The JA-150R One-way signal repeater of JA

The JA-150R One-way signal repeater of JA-100 wireless
The JA-150R is a component of the JABLOTRON 100 system.
It serves as the extension of communication range and it raises radio
communication reliability in large installations. It selectively repeats
signals from one-way detectors and keyfobs (including bi-directional
JA-15xJ MS keyfobs). Devices meant to be repeated can be chosen
in the repeater’s internal settings. It can also repeat commands
for non-addressable PG modules in the direction away from
the JA-11xR radio module. The repeater is powered by mains electricity
and is equipped with a backup battery (it is not included; it has to be
bought separately). When the signal strength at the place of installation
is too weak, use the AN-868 external antenna and place it at more
appropriate place. The repeater occupies one position in the system and
it should be installed by a trained technician issued with a valid
certificate by an authorised Jablotron distributor.
The repeater significantly extends the RF range of a wireless system.
It serves for:
The extension of communication range to up to the next 300 m
(open area).
Rises communication reliability for devices where the radio signal
has to overcome a lot of obstacles.
is restored). Switching communication from an external to internal
antenna can be done manually when the external antenna
is not connected after a repeater voltage restart.
Briefly shorting the MAN (13) jumper causes a start-up of the repeater
from the backup battery (BAT-4V8-N900). This function is appropriate
to looking for the optimal place where the repeater should be installed.
Permanent connection of the MAN (13) terminal is allowed during
permanent powering from an external power supply without
the requirement of a mains power connection. Such a power supply has
to be connected instead of the backup battery to the ACCU (8)
connector and it has to fulfil the specifications mentioned in the chapter
Technical specifications. Mind the correct polarity otherwise you risk
product damage! To enable this operation mode it is necessary
to enable the option Operation with no mains, see the chapter Setting
the repeater properties. Operation of the repeater in the mode
of permanent powering from an external power supply doesn´t comply
with the EN 50131 norm in terms of backing up and fault reporting!
The repeater informs the control panel about a mains power outage,
faults, tampers (self-tamper and also a connected external antenna),
low backup battery and RF band interference / jamming. For operation
mode indication see the LED indicators (14).
There can be several repeaters in the system, see figure 1
(the number of repeaters in the system is limited by the number
of available positions for devices). The RF signal from a repeater cannot
be repeated by another repeater.
LED indication
Yellow ON
Caution! The product doesn´t increase the number of positions
used in the system meant for devices to be enrolled to.
Red flashing
Not enrolled to system yet
No response with radio module
Internal setting open
Radio communication in progress
Table 1: Description of LED indicators and operation
Figure 1: Extension of communication range
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It repeats signals from selected one-way devices (and bi-directional
JA-15xJ MS keyfobs) enrolled to the control panel. If the repeated
device is in RF range of the repeater and also the radio module,
then it still works properly. The first received uncorrupted signal
is always processed thanks to a unique control panel algorithm.
The selection of devices meant to be repeated is done in the internal
settings of the repeater from the list which is automatically read from
the control panel and it includes only devices supported by repeater:
Detectors of the JA-15x and JA-18x series
Keyfobs - JA-154J MS, JA-152J MS, JA-164J, JA-162J
Repeating the signal for non-addressable wireless PG modules
(JA-150N and JA-151N) can be enabled on only one repeater
in the system (checked by the F-Link SW).
The product uses a backup battery (BAT-4V8-N900) to ensure
its functioning when a mains power outage occurs (Caution! It is not
included and it is has to be ordered extra). When a long term mains
power outage occurs, the backup battery is protected against deep
discharging. If the voltage measured on the backup battery drops below
4.0 V, the repeater is turned off completely. Devices out of the RF range
of any radio module will trigger a fault in the required time (see details in
the control panel installation manual). Other devices remain working
with no limitations.
The AN-868 external antenna helps stabilize the RF signal level when
the repeater is installed at a place where the RF coverage is weak.
It also serves for better reception of a wireless signal from detectors
placed outside the protected premises (example: repeater placed inside
the protected premises and the AN-868 external antenna outside
on the wall). The antenna is connected to a special connector (10).
If the antenna is connected to the repeater and remains connected for
a minimum of 10 s, then the repeater starts to use it automatically.
Communication is switched back to the internal antenna when
an external antenna is tampered (disconnected or shorted out,
the tamper indication remains active until the external antenna
The JA-150R one-way signal repeater for JA-100 wireless devices
The repeater should be installed at the appropriate place where
it is not influenced by any other radio devices. If necessary to install the
module near bigger metal objects or near electronic appliances or
switchboards, keep a minimum distance of 2 m away from them.
Fixed installation near electrical cabling (on / under the wall) is unlimited.
When several JA-11xR radio modules are installed in the system,
they should not be placed next to each other and this is also valid
for repeaters. Recommended distances:
minimum 10 m in open area
inside the building next to a dry wall or wooden wall, through one
wall - min distance 5 m
inside the building with all other wall types though one wall
Installation process:
1. Open the housing by unscrewing the 2 screws and swivelling
the upper cover.
2. Punch the holes for power cables and for the external antenna
if needed in the rear housing part (3).
3. Screw the rear housing part (3) on the wall. Or use an installation
box to be mounted under the wall surface or use holes
in the repeater box corners when you want to install it on a wall.
4. Connect the backup battery (1) at the mentioned position.
Fix it by Velcro fastener.
5. Connect the backup battery cables to the connector (8).
6. When an external antenna is going to be used, connect it to
its connector (10).
7. The mains power cable connects to its terminals (9). Fix it to
the rear housing part using ties.
When connecting the module to the external
power, always switch the power off.
To set the module to comply with security
grade 2 use F-link SW, Parameters tab and the
option “System profiles – EN50131, gr 2”. (See
the JA-10xK control panel installation manual)
The device can only be connected to mains
electricity by a person who has an adequate
electrotechnical qualification.
Proceed according to the control panel installation manual.
Basic procedure:
a. When the device is switched on, the yellow LED (14) starts
flashing repeatedly to indicate that the module has not been
enrolled to the system yet.
b. Go to the F-Link software, select the required position
in the Devices tab and launch the enrollment mode
by clicking on the Enroll option.
c. Press the LEARN button on the module (12) – the repeater is
thus enrolled to the system and the yellow LED (14) goes off.
Close the cover of the module and fix it by screwing the two screws.
The JA-150R One-way signal repeater of JA-100 wireless
otherwise there is a risk that the product could be damaged. The MAN
jumper has to be permanently connected to make this operation mode work.
Repeated devices: No device selected by default. A list of all devices
enrolled in the system which can be repeated. Checking selected devices,
will cause that the repeater starts repeating their signal (the RF signal
is received and transmitted again).
Go to F-Link software, Diagnostics tab. Here you can get complete
overview of the repeater status and of every single repeated wireless
On the repeater’s position read the following current information:
Status: Show current device status.
Battery status / voltage: Show backup battery voltage - unloaded
and loaded.
RF signal level: Shows the repeater RF signal strength at the radio
Channel: Shows via which communication path the control panel
got the RF signal from the repeater.
Upgrade firmware
Figure 2: 1 – backup battery; 2 – tamper contacts;
3 – bottom part of the JA-194PL box; 4 – the JA-150R module
The repeater can be enrolled into the system by entering
its production code (6) in the F-Link software. All numbers under the
bar code shall be entered (example: 1400-00-0000-0001).
The repeater supports the wireless update of firmware, which is
carried out using F-Link SW in Service mode.
1. Go to Control panel ĺUpgrade firmware. In the offered table the
JA-150R module appears. If the F-Link SW includes the latest FW
then the repeater is automatically checked for possible upgrading.
2. Press the OK button to perform an upgrade of the selected devices.
3. Check the repeater settings via Devices ĺ Internal settings.
4. Test the repeater function.
The mini USB connector (7) serves firmware upgrading by a direct
connection with the PC using a USB cable. This way is
recommended when a wireless upgrade was not performed
Backup battery replacement
The repeater checks the battery status automatically. When a battery fault
is triggered we strictly recommend replacing the battery in a very short time
to prevent the repeater shutting down completely. Follow the instructions
in the chapter Installation (points 4 & 5).
Figure 3: 5 – antenna; 6 – production code; 7 – miniUSB connector
8 – backup battery connector; 9 – mains terminals and protective foil;
10 – external antenna connector; 11 – tamper contact connectors;
12 – LEARN button; 13 – MAN terminal for manual boot from powered
backup battery; 14 – LED indicators
Setting the repeater properties
The repeater properties can be set in the Devices tab of the F-Link
software. Use the Internal settings option at the module position
to open a dialogue window where can be set:
Communication indicated by LED: Enabled by factory default. When the
parameter is enabled, repeater communication with a wireless device
is indicated by a red LED. Communication in service mode is always
Interference detection: Disabled by factory default. Can be pre-set to two
levels – Low (jamming / interference lasts longer than 30 sec within one
minute) and High (jamming / interference lasts longer than 10 sec within
20 sec). When detection is enabled and detected, the system reports an RF
jamming / interference fault.
Rear tamper contact: Enabled by factory default. The parameter allows
to enable / disable the function of the rear tamper contact. Marked as TMP 2
on the PCB.
Front tamper contact: Enabled by factory default. The parameter allows
to enable / disable the function of the front tamper contact. Marked as TMP 1
on the PCB.
Repeats signals for wireless PG modules: Disabled by default.
It repeats the signal for wireless modules such as the JA-150N and
JA-151N when enabled. The parameter can be enabled in only one repeater
in the whole system (checked by F-Link SW).
Technical specifications
110 – 230 V AC/50 – 60 Hz, protection class I.
Consumption typ. / max.
approx. 0.5 W/1 W (at 230 V AC)
Galvanically separated
(test voltage 4 kV)
Communication frequency
868.1 MHz
internal with an option to connect external type AN-868
Compatible with:
Radio module FW JA-11xR LR6x613+
Control panel FW LJ(MD)60420+
F-Link 1.4.0+
Backup battery 4.8V (BAT-4V8-N900)
900 mAh
Type of backup battery
Low battery detection
” 4.2 V
Protection against discharging
” 4.0 V
External power supply voltage range
4,5-8.0 V DC ±10% / 200 mA
Typical battery lifetime
approx. 4 years
PCB dimensions
112 x 66 x 12 mm
JA-194PL dimensions
132 x 182 x 45 mm
Weight of PCB, backup battery, housing
363 g
security grade 2, ACE type B
According to
EN 50131-1, EN 50131-3, EN 50131-5-3, EN 50130-6
II. Indoor general (according to EN 50131-1)
Operational temperature range
-10 °C to +40 °C
Also complies with
ETSI EN 300 220, EN 50130-4,
EN 55022, EN 60950-1
Can be operated according to
ERC REC 70-03
Certification body:
Trezor Test s.r.o.
JABLOTRON ALARMS a.s. hereby declares that the JA-150R is in
compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant
provisions of Directive 2014/53EU, 2014/35/EU, 2014/30/EU and
2011/65/EU. The original of the conformity assessment can be found at – Technical support section.
Operation with no mains: When enabled, the repeater doesn´t trigger
mains power and backup battery faults. The repeater can also be powered
by an external backed-up power supply complying with the parameters
mentioned in Technical specifications. CAUTION! Mind the correct polarity
The JA-150R one-way signal repeater for JA-100 wireless devices
Enter the service mode of the control panel before you change
the backup battery
Use Only a BAT-4V8-N900 backup battery!
Note: Although this product does not contain any harmful materials we
suggest you return the product to the dealer or directly to the producer
after use. For more detailed information visit
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