Commissioning guide
Contents
Introduction3
Environmental4
Handling precautions
4
Quick start guide for XPander site survey
5
Quick start guide for XPander Loop Interface
5
Installation6
Menu - scrolling and selecting
6
Initial power up screen
7
Multiple Interfaces
7
Logging on interfaces
7
Log on procedure
7
Menu options
8
Menu Level: (1.0)
9
Menu Level: (1.2)
10
Menu Level: (1.3)
10
Menu Level: (1.4)
11
Menu Level: (1.5)
11
Menu Level: (1.6)
11
Menu Level: (2.0)
11
Menu Level: (3.0)
12
Menu Level: (4.0)
12
Menu Level: (4.2)
12
Menu Level: (4.3)
12
Menu Level: (4.4)
13
Menu Level: (5.0)
13
Menu Level: (5.1)
13
Menu Level: (5.2)
13
Menu Level: (5.3)
13
Appendix A
14
Appendix B
14
Appendix C
15
Appendix D
15
Appendix E
15
Appendix F
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Introduction
XPander incorporates entirely new designs with respect to the wireless communication system. A Radio
Interface is connected to the loop. It communicates with the control panel using the XP95 two-wire power
and communications system. The interface communicates with the detection and alarm signalling devices by
means of radio waves. A maximum of 5 interfaces is permitted for each site. For sites that require more than
5 interfaces please contact Apollo.
The radio bases and signalling devices are addressable and use a pre-set analogue value to report via the
XP95 protocol. Apart from normal and fire the bases can send pre-set analogue values to indicate low
battery, detector contaminated, detector tamper and low signal strength fault conditions.
•
Up to 5 interfaces per site - contact Apollo for more
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Up to 31 devices per interface
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Loop-powered interface
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Wireless addresses seen by control panel as normal addresses
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Radio base with wireless circuitry and battery compartment
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Chamber designed to inhibit dirt penetration and thus reduce false alarms
•
Automatic drift compensation with DirtAlert™ warning
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Algorithms for transient rejection
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FasTest™ reduces time taken to test detectors
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Remote test facility
•
5-year battery life (It is recommended that the battery is changed in year 4 of maintenance)
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Alkaline Durcaell Procell is the recommended battery type to use
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Modern styling
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XPander detectors are supplied with a mounting base as a complete unit. The range comprises of the
following products:
Description
Part Number
Optical detector with base
XPA-CB-12034-APO
Multisensor detector with base
XPA-CB-13032-APO
Heat detector A1R and base
XPA-CB-11170-APO
Heat detector CS and base
XPA-CB-11171-APO
Manual call point
XPA-MC-14006-APO
Red sounder with mounting base
XPA-CB-14001-APO
White sounder with mounting base
XPA-CB-14002-APO
Red sounder beacon with red mounting base
XPA-CB-14003-APO
Amber sounder beacon with white mounting base
XPA-CB-14004-APO
Clear sounder beacon with white sounder
mounting base
XPA-CB-14005-APO
Site Survey Kit
XPA-TE-14010-APO
Single input/output unit
XPA-IN-14011-APO
Dual input/output unit
XPA-IN-14012-APO
Omni-directional aerial
XPA-AE-14008-APO
Directional aerial
XPA-AE-14009-APO
Weather resistant omni-directional aerial
XPA-AE-14014-APO
Weather resistant directional aerial
XPA-AE-14015-APO
Loop Interface
XPA-IN-14007-APO
White XPander XPERT card
29600-413
Red XPander XPERT card
29600-399
For spare parts/replacement parts see page 14.
Environmental
Packaging recyclable.
Disposing of batteries should be in accordance with local regulations.
Handling precautions
As with all electronics, care should be taken during handling. Avoid dropping any of the parts onto hard surfaces, as damage may occur to the case and internal circuitry.
All products should be kept in their packaging until they are due to be installed to minimise the risk of
damage. Retain all packaging until the installation and commissioning is complete.
Observe anti-static precautions when handling all products.
To avoid risk of static discharges do not place static-sensitive devices on plastic surfaces.
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Quick Start Guide for XPander Site Survey
1. Use the site survey tool to
check the signal strength.
For detailed instructions see page
16
2. Record all the survey signal
strengths on the site survey
sheet.
For site survey sheet see page 18
3. Fit the interfaces - as per
instructions in the quick start
guide below.
See Quick Start Guide for XPander
Loop Interface below
4. Log the devices on to the
interface - as per instructions in
the quick start guide below.
For detailed instructions see page
08
5. Check the signal strength
for each logged on device and
record on the site survey sheet.
For site survey sheet see page 18
Quick Start Guide for XPander Loop Interface
For detailed instructions see page
07
1. Select the interface
number or ID (range 1-5).
2. Select channels following
Appendix B and checklist on
the inside of the unit.
For detailed instructions see page
14
3. Set the address for the
system.
For detailed instructions see
Installation Guide PP2280
4. Log on devices to the
interface (for each interface).
For detailed instructions see page
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Installation
Installation should be carried out in accordance with the radio survey and system design. Siting of the devices
should be in strict accordance with the survey. Failure to do so could result in loss of performance.
The log on procedure (page 6) along with a completed site survey sheet should be sufficient to obtain a
stable working system, the site survey procedure insures all XPander devices will communicate correctly once
installed. These sheets need to be completed and kept as commissioning and user documentation to comply
with BS5839 - 1 section 2-27 and section 5-39 & 40
This guide provides information on features designed to help commission and troubleshoot a system.
Please note: Should building structure change the site survey will need to be repeated. The system will not
comply to BS5839:2001 if the site survey is not carried out properly and all supporting paperwork completed
(site survey sheet)
Menu - scrolling and selecting
Selecting Menu Options
Menu
Device
Address
Device Status (1.0)
Add New Device (2.0)
Remove Device (3.0)
Interface Status (4.0)
Radio Channels (5.0)
Fault Status (1.1)
Alarm Status (1.2)
Battery Level (1.3)
Signal Level (1.4)
Manual Update (1.5)
Ident (1.6)
Fault Status (4.1)
Background Level (4.2)
Fast Test (4.3)
Ident (4.4)
Currently Used (5.1)
Auto Select (5.2)
Manual Select (5.3)
A rotary select switch is used for scrolling through the menu and selecting an option. Turn the select switch
clockwise to scroll down the menu. Turn the switch anti-clockwise to scroll back up the menu. Press the
select switch once to select an option.
The ‘Back’ button is used to return to the previous menu.
If a menu is selected and no further activity is detected, the menu will ‘time out’ and the interface will return
to normal operating mode.
Help
Back
Address
Reset
Menu Select
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Initial power up screen
No. of devices
logged onto
interface
No. of logged
on devices in
alarm condition
No. of logged on
devices in fault
condition
DEV 00 AL 00 FT 00
Multiple Interfaces
If more than 1 interface is being used refer to appendix B on page 14 before logging on the devices and
complete the checklist on the lid. Interfaces are numbered from 1 to 5. This is not he loop address it is the
the frequency ID. For fault free opertaion the interfaces must have the channels set correctly. To do this the
interfaces must be numbered such that the nearest interface to 1 is 2 and the nearest interface to 2 is 3 etc.
Start at one end of the site plan and continue in this manner until all 5 have been labelled. Use the table in
Appendix B on page 14 to set the channels on the interfaces.
Logging on interfaces
Up to 31 wireless detectors or alarm signalling devices may be assigned to a single interface. Prior to adding
devices to the Interface batteries must be inserted, the power jumper positioned correctly and the mounting
plates fitted. During the device log-on routine the interface will request confirmation of the device serial
number. This is to be found on the side of the radio module. The XPERT address card must be fitted prior to
assigning a device to the interface. In the case of sounders or sounder beacons the tone must be selected
using the 5-segment DIL switch on the base of the sounder or sounder beacon.
The table below shows which XPander devices are compatible with which interface software to allow use
of 31 devices. Please note that detector and Sounder/ Sounder beacon heads do not effect the 31 device
compatibility.
Description
Part Number
Loop Interface
Rev number
(15 devices)
Loop Interface
Rev number
(31 devices)
Interface Module with Isolator
XPA-IN-14007-APO
Up to 4A
From 7
Address Module Base
XPA-WB-10022-APO
Up to 2
From 4
Manual Call Point (integral address module)
XPA-MC-14006-APO
Up to 4
From 6
Sounder Mounting Base Red
XPA-SB-10023-APO
Up to 2
From 4
Sounder Mounting Base White
XPA-SB-10024-APO
Up to 2
From 4
XPander I/O Unit - Single
XPA-IN-14011-APO
N/A
From 1
XPander I/O Unit - Dual
XPA-IN-14012-APO
N/A
From 1
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Log on procedure
Ensure batteries are installed correctly and fit battery jumper (shown below) across both header pins.
0
1
1
XPander Sounder and
Sounder/Beacon
XPander Detector
Base Module
XPander MCP
N/C
N/C
N/O
OUTPUT 2
N/O
OUTPUT 1
COM
RST
SET
3V DC
RST
SET
3V DC
FAULT
INPUT 1 INPUT 2
COM
INPUT 2
CLOSED
INPUT 1
POWER
64
F-SAFE
LED
ENABLE
XPander I/O Unit
Push the rotary select switch on the interface and release. Turn until “add new device” is shown on the menu
and push to select. On the device press the log on button (shown in below) for two seconds. A LED on the
device will flash.
Detector and Sounder log on button
MCP log on button
Input Output Unit log on button
0
1
1
INPUT 2
CLOSED
N/C
N/C
OUTPUT 2
N/O
COM
RST
SET
RST
3V DC
SET
3V DC
OUTPUT 1
COM
FAULT
INPUT 1 INPUT 2
N/O
INPUT 1
LED
ENABLE
POWER
64
F-SAFE
PRESS HERE TO
LOGON
A five-figure code will be displayed on the interface similar to below. This is the XPander device’s unique ID.
A127D
Turn the rotary select switch to ‘Yes’ and push to select. The menu will return to ‘add new device’.
Check the device’s unique ID against the ID on the label of the product to ensure that it matches.
Repeat steps go to add more devices.
Press the ‘Back’ button on completion to return to the previous menu.
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Menu options
Menu Level: (1.0)
Device Status
Add New Device
Remove Device
This menu shows the status of logged on devices. The loop address as
determined by the XPERT card (1-126), logged on status and the device
type are displayed.
Interface Status
Radio Channels
Loop address determined by
the XPERT card or DIL switch
??? = No address assigned
or illegal address
= Logged On with fire present
L = Logged On with address assigned
A = Logged On without address assigned
! = Logged On with fault present
X = Dual address on Interface
Optic = Optical Detector
Sound = Sounder Device
I/O = Input/Output Device
Radio = Loop Interface Module
Multi = Multisensor Detector
Heat = A1R Heat Detector
H Temp = CS Heat Detector
MCP = Manual Call Point
??? = Unknown Device
Addr 067 L Optic
Fault Status (1.1)
Alarm Status* (1.2)
Battery Level (1.3)
Further information on each device can be viewed by pressing then
turning the Rotary Select Switch.
* Input status on Input/Output Unit
Signal Level (1.4)
Manual Update (1.5)
Ident (1.6)
Menu Level (1.1)
Fault Status
Alarm Status
Battery Level
This menu shows detailed information on the fault status of the device.
If multiple faults are present, these can be viewed by turning the rotary
select switch.
Signal Level
Manual Update
Ident
For a full range of analogue values please see Appendix A on page 14
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Menu Level: (1.2)
Fault Status
Alarm Status *
This menu shows the alarm status of the device.
Battery Level
* Input status on Input Output Unit - Displays the status of the monitored input(s). A switch input ‘closed’ condition is displayed as a logic ‘1’
Signal Level
For a full range of analogue values please see Appendix A on page 14
Manual Update
Ident
Menu Level: (1.3)
Fault Status
Alarm Status
This menu shows the status of the two battery packs in a device.
Battery conditions are displayed as follows:
Battery Level
Signal Level
Manual Update
Ident
Displayed
Definition
Icon on LCD
Analogue value at panel
Pack 1 OK
Pack 1 battery voltage
healthy
Full battery icon
25 (detectors)
16 (sounders and MCPs)
Pack 1 Warning*
Pack 1, 30 day warning
Half battery icon
7
Pack 1 Low
Pack 1, 7 day warning
Empty battery icon
7
Pack 1 Missing
No battery pack fitted
X
0
Pack 2 OK
Pack 2 battery voltage
healthy
Full battery icon
25 (detectors)
16 (sounders and MCPs)
Pack 2 Warning*
Pack 2, 30 day warning
Half battery icon
7
Pack 2 Low
Pack 2, 7 day warning
Empty battery icon
7
Pack 2 Missing
No battery pack fitted
X
0
Recommended replacement batteries:
Alkaline Duracell Procell 1.5V AA (MN1500, LR6)
Alkaline Duracell Procell 1.5V C (MN1400, LR14) Sounders only
When replacing batteries, allow the device to power down for a period of two minutes before installing
replacements.
Note: When replacement batteries are required all batteries must be replaced together.
* Batteries need to be changed as soon as possible (recommendation 7 days)
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Menu Level: (1.4)
Fault Status
Alarm Status
Battery Level
Signal Level
Manual Update
Ident
This menu shows the status of the two signalling channels used by
the loop interface and the communicating device. If more than one
interface is used, please refer to Appendix B on page 14.
The received signal strength at the loop interface from the device
is shown as LI  D followed by a percentage indicating the signal
strength. Similarly the received signal at the device is shown as LI  D
followed by the signal strength.
If you have moved or re-installed a device, complete a manual update
before checking the signal level.
The LI  D level is updated every 300 seconds. The LI  D level is
updated every 12 hours or when requested manually by selecting the
“Manual Update” option described below.
60 - 100
50 - 59
40 - 49
30 - 39
10 - 29
0
Ch 1 LI D = Device to Interface signal on channel 1
Ch 2 LI D = Device to Interface signal on channel 2
Ch 1 LI D = Interface to Device signal on channel 1
Ch 2 LI D = Interface to Device signal on channel 2
LI D XXX
Menu Level: (1.5)
Fault Status
Alarm Status
= Good signal level
= Medium Signal level*
= Low Signal level
= Caution Signal level
= Fault Signal Level
= No Signal level
*Minimum level recommended
When selected, the signalling status of all devices is updated. The
current status can then be viewed as described in the “signal level”
menu.
Battery Level
Signal Level
Manual Update
Ident
Menu Level: (1.6)
Fault Status
Alarm Status
Battery Level
This menu shows the unique 5-digit identification number for the
device. This may be recorded on site drawings or the radio survey document for maintenance purposes.
Signal Level
Manual Update
Ident
Menu Level: (2.0)
Device Status
Add New Device
Remove Device
Interface Status
From this menu new or additional devices can be logged on to the
interface up to 31 devices. (Log on procedure on page 7).
See page 6 for details of compatibility for XPander interfaces and
devices.
Radio Channels
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Menu Level: (3.0)
Device Status
Add New Device
Remove Device
Interface Status
Radio Channels
Menu Level: (4.0)
Device Status
This menu shows a list of devices logged on to the interface. To remove
a device use the rotary select switch and press to confirm, this has to
be done before the before physically removingn the device from the
ceiling.
Warning – Once devices have been removed, they will no longer be
able to signal an alarm. If the device is permantely removed this will
also need to be removed from the control panel.
From this menu the status of the loop interface and background noise
can be viewed.
Add New Device
Remove Device
Interface Status
Radio Channels
Menu Level: (4.1)
Fault Status
Background Level
Fast Test
This menu shows detailed information on the fault status of the interface. If multiple faults are present they can be individually viewed by
using the rotary select switch.
For a full range of analogue values please see Appendix A on page 14
Ident
Menu Level: (4.2)
Fault Status
Background Level
The background noise level on the two signalling channels can be
viewed.
Fast Test
Ident
Ch 1 = Channel 1
Ch 2 = Channel 2
CH1
Menu Level: (4.3)
Fault Status
Background Level
Fast Test
Ident
0 - 24
25 - 49
50 - 74
75 - 99
100
=
=
=
=
=
Very low
Low
Medium
High
Very high
XXX
XPander detectors incorporate algorithms to minimise unwanted
alarms whilst maintaining a high level of protection. The Fast Test
function reduces the number of detection samples required for an
alarm condition therefore making it quicker to test detectors. When
Fast Test is selected the device’s LED will flash once a second. After a
pre selected period of time the device will return to normal operating
mode. This period applies to all detectors logged on to the interface.
Once selected a count-down time is displayed. On receipt of an alarm
from a detector, the timer resets to the period selected and resumes
the count down. If no alarm is received, the interface and detectors
return to their normal operating mode.
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Menu Level: (4.4)
Fault Status
This menu displays the unique identification number of the interface.
Background Level
Fast Test
Ident
Menu Level: (5.0)
Device Status
Add New Device
Remove Device
Interface Status
Radio Channels
From this menu it is possible to view and/or select the two signalling
channels manually from the 32 available. The default setting is
automatic channel selection and the interface defaults to CH8 and CH26
for communication. The default setting should be altered if multiple
interfaces are being used on site. A maximum of 5 interfaces can be
used in any one site, if more is required please contact Apollo.
The menu options available will depend on whether devices are logged
on to the interface. Manual channel select is only accessible when no
devices are logged on the interface. If devices are logged on, only the
‘Currently Used’ option is displayed.
See appendix C for a full list of frequencies.
Menu Level: (5.1)
Currently Used
Auto Select
Manual Select
When selected the currently used frequencies for CH1 and CH2 are
displayed. If more than 1 interface is being used refer to appendix B on
page 13 before logging on the devices and ensure to follow the given
instructions for the selection of the frequencies which is printed on the
lid of the unit.
Menu Level: (5.2)
Currently Used
Auto Select
Manual Select
This does not detect radio communications from other XPander devices.
It will scan for other sources of background noise. The auto selected
channels should not be used when multiple interfaces are fitted, only
the channels stated in Appendix B on page 14.
This function should not be used without consultation with Apollo.
Menu Level: (5.3)
Currently Used
Auto Select
Manual Select
Radio channels should be manually selected when more than one
interface is installed on a system (see Multiple Interfaces on page 7).
Channel information is shown on both the lid of the interface and in
Appendix B.
Select ‘First Channel’ and scroll to the desired channel and enter. Repeat
this procedure for ‘Second Channel’. Channel selection must be carried
before devices are logged on.
Note: Menu 5.2 and 5.3 are not available if devices are logged on
to the interface.
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Appendix A
The devices return an analogue value depending on their state. The table below shows these values and their
definitions
AV
Definition
0
Battery pack A and B missing
1
Detector fault, sounder audio fault
2
Head missing
3
Sounder missing
4
Tamper, aerial tamper
5
Signal strength fault, background RSSI out of range - Interface
6
Not used
7
Battery fault 30 days, A and B
8-12
Not used
13
Signal strength poor
14
Signal strength low
15
Not used
16
Normal - MCP, sounder, loop interface, I/O unit
17-19
Not used
20
Signal strength medium - detector
21-24
Not used
25
Signal strength good - detector
26-34
Not used - detector
35
Head dirty detector
36-49
Not Used
50
Pre-alarm - detector
51-63
Not used
64
Alarm - MCP
65-84
Not used
85
Alarm - detector
Note: No response to polling indicates an RF comm failure
Appendix B
Multiple interfaces - channel selection
Please complete on commissioning
XPander
Interfaces on
Site
1
2
3
4
5
Q.1
Q.2
Q.3
Q.4
Q.5
Primary Channel Selected
Secondary Channel Selected
Ch 01
Ch 18
Ch 07
Ch 24
Ch 13
Ch 30
Ch 04
Ch 21
Ch 10
Ch 27
If there is more than one XPander Interface on the site: have ALL
the channels been set as above?
Has the XPander Interface been installed as per the survey and
installation instructions, allowing two metres from electrical
equipment and other XPander Interfaces?
Has the aerial been installed as per the survey and installation
instructions, allowing 400mm from any metal object or other
equipment?
Are ALL the device signal levels 50% or above?
Has the XPander site survey sheet been fully completed?
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Appendix C
Radio Channels
Ch1: 868.048 MHz
Ch9: 868.248 MHz
Ch17: 868.749 MHz
Ch25: 868.950 MHz
Ch2: 868.073 MHz
Ch10: 868.273 MHz
Ch18: 868.774 MHz
* Ch26: 868.975 MHz
Ch3: 868.098 MHz
Ch11: 868.298 MHz
Ch19: 868.800 MHz
Ch27: 869.000 MHz
Ch4: 868.123 MHz
Ch12: 868.323 MHz
Ch20: 868.825 MHz
Ch28: 869.025 MHz
Ch5: 868.148 MHz
Ch13: 868.349 MHz
Ch21: 868.850 MHz
Ch29: 869.050 Mhz
Ch6: 868.173 MHz
Ch14: 868.374 MHz
Ch22: 868.875 MHz
Ch30: 869.075 MHz
Ch7: 868.198 MHz
Ch15: 868.399 MHz
Ch23: 868.900 MHz
Ch31: 869.100 MHz
* Ch8: 868.223 MHz
Ch16: 868.424 MHz
Ch24: 868.925 MHz
Ch32: 869.125 MHz
* Default channels on power up.
Appendix D
XPander spares
Description
Part Number
Optical detector
XPA-OP-12034-APO
Multisensor detector
XPA-OH-13023-APO
Heat detector A1R
XPA-HT-11170-APO
Heat detector CS
XPA-HT-11171-APO
Mounting base detector
XPA-WB-10022-APO
Red sounder
XPA-SO-14001-APO
White sounder
XPA-SO-14002-APO
Red sounder beacon
XPA-SN-14003-APO
Amber sounder beacon
XPA-SN-14004-APO
Clear sounder beacon
XPA-SN-14005-APO
Red sounder mounting base
XPA-SB-10023-APO
White sounder mounting base
XPA-SB-10024-APO
Site Survey Unit
29600-455
Battery charger
29600-456
Site Survey Controller
29600-457
Appendix E
Site Survey Instrutions PP2323 - see next page
Appendix F
Radio Site Survey Sheet - see page 18
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Introduction
Radio waves have very different characteristics to wired links and it is necessary to ensure that every possible source of attenuation of the radio signal is identified and fully considered in the design of the system.
It is therefore essential that a full site survey is carried out as part of the system design prior to any XPander
devices being installed. This preparatory work will ensure that good signal integrity is achieved. The
reliability of the data transmitted in the final system is determined by the site survey.
The RF Signal
The site survey kit (manufactured before 25/03/09), XPA-TE-14010-APO, comprises three parts,
Site Survey Tool
– 29600-457
Site Survey Interface – 29600-455 (UK version, 2.5mm socket)
Battery Charger – 29600-456 (UK version, 2.5mm socket)
The site survey kit (manufactured on or after 25/03/09), XPA-TE-14010-APO, comprises three parts,
Site Survey Tool
– 29600-457
Site Survey Interface – 29600-475 (Multi-plug version, 5.5mm socket)
Battery Charger – 29600-476 (Multi-plug version, 5.5mm socket)
Radio transmissions are sent from the Site Survey Interface to the Site Survey Tool, analysed and the
strength of the signals displayed by the LED indicator.
The transmission radiates out in all directions. The radiated signal strength is stronger in the immediate
vicinity of the Site Survey Interface and becomes weaker as the signal travels away.
The objective of the site survey is to ensure a consistently strong signal is received at the proposed position
of the XPander field device. A weak signal may not always register; this will lead to unreliability in the final
system.
Site Survey Instructions
1. Turn on the Site Survey Interface using the slide switch
2. Position the Site Survey Interface in the proposed location of the XPander interface
• The minimum distance of metal objects from the interface is 400mm
• The minimum distance to other electrical equipment e.g. computers, photocopiers, fax machines
and other XPander interfaces is 2 metres (radius three dimensionally).
3. Switch on the Site Survey Tool by holding button one for 3 seconds
4. Press button three to select XPander survey mode, the red oval mode LED will light
• The red oval mode LED must be illuminated prior to and at all times during signal testing
5. After 30 seconds the Site Survey Tool will begin to report signal strength using the LED display
• The signal strength will be updated every 12 seconds. Each update will be signalled by a beep
6. Position the Site Survey Tool where the XPander device is to be fitted
• The Site Survey Tool will now report the signal strength at this position
7. Record at least three signal strength readings
8. If two readings are 60% or above, the position of the XPander device is satisfactory
• 60% is signalled, as shown on page 3, by at least two green LEDs
9. At this point record all information on the site survey sheet (PP2322) and move to the position of the
next device
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Notes:
These instructions are correct for ceiling heights less then 6m. For ceiling heights greater then 6m, the Site
Survey Tool should be raised with special apparatus up to the likely position of the device to be fitted.
Button two is used to change the signal direction being reported.
When the signal direction indicator is on constantly the signal from the Site Survey Interface to the Site
Survey Tool is being shown.
When the signal direction indicator is flashing, the signal from the Site Survey Tool to the Site Survey
Interface is being shown.
It is not necessary to check both directions during the site survey; the unit should be left in the default
(Site Survey Interface to Site Survey Tool) setting.
The indicator LEDs are blinking when the Site Survey Tool batteries are low.
The red LED will be illuminated whilst charging.
To switch the Site Survey Tool off hold button one for three seconds.
If not used the Site Survey Tool will automatically switch off after ten minutes.
Fig 1 - Site Survey Interface and Site Survey Tool
100% Signal strength (excellent)
90% Signal strength (excellent)
75% Signal strength (good)
60% Signal strength (acceptable)
Two green LEDs need
to be lit for acceptable
signal level
45% Signal strength (weak)
30% Signal strength (too weak)
15% Signal strength (too weak)
Signal direction indicator
XPander survey mode indicator
(must be lit at all times)
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Fig 2 - Site Survey Tool
LED indication
SHEET
XPander Radio Site Survey Sheet
SITE NAME OF
(Copy this sheet for additional interfaces)
DATE
PANEL
LOCATION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
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CH2 LI → D*
CH1 LI → D*
CH2 LI ← D*
CH1 LI ← D*
Site Survey
%
Location
Signal strength
AV*
Approx. distance from
interface
Loop address*
Type (O,M,H,MCP,S,SB, I/O)
Device
INTERFACE NUMBER Frequencies in use*
CH1
MHz CH2
MHz
Background noise level*
CH1
%
%
CH2
* to be completed on installation
Building and construction notes
Status of building at the time of survey
Notes
This sheet needs to be completed and kept as commissioning and user documentation to comply with BS 5839 - 1
section 2-27 and section 5-39 & 40
Approved for installation
YES
Name
NO
Signature
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