42004-743L2C
Pub. 42004-743L2C
GAI-TRONICS
®
CORPORATION
A HUBBELL COMPANY
Industrial Communications System
Off-Shore Page/Party® Station
TABLE
OF
CONTENTS
General Information .......................................................................................................................1 Product Overview ................................................................................................................................... 1 Features.................................................................................................................................................... 2 Options ..................................................................................................................................................... 2 Installation ......................................................................................................................................3 Important Safety Instructions................................................................................................................ 3 Mounting the Enclosure ......................................................................................................................... 4 Field Wiring............................................................................................................................................. 5 Speaker Impedance Configuration........................................................................................................ 6 Settings and Adjustments ................................................................................................................7 Opening the Station ................................................................................................................................ 7 Jumper Settings....................................................................................................................................... 8 Speaker Mute ........................................................................................................................................................ 8 Speaker Gain Setting............................................................................................................................................. 8 Level Adjustments .................................................................................................................................. 9 Transmit Level ...................................................................................................................................................... 9 Receiver Volume .................................................................................................................................................. 9 Speaker Volume .................................................................................................................................................... 9 Attach the Front Panel ........................................................................................................................... 9 Operation .........................................................................................................................................9 Options...........................................................................................................................................10 ICS SmartSeries .................................................................................................................................... 10 General ................................................................................................................................................................ 10 Features ............................................................................................................................................................... 10 Installation and Adjustments ............................................................................................................................... 11 Opening the Station ........................................................................................................................................ 11 Installing the SmartSeries PCBA ................................................................................................................... 11 Setting the Address ......................................................................................................................................... 11 ALS Minimum Level ..................................................................................................................................... 11 ALS Offset Level ........................................................................................................................................... 12 SmartSeries VLC Level .................................................................................................................................. 12 Speaker Impedance Supervision ..................................................................................................................... 12 FSK Signal Gain ............................................................................................................................................. 13 Attaching the Front Panel ............................................................................................................................... 13 Operation ............................................................................................................................................................ 13 Paging with ADVANCE Head End................................................................................................................ 13 GAI-Tronics Corporation 400 E. Wyomissing Ave. Mohnton, PA 19540 USA
610-777-1374  800-492-1212  Fax: 610-796-5954
VISIT WWW.GAI-TRONICS.COM FOR PRODUCT LITERATURE AND MANUALS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PUB. 42004-743L2C
Paging without ADVANCE Head End........................................................................................................... 13 Station Time-out Features .............................................................................................................................. 13 Emergency Party Line (EPL) ......................................................................................................................... 13 All Call Paging Utilizing a Merge/Isolate Cabinet ......................................................................................... 14 Paging with Alternate Page Destination Utilizing ADVANCE Head End ..................................................... 15 VLC ........................................................................................................................................................ 16 General ................................................................................................................................................................ 16 Features ............................................................................................................................................................... 16 Installation and Adjustments ............................................................................................................................... 17 Opening the Station ........................................................................................................................................ 17 Installing the VLC PCBA ............................................................................................................................... 17 50 kHz Alignment .......................................................................................................................................... 17 Speaker Mute .................................................................................................................................................. 17 Audio Alignment ............................................................................................................................................ 17 Page Disable Control ...................................................................................................................................... 17 Remote Output Switching (Available with RTU Only) ................................................................................. 17 Attaching the Front Panel ............................................................................................................................... 17 RTU ........................................................................................................................................................ 18 General ................................................................................................................................................................ 18 Features ............................................................................................................................................................... 18 With SmartSeries PCBA and ADVANCE Head End..................................................................................... 18 With VLC PCBA............................................................................................................................................ 18 Installation .......................................................................................................................................................... 19 Opening the Station ........................................................................................................................................ 19 Installing the RTU PCBA (Upper Enclosure) ................................................................................................ 19 Installing the RTU Terminal Block – TB4 (Lower Enclosure) ...................................................................... 19 Attaching the Front Panel (Upper Enclosure)................................................................................................. 20 Field Wiring ................................................................................................................................................... 20 Non-supervised Output Wiring Configuration ............................................................................................... 20 Supervised Output Wiring Configurations with SmartSeries Option ............................................................. 21 Securing the Door (Lower Enclosure) ............................................................................................................ 21 Input 1 or 2 Wiring Configuration with the SmartSeries Option .................................................................... 22 Troubleshooting ............................................................................................................................23 Opening the Station (Upper Enclosure) .............................................................................................. 23 Front Panel PCBA Jumper Settings & Adjustments......................................................................... 23 P4 Standard Jumper Configuration ..................................................................................................................... 23 Attaching the Front Panel .................................................................................................................... 26 Specifications ................................................................................................................................27 GAI-Tronics Corporation 400 E. Wyomissing Ave. Mohnton, PA 19540 USA
610-777-1374  800-492-1212  Fax: 610-796-5954
VISIT WWW.GAI-TRONICS.COM FOR PRODUCT LITERATURE AND MANUALS
Pub. 42004-743L2C
G AI-T RO NICS® CO RPO R AT IO N
A HUBBELL COMPANY
Industrial Communications System
Off-Shore Page/Party® Station
General Information
Product Overview
The GAI-Tronics Industrial Communications
System (ICS) Page/Party® is a modular industrial
communications system that can include from two
to possibly hundreds of stations. All stations are
wired in parallel and additional stations can be
added to the system at any time.
The ICS Off-Shore Page/Party® Station is designed
to allow the maximum number of cable entries and
wiring termination points. The station design
utilizes two enclosures which are attached via a
wireway. The top non-metallic enclosure contains
all of the control PCBAs.
The bottom stainless steel enclosure houses four
11-point terminal blocks for wiring terminations.
The lower enclosure (junction box) has a hinged
stainless steel door with four captive screws for
ease of access during installation. The bottom
enclosure gland plate contains removable captive
screws for entry hole punching and drilling.
The standard configuration of the ICS Page/Party®
Off-Shore Station is an outdoor, multi-party,
handset/speaker amplifier station using ac power.
A number of options are available to add to station
capabilities. See Features and Options below for
more details.
The ICS Page/Party® Off-Shore Station is similar
to and compatible with existing GAI-Tronics 700
series Page/Party® systems. ICS Page/Party® OffShore Stations can replace or be added to existing
Page/Party® systems.
Figure 1. ICS Off-Shore Station with doors open
and all options
GAI-Tronics Corporation 400 E. Wyomissing Ave. Mohnton, PA 19540 USA
610-777-1374  800-492-1212  Fax: 610-796-5954
VISIT WWW.GAI-TRONICS.COM FOR PRODUCT LITERATURE AND MANUALS
®
ICS Off-Shore Page/Party Station
Pub. 42004-743L2C
Page 2 of 30
Features

Provides one-way page announcements over system speakers

Includes a high efficiency (>80%) Class D paging amplifier to provide up to 30 watts of speaker
output

Provides full-duplex party line communication

Includes universal ac power supply with power factor correction

Field upgradeable options

Durable glass-reinforced engineered plastic enclosure with a high visibility safety orange powder
coat finish interior front panel

Factory-installed stainless steel junction box with external customer ground

Two-point terminal block terminations
Options

Single party line operation

Speaker amplifier only (no handset)

Alternate page destination

Emergency party line (EPL)

Weatherproof and desktop stations

Auxiliary jack for headset operation

Hazardous area approvals

PVC or Hytrel® handset cords in 6-, 15-, or 25-foot lengths

Conformal coating for PCBA

24 V dc power

Volume Level Control (VLC) technology for alternate page volume

SmartSeries technology featuring Ambient Level Sensing (ALS) and available remote monitoring

All Call

Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) operation
f:\standard ioms - current release\42004 instr. manuals\42004-743l2c.doc
11/14
®
ICS Off-Shore Page/Party Station
Pub. 42004-743L2C
Page 3 of 30
Installation
Important Safety Instructions
This equipment is suitable for use in Class I, Division 2, Groups A, B, C and D, Class II Division 2,
Groups F, and G, Class III OR non-hazardous locations only. Combinations of equipment in your system
are subject to investigation by the local Authority Having Jurisdiction at the time of installation.
Read, follow, and retain instructions – All safety and operating instructions should be read and followed
before operating the unit. Retain instructions for future reference.
Heed warnings – Adhere to all warnings on the unit and in the operating instructions.
Attachments – Attachments not recommended by the product manufacturer should not be used, as they
may cause hazards. Maximum system cable length is not to exceed two miles.
Servicing – Do not attempt to service this unit by yourself. Opening or removing covers may expose you
to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
This permanently connected apparatus must have a UL Listed 15-amp circuit breaker incorporated in the
electrical installation of the building.
WARNING – EXPLOSION HAZARD – Do not disconnect equipment unless power has been removed
or the area is known to be non-hazardous. Averttissement – Risque d’explosion – avant de déconnector
l’equipment, couper le courant ou s’assurer que l’emplacement est désigné non dangereux.
USA and Canada Consult the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70), Canadian Standards Association
(CSA 22.1), and local codes for specific requirements regarding your installation. Class 2 circuit wiring
must be performed in accordance with NEC 725.55.
WARNING
In 24 V dc systems: Under NO condition should this equipment be operated
from a battery charger without the batteries connected.
In 24 V dc systems, most chargers have an unloaded output of 35 to 45 volts that can quickly damage the
equipment designed for nominal 24 volts. The maximum battery voltage should never exceed the
maximum specified input voltage.
f:\standard ioms - current release\42004 instr. manuals\42004-743l2c.doc
11/14
Pub. 42004-743L2C
Page 4 of 30
®
ICS Off-Shore Page/Party Station
Mounting the Enclosure
Mount the enclosure using the eight 0.437-inch (11 mm) diameter holes located on the mounting flanges
with 3/8-inch (M8) hardware. The ICS Off-Shore Station is supplied with a bottom gland plate that can
be punched or drilled.
The recommended entry is via the lower enclosure (junction box) bottom gland plate. Side entry is
possible by drilling or punching the enclosure itself. There are no gland plates on the sides. Top entry is
not possible.
For specific details including mounting hole dimensions, refer to Figure 2. When mounting the
enclosure, use caution to avoid damaging the internal components. The suggested mounting height for all
station enclosures is 48 inches (1219 mm) to the center of the bottom mounting holes of the upper nonmetallic enclosure.
Figure 2. Mounting and Access
f:\standard ioms - current release\42004 instr. manuals\42004-743l2c.doc
11/14
®
ICS Off-Shore Page/Party Station
Pub. 42004-743L2C
Page 5 of 30
Field Wiring
The ICS Page/Party® Station provides terminal blocks for field wiring in the lower stainless steel
enclosure (junction box). Each connection for the system cable has two terminals for daisy-chain wiring.
Attach #6 spade or ring lugs to the wires before attachment to the terminal blocks for the most secure
connection. Torque the terminal block screws to 10–12 in-lbs. (1.13–1.36 n-m).
The terminal blocks are labeled to coincide with the color code used on GAI-Tronics 60029 series multiparty cable or 60038 series single party cable. Refer to Figure 3 for a sample wiring diagram. All field
wiring is done in the lower stainless steel enclosure.
In certain circumstances where paging audio induces feedback, muting the speakers of two or more
stations during a page, referred to as mutual muting, can eliminate such feedback problems. This function
is enabled by connecting the spare orange wire between stations to terminal block TB2-18.
Figure 3. Typical Page/Party® ICS Station Wiring Diagram
After all wiring and cable connections have been completed, close the front door on the junction box,
being careful not to pinch any cables. Secure the front door using the four captive screws and washers
provided. Torque the screws to 10–12 in-lbs (1.13–1.36 n-m).
f:\standard ioms - current release\42004 instr. manuals\42004-743l2c.doc
11/14
®
ICS Off-Shore Page/Party Station
Pub. 42004-743L2C
Page 6 of 30
Speaker Impedance Configuration
Speaker wiring is based upon impedance. When wiring either 8-ohm or 16-ohm speakers, refer to Figure
4 below for applicable termination points.
Figure 4. Speaker Impedance Configurations for 8-ohm or 16-ohm Speakers
f:\standard ioms - current release\42004 instr. manuals\42004-743l2c.doc
11/14
®
ICS Off-Shore Page/Party Station
Pub. 42004-743L2C
Page 7 of 30
Settings and Adjustments
Opening the Station
All PCBA adjustments are done in the non-metallic upper enclosure. To open this enclosure, remove the
four screws from the front panel and turn it to the right so that the interior surface faces you. Allow the
wiring and ribbon cables to remain connected. The front panel can be hung from the front door by
hooking a small piece of wire in the mounting holes of the panel. The front panel interior surface and the
back box interior now face you. This configuration presents the easiest access for troubleshooting and
setting adjustments.
Figure 5. ICS Off-Shore Page/Party® Station Interior View and Maintenance Configuration
f:\standard ioms - current release\42004 instr. manuals\42004-743l2c.doc
11/14
Pub. 42004-743L2C
Page 8 of 30
®
ICS Off-Shore Page/Party Station
Figure 6. 69557 Series Main PCBA
Jumper Settings
Speaker Mute
The station can mute the speaker amplifier during page operation to eliminate feedback. P11 in the EN
position (default) mutes the speaker during page activation. P11 in the DIS position allows broadcast to
the speaker during paging.
Speaker Gain Setting
P9 can limit the maximum speaker output level. P9 in the HI position (default) represents a 30-watt
maximum output. P9 in the LO position represents a 2-watt maximum output.
WARNING
Maximum output power may exceed rated speaker wattage resulting in speaker
damage.
f:\standard ioms - current release\42004 instr. manuals\42004-743l2c.doc
11/14
®
ICS Off-Shore Page/Party Station
Pub. 42004-743L2C
Page 9 of 30
Level Adjustments
Transmit Level
The Transmit Level potentiometer, R34, adjusts the signal level from the handset or optional auxiliary
headset microphone to the page or party lines.
Receiver Volume
The Receiver Volume potentiometer, R5, adjusts the signal level to the handset receiver from the page or
party lines. It does not adjust the signal level to the optional auxiliary headset.
Speaker Volume
The Speaker Volume potentiometer, R91, adjusts the signal level to the speaker from the page line. The
default setting is 4 watts for an 8-ohm speaker and 2 watts for a 16-ohm speaker.
Warning – Maximum output power may exceed rated speaker wattage resulting in speaker damage.
Attach the Front Panel
After all adjustments have been completed, place the front cover in the rear enclosure, being careful not to
pinch any cables. Secure the front cover using the four screws and washers provided. Torque the screws
to 10–12 in-lbs (1.13–1.36 n-m).
Operation
For paging and subsequent party line conversation, the station operator lifts the handset or connects the
optional headset, selects a free party line using the five-position rotary selector switch (if equipped), and
presses the handset pressbar or headset page switch. The station operator pages the desired individual and
designates the party line on which that individual should respond. The individual then responds by
approaching the nearest ICS Page/Party® station, selecting the appropriate party line and lifting the
handset or connecting a headset. Full-duplex communication can then be held on the party line without
broadcasting over the speakers. After the conversation is complete, all parties should place the handset
back on hook or disconnect the headset.
NOTES:
1. For stations with an auxiliary jack, the Model 10401-201 Headset and 10416-103 Extension Cord
allows the user to be hands-free and mobile while maintaining communication. When connected, the
handset microphone is disabled.
2. The ICS Page/Party® station incorporates a noise-canceling microphone to reduce transmitted
ambient noise. This requires the user to place the microphone as close as possible to their mouth.
f:\standard ioms - current release\42004 instr. manuals\42004-743l2c.doc
11/14
Pub. 42004-743L2C
Page 10 of 30
®
ICS Off-Shore Page/Party Station
Options
The ICS Page/Party® Station options can be factory installed or field installed in some cases. The field
installable options include ICS SmartSeries, VLC, and RTU.
ICS SmartSeries
General
The 69552 SmartSeries PCBA adds microprocessor control to the ICS Page/Party® station, providing
additional sensor and monitoring capabilities. SmartSeries and VLC PCBAs cannot be installed in the
same station.
Features
When used with or without ADVANCE head-end equipment:



Ambient Level Sensing (ALS) circuitry automatically changes the local speaker’s paging volume in
response to varying background noise
Off-hook timeout prevents noise being introduced to a party line by electronically placing the handset
“on-hook” after 8 minutes
Page timeout limits a single page broadcast to two minutes, freeing the page line for emergencies
When used with ADVANCE head-end equipment:


Station monitoring of key components (including handset, amplifier and local speaker) provides fast
notification of any faults
Ability to accept supervised contact closure inputs and provide a supervised relay output (requires
RTU option)
Figure 7. 69552 SmartSeries PCBA
f:\standard ioms - current release\42004 instr. manuals\42004-743l2c.doc
11/14
®
ICS Off-Shore Page/Party Station
Pub. 42004-743L2C
Page 11 of 30
Installation and Adjustments
Opening the Station
Remove the four screws from the upper enclosure front panel and turn it to the right so that the interior
surface faces you. Allow the wiring and ribbon cables to remain connected. The front panel can be hung
from the front door by hooking a small piece of wire in the mounting holes of the panel. The front panel
interior surface and the back box interior now face you. This configuration presents the easiest access for
troubleshooting and setting adjustments.
Installing the SmartSeries PCBA
Remove power from the station.
Remove all jumpers on the Main PCBA P4 connector.
Align the SmartSeries PCBA with four mounting holes to the right of the Main PCBA with the edge of
the SmartSeries board under the Main PCBA. Secure the SmartSeries PCBA with the four screws
provided.
Install the provided 34-pin ribbon cable from P4 of Main PCBA to P4 of SmartSeries PCBA.
Reapply power to the station.
Setting the Address
For the SmartSeries option to function properly, each station in an ADVANCE system zone must be
given a unique address using the hexadecimal switches, S1 (Hi Address) and S2 (Lo Address). Each
switch contains 16 settings, labeled 0–F. A small arrow on each switch indicates the setting.
The station address is determined by the high address setting followed by the low address setting. For
example, to assign an address of 05, the high station address is set to 0 and the low address is set to 5.
Valid address settings are 05 to FE. Record the address assigned for each station in the system for your
records. If the SmartSeries PCBA is installed in a system without an ADVANCE head end, set the
address to 04 (default).
ALS Minimum Level
The ALS minimum level is the lowest speaker output level that the station will maintain. To set the ALS
minimum level, turn R91 fully counterclockwise. Listen for a single beep from the speaker indicating the
speaker amplifier is in the Minimum Level Adjustment mode. If the page line is in use immediately after
the beep tone, the page signal should be used to make the minimum level adjustment. If the page line is
inactive following the beep tone, a continuous tone is activated to make the minimum level adjustment.
After the tone is activated, all page line activity is ignored until completion of the adjustment.
This test tone is used as a reference to adjust the speaker amplifier output level to the desired volume.
Adjust R91 to the desired output. The test tone automatically shuts off 5 seconds after the last
adjustment. The factory default setting for minimum level is 4.0 watts nominal into an 8-ohm load.
f:\standard ioms - current release\42004 instr. manuals\42004-743l2c.doc
11/14
®
ICS Off-Shore Page/Party Station
Pub. 42004-743L2C
Page 12 of 30
ALS Offset Level
The ALS offset level allows the output of the speaker amplifier to maintain a set difference or “offset”
between the ambient noise level and the speaker output level. To set the ALS offset level, turn R91 fully
clockwise and listen for the two beep tones indicating that the station is in the Offset Adjustment mode.
If the page line is in use immediately after the two beep tones are heard, the page signal should be used to
make the offset level adjustment. If the page line is inactive immediately following the beep tones, a
continuous tone is activated to make the offset level adjustment. After the tone is activated, all page line
activity is ignored until completion of the adjustment. Adjust R91 to the desired offset level.
NOTE: This adjustment should be made under maximum ambient noise level conditions. The ALS offset
level must always be set higher than the ALS minimum level setting.
SmartSeries VLC Level
When activated, the VLC overrides the ALS minimum level setting allowing the speaker volume to
change to a preset level during an emergency page. To adjust the VLC Level, force the station into the
VLC mode by having someone execute a page from a station programmed by the MCU to activate the
VLC function. During the page, turn the R91 control fully counterclockwise, and listen for two beep
tones through the page speaker indicating the VLC Adjustment mode has been activated. After the two
beep tones, turn the R91 control to the desired speaker level using the live paging signal to adjust the
level. The station automatically exits the VLC Adjustment mode and reverts to normal operation 5
seconds after the last pot adjustment.
NOTE: The system must be equipped with an ADVANCE head end to activate the VLC function.
Speaker Impedance Supervision
When this feature is configured, the station will supervise the speaker line for changes in the speaker line
impedance. To perform this function the station must be calibrated for the impedance of the speaker(s)
attached. If the station has never been previously calibrated, the station will report a speaker fault within
15 minutes of being configured for this feature. The station may be calibrated either “locally” at the
station or “remotely” by a system command from the ADVANCE head end. See the ADVANCE System
Programming Manual for details of “remote” calibration.
To perform a “local” calibration, first ensure that the station is configured for speaker impedance
supervision. Next, set the station's address to 0x02. Wait until you hear a single-beep tone at the attached
speaker. This should occur within 20 seconds. This tone indicates that a successful calibration was
performed.
If instead a double-beep tone is heard, this indicates that the station attempted to calibrate but was
unsuccessful (the attached impedance is out-of-range). If a tone is not heard, the station may not be
configured for speaker impedance supervision or there is an open connection to the speaker.
After hearing the single beep tone, set the address back to its original value to resume normal station
operation with the new calibration value.
NOTE: If this feature is used, then jumper P9 of the Main PCBA must be in the HI (default) position.
f:\standard ioms - current release\42004 instr. manuals\42004-743l2c.doc
11/14
®
ICS Off-Shore Page/Party Station
Pub. 42004-743L2C
Page 13 of 30
FSK Signal Gain
The FSK Signal Gain, R13, adjusts the FSK transmit signal strength. It is set at the factory and should
not be adjusted by the installer.
Attaching the Front Panel
After all adjustments have been completed, place the front cover in the rear enclosure, being careful not to
pinch any cables. Secure the front cover using the four screws and washers provided. Torque the screws
to 10–12 in-lbs (1.13–1.36 n-m).
Operation
Paging with ADVANCE Head End
Paging and party line operation with the ICS SmartSeries option is similar to standard station operation.
The main differences are that when the handset pressbar or the headset page switch is pressed, a steady
“wait” tone will be heard in the handset/headset earpiece. When the “wait” tone ends, a preannouncement tone, if programmed, will sound, and the operator may place their page. If the system is
busy and the page is denied, the user will hear a busy tone in the handset/headset earpiece.
Paging without ADVANCE Head End
Paging and party line operation will be similar to standard station operation.
Station Time-out Features
The ICS SmartSeries option supports a page duration limit that sets the maximum duration of each page.
If the page is still active when the page duration limit is reached, the page will be terminated. When used
without an ADVANCE head end, the page duration limit is fixed at 2 minutes.
The ICS SmartSeries option supports an off-hook limit that sets the maximum duration that the station
may be kept off hook. If the off-hook limit is reached, the station will be placed electrically on hook. To
reset the timeout condition, the handset must be physically placed on hook momentarily. When used
without an ADVANCE head end, the off-hook limit is fixed at 8 minutes.
Emergency Party Line (EPL)
When connected to an ADVANCE control cabinet, the EPL option enables the ICS SmartSeries Station
to automatically report the following information when the handset is taken off-hook.

Zone number

Station address

Party line (1 or 2)
f:\standard ioms - current release\42004 instr. manuals\42004-743l2c.doc
11/14
®
ICS Off-Shore Page/Party Station
Pub. 42004-743L2C
Page 14 of 30
All Call Paging Utilizing a Merge/Isolate Cabinet
Merge/Isolate (M/I) cabinets contain switching relays that are energized by a control signal from
Page/Party® stations. When energized, the relays merge (connect together) the page lines of multiple
Page/Party® systems. This allows voice pages to be broadcast from all the systems connected to the M/I
cabinet. ICS handset stations with the All Call feature contain a push-button switch on the front panel for
activating an M/I cabinet. Refer to Figure 8.
Figure 8. All Call Selector Switch Location (Only the Upper Enclosure Panel is shown.)
f:\standard ioms - current release\42004 instr. manuals\42004-743l2c.doc
11/14
®
ICS Off-Shore Page/Party Station
Pub. 42004-743L2C
Page 15 of 30
Paging with Alternate Page Destination Utilizing ADVANCE Head End
For stations with the alternate page destination option, additional programmed page zones can be utilized
with the alternate page selector switch. Refer to Figure 9. These alternate page destinations must be
software configured in the central control cabinet of a GAI-Tronics ADVANCE system.
Figure 9. Alternate Page Selector Switch Location
f:\standard ioms - current release\42004 instr. manuals\42004-743l2c.doc
11/14
®
ICS Off-Shore Page/Party Station
Pub. 42004-743L2C
Page 16 of 30
VLC
General
The 69553 Volume Level Control (VLC) PCBA adds the capability of remotely controlling the local
speaker volume level. When VLC is activated, a remote device transmits a 50 kHz signal over the page
line. The station detects the 50 kHz signal and switches to an alternate speaker volume setting.
VLC and SmartSeries options cannot be used in the same station.
Features

Provides an “alternate” speaker volume setting that is activated by receiving a 50 kHz signal on the
page line.

Allows office or crew quarters speakers to be muted until a high priority message or alarm is
broadcast.

Enables outdoor speaker volume to be reduced at night.

Prevents local handset paging during emergency conditions.

Adds the ability to provide a relay output (requires RTU option)
Figure 10. 69553 Series VLC PCBA
f:\standard ioms - current release\42004 instr. manuals\42004-743l2c.doc
11/14
®
ICS Off-Shore Page/Party Station
Pub. 42004-743L2C
Page 17 of 30
Installation and Adjustments
Opening the Station
Remove the four screws from the upper enclosure front panel, and turn it to the right so that the interior
surface faces you. Allow the wiring and ribbon cables to remain connected. The front panel can be hung
from the front door by hooking a small piece of wire in the mounting holes of the panel. The front panel
interior surface and the back box interior now face you. This configuration presents the easiest access for
troubleshooting and setting adjustments.
Installing the VLC PCBA
Remove power from the station.
Remove all jumpers on the Main PCBA P4 connector.
Align the VLC PCBA with four mounting holes to the right of the Main PCBA. Secure the VLC PCBA
with the four screws provided. Install the provided 34-pin ribbon cable from P4 of Main PCBA to P4 of
VLC PCBA.
Reapply power to the station.
50 kHz Alignment
The 50 kHz alignment, R5, adjusts the receiver’s frequency for VLC operation. It is set at the factory and
should not be adjusted by the installer.
Speaker Mute
P26 allows for the installer to mute the speaker audio during VLC operation or normal operation. In the
“50kHz” position, the audio is muted during a VLC broadcast. In the “NORM” position, the audio is
muted during normal operation. To operate the unit without the muting feature, remove P26.
Audio Alignment
To set the normal speaker output level, set DIP switch SW2-1 to the “off” position. Set SW2-2 to the
“on” position to enable a reference test tone. Adjust R91 on the Main PCBA (refer to Figure 6 for
location) to the desired audio level. To mute the audio, turn R91 fully counterclockwise and put P26,
MUTE, in the “NORM” position.
NOTE: If LED2 on the VLC PCBA is on, indicating the system VLC tone is present, this adjustment
cannot be made.
To set the VLC controlled speaker output level, set SW2-1 to the “on” position. Set SW2-2 to the “on”
position to enable a reference test tone. Adjust R12 on the VLC PCBA to the desired audio level. To
mute the audio, turn R91 fully counterclockwise and put P26, MUTE, in the “50KHz” position.
Set SW2-1 and SW2-2 to the “off” position to return to normal system operation.
Page Disable Control
To disable local paging when the system VLC tone is present, set SW2-3 to the “on” position.
Remote Output Switching (Available with RTU Only)
To activate the RTU relay when the system VLC tone is present, set SW2-4 to the “on” position.
Attaching the Front Panel
After all adjustments have been completed, place the front cover in the rear enclosure, being careful not to
pinch any cables. Secure the front cover using the four screws and washers provided. Torque the screws
to 10–12 in-lbs (1.13–1.36 n-m).
f:\standard ioms - current release\42004 instr. manuals\42004-743l2c.doc
11/14
®
ICS Off-Shore Page/Party Station
Pub. 42004-743L2C
Page 18 of 30
RTU
General
The 69627 Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) PCBA adds remotely controlled dry relay contacts to an ICS
Page/Party® station equipped with either a VLC PCBA or a SmartSeries PCBA in conjunction with an
ADVANCE head end. When used with the SmartSeries PCBA in conjunction with ADVANCE head
end, two supervised inputs are also available.
Figure 11. 69627 Series RTU PCBA
Features
With SmartSeries PCBA and ADVANCE Head End

Two dry-contact input circuits (input cable supervision is optional)

Input status is monitored to trigger action in the ADVANCE head end.

Double pole, Form “C” relay contact (output cable supervision is optional)

One fuse-protected contact
With VLC PCBA

Double-pole, Form “C” relay

One fuse-protected contact
f:\standard ioms - current release\42004 instr. manuals\42004-743l2c.doc
11/14
®
ICS Off-Shore Page/Party Station
Pub. 42004-743L2C
Page 19 of 30
Installation
Opening the Station
Remove the four screws from the upper enclosure front panel, and turn it to the right so that the interior
surface faces you. Allow the wiring and ribbon cables to remain connected. The front panel can be hung
from the front door by hooking a small piece of wire in the mounting holes of the panel. The front panel
interior surface and the back box interior now face you. This configuration presents the easiest access for
troubleshooting and setting adjustments.
Open the lower enclosure (junction box) by loosening the four captive screws that secure the front door.
Swing the door open to access the terminal blocks.
Installing the RTU PCBA (Upper Enclosure)
Remove power from the station.
Align the RTU PCBA with the four standoffs with TB7 oriented toward the Termination PCBA. See
Figure 5. Secure the RTU PCBA with the four screws provided.
Install the provided six-conductor harness from P5 of the SmartSeries or VLC PCBA to P5 of RTU
PCBA.
Install the provided two-conductor harness from P13 of the Termination PCBA to the normally open
(N.O.) contacts of TB7 on the RTU PCBA.
Reapply power to the station.
Installing the RTU Terminal Block – TB4 (Lower Enclosure)
Remove power from the station.
Align the terminal block wiring harness with the threaded holes on the right side of the enclosure. Secure
the terminal block with the two screws provided.
Wire the ring lugged cable harness to the RTU PCBA in the upper enclosure as shown in Figure 11.
In the lower enclosure, attach the black wire to TB3-27 and the white wire to TB3-28.
Reapply power to the station.
f:\standard ioms - current release\42004 instr. manuals\42004-743l2c.doc
11/14
®
ICS Off-Shore Page/Party Station
Pub. 42004-743L2C
Page 20 of 30
Attaching the Front Panel (Upper Enclosure)
After all adjustments have been completed, place the front cover in the rear enclosure, being careful not to
pinch any cables. Secure the front cover using the four screws and washers provided. Torque the screws
to 10–12 in-lbs (1.13–1.36 n-m).
Field Wiring
The following sections show typical output field wiring configurations for peripheral equipment.
Non-supervised Output Wiring Configuration
Figure 12. Non-supervised Output with the VLC or SmartSeries Option
f:\standard ioms - current release\42004 instr. manuals\42004-743l2c.doc
11/14
®
ICS Off-Shore Page/Party Station
Pub. 42004-743L2C
Page 21 of 30
Supervised Output Wiring Configurations with SmartSeries Option
Figure 13. Supervised Output Wiring with SmartSeries Option
*NOTE 1: Input 1 is used to monitor Output 1 and is not available for other functions.
**NOTE 2: Attention: 20 k-ohm, 10-watt supervision resistor
WARNING
Installation of this component shall be carried out by suitably-trained personnel in
accordance with the applicable code of practice concerning equipment and protective systems intended
for use in potentially Explosive Atmospheres. This component must be in a suitable enclosure for the
potentially Explosive Atmosphere. During normal operation at 230 V this component can support a
temperature code of T4. This component shall be installed at a location acceptable to the authority having
jurisdiction.
Securing the Door (Lower Enclosure)
After wiring has been completed, swing the lower enclosure (junction box) door closed and secure the
door with the four captive screws. Torque the screws to 10–12 in-lbs. (1.13–1.36 n-m).
f:\standard ioms - current release\42004 instr. manuals\42004-743l2c.doc
11/14
®
ICS Off-Shore Page/Party Station
Pub. 42004-743L2C
Page 22 of 30
Input 1 or 2 Wiring Configuration with the SmartSeries Option
Figure 14. Input 1 or 2 Wiring Configuration with the SmartSeries Option
f:\standard ioms - current release\42004 instr. manuals\42004-743l2c.doc
11/14
®
ICS Off-Shore Page/Party Station
Pub. 42004-743L2C
Page 23 of 30
Troubleshooting
Opening the Station (Upper Enclosure)
Remove the four screws from the front panel and turn it to the right so that the interior surface faces you.
Allow the wiring and ribbon cables to remain connected. The front panel can be hung from the front door
by hooking a small piece of wire in the mounting holes of the panel. The front panel interior surface and
the back box interior now face you. This configuration presents the easiest access for troubleshooting and
setting adjustments.
Front Panel PCBA Jumper Settings & Adjustments
The front panel PCBAs are protected by a universal shield. Most potentiometer adjustments and jumper
settings can be made without removing the shield. Refer to Figure 15 for adjustment locations.
P4 Standard Jumper Configuration
For standard operation, without options, P4 requires jumper installation for proper operation. See Figure
15 for jumper locations.
Figure 15. P4 Jumper Default Settings
f:\standard ioms - current release\42004 instr. manuals\42004-743l2c.doc
11/14
Pub. 42004-743L2C
Page 24 of 30
®
ICS Off-Shore Page/Party Station
The following tables are provided to aid qualified service personnel in troubleshooting problems with the
ICS Page/Party® Station.
Table 1. General Troubleshooting
Problem
Station not
functional
Potential Cause

Refer to the “Field Wiring” section on page 5 for proper terminations.

Verify incoming supply voltage at TB2 or TB3 on the Termination PCBA.

Verify regulated 24 V dc at P1 of Termination PCBA. Caution! Supply
voltage present at P2.
Excessive hum or
buzz during
station operation.
Inspect the Page/Party® lines for proper line terminations, shorts, and grounds.
Crosstalk occurs
between
Page/Party® lines.

Inspect the Page/Party® lines for proper line terminations, shorts, and
grounds.

Inspect the Page/Party® party line connections for crossing of the cable pairs.
Feedback occurs
during page.

Check location and orientation of speakers in the area.

Refer to the “Field Wiring” section relating to mutual muting on page 5.

Refer to the “Speaker Mute” section on page 8.
Squeal in handset
receiver.

Ensure proper termination on Page/Party® lines.

Ensure system line balance is connected.
Handset
microphone audio
is too low/loud.

Disconnect headset, if connected.

Refer to the “Transmit Level” section on page 9.

Check jumper settings or cable connections at P4.

Ensure proper termination on Page/Party® lines.

Check handset connections.

Check proper cable terminations between Termination and Main PCBAs.

Check operation of hookswitch.

Replace handset.

Refer to the “Receiver Volume” section on page 9.

Check jumper settings or cable connections at P4.

Ensure proper termination on Page/Party® lines.

Check handset connections.

Check proper cable terminations between Termination and Main PCBAs.

Check operation of hookswitch.

Replace handset.
Handset receiver
audio is too
low/loud.
f:\standard ioms - current release\42004 instr. manuals\42004-743l2c.doc
11/14
Pub. 42004-743L2C
Page 25 of 30
®
ICS Off-Shore Page/Party Station
Table 2. Troubleshooting Standard/VLC Configurations
Problem
Speaker volume is
too low/loud.
Cannot place a
page.
RTU output is not
functional.
RTU input does
not function.
Potential Cause

Refer to the “Speaker Volume” section on page 9; or for VLC, the “Audio
Alignment” section on page 17.

Ensure the nominal page line level is correct.

Replace the speaker or driver.

For VLC, refer to the “Installing the VLC PCBA”, “Audio Alignment”, and
“Page Disable Control” sections on page 17.

Check handset connections.

Check proper cable terminations between Termination and Main PCBAs.

Check jumper settings or cable connection at P4.

Replace handset.

Ensure the VLC PCBA is installed and operational. Refer to the “Remote
Output Switching (Available with RTU Only)” section on page 17.

Check fuse F1 on RTU PCBA.

Check the cable connection at P5 on the RTU and VLC PCBA.

Check RTU terminal connections on TB7. Refer to Figure 12.

Check operation of connected device.
Inputs are only available with SmartSeries option.
f:\standard ioms - current release\42004 instr. manuals\42004-743l2c.doc
11/14
Pub. 42004-743L2C
Page 26 of 30
®
ICS Off-Shore Page/Party Station
Table 3. Troubleshooting SmartSeries Configurations
Problem
Speaker volume is
too low/loud.
Page/Party®
operation does not
function.
RTU output is not
functional.
RTU input does
not function.
Potential Cause

Refer to the “ALS Minimum Level”, “ALS Offset Level”, and “SmartSeries
VLC Level” sections.

Check cable connection at P4.

Ensure the nominal page line level is correct.

Replace the speaker or driver.

Refer to “Setting the Address” section on page 11.

Check cable connection at P4.

Check proper cable terminations between Termination and Main PCBAs.

Ensure proper termination on Page/Party® lines.

For supervised output, ensure no monitored output faults exist.

Check fuse F1 on RTU PCBA.

Check the cable connection at P5 on the RTU and SmartSeries PCBA.

Check RTU terminal connections on TB6 and TB7. Refer to Figure 12 and
Figure 13.

Check operation of connected device.

For supervised input, ensure no monitored input faults exist.

Check the cable connection at P5 on the RTU and SmartSeries PCBA.

Check RTU terminal connections on TB6. Refer to Figure 14.

Check operation of connected device.
Attaching the Front Panel
After all adjustments have been completed, place the front cover in the rear enclosure, being careful not to
pinch any cables. Secure the front cover using the four screws and washers provided. Torque the screws
to 10–12 in-lbs (1.13–1.36 n-m).
f:\standard ioms - current release\42004 instr. manuals\42004-743l2c.doc
11/14
Pub. 42004-743L2C
Page 27 of 30
®
ICS Off-Shore Page/Party Station
Specifications
Power Requirements
AC/DC Input
AC Power Supply
Input voltage .............................................................................. 120/230 V ac (nominal), 50/60 Hz
Power factor @ nominal 120 V ac ............................................................................................. 0.98
DC Power Supply
Input voltage ........................................................................................................... 24 V dc +/−20%
Current/Power requirements (+/−10%)
Power Consumed
(8-ohm load)
24 V DC
120 V AC
230 V AC
Idle
165 mA/4.0 W
70 mA/8.4 VA
90 mA/20.7 VA
4-watt output (default setting)
460 mA/11.0 W
120 mA/14.4 VA
110 mA/25.3 VA
12-watt output
900 mA/21.6 W
200 mA/24.0 VA
160 mA/36.8 VA
30-watt output
1.95 A/46.8 W
400 mA/48.0 VA
220 mA/50.6 VA
108 V AC
253 V AC
450 mA/48.6 VA
260 mA/65.8 VA
Maximum Current
Consumption (8-ohm load)
30-watt output
19.2 V DC
2.44 A/46.8 W
Handset
Microphone ........................................................................................................... Dynamic, noise-canceling
Receiver .................................................................................................... Dynamic, hearing aid compatible
Cord ........................................................................................................... Retractile, 6-foot extended, PVC
Material .................................................................................................................................................. ABS
External control.............................................................................................. Push-to-page handset pressbar
Handset Amplifier
Output level (compression controlled) .................................................... 1.5 VRMS nominal into 33-ohm load
Adjustable 0–2.1 VRMS
Frequency response........................................................................... 250–6,500 Hz, +0/−3 dB ref. to 1 kHz
Distortion ......................................................................... <1.5% THD @ 1 kHz (below compression level)
Receiver level................................................................................................................. 200 mVRMS, nominal
Adjustable 150–400 mVRMS
f:\standard ioms - current release\42004 instr. manuals\42004-743l2c.doc
11/14
®
ICS Off-Shore Page/Party Station
Pub. 42004-743L2C
Page 28 of 30
Speaker Amplifier
Maximum output:
8-ohm speaker* ...................................................... 30 watts into 8-ohm load with 1.5 VRMS input page level
Adjustable to 30 watts; default: 4 watts @ 8 ohms
16-ohm speaker .................................................... 15 watts into 16-ohm load with 1.5 VRMS input page level
Adjustable to 15 watts; default: 2 watts @ 16 ohms
Frequency response........................................................................... 250–6,500 Hz, +0/−3 dB ref. to 1 kHz
Distortion ...................................................................................................... <1% THD @1 kHz to 24 watts
<3% THD @ 1 kHz to 30 watts
Input impedance ......................................................................................................................... 50,000 ohms
16 kilohms with SmartSeries option
SmartSeries offset level adjustment range .................................................................................... 0 to 30 dB
*See Figure 16 on page 29 and Figure 17 on page 30.
Enclosure Specifications
Construction/finish
Upper enclosure ............................................................................... Engineered glass-reinforced plastic
Lower enclosure ..................................................................................... 316 stainless steel, 0.060 thick
Mounting ............................................................. Wall or column, eight 0.44-inch (11 mm) mounting holes
Termination connections ....................................................................... Screw-type barriers terminal blocks
Dimensions ................................................. 29.3 H  12.1 W  10.5 D inches (744.2  307.3  266.7 mm)
External control......................... Handset hookswitch and party line selector switch on multi-party stations
Shipping weight ................................................................................................................ 30.0 lbs. (13.6 kg)
Net weight ......................................................................................................................... 28.0 lbs. (12.7 kg)
VLC Option Specifications
VLC minimum input level .............................................................................................................. 50 mVRMS
VLC tolerance ......................................................................................................................... 50 kHz +/−4%
All Call Option Specifications
All Call control output ..................................................................Sink 50 mA maximum to circuit common
pulled up to 24 V dc maximum
RTU Option Specifications
Output Relay
Maximum load current ................................................................................. 8 amps OUTPUT 1A (unfused)
1.6 amps OUTPUT 1B (fused)
Maximum in-rush current ................................................................................................................. 15 amps
Maximum voltage ............................................................................................................................ 250 V ac
RTU Input Control (with SmartSeries Option)
Switch type................................................... Normally open (N.O.) or normally closed (N.C.) dry contacts
End-of-line termination ...................................................................... 20 kilohm, or 15 kilohm + 5.1 kilohm
Cable resistance .................................................................................... 100 ohms maximum loop resistance
Contact closure resistance ............................................................................................... 1 kilohm maximum
Open fault detection ...................................................................................................................... >65 kilohm
Short fault detection ...................................................................................................................... <200 ohms
f:\standard ioms - current release\42004 instr. manuals\42004-743l2c.doc
11/14
Pub. 42004-743L2C
Page 29 of 30
®
ICS Off-Shore Page/Party Station
Environmental
Temperature range (operation and storage) ............................................ −22º F to 158º F (−30º C to 70º C)
Humidity ...................................................................................................................... 95% non-condensing
Outdoor environmental rating ............................................................................. Type 4X with doors closed
Approvals
NRTL Listed for USA and Canada ............................................ Class I, Groups A, B, C, and D, Division 2
Class II, Groups F and G, Division 2
Class III, Division 2 Hazardous Locations
Temperature Code, T4A - USA
T3C - Canada
Typical Continuous Speaker Output Power Derating
1kHz Sinewave into a 8-ohm Load
30
-30°C
25
25°C
Watts
20
40°C
15
50°C
60°C
10
70°C
5
0
0.1
1
10
100
Minutes
Figure 16. Typical Continuous Speaker Output Power Derating
1 kHz Sine Wave into an 8-ohm Load
f:\standard ioms - current release\42004 instr. manuals\42004-743l2c.doc
11/14
®
ICS Off-Shore Page/Party Station
Pub. 42004-743L2C
Page 30 of 30
Figure 17. Typical Continuous Speaker Output Power Derating
1 kHz Sine Wave into a 4-ohm Load
f:\standard ioms - current release\42004 instr. manuals\42004-743l2c.doc
11/14
Warranty
Equipment.
GAI-Tronics warrants for a period of one (1) year from the date of shipment, that any
GAI-Tronics equipment supplied hereunder shall be free of defects in material and workmanship, shall
comply with the then-current product specifications and product literature, and if applicable, shall be fit
for the purpose specified in the agreed-upon quotation or proposal document. If (a) Seller’s goods prove
to be defective in workmanship and/or material under normal and proper usage, or unfit for the purpose
specified and agreed upon, and (b) Buyer’s claim is made within the warranty period set forth above,
Buyer may return such goods to GAI-Tronics’ nearest depot repair facility, freight prepaid, at which time
they will be repaired or replaced, at Seller’s option, without charge to Buyer. Repair or replacement shall
be Buyer’s sole and exclusive remedy. The warranty period on any repaired or replacement equipment
shall be the greater of the ninety (90) day repair warranty or one (1) year from the date the original
equipment was shipped. In no event shall GAI-Tronics warranty obligations with respect to equipment
exceed 100% of the total cost of the equipment supplied hereunder. Buyer may also be entitled to the
manufacturer’s warranty on any third-party goods supplied by GAI-Tronics hereunder. The applicability
of any such third-party warranty will be determined by GAI-Tronics.
Services.
Any services GAI-Tronics provides hereunder, whether directly or through subcontractors,
shall be performed in accordance with the standard of care with which such services are normally
provided in the industry. If the services fail to meet the applicable industry standard, GAI-Tronics will
re-perform such services at no cost to buyer to correct said deficiency to Company's satisfaction provided
any and all issues are identified prior to the demobilization of the Contractor’s personnel from the work
site. Re-performance of services shall be Buyer’s sole and exclusive remedy, and in no event shall GAITronics warranty obligations with respect to services exceed 100% of the total cost of the services
provided hereunder.
Warranty Periods.
Every claim by Buyer alleging a defect in the goods and/or services provided
hereunder shall be deemed waived unless such claim is made in writing within the applicable warranty
periods as set forth above. Provided, however, that if the defect complained of is latent and not
discoverable within the above warranty periods, every claim arising on account of such latent defect shall
be deemed waived unless it is made in writing within a reasonable time after such latent defect is or
should have been discovered by Buyer.
Limitations / Exclusions.
The warranties herein shall not apply to, and GAI-Tronics shall not be
responsible for, any damage to the goods or failure of the services supplied hereunder, to the extent
caused by Buyer’s neglect, failure to follow operational and maintenance procedures provided with the
equipment, or the use of technicians not specifically authorized by GAI-Tronics to maintain or service the
equipment. THE WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES CONTAINED HEREIN ARE IN LIEU OF AND
EXCLUDE ALL OTHER WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED BY
OPERATION OF LAW OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Return Policy
If the equipment requires service, contact your Regional Service Center for a return authorization number
(RA#). Equipment should be shipped prepaid to GAI-Tronics with a return authorization number and a
purchase order number. If the equipment is under warranty, repairs or a replacement will be made in
accordance with the warranty policy set forth above. Please include a written explanation of all defects to
assist our technicians in their troubleshooting efforts.
Call 800-492-1212 (inside the USA) or 610-777-1374 (outside the USA) for help identifying the
Regional Service Center closest to you.
(Rev. 10/06)
Was this manual useful for you? yes no
Thank you for your participation!

* Your assessment is very important for improving the work of artificial intelligence, which forms the content of this project

Download PDF

advertisement