Ampac FireFinder II Series Specifications

Ampac FireFinder II Series Specifications
FIREFINDER SERIES II
GUIDE
FIRE
BRIGADE
RESPONSE
FireFinder
Fire Alarm Control Panel
Series II
SE Asia (CP10, MS1404)
Installation, Commissioning &
Operation
MAN 2536-6
FIREFINDER SERIES II
GUIDE
FIRE
BRIGADE
RESPONSE
INCOMING ALARM CONDITION
FIRE
1) INDICATION
FIRE LED STEADY
DESCRIPTION
LOOP No SENSOR No STATUS ALARM
DATE TIME
TYPE
LCD DISPLAY OF DESCRIPTION
TYPE, ADDRESS, DATE TIME AND
NUMBER OF ALARMS
SENSOR ALARMS 1 OF XX
2) SOUNDER SILENCE OR SOUND EVACUATION
SOUNDER
SILENCE
EVACUATE
DEVICE
DISABLE / ENABLE
PRESS KEY
DISABLE ALARM
REPEAT THE ABOVE STEPS
AFTER PRESSING NEXT TO
DISABLE ALARMS
DESCRIPTION
LOOP No SENSOR No STATUS ALARM
DATE TIME
SENSOR DISABLES 1 OF XX
FIRE
TYPE
LCD DISPLAY OF DESCRIPTION
TYPE, ADDRESS, DATE TIME AND
NUMBER OF DISABLES
FIRE LED STEADY
3) SOUNDER SILENCE
SOUNDER
SILENCE
IF NECESSARY PRESS TO
SILENCE SOUNDERS
INDICATOR WILL TURN OFF
3) SOUNDER SILENCE
RESET
PRESS TO REST ALL ALARMS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1
About This Manual .................................................................................................................. 1
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
2
Page No.
Introduction ................................................................................................................ 1
General Requirements ............................................................................................... 1
References................................................................................................................. 1
Symbols ..................................................................................................................... 1
System Overview .................................................................................................................... 2
2.1
FACP Configuration Examples ................................................................................... 3
3
FireFinder Description ............................................................................................................ 5
4
Placing The Basic System Into Operation ............................................................................. 8
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
4.6
4.7
4.8
4.9
4.10
4.11
4.12
4.13
4.14
4.15
5
Unpacking .................................................................................................................. 8
Anti-Static Precautions ............................................................................................... 8
Working On The System ............................................................................................ 8
The Cabinet ............................................................................................................... 8
Mounting The Cabinet ................................................................................................ 8
Operational Parameters ............................................................................................. 9
Cabling Recommendations....................................................................................... 10
Power Supplies and AC Mains Installation ................................................................ 11
4.8.1
Connecting the Mains Earth....................................................................... 11
4.8.2
Connecting the Mains Power to the Power Supply ..................................... 12
Brigade / PSU Monitor Board.................................................................................... 13
4.9.1
Battery Connections (TB1)......................................................................... 15
4.9.2
Auxiliary 27 Volt Power (TB2) .................................................................... 15
4.9.3
Bell / Sounder Monitored Outputs (TB3 & TB5) .......................................... 15
4.9.4
Relay Output Connections (TB6 – TB10) ................................................... 16
Main Board............................................................................................................... 17
Front Panel Board .................................................................................................... 18
Main CPU ................................................................................................................ 19
Slave CPU ............................................................................................................... 20
Conventional Zone Board ......................................................................................... 21
Addressable Loop Termination Board ....................................................................... 22
Expanding the FACP with Compatible FireFinder Boards .................................................. 23
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.6
5.7
5.8
5.9
5.10
5.11
5.12
5.13
5.14
Ancillary Services ..................................................................................................... 23
Expansion Board ...................................................................................................... 24
Expansion Controller ................................................................................................ 24
16/16 Input / Output Board ....................................................................................... 25
8 Way Relay Board .................................................................................................. 25
16 Way Input Board.................................................................................................. 26
Serial Relay Board ................................................................................................... 26
External Control Interface Board............................................................................... 27
Zone & General Indicator Card ................................................................................. 28
8 Way Sounder / Bell Monitor Board ......................................................................... 29
LED Mimic Board ..................................................................................................... 30
High Level Interface Expander.................................................................................. 33
Communications Extender Board ............................................................................. 34
SmartTerminal.......................................................................................................... 35
5.14.1 Overview ................................................................................................... 35
5.14.2 Mechanical ................................................................................................ 36
5.14.3 Installation & Cabling ................................................................................. 37
5.14.4 Setting the Address ................................................................................... 38
5.14.5 Operation .................................................................................................. 39
5.15
6
5.14.6 SmartTerminal Controls and Indicators ...................................................... 40
5.14.7 SMARTTERMINAL Screen Format ............................................................ 40
5.14.8 Setting the SmartTerminal Controller Configuration in ConfigManager ....... 42
5.14.9 Setting the SmartTerminal Reporting Parameters in ConfigManager .......... 42
5.14.10 Trouble Shooting Chart.............................................................................. 43
5.14.11 Specifications ............................................................................................ 44
Printer ...................................................................................................................... 45
5.15.1 Indicators and Buttons ............................................................................... 45
5.15.2 Maintenance.............................................................................................. 46
5.15.3 Printer Connections and Jumpering ........................................................... 48
5.15.4 Printer 5 Volt Power Supply ....................................................................... 48
Expanding the System Through Networking ....................................................................... 49
6.1
6.2
Communications: Network Interface Card ................................................................. 49
Conventional Network Board .................................................................................... 52
7
FireFinder Control Panel....................................................................................................... 53
8
Functions And Menus ........................................................................................................... 56
8.1
8.2
8.3
9
The Main Menu ...................................................................................................................... 57
9.1
9.2
10
The Default LCD Display .......................................................................................... 56
Accessing Functions and Menus .............................................................................. 56
Function Menu and Access Levels ........................................................................... 56
Status Menu ............................................................................................................. 57
Testing Menu ........................................................................................................... 59
9.2.1
Alarm Test ................................................................................................. 59
9.2.2
Fault Test .................................................................................................. 59
9.2.3
Lamp Test ................................................................................................. 60
9.2.4
Sounders ................................................................................................... 60
9.2.5
Printer Menu.............................................................................................. 60
Main Functions...................................................................................................................... 61
10.1
10.2
10.3
10.4
10.5
10.6
10.7
10.8
Setting the Function Date Facility ............................................................................. 61
Setting the Function Time Facility ............................................................................. 61
Setting the Function Daynight Facility ....................................................................... 61
Function Logs Facility............................................................................................... 61
The Function Test Facility......................................................................................... 62
Function Manual I/O Control ..................................................................................... 63
Function Access (Level II) / Passwords (Level III) ..................................................... 64
10.7.1 Forgotten Passwords ................................................................................. 64
Function Programming ............................................................................................. 64
10.8.1 Conventional Zone Programming............................................................... 65
10.8.2 Device Programming ................................................................................. 66
10.8.3 Input Programming .................................................................................... 66
10.8.4 Output Programming ................................................................................. 67
10.8.5 Watchdog .................................................................................................. 67
10.8.6 Self Learn .................................................................................................. 67
10.8.7 Extra Devices Detected ............................................................................. 67
10.8.8 Mismatch Detected .................................................................................... 68
11
Incoming Fire Alarm Signal .................................................................................................. 69
12
Accessing a Loop, Sensor or Zone ...................................................................................... 70
13
RS232 Modem / Programming / Debug Interfacing ............................................................. 71
14
Certification Information ....................................................................................................... 72
15
Troubleshooting Chart.......................................................................................................... 73
16
Address Setting .................................................................................................................... 74
17
Glossary of Terms................................................................................................................. 75
18
Definitions ............................................................................................................................. 76
19
Maintenance .......................................................................................................................... 77
19.1
20
Regular Testing and Inspection ................................................................................ 77
19.1.1 General ..................................................................................................... 77
19.1.2 Daily Check ............................................................................................... 77
19.1.3 Weekly Test .............................................................................................. 77
19.1.4 Monthly Test .............................................................................................. 78
19.1.5 Annual Test ............................................................................................... 79
Quick Reference Guides ....................................................................................................... 80
FIREFINDER SERIES II
OPERATION
1
About This Manual
1.1
Introduction
INSTALLATION,
COMMISSIONING
&
This manual contains all the information required to install, commission and operate the FireFinder
SERIES II Fire Alarm Control Panel (FACP) fitted with Version 6 software and is only available to
and for the use of personnel engaged in its installation, commissioning and operation.
1.2
General Requirements
The FireFinder Series II FACP has been designed and manufactured from high quality commercial
components so as to comply with major world standards. To ensure these standards are not
compromised in any way installation staff and operators should;
 Be qualified and trained for the task they undertake;
 Be familiar with the contents of this manual prior to the installation, commissioning or
operation of a FireFinder control system;
 Observe anti-static pre-cautions at all times; and
 Be aware that if a problem is encountered or there is any doubt with respect to the
operational parameters of the installation the supplier should be contacted.
1.3
References
FireFinder Technical Manual
ConfigManager
FireFinder Detector Manual
National Standards:
Singapore CP10: 2005
Malaysia: MS1404: 1996
1.4
Symbols

Important operational information
Note:
Configuration considerations
Observe antistatic precautions
Mains supply earth
DANGER mains supply present
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FIREFINDER SERIES II
OPERATION
COMMISSIONING
&
System Overview
The FireFinder Series II is an Intelligent Analogue / Addressable and / or Conventional Fire Alarm
Control Panel capable of supporting:
 AMPAC Discovery and XP95 Intelligent Detectors, Multisensor, Photoelectric, Ionisation,
Thermal (heat) and CO detectors and Hochiki range of Detectors.
 Addressable Initiating Devices: Modules that monitor any conventional normally open
contact such as supervisory switches and flow switches.
 Conventional two wire zone detector circuits
 Multiple input/outputs
 High Level Interfaces
 SmartGraphics
 SmartTerminal
 Remote LED mimics
 Peer to Peer networking
 Master Slave (Main - Sub) networking
 Main panel plus Data Gathering Panels networking
Panel is built to comply with the following National standards:
 Singapore CP10: 2005
 Malaysia: MS1404: 1996
CONVENTIONAL ZONE
USING CONVENTIONAL DETECTORS
AND BASES
PRESS HERE
TO BREAK
E.O.L
3K3
FIRE
ALARM
CONVENTIONAL ZONE
CIRCUIT
FLOW SWITCH
E.O.L 20K
4K7
ANCILLARY
SERVICES
MANUAL CALL
POINT ( MCP )
ANALOGUE DETECTORS
FIREFINDER FACP
ION
OPTICAL
HEAT
PRESS HERE
ISOLATOR
TO BREAK
FIRE
ALARM
L1
OUT
IN
ADDRESSABLE
LOOP
SINGLE INPUT
DEVICE
SOUNDER
NO
4K7
NC
20K
EOL
RELAY
O/P 1
N/O INPUT
SWITCH
IN-1
NO
NC
AS PER INPUT 1
IN-2
AS PER INPUT 1
IN-3
AUX OUTPUTS
C2
NC
RELAY
O/P 3
C3
+ +24V DC
-
HIGH LEVEL
INTERFACE /
EV3000
N/O
RELAY
O/P 2
NO
ISOLATOR
E.O.L 10K
C1
E.O.L 20K
L2
C
N/C
RELAY
OUTPUT
MONITORED
INPUT
+
-
4K7
2
INSTALLATION,
THREE INPUT / OUTPUT
DEVICE
+24V DC
INPUT/OUTPUT
UNIT
SOUNDER
CONTROL
LOOP SOUNDER
ZONE MONITOR
CONVENTIONAL DETECTORS
MAXIMUM OF 20
E.O.L
6K2
Figure 1: Typical Application
Page 2
SPECIFICATIONS:
MAX LENGTH = 2KM
MAX RESISTANCE = 50ohms
MIN CABLE SIZE = 1.5mm²
M ODEM
R17
3 WAY
CN8
CN2
EXPANSION PANEL
D14
U10
U11
U14
U13
CH8
CN3
C12
CN3
CN13
CN2
BZ1
10 WAY
4
Figure 2: Typical Example of a CP10-1 Layout
27V IN
CN6
CH8
CN15
CN1
2
PRINTER
(OEM1447)
FRONT PANEL
CN14
CN2
CN5
CN2
1
CN7
CH2
PSU M ONITOR
B RIGADE I/F
CN10
CN18
- +
5V
OUT
HY1
10 WAY
20 WAY
16 WAY
RJ45
POW ER
B
L2+ L1-
3 WAY
CN2
CN4
EXT
+35V
TX1
EXT
+35V
CN1
A
L2+ L1-
EXT
+35V
B
L2+ L1-
EXT
+35V
CN8
EXTERNAL
CONTROL
INTERFACE
BOARD
MOUNTED
ABOVE
OPTIONAL NETWORKING BOARDS
NETWORK INTERFACE CARD
HLI CONTROLLER CARD.
NOTE: POSITION MAY VARY AS SHOWN
AND IS FOR INDICATION ONLY.
CN3
ACTIVE
D6
P OWE R
C74
D7
C OMMS
0V
+ 2 7V
2 LOOP TERMINATION BOARD OR
16Z CONVENTIONAL BOARD
0V
+ 2 7V
(AC)
LK 2
FA CP
C OMMS
CN5 CN4
SHD -
-V
SHD
-V
R S 4 85
EOL
HLI
CONTROLLER
+
TB 3
U8
A D D R ESS
LS B
MSB
1 2 3
4
SW1
ZD N2
S HD
T B 1 R S 485
S E R IA L
PA R A LLEL
TB10
CN6
SGD II
DOOR SW DBA/MCP
CN5
+ IN -
a b
U14
U13
c
TO BATTERIES
CPU
NETWORK I/F
BOARD
+ BAT -
CN1
CN2
CN5
ACTIVE
BROWN
MAINS
INPUT
POWER
SUPPLY
UNIT
EARTH
GREEN
EARTH
STUD
BRIGADE PSU
MONITOR
BOARD
+V
+VE
TB6
TB2
TB3
+V
NEUTRAL
BLUE
U15
CABINET BACKPAN VIEW SHOWING MODULES
FITTED TO THE BACKPAN AND WIRING DETAILS
4 WAY
6 WAY
A
L2+ L1-
NEUTRAL
L(AC) N(AC)
LK 3
FA C P 0V
CN2
U10
U11
C N2
NOTE1: WIRING MAY VARY DEPENDING ON PANEL CONFIGURATION
NOTE2: AN EXTERNAL BATTERY CABINET WILL BE REQUIRED IF THE FACP IS FULLY OPTIONED
PRINTER PSU
C/W CAB2153
CN1
CN2
27v
In
- +
26 WAY
PRINTER
CN20
PRINTER MOUNTING BRACKET
CN4
CH8 CH6
3
ENSURE CN13 - 15 ARE FITTED
WITH PIN ENTRY SIDE FACING
THE BOTTOM OF THE BOARD
CN17
KEYHOLE MOUNTING HOLE
REFER TO MANUAL FOR TERMINATIONS
GROUND
+
FRONT DOOR AND FRONT INNER DOOR
REAR VIEW SHOWING INSTALLED BOARDS
ON FRONT INNER DOOR AND WIRING DETAILS
CN3
EXPANSION LEDS
a b
c
c
GENERAL INDICATOR
CARD
CH1
TH1
CN16
TP3
U15
C N2
CN21
a b
CN11
SLAVE CPU
MAIN CONTROL CARD
SLAVE CPU
FRONT PANEL CONTROL
CPU BOARD
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
REFER TO MANUAL FOR TERMINATIONS
SLAVE CPU
X- 2 LOOP TERMINATION BOARD OR
X-16 ZONE CONVENTIONAL BOARD
X- BRIGADE PSU MONITOR BOARD
X- POWER SUPPLY UNIT (KIT 2 AMP = 330-0018 SINGAPORE) OR
X- POWER SUPPLY UNIT (KIT 5 AMP = 330-0021 MALAYSIA)
X- EXTERNAL CONTROL INTERFACE (KIT 159-0094)
LOOP COM M S
ON
BELL2
+
BELL1
+
TB4 AUXILIARY
NO C NC
+ TB5 WARN SYS
+ NO C NC
AUX POWER O/P
+ + FAULT
NO C NC
+ ISOLATE
NO C NC
ALARM
NO C NC
VALVE MON
NO C NC
BATT FAIL
C
X- MAF (341-0015) CONSISTS OF:
1- CONTROL PANEL
1- MAIN CONTROL CARD
1- MAIN CPU
X-SLAVE CPU
X- EXPANSION BOARD
X- PRINTER (OEM1447) C/W MOUNTING PLATE. (KIT = 159-0093)
X- GENERAL INDICATOR CARD 32 RED LED. (KIT 159-0089)
T B1
TYPICAL LAYOUT FOR A FULLY POPULATED BACKPAN:
T B2
Page 3
+
-
CN1
S HD
TYPICAL LAYOUT FOR A FULLY POPULATED FRONT PANEL:
CN1
-
CN1
1
FACP
EOL
CN2
CN1
T B3
1
+
-
1
S HD
CN3
-VE
-
+
CN3
+
+
COMMISSIONING
CN4
CN7
FUSE BLOCK
FUSE BLOCK
2.1
INSTALLATION,
CN8
FIREFINDER SERIES II
OPERATION
&
FACP Configuration Examples
GENERAL INDICATOR
BOARDS
or ANCILLARY HOUSING
BLANKS ASS8510-13
TH1
CN16
CN8
MODEM
R17
CN2
EXPANSION PANEL
D14
CH8
C12
CN3
C N2
B Z1
10 WAY
4
C N2
FRONT PANEL
CN6
CH8
CN1
2
CN5
C N2
CN10
RN17
1
CN7
CH2
PSU MONITOR
BRIGADE I/F
RN20
CN18
CN3
PRINTER PSU
C/W CAB2153
- +
CN1
C N2
27v
In
- +
5V
OUT
26 WAY
PRINTER
CN20
CH16
PRINTER
(OEM1447)
PRINTER MOUNTING BRACKET
CN4
CH8 CH6
3
CN15
EXPANSION BOARD
CN3
EXPANSION LEDS
c
c
CN3
27V IN
HY1
20 WAY
3 WAY
3 WAY
10 WAY
20 WAY
16 WAY
RJ45
A
CN2
CN4
T B3
+
-
CN4
+
FACP
E OL
B
L2+ L1-
CN3
TX1
E XT
+35V
TX1
CN1
CN1
A
B
E XT
+35V
LK3
FA C P 0 V
U8
D6
C74
D7
CN1
MSB
SW 1
Z DN2
+
R S485
EOL
-
CN8
S HD
+
-
CN7
SHD
+
-
SHD
TB1
TB3
TB2
CN2
CN4
CN2
CN4
B
L2+ L1-
POW ER
POW ER
E XT
+35V
TX1
TX1
E XT
+35V
CN1
A
L2+ L1-
E XT
+35V
B
E XT
+35V
API-735
AUG 2000
L2+ L1-
NEUTRAL
BLUE
TYPICAL LAYOUT FOR A
FULLY POPULATED BACKPAN
-V
+V
ACTIVE
BROWN
+V
FUSE BLOCK
MAINS
INPUT
TB10
C N6
TB6
TB2
TB3
SGD II
+ IN -
+ BAT -
C N1
C N2
C N3
C N5
TO BATTERIES
DOOR SW DBA/MCP
BRIGADE /
PSU
MONITOR
BOARD
POWER SUPPLY
(AC)
-V
EARTH
GREEN
L(AC) N(AC)
OPTIONAL NETWORKING BOARDS
NETWORK INTERFACE CARD
HLI CONTROLLER CARD.
NOTE: POSITION MAY VARY .
CN3
CN3
A
L2+ L1-
X- 2 LOOP TERMINATION BOARD OR
X-16 ZONE CONVENTIONAL BOARD
X- BRIGADE PSU MONITOR BOARD
X- POWER SUPPLY UNIT (KIT 5 AMP = 330-0021)
X- EXTERNAL CONTROL INTERFACE (KIT 159-0094)
1 2 3 4
LSB
A D DRESS
API-735
AUG 2000
L2+ L1-
E XT
+35V
HLI CONTROLLER
C N2
B
L2+ L1-
E XT
+35V
CN2
L2+ L1-
E XT
+35V
ACTIVE
A
L2+ L1-
NETWORK I/F
BOARD
POW ER
E XT
+35V
E XT
+35V
NEUTRAL
B
L2+ L1-
POW ER
L2+ L1-
CN2
CN4
3 WAY
CN3
CN3
6 WAY
4 WAY
E XT
+35V
GROUND
A
L2+ L1-
-VE
EARTH
STUD
COMMISSIONING
NOTE: WIRING MAY VARY DEPENDING ON PANEL CONFIGURATION
X- MAF (341-0015) CONSISTS OF:
1- CONTROL PANEL CARD
1- MAIN BOARD
1- MAIN CPU
X-SLAVE CPU
X- EXPANSION BOARD
X- PRINTER (OEM1447) C/W MOUNTING PLATE. (KIT = 159-0093)
X- GENERAL INDICATOR BOARD 32 RED LED. (KIT 159-0089)
TYPICAL LAYOUT FOR A FULLY POPULATED FRONT PANEL:
BLANK
CH1
CPU BOARD
TP3
U10
U11
U14
U13
CN2
a b
C N1
a b
1
CN11
C N1
U15
C N2
CN21
CN14
1
SLAVE CPU
C N4
1
SLAVE CPU
ENSURE CN13 - 15 ARE FITTED
WITH PIN ENTRY SIDE FACING
THE BOTTOM OF THE BOARD
SLAVE CPU
CN13
8
CH15
7
MAIN CONTROL BOARD
C N2
SLAVE CPU
LOOP COMMS
2 LOOP TERMINATION BOARD OR
16Z CONVENTIONAL BOARD
16Z CONVENTIONAL
BOARD
CN17
FACP
C OMMS
SLAVE CPU
SLAVE CPU
C N3
D13
6
FRONT PANEL CONTROL
PARALLEL
C N2
CH15
C N4
C N5
LK2
SHD
SHD + 27V
0V
+ 27V
0V
SERIAL
FUSE BLOCK
+VE
EXTERNAL CONTROL
INTERFACE BOARD
c
C N2
R1
Figure 3: Typical Example of a CP10-4 Layout
P OW ER
RS485
T B1
a b
C N8
U 15
+
C OMMS
BELL2
+
BELL1
+
TB4 AUXILIARY
NO C NC
+ TB5 W AR N SYS
+ NO C NC
AUX POW ER O/P
+ + FAULT
NO C NC
+ ISOLATE
NO C NC
ALAR M
NO C NC
U 13
C N1
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CPU
CN2
C N5
CH8
CH8
CN1
CH8
+
CH8
CN1
CH8
1
U 14
CN1
U 11
1
U 10
1
CN5
VA LVE M ON
NO C NC
INSTALLATION,
BATT FAIL
C
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OPERATION
&
FIREFINDER SERIES II
OPERATION
3
INSTALLATION,
COMMISSIONING
&
FireFinder Description
The following description does not relate to specific cabinets as the size of each cabinet will vary
with the amount of hardware fitted.
The heart of the FireFinder Series II consists of two boards collectively known as the Controller.
These boards are the Main Board and the CPU board. Combining these two boards with a front
panel forms the basis for a FireFinder Series II FACP. A single Controller without an expansion
board has the capacity to interface to four (4) Slave CPU’s modules. Each of these Slave CPU’s can
interface to 16 Zone Conventional Termination Boards, Loop Termination Boards or Input/Output
Boards as well as communicate with the Brigade / PSU Monitor Board.
The Main Board has the Slave CPU Board for the first Loop Termination Board and the provision for
mounting of up to three additional Slave CPU’s. The Slave CPU’s all have the same software
installed and the manner in which they operate is automatically determined by the type of termination
or interface board onto which they connect.
If the system is to be expanded to have more than four Slave CPU’s an Expansion Board is required.
This board contains Slave CPU No. 5 and expansion sockets for three more. This configuration
allows for a maximum number of 8 Slave CPU’s that any one Controller can accommodate.
If a system is required to be expanded beyond eight Slave CPU’s then either local networking using
up to a total of four controllers (max 32 Slave CPU’s) within the one cabinet may be fitted or external
networking must be used.
Figure 4: CP10-1 FACP Layout
Figure 5: CP10-4 FACP Layout
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FIREFINDER SERIES II
OPERATION
INSTALLATION,
COMMISSIONING
&
The FireFinder Series II has an internal ASPI (Ampac Serial Peripheral Interface)
serial bus. This serial bus provides interfacing to the Brigade /PSU Monitor Board
and if required up to eight (8) Sounder Board/s.
FireFinder Series II has a second serial interface that connects to ancillary boards these can be
used to control and monitor field plant equipment.
Where the system design exceeds the capability of one FireFinder Series II then other FireFinder
Series II panels can be networked together to provide an expanded system containing multiple
boards in a variety of applications.
Some of these applications include:
 A Master / Slave (Main Sub) FACP arrangement (MFACP / SFACP)
 A Peer to Peer System
 Use of Data Gathering Panels (DGP’s)
 SmartTerminal
 SmartGraphics
A Network FireFinder Series II System supports a combination or all these options on a single
network. Each panel on the network is regarded as a “node”. The NETWORK BUS is accessed
using a Network Interface Card. The network configuration determines whether a NIC is required.
Configurations can be;
Master / Sub FACP: Where there is one or more FACP’s configured as local panels then each
report the status of their associated zones/devices to a MFACP. There is no control between local
panels as the MFACP is structured to have full control of the entire system.
Peer to Peer: Each FACP is regarded as a Master FACP and therefore a user can take control of
the entire fire system from any FACP.
Data Gathering Panel: The use of this type of panel may be installed where there is a need to have
field terminations only at one location and all control is performed by an FACP that is remotely
located.
SmartTerminal: Provide the user with the ability to monitor the status of designated areas or an
entire site as well as execute specific interrogation tasks.
SmartGraphics: Is an active graphics system connected to the FireFinder Series II.
Page 6
27VDC
(CN16)
IN
CN2
CN1
Page 7
CN1 CN1
+-
Figure 6: Basic FACP Configuration
* BRIGADE / PSU
MONITOR
BOARD
*
CONVENTIONAL
ZONE BOARD
* LOOP
TERMINATION
BOARD No 2
NOTE: *
SEE THE DEDICATED SECTIONS
OF THIS MANUAL FOR CONNECTIONS
TO THESE BOARDS
CN7
CN1
* INTERNAL PRINTER
J4
CN5
CN7
CN5
* FRONT KEYPAD
CN1
CN4
CN2
CN1
BZ1
CN1
CN6
SLAVE
CPU 1
O/P I/P
SW3
CN10
CN3
LK2
BUZZER
ENABLE
#1 PANEL BOARDS
ARE CONNECTED
VIA A 20 WAY
RIBBON TO CN1
ON A SLAVE CPU
CN18
CN21
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
CN2
SLAVE CPU 2
CN1
* INDICATOR
BOARD
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
CN2
SLAVE CPU 3
* LOOP
TERMINATION
BOARD No 1
INSTALLATION,
PROGRAMMING
DEBUG I/O PORT
MODEM
CN8
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
SLAVE CPU 4
CN2
SPARE
RS485
BACKLIGHT
CN17
CN3
CN16
MAIN CPU BOARD
abc
CN11
RESET
SW1
27V In
+
ON
UP TO 3 ADDITIONAL
SLAVE CPU's (302-669)
CAN BE PLUGGED INTO
THE MAIN BOARD.
8
7
6
5
4
3
CN20
2
CN1
1
+-
MAIN CONTROL CARD
FIREFINDER SERIES II
OPERATION
COMMISSIONING
&
FIREFINDER SERIES II
OPERATION
INSTALLATION,
COMMISSIONING
4
Placing The Basic System Into Operation
4.1
Unpacking
&
Carefully unpack the FireFinder.
The package should include:
 FireFinder SERIES II Fire Alarm Control Panel
 An Operators manual
4.2
Anti-Static Precautions
To prevent damage to components, modules and boards, anti-static precautions MUST be observed
while performing any task within the FACP. The same applies to those situated in the field
4.3
Working On The System
Prior to unplugging any connector, connecting or disconnecting any wiring, removing or replacing
any module or board, ensure that both the Mains and Batteries have been isolated to prevent
damage to panel components.
4.4
The Cabinet
Features:
 The cabinet is available in four different styles. Each style has the capability of being either
surface or flush mounted. With flush mounting though a surround is required.
 Normally painted Signal Red. Other colours are available on request.
 The inner and outer door hinges are mounted on the left-hand side of the cabinet which
allow the doors open to an angle of 100º. Locking is normally keyless though keyed entry is
available on request.
 Knockouts are positioned at the top and rear of the cabinet to simplify cable entry. The larger
range of cabinets use a removable gland plate to allow for the greater amount of cabling
4.5
Mounting The Cabinet
 Note: It is recommended the cabinet should be installed in a clean, dry, vibration-free area.
Open the front door. Use the keyhole mounting holes in the top corners and in the lower middle of
the unit to mount it on the wall. Cables to connect the system to its external actuating devices are
brought in through the knockouts on the top or bottom of the cabinet.
3 mm
12 mm
R 6mm.
Tap lightly around the
rim of the knockout
Figure 7: Example FireFinder Back Pan Mounting Hole & Removing Knockouts
Page 8
FIREFINDER SERIES II
OPERATION
4.6
INSTALLATION,
COMMISSIONING
&
Operational Parameters
GENERAL
Communication Protocol
Max No of Devices per Loop
Max No of Devices per FACP
Max No of Devices per Conventional Zone
Cable Loop Characteristics
Max/Min conductors sizes terminals can
accept
POWER SUPPLY
Power Supply Output Voltage
Power Supply Output Current
Power Supply Input
Panel Current Draw
Minimum Operating Voltage
Battery Type & Capacity
Note: A greater range of batteries can be
supplied if using a remote battery cabinet
ENVIROMENTAL
Temperature
Humidity
IP Rating
MECHANICAL
Material
Finish
Dimensions CP10-1
Dimensions CP10-4
AMPAC XP95 / Discovery
126
512
32
2 core. 1.5 to 2.5mm² Max loop resistance 50Ω.
Max core to core capacitance 0.5uF
0.2 – 4mm²
27.4V
5.6Amp
85 - 264VAC (47 – 63Hz)
240 mA (min 1 loop fitted)
310 mA (min 4 loops fitted)
19.2 V
2 x 12V sealed lead-acid
CP10-1 = 12AH
CP10-4 = 24AH
-5ºC to + 55ºC
25% to 75%
IP30
1.2mm Steel
RED powder coat
500mm (H) x 405mm (W) x 140mm (D)
840mm (H) x 515mm (W) x 140mm (D)
 Note: Except for the batteries component life expectancy is in the order of 15 years. Battery life
will depend on the environment and the quality of the battery.
 Note: Short Circuit Isolation should be provided on the analogue loop in appropriate places so
that a short circuit on the loop does not prevent more than 32 fire detectors from indicating an alarm.
 Note: A separate cabinet for the batteries is available should the FACP be optioned to
capacity.
Page 9
FIREFINDER SERIES II
OPERATION
4.7
INSTALLATION,
COMMISSIONING
&
Cabling Recommendations
Conventional Zones
Cabled in red Twin Plastic Sheath (TPS), Fire rated Radox or approved equivalent.
Analogue Loop
2
Two core cable. The minimum cable size is 0.75mm , the maximum loop resistance is 50 ohms and
the maximum loop distance is 2km.
RS 485 Network
Single twisted pair screened (2 core) cable originating from FACP extending through the protected
areas and returning to the FACP.
Cable Specifications
Capacitance of 100 Pico farads per metre or less
Resistance of 100 milliohms per metre or less
Impedance of loop typical 100 to 120 ohms
Maximum distances between modules 1.2km providing cable meets above specifications.
Recommended cable type
Belden 8132 or 9842 (non fire rated)
Radox FR Communication 0.75mm 1 pair (fire rated) x 2
SmartTerminal
Single twisted pair shielded cable (2 core) plus 2 core power, or local supply. Maximum distance
between from the last SmartTerminal and the FACP is 1.2km.
LED Mimic (RS485)
Single twisted shielded cable (No return loop) plus 2 core power or local supply.
Maximum distance between each LED repeater card and FACP is 1.2km.
Recommended Cable Type
Hartland HC2335
Belden 9841
Radox FR Communication
Fire Alarm Bell Connection
Two core 1.5mm2 PVC sheathed MIMS (Mineral Insulated Metal Sheathed) to the bell location.
Brigade Connection via Telecom
Two core 1.5mm² PVC sheathed MIMS from the FACP to the Telecom MDF.
RJ45 Multi-drop Serial Port
8 core Flat cable
Page 10
FIREFINDER SERIES II
OPERATION
4.8
INSTALLATION,
COMMISSIONING
&
Power Supplies and AC Mains Installation
Generally the AC Mains will be connected to either a 2 Amp, 5 Amp or 18Amp 27 volt supply. These
supplies will be either mounted in the upper or lower right hand corner of the cabinet with the
Brigade Board mounted above or below. The wiring should enter the cabinet through the nearest
knockout entry hole on that side. See the following diagrams for the actual wiring and fusing details
for each supply.
Common Power Supply Features & Specifications
High efficiency, low working temp.
Universal AC input/ full range
Short circuit/ over load
Built in EMI Filter and PFC Circuit
Over voltage protection
High efficiency; low ripple noise
Soft start with limiting AC surge current
Input Voltage:
Input Freq
PFC
Tolerance at 27V
Load Regulation
Line Regulation
Remote control on/off (option)
Over temp. protection (option)
85 to 264 VAC
47 to 63Hz.
0.95~230VAC
+/- 1%
+/- 0.5%
+/- 0.5%
Power Supply Specifications
Type No
SP-150-27
4.8.1
Output
27V @ 5.6A
Tolerance
 1%
R&N
150mV
Efficiency
84%
Connecting the Mains Earth
All earth cabling shall be terminated to the panel Chassis Earth Terminal in a star configuration.
The earth cable closest to the cabinet body shall have an M4 SPW beneath the lug then an M4 SPW
and M4 nut.
Each additional earth cable shall be terminated with an M4 SPW and M4 nut.
An additional M4 nut and M4 SPW are fitted to the Chassis Earth Terminal for installers to connect
their Mains Earth.
CHASSIS EARTH TERMINAL
Note:
M4 Nut *
M4 Shake Proof Washer *
M4 Nut
M4 Shake Proof Washer
* Extra M4 Nut and M4 SPW are
provided finger tight on the Earth bolt.
Earth Cable
M4 Nut
Earth Cable
M4 Shake Proof Washer
Figure 8: Panel Earthing
Page 11
FIREFINDER SERIES II
INSTALLATION,
COMMISSIONING
OPERATION
4.8.2 Connecting the Mains Power to the Power Supply
5 AMP Power Supply
Output Voltage: is set to 27.4 Volts.
Mains cable should be no less than 0.75mm
POWER CABLE
EARTH
(GREEN)
BLUE
(NEUTRAL)
BROWN (ACTIVE)
FUSE BLOCK
TO EARTH
TERMINAL
NOTE THE ORIENTATION
OF THE FUSE BLOCK IS
DIFFERENT
FOR THE SP1 AND SP8
DC 27V TO PANEL
TO FRONT
DOOR EARTH
TERMINALS
RED
BLACK
L(AC) N(AC) (AC) -V
-V
Fuse is under this cover
+V
+V
+
V ADJ
Figure 9: Mains Power Connection to the 5 AMP Power Supply
Page 12
&
FIREFINDER SERIES II
OPERATION
4.9
INSTALLATION,
COMMISSIONING
&
Brigade / PSU Monitor Board
The Brigade / PSU Monitor Board monitors and controls the power supply, battery charging,
monitored / un-monitored inputs, outputs and the 7 relay outputs.
Providing the Power supply has adequate capacity, monitored Bell/Sounder O/P’s are capable of
driving 2 X 2Amp circuits. Each circuit terminated in a bell/sounder or not, requires a 10KΩ EOL
resistor to give a system normal indication if monitoring is enabled in ConfigManager. If either circuit
is open or shorted, the panel buzzer will sound and a Sounder Fault will be indicated on the Panel.
Monitoring is achieved using a small reverse polarity current. For this reason it is necessary to
ensure that all alarm devices are fitted with a series diode (1N4004 recommended) and correct
polarity is observed for both the output and the sounders they are connected to.
Relay outputs marked NO, C and NC are voltage free relay contacts. Outputs marked +ve and -ve
are fitted with resistors (10KΩ) to allow the circuit to be monitored. If these outputs are un-used they
must be terminated at the terminal block or turned off in ConfigManager.
For all outputs combined, total output current is 2A (if 2A power supply is being used).
Once all the field devices are installed and the wiring has been correctly terminated the FireFinder is
ready to turn on. Turn the Mains power on, and connect the batteries observing correct polarity. The
green power on LED should be illuminated.
OUTPUT RATINGS
TB
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
1
2
Function
Sounder 1.1
Sounder 1.2
F.A.R.E Monitored
F.A.R.E Non-Monitored
Sounder 2 Monitored
Spare Non-Monitored
F.W.R.E Monitored
F.W.R.E Non-Monitored
Disable
Alarm
Valve Monitor
Batt Fail
Battery Output
Aux Power Output
Aux Power Output
Type of Output
2 Amp Fused
2 Amp Fused
1 Amp Fused
1 Amp Voltage Free Contacts
1 Amp Fused
1 Amp Voltage Free Contacts
1 Amp Fused
1 Amp Voltage Free Contacts
1 Amp Voltage Free Contacts
1 Amp Voltage Free Contacts
1 Amp Voltage Free Contacts
1 Amp Voltage Free Contacts
Thermistor Protected
1 Amp Fused Not Monitored
1 Amp Fused Not Monitored
Fuse
F2
F3
F4
Relay
RL 1
RL 1
RL2
F5
RL3
F6
RL 4
RL 6
RL 5
RL 8
RL 7
F7
F8
Fuse Information
1. All fuses are of the Glass M205 style.
2. F1 is 6.3A
3. Voltage Free contacts are rated at 1A @ 30V
Back EMF Protection

Inductive loads fitted to the Brigade PSU Monitor Board MUST be fitted with
“Flyback” diodes at the load for back EMF protection.
Transient Protection

Recognised transient line protection methodologies at the FACP and the load MUST
be considered when connecting any control devices to the outputs be they in close or remote
to the FACP.
Page 13
FIREFINDER SERIES II
OPERATION
INSTALLATION,
TB3
F3
+
EOL
Required
Sounder 2
Un-monitored
Sounder 2
TB4
F4
1A
F.A.R.E. Mon.
Sounder 2
+ - + -
F5
EOL
10K
Ohms
2A
RL2
TB5
Aux
Power
O/P
To CN7 of the Main
Controller Board
Sounder 1.2
+ - NO C NC + - NO C NC
Monitored
F2
RL1
///
F.A.R.E.
C
Un-monitored
NC
Monitored
EOL
Required
EOL
10K
Ohms
CN5
2A
NO
Sndr 1.2
&
Sounder 1.1
- + -
Sounder 1.1
COMMISSIONING
F8
1A
F7
1A
1A
Aux Power
O/P 1 & 2
EOL
Required
Disable Relay
Alarm Relay
Valve Mon Relay
Batt Fail Relay
Note: NC C NO
Denotes Voltage
Free Contacts
NC = Normally Closed
C = Common
NO = Normally Open
NC
CN3
TB6
CN2
F6
F6
1A
TB7
TB8
TB9
TB10
RL6
CN1
RL5
RL8
CN1, 2, 3 Supplies
Regulated +27VDC
to Internal Boards
F1
6.3A
RL7
TB11
TB1
Not Used
+ IN -
CN6
Door Switch
+ BAT -
DBA
MCP
Monitored
EOL
Required
C
-+- -+- -+-
Monitored
RL4
302-6730
F.W.R.E.
NO C NC NO C NC NO C NC NO C NC
Un-monitored
+ - NO C NC
TB2
+27VDC
from PSU
Battery 1
12 Volts
+
- +
-
Battery 2
12Volts
NO
Figure 10: Brigade / PSU Monitor Board Layout
Note: When connecting to the Brigade PSU Monitor board transient and “Flyback” (Back EMF)
protection methodologies MUST be applied.
Page 14
FIREFINDER SERIES II
INSTALLATION,
OPERATION
4.9.1 Battery Connections (TB1)
COMMISSIONING
&
A FireFinder requires two (2) 12 volt batteries. The batteries should be placed into the bottom right
hand side of the cabinet. A red and black lead coming from TB1 on the Brigade Board will be clearly
seen in the same area, this lead is to be connected to the batteries red to positive and black to
negative once the system is operating on Mains supply. Battery size is dependant on system
configuration and can vary from 12 AHr to over 100 AHr.
TB1
Brigade/PSU
Monitor Board
C14
M20
+ IN -
TB1 is located on the bottom
right hand side of the board
+ BAT -
Battery 1
12 Volts
+27VDC
FROM PSU
+
- +
-
Battery 2
12Volts
Figure 11: Battery Connections to the Brigade / PSU Monitor Board
4.9.2
Auxiliary 27 Volt Power (TB2)
Two (2) 1 Amp outputs are available from TB2 terminals 1+ (plus) and 2- (minus) or 3+ and 4- on the
Brigade Board. It is important to note these outputs are not monitored.
2 X FUSED 1A
AUX POWER
OUTPUTS
+ -+ -
TB2
TB2 is located in the middle of the
left hand side of the board
Brigade/PSU
Monitor Board
C27
F8
1A
F7
1A
Figure 12: Auxiliary 27VDC Power Output
Bell / Sounder Monitored Outputs (TB3 & TB5)
Bell and Sounders are connected to the Brigade / PSU Monitor Board as shown below.
Note:
Outputs are fused
@ 2Amps ( F2, F3 )
Sounder 1.1
EOL
10K
Ohms
Sndr 1.2
+ - + -
TB3
TB3 is located on the top
left hand side of the board
Brigade/PSU
Monitor Board
Un-used O/P's must
be terminated in
10K Ohms EOL
1N4004 or similar
Figure 13 Connecting a Bell / Sounders TB3
Note:
1. NO C NC are 1A voltage free contacts
2. + / - are monitored / fused 1A outputs
Un-used O/P's must be terminated in
10K Ohms EOL
TB4
F.A.R.E.
Fused by F4
& monitored
Warning
System
EOL
10K
Ohms
+ - NO C NC + - NO C NC
4.9.3
TB4 & 5 are located on the top
left hand side of the board
EOL
10K
Ohms
Fused by F5
& monitored
TB5
Figure 14: Connecting a Bell / Sounders TB5
Page 15
Brigade/PSU
Monitor Board
FIREFINDER SERIES II
INSTALLATION,
OPERATION
4.9.4 Relay Output Connections (TB6 – TB10)
COMMISSIONING
&
The relay contacts are connected as shown below.
Note 1: + = 1A Fused monitored
output F6 must be
terminated in EOL
Note 2:
1A Un-monitored
Voltage Free Conacts:
NO: Normally Open
NC: Normally Closed
C: Common
BATT FAIL
NO C NC
M23
TB10
C
NC
VALVE MON
ALARM
NO CC NC
NO CC NC
NC
NO
NC NO
M27
M26
TB9
TB8
F.W.R.E.
DISABLE
NO CC NC
NO
NC
+ -
M24
TB7
TB10 to TB6 are located on the
lower left hand side of the board
EOL
10K
Ohms
NO
Figure 15: Relay & F.W.R.E. Outputs
Page 16
NO CC NC
NC
NO
TB6
Brigade/PSU
Monitor Board
FIREFINDER SERIES II
OPERATION
COMMISSIONING
&
Main Board
The Main Board is the "heart" of the FACP and carries the devices for interconnecting to all the other
Boards, a buzzer for auditory indication, the backlight power supply for the LCD and CPU Reset.
The Main CPU is mounted on this board and connected to it by CN11. The main connection board
then provides interfacing to
 Up to 4 Slave CPU’s
 A printer
 A Modem/Graphics Output
 An Expansion Panel
 An Internal serial bus
 An External communication bus.
RV1 – LCD contrast adjust
Supply and Current = 27VDc @ 120mA
Connections
CN1
CN2
CN3
CN4
CN5
CN6
CN7
CN8
CN9
CN10
CN11
Keyswitch Input (not used)
Expansion Panel (not used)
Serial Communication Port
Front Keypad
Printer
Misc
Brigade Output
Modem [ RS232 ]
External Buzzer Output
Slave CPU output 1
Main CPU
CN12
CN13
CN14
CN15
CN16
CN17
CN18
CN19
CN20
CN21
LCD Graphic
Slave CPU connection
Slave CPU connection
Slave CPU connection
27VDC in
To LCD Backlight supply
External Loop Communication (not used)
LCD Characters
RS485 Communications Port 1
RS485 Communications Port 2
CN17
LC
BACKLIGHT
RESET
SW1
RS485
COMMS
CN13
CN14
CN15
SLAVE CPU4
SLAVE CPU3
SLAVE CPU2
CN20
CN11
abc
27V IN
CN16
C
N
1
8
6
7
8
NETWORKING
3
4
5
NODE
ADDRESS
2
LCD CONTRAST
ADJUST
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
1
RV1
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
ON
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
302-674E
4.10
INSTALLATION,
SW3
1
ON BOARD
SLAVE CPU
CABLES TO
LOOP
TERMINATION
BOARD
BRD85MBA TOP OVERLAY
C
N
1
0
CN9 NOT FITTED
+-
MODEM
DEBUG
I/O PORT
CN8
RS485 COMMS
CN2
CN6
CN21
BZ1
EXPANSION LEDS
+
EXPANSION BOARD
FOR 4 SLAVE CPU's
CN3
INTERNAL PRINTER
FRONT PANEL
CN4
TO BRIGADE
PSU MONITOR
BOARD OR
SOUNDER BOARD
CN1
CN5
NOT USED
CONTROL INDICATOR CARD
Figure 16: Main Board Layout with no Main CPU or Slave CPU’s
Page 17
C
N
7
FIREFINDER SERIES II
OPERATION
4.11
INSTALLATION,
COMMISSIONING
&
Front Panel Board
The Front Panel Board provides the buttons used to control the FACP as well as all LED indications.
All LED’s are surface mounted and the buttons are embedded within the board. The LCD is viewed /
protected by a clear Perspex screen.
CONECTIONS
CN1
To Main Board CN4
API 690 JAN 2002
D21
D1
D16
D15
U1
D2
D8
LCD Cut - out
D3
U3
D9
D4
D10
D11
D6
U2
D7
U4
D5
D22
D23
U5
D12
D24
U6
D13
CN1 Cables to CN4
on the Main Board
Figure 17: Front Panel Board
Page 18
D14
FIREFINDER SERIES II
OPERATION
4.12
INSTALLATION,
COMMISSIONING
&
Main CPU
The Main CPU holds the main central processing unit for the FACP.
 The CPU is a 4-layer surface mount board
 The processor (IC1) is a Motorola MC68302, running at 16MHz.
 The external data bus is 16 bits wide.
 The board has 256 Kbytes (128K x 16) of EPROM (IC2, IC3).
 4Mbytes (2M x 16) of FLASH (IC9).
 1Mbytes (512K x 16) of static RAM (IC4, IC5).
 IC8 is a programmable logic device which implements control signal timing and decoding.
 External address, data and control lines are buffered by IC10, IC11, IC13, IC14 and IC15.
 IC7 is a watchdog control and will reset the processor if an error occurs in software
execution.
 Two sockets (IC2 and IC3) are provided for 27C010 EPROMS.
 IC2 provides the even bytes. (D0 toD7) and IC3 the odd bytes (D8 to D15)
Connections
CN2
To Main Board CN11
C16
C5
R11
R13
U12
a b c
U8
R26
U15
1
C1
C20
R27
D2
C19
1
C4
R4
R5
R7
302-675 A
302-675 A
C21
CN2
U1
1
R3
R10
R18
R9
R12
U9
C7
C17
1
R14
R21
302-675 Top Overlay
C11
U4
U13
1
R28
R22
R20
R19
R1
R2
R17
U14
R24
1
1
CN2
C12
R15
U2
302-675 Bottom Overlay
U3
U11
C15
1
U5
C9
C13
U10
1
C14
C8
R16
R23
Figure 18: The Main CPU Board PCB Layout
Page 19
1
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
R8
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
C18
U7
C6
R25
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
D1
XL1
C3
C2
R6
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
FIREFINDER SERIES II
OPERATION
COMMISSIONING
&
Slave CPU
The Slave CPU (Central Processing Unit) provides the interfacing signals and I/O’s required to allow
the FACP to connect / communicate to a variety of termination boards.
Automatic Termination Board Sensing
A unique feature of the Slave CPU is its ability to automatically sense the type of board it is
connected to without the user having to configure the board to suit. Board sensing is done by
measuring the voltage on analogue input ten (CN1-10), denoted Type Voltage. Each termination
board provides a unique predefined voltage. After the Slave CPU has determined the board type the
Slave CPU will set the appropriate operating conditions, signal the Main CPU of the installed type
and wait for the Main CPU to inform the Slave to begin executing the program.
Connections
To Addressable Loop termination Board or Conventional Zone
Board or 16/16 Input Output board
CN1
1
CN2
1
1
TLC542
1
U9
U8
Main Board
4.13
INSTALLATION,
U5
U7
U6
302-696
U3
1
U2
X1
U1
CN1
Figure 19: Slave CPU Board
Page 20
U4
FIREFINDER SERIES II
OPERATION
COMMISSIONING
&
Conventional Zone Board
Under the control of a Slave CPU the Conventional Zone Board provides the interface between it
and the external conventional devices. 16 Conventional zones, with a limit of 32 conventional
detectors can be connected to TB4 to TB1.
Connections
CN1
CN2
TB4 / 5
To 27VDC
To Slave CPU
To Conventional Detectors
D16
C35
R37
Q9
C48
R36
C28
C24
C26
ZD10
R35
R32
C23
R29
R30
ZD8
R27
Q6
ZD7
R24
R26
C16
R20
D1
D2
D3
D4
D5
D6
D7
R23
C14
R25
RN6
C17
U4
Q7
C19
R28
R22
ZD6
R21
Q5
C12
RN5
+1+2+5+6-
M17
TB3
R19
M16
C20
M15
M14
R17
R16
ZD4
R15
R14
C9
Q3
R13
R7
R10
ZD2
R9
Q1
5V
+
+V CN1
R6
C3
R1
C5
R11
C6
RN3
R8
R5
R4
ZD3
Q2 R12
C1
- + -
R3
U1
M8
C13
Zone 7
OUT
L1
-R
3K3
EOL
L2
Zone 9
OUT
L1
L2
IN
Zone 11
-R
L2
Zone 12
3K3
EOL
3K3
EOL
3K3
EOL
3K3
EOL
Zone 10
L1
E
O
L
3K3
EOL
3K3
EOL
TB2
L2
All un-used zone
connections MUST
be terminated in an
EOL resistor of 3K3
as shown
C2
M1
Zone 8
L1
TB2
C4
M3
M2
Zone 6
IN
C7
M5
M4
-R
L2
C10
M7
M6
Zone 5
L1
L2
3K3
EOL
3K3
EOL
M9
Z ONE Z ONE Z ONE Z ONE
+16+15+14+13-
C11
U3
RN4
U2
C8
R18
Zone 4
IN
3K3
EOL
C15
ZD5
Q4
L1
3K3
EOL
C18
M11
M10
OUT
3K3
EOL
3K3
EOL
M13
M12
TB3
C27
RN2
C21 C47
D8
M18
3K3
EOL
C29
M19
RN8
R31
Q8
M20
Zone 3
MCP
C31
M21
RN1
U6
C22
U5
To Slave
CPU
ZD9
M22
+7-
C33
U7
R38
M23
+8-
R33
C30
U8
C32
RN9
R41
C25
CN2
R42
Z ONE Z ONE Z ONE Z ONE
R44
3K3
EOL
C34
R45
ZD12
ZD11
Q10 R40
+3-
M24
RN10
Q11 R43
M25
Z ONE Z ONE Z ONE Z ONE
+12+11+10+9-
U11
U10
RN12
C40
U9
Q12 R46
Zone 2
4K7
C37
+
_
+
_
+
_
C36
R47
ZD13
3K3
EOL
C39
M27
M26
Zone 1
C42
M29
M28
+4-
C38
R48
R50
ZD14
Q13 R49
RN11
Z ONE Z ONE Z ONE Z ONE
C43
C41
R51
R53
ZD15
Q14 R52
M30
+
_
+
_
+
_
+_
D15
R54
TB4
TB4
M31
+
_
D9
D10
D11
D12
D13
D14
R57
ZD16
Q15 R55
RN14
M32
R56
+
_
+
_
+
_
C45
C46
+
_
+
_
+
_
+
_
RN13
Q16
+
_
4.14
INSTALLATION,
TB1
Zone 13
Zone 14
Zone 15
Zone 16
TB1
ZD1
POWER
0V
Alarm Zone Facilities ( AZF ) Parameters
R2
302-671B
RN7
Maximum Line Voltage: The maximum line
voltage is limited to the system voltage.
With a nominal battery voltage of 27V,
system voltage and therefore open circuit
voltage would be approximately 26.4V.
To 27VDC Regulated
Output of the Brigade /
PSU Monitor Board
Figure 20: Conventional Board Layout
Alarm Zone Facilities (AZF) Parameters
Maximum Line Voltage: The maximum line voltage is limited to the system voltage. With a nominal
battery voltage of 27V, system voltage and therefore open circuit voltage would be approximately
26.4V.
Protection: Current limited
Maximum number of points per zone: 32
Cable Requirements: No special requirements, 2 Core 1.5mm² to 2.5mm², total resistance must be
less than 50 ohms, maximum length 2000m, maximum core to core capacitance 0.5uF.
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FIREFINDER SERIES II
OPERATION
4.15
INSTALLATION,
COMMISSIONING
&
Addressable Loop Termination Board
The Addressable Loop Termination Board acts as the interface between the external addressable
devices and the control and monitoring functions of the FireFinder™. Each board provides
terminations for two loops. One slave CPU is required per loop. The 2 Addressable loops are
connected to TB1 and TB2.
 Note: AMPAC devices L2 is +ve (positive), L1 is -ve (negative)
Connect the XP-95 / DISCOVERY loop to the panel as shown below.
AMPAC strongly recommend that the LoopManager test set is used to check that the AMPAC loop
has been correctly installed and commissioned before connecting it to the FireFinder™.
Loop Parameters
 126 AMPAC Devices
 250mA Current Max
 S/C protection circuitry activates at approximately 300mA
 Note: Short Circuit Isolation should be provided on the analogue loop in appropriate places so
that a short circuit on the loop does not prevent more than 32 fire detectors from indicating an alarm.
CONNECTIONS
CN1 / 3
CN2 / 4
TB1 / 2
To Slave CPU
27VDC in / out
To Addressable loop devices
LOOP 1 ADDRESSABLE DEVICES
LOOP 2 ADDRESSABLE
DEVICES
IN
OUT
A L2+ L1- L2+ L1- B
A L2+ L1- L2+ L1- B
L1
L1
R+
TB1
TB2
B
A
IN
-R
L2
L2
B
A
OUT
LOOP NORMAL
LED A monitoring
each Loop is ON
L1
L1
LOOP IN FAULT
LED A & B ON
indicates a fault
on the Loop
( S/C, O/C ) and
the Loop is being
monitored in
both directions
R+
L2
-R
L2
L1
L1
R+
L2
-R
L2
T0 SLAVE CPU
C
N
3
C
N
1
T0 SLAVE CPU
Wiring Shown
Above is for a
XP95 Circuit
with one Detector
Having LED
Monitoring
F1: 3AMP M205 27V INTO
DC TO DC CONVERTOR
F1
3A
REGULATED
27VDC In / Out
CN4
CN2
+
+
RV1
26V ADJ
POWER
Figure 21: Addressable Loop Termination Board
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FIREFINDER SERIES II
OPERATION
INSTALLATION,
COMMISSIONING
&
5
Expanding the FACP with Compatible FireFinder
Boards
5.1
Ancillary Services
The FACP has been designed such that detectors and/or call points, in addition to giving an alarm
and calling the fire brigade, will close or open circuits of ancillary services by means of relays or
similar devices.
Examples of these services are:
 Actuation of fixed fire-extinguishing systems;
 Closing of windows, smoke and fire doors,
 Control of ventilating systems;
 Covering of tanks containing flammable liquids and controlling their valves to isolate the
contents from direct contact with the fire, etc.
To facilitate safe maintenance of these services an option is available that allows for the isolation
and visual indication of the disablement of ancillary services that does not affect the normal
operation of the fire alarm system.
To ensure power to the fire alarm system is not prejudiced in any way, power for the ancillary
services must be included in the calculation of the power supply and battery capacity.
 Note: 3: See Product Data Sheets for complete details.
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FIREFINDER SERIES II
OPERATION
5.2
INSTALLATION,
COMMISSIONING
&
Expansion Board
The Expansion Connection Board is used to increase the capacity of the controller from 4 Slave
CPU’s to 8. Connection from the Controller to the Expansion Board, which must be mounted within
200mm of the Controller, is made via a 20 way flat cable Slave CPU number 5 is an integral part of
the Expansion Board, only Slave CPU’s 6, 7 and 8 are plug ins. See Figure
Connections
CN1
CN2
CN3
CN4
CN5
To Main Connection Board
To Slave CPU 2
To Slave CPU 3
To Slave CPU 4
On board Slave CPU
To CN2 of the
Main Controller
CN2
Slave CPU
CN1
U1
U2
C2
6
U3
RN1
+
CN3
C3
C4
C1
U4
X1
R1
CN4
Slave CPU
Slave CPU
7
8
Slave CPU's 6,7,& 8 all mount onto
the Expansion Board in the same way
as they do to the Main Controller
C5
C6
D2
RN2
TP1
D1
TP2
C7
U5
U6
C8
U8
U7
CN5
U9
C15
Slave CPU 5
C9
C11
C12
C13
C14
C17
C19
C21
C23
C25
RN3
RN4
RN5
C16
U10
C18
C20
C22
C10
L1
Note: Slave CPU 5 is incorporated
on the Expansion Borad
R3
R2
D3
C24
C29
C26
C27
U11
U12
C28
302 - 6880 JUN 98
Figure 22: Board Overlay
5.3
Expansion Controller
An Expansion Controller can be described as a Main Controller without a Front Panel. A maximum of
3 can be introduced into any one Node that is into any one FACP and require a Network Interface
Cards in order to communicate with the Main Board / Controller.
Connecting Controllers together (Networking within the same cabinet) expands the system beyond 8
Slave CPU’s, that is the Main Board plus an Expansion Board.
Networking in this way enables the connection of up to 4 Expansion Controllers within the same
FACP cabinet. This requires the use of NIC’s but offers the added advantage that the RS422
communication bus is internal and all Controllers are physically and logically located at the same
Node. It is now possible to Network up to 32 Slave CPU’s in one cabinet with each Slave CPU
connected to an Addressable Loop, 16 Conventional Zone Board or Digital I/O Board. With this
configuration only one Controller has a Front Panel Board.
Once the system has been expanded to this degree it is obviously quite large and some form of
indication at a point remote from the FACP may become necessary. This is achieved with the use of
a Communications Extender Board for SmartTerminal’s and/or LED Mimic. Adding a High Level
Interface Board to the Communications Extender Board allows for the addition of HLI, EV3000,
Remote Serial Printer or SmartGraphics facilities.
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FIREFINDER SERIES II
OPERATION
5.4
INSTALLATION,
COMMISSIONING
&
16/16 Input / Output Board
The Input / Output Board is connected to the slave CPU via CN1 and acts as the interface between
the Slave CPU, 8 Way Relay Board and the 16 Way Opto Input Board.
Dependant on the panel configuration a maximum of 8 Input / Output boards can be daisy chained
together.
TO 16 WAY OPTO
INPUT BOARD
TO 8 WAY RELAY BOARDS
1
2
CN3 I/P 1-16
CN5 O/P 1-8 CN4 O/P 9-16
CTRL
IN
CTRL
OUT
U2
U1
U7
U8
CN2
CONTROL OUT
TO CONTROL IN OF
NEXT
INPUT / OUTPUT BOARD
OR
FAN CONTROL BOARD
U6
TO CN1 OF THE
SLAVE CPU
U9
MAXIMUM OF 8
BOARDS PER
SLAVE CPU
+5V
U3
CN6
U5
CN1
0V
CN7
U4
POWER
+V
CN2
+27V
IN
OUT
+
-
+
-
302-6720 1/98
Figure 23: 16 / 16 Input / Output Board
8 Way Relay Board
Relay Outputs: Each 8 Way Relay Board is fitted with either eight 1A, RL1 to 8, or 5A, RL9 to 16,
relays with voltage free contacts which can be used for control (e.g. releasing doors) or monitoring
(e.g. driving indicators, door open / closed) purposes.
O/P 1
O/P 2
O/P 3
O/P 4
O/P 5
O/P 6
O/P 7
O/P 8
N/0 C N/C N/0 C N/C N/0 C N/C N/0 C N/C N/0 C N/C N/0 C N/C N/0 C N/C N/0 C N/C
TB1
TB2
CN1
N/O
RL9
C
TO CN4
OR CN5
OR THE
16/16 I/O
BOARD
N/C
RL1
N/O
N/O
N/O
N/O
N/O
N/O
RL11
RL12
RL13
RL14
RL15
RL16
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
N/C
RL2
N/C
RL3
N/C
RL4
N/C
RL5
N/C
RL6
N/C
RL7
N/O
RL9
C
N/C
RL1
N/O
RL10
5 Amp Version
Legend
1 Amp Version
Figure 24: 8 Way Relay Board with 1A Relays Fitted
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N/C
RL8
302-676x
5.5
FIREFINDER SERIES II
OPERATION
5.6
INSTALLATION,
COMMISSIONING
&
16 Way Input Board
Opto-Inputs: Up to 16 inputs can be connected to the 16 Way Input Board. These inputs are
required to be voltage free contacts as shown below.
AS AN EXAMPLE
INPUTS 1 AND 16 CONNECTED TO
VOLTAGE-FREE CONTACTS
COMCOM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
U1
U3
U2
U5
U4
TB5
TB4
TB3
U6
TB6
U7
U9
U11
U8
U10
U12
U13
302-6770
TB2
TB1
8 9 10 1112 13 14 15 16
U15
U14
U16
CN1
TO CN3 OF
16/16 I/O Board
Figure 25: 16 Way Input Board
Serial Relay Board
Relay Outputs: Each Serial Relay Board communicates with the Main Controller via the Serial Bus
and is fitted with eight 1A relays fitted with voltage free contacts. A maximum of 8 boards can be
daisy chained together per Controller.
O/P 1
O/P 2
N/C N/0
O/P 3
C N/C N/0
O/P 4
C N/C N/0
O/P 5
C N/C N/0
O/P 7
O/P 6
C N/C N/0
C N/C N/0
O/P 8
C N/C N/0
C N/C
TB1
TB2
MOV3
MOV1
MOV5
MOV2
IN
C
CN2
MOV9
MOV6
C
C
MOV11
MOV8
MOV13
MOV10
C
C
MOV15
MOV12
C
MOV14
C
MOV16
C
RL1
RL2
RL3
RL4
RL5
RL6
RL7
RL8
///
///
///
///
///
///
///
///
NO NC
NO NC
NO NC
NO NC
NO NC
NO NC
NO NC
NO NC
D1
D2
D4
D5
D6
D7
R2
R1
OUT
MOV7
MOV4
D8
C4
C2
CN4
CN3
U1
POWER
+-
U2
U4
U3
302-732 JAN 02
+27VDC
Figure 26: Serial Relay Board
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N1236
CN1
C
MOV17
To CN1 ( IN ) of
next Serial Board
N/0
C1
To CN3 of
Main Controller,
other Serial Boards,
LED Mimic or
Valve Display
Boards
D3
5.7
R3
C3
FIREFINDER SERIES II
OPERATION
COMMISSIONING
&
External Control Interface Board
The External Control Interface Board provides interfacing for 8 external 0V control inputs that are
configured as outlined in the table below.
The FACP is programmed to recognise the individual inputs as listed and initiates the appropriate
response.
0V control is configured for a normally open contact for each input with the facility to monitor whether
or not the controls are enabled.
Link1 (LK1) is fitted when the control “Enable” switch is not fitted to the FACP
Configuration Cabling:
TB
1/1
1/2
1/3
1/4
1/5
Purpose
0Volts
ALERT
EVACUATE
SILENCE ALARMS
SYSTEM RESET
Input
5
6
7
8
TB
2/1
2/2
2/3
2/4
2/5
0V GND
0V 1 2 3 4 0V 5 6 7 8
To Input 1 - 8
Purpose
0Volts
EXTERNAL FAULT
SILENCE BUZZER
CLASS CHANGE
CONTROLS ENABLED
TB3
TB2
TB1
N1236
Input
1
2
3
4
INPUTS 1 TO 8
0V
LK1 is fitted when the Control
Enable switch is not fitted
Input Configuration
LK1
U6
CN6
0V 27V 0V (OUT)
CN1
To CN6 Main Control Card
CN3
CN2
To CN1 Main Control Card
0V 27V 0V (IN)
Figure 27: External Control Interface Board Layout and Cabling
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BRD85ECI1-A
5.8
INSTALLATION,
FIREFINDER SERIES II
OPERATION
5.9
INSTALLATION,
COMMISSIONING
&
Zone & General Indicator Card
The General Indicator Card comes in two versions each consisting of a front clip on surround, decal,
mounting frame, PCB and is clipped into the front panel of the FACP to provide visual LED indication
of; Zones in alarm x 32 (red), or Zones in alarm x 16 (red) / Zones in fault x 16 (yellow).
Each Indicator can be identified by way of slip in labels.
Decal
Panel & PCB Securing Tabs
Connectors
Clear Plastic Clip In Label Holder
PCB
Windows for
Windows for
Slip in Label
Slip in Label
Clip On Plastic Surround
( Remove to Insert Labels )
To Remove Push Down
Here and Lift Upwards
Slip In Label
Slip In Label
Windows for
Slip in Label
Slip In Label
Windows for
Slip in Label
Slip In Label
Figure 28: 32 Zone Alarm General Indicator Card
Top OverLay
D17
D25
D10
D18
D26
D11
D19
D27
D4
D12
D20
D28
D5
D13
D21
D29
D1
D9
D2
D3
D6
D7
D8
D14
D15
D16
D22
D30
D23
D31
D24
D32
Figure 29: Bottom Overlay
Control In From CN3
on the Main Board
(302-674E)
CN3
CN2 Control Out
To Next Card
Bottom Overlay
Figure 30: Top Overlay

Note #1: DO NOT USE excessive force to remove any component once it is clipped into
position.
 Note #2: If the indicator becomes illuminated it remains so until “Reset” is pressed.
 Note #3: The indicators are tested by the Lamp Test control.
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FIREFINDER SERIES II
OPERATION
COMMISSIONING
&
8 Way Sounder / Bell Monitor Board
The 8 way Sounder Monitor Board allow a larger number of bells and sounders to be connected to
the FireFinder™ System.
The 8 way Sounder Monitor Board is built in two versions:
1. Build 1: All outputs are monitored and provide 1 Amp per circuit.
2. Build 2: The first 4 circuits are Voltage free contacts, the second 4 are as per Build 1.
Wiring to the Monitored sounder outputs is as per the Brigade Board.
The Sounder/ Bell monitor board connects to the serial peripheral interface (SPI) bus. This is the
same bus that connects to the Brigade Output Board and a maximum of 8 boards can be daisy
chained together.
Note: Output current is dependent on the capacity of the Power Supply
R10
D2
R37
R33
R11
D33
F2
1A
R34
D3
TB3
R12
D34
C26
R38
RL2
R30
R21
1A
TB2
C25
R29
R20
F1
F3
RL3
1A
D4
F4
1A
F5
1A
TB5
D5
R40
R36
R23
C20
R6
RL5
D29
R26
R17
D6
F6
C21
R7
D7
C22
R8
RL6
D8
TB6
D30
F7
RL7
R27
R18
1A
1A
TB7
R28
R19
R9
D31
C23
RL8
F8
10K EOL
U9
Note:
If the O/P was configured
as a monitored O/P, as
below, NO is the +ve leg
while NC is the -ve leg.
D28
R25
R16
R32
RL4
-VE +VE -VE +VE -VE +VE -VE +VE
R35
R39
R22
C27
R31
TB4
D35
R13
EOL Resistors are not required
if the O/P is configured for Volt
Free Contacts NO, NC, & C
10K EOL
C NC- NO+ C NC- NO+ C NC- NO+ C NC- NO+
C24
D32
RL1
10K EOL
10K EOL
10K EOL
1A
D9
X1
302-742
U7
U2
This area will be
marked with the
correct Version
Number
U1
AT90S8535-8JC
5.10
INSTALLATION,
LK2
U3
U4
TB1
LK1
NORMAL
IN
OUT
CN1
CN2
D10
C5
+27V
To CN7 of the
Main Controller
D1
C4
To IN (CN1) of next
Sounder Monitor Board
or Output Brigade Board
CN5
All Fuses are 1A M205 Style
0V
To the AUX Power
O/P TB2 of the O/P
Brigade Board
= Shaded Components are Not Fitted to 302-7421
Sounder Monitor Brd. Volt-Free but are Fitted to the 302-7420
Figure 31: Sounder / Bell Controller Board
Note: Output current is dependent on the capacity of the Power Supply
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FIREFINDER SERIES II
OPERATION
COMMISSIONING
&
LED Mimic Board
The LED Mimic Board has been designed to communicate with the Main Panel using RS485
protocol so as it can remotely mimic that panel’s LED’s and switches. The Mimic therefore can
display the status of 32 Zones, 5 specific common outputs ( Alarm, Pre-alarm, DBA, Fault, Normal )
and can be configured to have 5 input switches ( Mimic Reset, Lamp Test, Buzzer Mute, Bell
Disable, Evacuate ), 1 remote Buzzer output as well as 1 software configurable 1A relay output and
1 voltage free driven input. On board switches are,
 SW1: turns off the LED’s
 SW2 1-5: sets the board address
 SW2 6: configures for FireFinder
 SW2 7: sets the LED’s to flash or be steady
 SW3: resets the CPU
 SW4: resets the LED’s
 SW5: tests the LED’s
 SW6: mute the Buzzer
The Remote LED Mimic board connects to the external RS485 Communication bus via the
Controller Interface Card (C.I.C). Up to 31 of these boards may be connected together. The comms
is NOT a redundant bus.
LED DISPLAY
POWER ON
NORMAL FAULT
ON
OFF
D4
CN5
D3
D2
SW2
ON
1
ALM
PRE
2
SW2 Settings
1-5, Address ( Max 31 )
6, Configuration set to OFF
7, Not used
8, LED Setting
ON = Flash OFF = Steady
3
ADDRESS
DBA
DFT
4
U9
5
NOM
U3
6
SYSTEM
COMMON
LED
OUTPUTS
(CN5)
RST
LT
7
8
INPUTS
BM
LEDS FLASH
BI
1
ON
EVC
SW7
2
NOT FITTED
FOR FACP
3
BZ
4
U10
FACTORY
USE ONLY
CPU RESET
1
N/O
27V O/P
5
SW5
SW4
LAMP
RESET
SW6
BUZZER
MUTE
6
7
8
RL1
N/C
C
B
SH
- +
RS485 O/P
To Next LED Mimic
if Required
LEDS 1-8
(CN1)
4
LAMP
TEST
TB4
CN1
9
10
U7
11
12
TB5
13
14
LEDS 9-16
(CN1)
15
A
Must be Voltage
Free Contact
2
SW3
0V
Programable I/P
GPI
Voltage Free Changeover
Contacts max 1A
U8
3
CN7
Relay O/P
LED
Q1
U5
16
Fit Link K1 to
Last Mimic Only
OUT
TB3
CN2
17
U2
18
19
K1
20
U6
21
22
LEDS 17-24
(CN1)
23
CN3
SH
B
+
RS485 I/P
From TB1 CIC
BZ1
A
24
25
27V IN
+
GND
26
IN
TB1
27
28
U4
29
302-7150 MAR 1999
-
5.11
INSTALLATION,
HY1
Fit Link K2
for Buzzer
to Sound
LEDS 25-32
(CN1)
30
31
32
CN4
Q2
+ - K2
CN6
Aux 5V 500mA O/P
for LED Expansion
Figure 32: Remote LED Mimic Board
Page 30
Iq = 8mA
FIREFINDER SERIES II
OPERATION
INSTALLATION,
COMMISSIONING
LED DISPLAY
BRD85MOTB102/06/06
DBA
SW2
NORM
5
BELLISO
6
EVAC
7
0V
8
BZ+
9
REMOTE BUZZER
BZ-
8
NOM
N/O
N/C
C
CN2
10
SW6
11
12
13
FIT K1 ON
LAST MIMIC
ONLY
K1
14
15
16
U6
CN3
OUT
B
SH
A
+
-
27
ZONE 25 - 32
28
8
9
BUZZER
MU TE
17
18
19
20
21
RS485 IN FROM
FIREFINDER CIC
1.2K Max
22
23
24
U4
CN4
IN
B
SH
26
OV +27 GND
TB4
CN4
SW4
+
24
7
U7
U2
TB1
23
6
SW5
BZ1
22
32
5
LAMP
TEST
LAMP
RESET
GPI
21
LED
4
SW3
RL1
OV +27
20
CN1
3
A
TB3
ZONE 17 - 24
CN3
19
BZ
2
TB3
18
31
U10
1
TB5
16
30
EVC
X1
Q1
CN7
15
29
BM
BI
0V
14
25
LT
CPU RESET
U5
ZONE 9 - 16
12
13
Termination Board
Mounts directly
to the top of the
Remote LED
Indicator Brd
RST
LEDS FLASH
TB4
11
CN2
FLT
SYSTEM
U8
10
17
DBA
5
ON
1
BUZZMTE
PRE
FACTORY
USE ONLY
4
ALM
ADDRESS
SW7
N/F
TB2
LMPTEST
ZONE 1 - 8
3
MIMRST
CN5
2
2
CN1
TB5B
RESET SW
LAMP TEST SW
BUZZER MUTE SW
BELL ISOLATE SW
EVACUATION SW
U9
4
3
1
TB1
OUT
FLT
D4
D3
U3
7
PREALM
NORMAL FAULT
D2
6
CN5
TB5A
ALARM
PRE-ALARM
DBA
FAULT
NORMAL
ALM
POWER ON
ON
OFF
&
25
26
27
28
29
30
27VDC
31
32
HY1
FIT K2
FOR BUZZER
Q2
K2
CN6
LED AUX 5V
POWER OUT
302 715 REMOTE LED INDICATOR BOARD
Figure 33: Mimic Output Termination Board Connections
Page 31
FIREFINDER SERIES II
OPERATION
INSTALLATION,
D1
RESET
TB1
RESET SW
LED DISPLAY
U9
CN5
8
PRE
6
ADDRESS
DBA
FLT
5
D3
NOM
4
3
EVACUATION SW
D4
D3
U3
ALM
DBA
1
D4
N OR M
SYSTEM
RST
LT
2
DFCT
ON
BELL ISOL
EVAC
BELL ISOLATE SW
NORMAL FAULT
D2
SW2
&
7
LAMP TST
BZ MUTE
BUZZER MUTE SW
POWER ON
ON
OFF
ALARM
D2
LAMP TEST SW
COMMISSIONING
LEDS FLASH
BM
BI
SW7
N/F
CN1
EVC
X1
U8
BZ
TB2
CPU RESET
U5
U10
FACTORY
USE ONLY
REMOTE BUZZER
BZ-
BZ+
D21
PRE-ALM
Q1
2
3
4
SW3
5
LAMP
TEST
N/O
TB4
RL1
LAMP
RESET
C
TB5
BUZZER
MUTE
0V
D6
TB3
+27 OV SCR TX- TX+
D7
D8
D9
SW4
8
CN2
9
10
SW6
11
12
13
FIT K1 ON
LAST MIMIC
ONLY
K1
GPI
CN2
7
14
15
16
U6
U2
CN3
OUT
16 WAY RIBBON
6
SW5
U7
N/C
D5
LED
1
CN7
26 WAY RIBBON
CN1
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
TB1
BZ1
U4
CN4
25
26
27
28
29
IN
27VDC+
+27 OV GND SCR TX- TX+
D11
24
+
D10
IF APPICABLE ONLY
LOWER SECTION
OF BOARD IS USED
FOR ZONES 17 - 32
RS485 IN FROM
FIREFINDER CIC
1.2K Max
30
31
32
HY1
D12
FIT K2
FOR BUZZER
Q2
D13
K2
CN6
LED AUX 5V
POWER OUT
16 WAY RIBBON
D14
CN3
302 715 REMOTE LED INDICATOR BOARD
D15
D16
IF APPLICABLE CN3, CN4 CONNECT TO CN2, CN3
RESPECTIVELY OF 2nd REMOTE EXPANSION LED
BOARD FOR ZONES 17 - 32
D17
D18
302 733 REMOTE
EXPANSION LED BOARD
D19
D20
Figure 34: LED Expansion Board Layout and Wiring to the Indicator Board
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FIREFINDER SERIES II
OPERATION
5.12
INSTALLATION,
COMMISSIONING
&
High Level Interface Expander
Hardware
The High Level Interface Expander consists of a serial port under the control of a microcontroller.
Communications between the FACP and this board is via the RS485 control bus with each board
having a dedicated link and selectable 4 bit address.
SHD
RS485
+ -
R31
C61
JTAG
D6
C71
C74
Q1
R34
COMMS
M3
U13
R33
POWER
CN8
D4
ZD6
TH6 D8 C70
C72
R10
C26
C51
C48
ADDRESS
LSB
MSB
D7
C73
U11
R16
C58
R25
C57
C55
R30
R24
5V
C62 C56
TP88
C67
D5
N1236
R32
D2
R21
C36
U9
C54 C50
C60
C66
CN7
M2 T1
R23
D3
L6
TB3
U10
RN7
ZDN1
R28
ZD5
0V
D1
R20
C49
L5
M1
+
TH5
R14
R18
R19
C41
C47
0V
C32 R35
U6
C34
C40
C53
C59
R29
R27
R26
C65
C64
0V
+27V
C52
C25
R11
X1
C46
C63
TP2
C27
R12
C37
R17
LK3 U8
FACP 0V
C42 R22 C43
+
ETHERNET
ZD4
C15
C33
R8 R9
C24
U3
C45
-
R6 R7
U2
C68
+27V
RS485
EOL
L2
L1
R4
C20
C23
C44
LK2
C29
C38
U7
L3
L4
TB2
12/10/2009
BRD43SPB4C35
R3
R15
U5
U4
C28
C14
C31
FACP
COMMS
CN5 CN4
3.3V0V
R5
C22
C19
TP1
U1
FACP
EOL
C18
TP89
C30 C21
RN6
RN5
C17
R1
C13
C10
C11
C12
C7
C9
C8
SHD
C6
-
R2
RN4
RN3
C16
SHD -
RN2
RN1
R13
C1
CN2
CN3
SHD
ZD3
+
CN1
+
POWER
-
+
ZD2
FACP BUS
SERIAL
PARALLEL
TH2
TH1
ZD1
TB1 RS485
SERIAL
U12
R36
ZDN2
1 2 3 4
SW1
Figure 35: High Level Interface Expander PCB Layout
Note: See Section 17 for Addressing Details (SW1)
Software
The port supports the following protocols:HLI – Functionality matches the FireFinder (8510/8610) panel which supports text or positive ack
protocol. Configurable attributes are: logical output, physical output, alarm output, pre-alarm output,
fault output, disable output and descriptors
SmartGraphics interface -
Serial Port or RS485 Port
MODBUS interface -
Serial Port or RS485 Port
EV3000 -
RS485 port
RS 232
RS 485
CN17
MAIN CONTROL BOARD (BRD85MBA)
RJ45
+
CN13
CN14
+
-
SHD
TB1 RS485
CN20
D13
SERIAL
CH16
PARALLEL
CH15
CN2
CN15
2
CH8 CH6
LK3
FACP 0V
+
MODBUS
U8
+27V
-
0V
ADDRESS
LSB
MSB
D7
COMMS
D6
C74
POWER
TB3
ZDN2
1 2 3 4
SW1
1
RS 232
RJ45
U11
CH8
LK2
+27V
RN17
0V
RN20
FACP
EOL
HLI CONTROLLER
(BRD43SPB)
CN8
SLAVE CPU
(302-6692)
SLAVE CPU
(302-6692)
CN1
U14
CN1
CPU BOARD
(BRD85CPU)
U13
CN1
SLAVE CPU
(302-6692)
U15
CN2
CN5 CN4
SHD -
c
RS485
EOL
+
CN2
LOOP COMMS
CN2
FACP
COMMS
1
CN2
SHD
CN18
1
a b
3
c
1
a b
-
4
CN11
RS 485
CH8
U10
PARALLEL
CN10
PSU MONITOR
BRIGADE I/F
27V IN
+
-
SHD
TB1 RS485
D14
SERIAL
TP3
CN16
C12
+
CN7
CN2
CN6
-
CH2
CN1
BZ1
PRINTER
SHD -
FACP
EOL
LK2
CN5
-
HLI CONTROLLER
(BRD43SPB)
EV3000
HLI
LK3 U8
FACP 0V
+
+27V
0V
+27V
FRONT PANEL
0V
ADDRESS
LSB
MSB
D7
COMMS
D6
C74
POWER
CN8
TB3
ZDN2
1 2 3 4
SW1
RS 232
RJ45
-
SHD
TB1 RS485
PARALLEL
SERIAL
RS 485
+
+
CN2
SHD
CN5 CN4
SHD -
FACP
COMMS
RS485
EOL
+
FACP
EOL
0V
+27V
HLI CONTROLLER
(BRD43SPB)
-
+
LK3
FACP 0V
BMS
Nurse Call
U8
+27V
ADDRESS
LSB
MSB
D6
C74
Figure 36: Example of High Level Interfaces
Page 33
D7
COMMS
TB3
POWER
CN3
EXPANSION LEDS
CN5 CN4
+
CN4
EXPANSION PANEL
RS485
EOL
FACP
COMMS
CN2
LK2
CN21
+
SHD
R17
0V
MODEM
CN8
CN8
TH1
CH1
ZDN2
1 2 3 4
SW1
FIREFINDER SERIES II
OPERATION
COMMISSIONING
&
Communications Extender Board
The Communications Extender Board is mounted inside the FACP and provides protected RS485
communications and 27VDC to the SmartTerminal Termination Board/s and LCD/s and LED
Mimics.
CH16
+ CN20
TB1
RJ45
CABLE
LOOP COMMS
L2
RN20
ZD3
TH1
TH2
ZD2
+24VDC
TB4
0V
SHIELD +24V 0V
RS485 OUT
SHIELDED COMMS CABLE
L1
C15
RN17
COM
L6
C12
M2
M1
COMMUNICATIONS EXTENDER BOARD
CN2
FACP MAIN
BOARD
IN
TO NEXT SmartTerminal
or LED MIMIC
BRD82LTB2
CN18
27VDC
IN
OUT
CN4 CN5
CN3
OUT
TO AVAILABLE 27VDC
CONNECTOR (3 WAY)
Figure 37: Communications Extender Board PCB Layout
RS 232
RS 485
CN17
MAIN CONTROL BOARD (BRD85MBA)
RJ45
+
CN13
CN14
-
+
SHD
TB1 RS485
CN20
D13
SERIAL
CH16
PARALLEL
CH15
CN2
CN15
2
CN18
CH8 CH6
FACP
COMMS
SHD -
LK2
-
LK3
FACP 0V
+
MODBUS
U8
+27V
0V
RN17
0V
ADDRESS
LSB
MSB
C74
POW ER
D6
D7
COMMS
CN8
TB3
ZDN2
1 2
3 4
SW1
1
RS 232
RJ45
U11
CH8
FACP
EOL
+27V
RN20
SLAVE CPU
(302-6692)
SLAVE CPU
(302-6692)
CPU BOARD
(BRD85CPU)
CN1
CN1
U14
CN1
SLAVE CPU
(302-6692)
U15
U13
CN5 CN4
+
CN2
LOOP COMMS
CN2
c
CN2
RS485
EOL
HLI CONTROLLER
(BRD43SPB)
1
CN2
SHD
3
c
1
a b
1
a b
-
4
CN11
RS 485
CH8
U10
PARALLEL
CN10
PSU MONITOR
BRIGADE I/F
27V IN
CN16
+
C12
CN7
-
+
SHD
TB1 RS485
D14
SERIAL
TP3
CN2
CN6
-
R17
CN3
RS485
EOL
+
CN1
BZ1
CN5
FRONT PANEL
PRINTER
SHD -
EXPANSION LEDS
HLI CONTROLLER
(BRD43SPB)
FACP
COMMS
CH2
CN4
EXPANSION PANEL
CN5 CN4
CN21
+
CN2
FACP
EOL
LK2
MODEM
SHD
CN8
TH1
CH1
EV3000
HLI
+27V
CN17
MAIN CONTROL BOARD (BRD85MBA)
CH16
0V
CH15
-
LK3
FACP 0V
+
U8
CN20
+27V
D13
ADDRESS
LSB
MSB
0V
CN14
3
CN8
4
2
CN2
C74
D7
ZDN2
1 2
3 4
SW1
CN2
LOOP COMMS
CN2
1
c
1
a b
1
a b
D6
CN18
CN11
POW ER
TB3
CN15
COMMS
CN13
c
RS 232
RJ45
RS 485
TB1 RS485
SHD
RS485
EOL
HLI CONTROLLER
(BRD43SPB)
FACP
COMMS
CN5 CN4
+
SHD -
CH8 CH6
-
+
CN2
SHD
1
FACP
EOL
LK2
U11
CH8
SERIAL
PARALLEL
SLAVE CPU
(302-6692)
SLAVE CPU
(302-6692)
RN17
-
CN1
U14
RN20
+
U13
CN1
CPU BOARD
(BRD85CPU)
CN2
CN1
SLAVE CPU
(302-6692)
U15
BMS
CH8
0V
+27V
U10
TP3
D14
-
LK3
FACP 0V
+
Nurse Call
U8
+27V
CN10
PSU MONITOR
BRIGADE I/F
ADDRESS
LSB
MSB
27V IN
0V
CN16
C12
CN7
+
CN2
CH1
C74
POW ER
CN8
D6
R17
CN21
MODEM
D7
COMMS
TB3
CN6
CN8
TH1
ZDN2
1 2
3 4
SW1
CH2
CN3
CN4
EXPANSION PANEL
CN1
BZ1
EXPANSION LEDS
FRONT PANEL
PRINTER
CN5
CN17
MAIN CONTROL BOARD (BRD85MBA)
CH15
CH16
SmartTerminal
CN20
D13
CN13
RJ45
CN14
CN15
3
2
CN18
CN2
CN2
c
RN20
SLAVE CPU
(302-6692)
SLAVE CPU
(302-6692)
CN1
CN1
SLAVE CPU
(302-6692)
U13
U14
CN1
CPU BOARD
(BRD85CPU)
CN2
TB4
TB1
LOOP COMMS
CN2
1
c
1
a b
1
a b
U15
- C OM
+
RS485 OUT
+ 24V 0 V
POWER OUT
COMMUNICATIONS
EXTENDER BOARD
RN17
CN3
CN2
BRD82LTB2
4
CN11
CN4
Ancilliary Module
(Agent Release Module,
Fire Fan Module,
8 Way Switch Indicator)
1
CN5
U11
CH8
CH8 CH6
CH8
U10
RJ45
TP3
D14
CN10
PSU MONITOR
BRIGADE I/F
27V IN
CN16
C12
16 Way
CN7
CN6
R17
CN2
CH1
+
TH1
MODEM
CN21
CN8
CH2
16 Way
CN3
CN4
EXPANSION PANEL
CN1
BZ1
EXPANSION LEDS
CN5
FRONT PANEL
PRINTER
16 Way
CN17
MAIN CONTROL BOARD (BRD85MBA)
CH15
CH16
CN20
D13
CN13
16 Way
CN14
CN15
4
3
2
CN18
CN11
CN2
CN2
c
CN3
CN4
CN2
TB1
CN1
2 WIRE & SHIELD
RS422 COMMS IN
CN5
LOOP COMMS
CN2
1
1
a b
c
1
a b
SLAVE CPU
(302-6692)
RN20
RN17
TB2
1
2 WIRE & SHIELD
RS422 COMMS OUT
NETWORK
INTERFACE
BOARD
CPU
SLAVE CPU
(302-6692)
CN1
CN1
27V OUT
TB3
ISOLATE
SWITCH
U11
D2
SW1
CH8
CH8 CH6
CH8
U10
D E B UG
TP3
SW2
RESET
CN2
+
CN21
R17
CH2
CN3
CN4
EXPANSION PANEL
EXPANSION LEDS
T E RM
ACTIVE
CN7
CN6
MODEM
NET IN
ACTIVE
CN10
PSU MONITOR
BRIGADE I/F
C12
CN8
TH1
NET OUT
ACTIVE
N1236
D14
CN16
CH1
CN6
CPU BOARD
(BRD85CPU)
U13
U14
CN1
SLAVE CPU
(302-6692)
U15
CN2
27V IN
5.13
INSTALLATION,
CN8
CN7
CN1
BZ1
FRONT PANEL
CN5
PRINTER
27V IN/OUT
Figure 38: Example of Networking Configurations
Note: Maximum distances between panels = 1.2km if greater distances are required a rs422
Repeater (black box 352a or 352a-f) is to be fitted every 1.2km after the first 1.2km.
Cable to be used = Belden 8132 or 9842 two pair shielded.
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FIREFINDER SERIES II
OPERATION
5.14
INSTALLATION,
COMMISSIONING
&
SmartTerminal
SmartTerminal connects to the FireFinder Fire Alarm Control Panel (FACP) via the RS485
multidrop communication port. Generally it is designed to be used anywhere where the status of the
FACP is required to be monitored by local personnel and limited control is required.
 Have front panel controls that allow the resetting of alarms and activation/silencing of alarm
devices. Enabling operational access to the controls is via a key-switch;
 Reports events from devices that are accessible to the host FACP. For example if the host
FACP is configured with global access then the connected SmartTerminal reports events
from all devices. If the host FACP is configured as local then the connected SmartTerminal
reports events from devices that are directly connected to the host FACP.
SmartTerminal has been designed for use with the FireFinder series of FACP’s.
 4 line by 40 character LCD with backlight and navigation keys   keys allow the
SmartTerminal to be used for FACP operation and interrogation. Note the backlight is only
energised when alarms are present, a key has been pressed or controls enable key switch is
enabled
 Buzzer and system Reset.
 System expansion capabilities / options:
 A wide range of secure user functions. This includes the ability to disable / re-enable a large
number of system functions.
 Flush or surface mountable enclosure.
 Controls have tactile and audible feedback of operation.
 All terminals cater for 2.5mm cables.
5.14.1 Overview
SmartTerminal consists of two PCBs;
1. SmartTerminal Termination Board. A Termination Board is mounted in each SmartTerminal
to protect and interface the RS485 communications and 27VDC supply to the LCD Board
2. BRD82ZICC – Control, LCD Communications and LCD Driver Board
Note: A maximum of 30 SmartTerminal’s may be connected to the communications bus over a
distance of approximately 1.2Kms
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FIREFINDER SERIES II
OPERATION
5.14.2 Mechanical
INSTALLATION,
COMMISSIONING
&
SmartTerminal can be supplied in three variants Slim Line ABS (externally powered) BX1 ABS
(externally powered) and BX1 ABS (internally powered) and consists of;
Note: A Communications Extender Board will be required if the Comms Bus in the FACP is fully
utilised and / or if one is not fitted.
The front door of the ABS version is locked by way of two clips on the right hand side of the cabinet.
A special locating key which has two raised pins that are inserted into the side of the cabinet unlocks
the door.
DOOR RELEASE PINS
DOOR RELEASE PINS
Figure 39: ABS Door Key and Front Panel Add On Card Surround Release Clip
KNOCKOUTS
TOP ( x15 )
BACK ( x 4 )
KEY HOLE
MOUNTING
HOLE
CN1
Q1
Q7
KEY HOLE
MOUNTING
HOLE
TB2
CN3
U1
D25
+
D26
- COM
RS485 IN
TB1
- COM
+
RS485 OUT
TB3 TB4
+24V 0V
+24V 0V
POWER IN POWER OUT
BRD82LTB2-
R47 R45 R43
R12 R46 R42
LCD
CN1
BRD82ICC2-
28/04/2006
CN2
DISCHARGE POINT
TOUCH HERE FIRST
CONFIG
U2
CN5
SW27
U3
LK1
C9
U4
RN2
D35
D2
D3
D4
D5
RN1
D6
D7
R13
D8
C12
U5
BZ 1
C13
LCDA Main
Control PCB
CN6
BRD82LTB
R15
C16
R16
C17
SW28
TH1
RN3
U7
U8
X1
U10
D17
KEYSWITCH
R44
R14
C15
RESET
U6
DIAGNOSTIC
C22
C21
U9
R19
C19
C20
RN4
U11
C23
D13
D9
R20
Q2
CAB2116
RN5
5
4
7 6
LK1
Q4
D31
R23
PRINTER
RN9
U12
RN8
CN8
D23
D32
D 24
Q6
BRD82ICC
CN7
D19
D20
D29
D11
D15
CN7
PWR LINK
CN11
CN10
R35
U15
KEY HOLE
MOUNTING
HOLE
D10
D14
RN10
3 2
8
D22
U14
Q3
CN9
D18
RN7
1
R34 R32 C36 C29 C26 C25
D21
PWR LINK
R30
CN12
Q5
D16
D12
RN13
D24
CN10
CN11
CN12
TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD
TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD
ORDER CODE
ORDER CODE
SERIAL NO
I/P VOLTAGE
27VDC
I/P CURRENT
SERIAL NO
ADDRESS
TESTED
QA APPR
DATE OF MAN
I/P VOLTAGE
CERTIFICATE OF
COMPLIANCE No.
12 mm
27VDC
N1236
I/P CURRENT
COMPLIANCE &
CONFIGURATION LABEL
R 6mm.
ADDRESS
TESTED
QA APPR
DATE OF MAN
CERTIFICATE OF
COMPLIANCE No.
FRONT DOOR HINGES
N1236
Figure 40: Typical Layout (Externally Powered) and Location of Keyholes
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5.14.3 Installation & Cabling
INSTALLATION,
COMMISSIONING
&
The Communications Extender Board should be mounted into the FACP and cabled as shown
below.
It should be noted the Communications Extender Board and its supporting plate is mounted in a
piggy back fashion onto one of the loop / zone boards.
EARTH
STUD
FRONT PANEL CONTROL
2 LOOP TERMINATION BOARD OR
16Z CONVENTIONAL BOARD
EXT
+35V
B
L2+ L1-
A
L2+ L1-
EXT
+35V
EXT
+35V
B
L2+ L1-
MAINS
INPUT
TB3
EXT
+35V
CN5
BELL2
-
ENSURE CN13 - 15 ARE FITTED
WITH PIN ENTRY SIDE FACING
THE BOTTOM OF THE BOARD
CN13
A
L2+ L1-
CN20
FUSE BLOCK
CN17
MAIN CONTROL CARD
+
RJ45
CN14
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
+
TB4 AUXILIARY
NO C NC
+24V 0 V
POW ER OUT
BRD82LTB2
25/11/2005
CH8 CH6
TB4
U11
CH8
COMMS
EXTENDER
BOARD
MOUNTED
ABOVE
TB1
ON
- COM
R S 4 8 5 OUT
+
SLAVE CPU
L6
SLAVE CPU
L1
Z D2
C 12
SLAVE CPU
T H2
CPU BOARD
T H1
20 WAY
1
L2
CN5
CN1
CN1
CN1
U14
Z D3
M1
CN4
U13
C 15
LOOP COM M S
M2
CN3
C N2
+ -
1
1
1
16 WAY
CN2
TB5 WARN SYS
+ NO C NC
CN18
CN2
CH8
POWER
SUPPLY
UNIT
AUX POWER O/P
+ + -
2
CN2
c
a b
COMMUNICATIONS EXTENDER BOARD
3
c
a b
CN2
4
CN11
U15
BELL1
-
CN15
U10
TB2
CN3
TP3
D14
CN1
CN10
FAULT
NO C NC
27V IN
10 WAY
C12
CN7
CN6
CN21
+
CN2
+ -
R17
M ODEM
TH1
CH1
CN2
CH2
ISOLATE
NO C NC
CN8
CN3
TB6
PSU M ONITOR
B RIGADE I/F
CN16
CN3
CN4
CN1
BZ1
E XPANSION LEDS
CN5
FRONT PANEL
PRINTER
CN3
CN2
CN4
POWER
TX1
BRIGADE PSU
MONITOR
BOARD
BATT FAIL
C
26 WAY
VALVE MON
NO C NC
10 WAY
3 WAY
CN1
ALARM
NO C NC
E XPANSION PANEL
CN3
- +
TB10
27v
In
HY1
CN6
+ IN -
DOOR SW DBA/MCP
SGD II
+ BAT -
CN2
- +
PRINTER
(OEM1447)
GENERAL INDICATOR
CARD
CN1
5V
OUT
3 WAY
PRINTER MOUNTING BRACKET
C N5 C N4
U8
CN1
NETWORK I/F
BOARD
PARALLEL
C N2
D6
C 74
CN2
LK 3
FA C P 0V
D7
1 2 3 4
A D D R ESS
LS B
MSB
SERIAL
+
ZD N2
SW1
-
R S 4 85
EOL
HLI
CONTROLLER
CN8
FACP
COMMS
CN3
FA CP
E OL
COMMS
CN7
+
-
T B2
+
POWER
+
-
SHD
LK 2
S HD
SHD -
S HD
+ 2 7V
T B1
0V
-
+ 2 7V
+
0V
+
C N8
OPTIONAL NETWORKING BOARDS
NETWORK INTERFACE CARD
HLI CONTROLLER CARD.
NOTE: POSITION MAY VARY AS SHOWN
AND IS FOR INDICATION ONLY.
T B3
TB 3
PRINTER PSU
C/W CAB2153
FRONT DOOR AND FRONT INNER DOOR
REAR VIEW SHOWING INSTALLED BOARDS
ON FRONT INNER DOOR AND WIRING DETAILS
S HD
CPU
U15
U13
CN2
U11
CN5
U14
U10
CN4
T B 1 RS485
a b
c
CABINET BACKPAN VIEW SHOWING MODULES
FITTED TO THE BACKPAN AND WIRING DETAILS
TO BATTERIES
Figure 41: FACP Internal Layout
SmartTerminal is then connected to the FACP as shown below.
SHIELDED COMMS CABLE
FACP FRONT PANEL CONTROL
+24VDC
RJ45
CABLE
CN17
CH16
MAIN CONTROL BOARD
CH15
D13
CN20
CN13
SHIELD
0V
CN14
CN15
2
TB1
CN18
1
1
CN2
CN2
LOOP COMMS
a b
CN2
c
- COM
+
RS485 OUT
U15
L2
SLAVE CPU
CN2
SLAVE CPU
SLAVE CPU
RN20
+24V 0 V
POWER OUT
L1
RN17
ZD3
TH2
TH1
C15
ZD2
L6
C12
U13
CPU BOARD
CH8
CH8 CH6
M1
CN2
U11
M2
CN1
CN1
CN1
COMMUNICATIONS EXTENDER BOARD
1
U14
TB4
BRD82LTB2
3
c
1
a b
25/11/2005
4
CN11
CN3
CH8
CN4
U10
TP3
D14
CN10
CN5
PSU MONITOR
BRIGADE I/F
27V IN
CN16
CN7
CN6
CN8
MODEM
R17
+
CN21
TH1
CH1
CN2
CH2
CN3
CN4
EXPANSION PANEL
CN1
BZ1
EXPANSION LEDS
FRONT PANEL
CN5
PRINTER
FACP CABINET
CN3
CN1
EXPANSION LEDS
TO AVAILABLE 27VDC
CONNECTOR (3 WAY)
RS485
OUT
VDC
IN
-
COM
TB2
TB3 TB4
+
+24V 0 V +24V 0 V
POWER IN POWER OUT
CN1
LK1 NOT FITTED
TO
LCD
- COM
RS485 IN
TB1
- COM
+
RS485 OUT
TB3 TB4
+24V 0V +24V 0V
POWER IN POWER OUT
BRD82LTB2
+
CN1
COM
BRD82LTB2
-
VDC 0V
OUT
03/05/2006
TB1
TB2
+
TO
LCD
TO NEXT LCDA
MAXIMUM OF 30
+24V
LK1 MUST BE FITTED TO
THE LAST BOARD ON
THE COMMS BUS
SmartTerminal 1
TERMINATION BOARD No.2
TERMINATION BOARD No.1
Figure 42: Connecting SmartTerminal’s to the FACP
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RS485
IN
SmartTerminal 2
(IF FITTED)
FIREFINDER SERIES II
OPERATION
5.14.4 Setting the Address
INSTALLATION,
COMMISSIONING
&
Open the front door; locate the “CONFIG” button situated on the left hand side of the PCB and press
for 3 seconds. The buzzer and “Config” LED will double beep and flash respectively to indicate that
the Configuration mode has been entered. The LCD will now display the Configuration screen. This
screen consists of the code version number, current address and four adjustment markers. These
markers A-, A+, C-, and C+ are used to indicate the keys that adjust the address and LCD contrast.
Use the “PREVIOUS (A-) and NEXT” (A+) keys to select the desired address. The default value for
this address is 255 which is not a valid SmartTerminal address. The user must then select an
address value from 1 to 30, i.e. the same address as that set in the FACP. The keys corresponding
to C- (ACK) and C+ (RESET) are used in a similar manner to decrease and increase the LCD
contrast level. There is audible feedback for all key presses.
Once the address has been set press the “CONFIG” button again for 3 seconds and the screen will
return to its default and the “DIANOSTIC” LED will return to a slow flash. This slow flash indicates
SmartTerminal and the FACP are communicating normally i.e. the LED flashes if communications
data is being received from the FACP.
Note: If the address is not set within the time out period of approximately 75 seconds
SmartTerminal will return to its normal state.
Note: Each SmartTerminal must have its own individual address.
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5.14.5 Operation
INSTALLATION,
COMMISSIONING
&
The operation of SmartTerminal can be considered to be in one of three states, these are;
1. Power up - when the SmartTerminal is initialising
2. Normal - when the SmartTerminal address has been set and is communicating with the
FACP, reporting normal / abnormal conditions and controlling the FACP via the front panel
controls
3. Fault where the SmartTerminal is in fault and/or is unable to communicate with the FACP.
Power Up
The LCD displays a message telling the operator SmartTerminal is being powered up and that the
hardware is being initialised. Once the hardware has been successfully initialised set the address
and SmartTerminal should automatically transition to the normal state. Should a failure occur on
power up press the “CONFIG” button located on the LCD PCB (see Figure 5) and check the address
is correct.
Normal
The Normal state is entered from the “Power-up” or a return from the “Fault” state and is displayed
on the LCD if the SmartTerminal is communicating with the FACP and operating correctly. In this
state the front panel Power indicator is illuminated.
Fault
SmartTerminal enters the Fault state upon;
 A hardware failure
 LCD module failure or
 A loss of communications with the FACP (indicated by the “DIAGNOSTIC” LED – not
flashing and the “no communications“ message being displayed)
In a Fault condition the front panel NORMAL indicator is extinguished and the details of the fault are
displayed on the LCD. The FACP will also indicate a fault in a similar manner.
Access levels
There are two levels of access.
Access level 1 only the silence buzzer, previous, next and override front panel controls are
operative. All other controls operate in access level 2.
Access level 2 is entered when the key-switch is in the ENABLED position.
Figure 43: Keyswitch in the Disabled Position
Figure 44: Keyswitch in the Enabled position
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OPERATION
5.14.6 SmartTerminal Controls and Indicators
COMMISSIONING
&
All controls, except for the Enable / Disable keyswitch, are of a momentary push button style.
Figure 45: SmartTerminal Front Panel Layout
5.14.7 SMARTTERMINAL Screen Format
There are 3 events that can be reported and displayed by SmartTerminal. The types of event are;
1. Fire
2. Faults
3. Disables.
The types of events are only associated with loop devices and detectors hence faults associated
with modules, loops O/C – S/C, power supplies and so forth are not reported on the LCD.
The SmartTerminal has front panel indicators for each type of event. When the SmartTerminal is
configured not to report a type of event and that event type is present (and the corresponding front
panel indicator is illuminated on the SmartTerminal), then a standard information screen is
displayed on the LCD stating the system is not normal and the operator should see the FACP.
FIRE: If configured the screen format for reporting fire condition is:
<point location>
FIRE
<point descriptor>
<type>
<date> <time>
CONTROL*
FIRE XXX OF XXX
ZONE
Fault: If configured the screen format for reporting fault condition is:
<point location>
FAULT
<point descriptor>
<type>
<date> <time>
CONTROL*
FIRE XXX OF XXX
ZONE
Note: The fault types only relate to devices.
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OPERATION
INSTALLATION,
COMMISSIONING
&
In the event of a loss of communications, for a period of greater than 15 seconds
the LCDA will default to the No Communications screen. The format for this screen
is:
No Communication
Device Isolate / Disables: If configured the screen format for reporting loop / sensor / zone disable
condition is:
<point location>
DISABLED
<point descriptor>
<type>
<date> <time>
CONTROL*
FIRE XXX OF XXX
ZONE
Normal / Default: The format for reporting that everything is normal is:
<DATE> <TIME>
<SYSTEM STATUS>
The screen is only displayed when there are no alarms, fault or disables on the panel.
The default screen is only displayed when there are no device alarms, device faults or device
disables present on the system. The highest priority current system status will be displayed and can
be one of the following listed in order of highest to lowest priority:
1.
“SYSTEM EVACUATE”
2.
“SYSTEM FIRE”
3.
“TRIAL EVACUATION”
4.
“SYSTEM DBA”
5.
“SGD INTERLOCK”
6.
“SOUNDERS INOPERATIVE
7.
“SYSTEM GENERAL FAULT”
8.
“SYSTEM PRE-ALARM”
9.
“SYSTEM EMERGENCY”
10. “SYSTEM SECURITY”
11. “SYSTEM USER”
12. “SYSTEM DISABLE”
13. “PARTIAL DISABLE”
14. “SYSTEM NORMAL”
Config: The Config screen displays the following
VX.X (software version number
Address
A- A+ C- C+
A - , A+ : adjusts the address 1 to 30, 30 being the maximum number of SmartTerminal’s that can
be connected to the FACP, (default is 255 which is not a valid address).
The function keys perform the following;
A – press “Previous”
A+ press “Next”
C - C+: decreases [-] and increases [+] the LCD contrast level.
The function keys perform the following;
C – press “Silence Buzzer”
C+ press “Reset”
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INSTALLATION,
COMMISSIONING
&
OPERATION
5.14.8 Setting the SmartTerminal Controller Configuration in ConfigManager
Right click on the Controller icon and select “Edit Module Types” to bring up the following screen/s.
Figure 46: The Controller Edit / Add Module Types Screens
Click within the check box to “tick” the
check box and click OK. Double click on the
Controller to open the Panel screen and the SmartTerminal tab should now be visible along with the
other installed functions.
5.14.9 Setting the SmartTerminal Reporting Parameters in ConfigManager
To set the SmartTerminal parameters click on the SmartTerminal tab and the following screen will
be displayed. Under the assigned SmartTerminal Card designator, 1 to 30, click in the Active box to
change the “N” (NO not fitted) to “Y” (YES fitted) and then enter or type in a “Description”. The
description should be a name given to the SmartTerminal (LCDA) or its physical location. Double
click in each of the “Report” boxes to display and set the, “Y” (Yes reports the parameter) and “N”
(No does not report the parameter) “Alarms, Faults, Disables” parameters that SmartTerminal will
display on each SmartTerminal at each location.
Note: A maximum of 30 SmartTerminal’s can be used in the configuration of the FACP.
Note: In this case SmartTerminal
numbers 6 to 30 are not used.
Figure 47: Example of SmartTerminal Configuration Settings Screen
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INSTALLATION,
COMMISSIONING
&
In the above example Card 1 & 2;
 Are active
 Are situated in the factory floor area 8
 Will display all Alarms
 Will not display any Faults, and
 Will not display any Disables
Card 3
 Is active
 Is situated in the stores area
 Will display all Alarms
 Will display any Faults, and
 Will not display any Disables
Card 4 & 5
Are active
 Are situated in the security areas
 Will display all Alarms
 Will display any Faults, and
 Will display any Disables
5.14.10
Trouble Shooting Chart
Problem
Normal Supply LED not illuminated
FACP Earth Fault LED illuminated
FACP System Fault LED illuminated
FACP Warning System Fault LED
illuminated
RS485 Communication Bus not
working
Solution
Check supply voltage it should be set to 27.2VDC.
Nominal fault voltages are - Low = (<18VDC)
High = (> 28VDC )
Check all input and output cabling and wiring assemblies
for short to ground
Ensure correct panel configuration
Check all connections for loose wiring
Check correct E.O.L is fitted
Check wiring is connected correctly
Refer FACP LCD. This may identify where there is a break
in the communication line
Check the SmartTerminal Diagnostic Config LED is
flashing. If not the FACP is not communicating with the
SmartTerminal. Check the RS485 cabling.
If flashing check the SmartTerminal’s address.
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OPERATION
5.14.11
Specifications
INSTALLATION,
MECHANICAL
Dimensions ABS Cabinet: ( mm )
ENVIROMENTAL
Temperature:
Humidity:
INPUT POWER
Operating Voltage ( nominal ):
Operating Voltage ( minimum ):
Quiescent Current @ 26.5VDC:
Maximum Current:
Cabling Requirements:
COMMISSIONING
&
195mm (H) x 345mm (W) x 50mm (D)
-5ºC to + 55ºC
25% to 75%
27VDC
18VDC
12.4mA (back light, off buzzer off”)
43.8mA (back light on, buzzer on)
2 core 1.5 to 2.5mm²
Optional 27VDC Power Supply:
Batteries:
27VDC OUTPUTS
Auxiliary 27VDC Distribution Protection:
Cabling Requirements:
COMMUNICATIONS
Internal to FACP:
External to FACP:
Cabling Requirements:
Fault monitoring:
Maximum Number of SmartTerminal’s per FACP:
Maximum Distance (from FACP):
LCD
1.8A plus 400mA Battery Charging
12Ahr
24VDC 500mA Monitored
2 core 1.5 to 2.5mm²
RS485
RS485
Twisted pair plus power
O/C, S/C
30
1.2Kms.
4 line X 40 character - backlit
Note: A maximum of 30 SmartTerminal’s may be connected to the communications bus over a
distance of approximately 1.2Kms
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OPERATION
5.15
INSTALLATION,
COMMISSIONING
&
Printer
Specifications
 Printing method: directed impact dot matrix
 Interface: 8 bit parallel interface
 Printing mechanism: 4/6 pin shuttle
 Interface port: 26 PIN flat plug
5.15.1 Indicators and Buttons
The front panel has an LED indicator and two buttons SEL (SELECT), LF (LINE FEED).
Press to
Release
Mechanism
PUSH to lock Mechanism
TP
PUSH
Indicator
INDICATOR
Press and turn
to tighten ribbon
SEL Button
LF Button
SEL
LF
Ribbon
Cassette
Paper
Paper Cutter
Instructions
Figure 48: Printer Front Panel Layout (Front Cover Closed / Open)
Indicator
When the 3 colour LED indicator is illuminated;
 Red indicates the printer is offline with no paper;
 Green indicates the printer is On Line;
 Yellow indicates the printer is On Line with no paper; or if it is
 Off indicates the printer is Off Line or the printer is busy.
SEL Button
a) On Line / Off Line State
The printer enters the On Line state automatically when power is applied or on exiting from the SelfTest mode. (LED is green).
Press the SEL button, the LED is turned off and the printer goes Off Line.
Press the SEL button again, the LED turns on and the printer is On Line again.
Note: The printer will not receipt data when the printer is off line.
b) Pausing the Printer While It Is Printing.
Press the SEL button while the printer is printing, the printer will pause and enter the Off Line mode
after it finishes printing the row it was currently printing. The printer will continue to print when the
SEL button is pressed again.
c) Enter the HEX-DUMP mode
Remove power from the printer, press the SEL button, then reconnect the printer to the power
supply. The printer will enter the HEX-DUMP mode. In this mode any programs sent from the host
CPU will be printed out in Hexadecimal.
LF Button
While the printer is Off Line press and hold the LF button, paper feed will be initiated. Release the LF
button and the paper feed will be cancelled.
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OPERATION
Self-Test Mode
INSTALLATION,
COMMISSIONING
&
With power applied (green LED illuminated) push the SEL button. This will turn off
the LED. Press and hold in the LF button, then press the SEL button again and the printer will enter
the Self Test mode. Self-test will print out all the valid characters in the character sets.
Exit the Self-Test Mode:
After printing out the complete Self-Test list the printer will exit the mode automatically; or
Press the SEL button and the printer will immediately exit the Self-Test mode.
5.15.2 Maintenance
Installing the Ribbon Cassette
The printer has a factory loaded ink ribbon cassette. Remove the power from the printer.
Unlock the front cover by pushing down on the tab at the top of the front panel.
Push the mechanism release button in the top right corner to release the print head.
To remove the ribbon cassette gently pull out the left end then the right.
Replace the cassette by putting the right end of the new cassette slightly onto the drive axle then
gentle pushing the left end into the clips.
The left end of the cassette can only be pressed in after the right end has been correctly seated onto
the drive axle. If alignment is difficult it may be necessary to turn the knob on the cassette slightly.
Now check that the ribbon is tight across the face of the cassette, which is on the inside of the
cassette and across the paper. Turn the knob clockwise again if the ribbon is on the outside of the
cassette.
Mechanism
Release
Button
Hinges
PUSH
LED
Push
Buttons
Paper
Paper Cutter
Front Door
Locking Tab
Figure 49: Paper Access
Ribbon Replacement;
Push back the mechanism head and lock it, close the cover of the printer and reconnect the power.
Loading the Paper Roll
Disconnect the power, unlock and open the front cover.
Push down on the mechanism release button in the top right corner to release the head.
Lift the mechanism as shown below.
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INSTALLATION,
COMMISSIONING
&
Mechanism
Release
Button
Hinges
PUSH
LED
Push
Buttons
Paper
Note:
Front Door
Removed
Ink Ribbon
Cassette
Note:
Front Door
Removed
Replacement Paper Roll
Figure 50: Head Mechanism Rotation and Paper Roll Removal / Insertion
Take out the empty paper roll and roller
Put the new paper roll onto the paper roller and replace as shown above.
Connect to the power supply.
Press the SEL button to take the printer Off Line, (LED is off).
Press the LF button, (paper feed).
Feed the edge of the paper into the mechanism and allow it to feed through.
Once it established the paper is feeding through the head mechanism correctly press the SEL button
to stop the paper feed.
Return the printer head to its original position.
Pushing on the affixed label PUSH the head mechanism back into position.
Close the front cover.
Note #1: Press only on the PUSH label to return the head mechanism back into position.
Note #2: The above instructions are graphically displayed on the inside of the front cover.
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INSTALLATION,
OPERATION
5.15.3 Printer Connections and Jumpering
COMMISSIONING
&
Mounted on the back of the printer mechanism is the PCB that carries the;
 Connectors for interconnection to the Main Board,
 Jumper links required to set the programmed print modes; and
 Printer 5 volt DC Power Supply.
5V Power Supply
Connector to Main Board
C9
J2
J3
R2
R4
+
R3
U3
U2
C6
C19
C21
T1
D2
T4
C5
U8
U7
R9
J1 OPEN ESC Command Set
CLOSE UP Command Set
J2 OPEN ASCII Char Mode
CLOSE Chinese Mode
J3 OPEN UP-A Direction
CLOSE UP-T Direction
U5
C18
C8
T3
Connector to
Front Panel
LED & Switches
C7
R8
C4
T2
C12
C20
U4
X1
C2
C16
C15
C17
U6
C3
U1
UP-ATHZP
VER:CC 2002.1
-
C14
R7
C1
U9
R6
R1
R5
D1
J1
C13
R10
J6
R11
J7
Connector to Print Head
C22
J7 Select 12X12 (Pins 1/2) or 15X16 (Pins 2/3) Chinese Characters
Figure 51: PCB Layout
Jumper Settings
Designator
J1
J2 Set as
Default
J3
J7 Set as
Default
Jumper State
NOT Inserted
Inserted
Function
Selects ESC Commands
Selects UP Commands
NOT Inserted
Selects ASCII Character Printing Mode
Inserted
NOT Inserted
Inserted
Insert the Shorting Clip Between Pins
1 and 2
Insert the Shorting Clip Between Pin 2
and 3
Selects Chinese Character Printing Mode
Select Printing by Contrary Direction
Select printing in the Normal Direction
Selects the 12 X 12 Font
Selects the 15 X 16 Font
5.15.4 Printer 5 Volt Power Supply
27 volts DC is taken from Brigade / PSU Monitor Board and fed to CN1 of the 5volt Printer Power
Supply Board. It is this board that drops this voltage from 27volts to 5volts for use by the Printer.
Mounted to rear of printer
D1
C1
C2
BRD42PVCB1U1
+27V
C4
C3
0V
27VDC IN
TH1
0V
CN1
CN2
C5
C6
C7
L1
D2
+V
0V
To Printer (5V)
Figure 52: Printer Power Supply Board Layout
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OPERATION
6
INSTALLATION,
COMMISSIONING
&
Expanding the System Through Networking
Expanding the system can be achieved in various ways and requires the use of boards specifically
designed for communications purposes and boards that actually expand the system.
Communications: Network Interface Card
The Network Interface Board provides the RS485 communication buses via CN18 on the Main
Controller (Loop Comms) to allow the networking of multiple panels in different combinations, e.g.
from Data Gathering Panels (DGP) to Peer to Peer panels. Fitted to the NIC is the CPU IO Controller
with NIC software to control the in out flow of communications.
To CN18
of FACP1
CN4
CN3
674 INTERFACE 4
CN2
674 INTERFACE 3
CN1
674 INTERFACE 2
TB1
674 INTERFACE 1
RL1
M1
ZD1
ZD2
R2
+ -
R1
C1
C2
U1
CN5
L1
C3
C4
R3
R5
ZD5
ZD6
C9
L4
ZD7
SHD
L5
ZD8
R12
C10
L6
TH1
C15
C16
RL2
ZD11
C17
C18
U7
D3
D4
SCN
LINK
RS485
COMMS
OUT
27V
OUT
ISOLATED
LED
R15
LK2
DEBUG
LINK
CN7
CN8
TH3
D7
C34
R23
D9
TH4
C35
C36
D10
R24
D11
R25
D12
R26
RESET
C33
SW2
C31
D8
C30
DEBUG
R21
C32
C26
R16
R17
U9
R20
L7
C29
R19
U10
ZD13
Q1
N1236
R18
U8 C28
D5
D6
ZD12
C27
C24
C25
C23
CN6
SW1
RS485
COMMS
IN
R14
D2
C19
C20
T1
C21
C22
TH2
BRD85NIC2ZD14
D13
TB3
ISOLATE
SWITCH
+27V 0V
ZD9
C12
R11
C13
U5
U6
R13
ZD10
M4
R22
NET IN
ACTIVE
LK1
TB2
M3
+ -
C7
C8
R8
U4
R10
C11
Note:
The ISOLATE Switch turns OFF the
board and effectively S/C's the O/P's
NET OUT
ACTIVE
ZD4
M2
D1
U2
R6
R9
CPU
L3
SHD
L2
ZD3
C5
C6
R4
U3
R7
C14
TERM
ACTIVE
6.1
POWER
ZD15
27V IN/OUT
Figure 53: Network Interface Board Layout
When FACP’s are connected to each other they form a “NETWORK“. Individual FACP’s in the
Network are referred to as NODES. The Network as defined by the limitations of the installation can
consist of a number of Nodes, the number of Nodes being dependant on the configuration of each
Node. Typically an entire Network could consist of 60 Slave CPU’s connected to loops, zones and or
input / output devices spread over several nodes. The Network is Peer to Peer with the entire system
configuration being stored at each Node. The system is then programmed so that information can be
made invisible to particular Nodes or visible to all Nodes. Likewise system commands can be global
or restricted to specific parts of the network.
The entire system can be programmed from Node 1 in the Network and is connected as a data loop
which provides redundancy should there be a single cabling fault.

IMPORTANT
While it is important that proper documentation is kept and maintained for any installation it becomes
even more important as a system develops into the larger types described above.
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OPERATION
INSTALLATION,
&
PANEL 1
CN17
MAIN CONTROL BOARD (BRD85MBA)
CH15
COMMISSIONING
CH16
CN20
D13
CN13
CN14
CN15
4
CN11
3
2
CN18
CN2
CN2
LOOP COMMS
CN2
1
c
1
a b
1
a b
c
RN20
SLAVE CPU
(302-6692)
SLAVE CPU
(302-6692)
CN1
CN1
CPU BOARD
(BRD85CPU)
U13
U14
CN1
SLAVE CPU
(302-6692)
U15
CN2
RN17
1
U11
CH8
CH8 CH6
CH8
U10
TP3
D14
CN10
PSU MONITOR
BRIGADE I/F
27V IN
CN16
C12
CN7
16 Way
CN6
CN8
MODEM
R17
CN2
+
CN21
TH1
CH1
CH2
CN3
CN4
EXPANSION PANEL
CN1
16 Way
BZ1
EXPANSION LEDS
CN5
FRONT PANEL
PRINTER
CN17
MAIN CONTROL BOARD (BRD85MBA)
CH15
CH16
CN20
D13
CN13
CN14
CN15
4
CN11
2
CN18
CN2
CN2
LOOP COMMS
CN2
1
1
c
SLAVE CPU
(302-6692)
SLAVE CPU
(302-6692)
U13
SLAVE CPU
(302-6692)
U11
1
CPU
U11
CH8
CH8 CH6
2 WIRE & SHIELD
RS422 COMMS IN
TB1
CN1
+
S HD
2 WIRE & SHIELD
RS422 COMMS OUT
TB2
+
S HD
27V OUT
TB3
ISOLATE
SWITCH
D2
CPU BOARD
(BRD85CPU)
RN17
U14
CN1
CN1
CN1
U14
RN20
CPU BOARD
(302-6753)
U13
CN2
CN5
U15
CN2
CN3
CN4
U10
a b
3
c
1
a b
SW1
CH8
U10
CN2
TP3
D14
CN10
PSU MONITOR
BRIGADE I/F
27V IN
U15
CN16
27V
IN/OUT
C12
CN7
c
R17
CN2
+
CN21
TH1
CH2
CN3
CN4
EXPANSION PANEL
CN1
BZ1
EXPANSION LEDS
CN5
FRONT PANEL
PRINTER
CN7
PANEL 2
CN17
MAIN CONTROL BOARD (BRD85MBA)
CH15
CN8
NETWORK I/F
BOARD
R E SET
CH1
SW2
MODEM
a b
CN6
CN8
CH16
CN20
D13
CN13
CN14
CN15
4
3
2
CN18
CN11
CN2
CN2
LOOP COMMS
CN2
1
c
1
a b
1
a b
c
RN20
SLAVE CPU
(302-6692)
SLAVE CPU
(302-6692)
CN1
CN1
CPU BOARD
(BRD85CPU)
U13
U14
CN1
SLAVE CPU
(302-6692)
U15
CN2
RN17
1
U11
CH8
CH8 CH6
CH8
U10
TP3
D14
CN10
PSU MONITOR
BRIGADE I/F
27V IN
CN16
C12
CN7
16 Way
CN6
CN8
MODEM
R17
+
CN21
TH1
CN2
CH1
CH2
CN3
CN4
EXPANSION PANEL
CN1
16 Way
BZ1
EXPANSION LEDS
CN5
FRONT PANEL
PRINTER
CN17
MAIN CONTROL BOARD (BRD85MBA)
CH15
CH16
CN20
D13
CN13
CN14
CN15
4
3
2
CN18
CN11
CN2
CN2
LOOP COMMS
CN2
1
1
c
CN5
SLAVE CPU
(302-6692)
SLAVE CPU
(302-6692)
U13
SLAVE CPU
(302-6692)
1
CPU
U11
CH8
CH8 CH6
CN2
TB1
CN1
+
S HD
TB2
+
S HD
27V OUT
TB3
ISOLATE
SWITCH
D2
CPU BOARD
(BRD85CPU)
U11
CN1
CN1
CN1
U14
RN17
U14
U13
RN20
CPU BOARD
(302-6753)
U15
CN2
CN3
CN4
U10
a b
c
1
a b
SW1
CH8
U10
CN2
TP3
D14
CN10
PSU MONITOR
BRIGADE I/F
27V IN
U15
27V
IN/OUT
N1236
CN16
C12
c
MODEM
R17
CN21
+
CN2
SW2
CN8
TH1
CH2
CN3
CN4
EXPANSION PANEL
EXPANSION LEDS
CN1
BZ1
FRONT PANEL
CN5
PRINTER
R E SET
CH1
a b
CN7
CN6
NETWORK I/F
BOARD
CN8
CN7
Figure 54: General Wiring of Two FACP’s on a network
Note: Maximum distances between panels = 1.2km if greater distances are required a rs422 Repeater
(black box 352a or 352a-f) is to be fitted every 1.2km after the first 1.2km.
Cable to be used = Belden 8132 or 9842 two pair shielded.
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OPERATION
INSTALLATION,
COMMISSIONING
&
RS 232
RS 485
CN17
MAIN CONTROL BOARD (BRD85MBA)
RJ45
+
CN13
CN14
-
+
SHD
TB1 RS485
CN20
D13
SERIAL
CH16
PARALLEL
CH15
CN2
CN15
CH8 CH6
FACP
COMMS
SHD -
LK2
-
LK3
FACP 0V
+
MODBUS
U8
+27V
0V
RN17
0V
ADDRESS
LSB
MSB
POW ER
D6
C74
D7
COMMS
CN8
TB3
ZDN2
1 2
3 4
SW1
1
RS 232
RJ45
U11
CH8
FACP
EOL
+27V
RN20
SLAVE CPU
(302-6692)
SLAVE CPU
(302-6692)
CPU BOARD
(BRD85CPU)
CN1
CN1
U14
CN1
SLAVE CPU
(302-6692)
U15
U13
CN5 CN4
+
CN2
LOOP COMMS
CN2
c
CN2
RS485
EOL
HLI CONTROLLER
(BRD43SPB)
1
CN2
SHD
CN18
1
a b
2
1
a b
3
c
-
4
CN11
RS 485
CH8
U10
PARALLEL
CN10
PSU MONITOR
BRIGADE I/F
27V IN
+
C12
CN7
-
+
SHD
TB1 RS485
D14
SERIAL
TP3
CN16
CN2
CN6
-
R17
CN3
RS485
EOL
+
CN1
BZ1
FRONT PANEL
PRINTER
SHD -
EXPANSION LEDS
CN5
HLI CONTROLLER
(BRD43SPB)
FACP
COMMS
CH2
CN4
EXPANSION PANEL
CN5 CN4
CN21
+
CN2
FACP
EOL
LK2
MODEM
SHD
CN8
TH1
CH1
EV3000
HLI
+27V
CN17
MAIN CONTROL BOARD (BRD85MBA)
CH16
0V
CH15
-
LK3
FACP 0V
+
U8
CN20
+27V
D13
ADDRESS
LSB
MSB
0V
CN14
3
CN8
4
2
CN2
C74
D7
ZDN2
1 2
3 4
SW1
CN2
LOOP COMMS
CN2
1
c
1
a b
1
a b
D6
CN18
CN11
POW ER
TB3
CN15
COMMS
CN13
c
RS 232
RJ45
RS 485
TB1 RS485
SHD
RS485
EOL
HLI CONTROLLER
(BRD43SPB)
FACP
COMMS
CN5 CN4
+
SHD -
CH8 CH6
-
+
CN2
SHD
1
FACP
EOL
LK2
U11
CH8
SERIAL
PARALLEL
SLAVE CPU
(302-6692)
SLAVE CPU
(302-6692)
RN17
-
CN1
CN1
CPU BOARD
(BRD85CPU)
RN20
+
U13
U14
CN1
SLAVE CPU
(302-6692)
U15
CN2
BMS
CH8
0V
+27V
U10
TP3
D14
-
LK3
FACP 0V
+
Nurse Call
U8
+27V
CN10
PSU MONITOR
BRIGADE I/F
ADDRESS
LSB
MSB
27V IN
0V
CN16
C12
CN7
CN8
D6
R17
C74
+
CN2
POW ER
MODEM
CN21
CN8
TH1
CH1
D7
COMMS
TB3
CN6
ZDN2
1 2
3 4
SW1
CH2
CN3
CN4
EXPANSION PANEL
CN1
BZ1
EXPANSION LEDS
FRONT PANEL
PRINTER
CN5
CN17
MAIN CONTROL BOARD (BRD85MBA)
CH15
CH16
SmartTerminal
CN20
D13
CN13
RJ45
CN14
CN15
3
2
CN18
CN2
CN2
c
RN20
SLAVE CPU
(302-6692)
SLAVE CPU
(302-6692)
CN1
CN1
CPU BOARD
(BRD85CPU)
U13
U14
CN1
SLAVE CPU
(302-6692)
U15
CN2
TB4
TB1
LOOP COMMS
CN2
1
c
1
a b
1
a b
- C OM
+
RS485 OUT
+ 24V 0 V
POWER OUT
COMMUNICATIONS
EXTENDER BOARD
RN17
CN3
CN2
BRD82LTB2
4
CN11
CN4
Ancilliary Module
(Agent Release Module,
Fire Fan Module,
8 Way Switch Indicator)
1
CN5
U11
CH8
CH8 CH6
CH8
U10
RJ45
TP3
D14
CN10
PSU MONITOR
BRIGADE I/F
27V IN
CN16
C12
16 Way
CN7
CN6
MODEM
R17
CN2
+
CN21
CN8
TH1
CH1
CH2
16 Way
CN3
CN4
EXPANSION PANEL
CN1
BZ1
EXPANSION LEDS
CN5
FRONT PANEL
PRINTER
16 Way
CN17
MAIN CONTROL BOARD (BRD85MBA)
CH15
CH16
CN20
D13
CN13
16 Way
CN14
CN15
4
3
2
CN18
CN11
CN2
CN2
c
CN3
CN4
CN2
TB1
CN1
2 WIRE & SHIELD
RS422 COMMS IN
CN5
LOOP COMMS
CN2
1
1
a b
c
1
a b
RN20
RN17
TB2
1
2 WIRE & SHIELD
RS422 COMMS OUT
NETWORK
INTERFACE
BOARD
CPU
SLAVE CPU
(302-6692)
CN1
U14
SLAVE CPU
(302-6692)
U13
CN1
27V OUT
TB3
ISOLATE
SWITCH
U11
D2
SW1
CH8
CH8 CH6
CH8
U10
D E B UG
TP3
27V IN
SW2
CN21
RESET
CN2
+
CH2
CN4
CN3
TH1
CH1
EXPANSION PANEL
EXPANSION LEDS
T E RM
ACTIVE
CN7
CN6
R17
NET IN
ACTIVE
CN10
PSU MONITOR
BRIGADE I/F
C12
MODEM
NET OUT
ACTIVE
N1236
D14
CN16
CN8
CN6
CPU BOARD
(BRD85CPU)
CN2
CN1
SLAVE CPU
(302-6692)
U15
CN8
CN7
CN1
BZ1
FRONT PANEL
CN5
PRINTER
27V IN/OUT
Figure 55: Example of Networking Configurations
Note: Maximum distances between panels = 1.2km if greater distances are required a rs422
Repeater (black box 352a or 352a-f) is to be fitted every 1.2km after the first 1.2km.
Cable to be used = Belden 8132 or 9842 two pair shielded.
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OPERATION
COMMISSIONING
&
Conventional Network Board
The Conventional Network Board provides a simple wired OR interface between FireFinder systems
and existing Singapore Fire Systems such as the Patent 88, allowing reuse of existing cabling
RESET
OUT
BRD43SIB1-
D8
D11
ZONE
OUT
TB2
ZONE
CN1
D9
ALARM
OUT
D10
SILENCE
OUT
ALARM OUT LED
SILENCE OUT LED
RESET OUT LED
ZONE OUT LED
ZONE +VE
ZONE -VE
+
-
-VE (COMMON)
ALARM OUT
RESET OUT
SILENCE OUT
ALARM
-VE
SILENCE
RESET
TB1
DC OUT
TH5
N1236
DC OUT +VE
DC OUT -VE
+
-
22/06/10
TB3
CN5
CN4
TH1
CN2
COMMS
COMMS
TH6
CN3
+27V 0V +27V 0V
POWER
POWER
RJ45 COMMS PORT
POWER I/P
Figure 56: Conventional Network Board
MAIN PANEL (FireFinder)
CN17
MAIN CONTROL BOARD (BRD85MBA)
CH15
CH16
CN20
D13
CN13
CN14
D10
LOOP COMMS
CN2
CN1
RESET
OUT
ZONE
OUT
BRD43SIB1-
D11
1
ALARM
OUT
CN18
CN2
D8
2
CN2
TB2
ZONE
c
D9
3
c
1
a b
1
a b
SILENCE
OUT
CN15
4
CN11
RN20
SLAVE CPU
(302-6692)
+
-
RN17
ALARM
-VE
RESET
SILENCE
CN1
SLAVE CPU
(302-6692)
U13
U14
CN1
CPU BOARD
(BRD85CPU)
CN2
CN1
SLAVE CPU
(302-6692)
U15
TB1
1
U11
CH8
CH8 CH6
TH5
CH8
DC OUT
U10
TP3
D14
N1236
CN10
PSU MONITOR
BRIGADE I/F
CN16
+
-
22/06/10
27V IN
TB3
C12
CN7
CN6
CN8
MODEM
TH1
CN2
TH6
CN3
R17
CN2
CH1
+
CN21
TH1
CH2
CN1
CN4
EXPANSION PANEL
BZ1
EXPANSION LEDS
FRONT PANEL
PRINTER
CN5
CN5
CN3
CN4
COMMS
COMMS
+27V 0V +27V 0V
POWER
POWER
TB1
TB2
+ Z1 -
R3
CN2
COMMS
CN3
COMMS
+ Z2 -
+ Z3 -
+ Z4 -
+ Z5 -
+ Z6 -
+ Z7 -
+ Z8 -
8 Zone Conventional Brd
CN5
27V
0V
0V
27V
CN4
POWER
POWER
BRD43EZC2-
1 2 3 4
ADDRESS
SW
SUB PANEL 1 (FireFinder)
Zone 1
SUB PANEL 2
(Conventional)
Zone 2
CN17
MAIN CONTROL BOARD (BRD85MBA)
CH15
CH16
CN20
D13
CN13
CN14
D10
CN1
ZONE
OUT
BRD43SIB1-
D11
CN2
TB2
ZONE
c
RESET
OUT
ALARM
OUT
CN18
CN2
LOOP COMMS
CN2
1
c
1
a b
1
a b
D8
2
D9
3
SILENCE
OUT
CN15
4
CN11
RN20
CH8 CH6
-
Conventional
Network
Board
ALARM
-VE
RESET
1
U11
CH8
+
RN17
SILENCE
SLAVE CPU
(302-6692)
CN1
U14
SLAVE CPU
(302-6692)
U13
CN1
CPU BOARD
(BRD85CPU)
CN2
CN1
SLAVE CPU
(302-6692)
U15
TB1
TH5
CH8
DC OUT
U10
TP3
D14
N1236
CN10
PSU MONITOR
BRIGADE I/F
CN16
+
-
22/06/10
TB3
27V IN
C12
CN7
CN6
TH6
+
CN2
CH2
CN4
CN3
CH1
CN3
R17
EXPANSION PANEL
EXPANSION LEDS
CN1
BZ1
FRONT PANEL
CN5
PRINTER
COMMS
CN5
MODEM
TH1
CN2
CN4
CN8
TH1
CN21
6.2
INSTALLATION,
COMMS
+27V 0V +27V 0V
POWER
POWER
Figure 57: General Wiring Singapore Interface Board
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ZONE O/P
-VE (COMMON OUTPUT)
ALARM OUT
RESET OUT
SILENCE OUT
FIREFINDER SERIES II
OPERATION
7
INSTALLATION,
COMMISSIONING
&
FireFinder Control Panel
POWER ON
PRE-ALARM
FIRE
TEST MODE
'2'
LCD WINDOW
FAULT
SOUNDER STATUS
SUPPLY FAULT
DISABLED
SOUNDER
SILENCE
EARTH FAULT
EVACUATE
PREVIOUS
BUZZER
SILENCE
NEXT
INDICATOR
TEST
RESET
SYSTEM FAULT
F.W.R.E. ACTIVE
F.A.R.E. ACTIVE
DEVICE
DISABLE/ENABLE
LOOP
SENSOR
ZONE
DISPLAY
1
ABC
4
JKL
7
2
DEF
5
MNO
8
3
GHI
CANCEL ENTRY
F.W.R.E. FAULT
F.A.R.E. FAULT
6
PQRS
9
TUV
WXYZ
SYMB
TO
SPACE
0
ENTER
MENU
FUNCTION
Figure 58: The FireFinder Control Panel with an 8 Line LCD
Controls & Indicators
FIRE
(Red): This LED will be illuminated steady if any fire alarms are present on the system.
FAULT
(Yellow): This LED will be illuminated steady if there are any faults on the system,
whether they are loop faults, module faults, device faults etc.
DISABLED
(Yellow): The LED will light steady if any detectors, devices or zones in the system
have been disabled or if an output relay has been de-activated. The display will show the conditions
as per EN54 9.2 and 9.4.2
SOUNDER
SILENCE
(Yellow): Pressing this button will silence any Bells or Sounders (activated either by a
fire alarm, a manual evacuation or a manual alert) that are connected to the fire panel. If the bells or
sounders are silenced the LED just above the button will be illuminated steady indicating that the
sounders have been silenced and a sounder resound is available. If a manual evacuate or manual
alert condition is present when the Sounder Silence button is pressed, these conditions will remain
visible indicating the conditions are still present for resounding. A new Fire Alarm, manual evacuate
or manual alert will resound all the previously silenced Bells and Sounders. Pressing Sounder
Silence a second time while the Sounder Silence LED is illuminated, will also re-sound the Bells and
Sounders.
EVACUATE
(Yellow): Pressing this button will activate the Sounders and Bells that have been
programmed for manual evacuation and the LED just above the button will be illuminated steady. If
the sounders have been previously silenced the LED above the Sounder Silence button will turn off
and the Sounders and Bells that were previously silenced will resound. This manual evacuate
condition can only be cleared by a Reset and will override a manual “Alert” condition.
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PREVIOUS
This button is used for scrolling backwards through fire alarms, faults,
or disablement’s displayed on the LCD.
NEXT
This button is used for scrolling forwards through fire alarms, faults, or disablement’s
displayed on the LCD.
BUZZER
SILENCE
Pressing this button will silence the panel buzzer, which sounds whenever there is a fire
alarm or fault. The sound for a fire alarm is a steady sound where as for a fault it is intermittent.
RESET
Pressing this button will reset the panel, clearing any fire alarms and taking the LCD
display back to its default screen, unless there are any un-cleared faults or disabled devices, these
will continue to be displayed. Pressing reset will also clear the manual evacuate, the manual alert
condition and the sounder silence condition.
 Note: Pressing reset will not clear any disablements including Sounder Disable.
INDICATOR
TEST
Starts a lamp test. Lamp test tests all indicators and segments of the LCD including the
indicators on the General Indicator Board (Zone Alarms).
Indicators
POWER ON
(Green): his LED will be illuminated when power is connected to the FACP and
switched on.
PRE-ALARM
(Red): This LED will be illuminated when a sensor/detector is in the pre-alarm
state.
TEST MODE
(Yellow): This LED will be illuminated when the panel is in any of the test modes.
SOUNDER STATUS
(Yellow): This LED will flash when there is a fault on the external sounder
output. The LED will go steady if the sounder is disabled. If the sounder is both in fault and disabled
the LED will flash and then go steady in a cycle.
SUPPLY FAULT
(Yellow): This LED will be illuminated when there is a supply fault. The following
conditions constitute a fault.
 Mains power is not available.
 The output voltage is too low.
 The output voltage is too high.
 The battery is not connected properly or has failed.
EARTH FAULT
(Yellow): This LED will be illuminated if there is an earth fault (+ or -) on any of
the signal cables of the system.
SYSTEM FAULT
F.W.R.E. ACTIVE
F.A.R.E. FAULT
(Yellow) This LED will be illuminated if the main system CPU is in fault
(Yellow): This LED will be illuminated when the FWRE output is active.
(Red) – This LED will be illuminated when the FARE output is active.
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DEVICE
DISABLE/ENABLE
This button is used to disable or re-enable selected individual
or groups of detectors, devices or zones.
LOOP
Press this button followed by a number to select the loop you wish to access e.g. LOOP 4.
SENSOR
After selecting the Loop number press this button to enter the sensor number for the device
to be interrogated.
ZONE
Press this button followed by a number e.g. ZONE 4 to select the required zone.
DISPLAY
Press this button after selecting the Zone number or the Loop and Sensor numbers to
display the state of the device.
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WXYZ
These buttons are used to navigate around the panel’s menus and enter data. If entering a
descriptor, or some other data that contains characters as well as numbers, pressing the buttons
multiple times will scroll through the available letters written on the button, in sequence. E.g. 1, A, B,
C
TO
Use this button to access a range of devices. E.g., 2 TO 7.
ENTER
Press the ENTER button when using the panel, to enter data.
CANCEL ENTRY
The CANCEL ENTRY button is used to delete data in a current field or return to
the previously displayed menu.
Used to move the cursor back and forth when entering data in a field.
These buttons are used to move between fields when entering data.
MENU FUNCTION
Pressing the MENU button will display the main menu on the LCD. Similarly
pressing the FUNCTION button will display the function menu on the LCD.
APS/ APH
AMPAC
PH: +61 8 9201 6100
SYSTEM IS NORMAL
AC: 1S
ALM: 000
26/2/2007
PALM: 000
08:05:45
FLT: 000
DIS: 000
LCD DISPLAY - This screen can be configured with the servicing company’s name and phone
number. It also displays the current date, time and that the system is normal (no faults and alarms).
If there are any faults or alarms the LCD will display the device in question, if multiple detectors or
zones are not in their normal state, the PREVIOUS and NEXT buttons are used to scroll through
them.
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IMPORTANT NOTE:
It is strongly recommended that all field programming changes be properly
recorded.
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Functions And Menus
8.1
The Default LCD Display
In its normal state the FireFinder™ will display a screen similar to that shown below.
APS/ APH
AMPAC
PH: +61 8 9201 6100
SYSTEM IS NORMAL
AC: 1S
ALM: 000
26/2/2007
PALM: 000
08:05:45
FLT: 000
DIS: 000
Figure 59: The Default LCD Display
This screen can be configured with the servicing company’s name and phone number via a laptop or
modem. The current date, time is set in the Function menu while system status is automatically
displayed.
AC: = Access Level.
ALM: = Number of Alarms present.
PALM: = Number of Pre-Alarms present.
FLT: = Number of Faults present.
DIS: = Number of disables present
8.2
Accessing Functions and Menus
At Levels 2 and 3, access to the panel Functions are password protected.
A new panel has a pre-programmed password of 2222 for Level 2 and 3333 for Level 3.
Note: Only Authorised Service Technicians / Engineers have the ability to change passwords.
Note: All menus are provided with screen prompts and a “Quick Reference Guide” (see Section
21) guides the operator through the operation of the FACP.
MENU FUNCTION
From the DEFAULT DISPLAY, press MENU or FUNCTION. The FUNCTION
menu is password protected (actually a pass-number as it can only contain numbers) to prevent
unauthorised changes to the panel's configuration.
8.3
Function Menu and Access Levels
Three levels of ACCESS are available via separate passwords so that access to certain facilities can
be restricted (such as the ability to enter new passwords).
 Level I: Allows access to indications and controls to investigate and respond to a fire or fault
warning.
 Level II: In addition to the level I facilities, quiescent, fire alarm fault warning, disable and test
conditions.
 Level III: In addition to the level II facilities, reconfigure specific data or control and maintain
the panel in accordance with the manufacturers’ specifications.
 Level IV: In an addition to level III trained and authorised by the manufacturer to repair or
alter the firmware of a panel.
Note: The following should be read in conjunction with the Quick Reference Guides in Section
21
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The Main Menu
The MAIN MENU is accessed by pressing MENU.
MAIN MENU
0: ALARMS 1 :PREALARMS
2: FAULTS
4:STATUS
5 :TEST
6: SOUNDERS
SELECT NO.
AC: 2S
ALM: 000
PALM: 000
3: DISABLES
7: PRINTER:
FLT: 000
DIS: 000
Figure 60: The Main Menu
Numbering System:
numbering.
 denotes the menu structure number and  denotes the sub-menu
Pressing the appropriate number on the keypad while in the MAIN MENU the user can view any;
 FIRE ALARMS
 PRE-ALARMS
 FAULTS; Pressing  brings up a sub-menu from which a more detailed description of the fault
can be displayed. With a Fault present select a field ( to ) to view details of the fault.








Zones Sensors

Loops
Modules
Comms
Power Supply
Brigade
Test Failures
Sounders
DISABLES on the system.
If there are no alarms, pre-alarms, faults or disables, a message, e.g. NO ZONES OR SENSORS IN
ALARM, will be displayed for 1 to 2 seconds and then the display will return to the Main menu.
9.1
Status Menu
 Is pressed to gain access to the STATUS MENU.
STATUS MENU
0: LOOPS
3 :SYSTEM
1 :MODULES
4: AVALUES
2: I/O
SELECT NO.
AC: 3S
ALM: 000
PALM: 000
FLT: 000
DIS: 000
Figure 61: The Status Menu
From the STATUS MENU the status of system components and settings can be selected and
displayed as listed below. Note that different screens are displayed for a system with and without
networking.
Press
 Loops: Enter the loop number and the LCD will display its status, e.g. normal, type of fault etc.
 Modules: Select the type of module, Slave, P/S, Brigade or External LED Mimic
and follow the screen prompts to display the status of the selected field.
 I/O: The LCD will display the status of an input or output in a panel or on a loop.
Enter (i) the I/O controller number then the input or output on that controller or, (ii) the loop and
sensor number and the output on that device.
Once entered the LCD will then display a description of what that input or output does and its current
state.
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 Network Note: This option is only available if the system configuration is
networked.
 Is pressed to gain access to NETWORK STATUS.
DISPLAY NETWORK STATUS
0: NETWORK POINTS 1: REMOTE SLAVE MODULES
2: REMOTE EXTERNAL LED MIMIC MODULES
SELECT NO.
AC: 2S
ALM: 000
PALM: 000
FLT: 000
DIS: 000
Figure 62: Display Network Status
 Network Points:
DISPLAY NETWORK POINTS
0: STATUS
1: POWER SUPPLY
2: BRIGADE
SELECT NO.
AC: 2S
ALM: 000
PALM: 000
FLT: 000
DIS: 000
Figure 63: Display Network Points
Network Points Screens are
 STATUS: Press, Select network point e.g. Loop Number
 POWER SUPPLY: Press to display Charger Volts, Battery Detected and Mains OK
 BRIGADE: Press to display Operational or Non-Operational
 Remote Slave Modules:
Select from Network Status Remote Slave Modules, then Module number, then ENTER.
Apollo Loop 1
TYPE: APOLLO
LOOP NO: 1
VER: 6.1
NP: 1 MOD: 4 STAT: NORMAL
REMOTE MODULE STATUS
AC: 2S
ALM: 000
PALM: 000
FLT: 000
DIS: 000
Figure 64: Display Remote Module Status
 Remote External LED Mimic Modules:
Select from Network Status Remote External LED Mimic Modules, then NP number, then ENTER,
then External LED Mimic number, then ENTER
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 Is pressed to access SYSTEM STATUS - .For a network panel
SYSTEM STATUS
ALARMS: 0000
PRE-ALARMS: 0000
DISABLES: 0000
DEVICE FAULTS: 0000
MOD FAULTS: 00
WDG: 00
LOOP FAULTS: 00
VERSION: 6.1 EN54
AC: 2S
ALM: 000
PALM: 000
FLT: 000
DIS: 000
Figure 65: Display System Status
AValues:
,  for a network panel is pressed to access AVALUES. Enter the Loop number then ENTER
then Sensor number then ENTER.
Loop 1 sensor 1
L1 S1 Z2 STAT: NORMAL
AVALUE: 25
MODE: 0
I: 000
AC: 2S
ALM: 000
PALM: 000
O:: 000
FLT: 000
DIS: 000
Figure 66: Analogue Values
9.2
Testing Menu
 Is pressed to access the ALARM, FAULT AND LAMP TESTING MENU.
TESTING MENU
0: ALARM
1: FAULT
2: LAMP
SELECT NO.
AC:3S
ALM: 000
PALM: 000
FLT: 000
DIS: 000
Figure 67: The Testing Menu
9.2.1
Alarm Test
 Is pressed to initiate an Alarm Test: Alarm tests either a zone or a sensor on a loop or a range of
zones or sensors on a loop .
This test will force a zone/s or sensor/s to go into the Alarm state or a conventional zone to a
simulated Alarm condition. Pressing ENTER initiates the test. Pressing RESET clears the test.
9.2.2
Fault Test
 Is pressed to initiate a Fault Test:
Fault tests either a zone or a sensor on a loop or a range of
zones or sensors on a loop in the same way as for the Alarm test above.
This test will force a sensor to go into the Fault state or a conventional zone to a simulated Fault
condition. Pressing ENTER initiates the test.
Once the above tests have been completed the TEST FAILURE screen will appear. Each ALARM
NEXT
and FAULT that was detected can be viewed by scrolling through them using the
and
PREVIOUS
keys. If an Alarm or Fault was not detected a short message displays this result and the
screen returns to the Fault Test default screen.
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 Is pressed to initiate a Lamp Test: The test will sequentially flash the LED’s on the front panel
and illuminate the various segments on the LCD display.
9.2.4
Sounders
Press To select Sounders then  to enable / disable as required.
9.2.5
Printer Menu
Press To select the panel printer (if installed) then  to forces it to Go ON or OFF Line while 
sets the printer to an alarm mode operation only.
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Main Functions
LEVEL III MAIN FUNCTIONS
0: DATE
1: TIME
2: DAY/NIGHT
3: LOGS
4: TESTS
5: I/O
5: PASSWORD 6: PROG
SELECT NO.
AC: 3S
ALM: 000
PALM: 000
FLT: 000
DIS: 000
Figure 68: The Level II & III Functions Menu
10.1
Setting the Function Date Facility
Select FUNCTION. A prompt will ask for a PASSWORD if the control panel is not currently active.
Using the keypad key in the Level 2 or 3 PASSWORD and press ENTER.
Press
 To select the set DATE SCREEN. The prompt will ask for the date to be entered in this format,
DD/MM/YYYY (EG 01/01/2011 ), key in and press ENTER. The screen will then return to the MAIN
FUNCTIONS MENU.
10.2
Setting the Function Time Facility
Press
 Then in the following format key in the time, HH:MM using the 24 hour mode. Press ENTER and
the screen will return to the MAIN FUNCTIONS MENU.
10.3
Setting the Function Daynight Facility
Press

The DAY-NIGHT SETTINGS screen will appear. Time entry is the same as setting the “Time”
facility
Press
 To enter the DAY ON time then ENTER and,
 To enter the NIGHT ON time then ENTER.
 To ENABLE / DISABLE then ENTER.
For this Function to have control it must be ENABLED, press
DISABLE.
10.4

Re-pressing

will toggle to
Function Logs Facility
Press
 And the EVENT LOG MENU will be displayed.
The LOGS MENU allows the operator to select and view the events that have occurred of all;
Press:  ALARM,  FAULT,  DISABLE
Once the type of log is selected, e.g. FAULT above, each entry can be viewed by stepping through
PREVIOUS
them using the
NEXT
and
keys
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The type of log, number and totals logged, date and time of the ALARM, FAULT,
DISABLE, SYSTEM or I/O as well as device information will be displayed. The
SYSTEM screen displays events and watchdog activity. From these screens the operator can select
two other facilities, they are;
Press
 PRINT ENTRY will print out the displayed information if a printer is installed, or
 SHOW OPTIONS allows the operator to select how the Logs are viewed.
Press
 To VIEW BY ENTRY NUMBER or  to VIEW BY DATE. In each case the screen will ask for
the appropriate information (ENTRY NUMBER or DATE) to be entered before the selected option
will be displayed.
Note: it is possible to scroll through the alarms by using the PREVIOUS and NEXT keys.
10.5
The Function Test Facility
Press  TESTS: prompts the operator to select either the WALK or LOOP test.
Press  WALK TEST; the operator will be prompted to select either ZONE or SENSOR test.
Press  ZONE WALK TEST MENU;
This screen requires the operator to select a Zone or number of Zones to be tested, that is enter the
Zone number pres ENTER or enter the Zone number press TO then the next highest Zone
number o be tested EG. 2 TO 7 then ENTER.
The TEST MODE LED will be illuminated for the duration of the test and the test will run until the
operator RESETS the system or the test times out [Time Out = 15 minutes + 3 to 5 seconds].
Press  SENSOR WALK TEST MENU
This screen requires the operator to select a Zone and then a Sensor or (number of Sensors using
the TO key) to be tested then pressing ENTER to start the test.
The TEST MODE LED will be illuminated for the duration of the test and the test will run until the
operator RESETS the system or the test times out [Time Out = 15 minutes + 3 to 5 seconds].
Press  LOOP TEST requires the operator to select a LOOP for DIAGNOSTIC TESTING
Entering the LOOP number and pressing ENTER will initiate the DIAGNOSTIC TEST.
Note: The LED’s on the Brigade Board will indicate which leg is being tested.
The tests displayed are;
 TESTING SIDE A
IDENTIFING DEVICES on SIDE A, and
 TESTING SIDE B
IDENTIFING DEVICES on SIDE B.
Once the testing is completed the final screen will display the number of devices found and tested on
the LOOP and a Reset is requested to return the system to normal.
Note: If the data is not entered within 2 minutes the screen will time out and return to the
DEFAULT SCREEN.
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Function Manual I/O Control
Press  To display the Manual I/O Control menu
MANUAL I/O CONTROL
0: INPUT
1 :OUTPUT
2: REMOVE ALL MANUAL CONTROL
SELECT NO.
AC: 3S
ALM: 000
PALM: 000
FLT: 000
DIS: 000
Figure 69: The Manual I/O Control Menu
Manual I/O control allows the technician to turn ON or OFF inputs and outputs off a device to
facilitate testing or isolation of plant during maintenance. Removal of manual control returns control
to the panel.
Press  Input Selected:
Press
 IN A PANEL: Enter the I/O Controller number then the input number. This will display the
description for the input and its current state, you can then turn the input ON or OFF or remove
manual control.
 ON A LOOP: Enter the loop number, the sensor number and the input number. This will
display the description for the input and its current state, you can then turn the input ON or OFF or
remove manual control.
 Remove All Manual Input Control: Will remove all manual input control.
 Output Selected: Same sequences as above for inputs but substitute outputs for inputs.
 Remove All Manual Control Selected: Globally removes all manual control.
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Function Access (Level II) / Passwords (Level III)
Press  While in the Main Functions menu and enter the Level III Password if in Access Level II
or, if in Access Level III to display the Password Menu.
PASSWORD MENU
0: ADD PASSWORD 1 :DELETE PASSWORD
2: DELETE ALL PASSWORDS
SELECT NO.
AC: 4S
ALM: 000
PALM: 000
FLT: 000
DIS: 000
Figure 70: The Password Menu
 Add Password: Enter the new password, then press ENTER . The password is always a 4 digit
number.
 Delete Password: Enter the password that you want to delete, then press ENTER.
 Delete All Passwords: This asks you to confirm that you want to delete all the passwords.
Press ENTER then ENTER again.
 Zone / Sensor Mode: This sets the mode in which Alarms, Faults, Pre-Alarms and Disables
status information will be displayed. “Zone” is the default setting.
10.7.1 Forgotten Passwords
If you have forgotten your password,
 Enter 9999 into the password field;
 Take note of the 4 digit password button displayed on the screen;
 Contact the AMPAC head office and quote this number;
 A temporary password will be issued to allow access to the level 3 functions
 A new password can now be programmed.
Note: temporary password will become invalid if 9999 is entered again or if the panel is repowered.
10.8
Function Programming
Press  To display the Level III Programming Menu.
ON SITE PROGRAMMING MENU
0: CONV ZONE 1 :DEVICE 2:INPUT
4: PANEL BASED MCP
SELECT NO.
AC: 3S
ALM: 000
PALM: 000
3: OUTPUT
FLT: 000
Figure 71: Programming Menu
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Press  Zone:
Key in the zone number and enter or change the description ( DESC ) by
pressing buttons to move the flashing underline or curser. The numeric buttons multiple times to
access characters while at the same time using
EDIT Zx DESC AND TYPE STRINGS
DESC < ZONE >
TYPE<
ALPHA KEYS ARE ACTIVE
AC: 3S
ALM: 000
PALM: 000
FLT: 000
DIS: 000
Figure 72: Zone Description & Type Programming
Press
to move to the TYPE field or edit the information.
Press
to move between fields use the reciprocal button
By going through all the fields a second screen can also be accessed to show the Output options.
Press
to step through these fields.
EDIT ZX BRIGADE OPTIONS AND CONFIG
ALRM: Y/N BELL: Y/N AUX: Y/N SPRK: Y/N
ALARM LED: Y/N CONFIG: LATCHING
Use < or > to change setting
AC: 3S
ALM: 000
PALM: 000
FLT: 000
AIF: Y/N
DIS: 000
Figure 73: Brigade Options
The keys
are used to set the Y/N field, which is the selected Zone that will
activate the Brigade Options ALRM, BELL etc and Config.
EDIT Z CONFIGURATION
CONFIG: LATCHING
Use < or > to change alarm setting
AC: 3S
ALM: 000
PALM: 000
FLT: 000
DIS: 000
Figure 74: Zone Configuration Latching / Non-latching
Use
or
to change the setting
Configuration settings are Latching, Non-Latching, AVF, Self Reset ( 0 to 99 seconds ). After setting
the Configuration the ZONE I/O GROUPS are programmed.
EDIT Z I/O GROUPS
GROUP1:
GROUP2:
GROUP4:
GROUP5:
Enter GROUP NO.
AC: 3S
ALM: 000
PALM: 000
GROUP3:
GROUP6:
FLT: 000
Figure 75: Zone I/O Groups
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After scrolling through the groups and entering what I/O GROUPS will be turned
on by what module/s or device/s in a zone/s the operator is prompted to press
ENTER to confirm the entries and / or changes.
10.8.2 Device Programming
Press  DEVICE:
Use these keys to EDIT and move through wording & numbering
Use these keys to MOVE between fields i.e.: DESC & TYPE and next parameter
Enter the Loop and Sensor number then scroll through the following screens.
Press
or
Press
 To EDIT
or
 to DELETE
1. EDIT LxSx DESCRIPTION AND TYPE STRING.
e.g.:
DESC
TYPE
Edit then.
Press
Loop 1 Sensor 1
SMOKE
2. Allocate / Edit the Sensor to a Zone and set the device type then.
Press
e.g.: XP95 Photo, XP95 Heat etc3. Set /Edit and display the Output Configurations or options then.
Press
e.g.: Latching, AVF, Non-latching etc
4. Set / Edits and enables / disables the day/night settings then.
Press
5. Allocates / Edits the Loop and Sensors Groups.
After scrolling through the groups a prompt tells the operator to press ENTER to confirm the
changes.
10.8.3 Input Programming
Press INPUT:
By following the screen prompts as above Edit or Delete an INPUT in a panel or a loop.
Screen: PROGRAM MENU SELECTING AN INPUT
 IN A PANEL
I/O MODULE
Select I/O MODULE NO. then ENTER
INPUT
Select I/P NO then ENTER
EDIT / DELETE DESC
ALPHA KEYS ARE ACTIVE
 ON A LOOP
LOOP
Select LOOP NO. then ENTER
SENSOR
Select SENSOR NO. then ENTER
INPUT
Select INPUT NO. then ENTER key
EDIT Lx Sx I/Px DESC STRING DESC
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Press  OUTPUT:
By following the screen prompts as above Add, Edit or Delete an output in a panel or on a loop.
10.8.5 Watchdog
Press  This Function provides a counter to record any re-initialisation of the processor. If due to a
software failure the panel is automatically reset then the counter will increment by 1. The maximum
count is 99 after which the counter resets to 00. Pressing  will reset the counter. When the panel
is commissioned this counter MUST be reset to 0 as must be the Events Logs.
10.8.6 Self Learn
Self Learn is enabled / disabled in the EEPROM programming. If enabled FireFinder has the
ability to detect extra or missing modules or devices, (that is devices or modules that have been
added or removed) or there has been a change of the type of module or device.
Note: If a change does occur the FACP will take 30seconds to register the event on the LCD
and illuminate the FAULT LED.
10.8.7 Extra Devices Detected
The FireFinder LCD will indicate extra devices have been detected by displaying the screen below
and the FAULT LED will be illuminated.
FIREFINDER
26/2/2007
EXTRA DEVICES DETECTED
GOTO PROGRAMMING MENU TO RESOLVE
SYSTEM IS NOT NORMAL
AC: 3S
ALM: 000
PALM: 000
08:05:45
FLT: 000
DIS: 000
Figure 76: Resolving Extra Modules and Devices
To resolve select FUNCTION, enter PASSWORD, press  and the screen below will appear
PROGRAMMING MENU
0: RESOLVE EXTRA MODULES AND DEVICES
1: ON SITE PROGRAMMING
SELECT NO.
AC: 3S
ALM: 000
PALM: 000
FLT: 000
DIS: 000
Figure 77: Added Module or Device
Select  (Selecting  presents the PROGRAMMING MENU) then  or  (as seen below)
then ENTER to ADD the module or device to the configuration, or skip to resolve the changes
manually in the Programming Menu.
0: ADD EXTRA MODULES
2: DEVICE TYPE MISMATCH
SELECT NO.
AC: 3S
ALM: 000
1: ADD EXTRA DEVICES
3: MODE MISMATCH
PALM: 000
FLT: 000
DIS: 000
Figure 78: Resolving Extra Modules or Devices
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OPERATION
10.8.8 Mismatch Detected
INSTALLATION,
COMMISSIONING
&
If a mismatch is detected the Normal Default Screen will change to that shown below. Go to the
Programming Menu and select either  Resolve Extra Modules and Devices then 
(Device Type) or  (Mode) to resolve the mismatch, OR On Site Programming to resolve manually.
Loop 1 Sensor 1
L1 S6 Z1 STAT: TYPE MISMATCH
ZONE FAULTS 1 of 1
Figure 79: Resolving a Mismatch
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INSTALLATION,
COMMISSIONING
&
Incoming Fire Alarm Signal
 Will operate the red common LED fire indicator
 Will display location of fire alarm origin on the LCD
 Will activate external alarm.
 Will activate the internal FACP buzzer.
 Will activate any ancillary equipment so programmed.
 Will abort any test in progress.
The LCD will always display the first fire alarm signal received in the top section of the LCD. The
lower section of the LCD will also permanently display the most recent zone in alarm. Other essential
PREVIOUS
fire alarm information and fault or disablement information is available via the
and
NEXT
keys. After 30 seconds if no key is pressed the top section of the display will revert to
displaying the first zone in alarm.
DETECTOR 1
SMOKE
L1 S1 Z17 ALARM
01/01/2010 16:15:10
SENSOR ALARMS 1 OF 5
******************CURENT ALARM**************************
DETECTOR 5
L1 S5 Z17 ALARM 01/01/2010 16:14:50
AC: 3S
ALM: 000
PALM: 000
FLT: 000
DIS: 000
Figure 80: LCD Screen with 5 Devices in Alarm
Note: The displayed information changes to that associated with the device as the PREVIOUS /
NEXT push buttons are pressed. If there is a fault condition or a fire alarm and the buzzer is
sounding, press the
BUZZER
SILENCE
button to stop it sounding
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OPERATION
12
INSTALLATION,
COMMISSIONING
&
Accessing a Loop, Sensor or Zone
LOOP OR SENSOR
 From the default display, press LOOP
 Enter the loop number you wish to interrogate then press SENSOR.
 Press the button for the sensor number.
 Press the TO button if you wish to access a range of sensors on the loop,
 Press the DISPLAY button if you wish to display the status of a sensor,
 Press the DISABLE button if you wish to disable a sensor then ACKNOWLEDGE
 Press the DE-DISABLE button to de-disable a sensor.
LOOP
1
SENSOR
ABC
4
JKL
For Multiple Devices
TO
DEVICE
DISABLE/ENABLE
7
TUV
DISPLAY
Figure 81: Steps for Isolating Single and / or Multiple Devices
ZONE
 From the default display, press ZONE
 Press the button for the zone number.
 Press the TO button if you wish to access a range of zones,
 Press the DISPLAY button if you wish to display the status of a zone,
 Press the DISABLE button if you wish to disable a zone then ACKNOWLEDGE
 Press the DE-DISABLE button to de-disable a sensor.
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OPERATION
13
INSTALLATION,
COMMISSIONING
&
RS232 Modem / Programming / Debug Interfacing
The modem I/O port is a DB9 connector (CN8 situated on the lower left hand corner of the Main
Board BRD85MBA) that is normally used for programming of the FACP via the serial port of a PC or
Laptop. The Controller also has the required hand shaking to support connection to a Modem, thus
allowing the FACP to be programmed from a remote site that has an established telephone
connection. This allows the system software to be upgraded by simply transmitting a file via the
serial port of the PC or Modem external to the FACP. Diagnostic facilities are also available via the
same connection.
Plug in DB9
Connector
6
7
8
9
Note: CN8 is located on the lower
left hand side of the Main Board
1
2
3
4
5
Rx Data
Tx Data
Signal
Ground
CN8
Figure 82: DB9 Connector CN8 as Mounted on the Main Board
1
2 CORE SHIELDED CABLE
5
9
6
Rx Data
2
4
3
3 Tx
Data
4
2 Rx
Data
5
1
8
7
Tx Data
7
8
6
9
DB9F CONNECTOR
( Female Rear View )
DB9F CONNECTOR
( Female Rear View )
Plugs into FACP
To Modem or PC
Figure 83: Modem / Programming / Debug Cabling
Note: Debug/Notebook cables are available from AMPAC.
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OPERATION
14
INSTALLATION,
COMMISSIONING
Certification Information
The FireFinder™ is designed and manufactured by:
AMPAC TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD
7 Ledgar Rd
Balcatta
WA 6021
Western Australia
PH:
61-8-9242 3333
FAX:
61-8-9242 3334
HEAD OFFICE
Manufactured to:
Certificate of Compliance Number:
Equipment Serial Number:
Date of Manufacture:
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FIREFINDER SERIES II
OPERATION
15
INSTALLATION,
COMMISSIONING
&
Troubleshooting Chart
Problem
No Mains Power
Solution
Check mains Fuse
Check output voltage it should be set to 27.6V.
Low = (less than 26.5V )
High = (greater than 28V )
Check the battery has been connected properly
Check all input and output cabling and wiring
assemblies for short to ground
Ensure correct software is installed
Check all connections for loose wiring
Check correct E.O.L is fitted (10K)
Check wiring is connected correctly
Supply fault LED illuminated
Earth Fault LED illuminated
System Fault LED illuminated
Warning System Fault LED illuminated
Maintenance
Alarm
cleared
but
FireFinder™ still displays Maintenance
Alarm
LCD displays LOOP (number) open circuit
Unable to clear an O/C or S/C on a loop
Communication Loop not working
Can not access Function menu
Forgotten password
An Analogue Fault occurs when using a
Zone Monitor to monitor a switch.
Sounder Fault
Carry out Loop Test
Check in and out legs are connected correctly at
the loop termination board
You must perform a loop test to clear the fault.
This is a level 1 function.
Check for correct software installed in all
communication boards.
Check LCD at Main controller. This may identify
where there is a break in the communication line
Incorrect Password entered
Ring AMPAC and directions will be given to
provide you with a temporary code
A 1.8k Ohm resistor must be placed in series with
the switch contacts.
Make sure you have a 10K Ohm EOL resistor
fitted and a diode (1N4004) in series with the
sounder
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OPERATION
16
INSTALLATION,
COMMISSIONING
&
Address Setting
BINARY ADDRESS SETTING (AMPAC)
SERIES XP95 - ADDRESS DATA
DIL SWITCH: ON = 1 OFF = 0 ADDRESS TAG FOR DETECTORS (I/O DEVICES)
DIL switch setting DIL switch setting DIL switch setting DIL switch setting DIL switch setting
Addr
1234567
Addr
1234567
Addr
1234567
Addr
1234567
Addr
1234567
1
2
3
1000000
0100000
1100000
26
27
28
0101100
1101100
0011100
51
52
53
1100110
0010110
1010110
76
77
78
0011001
1011001
0111001
101
102
103
1010011
0110011
1110011
4
5
0010000
1010000
29
30
1011100
0111100
54
55
0110110
1110110
79
80
1111001
0000101
104
105
0001011
1001011
6
7
8
0110000
1110000
0001000
31
32
33
1111100
0000010
1000010
56
57
58
0001110
1001110
0101110
81
82
83
1000101
0100101
1100101
106
107
108
0101011
1101011
0011011
9
10
11
1001000
0101000
1101000
34
35
36
0100010
1100010
0010010
59
60
61
1101110
0011110
1011110
84
85
86
0010101
1010101
0110101
109
110
111
1011011
0111011
1111011
12
13
0011000
1011000
37
38
1010010
0110010
62
63
0111110
1111110
87
88
1110101
0001101
112
113
0000111
1000111
14
15
16
0111000
1111000
0000100
39
40
41
1110010
0001010
1001010
64
65
66
0000001
1000001
0100001
89
90
91
1001101
0101101
1101101
114
115
116
0100111
1100111
0010111
17
18
19
1000100
0100100
1100100
42
43
44
0101010
1101010
0011010
67
68
69
1100001
0010001
1010001
92
93
94
0011101
1011101
0111101
117
118
119
1010111
0110111
1110111
20
21
0010100
1010100
45
46
1011010
0111010
70
71
0110001
1110001
95
96
1111101
0000011
120
121
0001111
1001111
22
23
24
0110100
1110100
0001100
47
48
49
1111010
0000110
1000110
72
73
74
0001001
1001001
0101001
97
98
99
1000011
0100011
1100011
122
123
124
0101111
1101111
0011111
25
1001100
50
0100110
75
1101001
100
0010011
125
126
1011111
0111111
ON
8
32
11
2
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1
4
16
64
= Punch Out
Figure 84: Switch and Xpert card set to Address 11
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OPERATION
17
INSTALLATION,
COMMISSIONING
Glossary of Terms
ACF:
ANCILLARY CONTROL FACILITY
ACKD: ACKNOWLEDGED
AHU:
AIR HANDLING UNIT
ALM:
ALARM
AVF:
ALARM VERIFICATION FACILITY
AZF:
ALARM ZONE FACILITY
AZC:
ALARM ZONE CIRCUIT
C:
RELAY COMMON CONTACT (WIPER)
CIC:
CONTROLLER INTERFACE CARD
CN:
CONNECTOR
CPU:
COMMON PROCESSOR UNIT
DGP:
DATA GATHERING POINT
EARTH:
BUILDING EARTH
EOL:
END OF LINE
FDS:
FIRE DETECTION SYSTEM
FACP:
FIRE ALARM CONTROL PANEL
FLT:
FAULT
GND:
GROUND (0 VOLTS) NOT EARTH
I/O:
INPUT/OUTPUT
LCD:
LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY
MAF:
MASTER ALARM FACILITY
MCP:
MANUAL CALL POINT
MOV:
METAL OXIDE VARISTOR (TRANSIENT PROTECTION)
NIC:
NETWORK INTERFACE CARD
N/C:
NORMALLY CLOSED RELAY CONTACTS
N/O:
NORMALLY OPEN RELAY CONTACTS
N/W:
NETWORK
PCB:
PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS
P/S:
POWER SUPPLY
PSM:
POWER SUPPLY MODULE
REM:
REMOTE
SPOT:
SINGLE PERSON OPERATING TEST
TB:
TERMINAL BLOCK
VDC:
DIRECT CURRENT VOLTS
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OPERATION
18
INSTALLATION,
COMMISSIONING
&
Definitions
Addressable system - a fire alarm and detection system that contains addressable alarm zone
facilities or addressable control devices.
Alarm Verification Facility (AVF) - that part of the FACP, which provides an automatic resetting
function for spurious alarm signals so that they will not inadvertently initiate Master Alarm Facility
(MAF), or ACF functions. Using ConfigManager prior to downloading to the FireFinder™ sets this
option
Alarm zone - the specific portion of a building or complex identified by a particular alarm zone
facility.
Alarm Zone Circuit (AZC) - the link or path that carries signals from an actuating device(s) to an
alarm zone facility(s).
Alarm Zone Facility (AZF) - that part of the control and indicating equipment that registers and
indicates signals (alarm and fault) received from its alarm zone circuit. It also transmits appropriate
signals to other control and indicating facilities.
Alert signal - an audible signal or combination of audible and visible signals, from the occupant
warning system to alert wardens and other nominated personnel as necessary to commence
prescribed actions.
Ancillary Control Facility (ACF) - that portion of the control and indicating equipment that on
receipt of a signal initiates predetermined actions in external ancillary devices.
Ancillary equipment - remote equipment connected to FACP.
Ancillary relay - relay within FACP to operate ancillary equipment.
Ancillary output - output for driving ancillary equipment.
Approved and approval - approved by, or the approval of, the Regulatory Authority concerned.
Card-detect link - a link on a module connector to indicate the disconnection of the module.
Conventional System - is a fire detection system using a dedicated circuit for each alarm zone.
Distributed system - a fire alarm and detection system where sections of the control and indicating
equipment are remotely located from the FACP or where sub-indicator panel(s) communicate with a
main FACP.
Field connections - are connections made to FACP or ancillary equipment during installation.
Fire alarm system - an arrangement of components and apparatus for giving an audible, visible, or
other perceptible alarm of fire, and which may also initiate other action.
Fire detection system - an arrangement of detectors and control and indicating equipment
employed for automatically detecting fire and initiating other action as arranged.
Fire Alarm Control Panel (FACP) - a panel on which is mounted an indicator or indicators together
with associated equipment for the fire alarm or sprinkler system.
Fire resisting - an element of construction, component or structure which, by requirement of the
Regulatory Authority, has a specified fire resistance.
Indicating equipment - the part of a fire detection and or alarm system, which provides indication of
any warning signals (alarm and fault), received by the control equipment.
Interface - The interconnection between equipment that permits the transfer of data.
Main equipment - equipment essential to the operation of the system including, control equipment,
amplification equipment and power supply modules.
Master Alarm Facility (MAF) - that part of the equipment which receives alarm and fault signals
from any alarm zone facility and initiates the common signal (alarm and/or fault) for transmission to
the fire control station. Bells and other ancillary functions may be initiated from this facility.
Power Supply - that portion of the FACP which supplies all voltages necessary for its operation.
Regulatory Authority - an authority administering Acts of Parliament or Regulations under such
Acts.
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OPERATION
19
INSTALLATION,
COMMISSIONING
&
Maintenance
To ensure continuous reliability of the system, an agreement to carry out regular maintenance of the
installation should be made with the manufacturer or manufacturer's representative or competent
contractor. The arrangements for maintenance should be such as will ensure that a qualified person
is available on call at all times to provide service in the event of any fault developing at the
installation. When a service contract cannot be arranged, an employee of the user, with suitable
experience of electrical equipment and special training with the makers, suppliers or contractors
should be appointed to deal with the simpler servicing. But he should have instructions not to attempt
to exceed the scope of such training.
The details of any emergency service call shall be entered in the log book. The record plans and
operating Instructions shall be kept available for convenient reference, preferably with the control
and the Indicating equipment. The alarm monitoring station and building owner or agent are to be
notified when any portion of a system is isolated for maintenance and likewise notified when this
portion is reconnected.
19.1
Regular Testing and Inspection
19.1.1 General
It is the responsibility of the owner of the protected building to ensure that the installation is tested in
accordance with the requirements specified in this Code and with any additional tests which may be
required by the relevant authority. The tests should be conducted by the owner or his representative
responsible for the maintenance of the installation and all results of the tests should be recorded in
the log book and signed by the owner or his representative.
19.1.2 Daily Check
A check should be made every day to ascertain if the system is operating normally. Fault(s) detected
should be recorded and steps taken immediately to ensure that the fault(s) is rectified.
If a fault is detected, the responsible person should ensure that the following actions are taken:
 Determine the area affected by the fault and decide whether special action (such as fire
patrols) are needed in that area;
 If possible, determine the reason for the fault, or note the activities immediately prior to the
fault In the area affected;
 Record the fault in the fog book, inform the organisation responsible for servicing and
arrange for repair.
19.1.3 Weekly Test
The following tests and checks should be made every week:
 Carry out a simulated fire alarm call by operating any alarm zone so as to transmit a fire
alarm signal to the monitoring station and reset the system;
Note: It will be necessary to contact the monitoring station prior to the transmitting of the fire
alarm signal to warn them of the simulated fire condition to be tested and also to check with the
monitoring station after completion of the test to ensure the fire alarm signal was received and to
advise them that the system has been reset
 Check the battery voltage and conditions;
 On completion of the tests ensure that all switches are in the correct operating condition,
and should fault(s) condition exist take immediate steps to rectify the fault(s);
 The person carrying out the test should record in the log any fault(s) identified and that the
above test has been carried out.
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OPERATION
19.1.4 Monthly Test
INSTALLATION,
COMMISSIONING
&
In addition to the Weekly Test specified above, the following Inspection and testing procedures
should be carried out each month:
 Simulate fire conditions on alt alarm zones and reset the system to normal. Confirm with the
monitoring station when the test has been completed.
 Check battery voltage and charging current in accordance with the manufacturer's
instructions.
 Check batteries and their terminals as specified by the manufacturer to ensure that they are
in good serviceable condition. Where applicable, examine to ensure that the specific gravity
and the level of the electrolyte in each cell is correct
 Check condition of battery cabinet for corrosion and to ensure that batteries are stored in a
secure condition.
 Check to ensure that all indicating lights are operating correctly and replace if faulty.
 Check operation of all alarm sounders.
 Disconnect the battery supply and ensure that the visual and audible fault signals are
activated at the main alarm panel.
 Simulate main power supply failure and ensure that the system will operate correctly with the
standby battery power supply.
 Simulate fire alarm conditions and check the output signals available to initiate the remote
auxiliary functions that is required to be in operation in the event of fire as in accordance with
the appropriate codes.
 Simulate fault conditions on all alarm zones to ensure that the main alarm panel is operating
correctly.
 Check that the main alarm panel is in a clean and operative condition.
 Visually inspect the condition of components, terminations and cables.
 Ensure that faulty parts are replaced and the replacement has been carried out satisfactorily.
Record in the log book any circuit fault that required repair.
 Check that all switches are returned to their operating position after the test.
 The person carrying out the test should record in the log any fault(s) identified and that the
above test has been carried out.
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OPERATION
19.1.5 Annual Test
INSTALLATION,
COMMISSIONING
&
The Annual Test should consist of all the inspection and testing procedures specified in Sub clause
2.14.4 and the following:
 The maintenance personnel should arrange to check the operation of at least 20 percent of the
detectors in an Installation each year. The selection of detectors to be tested should be spread over
as many zones as possible and should be made in such a way that all the detectors in an installation
should have been checked at least once in 5 years.
 The checking of detectors should take the form of either:

The testing of a detector in-situ; or

The removal of a detector and its replacement by a detector which has been checked and
calibrated by the supplier.
 Circuits requiring automatic voltage regulated supplies should be checked to ensure correct
operation and voltage output.
 Where the heat-sensitive element of thermal detectors or the enclosure of other detectors are found
to be coated with paint or any other material likely to affect the operation of the detectors, such
material should be cleaned off or If necessary, have the detector replaced.
Note: In certain environments it may be necessary to clean and adjust smoke detectors at more
frequent intervals.
 The person carrying out the test should record in the log any fault(s) identified and that the above
test has been canted out.
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OPERATION
20
INSTALLATION,
COMMISSIONING
&
Quick Reference Guides
The following guides;
 Prompt / assist an experienced operator to move through the Menu and Function facilities of
the FACP without having to consult the main body this manual; and
 Provide a proforma for Brigade response to an alarm
FireFinder TM Quick Reference
MAIN MENU OPTIONS
MENU
FUNCTION
0
SPACE
MENU KEY / FUNCTION KEY
( TO ENTER MENU / TO FUNCTION MENU )
MENU
ALARMS ( DISPLAY ALARMS )
FUNCTION
5
MNO
1
ABC
MENU KEY / FUNCTION KEY
( TO ENTER MENU / TO FUNCTION MENU )
TEST ( TESTING THE SELECTED TEST FIELDS )
PREALARMS ( DISPLAY PRE-ALARMS )
0
SPACE
2
DEF
ALARM (TEST ALARM FIELDS )
FAULTS ( DISPLAY FAULTS OF SELECTED FIELDS )
0
ZONE ( ZONE No )
1
SENSOR
( LOOP/SENSOR No )
SPACE
0
SPACE
ZONES/SENSORS
ABC
1
ABC
LOOPS
1
ABC
DEF
2
MODULES
3
COMMS
JKL
4
P/SUPPLY
5
BRIGADE
6
TEST FAILURES
7
SOUNDER
FAULT ( TEST FAULT FIELDS )
0
ZONE ( ZONE No )
1
SENSOR
( LOOP/SENSOR No )
SPACE
GHI
( FAULT FIELDS )
ABC
2
DEF
MNO
6
PQRS
PQRS
TUV
0
7
DISABLES ( DISPLAY ALL SYSTEM DISABLES)
4
STATUS (DISPLAY STATUS OF SELECTED FIELDS)
JKL
0
SPACE
SOUNDERS
SPACE
3
GHI
TUV
ABC
0
GO OFF LINE
1
ALARM ONLY MODE
SPACE
LOOPS ( LOOP / SENSOR No )
MODULES ( MODULE No )
0
SPACE
P/SUPPLY
2
BRIGADE (BRIGADE O/PS)
3
EXT LED MIMIC
DEF
GHI
2
SLAVE
1
ABC
DEF
ENABLE / DISABLE
PRINTER
ABC
1
LAMP
( STATUS FIELDS )
I/O
0
SPACE
OUTPUTS (OUTPUT No)
( "0" IN A PANEL "1" ON A LOOP )
1
ABC
INPUT (INPUT No)
APPLIES IF A PANEL IS NETWORKED
3
GHI
3
GHI
4
JKL
SYSTEM
NETWORK
0
NETWORK POINTS
1
REMOTE SLAVE MODULES
2
REMOTE EXT LED
MIMIC MODULES
SPACE
AVALUES
( ANALOGUE VALUE OF DET )
SELECT LOOP NO. THEN ENTER
ABC
INCREMENT THE NUMBERING BY ONE IF
THE PANEL IS NETWORKED
DEF
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( TEST
FIELDS )
FUNCTION MENU OPTIONS
MENU
0
DATE ( DD/MM/YYYY )
1
TIME ( HH:MM )
SPACE
LEVEL 1
FUNCTIONS
FireFinder
FUNCTION KEY ( TO ENTER FUNCTION FIELD ( ENTER PASSWORD ) )
FUNCTION
ABC
2
DEF
MENU
DAY/NIGHT SETTINGS ( SET ON/OFF FIELDS )
5
MNO
SPACE
0
3
GHI
2
ENABLE
0
1
0
PRINT ENTRY (PRINT TO PANEL PRINTER (IF FITTED))
1
SHOW OPTIONS
ABC
OFF ( TURN INPUT OFF )
1
ON ( TURN INPUT ON )
2
REMOVE MANUAL CONTROL
( RETURN INPUT TO
ORIGINAL STATE)
1
VIEW BY DATE
DEF
2
2
PRINT MULTIPLE ENTRIES
DEF
1
ABC
DELETE PASSWORD ( DELETE SELECTED PASSWORD )
2
DELETE ALL PASSWORDS ( DELETE ALL PASSWORDS )
DEF
3
GHI
7
TUV
0
ISOLATE ( ISOLATE LOG )
PROG ( PROGRAMMING FEILDS )
0
CON ZONE ( EDIT ZONE NUMBER, DESCRIPTION )
1
DEVICE ( ENTER LOOP / SENSOR )
SPACE
EDIT ( DESCRIPTION, ZONE No,
DEVICE TYPE, BRIGADE OPTIONS,
CONFIGURATION, GROUP No )
1
DELETE ( LOOP / SENSOR )
ABC
2
DEF
INPUT ( EDIT INPUT FIELDS )
0
IN A PANEL
( SELECT I/O CONTROL NUMBER AND OUTPUT No )
IN A PANEL
( SELECT INPUT CONTROL No AND INPUT No )
0
EDIT ( EDIT DESCRIPTION )
1
DELETE ( DELETE DESCRIPTION )
ABC
0
OFF ( TURN OUTPUT OFF )
1
ABC
SYSTEM ( SYSTEM LOG )
1
ON ( TURN OUTPUT ON )
2
REMOVE MANUAL CONTROL
( RETURN OUTPUT TO
ORIGINAL STATE)
ABC
AS FOR ALARM
DEF
I/O (INPUT / OUTPUT LOG )
1
ABC
ON A LOOP
( SELECT LOOP No, SENSOR No, OUTPUT No )
DISABLED IF FACP
IS NETWORKED
OFF ( TURN OUTPUT OFF )
1
ON ( TURN OUTPUT ON )
EDIT ( EDIT DESCRIPTION )
1
DELETE ( DELETE DESCRIPTION )
OUTPUT ( EDIT OUTPUT FIELDS )
0
0
SPACE
0
ABC
3
GHI
SPACE
TESTS ( TEST SPECIFIED FIELD )
ON A LOOP ( LOOP / SENSOR No )
SPACE
AS FOR ALARM
4
0
SPACE
REMOVE ALL MANUAL INPUT CONTROL
( RETURN ALL MANUAL INPUTS TO ORIGINAL STATE )
SPACE
AS FOR ALARM
JKL
MODE ZONE / SENSOR
OUTPUT ( OUTPUT FIELDS )
SPACE
4
ADD PASSWORD ( ADD PASSWORD (MAX 4 CHAR), LEVEL No )
1
SPACE
AS FOR ALARM
JKL
0
SPACE
FAULT ( FAULT LOG )
ABC
3
PASSWORDS ( EDIT PASSWORD FIELDS )
PQRS
ABC
0
SPACE
VIEW BY ENTRY NO.
DEF
DEF
LEVEL 3 FUNCTION
ON A LOOP
( SELECT LOOP No, SENSOR No, INPUT No )
0
ABC
DEF
2
REMOVE MANUAL CONTROL
( RETURN INPUT TO
ORIGINAL STATE)
ABC
SPACE
2
ON ( TURN INPUT ON )
DEF
ALARM ( ALARM LOG )
ABC
1
ACCESS LEVEL 3 ( ENTER LEVEL 3 PASSWORD )
6
OFF ( TURN INPUT OFF )
1
ABC
SPACE
ABC
6
IN A PANEL
( SELECT I/O CONTROL NUMBER AND INPUT No )
SPACE
LOGS
0
PQRS
SPACE
SPACE
NIGHT TIME (HH:MM)
SPACE
FUNCTION KEY ( TO ENTER FUNCTION FIELD ( ENTER PASSWORD ) )
LEVEL 2 FUNCTION
DAY TIME (HH:MM)
1
DEF
FUNCTION
INPUT ( INPUT FIELDS )
0
ABC
MENU
I/O ( MANUAL INPUT /OUTPUT CONTROL FIELDS )
SPACE
0
Quick Reference
FUNCTION KEY ( TO ENTER FUNCTION FIELD ( ENTER PASSWORD ) )
FUNCTION
LEVEL 2
FUNCTIONS
TM
IN A PANEL
( SELECT OUTPUT CONTROL No AND OUTPUT No )
AS FOR INPUT
0
SPACE
WALK ( ZONES OR SENSORS )
0
SPACE
1
ABC
1
ABC
ABC
2
ZONE ( ENTER ZONE No )
DEF
SENSOR ( ENTER LOOP / SENSOR No )
2
DEF
1
ABC
REMOVE MANUAL CONTROL
( RETURN OUTPUT TO
ORIGINAL STATE)
GLOBAL REMOVE ALL MANUAL OUTPUT CONTROL
( RETURN ALL MANUAL O/PS TO ORIGINAL STATE )
AS FOR INPUT
4
PANEL BASED MCP ( DESCRIPTION / NODE )
5
SUB ADDRESS ( EDIT / DELETE )
6
WATCHDOG RESET
JKL
MNO
LOOP ( ENTER LOOP No )
PQRS
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ON A LOOP ( LOOP / SENSOR No )
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