FLAT-PAK SERIES Model FP-CH8 Chime Generator

FLAT-PAK SERIES Model FP-CH8 Chime Generator
FLAT-PAK™ SERIES
Model FP-CH8
Chime Generator
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8 Individually Selectable Electronic Chimes
Selectable Single or Repeated Chime
Synthesized Bell Harmonics for Natural Sound
External Chime Actuation
Input for Background Music or Paging Audio
Automatic Ducking
You Need The FP-CH8!
APPLICATION: The FP-CH8 is an electronic chime generator that produces eight different synthesized chimes. Each
chime can consist of up to 3 tones and 3 harmonics selected to produce sonically natural effects. Certain chimes are single
tones and some are a sequence. Each of the 8 chimes is triggered by an individual external closure to ground. A
momentary closure to ground is required to start a chime. A single additional CONT (continuous) terminal is also provided.
Each chime plays once unless the CONT terminal is grounded. The continuous function causes a chime strike or
sequence to repeat until the CONT terminal is ungrounded. This function causes tone chimes (Chimes 4 and 8) to be
extended in duration until the CONT terminal is released. Background music or paging audio may be connected to the
MUSIC IN input. When a chime plays, the music source will be quickly faded to a level set on the front-panel DUCKING
trimmer. The ducking fade depth may be set for 0 dB to fully off, allowing chimes to be mixed with the music or to interrupt
the music. The front-panel CHIMING indicator illuminates while the music is ducked and a chime is playing.
Chime patterns are described as follows:
1: Single strike
5: Manual strike
2: Double strike
6: Descending triple strike
3: Triple strike
7: Eurosiren
4: Tone ring
8: Multi-tone alert
A chime is activated by a remote momentary closure to ground. The external trigger causes the chime to play each time the
terminal is grounded. Single chime patterns (Chimes 1, 4 and 5) will restart immediately if they are re-triggered. This
allows a pushbutton to initiate repetitive strikes. If the FP-CH8 receives trigger inputs for sequential chime patterns (Chimes
2, 3, 6, 7 and 8) while any chimes are playing, up to 3 such trigger requests will be stored. Following the chime that is
playing, the module will play the stored chime requests in the order received with 2 seconds between each chime playback.
If a stored chime request was accompanied by a simultaneous closure of the CONT terminal, that chime will play
continuously for 5 seconds.
A WAIT terminal is provided to prevent the module from ducking the music audio and playing the chime. As long as the
WAIT terminal is grounded, the module will not play, but up to 3 chime requests will be stored. Upon release of the WAIT
terminal, each chime request is played in the order received with 2 seconds between chimes. If a stored chime request was
accompanied by a simultaneous closure of the CONT terminal, that chime will play continuously for 5 seconds. An
IGNORE terminal is also provided. When the IGNORE terminal is grounded, all incoming chime triggers are ignored.
Grounding the IGNORE terminal while a chime is playing will abort the event. While the module is chiming, the CHIMING
output terminal is held low. This terminal is used to control other equipment or modules. At the conclusion of each chime,
the EOC (end of chime) terminal pulses to ground for 100 mS. This terminal may be used to trigger other equipment or
modules.
Used alone or in conjunction with other RDL RACK-UP®, STICK-ON®, TX™, or FLAT-PAK series products, the FP-CH8
can be the foundation for many innovative audio systems!
RDL • 659 N. 6th St. • Prescott, AZ., USA 86301 • (928) 443-9391 • FAX (928) 443-9392 • www.rdlnet.com
FLAT-PAK™ SERIES
Installation/Operation
EN55103-1 E1-E5; EN55103-2 E1-E4
Typical Performance reflects product at publication time
exclusive of EMC data, if any, supplied with product.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Model FP-CH8
Chime Generator
CLOSING SWITCH TOGETHER WITH TRIGGER
SWITCH BELOW CAUSES CHIME TO REPEAT OR
SUSTAIN UNTIL THIS TERMINAL IS RELEASED
SWITCHES MAY BE TOGGLE, MAGNETIC,
PUSHBUTTON OR OPEN-COLLECTOR
CLOSING SWITCH STARTS PLAYBACK
MUSIC IN
+
-
5
6
7
8
C
O
N
T
NONE
MAX ATTEN
DUCKING
TRIGGER
OUTPUT
PWR BUS
GAIN CHIMING
4
EOC
3
CHIMING
2
WAIT
1
IGNORE
24 VDC
OR
24 VDC
POWER
SOURCE
POWER
BUS 2A MAX
1A MAX
ADJUST MUSIC LEVEL RELATIVE TO CHIME LEVEL
FP-CH8
CURRENT
100 mA
(MOMENTARY CLOSURE REQUIRED)
TRIGGER A CHIME. WHILE IT IS PLAYING,
ADJUST MUSIC LEVEL
Power to Additional
Flat-Pak Modules,
Total Current Not to
Exceed 2 A or
Available Supply
Current
OPEN-COLLECTOR PULSES AT END OF CHIME
SIGNAL
FROM
LINE-LEVEL
MUSIC
SOURCE
SIGNAL
FEEDING
LINE-LEVEL
AMPLIFIER
INPUT
SWITCHES MAY BE TOGGLE, MAGNETIC, PUSHBUTTON
OR OPEN-COLLECTOR
OPEN-COLLECTOR IS ACTIVE (GROUNDED)
WHILE CHIME IS PLAYING
OPEN-COLLECTOR OUTPUTS MAY DRIVE INDICATORS OR
TRIGGER OTHER EQUIPMENT OR ADDITIONAL MODULES
CLOSING SWITCH ABORTS AND PREVENTS PLAYBACK
(CONTINUOUS CLOSURE REQUIRED)
CLOSING SWITCH DELAYS CHIME PLAYING UNTIL RELEASED
(CONTINUOUS CLOSURE REQUIRED)
TYPICAL PERFORMANCE
Music Input
Inputs:
50 kΩ balanced or unbalanced
Input Signal:
-20 dBV (unbalanced) to +4 dBu (balanced)
Maximum Input Level: +22 dBu
Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 50 kHz (+/- 0.5 dB)
THD+N:
< 0.05% (unity gain, 50 Hz to 20 kHz)
Noise below +4 dBu:
< -70 dB (unity gain)
Headroom:
> 16 dB (above +4 dBu)
Gain:
Unity to +22 dB (adjustable)
Ducking Level:
Unity to fully off (adjustable)
Control Terminals
Input Configuration:
Pull to ground, 0.5 mA
Trigger Inputs (8):
Trigger on high to low transition
891-2090A
Control Inputs (3):
Output Configuration:
Control Outputs (2):
Output
Output:
Output Signal:
Power Requirement:
Dimensions:
WAIT (play delay), IGNORE/Abort (no
playback), CONT (continuous repeat of triggered
chime)
Open collector @ 100 mA
CHIMING (low when chiming),
EOC (low 100 mS at end of chime)
150 Ω balanced or 75 Ω unbalanced
+4 dBu nominal
24 to 33 Vdc @ 100 mA,
Ground-referenced
Width:
3.25 in.
8.26 cm
Length:
5.00 in. 12.70 cm
Height:
1.36 in.
3.46 cm
Radio Design Labs Technical Support Centers
U.S.A. (800) 933-1780, (928) 778-3554; Fax: (928) 778-3506
Europe [NH Amsterdam] (++31) 20-6238 983; Fax: (++31) 20-6225-287
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