Ampac FireFinder Series II AS442 Specifications

Ampac FireFinder Series II AS442 Specifications
FireFinder
Fire Alarm Control Panel
Series II AS4428
Config Manager Version 6
MAN 2599-9
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1
Page No.
About This Manual ............................................................................................................... 1
1.1
Introduction ................................................................................................................ 1
1.2
General Requirements ............................................................................................... 1
1.3
References................................................................................................................. 1
1.4
Symbols ..................................................................................................................... 1
2
Installation ............................................................................................................................ 2
3
The Functions Menu and Tool Bar ...................................................................................... 3
3.1
The Menu Bar ............................................................................................................ 3
3.1.1
3.2
Connect ..................................................................................................................... 4
3.2.1
3.3
3.4
File ................................................................................................................. 3
Connect to FireFinder Series II ....................................................................... 4
Tools .......................................................................................................................... 4
3.3.1
Verify Project (F4) .......................................................................................... 4
3.3.2
3.3.3
Compile File (F5) ............................................................................................ 4
Convert File from FireFinder Series II System ................................................. 4
3.3.4
Clean Up Directory ......................................................................................... 4
Options ...................................................................................................................... 4
3.4.1 Environment Settings ..................................................................................... 4
3.4.1.1 Colours: .................................................................................................. 5
3.4.1.2 Layout : .................................................................................................. 5
3.4.1.3 Compile : ................................................................................................ 6
3.4.1.4 Project Creation: ..................................................................................... 7
3.4.1.5 Communications: .................................................................................... 8
3.4.1.6 File Association: ..................................................................................... 9
3.4.1.7 Apollo Input / Output Screen: .................................................................. 9
3.4.2 Window ........................................................................................................ 10
3.4.3
4
Help ............................................................................................................. 10
Creating a New Project....................................................................................................... 11
4.1
The Systems Settings Dialogue Box ......................................................................... 11
4.1.1
Base Settings ............................................................................................... 11
4.1.2
Display settings ............................................................................................ 12
4.1.3
Quick Set settings ........................................................................................ 12
4.1.4
System (SmartGraphics) Interface ................................................................ 13
4.2
The New Project Screen........................................................................................... 13
4.3
The Project View ...................................................................................................... 14
4.4
Panel Settings or Editing .......................................................................................... 15
4.4.1
Main Information:.......................................................................................... 15
4.4.2
Brigade Signalling Board: ............................................................................. 16
4.4.3
Call Point / DBA ........................................................................................... 17
4.4.4
Bell Sounder Boards..................................................................................... 18
4.5
Network Parameters: ................................................................................................ 19
4.6
Controller Configuration............................................................................................ 20
4.6.1
Setting or Editing the Controller Module Types: ............................................ 20
4.6.2
Rearranging Module Order ........................................................................... 20
4.6.3
Controller Setting or Editing .......................................................................... 21
4.6.4
Adding More Controllers / Adding More Modules .......................................... 22
4.6.5
Edit External LED Mimic. .............................................................................. 22
4.6.6
Edit Internal Serial ........................................................................................ 24
4.6.7
Edit Fan Control ........................................................................................... 25
4.6.8
Edit Switch & Indicator.................................................................................. 28
4.6.9 Edit SmartTerminal....................................................................................... 29
4.6.9.1 Nurse Fire Station (NFS) ...................................................................... 29
4.6.10 Single Panels ............................................................................................. 30
4.6.11
5
The Module Data Entry Spreadsheet ................................................................................. 31
5.1
5.2
5.3
Type and Zone Configuration (Zone Cnfg) ................................................................ 31
5.1.1
Specific Device Settings ............................................................................... 33
5.1.2
Input Output Device Settings ........................................................................ 33
The Extended Menu and Tool-bar ............................................................................ 35
5.2.1
File ............................................................................................................... 36
5.2.2
Edit .............................................................................................................. 37
5.2.3
Search ......................................................................................................... 38
5.2.4
View ............................................................................................................. 38
5.2.5
Tools ............................................................................................................ 39
5.2.6
Clicking Icons; .............................................................................................. 40
Apollo Modules......................................................................................................... 41
5.3.1
Edit Sensor Properties.................................................................................. 41
5.3.2
Input/Output Settings .................................................................................... 43
5.3.3
Day/Night Settings........................................................................................ 45
5.4
Conventional Modules .............................................................................................. 46
5.5
5.6
Input/Output Modules ............................................................................................... 47
SmartTerminal.......................................................................................................... 48
5.6.1
6
The Function View.................................................................................................... 50
Expanding the System ....................................................................................................... 54
7.1
Adding a Panel ......................................................................................................... 54
7.2
Adding a Data Gathering Point ................................................................................. 55
7.3
Adding an LCD Mimic ............................................................................................... 56
7.3.1
Global Access .............................................................................................. 56
7.3.2
Panel, Loop or Group Access ....................................................................... 57
7.3.3
Mimic Settings .............................................................................................. 57
7.4
Adding Modules to a Panel ....................................................................................... 58
7.5
Adding a High Level Interface (HLI) .......................................................................... 60
7.5.1
7.6
7.7
8
Nurse Fire Station ........................................................................................ 49
Functions ............................................................................................................................ 50
6.1
7
Modules ..................................................................................................... 30
High Level Interface Options (HLI) ................................................................ 60
Data Output.............................................................................................................. 63
7.6.1
Option 1 - Physical Output Enabled .............................................................. 63
7.6.2
Option 2 - Physical and Logical Output Enabled ........................................... 63
7.6.3
Option 3 - Logical Output Enabled ................................................................ 63
Interface Configuration ............................................................................................. 64
Networked Panels .............................................................................................................. 65
9
Introduction to Programming ............................................................................................ 66
9.1
Boot Software:.......................................................................................................... 66
9.2
Application Software: ................................................................................................ 66
9.3
Configuration Software: ............................................................................................ 66
10
Hardware Requirements .................................................................................................... 67
11
Configuration Programming .............................................................................................. 68
11.1
Transfer – Transfer Wizard ....................................................................................... 69
11.1.1
12
13
Transfer – Terminal Window ....................................................................... 69
11.2
Uploading................................................................................................................. 70
11.3
Changing the Configuration Data in Diagnostics Mode.............................................. 70
11.4
Installing Configuration Software Using a Computer or Laptop .................................. 70
11.5
Boot Mode To Change Application Software ............................................................. 71
11.6
Using a Modem ........................................................................................................ 74
11.7
Wireless Modem ...................................................................................................... 74
Network Programming ....................................................................................................... 75
12.1
Part 1: Upgrading the Configuration.......................................................................... 75
12.2
State of the Network ................................................................................................. 75
12.3
Network Go Diagnostic (NGD) .................................................................................. 76
12.4
Part 2: Upgrading the Application ............................................................................. 80
Help Commands ................................................................................................................. 86
13.1
Application Mode Help Commands (he) .................................................................. 86
13.2
Advanced Application Mode Help Commands (hea) ............................................... 86
13.3
Network Commands available (hen) ....................................................................... 86
13.4
Boot Mode (he) (hea) (hen) ................................................................................ 86
13.5
Diagnostic Mode ( hea ).......................................................................................... 87
13.6
Diagnostic Mode ( he ) ........................................................................................... 87
14
Troubleshooting ................................................................................................................. 88
15
Decimal – Hexadecimal – Binary Conversion Table ......................................................... 89
16
Certification Information .................................................................................................... 91
17
Definitions .......................................................................................................................... 92
FIREFINDER SERIES II
1
About This Manual
1.1
Introduction
CONFIG MANAGER SESSION 6
Configuration Manager:
 Is a software tool designed and written by AMPAC Technologies Pty. Ltd to enable users to
create configuration files for transfer to and from the FireFinder Series II Fire Alarm Control
Panel.
 Is a universal program that meets the required standards of several different countries.
 Has been tested on Windows XP Vista and Win7 operating systems.
Included in the FireFinder Series II configuration is;
 A spreadsheet component for entering the configuration data for the loops / sensors zones
(loop/conventional) and the inputs/outputs either in the panel or on the loops.
 A graphical interface for the entry of function data for input and output control.
 System networking ability.
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 Series II 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
ConfigManager
Australian Standards:
AS1603.4 - 1987 Automatic Fire Detection and Alarm Systems part 4 - Control and Indicating
Equipment.
AS1670 - 1995 Automatic Fire Detection and Alarm Systems - system design, installation, and
commissioning.
AS1851.8 - 1987 Maintenance of Fire Protection equipment part 8 - Automatic Fire detection and
Alarm Systems.
AS1851.8-Supp 1-1990 System certificate and maintenance records.
AS4428.1-1998 Fire Detection, Warning, Control and Intercom Systems – Control and Indicating
Equipment. Part 1 Fire Symbols
1.4
Symbols

Important operational information
Note:
Configuration considerations
Observe antistatic precautions
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Installation
To install the software insert the first CD into the disk drive and click on the Setup.exe file.
ConfigManager will then automatically guide the operator through the installation.
To run the program, assuming the icon to the default Program Folder was added during the set-up
procedure, click on the
icon on the screen.
Alternatively, locate the folder C:\Program Files\AMPAC\Config Manager V6 via My Computer or
Windows Explorer and double click on the ConMan6.exe file.
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The Functions Menu and Tool Bar
Running ConfigManager will bring up a window with a Menu and Tool-bar in the top left hand corner
of the screen as shown in the diagram below.
Figure 1: The Functions Menu and Tool Bar
3.1
The Menu Bar
3.1.1
File
This menu gives access to the following functions:
New (Project) [CTRL + N]: Select this option to start a new project. The System Settings dialogue
box will appear as a result.
Open (Project) [CTRL + O]: This will load a previously saved project. The Open Project dialogue
box will appear, locate the file to be opened and click on Open. Configuration Files are saved with
the *.ffc extension.
Re-Open (Project): Re-Open loads a previously saved project. A list of the 10 most recent projects
will appear, from this list select the file to be opened. Configuration Files are saved with the .ffc
extension.
Open Automatic Backup: This opens a file that has automatically been saved by ConfigManager.
Save: Saves a file as a named file. The project name is usually the preferred option.
Save File As: Saves a file as an alternatively named file.
Close Project: Closes the Project after prompting Yes / No, Cancel to save.
Print: To print the network point and double click on the Node and follow the prompts.
Exit: To close down the Configuration Manager program select Exit. If changes have been made to
the current project and have not been saved then a drop down box will appear asking the operator if
they wish to save the file now.
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3.2
Connect
3.2.1
Connect to FireFinder Series II
CONFIG MANAGER SESSION 6
This will bring up a terminal window showing communications to and from the FireFinder Series II.
Refer to the programming section at the end of this manual for more information.
3.3
Tools
3.3.1
Verify Project (F4)
The verify function will verify there are no errors or omissions in the project.
3.3.2
Compile File (F5)
The compile file must be done every time that a modified file is to be downloaded to the FireFinder
Series II panel. This ensures that the data format is correct as per the required structures.
3.3.3
Convert File from FireFinder Series II System
This will convert the information previously uploaded from the FireFinder Series II FACP into a
format such that it can be imported for use by Config Manager (*.fcc).
3.3.4
Clean Up Directory
The clean up directory function will automatically erase unnecessary files that have been created
during the compile process.
3.4
Options
3.4.1
Environment Settings
Clicking on this option will display the Environment Settings Options Dialogue Box as seen below.
Figure 2: The Environment Settings Options Dialogue Box
From this dialogue box the following features to be set are:
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3.4.1.1 Colours:
The colour of the various elements in the program can be set by selecting this
tab. For each Form Type indicated on the right hand side simply click on the indicator and the
colours selected will be shown on the left hand side. To modify these colours click on the colour and
a colour selection chart will appear. Select the preferred colour, and press OK on the form.
Figure 3: The Environment Settings Dialogue Box
3.4.1.2 Layout :
This option sets the format of the screen at start up.
Figure 4: Layout Dialogue Box
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3.4.1.3 Compile :
Set options to display the compiled file and to choose whether to validate
included text as functions. In most instances these will both be set to be on.
Figure 5: Compile Dialogue Box
Display Compile File: Selecting this tab option will display the compiled FireFinder Series II file.
This means that, after compiling the project the *.dat file is displayed in a window on the screen. This
is mainly for the advanced user and is usually not selected.
Add ‘Notes’ to FireFinder Series II File: Allows notes to be added to the file.
Validate Included Text as Functions: This feature is used when SPECIAL functions are included in
a project. SPECIAL functions are functions that are written in text form and included in the project in
the INCLUDED file.
Save Changes Before Compiling: Automatically saves any changes before compiling.
Warnings: A warning will be indicated during the Compiling process that the checked features do
not meet the required criteria and must be corrected.
 Un-zoned Sensors
 Functions Without Outputs
 Missing Graphic System Maps
 Ungrouped Front Panel MCP
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3.4.1.4 Project Creation:
Here 2 lines of default customer text (e.g. name) is entered. This saves having
to enter the company's name for every configuration.
Figure 6: Project Creation Dialogue Box
Increment Function Copies: Click on the tick box to enable
Automatic Backup: Select the timing for automatic periodic backup of the project from the drop
down box (5, 15, 30, 45, 60 minutes or NEVER).
Default Country: Set to the country where the panel is to be installed from the drop down box.
Auto Zone Allocation Enabled: Click on the tick box to enable
Auto Zone Allocation Value: Open the drop down box to select a value (0-999).
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3.4.1.5 Communications:
This tab will display a page to set the port and methodology used to
communicate with the FireFinder Series II. Normally;
Figure 7: Communication Dialogue Box
USB: A converter is required
Communications Port: Comms 1-8
Note: Available Ports can be found by using Device Manager within the Window operating
system
Default Communications Speed: The speed or baud rate of the communications port is configured
for 38,400 bps to talk to the FireFinder Series II™ and no adjustments are required by the user.
Default Phone Number: Enter the phone number to be auto dialled for modem connection
Use Modem Connection for Transfer Wizard: Tick if the Transfer Wizard is to be used as the
communication vehicle.
Use Modem Connection for Remote Control: Tick if remote control of the FACP is via the modem
Use Hardware Flow Control (RTS/CTS): Tick if hardware control is used from the transfer of data.
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3.4.1.6 File Association:
Tick the check box if the project *.ffc files are to be associated the with
ConfigManager Australia. The message displayed on the screen confirms the status
Figure 8: File Association Selection Box
3.4.1.7 Apollo Input / Output Screen:
Once the settings 1 through 6 have been set and a new project has been opened (File / New) the
Environment Settings screen will now include the Apollo Input/Output. This tab enables the
inputs/outputs hence functions to be accessed via the front panel menu. Each is simply selected by
clicking on the appropriate check box.
Figure 9: Apollo Input / Output Screen
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3.4.2
CONFIG MANAGER SESSION 6
Window
Figure 10: Window Drop Down Box
Cascade: Displays windows stacked and cascading from the top left to the bottom right of the
screen.
Tile Horizontal: Displays Project and Function windows top edge to top edge.
Tile Vertical: Displays Project and Function windows right edge to left edge.
Arrange Icons: Arranges minimised image windows within the program screen.
Minimise All: Minimise all active windows to the bottom left hand corner of the screen.
Restore All: Returns all active windows to those selected prior to “Minimise All”.
3.4.3
Help
Contents: This is the on screen help file that provides a PDF version of this manual.
About: Displays the following screen giving the user the Version of ConfigManager being used,
direct access to the Ampac website (highlighted in blue) and communication access (highlighted in
blue).
Figure 11: About Screen
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Creating a New Project
To create a new project either click on the New Project Icon
on the tool-bar, Ctrl + N or;
Figure 12: Selecting a New Project
Select: File/ New Project. This will bring up the System settings dialogue box as shown below.
Note: Remember the Options / Environmental Settings MUST be entered before starting a new
project.
4.1
The Systems Settings Dialogue Box
4.1.1
Base Settings
Figure 13: The System Settings Dialogue Box
Enter all the information described in the sub-headings. Once completed press OK. If there are any
errors the operator will be prompted to correct them.
Project: Enter the project name. Naming is optional though it is advisable to make projects
distinctive so they are easily identifiable at a later date.
Country: Preset to Australia (not editable)
Standard: Preset to AS4428 (not editable)
Language: Preset to English (not editable)
Protocol: Preset to Apollo XP95 / Discovery (not editable)
FireFinder Version: Displays the application version of software currently in use.
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4.1.2
CONFIG MANAGER SESSION 6
Display settings
The display settings, sets the LCD message that will be displayed when the FireFinder Series II
LCD is in its normal state. The text on each line may be up to 40 characters long.
Figure 14: The Display Settings Dialogue Box
4.1.3
Quick Set settings
This option will save a considerable amount of work as it will automatically set up the required
number of panels, DGP’s and / or mimics.
Figure 15: The Quick Set Dialogue Box
Panels: This sets the number of panels in the system. For non-network projects this will be set to
one (1).
DGP’s: Data Gathering Points (DGP’s). This entry is used if DGP’s are configured on a network.
DGP’s being a Slave FACP that, has no front panel controls, communicates directly with and is
under the control of the Master FACP.
Mimics: This entry is used if LCD Mimics are configured on a network.
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4.1.4
CONFIG MANAGER SESSION 6
System (SmartGraphics) Interface
The check box is selected if a SmartGraphics Interface is fitted to the system. “Map” allocation can
be added later once the interface is selected
Figure 16: The Quick Set Dialogue Box
4.2
The New Project Screen
When all of the options above have been determined and the OK button has been clicked the
following screen will be displayed. This may vary depending on the options selected in the layout
options dialogue box. Each of these areas will be discussed in detail on the following pages.
Figure 17: New Project Sheet
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4.3
CONFIG MANAGER SESSION 6
The Project View
The screen below is a typical view that will be seen by the operator when a single panel is to be
programmed. The Panel represents the hardware which is common in all panels. C1 represents the
controller that interfaces with up to 8 slave modules.
Note: It is recommended that the panel section is programmed first followed by the controller.
Figure 18: The Project View
Figure 19: Edit Options for the Panel
Figure 20: Edit Options for the Controller
It is possible to edit the parameters of the panel by right clicking on the icon as shown above.
Similarly it is possible to edit the module types as shown.
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4.4
CONFIG MANAGER SESSION 6
Panel Settings or Editing
Double click on the Panel to set or edit the Panel configuration, Main Information, Brigade
Signalling Board, Call point / DBA and the Bell Sounder Boards.
Note: Click on OK to go to or return to the main project screen at any time.
4.4.1
Main Information:
Figure 21: Panels Settings - Main Information
Description: Default is Panel 1. This can be changed to a more apt description by simply deleting
the text Panel 1 and typing a new description. This description will appear next to the panel in the
“Project” screen
Reference: Node number (Networking)
Default Display: Type in the preferred FACP LCD front panel default information.
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4.4.2
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Brigade Signalling Board:
Figure 22: The Brigade Signaling Board Box
Fitted: Click on the box (ticked) if the board is fitted.
Alarm relay normally energised: If the relay is to be normally energised click on the check box
(Default not selected).
Fault relay normally energised: If the relay is to be normally energised click on the check box
(Default not selected).
Monitor warning output: If ticked Monitor this O/P. (Default selected)
Monitor fault output: If ticked Monitor this O/P. (Default selected)
Monitor bell output: If ticked Monitor this O/P. (Default selected)
Monitor auxiliary output: If ticked Monitor this O/P. (Default selected)
ASE fitted: Click on the check box (ticked) if ASE is fitted to the FACP (Victoria Only) (Default not
selected)
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4.4.3
CONFIG MANAGER SESSION 6
Call Point / DBA
Shown is the Manual Call Point selected screen. By default the MCP is ON
Figure 23: Panels Settings - Call Point / DBA
Manual Call Point: Click on the check box (ticked) to enable the MCP.
Direct Brigade Alarm: Click on the check box (ticked) to enable the DBA. Note the selections
shown left and below will no longer be available.
OFF: Click to disable the selection.
Desc: Type in a name or description / location of the MCP.
Zone: Allocate the Zone, 1 to 999, which the MCP will be associated with.
Page: Displays the “page” in SmartGraphics that the MCP will appear on.
Groups: Enter the Group/s to be coupled to the MCP
Bell, Auxiliary, Warning, Alarm, Sprinkler Output/s and Alarm LED: Check (tick) if the MCP is to
operate that output / LED.
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4.4.4
CONFIG MANAGER SESSION 6
Bell Sounder Boards
This option allows the user to select a number of Bell/Sounder output boards to be fitted to the panel.
These boards allow a larger number than normal, of bells and sounders to be connected to the
FireFinder Series II System. In the Bell Sounder Board screen the type of Sounder Board is
selected and Sounder Groups are entered into the O/P columns.
Bell Sounder Boards are built in two versions:
1. All outputs are monitored sounder outputs which provide 1 Amp per output.
2. The first 4 outputs are voltage free change over contacts and the second 4 provide
monitored 1 Amp outputs.
The Sounder/ Bell monitor board connects to the serial peripheral interface (SPI) bus. This is the
same bus that connects to the Brigade Signalling Board. A maximum of 8 boards can be daisy
chained together.
Selecting the tick box will determine if the boards are fitted and then selecting either 8SND (sounder
/ bell) or 4S (bell) / 4VFC (Voltage Free Contacts) will determine which board is to be fitted to the
panel.
Figure 24: Panels Settings - Bell Sounder Boards
Board Column: 1 – 8 indicates the number of the board and the maximum number of boards that
can be fitted.
Fitted Column: Double click on Y (Yes) or N (No) to change the status.
8Snd & 4S/4R Columns: Double click on Y or N to change the fitted not fitted status of the 8 Way
Sounder Board. Note if the sounder board is checked the 4Way Sounder / 4 Way Relay option
defaults to N (No).
OP1 – OP8: Are not used within Australia
Note: Function 17 is used to control these O/P’s.
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4.5
CONFIG MANAGER SESSION 6
Network Parameters:
Right click the Panel Icon and select Edit Network Parameters to set Global Access or access for the
Panel, Loops and / or Groups.
Figure 25: The Panel Access or Network Parameters Screens
If Global Access is assigned to a Panel, DGP or mimic they will see or monitor the entire system. If it
is not set then the various panels, Loop/s and Group/s will have to be assigned by way of the Set
Access screen. In other words the panels Loop/s and or Group/s that a Panel, DGP and / or Mimic
will see or monitor must be individually entered.
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4.6
Controller Configuration
4.6.1
Setting or Editing the Controller Module Types:
Right click on the Controller and select “Edit Module Types” from the drop down screen. Using the
“Classic” screen click the down arrow within the “Type” column to display the drop down box from
which the module type is selected by clicking on it. The Description and Ref [ Reference ] No [
Number ] is automatically assigned. Alternatively the “Graphic” screen can be used. This screen
uses the click and drag method where the module type from the top of the screen is clicked on and
dragged to the required position 1 to 8.
Figure 26: The Controller Configuration Classic Edit Screen
Figure 27: The Controller C1 Edit Module Types Classic and Graphic Screens
4.6.2
Rearranging Module Order
Method 1: Select Graphic then click and drag each Module into the required order.
Method 2: Select Classic. Save and Import the modules to be rearranged. This is done by changing
the Type to Not Fitted and selecting OK, the drop down screen shown below will appear, click Yes,
then Save to a preferred file location. To reapply or Import a Module select the Controller
Configuration option Graphic, select the available Module number then Import Module, repeating the
process in the desired order for each Module.
Figure 28: Warning Pop up Box
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4.6.3
CONFIG MANAGER SESSION 6
Controller Setting or Editing

The following screens have been compressed for the purposes of explanation
Edit Modules Apollo and Conventional. To physically edit each parameter left click in the
appropriate square and enter or change the existing setting / information.

Both drop down screens are shown displayed, this is for explanation purposes only.
Figure 29: Controller Settings - Apollo Loop Module
Figure 30: Controller Settings - Conventional Module
Edit Module Input / Output. Here the Input and Output descriptions can be edited and the Inputs
and Outputs can be made active / inactive. To physically edit the description click in the box and edit
from the keyboard in the normal way. To set an Input or Output to active / inactive double click on
the “Y” [Yes] active or “N” [No] inactive.
Figure 31: Controller Setting - Input / Output Module
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4.6.4
CONFIG MANAGER SESSION 6
Adding More Controllers / Adding More Modules
Adding more Controllers, C2, C3, C4, facilitates the addition of more modules which again have to
be set in the Classic or Graphic screens.
Note: SmartTerminal, is only available to Controller 1 (C1) in both protocols and will be shown
to be shaded out, as seen below, to indicate this.
Figure 32: Controller Config C1 Edit Module Types (Graphic Screen)
4.6.5
Edit External LED Mimic.
Click on the “Tab” External LED Mimic and the Edit screen will be displayed.
Description: Click in box and edit the text from the keyboard in the normal way.
Active: Double clicking on the “Y” [Yes] sets the Mimic as active; “N” [No] is inactive.
Double click in the box associated with each LED and the Edit Input selection box will be displayed.
This sets the input that will drive the LED or cause it to change state to indicate a system condition
e.g. Alarm LED normally “off” is turned on if an alarm is initiated. Click on “Change” to set the criteria
In the screen shown an “Assigned Point” has been set to drive the Common LED’s while a “Zone”
has been set for LED’s 1 & 3, a “Group” LED 2, a “LOOP” for LED 4 and a “Panel O/P for LED 5.
Click “Change” to set.
Figure 33: The Edit External LED Mimic Screen
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Note: The following screens are for demonstration purposes only as only
one 1 “Edit Input” selection box will appear at any one time.
Figure 34: Edit Input - Group Settings and Zone Settings
Figure 35: Edit Input - Zone and Sensor
= Numeric keypad for data entry
<- = Delete last or highlighted entry
D = Delete highlighted entry
>> = Highlight entry
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Edit Internal Serial
Click on the “Tab” Internal Serial and the Edit screen will be displayed.
Type: Click within the box to access the drop down screen and select the type of board, in the
example shown a Relay Board has been selected.
Output: Double click within a box to edit the type of input that will turn the output on.
In the example screen a Relay Board has been assigned
 O/P 1 has been set to be turned on by an Alarm Assigned Point.
 O/P 2 has been set to be turned on by Zone 3
 O/P 3 has been set to be turned on by the Loop I/P Loop 1 Address 12 Input 2.
Again click on “Change” to set the output.
Note: The following screen is for demonstration purposes only as only on 1 drop down box will
appear at any one time as will the “Edit Input” selection box. Note also that the SmartTerminal has
not been selected in the Controller Edit Module Types screen hence it tab is not displayed at the top
of the screen.
Figure 36: The Edit Internal Serial Screen
Figure 37: Edit Input - Group Settings and Sensor Settings
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Edit Fan Control
Click on the “Tab” Fan Control and the Edit screen will be displayed. Editable fields are:
Master Reset (Enables Master Reset of the Fan Controls)
Latch Reset (
Fitted / Not Fitted (Double click to edit Y = Fitted N = Not fitted)
Description (Double click to enter description)
Termination Card Fitted / Not Fitted (Double click to edit Y = Fitted N = Not fitted)
Fan Set (3 wire, 4 wire or 5 wire systems)
AUX / Latch
Fan Alarm Inputs (Double Click to Edit Fan Alarm Inputs) Note: when the Termination board is fitted
this input will be disabled.
Fan Inhibit Inputs (Double Click to Edit Fan Inhibit Inputs) Note: when the Termination board is fitted
this input will be disabled
Fan Start / Stop Outputs (Double Click to Edit Fan Inhibit Inputs) Note: when the Termination board
is fitted this input will be disabled.
Fan Run / Stop / Fault Indicator Inputs (Double Click to Edit Fan Indicator Inputs) Note: when the
Termination board is fitted this input will be disabled.
Figure 38: 3 Wire Fan Control Screen with and without Termination board fitted
Figure 39: 4 Wire Fan Control Screen & 5 Wire Fan Control
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Figure 40: Fan Alarm and Fan Inhibit editable Inputs
Figure 41: Fan Start editable Output
Figure 42: Run / Stop / Fault Editable Inputs
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Figure 43: Latch Reset Screen
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Edit Switch & Indicator
Click on the “Tab” Switch & Indicator and the Edit screen will be displayed. Editable fields are:
Fitted / Not Fitted (Double click to edit Y = Fitted N = Not fitted)
Module Description (Double click to edit module description)
Switch Type Description (Double click to edit Switch Type Description)
Switch Type (Momentary or Toggle) click the
to select type
Time Out (only applicable for Toggle switch operation) Double click the timeout box and enter the
timeout details required (numerical editing).
Indicator (only applicable for Toggle switch operation) Double click to edit see Figure 44 below for
Input type
Figure 44: Switch Edit Screen
Figure 45: Indicator Edit Screen
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Edit SmartTerminal
Click on the “Tab” SmartTerminal and the Edit screen will be displayed.
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.
4.6.9.1 Nurse Fire Station (NFS)
To set the Nurse Fire Station 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 Nurse Fire Station (NFS) or its physical location. Double
click the NFS Enable Icon to Enable. This will allow the parameters for Acknowledge timeout and
Investigate timeouts to be set.
Note:
A maximum of 30 Nurse Fire Stations can be used in the configuration of the
FACP.
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4.6.10 Single Panels
If the system consists of a single panel and a single Controller then commence the configuration by
right clicking on the (C1) Controller and selecting Edit Module Types or double left click on the
Controller. This will display the screen as shown below
Figure 46: Controller Configuration Screen
Note: Click on the check boxes (ticked) External LED Mimic, Internal Serial, SmartTerminal,
Fan Control, Zone Control or Switch Indicator if they are to be incorporated into the configuration.
4.6.11 Modules
Description: A default descriptor is automatically entered when the Type is selected to make it
easier to identify. The user may alter this if required.
Available Module Type:
The type of the module is selected here from a drop-down list box or by using the Graphic screen
where click and drag to the module is used. The modules available are the:
 Conventional Module
 Input/Output Module
 Apollo XP95 Module
Ref No: The reference number represents whether the module is the first, second, third etc of its
Type. For example if two Apollo modules are fitted the first module would have a ref. No. 1 and the
second module would have the number ref No. 2. If a Conventional Module were the next module
then its reference number would be 1 as it is the first module of that type. These numbers are
unique over the whole system; they are generated automatically and should not need to be altered.
For advance users the numbering does not have to be continuous and can be altered to suit specific
applications.
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The Module Data Entry Spreadsheet
Once all the Module data for the panel has been entered, the next step is the entry of specific data
for each module. This is done via the Module Data Entry Spreadsheet. To access the Spreadsheet
double click on the Controller (C1)

Note: If the Controller Configuration Information has not been entered the Controller
Configuration Dialogue Box will appear rather than the spreadsheet shown below.
The Module Data entry Spreadsheet appears as a window with a row of tabs along the top, one for
each module. To enter the data for a module, click on the tab and in the area below a spreadsheet
will appear in which you enter the data.
Figure 47: Apollo Module Data Entry Spreadsheet
5.1
Type and Zone Configuration (Zone Cnfg)
 Note: These screens below have been expanded to show the entire Menu for demonstration
purposes. This action is not possible in the actual process and the scroll buttons will have to be used
to view the entire selection.
To select the “Type” of module or device click on the item from the drop down menu or the
the tool bar or right click in the box and use the “Select Device”.
Figure 48: Device Type
The appropriate “Zone Config” is then selected from the second drop down box.
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Figure 49: Zone Configuration (Zone Cnfg) Type
If a device is selected, such as I/O Modules, that requires programming or settings the “More”
column will indicate this by automatically inserting a
in the column. Double clicking on the
will open another screen in which control data for that device can be entered. This is covered in
more detail later in the manual under Input / Output Settings
Figure 50: Short cut Window
This shortcut selection screen is selected by right clicking within a column within which a selection is
to be entered.
Select Device: categorises the types of devices that can be selected
Fill selection: is used to fill and number multiple sensors of the same type. This is done by entering
the first description or type etc then left clicking on it and dragging the
Cursor down to the last desired insertion point.
Cut, Copy, Paste and Delete: are used to edit either single or multiple entries in the normal way.
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Specific Device Settings
Set the following to a specific Zone Config;
XP95 Thermals:
Heat A: Specifies XP95 Thermal Type A device is fitted (Rate of rise).
Heat B: Specifies XP95 Thermal Type B device is fitted ( Fixed ).
Heat C: Specifies Discovery Type C
Heat D: Specifies Discovery Type D
AAM Modules
Investigation Alarm: Allows for an investigation period before the device goes into full alarm.
5.1.2
Input Output Device Settings
When dealing with IO devices on an Apollo loop as part of a FireFinder Series II™ system there are
two main modes of operation.
Mode 1: ( Alarm Calling )
Note: Once an alarm is detected an Acknowledgement and a Reset is required to clear the
Alarm and LCD so as to ensure the ALARM HAS BEEN NOTED and will not go un-noticed as per
AS4428.
Normal: is a normal or latching configuration for the zone. This configuration will allow the detector
to go straight into alarm when it detects smoke ( alarm calling ).
AVF: the Alarm Verification Facility allows for the system to verify that smoke has been present in a
smoke detector for 10 seconds before the system will go into alarm. AVF is not recommended for I/O
devices as an input is either “ON” or “OFF”.
Self Resetting: the detector will be reset automatically after a predetermined period defined by the
time-out parameter (nominally 30 – 60 seconds) after the alarm condition has been removed.
Non Latching: the detector will automatically return to normal after a predetermined period
(normally 1 – 2 seconds) when the source of the alarm (e.g. smoke) is removed.
When an IO device is set in alarm calling mode the device is treated as an ALARM Device. This
means that if any of the inputs get turned on then the device is in alarm because the inputs are
associated with the device, e.g.
If input 1 is on then loop 1 sensor 1 is in ALARM.
If input 2 is on then loop 1 sensor 1 is in ALARM.
If input 3 is on then loop 1 sensor 1 is in ALARM.
If any input (1,2 or 3) goes into alarm the descriptor will be displayed. The common outputs on the
brigade board of the panel are defined by the settings as shown in the columns (Bell to Alarm LED).
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Mode 2:
General Purpose –If the I/O device is configured as ‘General Purpose’ then each input of that
device has its own unique sub address on the physical device. The common outputs on the loop
main configuration window become non-functional and all values are taken from the sub address
window for the I/O device. This window is opened by clicking on the plus [+] symbol in the more
column and allows the configuration of the inputs to be set e.g.: Inactive, General (set a Function),
Latching, Non latching, Fault and labelling of the outputs. When set to General Purpose any
activated input is not displayed on the LCD.
Figure 51: Setting the Module Screen
The ADDRESS will be the sequential number assigned to the device / sensor when the description is
entered in the Module screen.
The SUB-ADDRESS is the INPUT designator (1 to 3) that is assigned to the description entered for
a particular INPUT.
The address and sub-address of an I/O device is determined by where the device is entered into the
table in the Panel Node X Controller (address) and the Sensor Input/Output device (sub-address)
screens
The drop down screen under the heading of Zone Configuration (Zone Config) in the Sensor
Input/Output device screen (double click on the + icon in the Panel Node X Controller screen)
consists of;
Inactive: Set the input such that it will not respond to an input, accidentally or otherwise.
General: Selected when a “Function” is to be set for an input, output.
Latching Alarm: If an alarm is initiated the alarm condition input will be considered to be on by the
FACP, displayed on the LCD and requires manual “Acknowledgement” and “Reset” to restore the
FACP to its normal state.
Non-latching: If an alarm is initiated the alarm condition input will be considered to be on until the
alarm input is removed, the input will then be seen to be in its normal state and the FACP will
automatically “Acknowledge” the alarm.
Fault: If a fault condition is seen at the input to the I/O it will initiate the fault sequence as set in the
configuration.
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MODULE EDIT
NOTEPAD EDITOR
COMMS WITH
FIREFINDER
TRANSFER
WINDOW
REMOTE
CONTROLLER
INCLUDED TEXT
EDITOR
FUNCTIONS VIEW
PROJECT VIEW
NEW PROJECT
OPEN EXISTING
PROJECT
VERIFY PROJECT
CUT
COPY
PASTE FILL
UNDO
EDIT DESCRIPTIONS,
GROUPS BRIGADE
SECTIONS
I/O SETINGS
DAY/NIGHT
ADD DEVICE
5.2
CREATE A PROJECT
FROM FIREFINDER
CREATE A PROJECT
FOR USE BY FIREFINDER
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The Extended Menu and Tool-bar
Figure 52: The Extended Functions Menu and Toolbar
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File
New (Project) [CTRL+N]: Select this option to start a new project. The “Project Manager”
dialogue box will appear as a result.
Open [CTRL+O]: Open loads a previously saved project. The “Open Project” dialogue box will
appear, locate the file to be opened and click on Open. Configuration Files are saved with the .ffc
extension.
Reopen: Re-open allows the user to select from a list of previously opened files.
Open Automatic Backup: Opens the automatic saved backup file.
Save [CTRL+S]: This option is initially greyed out until a project has been created or opened a
project. It will save the project to the location from which it was opened, overwriting the older version.
Note that the operator will not be queried as to whether they want to do this. If working on a new
project that has not been saved before the “Save Project As” dialogue box will appear instead, this is
described under the next heading.
Save File As: This option is initially greyed out until a project has been created or opened.
It will bring up a dialogue box to enter the file name to use for the project and to locate or create the
folder in which to save it.
Close Project: This option is initially greyed out until a project has been created or opened. Click
here to close the project. A Dialogue Box will asked whether or not to save it, if yes and the project
has never been saved before the “Save Project As” dialogue box will appear as described above.
Print: Selecting this will bring up the Print dialogue box. From here the printer can be set up. Once
everything has been checked select OK and the Module Data Entry Spreadsheet will be printed.
Exit: To close down the Configuration Module program select Exit. If changes have been made to
the current project and have not saved then a Dialogue Box will asked if the operator wishes to save
it now.
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Edit
Undo [Ctrl+Z]: This will take the operator back one step in case an error has been made or a
change is required while entering data into the Module Data Entry Spreadsheet. Undo can go back
up to 20 steps. Holding down Ctrl and pressing Z will also implement this function.
Delete [Del]: This will clear a highlighted area on the spreadsheet. To highlight an area left click on
the spreadsheet and without releasing the mouse button drag it across the area to be selected such
that it is all highlighted in black. Alternatively left click on the spreadsheet, then hold down shift on
the keyboard and left click somewhere else on the spreadsheet. The intervening area will be
highlighted.
This function can also select by right clicking on the area to be deleted. This will bring up a menu
from which to select Delete.
Copy [Ctrl+C]: After highlighting an area of the spreadsheet or selecting a single entry click
on copy (or hold down Ctrl and press C) to copy it to the clipboard so that it can be pasted into
another area of the spreadsheet or into another program.
This function can also be selected by right clicking on the area to be copied. This will bring up a
menu from which Copy Selection can be selected.
Cut [Ctrl+X]: After highlighting an area of the spreadsheet or selecting a single entry click on
Cut (or hold down Ctrl and press X) to copy it to the clipboard so that it can be pasted into another
area of the spreadsheet or into another program. Unlike the Copy function however, the contents of
the selected area will be deleted.
This function can also be selected by right clicking on the area to be copied. This will bring up a
menu from which Copy Selection can be selected.
Paste [Ctrl+V]: This function will insert the contents of the clipboard into the spreadsheet
starting from the currently selected location, assuming the data is applicable to the application. Data
can not be pasted from an external application into the spreadsheet via this function, however by
right-clicking and selecting Paste Descriptions. Note: paste can only be done in the Descriptions
by this method.
Advanced: This feature modifies Module settings / description and to view the default parameters
for that module.
Replicate: This feature works by copying the last change made to all selected cells with the same
original contents as the cell that was edited. All other cells selected or not, remain unaffected. For
example if it was required to change all Heat A devices to Heat C, change one of these devices
configuration to Heat C, select all devices, then Edit | Replicate.
Copy Change To Highlighted: When an area is highlighted and a change is made to a selected
area, if Copy change to highlighted is used then the change is made to all of the relevant areas in
the highlighted section. For View Highlights, add Highlights refer to that Section
Replicate On Highlighted: When an area is highlighted and a change is made to a selected area, if
Replicate on highlighted is used then the change is made to all of the relevant areas in the
highlighted section.
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Search
Search: This option allows the operator to search for text when editing modules.
Search Again F3: This allows the user to search for text again.
Replace In Description: This option allows the user to replace letters or words in the description
fields.
5.2.4
View
Figure 53: The Drop Down Screen & The Highlight Option Menu
Add Highlights
When this option is selected the following box appears. Select an option as shown and type in a
parameter that is referred to in the region selected. In this case the word detector is entered.
Figure 54: Highlighted Screen
Remove highlights: This simply removes the highlights on the selected screen.
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The following three options from the View drop down screen if selected takes
the operator directly to the appropriate working screen. Another method of selecting these options is
to left click on the icons as shown below. (Only applicable if Apollo Module fitted and selected)
Edit descriptions, groups, brigade settings.
View input / output settings
Edit day / night settings.
5.2.5
Tools
Verify Project [F4]: This function checks that the project produces a valid FireFinder Series
II configuration file. Any errors will be displayed on the screen.
Compile File [F5]: This function will create the FireFinder Series II configuration file for the
current project. This is the file that is actually sent to the FireFinder Series II.
A SAVE FILE AS dialogue box will appear so that you can select the file name and location of the
file you are creating. The file created is a text file with a .dat extension.
By using the Compile tab of the Environment Settings you can select to display the Compiled
FireFinder Series II File and a window will appear showing the contents of the file after it has been
generated.
Convert File from FireFinder Series II: This will convert the information previously uploaded
from the FireFinder Series II panel into a format such that it can be imported for use by
ConfigManager (*.ffc).
Clean Up Directory: Used to cleanup file locations and unused files within that location
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Clicking Icons;
Project: View displays the current project screen
Functions: View displays the Functions screen
Connect to FireFinder Series II: This will bring up Transfer Wizard window showing
communications to and from the FireFinder Series II. Refer to the programming section of this
manual for more information.
Terminal: displays the “establish comms with FireFinder Series II “screen
Remote: Controller displays a graphical screen from which the FACP can be remotely
controlled via modem
Included: Text Editor displays the written Functions screen for editing a written Function
Notes: Editor displays an enter text screen for storing notes on the project
Modules: Edit View displays the modules in the configuration for editing, adding or deleting
Maps: displays the map name and the description of each page in the graphics configuration
Figure 55: Entering Map Names and Screens
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Apollo Modules
Selecting an Apollo module tab on the Module Data entry Spreadsheet will display the page for
entering the data for that module. The tool bar will also have the following buttons made active.
Edit description, groups, brigade settings
View input / output settings
Edit day / night sensitivity settings
Add device to currently selected address
Select the tool for the settings you wish to enter.
5.3.1
Edit Sensor Properties
Selecting this option will display a page on the spreadsheet like that shown below.
Figure 56: Sensor Properties
Sens (Sensor): The sensor number is set and cannot be modified.
More: Clicking on this box will reveal more information about the device only if it is an I/O
device.
Zone: The zone number is mandatory and must be a number between 1 and 1024.
Description: The description is limited to 33 characters and may contain numbers or
characters.
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Type: The type of device is selectable from a drop down list box.
 Note: Along with other devices FastSense is selected from this drop down box.
Type Descr (Description): The type descriptor is automatically entered by the program.
This may be modified if required but it is limited to 6 characters.
Zone Cnfg (Configuration): The zone config column uses a drop down list box to
display the options that a device may be set to, these are;
NORMAL: Normal or latching configuration for the zone. This configuration will allow the detector to
go straight into alarm when it detects smoke (alarm calling).
AVF: Alarm Verification Facility. This configuration allows for the system to detect that there is a true
alarm before the detector will go into alarm.
Self Reset: The detector will be reset automatically after a predetermined period.
Self-Resetting; A detector configuration such that the alarm is reset when the alarm condition has
been removed after a period of time defined by the time-out parameter.
Non Latching: this is non-latching. The detector will automatically return to normal after a
predetermined period when the source of the alarm e.g. smoke is removed.
General Purpose: Used for input output devices. When set to general purpose any activated
input is not displayed on the LCD. When using sub addressing input output units are set to general
purpose. Clicking on the + (more) button will then allow you to set inputs for other options e.g.:
Inactive, General (set a Function), Latching, Non-latching, Fault. The ADDRESS will be the
sequential number assigned to the device / sensor when the description is entered in the Module
screen. The SUB-ADDRESS is the INPUT designator (1 to 3) that is assigned to the description
entered for a particular INPUT. To access this screen click on the + icon in the Module screen.
Heat A (XP95): Normal Temperature duty, incorporating both fixed temperature and rate-of-rise
actuation.
Heat B (XP95): Normal Temperature duty, fixed temperature actuation.
Heat C (Discovery): High Temperature duty, incorporating both fixed temperature and rate-of-rise
actuation.
Heat D (Discovery): High Temperature duty, fixed temperature actuation.
Investigation Alarm: (Delays to Outputs EN54-2:1997:7.11 / AS7240.2-2004:7.11)
This is an investigation and coincidence facility for activation of sounder and/or fire outputs.
Dual Stage: MultiSensor Detector Smoke Pre-Alarm Heat Alarm
AAF: The Alarm Acknowledgement Facility (AAF) at the panel is supported by assigning an AAF
Group number to an XP95 AAF device facilitating association with trigger devices assigned to the
same AAF group. Supported AAF trigger devices include all alarm calling loop devices excluding I/O
devices, Manual Call Points and Heat detectors.
Dual Stage (AAF): As with AAF but using a Multisensor Dual Stage Activation. The Smoke alarm is
silence able, when the Heat detector activates the panel will go into alarm
LOCAL: Doesn’t call the brigade
Time Out: This column is the used to enter the time out that is used only for Self Resetting
and investigate alarm devices. A maximum of 300 seconds is allowable. If something greater than
300 seconds is entered an error message will be displayed when the project is compiled
AIF (Alarm Investigation Facility): If this box if set to Y (Yes) the device is set to respond as
an Alarm Investigation Facility.
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Remote Association: Set to Y allows the remote LED to be illuminated
on Alarm, set to N disables the remote LED and will not be illuminated on Alarm although if the LED
was under program control within a Function this setting will be over ridden. An example of its use is
where a detector is located in a concealed space (e.g. Ceiling void) and the remote LED is mounted
on the ceiling in full view.
Alm (Alarm) LED: Is the Front Panel Alarm LED. This normally set to Yes.
Groups: The next six columns allow the user to enter up to 6 group numbers
against each device. These group numbers are only used for I/O programming.
Map: If graphics have been installed this column will be active and display the graphics page
the device will be displayed.
5.3.2
Input/Output Settings
If there is any device on the loop which has input or output, select the Input/Output icon for I/O
Module or the More
Settings page.
+ column settings button in the Sensor Properties screen to show the I/O
Some boxes in a spreadsheet will be filled with the background colour, data entry is prohibited in
these boxes.
Clicking on the More + column presents the module edit screen.
Figure 57: The Module Apollo I/O Settings Screen
The address and sub-address of an I/O device is determined by where the device is entered into the
table in the Panel Node X Controller (address) and the Sensor Input/Output device (sub-address)
screens.
The drop down screen under the heading of Zone Configuration (Zone Config) in the Sensor
Input/Output device screen (double click on the + icon in the Panel Node X Controller screen)
consists of;
General: General is selected when a non alarm calling device is used or where an input / output is
used in a “Function”. The change of state at the input is actioned and entered into the Logs.
Inactive: Sets the input so that it will not respond to a change of state at the input. An example of its
use would be where one or two inputs of a 3 I/O device are not used.
Latching: If an alarm is initiated the alarm condition input will be considered to be on by the FACP,
will be displayed on the LCD, is entered into the Logs and requires manual “Acknowledgement” and
“Reset”.
Non-latching: If an alarm is initiated the alarm condition input will be considered to be on until the
alarm input is removed, the input will then be seen to be in its normal state and the FACP will display
the condition on the LCD, is entered into the Logs and automatically “Acknowledges” the alarm.
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Fault: If a fault condition is seen at the input to the I/O it will initiate the fault
sequence as set in the configuration, display the condition on the LCD, enters it
into the Logs and automatically “Acknowledges” the fault.
To view and print the settings select the
icon and print.
Figure 58: The Module Apollo I/O View and Print Screen
Note: To edit this information / screen return to the Edit Sensor Properties, double click on the
More + box then edit in the new screen, returning by exiting in the normal way.
Fig 1: Module Edit I/O Screen
Sens: The Sensor number is set and cannot be modified.
Description: The description is limited to 33 characters and may contain numbers or characters.
Active: Toggling the values in this column will activate or deactivate the input or output.
I/O: The I/O number is set and cannot be modified.
Description: The description is limited to 33 characters and may contain numbers or characters.
Input / Output, Active / Inactive: Toggling the values in this column will activate or deactivate the
input or output.
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Day/Night Settings
If Day/Night settings are not required then this section may be ignored. If they are required select the
icon
and the screen below will be displayed.
Figure 59: The Day / Night Settings page (Note Sensitivity & Mode Default Settings)
To activate the day/night settings on a device, click in the Day/Night column in the spreadsheet, this
will toggle between Y and N, set the entry to Y.
XP 95 & FastSense Day / Night Settings: The two sliders on the right of the page show the
Day/Night sensitivity settings; by moving them you change the values in the Day/Sens. and
Night/Sens. Columns. The lower the number the more sensitive the detector. The number is a
percentage of the normal level of the initiating factor that would cause an alarm. E.g. an analogue
return value of 55 for an alarm would return approximately 47 for a setting of 80%. Once set the
sensitivity has to be enabled via the Function Menu on the panel for it to take control.
Discovery Day / Night Mode Settings: Selecting a Discovery device will enter a default value of 3
for both day and night. To set it for a particular mode click on the inserted number, delete and enter
a new value between 1 and 5. Entering any other value will result in an error message, delete the
entry and re-enter. E.g. In relation to Smoke detectors the least sensitive setting is Mode 5 while
Mode 1 is the most sensitive.
Note: MCP’s will return a default value of 15; this value can not be changed.
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Conventional Modules
Selecting a Conventional Module tab on the Module Data entry Spreadsheet will display the page for
entering the data for that module.
Figure 60: The Conventional Module Settings Page
Circuit: The circuit number is set and cannot be modified.
Zone: The zone number must be a number between 1 and 999.
Description: The description is limited to 33 characters and may contain numbers or characters.
Type: The type of device defaults to normal within the drop down list box.
Type Descr: The type descriptor is automatically entered by the program. This may be modified if
required but it is limited to 6 characters.
Zone Cnfg: The zone configuration column uses a drop down list box to display the options that a
device may be set to; these are Normal, AVF, Self Reset, and Non-latching.
Time Out: This column is the used to enter the time out for the Self Reset configuration. A maximum
of 999 seconds is allowable (60 seconds is considered a norm). An error message will be displayed
if the operator attempts to enter something greater than 999 seconds.
Auxiliary Output: The next column is used to determine if the Alarm LED on the main control panel
is active.
Groups: The next six columns allow the user to enter up to 6 group numbers against each device.
These group numbers are only used for I/O programming.
Map: If a graphical interface is fitted to SmartGraphics this column indicates the Map to which a
particular detector is associated with.
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Input/Output Modules
Selecting an Input/Output module tab on the Module Data entry Spreadsheet will display the page
for entering the data for that module. The tool-bar will also change to include the Inputs and Outputs
buttons.
Input Output settings: Selects Both Inputs and Outputs
Input setting only: Selects Inputs only
Input setting only: Selects Outputs only
The Input/Output module page has three columns displaying:
 The input (or output) numbers
 An associated descriptor
 An option to determine if the input (or output) is to be active.
To select if a module is to be active or inactive left-click on the box to toggle the contents between
Y(es) or N(o).
To enter the descriptor just left-click on the box where you want to enter the data and type it in.
Figure 61: Input / Output Module
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SmartTerminal
To set the SmartTerminal Annunciator parameters click on the 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” to “Y” and then enter a “Description”. Double click in each of the “Report” boxes to
display and set the, “Y” yes and “N” no “Alarms, Faults, Disables” parameters that the 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.
Fig 2: Example of SmartTerminal Configuration Settings Screen
In the above example Card 1 & 2;
 Are active
 Are situated in the designated 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
 Are active
 Are situated in the security areas
 Will display all Alarms
 Will display any Faults, and
 Will display any Disables
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Nurse Fire Station
To set the Nurse Fire Station 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 Nurse Fire Station (NFS) or its physical location. Double
click the NFS Enable Icon to Enable. This will allow the parameters for Acknowledge timeout and
Investigate timeouts to be set.
Note:
A maximum of 30 Nurse Fire Stations can be used in the configuration of the
FACP.
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Functions
This section of the program allows the operator to enter data that will allow the panel to activate
outputs in accordance with the pre-determined conditions of specified alarm devices or inputs.
Function Icon
6.1
The Function View
Selecting the Function Icon will display a range of options as shown below
Associated drop
down Menu
Figure 62: The Function Screen Displaying Two Un-named New Functions & Selection Menus
Once a Function is selected it can be modified to suit a particular purpose. A special feature is the
availability of the Filing cabinet. This operates in the same way as the Microsoft Word and allows the
saving of a Function (using Click and Drag) in the filing cabinet or folder within the cabinet for reuse
at a later date.
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New Functions: As seen above by selecting this icon a box will
appear on the screen with a selection of functions that can be scrolled through or by selecting the
arrow head a complete list will be presented.
Clone Function n Times: This option allows the operator to create the selected
number of copies. Using the Project Creation tab of the Environment Settings you can select
weather the cloning of a function automatically increments the entries in each selected box.
Edit Function: This will bring up a list box of the functions currently in the system from which
you can select the one you wish to edit. After selecting the function you wish to edit, that function's
window will appear.
Delete Function: Select this option to remove a highlighted function from the project.
Special Functions: Selecting the “Included” Tab from the extended functions tool bar opens
a text editor for the inclusion of special functions. This is an advanced feature that should not be
used by the novice user. If you require a FireFinder Series II function that is not currently handled
by ConfigManager you can use this feature to enter text that contains the function and it will be
included in the final configuration. This must be done in conjunction with an AMPAC office.
Display Large Function Icons: Functions in use are displayed as large Icons in the
Functions Screen
Display Small Function Icons: Functions in use are displayed as small Icons in the
Functions Screen
Display Function List: Functions in use are listed by name in the Functions screen.
New Function Folder: Create a Folder to store specific, repetitive Functions for use in a
project.
Find Function with given Parameter: Finds a Function that uses specific parameters as
seen in the drop down box below.
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Note: For a full explanation of each Function refer to the Functions Manual
To configure a function, select Functions / New function. This will bring up a Function window as
shown below.
Each function will have its own Function Window. This graphically displays all the elements of the
function.
Up to 4 Windows can be opened at once, although you may have as many functions as you require
in the system. Selecting Functions / Edit Function will give you a list of all the functions currently
defined in the project. You can then sort them alphabetically or numerically to find the one you wish
to edit.
Figure 63: A Function Window
At present there are a number of functions supported by the configuration tool. These should be
sufficient for programming 90% of all required functions.
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Once you have brought up a functions window, the functions menu and tool-bar
will change to provide you with what you require while working on functions.
Each box in the functions window represents a logical part of the function. If it is required make sure
the check box in its top left-hand corner is ticked. If you do not require it uncheck the box and that
logical component will not take part in the function.
Right click or double click on a box to allocate its parameters. A menu will appear giving you the
options of Add/Change or Delete.
To add a new parameter, click on Add/Change and a dialogue box will appear so that you can set
the input or output type and number.
These keys allow the operator to move to the “next” or “previous” Function in use.
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Expanding the System
The basic FireFinder Series II has the capacity to support up to eight slave CPU’s which in turn may
be any one of the three types of hardware mentioned, Apollo XP95 loops, Conventional zones or
Input/Output boards. In addition to these other types of configurations are possible.
On the tool bar shown below there are a number of items that can be selected and added to the
basic configuration.
Add Panel
Add Data Gathering Point
Add Mimic
Add Modules
Add High Level I/F
Change the project country or name: Defaulted to Australia and is an un-editable field
7.1
Adding a Panel
If a panel (N2) is added to the system it will have to be set up for the required parameters. This is
done in the same way as entering control parameters for Panel 1.
Figure 64: Adding a Panel Screen
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CONFIG MANAGER SESSION 6
Adding a Data Gathering Point
To add a Data Gathering Point to the system left click on the DGP icon as shown so that is
highlighted. Then left click on the mimic and the DGP will be added.
Figure 65: Adding a Data Gathering Point (DGP) Screen
Once added, double click on the DGP to open the screen shown below. Here the description and the
node numbering (Reference) of the DGP can be edited. In practice it is best to rely on the autonumbering of “Reference”.
Figure 66: Adding a Data Gathering Point (DGP) Screen
C1 – the Controller parameters are then set in the same way as the others.
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CONFIG MANAGER SESSION 6
Adding an LCD Mimic
To add an LCD Mimic to the system left click on the mimic icon as shown so that is highlighted. Then
left click on the project area of the centre screen and the mimic will be added.
Figure 67: Adding an LCD Mimic Screen
Note: the Node address has been automatically set, e.g. N2 in the above illustration. To display
an address that has already been set access the LCDR via the “debug “port, go to “Application
Mode” and type in DA.
As the mimic has a number of options as to what it can display the access levels must be set. The
default is Global access which means that all of the zones/devices in the system will be displayed on
the LCD. This may be modified by the user by clicking on the Global access box as shown on the
following page.
7.3.1
Global Access
Global Access refers to the access that any node in the network has to any other node in the same
network and is accessed by right clicking on the Mimic Panel and selecting EDIT NETWORK
PARAMETERS. The access refers to what the LCD will display and also what I/O functions will be
operated on, and what testing is allowed. For stand alone panels the default is set to Global as the
panel has full access to itself. This means for a stand alone panel with global access all of the I/O
functions will be activated and all of the configuration will be displayed as required.
In a network this is selectable for each node in the network.
Selection Buttons: [only available in the Panel screen]
Invert Selection: Selects / de-selects the highlighted panels.
Select None: De-selects all Panels shown on the screen and is of particular use on larger networks.
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Figure 68: Panel, Loop, Group and Global Access screens
7.3.2
Panel, Loop or Group Access
If Global access is not selected then the user has the option to select any combination of Panels,
Loops or Groups. This option allows the user then to determine what parts of the system any node
may display, test, or affect the I/O (cause and effect).
The LCD access may be set to Global, Panel, Loop, or Group access. If the user only wanted
particular information to be displayed then by selecting the Panels Loops or Groups option they
could limit the information displayed. For example if the groups option was selected and group 2 was
entered then only zones or devices with group 2 selected in the Group columns of the data entry
spreadsheet would be displayed. If Loop 1 was entered then all of the devices on loop 1 only would
be accessed, and finally if panels 1 and 2 were entered then only information from panels 1 and 2
would be accessed. The access for the mimic can be defined by either panels, loops or groups.
7.3.3
Mimic Settings
The Mimic Panel settings are configured by double clicking on the Mimic in the project screen. The
Main Information screen will be displayed. It is here that the description, reference and the default
display can be edited. As can be seen below each parameter has been set and the default display
reflects that shown in the Programmable Switches screen. The Programmable Switches screen is
selected by clicking on Tab Programmable Switches. The functions of the two switches can now be
set by using the two drop down menus, as can be seen below Alarm Acknowledge has been
selected for Switch 1 and Reset is about to be selected for Switch 2. Click OK to set.
Figure 69: Screens for Editing the Mimic Settings
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Adding Modules to a Panel
To add to a Panel left click on the Add Modules icon as shown so that is highlighted. Then left click
on the Panel and the Modules will be added. The types of modules and their operating parameters
will then have to be entered. This is achieved by left clicking on the C2 icon on the screen and
setting them through the Controller Configuration “Classic” or “Graphic” pop up screens.
Figure 70: Adding Modules to a Panel Screen
Figure 71: Controller Configuration (Classic)
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Figure 72: The Controller Edit Module Types Classic and Graphic Screens
The screens shown here are for C1 with Smart Terminal C2 will have the same screens except there
will be no SmartTerminal available.
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Adding a High Level Interface (HLI)
Another item that may be selected and added to the system is a HLI. To add a HLI to the system left
click on the HLI icon as shown so that is highlighted.
Figure 73: Adding a HLI Depending upon the configuration of the system a HLI may be fitted by left clicking
on any controller be it a LCD mimic or Panel. To delete the interface right click on it and select DELETE. In
the example shown above we have them fitted to each Controller in the system.
7.5.1
High Level Interface Options (HLI)
The control settings are accessed by double left clicking on the HLI or right clicking and selecting
Edit. (Bold & Italic notes refer to correspondingly numbered HLI’s in the diagram above.)
Figure 74: High Level Interface Settings
High Level Interface: Provides a text based output for dumb interfaces like nurse call and paging
systems. Available to HLI’s 1, 2 &3 above
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Figure 75: Graphic System Interface Settings
Graphics System Interface: Provides for a 2 way interface for the Ampac SmartGraphics system
Note: Only One Graphic System Interface per Controller
Figure 76: MODBUS Interface Setting
MODBUS Interface: Provides for a 2 way intelligent Modbus RTU standard interface for BMS and
PLC based systems
Note: Only One MODBUS Interface per Controller
Figure 77: EV3000 HLI Settings
EV3000 HLI: Provides for connection to an AMPAC EV3000 System
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Editable Settings for HLI
Board Rate:
=
Physical Interface:
=
Handshaking:
=
Protocol:
=
2400
4800
9600
19200
38400
RS232 full Duplex
RS485 Half Duplex
None
Hardware RTS / CTS
Software X on / X off.
Text
Positive Acknowledge
EWS – EV3000
The HLI is used to output data to external systems such as Building Management Systems (BMS) in
a high level serial format.
The BMS interface provides a serial output for the FireFinder Series II to announce changes in the
state of devices monitored by the FireFinder Series II.
Devices can be sensors, zones or groups. A group is a collection of zones and/or sensors.
Sensors can have only one state, i.e. normal, alarm, isolate etc. Zones or groups may have multiple
states depending on the state of their individual members. For example if a zone consists of 3
sensors, with one sensor in alarm, one in fault and one isolated, then the zone is said to be in alarm,
fault and isolate.
The format of the serial data consists of two sections with an optional third section that MAY include
the descriptor string dependant upon whether the descriptor is available with the particular option
chosen:
 State of the device, i.e. ALARM, FAULT or ISOLATE.
 ID of the device, i.e. physical or logical.
Descriptor string (as per the descriptor strings entered into the fire panel Max 33 characters)
The state of the device is the new state(s) that the device has assumed.
The logical ID is the ID number of the group the device is assigned. When zones and sensors are
configured it is possible to allocate them into groups. These groups may correspond to Evacuation
zones or BMS groups or any other group as necessary.
The physical ID is the zone number or loop and sensor number of the field device.
When the interface is configured, it is possible to suppress the logical ID or the physical ID, and to
select which state changes the output.
In addition the interface responds to a query command (^E), which causes the FireFinder Series II
to output the current state of all devices.
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Data Output
The data output consists of a string of characters as detailed:
Format 1: <state1><state2><state3><state4>G<group><cr><lf> (No Descriptor string available)
Format 2: <state1><state2><state3><state4> Z<zone><cr><lf> (Descriptor string available for
conventional zones. If a group of sensors share a common zone number but not with a conventional
zone then no descriptor is available).
Format 3: <state1><state2><state3><state4> L<loop>S<sensor><cr><lf>> (Descriptor string
available for Loop and sensor.
<state1>N = no alarm, A = alarm
<state2>N = no prealarm, P=prealarm
<state3>N = no fault, F = fault
<state4>N = no isolate, I = isolate
G<group>= Group number of the device
Z<zone>= Zone number of the device
L<loop>= Loop number of the device
S<sensor>= Sensor number of the device
<cr> carriage return character ($0D)
<lf> line feed character ($0A)
Three options are available to select which formats are used
7.6.1
Option 1 - Physical Output Enabled
Uses Format 2 or 3, depending if the device that changes state is a zone or sensor. If a sensor is
also "zoned", then if the change in state of that sensor also changes the state of the zone, two
updates will be sent, one for the sensor (Format 3) and one for the zone (Format 2)
7.6.2
> ANNNZ5
Zone 5 goes to alarm on the main panel
>NNFNL1S3
Loop 1 sensor 3 into fault
Option 2 - Physical and Logical Output Enabled
Uses Format 1 and 2 or 3.
If a device is not "grouped" then the Format 1 update is not output.
7.6.3
Option 3 - Logical Output Enabled
Uses only Format 1.
Note: Ungrouped devices DO NOT cause any output at the BMS module.
Note: in all cases, leading zeros are truncated. All characters are ASCII, with the 8th bit clear.
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Interface Configuration
When the interface is configured, the following options are available:
 Baud Rate – selectable from 1200 to 38400 bits per second
 Output type – RS232 or RS485
 Logical output – enable / disable
 Physical output – enable / disable
 Alarm output – enable / disable
 Pre-alarm output – enable / disable
 Fault output – enable / disable
 Isolate output – enable / disable
 Append descriptor to string (physical output enabled only) – enable / disable
 Output protocol – text only, positive acknowledge or EV3000
 Handshaking – none, hardware (RTS – CTS), software (XON – XOFF)
Note: Character format is always asynchronous with 1 start bit, 8 data bits, 1stop bit and no
parity.
Note: Hardware handshaking only available with RS232 output type.
Note: Descriptor strings are only available with physical output, since Groups are not assigned
a descriptor string. If a group of sensors are zoned then unless they form part of a conventional zone
then no descriptor will be output.
Note: Details of the positive acknowledge output protocol available separately
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Networked Panels
Networked panels are configured in a similar way to an individual panel. In a network each panel is
configured with the hardware that is fitted into that particular cabinet (in the same way a stand –
alone panel is). The main difference is the access levels that are set for each panel.
Figure 78: Networked Panels, DGP’s, Mimics and Controllers
Again click on each controller to set its parameters. The user will configure the modules in each
panel according to what is physically on site. It is normal to configure each panel in order. If this is
not done the modules will be automatically assigned module numbers as they are entered. Once all
of the zone/sensor information is entered, click on each panel and then set the access levels.
Note: Default access is set to global.
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Introduction to Programming
The FireFinder Series II Fire Alarm Control Panel may be programmed from a computer / laptop
either directly or via a modem. This manual outlines a number of programming options available to
the operator. There are three areas of software that will be discussed as well as single panel
programming and network programming.
All of the software except for the BOOT software is stored in FLASH memory.
The Boot software is stored in EPROMS on the main CPU board.
The EEPROM on board the 302-674 is used to store Controller node address and number, hardware
and revision number and debug output control.
Boot Software
in EPROMs
EEPROM
RAM
Diagnostic
Software
Application
Software
Configuration
Software
Figure 79: Areas of Software
9.1
Boot Software:
This is the start-up software that the panel uses to start and communicate with the laptop / computer
during some of the programming. This software is stored in EPROM’s. In normal operation this
software is unlikely to be changed.
9.2
Application Software:
This is the software that the panel uses to run during normal operation. The application software
includes a diagnostic mode to enable the operator to interrogate and control functions of the panel.
In normal operation this software is unlikely to be changed.
9.3
Configuration Software:
This is the information (software) that the user down-loads to the panel to enable the panel to identify
hardware such as modules and field devices. When a program change is made using the
ConfigManager program, a data file is created. This data file is then downloaded into the
FireFinder Series II.
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Hardware Requirements
The FireFinder Series II can be configured and updates to the software made via the serial port
(RS232) on the Main Board (302-674).
If you are using a PC running Windows you can use AMPAC’s ConfigManager program to
communicate with the FireFinder Series II. Connect the FACP serial port (CN8) to one of the serial
ports on your PC
TD
RD
TD
SHIELD
RD
SHIELD
PIN 1
RD TD
PIN 1
PIN 1
10 WAY IDC
CONNECTOR
9 PIN MALE DB9M
CONNECTOR
To FireFinder™
CN8 on 302-674
Main Board
25 PIN MALE DB25 CONNECTOR
To PC or Laptop Computer COM Port
5
Shield
1
6
Rx. Data
2
4
7
8
Tx. Data
3
3
Tx. Data
8
7
2
Rx. Data
4
9
9
Shield
5
6
1
2 CORE SHIELDED CABLE
DB9F CONNECTOR
DB9F CONNECTOR
Female Rear View
Female Rear View
Figure 80: FireFinder Series II Debug Cable Connections
The connector on the: FireFinder Series II may be either the 10 way (older versions) or the DB9F
connector on later versions, select the one that is appropriate to the system.
Note: the DB9F to DB9F cable is not sensitive to which end is plugged in to the FireFinder
Series II or serial port of the PC or vice versa.
The connections between the PC/Modem and the panel are crossed. i.e. TD connects to RD.
Make sure the ConfigManager program is set to use the port you have connected the cable to and
set up the configuration as follows:
Bits per second:
38400
Data bits:
8
Parity:
None
Stop bits:
1
Flow Control:
None
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Configuration Programming
There are two methods that may be used to load the software into the FACP. Method 1 uses the
“Transfer “Wizard” window - Method 2 “uses the Terminal window. The more experienced users tend
to use the Terminal window. This requires them to remember commands such as GD etc. For
novices using the transfer wizard means that they do not need to remember these commands.
It is good practice to retrieve the configuration data from the panel before doing any programming.
CONNECT YOUR LAPTOP TO THE FIRE FINDER VIA THE DEBUG/MODEM PORT ON THE
BACK OF THE PANEL USING THE CORRECT CABLE. (Available from AMPAC)

IMPORANT!!! Retrieve the configuration file from the panel before doing any programming.
This provides an emergency backup. Save any changes to the configuration file as a different file
name.
Figure 81: Report and Backup File Creation Screens
Once a configuration has been created and saved;
Compile the file using
FACP.
or (F5 save created file *.dat). This is the file that is sent to the
Connect the PC to the FACP and check communications.
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CONFIG MANAGER SESSION 6
Transfer – Transfer Wizard
Once the Transfer Wizard has established the status of the FACP prompts will guide the operator
through the transfer process.
If the Transfer Wizard is unable to establish the state of the FACP an error message will be
displayed instructing the operator to “Click ‘Back’ to try again”.
Figure 82: Transfer Wizard Screen
11.1.1 Transfer – Terminal Window
Figure 83: Transfer Screen
The above screen is used when transferring information between the FACP and ConfigManager. In
the above example ConfigManager is calling the FACP and the Tx and Rx LEDS would be flashing.
Send File to FireFinder
Receive File from FireFinder
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CONFIG MANAGER SESSION 6
Uploading
In order for the user to upload or download config software it is necessary for the operator to switch
to the diagnostics mode. The normal panel operation is halted in this mode and the display will turn
off. The command for this is gd. Once this mode has been accessed it is possible to upload a
configuration file, select Transfer / Retrieve in ConfigManager and receive the respective file.
The panel will send the configuration data to the PC and then the PC will prompt you as to where
you want to save the file.
11.3
Changing the Configuration Data in Diagnostics Mode
This mode is the most commonly used mode where an operator will change the configuration
software in the panel.
11.4
Installing Configuration Software Using a Computer or Laptop
Using ConfigManager on the laptop (CHECK SETUP)
Once you have compiled and saved the file, using the transfer window in ConfigManager connect to
the panel.
Pressing the enter button on the computer should cause the panel to return a message
“Ready” This means that the PC is talking to the FireFinder Series II. If nothing happens, check
your cables and or your computers settings.
Once “Ready” is displayed on the screen you may proceed.
TYPE GD (Go Diagnostics)
Panel will enter the diagnostics mode.
The FireFinder Series II should display the current version number and the country/standard code.
In ConfigManager there are two red arrows shown on the top menu bar. Using the one that
indicates “send file to FireFinder Series II” (when you hover over it) select the .dat file you have
compiled and saved in the ConfigManager program. Send it to the panel by double clicking on the
file or by single clicking and pressing OPEN on the dialogue box.
When the panel has received the file it will automatically program its flash memory. The screen
should look similar to the following.
Configuration received 1879 bytes
Preparing to program flash, please wait...
Erasing flash... complete.
Program complete
The time to do this will vary according to the size of the downloaded file. In most cases it will be no
longer than 30 seconds.
Note: If there are any errors reported then reload the configuration. (If errors are still reported then
contact your nearest AMPAC office for assistance.)
Once this is done press enter for “”Ready” then type GA (Go Application).
The panel should now automatically restart.
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CONFIG MANAGER SESSION 6
Boot Mode To Change Application Software
The Boot mode is used to enable the operator to enter the command area (or Boot mode) of the
software where it is possible to replace the application software of the panel.
This area should only be accessed when you are replacing the application (or core) software.
TYPE
BT (BOOT)
Panel will enter the BOOT mode.

CAUTION: This area allows you to reprogram the application software.
The application software is software that will have been supplied by AMPAC.
It will be labelled app_Vx.x.xx.xx.bin e.g. app_V6.0.65.69.bin.
To download the software from the PC to the panel select Transfer/Send in ConfigManager and
send the file. When the file is being transferred to the panel the PC screen will indicate its progress
on a dialog box. This will take approximately 5min and 10 sec’s.
Once in boot mode the screen will look similar to the following.
As the data is transferred it is automatically programmed into flash memory. Progress is indicated by
a “bar graph” on the LCD display.
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Once programmed successfully the following message will be displayed.
Ensure that there are no errors when the messages are displayed. If there are errors reported reload the software.
Once the software has been successfully programmed into FLASH then the panel is returned to the
Diagnostics mode by typing GD (Go Diagnostics).
Typically it will look similar to the message below
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From here if the configuration data has been programmed then type GA (Go
Application) and the panel should re-boot.
If the system is OK then the message displayed should be similar to below but considerably longer.
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Using a Modem
You can communicate with the FireFinder Series II over a modem using HyperTerminal or any
number of communication packages. Install the modem on your computer as instructed by the
modem manufacturer. In HyperTerminal, under File/Properties, instead of selecting a port (Connect
using), select the modem. Ensure that the phone number to ring is the number for the line connected
to the FireFinder Series II’s modem.
At the FireFinder Series II end you will need to connect CN8 on the 302-674 to a modem. The
connections will be the same as shown in Fig 67.
Starting the HyperTerminal session will ring the modem on the panel, once a connection has been
made all the commands are the same as if making a direct cable connection. Once the connection is
made to the FireFinder Series II, press enter in HyperTerminal and the screen should display:
“Ready” If nothing happens, check your cables.
If the FireFinder Series II is currently running it will be in Application Mode.
Make sure HyperTerminal is set to use the port you have connected the cable to and set up the
configuration as follows
 Bits per second: 19200
 Data bits: 8
 Parity: None
 Stop bits: 1
 Flow Control: None
11.7
Wireless Modem
FireFinder Series II may also be programmed via a wireless modem.
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Network Programming
Single Point Programming FireFinder Series II is the term AMPAC uses to describe the method by
which the network is programmed from one point. It is most important to follow these steps to ensure
trouble free network programming.
12.1
Part 1: Upgrading the Configuration
Before attempting network programming from a single point you should first check the
communications loop and make sure that all panels are operating normally. It is also essential that
all panels on the loop contain a valid configuration and address for the network that they are
connected to. All of the following points refer to commands issued from either a laptop or PC.
It is recommended that all SP programming be carried out from Node 1 (the main panel).
Note: If the panel fails to operate or respond correctly after reprogramming then there are a
number of possibilities as to what has caused the problem. See the troubleshooting section for
remedies.
12.2
State of the Network
Establish the state of the Network and ensure the loop is good using the QP (Query Points)
command:
QP
Bring the entire system back to diagnostic mode to enable the config to be programmed by using the
NGD (Network Go Diagnostic) command:
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Network Go Diagnostic (NGD)
This command causes the entire network to enter the Diagnostic state.
QP
Note: THIS IS MOST IMPORTANT THAT ALL OF THE PANELS ARE IN THIS MODE. If they
are not then it is likely that the panels are not communicating. This must be corrected before
proceeding.
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Once the panels are all in diagnostic mode proceed as below.
Send the new config to the panel to which you are connected using your communication package file
transfer as you would normally:
It is important to take note of the output during programming and make sure that no errors are
reported.
Once this is done the host panel has been programmed with the latest configuration.
Send the configuration around the network using the NSC (Network Send Configuration) command:
NSC
When you enter the NSC command the “Sending Panel Config” dialogue will appear and the offset
will increase in value until it reaches the Config Size.
At this point the “Down Load Complete” message will appear as well as file received confirmations
for each controller on the network. It is important that you receive one of these messages from each
controller (except the one that you are programming from) on the system before proceeding to the
next step.
Program the panels around the network using the NPC (Network Program Configuration) command:
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NPC
A short time after entering the NPC command you should receive a “programmed successfully”
message for each controller (except the one that you are programming from).
The system is now programmed and ready to be re-started using the NGA (Network Go Application)
command:
nga
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Once the system power up is complete use the QP command to verify that all nodes and controllers
are operational:
QP
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Part 2: Upgrading the Application
Note: If a system is to be upgraded to version 6 from an earlier version then the panels have to
be upgraded individually. THIS INCLUDES BOOT ROMs
Before attempting network programming from a single point you should first check the
communications loop and make sure that all panels are operating normally. It is also essential that
all panels on the loop contain a valid configuration and address for the network that they are
connected to.
It is recommended that all SP programming be carried out from Node 1 (the main panel).
Establish the state of the Network and ensure the loop is good using the QP (Query Points)
command:
QP
Bring the entire system back to diagnostic mode by using the NGD (Network Go Diagnostic)
command:
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NGD
This command may take up to 30 seconds to complete on a larger network.
Check the status of the system using the QP command:
QP
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BT
Send the new application to the panel using your communication package file transfer as you would
normally:
It is important to take note of the output during programming and make sure that no errors are
reported.
Bring the local panel back to diagnostic mode using the GD (Go Diagnostic) command:
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GD
Check the status of the system using the QP command:
QP
Note: THIS IS MOST IMPORTANT THAT ALL OF THE PANELS ARE IN THIS MODE. If they
are not then it is likely that the panels are not communicating. This must be corrected before
proceeding.
Once the panels are all in diagnostic mode proceed as below.
Send the application around the network using the NSA (Network Send Application) command:
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NSA
Sending the application software around the network
When you enter the NSA command the “Sending Application” dialogue will appear and the offset will
increase in value until it reaches the Application Size. At this point the “Down Load Complete”
message will appear as well as file received confirmations for each controller and NIC on the
network. It is important that you receive one of these messages from each controller (except the one
that you are programming from) and NIC on the system before proceeding to the next step.
Program the panels around the network using the NPA (Network Program Application) command:
NPA
A short time after entering the NPA command all of the remote Controllers and NIC’s on the network
(except the one that you are programming from) will program and re-start.
As the rest of the panels on the network are in application mode you should now boot the local panel
using the GA (Go Application) command:
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GA
Once the system power up is complete use the QP command to verify that all nodes and controllers
are operational:
QP
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Help Commands
The following lists of commands are dependent upon the software version of the panel as not all of
the commands are supported prior to Version 6.
In the normal running mode of the panel there are several help commands that are available if
required. By typing “he” and pressing enter, the following list of commands will appear.
13.1
Application Mode Help Commands (he)
bf n
bi n
bo n
bm
bt
gd
qv
wb
13.2
Advanced Application Mode Help Commands (hea)
bu 0
bu 1
da
db 0
db 1
db 2
db 3
db 4
db 5
db 6
dc
dd
dl
dm
du
ed
13.3
disable fault buzzer
enable fault buzzer
node address and cont no.
disable all debug
enable sensors updates
enable module updates
enable loop updates
enable received network packets
enable network sent packets
enable nic packets
display config table
display ddcmp statisics
display application limits
display memory
display utility table
display eeprom
ef 0
ef 1
fi
li
qc
qp
sa
sb
sl
sm
sp
ss
vr
vs
wb
disable earth fault
enable earth fault
flash identify
log information
query configuration
query points
dbase offsets for the modules
show status of the mailboxes
status of loop
status of module
status of the panel
status of sensor
read charger voltage
set charger voltage
warm boot
nga
npc
npa
nsc
nsa
nwb
network go application
network program configuration
network program application
network send configuration
network send application
network warm boot
pa
qv
fi
fe
bs
cn
program application
query version
flash id
flash erase
boot stop
connect to nic
Network Commands available (hen)
nbm
nbu 0
nbu 1
nef 0
nef 1
ngd
13.4
deactivate the brigade outputs
isolate the brigade outputs
activate the brigade outputs
Where n=3(bell), n=4(plant), n=5(evac), n=6(fault), n=7(alarm), n=8(isol), n=9(batt),
n=10(valve monitor)
buzzer mute
go boot
go diagnostics
query version
warm boot
network buzzer mute
network disable fault buzzer
network enable fault buzzer
network disable earth fault
network enable earth fault
network go diagnostics
Boot Mode (he) (hea) (hen)
Commands available
da
read address switch
dm
display memory
ed
display eeprom
ee
erase eeprom
ep
program eeprom
ei
erase eeprom
gd
go diagnostics
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Diagnostic Mode ( hea )
Advanced Commands available
bu 0
disable fault buzzer
ci
init config table
dav
display analogue values
db 1
enable sensors updates
db 3
enable loop updates
db 5
enable network sent packets
dc
display config table
dl
display application limits
du
display utility table
ee
erase eeprom single location
ef 1
enable earth fault
ep
program eeprom
fi
flash identify
ldx
log download (x = a, f or i)
qp
query points
vr
read charger voltage
wb
warm boot
13.6
bu 1
da
db 0
db 2
db 4
db 6
dd
dm
ed
ef 0
el
ei
li
pi
ui
vs
end
Diagnostic Mode ( he )
Commands available
Bt
go boot
Ga
go application
Pc
program configuration
Qv
query version
Sz
upload configuration
Wb
warm boot
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enable fault buzzer
node address and cont no.
disable all debug
enable module updates
enable received network packets
enable nic packets
display ddcmp statisics
display memory
display eeprom
disable earth fault
erase the logs
erase eeprom
log information
init password block
init utility block
set charger voltage
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Troubleshooting
Symptom
The Laptop Displays
Atv0e0s0=2
Possible Cause
This is caused by the wrong cable being
use between the FireFinder Series II and
the laptop.
Use a straight dte cable (rd,td,gnd)
Remedy
Use correct cable
An error is reported
when using the PC
or PA commands
The file has an error or there has been an
error in transmitting the file
Reload the file. If the problem
persists there may be a
problem with the connection
between the panel and the
PC or the files may be
corrupt. (In this case contact
AMPAC)
Panel fails to power
up
A bad file has been loaded or a
transmission error has occurred.
Reload software into panel
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Decimal – Hexadecimal – Binary Conversion Table
Decimal
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
Hex
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
a
b
c
d
e
f
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
1a
1b
1c
1d
1e
1f
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
2a
2b
2c
2d
2e
2f
30
31
32
Binary
00000000
00000001
00000010
00000011
00000100
00000101
00000110
00000111
00001000
00001001
00001010
00001011
00001100
00001101
00001110
00001111
00010000
00010001
00010010
00010011
00010100
00010101
00010110
00010111
00011000
00011001
00011010
00011011
00011100
00011101
00011110
00011111
00100000
00100001
00100010
00100011
00100100
00100101
00100110
00100111
00101000
00101001
00101010
00101011
00101100
00101101
00101110
00101111
00110000
00110001
00110010
Decimal
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
100
Hex
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
3a
3b
3c
3d
3e
3f
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
4a
4b
4c
4d
4e
4f
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
5a
5b
5c
5d
5e
5f
60
61
62
63
64
Binary
00110011
00110100
00110101
00110110
00110111
00111000
00111001
00111010
00111011
00111100
00111101
00111110
00111111
01000000
01000001
01000010
01000011
01000100
01000101
01000110
01000111
01001000
01001001
01001010
01001011
01001100
01001101
01001110
01001111
01010000
01010001
01010010
01010011
01010100
01010101
01010110
01010111
01011000
01011001
01011010
01011011
01011100
01011101
01011110
01011111
01100000
01100001
01100010
01100011
01100100
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Decimal
101
102
103
104
105
106
107
108
109
110
111
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
120
121
122
123
124
125
126
127
128
129
130
131
132
133
134
135
136
137
138
139
140
141
142
143
144
145
146
147
148
149
150
Hex
65
66
67
68
69
6a
6b
6c
6d
6e
6f
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
7a
7b
7c
7d
7e
7f
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
8a
8b
8c
8d
8e
8f
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
Binary
01100101
01100110
01100111
01101000
01101001
01101010
01101011
01101100
01101101
01101110
01101111
01110000
01110001
01110010
01110011
01110100
01110101
01110110
01110111
01111000
01111001
01111010
01111011
01111100
01111101
01111110
01111111
10000000
10000001
10000010
10000011
10000100
10000101
10000110
10000111
10001000
10001001
10001010
10001011
10001100
10001101
10001110
10001111
10010000
10010001
10010010
10010011
10010100
10010101
10010110
FIREFINDER SERIES II
Decimal
151
152
153
154
155
156
157
158
159
160
161
162
163
164
165
166
167
168
169
170
171
172
173
174
175
176
177
178
179
180
181
182
183
184
185
186
187
188
189
190
191
192
193
194
195
196
197
198
199
200
Hex
97
98
99
9a
9b
9c
9d
9e
9f
a0
a1
a2
a3
a4
a5
a6
a7
a8
a9
aa
ab
ac
ad
ae
af
b0
b1
b2
b3
b4
b5
b6
b7
b8
b9
ba
bb
bc
bd
be
bf
c0
c1
c2
c3
c4
c5
c6
c7
c8
Binary
10010111
10011000
10011001
10011010
10011011
10011100
10011101
10011110
10011111
10100000
10100001
10100010
10100011
10100100
10100101
10100110
10100111
10101000
10101001
10101010
10101011
10101100
10101101
10101110
10101111
10110000
10110001
10110010
10110011
10110100
10110101
10110110
10110111
10111000
10111001
10111010
10111011
10111100
10111101
10111110
10111111
11000000
11000001
11000010
11000011
11000100
11000101
11000110
11000111
11001000
CONFIG MANAGER SESSION 6
Decimal
201
202
203
204
205
206
207
208
209
210
211
212
213
214
215
216
217
218
219
220
221
222
223
224
225
226
227
228
229
230
231
232
233
234
235
236
237
238
239
240
241
242
243
244
245
246
247
248
249
250
Hex
c9
ca
cb
cc
cd
ce
cf
d0
d1
d2
d3
d4
d5
d6
d7
d8
d9
da
db
dc
dd
de
df
e0
e1
e2
e3
e4
e5
e6
e7
e8
e9
ea
eb
ec
ed
ee
ef
f0
f1
f2
f3
f4
f5
f6
f7
f8
f9
fa
Binary
11001001
11001010
11001011
11001100
11001101
11001110
11001111
11010000
11010001
11010010
11010011
11010100
11010101
11010110
11010111
11011000
11011001
11011010
11011011
11011100
11011101
11011110
11011111
11100000
11100001
11100010
11100011
11100100
11100101
11100110
11100111
11101000
11101001
11101010
11101011
11101100
11101101
11101110
11101111
11110000
11110001
11110010
11110011
11110100
11110101
11110110
11110111
11111000
11111001
11111010
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Decimal
251
252
253
254
255
Hex
fb
fc
fd
fe
ff
Binary
11111011
11111100
11111101
11111110
11111111
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Certification Information
The FireFinder Series II™ is designed and manufactured by:
AMPAC TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD
7 Ledgar Rd
Balcatta
WA 6021
Western Australia
PH:
61-8-9201 6100
FAX:
61-8-9201 6101
(HEAD OFFICE)
Manufactured to:
Certificate of Compliance Number:
Equipment Serial Number:
Date of Manufacture:
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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 Series II 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.
Regulatory Authority: an authority administering Acts of Parliament or Regulations under such
Acts.
Self-Resetting: A detector configuration such that the alarm is reset when the alarm condition has
been removed after a period of time defined by the time-out parameter.
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