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User’s Manual
Phonetics, Inc.
Marine Division
901 Tryens Road Aston, PA 19014
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information in this
document is complete, accurate and up-to-date. Phonetics, Inc.
assumes no responsibility for the results of errors beyond its control.
Phonetics, Inc. also cannot guarantee that changes in equipment
made by other manufacturers, and referred to in this manual, will not
affect the applicability of the information in this manual.
© 1996 by Phonetics, Inc.
First Edition, version 1.02, September 2000
Written and produced by Phonetics, Inc.
Please address comments on this publication to :
Phonetics, Inc.
901 Tryens Road
Aston, PA 19014
Boat Remote™ is a trademark of Phonetics, Inc.
Touch Tone™ is a trademark of AT&T.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Safety Instructions ............................................. v
FCC Requirements ....................................................................... vi
CHAPTER 1: GETTING TO KNOW YOUR
BOAT REMOTE ..............................9
Technical Support ............................................................
Using the Keypad, LCD and LED Indicators ..................
LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) ...........................................
LED’s .................................................................................
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System Operating Mode ............................................................. 12
Warning LED ............................................................................... 13
Parts check list ................................................................. 13
Boat Remote Package ................................................................ 13
Installation Kit .............................................................................. 13
CHAPTER 2: INSTALLATION...........................15
Operating Environment ...................................................
Mounting ...........................................................................
Connecting the Power Supply ........................................
Connecting the Battery ....................................................
Connecting the Telephone Line ......................................
Power Surge Protection ...................................................
Connecting Accessories .................................................
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High Water Float Switch .............................................................. 17
Temperature Sensors .................................................................. 19
Bilge Pump .................................................................................. 20
Security Input .............................................................................. 21
Auxiliary Input .............................................................................. 21
Output ......................................................................................... 22
CHAPTER 3: PROGRAMMING ........................ 23
Using the Keypad, LCD and LED Indicators .................. 23
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PROGRAMMING VOICE MESSAGES .............................. 25
Recording a Voice Message ........................................................ 25
Unit ID Message .......................................................................... 25
To record ID message ................................................................. 25
Temperature #1, #2, or #3 Input message .................................. 26
Auxiliary Input message .............................................................. 26
PROGRAMMING SYSTEM PARAMETERS ..................... 26
Maximum Number of Calls .......................................................... 27
Call Delay .................................................................................... 28
Intercall Delay ............................................................................. 28
Dialing Method ............................................................................ 29
TAD (Telephone Answering Device) ............................................ 30
Voice Repetitions ........................................................................ 31
Rings until answer ....................................................................... 32
Listen In ....................................................................................... 32
Speaker ....................................................................................... 33
Temperature ................................................................................ 33
Output Trigger & Output Mode .................................................... 34
Current Time & Today’s Date ....................................................... 35
DIAL OUT PHONE NUMBERS ......................................... 35
Programming the Dial Out Phone Numbers ................................ 36
Special Dialing ............................................................................ 38
Special Dialing Keys .................................................................... 38
Dialing to a Beeper or Pager ....................................................... 39
INPUTS .............................................................................. 40
AC Power Input ........................................................................... 41
Battery Input ................................................................................ 42
Temperature Inputs (1, 2, & 3) .................................................... 45
Bilge Pump Inputs (2) .................................................................. 48
Emergency High Water Level Input ............................................. 51
Auxiliary Input .............................................................................. 52
Security Input .............................................................................. 54
VERIFYING PROGRAMMING ........................................... 56
The WHAT IS? key ...................................................................... 56
CHAPTER 4: OPERATION................................. 59
PART ONE: THE ALARM SEQUENCE ............................. 59
Alarm Recognition ....................................................................... 59
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Alarm Notification ........................................................................ 59
Dial Out ....................................................................................... 60
Alarm Acknowledgment .............................................................. 61
PART TWO: SAMPLE PROGRAMMING STRATEGY ...... 63
Communications Programming ................................................... 63
Monitoring Programming ............................................................. 64
Examples .................................................................................... 65
STATUS REPORT ....................................................................... 69
CHAPTER 5: TROUBLESHOOTING................ 71
COMMUNICATIONS DIAL OUT ........................................ 71
TEMPERATURE MONITORING ........................................ 73
OTHER MONITORING....................................................... 74
APPENDIX A: COMMAND SUMMARY...........77
MODE Key .................................................................................. 78
ENTER Key ................................................................................. 78
DOWN ARROW Key ................................................................... 78
ARROW UP Key.......................................................................... 78
CODE Key ................................................................................... 78
APPENDIX B: PROPER OPERATION OF
YOUR BOAT REMOTE ............ 79
APPENDIX C: ENGINEERING
SPECIFICATIONS ......................81
APPENDIX D: RETURNING YOUR UNIT
FOR REPAIR ..............................87
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Safety Instructions
Your Boat Remote has been carefully designed to give you years of
safe, reliable performance. As with all electrical equipment, however,
there are a few basic precautions you should take to avoid hurting
yourself or damaging the unit:
Read the installation and operating instructions in this manual
carefully. Be sure to save it for future reference.
Read and follow all warning and instruction labels on the product
itself.
To protect the Boat Remote from overheating, make sure all
openings on the unit are not blocked. Do not place on or near
a heat source, such as a radiator or heat register.
Do not allow your Boat Remote to get wet, or spill liquid of any kind
into it.
Be certain that your power source matches the rating listed on the
AC power transformer. If you’re not sure of the type of power
supply to your boat, consult your dealer or local power
company.
Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not locate this
product where the cord will be abused by persons walking on
it.
Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords, as this can result
in the risk of fire or electric shock.
Never push objects of any kind into this product through ventilation
holes as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out
parts that could result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not disassemble this
product, but return it to Phonetics’ Customer Service, or
another approved repair facility, when any service or repair
work is required. Opening or removing covers may expose
you to dangerous voltages or other risks. Incorrect reassembly
can cause electric shock when the unit is subsequently used.
If anything happens that indicates that your Boat Remote is not
working properly or has been damaged, unplug it immediately and
follow the procedures in the manual for having it serviced. Return the
unit for servicing under the following conditions:
1.
The power cord or plug is frayed or damaged.
2.
Liquid has been spilled into the product or it has been
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exposed to water.
3.
The unit has been dropped, or the enclosure is damaged.
4.
The unit doesn’t function normally when you’re following the
operating instructions.
Avoid using a telephone (other than a cordless type) during an
electrical storm. There may be a remote risk of electric shock from
lightning. Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak in the
vicinity of the leak.
FCC Requirements
Part 68: The Boat Remote complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules.
On the back of the unit there is a label that contains, among other
information, the FCC Registration Number and the Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) for this equipment. You must, upon request,
provide this information to your local telephone company. The REN
is useful to determine the quantity of devices that you may connect
to your telephone line and still have all of those devices ring when
your telephone number is called. In most, but not all areas, the sum
of the REN’s of all devices connected to one line should not exceed
five (5.0). To be certain of the number of devices that you may
connect to your line, you may want to contact your local telephone
company to determine the maximum REN for your calling area.
This equipment may not be used on coin service provided by the
telephone company. Connection to party lines is subject to state
tariffs.
Should the Boat Remote cause harm to the telephone network, the
telephone company may discontinue your service temporarily. If
possible, they will notify you in advance. But if advance notice isn’t
practical, the telephone company may temporarily discontinue
service without notice and you will be notified as soon as possible.
You will be informed of your right to file a complaint with the FCC.
The telephone company may make changes in its facilities, equipment, operations, or procedures where such action is reasonably
required in the operation of its business and is not inconsistent with
the rules and regulations of the FCC that could affect the proper
functioning of your equipment. If they do, you will be notified in
advance to give you an opportunity to maintain uninterrupted
telephone service.
If you experience trouble with this equipment, or you need information on obtaining service or repairs, please contact:
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Phonetics, Inc.
901 Tryens Road, Aston, PA 19014
(610) 558-2700 Fax: (610) 558-0222
www.sensaphone.com
The telephone company may ask that you disconnect this equipment
from the network until the problem has been corrected or until you
are sure that the equipment is not malfunctioning.
Part 15: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with
the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and the
receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different
from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help.
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CHAPTER 1:
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR BOAT REMOTE
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he Boat Remote, Fig. 1.1, is a fully-programmable, environmental monitoring system that offers extensive on-site and
remote monitoring capabilities for your boat. Designed for wall
mounting, the Boat Remote is simple to install, program and operate.
No changes to standard electrical or telephone service are required.
Connected to a telephone line, Boat Remote will respond to an
alarm by dialing up to eight separate telephone numbers. When the
call is answered, an “Alert Condition” message is delivered in
digitized speech.
Fig. 1.1 The Boat Remote
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The Boat Remote features extensive capabilities to monitor a variety
of conditions:
Bilge Pump Activity - 2 separate bilge pumps
AC power failure
12VDC Battery level
Temperature
High Water
Security
The Boat Remote is equipped with 6 predefined inputs, 2 undefined
temperature inputs, and an auxiliary input. Additional sensors to help
you customize Boat Remote for your needs can be added for
extended monitoring in these areas:
Intrusion or unauthorized entry
Water leaks and seepage
Temperature
Humidity
Equipment operation
And other conditions that may require unique monitoring solutions
The status of each monitored condition is readily obtained at the
unit’s installation site or remotely, by telephone. At the close of every
Status Report, time is provided for listening to on-site sounds.
The Boat Remote features continuous updates on all monitored
conditions via the scrolling display. In addition, bilge pump statistics
are also displayed which can be used to set alarm parameters.
To ensure reliable operation, be sure to connect Boat Remote to
your boat battery. In the event of AC power failure, the boat battery
will continue to power the unit through the 12VDC input connection.
This manual is comprised of the instructions and commands for
installing and operating the Boat Remote. Be sure to read them
completely before starting your installation. The Programming
chapter demonstrates step-by-step methods for utilizing the full
range of available features. The Operation chapter provides application examples that explain how Boat Remote functions under various
alarm conditions. The Troubleshooting chapter provides assistance
in the event that problems are encountered.
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Technical Support
If any questions arise upon installation or operation of the Boat
Remote, please contact Phonetics Customer Service Department, at
the number shown below, and have the following information:
Date of Purchase _____________
Serial number of your Boat Remote _________________
Technical Support is available from 8:00 am to 5:00 PM, EST.
Phonetics, Inc.
901 Tryens Road, Aston, PA 19014
Phone: (610) 558-2700
FAX: (610) 558-0222
Using the Keypad, LCD and LED Indicators
The keypad, Fig. 1.2 is used to program and access information from
the Boat Remote. All programming is accomplished using simple key
sequences and entering information with the number keys. Moving
through menu options is performed with the arrow keys. The LCD
display indicates which menu option has been selected. To change a
parameter, enter the new value and press the ENTER Key.
Fig. 1.2 The Keypad
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LCD (Liquid Crystal Display)
The LCD, local display, is your guide for information and programming. A scrolling status screen, referred to as the idle screen, will
appear when the Boat Remote is idle. The status of all inputs that
are in Status-Only Mode or Active Mode are shown on the idle
screen. Inputs that are in Off Mode will not appear on the idle
screen.
The Operating Mode, Date, and Time are on the first idle screen.
Next, the Inputs will appear. The final idle screen will display the last
alarm that has occurred, if one has occurred since the Boat Remote
has been turned on.
LEDs
The two LEDs are used to indicate the system operating mode and
the alarm status of the Boat Remote. The “Mode” LED indicates the
system operating mode of the Boat Remote and the “Warning” LED
alerts you of a problem with the phone line, AC power or if an alarm
exists. The LED indications are as follows:
System Operating Mode
There are three Operating Modes that can be set for the Boat
Remote: Stand-By, On-Board, and Away modes. The different modes
change the way Boat Remote responds to an alarm condition. In
Stand-By mode alarm dial out is disabled and local alarm messages
are not recited through the speaker. In On-Board mode alarm dial
out is disabled, but local alarm messages are recited. The unit will
not answer the phone in Stand-By mode or On-Board mode. In Away
mode the Boat Remote is fully operational. It will recite alarm
messages, make alarm phone calls, and answer the phone for
status reports.
To change the Operating Mode press the MODE key on the keypad
until the appropriate mode is shown on the local display. The green
LED will reflect the Operating Mode as follows:
The green light will be...
Off when the unit is in Standby Mode.
Blinking when the unit is in On-Board Mode.
On steady when the unit is in Away Mode.
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Warning LED
The Warning LED, red, alerts you of alarms, AC power disconnection, and phone line disconnection. The phone line connection is only
checked when changing the Operating Mode to Away mode. The
light reflects the following:
The red LED will be...
Off when everything is OK.
Blinking when an Unacknowledged alarm exists.
On steady when the AC power is off or the Phone Line is disconnected.
Parts check list
Boat Remote Package
Includes:
Boat Remote unit
power transformer
20’ 3-conductor power cable
25’ phone cord
mounting hardware
screwdriver
Installation Kit
Includes:
float switch
20’ 2-conductor float switch wire
20’ 2-conductor battery wire
20’ 1-conductor bilge pump wire
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CHAPTER 2:
INSTALLATION
C
orrectly installing Boat Remote will ensure proper functioning of
the unit. Please read the entire chapter before starting the
installation process. Failure to properly install the unit will result
in erratic operation, shortened product life and a void warranty.
Within the packaging will be a warranty registration card. Please take
the time to fill this out and mail it. The One Year Limited Warranty is
explained in the back of this manual.
Operating Environment
The Boat Remote should be installed and operated in an area that
provides space for wiring sensors to the unit, near an AC outlet and
telephone line. The operating temperature range of the unit is -10° C
to 50° C (14° to 122°F). Do not mount the unit in direct sunlight or in
an area where it can get wet. The unit is designed to be mounted in
a dry, interior area of your boat.
Mounting
The Boat Remote is designed to be wall mounted using the four
screws included. Attach two screws to the wall 5.3" apart, at the
desired height from the floor. Place the Boat Remote over the two
screws and slide the unit down. Remove the access panel and
attach the remaining screws into the two holes in the interior area of
the enclosure. Refer to Fig. 2.1.
Fig. 2.1 Mounting the Boat Remote
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Connecting the Power Supply
There are two entry points for wiring into the enclosure of the Boat
Remote. They are: a slot on the back of the enclosure below the
access panel and a perforated “punch out” on the lower side of the
enclosure. For a neat and clean installation, run your wires through
the wall and have them enter the enclosure through the slot in the
access panel area. Otherwise, remove the “punch out” and run the
wires through this entry point. To remove the “punch out”, take off the
access panel and press on the outside of the enclosure, over the
“punch out”, with your thumbs until the plastic is removed.
The power transformer has three terminals that must connect to the
Boat Remote. Use the 3-conductor cable included with the unit and
start with the Boat Remote terminals. Attach the red and black wires
of the cable to the 14VAC terminals on the Boat Remote. Refer to
Fig. 2.2. Connect the uninsulated wire to the EG (Earth Ground)
terminal. On the Transformer, connect the red and black wires to the
end screws and connect the uninsulated wire to the center screw.
Plug the transformer into an electrical outlet not controlled by a wall
switch.
Fig. 2.2 Connecting Power and Telephone Service
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Connecting the Battery
The battery connection is for monitoring the voltage of your boat
battery and it also provides power to the unit in the event of a power
failure. The battery connects to the terminals labelled 12VDC.
If you have the Installation Kit, use the 2-conductor cable supplied.
Otherwise, use a 2-conductor marine grade cable 16-22AWG. Attach
the red wire to the positive (+) terminal on the Boat Remote and the
black wire to the negative (-) terminal. At the other end of the cable
attach the red wire to the positive terminal on the battery and the
black wire to the negative (-) terminal. Refer to Fig. 2.2.
Connecting the Telephone Line
Plug one end of the telephone line cord into the PHONELINE jack of
the Boat Remote, and plug the other end into a modular wall jack.
See Fig. 2.2.
Power Surge Protection
The Boat Remote can be damaged by power surges and lightning
through the telephone line and the 120 VAC power supply. Although
the unit has built-in surge protection, we recommend that additional
protection be obtained for the unit and for any electronic equipment
that is attached to your power supply and telephone lines. Power
surge protection is especially important if your boat is in a lightning
prone area. The ISOTEL Surge Protector Model IB-4 is available
through Phonetics. See Accessory Appendix.
Connecting Accessories
High Water Float Switch
The float switch is used to monitor for high water levels in the bilge.
When choosing a location for the float switch, remember that it’s
purpose is to alarm you when the water level has reached an
unusually high or unacceptable level. Installing the float switch too
low could cause frequent false alarms. We recommend the Rule
model 33, this float switch will trip when the water level has reached
2 1/2" above the base of the switch. DO NOT connect the float
switch to your bilge pump or battery. The float switch need only be
connected to the Boat Remote to operate properly.
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To mount the switch, follow these steps:
1.
Place the switch on a horizontal, flat surface in the bilge, at
the desired location.
2.
Gently lift the float and mark the location of the front screw.
3.
Move the switch away from the location mark and drive in one
of the screws provided approximately 1/2" from the flat
surface, so that the switch can easily slide under the head of
the screw.
4.
Slide the float switch under the head of the screw and then
drive the second screw provided into the back screw hole,
being careful not to overly tighten the screw as this may
distort the switch and impair its operation.
Electrical:
Connect the wires from the float switch to the HIGH WATER terminals on the Boat Remote. Additional wire is included in the Installation Kit, or use 2-conductor 16-22AWG, to extend the wire from the
float switch. Keep all wire connections above the highest water level.
Cutting the switch wires may void the warranty and/or cause
premature failure. All wire connections should be sealed with
elastomeric sealant to prevent wire corrosion.
Fig. 2.3 Connecting the High Water Float Switch
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Temperature Sensors
Your Boat Remote comes with a temperature sensor connected to
the TEMP1 input. This can be used to monitor the temperature
where the Boat Remote is installed. Up to two additional sensors
may be connected to the Boat Remote on the terminals labeled
TEMP2 and TEMP3. The temperature inputs on the Boat Remote
are compatible with industry standard 10K thermistors and are
available in a wide range of application specific models. These
include sensors for monitoring water, freezers, pipes and ducts.
*Contact Kele and Associates at (901) 382-4300 for temperature
sensors and specify 10K Type 3 sensors.
Fig. 2.4 Connecting Temperature Sensors
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Bilge Pump
The Boat Remote will monitor bilge pump activity when the positive
power wire to the bilge pump is connected to the BP1 or BP2 inputs.
This power connection can typically be made at any one of three
locations:
1. At the bilge pump itself, where the positive power wire is connected.
2. At the float switch that controls the bilge pump, using the power
wire that goes to the bilge pump.
3. At the console, where a bilge pump light may be located.
Connect to the wire that goes to the bilge pump.
Fig. 2.5 Connecting the Bilge Pump
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Security Input
The security input can be used with magnetic reed switches, passive
infrared detectors or any other security device that provides a
normally open or normally closed contact. The security input may
have several normally closed accessories attached in a chain. If the
contact on any of the accessories on the chain opens, the input will
go into alarm.
To install an accessory to the security input follow the diagram
below:
Fig. 2.6 Connecting Accessories to the Security Input
Auxiliary Input
The auxiliary input can be used to monitor any normally open or
normally closed contact. For example, you may have other equipment that can produce an alarm output when certain conditions go
out of range. Such equipment may detect water depth, wind speed,
etc.
To install an accessory to the auxiliary input follow the diagram on
the following page, Fig. 2.7.
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Fig. 2.7 Connection to the Auxiliary Input
Output
The Boat Remote features a switched 12V output signal that can be
used to turn on a siren or strobe light when an alarm occurs. The
power for the output is derived from the boat battery. This allows the
output to function in the event of a power failure. The figure below
shows how a strobe light would be connected to the output terminal.
The negative terminal from the light or siren must connect to the
boat ground (or the negative terminal of the boat battery). The output
can be programmed to trip if any alarm occurs or if the security
alarm only occurs. See Chapter 3 for programming the output.
Fig. 2.8 Connecting a Strobe Light to the Output
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CHAPTER 3:
PROGRAMMING
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his chapter describes use of the keypad and explains the
keypad commands for programming the Boat Remote. You will
learn how to program Voice Messages, System Parameters, Phone
Parameters, and Input Alarm Parameters.
Using the Keypad, LCD and LED Indicators
The keypad is used to program and access information from the
Boat Remote. All programming is accomplished using simple key
sequences and entering information with the number keys. Moving
through menu options is performed with the arrow keys. To change a
parameter, enter the new value and press the ENTER key.
The LCD, liquid crystal display, indicates which menu option has
been selected and the current selected parameter.
The two LED’s are used to indicate the system operating mode and
alarm status of the Boat Remote. The MODE LED indicates the
system operating mode of the Boat Remote. The WARNING LED
alerts you if there is a problem with the phone line, AC power or if an
alarm exists. The following describes the LED indicators:
MODE LED - GREEN
Off = Stand-By Mode
Blinking = On-board Mode
On Steady = Away Mode
WARNING LED - RED
Off = Everything OK
Blinking = Unacknowledged
Alarm Exists
On Steady = AC Power Off or
Phone Line Disconnected
Fig. 3.1 The Keypad
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Fig. 3.2 The Keypad Keys and Their Functions
The Keys
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In the figure above, please note the keys on the keypad are grouped
by function. The number keys are arranged as they are on a telephone for ease of use. They are also used as the 10 input keys. The
four operations keys: ID, VOICE MESSAGE, PHONE NUMBER, AND SYSTEM, are
used to program and inquire operation parameters, i.e. tone or pulse
dialing. The CODE key is used for special codes to be explained in the
Dial Out section. The SET and WHAT IS? keys, along with the MODE and
ENTER keys will be the most prominently used to make your programming choices. And the directional ARROW KEYS are for scrolling
through the menu screens. Refer to the following programming
examples for more details.
Chapter 3: Programming
PROGRAMMING VOICE MESSAGES
Boat Remote allows you to record four custom alarm messages and
an identification (ID) message. The four alarm messages are for the
Temperature #1, Temperature #2, Temperature #3, and Auxiliary
inputs. If a message is not recorded for one of the above a default
message will be used. User recorded messages are replaced by
default messages when the unit is reset. (See Troubleshooting)
Recording a Voice Message
To record a message, follow the example below for ID message and
replace the ID STATUS key with the key representing the message you
would like to record. For example, replace the ID key with the TEMP
#1, TEMP #2, TEMP #3, OR AUXILIARY key. *You have 5 seconds to record
your message for temperatures 1, 2, and 3. You have up to 10
seconds for the auxiliary and ID messages. If you have finished
speaking your message before the recording time is expired, you
can stop recording by pressing the ENTER key.
Unit ID Message
The Unit ID Message is the identification of your Boat Remote. The
purpose of the Unit ID Message is to immediately provide the source
of the call, especially when using the same Dial Out Phone
Number(s) for more than one Boat Remote. When the Boat Remote
is called from a remote location or dials out during an alarm, it
always begins its message with the Unit ID Message: “Hello, [your
recorded ID message.]” OR, the default message, “Hello, this is Boat
Remote.”
To record ID message
Press the SET key on the keypad.
Press VOICE MESSAGE.
Press the ID STATUS key on the keypad.
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Wait for the beep and then begin speaking. You are then given 10
seconds* to recite your message into the Boat Remote built-in
microphone. Sample ID message:
“Hello, this is the King Crimson docked at the Big Fish Marina.”
Temperature #1, #2, or #3 Input message
These voice messages allow the recipient of an alarm dial out phone
call to distinguish which temperature input is in alarm. Sample:
“The temperature in the salon...”
Auxiliary Input message
This voice message differentiates the auxiliary input from other
inputs. It also allows for a description of the alarm in progress to an
alarm dial out recipient who may be unfamiliar with the Boat Remote
auxiliary accessory. Sample:
“The hatch is open.”
PROGRAMMING SYSTEM PARAMETERS
The Boat Remote allows you to adjust system parameters for
greater flexibility. The system parameters include: Maximum Number
of Calls, Call Delay, Intercall Delay, Dialing Method, TAD, Voice
Repetitions, Rings Until Answer, Listen In, Speaker, Temperature,
Output Settings, and Current Time & Today’s Date. Program the
following individual parameters to your needs. To program each
parameter, enter the desired values by pressing the appropriate
number keys when prompted by the on-screen display. Then, press
ENTER and the display screen will prompt you for the next parameter.
If you wish to keep an existing value for any of the parameters,
simply scroll past it using the down arrow. If you do not know the
current values simply press the WHAT IS? and the SYSTEM key, before
entering the Set System menu.
*Use the down arrow to scroll through each parameter. If you
pass the parameter you wish to set, scroll through the remaining
parameters and start over by pressing SET SYSTEM again. You cannot
scroll up in this menu by using the up arrow.
Once you’ve pressed the number keys to get the appropriate value
or toggled to your choice by pressing the MODE key, then press ENTER.
You must press ENTER here or the previous setting will remain. After
pressing ENTER, you will then be able to set the next parameter, or
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scroll through the rest of the menu using the down arrow.
Press the SET key on the keypad.
Press SYSTEM.
The Local Display will prompt you to set the following System
Parameters:
Maximum Calls:
Call Delay:
Intercall Dly:
Dialing Method:
Maximum Number of Calls
The Maximum Number of Calls feature controls the total number of
repeated calling attempts by the Boat Remote in the event of an
alarm. When an alarm occurs, the dial out process begins, and Boat
Remote continues to cycle through your programmed phone
selection until the maximum number of calls is reached
Maximum Number of Calls is cancelled when an alarm is acknowledged. If the Maximum Number of Calls is completed and no alarm
acknowledgment has occurred, the Boat Remote will automatically
acknowledge any alarm and stop the dial out.
The Maximum Number of Calls setting regulates the number of calls
that will be made as a result of any alarm; if more than one alarm is
detected at once, or if a second alarm occurs during dial out on the
first alarm, the Maximum Number of Calls setting will start the calling
process from zero, until the programmed number of calling attempts
are completed.
*In the event that only one phone number is programmed for dial out,
the Boat Remote will automatically stop dial out at 15 calls, in
accordance with FCC regulations.
Program Max Calls
The default setting for Max Calls is 100 calls, but may be programmed from 0 to 255 calls. If set at 0, no calls will be made.
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Use the number keys.
Press ENTER.
Call Delay
Call Delay is the programmed length of time the Boat Remote waits,
following detection of an alarm, before it begins dial out. This applies
only to the first call. During this time Boat Remote will audibly repeat
the alarm message. For delay time between calls refer to Intercall
Delay. The Call Delay range is 0 - 999.59 minutes and the default is
30 seconds. To set the Call Delay time, press the number keys
corresponding to the number of minutes and press ENTER, repeat to
enter seconds.
Use the number keys.
Press ENTER.
Intercall Delay
This parameter is the programmable amount of time Boat Remote
will wait after hanging-up one dial out phone call and before dialing
the next phone number, during an alarm dial out. Intercall Delay is
activated only after alarm dial out to the first telephone number
fails to be acknowledged. This period can be programmed from 30
seconds to 999 minutes 59 seconds. The default intercall delay time
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is 1 minute.
To set the intercall Delay time, press the number keys corresponding
to the number of minutes and press ENTER, repeat to enter seconds.
Use the number keys.
Press ENTER.
If an incoming telephone call is made to the Boat Remote during the
Intercall Delay (in between its dialing of subsequent telephone
numbers to report an alarm), it will answer the incoming call and
immediately report any existing alarms. The manner in which the
incoming call is answered depends upon whether or not TAD
(Telephone Answering Device) is enabled or disabled:
If TAD is enabled, rings until answer will be 1.
If TAD is disabled, rings until answer will be 10.
*Refer to Rings Until Answer and TAD sections in this chapter.
Dialing Method
Boat Remote can dial out in either pulse or Touch Tone™. Select the
type of dialing depending upon the type of service provided by your
telephone company. The display will prompt you to choose Pulse or
Tone dialing. The default is Tone. Toggle between pulse and Tone by
pressing the MODE key while in the Set System menu. Press ENTER
when your choice is displayed.
Press MODE.
Press ENTER.
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The local display will prompt you to enter the following System
Parameters:
TAD:
Voice Reps:
Rings to Answer:
Listen In (sec):
TAD (Telephone Answering Device)
The TAD feature is especially useful because it integrates the
operation of the Boat Remote with your telephone answering device,
i.e. answering machine, in a way that retains the full flexibility of each
system. This allows you to have on-demand telephone access to
your Boat Remote, for obtaining a Status Report, while your telephone answering device is set to receive outside calls. Programming
Boat Remote for use with a telephone answering device (TAD) is
always used in conjunction with Rings Until Answer.
*The TAD feature only applies to answering devices connected to the
same telephone line as the Boat Remote.
Program TAD
You can turn TAD on or off, the default is off. While in the Set System
menu, turn on or off the TAD feature by pressing the MODE key. When
your choice is displayed press ENTER.
Press MODE.
Your choice appears on the local display.
TAD:
ON
Press ENTER.
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1.
Make sure the TAD feature is enabled. (The default setting is
disabled, so you must enable it first.)
2.
Determine the number of rings your telephone answering
device (TAD) uses to answer the telephone. (Most answering
devices require 4 rings; others are selectable.)
3.
Program rings until answer to a greater number than the
number of rings set on your answering machine.
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Example:
Answering Device:
rings = 4
Boat Remote:
rings until answer = 6
Using the procedure just outlined, all incoming calls will be answered
by the telephone answering device, allowing it to operate normally.
With the programming just accomplished, the Boat Remote can be
accessed remotely, by telephone, to obtain a status report.
1.
Dial the telephone number of the Boat Remote.
2.
Let the telephone ring once and then hang up.
3.
Wait approximately ten seconds.
4.
Call the Boat Remote back. It will answer the telephone on the
first ring.
Explanation: The pattern of one ring followed by a second call
(within 30 seconds), signals the Boat Remote to answer your
incoming call, excluding the telephone answering device.
Exception: If the Boat Remote shares the same line with a telephone answering device, and frequent incoming calls are expected
on that line during a specific time, then you may want to temporarily
disable the TAD feature. If you leave the TAD enabled, it will not
adversely affect normal operation, but if two outside telephone calls
are received within the same 30 second time window, the Boat
Remote will interpret this pattern as a signal to answer the telephone. If this occurs, press any key on the Boat Remote to hang up.
Voice Repetitions
The Voice Repetitions feature allows programming of the number of
times the alarm message is delivered per phone call during alarm
dial-out.
The maximum alarm message repetitions may be set to 10. The
default is 3 repetitions. Use the number keys to type the desired
number of voice repetitions and press ENTER.
Use the number keys.
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Press ENTER.
Rings until answer
Rings Until Answer is the programmed number of times the telephone rings before the Boat Remote will answer an incoming call.
Boat Remote will answer incoming calls only when in Away mode. If
using a telephone answering device (TAD) please refer to the TAD
section before programming rings until answer.
To set the number of rings until answer, use the number keys to
enter the desired number of rings and press ENTER. The range is from
1 to 50 rings. The default value is 1.
Use the number keys.
Press ENTER.
Listen In
The Listen-in Time is the amount of time you can listen to sounds
from the Boat Remote’s built-in microphone at its installation site.
When you call in for a Status Report, the Boat Remote announces
the Listen-in Time at the end of its status reading:
“Listen to the sound level for (programmed time).”
The programmable time range is from 0 to 255 seconds. The default
is 15 seconds.
To program the Listen-in Time, using the number keys, enter the
seconds. The Boat Remote will display the digits as they are
pressed.
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Use the number keys.
Press ENTER.
The local display will prompt you to enter the following System
Parameters:
Speaker:
Temperature:
Output Trigger:
Output Mode:
Current Time
Today’s Date
Year:
Speaker
When the Boat Remote dials out to report an alarm, it also recites
the alarm message on the boat during the call delay period. This
feature allows you to turn on or off the voice at the site of the boat
during alarm dial out. Turn the speaker off to prevent intruders or
unauthorized persons from hearing the alarm dial out message. Use
the MODE key to toggle between on and off and then press ENTER
when your choice is displayed. The default is on.
Press MODE.
Press ENTER.
Temperature
Choose the units of measure for the temperature inputs, either
degrees Celsius (°C) or Fahrenheit (°F). The default is Fahrenheit
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(°F). Toggle between Celsius and Fahrenheit by pressing the MODE
key while in the Set System menu when Temperature is displayed.
Press ENTER once your choice is displayed.
Press MODE.
Press ENTER.
Output Trigger & Output Mode
The output terminal will provide 12V power to an accessory when
alarms occur. The Output Trigger can be programmed to trigger the
output if any one of the inputs is in alarm or if the security input only
is in alarm. The Output Trigger default is set to trigger for the security
input only. To change the Output Trigger press the MODE key until your
choice is displayed and then press ENTER.
Press MODE.
Press ENTER.
The Output Mode determines whether the output trips in Away mode
only or in both Away mode and On-Board mode. The default is set
for Away Mode only. To change the Output Mode, press the MODE key,
while in the Set System menu, until your choice is displayed.
Press MODE.
Press ENTER.
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Current Time & Today’s Date
The real-time clock is a necessary element of your Boat Remote.
The alarm recognition time, call delay, and bilge pump cycle rate are
all based on this built-in clock. The clock runs on military time and
the date is month and day only. The default is 0:00 am, 1/1.
To program the time, use the numbers keys to enter the hour. Press
ENTER. Use the number keys to enter the minutes. Press ENTER.
Use the number keys.
Press ENTER.
To program the date, use the number keys to enter the month. Press
ENTER. Use the number keys to enter the day. Press ENTER. Use the
number keys to enter the last two digits of the year. Press ENTER.
Use the number keys.
Press ENTER.
DIAL OUT PHONE NUMBERS
The Boat Remote can store up to eight different phone numbers, 32
digits each, for dial out. Each input can be programmed to selectively
dial any of those 8 phone numbers during an alarm dial out. In the
event of an alarm, the numbers are dialed sequentially, 1-8. Boat
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Remote automatically will wait until outgoing calls are answered
before reciting alarm messages.
You have the ability to set a different dial out list for each input with
Boat Remote. A dial out list is a list of up to eight phone numbers, for
each input, to be called in the event of an alarm. Although, each dial
out phone number may be used only once for each input.
Programming the Dial Out Phone Numbers
Press SET.
Press PHONE NUMBER.
Press a number key to indicate the sequence number, 1-8, of the
dial out phone number that you now wish to program. The sequence
number (1-8) denotes the order in which the numbers will be dialed
during an alarm. For example, press 1 for the first person to be
called in the event of an alarm, 8 for the last person to be called in
the event of an alarm, and so on.
Next, you will be prompted to enter the actual phone number. Enter
the actual phone number using the number keys on the keypad.
Enter the complete telephone number (1 + area code, if necessary)
using the number keys. The Boat Remote will display the digits as
they are pressed.
For a new number to be recognized you must press ENTER after
typing the new number with the number keys.
To erase a phone number press ENTER before pressing any number
keys and the existing phone number will be erased. Press the down
arrow and the existing phone number will be kept.
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Use the number keys.
The digits will be displayed as they are pressed.
Phone Number 1:
5556789
Press the ENTER key on the keypad.
Next, you will be prompted to choose the dialing mode, voice or
beeper, for each phone number. When you select beeper a voice
message will not be recited over the phone, unless you use the
voice message special code. See Special Codes, this chapter.
To toggle between voice or beeper press MODE.
Phone Number 1:
5556789
Dialing Mode:
Beeper
Press ENTER.
NOTE: In the event that only one phone number is programmed, the
Boat Remote will limit the maximum number of calls to 15, regardless of the Maximum Number of Calls programmed, in accordance
with FCC regulations.
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Special Dialing
The Boat Remote has provisions for special dialing sequences.
Special dialing sequences allow:
• Dialing that requires an access number to connect with an
outside line.
• Dialing that requires the pound (#).
• Dialing to a beeper or pager.
Incorporate a special code into your phone number entry by following the combinations explained below.
Special Dialing Keys
The following designated keys represent special functions when
used with Phone Number entries:
1. code + 1 will cause the Boat Remote to wait until the outgoing
call has been answered before continuing to dial the remaining
programmed numbers.
When inquiring telephone numbers, a code + 1 combination is
displayed as a W.
2. code + 2 creates a 2 second pause.
PAUSE represents a two second pause in dialing.
When inquiring telephone numbers, PAUSE is displayed as a P.
3. code + 3 will cause the Boat Remote to give a voice report and
hang-up.
When inquiring telephone numbers, voice and hang-up is displayed
as a V.
4. code + 4 will cause the Boat Remote to dial a # tone. This is
sometimes required at the end of the phone number for some
beeper systems.
When inquiring telephone numbers, this code is displayed as a #.
5. code + 5 will make the Boat Remote wait for a dial tone before
continuing to dial the dial out phone number. This is useful with some
phone systems. For example, it can be used when an access
number is required before dialing to an outside line. (i.e. in some
cases a "9" or other number must be dialed first in order to get a dial
tone for an outside line.)
When inquiring telephone numbers, this code is displayed as a D.
NOTE: Each time a pause, pound (#), or one of the code key
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combinations is incorporated into a phone number, it is counted as
one digit toward the total of 32 digits allowed per dial out phone
number.
Dialing to a Beeper or Pager
The following example demonstrates just one solution to programming the Boat Remote for dialing to a beeper or pager. Many other
key sequences will also work. Start with steps 1–3 below; next, enter
special dialing keys where required for your beeper or pager service.
1. Press SET.
2. Press PHONE NUMBER.
3. Press any unassigned number key (from 1 to 8) to represent the
new telephone number entry.
4. Enter the complete telephone number using the number keys.
5. Press CODE + 1. This instructs the unit to wait for the telephone
call to be answered by the beeper or pager service.
6. Now press CODE + 2 to activate a two second pause. This
assumes the call is answered by a beeper/pager service that
immediately delivers a prerecorded voice message. The PAUSE
special code may be entered more than once to program more time
for the beeper/pager service to finish its message. Each entry of the
PAUSE special code allocates two additional seconds. The Boat
Remote will “beep” with each entry.
7. Enter a telephone number or custom code number that will
identify the Boat Remote as the caller to your beeper or pager. A
code may consist of any number(s) you designate. Many users find it
convenient to use the telephone number to which the Boat Remote
is connected.
8. A pound may be required in some dialing situations. If required,
position the pound (#) within the telephone number where required
by pressing the pound special code, CODE + 4. The unit will “beep”
each time the pound (#) special code is entered.
10. Press ENTER.
Example
16105581212WPP3116655#
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INPUTS
In preparing the Boat Remote to sense an alert condition several
parameters must be configured for each input. The following
paragraphs describe these important parameters.
Input Mode: Active, Off, Status Only
An input configured in the Active Mode will be enabled to dial out for
alarms, show its status in the scrolling display, and also have its
status reported during call-in.
An input configured in the Off Mode will be totally disabled. It will not
dial out for alarms, show its status in the scrolling display, nor be
reported during a remote status report.
An input configured in the Status-Only Mode will not dial out, but its
status will show in the scrolling display and it will be reported during
a status report.
Input Dial Out Phone Selection
The Input Dial Out Phone Selection is the list of phone numbers that
will be called if an alarm occurs for that input. This list may include
one or more of the phone numbers programmed by you for the Dial
Out Phone Numbers (1-8). Boat Remote will dial the numbers
sequentially (1-8), regardless of what order you enter them in the
Input Dial Out Phone Selection.
Recognition Time (not for Bilge #1 & #2)
This is the programmable waiting period to determine if an alert
condition has persisted long enough to be considered a valid alarm.
If the sensor returns to normal within the Recognition Time, then no
alarm will occur.
In addition to these parameters each input requires levels, time
constraints, or other conditions for you to set. This section of the
manual along with the local display will guide you through programming. Please read through this section before you begin to program.
Consider the choices that follow for each input and how they apply to
your needs.
To keep previous settings scroll to the next parameter with the down
arrow key. To clear an input phone selection press ENTER before
pressing any numbers for that phone selection, while in an Input
menu. When changing a parameter press ENTER when your choice
appears on the display. Press the down arrow one extra time, once
you have reached the end of an input menu, to reach the idle
screen.
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AC Power Input
To program the alarm parameters for the AC power input follow
these steps:
Press the SET key on the keypad.
Press the 4 AC PWR key on the keypad.
The Input Mode will be displayed. The default is Active. To change
the Input Mode press the MODE key on the keypad until the Input
Mode you want is displayed. The available Input Modes are Active,
Off, or Status.
AC Power Monitoring:
Mode:
Active
Press the MODE key to toggle through the three input modes.
Press ENTER.
The display will prompt you to enter an alarm recognition time, the
range is from 1 second to 999 minutes 59 seconds, default is 5.0
minutes. Use the number keys to enter the minutes. Press ENTER.
Next, enter the number of seconds. Press ENTER.
AC Power Monitoring:
Mode:
Active
Rec Time:
00:00
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Use the number keys.
Press ENTER.
The display will prompt you to enter the AC Power Input phone
selection. Use the number keys to select the phone numbers to be
dialed when the AC Power Input is in alarm. You can choose all of
the eight numbers that you programmed for dial out, or any combination of the eight numbers. Remember, regardless of what order you
enter your Input phone selections, the phone numbers will be dialed
in order, according to their sequence number (1-8). The display will
reflect this.
Phone Selection:
1,2,4,6
Battery Input
To program the alarm parameters for the Battery Input, follow these
steps:
Press SET.
Press BATTERY.
The Local Display will prompt for the High and Low Voltage Limits.
Using the number keys on the keypad enter the High Limit. The
default is 15.5V and the range available is 0-16 Volts. Use the CODE
key to insert a decimal point.
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Use the number keys.
Use the CODE key to insert a decimal point.
Press ENTER.
Using the number keys on the keypad enter the Low Limit. The
default is 11.0V and the range is 0-16 Volts. Use the CODE key to
insert a decimal point.
Use the number keys.
Use the CODE key to insert a decimal point.
Press ENTER.
Using the number keys on the keypad enter the Alarm Recognition
Time in minutes and seconds. The range is from 1 second to 999
minutes 59 seconds. The default is 5.0 minutes. Use the number
keys to enter the minutes and press ENTER. Then, repeat for seconds.
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Use the number keys to enter minutes and seconds.
Press ENTER.
The Input Mode will be displayed. The default is Active. Press the
MODE key on the keypad until the appropriate mode is shown on the
display.
Press the MODE key to toggle through the three input modes.
Press ENTER.
The display will prompt you to enter the Battery Input phone selection. Use the number keys to select the phone numbers to be dialed
when the Battery Input is in alarm. You can choose all of the eight
numbers that you programmed for dial out, or any combination of the
eight numbers. Remember, regardless of what order you enter your
Input phone selections, the phone numbers will be dialed in order,
according to their sequence number (1-8). The display will reflect
this.
Use the number keys.
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Press ENTER.
The display will reflect your selection.
Phone Selection:
1,2,4,6
Temperature Inputs (1, 2, & 3)
The Temperature Inputs are compatible with the industry standard
10K thermistors. The monitored temperature range is -20°F to 160°F,
-29°C - 71°C.
To program the Temperature Inputs:
Press SET.
Press TEMP #1, TEMP #2, or TEMP #3.
or
or
The local display will prompt for High Limit and Low Limit. Using the
number keys on the keypad enter the High Limit. The default is
100°F. Use the CODE key to insert a decimal point.
Use the number keys.
Use the CODE key to insert a decimal point.
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Press ENTER.
Using the number keys on the keypad enter the Low Limit. The
default is 40°F. Use the CODE key to insert a decimal point.
Use the number keys.
Use the CODE key to insert a decimal point.
Press ENTER.
Using the number keys on the keypad enter the Alarm Recognition
Time in minutes and seconds. The range is from 1 second to 999
minutes 59 seconds. The default is 3 seconds.
Use the number keys to enter minutes.
Press ENTER.
Repeat for seconds.
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Press the MODE key on the keypad until the appropriate mode is
shown on the display. The default for Temperature Input #1 is Active.
The default for Temperature Inputs #2 and #3 is Off.
Press the MODE key to toggle through the three input modes.
Press ENTER.
The display will prompt you to enter the Temperature Input phone
selection. Use the number keys to select the phone numbers to be
dialed when the Temperature Input is in alarm. You can choose all of
the eight numbers that you programmed for dial out, or any combination of the eight numbers. Remember, regardless of what order you
enter your Input phone selections, the phone numbers will be dialed
in order, according to their sequence number (1-8). The display will
reflect this.
Use the number keys.
Press ENTER.
The display will reflect your selection.
Phone Selection:
1,2,4,6
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Bilge Pump Inputs (2)
The Bilge Pump Inputs will monitor the number of on/off cycles and
the accumulated run time of your bilge pumps. The alarm parameters can be programmed to detect whether the bilge pump runs too
frequently (cycle rate alarm) or for too long a period (maximum run
time alarm). To aid in determining the appropriate alarm parameters
for your boat, set the input mode to status only and monitor the
display for a day or so. It will show bilge pump activity as follows:
Bilge Pump 1
OFF
Cycle: 0
Time:0:00
Max Cycle Rate:
0
Max Runtime:
0:00
1.
The real time status, on or off, of the bilge pump.
2.
Number of cycles and accumulated run time over a 24 hour
period starting at 12 am. (This resets to 0 at 12 am)
3.
Maximum # of cycles over the programmed cycle rate alarm
period.
4.
Maximum run time of any one cycle.
To program the bilge pump alarm parameters:
Press SET.
Press BILGE #1 or BILGE #2.
or
The input mode will be displayed. Press the MODE key on the keypad
until the appropriate mode is shown on the display. The default for
bilge #1 is active. The default for bilge #2 is off. Press ENTER.
Press the MODE key to toggle through the three input modes.
Press ENTER.
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The local display will prompt for the Maximum Run Time. Using the
number keys on the keypad, enter the number of minutes, press
ENTER. Repeat for seconds. The default is 30 minutes and the range
is 1 second to 999 minutes 59 seconds.
Use the number keys to enter minutes.
Press ENTER.
Repeat for seconds.
The local display will prompt for the Cycle Rate alarm parameters.
The cycle rate alarm will trip whenever the number of on/off cycles of
the bilge pump exceeds the programmed time period. The default is
20 cycles/1 hour. The programmable range is 0 - 120 cycles/1 - 24
hours. A setting of 0 cycles disables the cycle rate alarm.
Using the number keys on the keypad enter the number of cycles,
press ENTER. Type in the number of hours, press ENTER.
Use the number keys to enter the number of cycles.
Press ENTER.
Repeat for hours.
The display will prompt you to enter the Bilge Pump Input phone
selection. Use the number keys to select the phone numbers to be
dialed when the Bilge Pump Input is in alarm. You can choose all of
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the eight numbers that you programmed for dial out, or any combination of the eight numbers. Remember, regardless of what order you
enter your Input phone selections, the phone numbers will be dialed
in order, according to their sequence number (1-8). The display will
reflect this.
Use the number keys.
Press ENTER.
The display will reflect your selection.
Phone Selection:
1,2,4,6
The last item the unit asks you is if you want to reset the bilge pump
data, accumulated run time and cycle rate. Using the MODE key,
toggle between Y and N, yes and no, for the Reset Bilge Data. If you
wish to clear all accumulated bilge pump data at this time, press
ENTER when the Y for yes is displayed. This feature will reset the
accumulated run time and accumulated cycle rate and will begin to
accumulate the data again, starting now.
Press MODE.
Press ENTER.
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Emergency High Water Level Input
The High Water Level Input will monitor the open or closed status of
a float switch. To program the Emergency High Water Level Input,
follow these steps.
Press SET.
Press HIGH WATER.
Using the number keys on the keypad enter the Alarm Recognition
Time, minutes and seconds. The range is from 1 second to 999
minutes 59 seconds. The default is 5 minutes.
Use the number keys to enter minutes.
Press ENTER.
Repeat for seconds.
The Input Mode will be displayed. The default is Active. Press the
MODE key on the keypad until the appropriate mode is shown on the
display.
Press the MODE key to toggle through the three input modes.
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Press ENTER.
The display will prompt you to enter the Emergency High Water
Level Input phone selection. Use the number keys to select the
phone numbers to be dialed when the Emergency High Water Level
Input is in alarm. You can choose all of the eight numbers that you
programmed for dial out, or any combination of the eight numbers.
Remember, regardless of what order you enter your Input phone
selections, the phone numbers will be dialed in order, according to
their sequence number (1-8). The display will reflect this.
Use the number keys.
Press ENTER.
The display will reflect your selection.
Phone Selection:
1,2,4,6
Auxiliary Input
The Auxiliary Input is a dry contact detection circuit that monitors the
open or closed status of any normally open or normally closed
accessory item. To program the Auxiliary Input:
Press SET.
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Press AUXILIARY.
The Local Display will prompt for you to choose normally open or
normally closed. The default is normally open. Use the MODE key to
toggle between open and closed. When your choice is displayed
press ENTER.
Press the MODE key to toggle between open and closed.
Press ENTER.
Using the number keys on the keypad enter the Alarm Recognition
Time, minutes and seconds. The range is from 1 second to 999
minutes 59 seconds. The default is 3 seconds.
Use the number keys to enter minutes.
Press ENTER.
Repeat for seconds.
The Input Mode will be displayed. The default is Off. Press the MODE
key on the keypad until the appropriate mode is shown on the
display.
Press the MODE key to toggle through the three input modes.
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Press ENTER.
The display will prompt you to enter the Auxiliary Input phone
selection. Use the number keys to select the phone numbers to be
dialed when the Auxiliary Input is in alarm. You can choose all of the
eight numbers that you programmed for dial out, or any combination
of the eight numbers. Remember, regardless of what order you enter
your Input phone selections, the phone numbers will be dialed in
order, according to their sequence number (1-8). The display will
reflect this.
Use the number keys.
Press ENTER.
The display will reflect your selection.
Phone Selection:
1,2,4,6
Security Input
The Security Input is a dry contact detection circuit that monitors the
open or closed status of any normally open or normally closed
security accessory item, such as a magnetic reed switch. To program
the Security Input:
Press SET.
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Press SECURITY.
The Local Display will prompt for you to choose normally open or
normally closed. The default is normally open. Use the MODE key to
toggle between open and closed. When your choice is displayed
press ENTER.
Press the MODE key to toggle between open and closed.
Press ENTER.
Using the number keys on the keypad enter the Alarm Recognition
Time, hours and minutes. The range is from 1 second to 999 minutes
59 seconds. The default is 1 second.
Use the number keys to enter minutes.
Press ENTER.
Repeat for seconds.
The Input Mode will be displayed. The default is Off. Press the MODE
key on the keypad until the appropriate mode is shown on the
display.
Press the MODE key to toggle between open and closed.
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Press ENTER.
The display will prompt you to enter the Security Input phone
selection. Use the number keys to select the phone numbers to be
dialed when the Security Input is in alarm. You can choose all of the
eight numbers that you programmed for dial out, or any combination
of the eight numbers. Remember, regardless of what order you enter
your Input phone selections, the phone numbers will be dialed in
order, according to their sequence number (1-8). The display will
reflect this.
Use the number keys.
Press ENTER.
The display will reflect your selection.
Phone Selection:
1,2,4,6
VERIFYING PROGRAMMING
The WHAT IS? key
To verify what has been programmed, simply press WHAT IS? and
then press the key sequence used in programming. The previously
programmed information will then be displayed on the Local Display
or played back on the speaker, if a Voice Message. To move through
the Display Screens use the arrow keys.
For example, to verify the Voice Message of Temperature Input #2:
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Press WHAT IS?.
Press VOICE MESSAGE.
Press TEMP #2.
The previously recorded message will be replayed.
“The outside temperature is 74°F”
To verify System parameters:
Press WHAT IS?.
Press SYSTEM.
A screen will appear on the Local Display with all of the System
parameters that have been programmed. Use the down arrow to
scroll through the menu.
Maximum Calls:
Call Delay:
Intercall Dly:
Dialing Method:
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CHAPTER 4
OPERATION
A
fter installation and programming have been completed, Boat
Remote is fully operational. This chapter explains the sequence
of events that occur during an alarm to illustrate how Boat Remote
operates.
Part One outlines the basic alarm sequence. Part Two provides a
sample programming strategy and details how Boat Remote
responds in common monitoring applications.
PART ONE: THE ALARM SEQUENCE
There are 3 stages to complete an alarm event: 1) Alarm Recognition, 2) Alarm Notification, 3) Acknowledgment. Note that not all
alert conditions will go through each stage. For example, some may
not need the recognition time. Others may be acknowledged locally
before dial out starts.
Alarm Recognition
1. Boat Remote monitors inputs for High Water Level, Security, AC
power, Battery Voltage, 3 Temperature inputs, an Auxiliary input, and
the activity of 2 Bilge Pumps. When the status of an input changes
or exceeds user-programmed limits, it causes an alert condition.
2. If the alert condition lasts long enough to meet its programmed
recognition time, the alert condition becomes an alarm and Boat
Remote begins the alarm notification sequence.
Alarm Notification
The alarm notification sequence depends on Boat Remote’s
operating mode:
- Standby Mode: Boat Remote does not recognize alert conditions
and will not create an alarm.
- On-Board Mode: Boat Remote recites a voice alarm message
continuously until a key is pressed and will not dial out.
- Away Mode:
1) Boat Remote waits the programmed Call Delay time before
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dialing out. During this time (if the speaker is set to ON), the unit will
recite an alarm message locally to indicate which input is in alarm.
If someone on board acknowledges the alarm before the Call Delay
time expires, the unit will not dial out.
2) Boat Remote checks the programmed dial out selection list for the
current alarm condition and dials the first number on the list.
Dial Out
Call Progress
Boat Remote monitors call progress when dialing out. If Boat
Remote dials out and encounters a busy signal or no answer, the
unit hangs up, waits the programmed intercall delay time, and then
dials the next phone number.
Boat Remote can make two types of phone calls, voice or beeper.
Voice
When dialing out to a phone number programmed as ‘voice’, Boat
Remote waits for the phone to be answered, then recites its userrecorded identification message, then recites the alarm message.
Below is an example of what Boat Remote might say during a typical
‘voice’ dial out:
“Hello, this is (ID message). The water level is too high”
“Hello, this is (ID message). The water level is too high”
“Hello, this is (ID message). The water level is too high”
“Indicate you have received warning message.”
In this example, the number of Message Repetitions is three.
NOTE: If the call reaches an answering machine, the message will
be recorded but Boat Remote will be talking over your outgoing
message, so you will probably lose part of the first alarm message
repetition.
Beeper
When dialing out to a phone number programmed as ‘beeper’, Boat
Remote can leave a number (usually the unit’s own phone number)
on the display of a numeric beeper.
IMPORTANT
When dialing out to a phone number programmed as ‘beeper’, Boat
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Remote DOES NOT speak a voice message. It calls the beeper
company or service, enters the number to be displayed on the
beeper, then hangs up.
Alarm Acknowledgment
Local
Alarms can be acknowledged locally by pressing any key on the
Boat Remote keypad.
Example: Boat Remote is operating in On-Board Mode. Bilge Pump
#1 has exceeded its programmed maximum run time. Boat Remote
begins to repeat the message “Bilge Pump 1 ran too long.” Since
you are on board, you hear the message and acknowledge the
alarm locally by pressing any key on the Boat Remote keypad.
Remote Voice Dial Out
Repeated below is the same example of what Boat Remote might
say during a typical ‘voice’ dial out: (must be in Away Mode)
“Hello, this is (ID message). The water level is too high”
“Hello, this is (ID message). The water level is too high”
“Hello, this is (ID message). The water level is too high”
“Indicate you have received warning message.”
‘555’ Acknowledgment Code
Boat Remote will now wait 5 seconds for the touch-tone acknowledgment code ‘555’, or ‘999’ (see below), to be entered. When you
press the ‘5’ key on a touch-tone phone, Boat Remote will echo the
word “five” back to you. After the third ‘5’ has been received, Boat
Remote will respond by saying, “Alarm Acknowledged”. The alarm
has been acknowledged and the unit will hang up. Once the alarm
has been acknowledged, the dial out process stops.
‘999’ Acknowledgment Code
Substituting the ‘555’ acknowledgment code with ‘999’ will acknowledge the alarm and, for the input that is in alarm, will change the
Input Mode from Active to Status Only. This is useful if an input is
going in and out of alarm.
To remotely change the alarm input’s mode follow the directions for
the ‘555’ acknowledgment code, but substitute ‘555’ with ‘999’. The
response will be, “Input disabled. Alarm acknowledged. Good-bye.”
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NOTE: You may enter the touch-tone acknowledgment code ‘555’,
or ‘999’, at any time during the alarm message.
If the touch-tone acknowledgment code is not received, Boat
Remote will respond by saying, “Good-bye,” and hang-up.
The alarm has not been acknowledged. Boat Remote will hang up
and wait for a callback acknowledgment. This waiting period is
called the ‘intercall delay time’. During this time you may call the
unit back from a touch-tone phone and enter the ‘555’ code to
acknowledge the alarm.
NOTE: An alarm cannot be acknowledged using a pulse (rotary)
telephone.
Beeper Dial Out
Boat Remote will dial out to your beeper service and leave a number
on the display of your beeper. (See Programing Chapter for special
dialing codes for beepers/pagers). The unit will then hang up
without speaking a voice message and wait for a callback acknowledgment. This waiting period is called the ‘intercall delay time’.
During this time you may call the unit back from a touch tone phone
to receive a report of the alarm condition and acknowledge the
alarm by entering the ‘555’ acknowledgment code.
Below is an example of what Boat Remote will say when you call it
back to acknowledge a typical Bilge Pump alarm:
“Hello, this is (ID message)”
“Bilge pump 1 ran too long”
“Hello, this is (ID message)”
“Bilge pump 1 ran too long”
“Hello, this is (ID message)”
“Bilge pump 1 ran too long”
“Indicate you have received warning message.”
Boat Remote will now wait for the touch-tone acknowledgment code
‘555’ to be entered. When you press the ‘5’ key on a touch-tone
phone, Boat Remote will echo the word “five” back to you. After the
third ‘5’ has been received, Boat Remote will respond by saying:
“Alarm Acknowledged”. The alarm has been acknowledged and the
unit will hang up. Once the alarm has been acknowledged, the dial
out process stops.
NOTE: You may enter the touch-tone acknowledgment code ‘555’ at
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any time during the alarm message. If the touch-tone acknowledgment code is not received, Boat Remote will respond by saying,
“Good-bye.” The alarm has not been acknowledged. Boat Remote
will hang up and wait for the rest of the intercall delay time. During
this remaining time you may call the unit back again from a touch
tone phone and enter the ‘555’ code to acknowledge the alarm.
TIP: When Boat Remote is programmed to make calls to beepers,
make sure the intercall delay time is long enough to give the person
carrying the beeper some time to get to a phone to call the unit
back.
Automatic Alarm Acknowledgment - (Max Calls)
Boat Remote has the ability to acknowledge alarms itself by using
the Max Calls function. The unit keeps a count of the number of
phone calls it makes for a particular alarm. Once the number of
calls made reaches Max Calls, Boat Remote will acknowledge the
alarm and stop the dial out process.
PART TWO: SAMPLE PROGRAMMING STRATEGY
An example programming strategy is outlined below. Communications and monitoring programming are charted to give you a
reference for the examples to follow. Next, possible alarm situations
you may encounter in your own application are given to explain how
Boat Remote will respond.
This section does not cover all the possible circumstances that you
may encounter, but it should give you an understanding of the many
features of the Boat Remote.
Communications Programming
•
Dial out Phone Numbers:
•
Phone #1: 555-1111 (voice) - Marina Office
•
Phone #2: 555-2222WP5552628#(beeper) - Marina
manager’s beeper
•
Phone #3: 555-3333 (voice) - your vacation/weekend
residence
•
Phone #4: 555-4444 (voice) - your primary residence
•
Phone #5: 555-5555 (voice) - your car/cellular phone
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Phone #6: 555-6666WPP5552628# (beeper) - your beeper
•
Phone #7: (voice) - not programmed
•
Phone #8: (voice) - not programmed
•
Boat Remote’s telephone number: 555-BOAT (555-2628)
•
Rings until answer: 5
•
Listen-in time: 10 seconds
•
Speaker: ON
•
TAD: OFF
•
Call Delay Time: 30 seconds
•
Intercall Delay Time: 2 minutes
•
Voice Repetitions: 3
Monitoring Programming
Input
Rec. Time
Mode
Dialout Select.
Temperature #1 hi-105, low-35
10 sec.
Active
3,4,5,6
Temperature #2 hi-100, low-40
3 sec.
Status Only none
Temperature #3 hi-100, low-40
3 sec.
Status Only none
AC Power
30 min.
Active
1,2,3,4,5,6
hi-15.5V, low-10V 5 min.
Active
3,4,5,6
1 min.
Active
1,2,3,4,5,6
Active
3,4,5,6
Off
none
Battery
Alarm Limits
High Water
Bilge Pump #1
run time-30 min.
cycles/hrs - 5/24
Bilge Pump #2
run time-5 min.
cycles/hrs-0/0
Auxiliary
30 sec.
Active
3,4,5,6
Security
2 sec.
Active
1,2,3,4,5,6
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Examples
Each example is divided into three parts: Alarm Recognition, Alarm
Notification, and Acknowledgment. Alarm Recognition refers to the
events that occur when a monitored condition changes or exceeds
programmed limits. Alarm Notification details how Boat Remote
delivers its alarm message and Acknowledgment illustrates how an
alarm is acknowledged.
EXAMPLE 1 (Away Mode: voice dialout & acknowledgment)
Alarm Recognition
Your boat develops a slow leak but the bilge pump does its job and
pumps out the excess water. However, the leak causes the pump to
cycle more often than normal. One day the pump must cycle 5
times within 24 hours. The bilge pump turns on for the fifth time
(programmed bilge pump cycle limit), and the Bilge Pump #1 input is
set to “Active” so Boat Remote enters the Alarm Notification sequence.
Alarm Notification
1) Boat Remote waits 30 seconds (the programmed Call Delay
time). During this time, the unit recites the message “Bilge Pump #1
cycle rate exceeded. 5 cycles in the last 24 hours.” (Speaker: ON)
2) The unit is operating in Away Mode, so after 30 seconds it checks
the dialout selection list for the Bilge Pump #1 input. Since this is
not an emergency situation, you’ve programmed Boat Remote to
contact you directly in the event of a bilge pump alarm rather than
call the marina. The unit dials the first number on the list (phone #3,
your vacation/weekend residence, 555-3333).
3) Nobody is home and the call is answered by an answering
machine.
4) Boat Remote recites the following message 3 times (programmed
number of voice repetitions)
“Hello, this is (Boat Remote ID Message).
“Bilge Pump #1 cycle rate exceeded. 5 cycles in the last 24
hours.”
NOTE: Boat Remote will speak its alarm message during the
answering machine’s outgoing message, so part of the first alarm
message repetition will not be recorded.
5) After the third repetition, the unit will request acknowledgment:
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“Indicate you have received warning message.”
6) The answering machine can’t enter the acknowledgment code, so
after 10 seconds Boat Remote will say:
“Error.”
7) The unit hangs up.
8) Boat Remote waits 2 minutes (programmed Intercall Delay time)
then dials the next number on the dialout selection list (phone #4,
your primary residence, 555-4444).
9) The call is answered.
10) Boat Remote recites the following message 3 times (programmed number of voice repetitions)
“Hello, this is (Boat Remote ID Message).
“Bilge Pump #1 cycle rate exceeded. 5 cycles in the last 24 hours.”
11) After the third repetition, the unit will request acknowledgment:
“Indicate you have received warning message.”
Acknowledgment
1) You enter the ‘555’ acknowledgment code. The unit then says:
“Alarm acknowledged”
2) The unit will then hang up. The alarm has been acknowledged
and the dialout sequence stopped.
NOTE: Boat Remote will not dial out again for a Bilge Pump #1
alarm unless the input returns to its normal state and then is tripped
again.
EXAMPLE 2 (Away Mode: voice dialout & acknowledgment)
Alarm Recognition
Your boat’s slow leak has suddenly become a serious leak and the
bilge pumps can’t keep up with the incoming flow of water. The
rising water trips a float switch wired to the High Water input of your
Boat Remote. The float switch remains closed for 1 minute (the
programmed alarm recognition time) and the High Water input is set
to “Active” so Boat Remote enters the Alarm Notification sequence.
Alarm Notification
1) Boat Remote waits 30 seconds (the programmed Call Delay
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time). During this time, the unit recites the message
“The water level is too high”. (Speaker: ON)
2) The unit is operating in Away Mode, so after 30 seconds it checks
the dialout selection list for the High Water input. It then dials the
first number on the list (phone #1, Marina office, 555-1111).
3) The call is answered.
4) Boat Remote recites the following message 3 times (programmed
number of voice repetitions)
“Hello, this is (Boat Remote ID Message).
The water level is too high.”
5) After the third repetition, the unit will request acknowledgment:
“Indicate you have received warning message.”
Acknowledgment
1) The Marina office has been instructed on what to do if they get a
call from your Boat Remote so they enter the ‘555’ acknowledgment
code. The unit then says:
“Alarm acknowledged”
3) The unit will then hang up. The alarm has been acknowledged
and the dialout sequence stopped.
NOTE: Boat Remote will not dial out again for a High Water alarm
unless the float switch returns to its normal state and then is tripped
again.
EXAMPLE 3 (Away Mode: beeper dialout & acknowledgment)
Alarm Recognition
Late one night an electrical overload causes a circuit breaker to trip
inside the junction box providing dockside AC Power to your boat.
The power stays off for of 30 minutes (the programmed alarm
recognition time) and the AC Power input is set to “Active” so Boat
Remote enters the Alarm Notification sequence.
Alarm Notification
1) Boat Remote waits 30 seconds (the programmed Call Delay
time). During this time, the unit recites the message
“The AC power is off”.
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2) The unit is operating in Away Mode, so after 30 seconds it checks
the dialout selection list for the AC Power input. It then dials the first
number on the list (phone #1, Marina office, 555-1111).
3) The Marina office is closed at night so the unit receives no answer
and hangs up.
4) Boat Remote waits 2 minutes (programmed Intercall Delay time)
then dials the Marina manager’s beeper (phone #2).
5) The phone is answered.
6) The unit leaves its telephone number (555-2628) on the beeper
display.
7) The manager’s beeper goes off and he calls the displayed
number.
Acknowledgment
1) After 5 rings, Boat Remote answers the incoming call and says:
“Hello, this is (Boat Remote ID Message).
The AC Power is off.
Indicate you have received warning message.”
2) The Marina manager enters the ‘555’ acknowledgment code and
Boat Remote says:
“Alarm acknowledged”
3) The unit will then hang up. The alarm has been acknowledged
and the dialout sequence stopped.
NOTE: Boat Remote will not dial out again for an AC Power failure
unless the power is restored and then fails a second time.
EXAMPLE 4: (On-Board Mode: local acknowledgment)
Alarm Recognition
While you have your boat out for a cruise, an electrical system
problem develops and your boat’s batteries slowly begin to discharge. The battery voltage drops below the programmed low limit of
10.0 volts. The condition continues for 5 minutes (the programmed
alarm recognition time) and the Battery input is set to “Active” so
Boat Remote enters the Alarm Notification sequence.
Alarm Notification
1) Boat Remote repeats the message “The battery voltage is low”
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until the alarm is acknowledged. Since Boat Remote is in On-Board
Mode, an alarm dial out will not occur. The red warning LED will
continue to blink and the alarm condition will continue to be displayed on the LCD screen.
Acknowledgment
1) The unit is operating in On-Board mode, so you must acknowledge the alarm by pressing any key on the Boat Remote keypad.
The unit will beep and the red LED will change from blinking red to
steady red if the alarm condition still exists. If the alarm condition
has been corrected, the red LED will go from blinking red to off.
STATUS REPORT
The status report function allows you to call in to Boat Remote and
check the status of all monitored conditions. The unit will answer an
incoming call after the programmed number of rings until answer. If
any alarm conditions exist, the alarm message will be recited. For
information on an input to be included in the status report, that
input’s mode must be set to either “active” or “status-only”.
The following is an example of what Boat Remote will recite during a
status report if all inputs are activated.
“Hello,
This is the King Crimson docked at the Big Fish Marina, slip
number 21. (recorded ID message)
or: This is Boat Remote. (default ID message)
Bilge Pump 1 cycled 4 times today for a total of 7 minutes 46
seconds.
Bilge Pump 2 cycled 3 times today for a total of 6 minutes 23
seconds.
The battery voltage is 13.7 volts. (current battery voltage)
The AC power is ON. (Other response: OFF)
The cabin temperature (recorded message for Temp #1 input) is
65.4 degrees Fahrenheit/Celsius.
or Temperature #1(default voice message for Temp #1 input) is
65.4 degrees Fahrenheit/Celsius.
Engine room temperature (recorded message for Temp #2 input) is
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59.5 degrees Fahrenheit/Celsius.
or Temperature #2(default voice message for Temp #2 input) is
59.5 degrees Fahrenheit/Celsius.
The ocean water temperature (recorded message for Temp #3
input) is 55.8 degrees Fahrenheit/Celsius.
or Temperature #3(default voice message for Temp #3 input) is
55.8 degrees Fahrenheit/Celsius.
The water level is OK. (Other response: TOO HIGH)
Engine room door (recorded message for auxiliary input) is OK.
(Other response: IN ALARM)
or: Auxiliary (default voice message for auxiliary input) is OK
Security channel is OK. (Other response: SECURITY ALARM)
Listen to the sound level for 15 seconds. (User-programmed listenin time)
Have a good day.”
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CHAPTER 5:
TROUBLESHOOTING
I
n the event that a problem is encountered, this section will assist
you in determining the cause so you can return the unit to its usual
monitoring routine with minimal interruption.
Most problems with the Boat Remote are easy to identify and quickly
corrected, and are found under the following general headings:
* Communications/Dial Out functions
* Temperature monitoring
* Bilge Pump monitoring
* Other monitoring functions
If you have tried the solutions outlined in this section and are not
satisfied with the results, call Customer Service, (610)558-2700, or
follow the guidelines for shipping the Boat Remote to Phonetics for
repair. (See the Repair Appendix)
COMMUNICATIONS DIAL OUT
PROBLEM: The Boat Remote fails to detect an alarm condition.
CAUSE: The Boat Remote is operating in STANDBY MODE.
SOLUTION: Press the MODE button and change to either AWAY
MODE or ON-BOARD MODE.
CAUSE: The input is turned OFF or is programmed for STATUSONLY.
SOLUTION: Reprogram the input so that it is ACTIVE.
CAUSE: Alarm recognition time is too long. A fault condition does
not remain in effect long enough to become a valid alarm.
SOLUTION: Reprogram the recognition time for the monitored
condition to a shorter duration or trip the alarm for a longer period of
time.
CAUSE: There are no phone numbers programmed.
SOLUTION: Program phone numbers.
CAUSE: The call selection list for the monitored input is empty.
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SOLUTION: Program some numbers in the call selection list.
CAUSE: Broken wires, touching wires or a faulty sensor.
SOLUTION: Inspect the wiring and test the sensor operation with a
continuity tester or ohmmeter.
PROBLEM: The Boat Remote fails to dial out.
CAUSE: The telephone line is not connected or is not turned on.
SOLUTION: Verify that the telephone line is good by checking it with
a telephone, then make sure the Boat Remote is connected.
CAUSE: The telephone number may be incorrectly programmed.
SOLUTION: Recheck the telephone number programming.
CAUSE: The current dialing method (Tone or Pulse) is not compatible with the telephone line on which the Boat Remote is installed.
SOLUTION: Change the dialing method in the SYSTEM menu.
CAUSE: The call delay is set too long.
SOLUTION: Reprogram the call delay in the SYSTEM menu so that
the time is shorter.
CAUSE: Max Calls is set to zero.
SOLUTION: Reprogram Max Calls to a number greater than zero. It
is a good idea to set your Max Calls to at least equal the number of
telephone numbers programmed.
CAUSE: The Boat Remote is connected to an incompatible telephone line.
SOLUTION: The Boat Remote must be connected to a standard (2wire analog) telephone line, not a digital extension to a phone
system. If the unit will not dial out and the factors listed previously
have been ruled out, try connecting the unit to a standard residential
telephone line.
CAUSE: An alarm is not being detected.
SOLUTION: See previous troubleshooting section.
PROBLEM: The Boat Remote will not answer when called for a
status report or alarm acknowledgment.
CAUSE: Rings Until Answer is programmed to high.
SOLUTION: Recheck programming for Rings Until Answer in the
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SYSTEM menu and adjust if necessary.
CAUSE: The Boat Remote is connected to an incompatible telephone line.
SOLUTION: Some telephone systems will not allow the telephone to
ring beyond 4 rings. If your Boat Remote’s Rings Until Answer is set
at more than 4 rings you may not be able to access the unit. Try
setting the Rings Until Answer to less than 4 rings. If this does not
correct the problem, it may indicate telephone line incompatibility. In
this case, try connecting the Boat Remote to a standard residential
telephone line.
PROBLEM: The Boat Remote and another telephone answering
device (sharing the line) answer incoming calls simultaneously.
CAUSE: The Boat Remote’s number of Rings Until Answer is set to
the same number of rings for the other device.
SOLUTION: Change the number of Rings Until Answer for the Boat
Remote to a number greater than the rings for the other device.
Also, make sure the TAD (Telephone Answering Device) option is
set to ON in the SYSTEM menu.
PROBLEM: The Boat Remote recites the alarm message over
the telephone, but is silent at the installation site.
CAUSE: The speaker is turned off.
SOLUTION: Turn the speaker on by changing the speaker on/off
parameter in the SYSTEM menu.
TEMPERATURE MONITORING
PROBLEM: The temperature reading is -20.1°F or -29.1°C.
CAUSE: The temperature sensor has been disconnected or has a
broken wire.
SOLUTION: Examine the wires to the temperature sensor and
connect or replace the wiring.
PROBLEM: The temperature reading is 160.1°F or 72.1°C.
CAUSE: The temperature sensor wires are touching.
SOLUTION: Verify and correct wiring.
PROBLEM: The temperature reading is inaccurate.
CAUSE: An incompatible temperature sensor is attached to the Boat
Remote.
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SOLUTION: Replace the temperature sensor with a 10K sensor
from Phonetics or an approved alternate source.
OTHER MONITORING
PROBLEM: The alarm status of the security or auxiliary input is
incorrect.
CAUSE: The input normality, open/closed, is incorrect.
SOLUTION: Reprogram the input normality for the appropriate input.
PROBLEM: False power failure alarms.
CAUSE: The programmed recognition time is too short.
SOLUTION: AC power is often subject to brief interruptions. To avoid
frequent, false alarms, increase the power recognition time.
PROBLEM: The Boat Remote does not recognize power failure.
CAUSE: The power input is not programmed for the active mode.
SOLUTION: Reprogram the power input to be ACTIVE.
CAUSE: The power has not been off long enough to meet the
recognition time.
SOLUTION: Reprogram the power recognition time.
CAUSE: The Boat Remote is not connected to the 12V boat battery.
SOLUTION: Connect the boat battery to the 12VDC input, refer to
Installation Chapter.
PROBLEM: The bilge pump input does not count on/off cycles.
CAUSE: The bilge pump input is in OFF mode.
SOLUTION: Reprogram the bilge pump input for ACTIVE mode.
CAUSE: The bilge pump is not wired properly to the Boat remote.
SOLUTION: Double check the wiring to the bilge pump or float
switch, refer to the wiring diagrams in the Installation Chapter.
PROBLEM: The Boat Remote does not turn on when you plug
in the power supply.
CAUSE: The ON/OFF switch below the access panel is turned OFF.
SOLUTION: Remove the bottom access panel and turn the switch
ON.
CAUSE: Blown fuse.
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SOLUTION: Replace the AC power fuse, see Fig 2.2 in Chapter 2.
The fuse is rated at 1.5 Amps and is size 2AG.
PROBLEM: The Boat Remote does not recognize any alarm.
CAUSE: The Boat Remote is in standby mode.
SOLUTION: Press the MODE button to change to ON-BOARD or
AWAY MODE.
PROBLEM: The LCD display says that the 3V lithium battery is
low.
CAUSE: The internal battery that backs up the voice messages is
low.
SOLUTION: Replace the battery while the unit is on to preserve the
voice messages. The battery is a Tadiran TL-5276/W. Contact
Phonetics or your local electronics supplier for a replacement.
If the solutions offered above do not appear to correct the problem,
apply the following steps in the order shown.
* Remove the lower access panel.
* Move the power switch to the OFF position.
* Wait one minute for the Boat Remote to completely power down.
* Move the power switch to the ON position.
If the Boat Remote appears to have corrupted programming
information, you may reset the unit to the factory default settings by
entering the following key sequence: 092793.
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COMMAND SUMMARY
TEMP#1, #2, & #3
AC POWER
High Limit: +160 deg F max.
Mode: Active, Off, Status-Only
Low Limit: -20 deg F min.
Rec Time: 0m, 0s - 999m, 59s
Mode: Active, Off, Status-Only
Phone Selection: 1-8
Rec Time: 0m, 0s - 999m, 59s
Phone Selection: 1-8
HIGH WATER
Mode: Active, Off Status-Only
BATTERY
Rec Time: 0m, 0s - 999m, 59s
High Limit: 16V max.
Phone Selection: 1 - 8
Low Limit: 0V min.
Mode: Active, Off, Status-Only
BILGE #1 & #2
Rec Time: 0m, 0s - 999m, 59s
Mode: Active, Off, Status-Only
Phone Selection: 1-8
Run Time: (0=disabled), 999m, 59s
Cyc/Hr: (0=disabled), 1-120cyc/1-24hrs
SYSTEM
Phone Selection: 1 - 8
Max Calls: 1-255
Data Reset: Y/N
Call Delay: 0m, 0s - 999m, 59s
Intercall Delay: 0m, 30s - 999m, 59s
AUXILIARY
Dialing Method: Pulse/ Tone
Mode: Active, Off, Status-Only
TAD: On/Off
Rec Time: 0m, 0s - 999m, 59s
Voice Reps: 1 - 10
Normality: Open/Closed
Rings til Answer: 1 - 255
Phone Selection: 1-8
Listen-In: 0 - 255s
Speaker: On/Off
SECURITY
Temp Scale: deg F/deg C
Mode: Active, Off, Status-Only
Output Trigger: All, Security-Only
Rec Time: 0m, 0s - 999m, 59s
Output Mode: Away, Away/Onboard
Normality: Open/ Closed
Current Time: xx:xx (military)
Phone Selection: 1 -8
Today’s Date: month/day
MODE Key
1)
Toggles between Standby, Onboard & Away modes.
2)
Toggles between parameter options from within a menu.
ENTER Key
Used to enter programming changes or to clear parameters.
DOWN ARROW Key
1)
Scrolls through the idle status screens.
2)
Used to move through menu options without changing
programming parameters.
ARROW UP Key
1)
Scrolls through the idle status screens.
2)
Used as a backspace key when entering phone number or
dialout selection.
1)
Used to insert a decimal point.
2)
Used to program special dialing options within a phone
number.
CODE Key
CODE 1 = W, wait til answer
CODE 2 = P, pause for 2 seconds
CODE 3 = V, give voice report and hangup
CODE 4 = #, hangup the call
CODE 5 = D, wait for dial tone
© 1996 Phonetics, Inc.
Boat Remote™ is a Trademark of Phonetics, Inc.
Appendix B: Checking for Proper Operation
APPENDIX B:
Checking Your Boat Remote for Proper Operation
We recommend that you test your Boat Remote weekly to be sure it
is functioning properly. This will ensure that when a problem arises
the Boat Remote will be ready to alert the appropriate personnel.
There are several tests that can be performed:
1) Call the unit and listen to the Status Report. This will test the
unit’s ability to answer the phone and speak a message. It will
also verify that all of the inputs are reading properly, the alarm
conditions are OK, the electricity is on, the microphone is
functioning, and that the battery voltage is OK.
2) Create an alarm on each input and allow the unit to contact
all programmed telephone numbers. This will ensure that the
Boat Remote is programmed properly. It will also prepare
personnel to respond appropriately when they receive a call
from the Boat Remote.
3) Test the battery backup system by unplugging the AC
adapter and making sure that the Boat Remote continues to
function. Press WHAT IS then STATUS on the keypad, and
listen to the status report. Make sure the report states that “the
AC power is off” and that the battery voltage is at an acceptable level. Keep the AC adapter unplugged so that a Power
Failure alarm occurs. Allow the unit to dial all programmed
telephone numbers while running on battery backup. Plug in
the AC adapter after the unit has finished dialing all of the
telephone numbers.
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Appendix C: Engineering Specifications
APPENDIX C:
ENGINEERING SPECIFICATIONS
I.
General
The Automatic dialer shall be a self-contained microprocessor
controlled system capable of monitoring 10 alarm channels. The
system shall be configured for operation by the user by means of
the built-in keypad. The system shall have one alarm output.
Characteristics of Input and Output channels include Dry Contact
Input, 12V Run Time Input, 0-16V Analog Input, 10K Thermistor
Input and 12VDC Output.
Upon detection of any alarm or status change, the system shall
commence dialing telephone numbers from a list associated with
the particular alarm condition(s). The alarm message shall be
delivered in digitized human voice using messages recorded by the
user. The system will continue to call telephone numbers in
succession until a positive acknowledgment of the alarm message
is received. Acknowledgment is accomplished by depressing tone
keys from the called telephone, or by calling the system back within
a programmed time period. The alarm may also be acknowledged
by using the local keypad. In addition, the system shall be able to
receive incoming telephone calls. Upon answering, the system
shall recite a status report.
The system shall be FCC registered for direct connection to the
telephone network. The system shall have a one year warranty
from the manufacturer. The system shall be a Boat Remote by
Phonetics, Inc.
II.
I/O Channel Attributes and Features
A. Inputs
The system shall come standard with (2) Bilge Pump Inputs, (1)
High Water Input, (3) Temperature Inputs, (1) Security Input, (1)
Auxiliary Input and (1) 12V Battery Input.
The system shall have the following built-in monitoring features:
1. AC Power failure detection
2. Temperature with pre-wired 10K thermistor (-20F to 160F)
All monitored channels, including built-in monitoring features, shall
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allow local keypad programming of pertinent operational data
including, but not limited to:
1. High and Low Limits (temperature, battery voltage)
2. Maximum continuous run-time (Bilge pumps)
3. Maximum cycle rate (Bilge pumps)
4. Alarm recognition time
5. Operating mode: Active, Status-only, Off
6. Input Type (NO/NC)
7. Telephone call list
B. Output
The system shall have one built-in 12V output. The output may be
programmed to switch when any alarm occurs or only when a
security alarm occurs. The 12V power is derived from the boat
battery input and is fused at 3A.
III. Communications Features
A. Telephone Specifications
The system shall connect to a standard two-wire telephone line
using pulse or tone, with loop start only. The system shall recognize
ringer frequencies from 16 to 60Hz. No leased or dedicated lines
shall be required. The system shall also be capable of being used on
the same line as other answering devices. Call progress detection
shall ensure that the alarm dial out is not hindered by no answers or
busy signals.
B. Telephone Numbers
The system shall be capable of dialing up to 8 telephone numbers,
32 digits each. The system shall allow local keypad programming of
the following telephone dialing information.
1. Dialing method (pulse or tone)
2. Message repetitions (1-10)
3. Maximum number of calls (0-255)
4. Call delay time (0-999min 59sec)
5. Intercall Delay time (30sec-999min 59sec)
6. Telephone Answering Device Compatibility
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C. Voice Messages
The system shall have the ability to record, store and reproduce
voice messages to articulate the location and status of the monitored channels. In absence of user-recorded messages, the system
shall articulate channel status using the internally resident vocabulary. All digitized speech message data shall be stored in nonvolatile
memory with a 3V lithium battery backup. Such battery backup shall
be capable of protecting speech memory for at least 5 years of
complete power outage.
There shall be one recorded identification message for the system, a
recorded message for each temperature input and 1 recorded
message for the auxiliary input. Message length shall be 5 seconds
per input channel and 10 seconds for the identification message.
D. Beeper/Pager Dial out
The system shall be capable of intelligently dialing out to a numeric
beeper or pager. The dialing sequence shall be programmable such
that the pager number is dialed, the system waits for the telephone
to be answered, and then additional identification Touch Tones™ are
transmitted.
IV. Programming
A. Local Programming
The system shall contain an integral, sealed keypad for the purpose
of locally programming all system data. All programming parameters
as well as system status information shall be displayed on the LCD.
V. Remote Operational Features
A. Status Report
The system shall allow the user to call into the unit at any time using
any standard telephone to obtain a full status report of all monitored
channels including present temperature and listening-in to on-site
sounds. The status report shall be articulated using the resident
digitized vocabulary in combination with user-recorded voice
messages.
B. Acknowledgment
An alarm on any monitored channel may be acknowledged remotely
by pressing tones on a Touch Tone™ telephone keypad. An alarm
may also be acknowledged locally using the built-in keypad.
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VI. Enclosure, Environmental and Power
A. Enclosure
The system shall be housed in a black ABS plastic enclosure with
keyholes on the back for wall mounting. Field wiring shall enter the
enclosure through a slot in the back or may also enter through a
knockout on the bottom end of the enclosure. Terminal strips for
field wiring are located beneath the slide panel, which can be
removed by loosening two screws on the bottom end panel.
B. Power
The system shall be provided with a U.L. listed 12VAC power
transformer that the user will plug into a 117VAC wall outlet, +/-20%,
60Hz. The power consumption from this source shall be 6.2 Watts.
The system shall also connect to the 12VDC boat battery system for
secondary power as well as battery voltage monitoring. The power
consumption from this secondary source shall be 1.6 Watts if the
primary power is not present, otherwise the power drawn from the
secondary source is 0 Watts.
C. Local Visual Indication
Two LED indicators shall be provided to indicate operating mode
and alarm status. The system shall also have an LCD display that
will list information about the current system status and input/output
status.
D. Electrical Protection
Power and telephone connections shall have internal spike and
surge protection using metal oxide varistors and solid state transient
suppressors. Three replaceable fuses shall be provided to protect
the AC power supply (1.5A), boat battery (1.5A), and output signal
(3.0A). The fuses shall be size 2AG.
E. Additional Electrical Surge Protection
Additional power and telephone line surge protection shall be
available from the manufacturer. When so installed, the system
shall be fully warranted against any damage caused by transient
surges entering the system through power or telephone lines.
F. Environmental
The system shall function over an operating range of -10°C - 50°C
(14°F - 122°F) at up to 0-90%RH, non-condensing.
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G. Maintenance
The system manufacturer shall have in-house service facilities and
technical assistance available during normal business hours (EST).
Specifications subject to change without notice.
Copyright 1995 Phonetics, Inc. Marine Division.
Touch Tone™ is a registered trade mark of AT&T.
Phonetics, Inc.
Marine Division
901 Tryens Road
Aston, PA 19014
Phone: (610)558-2700 FAX: (610)558-0222
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Appendix D: Returning Your Unit for Repair
APPENDIX D:
RETURNING YOUR UNIT FOR REPAIR
In the event that the Boat Remote does not function properly, we
suggest that you do the following:
1.
Record your observations regarding the Boat Remote’s
malfunction.
2.
We recommend that you call the Customer Service Department at (610) 558-2700, prior to sending the unit to Phonetics
for repair.
If the unit must be sent to Phonetics for servicing, please do the
following:
1.
Unplug the AC power supply from the wall outlet and
disconnect all sensors from the alarm inputs.
2.
Carefully pack the unit to avoid damage in transit. Use the
original container (if available) or a sturdy shipping box.
3.
You must include the following information to avoid processing delays:
4.
a)
Your name, address, and telephone number.
b)
A concise note explaining the problem.
Ship your package to the address below:
SERVICE DEPARTMENT
PHONETICS, INC.
901 TRYENS ROAD
ASTON, PA 19014
5.
Ship prepaid and insured via UPS or US Mail to ensure a
traceable shipment with recourse for damage or replacement.
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