FireNET Plus - Hochiki America
FireNET Plus
Analog Addressable Fire Alarm System
Installation and Operation Manual
Hochiki America Corporation
7051 Village Drive, Suite 100
Buena Park, CA 90621-2268
714.522.2246 Corporate Headquarters
800.845.6692 Technical Support
http://www.hochiki.com
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Created: 12/23/08
Updated: July 2016
PN# 1700-10840
Table of Contents
Table of Contents........................................................................................................................... 2 Prefix – Programming Compliance with UL864 9th Edition ........................................................ 6 Section 1 – Introduction
......................................................................................................................................................... 7 1.1 Basic Features.........................................................................................................7 1.2 System Devices and Equipment ..............................................................................8 1.2A System Devices BOSCH .....................................................................................10 Accessories .................................................................................................................10 1.2B System Devices Silent Knight ..............................................................................11 Accessories .................................................................................................................11 1.2C System Devices Fike ...........................................................................................12 1.2D System Devices NAPCO .....................................................................................13 1.2E System Devices VES ...........................................................................................14 1.2.1 System Replacement Parts ..............................................................................16 1.22 Master Part Number Schema .............................................................................17 1.3 Limitations of Fire Alarm Systems .........................................................................18 1.4 Agency Listings, Approvals, Requirements ...........................................................21 1.4.1 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ..................................................21 1.4.2 Underwriters Laboratories (UL) ........................................................................21 1.4.3 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) ....................................................21 Section 2 – Control Panel Installation
....................................................................................................................................................... 22 2.1 What’s in the Box?.................................................................................................22 2.2 Environmental Specifications ................................................................................22 2.3 Control Panel Layout .............................................................................................23 2.3.1 Front Panel Controls and Display .....................................................................23 2.3.2 Enclosure and Panel Layout .............................................................................24 2.4 Mounting the Control Panel ...................................................................................25 2.5 Wiring Specifications .............................................................................................25 2.5.1 Suggested Routing of AC Power ......................................................................26 2.6 Battery Calculations...............................................................................................27 2.7 Electrical Ratings ...................................................................................................29 2.8 Specifications ........................................................................................................31 Section 3 - Power Supply and Main Control Unit Connections
....................................................................................................................................................... 32 3.1 AC Power Connection ...........................................................................................32 3.2 Battery Connection ................................................................................................32 3.3 Auxiliary Power Connection ...................................................................................34 3.4 Notification Appliance Circuit Connection ..............................................................35 3.5 Relay Output Connection ......................................................................................36 3.6 Phone Line Connections (FNP-1127D and FNP-1127DE only) ............................37 FireNETPlusI&OManual
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Section 4 – Expander Board Installation
....................................................................................................................................................... 38 4.1 Compatible Expander Boards ................................................................................38 4.2 General Installation of RS-485 Bus Devices ..........................................................38 4.2.1 Wiring Distance and Mounting Locations..........................................................38 4.2.2 Addressing........................................................................................................39 4.2.3 Terminating.......................................................................................................39 4.2.4 Power Connections ..........................................................................................40 4.2.5 COMMS Connection .........................................................................................40 4.3 FN-4127-IO - Input / Output Board ........................................................................41 4.3.1 Configuring Inputs ............................................................................................41 4.3.2 Configuring Outputs ..........................................................................................42 4.3.3 LED Indicators ..................................................................................................43 4.6 FNP-1127-SLC – SLC Loop Expander ..................................................................44 4.6.1 Installation of the FNP-1127-SLC .....................................................................44 4.7 FN-LCD-S Serial Liquid Crystal Display Annunciator ............................................45 4.7.1 Installation of the FN-LCD-S .............................................................................45 Section 5 – SLC Device Installation
....................................................................................................................................................... 48 5.1 Compatible SLC Devices .......................................................................................48 5.2 Number of Devices ................................................................................................49 5.3 SLC Loop Wiring ...................................................................................................50 5.3.1 Class B SLC Loop Wiring Distance ..................................................................51 5.3.2 Class A SLC Loop Wiring Distance ..................................................................53 5.4 Addressing Devices ...............................................................................................55 5.4.1 Detector Addressing .........................................................................................57 5.4.2 4” Modules and AMS Addressing .....................................................................57 5.4.3 Mini Module Addressing ...................................................................................58 5.5 Smoke and Heat Detector Wiring ..........................................................................59 5.5.1 ACD-V CO Multi-Sensor Configuration ...............................................................60 5.6 Analog Duct Detector Wiring .................................................................................61 5.6.1 DH98-A Analog Duct Detector ..........................................................................62 5.6.2 DH98-AR Analog Duct Detector with Relay ......................................................62 5.7 FRCME-4 Input Module Wiring ..............................................................................64 5.8 FRCME-M Mini Input Module (w/ Terminal Blocks) ...............................................65 5.9 FRCMA / FRCMA-I Input Module ..........................................................................66 NOTE: For Sections 5.7, 5.8, and 5.9 common for all FRCM devices .........................67 5.10 R2M Dual Relay Module Wiring...........................................................................68 5.11 SOM Supervised Output Module .........................................................................69 5.12 SOM-A / SOM-AI Supervised Class A Output Module ........................................70 5.13 SOM-R Supervised Output Module (Preaction Sprinkler Systems) .....................72 5.14 CZM Conventional Zone Module .........................................................................76 5.15 DIMM Dual Input Monitor Module ........................................................................77 5.16 SCI Short Circuit Isolator Module ........................................................................78 5.16.1 Class A Operation ..........................................................................................79 5.16.2 Class B Operation ..........................................................................................80 5.17 ASB & ASBL Analog Sounder Base ....................................................................81 FireNETPlusI&OManual
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5.18 AMS Addressable Manual Pull-Station ................................................................82 Section 6 - Network Connections
....................................................................................................................................................... 83 6.1 Compatible Network Devices.................................................................................83 6.1.1 FN-4127-NIC Network Interface Card ..............................................................84 Section 7 - Basic Front Panel Operations and Programming .................................................. 88 (Access Level 1, 2, and Real-Time Operation)
....................................................................................................................................................... 88 7.1 Operating Modes ...................................................................................................89 7.1.1 Access Level 1 .................................................................................................89 7.1.2 Access Level 2 .................................................................................................89 7.1.3 Access Level 3 .................................................................................................89 7.2 Access Level 1 Operations ....................................................................................90 7.2.1 Performing a Lamp Test ...................................................................................90 7.2.2 More Fire Events ..............................................................................................90 7.2.3 More Events .....................................................................................................90 7.2.4 Menu Navigation (Up, Down, Left, Right Arrows, Enter / Exit Buttons) .............90 7.2.5 Help (?) .............................................................................................................90 7.3 Access Level 2 Operations ....................................................................................91 7.3.1 Entering Access Level 2 ...................................................................................91 7.3.2 Silencing an Alarm ............................................................................................91 7.3.3 Resounding an Alarm .......................................................................................91 7.3.4 Resetting an Alarm ...........................................................................................92 7.3.5 Initiating a Fire Drill ...........................................................................................92 7.3.6 Silence the Panel Sounder ...............................................................................92 7.4 Advanced Access Level 2 Operations ...................................................................93 7.4.1 Access Level 2 Main Menu ...............................................................................93 7.4.2 Disablements ....................................................................................................93 7.4.3 View Devices ....................................................................................................95 7.4.4 Test Zones........................................................................................................95 7.4.5 Set System Time ..............................................................................................95 7.5 Panel Operation.....................................................................................................97 7.5.1 Fire Condition ...................................................................................................97 7.5.2 CO Condition ....................................................................................................98 7.5.3 Trouble Condition .............................................................................................98 7.5.4 Supervisory Condition.......................................................................................99 7.6 DACT Operation and Event Reporting Codes (FNP-1127D only) .......................101 7.61 Compatible Receivers (DACRs) ......................................................................101 7.62 Phone Line and Phone Number Selection .......................................................101 7.6.3 Phone Line Supervision ..................................................................................102 7.6.4 Report Groups ................................................................................................103 7.6.5 Communication Failure ...................................................................................104 7.6.6 AC Fail Reporting ...........................................................................................104 7.7 Event Reporting Codes .....................................................................................104 FireNETPlusI&OManual
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Section 8 - Advanced Front Panel Operations and Programming (Access Level 3)
..................................................................................................................................................... 108 8.1 Access Level Overview .......................................................................................108 8.1.1 Entering Access Level 3 .................................................................................108 8.2 Access Level 3 Menu ..........................................................................................109 8.2.1 Edit Configuration ...........................................................................................109 8.2.4 Print Configuration ..........................................................................................120 8.2.6 Loop Data Test ...............................................................................................121 Section 9 - Testing and Troubleshooting
..................................................................................................................................................... 122 9.1 One Man Walk Test - TEST ZONES ...................................................................122 9.2 View / Print Event Log .........................................................................................123 9.2.1 View Event Log ...............................................................................................123 9.2.2 Print Event Log (Only available on special equipped panels) .........................124 9.2.3 Clear Event Log ..............................................................................................125 9.3 Loop Data Test ....................................................................................................126 9.4 Troubleshooting ...................................................................................................128 9.5 Trouble Conditions ..............................................................................................129 Section 10 - Installation Records
..................................................................................................................................................... 131 10.1 SLC Loop Point Record .....................................................................................131 10.2 RS485 Bus Device Record ................................................................................131 10.3 Network Node Device Record ...........................................................................131 Appendix A - Compatible Devices
..................................................................................................................................................... 144 A.1 Two-Wire Smoke Detectors ................................................................................144 A.2 Reserved for Future Use .....................................................................................144 A.3 Compatible Notification Appliances .....................................................................145 A.3.1 Gentex Compatible NAC Devices ..................................................................146 A.3.2 Amseco Compatible NAC Devices .................................................................146 A.3.3 Wheelock Compatible NAC Devices ..............................................................148 A.3.4 System Sensor Compatible NAC Devices......................................................150 A.4 Compatible 24VDC Devices ................................................................................151 A.5 Changing the Power Supply to 240VAC operation..............................................152 Appendix C - WARRANTY ......................................................................................................... 155 FireNETPlusI&OManual
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Prefix – Programming Compliance with UL864 9th Edition
Notice to Users, Installers, Authorities Having Jurisdiction, and other involved parties
This product incorporates field-programmable software. In order for the product to comply with the
requirements in the Standard for Control Units and Accessories for Fire Alarm Systems, UL 864 9th
Edition, certain programming features or options must be limited to specific values or not used at all
as indicated below.
Program Feature or
Option
Permitted in UL 864?
(Y/N)
Possible settings
Settings permitted in
UL864
AC Fail Delay
Yes
0 – 180 minutes
60 – 180 minutes
Alarm Verification
Yes
5 – 60 seconds
60 second setting
Disable Buzzer
Yes
Enable/Disable
Enable
Disable Ground Trouble
Yes
Enable/Disable
Enable
Set Buzzer Silence
Access Level
Yes
1 or 2
2
“Waterflow Alarm” and
“General Purpose” Device
Type
No
0 – 120 seconds
0 seconds
Disable SOM-R
No
Enable/Disable
None
Sensors Set to
Supervisory
No
Fire / Supervisory
Fire
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Section 1 – Introduction
The FireNET Plus is an analog addressable fire alarm system that meets the
requirements of UL 864 9th Edition.
1.1 Basic Features

The basic FireNET Plus control panel includes one SLC (Signaling Line Circuit)
loop. The loop is capable of supporting 127 analog addressable points which can
be any combination of sensors and modules. One additional SLC loop can be
added to the panel increasing the analog addressable point capacity to 254. When
analog sounder bases are used, the upper addresses 128 – 254 are allocated to
increase loop capacity to 254 analog addressable points. This doubles the analog
addressable point capacity of the panel. The combination of analog addressable
points derived from sensors, modules, and sounder bases cannot exceed 800
addresses and sub-addresses maximum.

Up to 4.0 amps of power is available to drive the system, SLC loops, notification
appliances, and auxiliary equipment.

Two Class B notification appliance circuits rated at 2.3 amps each (see Section 2.7
and 2.8 for additional details regarding NAC circuit ratings).

Three programmable Form C relays are built-in to the control panel.

500 network-wide zones for device and circuit grouping.

Analog Smoke Detector Features:
 Automatic Drift Compensation
 Maintenance Alert
 Adjustable Day/Night Sensitivity
 Calibration checking meets sensitivity test requirements of NFPA 72.

Auto-Learn utility identifies system devices, which makes initial system start-up
easier.

An 8 line by 40 character graphic LCD display provides a flexible and intuitive
operator interface (320 characters total).

Help screens are available from the front panel and annunciator user interface to
assist in programming and operation.

512 additional points can be added to the system using the FN4127-IO 16 channel
input/output boards. Each of these points can be programmed individually to be an
input or low current output. These points are for secondary use only.
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1.2 System Devices and Equipment
The following boards, expanders and devices are available from Hochiki America
Corp. to be used with the FireNET Plus analog addressable fire alarm system. For a
complete description and installation instructions of each product, please see the
appropriate section of this manual and the literature supplied with the device itself.
Model
Description
Control Panels
Analog/Addressable Fire Alarm Control Panel Red 110v
(1 SLC Loop, not expandable)
Analog/Addressable Fire Alarm Control Panel with Integrated
FNP-1127US20RS110
DACT Red 110v (1 SLC Loop, not expandable)
Analog/Addressable Fire Alarm Control Panel Red 110v (1 SLC
FNP-1127US0ERS110
Loop, expandable to 2 SLC Loops)
Analog/Addressable Fire Alarm Control Panel with Integrated
FNP-1127US2ERS110
DACT Red 110v (1 SLC Loop, expandable to 2 SLC Loops)
NOTE: There are several ordering models (I.e. 120/240VAC, colors, etc.) see page 17.
Hochiki America’s ordering department will establish exact model and configuration at
time of order. Different ordering models are also reflected on the FireNET Plus product
datasheets.
Control Panel Expanders
FNP-1127US00RS110
FN-4127-NIC
Network Interface Card
FNP-1127-SLC
SLC Loop Expander Card
FN-4127-IO
16 Channel Input Output Board
Annunciators
FN-LCD-S
Serial LCD Annunciator
FNP-LED
Graphix LED Annunciator
SLC Loop Devices
ALK-V
Analog Photoelectric Smoke Sensor
ALK-V2
Analog Photoelectric Smoke Sensor
ALG-V
Analog Photoelectric Smoke Sensor
ALN-V
Analog Photoelectric Smoke Sensor
AIE-EA
Analog Ionization Smoke Sensor
ATG-EA
Analog Heat Sensor
ATJ-EA
Analog Fixed Temp / Rate of Rise Heat Sensor
ACA-V
Analog Photoelectric and Heat Multi Sensor
ACC-V
ACD-V
Analog Multi-Criteria Sensor
Analog Fixed and Rate of Rise Heat Multi Sensor (ACB-EAW
Weather Proof)
Analog Smoke/Heat/CO multi-sensor
YBN-NSA-4
4” Base for Analog Sensors
HSB-NSA-6
6” Base for Analog Sensors
ACB-EA, ACB-EAW
DH98-A
Analog Duct Smoke Detector
DH98-AR
Analog Duct Smoke Detector w/Relay
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DH99-A
Analog Duct Smoke Detector
DH99-AR
MS-RA, MS-RA/R, MSKA/R
FRCME-4
Analog Duct Smoke Detector w/Relay
FRCME-M
Mini Input Module w Terminal Block
Remote Test Station for DH98A & DH98AR
Input Module 4” Box Mount
FRCMA, FRCMA-I
Class A Input Module 4” Box Mount (FRCMA-I has built-in SCI)
SOM
Supervised Output Module
SOM-A, SOM-AI
Class A Supervised Output Module (SOM-AI has built-in SCI)
SOM-R
Supervised Output Module (Preaction Sprinkler Systems)
R2M
Dual Relay Module, 1 amp @ 30VDC
R2ML, R2ML-I
Dual Relay Module, 2 amp @ 30VDC (R2ML-I has built-in SCI)
R2MH, R2MH-I
Dual Relay Module, 8 amp @ 30VDC (R2MH-I has built-in SCI)
SCI
Short Circuit Isolator Module
DIMM
Dual Input Monitor Module
CZM
Conventional Zone Module
ASB
Analog Sounder Base
ASBL
Analog Sounder Base Low Frequency
AMS/KL/LP
Addressable Manual Pull-Station
Accessories
TCH-B100-NS
Hand-held Programmer
FN-ACC
Battery/Accessory Enclosure (houses up to 33AH size batteries)
FNP-ETR
Enclosure Trim Ring for Panel Flush Mount
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1.2A System Devices BOSCH
The following boards, expanders and devices are available from BOSCH to be used
with the FireNET Plus analog addressable fire alarm system. For a complete description
and installation instructions of each product, please see the appropriate section of this
manual and the literature supplied with the device itself.
Model
Description
SLC Loop Devices
D323A
Analog Photoelectric Smoke Sensor
D324A
Analog Ionization Smoke Sensor
D322A
Analog Heat Sensor
D336A
4” Base for Analog Sensors
D321A
6” Base for Analog Sensors
D331A
Analog Duct Smoke Detector
D332A
Analog Duct Smoke Detector w/Relay
D326A
Input Module 4” Box Mount
D339A
Mini Input Module w/ Terminal Block
D327A
Supervised Output Module
D335A
Dual Relay Module
D333A
Short Circuit Isolator Module
Accessories
D5070
Hand-held Programmer
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1.2B System Devices Silent Knight
The following devices are available from Silent Knight to be used with the FireNET Plus
analog addressable fire alarm system. For a complete description and installation
instructions of each product, please see the appropriate section of this manual and the
literature supplied with the device itself.
Model
Description
SLC Loop Devices
SD505-APS
Analog Photoelectric Smoke Sensor
SD505-AIS
Analog Ionization Smoke Sensor
SD505-AHS
Analog Heat Sensor
SD505-4AB
4” Base for Analog Sensors
SD505-6AB
6” Base for Analog Sensors
SD505-DUCT
Analog Duct Smoke Detector
Accessories
SD505-DTS-K
Remote Test Switch
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1.2C System Devices Fike
The following devices are available from Fike to be used with the FireNET Plus analog
addressable fire alarm system. For a complete description and installation instructions
of each product, please see the appropriate section of this manual and the literature
supplied with the device itself.
Model
Description
SLC Loop Devices
63-1021
Analog Photoelectric Smoke Sensor
67-1032
Analog Ionization Smoke Sensor
60-1028
Analog Heat Sensor
63-1020
4” Base for Analog Sensors
63-1023
6” Base for Analog Sensors
63-028/63-029
Analog Duct Smoke Detector
55-019/55-020
Fast Response Contact Monitor Module
55-023
Dual Relay Module
55-021
Supervised Output Module
NOTE: The 55-019 has been tested to UL 864 8th edition. However, the 55-019 will
operate with the 9th edition listed FireNET Plus Fire Alarm Control panel. Therefore, it
may be used in panel retrofit applications, subject to approval by your AHJ.
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1.2D System Devices NAPCO
The following devices are manufactured by Hochiki America for Napco
The following devices are available from NAPCO to be used with the FireNET Plus
analog addressable fire alarm system. For a complete description and installation
instructions of each product, please see the appropriate section of this manual and the
literature supplied with the device itself.
Model
Description
SLC Loop Devices
FWC-FSLC-SMK
Analog Photoelectric Smoke Sensor
FWC-FSLC-HEAT
Analog Heat Sensor
FWC-FSLC-SMK4B
4” Base for Analog Sensors
FWC-FSLC-SMK6B
6” Base for Analog Sensors
FWC-FSLC-DUCT
Analog Duct Smoke Detector
FWC-FSLC-EZM1
Fast Response Contact Monitor Module
FWC-FSLC-EZM1B
Fast Response Mini Contact Monitor Module
FWC-FSLC-EZM2
Dual Input Monitor Module
FWC-FSLC-RM2
Dual Relay Module
FWC-FSLC-SOM1
Supervised Output Module
FWC-FSLC- PULL
Addressable Manual Pull Station
FWC-FSLC-ISO
Short Circuit Isolator Module
NOTE: The FWC-FSLC-EZM1 has been tested to UL 864 8th edition. However, FWCFSLC-EZM1 will operate with the 9th edition listed FireNET Plus Fire Alarm Control
panel. Therefore, it may be used in panel retrofit applications, subject to approval by
your AHJ.
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1.2E System Devices VES
The following devices are available from VES to be used with the FireNET Plus analog
addressable fire alarm system. For a complete description and installation instructions
of each product, please see the appropriate section of this manual and the literature
supplied with the device itself.
VES Models
Hochiki Models
Loop Devices
VF2001-00
AIE-EA
Analog Ionization Smoke Sensor
VF2002-00
ALG-V
Analog Photoelectric Smoke Sensor
VF2003-00
ATG-EA
Analog Heat Sensor
VF2004-00
ALG-DH
Analog Duct Photoelectric Smoke Sensor
VF2005-00
ALK-V
Analog Flat response Photoelectric Smoke Detector
VF2008-00
ACA-V
Multi-Criteria Smoke & Heat Detector
VF2010-00
ATJ-EA
Fixed temperature and Rate of Rise Heat Detector
VF2011-00
ALN-V
Analog Photo Electric Smoke Detector
VF2012-00
ACC-V
Analog Multi Criteria Detector Photo Electric & Heat Detector
VF2014-00
ACD-V
Analog Smoke/Heat/CO multi-sensor
VF3001-00
ALG-DH
Analog Duct Photoelectric Smoke Sensor
VF3002-00
SG-32BK2-VG-B
Addressable Single Action Pull Station
VF3029-00
AMS-KL-LP
Addressable Single Action Pull Station
VF3032-00
AMD-KL-LP
Addressable Dual Action Pull Station
VF5001-00
DH-98-A
Analog Duct Smoke Sensor - ALG
VF5002-00
DH-98-AR
Analog Duct Smoke Sensor With Relays - ALG
VF5013-00
DH-99-A
Analog Duct Smoke Sensor - ALK
VF5014-00
DH-99-AR
Analog Duct Smoke Sensor With Relays - ALK
VF7001-00
YBN-NSA-4
4" Base for Sensors
VF7002-00
HSB-NSA-6
6" Base for Sensors
VF7008-00
ASB
Sounder Base Aux Power
VF7005-00
ASBL
Sounder Base Low Frequency Aux Power
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VES Models
Hochiki Models
Loop Devices
VF6001-00
FRCME-S
Contact Module with Terminals
VF6002-00
FRCME-4
Contact Module With 4" Cover Plate
VF6003-00
SCI
Short Circuit Isolator Module
VF6004-00
SOM
Supervised Output Module
VF6005-00
R2M
Dual Relay Module
VF6007-00
DIMM
Dual Contact Module with 4" Cover Plate
VF6011-00
CZM
Conventional Zone Module
VF6013-00
FRCME-P
Contact Module with Pigtails
VF6020-00
FRCMA
Fast Response Contact Module, Class A
VF6021-00
FRCMA-I
Fast Response Contact Module, Class A w/ Short Circuit Isolators
VF6022-00
FRCMA-P
Fast Response Contact Module, Class A w/ Pigtails
VF6023-00
FRCMA-PI
Fast Response Contact Module, Class A w/ Pigtails &
Short Circuit Isolators
VF6024-00
FRCME-M
Fast Response Contact Module, Minature
VF6040-00
SOM-A
Supervised Output Module, Class A
VF6041-00
SOM-AI
Supervised Output Module, Class A w/ Short Circuit Isolators
VF6052-00
R2ML
Dual Relay Module (2A @ 30 VDC / 0.5A @ 120 VAC
VF6053-00
R2ML-I
Dual Relay Module (2A @ 30 VDC / 0.5A @ 120 VAC) w/ Isolator
VF6054-00
R2MH
Dual Relay Module (8A @ 30 VDC / 4.8A @ 120 VAC)
VF6055-00
R2MH-I
Dual Relay Module (8A @ 30 VDC / 4.8A @ 120 VAC) w/ Isolator
VF5020-00
MS-RA
Remote Test Station for Duct Detectors - Alarm LED
VF5021-00
MS-RA/R
Remote Test Station for Duct Detectors - Alarm LED w/
Reset Button
VF5023-00
MS-KA/R
Remote Test Station for Duct Detectors - Alarm LED w/
Reset Key Switch
NOTE: The VF6001 has been tested to UL 864 8th edition. However, VF6001 will operate
with the 9th edition listed FireNET Plus Fire Alarm Control panel. Therefore, it may be used
in panel retrofit applications, subject to approval by your AHJ.
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1.2.1 System Replacement Parts
Control Panel Repair / Replacement Parts
FNP-1127-BO
FireNET 1127 Control Unit Board Only
FNP-1127D-BO
FireNET 1127 Control Unit Board Only, with integrated DACT
FNP-1127E-BO
FireNET 1127 Control Unit Board Only, expandable
FireNET 1127 Control Unit Board Only, expandable with
FNP-1127DE-BO
integrated DACT
FNP-1127-ENC
FireNET 1127 Enclosure Complete
FNP-1127-ENC-DO
FireNET 1127 Enclosure Door Only
FNP-1127-ENC-BC
FireNET 1127 Enclosure Back-Can Only
FNP-1127-MP
FireNET 1127 Panel Mounting Plate
FN-KEY
FireNET Enclosure Key Lock
FN-PBS
FireNET Panel Bonding Strap
FN-PGB
FireNET Panel Grounding Block
FN-EOL
FireNET Panel EOLR (package)
FN-STO
FireNET Panel Standoffs (for panel covers)
FN-FUS
FireNET Main AC Input Fuse
FN-FUS-BATT
FireNET Battery Input Fuse
FN-BLJ
FireNET Battery Leads & Jumper
FNP-1127-MAN
FireNET Installation Manual
FNP-1127-PDL
FireNET Panel Door Label
FN-LSW
Loop Explorer Software CD
FN-X187
Programming Cable (Standard)
FN-S187
Programming Cable (Jacketed)
FN-SKDK
Spare Keys for Door Keyswitch
FN-SKCK
Spare Keys for Controls Keyswitch
FN-ECK
Enable Controls Keyswitch
Battery Leads for Accessory Enclosure (extended length
FN-BLE
3.28ft)
FN-LCD-S-BO
Serial Annunciator Control Unit Board Only (K6017)
FN-LCD-S-BB
Serial Annunciator Back-box
FN-EBS
Expansion Boards Standoffs (SLC board & I/O board stacking)
*NOTE: 240VAC option available
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1.22 Master Part Number Schema
H ochiki America Panel PN B reakdow n
FNP
-2 127 U S00C
Option Type
Product Style
Loops
Device Range
Language
Feature 1 Network Card, Dialer
Expandable
Color
Style
Valid Entries
FNP
1
2
127
US
0
1
2
4
0
E
R
C
G
S
D
L
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This is whether panel is expandable
Feature 1 [Network Card / Dialer]
This is the Language
This is the Device Range
This is the number of loops on the product
This is the product style
Option Ranges
Description
FireNET Plus
1 Loop Hochiki Protocol
2 Loop Hochiki Protocol
127 Points
US English
None
N etw ork Card
Internal Dialer Internal Dialer & N etw ork Card
N on‐Expandable
Expandable
Red
Charcoal
Gray
Standard
Plexi Window Limited Aperature
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1.3 Limitations of Fire Alarm Systems
Follow Recommended Installation Guidelines: To achieve early fire detection, fire
detection sensors should be installed in all rooms and areas of a house, apartment, or
building in accordance with the recommendations of the National Fire Protection
Association Standard 72 (NFPA 72), manufacturer’s recommendations, state and local
codes, and the recommendations contained in Guide for the Proper Use of System
Smoke Detectors, which is made available at no charge to all installing dealers.
Generally, the standards and recommendations include the following (but installers
should refer to the specific guidelines above before installing):
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Sleeping Rooms: Smoke detectors should be installed in every sleeping room.
Hallways: More than one smoke detector should be installed in a hallway if it is
more than 30 feet long.
At least Two Smoke Detectors: There should never be less than two smoke
detectors per apartment or residence.
Smoke Detectors in Alarm, Electrical, or Phone Locations: Smoke detectors
should be located in any room where an alarm control is located or an alarm
control connects to an electrical source or phone line. If detectors are not so
located, a fire within the room could prevent the alarm control from reporting a
fire.
Notification Systems: All fire alarm systems require notification devices, including
sirens, bells, horns, and/or strobes. In residential applications, each automatic
alarm initiating device when activated should cause the operation of alarm
notification device that should be clearly audible in all bedrooms over ambient or
background noise levels (at least 15dB above noise) with all intervening doors
closed.
Alarm in Every Bedroom and Level of Residence: A smoke detector with an
integral sounder (smoke alarm) should be located in every bedroom and an
additional notification device should be located on each level of a residence.
Maintenance: A maintenance agreement should be arranged through the local
manufacturer’s representative and maintenance should be performed annually by
authorized personnel only. To keep a fire alarm system in excellent working order,
ongoing maintenance is required per the manufacturer’s recommendations and
UL and NFPA standards. At a minimum the requirements of Chapter 7 of NFPA
72 (1999) shall be followed.
Test Weekly: The alarm system should be tested weekly to make sure all
sensors and transmitters are working properly. The most common cause of an
alarm system not functioning when a fire occurs is inadequate maintenance.
Alarms Cannot Guarantee Warning or Protection: Fire alarm system cannot guarantee
warning or protection against fire in every potential situation. A study by the Federal
Emergency Management Agency (an agency of the United States government)
indicated that smoke detectors may not go off or give early warning in as many as 35%
of all fires.
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Limitation on Fire Alarm Effectiveness: A fire alarm system may not provide timely or
adequate warning, or simply may not function, for a variety of reasons. For example:
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No Detection: Particles of combustion or smoke from a developing fire may not
reach the sensing chambers of smoke detectors because:
1. Barriers (such as closed or partially closed doors, walls, or chimneys) may
inhibit particle or smoke flow.
2. Smoke particles may become cold, stratify, or not reach the ceiling or
upper walls where detectors are located.
3. Smoke particles may be blown away from detectors by air outlets.
4. Smoke particles may be drawn into air returns before reaching the
detector.
No Multi-Floor Detection: In general, smoke detectors on one level of a structure
cannot be expected to sense fires developing on another level.
Insufficient Smoke: The amount of smoke present may be insufficient to alarm
smoke detectors. Smoke detectors are designed to alarm, at various levels of
smoke density. If such density levels are not created by a developing fire at the
location of the detector, the detector will not go into alarm.
Smoldering vs. Flaming Fires: Smoke detectors, even when working properly,
have sensing limitations. Detectors that have photoelectric sensing chambers
tend to detect smoldering fires better than flaming fires, which have little visible
smoke. Detectors that have ionizing-type sensing chambers tend to detect fast
flaming fires better than smoldering fires. Because fires develop in different ways
and are often unpredictable in their growth, neither type of detector is necessarily
best and a given type of detector may not provide adequate warning of a fire.
False Alarms and Pre-Fire Disconnection: Smoke detectors are subject to false
alarms and nuisance alarms and may have been disconnected by users. For
example, a smoke detector located in or near a kitchen may go into nuisance
alarm during normal operation of kitchen appliances. In addition, dusty or steamy
environments may cause a smoke detector to falsely alarm. If the location of a
smoke detector causes an abundance of false alarms or nuisance alarms, do not
disconnect the smoke detector, call a professional to analyze the situation and
recommend a solution.
Fast Fires and Explosions: Smoke detectors cannot be expected to provide
adequate warning of fires caused by arson and children playing with matches
(especially within bedrooms), smoking in bed, violent explosions (caused by
escaping gas, improper storage of flammable materials, etc.).
Heat Detectors: Heat detectors do not sense particles of combustion and are
designed to alarm only when heat on their sensors increases at a predetermined
rate or reaches a predetermined level. Heat detectors are designed to protect
property, not life.
Unheeded Warning: Warning devices (including horns, sirens, and bells) may not
alert people or wake up sleepers who are located on the other side of closed or
partially open doors. A warning device that activates on a different floor or level of
a dwelling or structure is less likely to awaken or alert people. Even persons who
are aware may not notice the warning if the alarm is muffled by noise from a
stereo, radio, air conditioner or other appliance, or by passing traffic. Audible
warning devices may not alert the hearing impaired (strobes or other devices
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should be provided to warn these people). Any warning device may fail to alert
people with a disability, deep sleepers, people who have recently used alcohol or
drugs, or people on medication or sleeping pills.
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Strobes: Strobes can under certain circumstances, cause seizures
in people with conditions such as epilepsy.
Drills: Studies have shown that certain people, even when they
hear a fire alarm signal, do not respond or comprehend the meaning
of the signal. It is the property owner’s responsibility to conduct fire
drills and other training exercises to make people aware of fire
alarm signals and instruct on the proper reaction to alarm signals.
Hearing Loss: In rare instances, the sounding of a warning device
can cause temporary or permanent hearing loss.
Telephone Transmissions Problems: Telephone lines needed to transmit alarm
signals from a premises to a central station may be out of service or temporarily
out of service. For added protection against telephone line failure, backup radio
transmission systems are recommended.
System Failure With Age or Lack of Maintenance: System components, though
designed to last many years, can fail at any time. As a precautionary measure, it
is recommended that smoke detectors be checked, maintained, and replaced per
manufacturer’s recommendations.
Electrical Power Problems: System components will not work without electrical
power. If system batteries are not serviced or replaced regularly, they may not
provide battery backup when AC power fails.
High Air Velocity or Dusty or Dirty Environments: Environments with high air
velocity or that are dusty or dirty require more frequent maintenance.
Importance of Maintenance: In general, fire alarm systems and devices will not work
without power and will not function property unless they are maintained and tested
regularly.
Alarm is Not Substitute for Insurance: While installing a fire alarm system may make the
owner eligible for a lower insurance rate, an alarm system is not a substitute for
insurance. Property owners should continue to act prudently in protecting the premises
and the people in their premises and should properly insure life and property and buy
sufficient amounts of liability insurance to meet their needs.
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1.4 Agency Listings, Approvals, Requirements
1.4.1 Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
The FireNET Plus has been verified to comply with FCC Rules Part 15, Class A Operation
is subject to the following conditions:
1. This device may not cause radio interference.
2. This device must accept any interference received, including any that may cause
undesired operation.
1.4.2 Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
The FireNET Plus is UL864 9th Edition listed and is suitable for use as a commercial
protected premises control unit as follows:
-Local signaling unit
-Types of signaling services are automatic, manual, waterflow, & sprinkler
supervisory.
-Style 4, 6, or 7 for Signaling Line Circuits
-Style Y for Notification Appliance Circuits
-Non-coded signaling
-Auxiliary
-Proprietary
-Central Station Service – DACT type (protected premise)
-Remote Station Service – DACT type (protected premise)
1.4.3 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Install and configure the FireNET system in accordance with NFPA 72 and 13.
All field wiring must be installed in accordance with NFPA 70 National Electric Code (Article
760).
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Section 2 – Control Panel Installation
2.1 What’s in the Box?
The FireNET Plus control panel includes the following components and hardware:
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Control panel cabinet with hinged door.
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Control panel annunciator, power supply, SLC loop and associated electronics are
contained on one circuit board which is pre-mounted in the cabinet.
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Built-in RS232 interface
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Two keys for the cabinet lock and two keys for the Enable Controls keyswitch.
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(2) Zero ohm jumpers PN# S2026, and (2) EOLD devices PN# S2030.
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Battery jumper for series connection of two 12 volt batteries.
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Installation Manual (PN# 1700-10840)
2.2 Environmental Specifications
The FireNET Plus control panel should be installed in locations where it will NOT be
exposed to temperatures outside the range of 32o F – 120oF or humidity outside the range
of 10% - 85% non-condensing.
The FireNET Plus control panel must be installed so that it is not subjected to damage by
water and condensation. AVOID mounting the control panel cabinet directly on exterior
masonry walls, in areas subject to plumbing leaks, in areas subject to splash from sprinkler
test valves, or in high humidity areas.
The FireNET Plus control panel is intended for installation in indoor environments in a dry
location.
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2.3 Control Panel Layout
2.3.1 Front Panel Controls and Display
Front Panel
Indicators
8-Line x 40
character LCD
Front Panel Controls
Enable Controls Key-switch
(Access Level 2)
Figure 2.3.1 – Controls and Display
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2.3.2 Enclosure and Panel Layout
Alarm
Main Control Unit
 SLC Loop
 Programmable Relays
 Notification Appliance
Circuits
 Expansion Board
Connections
 Network Connections
 Aux Power Output
 PC Connection
 Front Panel Controls
More Events
AC Power On
General
Disablement
Pre-Alarm
General Trouble
On Test
Power Trouble
Panel Sounder
Silenced
Supervisory
Delay Active
NAC Trouble
Battery Connection
AC Power Connection
Figure 2.3.1 – Enclosure and Panel Layout
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2.4 Mounting the Control Panel
Consult the environmental specifications listed in Section 2.2 to determine a suitable
location to mount the FireNET Plus main control panel.
The panel should be mounted so that it is accessible to service personnel and located in a
secure area.
Do not mount directly to a concrete wall. Use a suitable standoff material such as plywood
to keep condensation away from the control panel.
2.5 Wiring Specifications
Care should be taken when wiring the system to avoid situations that would contribute to
inducing electrical noise from one wire to another. Induced noise can interfere with
telephone communications or cause erratic system operation. Follow these guidelines to
plan your system wiring prior to installation.
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Route high and low voltage wiring separately. Maintain a minimum 2” separation
between high and low voltage wiring throughout the building.
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Route control panel wiring around the perimeter of the enclosure. A minimum .25”
separation is required between high and low voltage wiring.
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Identify which group each wire or cable is associated with from the list below. Isolate
each groups wiring as much as possible. Avoid running a single multi-conductor
cable for multiple groups of conductors.
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AC Power - Main Power Supply
Notification Appliances
SLC Circuits
Relay Outputs
Voltage Outputs
Remote Control and Auxiliary Inputs
Network Wiring (Shielded wire required)
RS485 Bus Wiring (Shielded wire required)
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Keep wiring from different groups separated as much as possible. If you must share
the same conduit with different conductor groups consider using shielded cable.
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If shielded cable is used terminate the shield to the earth ground terminal block in the
main control panel and leave open at field side of cable. Do not ground at both ends
of cable.
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All terminals on the FireNET control can accept wire gauges from 22AWG and
12AWG.
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2.5.1 Suggested Routing of AC Power
Route the AC input power wiring as outlined below. Follow recommendations outlined in
section 2.5 regarding the separation of high and low voltage wiring.
Alarm
More Events
AC Power On
General
Disablement
Pre-Alarm
General Trouble
On Test
Power Trouble
Panel Sounder
Silenced
Supervisory
Delay Active
NAC Trouble
Right-side knockout
location
Lower right-side
knockout location
Figure 2.5.1 – Suggested Routing of AC Power
The preferred entry location for AC input power is via the right side knock-out (see
illustration above). DO NOT route AC input power across the main control board or directly
across or adjacent to the low-voltage connections made on the top terminal strip!
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2.6 Battery Calculations
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2.7 Electrical Ratings
Terminal Label
E
E
L1T
L1R
P1T
P1R
L2T
L2R
P2T
P2R
+ 24V
- 24V
+ 24V
- 24V
Description
Ground
Ground
Phone Line
1
Phone Line
2
Outgoing phone line connection to telephone sets
(FNP-1127D/DE only)
Aux 24V
Auxiliary 24V Power
Notification Appliance Circuit #1. EOLD Required.
Note: 24VDC Regulated @ 1.6A Continuous
24VDC Regulated @ 900mA Pulsing
24VDC @ 2.3A Special Application
Notification Appliance Circuit #2. EOLD Required.
Note: 24VDC Regulated @ 1.6A Continuous
24VDC Regulated @ 900mA Pulsing
24VDC @ 2.3A Special Application
Signaling Line Circuit. OUT terminals used for
Class B or A wiring.
+
NAC 2
-
+ OUT
- OUT
+ IN
- IN
Incoming phone line connection from telephone
company (FNP-1127D/DE only)
Auxiliary 24V Power
NAC 1
+
+
+
-
Outgoing phone line connection to telephone sets
(FNP-1127D/DE only)
24V Out
+
+ IN
- IN
+ OUT
- OUT
NC
C
NO
NC
C
NO
NC
C
NO
Ground Connection
Ground Connection
Incoming phone line connection from telephone
company (FNP-1127D/DE only)
SLC 1
Signaling Line Circuit. IN terminals used for return
loop for Class A wiring.
Trouble
Trouble relay
Fire
Fire Alarm relay
Supervisory
Supervisory relay
NET Out
RS485 Network OUT to other panels
NET In
RS485 Network IN from other panels
COMMS
Bus
RS485 to I/O boards and serial annunciators
SLC 2
Signaling Line Circuit. OUT terminals used for
Class B or A wiring.
Signaling Line Circuit. IN terminals used for return
loop for Class A wiring.
Rating
Voltage
0VDC
0VDC
48VDC
48VDC
48VDC
48VDC
48VDC
48VDC
48VDC
48VDC
24VDC
24VDC
24VDC
24VDC
Current
30mA
30mA
30mA
30mA
30mA
30mA
30mA
30mA
360mA
360mA
360mA
360mA
24VDC
2.3 A
24VDC
2.3 A
24VDC
2.3 A
24VDC
2.3 A
32VDC
32VDC
32VDC
32VDC
30VDC
30VDC
30VDC
30VDC
30VDC
30VDC
30VDC
30VDC
30VDC
12VDC
12VDC
12VDC
12VDC
12VDC
12VDC
32VDC
32VDC
32VDC
32VDC
250mA
250mA
250mA
250mA
1A
1A
1A
1A
1A
1A
1A
1A
1A
100mA
100mA
100mA
100mA
100mA
100mA
250mA
250mA
250mA
250mA
Table 2.7.1 Terminal Strip Electrical Ratings
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Table 2.7.3 Power Supply Connections
The AC and Battery connectors are located at the bottom of the main control board. These
connectors may be removed (unplugged) for ease of installation.
Connector
Terminal
Description
TB6
G
N
Earth Ground
AC Neutral
L
AC Line
TB3
+ Battery
- Battery
Rating
Voltage
Current
N/A
120 VAC, 50/60Hz
240 VAC, 50/60Hz
120 VAC, 50/60Hz
240 VAC, 50/60Hz
+24 VDC
DC Common
N/A
2.1A
1.1A
2.1A
1.1A
5A
5A
Table 2.7.2 Power Supply Terminal Strip Electrical Ratings
NOTE: Earth ground fault detection impedance is approximately 100K ohms between earth
ground and the FireNET Plus internal floating DC supply.
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2.8 Specifications
Primary AC:
Output DC:
Power Supply:
Max Charger Current:
Dimensions:
Weight:
Color:
Material:
Display:
Network:
Zones:
SLC loops:
Devices per Loop:
Addresses per Panel
NAC Outputs**:
Relay Outputs:
Aux. Power:
PC Port:
DACT Formats
(FNP-1127D / DE only)
Firmware Revision
120VAC @ 2.1 amps 50/60hz (or) 240VAC @ 1.1 amp
50/60hz
24VDC @ 4 amps
5.25 amp integrated
1.25 amps
14.5”W x 19” H x 3.5”D
20 lbs (without batteries)
Red (optional charcoal)
ABS/steel enclosure
8 line x 40 character LCD (320 characters total)
Dual RS485 ports (64 panels max.)
500 network wide software zones per system (Output
zones allocated to zones 1 to 253 only for SOM 2.0 and
earlier)
1 or 2 (class A or B)
127 sensors & modules, plus 127 analog sounder bases,
254 total
(800 addresses + sub-addresses max per panel)
(2) 2.3 A @ 24VDC Special Application
1.6 A @ 24VDC (Continuous) Regulated
900mA @ 24VDC (Pulsing) Regulated
(3) Form C contact [email protected]
[email protected]
RS232
Contact ID and SIA
07.xxxx
**Note: Combined maximum for both NAC outputs must not exceed 3.1A under Special Application.
Combined maximum for both NAC outputs must not exceed 3.2A under (Continuous) Regulated.
Combined maximum for both NAC outputs must not exceed 1.8A under (Pulsing) Regulated.
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Section 3 - Power Supply and Main Control Unit Connections
3.1 AC Power Connection
The AC power connection terminal block is located in the lower right hand corner of the
control board (when viewed from the front, see Figure 3.1). Observe the wiring polarity and
connect as shown. Local electrical codes may require that a licensed electrician make these
connections.
NFPA 72 requires that the AC connection be made from a dedicated branch circuit that is
mechanically protected. The circuit must be marked in red and identified as a “FIRE ALARM
CIRCUIT”. The location of the circuit and its disconnecting means shall be permanently
noted at the fire alarm control panel. The circuit breaker must be rated at 20 amps
maximum.
Fuse Replacement: To replace the power supply fuse F7, power down the fire system by
removing the AC power first, then disconnect the backup batteries to the fire alarm control
panel. Remove the blown fuse and replace with a 3A 250VAC, slow blow, 5X20mm fuse.
When the fuse replacement is completed, restore AC power to the control panel and
connect the backup batteries observing polarity of connections.
3.2 Battery Connection
The FireNET Plus fire alarm control panel can charge up to 60AH batteries maximum. Use
the current draw and battery calculation worksheet in section 2.6 to determine the correct
battery size to use.
The battery leads connect to the battery terminal block located at the lower left-hand corner
of the control board (when viewed from the front). Connect two 12-volt batteries in series to
the battery leads as shown in Figure 3.1. Both batteries must be of the same AH rating. Do
not try to parallel multiple batteries together to obtain a higher AH rating. Use only UL
Recognized Sealed Lead Acid Batteries.
Fuse Replacement: To replace the in-line battery fuse, remove the battery lead (BLACK)
from the negative battery terminal and twist the bayonet fuse holder to open. Remove the
blown fuse and replace with a “Bussman AGC-10” (10A) type fuse or equivalent.
Reassemble the bayonet fuse holder and attach the battery lead to the negative terminal of
the battery.
NOTE: The standby batteries cannot power the system until the main 120VAC power has
been established. Once the system has been initially powered from them 120VAC source
the batteries will operate the system in the event of a power failure.
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Figure 3.1 Power Supply Connection Detail
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3.3 Auxiliary Power Connection
24 VDC auxiliary powers are available on the main control board for powering remote
annunciators, I/O modules and other low-current powered devices.
The total output from each Auxiliary Power output must not exceed .360 amps.
All devices powered from the auxiliary power terminals should be entered into Table 2.6 and
taken into consideration for standby battery size.
Figure 3.2 Auxiliary Power Connection Detail
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3.4 Notification Appliance Circuit Connection
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NAC outputs rated @ 2.3 amps each (Special Application)
( EOL P/N: S2030 or P/N: S2028 can be used)
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NAC outputs rated @ 1.6 amps each (Continous) Regulated.
(Hochiki America EOL P/N: P/N: S2030 or P/N: S2028 can be used)
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NAC outputs rated @ 0.9 amps (Pulsing or Gentex) Regulated.
( EOL P/N: S2030 or P/N: S2028 can be used)
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See Appendix A.3 for compatible NAC Devices.
See Section 8 of this manual for programming.
Figure 3.3 Notification Appliance Circuit Connection Detail
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3.5 Relay Output Connection
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Relays are dry Form “C” contacts and are fully programmable.
See section 8 of this manual for programming.
Figure 3.4 Relay Outputs Detail
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3.6 Phone Line Connections (FNP-1127D and FNP-1127DE only)
The FireNET Plus contains an integrated DACT (Digital Alarm Communicator Transmitter)
with connections for two telephone lines.
 Phone line connections are supervised.
 To comply with NFPA standards, Ground Start telephone lines must not be used.
 See Section 7.6 for DACT operation and event reporting codes.
 A panel which is connected to EMS Graphix system must have the PC / Dialer switch
in the PC position, and no dialer may be used on this panel. A dialer may be used by
another node in the network.
Figure 3.5 – Telephone Line Connections to the FireNET Plus
The DACT must be connected upstream of any private telephone systems at the protected
premise. See figure 3.5 above.
NOTE: To ensure proper connection to the public switched telephone network, UL Listed
RJ31X jacks and cords must be installed.
NOTE: Two separate telephone lines are required. Do not connect both telephone
interfaces on the FireNET Plus to the same telephone line.
NOTE: The maximum distance between the FireNET Plus and the RJ31X jacks must not
exceed 6 feet. Do not use a phone cord that is longer than 6 feet in length.
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Section 4 – Expander Board Installation
4.1 Compatible Expander Boards
The following Hochiki America Corp. expander boards are listed as compatible with the
FireNET Plus analog addressable fire alarm system.
Expanders
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FNP-1127-SLC - SLC Loop Expander (Local FACP Expander)
FN-4127-IO – 16 Channel Input/Output Board (RS-485 Bus Device)
FN-LCD-S Serial LCD Annunciator (RS-485 Bus Device)
This section covers the installation of the devices listed above. For proper operation each of
these devices must be programmed. Please refer to Section 8 of this manual for more
information on programming the functionality of expander boards.
4.2 General Installation of RS-485 Bus Devices
4.2.1 Wiring Distance and Mounting Locations
RS485 bus devices can be mounted either in the main control panel enclosure or in an
accessory cabinet (FN-ACC). When mounting remotely in an accessory cabinet the
distance from the panel to the RS485 bus device must not exceed 4000 feet. A suitable
communications cable for RS485 applications must be used for the RS485 bus devices.
Specific wiring connections for each device are included later in this section. For specific
wiring distance, connections, and mounting of the FN-LCD-S serial LCD Annunciator, see
Section 4.7.
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4.2.2 Addressing
Up to 32 RS485 bus devices can be added to the system. Each RS485 bus device must be
set to a unique address 1-32.
The address for each RS485 bus device is set using a position DIP-switch in binary fashion.
Switches 1-5 represent the values 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, and 32 respectively. To set the address,
move only the switches whose values when added equal the address value you wish to set
to the “ON” position. For example, moving switches 1 and 3 (whose values are 1 and 4
respectively) to the “ON” position sets the address of 5 into the RS485 bus device. See the
other examples below:
6
ADDRESS 1
6
ADDRESS 5
4
3
2
5
4
3
2
5
4
3
2
1
1
1
5
ADDRESS 21
6
Shows switch actuator in the ON position.
Switch Number
Value
1
2
3
4
5
6
1
2
4
8
16
32
Addresses must be set with no power applied to the system.
C10
TR1
R36
+
SD1
J3
C6
R38
J4
R28
R20
R37
J2
R32
R23
R22
LED3
U7
R30
LED2
R21
SW1
LED1
+
C9
+
U6
+
U5
R35
R33
R31
D1
F1
R34
+
C8
+
C7
C2
R1
R29
X2
R27
Jumper J3
C11
XTL1
R54
R19
R24
R25
R26
S1
-
IN
COMMS IN
0V 24V 0V RX TX
Even if only 1 RS485 bus device is connected to the panel this
jumper must be installed.
U1
C3
J1
The last board connected to the RS485 bus must have a
terminating jumper installed at position J3 as shown in figure
4.2.3.1
0V RX TX 24V 0V 0V 0V
COMMS OUT OUT
I/O
4.2.3 Terminating
L1
C1
D17
+
Figure 4.2.3.1
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4.2.4 Power Connections
All RS485 bus devices require 24 VDC to operate. The AUX 24V terminals of the FireNET
plus may supply this voltage (360 milliamps maximum), or you may use an external power
supply that provides 24 VDC output.
Connections are provided on each RS485 bus device for both incoming and outgoing
power.
4.2.5 COMMS Connection
In addition to power, each RS485 bus device requires a pair of conductors for data
communication. This wiring is connected to the COMMS + and - terminals on the FireNET
Plus control panel. If more than one RS485 device is being used, it may be connected to
the COMMS OUT + and - terminals of the previous RS485 bus device.
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-
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4.3 FN-4127-IO - Input / Output Board
In addition to the basic 254 points that the FireNET Plus can accommodate on the SLC
loops, additional input and output points can be added by using FN-4127-IO Input/Output
boards on the RS485 bus.
The FN-4127-IO has 16 channels. Each channel can be individually configured as either an
input or an output. Up to 32 FN-4127-IO boards can be connected to the system via the
RS485 bus giving the system an additional 512 inputs/outputs.
4.3.1 Configuring Inputs
Inputs to the FN-4127-IO are optically
isolated and connected to the board by
installing a normally open contact with a
resistance no greater than 500 ohms to
any input and a terminal marked 0V. The
current switched by the contact will be a
maximum of 3 milliamps.
NOTE:
Inputs on the I/O board are not supervised. These inputs are not for
primary initiating or detection of fire or life safety conditions. These
inputs are programmable for secondary use only, and not used for
signaling Fire, Supervisory, or Trouble conditions. All primary initiating
or detection inputs must be connected to applicable SLC devices listed
for fire. See Section 5 of this manual for SLC devices.
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4.3.2 Configuring Outputs
When configured as outputs, the I/O board channels supply a negative voltage (with respect
to the I/O board 24V power supply) via a transistor.
Because transistor elements can be damaged by excessive current drain, great care should
be taken when connecting to outputs. Particular care should be taken to ensure that
suppression diodes on relay coils are correctly polarized. Wrongly connected diodes will
damage the outputs. Diodes
should be connected with the
band to the positive 24V.
2.2k
Individual channels can
supply current up to 100
milliamps but this must be
limited to 500 milliamps for
each bank of eight (500
milliamps for 1-8 and 500
milliamps for 9-16). The
power supply to the I/O board
should also be considered to
ensure that its rating is not
exceeded if multiple channels
are switched on. Overall
current draw for the I/O board
is 1010mA max.
NOTE:
Outputs on the I/O board are not supervised. These outputs are not for
primary notification of fire conditions (i.e. not for use as NAC circuits).
These outputs are for secondary use only. All primary notification
output devices must be connected to applicable NAC circuits on the
FireNET panel. See Section 3.4, Appendix A, and B for details on NAC
circuits and compatible NAC devices.
When powering the I/O board from the FireNET Plus auxiliary 24VDC power (limited to
360ma), the following maximum wiring distances apply at the gauges noted:
Wire
18AWG
16AWG
14AWG
12AWG
Distance
875ft
1400ft
2300ft
3700ft
When powering the I/O board from a separate Aux 24VDC UL Fire listed supply the
maximum voltage drop cannot exceed 4VDC.
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4.3.3 LED Indicators
R44 R42
R40
R18
OP4
D10
R39
+
D11
R48
R46
R49
R47
R6
R4
R2
6
D16
D18
OP1
X1
D2
R12
R10
D3
U3
D4
+
K6006
ISSUE 01
R16 R14
11
R3
12
C13
R5
D5
13
R7
C5
R9
D6
14
OP2
R13
R11
D8
16
R15
15
D7
R17
C10
0V RX TX 24V 0V
COMMS OUT
OUT
C11
XTL1
R36
R28
R38
J4
C6
R19
R20
R23
R22
SD1
J3
R37
R32
R21
TR1
C9
+
U6
R31
R27
R33
F1
+
R34
R29
X2
R1
D1
C8
+
+
U5
C7
COMMS IN
0V RX TX
J2
R30
SW1
LED2
LED3
IN
0V 24V
S1
U7
R54
U1
0V 0V
I/O
D9
J1
C2
LED 1
D15
8
7
9
10
I/O CHANNEL
SERIAL NUMBER
R51
R8
LED1
The yellow LED (LED2) will flicker briefly every few seconds when the
I/O board responds to the main panel. If this LED does not flicker then
it is not responding to the control panel and the comms connection
should be checked.
D14
R53
C3

5
D13
R24
R25
R26

If the LED is flickering more or less continuously - the
board is operating normally.
If this LED is not lit - the board is not receiving data from the
control panel and the comms connection should be checked.
If this LED is permanently lit - then it is likely that data is
being received but that it is being corrupted. In this case the
quality of the comms connection should be checked for
interference from mains or other noise generating sources.
4
R50
3
D12
R52
OP3

1
R41
U4
2
R43
C4
R45
C12
R35
LED indicators on the I/O board give some simple diagnostic
information and show that the boards are communicating with the
control panel. The red LED (LED1) is on during receipt of a message
from the control panel.
L1
C1
D17
+
LED 2
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4.6 FNP-1127-SLC – SLC Loop Expander
The FireNET Plus control panel is provided with one SLC Loop; however an additional SLC
Loop may be added at the factory or a later date if required through the use of a FNP-1127SLC expander board.
The main control unit has terminations for connecting the first SLC loop. The connections
for the second loop are located on the FNP-1127-SLC expander board.
4.6.1 Installation of the FNP-1127-SLC
1. To install the additional SLC Loop, the control panel must have its AC and battery
power removed. Do not attempt to install the SLC expander board while the FireNET
Plus panel is powered!
2. Remove the screw on the front display panel and open the panel to the left, exposing
the back of the circuit board.
3. The circuit board containing the additional loop circuit is supplied in a static
dissipative bag and should remain in this bag until it is to be installed.
NOTE:
As with all electronic components, this circuit board is very sensitive and can
be easily damaged by electrostatic discharge.
4. The loop board mounts on the upper left hand side of the rear of the circuit board.
Install the mounting standoffs to the main board then attach the expander board
using the M3 screws and fiber washers.
5. After ensuring that the new circuit board is properly installed and making good
contact with its connectors, close the front display panel and secure with the screw.
6. Connect the SLC loop wiring and then re-apply power to the control panel.
7. Class B SLC circuits require the 0 ohm jumpers to be installed – please see Section
5.3.1.
After the new SLC devices have been installed and connected, they may be automatically
detected using the auto learn feature from the menu on the control panel (see Section 8 of
this manual).
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4.7 FN-LCD-S Serial Liquid Crystal Display Annunciator
The FN-LCD-S Serial LCD Annunciator duplicates the indications of the FireNET Plus fire
alarm control panel. The FN-LCD-S connects to the control panel via the RS485 serial bus
that is designated “COMMS” on the control board. Up to 15 FN-LCD-S annunciators may
be connected via the COMMS bus to a single FireNET Plus control panel.
4.7.1 Installation of the FN-LCD-S
Refer to section 2.2 of this manual for environmental installation specifications. The FNLCD-S should be mounted so that it is accessible to service personnel and located in an
area in compliance with local regulations.
The FN-LCD-S may be surface or flush mounted. Do not mount directly to a concrete wall.
Use a suitable standoff material such as plywood to keep condensation away from the
annunciator.
For operations and programming, refer to Sections 7 and 8 of this manual. The FN-LCD-S
operates in the same manner as the main panel operator interface and controls.
Figure 4.7.2 FN-LCD-S Serial LCD Annunciator
When powering the FN-LCD-S from the FireNET Plus auxiliary 24VDC power (limited to
360mA) or an external UL864/1481 Listed AUX 24VDC supply, the following maximum wiring
distances apply to the power cables at the gauges noted:
Wire Run
1000 ft.
2000 ft.
3000 ft.
4000 ft.
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15
7
5
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12
8
6
12
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1522RO @
RESET W/ DOG
RESET
ADDRESS
+24V
COMM2
l
+
+
l
3
l
2
0V
+
K S
+
1
l
ON
COMM1
FIT JUMPER
FOR END OF LINE
COMM1 COMM2
COMMS
ACTIVE
4
Reset
Switch
Not Used
Not Used
DIP Switch used to set
the FN-LCD-S address
between 1 -15
RS485 End-of-line jumper. Put
jumper in place when FN-LCD-S
is the last device on the RS485
bus “I/O Comm”.
(+)
+ -
(-)
COMMS
(+)
(-)
FireNET Plus Control Panel
(section)
24 VDC
RS-485
To next
serial
FN-LCDS or
other
RS485
Bus
Device
To AUX 24VDC of control
panel or to UL 864/1481 listed
AUX 24VDC Power Supply
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Figure 4.7.3 FN-LCD-S Wiring Detail
NOTE:
When connecting I/O boards to the FN-LCD-S via the COMMS
terminals shown above, the I/O boards must be powered by a
UL864/1481 listed local Auxiliary 24VDC power supply, or the Aux
24VDC output of the FN-LCD-S within the limits outlined below.
DO NOT connect the I/O board power input to the Aux 24VDC output terminals of the FNLCD-S unless the sum current load of the I/O board is within the 500mA max 24VDC output
rating of the FN-LCD-S and within the 360mA max 24VDC output rating of the FireNET
Plus control panel that provides power to the FN-LCD-S. Failure to make this consideration
may result in overloading the FN-LCD-S and/or the control panel Aux 24VDC output.
The current limits during both standby and in alarm shall not exceed the 360mA rating of
the FireNET Plus Aux 24VDC output or the 500mA rating of the FN-LCD-S.
The FN-LCD-S current draw is rated as follows:
Standby: 20mA @ 24VDC
Alarm: 110mA @ 24VDC
Available colors are RED, GRAY and CHARCOAL as identified below:
FN-LCD-S-R = RED
FN-LCD-S-C = CHARCOAL
FN-LCD-S-G = GRAY
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Section 5 – SLC Device Installation
5.1 Compatible SLC Devices
The following Hochiki America Corp. SLC devices are listed as compatible with the FireNET
Plus analog addressable fire alarm system.
Detectors (Sensors)

ALK-V / ALK-V2 Analog Photoelectric Smoke Detector

ALN-V Analog Photoelectric Smoke Detector

ALG-V Analog Photoelectric Smoke Detector

AIE-EA Analog Ionization Smoke Detector

ATG-EA Analog Heat Detector

ATJ-EA Analog Fixed Temp / Rate of Rise Heat Sensor

ACA-V Analog Photoelectric and Heat Multi Detector

ACC-V Analog Multi Criteria Sensor

ACD-V Analog CO/ Photo/Heat/ Multi Criteria Sensor

ACB-EA & ACB-EAW Analog Fixed & Rate of Rise Heat Multi Detector

DH98-A Analog Duct Smoke Detector, no Relay

DH98-AR Analog Duct Smoke Detector with Relay

DH99-A Analog Duct Smoke Detector, no Relay

DH99-AR Analog Duct Smoke Detector with Relay
Smoke sensors will undergo automatic sensitivity testing and verification every 24 hours.
Modules

DCP FRCME-4 / FRCME-M Addressable Input Module

DCP FRCMA Class A Addressable Input Module

DCP FRCMA-I Class A Addressable Input Module (with SCI)

DCP R2M, R2ML, R2MH Addressable Dual Relay Module
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DCP R2ML-I, R2MH-I Addressable Dual Relay Module (with SCI)

DCP SOM Addressable Supervised Output module

DCP SOM-A Addressable Class A Supervised Output Module

DCP SOM-AI Addressable Class A Supervised Output Module (with SCI)

DCP SCI Short Circuit Isolator

DCP DIMM Dual Input Monitor Module

CZM Conventional Zone Module

ASB Analog Sounder Base

ASBL Analog Sounder Base Low Frequency

DCP AMS Addressable Manual Pull-Station

SOM-R Addressable Supervised Output Module (Preaction Sprinkler Systems)
NOTE:
The “DCP” prefix listed above on several devices indicates the device’s formal model
name as specified by Underwriters Laboratories within each device’s individual
listing. The “DCP” prefix will be dropped throughout the body of this manual and the
shortened model name will be used. Please take note of this when referencing these
devices within this manual.
5.2 Number of Devices
The FireNET Plus comes with 1 SLC loop built-in to the panel. The loop can support up to
127 analog addressable detectors and modules as well as 127 analog sounder bases for a
total of 254 possible per loop. By adding the FNP-1127-SLC expander card, 1 additional
SLC loop can be added to the panel for a total of 2 loops.
Addresses 1 – 127 are reserved for any combination of detectors and modules. Addresses
128 – 254 are reserved for analog sounder bases. Detectors and modules cannot be
addressed to the upper address 128 - 254. Each device on the SLC loop must have a
unique address. Refer to section 5.4 for instructions on programming the address into each
analog addressable device.
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5.3 SLC Loop Wiring
The FireNET Plus uses the patented Hochiki DCP Digital Communication Protocol to
communicate with each of the analog addressable devices located on the SLC loops. This
extremely fast and reliable protocol allows the use of standard non-twisted, non-shielded
wiring for the SLC loops.
The SLC loop wiring may be any solid or stranded cabling that meets the requirements for
power limited fire protective signaling circuits listed in NFPA 70 (National Electrical Code)
Article 760. The wiring resistance on the SLC loop must be less than 50 ohms. Loop
capacitance must be less than 1F. Loop inductance must be less than 1mH.
The terminals for SLC loop 1 are located on the top of the main control board. See Figure
5.3.
Figure 5.3 SLC Loop Terminals
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5.3.1 Class B SLC Loop Wiring Distance
Refer to Figure 5.3.1 to determine the maximum length of wire that may be used on a Class
B signaling line circuit (SLC). The total wire length of all branches (T-taps) on the SLC loop
must not exceed 5,000 feet* (per loop) using #14 AWG (see Figure 5.3.2). When using a
Class B SLC wiring configuration, be sure that the 0 ohm jumpers supplied with the panel
are properly installed between –OUT to –IN and +OUT to +IN (Part # S2026).
Figure 5.3.1 Maximum Wiring length for a Class B SLC
*The total resistance per circuit must be less than 50 ohms, the total capacitance per circuit must be less than 1µF, and the total
inductance per circuit must be less than 1 mH.
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Class B SLC Loop (with T-taps)
0 Ohm Jumpers
(p/n# 0400-01025)
+
NAC1
+
+
NC C NO
+
1 IN SLC1 OUT
LOOPTROUBLE
2
SLC1
NAC2LOOP
NC C NO
LOOP
3
FIRE
Wire Guage
Maximum Length of Wire
18 AWG
16 AWG
14 AWG
1,950 Feet
3,100 Feet
5,000 Feet
NC C NO
+
+
LOOP 4NET OUT NET IN
SUPERVISORY
+
COMMS
+
-
+
-
SLC2 OUT SLC2 IN
Figure 5.3.2 Maximum Wiring Length for a Class B SLC with T-Taps
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5.3.2 Class A SLC Loop Wiring Distance
Refer to Figure 5.3.3 to determine the maximum length of wire that may be used on a Class
A signaling line circuit (SLC) .
Figure 5.3.3 Maximum Wiring Distance for a Class A SLC
The SLC wiring must always meet the following requirements (per circuit):
 The total Resistance must be less than 50 ohms
 The total Capacitance must be less than 1µF
 The total Inductance must be less than 1mH
1 – Class X circuits were previously designated “Class A Style 7” circuits. See Chapter 12 of NFPA 72, 2013 Edition.
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Additional Notes Regarding Class A SLC loops:
 No t-taps are allowed on a Class A / Class X SLC loop.
 The return side of the loop must be routed separately from the outgoing loop.
 The return side may not share the same conduit or cable as the outgoing side of the
SLC loop.
 When using Class X wiring, SCI Short Circuit Isolators must be installed before and
after each analog addressable device on the SLC loop. Alternatively analog devices with
built-in SCI may be used. The wiring from the control panel to the first SCI and from the
last SCI back to the control panel must be in conduit. Refer to Section 5.16 for more
information on installing the SCI module and for installation methods to satisfy Class X
criteria per NFPA 72.
 Refer to NFPA 72 for additional requirements of Class A circuits.
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5.4 Addressing Devices
Prior to installation, all of the addressable devices installed on the FireNET Plus SLC loop
must be programmed with a unique address ranging from 1 to 127. The analog sounder
bases will automatically derive their address from the host sensor (detector) attached to
them. The ASB (ASBL) address will be the sensor address + 127 (i.e. N + 127). Example:
The sensor address is 36. 36 +127 = 163. The ASB (ASBL) will have an address of 163.
This address is what the FireNET Plus control panel uses to identify each addressable
device and control its functionality. All Hochiki addressable devices come from the factory
preset to address 127. This preset address can be reprogrammed using the Hochiki TCHB100-NS programmer. Follow these instructions to set/reprogram the address.
1. Identify each analog addressable device that will be installed on the SLC loop and
label it with a unique address ranging from 1 to 127.
2. Using the Hochiki TCH-B100-NS programmer as shown in Figure 5.4, program the
appropriate address into each analog addressable device.
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Figure 5.4 Hochiki TCH-B100-NS Programmer Connections
1. The ASB (ASBL) automatically derives its address from the host sensor (N + 127).
2. Devices must not be powered when using the TCH-B100-NS programmer to set
addresses.
3. Mini-modules such as the FRCME-S and FRCME-P should not be connected to the
SLC loop when using the TCH-B100-NS programmer to set addresses.
4. When programming the AMS, use the same method as the 4-S type addressable
modules.
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5.4.1 Detector Addressing
This section applies to the following Hochiki analog detectors – ALK-V, ALK-V2, ALG-V,
ALN-V, AIE-EA, DH-98-A(R), DH-99-A(R), ATG-EA, ATJ-EA, ACA-V, ACB-EA and ACC-V.
Follow these steps to program a new address into any one of these analog detectors.
(Refer to Figure 5-4)
1. Twist an analog detector head on to the programmer terminals.
2. Press the left gray button to turn on the programmer and read/display the current
address in the detector head. (Factory default is address 127)
3. Using the left gray button you can increase the tens digit one number at a time.
Using the right gray button you can increase the ones digit one number at a time.
Using these buttons change the displayed address to the appropriate value.
4. Press the red button to store the displayed address into the detector head.
5.4.2 4” Modules and AMS Addressing
This section applies to the following Hochiki addressable modules - FRCME-4, R2M series,
DIMM, CZM, SOM series, and AMS. Follow these steps to program a new address into any
of these addressable modules. (Refer to Figure 5-4)
1. Using the dual-end programming plug provided with the programmer, plug one end
into the jack on the programmer and plug the other end into the programming plug
located on the front of the module plate. The plug is non-polarized and can be
connected in either orientation.
2. Press the left gray button to turn on the programmer and read/display the current
address in the module.
3. Using the left gray button you can increase the displayed address 10 numbers at a
time. Using the right gray button you can increase the displayed address one number
at a time. Using these buttons change the displayed address to the appropriate
value.
4. Press the red button to store the displayed address into the addressable module.
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5.4.3 Mini Module Addressing
This section applies to the Hochiki FRCME-S and FRCME-P addressable mini-module.
Follow these steps to program a new address into any of these addressable modules.
(Refer to Figure 5-4)
1. Using the programming plug with alligator clips, plug the end with the jack on it into
the programming jack on the programmer.
2. Connect the Red alligator clip to the wire labeled S (+) on the addressable module.
Connect the Black alligator clip to the wire labeled SC (-) on the addressable module.
3. Press the left gray button to turn on the programmer and read/display the current
address in the module.
4. Using the left gray button you can increase the displayed address 10 numbers at a
time. Using the right gray button you can increase the displayed address one number
at a time. Using these buttons change the displayed address to the appropriate
value.
5. Press the red button to store the displayed address into the addressable module.
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5.5 Smoke and Heat Detector Wiring
This section includes wiring instructions for connecting the following analog detectors to the
FireNET Plus fire alarm control panel: ALK-V / ALK-V2, ALN-V Photoelectric Smoke
Detector, ALG-V Photoelectric Smoke Detector, AIE-EA Ionization Smoke Detector, ATGEA, ATJ-EA Heat Detector, ACA-V, ACC-V Multi Detector, ACB-EA / EAW Fixed and Rate
of Rise Multi Heat Detector. All FireNET analog detectors must be installed using an YBNNSA-4 four-inch detector base, or a HSB-NSA-6 six-inch detector base.
ACD-V Multi Sensors which are used in CO modes should be connected to ASBL sounder
bases in order to support the temporal 4 output required for CO.
For detailed instructions on the physical mounting of FireNET analog smoke and heat
detectors please refer to the installation instructions that are included with each analog
detector.
Prior to installing any analog detector or module you must set its address as described in
section 5.4.
Wire the analog smoke and heat detector bases as indicated in Figure 5.5.
4
4
5
5
6
6
1
3
1
3
2
2
+
YBN-NSA-4 Four Inch Detector Base Shown
Follow same instructions for HSB-NSA-6 Six Inch Base
NC C NO
+
+
1 IN SLC1 OUT
LOOPTROUBLE
2
C2LOOP
SLC1
NC C NO
LOOP
3
FIRE
NC C NO
LOOP
SUPERVISORY
+
-
4NET OUT
+
-
NET IN
+
-
COMMS
To next SLC detector
or module
+
-
SLC2 OUT
+
-
SLC2 IN
Figure 5.5 Analog Detector Base Wiring
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5.5.1 ACD-V CO Multi-Sensor Configuration
ACD-V CO Multi-Sensor Configuration
The ACD-V can be programmed to operate in 16 different modes, either through the menu
keys of the panel in level 3, or through Loop Explorer 2 programming software. By default
(either through a panel auto-learn, or default settings of Loop Explorer 2), the detector is set
to the following parameters:





Mode [Day & Night]
o Photo Smoke Detection Active
o Carboxyhemoglobin (COHb) Detection Active
o Reduced False Alarm Algorithm Active
PreAlarm detection Active
Detector Polling LED Active
Smoke detection will create a Fire Event
(COHb) detection will create a CO Event
Using the Sensor Properties tab in Loop Explorer 2 changes can be made to the Sensitivity
properties, mode of Operation, Pre-Alarm Value, LED polling or other Operational
parameters (See Image Below).
Using the Level 3 soft menu keys in the panel Sensitivity, Mode and Polling LED settings
can be edited.
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5.6 Analog Duct Detector Wiring
This section includes wiring instructions for connecting the DH98-A, DH99-A analog duct
detector, and the DH98-AR and DH99-AR analog duct detector with relay, to the FireNET
Plus control panel SLC loop.
For detailed instructions on the physical mounting and wiring of FireNET analog duct
detectors please refer to the installation instructions that are included with each device.
Prior to installing any analog detector or module you must set its address as described in
section 5.4. You will need to remove the smoke detector head from the base in the duct
detector in order to program it.
Duct Detector Model #
Operating Voltage
DH98-A
DCP Powered Loop
Detector Head Model
ALG-V
Detector Head Type
Analog Photoelectric
Sensitivity Test Method
Control Panel
1
1
From panel or
previous SLC
device
2
2
3
3
-
4
4
+
To next SLC device
+
-
Remote LED 24 VDC
@ .008 amps max
Figure 5.6.1 DH98-A Analog Duct Detector
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5.6.1 DH98-A Analog Duct Detector
Connect the DH98-A analog duct detector to the FireNET Plus control panel SLC loop as
shown in Figure 5.6.1.
Terminals 3 and 4 can be used to power a remote alarm LED. The ratings on these
terminals are 24 VDC at .008 amps maximum. Please note the number of alarm LED’s that
can be illuminated at one time is limited to 5 addresses per SLC loop by the control panel.
NOTE: The duct sensor LED and remote LED output only activate momentarily when in
alarm.
Duct Detector Model #
DH98-A
Operating Voltage
DCP Powered Loop
Detector Head Model
ALG-V
Detector Head Type
Analog Photoelectric
Sensitivity Test Method
Control Panel
1
2
3
4
5
6
L1
L2
+24V
0V
+REM
LED-
+
To 24VDC auxiliary power
from control panel or external
power supply. 24VDC Power
is not Supervised. An EOL
Relay must be used at the
end of line. The EOL relay
must be monitored for power
loss trouble.
-
+
From panel or
previous SLC
device
7
8
9
10
11
12
NC
C
NO
NC
C
NO
K1
K2
To next SLC device
Relays for fan shutdown and
auxiliary functions rated at
10.0A @ 250VAC
Figure 5.6.2 DH98-AR Duct Detector with Relays
5.6.2 DH98-AR Analog Duct Detector with Relay
Connect the DH98-AR analog duct detector with relays, to the FireNET Plus control panel
SLC loop as shown in Figure 5.6.2.
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In addition to the SLC loop connections, the DH98-AR requires 24-volt reset-able auxiliary
power (10mA standby and 55mA alarm) connected to terminals 3+ and 4-. This power may
come from the FireNET Plus main control panel auxiliary power (360 mA max.) or from an
external power supply.
The DH98-AR analog duct detector contains 2 sets of form C alarm contacts rated at 10.0
amps @ 250 VAC that can be used for fan shutdown and other auxiliary functions.
In addition to the alarm contacts the DH98-AR also has connections for a remote test switch
as well as outputs for a remote alarm and remote pilot light LED’s.
NOTE:
The test switch only activates output relays; it does not place
the detector into alarm.
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5.7 FRCME-4 Input Module Wiring
The FRCME-4 input module is used to connect standard normally open dry contact types of
fire alarm devices such as pull stations, waterflow, or tamper switches to the FireNET Plus
SLC loop. More than one switch can be connected to a FRCME-4 however you must not
mix multiple switch types on a single FRCME-4. For example: three waterflow switches
connected to a single FRCME-4 is acceptable. However, two waterflow switches and one
valve tamper switch connected to a single FRCME-4 is not. NFPA and local codes may also
apply.
The FRCME-4 must be programmed with a unique address from 1-127. All of the switches
connected to a single FRCME-4 appear at the main control panel as a single address.
Please refer to section 5.4 of this manual for instructions on programming an address into
the FRCME-4 input module.
Connect the FRCME-4 to the FireNET Plus as shown in figure 5.7.1. Refer to the installation
instructions included with the FRCME-4 for more detailed installation and wiring instructions.
UL Listed EOLR
(10K OHM)
Part # 0400-01046
SC -
Underwriters
Laboratories Inc.
IN-A
+
FRCME-4
To next SLC Device
S5694
UL
R
IN-B
S+
+
-
NAC1
NC C NO
+
+
+
1 IN SLC1 OUT
LOOPTROUBLE
2
NAC2LOOP
SLC1
NC C NO
LOOP
3
FIRE
NC C NO
+
-
+
-
LOOP 4NET OUT NET IN
SUPERVISORY
+
-
COMMS
Figure 5.7.1 FRCME-4 Input Module Wiring Detail
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5.8 FRCME-M Mini Input Module (w/ Terminal Blocks)
The FRCME-M input module is used to connect standard normally open dry contact types
of fire alarm devices such as manual pull stations to the FireNET Plus SLC loop.
The FRCME-M must be programmed with a unique address from 1-127. All of the dry
contact type devices connected to a single FRCME-M appear at the main control panel as a
single address. Please refer to section 5.4 of this manual for instructions on programming
an address into the FRCME-M input module.
Connect the FRCME-M to the FireNET as shown in figure 5.8.1. Refer to the installation
instructions included with the FRCME-M for more detailed installation and wiring
instructions.
Figure 5.8.1 FRCME-M Mini Input Module (w/ Terminal Blocks) Detail
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5.9 FRCMA / FRCMA-I Input Module
The FRCMA / FRCMA-I input module is used to connect standard normally open dry
contact types of fire alarm devices such as manual pull stations to the FireNET Plus SLC
loop. The FRCMA module provides one class A or one class B input circuit. The FRCMA-I
includes built-in short circuit isolation for the SLC loop.
The FRCMA must be programmed with a unique address from 1-127. All of the dry contact
type devices connected to a single FRCMA are displayed at the main control panel as a
single address. Please refer to section 5.4 of this manual for instructions on programming
an address into the FRCMA input module.
Connect the FRCMA to the FireNET Plus as shown in figure 5.9.1. Refer to the installation
instructions included with the FRCMA for more detailed installation and wiring instructions.
DCP-FRCMA-I
To next SLC Device
+
NAC1
+
+
+
NC C NO
+
1 IN SLC1 OUT
LOOPTROUBLE
2
NAC2LOOP
SLC1
OUT SC OUT S +
NC C NO
LOOP
3
FIRE
IN +
IN -
IN SC -
OUT +
IN S +
OUT -
NC C NO
+
+
LOOP 4NET OUT NET IN
SUPERVISORY
+
COMMS
Figure 5.9.1 FRCMA-I Input Module Class A Detail
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NOTE: For Sections 5.7, 5.8, and 5.9 common for all FRCM devices
Reference the input wiring distance limitation table below for all types of
FRCM modules:
Maximum Distance Between
Module and EOL Device
14 AWG
16 AWG
18 AWG
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5.10 R2M Dual Relay Module Wiring
The R2M modules provide two separately programmable relay outputs on the FireNET Plus
SLC loop. These outputs may be used for a variety of purposes including door holders,
elevator recall, and other fire safety functions.
The programmable relay contacts are rated as follows
 R2M - 1.0A @ 30VDC or 0.5A @ 125VAC, 0.35 Power Factor (PF)
 R2ML/R2ML-I – 2.0A @ 30VDC, 1PF or 0.5A @ 120VAC, 0.6PF
 R2MH/R2MH-I – 8.0A @ 30VDC or 8.0A at 250VAC Resistive, 1.0PF or 4.8A @
250VAC, 0.6PF.
The R2ML-I and R2MH-I modules have built-in Short Circuit Isolation (SCI) for the SLC
loop.
Connect the R2M module as shown in Figure 5.10.1. Refer to the installation instructions
included with the R2M for more detailed wiring and installation instructions.
R2M
NO1
COM1
To next
SLC Device +
SC -
Set 1
NC1
Form C Contacts Non-supervised
NO2
S +
COM2
Set 2
NC2
+
NAC1
+
NC C NO
+
+
1 IN SLC1 OUT
LOOPTROUBLE
2
SLC1
NAC2LOOP
NC C NO
LOOP
3
FIRE
NC C NO
+
+
LOOP 4NET OUT NET IN
SUPERVISORY
+
COMMS
Figure 5.10.1 R2M Dual Relay Module Wiring Detail
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5.11 SOM Supervised Output Module
The SOM provides a supervised 24VDC polarity reversing output on the SLC loop most
commonly used for audible and visual signaling appliances or triggering a remote
notification appliance circuit power expander.
In addition to the SLC circuit the SOM requires a 24 VDC auxiliary input voltage. This
voltage may be obtained from the FireNET Plus control panel auxiliary power (360ma max)
or to any other UL listed fire alarm power supply providing 24 VDC.
The supervised voltage output of the SOM is rated at 2.0A maximum.
Connect the SOM to the FireNET Plus control panel as shown in Figure 5.11.1. Refer to the
installation instructions included with the SOM for more detailed wiring and installation
instructions. Take care to install wiring so that faults on installation conductors do not affect
more than one notification zone. The DCP-SOM is suitable for use only with nonsynchronized audible devices.
Power supply voltage
to next device
+
SOM
24 VDC UL listed,
regulated, power limited
supply for fire alarm
signaling service, or
auxiliary power on the
FireNET Plus (360 mA).
24+
To next
SLC Device +
SC -
+
GND
OUT (+)
S+
-
OUT (-)
Compatible UL listed
signaling device(s)
-
+
UL Listed EOLR
Part # 0400-01046
10K Ohm
+
-
NAC1
+
+
NC C NO
+
1 IN SLC1 OUT
LOOPTROUBLE
2
NAC2LOOP
SLC1
NC C NO
LOOP
3
FIRE
NC C NO
+
-
+
-
LOOP 4NET OUT NET IN
SUPERVISORY
+
-
COMMS
Figure 5.11.1 SOM Supervised Output Module Detail
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5.12 SOM-A / SOM-AI Supervised Class A Output Module
The SOM-A / SOM-AI provides a supervised 24VDC polarity reversing Class A output on
the SLC loop. This module is most commonly used for audible and visual signaling
appliances or for triggering a remote notification appliance circuit power expander. The
SOM-AI includes built-in short circuit isolation (SCI).
In addition to the SLC circuit the SOM-A / SOM-AI requires a 24 VDC auxiliary input
voltage. This voltage may be obtained from the FireNET Plus control panel auxiliary power
(360ma max) or to any other UL listed fire alarm power supply providing 24 VDC. The
supervised voltage output of the SOM-A / SOM-AI is rated at 2.0A maximum.
Connect the SOM-AI to the FireNET Plus control panel as shown in Figure 5.12.1. Note that
the SLC connections for the SOM-A are like the SOM; there is only one S+ and one SCterminal. Refer to the installation instructions included with the SOM-A / SOM-AI for more
detailed wiring and installation instructions. Take care to install wiring so that faults on
installation conductors do not affect more than one notification zone. The SOM-A / SOM-AI
is suitable for use only with non-synchronized audible devices.
Figure 5.12.1 SOM-AI Supervised Output Module Detail
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Note regarding the use of Sync Modules with the SOM-A and SOM-AI: The DCP-SOMA and DCP-SOM-AI modules are suitable for use with Amseco/Potter, Wheelock and
Gentex notification appliances in both a Class A and Class B configuration with the
appropriate manufacturer’s sync module employed.
The DCP-SOM-A and DCP-SOM-AI modules are suitable for use with System Sensor
notification appliances in a Class B configuration with the System Sensor sync module
employed.
The DCP-SOM-A and DCP-SOM-AI modules are NOT suitable for use with the System
Sensor notification appliances when connected to the System Sensor sync module in a
Class A configuration.
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5.13 SOM-R Supervised Output Module (Preaction Sprinkler Systems)
The SOM-R provides a supervised 24VDC output on the SLC loop for use with solenoids
used in a single interlock, preaction sprinkler system.
The SOM-R consists of an output module, a polarized end-of-line device, and a keyswitch
module that is used to disable the output of the SOM-R.
The SOM-R requires connections to the SLC and a 24 VDC auxiliary input voltage. The
keyswitch disable module must be connected to the SLC and to the output of the SOM-R
module.
The supervised voltage output of the SOM-R is rated at 2.0A maximum.
The alarm time for the SOM-R battery calculation shall be 5 minutes in the “active status”.
NOTE: These installation instructions must be followed completely in order to comply with
agency requirements! Failure to follow these installation instructions may result in improper
operation of the SOM-R.
1. Determine the mounting location for the SOM-R, FRCME and SOM-R-DS keyswitch.
These should be installed in the same location, or as required by your AHJ.
2. The SOM-R must be addressed using the TCH-B100 programmer. Connect the SOM-R
to the FireNET Plus SLC as shown in Figure 5.13.1. Refer to the installation instructions
(Part # 1700-11320, Rev. 05/10) included with the SOM-R for additional wiring and
installation instructions.
3. Connect 24VDC power to the SOM-R module. This voltage may be provided by; 1) a UL
1481 listed, regulated, power limited supply, 2) a FireNET Plus NAC circuit configured as
continuous auxiliary power, or 3) the FireNET Plus aux power
4. The SOM-R-DS keyswitch connected to the FRCME module must be connected to the
FireNET SLC. Use the TCH-B100 programmer to assign an address to the module and
then connect the SLC circuit to the S+ and SC- terminals on the module.
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5. Connect the output of the SOM-R to the input terminals on the SOM-R-DS keyswitch
connected to the FRCME module. Ensure correct polarity.
+
-
SOM-R
24 VDC Power provided by:
1) UL 1481 listed, regulated, power
limited supply for fire alarm signaling
service
2) Auxiliary Power (X2 terminals 18
& 19) of the FN-4127 (500 mA max)
3) FireNET NAC circuit configured
as Continuous 24 VDC power
24+
SC -
OUT (+)
UL Listed EOLD
Part # 0400-02590
OUT (-)
+
S+
GND
-
+
+
To SLC
-
Compatible UL
listed solenoid
Enable
D
i
s
a
b
l
e
SOM-R Bypass
Figure 5.13.1 SOM-R Supervised Output Module Detail
6. Connect the output terminals on the keyswitch disable module to the solenoid. Ensure
that the EOLD is properly connected to the circuit as shown in Figure 5.13.1 above.
Operation of the SOM-R
The SOM-R is designed for use with single interlock preaction sprinkler systems. When the
FireNET control panel detects a fire alarm condition from a single initiating point, the SOM-R
will be activated, allowing water to flow into the sprinkler piping. Water is not discharged
from a sprinkler head until increased temperature from the fire activates the sprinkler head.
Output delays are not applied to the activation of the SOM-R. The SOM-R output is
activated immediately upon detection of a fire condition by the FireNET control panel.
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Important!
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
For proper operation, program the SOM-R Output Attributes as follows:
Gen Alarm Mode = YES
Silenceable = NO
Emergency = NO
Pre Alarm = NO
Trouble = NO
Pattern = CONTINUOUS
Edit Location Text = SOMR
Program the FRCME attributes as follows:
o Set Input Type = GEN PURPOSE N/C EOL
o Set Input Action = SUPERVISORY
o Set Input Latch = NO
o Set Input Delay = 0s
o Edit Location Text = SOMR IS DISABLED
Other settings may be assigned as needed.
Failure to follow these programming instructions may result in incorrect operation of
the SOM-R module!
NOTE: The location text will need to be programmed to state “SOMR PREACTION
DISCHARGE” for all initiating devices, which activates the SOM-R module.
Alarm Verification may not be used with the SOM-R.
NOTE: Only one solenoid may be connected to the SOM-R. DO NOT CONNECT
MUTLIPLE SOLENOIDS TO THE SOM-R OUTPUT CIRCUIT!
To Disable the SOM-R:
Move the keyswitch to the “SOM-R Disabled” position.
ENABLE
D
I
S
A
B
L
E
To Enable the SOM-R:
Return the keyswitch to the “SOM-R Enabled” position.
NOTE: DO NOT DISABLE THE SOM-R OR KEYSWITCH
MODULE BY USING THE DISABLEMENTS MENU ON THE
FIRENET CONTROL PANEL!
Solenoid Compatibility List
Manufacturer
Model Number
Standby Current (Amps)
Alarm Current
ASCO
Parker/Skinner
8210G207
73218BN4UNLVNOC111C2
0mA
0mA
44mA
42mA
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Maintenance: A maintenance agreement should be arranged through the local
manufacturer’s representative and maintenance should be performed annually by
authorized personnel only. To keep a preaction system in excellent working order, ongoing
maintenance is required per the manufacturer’s recommendations and UL and NFPA
standards. At a minimum the requirements of Chapter 13 of NFPA 25 (2010) shall be
followed.
Test Weekly: The preaction system should be tested weekly to make sure SOM-R, FRCME
and SOM-R-DS (Bypass Keyswitch) are working properly. The most common cause of an
alarm system not functioning when a fire occurs is inadequate maintenance.
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5.14 CZM Conventional Zone Module
The Conventional Zone Module (CZM) connects to the Signal Line Circuit (SLC). The
module allows the analog panel to interface with and monitor conventional devices such as
pull stations and two-wire smoke detectors. The CZM is typically used in retrofit situations
where pre-existing conventional zones are removed from a conventional system and then
connected to the analog panel for discrete monitoring of that zone. All conventional devices
connected to a single CZM are reported as a single input. Status conditions are reported as
normal, open or alarm. It supervises the external power supply as well as the entire zone of
devices. Refer to the installation instructions included with the CZM for more detailed wiring
and installation instructions.
Figure 5.14.1 CZM Conventional Zone Module, Style B
Figure 5.14.2 CZM Conventional Zone Module, Style D
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5.15 DIMM Dual Input Monitor Module
The Hochiki DIMM Dual Input Monitor Module is designed to work with pull stations, water
flow switches, and other applications requiring the monitoring of dry contact alarm initiating
devices. The DIMM can monitor two independent inputs with discrete reporting, yet the
module only requires a single address on the SLC Loop. A typical example would be for use
with a waterflow and tamper application. One input would be connected to the waterflow
switch for a fire alarm condition. The second input would be connected to the tamper switch
for a supervisory condition. A single DIMM module would be used instead of two single
input modules such as the FRCME. The DIMM inputs operate in a similar fashion to the
FRCME input. Refer to the installation instructions included with the DIMM for more detailed
wiring and installation instructions.
22k 
FireNET
PLUS
Control
Panel
22k 
Figure 5.15 DIMM Dual Input Monitor Module Connections
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5.16 SCI Short Circuit Isolator Module
The SCI short circuit isolator module is designed to help maintain partial SLC loop operation
in the event that the SLC loop becomes shorted, positive to negative. In the event of an
SLC loop short circuit the SLC loop is typically inoperative. By installing SCI modules
throughout the SLC loop only a portion of the loop will be inoperative in the case of an SLC
short circuit. When SCI modules are installed adjacent to every device for true Style 7 (see
Section 5.16.1), no devices are lost from a single short on the SLC loop.
Connect the SCI module to the FireNET Plus control panel as shown in Figure 5.16.1. Refer
to the installation instructions included with each SCI for more detailed wiring and
installation instructions.
To FireNET Plus control panel
SLC loop -or- previous SLC
loop device
+
-
-
+
(IN) S
SCI
(IN) SC
(OUT) S
(OUT) SC
To next SLC loop device or
return back to FireNET Plus
control panel
Figure 5.16.1 Short Circuit Isolator Module Connections
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5.16.1 Class A Operation
The SCI should be located within 5 feet of the FireNET Plus control panel on both the
outgoing and incoming SLC loop legs. In addition an SCI should be located between every
SLC loop detector and module as shown in figure 5.15.2 and is required for NFPA 72 Class
A Style 7 compliance. For Class A Style 6 compliance the SCI modules may be located at
strategic locations based on the installer’s or system designer’s discretion.
In the event of a short circuit on the SLC loop the 2 SCI modules adjacent to the short
(closest SCI on the left and the right of the short) will activate and its LED will turn on. All
the devices between the two SCI modules will be isolated and inoperative. All other devices
on that SLC loop will remain operational. The FireNET Plus control panel will indicate a
trouble condition. When installing SCI modules for true Style 7 compliance, the SCI
modules must be installed in a “closed nipple” fashion (see Figure 5.15.2). By using this
method, no devices are lost from a single short on the SLC Loop.
Class A Style 7 SLC
loop with SCI Short
Circuit Isolator Modules
SCI
SCI
SCI
SCI
SCI
SCI
SCI
SCI
SCI
+
NC C NO
+
1 IN SLC1 OUT
LOOPTROUBLE
2
SLC1
NAC2LOOP
NC C NO
LOOP
3
FIRE
NC C NO
SCI
SCI
NOTE: For NFPA 72 Style 7
compliance, SCI Modules and
protected detectors or modules must
be installed in “closed-nipple” fashion.
This can be accomplished by either
installing two (2) SCI modules and
one (1) protected detector or module
in a single enclosure or raceway, or
by nippling all three devices together
using three separate backboxes
nippled together creating an enclosed
raceway.
First and last SCI modules
must be located with 5 feet of
the FireNET Plus control panel.
SCI
+
SCI
SCI
+
-
+
-
LOOP 4NET OUT NET IN
SUPERVISORY
+
-
COMMS
Figure 5.15.2 Style 7 SLC Circuit Example
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5.16.2 Class B Operation
The SCI modules may be strategically located based on the installer or designer’s
discretion. Typically they are located at the beginning of each branch of the SLC loop as
indicated in figure 5.15.3.
In the event of a short circuit on the SLC loop, the closest SCI to the short circuit will
activate and it’s LED will turn on. All devices following the SCI module will be isolated and
inoperative. All devices preceding the SCI module will remain operational.
Figure 5.15.3 Class B Operation of the SCI Module
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5.17 ASB & ASBL Analog Sounder Base
The Analog Sounder Base (ASB & ASBL) connects to the SLC Loop and requires 24VDC
aux power to operate. The ASB (ASBL) contains an addressable sounder that is controlled
by the control panel. The ASB derives its address from the Host detector (ALK, ALN, ALG,
AIE, ATG, ATJ, ACA, ACB, ACC, ACD) upon power up. The address is the detector
address + 127. See section 5.4 for additional details. The addressable sounder is
independently controlled by the control panel, and does not have to follow the detector
status to activate.
Refer to the installation instructions included with the ASB for more detailed installation and
wiring instructions.
Figure 5.16 ASB & ASBL Analog Sounder Base Connections
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5.18 AMS Addressable Manual Pull-Station
The AMS Addressable Manual Pull-Station is an integrated device that includes an input
module and a manual pull-station in a single package.
The AMS is designed to be directly connected to the FireNET Plus control panel SLC loop.
The AMS must be programmed with a unique address from 1 – 127. Each AMS will report
individually to the panel based on its unique address. Please refer to Section 5.4 of this
manual for instructions on programming an address into the AMS device.
Connect the AMS to the FireNET Plus control panel as shown in Figure 5.17.1. Refer to the
installation instructions included with the AMS device for more detailed installation and
wiring instructions.
Figure 5.17.1 AMS Addressable Manual Pull Station Wiring Detail
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Section 6 - Network Connections
6.1 Compatible Network Devices
The following Hochiki America Corp. network devices are listed as compatible with the
FireNET Plus analog addressable fire alarm system.
Network Interface Card

FN-4127-NIC
This section covers the installation of the FN-4127-NIC. For proper operation the control
panel must be programmed to operate with this device. Please refer to Section 8 of this
manual for more information on programming the FireNET Plus control panel.
The FireNET system enables information to be transmitted between control panels using a
secure network connection. Up to sixty-four control panels (nodes) may be connected
together and the system can be configured such that selected information can be displayed
or acted upon at each panel.
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6.1.1 FN-4127-NIC Network Interface Card
Panel PCB (rear side)
To enable control panels to be connected together
as a network, a network card must be installed in
each panel. This card connects to the FireNET Plus
on the rear of the main control board and is held in
position by two M3 screws. If an FNP-1127-SLC
expander card has been installed, the network card
must be mounted on top of the FNP-1127-SLC
expander.
FN-4127-NIC
Network Card
M3 Screws
FNP-1127-SLC
Expander Board
(may be installed)
To install a network card, the AC and battery power
must first be switched off. Next, the display panel must be opened to expose the back of
the circuit board. The network card can then be plugged into the two connectors on the top
left of the control board PCB (or plugged into the connectors on the FNP-1127-SLC card, if
installed). The network card must then be secured in position with the M3 screws.
OBSERVE STATIC PRECAUTIONS WHEN HANDLING CIRCUIT BOARDS!
Each network node must
be allocated a unique
network address. This is
done by setting the DIP
switches on the network
card to the required binary
number as shown above.
It is important that each
node has a different
address for correct
operation so care must be
taken to set and record
the network card address
for each panel. Always set
the address on the DIP
switches with power to the
panel switched off.
This switch setting shows address number one.
ON
Switch position up selects the binary digit, so a switch with
1,2 and 3 up would represent address number 7.
(The black part shows the switch actuator)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Processor reset switch
+ C19
R4
C3
R8
C4
R16
R11
RL2
OP5
C2
+
+
C1
R21
OP6
R12
D1
R10
R7
TR4
TR3
R15
RL1
TR6
D2
R20
R19
R2
C14
R17
U1
J2
SW2
TR5
U6
S1
J1
C13
RP1
C11
C12
+ C16
R26
C7
+C20
R25
K6005
R27
U4
U5
R24
R28
C15
LED1
R13
LED2
R14
R9
U7
C10
+ C17
C18
+
This switch setting shows
LED1-GREEN = OUTGOING CONNECTION OK
LED2-RED = INCOMING CONNECTION OK
address number one.
Switch position up selects
the binary digit, so a switch with 1,2 and 3 up would represent address number 7.
The network card has a green and a red LED indicator to show the status of the incoming
and outgoing communications. Under normal circumstances, both LEDs will be lit, indicating
that the card is communicating properly. If one or both of the LEDs are not lit then the
connection to neighboring panels is not functioning properly.
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6.1.1.1 Cable Length
The FireNET Plus network communications protocol has been designed to be extremely
tolerant to interference and data corruption; however as with any system, limitations must
be set to guarantee correct operation. The specified transmission distance limit for the
communications method used is 4000 ft. (1200m) and because the data is re-transmitted at
each network card, in theory, there can be 4000 ft. (1200m) between each card if required.
The minimum cable size for the FireNET Plus network is #20 AWG. The network
communications uses RS485 technology.
Using the above cable distances however, does not take into account the failure of a
network card to communicate with the system through total power failure or a card trouble.
In this situation, the network card would disconnect itself from the network and connect the
network cable such that it bypasses the card in question. This means that the total cable
length between the cards either side of the disconnected one could be 8000 ft. (2400m),
which is outside of the specification for the communications method used (RS485). This
trouble scenario could clearly be extended to more network cards and this would add 4000
ft. (1200m) of cable length in each case.
A sensible trouble tolerance limit must therefore be suggested to enable the performance of
the system to be predicted. Because of the nature of the fire protection system, its design is
biased towards inherent reliability and failure of a network card, although possible, is very
unlikely. Fire control panels also have substantial back up power systems. Therefore, the
likelihood of a total power failure under operational conditions is also extremely rare. A
suggested tolerance level of one card failure is therefore recommended. To guarantee
operation of the system with one card failure it is necessary to arrange the network so that a
failure will not introduce more than 4000 ft. (1200m) of cable between the two cards, which
would be connected together by the failure. This means that the total cable length between
adjacent nodes should not be more than 4000 ft. (1200m). It is not important how the 4000
ft. (1200 meters) is made up i.e. it could be 350 ft. (100m) and 3650 ft. (1100m) or 2000ft.
(600m) and 2000ft. (600m).
Using these general rules and the specified or equivalent cable types will provide a
guaranteed performance of networks with plenty of tolerance.
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2000 Feet
1000 Feet
IN
OUT
IN
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Network
Panel 1
2 LOOP
OUT
Network
Panel 2
2 LOOP
IN
OUT
Network
Panel 3
4 LOOP
1000 Feet
IN
IN
OUT
Network
Panel 4
4 LOOP
B
OUT
Network
Panel 5
2 LOOP
2000 Feet
2000 Feet
When designing or installing a network of FireNET Plus panels, always be aware of the
following:
1. The panel network must be wired as a ring (Class A).
2. There should be no more than 4000 ft. (1200m) maximum cable length between two
adjacent segments.
3. A short circuit at Point A will automatically disconnect the shorted section and
announce a trouble condition at all panels but the entire network will continue
communicating.
4. A short circuit at Points A and B will automatically disconnect both sections and
announce a trouble at all panels. Communication will continue where a connection
exists; in this case, a network will be maintained between panels 1, 3 and 5, while
another network will be maintained between panels 2 and 4.
5. Open circuit troubles should allow the network to continue operating in the same way
as short circuit troubles.
6. Network cabling should be standard RS485 type for up to 64 nodes.
7. The minimum cable size for the FireNET Plus network is #20 AWG.
6.1.1.3 Cable Type
The cable type used for the network connection should be suitable for RS-485 applications.
Minimum wire size should be 20ga. twisted, shielded, stranded. RS485 communications
cable is typically standard Class 2 communications cable. However, depending on the AHJ,
FPL or FPLR cable may be required. Follow local jurisdictional and AHJ requirements.
NFPA 70 national electric code compliance may be required for network cabling depending
on local jurisdiction, AHJ, regulations, and/or codes.
6.1.1.4 Proper Shield Termination of the Network Cable
In many installations, interference from RFI, EMI or other noise sources can create
problems. In order to reduce the effects of such noise, terminate the shield to the earth
ground terminal block in the main control panel. DO NOT ground the shield at both ends of
the cable!
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6.1.1.5 Connecting the network cable
All panels will have two cables connected to another panel or panels. If either of these is not
connected a trouble condition will be displayed. The connection is polarity sensitive. The +
and – from one panel must connect to the + and – of the next panel and so on. The
temperature of the cable should not exceed 131 degrees F (55 C).
NOTE: It is important to ensure that the connection from the OUT+ from one panel connects
to the IN+ terminal of the next and the OUT- from one panel connects to the IN- of
the next panel and so on.
Network cable to “IN”
terminals of the next panel
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Section 7 - Basic Front Panel Operations and Programming
(Access Level 1, 2, and Real-Time Operation)
This section covers the basic user operations of the FireNET Plus and is intended to
provide the casual user a basic understanding of how to complete common system
operations. In addition to providing an overview of the front panel controls this section also
includes instructions on how to:
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Perform a Lamp Test
Silence the Panel Sounder
View Multiple Fire Alarms on the Panel Display
View Multiple System Events on the Panel Display
Use the Menu Navigation Buttons
Use the Help Function
Silence an Alarm
Resound an Alarm
Reset an Alarm
Initiate a Fire Drill
Disable Portions of the System
View the Status of System Devices
Set system time
All of these operations are performed from the front panel keypad.
Please refer to the front panel photo in Figure 7.1 below while reading through this section.
Figure 7.1 Front Panel Controls
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7.1 Operating Modes
This section provides a brief overview of Access Level 1, 2, and 3 operating modes. Access
Level 1 and 2 operating modes are used in the basic system operations described in this
chapter. Access Level 3 is typically used only by installation and service personnel and is
explained in greater detail in Section 8 of this manual.
7.1.1 Access Level 1
When the FireNET Plus control panel is in Normal Standby condition only the green AC
Power On LED will be lit, and the date and time displayed on the LCD display. Normal
Standby is considered to be in Access Level 1. Some very basic operations can be done in
Access Level 1 by simply pushing the corresponding button(s) on the front panel controls.
For information on which basic user operations can be done from Access Level 1 see
section 7.2.
7.1.2 Access Level 2
Many of the front panel controls and their operations require the user to enter a more
secure operating mode called Access Level 2. This more secure operating mode prevents
unauthorized individuals from operating the FireNET Plus fire alarm system. For information
on which basic user operations are done from Access Level 2 see section 7.3.
7.1.3 Access Level 3
A higher security mode called Access Level 3 is also available to system administrators,
installers, and service personnel to make critical changes to the system. For more
information on Access Level 3 refer to Section 8 of this manual. None of the basic
operations covered in this section require entry to Access Level 3 operating mode. Access
Level 3 operating mode should be restricted to qualified installation and service personnel
only.
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7.2 Access Level 1 Operations
7.2.1 Performing a Lamp Test
Press the “Lamp Test” button on the front panel to illuminate all front panel LED indicators,
LCD display, and validate correct operation. Release the button to conclude the test.
7.2.2 More Fire Events
The front panel display is capable of displaying the information for up to two different points
that are in alarm condition. If more than two points are in an alarm condition simultaneously
the front panel display will indicate how many additional alarms are active; this text can be
seen in the bottom-left hand corner of the display. For example the display may indicate “1
More Fire”. In this case there is one additional point in fire alarm condition that is not
currently shown on the display. By pressing the “More Fire Events” button, the user can
display these additional alarms.
7.2.3 More Events
Similar to the “More Fire Events” button, the “More Events” button allows the user to
display more non-fire alarm events if more than 1 event is active on the system at one time.
7.2.4 Menu Navigation (Up, Down, Left, Right Arrows, Enter / Exit Buttons)
These buttons are used to navigate the FireNET Plus menu structure. The arrow buttons
(up, right, down, left) also represent the digits 1, 2, 3, and 4 respectively when entering
codes for Access Level 2 or Access Level 3 modes.
7.2.5 Help (?)
The “Help” button offers additional information relating to the current status of the FireNET
Plus control panel and provides assistance in basic operation of the system. Press and hold
the “Help” button to display this additional information.
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7.3 Access Level 2 Operations
The following operations can only be done after the panel is placed into Access Level 2
operating mode. To place the FireNET Plus into Access Level 2 follow these instructions:
7.3.1 Entering Access Level 2
1. Press any navigational arrow key to enable the panel.
2. Using the arrow keys enter the 5 digit code. Digit values are 1 - 4 only and
correspond to the value on each arrow key. (Up = 1, Right = 2, Down = 3, Left = 4)
The factory default for the Access Level 2 code is 22222.
3. Press the Enter key. The front panel graphic display will confirm you are in Access
Level 2.
4. If there is no activity for 120 seconds on the front panel controls once the system is in
Access Level 2 operating mode, the system will time out and revert back to Access
Level 1 operating mode automatically.
5. You may also use the Enable Access keyswitch on the front of the panel to enter
Access Level 2. Simply insert the key and turn it to the right. The panel display will
confirm that you are in Access Level 2.
NOTE: The FireNET Plus panel will NOT time out to Level 1 when using the key. Be
sure to return the key to the OFF position and remove it when not in use!
7.3.2 Silencing an Alarm
To silence an alarm condition place the panel into Access Level 2 operating mode as
described in 7.3.1. Press the “Alarm Silence” button. The “Alarm Silence” button
acknowledges any current alarm conditions and typically silences any audible and visual
notification appliances such as horns and strobes. In some cases the system may be
programmed so that the “Alarm Silence” button silences the audible notification appliances
but allows the visual notification appliances such as strobes to remain flashing. Your system
installer can inform you how your system is set up to operate. After an alarm has been
silenced, the flashing fire LED’s will go steady, and “alarm silenced” will display in the upper
right corner of the LCD display.
7.3.3 Resounding an Alarm
To resound an alarm condition place the panel into Access Level 2 operating mode as
described in 7.3.1. Press the “Resound Alarm” button. Pressing the “Resound Alarm”
button will reactivate any audible or visual notification appliances that were previously
silenced using the Alarm Silence operation.
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7.3.4 Resetting an Alarm
Once a fire or other alarm condition has been verified and cleared it is necessary to reset
the panel. To reset the FireNET Plus, place the panel into Access Level 2 operating mode
as described in 7.3.1. Press the “Reset” button. All latched outputs such as relays used for
elevator recall will return to their normal state.
Prior to resetting the panel it is necessary to clear the condition that caused the alarm. For
example, if a manual pull station was activated to cause the alarm, that manual pull station
must be physically reset in order to reset the panel. If you attempt to reset a panel that has
an existing alarm condition that has not been cleared, the panel will go back into alarm
immediately after trying to reset.
7.3.5 Initiating a Fire Drill
To initiate a fire drill, place the FireNET Plus panel into Access Level 2 operating mode as
described in 7.3.1. Press the “Fire Drill” button to engage fire drill mode. The fire drill
activates NAC and SOM indication circuits, but does not activate fire relays, R2M,
programmable relays, etc. A subsequent press of the fire drill button will deactivate fire drill
mode. Any actual fire alarms during a Fire Drill will automatically override fire drill mode.
7.3.6 Silence the Panel Sounder
Many system conditions such as system troubles will activate the sounder in the FireNET
Plus control panel. The user can silence the panel sounder by pressing the “Panel Sounder
Silence” button on the front panel. This silences only the panel sounder. Other audible
outputs such as horns or strobes require a different operation to silence.
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7.4 Advanced Access Level 2 Operations
7.4.1 Access Level 2 Main Menu
Once you have entered Access Level 2 operating mode you can view the Access Level 2
Main Menu, which gives the user the ability to perform additional system operational
functions. To view the menu, enter Access Level 2, and then press any one of the
navigational arrow keys.
ACCESS LEVEL 2 MAIN MENU
DISABLEMENTS
VIEW DEVICES
TEST ZONES
SET SYSTEM TIME
SENSOR MAINTENANCE EARLY
WARNING
ACCESS LEVEL 3
Figure 7.4 Main menu items at Access Level 2
Once this menu is displayed you can scroll up or down using the navigational arrow keys to
highlight each of the six menu options. A menu option is highlighted when a triangular arrow
symbol appears to its left.
Each menu option may be selected by first highlighting it using the up/down arrow keys,
then pressing the right arrow key to select. The six Access Level 2 Main Menu option
functions are described in the following sections.
7.4.2 Disablements
The Disablements menu allows the user to disable individual points, circuits, zones, or
loops on the FireNET Plus fire alarm system. This is typically done while the system is being
serviced or tested or to temporarily remove a faulty system device. CAUTION: Any portion
of the system that is disabled will not report an alarm condition.
All disablements have two options, timed or untimed. For disablements up to 24 hours in
length the timed disablement option should be used. This will prompt the user to enter a
disablement time in 30-minute increments from 30 minutes to 24 hours. Once the
disablement begins the panel will countdown the selected disablement time. When the time
expires the disablement is cancelled automatically.
Untimed disablements should be used only when it is necessary to disable a portion of the
system for over 24 hours. Untimed disablements remain active until they are manually reset
at the panel through the Access Level 2 Main Menu / Disablements command.
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Once you select timed or untimed disablement you can choose to disable loops, zones,
addresses, NAC, or I/O circuits through sub-menus to the Access Level 2 Main Menu /
Disablements option.
As previously discussed highlighting the desired menu option and then pressing the right
navigational arrow selects that option. Pressing the left navigational arrow at any time backs
out of the current menu returning to the previous menu.
Note: The FireNET Plus fire alarm system will indicate a disabled condition any time there
is an active disablement on the system, via LCD display text and the “point bypassed” LED
on the front panel. Any item disabled is considered an off-normal condition and will generate
a general trouble condition until the disabled item is returned to normal.
7.4.2.1 Disabling Loops
The Disable Loops sub-menu option to Disablements, allows you to disable an entire SLC
loop with one command. The SLC loop may contain up to 127 analog detectors and
addressable input and/or output modules, as well as up to 127 analog sounder bases.
Disabling an entire SLC loop disables all inputs and outputs on the loop and should be used
only in extreme cases such as a service related problem affecting all the devices on the
SLC loop.
WARNING: Loop disablement does not electrically isolate the panel from the SLC loop
wiring. The SLC loop should be disconnected from the panel before any diagnostic testing
is performed.
Disabling Zones
Each device on the system is assigned to a zone by the system installer. A zone may
consist of one or many points. Disabling a zone disables all the points assigned to that
zone.
Disabling Addresses
Each SLC loop device on the system is assigned a unique address. In some cases an SLC
loop device may have sub addresses as well. Using the Disable Address sub-menu
command the user can individually disable any single address on the system.
Disabling NAC Outputs
The disable Audible Device output sub-menu option allows the user to disable all of the
local NAC, SOM, and ASB (ASBL) outputs on the system. This is typically done for periodic
tests so the building occupants are not disturbed while activating each alarm device. When
you choose this option all of the notification appliances connected to the panel notification
appliance circuits and SOM modules are disabled, as well as any analog sounder bases.
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Disable Panel I/O
The Disable Panel I/O sub-menu option allows a user to disable an individual panel input or
output. This includes individual notification appliance (NAC) circuits, on-board panel relays,
and the programmable function button. This option applies only to on-board inputs and
outputs – SLC loop devices must be disabled by using the Disable Addresses option.
View & Restore Disablements
The View & Restore Disablements sub-menu option is used to quickly display any system
disablements and optionally reset them to normal. Scroll to the View/Restore Disablements
sub-menu option, press the right navigational arrow to select, and then follow the prompts
on the panel display to view/reset any disablements on the system.
7.4.3 View Devices
The View Devices menu option allows the user to view every SLC loop device. For each
device the panel display will indicate the device type, zone, and location text. In addition,
analog devices such as smoke and heat detectors will also be displayed with their current
analog value. This analog value can be useful in determining if a smoke detector requires
cleaning. Photoelectric detectors also display in terms of obscuration (%/ft) and the heat
detectors in terms of temperature (F°).
For non-analog input devices the current status will be displayed as Off or On. For nonanalog output devices the current status will be displayed as either Off or Activated.
Service personnel who want to verify system devices and troubleshoot potential problems
typically use the View Devices sub-menu option.
7.4.4 Test Zones
The Test Zones sub-menu option is used by service personnel to quickly and easily perform
periodic system tests. Please refer to the testing and troubleshooting section of this manual
for a more detailed explanation. This feature is typically referred to as a “One Man Walk
Test.”
7.4.5 Set System Time
This sub-menu option is used to adjust the FireNET Plus internal clock. It is important to
make sure the clock is accurate so that events logged in the event log are recorded with the
correct time.
To set the system clock, select the Set System Time sub-menu option by highlighting it with
the up/down arrow keys. Select it by pressing the right arrow key. The resulting menu allows
you to individually set the Year, Month, Day, Hour, Minute, and Daylight Savings. Highlight
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each option by using the up/down arrow keys. Press the right arrow key to select it. Use the
up/down arrow keys to change the current values. Pressing the left arrow key in any menu
backs you out to the previous menu.
7.4.6 Sensor Maintenance Early Warning
This option is used by service personnel to identify sensors that require cleaning or
replacement.
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7.5 Panel Operation
This section summarizes the operations described earlier in this section of the manual for
handling Fire, CO, Trouble, and Supervisory conditions.
7.5.1 Fire Condition
In the event a device on the FireNET Plus fire alarm system activates in a fire alarm
condition the following will happen:
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The Alarm LED indicator on the front panel will turn on and flash.
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Details of the device that caused the fire alarm condition will be given in the LCD
status display on the front panel.
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If there are more than two fire conditions, press the “More Fire Events” button on
the front panel to view the additional fire alarms.
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Audible and visual notification appliances (horn and strobes) will activate throughout
the building.
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Output relays and circuits will operate performing fire alarm functions such as closing
doors, recalling elevators, shutting down air handling equipment etc.
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The panel buzzer will be pulsing.
The operator actions required following a fire alarm condition are as follows:
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Silence the panel buzzer by entering access level 2 and pressing the “Panel
Sounder Silence” button.
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Silence the notification appliances by entering Access Level 2 and pressing the
“Alarm Silence” button. When the Fire condition is silenced, the fire LED indicator
will change from flashing to steady and the LCD display will indicate “Alarm
Silenced”.
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Resound the audible and visual notification appliances if necessary by entering
Access Level 2 and pressing the “Resound Alarm” button.
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Once the fire department has cleared the building, physically reset any devices such
as manual pull stations that require a manual reset.
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Reset the FireNET Plus fire alarm control panel by entering Access Level 2 and
pressing the “Reset” button.
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7.5.2 CO Condition
In the event of a CO Alarm, the red Alarm lamp and the appropriate Fire Zone
Indicator flash (if connected). Details of the CO activation (address and location text) display
on the front-panel.
CO warning NACs sound throughout the programmed area. The panel buzzer
pulses, but can be silenced by pressing the Silence Buzzer button.
To silence CO NACs, press any of the menu navigation buttons and enter the Access 2
password then press the Enter button. Panel controls will be enabled and will remain
enabled for one minute after pressing the last key. Pressing the Alarm Silence button will
silence the NACs. The NACs can be started again by pressing the Re-Sound Alarm button.
The system can be reset by pressing the Reset button.
Press the More Events button on the front-panel to display the status of more than two fire
events.
Usage of Carbon Monoxide Detection & Standby Battery Requirements
When an installation is Local Service & Carbon Monoxide detection is installed, after the 5
min of carbon monoxide alarm, the maximum carbon monoxide alarm load shall continue to
be applied for a period of not be less than 12 hours. A Power Supply UL listed for Fire
Service must power the CO sounding devices. The 12 hr period may be eliminated when
the system is monitored by a supervising station with emergency response. NFPA 720
shall be the guideline for Installation of Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detection and Warning
Equipment.
7.5.3 Trouble Condition
Trouble conditions occur when problems with the FireNET Plus fire alarm system
components and wiring are detected.
When the fire alarm control panel senses a trouble condition, the following will occur.
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The General Trouble LED will illuminate on the front panel.
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Other LED’s indicating the nature of the trouble may also illuminate.
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The trouble relay contact in the control panel will activate
 Details of the trouble condition will be shown on the LCD status display on the front
panel.
 If there is more than one trouble event press the “More Events” button to view them
in the LCD status display on the front panel.
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The panel buzzer will sound.
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The operations required following a trouble condition are as follows:
 Silence the panel buzzer by entering access level 2 and pressing the “Panel
Sounder Silence” button.
 Note the LCD status display and any messages that may appear so these can be
relayed to service personnel.
 Investigate the cause of the trouble. It may be as simple as a detector that was
inadvertently removed.
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If the trouble condition cannot be resolved, contact your service company.
There is no need to reset trouble conditions. They are non-latching and reset
themselves after the trouble condition is corrected.
NOTE: Loop Open/Short troubles are latching and require a panel reset to clear.
7.5.4 Supervisory Condition
A supervisory condition is detected when a portion of a building system that controls the
spread of fire or smoke is disabled. This is most commonly a fire sprinkler valve that is
turned off for maintenance purposes.
When the FireNET Plus fire alarm control panel senses a supervisory condition the following
will occur:
 The Supervisory LED will illuminate on the front panel.
 The supervisory relay contact in the control panel will activate.
 Details of the supervisory condition will be shown on the LCD status display on the
front panel.
 The panel buzzer will sound.
The operations required following a supervisory condition are as follows:
 Silence the panel buzzer by entering access level 2 and pressing the “Panel
Sounder Silence” button.
 Note the LCD status display and any messages that may appear so these can be
relayed to service personnel, fire department, and/or central station.
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Investigate the cause of the supervisory conditions.
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If the supervisory condition cannot be resolved, contact your service company.
 Once the supervisory condition has been cleared, reset the FireNET Plus fire alarm
control panel by entering Access Level 2 and pressing the “Reset” button.
7.5.5 Pre-Alarm Condition
A Pre-Alarm condition occurs when an analog sensor reaches its pre-alarm threshold, or
when an input whose type is set to pre-alarm activates. This condition typically occurs as
the sensor approaches its fire point.
When the FireNET Plus fire alarm control panel senses a pre-alarm condition, the
following will occur:
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The Pre-Alarm LED will illuminate on the front panel.
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Details of the pre-alarm condition will be shown on the LCD status display on the
front panel.
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If there are multiple events, press the “More Events” button to view them in the
LCD status display on the front panel.
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The panel buzzer will sound.
The operations required following a Pre-Alarm condition are as follows:
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Silence the panel buzzer by entering access level 2 and pressing the “Panel
Sounder Silence” button.
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Note the LCD status display and any messages that may appear so these can be
relayed to service personnel.
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Investigate the cause of the Pre-Alarm, such as a significant presence of smoke,
heat, or an actual fire starting.
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If the Pre-Alarm condition cannot be resolved, contact your service company.
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Once the Pre-Alarm condition has been cleared, reset the FireNET Plus fire alarm
control panel by entering access level 2 and pressing the “reset” button.
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7.6 DACT Operation and Event Reporting Codes (FNP-1127D only)
The FireNET Plus FNP-1127D contains an integrated DACT. This section provides details
about the operation of the DACT.
7.61 Compatible Receivers (DACRs)
The Hochiki America FireNET Plus is compatible with the following Digital Alarm
Communicator Receivers (DACRs):
Silent Knight 9500
Contact ID and SIA formats
DSC System 3
Contact ID and SIA formats
Bosch D6600
Contact ID and SIA formats
Sur-Gard MLR-2E
Contact ID and SIA formats
7.62 Phone Line and Phone Number Selection
The FireNET Plus DACT can be configured with up to four account numbers and four phone
numbers. Each phone number corresponds to an account (phone number 1 is used with
Account 1; phone number 2 is used with Account 2, etc). This allows for programming of
backup and duplicate reporting configurations.
Events are communicated to each account in order and by priority beginning with Account
1. The communicator will begin the dialing sequence using phone line 1, unless phone line
1 has failed. If the communicator cannot report events successfully using phone line 1, it
automatically switches to phone line 2.
Account 1 and account 2 are used together for primary and backup reporting. If duplicate
reporting is needed, account 3 may be used, with account 4 serving as its backup. Table
7.62 shows how the accounts and phone lines are selected when reporting an event (both
phone lines in normal working condition).
Attempt # Account* Phone Line
1
1
1
2
1
1
3
1
1
4
1
2
5
1
2
Communication Fail Acct 1
6
2
2
7
2
1
8
2
1
9
2
2
10
2
2
Communication Fail Acct 2
Table 7.62 – Communicator Account and Phone Line Selection
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*Note that the same sequence applies when accounts 3 and 4 are used.
Since the communicator selects the phone line to be used, both lines must use the same
dialing sequence. If one phone line requires that a “9” be dialed, it cannot be used with a
second line that does not require a “9”.
NOTE: Ground Start phone lines must not be used.
NOTE: Call Forwarding must not be used.
7.6.2.1 Test Report: The test report is sent using alternating phone lines once every 24
hours. All attempts to communicate the test report will be made on one phone line, even if
that line is not working. The next test report is sent using the other phone line. This
complies with UL and NFPA requirements for digital alarm communicators.
NOTE: If the central station only receives every other test report (i.e. every other day), this
is an indication that the communicator is unable to report using one of the phone lines.
Investigate and correct the cause of this condition immediately.
7.6.3 Phone Line Supervision
The FireNET Plus supervises both telephone lines for the presence of normal line voltage.
Each line is checked every 10 seconds. If trouble with a phone line is detected, the
FireNET display will indicate the trouble condition. The phone line failure can be
communicated to the monitoring station using the other phone line, unless it has also failed.
Normal phone line voltage is approximately 48 VDC. The panel will detect a trouble
condition when the phone line voltage falls below 4 VDC.
NOTE: Since the FireNET Plus samples voltage to test the telephone lines, it cannot
recognize a non-working phone line that has normal voltage present.
NOTE: The FireNET Plus does not supervise the telephone lines while it is communicating.
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7.6.4 Report Groups
The FireNET Plus has five report groups that can be selected to maximize the reporting
options. Each group includes specific types of events that will be reported. The report
groups are selected by account, with account 2 and 4 also having a selection for backup
reporting. The report groups and events associated with them are shown below:
Alarms –
 Fire Alarm
 CO Alarm
 Waterflow Alarm
 Fire Drill
Alarm Restore –
 Fire Alarm Restore
 Waterflow Alarm Restore
 Fire Drill Restore
Supervisory, Trouble, Enable/Disable –
 Supervisory (Activation and Restore)
 All Trouble Conditions (Activation and Restore)
 Pre-Alarm (Activation and Restore)
 Auxiliary (Activation and Restore)
 Smoke Detector Maintenance Trouble (Activation and Restore)
 Disable and Enable Events
 Loop Explorer Programming Event (local and remote)
Service / Test –
 “Test Zones”
 Device Tested
 Test Report
System Reset –
 Alarm Silence Event
 Reset Event
Backup Report (Account 2 and 4 Only)
 Account 2 and 4 can be selected to report to the associated phone number as a
backup of the primary account. For this feature, account 1 is considered the
primary account, with account 2 being its backup. Account 3 serves as a second
primary, or duplicate account, with account 4 being its backup.
If communication is not established to the primary account after the first five attempts, the
backup account will be used. Please see section 7.2 for additional details.
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By default, all report groups are selected for each account. If it is necessary to change the
groups selected for a particular account you must use the Loop Explorer software
programming tool.
7.6.5 Communication Failure
If all attempts to communicate to an account fail, the FireNET Plus will display a “Comms
Fail” trouble condition, along with the number of the account that failed (1 – 4). The original
event will be removed from the report queue. If there are additional events to be reported
the panel will attempt to report them, along with a communication failure event. The panel
will remain in a “Comms Fail” trouble condition, but the FireNET Plus will attempt to report
any new events while in this state.
To clear the “Comms Fail” trouble from the panel display, press the panel Reset button.
This action will also generate a communication restore event that will be reported to the
monitoring station.
7.6.6 AC Fail Reporting
Per UL and NFPA requirements, an AC Fail trouble signal shall be transmitted after a delay
of between 60 and 180 minutes. The FireNET Plus AC Fail delay time is programmable up
to 180 minutes, with a default setting of 60 minutes.
For details on programming the AC Fail delay time, please see Section 8 of this manual.
NOTE: The AC Fail Report Delay must be set to 60 – 180 minutes to be compliant with UL
864 9th edition requirements.
7.7 Event Reporting Codes
7.7.1 Contact ID
Contact ID reporting on the FireNET Plus uses the following format –
Account Number – Event Code – Panel Address – Zone or Device Address
The event code describes the event that is taking place; Alarm, Trouble, Supervisory, etc.
The Panel Address is the same as the network address of the FireNET panel. The Zone or
Device address indicates the zone or actual device address. Zone or Address reporting is
selectable through programming.
Note that Contact ID format uses a “1” (or E) for the event activation, and a “3” (or R) for the
restoral. This is not included in the reporting summary list below. The activation and
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restore use the same event code, but with the appropriate modifier. For example, a Low
Battery report is “1 302” (or E302) and the restore to normal is “3 302” (or R302).
7.7.2 SIA
SIA format reporting on the FireNET Plus uses the following format –
Account Number – Event Code – Zone or Device Address
SIA format uses unique event codes for the activation and restoral, rather than the event
modifier as is done with Contact ID. Therefore, the list below will indicate two codes in the
SIA column; the first code is for the activation, and the second one is for the restore (Low
Battery = YT; the restore to normal = YR)
As with Contact ID, the Zone or Address option is programmable. Panel address
information is not reported in SIA format.
The following Table shows the event codes for the FireNET Plus communicator, with a brief
explanation of what may cause each event.
Panel and Network Events
AC Fail
SIA Event
Code
AT / AR
Contact ID
Event Code
301
No AC to Panel
Alarm Silence
FL / FL
406
Alarm Silence Button Pressed
Aux Power Trouble
YP / YQ
312
Short or other Trouble on Aux Power
Battery Low
YT / YR
302
Low Battery
Battery Missing
YM / YR
311
Missing/Disconnected Battery
Comm Fail
YC / YK
354
Dialer Communication Failure
Dialer Missing
IA / IR
350
PC/Dialer switch in wrong position
Disable Address
FB / FU
571
Address Disabled at Panel
Disable Audibles
FT / FJ
520
Notification Appliances Disabled
Disable Loop
FB / FU
571
Loop Disabled
Disable Zone
FB / FU
570
Zone Disabled
Disable Panel Output
FT / FJ
520
Panel Output Disabled
Disable Buzzer
FT / FJ
520
Panel Buzzer Disabled
Disable Ground Trouble
FT / FJ
520
Ground Fault Detection Disabled
Fire Drill
FI / FK
604
Fire Drill Button Pressed on Panel
Ground Fault
YP / YQ
310
Ground on External Panel Wiring
Loop Explorer Prog
LB
628
Local Programming with Loop Explorer
Loop Explorer Reset
FT / FJ
305
Panel Reset after Programming
Missing Network Node
ET / ER
330
Missing FireNET Panel on Network
Missing Peripheral
ET / ER
330
Missing Serial Device
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NAC Trouble
FT / FJ
320
Trouble on Notification Appliance Circuit
Network Open/Short
NT / NR
330
Open or Short on Network Connection
Panel Reboot
FT / FJ
305
Reset Button on Display Board Pressed
Panel Reset Button
OR / OR
313
Reset Button on Panel Pressed
Phone Line 1 Trouble
LT / LR
351
Trouble on Dialer Phone Line # 1
Phone Line 2 Trouble
LT / LR
352
Trouble on Dialer Phone Line #2
SLC Open Circuit
ET / ER
331
Open Circuit on Device Polling Loop
SLC Short Circuit
ET / ER
332
Short Circuit on Device Polling Loop
Test Report - Normal
RP
602
Normal Test Report
Test Report - Off Normal
RY
608
Off-Normal Test Report
Test Zones
FI / FK
607
Test Zone Feature Activated
Tested Zone
TS / TE
604
Device Tested while 'Test Zones' Active
Unexpected Network Node
ET
330
Unexpected Peripheral
ET / ER
330
Unexpected Panel Added to Network
Unexpected Serial Device Added to
Panel
Loop Device Events
SIA
Contact ID
Event Generated By
Fire
FA / FH
110
FRCM, ATG, ATJ ALG, ALK/N-V/D ALG-DH,
1
ACC-V, AIE, ACA-V, DIMM, CZM, AMS
Waterflow (Fire)
SA / SH
113
FRCM, DIMM
CO Alarm
GA / GH
162
ACD-V
Waterflow (Supervisory)
FS / FV
200
FRCM, DIMM
Action = Trouble
FT / FJ
373
FRCM, DIMM, CZM1
Action = Pre-Alarm
UA / UR
118
FRCM, DIMM, CZM, ATG, ATJ, ALG, ALK/N-V/D,
1
ACC-V, AIE, ACA-V, ALG-DH
Action = Supervisory
SS / SR
203
FRCM, DIMM, CZM1
Action = Supervisory
SS / SR
200
ATG, ATJ, ALG, ALK/N-V/D, AIE, ACA-V, ALGDH, ACC-V, AMS, FRCM, DIMM
Action = Auxiliary
UA / UH
140
FRCM, DIMM, CZM1
Action = Silence
FL / FL
406
FRCM, DIMM, CZM1
Action = Reset
OR / OR
313
FRCM, DIMM, CZM1
Supervised Loop Trouble
FT / FJ
373
FRCM, DIMM, CZM, SOM
Input Trouble (Waterflow and
General Supervision)
ST / SJ
373
FRCM
Missing Device
FY / FJ
373
FRCM, SOM, R2M, DIMM, CZM, ASB,
ASBL, AMS
Missing Sensor
Wrong Device Type / Bad
Data Trouble
Double Address
FY / FJ
380
ALG, AIE, ATG, ALG-DH, ALN-V, ACC-V, ATJ-EA, ALK-D
FT / FJ
380
All Modules and Sensors
FT / FJ
373
All Modules and Sensors2
Unexpected Device
XE / FJ
373
All Modules and Sensors2
Maintenance Trouble
FT / FJ
393
ALG, ALK, ALG-DH, AIE, ACA-V
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FT / FJ
380
ALG, ALK, ALG-DH, AIE, ACA-V
No Auxiliary Power
FT / FJ
373
CZM, ASB, ASBL, SOM-A, SOM-AI
Note #1 – This event can also be generated by Panel and I/O Module Inputs.
Note #2 – Zone information is not reported for this event.
Note #3 – In SIA format, the following events use the same code for the activation and restore: Alarm Silence
(FL / FL) and Panel Reset (OR / OR).
Note #4 – See device compatibility section (5.1) for complete model numbers
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Section 8 - Advanced Front Panel Operations and Programming
(Access Level 3)
8.1 Access Level Overview
The FireNET Plus has 3 modes of operation. Access Levels 1 and 2 are operational levels
that allow the user to perform operational commands such as silencing an alarm or resetting
the panel. Access Levels 1 and 2 are explained in further detail in Section 7 - Basic Front
Panel Operation and Programming.
Access Level 3 is an installer level operating mode that allows the user to perform system
programming used to configure the FireNET Plus fire alarm system.
Some of the basic programming functions for the FireNET Plus control panel can be done
from the front panel controls. To program the FireNET Plus fire alarm system using a PC,
you may use the Loop Explorer software tool.
This section covers basic programming functions that can be performed by using the front
panel controls of the FireNET Plus fire alarm control panel.
8.1.1 Entering Access Level 3
In order to enter Access Level 3 operating mode you must first enter Access Level 2.
To enter into Access Level 3 follow these steps:
1. Press any arrow key to enable the panel.
2. Using the arrow keys enter the 5 digit code for Access Level 2. You can only use
digit values of 1-4. The up/down arrow keys represent the values 1-4. Up = 1,
Right = 2, Down = 3, and Left = 4. The default Access Level 2 code is 22222
3. Press the Enter key. The front panel graphic display will confirm you are in
Access Level 2.
4. Press the right arrow key to access the Access Level 2 Main Menu.
5. Press the down arrow key until Access Level 3 is highlighted with a triangular
arrow to the left of it. Press the right arrow key to select Access Level 3.
6. Using the arrow keys enter the 5 digit Access Level 3 code. Digit values are 1-4
only. The default Access Level 3 code is 33333.
7. Press Enter.
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Note: If you back out of the Access Level 3 menu using the Exit button or the left arrow key,
you will have to re-enter the code to go back into Access Level 3 operating mode.
8.2 Access Level 3 Menu
Figure 8.2 shows the menu structure of the Access Level 3 main menu. You can scroll up
and down using the arrow keys to highlight each menu option. Once the option is
highlighted with a triangular arrow to the left of it, you can select the option by pressing the
right arrow key.
ACCESS LEVEL 3 MENU
►EDIT CONFIGURATION
SET TIMES
VIEW PRINT EVENT LOG
PRINT CONFIGURATION
SYSTEM DISABLEMENTS
LOOP DATA TEST
Figure 8.2 Access Level 3 Menu Structure
8.2.1 Edit Configuration
The Edit Configuration menu option displays a sub-menu with even more options to select.
Figure 8.2.1 indicates these options.
EDIT CONFIGURATION MENU
► EDIT SUPPLIERS NAME
EDIT GENERAL ALARM MODE
EDIT I/O
ADD/DELETE DEVICE
EDIT DEVICE ATTRIBUTES
AUTO LEARN
Figure 8.2.1 Edit Configuration Menu Structure
8.2.1.1 Edit Suppliers Name
The suppliers name is a custom message that is displayed on the front panel LCD status
display in normal operation, just under the time/date information at the top of the screen.
The suppliers name can be any text message up to 40 characters long. The default
suppliers name message is “Auto Configured Panel”.
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From the EDIT CONFIGURATION MENU, highlight “EDIT SUPPLIERS NAME” by using the
up down arrow keys then select it by pressing the right arrow key.
Using the left and right arrow keys, select the character you want to edit. Using the up and
down arrow keys scroll through available characters that can be used. Refer to the onscreen instructions for additional information.
8.2.1.2 Edit General Alarm Mode
The FireNET Plus can be programmed to operate in two different ring modes.
“Common” ring mode activates all audible and visual notification appliance circuits when a
fire alarm is activated. This is the default mode of the panel.
“Zonal” ring mode activates only the audible and visual notification appliances that are
programmed into the same zone as the device causing the alarm.
Select EDIT GENERAL ALARM MODE from the EDIT CONFIGURATION MENU and use
the arrow keys to scroll between “Common” and “Zonal”. Follow the on screen prompts or
use the Help (?) button for additional information.
8.2.1.3 Edit I/O
The EDIT I/O menu option allows the user to set the attributes of all the FireNET Plus
control panel input and output circuits. Selecting EDIT I/O displays a sub-menu giving the
user the choice of “Edit Panel I/O” or “Edit Remote I/O”.
8.2.1.3.1 Edit Panel I/O
Edit Panel Inputs
Selecting “Edit Panel Inputs” allows the user to edit the Programmable Function button input
characteristics. This input has the following properties that can be edited. Select each menu
option and follow the on screen prompts or press the Help (?) button for further information.
Zone
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o Selecting this option allows the user to program which software zone the input
will be placed in. Default is 0.
Input Delay
o An Input delay can be programmed (where acceptable by the Authority Having
Jurisdiction) in 10-second increments up to 2 minutes.
Input Latch
o The input can be programmed as latching or non-latching. Latching requires
the panel to be reset before the condition is cleared. Non-latching resets the
condition automatically when the input returns to normal.
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Input Action
o Input action is the type of event that occurs when the input is activated.
Choose between Trouble, Pre-Alarm, Supervisory, Auxiliary, Silence Alarm,
Reset, Transparent, Disablement, Test, or Fire.
Edit Location Text
o This option allows the user to scroll through the available characters using the
arrow keys, and create a custom text message up to 40 characters describing
the input.
Edit Panel Outputs
Selecting “Edit Panel Outputs” allows the user to select and edit the following panel output
circuits.
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Notification Appliance Circuit 1
Notification Appliance Circuit 2
Fire Relay
Trouble Relay
Supervisory Relay
Each output circuit has the following properties that can be edited. Select each menu option
and follow the on screen prompts or press the Help (?) button for further information.
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Zone
o Selecting this option allows the user to program which software zone the input
will be placed in. Default is 0.
Output Attributes
o This option allows you to select the output attributes flags for general alarm,
silenceable, supervisory output, trouble output, and Strobe Output. (Strobe
option for NAC outputs only).
Delay Stage 1
o If you are using staged evacuation. This option sets the delay for stage 1 in 30
second increments up to 5 minutes maximum (Not Available for NAC outputs).
Delay Stage 2
o If you are using staged evacuation. This option sets the delay for stage 2 in 30
second increments up to 5 minutes maximum (Not Available for NAC outputs).
Test Device Output
o This option allows the output to be manually turned on or off by the user.
Configure Output as Auxiliary (NAC only)
o This option allows NAC Outputs to be alternately programmed as power
outputs such as constant power, door holder power or resettable power.
NOTE:
Panel Outputs can be programmed into three primary categories:
 Common
o When output attribute flags are set for general event
categories, the output operation will follow the common
activation of that event type. General Alarm mode should be
set to “common” for this operation.
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Zone
o When outputs are assigned to zones, the output operation
can be triggered on a zoned basis. General alarm mode
should be set to “zonal” for this operation.
Programmable
o When outputs are not assigned to general event categories
via output attributes, the output operation is programmable by
using Cause and Effect.
Edit Default Pattern
“Edit Default Pattern” allows you to select the on-board NAC circuit output pattern. The
available options are Continuous, Temporal, and March. The default is Temporal.
Edit Alarm Verification
The alarm verification time value can be set between 5 and 60 seconds. This value must be
to 60 seconds to be compliant with UL864 9th Edition. Default value is 60 seconds. (See the
prefix of this manual for additional details).
Edit AC Fail Report Delay
The AC Fail report delay time value can be set between 0 and 180 minutes. Default value
is 60 minutes. This value must be set between 60 and 180 minutes to be compliant with
UL864 9th Edition. (See the prefix of this manual for additional details).
8.2.1.3.2 Edit Remote I/O
I/O Board Addresses 1 – 32 can be selected within this menu. Input Channels can be edited
within this menu. Programming attributes are the same as described in panel input menu.
Output Channels can be edited within this menu. Programming attributes are the same as
described in panel output menus. Each I/O board has 16 input/output channels. Each I/O
Channel can be selected to be either an input or an output.
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8.2.1.3.3 Add / Edit Dialer
This option allows the integrated dialer (DACT) to be enabled and programmed.
Enabling the DACT: To enable the DACT, select “Add Dialer” from the Edit I/O menu and
press the Enter button.
Programming the DACT: From the Edit I/O menu select “Edit Dialer”. You will see the
following display.
EDIT DIALER MENU
► EDIT ACCOUNTS ATTRIBUTES
EDIT TEST REPORT TIME
SET REMOTE CONFIGURATION
Select Edit Accounts Attributes to begin programming.
8.2.1.3.3.1 Edit Account Attributes
The DACT supports four accounts for reporting events. Events are reported to each
account in order and by priority; this means that at a minimum, Account 1 must be
programmed. For most installations Accounts 1 and 2 will be used.
Select the account you wish to program from the list.
EDIT ACCOUNTS MENU
► ACCOUNT 1
ACCOUNT 2
ACCOUNT 3
ACCOUNT 4
Select the option you wish to program. The options are the Account Number, Dialer
Protocol (reporting format), and Phone Number.
EDIT ACCOUNTS MENU 1
► EDIT ACCOUNT NUMBER
EDIT DIALER PROTOCOL
EDIT PHONE NUMBERS
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Edit Account Number – Using the up and down arrow keys on the panel keypad,
enter the account number for the selected account. Use the right arrow key to
advance to the next digit location. Press the Enter button when finished to save the
data.
Valid characters are 0 – 9, B – F. Note that only the first four digits are reported in
Contact ID format. Up to 6 digits may be used with SIA format.
NOTE: For correct DACT operation, always enter at least 4 digits. If you are using a 3 digit
account number, be sure to enter a leading 0 (account # 123 should be entered as 0123).

Edit Dialer Protocol: Use the up and down arrow key to select the reporting format
for your account. Press the Enter key after making your selection.

Edit Phone Number: Using the up and down arrow keys on the panel keypad, enter
the monitoring station receiver phone number for the selected account. Use the right
arrow key to advance to the next digit location. Press the Enter button when finished
to save the data.
Valid characters are 0 – 9. A comma (,) may be used to generate a 3 second dialing
pause.
If the phone number field is left empty for an account (no phone number programmed), the
FireNET Plus will not use that account.
Note: To comply with UL and NFPA standards, the FireNET Plus must be programmed for
backup reporting. To accomplish this, program an account number and phone number for
accounts 1 and 2. Both phone numbers must be different.
Note: To comply with UL and NFPA standards the FireNET Plus may not be programmed
to call a telephone number that is call-forwarded to the DACR.
8.2.1.3.3.2 Edit Test Report Time
The program the test report time, select Edit Test Report from the Edit Dialer menu.
EDIT DIALER MENU
EDIT ACCOUNTS ATTRIBUTES
► EDIT TEST REPORT TIME
SET REMOTE CONFIGURATION
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Use the up or down arrow key to select the test report time. The test report will be sent
every 24 hours at the time selected. Press the Enter button when the desired time is
displayed.
8.2.1.3.3.3 Set Remote Configuration
This option enables the panel to accept a programming download from a remote computer.
8.2.1.4 Add/Delete Device
Selecting the ADD/DELETE DEVICE Menu Option allows the user to add or delete an SLC
loop device to the loop. To add a loop device using this menu option follow these
instructions.
8.2.1.4.1 To Add an SLC Loop Device
1. Select ADD DEVICE from the EDIT CONFIGURATION MENU by highlighting it, then
pressing the right arrow key to select.
2. A sub-menu listing each of the 2 possible SLC loops is displayed. Highlight one of
the SLC loops then select it by pressing the right arrow key. Do not attempt to add
devices to loop 2 if the expander board has not been installed.
3. Using the up/down arrow keys scroll to the address value that the new SLC loop
device will utilize (1-127 for Sensors and Modules, 128 – 254 for ASB & ASBL). Only
open address values will be displayed which helps to eliminate duplicate address
problems. Press the right arrow key to select.
4. Scroll through the list of possible SLC loop devices by using the up/down arrow keys.
Press the right arrow key to select.
5. Press the “Enter” button to accept the new device.
6. Follow the prompts on screen or use the Help (?) button for further information.
8.2.1.4.2 To Delete an SLC Loop Device
1. Select the ADD/DELETE DEVICE menu.
2. Using the scroll keys to navigate, select the applicable loop that the device resides
on, and then select the device to be deleted.
3. Press the “ENTER” button to perform the deletion.
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8.2.1.5 Edit Device Attributes
Selecting EDIT DEVICE ATTRIBUTES from the EDIT CONFIGURATION MENU allows
the user to set attributes specific to each SLC loop device on the system. After selecting
the SLC loop where the device is located, the user can scroll through each SLC device on
that loop and set attributes specific to that device.
The device attributes are different for the three different point types - Detector, Input, or
Output. Following is a description of the attributes that can be set for each point type.

Detector (Sensor)
o Set Zone
 This option allows the user to set the software zone this device will
reside in. Do not use zone 0 for SLC loop devices.
o Edit Location Text
 This option allows the user to scroll through and enter up to 40
characters describing the device location
o Change Sensor Type
 This option allows you to change the type of sensor currently
assigned to this address.
o Set Sensitivity
 This option allows the user to set both the day and night sensitivity
levels for this device. Setting the percent per foot obscuration of
smoke that must occupy the detectors chamber to cause an alarm
programs the smoke detector sensitivity. Setting the temperature that
must be reached to cause an alarm (degrees F) programs the heat
detector sensitivity. Day and night sensitivity times are configured in
another menu location.
o Set Input Action
 This option allows the user to change the detector’s (sensor) action
type to Fire or Supervisory.
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Output Modules (R2M series, SOM series, ASB & ASBL and DH98AR Relay)
o Set Zone
 This option allows the user to set the software zone this device will
reside in. Do not use zone 0 for SLC loop devices.
o Edit Location Text
 This option allows the user to scroll through and enter up to 40
characters describing the device location.
o Delay Stage 1
 If you are using staged controls. This option sets the delay for stage 1
in 30 second increments up to 5 minutes maximum (R2M and DH98AR
Relay only).
o Delay Stage 2
 If the attribute ‘Silenceable’ is set to Yes (see below), Delay Stage 2 will
become visible. This option sets the delay for stage 2 in 30 second
increments up to 5 minutes maximum (R2M only).
o Output Attributes
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NOTE:
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General Alarm mode (Common Fire Alarm): This option allows a user
to enable or disable the global General Alarm mode for a selected
output(s). When enabled, the output follows the panels General Alarm
mode (see 8.2.1.2). When disabled, the output will not follow the
General Alarm mode, allowing control by cause and effect logic
statements.
Silenceable: This option allows a user to program whether the selected
output is silenceable via the alarm silence button on the front panel or
not (not available for DH98AR Relay).
Pre-Alarm Output: This option allows a user to assign a selected
output(s) to the Pre-Alarm Group. When assigned to this group, any
sensor going into pre-alarm will cause this output group to activate.
Trouble Output: This option allows users to assign a selected output(s)
to the Trouble Group. Any input assigned to this group, or any panel
trouble will activate all the outputs assigned to this group.
Pattern (SOM, ASB & ASBL only): This option allows the user to select
the output pattern for the SOM module. Selections are Continuous,
Temporal and March.
Test Device Output: This option allows the output to be manually turned
on or off by the user.
Panel Outputs can be programmed into three primary categories:
 Common
o When output attribute flags are set for general event
categories, the output operation will follow the common
activation of that event type. General Alarm mode should be
set to “common” for this operation.
 Zone
o When outputs are assigned to zones, the output operation
can be triggered on a zoned basis. General alarm mode
should be set to “zonal” for this operation.
 Programmable
o When outputs are not assigned to general event categories
via output attributes, the output operation is programmable by
using Cause and Effect.
Input Modules (FRCM, DIMM, CZM, AMS)
o Set Zone
 This option allows the user to set the software zone this device will
reside in. Do not use zone 0 for SLC loop devices.
o Edit Location Text
 This option allows the user to scroll through and enter up to 40
characters describing the device location.
o Set Input Delay
 Input delays can be programmed (where acceptable by the Authority
Having Jurisdiction) in 10-second increments up to 2 minutes.
o Set Input Latch
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Each input can be programmed as latching or non-latching. Latching
requires the panel to be reset before the condition is cleared. Nonlatching resets the condition automatically when the input returns to
normal.
o Set Input Action
 Input action defines the type of event that occurs when the input is
activated. Choose between Trouble, Pre-Alarm, Supervisory, Auxiliary,
Silence Alarm, Reset, Transparent, Disablement, Test, or Fire.
o Set Input Type (FRCM and DIMM only)
 This option allows the programmer to define the type of device being
monitored, and if the initiating circuit is configured as normally open or
normally closed. Available selections are Pull Station, Waterflow, Valve
Monitor N/O, Valve Monitor N/C, Duct Detector, Detector, Reset Alarm,
Temperature, Pressure, Level, Position, Power, General Supervision,
General Purpose N/O EOL, General Purpose N/C EOL, General
Purpose N/C no EOL, and Waterflow Non-Silence. The selected Input
Type will appear as part of the message on the LCD display during
device activation.
o Test Device Output (LED)
 This option allows the module LED output to be manually turned on or
off by the user. This is helpful for locating installed modules by turned
on their indicator.
8.2.1.6 Auto Learn
Auto Learn is a utility that can be run to quickly identify and enroll all of the SLC loop
devices on the FireNET Plus control panel as well as the panel’s internal structure and
default network routing and nodes.
Auto Learn can be run from the AUTO LEARN sub-menu at any time. When Auto Learn is
run, the panel searches each of the 2 possible SLC loops for SLC devices. When it finds a
device it identifies which type of device it is, and creates a basic configuration for that
device. The installer can then go back and customize the configuration accordingly.
WARNING: Running Auto Learn will erase all system programming.
8.2.2 Set Times
ACCESS LEVEL 3 MENU
EDIT CONFIGURATION
►SET TIMES
VIEW PRINT EVENT LOG
PRINT CONFIGURATION
SYSTEM DISABLEMENTS
LOOP DATA TEST
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The SET TIMES menu option allows the installer to set the smoke detector calibration time,
the day / night sensitivity times, and the Sounder Time-Out for the panel.
8.2.2.1 Calibration Time
This menu option sets the time of day that the panel will perform calibration on the system
smoke detectors. Default is 07:00. The time may be adjusted with the up/down arrow keys.
The calibration time should be chosen based on an expected time of day when the
environmental conditions in the building are stable.
8.2.2.2 Day / Night Times
Day / Night sensitivity is used when you expect environmental conditions to regularly
change in the building. By setting the sensitivity lower or higher at certain times of the day
or night, false alarms caused by changing environmental conditions may possibly be
avoided or reduced.
This menu option allows the installer to program the start and end times for each day of the
week for day sensitivity mode. Any times that fall outside of the programmed day start and
stop times are considered to be night sensitivity mode.
8.2.2.3 Set Sounder Time-Out
This option allows the user to program the NAC circuit activation time during a Fire alarm.
At the end of the programmed time, the notification appliance circuits will turn off
automatically. Valid selections are from 5 minutes to 60 minutes, in 5-minute increments.
The default setting is 0 minutes, which disables the sounder time-out feature.
NOTE: This value must be set to zero (0) minutes to be compliant with UL864 9th Edition.
(See Prefix of this manual for additional details).
8.2.3 View Print Event Log
ACCESS LEVEL 3 MENU
EDIT CONFIGURATION
SET TIMES
►VIEW PRINT EVENT LOG
PRINT CONFIGURATION
SYSTEM DISABLEMENTS
LOOP DATA TEST
The View Print Event Log menu command allows the user to view the system’s 500-event
memory log. Any condition outside of normal panel operation generates an entry into the
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event log. The event log is a very useful tool for troubleshooting system problems or
verifying that certain activities, such as Fire Drills, actually took place.
The View Print Event Log menu option is covered in greater detail in the Testing and
Troubleshooting section of this manual.
8.2.4 Print Configuration
ACCESS LEVEL 3 MENU
EDIT CONFIGURATION
SET TIMES
VIEW EVENT LOG
►PRINT CONFIGURATION
SYSTEM DISABLEMENTS
LOOP DATA TEST
8.2.5 System Disablements
ACCESS LEVEL 3 MENU
EDIT CONFIGURATION
SET TIMES
VIEW EVENT LOG
PRINT CONFIGURATION
►SYSTEM DISABLEMENTS
LOOP DATA TEST
The System Disablements menu option allows the installer to temporarily disable the panel
buzzer, ground fault detection, and set the buzzer silence access level. The panel buzzer
and ground fault detection are enabled in the panel’s default condition. The buzzer silence
access level is set to 2 by default.
Disabling any of these options places the panel in a trouble condition. Each disablement of
these system devices must be manually reset.
Disabling system devices is typically used on systems where there are intermittent
problems, while the problems are being corrected. It is important to note that these features
should not be permanently disabled. The installer must make sure buzzer and ground fault
detection are re-enabled after corrections to the system are complete.
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NOTE:
The following values must be set to be compliant with UL864 9th
Edition. See prefix of this manual for additional details.
 Buzzer – Enabled
 Ground Trouble – Enabled
 Buzzer Access Level – 2
8.2.6 Loop Data Test
ACCESS LEVEL 3 MENU
EDIT CONFIGURATION
SET TIMES
VIEW PRINT EVENT LOG
PRINT CONFIGURATION
SYSTEM DISABLEMENTS
►LOOP DATA TEST
Loop Data Test is an installer or service level diagnostic test that is explained in greater
detail in the Testing and Troubleshooting section of this manual.
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Section 9 - Testing and Troubleshooting
9.1 One Man Walk Test - TEST ZONES
The one-man walk test feature is intended to allow a single service person the ability to test
each device without having to reset the panel each time a device is activated. While in test
mode, the panel will automatically reset after 3 seconds following any device activation.
This allows a service person to activate a device, verify the panel responds by sounding the
audible and visual notification appliances, then move on to the next device without going
back to the main panel to reset. The Test Zone feature will only activate outputs & devices
that are assigned to General Alarm Mode (Fire alarm) based on the options enabled as
described below.
One-man walk test mode is implemented by selecting the TEST ZONES option from the
Access Level 2 Main Menu.
Follow these steps to implement a one-man walk test using the TEST ZONES option:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Enter Access Level 2 operating mode.
Press the right navigational arrow key to access the Main Menu.
Scroll down to highlight the TEST ZONES option. Press the right arrow key to select.
From the Test Zones Menu use the up/down arrow keys to select which zone to test.
Press the right navigational arrow key to display the test options.
Local NAC ON - OFF
Use the up/down arrow keys to select ON or OFF. Setting this option to ON will make
the audible and visual notification circuits (NAC 1 & 2) activate for the 3-second duration
of each device tested. Setting this option to OFF disables the audible and visual
notification appliance outputs during test mode.
Panel Outputs ON-OFF
Use the up/down arrow keys to select ON or OFF. Setting this option to ON will make
the panel relays function as they have been configured. Setting this option to OFF
disables the panel relays during test mode.
Once the test options have been set press “Enter” to start the test or “Exit” to cancel. If
you start test mode and want to cancel it anytime within the 15-minute test period, enter
Access Level 2 and navigate to TEST ZONES. Enter TEST ZONES and use the right
arrow key then Enter to toggle test mode to off.
When a zone is placed into test mode a 15-minute timer is started. If the 15-minute
timer expires with no testing done, the test is automatically terminated and the panel is
placed back into normal operation. The 15-minute timer is re-started each time a device
is tested.
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NOTE
The FireNET Plus panel will be placed in a trouble condition during test mode.
The “ON TEST” LED will also illuminate.
9.2 View / Print Event Log
The View Print Event Log menu command allows the user to view the systems 500-event
memory log. Any condition outside of normal operation of the system generates an entry
into the event log. The event log is very useful tool for troubleshooting system problems or
verifying certain activities such as Fire Drills actually took place.
ACCESS LEVEL 3 MENU
EDIT CONFIGURATION
SET TIMES
►VIEW PRINT EVENT LOG
PRINT CONFIGURATION
SYSTEM DISABLEMENTS
LOOP DATA TEST
9.2.1 View Event Log
To view the event log, you must first enter Access Level 3. Once in Access Level 3, select
VIEW PRINT EVENT LOG. Then select “View Event Log”.
VIEW/PRINT EVENT LOG MENU
► View Event Log
Print Event Log
Clear Event Log
View Archived Event Log
Clear Archived Event Log
Then select the Event Type Option:
SELECT EVENT TYPES TO VIEW
Fire
Pre-Alarm
► Trouble
Disablements
Other Events
All Events
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You may view individual events by using the up and down arrow keys:
VIEW TROUBLE EVENTS 120/120
* TROUBLE:SOM ZONE 02 *
ADR=012.00 LOOP=1 ND=1 AUTOLEARN
TIME 14:35 05/08/2003
Disconnected trouble Cleared
Use UP/DOWN arrow keys to scroll events
9.2.2 Print Event Log (Only available on special equipped panels)
To print the event log, you must enter Access Level 3 as noted above. Once in Access
Level 3, select VIEW PRINT EVENT LOG. Then select the “Print Event Log”.
VIEW/PRINT EVENT LOG MENU
View Event Log
► Print Event Log
Clear Event Log
View Archived Event Log
Clear Archived Event Log
Then select the Event Type Option
SELECT EVENT TYPES TO PRINT
► Fire
Pre-Alarm
Trouble
Disablements
Other Events
All Events
-
4
0
120
0
94
218
Press the Enter key to start printing those event types.
PRINT FIRE EVENTS
Press ENTER to start print.
Press EXIT to quit
Press < to go back.
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9.2.3 Clear Event Log
To clear the event log, you must enter Access Level 3 as noted above. Once in Access
Level 3, select VIEW PRINT EVENT LOG. Then select the “Clear Event Log”.
VIEW EVENT LOG MENU
View Event Log
► Clear Event Log
View Archived Event Log
Clear Archived Event Log
Press the Enter key to clear the Event Log, or EXIT to cancel.
CLEAR EVENT LOG MENU
Event Log has 218 entries
Press ENTER to clear Event Log.
Press EXIT to quit
Press < to go back.
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9.3 Loop Data Test
To start the Loop Data Test function, you must first enter Access Level 3. Once in Access
Level 3, you then must select the Loop Data Test option.
The Loop Data Test Function is a troubleshooting tool that in most cases will never be
necessary. When the time does come at that problem job site, the Loop Data Test Function
can be easily activated to monitor communication between the FireNET Plus and loop
devices. This tool displays the time and date of the test activation, the number of successful
and unsuccessful communication packets on the loop, and the current date and time. The
Loop Data Test Function runs in the background and has no affect on the panel’s ability to
perform its intended functions of detection, notification, and control. It is therefore possible
to start a Loop Test during a normal business day and let it monitor an individual loop
overnight, over a weekend, or during the week. The maximum number of readings is
9,999,999. This will allow a loop to be monitored in excess of one week.
In the event that a large number of bad data readings are received, a review of the
installation conditions must be conducted. Possible sources of communication problems are
bad wiring, poor wiring practices, large sources of electrical noise (large machines, radio
transmitters), improper grounding practices, and the like. When used with good engineering
practices, the Loop Data Test Function serves as an integral method to verify loop integrity.
ACCESS LEVEL 3 MENU
EDIT CONFIGURATION
SET TIMES
VIEW PRINT EVENT LOG
PRINT CONFIGURATION
SYSTEM DISABLEMENTS
► LOOP DATA TEST
Select which Loop you wish to test.
LOOP DATA TEST
► SELECT LOOP 1
SELECT LOOP 2
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Then select “START TEST”.
LOOP DATA TEST
► START TEST
The Loop Data Test result will then display in real time on the screen.
LOOP DATA TEST (LOOP: 2)
Start Date :
9/05/2007 12:28:00
Good Readings: 0017824
Bad Readings: 0000000
Current Date:
9/05/2007 13:06:01
Press the Exit button when the Loop Data Test is completed.
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9.4 Troubleshooting
This section is currently being developed from data collected from installation sites and
technical support inquiries.
The following is an example (in FAQ format) of the information being developed:
Q–
I need to change an ALG-V smoke sensor to an ATG-EA heat sensor. Do I
have to auto-learn the loops again?
A–
Q–
No, you can change the device type from smoke sensor to heat sensor. From
the Access Level 3 menu choose Edit Configuration then Edit Device
Attributes. Select the loop and address of the smoke sensor and then select
Change Sensor Type. Select the new sensor type then press Enter. The
change will take place immediately.
My strobes are not flashing correctly when there is an alarm.
A–
Check the output pattern; strobes usually require a Continuous (Steady)
output pattern. From the Access Level 3 menu choose Edit Configuration
then choose Edit I/O. Select Edit Panel I/O then Edit Default Pattern. Use the
up and down arrow keys to highlight the selected pattern then press the Enter
button.
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9.5 Trouble Conditions
Network Troubles:
9.5.1 Network open or short circuit trouble
This is quite self explanatory and indicates a cabling trouble between two nodes. However,
by observing the green and red LEDs on the network card it is possible to see whether the
trouble is on the incoming or outgoing network circuit. If the red LED is off then the trouble is
on the incoming circuit, and if the green LED is off the trouble is on the outgoing circuit.
Thus, if there are two panels with network LEDs not lit (a red on one and a green on the
other) the trouble can be identified as between those two panels.
9.5.2 Unexpected network card
Should a network card be installed in a control panel that is already configured and working,
the panel does not expect to have a network card installed; therefore this trouble message
will appear. The panel must be re-configured to enable it to expect a network card.
9.5.3 Unexpected network node
If a new network panel is connected to an already working network, the rest of the network
will not expect to see the additional node and will announce this trouble.
The unexpected network panel will respond to network events as per the default
configuration and all other panels will respond to events from the new network panel as per
the default configuration. All panels must be configured to see the updated total of panels
connected to the network.
9.5.4 Network node missing
This message will be displayed on all panels if a network node they are expecting to
communicate with does not answer within approximately 100 seconds. This may occur if a
control panel loses all power or if both the in and out network connections are disconnected
from the panel.
9.5.5 Network card not installed
If a control panel is configured to be part of a network and a network card is not installed,
the panel will display this message.
9.5.6 Network card address incorrect
Once a panel is configured to expect a network card to be present it will also know which
address (set on the network card DIP switch) to expect. If it detects that a card is installed
but the address does not match the one expected, then this trouble message will be
displayed. If the address of a network card must be changed then this should be done with
both the AC and battery backup power off. Once the address is set and the panel is
powered up, the panel must be re-programmed to see the new address.
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9.5.7 Network comms trouble
Highly sophisticated error checking and filtering is used in the FireNET Plus network
protocol. It is possible under extreme conditions for data packets to become corrupted and
not be received by a panel. In these circumstances this trouble message will be displayed.
This indicates a highly degraded transmission path and occurrence of this trouble should be
investigated. Possible causes are cable lengths greater than those specified, cable
specification other than that specified or high levels of electromagnetic interference.
DACT Troubles (FNP-equipped with internal DACT only):
9.5.8 Comms Phone Line 1 (or 2) Trouble – The indicated phone line is not being
detected by the FireNET Plus panel.

Use a voltmeter to check the voltage on the phone line. A normal phone line will
measure approximately 48 VDC.
Caution: The voltage present during ringing for an incoming call can be over 100 volts AC.
Use caution when measuring phone line voltages.

Check to be sure that the incoming phone line is correctly connected to the L1T
and L1R (or L2T and L2R) line connections.

Check wiring of the RJ31X jack(s). Be sure that the DACT is connected for
proper line seizure.
9.5.9 Comms Fail # - The panel is unable to report to the monitoring station receiver. The
number indicates the account that failed.

Confirm that the monitoring station telephone number is correct in the program.

Verify that the correct communication format is selected (Contact ID or SIA).

Check wiring of the RJ31X jack(s). Be sure that the DACT is connected for
proper line seizure.

Using the communicator phone line, make a test phone call to the receiver.
Listen for noise or distortion on the line. This can prevent proper communication
between communicator and receiver.

You may also wish to monitor the communication session using a telephone test
set in parallel with the phone line. This may help to determine why the DACT is
having trouble communicating the information. Use caution when working with
phone lines, as ringing voltage may be over 100 VAC!
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Section 10 - Installation Records
This section of the manual can be used to record the SLC points, RS485 addresses, and
Network nodes you have installed on the system. The tables included in this section can be
filled out with this information to be referred back to later for service or troubleshooting
purposes.
10.1 SLC Loop Point Record
Use the example below to complete the information in Table 10.1 for the SLC loop points on
the system:
Loop
(1-2)
Address
(Sub)
1
Zone
(1-500)
015
1
1
Loop
(1-2)
Description
(FRCME-P) Main Entry Pull Station
2
Address
(Sub)
015
Zone
(1-500)
35
001
N/A
001
N/A
002
N/A
002
N/A
016
(R2M Module w/sub addresses)
2
016
35
001
2
Primary Floor Elevator Recall
001
N/A
002
3
Secondary Floor Elevator Recall
002
N/A
Description
(ATG-EA) Office Closet Heat Detector
(ALG-V) Office Smoke Detector
10.2 RS485 Bus Device Record
Use the example below to complete the information in Table 10.2 for the RS485 bus
devices installed on the system.
Address
(1-32)
Device
Description
Location
1
FN-4127-IO
I/O board used for graphic annunciator driver
FireNET Plus Control Panel
2
FN-LCD-S
Local Serial LCD Annunciator
Main Lobby
10.3 Network Node Device Record
Use the example below to complete the information in Table 10.3 for the Network devices
installed on the system.
Node
(1-64)
Device
Description
Location
1
Control Panel
FireNET Plus FACP for the main building
South wall of the main entry lobby
2
Control Panel
FireNET Plus FACP for Warehouse
Warehouse
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Table 10.1 FireNET Plus SLC Loop Point Record
Loop
(1-2)
Address
(Sub)
Zone
(1-500)
001
Description
Loop
(1-2)
Address
(Sub)
Zone
(1-500)
Description
001
001
001
002
002
002
002
001
001
002
003
002
003
001
001
002
002
004
004
001
001
002
002
005
005
001
001
002
002
006
006
001
001
002
007
002
007
001
001
002
008
002
008
001
001
002
002
009
009
001
001
002
002
010
010
001
001
002
002
011
011
001
001
002
012
002
012
001
001
002
013
002
013
001
001
002
002
014
014
001
001
002
002
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Loop
(1-2)
Address
(Sub)
Zone
(1-500)
015
Description
Loop
(1-2)
Address
(Sub)
Zone
(1-500)
Description
015
001
001
002
002
016
016
001
001
002
002
017
017
001
001
002
018
002
018
001
001
002
019
002
019
001
001
002
002
020
020
001
001
002
002
021
021
001
001
002
002
022
022
001
001
002
023
002
023
001
001
002
024
002
024
001
001
002
002
025
025
001
001
002
002
026
026
001
001
002
002
027
027
001
001
002
028
002
028
001
001
002
002
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Loop
(1-2)
Address
(Sub)
Zone
(1-500)
029
Description
Loop
(1-2)
Address
(Sub)
Zone
(1-500)
Description
029
001
001
002
030
002
030
001
001
002
031
002
031
001
001
002
002
032
032
001
001
002
002
033
033
001
001
002
002
034
034
001
001
002
035
002
035
001
001
002
036
002
036
001
001
002
002
037
037
001
001
002
002
038
038
001
001
002
002
039
039
001
001
002
040
002
040
001
001
002
041
002
041
001
001
002
002
042
042
001
001
002
002
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Loop
(1-2)
Address
(Sub)
Zone
(1-500)
043
Description
Loop
(1-2)
Address
(Sub)
Zone
(1-500)
Description
043
001
001
002
044
002
044
001
001
002
045
002
045
001
001
002
002
046
046
001
001
002
002
047
047
001
001
002
002
048
048
001
001
002
049
002
049
001
001
002
050
002
050
001
001
002
002
051
051
001
001
002
002
052
052
001
001
002
002
053
053
001
001
002
054
002
054
001
001
002
055
002
055
001
001
002
002
056
056
001
001
002
002
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Loop
(1-2)
Address
(Sub)
Zone
(1-500)
057
Description
Loop
(1-2)
Address
(Sub)
Zone
(1-500)
Description
057
001
001
002
058
002
058
001
001
002
059
002
059
001
001
002
002
060
060
001
001
002
002
061
061
001
001
002
002
062
062
001
001
002
063
002
063
001
001
002
064
002
064
001
001
002
002
065
065
001
001
002
002
066
066
001
001
002
002
067
067
001
001
002
068
002
068
001
001
002
069
002
069
001
001
002
002
070
070
001
001
002
002
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Loop
(1-2)
Address
(Sub)
Zone
(1-500)
071
Description
Loop
(1-2)
Address
(Sub)
Zone
(1-500)
Description
071
001
001
002
072
002
072
001
001
002
073
002
073
001
001
002
002
074
074
001
001
002
002
075
075
001
001
002
002
076
076
001
001
002
077
002
077
001
001
002
078
002
078
001
001
002
002
079
079
001
001
002
002
080
080
001
001
002
002
081
081
001
001
002
082
002
082
001
001
002
083
002
083
001
001
002
002
084
084
001
001
002
002
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Loop
(1-2)
Address
(Sub)
Zone
(1-500)
085
Description
Loop
(1-2)
Address
(Sub)
Zone
(1-500)
Description
085
001
001
002
086
002
086
001
001
002
087
002
087
001
001
002
002
088
088
001
001
002
002
089
089
001
001
002
002
090
090
001
001
002
091
002
091
001
001
002
092
002
092
001
001
002
002
093
093
001
001
002
002
094
094
001
001
002
002
095
095
001
001
002
096
002
096
001
001
002
097
002
097
001
001
002
002
098
098
001
001
002
002
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Loop
(1-2)
Address
(Sub)
Zone
(1-500)
099
Description
Loop
(1-2)
Address
(Sub)
Zone
(1-500)
Description
099
001
001
002
002
100
100
001
001
002
002
101
101
001
001
002
102
002
102
001
001
002
103
002
103
001
001
002
002
104
104
001
001
002
002
105
105
001
001
002
002
106
106
001
001
002
107
002
107
001
001
002
108
002
108
001
001
002
002
109
109
001
001
002
002
110
110
001
001
002
002
111
111
001
001
002
112
002
112
001
001
002
002
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Loop
(1-2)
Address
(Sub)
Zone
(1-500)
113
Description
Loop
(1-2)
Address
(Sub)
Zone
(1-500)
Description
113
001
001
002
114
002
114
001
001
002
115
002
115
001
001
002
002
116
116
001
001
002
002
117
117
001
001
002
002
118
118
001
001
002
119
002
119
001
001
002
120
002
120
001
001
002
002
121
121
001
001
002
002
122
122
001
001
002
002
123
123
001
001
002
124
002
124
001
001
002
125
002
125
001
001
002
002
126
126
001
001
002
002
127
127
001
001
002
002
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Address
(1-32)
Device
Description
Location
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
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Table 10.3 Network Node Device Record
Node
(1-64)
Device
Description
Location
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
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Node
(1-64)
Device
Description
Location
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
20
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
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Appendix A - Compatible Devices
A.1 Two-Wire Smoke Detectors
Table A.1 lists the 2-wire smoke detectors that are compatible with the CZM conventional
zone module.
Table A.1: Compatible 2-Wire Smoke Detectors with the Hochiki FireNET CZM Module
Compatibility ID
Manufacturer
Hochiki
Model Number
SLK-24F
SIH-24F
SLR-24H
Detector
Photoelectric
Ionization
Photoelectric
w/ heat
Base
Identifier
Number of
Detectors per
CZM Module
HSB-224
HSB-224
NS4-224,
NS6-224
NS4-224,
NS6-224
NS4-224,
NS6-224,
NS4-224W,
NS6-224W
NS4-224,
NS6-224,
NS4-224W,
NS6-224W
HB-53
HB-53
25
25
HB-5
25
HB-5
25
HB-5
18
HB-5
18
HD-6
N/A
N/A
18
HD-6
N/A
N/A
18
HD-3
NS4-224,
NS6-224
HB-5
25
HD-3
NS4-224,
NS6-224
HB-5
25
N/A
HSC –224L
HB-62
25
Detector
Identifier
HD-3
HD-3
HD-3
SLR-24V
Photoelectric
HD-3
SLR-835/835W
Photoelectric
(8-35V)
HD-3
SLR-835H/835HW
Photoelectric
(8-35V) w/
thermal
HD-5
SLR-835B-2
SLR-835BH2
SIJ-24
DCD-135/-90
DFE-135/190
Photoelectric
(8-35V)
(baseless)
Photoelectric
(8-35V) w/
thermal
(baseless)
Ionization
Heat Fixed
Temp/ Rate
of Rise
Heat Fixed
Temp
Base
A.2 Reserved for Future Use
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A.3 Compatible Notification Appliances
All notification appliance devices determined to be compatible with the synchronization
modules shown below are compatible for operation with the FireNET Plus fire alarm control
panel under Regulated (Continuous) operation:
Manufacturer
Manufacturer Sync Module
Maximum NAC Load
System Sensor
MDL (Red), MDLW (White)
0.90 A
Wheelock
SM-24-R, DSM-R
0.90 A
Amseco
SMD10-3A
0.90 A
Synchronization
The FireNET Plus fire alarm control panel is suitable for single and dual circuit
synchronization. Synchronization can be performed on NAC channels 1 and 2 of the
FireNET Plus. Synchronization is unique to each FireNET Plus panel and cannot be
performed across multiple control panels.
NAC devices from Gentex, System Sensor, Amseco, and Wheelock do not require external
synchronization modules in order to operate on the FireNET Plus panel. The panel
supports these manufacturer protocols internally (Special Application). NAC 1 and NAC 2
are synchronized when operating NAC devices from these manufacturers
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A.3.1 Gentex Compatible NAC Devices
The following devices from Gentex are recommended for use with the FireNET Plus control
panel for synchronized applications on NAC 1 and NAC 2:
Gentex
Environment
Model Series
Description
Mount
WSSPK Series
Outdoor
WSSPK24-15/75
Speaker Strobe
Wall
SSPK24WLP Series
Indoor
SSPK24WLP
Speaker Strobe
Wall
SSPKCLP Series
Indoor
SSPK24CLP
Speaker Strobe
Ceiling
Commander4 Series
Indoor
GCC24
Horn Strobe
Ceiling
Commander4 Series
Indoor
GCS24
Strobe
Ceiling
Commander3 Series
Indoor
GEC3-24
Horn Strobe
Wall
Commander3 Series
Indoor
GES3-24
Strobe
Wall
Commander3 Series
Indoor
GEH24
Horn
Wall
Commander2 Series
Indoor
GEC24
Horn Strobe
Wall
Commander2 Series
Indoor
GES24
Strobe
Wall
Commander2 Series
Indoor
GEH24
Horn
Wall
Outdoor Commander Series
Outdoor
WGEC24
Horn Strobe
Wall
Outdoor Commander Series
Outdoor
WGES24
Strobe
Wall
Outdoor commander Series
Outdoor
GEH24
Horn
Wall
GX91/GX93 Series
Indoor
GX93
Mini Horn
Wall
A.3.2 Amseco Compatible NAC Devices
The following devices from Amseco are recommended for use with the FireNET Plus control
panel for synchronized applications on NAC 1 and NAC 2:
Amseco
Environment
Model Series
Description
Mount
Select-A-Strobe/Chime
Indoor
CM24C
Chime
Ceiling
Select-A-Strobe/Chime
Indoor
SCM24C
Chime Strobe
Ceiling
Select-A-Horn
Indoor/Outdoor
H-1224
Horn
Wall
Select-A-Strobe/Horn
Indoor
SH-1224
Horn Strobe
Wall
Select-A-Strobe/Horn
Outdoor
SH-1224WP
Horn Strobe
Wall
Select-A-Strobe/Horn
Indoor
SH24C-177
Horn Strobe
Wall/Ceiling
Select-A-Strobe/Horn
Indoor
SH24C-3075110
Horn Strobe
Wall/Ceiling
Speaker/Strobe Square
Indoor/Outdoor
SSS-2
Speaker Strobe
Wall
Speaker/Strobe Square
Indoor/Outdoor
SSS-8
Speaker Strobe
Wall
Speaker/Strobe Round
Indoor/Outdoor
SSR-2
Speaker Strobe
Wall/Ceiling
Speaker/Strobe Round
Indoor/Outdoor
SSR-8
Speaker Strobe
Wall/Ceiling
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Speaker/Strobe Round
Indoor
SSC-2
Speaker Strobe
Wall/Ceiling
Speaker/Strobe round
Indoor
SSC-8
Speaker Strobe
Wall/Ceiling
Select-A-Strobe
Indoor
SL-1224
Strobe
Wall
Select-A-Strobe
Indoor/Outdoor
SL-1224-WP
Strobe
Wall
Select-A-Strobe
Indoor
SL24C-3075110
Strobe
Wall/Ceiling
Select-A-Strobe
Indoor
SL24C-177
Strobe
Wall/Ceiling
Bell/Select-A-Strobe
Indoor
SB24
Bell Strobe
Wall/Ceiling
Select-A-Strobe/Chime
Indoor
SCM24W-153075
Chime Strobe
Wall
Select-A-Strobe/Chime
Indoor
SCM24W-75110
Chime Strobe
Wall
Select-A-Horn
Indoor
H24W
Horn
Wall/Ceiling
Select-A-Strobe/Horn
Indoor
SH24W-1530
Horn Strobe
Wall
Select-A-Strobe/Horn
Indoor
SH24W-75110
Horn Strobe
Wall
Indoor/Outdoor horn/Strobe
Indoor/Outdoor
SHB24-75
Horn Strobe
Wall
Speaker/Strobe
Indoor
SSC25-177
Speaker Strobe
Wall/Ceiling
Select-A-Strobe/Speaker
Indoor
SSC25-3075110
Speaker Strobe
Wall/Ceiling
Speaker/Strobe
Indoor
SSC70-177
Speaker Strobe
Wall/Ceiling
Select-A-Strobe/Speaker
Indoor
SSC70-3075110
Speaker Strobe
Wall/Ceiling
Select-A-Strobe/Speaker
Indoor
SFH45-153075
Speaker Strobe
Wall/Ceiling
Select-A-Strobe/Speaker
Indoor
SFH47-75110
Speaker Strobe
Wall/Ceiling
Select-A-Strobe
Indoor
SL24W-1530
Strobe
Wall
Select-A-Strobe
Indoor
SL24W-75110
Strobe
Wall
Indoor/Outdoor Strobe
Indoor/Outdoor
SLB24-75
Strobe
Wall
Select-A-Strobe
Indoor/Outdoor
SB24
Strobe
Wall/Ceiling
Select-A-Strobe/Horn
Indoor
SH24W-153075
Horn Strobe
Wall
Select-A-Strobe
Indoor
SL24W-153075
Strobe
Wall
Strobe Bell/Horn Plate
Indoor
RSB24-153075
Strobe Bell/Horn Plate
Wall/Ceiling
Strobe
Indoor
RSD24-153075
Strobe
Wall/Ceiling
Select-A-Strobe
Indoor
RSD24-75110
Strobe
Wall/Ceiling
Select-A-Strobe
Indoor
SAD24-153075
Strobe
Wall/Ceiling
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A.3.3 Wheelock Compatible NAC Devices
The following devices from Wheelock are recommended for use with the FireNET Plus
control panel for synchronized applications on NAC 1 and NAC 2:
Wheelock
Description
Mount
AMT-12/24
Mutilating – 3 Input
N/A
AMT-241575, AMT-24MCW
Mutilating Strobe – 1575cd or 15, 30. 75, 110cd
Wall
AMT-241575
Mutilating Strobe (NYC) – 1575cd
Wall
AMT-12/24 Audible Only
Mutilating Audible only
N/A
AS-121575, AS-241575
Audible Strobe – 1575cd
Wall
AS-24MCW
Audible Strobe – 15, 30, 75, 110cd
Wall
AS-24MCC
Audible Strobe – 15, 30, 75, 95cd
Ceiling
AS-24MCWH
Audible Strobe – 135, 185cd
Wall
AS-24MCCH
Audible Strobe – 115, 177cd
Ceiling
AH-12, AH-24
Audible
N/A
ASWP-2475
Audible Strobe – 180cd
Wall
AHWP
Audible
Wall
CH70, CH90
Chime
N/A
CH70-241575
Chime – 1575cd
Wall
CH70-24MCW
Chime – 15, 30, 75, 95cd
Wall
CH90-24MCC
Chime – 15, 30, 75, 95cd
Ceiling
CH70-MCWH
Chime – 135, 185cd
Wall
CH90-MCCH
Chime – 115, 177cd
Ceiling
E50-241575W
Speaker Strobe
Wall
E50-MCW
Speaker Strobe – 15, 30, 75, 110cd
Wall
E50-MCWH
Speaker Strobe – 135, 185cd
Wall
E60-24MCC
Speaker Strobe – 15, 30, 75, 95cd
Ceiling
E60-MCCH
Speaker Strobe – 115/177cd
Ceiling
E70A, E70B, E90A, E90B
Speaker Strobe – Amber or Blue lens
N/A
E70-241575
Speaker Strobe – 1575cd
Wall
E70-24MCW
Speaker Strobe – 15, 30, 75, 110cd
Wall
E90-24MCC
Speaker Strobe – 15, 30, 75, 95cd
Ceiling
E70-24MCWH
Speaker Strobe – 135, 185cd
Wall
E90-24MCCH
Speaker Strobe – 115, 177cd
Ceiling
ET70-241575
Speaker Strobe – 1575cd
Wall
ET70-24MCW
Speaker Strobe – 15, 30, 75, 110cd
Wall
ET90-24MCC
Speaker Strobe – 15, 30, 75, 95cd
Ceiling
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ET70-24MCWH
Speaker Strobe – 135, 185cd
Wall
ET90-24MCCH
Speaker Strobe – 115, 177cd
Ceiling
ET80-24MCW
Speaker Strobe – Vandal Resist. 15, 30, 75, 110cd
Wall
ET80-24MCWH
Speaker Strobe – Vandal Resist. 135, 185cd
Wall
ET70WP-2475
Speaker Strobe
Wall
HS-24
Audible
N/A
HS4-241575
Audible Strobe – 1575cd
Wall
HS4-24MCW
Audible Strobe – 15, 30, 75, 110cd
Wall
HS4-24MCWH
Audible Strobe – 135, 185
Wall
MIZ-24S
Mini horn – Continuous, Code-3, Sync.
N/A
MT
Multitone
N/A
Mt-121575, MT-241575, MT-24MCW
Multitone Strobe – 1575 or 15, 30, 75, 110cd
Wall
MTWP-2475
Multitone Strobe
Wall
MTWP B or A
Multitone Strobe – Blue or Amber lens
Wall
NH
Audible
N/A
NS-24MCC
Audible Strobe – 15, 30, 75, 95cd
Ceiling
NS-24MCCH
Audible Strobe – 115, 177cd
Ceiling
NS-24MCW
Audible Strobe – 15, 30, 75, 110cd
Wall
NS-12575, NS-241575
Audible Strobe – 1575cd
Wall
RSS-121575
Strobe – 15, 75cd
Wall
RSS-241575, RSSP-241575
Strobe – 15, 75cd
Wall
RSS-24MCW, RSSP-24MCW
Strobe – 15, 30, 75, 110cd
Wall
RSS-24MCC, RSS-24MCCR
Strobe – 15, 30, 75, 95cd
Ceiling
RSS-24MCWH, RSSP-24MCWH
Strobe – 135, 185cd
Wall
RSS-24MCCH, RSS-24MCCHR
Strobe – 115, 177cd
Ceiling
S8, S8-24MCC, S8-24MCCH
Speaker or Speaker Strobe – 8-inch
Ceiling
SA-S90-24MCC
Speaker Strobe – Amplified, 15, 30, 75, 95cd
Ceiling
SA-S70-24MCW
Speaker Strobe – Amplified, 15, 30, 75, 115cd
Wall
STH w/opt Strobe
Cluster Speaker – w/optional DC-MAX Strobe
N/A
STH MCCH
Cluster Speaker – with 115/177cd Strobe
N/A
STH-4R24MCCH110
Cluster Speaker with 3 Strobe
N/A
STx
Strobe – 15, 15/75, 30, 75, 95, 110, 135, 185cd
Wall
STxC
Strobe – 15, 30, 60, 75, 95, 115, 150, 177cd
Ceiling
HSx
Audible Strobe – 15, 15/75, 30, 75, 95, 110, 135, 185cd
Wall
HSxC
Audible Strobe – 15, 30, 60, 75, 115, 150, 177cd
Ceiling
HBx
Audible
Wall
HNxC
Audible
Ceiling
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A.3.4 System Sensor Compatible NAC Devices
The following devices from System Sensor are recommended for use with the FireNET Plus
control panel for synchronized applications on NAC 1 and NAC 2:
System Sensor
Environment
Model Series
Description
Mount
SpectrAlert Advance
Indoor
SPS
Speaker Strobe
Wall
SpectrAlert Advance
Indoor
SPSC
Speaker Strobe
Ceiling
SpectrAlert Advance
Outdoor
SPS (K)
Speaker Strobe
Wall
SpectrAlert Advance
Outdoor
SPSC (K)
Speaker Strobe
Ceiling
SpectrAlert Advance
Indoor
P2
Horn Strobe, 2-Wire
Wall
SpectrAlert Advance
Indoor
P4
Horn Strobe, 4-Wire
Wall
SpectrAlert Advance
Indoor
PC2
Horn Strobe, 2-Wire
Ceiling
SpectrAlert Advance
Indoor
PC4
Horn Strobe, 4-Wire
Ceiling
SpectrAlert Advance
Indoor
SC
Strobe
Ceiling
SpectrAlert Advance
Indoor
H
Horn
Wall/Ceiling
SpectrAlert Advance
Outdoor
P2 (K)
Horn Strobe, 2-Wire
Wall
SpectrAlert Advance
Outdoor
P4 (K)
Horn Strobe, 4-Wire
Wall
SpectrAlert Advance
Outdoor
S (K)
Strobe
Wall
SpectrAlert Advance
Outdoor
PC2 (K)
Horn Strobe, 2-Wire
Ceiling
SpectrAlert Advance
Outdoor
PC4 (K)
Horn Strobe, 4-Wire
Ceiling
SpectrAlert Advance
Outdoor
SC (K)
Strobe
Ceiling
SpectrAlert Advance
Outdoor
H (K)
Horn
Wall/Ceiling
SpectrAlert Advance
Indoor
CH
Chime
Wall/Ceiling
SpectrAlert Advance
Indoor
CHS
Chime Strobe
Wall
SpectrAlert
Indoor
CH24MC
Chime Strobe
Wall
SpectrAlert
Indoor
CH1224
Chime
Wall/Ceiling
SpectrAlert
Indoor
SP2x1224MC
Speaker Strobe
Wall
SpectrAlert
Indoor
SP3x1224MC
Speaker Strobe
Wall
SpectrAlert
Outdoor
SP24R1224MCK
Speaker Strobe
Wall
SpectrAlert
N/A
S1224MC
Strobe
Wall
SpectrAlert
N/A
P1224MC
Horn Strobe, 4-Wire
Wall
SpectrAlert
N/A
H12/24
Horn
Wall/Ceiling
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A.4 Compatible 24VDC Devices
For proper operation use 24VDC polarized devices. When used on a NAC circuit be sure to
use with a Hochiki 10K end of line resistor PN# S2028. When used on the AUX24VDC
output the supervision resistor is not necessary.
The AUX24VDC outputs are rated as Regulated by UL Laboratories. In this case specific
device compatibility is not required. Be sure to verify current loading of the panel when
attaching devices to these outputs by using the battery calculator shown in section 2.6 of
this manual.
Table A.4 lists 24VDC devices that are compatible with the FireNET Plus fire alarm control
panel Regulated outputs, though specific compatibility is not required when outputs are
rated as Regulated by UL.
Table A.4: Compatible 24VDC Devices with the FireNET Plus Fire Alarm Control Panel
Manufacturer
Model Number
Type
FN-4127-IO
SRA-24
SPB-24N
FN-LCD-S
SOM / SOM-A /
SOM-AI
CZM
16 Channel Input Output Board
Reflective Beam Detector
Beam Detector
Serial LCD Annunciator
ASB
Analog Sounder Base
ASBL
Analog Sounder Base Low Frequency
DH-98A/AR
Analog Duct Detector
DH-98P/I/HV
Conventional Duct Detector
DH-99A/AR
Analog Duct Detector
Hochiki/Altronix
ULADA Series
NAC Boosters (6, 8, & 10 Amp)
Hochiki/Altronix
ULX Series
AUX 24VDC Power Supplies (2.5, 4, 6, & 10 Amp)
GE/IFS
D1300
RS485 to Fiber Optic Converter (24VDC model)
RSG
DH24 Series
Door Holder Series (24VDC models)
Hochiki America
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A.5 Changing the Power Supply to 240VAC operation
When converting the FireNET Plus power supply to 240VAC operation, please follow the
directions described in this section. The FireNET Plus can operate with 120VAC or 240VAC
input. By default the power supply is configured for 120VAC operation. To change it to
240VAC, follow the steps below:
1) Be sure that the FireNET Plus is NOT powered during this procedure!
2) Open the display panel to expose the back side of the FireNET Plus circuit board.
3) In the middle of the circuit
board you will see a jumper
labeled J1. Remove this jumper
from the pins. The power supply
is now set for 240 VAC operation.
4) Close the display panel and secure it with the screw.
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WARNING – Do NOT apply 240 VAC to the FireNET Plus control panel unless the power
supply has been configured to operate at 240 volts! Doing so will damage the panel,
requiring it to be returned to the factory for repair!
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To Telephone
Line
Refer to section A.3 in the FireNET Plus
Installation Manual for Compatible Devices
DACT available only on the FNP-XXXXD
Class A Style 6 or 7 - For SLC Devices (Smoke / Heat Sensors and Modules)
Class B Style Y - For Indicating Devices
+
+
P/N 0400-01023
or 0400-01046
RS485 IN FROM
PREVIOUS NODE
(Supervised)
Conventional Relay Contacts rated
for 1A @ 30VDC.
Must be connected to power
limited source.
(Not supervised) (Resistive)
NOTE: See FireNET PLUS Installation Manual as
noted below for SLC branch circuit cable requirments
AUX 24VDC POWER
TO ACCESSORIES,
360 mA max. each
(Supervised)
ZERO OHM SHORTING
JUMPERS MUST BE USED
FOR CLASS B OPERATION
P/N S2026
RS485 TO
ACCESSORIES
(Supervised)
Expander board required for SLC Loop 2,
HA part # FNP-1127-SLC
AGENCY LISTINGS AND
REQUIREMENTS
P2R
L2R
P2T
L2T
P1T
P1R
L1R
E E
The FireNET Plus is suitable as follows:
- Commercial Protected- Premises Control Unit for
Local signaling. Install Indoors only in a dry
environment.
- Types of signaling services are automatic, manual,
waterflow, & sprinkler supervisory.
- Style 4, 6, or 7 for Signaling Line Circuits
- Style Y for Notification Appliance Circuits
- Non-coded signaling
- Central Station Service (DACT)
- Remote Station Service (DACT)
- Auxiliary Service (Local Energy)
-UL Releasing Function for Pre-Action with use or
SOM-R Module
L1T
UL and NFPA Information
Install in accordance with NFPA 70, 72 and 13.
Alarm
F.C.C. Information
The FireNET Plus has been verified to comply with
FCC Rules Part 15, Class A Operation is subject to
the following conditions:
1. This device may not cause radio interference.
2. This device must accept any interference
received, including any that may cause
undesired operation.
F.C.C. registration number: US:KNTAL00BASA-FACP
+
-
+
-
24V OUT AUX 24V
+
-
NAC1
+
-
NAC2
+
-
+
-
NC C NO
SLC1 IN SLC1 OUT TROUBLE
NC C NO
FIRE
NC C NO
+
-
+
-
SUPERVISORY NET OUT NET IN
+
-
COMMS
+
-
+
-
TERMINAL STRIP ELECTRICAL RATINGS FOR MAIN CONTROL UNIT
SLC2 OUT SLC2 IN
Terminal
Label
E
E
L1T
L1R
P1T
P1R
L2T
L2R
P2T
P2R
24V OUT +
24V OUT AUX 24V +
AUX 24V NAC1 +
NAC1 NAC2 +
NAC2 -
More Events
AC Power on
General
Disablement
Pre-Alarm
General Trouble
On Test
Power Trouble
Panel Sounder
Silenced
Supervisory
Delay Active
NAC Trouble
Re-Sound
Alarm
Exit
Alarm
Silence
Panel Sounder
Silence
Lamp
Test
Reset
Fire Drill
Programmable Enable Access
Function
Enter
More
Fire Events
More
Events
SLC1 IN +
SLC1 IN SLC1 OUT +
SLC1 OUT -
RS232 Data port / PC Port
May be connected to a Remote
Annunciator with EMS Graphix and used
as a Supplementary remote annunciator.
The connection between PC port and
Computer must be within 20 ft. in the same
room and in conduit. PC / Dialer switch
must always be in PC Position.
PC/Dialer
NC
C
NO
NC
C
NO
NC
C
NO
NET OUT +
NET OUT NET IN +
NET IN COMMS +
COMMS -
Reset Watchdog Watchdog Contrast
Operated
Reset
WARNING
THIS UNIT INCLUDES AN
OPTIONAL ALARM
VERIFICATION FEATURE
that will result in a delay of
the system alarm signal from
the indicated circuits. The
total delay time (control plus
smoke detectors) shall not
exceed 60 seconds. No other
smoke detector shall be
connected to these circuits
unless approved by the local
Authority Having Jurisdiction.
Maximum Wire Length for SLC Loop out
& return (Class A and B)
1,950 Feet
3,100 Feet
5,000 Feet
RS485 OUT TO
NEXT NODE
(Supervised)
Refer to A.4 for
Compatible Devices
(Regulated)
Use only UL Listed RJ31X
Jacks and Cords
NOTE: SLC Max Impedance is 50 Ohm, 1uF, 1mH
18 AWG
16 AWG
14 AWG
Total wire must not exceed 5,000 feet from the
control panel when using #14 AWG
NOTE: FireNET Plus employs an option for Sounder TimeOut (for NAC/SOM/ASB), which can be programmed in 5
min. increments between 5-60 min. Option is disabled by
setting the value to 0 (default condition).
RJ31X Jack # 1
Wire Guage
Class B Style 4 - For SLC Devices (Smoke / Heat Sensors and Modules)
+
-
(Supervised)
-
Hochiki America
EOL Device
(EOLD)
NOTE: Style 7 - Refer to Section 5.16.1 in Manual
-
(Supervised)
SLC INITIATING DEVICES
NOTE: SLC LOOPS 1 -& 2 ARE SUPERVISED
Battery
Connection
+
-
AC POWER
L N E
10 Amp in-line Fuse (supervised)
Bussman AGC-10 or equiv.
Battery cables and
jumpers are supplied
with the panel
*Zone(s)________________
*where alarm verification is used
Programmed Delay is 60
seconds by default. The
delay is programmable from
5 – 60 seconds.
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SLC2 OUT +
SLC2 OUT -
F7 – 3A, 250VAC, slow
blow, 5 x 20mm fuse
(on rear of control board)
EARTH
GROUND
EARTH GROUND STUD
AC 120VAC INPUT
20 AMP Breaker
Max
NEUTRAL
(Supervised)
HOT
POSITIVE
(+)
12 VOLT Sealed Rechargeable
Battery
60 AH Maximum
Ground Terminals
Telco Line 1
Incoming telephone line from RJ31X
jack (FNP-1127D only)
Phone 1
Premise telephone connection (FNP1127D only)
Telco Line 2
Incoming telephone line from RJ31X
jack (FNP-1127D only)
Phone 2
Premise telephone connection (FNP1127D only)
Aux Power
24 VDC auxiliary power
Aux Power
24 VDC auxiliary power
Notification Appliance Circuits #1 & 2.
(EOLD PN# 0400-1023 required)
24VDC Regulated @ 1.6A Continuous
24VDC @ 2.3A Special Application
NAC Circuits
1&2
Signaling Line Circuit “In” terminals
used for return loop for Class A wiring.
SLC Loop 1
Signaling Line Circuit “Out” terminals
used for Class A or Class B wiring.
Trouble
Relay
Form “C” relay contacts
Fire Relay
Form “C” relay contacts
Supervisory
Relay
Form “C” relay contacts
Network Out
RS485 network to other panels
Network In
RS485 network from other panels
COMMS Bus
SLC Loop 2
(optional)
RS485 to expansion boards
Signaling Line Circuit “Out” terminals
used for Class A or Class B wiring.
Signaling Line Circuit “In” terminals
used for return loop for Class A wiring.
Current
30mA
30mA
30mA
30mA
30mA
30mA
30mA
30mA
360mA
360mA
360mA
360mA
2.3 A
2.3 A
2.3 A
2.3 A
250mA
250mA
250mA
250mA
1A
1A
1A
1A
1A
1A
1A
1A
1A
100mA
100mA
100mA
100mA
100mA
100mA
32VDC
32VDC
32VDC
32VDC
250mA
250mA
250mA
250mA
All circuits are inherently Power
Limited except AC/Battery inputs and
telephone lines.
All Supervised Circuits are identified.
12 VOLT Sealed Rechargeable
Battery
60 AH Maximum
TERMINAL STRIP ELECTRICAL RATINGS FOR THE POWER SUPPLY
Connector
Terminal
Description
TB6
G
N
Earth Ground
AC Neutral
L
TB3
V1.07
Ground
Voltage
0VDC
0VDC
48VDC
48VDC
48VDC
48VDC
48VDC
48VDC
48VDC
48VDC
24VDC
24VDC
24VDC
24VDC
24VDC
24VDC
24VDC
24VDC
32VDC
32VDC
32VDC
32VDC
30VDC
30VDC
30VDC
30VDC
30VDC
30VDC
30VDC
30VDC
30VDC
12VDC
12VDC
12VDC
12VDC
12VDC
12VDC
(supervised)
NEGATIVE
(-)
BATTERIES SHOULD BE INSPECTED ANNUALLY & REPLACED EVERY 3-5 YEARS
(DO NOT PARALLEL BATTERIES)
USE ONLY UL RECOGNIZED SEALED LEAD ACID BATTERIES
2016
SLC2 IN +
SLC2 IN -
Rating
Description
AC Line
+ Battery
- Battery
Rating
Voltage
Current
N/A
N/A
120VAC, 50/60Hz
2.1A
240VAC, 50/60Hz
1.1A
120VAC, 50/60Hz
2.1A
240VAC, 50/60Hz
1.1A
+24VDC
5A Max
DC Common
5A Max
HOCHIKI AMERICA CORPORATION
This Product shall be installed in
accordance with the FireNET PLUS
Installation Manual, PN # 1700-10840
Version # 1.074
Issued: June 2016
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Appendix C - WARRANTY
Hochiki America Corporation manufactured equipment is guaranteed to be free from
defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one (3) year from date of original
shipment. HOCHIKI will repair or replace, at its option, any equipment which it
determines to contain defective material or workmanship. Said equipment must be
shipped to HOCHIKI prepaid. Return equipment will be prepaid by HOCHIKI. We shall
not be responsible to repair or replace equipment which has been repaired by others,
abused, improperly installed, altered or otherwise misused or damaged or exposed to
conditions outside the products specifications in any way. Unless previously contracted
by HOCHIKI, HOCHIKI will assume no responsibility for determining the defective or
operative status at the point of installation, and will accept no liability beyond the repair
or replacement of the product at our factory service department. Please contact
HOCHIKI’s Sales department for proper procedure for claims and return of merchandise.
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Hochiki America Corporation
7051 Village Drive, Suite 100
Buena Park, CA 90621-2268
1-800-845-6692
[email protected]
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