AL400ULADA - NAC Power Extender Installation Guide

AL400ULADA - NAC Power Extender
Rev. 010400
Installation Guide
Overview:
The Altronix AL400ULADA Fire Alarm Indicating Circuit Power Supply/Charger is specifically designed to interface
between the FACP and indicating devices to supply the additional power needed for a Fire Alarm System to conform to
ADA regulations. For both retrofit and new installations, the model AL400ULADA Fire Alarm Indicating Circuit Power
Supply will save time and expense, while efficiently providing the power needed to drive additional horns, strobes and
bells required under the ADA. This unit allows compatibility between 12VDC fire alarm control panels and 24VDC
ADA strobes and other signaling devices. The AL400ULADA comes complete with power supply, enclosure, transformer and ample room for standby batteries. On-board supervisory relays are incorporated for remote status reporting
and trouble indications at the fire panel.
Specifications:
Supervision:
Agency Listings:
• UL Listed Control Units and Accessories
for Fire Alarm Systems (UL 864).
• MEA - NYC Department of Buildings Approved.
• CSFM - California State Fire Marshal Approved.
• NFPA 72 compliant.
• Signaling device loop supervision.
• AC fail supervision (form "C" contact).
• Battery presence and low battery supervision
(form "C" contact).
Input:
• AC input and DC output LED indicators.
• Input 115VAC 50/60 Hz, 1.45 amp.
Special Features:
Output:
• Class 2 Rated power limited outputs.
• 12VDC or 24VDC @ 4 amp supply current.
• Unit is compatible with Class B indicating circuits.
• Compatible with 12 or 24VDC fire panels.
• Filtered and electronically regulated output.
Battery Backup:
Additional Features:
• Built-in charger for sealed lead acid or gel type batteries.
• Automatic switchover to stand-by battery when
AC Fails.
• Unit is complete with power supply, red enclosure,
cam lock, battery leads and open frame transformer.
• Thermal and short circuit protection with auto reset.
Visual Indicators:
Enclosure Dimensions:
15.5"H x 12"W x 4.5"D
Power Supply Output Specifications:
Output
Switch Position
Load DC
12VDC
SW1 & SW2 OFF
SW3 & SW4 ON
SW5 & SW6 CLOSED
4.0 amp
24VDC
SW1 & SW2 ON
SW3 & SW4 OFF
SW5 & SW6 OPEN
4.0 amp
Stand-by Specifications:
Stand-by Batteries
24 hr. of Stand-by &
15 mins. of Alarm
60 hr. of Stand-by &
15 mins. of Alarm
12V / 7 AH Battery
Stand-by = 60mA
Alarm = 4.0 amp
Stand-by = 60mA
Alarm = 4.0 amp
24V / 7 AH Battery
(Two (2) 12VDC / 7 AH Batteries wired in series)
Stand-by = 60 mA
Alarm = 4.0 amp
Stand-by = 60 mA
Alarm = 4.0 amp
Note: Current draw from FACP is 5 mA in alarm condition.
Operation:
115VAC input
60 Hz,
1.45 amp
AC
The AL400ULADA Fire Alarm Indicating Circuit
Power Supply/Charger, is intended for use with fire
alarm control panels (FACP) to provide the increased
power necessary to operate the additional indicating
devices due to the new ADA requirements. In a nonalarm condition, the FACP indicating circuit signal
passes through the AL400ULADA, thus maintaining
circuit supervision.In an alarm condition, the FACP
indicating output voltage reverses polarity triggering the
AL400ULADA. This causes the AL400ULADA to
supply power to the indicating devices connected to its
output. Multiple AL400ULADA units may be
interconnected along this circuit to accommodate more
indicating devices (Fig. 2, pg. 3).
AC
Black
Lead
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White
Lead
--- BAT +
SW6
ON
LOW
BAT
AC
FAIL
NC C NO NC C NO
1
2
3
4
24V SW1, 2 - ON
SW3, 4 - OFF
SW5, 6 - OPEN
XFMR
SW5
12V SW1, 2 - OFF
SW3, 4 - ON
SW5, 6 - CLOSED
- IN +
- OUT +
Installation Instructions:
The AL400ULADA should be installed in accordance
Green
with article 760 of The National Electrical Code or
Lead
(ground)
NFPA 72 as well as all applicable Local Codes.
Refer to Terminal Identification Chart on page 4 for a
Neg Pos
description of each terminal function.
(-)
(+)
1. Mount AL400ULADA in desired location.
2. Connect the black and white transformer leads of
Battery
AL400ULADA to a separate unswitched AC circuit
(115VAC, 50/60Hz) dedicated to the Fire Alarm
System (Fig. 1).
3. Set the AL400ULADA to the desired DC output
voltage (factory set for 24VDC) by setting the
Fig. 1
switches to the appropriate positions (refer to Power Supply Output Specification Table, pg. 1).
4. Measure output voltage before connecting devices. This helps avoid potential damage.
5. Connect the indicating circuit output from the FACP (Fire Alarm Control Panel) (5 to 30VDC) to the terminals
marked [-- IN +] (Fig. 3, pg. 3) observing the correct polarity in alarm condition.
Note: Polarity indicated at the [-- IN +] terminals are in alarm condition.
6. Connect the indicating devices to be powered by the AL400ULADA to the terminals marked [+ OUT --]
(Fig. 2, pg. 3) and install the FACP’s EOL resistor after the last indicating device on the circuit. The total current
draw of the indicating devices should not exceed of 4 amp per power supply.
7. Connect supervisory trouble reporting devices to outputs marked [AC FAIL, LOW BAT] (Fig. 3, pg. 3) and
[Power Fail] (Fig. 3, pg. 3) supervisory relay outputs. Use 22 AWG to 18 AWG
for AC Fail & Low Battery reporting.
8. Connect the stand-by batteries to the terminals marked [-- BAT +] (Fig. 3, pg. 3) carefully observing proper polarity.
For 24VDC operation connect two (2) 12VDC batteries in series.
Notes:
A. The AL400ULADA can be triggered by a 5VDC to 30VDC input from an FACP and provide a selectable 12VDC
or 24VDC output (as set by appropriate switches, refer to Power Supply Output Specifications, pg. 1).
B. The AL400ULADA is compatible with style Y (class B) indicating circuits only.
Maintenance:
The AL400ULADA should be tested at least once a year for proper operation as follows:
Output Voltage Test: Under normal load conditions , the DC output voltage should be checked for proper voltage levels
(refer to Specification Table, pg 1) and adjusted if needed with on board trimpot for a few tenths of a volt variation.
Battery Test: Under normal load conditions check that the battery is fully charged. Check the voltage at the battery
terminal and at the board terminal marked [-- BAT +] to insure there is no break in the battery connection wires.
Note: Maximum charging current under discharge is 1.25 amp.
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Note: Expected battery life is approximately five years, however it is recommended changing batteries in four years or
less if needed.
Note: With no AC present and battery wires connected, the DC output will read approximately 1 volt lower than the actual
battery voltage.
Fuse:
Factory authorized battery fuse M318006, 250VA / 6 amp. If this is blown battery voltage will not appear on DC output
terminals (refer to LED Diagnostic Table). Return unit for replacement of fuse.
LED Diagnostic Table:
Red (DC)
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
Green (AC)
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
Power Supply Status
Normal operating condition.
Loss of AC, Stand-by battery supplying power.
No DC output.
Loss of AC. Discharged or no stand-by battery. No DC output.
AL400ULADA: Typical Application Diagram:
Fig. 2
Fire
Alarm
Control
Panel
(FACP)
S
AL400ULADA
Power
Supply
AS
S
AS
AL400ULADA
Power
Supply
S
Indicating Circuit
Output
(EOL Value is
dependant
on FACP)
115VAC
50/60 Hz Input,
1.45 amp
115VAC
50/60 Hz Input,
1.45 amp
AS
Fig. 3
AC
AC
--- BAT +
DC
ON
Battery
SW6
AC
1
2
3
4
24V SW1, 2 - ON
SW3, 4 - OFF
SW5, 6 - OPEN
SW5
LOW
BAT
AC
FAIL
12V SW1, 2 - OFF
SW3, 4 - ON
SW5, 6 - CLOSED
NC C NO NC C NO
To Trouble Zone(s)
on FACP
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- IN +
From FACP
NAC
Output
- OUT +
To
Notification
Appliances
Terminal Identification:
Terminal
Legend
Function/Description
-- IN +
These terminals connect to the 12VDC or 24VDC FACP indicating circuit output.
In a non-alarm condition the FACP supervisory signal is passed through
to the + OUT - terminals (polarity is indicated for alarm condition).
+ OUT --
This is a 12VDC or 24VDC indicating circuit output. When triggered by the FACP (caused by
polarity reversal on the input) it will provide it will provide 12VDC or 24VDC output to the
signaling devices with the polarity as indicated. An EOL device supplied by the FACP manufacturer
should be installed after last signaling device on this output loop.
AC FAIL
N.O., C, N.C.
Form “C” dry contacts used to signal the loss of AC, with AC present terminals N.O. and C are
open, N.C. and C are closed. When loss of AC occurs terminals N.O. and C close, N.C. and C are open.
LOW BAT
N.C., C, N.O.
Form “C” dry contacts used to signal low battery voltage or loss of battery voltage. Under normal
conditions, terminals N.O. and C are open, N.C. and C are closed in a trouble condition N.O.
and C are closed, and N.C. and C are open.
-- BAT +
Standby battery input (leads provided). Use two 12VDC batteries wired in series
for 24VDC operation.
12"
Enclosure Dimensions:
4.56"
3.68"
2.25"
15.5"H x 12"W x 4.5"D
1.22"
4.5"
1.22"
.875"
1.22"
1.3"
9.97"
1"
1"
2"
2"
8"
13.25"
13.53"
3.25"
2.2"
1.25"
1"
15.5"
1.22"
3.68"
2.25"
4.56"
Altronix is not responsible for any typographical errors.
Altronix Corp.
140 58th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11220 USA, 718-567-8181, fax: 718-567-9056
web site: www.altronix.com, e-mail: info@altronix.com, Lifetime Warranty, Made in U.S.A.
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