EN5040/EN5040-T/EN5040-20T High Power Repeater

EN5040/EN5040-T/EN5040-20T High Power
Repeater with Transformer
Installation and Operation Manual
1 Overview
The Inovonics high power repeater receives, decodes and retransmits
signals at enhanced power from Inovonics devices. It acts as a range
expander for any valid Inovonics transmission, including signals from other
high power repeaters. High power repeaters can be layered as necessary,
allowing Inovonics systems to scale from small commercial sites to
complete campuses consisting of several buildings. The high power
repeater features AC power loss and jam detection, as well as case tamper
and wall tamper detection. Input power is provided by listed class 2
transformer, Good Power Electronics, Ltd. T48141428V010G or
T48141428V020G, MPI-NEO Co., Ltd. W48A-K1429-2T.
Note: For UL 2560 installations, refer to the EN6080 Area Control Gateway
Installation Instructions or the EN6040-T Network Coordinator Installation
Instructions; for other UL installations, refer to the EN4216MR Installation
and Operation Manual, the EN4232MR Installation and Operation Manual,
or the EN7290 Installation Instructions.
1.1 Maximum Number of Repeaters for a UL 2560
To achieve the 99.99% alarm message reliability required for UL 2560
compliance, system installations must operate within the following limits for
end device and repeater counts.
End Devices
1.2 Installing an Inovonics Security System
An EchoStream survey kit must be used to establish a UL system. The
EchoStream survey kit measures the signal strength of high-power
repeater and sensor messages to help optimize your EchoStream system.
Figure 1 Sample EchoStream system
The EchoStream survey kit provides you with two signal strength
measurements: signal level and signal margin.
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Signal level
The signal level is the measurement of the overall decibel level of the
Signal margin
The signal margin is the measurement of the decibel level of the message,
minus the decibel level of any interfering signals. Inovonics Wireless
equipment should be placed within a facility such that all end-devices
produce signal margin readings of at least 4 decibels.
Both the signal level and signal margin are measured in decibels. Because
signal strength and signal margin are measured on a logarithmic scale, the
difference between a decibel level of 3 (Weak) and a decibel level of 4
(Good) is a much larger difference than it would be on a linear scale.
Note: For more information about the EchoStream survey kit, see the
EN7017 Survey Kit and App Installation and Site Survey Instructions.
Caution: The EchoStream system should be tested regularly to ensure
operation. To test: place the system in test mode, activate an end device,
and ensure an appropriate response.
1.3 RF Signal Propagation
While wood, drywall and glass usually let the RF signals pass, some
materials may inhibit or attenuate radio frequency (RF) signal propagation
by blocking, reflecting, deflecting or absorbing RF signals.
Consider anything between transmitters and repeaters and/or the receiver.
Is there concrete and steel construction? Are there earthen berms or hills?
Are there a lot of trees? Devices should be mounted such that they are
least affected by these elements.
For best results, transmitters and repeaters should be mounted at the
optimal height to achieve line of sight to repeaters and/or the receiver.
Usually this means they will be mounted as high as possible.
Following are some typical obstacles to RF signal propagation:
Metal construction,
including ductwork;
pipes; studs; stucco,
plaster or concrete with
wire mesh; satellite
dishes, metal-lined
rooms such as walk-in
coolers or freezers;
metal siding, safes, etc.
Can reflect,
absorb and/or
disrupt RF
Perform a site survey
using an Inovonics
wireless survey kit to
verify the RF signal is
acceptable, and, when
necessary, to
determine where to
locate repeaters.
Completely enclosed
metal boxes/enclosures.
Can restrict RF
Solar panels, cinder
block walls, windows
with built-in solar tinting.
Can absorb and/
or reflect RF
Can attenuate
RF signals. The
RF environment
can alter as
trees shed or
sprout leaves.
Add repeaters as
issues arise.
Automobile and truck
Can disrupt RF
Mount Inovonics
devices at a height
sufficient to achieve
line of sight above
1.4 Inovonics Contact Information
1.7 What’s in the Carton
• One 14VAC/120VAC-20VA power transformer.
• Three drywall anchors.
• Three mounting screws.
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2 Installation and Startup
2.1 Installation Notes
• These products are designed to be maintained by professional
security technicians.
• Products are tested for indoor use.
• All products should be manually tested weekly.
2.2 Select the Frequency Band
If you have any problems with this procedure, contact Inovonics technical
• E-mail: support@inovonics.com.
• Phone: (800) 782-2709; (303) 939-9336.
1.5 High Power Repeater Front Panel
Note: Only devices set for use in North America are configured for UL
Figure 2 High power repeater front panel
A Decode LED
D Power LED
B Transmit LED
EchoStream devices are able to use a range of radio frequencies, and must
be configured for your geographic area. This device ships with a default
frequency range of 902-928 MHz for use in North America. If you are using
the device in North America, skip to 2.3, “Choose Messaging Mode”; if you
are using the device in Australia or New Zealand, you will need to configure
1. Use a small screwdriver to press the top housing release tab and
separate the housing (Figure 3).
2. Place a selection jumper on the frequency band selection pins
appropriate to your geographic area (Figure 2).
• Place the jumper on the left two pins, marked AU, to set the frequency
range to 915-928 MHz for Australia.
• Place the jumper on the right two pins, marked NZ, to set the
frequency range to 921-928 MHz for New Zealand.
2.3 Choose Messaging Mode
C Low Battery Fault LED
Operation LEDs
Decode LED: Flashes when any recognizable RF transmission is received.
Transmit LED Lit when transmitting an RF transmission.
Low Battery Fault LED: Lit when the high power repeater has a low battery.
Power LED: Lit when receiving power. The LED lights green when the unit
is receiving line power; red when receiving battery power.
The EchoStream commercial mesh network includes two kind of
messaging: broadcast messaging and directed messaging. The high power
repeater includes a messaging selection option to protect the integrity of
your system. The high power repeater ships with a default setting of
broadcast messaging. If you are installing the device in a broadcast
messaging network, skip to section 2.6, “Register the High Power
Repeater”; if you are installing the high power repeater in a directed
messaging network, you will need to configure it.
Note: If mapped to an output, the high power repeater will send the AC loss
message to the EN6080 area control gateway when receiving power from
the backup battery.
Note: For UL2560 installations, directed messaging must be selected.
1.6 High Power Repeater Internal Components
2.4 Connect Power Cabling
I Frequency
selection pins
• See section 1, “Overview” on page 1 for approved Class 2
• Route the cable from the transformer to the unit through the left side of
the repeater, or through the oval knock-out section in the rear.
• Torque screw terminal to 0.25 N-m (2.18 lb-in).
Note: Do not secure transformer for Canadian installations.
Figure 3 High power repeater internal components
A Housing release B Tamper button
E Reset button
F Backup battery
Power must be connected to the high power repeater. To connect power to
the high power repeater:
4. Use a small screwdriver to press the housing release tab on the top or
bottom of the high power repeater (Figure 3); separate the housing.
5. Connect power cabling (Figure 3).
• Wire should be two-conductor 20AWG (or larger) stranded-tinned
copper with PVC insulation rated to 300 volts at 26°C (80°F). Wire
length should not exceed 100 meters (328 feet).
Note: For all UL installations, cabling must be UL Listed or Recognized,
Class 2 wire suitable for the application. Use two-conductor 20 AWG (or
larger) stranded-tinned copper, rated 300 volts, 60°C minimum. Wire length
should not exceed 100 meters.
3. To set the high power repeater to directed messaging, remove the
selection jumper installed on the messaging mode selection pins.
C Power
D Tamper input
2.5 Connect Battery Power
G Battery
H Tamper
mounting hole
The high power repeater is shipped with a fully-charged backup battery.
You will need to connect the battery:
6. Plug the connector cable from the backup battery into the battery
connector (Figure 2).
J Messaging mode
selection pins
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2.6 Register the High Power Repeater
3 Specifications
Although the high power repeater is functional upon startup, Inovonics
strongly recommends you register it. Inovonics recommends all high power
repeaters be supervised. When supervised, the EN5040 and EN5040-T will
send a check-in message to the receiver every three minutes; the EN504020T will send a check-in message every 20 minutes.
Housing: 6.5" x 3.5" x 1" (165 mm x 89 mm x 25 mm).
Weight: 7.14 oz (204 g).
Operating environment: All UL installations: 32 to 140°F (0 to 60°C), 90%
relative humidity, non-condensing; all other installations: -4 to 140°F (-20 to
60°C), 90% relative humidity, non-condensing.
Power requirement: 14 VAC, 60 Hz, 250 mA.
Battery capacity: 3.6 VDC nominal, 2900 mAh.
Typical back-up battery life: 24 hours.
Operating frequency: 915-928 MHz (Australia), 921-928 MHz (New
Zealand), 902-928 MHz (USA).
Battery charger operating environment: 32 to 140°F (0 to 60°C), 90%
relative humidity, non-condensing.
Accessories: ACC650: weatherproof plastic enclosure for outdoor
installations; BAT850: replacement lithium-ion battery assembly.
UL certifications for EN5040-T: UL 365, UL 636, UL 985, UL 1023, ULC/
ORD-C1023-74, UL 1076, UL 1610.
UL certifications for EN5040-20T: UL 2560 (see conditions below).
Note: In UL 2560 installations, the repeater sends a check-in message
every 20 minutes.
Note: Registration and supervision are required for UL installations.
Caution: The reset bit will not be sent when the high power repeater has a
low battery. Before registering the high power repeater, ensure the battery
is fully charged.
2.7 Mount the High Power Repeater
For best results, you will want to mount the high power repeater vertically,
so that the antennae are oriented as shown in Figure 4.
Note: For UL 2560 installations, Inovonics repeaters must have 20 minute
check-in times. Inovonics transmitters must have a minimum of 60 minute
check-in times.
Note: For UL 2560 installations, the EN5040-20T high power repeater may
be used with completed emergency call systems for assisted living and
independent living facilities
For UL 2560 certified system installations, the following Inovonics
EchoStream devices are approved for installation within maximum system
configuration limits defined in section 1.1 of this document:
• EN6080 area control gateway or EN6040-T network coordinator.
• EN5040-20T high power repeater
• End devices (transmitters) with a minimum 60-minute check-in
interval, as follows:
- Fundamental devices which are subject to UL2560 certification
(pendant transmitters and OEM products using the Inovonics RF
- Supplemental devices which are not subject to UL2560 system
certification but which may be used within a UL2560 certified system
(e.g. universal transmitters and activity sensors)
Figure 4 High power repeater antenna orientation
Caution: Mount the high power repeater in a location removed from metal.
Metal objects (duct work, wire mesh screens, boxes) will reduce RF range.
Note: Users that have achieved certification and will install UL 2560
certified systems are responsible for labeling all fundamental devices with
the UL 2560 system certification mark.
Caution: In UL 2560 installations, the unit must be mounted with the cable
opening facing downward as shown in Figure 4.
Compatible receivers for UL 985 installations: EN4200, EN4204R,
EN4216MR, EN4232MR, EN7290.
Compatible receivers for UL 2560 installations: EN6080; EN6040-T.
Compatible receiver for all other UL installations: EN4200, EN4204R,
EN4216MR, EN4232MR, EN7290.
US patent number 7,746,804.
7. Use the provided anchors and screws to mount the high power repeater
in a location accessible for future maintenance.
• In large installations, high power repeaters should be mounted so that
every transmitter has multiple transmission paths to the EN6080 area
control gateway. This kind of redundancy preserves system integrity in
the event of temporary interruptions of any transmission path in the
• For maximum efficiency, high power repeaters should be mounted
with as few obstacles as possible between them and the EN6080 area
control gateway.
• Always perform a walk test after mounting, activating each transmitter
assigned to the high power repeater and ensuring an appropriate
2.8 Enable the Wall Tamper
The wall tamper must be enabled. If the high power repeater is removed
from the wall, the cutout on the back of the housing will detach, activating a
tamper alarm. To enable the wall tamper.
8. Attach one of the mounting screws to the wall through the tamper
mounting hole (Figure 2).
2.9 Close the Housing
The housing must be closed and the tamper spring in place to ensure the
security of your system.
9. Check that the tamper spring is in place and makes contact with the
high power repeater housing.
10. Close the housing.
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4 Television and Radio Interference
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance
with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
5 FCC Part 15 and Industry Canada Compliance
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules and Industry Canada
license-exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device
must accept any interference, including interference that may cause
undesired operation of the device.
Le présent appareil est conforme aux CNR d'Industrie Canada applicables
aux appareils radio exempts de licence. L'exploitation est autorisée aux
deux conditions suivantes : (1) l'appareil ne doit pas produire de brouillage,
et (2) l'utilisateur de l'appareil doit accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique
subi, même si le brouillage est susceptible d'en compromettre le
Caution: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the
6 US Patent Numbers
Other patents pending.
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