Night Ringer, Telephone Page, Background Connections
TB5
Terminal
Block 5
Section 5
NR
Night Ring
Contact Closure Input initiates chime sound for Night Ring. Nonsupervised. Night Ring does not operate without VAC input and
the Panel is operating on Battery.
TEL
Telephone Page Input
Telephone Page Input from a telephone Page Port. NonSupervised. Telephone Page does not operate without VAC input
and the Panel is operating on Battery.
Background Music Input
Line Level, 600 Ohm Background Music Input. Automatically
mutes when any other input is in use. Non-Supervised.
Background Music input does not operate without VAC input and
the panel is operating on Battery
BGM
Auxiliary Input and 24VDC Output Connections (For Connection To SPRM or SP4-RMX)
AUX
Auxiliary Input Audio
Line Level Audio Input, Remote MIC, or SP4-RMX Priority 2.
CC/NAC
Contact Closure/NAC
Contact closure or NAC will initiate AUX IN Audio. CC is
supervised. Connects to RMX or Remote MIC (CC Mode).
Regulated, 24 VDC, 0.5A Continuous Output Connection, Power
Limited auxiliary power source. NOTE: Two 24V outputs combine
for 0.5A. Connects to RMX or Remote MIC.
TB6
Terminal
Block 6
Section 6,
24V Out
24VDC, 0.5A output
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Terminal
Block
Symbol
Alarm Connections
Definitions
Internal Digital Voice Module Input Connections
TB7
Terminal
Block 7
Section 7
IN 1
Input 1
Digital Voice Initiating connection for message #1 (contact
closure). Priority 3.
IN 2
Input 2
Digital Voice Initiating connection for message #2 (contact
closure). Priority 4.
IN 3
Input 3
Digital Voice Initiating connection for message #3 (contact
closure). Priority 5.
IN 4
Input 4
Digital Voice Initiating connection for message #4 (contact
closure). Priority 6.
Internal Digital Voice Module Input Connections
TB8
Terminal
Block 8
Section 8
TB9
Terminal
Block 9
Section 9
IN 5
Input 5
Digital Voice Initiating connection for message #5 (contact
closure). Priority 7.
IN 6
Input 6
Digital Voice Initiating connection for message #6 (contact
closure). Priority 8.
IN 7
Input 7
Digital Voice Initiating connection for message #7 (contact
closure). Priority 9.
IN 8
Input 8
Digital Voice Initiating connection for message #8 (contact
closure). Priority 10.
Primary Power (VAC) Connections
AC
TB10
Terminal
Block 10
Section
10
Primary Power (AC)
AC Input Voltage. Make sure Line (L), Neutral (N), and Ground
(G) are connected. Non-power limited. Make sure power cord is
run properly (see wiring diagram Figure 4-13 in Section 4.9.1).
Secondary Power (Battery) Connections
BAT
Secondary Power (Battery)
24VDC, up to 33 Ah Battery input connection. The enclosure can
accommodate up to 12 Ah. Batteries greater than 12 Amp-Hours
(Ah) are required to be installed in a UL listed battery box. Nonpower limited.
Strobe Connections. See Appendix E for strobe compatibility list.
TB12
Terminal
Block 12
Section
11
STB
OUT
Strobe Output
8-33 VDC, Regulated, 2A Maximum Strobe NAC Output
Supervised with UL Listed 10k Ohm, ½ W EOLR. (Power limited).
RET
Return
Strobe Input Return for connecting additional strobe circuits, or
UL Listed 10k Ohm, ½ W EOLR.
STB IN
Strobe Input
8-33 VDC, Strobe NAC Input. Triggers strobe in Alarm condition.
NOTE: All Outputs (Strobe Output, Audio Output, and 24VDC Auxiliary Power Source) are power limited
circuits.
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4.4 Preparing the System Wiring Diagram

Keep a copy of the system-wiring diagram with the SP40S manual as a permanent record of the system
wiring.
4.4.1 Unpacking and Taking Inventory
Carefully unpack the panel and make sure each item described on the packing slip is present and undamaged.
1. Check the exterior of the shipping container(s) for any exterior damage, then the interior of the
container(s).
2. Notify both the carrier and Cooper Notification immediately on the straight bill of lading (supplied by
the carrier) if any damage is found both verbally and in writing; you may also request an inspection by
the carrier. Such requests must usually be made within a specified time period from date of shipment.
Cooper Notification is not responsible for damage to equipment occurring during shipping, and only
furnishes replacement parts against a written purchase order. It is the customer’s responsibility to file a
claim with the carrier.
3. Follow any instructions Cooper Notification and/or the carrier may supply about possible damage.
4. If no damage is found, compare the contents of the Inventory List against the contents of the shipping
container(s), to ensure receipt of all components.
5. Save all shipping materials (any “bubble wrap” or plastic) for possible future use. Store in a safe, dry
location.
4.4.2 Locating the Panel
Mount the panel in a location within the environmental limits specified in the latest UL Standard 864 for
indoor/dry control panels. DO NOT locate the panel in a hazardous area.
CAUTION: To comply with the latest NFPA and UL requirements for interconnection of fire
alarm control equipment, locate the SP40S Multi-Function Facility Communication System in
the same room, and within 20 feet of, a listed compatible fire alarm control panel. Enclose the
wiring in conduit and connect it properly to such control panel.
1. See Figure 4-2 for the panel mounting hole layout.
2. Mark and drill mounting holes for appropriate screws and anchors to ensure secure mounting to the type
of surface at the selected location.
3. Prevent dust and dirt contamination of the SP40S Multi-Function Facility Communication System
during installation. This contamination can interfere with the operation and reduce the life of the
equipment.
4. Open the door and remove the dead front panel, then mount the SP40S Multi-Function Facility
Communication System at the selected location. Use care to avoid damage to the module during
installation. Do not apply excessive pressure to the PC board or its components, including field wiring
terminals and connectors.
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2" - 2 1/2" - 3" Conduit
Knockouts (2 Places)
3/4" - 1" Conduit
Knockouts (18 Places)
14.00"
17.00"
Grounding
Terminal
Block
Figure 4-2 SP40S Panel Mounting and Grounding/Conduit Location
CAUTION: Use care when punching out knock-outs to avoid damage to internal components.
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Wire Distance Chart For 25V Speaker Line in feet
Watts
12 AWG
14 AWG
16 AWG
18 AWG
5
2179
1374
865
543
10
1090
687
432
271
15
726
458
288
181
20
545
344
216
136
25
436
275
173
109
30
363
229
144
90
35
311
196
124
78
40
272
172
108
68
Wire Distance Chart For 70V Speaker Line in feet
Watts
12 AWG
14 AWG
16 AWG
18 AWG
5
17087
10775
6780
4256
10
8543
5387
3390
2128
15
5696
3592
2260
1419
20
4272
2694
1695
1064
25
3417
2155
1356
851
30
2848
1796
1130
709
35
2441
1539
969
608
40
2136
1347
847
532
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4.4.3 Installing Field Wiring Connections
NOTE: The terminal blocks on the SP40S Multi-Function Facility Communication System are removable. To
remove a terminal block, pull the block straight up from the circuit board, as shown in Figure 4-3. Attach wires
to the desired connections, then plug the terminal block back on the board, being careful to match the pins.
Figure 4-3 Removable Terminal Block
NOTE: For power limited circuits, make sure that all input power sources (Alarm and Trouble relay
connections, NAC inputs, and auxiliary inputs) are power limited.
NOTE: The AC Power input wiring is non-power limited. Route it on the left side of the enclosure, using one of
the knockouts on the left side of the enclosure. Route all power limited inputs and outputs on the right side and
top of the enclosure.
Install field wiring in conduit when required, following the most current National Electrical Code (NFPA-70)
and local codes for the type of system being installed. Make all necessary connections at any additional wiring or
junction boxes.
CAUTION: Provide proper strain relief for all wiring not in conduit.
NOTE: Shielded wire is not required on any output circuits. If shielded wire is used, connect the shields to the
ground terminal block as shown in Figure 4-2.
4.4.4 Installing Strobe Connections
The Strobe Appliance Circuit consists of a NAC (8 to 33VDC) input and supervised NAC (regulated 27VDC)
output. The strobe output provides a synchronized output for compatible Cooper Notification, synchronized
strobes. When a synchronized signal from a previous module is used, turn OFF SW9-position 1. This action also
allows for pass-through of the synchronized NAC Circuit on the RET connections. When connected with an
SPB-80/4, strobe compatibility is system-wide.
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Strobe Connections
Figure 4-4 Strobe Connections
1. Connect the Strobe Appliance Circuit to the Strobe output STB OUT connection on TB12. Observe
correct polarity. See Figure 4-1 for TB12’s location. Figure 4-4 is an enlarged picture of the referred
area. The Strobe Appliance Output Circuit is supervised. A UL Listed 10K Ohm, ½ W EOLR is required
at the end of the circuit for proper supervision.
NOTE: The strobe output circuit can be activated four ways: (1) If the strobe output is to be activated during a
live PTT MIC page, turn ON SW3-position 9. (2) If the strobe output is to be activated during an AUX activation,
turn ON SW3-position 10. (3) If the strobe output is to be activated when one or all the digital voice messages
are initiated, operate DIP switch SW9 as explained in Section 3.7.1. (4) The fourth way is to connect a NAC
circuit input from an FACP to STB IN as described below.
2. Connect Strobe Circuit input (8 to 33VDC) from the FACP or other UL Listed control panels to the
Strobe Input circuit (STB IN) connection on TB11. Observe correct polarity. The maximum line
impedance of the strobe circuits is 40 ohms.
3. Connect the FACP EOLR, additional appliances or additional SP40S panels to RET connection on
TB11.

The Digital Voice Initiating Connections (IN1, IN2, IN3, IN4, IN5, IN6, IN7, and IN8) can also initiate
the strobe output circuit. Strobes can be initiated by the MIC, AUX, IN1, IN2, IN3, IN4, IN5, IN6, IN7,
and IN8.

Positions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 of SW3 control the strobe initiation for inputs IN1, IN2, IN3, IN4, IN5,
IN6, IN7, and IN8, respectively. If positioned in the ON or UP position, the strobes operate during
message playback.

Position 9 of SW3 in the ON position initiates the strobe circuit during a PTT MIC live announcement.

Position 10 of SW3 in the ON position initiates the strobe circuit during an AUX activation.

Position 2 (ON) of SW9 selects the Cooper Notification Sync Mode during an alarm strobe activation.
4.4.5 Installing Audio Output Connections
1. Connect the Audio Appliance Circuit to the Audio Output (AUDIO OUT) connection on TB4. See
Figure 4-1 for TB4’s location. Figure 4-5 is an enlarged picture of the referred area. The Audio Output is
supervised. A UL Listed 10K Ohm, ½ W EOLR is required at the end of the circuit for proper
supervision.
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Section 4
Audio Output
Connections
Figure 4-5 Audio Output Connections
2. Select the proper output voltage (25V or 70V) using the Audio Output Select Jumper J1.
4.4.6 Installing Auxiliary Circuit Connections
Refer to the Remote MIC or RMX Installation Manual for proper connections from 24V OUT, AUX IN, and
CC/NAC to these products. All connections to these products are made from TB6.
4.4.7 Installing Audio Input Connections
The SP40S panel has thirteen inputs. The highest priority input is the on board Push-To-Talk Microphone; it
overrides all other audio inputs. The second highest priority input is the AUX. This could be a Remote MIC or
RMX. Next are the IN1, IN2, IN3, IN4, IN5, IN6, IN7, and IN8 respectively, followed by Night Ring (NR),
Telephone Page (TEL), and Background Music (BGM). Background Music is muted when any other audio input
is initiated. Night Ring (NR), Telephone Page (TEL), and Background Music (BGM) are considered non-alarm
audio and operate only when the panel has VAC applied.
4.4.8 Installing Digital Voice Initiating Connections
The Digital Voice Initiating Connections (IN1, IN2, IN3, IN4, IN5, IN6, IN7, and IN8) provide the initiation of
the stored messages in the Digital Voice Section of the SP40S panel. Each initiation circuit requires a Contact
Closure input to trigger the respective voice message. Additionally, each initiating circuit is supervised for an
open. A 10k Ohm, ½ W EOLR is required for each input that is supervised. If an input is not being used,
supervision can be turned off via DIP switch (SW7, positions 1-8).
Sections 7 and 8
Internal Digital Voice
Connections
Figure 4-6 Digital Voice Initiating Connections

While observing correct polarity, connect the Digital Voice Initiating connections (IN1, IN2, IN3, IN4,
IN5, IN6, IN7, IN8) to the connections on TB7 or TB8 as desired. See Figure 4-1 for TB7 and TB8’s
locations. Figure 4-6 is an enlarged picture of the referred area.
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4.4.9 Installing Ancillary Audio Input Connections
The SP40S panel has three ancillary audio inputs. Listed in order of priority, they are Night Ring (NR),
Telephone Page (TEL), and Background Music (BGM). These inputs do not operate when the SP40S panel is
in the alarm condition or when the input voltage (VAC) is not applied and the panel is on battery backup.
In addition, these inputs are not supervised.
The Telephone Page input requires input from a Telephone Page Port. The Night Ring input requires a dry
contact closure. The Background Music input requires a line level, 600 Ohm, 1Vrms signal.
1. Connect Telephone Page Input (TEL) to TB5. See Figure 4-1 for TB5’s location. Figure 4-7 is an
enlarged picture of the referred area.
2. Connect Night Ring Input (NR) to TB5.
Section 5
Night Ring, Telephone
Page, Background
Music Connections
Figure 4-7 Ancillary Audio Input Connections
NOTE: The Night Ring (NR) input requires a contact closure from the phone system to activate. The NR must
be connected to the phone line in the same room.
NOTE: When installed in New York City, the background music feature and telephone paging features are not
permissible.
3. Connect Background Music Input (BGM) to TB5.
WARNING: Excessive BGM voltage input can cause amplifier failure. Make
sure that the preferred audio source output for the BGM input of the SP40S panel
(CD player, tuner, equalizer, etc.) is a fixed line level voltage less than 2.5v peak to
peak or 300mv rms. Audio sources marked “line level output” are typically within
this limit. Audio sources with other than fixed line level outputs (that is, adjustable
speaker outputs, etc.) require that the audio source be adjusted using a multi-meter
across the output of the signal source (see below).
Once the level has been set properly, secure the adjustable audio source so that the
level cannot be inadvertently changed. Failure to set adjustable audio sources
appropriately or failure to secure audio adjustable sources can lead to failure of the
amplifier section of the SP40S Panel. This failure, in turn, could result in serious
injury or death to you and/or others.
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4.4.10 Setting Adjustable Audio BGM Sources
NOTE: Use a good multi-meter that provides true RMS readings in the AC voltage scale and calculates the
results through average sampling. Some multi-meters can select instant or average sampling readings. Always
do this adjustment in the “averaging” mode. Most digital multi-meters use the average sampling method in the
“AC Volts RMS” setting.
1. Ensure that power is disconnected from the SP40S panel.
2. Set the Audio Source volume control to the minimum setting.
3. Connect the Audio Source output to the BGM input terminals (TB5) on the panel.
4. Set the multi-meter to the AC Volts scale, which is capable of reading 300mV RMS.
5. Connect the multi-meter across the BGM terminals on the panel.
6. Adjust the output control of the audio source to obtain a reading of 300mV RMS on the multi-meter.
7. Secure the output control of the audio source so that it cannot be changed inadvertently.
8. Disconnect the multi-meter. The output of the Audio Source is now correctly set for the SP40S BGM
input.
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4.4.11 Installing Alarm, System Trouble, and AC Trouble Output
Connections
The Alarm Form C relay contacts change state when a MIC, AUX, or a DV (Digital Voice) message is active.
The AC Trouble Form C relay contacts change when primary power is missing or low. The System Trouble
Form C relay contacts change state when the panel goes into any trouble condition. For additional information,
see Table 4-1. An AC Loss can be delayed 170 minutes before it is reported as a system trouble (SW2 – Position
2 set to ON).
1. Connect the external alarm circuit to the proper Alarm (ALM) connections. See Figure 4-1, TB1, Section
1, for location.
2. Connect the external Trouble circuit to the proper Trouble (TRB) connections.
3. Connect the SP40S panel to earth ground, following the National Electrical Code and local codes for the
type of system being installed. Wire gauge selection of the earth ground wiring involves consideration of
all factors, including maximum allowable wire resistance and length. The panel is tied to earth ground by
connecting the ground terminals to an earth ground. The location of the ground terminals within the
panel is shown in Figure 4-2.
CAUTION: Do not connect input voltage to any equipment until the field wiring has been
tested, inspected and approved.
4. Check the integrity of all field wiring. Confirm that the specified cable is installed, and that there is
continuity between required points (no open circuits), with no unwanted shorts to other conductors,
chassis, or earth ground.
a) Verify that the field wiring complies with the instructions of this manual and the detailed wiring
diagram prepared for this installation.
b) Ensure that no unwanted voltages are present on circuit conductors and ground.
c) Test all ungrounded connectors for electrical isolation from ground.
d) Measure and record the resistance of each NAC circuit. Conduct this test reversing polarity.
5. Perform Ground Fault Installation procedure as described in Section 4.7.
6. Calculate and install properly sized backup batteries as described in Section 4.8.3. The SP40S panel is
UL approved for 24VDC for a maximum of 33 Ah. Batteries greater than 12 Amp-Hour (Ah) are
required to be installed in a UL listed battery box. The enclosure can accommodate up to 12 Ah.
WARNING: Two different sources of power should be connected to this unit.
Disconnect both sources of power before servicing. Failure to disconnect both
power sources before servicing could result in serious injury, or death to you
and/or others.
WARNING: Always apply AC voltage before applying battery backup voltage.
Failure to do so may cause damage to the SP40S panel.
7. Perform System Checkout procedures as described in Section 4.6.
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4.5 Wiring the System
4.5.1 Wiring Guidelines
Although the SP40S panel incorporates signal verification and noise filtering circuitry on its inputs, induced
voltages or noise on the input wiring can cause improper operation. Therefore, use shielded twisted pair wire for
all dry contact input wiring.

Connect the shield of each cable only at one end.

Connect each shield of each cable that connects to the panel to the grounding points provided near the
knockout locations on the chassis (see Figure 4-2).
The National Electrical Code defines two types of circuits for protective signaling systems: power limited
circuits and non-power limited circuits. All outputs (STB OUT, AUDIO OUT, and ± 24VDC auxiliary power
source) are power-limited circuits.
WARNING: Route all SP40S Multi-Function Facility Communication System
audio wiring away from any high voltage or high current wiring (such as AC or DC
power wiring, audio power wiring, and motor or relay actuation wiring). Failure to
do so may cause electrical shock, resulting in serious injury or death to you and/or
others.
CAUTION: The National Electric Code limits the maximum number of conductors that can be
installed in conduit and wiring boxes depending on the size of the conduit, the volume of the
boxes, and the gauge of the wire used. Make sure that wiring used for SP40S installation
complies with the latest NEC, NFPA, Local, State, County, or Province requirements.
4.5.2 Field Wiring Connections
All SP40S wiring terminals are designed to accept #12 AWG through #18 AWG wiring for one wire per
terminal or #16 AWG to #18 AWG for two wires per terminal. Proper wire gauge considerations for the
Notification Circuit must take into account current requirements versus length of run.
NOTE: Only speakers with DC blocking capacitors provide for proper speaker supervision.
4.5.3 Preparing a System Wiring Diagram
Prepare a system-wiring diagram to include all Notification Appliances, and internal connections and power
sources as required.
NOTE: Separate the AC input power wiring from the other input and output wiring. Wire the AC input power to
the left side of the motherboard (Figure 4-13) and the other input and output wiring to the right.
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4.5.4 Visual Notification Appliance Output Wiring
Wire gauge selection involves consideration of all factors including, wire loop length, maximum current draw of
each appliance, number of appliances, and maximum voltage drop allowable.

Strobe NAC has a regulated 24VDC, 2.0 Amps maximum output.

Strobe NAC meets Class B supervision requirements for notification appliance circuits.

For the strobe output circuit, install a UL Listed 10K Ohm, ½ W EOLR across the last visual notification
appliance. If the output is unused, place a UL Listed 10K Ohm, ½ W EOLR across the output terminals.
4.5.5 Speaker Notification Appliance Output Wiring
Wire gauge may vary for each audio appliance output on the panel. When:

Speaker (with transformer) appliances are used with supervised audio amplifier module. Wire gauge
selection involves consideration of all factors including, wire length, appliance power ratings, and the
number of appliances.

The amplified output is either a selectable 25 or 70.7Vrms audio output, rated for 40 watts maximum.

The output meets Class B supervision requirements for notification appliance circuits.

To meet Class A requirements, a Cooper Notification splitter (SP4-A/B or SP4-APS) is required.

For the audio output circuit, install a UL Listed 10K Ohm, ½ W EOLR installed across the last
notification appliance. If the output is unused, place a UL Listed 10K Ohm, ½ W EOLR across the
output terminals.
4.5.6 Wiring Diagrams for Audio/Visual Notification Appliances
STROBE
+
-
UL LISTED 10K OHM, 1/2 W
END OF LINE RESISTOR
Figure 4-8 Wiring Diagram for Visual Only Notification Appliances
CAUTION: Do not loop wire under terminals. Break wire run to provide supervision of the
connection.
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+
+
-
AUDIO
STROBE
UL LISTED 10K OHM, 1/2 W
END OF LINE RESISTOR
UL LISTED 10K OHM, 1/2 W
END OF LINE RESISTOR
Figure 4-9 Wiring Diagram for Combination Audio/
Visual Notification Appliances
CAUTION: Do not loop wire under terminals. Break wire run to provide supervision of the
connection.
AUDIO
+
-
UL LISTED 10K OHM, 1/2 W
END OF LINE RESISTOR
Figure 4-10 Wiring Diagram for Audio Only Notification Appliance Output
CAUTION: Do not loop wire under terminals. Break wire run to provide supervision of the
connection.
4.5.7 Wiring the Alarm Output Contact
The location of the Alarm Output Connections (TB1) is shown in Figure 4-1. A magnified view of this area on
the motherboard is shown in Figure 4-11.

Wire gauge selection of the Alarm Status output contact wiring involves consideration of all factors
including, wire loop length, maximum current capacity, and maximum voltage drop allowable.

The Alarm Status output contact is Form C, rated for 2.0 amps at 24VDC, resistive load.

For terminal connection details of the Alarm Status output contact (shown in the non-alarm mode), see
Figure 4-11.

Contacts are duplicated for ease of IN and OUT wiring.

An external 24VDC or the internal 24VDC connection (TB1) can be used to power non-supervised
Alarm appliances.
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Section 1
Alarm Connections
Figure 4-11 Alarm Connections
4.5.8 Wiring the System Trouble Connections
The locations of the System Trouble (Trouble Status Output) Connections (TB2) are shown in Figure 4-1. A
magnified view of this area on the motherboard is shown in Figure 4-12.

Wire gauge selection of the system Trouble Status output contact wiring involves consideration of all
factors including, wire length, maximum current capacity, and maximum voltage drop allowable.

The system Trouble Status output contact is Form C, rated for 2.0 amps at 24VDC, resistive load.

For a detail of the system Trouble Status output contact terminal connections (shown in the trouble
position), see Figure 4-12 below.

An external 24VDC or the internal 24VDC connection (TB1) can be used to power Trouble indicating
appliances.
Section 2
System Trouble Connections
Figure 4-12 System Trouble Connections
(Trouble Status Relay Contact)
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4.6 Performing System Checkout
For guidelines on testing notification systems, refer to the latest NFPA 72 code.
4.6.1 System Control Settings
Figures 3-4 thru 3-8 show the location of the controls used to configure the SP40S Multi-Function Facility
Communication System. Table 4-1 identifies and explains the functions of the terminal blocks, Section 3.7 the
other user settings. The following procedure is a basic setup for the panel.
1. Ensure that the AC and Battery Power are not connected.
2. Plug in the microphone.
3. Select the proper audio output (25V or 70V) on J1 Audio Output Select.
4. Connect the speaker circuit(s) to terminal block TB4 AUD OUT. Verify that the speaker circuit has a UL
Listed 10K Ohm, ½ W EOLR.
5. If applicable, connect the strobe circuit to TB12 STB OUT. Verify that the strobe circuit has a UL Listed
10K Ohm, ½ W EOLR.
6. If Strobe synchronization is to be defeated, turn OFF positions 1 and 2 of SW9 Strobe Synchronization
Defeat.
4.6.2 Checkout Procedure
WARNING: Always connect the AC power source before connecting the
battery backup power. Always disconnect the AC power source before
disconnecting the battery backup power.
NOTE: All terminal blocks, jumpers, switches, LEDs, Fuses, and Potentiometers are illustrated in Figures 3-4
thru 3-8.

Connect the interface ribbon cable to J6.

Connect AC power, then connect the batteries.
When the AC power source is applied to the panel, the battery voltage check circuitry is activated. If
batteries are not connected within 20 seconds, the panel trouble circuit activates. The battery voltage
check circuitry re-checks for batteries every two minutes. If the batteries are installed during the twominute period, the panel remains in trouble mode until the next re-check.

D100 PWR LED and POWER ON (Interface) LED should be “ON” to indicate normal operation.

If SYSTEM TROUBLE (Interface) LED (Yellow) is “ON,” and the internal sounder is operating, a
trouble condition is indicated.

In such a case, STOP TESTING. Refer to Chapter 8 of this manual, then troubleshoot and correct the
problem before you resume testing. See Figures 3-7 for location of LEDs.

Perform the following tests:
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4.6.2.A Microphone Test
1. Press the push-to-talk Button on the microphone and speak into the microphone.
2. Ensure your voice can be heard on the output speaker circuit.
4.6.2.B Auxiliary Test
1. If a Remote MIC or RMX is being used, initiate a Remote MIC and speak into the microphone.
2. Ensure your voice can be heard on the output speaker circuit.
4.6.2.C Digital Voice Message Test
Message 1
1. Press the top message button. The message should be heard on output speaker circuit. The top message
button/LED on the interface should blink to indicate the button has been pressed.
2. Test the strobe circuit associated with the first message by switching DIP switch SW3 (DV/Strobe
Select), position 1 “ON.” The STB LED on the interface (Red) turns “ON.” If the strobe circuit is
attached to TB11, strobes flash.
3. Turn OFF message 1 by pressing the top message button again or removing contact closure from IN1.
The message plays to completion at least three times. If DIP switch SW2 (DV/Strobe Select) position 1
is ON, the strobe circuit is ON until the message is complete.
4. Turn DIP switch SW3, position 1 OFF.
5. Apply contact closure activation to TB7 (IN1) connection (Figure 4-6). The message should be heard
from output speaker circuit. The top message button/LED on the interface should illuminate steadily to
indicate contact closure is present.
6. Test the strobe circuit associated with the first message switching DIP switch SW3 (DV/Strobe Select),
position 1 “ON.” The STB LED (Red) turns “ON.” If the strobe circuit is attached to TB2, strobes flash.
7. Remove the contact closure from TB7 (IN1). The message plays to completion at least three times. If
DIP switch SW3 (DV/Strobe Select) position 1 is “ON,” the strobe circuit is ON until the message is
complete. The top message button/LED on the interface should turn OFF once the contact closure is
removed.
8. Turn DIP switch SW3, position 1 OFF.
9. Perform Steps 3 through 10 on Messages 2 and 3. Use Table 4-2.
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Table 4-2 Digital Voice Message Tests
Message
Number
TB4
Interface Button
SW3 DV/Strobe
Select
Message 1
IN1
Top
Position 1
Message 2
IN2
Second
Position 2
Message 3
IN3
Third
Position 3
Message 4
IN4
Fourth
Position 4
Message 5
IN5
Fifth
Position 5
Message 6
IN6
Sixth
Position 6
Message 7
IN7
Seventh
Position 7
Message 8
IN8
Eighth
Position 8
4.6.2.D Strobe Circuit Test
1. If the Strobe circuit is being used separately, apply 24VDC from TB4 or TB6 to STB IN connection
TB12 (Figure 4-4). The Strobes on the Strobe Output Circuit should flash. Also, the SP40 interface
Strobe Active LED should illuminate.
2. Remove the voltage.
4.6.2.E Night Ring Test
Test Night Ring by shorting NR connection TB5 (Figure 4-7). The chime sound should be heard from the output
speaker circuit.
4.6.2.F Telephone Page Test
If the Telephone Page circuit is used, make a telephone page from the phone system. The page should be heard
from the AUDIO OUT speaker circuit.
4.6.2.G Background Music Test
1. If the Background Music (BGM) circuit is used, energize the music source. The music source output
should be heard from the output speaker circuit. The Installation and Checkout procedure is now
complete.
2. Make and check final connections, then replace the dead front panel.
WARNING: Perform mandatory testing of all protective signaling systems as
required. Test all protective signaling system equipment using qualified personnel
at least twice a year for proper operation, or more often if required by codes,
regulations, and laws. Failure to maintain and test protective signaling system
equipment can result in not detecting equipment failure that can cause serious
personal injury or death to you and/or others during an emergency situation.
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4.7 Ground Fault Detection
Ground fault detection sensitivity is a minimum of 40K Ohms for Class B, Style Y connections.
4.8 Battery Care and Backup Battery Calculations
4.8.1 Caring for Sealed Lead Acid Batteries
Sealed lead acid batteries are designed to operate in standby service for approximately five years. This is based
upon a normal service condition where there is an ambient temperature of 20 degrees C (68 degrees F) and
batteries are completely discharged once every three months. Length of service life is directly affected by the
number of discharge cycles, depth of discharge, and ambient temperature.
Use Guidelines

Avoid installation and/or operation in close proximity to heat sources. While the operating temperature
range is 0 to 49 degrees C (32-120 degrees F), battery life is maximized at an ambient temperature of 20
degrees C (68 degrees F).

Batteries may generate ignitable gases. Because of this, install batteries in a well-ventilated location,
away from spark producing equipment.

DO NOT install batteries in an atmosphere where organic solvents or adhesives may be present. DO
NOT clean the batteries with oils, thinners, or similar substances. The case and cover of the batteries are
ABS plastic resin, which may suffer damage from these chemicals.

DO NOT install batteries in a heavy vibration or shock location.

ALWAYS wear insulated gloves when handling batteries.

DO NOT use together batteries of different capacities, age, or manufacture.
WARNING: DO NOT crush, incinerate, or dismantle batteries. The
electrolyte contains sulfuric acid, which can cause serious damage to eyes and skin.
If contact does occur, flush with water and seek immediate medical attention.
4.8.2 Storing Batteries

For batteries that are to be stored for an extended period of time, give a supplemental charge monthly.

NEVER store batteries in a discharged condition.

The self-discharge rate of batteries is approximately 3% per month when the storage temperature is
maintained at 20 degrees C (68 degrees F). The self-discharge rate varies depending upon temperature.
Cooler temperatures cause the self-discharge rate to decrease. Warmer temperatures cause the selfdischarge rate to increase.
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4.8.3 Calculating Backup Battery Requirements
A Worksheet for assisting in calculating battery backup is available in Chapter 11.
Due to the current drain on the battery, the maximum battery size for the SP40S Multi-Function Facility
Communication System is 33 Amp-Hours (Ah). The enclosure can accommodate up to 12 Ah. Batteries greater
than 12 Amp-Hours (Ah) are required to be installed in a UL listed battery box.
It is necessary to calculate the current draw for battery backup requirement. The current requirement depends on
the system configuration and the appliances connected to the Speaker output circuits. Battery Backup current has
two separate calculations that are added together: Standby Current and Alarm Current.
4.8.3.A Standby Current
The Standby Current consumes the largest part of the storage battery capacity. The Standby Current of the
SP40S Multi-Function Facility Communication System is 0.130 Amps. Multiply this value by the number of
standby hours required. Normally this is 24 hours. This represents the total Standby current in Amp-Hours for
the panel.
4.8.3.B Alarm Current
The maximum Alarm Current for the SP40S Multi-Function Facility Communication System is 4.70 Amps (1.6
Amps for audio, 2.0 Amps for strobe, and 0.5 Amps for auxiliary power).
1. Calculate the strobe output current by adding the current draw of all strobes. Current draw is in Amps.
2. Calculate speaker output current by totaling all the speaker wattage settings. Multiply the sum by 0.040.
The result is the current draw in Amps.
3. Add the strobe current, the speaker current, and auxiliary current together. The result is the total Alarm
Current in Amps.
Alarm circuits are required to operate for 15 minutes on battery power. Multiply Step 3 by 0.25 hrs. The result is
the total Alarm Capacity Required in Amp-Hours.
4.8.3.C Battery Calculations
Good engineering practices recommend the total Amp-hours required for backup should not exceed 90%
of the Backup Battery capacity. The SP40S Multi-Function Facility Communication System has been UL
approved for a maximum of 33 Ah batteries. The enclosure can accommodate up to 12 Ah. Batteries
greater than 12 Amp-Hours (Ah) are required to be installed in a UL listed battery box.
1. Add the total Standby Capacity Required to the total Alarm Capacity Required.
2. Multiply Step 1 by 1.25. This is the minimum Backup Battery requirement for this panel.
3. Record results on worksheet.
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4.9 Installing AC Power and Batteries
NOTE: Power-limited and non-power limited wiring must be separated. Wire non-power limited wiring (AC
power and battery) to the left of the motherboard. Wire power limited wiring to the right and top of the
motherboard.
WARNING: Two different sources of power should be connected to this unit.
Disconnect both sources of power before servicing. Failure to disconnect both
power sources before servicing could result in serious injury or death to you and/or
others.
CAUTION: Observe correct polarity requirements on all connections. Failure to do so may
damage the equipment.
CAUTION: Always apply AC voltage before applying battery backup voltage. Failure to do so
may cause damage to the SP40S Multi-Function Facility Communication System.
4.9.1 Installing AC Power
1. Refer to Figure 4-13 and connect the line and neutral input wiring to the L (Line) and N (Neutral)
terminals on the terminal block TB9 (see Figure 4-1 for location) in the lower left corner of the chassis.
2. Ensure that the ground input wiring is connected to the ground terminal (TB9) on the left side of the
chassis.
3. Secure the wire with the caps nut located in the hardware package.
AC Field Wiring
(non-power limited)
LINE, GROUND
and NEUTRAL
Grounding
Terminal
Block
Thread wire out
knockout on the
left side of the
enclosure.
Figure 4-13 VAC Input Connection
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4.9.2 Installing Batteries
NOTE: Batteries are not supplied with the SP40S Multi-Function Facility Communication System and must be
purchased separately.
1. Connect the supplied red battery wire to the (+) terminal and the supplied black battery wire to the (–)
terminal of TB10 (see Figure 4-14).
2. Run jumpers along the bottom of the chassis in the battery compartment.
To Negative
(-) of battery
terminal
(Black)
To Positive
(+) of battery
terminal
(Red)
Figure 4-14 Battery Wire Connections
3. Refer to Figure 4-15 and place one 12 Volt battery with the battery terminals on top and to the right.
Place the second battery to the right of the first battery with the battery terminals on top and to the left.
CAUTION: Always install the two batteries with the battery terminals pointing to the center
and in the upright position as shown in Figure 4-15. Failure to do so may cause a short circuit
which may damage the SP40S panel or batteries and cause the panel to fail to operate in an
emergency condition.
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Short Jumper
(Supplied)
-
+
-
+
To Positive (+)
of Battery
Terminal (TB10)
on bottom of
motherboard
To Negative (-)
of Battery
Terminal (TB10)
on bottom of
motherboard
Figure 4-15 Battery Alignment and Jumper Connection
4. Connect the short jumper (included) to the back terminals (negative to positive) of the two batteries as
shown in Figure 4-15. This connects the 12VDC batteries in series in order to produce 24VDC.
5. Place the batteries in the battery compartment with the battery terminals and jumper facing “UP” or
toward the top of the SP40S panel. Make sure that the red and black battery jumpers are clear of the
batteries.
6. Attach the red and black battery wires (red to (+), black to (–)) to the proper battery terminals.
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5 Operation
5.1 Introduction
This chapter describes the operating characteristics of the SP40S Multi-Function Facility
Communication System. Included is information about the following panel features:
 Supervision

Audio Notification Appliance Output Circuit Supervision

Amplifier Supervision

Actions that Initiate Alarms
5.2 User Interface
The User Interface on the SP40S displays the basic status of the unit as well as providing a
limited number of user controls. The User Interface includes a Microphone and the manual
activation or recording of the eight messages. There is also a button to silence the audible trouble
indicator. Status indicators include POWER ON, SYSTEM TROUBLE, AC TROUBLE,
ALARM ACTIVE, and STROBE ACTIVE (see Figure 3-3).
5.3 Supervision
A SYSTEM TROUBLE LED indicates that the supervisory functions have detected a
malfunction in the panel. When a trouble condition is detected, the panel may not be able to
receive and/or broadcast messages from the control panel.
If a trouble condition is detected by any of the supervisory functions, the internal sounder
operates the panel Form C TROUBLE relay (normally energized), changes state, and the yellow
SYSTEM TROUBLE LED turns “ON.” The Trouble Status Relay (TB2) must be properly
connected to and used by the control panel to indicate a system trouble. At the same time, one of
the yellow trouble location LEDs identifies the location of the trouble condition. The internal
sounder can be silenced for 20 hours by depressing the “Trouble Acknowledge” Switch (SW1, on
the User Interface). Any subsequent troubles cause the sounder to be re-activated. If a trouble
condition is indicated, follow the procedures in Chapter 8 "Troubleshooting.”
An AC Loss can be selected to be reported as a system trouble after 170 minutes (SW2-Position 2
= ON). This is desirable for off-premise trouble reporting. If SW2-Position 2 is OFF, AC Loss is
reported as a system trouble after 30 seconds.
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WARNING: Do not leave the SP40S panel in a trouble condition,
as it may not play warning messages, which could result in serious
injury or death to you and/or others. If the panel indicates a trouble
condition: (1) provide UL required alternative signaling and (2) have
qualified service persons immediately replace unit(s) that have
malfunctioned.
WARNING: Messages requested before and during a trouble
condition may not be heard, which could result in serious injury or
death to you and/or others. If messages requested before and during
a trouble condition are still necessary, repeat them when the SP40S
panel is returned to normal.
5.3.1 Visual Notification Appliance Output Circuit Supervision
The Visual Notification Appliance Output Circuit uses Class B, Style Y wiring, and is supervised
for open and short circuits when the output is de-energized. Output circuit supervision requires
installation of UL Listed 10K Ohm, ½ W EOLR on the output circuit. A sensed strobe short
circuit trouble illuminates D96 STB SHORT LED. A sensed strobe open circuit trouble
illuminates D97 STB OPEN LED. See Figure 8-1 for LED location.
5.3.2 Audio Notification Appliance Output Circuit Supervision
The Audio Notification Appliance Output Circuit uses Class B, Style Y wiring, and is supervised
for open and short circuits when the output is de-energized. Output circuit supervision requires
installation of UL Listed 10K Ohm, ½ W EOLR on the output circuit. A sensed open circuit
trouble illuminates D1 AUDIO OPEN LED. A sensed strobe short circuit trouble illuminates D2
AUDIO SHORT LED. See Figure 8-1 for LED location.
5.3.3 Amplifier Supervision
An inaudible supervisory tone plays through the Amplifier section during standby for supervision
purpose. Any sensed trouble illuminates D5 “AMP” LED steadily. See Figure 8-1 for LED
location.
5.3.4 Ground Fault Supervision
The SP40S Multi-Function Facility Communication System supervises for Ground Fault
conditions on Class B, Style Y field wiring that is not electrically isolated. The supervised wiring
includes contact inputs, visual NAC circuits, audio NAC circuits, amplified speaker NAC
circuits, and trouble audible output circuits. All other wiring is electrically isolated. If a Ground
Fault condition exists, D67 GF LED illuminates. See Figure 8-1 for LED locations.
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5.4 Actions that Initiate Audio Alarms
Table 5-1 indicates what can initiate an alarm condition and the resulting SP40S Multi-Function
Facility Communication System actions.
Table 5-1 Audio Alarm Conditions and Results
PRIORITY
OF EVENT
1
2
3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
8, 9, 10
INITIATING
ACTION
Panel microphone push-to-talk button,
is depressed.
Remote Microphone push-to-talk
button is depressed
Digital Voice circuit Contact Closure
inputs. (IN1, IN2, IN3, IN4, IN5, IN6,
IN7, IN8)
RESULT
Panel microphone live voice
broadcast enabled.
Remote MIC live voice broadcast is
enabled.
Selected Digital Voice enabled. If
digital voice is non-operational,
program tone broadcasts.
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6 Operational Procedures
6.1 Making Live Announcements
1. Hold the on board or remote microphone within 2 inches from your mouth, press the
Push-To-Talk (PTT) switch and begin speaking. (For best results, hold the microphone
within a half inch from your mouth.)
2. When finished, release the PTT switch and return the microphone to its holder.
NOTE: If the on-board microphone push-to-talk button is depressed and remains depressed for
two and a half minutes, the microphone circuit switches automatically to the selected supervision
tone.
6.2 Recording Digital Voice Messages
The Digital Voice section of the SP40S panel contains a digital voice memory chip that contains
the digital voice program and the voice messages. The memory chip comes with eight messages
installed. The DV Memory Chip can be removed and the messages remain on the chip. If tailored
messages (messages with tones) are required from Cooper Notification Inc., the new chip can be
installed when received.

The message chip memory is divided into eight segments. Each segment is prioritized 1
through 8, matching the inputs IN1 through IN8.

If the IN8 message is playing and a higher priority message is initiated, the message on
IN8 stops immediately and the higher priority message plays.

As long as the contact closure voltage is applied to the input, the message repeats. When
the voltage is removed, the message plays to the end and stops. The message plays a
minimum of three times completely.

Each message can be selected to have a code3 pre-alert tone, a 1khz continuous pre-alert
tone, or no pre-alert tone. This is based on SW4 and SW5, positions 1-8 settings.

Post-tones are also selectable via SW5, position 9. Post-tones match pre-tones on an
individual message basis.

When the Digital Voice Section is set up for record mode, field recording is limited to
30-second segments.
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NOTE: If the Digital Voice Section fails, the SP40S panel plays the selected tone (Code 3 Tone
or Slow Whoop). See Figure 3-6 for the location of SW3-position 9. .
6.3 Recording Messages on the Digital Voice
Section
CAUTION: Recording of any new message permanently erases the previous
message. If a Cooper Notification factory prerecorded fire or emergency
message or a tailored message is accidentally or intentionally erased, a new
factory recorded message kit must be purchased to restore the message.

Decide which message segment to make the recording on.

Read through this procedure carefully before attempting a recording.

Identify all components mentioned.
1. Remove the DV Record Jumper JP5 (see Figure 3-5). Place jumper in a secure place; this
is replaced at the end of the recording procedure.
2. Connect 1/8” line level audio to audio jack (J2) on the left side of the SP40S unit.
3. Press and hold the RECORD button on the user interface.
4. Determine which one of the eight messages you wish to record.
5. Press the message button on the interface corresponding to the message you wish to
record. The Record LED illuminates and recording begins. You may release the record
button at this point.
6. When the message concludes, press the illuminated message button again. Recording
then stops.
7. Check the recorded message by pressing the proper DV message button. The message
plays in its entirety at least three times.
8. For additional message recording, repeat steps 2 through 7.
9.
When recording is done, replace DV Record Jumper (JP5).
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6.4 Verifying Messages
NOTE: Verify that DIP switch JP5 is in place. See Figure 3-5 for location.
Message 1
Message 2
Message 3
Message 4
Message 5
Message 6
Message 7
Message 8
Figure 6-1 SP40S User Interface
1. Press the button of the desired DV message. The message will begin playback and the
corresponding DV message LED will blink (LED will be steady with model SP40S(E)D).
2. Press the blinking button again to deactivate the DV message. The message plays in its
entirety a minimum of three times.
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7 Periodic Testing and
Maintenance
7.1 Introduction

Conduct periodic testing and maintenance of the panel and all notification equipment
frequently as required.

Check local, state and federal codes, regulations and laws, for required tests.

Make sure that only qualified personnel perform all tests and maintenance.
7.2 Periodic Testing
7.2.1 Test Frequency

Perform mandatory testing of equipment at least twice each year, or more often as
required by local, state and federal codes, regulations, and laws.
7.2.2 Equipment
The following equipment needs to be tested to ensure that equipment is operating properly:

SP40S Multi-Function Facility Communication System

All notification appliances
7.3 Faulty Equipment

If the notification equipment is not working properly, contact the service representative
and have problems corrected immediately.

If the service representative is not available, contact the manufacturer.

Replace any malfunctioning modules in the panel immediately. Do not attempt to repair
them.

Return any malfunctioning modules to the manufacturer for repair or replacement.
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7.4 Qualified Personnel
“Qualified personnel” are those who can evaluate proper equipment functionality and ensure its
proper operation and perform all testing procedures on the SP40S Multi-Function Facility
Communication System.
WARNING: Provide alternative signaling means during periodic
testing to assure adequate protection of people and property. Failure
to provide alternative signaling may cause people to not be warned of
an emergency condition which could result in serious injury or death
to you and/or others.
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8 Troubleshooting
8.1 Introduction
WARNING: Some electronic components store a high voltage
charge, even though power is not connected, and can cause a
dangerous shock if touched. Do not touch exposed circuitry on the
SP40S Multi-Function Facility Communication System unless the
circuitry has discharged for one hour and a safe discharge procedure
is used.
WARNING: Provide UL required alternative signaling means
during trouble conditions and servicing to assure adequate protection
of people and property. Ensure that qualified service persons
immediately replace any modules that have malfunctioned.
CAUTION: Make sure that only qualified personnel in accordance with the
procedures in this manual conduct troubleshooting and servicing. Do not attempt
to make other adjustments, modifications, or repairs. Never use water, steam,
cleaning liquids or sprays on the panel.
CAUTION: User servicing of the panel is limited to field-wiring changes, PC
board replacement, and following the instructions in the Installation chapter
(Chapter 4) and troubleshooting procedures in this chapter.

After any troubleshooting procedure is completed, perform a complete system checkout
as described in Section 4.6.
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8.2 General
The SP40S Multi-Function Facility Communication System monitors system integrity. Items
monitored for integrity are:










Visual appliance circuit field wiring
Audio appliance circuit field wiring
Input voltage
Battery voltage level
Battery circuit field wiring
Amplifier functionality
Digital Voice Section functionality
Battery charge voltage
Tone generators
Audio chain
System status is indicated to the visual indicators on the user interface, the internal Trouble
Sounder, and the Trouble and AC Trouble Form "C" relay contacts. If the AC (primary power) is
removed or low, the trouble the panel responds as follows:

Turns "ON" the AC Trouble LED indicator on the user interface.

Turns "ON" the System Trouble LED indicator on the user interface.

Turns "ON" the internal sounder.

Changes the state of the Form C AC Trouble contact to the TROUBLE position.

Changes the state of the Form C General Trouble contact to the TROUBLE position.
(After 170 minutes if SW2-Position 2=ON or after 30 seconds if SW2-Position 2=OFF)
Any other trouble detected by the panel is reported as follows:

Turns "ON" the System Trouble LED indicator on the user interface.

Turns "ON" the internal sounder.

Changes the state of the Form C General Trouble contact to the TROUBLE position.
When there are no trouble conditions detected, the user interface has the POWER ON indicator
illuminated while the SYSTEM TROUBLE and AC TROUBLE indicators are OFF. If the
POWER ON indicator is not illuminated, check to see if D100 and/or D109 (on the PC board) are
illuminated.
Figure 8-1 shows the location of all trouble location LED indicators within the SP40S. Table 8-1
cross-references the trouble location LED indicators on the PC board to the proper
troubleshooting procedure.
NOTE: When the System Trouble indicator is ON, indicating a panel Trouble, at least one of the
other yellow LED indicators is also ON, indicating the trouble location.
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Table 8-1 Trouble Procedure Cross Reference
Condition
D109 (POWER ON LED)
is OFF
D96 AND D97 are ON
D8 (BAT) is ON
AC TROUBLE (of display)
is ON
D3 (DV) is ON
D4 (MIC) is ON steady
D5 (AMP) is ON steady
D96 (STB SHT) is ON
D97 (STB OPEN) is ON
Trouble Description
Troubleshooting
Procedure
AC and Battery power are missing or Low
Section 8.2.1 (A)
Strobe Over current Protection is active
Section 8.2.2 (B)
Battery voltage is below 20.4 VDC or battery is missing
Section 8.2.3 (C)
AC input voltage missing or low
Section 8.2.4 (D)
Digital Voice Signal is too low or missing
Push-to-Talk Microphone inoperable or missing
Audio Over current Protection is active
Strobe Notification Appliance Circuit is shorted
Strobe Notification Appliance Circuit is open
Auxiliary input is open, RMX is in trouble, or remote
D44 (AUX IN) is ON
MIC is in trouble
Audio Notification Appliance Circuit is Shorted, Splitter
D2 (AUD SHT) is ON
is in trouble, or Audio Booster is in trouble
D1 (AUD OPEN) is ON
Audio Notification Appliance Circuit is Open
D67 (GF) is ON
Ground Fault Trouble
D47 (INT TRB) is ON
User Interface is incorrectly connected or damaged
D6 (EXT AC WIR) is ON
SPB SUP is open or Audio Booster has AC failure
D5 (AMP) is blinking
Auxiliary preamp failure
D4 (MIC) is blinking
Microphone preamp failure
D93 (CHG TRB) is ON
Battery voltage is below 18.5 VDC or battery is missing
D55 (DV1) is ON
IN1 (DV input 1) is open
D62 (DV2) is ON
IN2 (DV input 2) is open
D58 (DV3) is ON
IN3 (DV input 3) is open
D65 (DV4) is ON
IN4 (DV input 4) is open
D75 (DV5) is ON
IN5 (DV input 5) is open
D84 (DV6) is ON
IN6 (DV input 6) is open
D78 (DV7) is ON
IN7 (DV input 7) is open
D87 (DV8) is ON
IN8 (DV input 8) is open
EXCESSIVE NOISE FROM
MOTHERBOARD MAY NOT BE PROPERLY
SPEAKERS
GROUNDED TO ENCLOSURE
Section 8.2.5 (E)
Section 8.2.6 (F)
Section 8.2.7 (G)
Section 8.2.8 (H)
Section 8.2.9 (I)
Section 8.2.10 (J)
Section 8.2.11(K)
Section 8.2.12 (L)
Section 8.2.13 (M)
Section 8.2.14 (N)
Section 8.2.15 (O)
Section 8.2.16 (P)
Section 8.2.17 (Q)
Section 8.2.18 (R)
Section 8.2.19 (S)
Section 8.2.19 (S)
Section 8.2.19 (S)
Section 8.2.19 (S)
Section 8.2.19 (S)
Section 8.2.19 (S)
Section 8.2.19 (S)
Section 8.2.19 (S)
Section 8.2.20 (T)
Before performing any of the following troubleshooting procedures, make sure
that you read, understand, and follow the preliminary troubleshooting information
at the beginning of this “troubleshooting” chapter.
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D1 Audio Circuit
Open
D2 Audio Circuit
Short
D4 MIC
PTT MIC Missing
or Inoperable
D3 DV
Digital
Voice Section
D5 AMP
Amplifier Section
Trouble
D6 SPB
Supervision Open
D8 Batteries
Missing or Low
D29
(Red) Audio
Peak/Overload
D44 AUX IN,
CC Open,
RMX or
Remote MIC
Trouble
D47 Interface
Trouble
D55 - DV1 - IN1 OPEN
D62 - DV2 - IN2 OPEN
D58 - DV3 - IN3 OPEN
D65 - DV4 - IN4 OPEN
D67 GF
Ground
Fault
Trouble
D75 - DV5 - IN5 OPEN
D78 - DV7 - IN7 OPEN
D87 - DV8 - IN8 OPEN
D84 - DV6 - IN6 OPEN
D97 Strobe Open
D96 Strobe Circuit
Short
F2 AC
Line Fuse
(250V 10A)
D109 (Green)
AC Power is Present
D93 Battery
Charger Trouble
D100 (Green)
Power is Present
(AC or BAT)
F1 Battery Fuse
(125V 8A)
Figure 8-1 Trouble LED and Fuse Locations
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8.2.1 Procedure A
If the green PWR LED is “OFF” and all other LEDs are “OFF,” a power loss condition has
occurred. A power loss condition may be caused by:

Loss of AC input voltage and battery back-up voltage.

Faulty wiring of the AC power cord and batteries missing or low.

Faulty motherboard.
Perform the following:
1. Check for AC voltage at TB9 on the motherboard. If voltage is not present, check for AC
input wiring. If AC voltage is present, check to see if fuse (F2) is blown. If F2 is blown,
replace the fuse (250V, 10A)
2. Check for at least 18.5 VDC at TB10 (Battery terminals). If sufficient voltage is present,
check to see if fuse (F1) is blown. If F1 is blown, replace the fuse (125V, 8A).
3. If the problem persists, replace the motherboard.
NOTE: Mark all wires before removing components. When the trouble is repaired, and before
testing, replace all wires to the proper locations and replace all covers.
8.2.2 Procedure B
If the green PWR LED is “ON,” the yellow SYSTEM TROUBLE LED is “ON,” and both D96
and D97 are ON, the SP40S panel is in an Over current state.

Check the strobe output for excessive current calculation. (2.0A for strobe circuit).
Perform the following:
1. If excessive current is calculated, remove appliances until the strobe current is below 2.0
Amps.
2. If excessive current does not exist, and strobe output is not operating, reset the SP40S by
removing AC and battery power.
3. Wait 30 seconds and reapply power. AC first and then batteries.
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8.2.3 Procedure C
If the green PWR LED is “ON,” the yellow SYSTEM TROUBLE LED is “ON,” and D8, BAT
LED is “ON,” Battery Voltage is below 18.5 VDC or the battery is missing. A Battery Trouble
condition might be caused by:

Batteries are missing.

Battery wiring is incorrect.

Batteries are defective.

Battery charging section of the motherboard is inoperable.
Perform the following:
1. Check the battery compartment for the presence of batteries. If batteries are not installed,
install them.
2. Ensure that batteries are properly wired. See Figure 4-14 and 4-15 for reference.
3. With the batteries NOT connected to the SP40S measure the series voltage of the
batteries. If the battery voltage is below 18.5VDC allow the SP40S more time to charge
the batteries.
4. With the batteries NOT connected, check for 24VDC at (+, -) BAT connection at TB10
on the motherboard. If the voltage is below 18.5VDC, the battery charging section of the
motherboard is inoperable. Replace the motherboard.
5. If Steps 1 through 4 are satisfied, replace the batteries.
NOTE: The Batteries could take up to 24 hours to charge to capacity.
8.2.4 Procedure D
If the green PWR LED is “ON,” the yellow SYSTEM TROUBLE LED is “ON,” the AC
TROUBLE LED is “ON,” and the D93 CHG TRB LED is “ON” the AC is low or missing. An
AC Trouble condition might be caused by:

AC input missing or low.

AC fuse (F2) is blown.

A faulty motherboard.
Perform the following:
1. Check fuse F2 on the motherboard. Replace if necessary (250V, 10A).
2. Check for AC voltage at TB9
-
If voltage is not present, check the wiring and circuit breaker.
-
If voltage is present AND fuse F2 is not open, replace the motherboard.
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8.2.5 Procedure E
If the green PWR LED is “ON,” the yellow SYSTEM TROUBLE LED is “ON,” D3 DV LED is
“ON,” the Digital Voice messages are missing or the DV output voltage is too low. A DV Low
Output Voltage condition might be caused by:

Missing or incorrectly installed memory chip.

Digital Voice volume control (R73) set too low.

No messages recorded on memory chip.
Perform the following:
1. Check memory chip (U31) to ensure it is installed properly.
2. Verify that messages are recorded on the chip by activating them using the display
buttons.
3. Check Digital Voice volume control (R73) for proper volume level.
4. If messages were field recorded, make sure the message(s) were recorded properly and at
the proper volume.
5. Replace the motherboard.
8.2.6 Procedure F
If the green PWR LED is “ON,” the yellow SYSTEM TROUBLE LED is “ON,”D4 MIC LED is
“ON” steadily, the push-to-talk microphone is missing, improperly plugged in, or defective.
Perform the following:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Install the microphone.
Remove the microphone plug and plug it back in.
Replace the microphone.
Replace the motherboard.
8.2.7 Procedure G
An Amplifier Trouble is present, if the green PWR LED is “ON,” the yellow SYSTEM
TROUBLE LED is “ON,” and D5 AMP LED is “ON” steady. An Amplifier Trouble condition
may be caused by:



Short on the audio output.
Overloaded audio output.
Over current circuit protection mode from improper power up.
Perform the following:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Check the TB4, Audio Out terminals and speaker wiring for shorts.
Check to ensure the speakers are tapped correctly.
Check to ensure the Output Select jumper (J1) is installed at the proper voltage level.
Reset the SP40S by removing AC and Battery power. Wait 30 seconds and reapply
power. AC first and then batteries.
5. Replace the motherboard.
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8.2.8 Procedure H
If the green PWR LED is “ON,” the yellow SYSTEM TROUBLE LED is “ON,” and D96, STB
SHORT LED is “ON,” a short condition exists on the STB OUT NAC output circuit. A STB
SHORT trouble condition might be caused by:

Shorted appliance on STB OUT (TB12).

Faulty wiring between STB OUT and strobe notification appliance circuit is causing a
short.
Perform the following: Check the wiring and strobe notification appliances for a short circuit
condition.
8.2.9 Procedure I
If the green PWR LED is “ON,” the yellow SYSTEM TROUBLE LED is “ON,” and D97 STB
OPEN LED is “ON,” an open condition exists on the STB OUT NAC output circuit. A STB
OPEN trouble condition might be caused by:

Missing UL Listed 10K OHM, ½ W EOLR on the STB OUT circuit (TB12).

Faulty wiring causing an open on the Strobe Notification Appliance Circuit.
Perform the following:
1. Check for proper EOLR.
2. Check the strobe notification appliance circuit wiring for an open condition.
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8.2.10 Procedure J
If the green PWR LED is “ON,” the yellow SYSTEM TROUBLE LED is “ON,” and D44 AUX
IN LED is “ON,” an open condition exists on the CC/NAC input circuit. An AUX IN trouble
condition might be caused by:

A Remote Microphone or RMX trouble being reported to the SP40S panel (if a remote
MIC or RMX is connected).

Faulty wiring is causing an open on the CC/NAC input circuit (TB6).

Jumper JP2 being removed and missing a UL Listed 10K Ohm, ½ W EOLR on the
CC/NAC circuit (TB6) (if a remote MIC is not connected).
Perform the following:
1. Check the Remote Microphone and/or RMX wiring for an open condition.
2. Check the jumper setting (JP4) if a Remote Microphone or RMX is not connected to
the SP40S panel.
3. If the Remote Microphone or RMX is in a trouble condition, refer to that installation
manual to troubleshoot that particular product.
8.2.11 Procedure K
If the green PWR LED is “ON,” the yellow SYSTEM TROUBLE LED is “ON,” and D2,
AUDIO SHORT LED is “ON,” a short condition exists on the AUDIO OUT circuit. An AUDIO
SHORT trouble condition might be caused by:

Shorted speaker appliance on AUDIO OUT (TB4).

Faulty wiring between AUDIO OUT and Speaker Notification Appliance Circuit is
causing a short.

A trouble being reported from an Audio Splitter or Audio Booster.
Perform the following:


Check the wiring and Audio Notification Appliances for a short circuit condition.
If a Splitter or Audio Booster is in a trouble condition, refer to that manual to
troubleshoot that particular product.
8.2.12 Procedure L
If the green PWR LED is “ON,” the yellow SYSTEM TROUBLE LED is “ON,” and D1 AUDIO
OPEN LED is “ON,” an open condition exists on the STB OUT NAC output circuit. A STB
OPEN trouble condition might be caused by:

Missing UL Listed 10K OHM, ½ W EOLR on the AUDIO OUT circuit (TB4).

Faulty wiring is causing an open on the speaker notification appliance circuit.
Perform the following:
1. Check for proper EOLR.
2. Check the speaker notification appliance circuit wiring for an open condition.
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8.2.13 Procedure M
If the green PWR LED is “ON,” the yellow SYSTEM TROUBLE LED is “ON,” and D67 GF
LED is “ON,” a ground fault condition exists on the output wiring. A GF trouble condition might
be caused by:

Appliance wiring touching conduit.

Improper Installation of an appliance(s).
Perform the following:
1. Disconnect appliances from the strobe (TB12) and speaker (TB4) connection on the
motherboard.
2. Troubleshoot the NAC circuits by checking for a resistance reading other than
infinity between the appliance leads and the conduit.
8.2.14 Procedure N
If the green PWR LED is "ON," the yellow SYSTEM TROUBLE LED is "ON," and D47 INT
TRB is "ON," an Interface Trouble exists. An Interface trouble might be caused by:

The 30 pin ribbon cable being removed from the display or motherboard

The 30 pin ribbon cable being connected to the wrong header.

The 30 pin ribbon cable being damaged.
Perform the following:
1. Ensure that the ribbon cable is properly installed to the user interface and to the
motherboard at J6 (Display Interface).
2. Check to see if the ribbon cable has been damaged in any way. If the ribbon cable is
damaged, replace it.
8.2.15 Procedure O
If the green PWR LED is "ON," the yellow SYSTEM TROUBLE LED is "ON," and D6 EXT AC
WIR is "ON," an open condition exists on the SPB SUP terminals (TB4). This trouble can be
caused by:

Switch SW2 position 1 is ON despite the SPB SUP terminals not being used.

UL Listed 10k OHM ½ W EOLR not detected by the SUB SUP terminals.
Perform the following:
1. If AC is being reported separately from the Audio Booster, make sure that a 10k
Ohm ½ W EOLR is properly installed at the Audio Booster and the Audio Booster is
operating properly.
2. If AC is NOT being reported separately, make sure there is nothing on the SPB SUP
terminals (TB4) AND Switch SW2 - position 1 (SPB SUP) is OFF.
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8.2.16 Procedure P
If the green PWR LED is "ON," the yellow SYSTEM TROUBLE LED is "ON," and D5 AMP
LED is blinking, an Auxiliary preamp trouble has occurred.
Perform the following:
1. Turn Aux Volume Pot (R100) fully clockwise.
2. Initiate the AUX input if it is being used (via Remote MIC).
3. Reset power to the SP40S board by turning it OFF and reenergizing it. Remove
battery power first, then remove AC power. Wait 30 seconds. Apply AC Power first,
then apply battery power.
4. Replace the motherboard.
8.2.17 Procedure Q
If the green PWR LED is "ON," the yellow SYSTEM TROUBLE LED is "ON," and D4 MIC
LED is blinking, a Mic preamp trouble has occurred.
Perform the following:
1. Initiate the MIC input to verify its functionality.
2. Reset power to the SP40S board by turning it OFF and reenergizing it. Remove
battery power first, then remove AC power. Wait 30 seconds. Apply AC Power
first, then apply battery power.
3. Replace the motherboard.
8.2.18 Procedure R
If the green PWR LED is "ON," the yellow SYSTEM TROUBLE LED is "ON," and D93 BATT
CHG TRB LED is "ON," a battery charger trouble has occurred.
NOTE: The CHG TRB LED turns ON during an AC TROUBLE. Restoring the AC Voltage turns
OFF the CHG TRB LED.
Perform the following:
1. Remove batteries and measure the voltage at the battery terminals (TB10). If voltage
is present, above 20 Volts there is no problem with the battery charger.
2. If there is no voltage at the battery terminals (TB10) while the SP40S is running on
AC power, then there is a problem with the battery charger. Replace the
motherboard.
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8.2.19 Procedure S
If the green PWR LED is "ON," the yellow SYSTEM TROUBLE LED is "ON," and one of the
IN# LEDs (D55, D58, D62, D65, D75, D78, D84, or D87) are "ON," a DV Contact Closure
Wiring Trouble exists.
Perform the following:
1. If a particular Contact Closure is not being used, make sure nothing is on the
corresponding terminal block (TB7 or TB8) and the corresponding IN CC
Supervision is turned OFF at switch SW7.
2. If a particular Contact Closure is being used, make sure that a UL approved 10k Ohm
½ W EOLR is installed on the proper terminals.
8.2.20 Procedure T
If the unit is in normal standby mode yet excessive noise is being heard from the speakers, the
unit may not be properly grounded to the enclosure.
Perform the following:
1.
Verify that the 4 metal standoffs are installed and securely fastened. Refer to figure
3-9 for location of the grounding standoffs.
2.
Verify that the 4 screws are installed and securely fastened. Refer to figure 3-9 for
location of the grounding screws.
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9 Technical Data
9.1 Mechanical
Parameter
Description
Dimensions (H x W X D)
21 x 16 x 6 inches
Weight
36 lb
Finish
Red or Black
Enclosure
Enclosure Door: 16 Gauge (.060) CRS
Construction Type
Enclosure Backbox: 16 Gauge (.060) CRS
Mounting
Indoor surface mount
Wiring
Top, left, right, and bottom knockouts (3/4”-1”) (18 total)
Entry
Top (2” - 2 ½” - 3”) (2 total)
Door Lock
Standard Cooper Notification key-lock
1 Motherboard
PC Boards
1Keypad board
9.2 Environmental
Parameter
Description
Operating Temperature
0 to 49 °C (32 to 120 °F)
Storage Temperature
-20 to 70 °C (-4 to 158 °F)
Humidity, Non-condensing
93% at 30 ± 2 °C (86 ± 4 °F)
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9.3 Electrical
9.3.1 Input
Parameter
Description
Primary Input Voltage SP40S
120VAC, 2.4A, 60Hz
Primary Input Voltage SP40SE
240VAC, 1.5A, 50/60Hz
Secondary (Battery) Voltage
20.4-27.5VDC (33Ah)
9.3.2 Battery Current Calculations
The current draw of the SP40S Multi-Function Facility Communication System is determined by
the configuration being used. Section 4.8, Battery Care and Battery Backup Calculation, will
assist you in developing the current requirements.
9.3.3 Activation
There are nine ways to activate the SP40S panel. The table below lists these activation sources in
order of priority.
Method of Activation
Description
Strobe
NAC 8-33VDC
Push-to-Talk Microphone
Connected to Mother Board
Auxiliary Input
Remote Microphone or RMX Initiation
IN1
Contact Closure. Activates Message 1 on Digital Voice Section.
IN2
Contact Closure. Activates Message 2 on Digital Voice Section.
IN3
Contact Closure. Activates Message 3 on Digital Voice Section.
IN4
Contact Closure. Activates Message 4 on Digital Voice Section.
IN5
Contact Closure. Activates Message 5 on Digital Voice Section.
IN6
Contact Closure. Activates Message 6 on Digital Voice Section.
IN7
Contact Closure. Activates Message 7 on Digital Voice Section.
IN8
Contact Closure. Activates Message 8 on Digital Voice Section.
Telephone Page
Telephone Page Port
Night Ring
Contact Closure
Background Music
Line Level Signal 2.5V P-P or 300mV RMS at 600 Ohms.
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9.3.4 Outputs
Parameter
Description
Visual Notification Appliance Output
1 output circuit. 2.0 amps at 24VDC.
Supervised.
Central Amplified Audio Output
1 output circuit.
Selectable 25 or 70.7 Volt RMS output at 40W
max. Supervised.
Trouble Contact
Form C contact normally energized. Contacts
transfer during trouble: 2.0 amps at 24VDC
max, resistive load (see following warning).
Non-Supervised.
Alarm Contact
Form C contact normally energized. Contacts
transfer during alarm trouble: 2.0 amps at
24VDC max, resistive load (see following
warning). Non-Supervised.
AC Trouble Contact
Form C contact normally energized. Contacts
transfer during AC trouble: 2.0 amps at 24VDC
max, resistive load (see following warning).
Non-Supervised.
WARNING: Do not exceed the ratings of the status contacts.
Exceeding this rating may cause the relay to fail and prevent a trouble
condition from being indicated.
WARNING: Do not exceed the ratings of the alarm contacts.
Exceeding this rating may cause the relay to fail and prevent the
messages from being played.
9.4 Wiring Connections
Parameter
Description
Screw terminals
Accepts #12 to #18 AWG for single wire
connection, or #16 to #18 AWG for double wire
connection.
9.4.1 End of Line Resistor (EOLR)
Parameter
Description
Visual Notification Appliance Outputs
UL Listed 10K Ohm ½ W, EOLR
Audio Notification Appliance Outputs
UL Listed 10K Ohm ½ W, EOLR
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10 Warranty
10.1 LIMITED WARRANTY
Cooper Wheelock, Inc. dba Cooper Notification and Cooper Notification, Inc. (each, a “Seller”) products must be used
within their published specifications and must be PROPERLY specified, applied, installed, operated, maintained and
operationally tested in accordance with these instructions at the time of installation and at least twice a year or more often
and in accordance with local, state and federal codes, regulations and laws. Specification, application, installation,
operation, maintenance and testing must be performed by qualified personnel for proper operation in accordance with all
of the latest National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Underwriter’s Laboratories (UL), National Electrical Code (NEC),
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), local, state, county, province, district, federal and other applicable
building and fire standards, guidelines, regulations laws and codes including, but not limited to, all appendices and
amendments and the requirements of the local authority having jurisdiction (AHJ). Seller products when properly
specified, applied, installed, operated, maintained and operationally tested as provided above are warranted against
mechanical and electrical defects for a period of (a) three (3) years from date of manufacture with respect to MEDC and
Seller Industrial Signals and Seller Fire and Security Notification Appliances and Devices, or (b) one (1) year from date of
manufacture with respect to Waves and SafePath Voice Evacuation and Mass Notification Systems (date of manufacture
is determined by date code.) Correction of defects by repair or replacement shall be at Seller’s sole discretion and shall
constitute fulfillment of all obligations under this warranty. THE FOREGOING LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL
IMMEDIATELY TERMINATE IN THE EVENT ANY PART NOT FURNISHED BY SELLER IS INSTALLED IN THE
PRODUCT. THE FOREGOING LIMITED WARRANTY SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDES ANY SOFTWARE REQUIRED FOR
THE OPERATION OF OR INCLUDED IN A PRODUCT. SELLER MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF
ANY OTHER KIND, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY WHETHER AS TO MECHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR ANY OTHER MATTER.
USERS ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR DETERMINING WHETHER A PRODUCT IS SUITABLE FOR THE USER’S
PURPOSES, OR WHETHER IT WILL ACHIEVE THE USER’S INTENDED RESULTS. THERE IS NO WARRANTY
AGAINST DAMAGE RESULTING FROM MISAPPLIACATION, IMPROPER SPECIFICATION, ABUSE, ACCIDENT OR
OTHER OPERATING CONDITIONS BEYOND SELLER’S CONTROL.
SELLER DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE OPERATION OF THE SOFTWARE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR
ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE SOFTWARE WILL MEET ANY OTHER STANDARD OF PERFORMANCE, OR THAT
THE FUNCTIONS OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SOFTWARE WILL MEET THE USER’S REQUIREMENTS. SELLER
SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DELAYS, BREAKDOWNS, INTERRUPTIONS, LOSS, DESTRUCTION,
ALTERATION, OR OTHER PROBLEMS IN THE USE OF A PRODUCT ARISING OUT OF OR CAUSED BY THE
SOFTWARE.
THE LIABILITY OF SELLER ARISING OUT OF THE SUPPLYING OF A PRODUCT, OR ITS USE, WHETHER ON
WARRANTIES, NEGLIGENCE, OR OTHERWISE, SHALL NOT IN ANY CASE EXCEED THE COST OF CORRECTING
DEFECTS AS STATED IN THE LIMITED WARRANTY AND UPON EXPIRATION OF THE WARRANTY PERIOD ALL
SUCH LIABILITY SHALL TERMINATE. SELLER IS NOT LIABLE FOR LABOR COSTS INCURRED IN REMOVAL,
REINSTALLATION OR REPAIR OF A PRODUCT BY ANYONE OTHER THAN SELLER OR FOR DAMAGE OF ANY
TYPE WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF PROFIT OR INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT,
CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNTIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING SHALL CONSTITUTE THE
SOLE REMEDY OF THE PURCHASER AND THE EXCLUSIVE LIABILITY OF SELLER.
IN NO CASE WILL SELLER’S LIABILITY EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID FOR A PRODUCT.
10.2 LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
SELLER’S LIABILITY ON ANY CLAIM OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE AND BREACH OF WARRNTY, FOR
ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE RESULTING FROM, ARISING OUT OF, OR CONNECTED WITH THIS CONTRACT, OR
FROM THE MANUFACTURE, SALE, DELIVERY, RESALE, REPAIR OR USE OF ANY PRODUCT COVERED BY THIS
ORDER SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE PRICE APPLICABLE TO THE PRODUCT OR PART THEREOF WHICH GIVES
RISE TO THE CLAIM. SELLER’S LIABILITY ON ANY CLAIM OF ANY KIND SHALL CEASE IMMEDIATELY UPON THE
INSTALLATION IN THE PRODUCT OF ANY PART NOT FURNISHED BY SELLER. IN NO EVENT SHALL SELLER BE
LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM OF ANY KIND UNLESS IT IS PROVEN THAT ITS PRODUCT WAS THE DIRECT CAUSE OF
SUCH CLAIM. FURTHER, IN NO EVENT, INCLUDING IN THE CASE OF A CLAIM OF NEGLIGENCE, SHALL SELLER
BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES, SO THE PRECEDING LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO ALL PURCHASERS.
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11 Battery Backup Calculation
Worksheet
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Chapter 11: Battery Backup Calculation Worksheet
SP40S BATTERY CALCULATION SHEET
STANDBY CURRENT CALCULATIONS
1. The Standby Current for the SP40S is 0.130 Amps.
______________Amps
2. Enter Auxiliary Current (If Applicable)
______________Amps
3. Add Steps 1 and 2. Multiply by the number of hours required.
24 Hours – Multiply by 24
TOTAL STANDBY CAPACITY IN AMP HOURS
______________Hrs
______________Ah
ALARM CURRENT CALCULATIONS
NOTE: DO NOT EXCEED 40 WATTS.
Good engineering practices call for amplifier to operate at 85% Max wattage.
1. List the speaker and strobe requirements.
NOTIFICATION
SPEAKER
STROBE
APPLIANCE
WATTAGE
CURRENT
2. Calculate total Strobe current. (2. Amps Max.)
______________Amps
3. Calculate total speaker wattage. (40 Watts Max.)
______________Watts
4. Multiply the total speaker wattage on line 3 by 0.054.
______________Amps
5 Add Auxiliary Current (if applicable)
______________Amps
6. Add Steps 2,4 and 5 together. (4.66 Amps Max.)
______________Amps
7. Multiply Step 6 by 0.25 (This represents 15 minutes of alarm.)
______________ Hrs
8 Total Alarm Capacity in Amps-Hours.
______________ Ah
BACKUP BATTERY REQUIREMENTS
1. Enter Standby Capacity.
______________ Ah
2. Enter Alarm Capacity.
______________ Ah
3. Add Steps 1 and 2 together.
______________ Ah
Multiply Step 3 by 1.1 for minimum Backup Battery Requirements
______________Ah
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--------Appendix E
Compatible Signaling Appliances
The following Cooper Notification products are LISTED compatible with the audio notification appliance
output and the visual notification output circuits for the SP40S Panel. When connected to the SPB-80/4,
strobe synchronization is system-wide. All strobe products can be fully synchronized.
Speakers
ET-1010-R
ET-1080
ET70-R
ET80
ET90
E50
E60
E70
E90
S8-70/25
STH-15SR
STH-4R
STH-3R
STH-2R
STH-2G
Strobes
RSS-24MCW
RSS-24MCWH
RSS-241575W
RSSWP-2475W
ZRS-MCW
ZRS-MCWH
RSS-24MCC
RSS-24MCCH
RSS-24MCCHR
RSSP-24MCWH
RSSP-24MCW
RSSP-241575W
DC-MAXS
ST/ST-C
Speaker/Strobe Combination
ET-1080-IS-24
ET-1080-LS-24
ET-1080-LSM-24
ET-1080-MS-24
ET-1080-SLM-24
E50-24MCW
E50-24MCWH
E50-241575W
E60-24MCC
E60-24MCCH
E60-24MCW
ET70-24MCW
ET70-24MCWH
ET70-241575W
ET80-24MCW
ET80-24MCWH
ET80-241575W
ET90-24MCC
ET90-24MCCH
E70-24MCW
E70-24MCCWH
E70-241575W
S8-25/70MCC
S8-25/70MCCH
STH-2MSR
STH-3MSR
STH-4MSR
STH-2R24MCCH
STH-3R24MCCH
STH-4R24MCCH
STH-4M30WC
STH-90-R24MCCH
The following Cooper Notification products are LISTED compatible with the trouble audible
output.
Bells:
MB-G6-24
MB-G10-24
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