Ei200MRF - Ei Electronics

RadioLINK+ Module Ei200MRF
for Battery Powered Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Ei208W Series
Ei200MRF Module
(for use with Ei208W & Ei208DW Alarms only)
Instructions
Read and retain carefully for as long as the product is being used. It contains vital information on the operation
and installation of your Module. The leaflet should be regarded as part of the product.
If you are just installing this Module, the leaftet must be given to the householder. The leaflet is to be given to
any subsequent user.
Table of Contents
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Introduction .....................................................................................
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Installation and House Coding ........................................................
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Additional Features .........................................................................
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Indicator Summary ..........................................................................
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System Examples ............................................................................
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Testing the system ..........................................................................
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Interconnected Carbon Monoxide Alarms & Smoke/Heat Alarms ...
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RadioLINK+ Troubleshooting ..........................................................
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Technical Specifications ..................................................................
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Guarantee .......................................................................................
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Limitations of Radio Communications .............................................
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Introduction
The Ei200MRF RadioLINK+ Module is the next generation RF module designed
to fit in the Ei208W & Ei208DW CO Alarms. The Ei200MRF RadioLINK+ Module
is a direct replacement for the Ei200MRF RadioLINK Module, but now with added
features.
The primary function of the Ei200MRF is to interconnect all Ei Electronics Alarms
in a system by the means of an RF signal i.e. when one Alarm senses Carbon
Monoxide (CO), the Ei200MRF module fitted to the CO Alarm will transmit an RF
signal that will activate the sounders in all the other Alarms in the system.
The Ei200MRF module is plugged into the rear of the base of an Ei208W/DW CO
Alarm. RF communication through this module eliminates the need to install long
interconnect wires between all the Alarms on different floors in different rooms. The
Ei200MRF is powered from its own 3V Lithium battery.
The module also has “multiple repeater” transmission – this provides multiple signal
paths to create a robust RF ‘mesh’ system and also increase the RF range.
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Installation and House Coding
To fit the Ei200MRF module, plug it into the base of the Alarm while being careful
to align the pins and insert the flexible antenna into the antenna hole (See Fig 1).
N.B. Ensure that the Ei200MRF is fully inserted.
House Coding the Unit
Power supply to the Ei200MRF will be
Antenna
confirmed by an initial flash of the red, blue
hole
and green LED on the cover (see Fig 2).
Press and hold the House Code button on the
module until the blue light illuminates on the
cover. (see Fig 2 & 3).
Immediately release the button, the blue light
will flash rapidly and then stop. Now attach the
Alarm to its mounting plate (see ‘Installation’
section in the Ei207/208 Series booklet).
The flashing will repeat every 5 seconds
thereafter. Repeat this procedure for all Alarms
in the system and any RF accessories such as
Figure 1
the Ei450 Alarm Controller.
Check to ensure all RF devices have been successfully House Coded. This can
be done by counting the number of blue flashes on each RF Module. The number
of flashes should correspond to the number of RF devices in the system. (i.e. 4
flashes if there are 4 RF devices in the system).
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N.B. We recommend, for ease of installation and RF communication, that up
to 12 RF devices can be installed in any one RF coded system. Please contact
us for further advise if additional RF devices are required.
You can exit this mode by pressing the House Code button on one of the RF Alarms.
Keep the button pressed until the blue light comes on solid and then release.
Figure 2
Figure 3
Antenna
RF Module
Indicator
Red / Blue / Green
Alarm
Indicators
Red (Alarm)
Amber (Fault)
Green (Power)
fold over
pull tag
ON
CARB DE
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MONO M
ALAR
House
Code Button
Test
Button
You can exit this mode by pressing the House Code button on one of the RF
Alarms. Keep the button pressed until the blue light comes on solid and then
release. Now re-affix the Alarm to its mounting plate.
The Alarm will now send a signal to all the other RF devices in the system to exit
House Code. Alternatively, the RF Alarms will automatically exit the House Code
mode after 30 minutes. (Note: Some RadioLINK devices do not support the on
demand exit House Code feature. You may allow them to automatically exit House
Code after the time period or if you wish, you can do it manually. Consult the
individual RadioLINK device manual for further instructions).
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To check the system, press the test button on any Alarm. After a few seconds all
Alarms should now sound. All Alarms in the system should be checked similarly.
Caution: Do not House Code another group (e.g. adjacent apartment) until the
current House Code has been completed.
Factory Reset
Sometimes in order to resolve an RF communication issue it may be necessary to
reset (factory reset) and House Code the system again. To do so, press and hold the
House Code button until you see a flashing blue light on the Alarm cover (approx. 7
seconds), release immediately. Repeat this procedure on all other Alarms.
Additional Features
The Ei200MRF RadioLINK+ Module provides additional features not available
with Ei Electronics RadioLINK products. The following features will only work with
RadioLINK+ devices.
1. Remote House Coding (required if you want to add an Alarm to an installed system)
2. Monitoring
3. Data Extraction
*Note these functions will not be available unless you have completed House Code Entry.
1. Remote House Coding
If it is necessary to extend an RF system or you find that you want to add an extra
Alarm to a system you can now do so quite simply via the ‘Remote House Coding’
feature. Firstly using a screwdriver, press and hold the House Code button of one of
the previously installed Alarms until you see all colours flashing (red, blue, green).
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Immediately release the button. This Alarm will now send an RF message to all the
previously installed (compatible) devices to re-enter House Code mode. Similarly,
install and put the new Alarm you wish to add to the system into House Code mode
(see “Installation and House Coding” section). As before, allow sufficient time so
that all Alarms are now house coded correctly (this can be confirmed by counting
the number of flashes on each Alarm). You can then exit House Code mode
manually or let it exit automatically after 30 minutes. (N.B. for this feature to work
all devices in the system must be RadioLINK+).
2. Monitoring
The Ei200MRF RadioLINK+ Module has the ability to “Monitor” the RF signal path
and strength. This is an enhanced self-monitoring function that recognises system
tampering or Alarm head removal. In monitoring mode each Alarm will check the
presence of its strongest received RF signal. If the signal is missing then the Alarm
will record a monitoring failure event. It will also signal the failure via a change in
the indicator light pattern.
For more information on using this feature, please visit www.eielectronics.com and
refer to the relevant section on the RadioLINK+ Monitoring feature.
3. Data Extraction
The Ei200MRF RadioLINK+ Module allows for the extraction of information from an
Ei Electronics Compatible Alarm, using an Ei Electronics download device. Once
the system has been set up, information can be accessed securely from within
or outside a property if access is an issue The event log can contain very useful
information about any recorded events in the history of the Alarm such as: CO
Events, Alarm Head removals, Button Tests, and so on.
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Event logs can be retrieved as many times as necessary.
For more information on using this feature, please visit www.eielectronics.com and
refer to the relevant section on the RadioLINK+ Data Extraction feature.
Ei200MRF Indicator Summary
Normal Operation
Blue LED
Red LED
Green LED
Sounder
Power Up
1 flash
1 flash
1 flash
Off
Standby
Off
Off
Off
Off
Alarm
3.5 Sec flash followed by flash every 10 Sec
Off
Off
Full Sound
Head Removal
3.5 Sec flash every 6 mins for 4 hrs
Off
Off
Off
Low Battery
Flash every 60 Sec
Off
Off
1 Beep with
flash
Blue LED
Red LED
Green LED
Sounder
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Mode-Enter / Exit
Button Action
House Code Enter
Press & Release on Solid Blue
Flashes briefly & stops
(1 flash per unit) every 5 Sec
In House code
*
House code Exit
Press & Release on Solid Blue
3.5 Sec flash
Off
Off
Off
Factory Reset
Press & Release on Flashing Blue
Rapid flashing followed by single flash
Off
Off
Off
Remote House Coding Press & Release on Multi- Colour Flashing Rapid flashing followed by 3.5 Sec flash Off
Off
Off
* See ‘Installation and House Coding’ section for further details
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System Examples
RF System (RadioLINK & RadioLINK+)
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RadioLINK
CO Alarm
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RadioLINK
CO Alarm
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RadioLINK
CO Alarm
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CO Alarm
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RF Tool
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RadioLINK+
CO Alarm
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Data Extraction
RadioLINK+
CO Alarm
Note: Data Extraction only available on RadioLINK+ Alarms
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RadioLINK+ System
RadioLINK+
CO Alarm
ALAR
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T
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POW
RadioLINK+
CO Alarm
ALAR
CARBON E
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RadioLINK+
CO Alarm
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RF Tool
Data Extraction
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RadioLINK+
CO Alarm
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RadioLINK+
CO Alarm
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Testing the System
Frequent testing of the system is a requirement to
ensure its reliable operation. Guidelines and best
practices for testing are as follows:
1. After the system is installed.
2. Regularly (monthly testing is recommended).
3. After prolonged absence from the dwelling (e.g.
after holiday period).
4. After repair or servicing of any of the components.
5. After renovations to the house.
ALARM
FAULT
R
POWE
ON
CARB
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MONO
ALARM
ALARM
FAULT
R
POWE
ON
CARB
XIDE
MONO
ALARM
To test an individual Alarm press and hold the test
button until the horn sounds. This ensures that the
Alarm is powered and that the circuit is functioning
correctly.
To test the RadioLINK+ system, press and hold the test button on one of the
Alarms. The blue LED from the Ei200MRF will illuminate for approximately 3.5
seconds. Continue to hold the test button until all the Alarms in the system are
sounding. This will take a few seconds depending on the number of Alarms and
their locations in the system, e.g. a system with 12 Alarms may take up to 45
seconds for all to sound. Release the test button when the test is completed.
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The local Alarm will stop sounding but you will hear the other Alarms still sounding
in the distance.
Module Battery Check
It is important to ensure that the batteries on both the Alarm and the module itself
are in full working order. Depending on the Alarm that the Ei200MRF is inserted
to, there will be slightly different indicators for low battery on the Alarm itself (see
table below).
Press the test button on one Alarm and check that all the Alarms sound. In addition
check that the blue LED on the Alarm is not flashing with a beep every 60 seconds.
(Note: A blue LED flashing along with a beep every 60 seconds indicates a low
battery condition. If this is the case then the module shoud be replaced). If the
Alarm beeps once every 60 seconds and the amber LED flashes it indicates that
the Alarm itself has a low battery. In this case you should replace the Alarm.
Beeping in RF System
One of the features of Ei RadioLINK & RadioLINK+ systems is that if there is a
fault either in the Alarm itself, or in the RF module fitted, a beep will be transmitted
around the system every 4 hours. Depending on the Alarm type, the beep may just
be a short beep or it may be a 2 second alarm. If your RF system is demonstrating
this, you have a fault either in 1 of your Alarms or in 1 of the RF modules fitted.
In order to find the problem unit, please visually check each Alarm. The fault will
be indicated on the Alarm through a combination of beeps or flashes within a 60
second period. (see individual Alarm booklet for indicators).
N.B. When replacing Alarms or modules, please remember to housecode and test
the system again.
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End of Life (EOL) Check
Check the ‘replace by date’ label on all Ei200MRF modules and attached Alarms. If
the date has been exceeded then the device should be replaced.
Interconnected Carbon Monoxide
Alarms & Smoke/Heat Alarms
Identifying source of Alarm
Ei Electronics Carbon Monoxide Alarms and Smoke/Heat Alarms can be
interconnected via RadioLINK or RadioLINK+ so that one device sensing danger
will cause all the other Alarms to sound.
When a system sounds, check to see which device has its red light flashing rapidly
- this is the source of the alarm.
If it is a Carbon Monoxide Alarm, ventilate the residence and follow the instructions
in the Carbon Monoxide Alarm manual.
If it is a Smoke/Heat Alarm, evacuate the residence and follow the instructions in
the Smoke/Heat Alarm manual.
For added convenience we recommend that an Ei450 Alarm Controller is used
with these systems. When there is an alarm, an icon on the Ei450 Alarm Controller
shows if it is a CO or Fire incident and can be remotely controlled accordingly.
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RadioLINK+ Troubleshooting
It is important that all Alarms in your system communicate with each other. The
number of walls, ceilings and metal objects in the signal path will reduce the strength
of the RadioLINK+ signals between the Alarms. Accordingly, one or more CO/
Smoke/Heat Alarms may have difficulties in communicating to all the other Alarms
in the system.
If, when checking the RadioLINK+ interconnection, some of the Alarms do not
respond to the button test, then you will need to either:
(i) Position another RadioLINK+ Alarm to act as a ‘repeater’ between the Alarms
which are not communicating and so shorten the path and/or by-pass an obstacle
which is blocking the signal. When the new Alarm is fitted, House Code all Alarms
again, as described above.
(ii) rotate / re-locate the Alarms (e.g. move them away from metal surfaces or
wiring).
After making these changes to the RF signal path, the RadioLINK+ signals may still
not be reaching all the Alarms in your system, even though they have already been
House Coded successfully. (see Section on “Limitations of Radio Communications”).
It is important to check that all Alarms are communicating in their final installed
positions. If Alarms are rotated and/or re-sited, we would recommend that all the
Alarms are returned to the factory settings and then House Coded again in their final
positions (see above). The RadioLINK+ interconnection should then be checked
again by button testing all units.
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(Note: The RadioLINK+ module can be returned to the original factory settings by
pressing and holding the House Code switch until the blue light flashes and then
releasing. This will take about 7 seconds. This clears the House Codes that have
been learnt).
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Technical Specifications
Supply Voltage: 3V internal lithium battery (non-replaceable)
RF Range: A minimum of 100 metres in free space
RF Visual Indicator: Blue light flashes continuously for 0.5 to 3.5 seconds while
transmitting RF signal
RF Frequency:
868.499MHz (1% duty cycle)
Max RF Power: +10dBm
Dimensions:
57mm length x 30mm depth x 18mm height
Temperature Range: 0° to 40°C
Humidity Range: 15% to 95% Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
Interconnect *: Up to 12 RadioLINK+ or RadioLINK modules
Optional Accessories: - Ei407 Manual Call Point
- Ei428 Relay Module
- Ei414 Fire / CO Alarm Interface
- Ei450 RadioLINK Alarm Controller
Approvals: RF performance to EN 300 220-1 in accordance
with EN 300 220-2
EMC performance to EN 301 489-1 in accordance
with EN 301 489-3
*
We recommend, for ease of installation and RF communication, that up to 12 RF devices can be installed in
any one RF coded system. Please contact us for further advise if additional RF devices are required.
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Guarantee
Ei Electronics guarantees this RF RadioLINK+ Module for five years from date
of purchase against any defects that are due to faulty materials or workmanship.
This guarantee only applies to normal conditions of use and service, and does not
include damage resulting from accident, neglect, misuse, unauthorised dismantling,
or contamination howsoever caused. This guarantee excludes incidental and
consequential damage. If this RF RadioLINK+ Module should become defective
within the guarantee period, it must be returned to Ei Electronics, with proof of
purchase, carefully packaged, with the problem clearly stated. We shall at our
discretion repair or replace the faulty unit.
Do not interfere with the Alarm or attempt to tamper with it. This will invalidate the
guarantee, but more importantly may expose the user to shock or fire hazards.
This guarantee is in addition to your statutory rights as a consumer.
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Limitations of Radio
Communications
Ei Electronics radio communication systems are very reliable and are tested to high
standards. However, due to their low transmitting power and limited range (required
by regulatory bodies) there are some limitations to be considered:
(i) Receivers may be blocked by radio signals occurring on or near their operating
frequencies, regardless of the House Coding.
(ii) Alarms with RadioLINK+ modules should be tested regularly, at least weekly.
This is to determine whether there are sources of interference preventing
communication, that the radio paths have not been disrupted by moving furniture or
renovations, and if so, to give a warning of these and other faults.
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0889
Hereby, Ei Electronics declares that this Ei200MRF RadioLINK+ Module is in
compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of
Directive 2014/53/EU. The Declaration of Conformity may be consulted at
www.eielectronics.com/compliance
Block E1
The crossed out wheelie bin symbol that is on your
product indicates that this product should not be disposed
of via the normal household waste stream. Proper
disposal will prevent possible harm to the environment or
to human health. When disposing of this product please
separate it from other waste streams to ensure that it can
be recycled in an environmentally sound manner. For
more details on collection and proper disposal, please
contact your local government office or the retailer where
you purchased this product.
Us
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Contact
Aico Ltd. Mile End Business Park, Maesbury Rd, Oswestry,
Shropshire SY10 8NN, U.K.
Tel: 01691 664100
www.aico.co.uk
Ei Electronics. Shannon, Co Clare, Ireland. Tel: 061 471277
www.eielectronics.com
© Ei Electronics 2016
P/N B18149 Rev2
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