Strike Guard

Strike Guard
Strike Guard
LIGHTNING WARNING SYSTEM
USER’S GUIDE
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION 1
CONTACT .................................................................................................. 3
SECTION 2
WARRANTY .............................................................................................. 4
SECTION 3
STRIKE GUARD LIGHTNING WARNING SYSTEM .................... 5
SECTION 4
STRIKE GUARD LIGHTNING SENSOR ........................................ 10
SECTION 5
STRIKE GUARD LIGHTNING DATA RECEIVER ....................... 14
SECTION 6
ACHIEVING TOP PERFORMANCE AND LONGEST
LIFE FROM THE STRIKE GUARD LIGHTNING
WARNING SYSTEM ............................................................................. 22
SECTION 7
LIGHTNING WARNING SYSTEM QUICK REFERENCE
INSTALLATION GUIDE AND CHECKLIST................................... 24
SECTION 8
CONNECTING EQUIPMENT TO THE LIGHTNING
DATA RECEIVER QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE AND
CHECKLIST ............................................................................................. 27
SECTION 9
STRIKE VIEW SOFTWARE QUICK REFERENCE
INSTALLATION GUIDE AND CHECKLIST................................... 29
SECTION 10
DIAGRAMS .............................................................................................. 32
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SECTION 1
CONTACT
For technical assistance and sales please contact Wxline, LLC or a local
representative.
Wxline, LLC
3924 North Calle Casita
Tucson, Arizona 85718
USA
Tel: ++ 520.615.9999
Toll Free: 800.615.0340
Fax: ++ 520.615.0030
Email: info@wxline.com
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SECTION 2
WARRANTY
Wxline, LLC warrants that the products it distributes and sells will be free
from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one year from the
date of receipt by the end-user. If a product proves defective within the
respective period, Wxline, LLC will provide timely repair or replacement of the
product. Effectiveness of the Strike Guard and WAVE system is dependant
on proper design, installation, monitoring and maintenance for each unique
facility.
Wxline, LLC makes no warranty of any kind, express or implied, except that
the goods sold under this agreement shall be of the standard quality of
Wxline, LLC and the buyer assumes all risk and liability resulting from the use
of the goods, whether used singly or in combination with other goods.
Wxline, LLC neither assumes nor authorizes any person to assume for
Wxline, LLC any other liability in connection with the sale or use of the goods
sold and there are no oral agreements or warranties collateral to or affecting
this agreement.
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SECTION 3
STRIKE GUARD LIGHTNING WARNING
SYSTEM
This guide is for installation and use of the Strike Guard Lightning Warning System.
You are encouraged to call Wxline, LLC if you have questions concerning the
Strike Guard System.
A. ABOUT THE STRIKE GUARD LIGHTNING WARNING
SYSTEM
The Strike Guard Lightning Warning System is comprised of a self-powered
Lightning Sensor, a Lightning Data Receiver (also referred to as “the LDR” or
“the Receiver”), and a fiber-optic communications link. The Sensor must be
securely mounted in a well-exposed place out-of-doors. For the maximum in
operator safety and to achieve the highest reliability of the warning equipment
in a lightning environment, the Lightning Sensor (the “Sensor”) communicates
via a non-conducting fiber-optic link with the Lightning Data that is mounted
indoors in an office environment.
The Strike Guard Lightning Sensor:
1. Receives and processes the optical and radio emissions of lightning
discharges within 20 miles of the Sensor.
2. Classifies lightning signals by estimated range to the discharge.
3. Rejects background noise.
4. Transmits serial data messages to the Lightning Data Receiver via a
lightning-proof, fiber-optic link.
5. Performs a periodic self-test of Sensor functions including battery
charge level and transmits confidence messages to the Lightning Data
Receiver to ensure that a healthy Sensor and viable communications
link are available.
The Strike Guard Lightning Data Receiver:
1. Receives the serial data transmissions from the Strike Guard Lightning
Sensor and decodes the lightning and status messages.
2. Provides user-set options and thresholds for issuing lightning alarms
via front panel LEDs, audio transducers and contact-closure signaling.
3. Provides the relay contact-closures needed to activate the WAVE Siren
System or to signal other equipment that uses contact-closure
signaling.
4. Provides continuous operation with battery backup when commercial
power fails.
5. Indicates Sensor status information and Lightning Data Receiver
battery level information.
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Unlike a human observer, the Strike Guard Lightning Warning System
operates continuously and automatically. Every effort is made to ensure that
the Strike Guard Lightning Warning System does not malfunction or fail
during a local thunderstorm, even in conditions with very close lightning. The
Strike Guard Sensor is self-powered by long-life lithium batteries that are
capable of operating a Sensor in a typical setting for over four years. To
ensure total immunity from lightning disruption of communications during a
local thunderstorm, the Strike Guard Sensor is connected to the Strike Guard
Lightning Data Receiver via a non-conducting, fiber-optic link.
The Strike Guard Lightning Warning System is designed for easy installation
using a minimum of tools and specialized knowledge.
B. ABOUT THE STRIKE VIEW SOFTWARE
The optional Strike View Software provides lightning data display features
that complement and expand on the capabilities of the LDR.
The computer running Strike View is normally connected to the fiber-optic
(FIBER OUT) transmitter (blue connector) on the Lightning Data Receiver, or
directly to the Strike Guard Lightning Sensor via fiber-optic cable and the
Strike Guard RS-232 to Fiber-optic Converter (the “Converter”). Strike View
provides data display, data logging functions, and Email notification.
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C. STORING FOR MAXIMUM BATTERY LIFE
Always store the Strike Guard Lightning Warning System package in the
upright position as indicated on the outside of the factory-shipping box.
When storing a Strike Guard Sensor alone, use the interior box with foam
protection and make sure that the Sensor is stored in the upside-down
position (with the glass diffuser pointing down). Battery power is switched off
when the Sensor is turned upside down.
D. UNPACKING AND CONTENTS OF THIS PACKAGE
Carefully unpack the carton containing the Strike Guard Lightning Warning
System components. Save the smaller inner boxes and custom foam
protection in case the product is returned or stored for any reason.
NOTE If the Strike Guard System is shipped with a WAVE Siren
System that includes a Wxline Equipment Indoor
Bulkhead (WxEIB), a different packing scheme is used.
Make sure that the following items are included in the package:
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1. Strike Guard Lightning Sensor
2. Strike Guard Lightning Data Receiver
3. 30 m (98.5 ft) length of fiber-optic cable (or custom-ordered length)
4. A mounting tripod and mast
5. A package of pitch-pads and !-inch lag-bolts for tripod roof mounting
6. A package of Sensor mounting brackets and mounting hardware
7. Strike View Software Installation thumb-drive
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If Strike View Software was purchased, the shipment also contains:
8. Strike Guard RS-232 to Fiber-optic Converter
9. 10 m length of fiber-optic cable (or custom-ordered length)
NOTE Instructions for Strike View Software and related
accessories can be found in the Strike View Software
User’s Guide.
E. HANDLING PRECAUTIONS
GLASS DIFFUSER
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The Strike Guard Lightning Sensor has a glass diffuser dome that may break
with rough handling or impact from hard tools. Use extra care in handling the
Sensor. Ship and transport the Sensor in the factory foam and cardboard
container.
PLASTIC FIBER-OPTIC CABLE
The plastic fiber-optic cable must be handled with care to prevent kinking or
bending the fiber core. Kinks and sharp bends in the fiber will attenuate light
transmission through the fiber that may prevent the system from working.
Once the cable is kinked or sharply bent, it may not recover. During
installation, use only light pulling forces and keep bend radii of the fiber as
large as possible.
NOTE Do not step on the fiber and do not lay the fiber directly
on a hot roof surface. Do not allow the ends of the fiber
to become fouled with dirt, roof tar, etc.
The fiber is pre-cut and properly cleaved and tested at the factory for
maximum light transmission. If, during handling, the end of the cable is
damaged, scratched or otherwise fouled, please call your distributor or
Wxline for assistance.
RS-232 TO FIBER-OPTIC CONVERTER
The RS-232 to Fiber-Optic Converter should be handled carefully to avoid
damaging the exposed fiber-optic transmitter and receiver devices.
TOOLS AND MATERIALS YOU MIGHT NEED FOR INSTALLATION
1. 7/16-inch hex nut driver
2. 1/2 inch open-end wrench
3. 3/8-inch hex socket wrench or nut driver
4. 1/4-inch electric or battery-powered drill
5. Suitable bit for drilling pilot holes for !-inch lag bolts and suitable bit to
drill access hole for fiber cable to the indoors
6. Silicone sealant or equivalent to seal fiber-optic cable access hole to
the indoors
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F. STEP-BY-STEP INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Before installing the Sensor outdoors, it is strongly advised that the system is
connected and proper function is verified while still indoors. It is usually easy
to find and fix problems when the entire system is set up on a desktop. Do
not route cable from the roof level to indoors until the system functions
properly.
G. VERIFY SYSTEM FUNCTION INDOORS BY
CONNECTING THE SENSOR TO A LIGHTNING DATA
RECEIVER AND/OR A COMPUTER RUNNING
STRIKE VIEW
1. Verify Sensor function by holding the Sensor with the glass diffuser
facing down. After holding the Sensor upside down for about ten
seconds, turn the Sensor upright and watch the end of the blue fiberoptic transmitter on the side of the Sensor electronics enclosure. A
brief bright burst of red light will be seen a few seconds after the
Sensor is turned upright. If this normal power-on data transmission is
observed, put the Sensor aside and go to the next step to verify proper
functioning of the system.
2. Loosen the blue ferrule on the LED fiber-optic transmitter mounted on
the Sensor enclosure and insert one end of the fiber-optic cable until
the fiber seats. Gently tighten the ferrule to hold the fiber in place.
Without removing the cover and after loosening the ferrule on the black
(FIBER IN) port of the Lightning Data Receiver, connect the other end
of the fiber-optic cable to the black (FIBER IN) port on the Lightning
Data Receiver by inserting the fiber until it seats and gently tightening
the ferrule to hold it in place.
3. Connect the other end of the fiber-optic cable to the black (FIBER IN)
port on the Lightning Data Receiver. Without removing the cover and
after loosening the ferrule on the black (FIBER IN) port of the Lightning
Data Receiver, insert the fiber until it seats and gently tighten the
ferrule to hold it in place.
4. Connect the power supply for the Lightning Data Receiver to an AC
power receptacle and connect the output connector of the power
supply to the POWER IN jack on the Lightning Data Receiver. Now,
toggle the lever of the Lightning Data Receiver power switch to the ON
position and note that the blue External Power LED on the front panel
flashes about once every two seconds. One or more of the status
LEDs typically flash red. These are normal indications.
5. With the Sensor connected to the Lightning Data Receiver and with the
Lightning Data Receiver turned ON, turn the Sensor OFF by holding it
and turning it upside down for about ten seconds. After ten seconds in
the upside down position, turn and hold the Sensor in the upright
position with the optical diffuser facing upwards. Hold the Sensor in
this position for at least ten seconds and observe the front panel of the
Lightning Data Receiver. If all equipment is functioning properly with
the fiber-optic cable is properly installed, all of the red-flashing LEDs
extinguish and only the blue LED flashes once every two seconds
(approx). This is the normal indication. If this indication is not
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observed on the first try, go to Step 6 and reattempt this initial test.
Call Wxline if problems persist at this step.
6. To repeat the indoor system checkout before installation, switch power
OFF to the LDR to effect a complete LDR reset. Check the fiber-optic
cable connections and ensure that the fiber is fully seated in the fiberoptic transmitter on the Sensor and fully seated in the fiber-optic
receiver on the Lightning Data Receiver. Now repeat Step 5. When
normal system function is verified, install the system. Leave all
equipment as is and go to Step 7.
7. Refer to the RS-232 to Fiber-optic Converter (the “Converter”) User
Guide and install the Converter on an unused RS-232 communications
port of a computer. The Converter has a 9-socket (female) connector
that will mate directly to any 9-pin D subminiature connector such as
the COM1 or COM2 or other serial ports on a computer. A short,
straight-through (NOT null-modem) adapter cable may be used to
mount the Converter to a serial port on a computer.
NOTE If an RS-232 port is not available and the computer has
only USB serial communications ports, refer to the Strike
View Software User’s Guide for instructions on
installation of a USB to RS-232 Adapter.
8. Follow the Strike View installation procedures as outlined in the Strike
View Software User’s Guide or in the Quick Reference Guide in
Section 9 of this guide. Once the computer is restarted after
installation, initiate the Strike View Software application. Connect the
fiber-optic cable supplied with Strike View Software between the blue
FIBER OUT port of the Lightning Data Receiver and the black FIBER
IN port of the RS-232 to Fiber-optic Converter using the same
techniques for proper fiber-optic cable connections described in
Section 3-E. Ensure that the ends of the fiber are fully seated in the
fiber-optic devices. When the Strike View application is running the
system is ready to be tested.
9. With the Lightning Data Receiver turned ON and with Strike View
Software running and with all fiber-optic connections in place, pick up
the Strike Guard Lightning Sensor and turn it UPSIDE DOWN for at
least 10 seconds. Now turn the Sensor right side up and set it on the
desktop. Note that the status window in the lower right hand corner of
the Strike View Software screen changes with the receipt of the first
status messages from the Sensor.
Look for the screen area in the lower right hand corner to change from:
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10. If all results are normal to this point, then proceed to the selection of an
appropriate site for the Sensor.
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SECTION 4
STRIKE GUARD LIGHTNING SENSOR
A. SELECTING AN APPROPRIATE SITE FOR THE
SENSOR
Look for a site for the Sensor that has as many of the following features as
possible. Problems may arise if the following guidelines are not followed in a
general manner.
1. The Sensor mounting site should be within easy fiber-optic cable reach
of the Lightning Date Receiver.
2. The Sensor mounting site should have a good view of the atmosphere
in all directions. Trees and buildings and other tall objects should not
exceed 10 degrees above the horizon of the Sensor.
3. The Sensor mounting site should be at least 25 ft (8 m) away from
radio-transmitting antenna and the Sensor should never be mounted in
the beam of a directional transmitting antenna.
4. The Sensor mounting site should be at least 20 ft (6 m) away from
roof-mounted HVAC equipment.
5. The Sensor mounting site should be at least 10 ft (3 m) away from any
chimney or roof- mounted exhaust fan or vent.
6. The Sensor mounting site must be as far as possible from outdoor light
fixtures. The Sensor should never be mounted so that an outdoor light
fixture directly illuminates or shines on the Sensor.
7. The Sensor mounting site should be secure and free from casual
human interference and intentional vandalism.
8. The Sensor should not be mounted within 10 ft (3 m) of a roof-mounted
lightning air terminal or lightning rod.
NOTE The Sensor is self-powered and DOES NOT REQUIRE A
GROUND CONNECTION. No electrical work is required to
install the Strike Guard Sensor.
B. MOUNTING THE LIGHTNING SENSOR – TYPICAL
ROOFTOP EXAMPLE
The primary goals of Sensor mounting are:
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Security from tampering and vandalism
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Good exposure to the whole sky
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Rigidity and freedom from vibration – if the Sensor vibrates on it’s
mounting it will NOT function properly
1. Carefully route and gently pull the fiber-optic cable from the chosen
Sensor site to the location of the Lightning Data Receiver. Before the
tripod is mounted, it is recommended that fiber-optic cable is run from
the roof to the Lightning Data Receiver since the cable comes in a
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precut length. Make adjustments as needed in the tripod location
based on available cable length. Always handle the fiber-optic cable
with great care. Do not step on the cable and use only light pulling
forces. Keep all bend radii in the cable as large as possible and never
smaller than 5 in (13 cm). Do not lay the cable on hot roof tar and do
not lay the cable over sharp edges on a roof. Having excess cable at
one or both ends is not a problem. Coil excess cable in a large circle
and tie it loosely. Never use hard clamps or fasteners directly on the
fiber - use a soft buffer to isolate the fiber from hard fasteners.
NOTE If the fiber-optic cable is bent or kinked during
installation, it is best to immediately replace it with good
material rather than to compromise the system with a
fiber that is attenuating or not passing adequate light.
Do not attempt to splice broken or kinked fiber.
2. Mount the tripod and secure the mast. The two-foot tripod supplied
with this shipment is intended for mounting on a flat roof or it can
straddle the peak of a pitched roof. The tripod needs to be mounted
securely to resist wind forces and to prevent vibration of the Sensor.
Spread the legs of the tripod and test fit the eighteen-inch long mast
supplied so that about six inches of mast protrudes above the top collar
of the tripod. Now mount the tripod on the roof using the !-inch lag
bolts and pitch pads supplied. The mounting mast should be vertical
within a few degrees to ensure proper operation of the Sensor.
3. Use a "-inch nut-driver to tighten the six collar bolts on the tripod
(three on the top collar and three on the bottom collar) against the mast
to secure it in the tripod and double check that the mast is
approximately vertical and completely secure against vibration and
loosening. After the mast is verified to be roughly vertical and after the
six collar bolts are tightened, use a "-inch open-end wrench or a small
crescent wrench to tighten the six jam nuts against the top and bottom
collars. After the feet of the tripod are secured, small adjustments to
the collar bolts can be made to make the mast vertical. Make sure all
hardware on the tripod is secure and snug.
4. Verify that the fiber-optic cable run is properly installed by sending selftest confidence data from the Sensor to the LDR. Note that the Sensor
is automatically and immediately turned ON when it is put in the normal
upright position with the glass diffuser dome facing upwards. When
the Sensor is turned upside down, it is OFF. On power-up, the Sensor
performs diagnostic tests and sends serial data status messages.
Normally, the Sensor sends an arbitrary PASS self-test message about
one second after power up. Approximately twelve seconds after
power-up, the Sensor sends the results (PASS or FAIL) of the first selftest after power up. From then on the Sensor will send a self-test
message at intervals of about 1 hour.
5. If the fiber-optic cable run proves good then fasten the Sensor to the
mast using two mounting saddles and !-20 bolts and washers
supplied. The mounting hardware consists of:
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two stainless steel saddle brackets
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two 2"-inch long !-20 stainless steel hex-head bolts
• two !-inch stainless steel flat washers.
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Fit each of the bolts with a flat washer. Mate the two saddle brackets with
flat sides out so that they form a pipe clamp in the middle. Run the two
stainless steel bolts through the saddle brackets and into the captive !inch hardware on the side of the Sensor’s outer enclosure. Do not yet
attach the Sensor to the mast.
NOTE Avoid over-tightening the bracket bolts.
In order to test the fiber-optic cable and connected
equipment during installation, the Sensor may be
triggered to send the power-up message. Since the
Sensor’s optical data transmissions are done in the red
part of the optical spectrum, red light can be seen (even
in daylight) coming out of the fiber-optic transmitter on
the Sensor or the receiving end fiber-optic cable when
installed. To trigger the power-up message, leave the
Sensor in the off position (facing down) for ten seconds
to ensure the Sensor is fully off before turning it on again
(facing it upright). The red light will be visible
immediately upon righting the Sensor.
It is helpful to have a second person available during this
final test to avoid having to go up and down from the
Sensor site (usually a rooftop) to verify that the Receiver
and/or Strike View Software receive a self-test message.
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6. When running Strike View Software on a computer it is important to
test the complete system and fiber-optic cable installation before
finalizing installation of the Sensor.
To test communication between Strike Guard Sensor and Strike
View Software, ensure that:
1. Strike View Software has been loaded and is running on a
computer
2. The fiber-optic Converter is properly mounted and the fiberoptic cable is properly secured in the (black) receiver device on
the fiber-optic Converter
3. A status change is indicated on the Strike View main screen
when Sensor is powered-up.
4. The Sensor is now communicating with the Receiver and Strike
View Software
Securely mount the Sensor to the mast and tripod. With the two
saddle brackets mounted loosely on the Sensor using the !-20 bolts
and washers, hold the Sensor over the mast and open the saddle
clamps so that it slips onto the mast. Position the Sensor to expose no
more than about one inch of mast above the saddle brackets. Use a
7/16-inch nut driver to tighten the stainless-steel bolts so that they
evenly squeeze the saddle clamps down on the mast. Torque the two
nuts snugly and evenly but do not over-tighten the !-20 bolts. The
stainless steel saddle brackets deform when over-tightened.
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The Strike Guard Lightning Warning System installation is completed
successfully.
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C. PROBLEMS OR QUESTIONS
If you have problems or questions, do not hesitate to call Wxline or your
distributor. Most problems can be quickly solved with a short phone
consultation.
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SECTION 5
STRIKE GUARD LIGHTNING DATA
RECEIVER
A. THE STRIKE GUARD LIGHTNING DATA RECEIVER
The Strike Guard Lightning Data Receiver (LDR) receives serial data from the
Strike Guard Lightning Sensor via a non-conducting, plastic fiber-optic
communications link. The LDR decodes lightning and status messages and
provides the logic and timing needed to give audible and visual lightning and
status information and to provide contact-closure signaling of external
equipment. The LDR was designed to be easy to install and easy to use with
a short learning curve for set-up and use.
The LDR was designed for maximum reliability during local thunderstorms
when lightning-caused power disturbances, power failures, and lightning
surge currents tend to compromise less robust commercial equipment.
NOTE Unlike the Strike Guard Lightning Sensor, the LDR is not
weatherproof. The LDR is specified to operate in a
normal office environment. Subjecting the LDR to high
humidity, high temperature, insect and rodent habitat
will shorten useful product life significantly.
B. LIGHTNING DATA RECEIVER POWER LED
The LED labeled POWER blinks blue when the LDR is running on
commercial AC power. When there is a failure of commercial AC power or
when the DC power supply used with the LDR fails or is disconnected, the
LDR will instantly revert to running on internal batteries at which time the
POWER LED will blink red. An LDR with fresh alkaline C-cells will run for
hundreds of hours.
LOW BATTERY INDICATION AND PROTECTION FEATURES
The 4 alkaline C-cells used for battery backup of the Lightning Data Receiver
will provide more than one hundred hours of hold up time. However, when
the batteries are discharged below a safe operating level, all relay operations
are inhibited, as are all contact-closure signaling of other equipment such as
a WAVE Transmitter. Critical circuit functions, relay states and proper relay
operation cannot be assured at low battery voltage especially in a lightning
environment with fluctuations of commercial AC power.
When the Receiver Battery Low LED blinks red on the front panel, the LDR
may continue to function normally in some respects but all relay operation will
be inhibited. Proper operation of a LDR in a lightning environment can only
be assured with an adequate supply of back up battery power. Relay
operation is inhibited when the LDR Battery Low LED blinks red even when
there is normal AC power available.
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To avoid operating the Lightning Data Receiver in the low battery
condition:
1. Change the 4 alkaline C-cells on a regular basis - at least once every 2
years.
2. Be careful to never touch the terminals of the batteries with fingers or
hands, and double check the polarity of all the cells to ensure correct
installation.
3. Only install new fresh batteries.
4. Only install common alkaline C-cells.
5. Only install batteries of the same manufacture - do not mix cells from
different manufacturers or manufacturing date.
Pay close attention to the Power LED on the front panel of the Lightning Data
Receiver. If this LED blinks red for an extended period of time, the batteries
will be in a discharged state and maximum battery holdup time for the next
extended power outage will not be available.
NOTE Change the batteries after extended power outages to
ensure maximum battery hold up time. After an
extended power outage, make sure the Power LED on the
front panel is blinking blue again indicating that AC
power is restored. If this LED does not blink blue after AC
power is restored, check to make sure the DC power
supply connections are correct and check to make sure
that the DC power supply is functioning properly.
C. EXTERNAL AC POWER AND CHASSIS BONDING
JUMPER
The source of external AC (90-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz) power should be a wall
outlet near the LDR. If external equipment is controlled by contact-closure
signaling and used in conjunction with the LDR, make sure that the LDR and
any external equipment are powered from the same AC power outlet. Use an
AC power "plug-strip" if necessary to ensure operation of the LDR and
external equipment from the same AC power outlet.
NOTE Because the LDR has internal battery-backup, it is not
necessary to run it from an uninterruptible power
supply.
Only use the power supply provided with the LDR. Contact your distributor if
the blue External Power LED on the front panel does not illuminate when the
power supply is plugged into a functioning AC wall outlet and when the power
supply output connector is plugged into the jack labeled POWER IN on the
LDR front panel.
A short, heavy, wire-gauge jumper cable assembly is supplied with the LDR.
This or a similar bonding cable must be used to connect the LDR with the
WAVE transmitter chassis. Failure to install this jumper greatly increases the
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probability of damage to the equipment due to electrical overstress during a
local thunderstorm.
NOTE When installed in a WxEIB, there is no need for a bonding
wire between the LDR and WAVE Transmitter chassis.
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D. POWER-UP BEHAVIOR
To conserve power and to give the best possible visual indications of status,
the LDR "blinks" Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) instead of illuminating them
continuously. With AC power supplied on power-up, the LDR will blink the
blue External Power LED and the red No Communication LED - this is an
indication that the Receiver is functioning normally. One or more other red
status LEDs may be flashing on power up. With the reception of the first
PASS SELF TEST message from the Strike Guard Sensor, the No
Communication LED will turn along with any other status LEDs that were
flashing on power up. If external AC power is not supplied on power-up, then
the External Power LED blinks red along with No Communication LED. Other
status LEDs may also blink.
NOTE Sensor status indications are not valid immediately after
power-up of the LDR.
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E. ABOUT JUMPER-SET OPTIONS
The Strike Guard Lightning Data Receiver offers several shorting-jumper-set
options to allow the user to select certain preferred features. These jumperset options are preset at the factory to conservative values that are
appropriate for many lightning warning settings.
Always turn the power switch OFF and remove the external power cord to the
LDR before opening the LDR. For equipment and personal safety, turn the
power switch OFF and remove the external power connector before:
1. Changing batteries
2. Changing jumper settings
3. Connecting wires to the control connector
Damage or electronic upset may occur if equipment is serviced when
powered. To prevent electrostatic discharge damage to components on the
LDR printed circuit board, always hold the stainless steel cover of the LDR in
one hand while using the other hand to change jumpers, reducing the risk of
electrostatic discharge occurs between your hand and the circuit board.
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F. JUMPER-SET OPTIONS
1. W204, ALARM SOUND
These options set the type and volume of sound that is emitted by the LDR
under ALARM conditions.
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N (NONE)
C (CONTINUOUS)
I2 (INTERMITTENT 2)
I1 (INTERMITTENT 1) (FACTORY SETTING)
2. W205, ALARM VOLUME
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These options set the volume level of the sound that is emitted by the LDR
under ALARM conditions.
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L (LOUD)
M (MUFFLED) (FACTORY SETTING)
Audible sounds produced by the LDR are loudest when the Receiver is
running on external power. Alarm and flash beeper volume will be reduced
slightly when the unit is running on battery power.
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3. W203, ALARM CATEGORY THRESHOLD OPTIONS
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These options set the range-estimate category of lightning that will be
counted and used for putting the LDR into ALARM.
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C (CAUTION) ANY LIGHTNING WITHIN 20 mi STARTS ALARM,
ACTUATES MAIN RELAY, ETC.
W (WARNING) ANY LIGHTNING WITHIN 10 mi (ALARM OR
WARNING) STARTS ALARM, ACTUATES MAIN RELAY, ETC.
A (ALARM) ONLY LIGHTNING WITHIN 5 mi (ALARM) STARTS
ALARM, ACTUATES MAIN RELAY, ETC. (FACTORY SETTING)
The blinking Caution LED is controlled by a timer that is re-triggered, i.e.,
extended in time, by the detection of any lightning within range of the Sensor.
The nominal minimum Caution Time Interval is approximately 35 minutes.
For example, if only one lightning message of the CAUTION category is
received, then the front panel Caution LED will flash for approximately 35
minutes. The Caution Time Interval is fixed and is set to always be longer
than the longest Alarm Time Interval setting of 30 minutes.
Lightning flashes in the Alarm category are most likely to have occurred
within 5 miles of the Sensor. Lightning flashes in the Warning category are
most likely to have occurred within 10 miles of the Sensor. Lightning flashes
in the Caution category are most likely to have occurred within 20 miles of the
Sensor.
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Setting the Alarm Category Threshold to Caution ensures the greatest
number of lightning alarms, maximum downtime and the greatest margin of
safety. Setting this option to Warning typically gives a medium level of
downtime and moderate level of safety. Setting this option to Alarm, typically
gives the least number of lightning alarms, minimal downtime and the lowest
level of lightning safety.
!
4. W201, MINIMUM NOMINAL ALARM TIME INTERVAL OPTION
!
This option sets the Alarm Time Interval that determines the time period from
the last lightning detected in the Alarm Category. The Alarm Time Interval is
re-triggered, i.e., extended, by each successive event in the selected Alarm
Category Threshold.
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10 min
15 min
}NOT RECOMMENDED FOR HUMAN SAFETY
30 min (FACTORY SETTING)
NOTE All LDR time intervals such as the Caution Time Interval
and the Alarm Time Interval are the nominal value +/10%.
Setting this option to 10 minutes gives the least margin of safety and setting it
to 30 minutes gives the greatest margin of safety.
!
5. W200, FLASH COUNTS TO ALARM
!
This setting provides the ability to automatically hold off issuing audible,
visual and contact-closure signaling of external equipment until a certain
number (one, two, four or eight) flashes occur in the selected Alarm Category
Threshold.
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8
4
2
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NOT RECOMMENDED FOR HUMAN SAFETY
1 (FACTORY SETTING)
Setting this jumper to a count higher than one will typically delay the
announcement of hazardous conditions and will reduce the time that people
have to secure activities and seek safe shelter. The Flash Counts to Alarm
setting is active and running as soon as any lightning occurs. The Flash
Counts to Alarm counter is reset at the end of every Alarm Time Interval and
at the end of every Caution Time Interval. For example, if the Alarm Time
Interval is set to 10 minutes, and the Flash Counts to Alarm option is set to 4,
then at the end of the 10 minute Alarm Time Interval, four more flashes in the
Alarm Category Threshold will be required to start another Alarm Time
Interval.
Setting this option to one gives the greatest margin of safety and setting this
option to eight gives the least margin of safety.
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6. W202, AUX RELAY FUNCTION SELECT
!
The Auxiliary Relay allows for additional relay signaling or external device
triggering based on system failure or lightning conditions.
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F (FAIL) This setting actuates the auxiliary relay on Sensor Battery Low
or Sensor Test Fail, or No Communication conditions. The relay will not
return to a normal state until all Sensor-related failure conditions have
cleared. Note that FAIL selection will actuate on LDR power up
(because No Communication is received from the Sensor) and will be
reset with the first PASS SELF TEST message or other valid message
from the Lightning Sensor.
C (CAUTION) This setting actuates the auxiliary relay on detection of
any lightning for the duration of the re-triggerable Caution Time Interval.
A (ALARM) Actuates on selection in W203. Setting this jumper to A or
ALARM, duplicates the main relay function in the auxiliary relay with the
same time interval as the main relay. (FACTORY SETTING)
G. CONNECTIONS TO THE CONTROL CONNECTOR
CONTROL CONNECTOR FOR CONTACT-CLOSURE SIGNALING OF
EXTERNAL EQUIPMENT
J202 control connector contact assignments as viewed from the component
side of the printed circuit board with typical QPS and WAVE Siren System
wiring:
QPS & WAVE SYSTEM WIRING DIAGRAM
RELAY
CONTACT
FUNCTION
WAVE
SIREN
QPS SIREN
MAIN RELAY K200
1
2
3
NC
NO
C
Orange Green &
Orange
& White White
Green
Red
Black
AUX RELAY K201
4
5
6
NC
NO
C
!
!
NC = NORMALLY CLOSED
NO = NORMALLY OPEN
7
GND
Blue
Black
C = COMMON CONTACT!
WAVE PROTECTIVE BOND WIRE CONNECTIONS
The Blue and Blue/White wire from the WAVE Transmitter is circuit and
chassis ground and it must be connected to contact 7 of J202 of the Lightning
Data Receiver.
QPS PROTECTIVE BOND WIRE CONNECTIONS
The black wire is circuit and chassis ground from the QPS Master Control
Transmitter and it must be made common with the circuit and chassis ground
(terminal 7 of J202) of the LDR as shown above.
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NOTE To prevent damage from local electrical disturbances
typically associated with a thunderstorm, bond the
WAVE Transmitter, QPS Transmitter, or other connected
equipment to the LDR. A bond wire should connect the
LDR’s chassis with the metal chassis (or ground) of the
connected equipment. This bond wire should be short
and straight.
!
H. SOME NOTES ON OPERATION
A Sensor Battery Low message will cause the Sensor Battery Low LED to
turn on. It will also cause the Sensor Self-Test Fail LED to turn on because
the Sensor Battery Low condition inhibits the Sensor self-test and hence is a
Self-Test Failure.
A Sensor Self-Test Fail message will cause only the Sensor Self-Test Fail
LED to turn on. Selection of Fail for the AUX RELAY means that No
Communication, Battery Low or Self Test Fail conditions will cause relay
actuation until all failure conditions are cleared. These features allow
enhanced failure indication by the AUX RELAY.
For example, if No Communication is the only failure condition, the AUX
RELAY will be actuated by the occurrence of the No Communication
condition and will be cleared by the first valid message from the Sensor
provided it is neither a Self-Test Fail nor a Sensor Battery Low message.
!
I.
CHANGING BATTERIES
The LDR provides long-term, primary battery back-up capability to ensure
continuity of operation during thunderstorms when commercial AC power
reliability is often compromised. For longest battery life and ease of use, the
LDR uses common alkaline C-cell batteries just like those used in consumer
products like flashlights and portable radios. Alkaline C-cells are available at
most drug, grocery and hardware stores.
Batteries should be changed soon after the LDR shows the Battery Low
condition on the front panel or every 2 years whichever comes first. Do not
confuse the Sensor Battery Low indication with the Receiver Battery Low
indication. For longest battery life and best performance, always buy and use
new, fresh alkaline C-cells from the same package. Do not mix old cells with
fresh cells. Never touch the contacts of batteries that are being installed.
Properly recycle old batteries. Use only standard (non-rechargeable) lowcost alkaline C-cell batteries available at any drug or hardware store.
NOTE Do not use Lithium C-cells. Do not use Nickel-Cadmium
(NiCad) C-cells. Rechargeable alkaline C-cells are
acceptable for use but may offer less Amp-hour capacity,
i.e. less back-up time than alkaline primary cells.
All relay actuation is prevented after the Battery Low
condition is detected and indicated. The LDR will
continue to give normal audible and visual indications
after Battery Low is indicated but all contact closure
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signaling will cease – thus WAVE Siren functions will not
occur.
For proper safe operation of the Strike Guard Lightning
Warning System it is essential to have a functioning
battery back-up system available. The LDR relays
cannot be controlled reliably in thunderstorm conditions
without good batteries.
Failure to change the LDR batteries every 2 – 3 years
increases the chances of battery leakage, which can
severely damage the main computer board of the LDR.
Turn the LDR power switch OFF and remove the external power supply
connector before changing batteries.
Because the LDR uses premium-quality battery holders, the batteries are
held tightly in place. Do not use sharp metal tools to pry batteries out of the
holders. Make sure that the battery polarity is correct on every battery before
installation. All + terminals are oriented towards the same end of the LDR
and the battery polarity is indicated in the molding on the battery holders as
well as in the white silk screen legend on the printed circuit board artwork.
When each battery is properly oriented, push each battery into place until it
seats.
If an LDR is stored for more than 2 years, install fresh batteries before use.
With fresh batteries, expected battery life is approximately 3 years of no
battery run time or about 150 hours of battery operation time, whichever
comes first.
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SECTION 6
ACHIEVING TOP PERFORMANCE AND
LONGEST LIFE FROM THE STRIKE
GUARD LIGHTNING WARNING
SYSTEM
There are no user-serviceable parts inside the Strike Guard Sensor and we do not
recommend breaking the seal of the Sensor for any reason as in doing so, there is
increased likelihood that the seal will not be re-made properly. Loss of good seal
in the Sensor usually results in rapid and complete failure of the Sensor due to
excessive water ingest.
A. ANNUAL INSPECTION AND CLEANING
Every year, or more often in severe environments, the Sensor enclosure and
diffuser should be cleaned with a soft cloth, water and a light detergent. Do
not clean the Sensor by spraying water on it. Thoroughly remove any soap
or detergent film from the diffuser and enclosure with clean water. Do not
allow liquid water to contact the fiber-optic transmitter or the enclosure seal.
In some locales, the diffuser and enclosure stay clean and are washed by
rainfall but in other places, the enclosure and diffuser can build up a film of
dirt, salt, and organic matter that obscures good viewing through the diffuser.
In cleaning, do not use any type of abrasive material and do not use organic
solvents such as alcohol as they may affect and degrade the diffuser and the
diffuser seal.
Inspect the exposed length of fiber-optic cable for kinks, bends and crushing
damage. Replace the entire length of cable with new material if any damage
is found.
Check the security and rigidity of the tripod mount and check the tightness of
all the hardware used to mount the Sensor. The Sensor mount must be rigid
and free from vibration in the wind. Inspect the tripod and mounting hardware
for excessive corrosion damage and replace damaged hardware.
Check the seals of any roof or wall penetrations by the fiber-optic cable and
remake these seals if any degradation is noticed.
B. PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
RE-CLEAVE FIBER-OPTIC CABLE
Remove the fiber-optic cable at both ends and re-cleave each end using a
1mm plastic fiber-optic cleaving tool (available from Wxline) or use a handheld (new) single edge razor blade.
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REPLACING BATTERIES IN THE LIGHTNING DATA RECEIVER
Replace the alkaline C-cells in the Lightning Data Receiver every 2 to 3 years
even if the Low Battery indication is not showing to prevent battery leakage
from damaging the circuit board. Replace the alkaline C-cells only with the
same type and carefully check to ensure that battery polarity is correct on all
cells. Never allow fingers to touch the battery contacts or the battery holder
contacts.
C. FACTORY RECALIBRATION, REFURBISHMENT,
AND UPGRADE
The Sensor suffers degradation from the weather and environment (heat,
humidity, salt spray, etc.) and should be serviced by the factory on a regular
basis. Although battery failure on the Sensor may not occur for over 5 years,
5 years is generally too long to wait for dealing with other aspects of Sensor
wear and reliability, especially for those located in harsh environments.
NOTE Because the Lightning Data Receiver is mounted in an
office environment, it generally does not need periodic
maintenance as frequently as the Sensor.
Every 3 to 4 years, the Sensor should be returned to the factory for complete
factory recertification involving recalibration, refurbishment and installation of
any upgrades. Critical measurement and safety equipment such as the
Strike Guard Lightning Warning System must be periodically serviced and
certified to ensure proper operation.
Procedures included in the factory recertification of the Sensor are the
following:
1. Thorough cleaning of the enclosure, inspection for corrosion damage,
replacement of worn or corroded parts
2. Inspection of the optical diffuser and diffuser seal and replacement of
the diffuser and diffuser seal
3. Inspection of the fiber-optic transmitter and replacement of fiber-optic
transmitter and gasket assembly
4. Replacement of the lithium primary batteries, retesting of all electronic
functions, installation of the latest version of software
5. Replacement of desiccant
Procedures included in the factory recertification of the Lightning Data
Receiver are the following:
1. Cleaning of the enclosure and circuit board
2. Retesting of all electronic functions including relay function and repair
of any malfunctions
3. Installation of the latest upgrades and software version
"# Cleaning of battery holder contacts and replacement of batteries!
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SECTION 7
LIGHTNING WARNING SYSTEM QUICK
REFERENCE INSTALLATION GUIDE
AND CHECKLIST
This document is a supplement to more comprehensive Strike Guard User’s Guides.
Please refer to the applicable Strike Guard documents for detailed information and
instructions.
NOTE Perform Step 1 through Step 8 in an indoor environment
to ensure the proper function of all system components
before proceeding with the permanent installation.
"
Check boxes after completing steps.
!
! STEP 1
Unpack all Strike Guard components and lay them out in a
suitable area. Compare the components received against the
items listed on the Wxline, LLC Quality Control Check /
Warranty Registration form. Immediately notify Wxline of any
discrepancies in items ordered and items received. Complete
the appropriate fields on the form and fax it to Wxline (Fax:
520-615-0030).
! STEP 2
Remove the front cover from the LDR by taking off the four
brass thumbscrews. Handle the cover carefully and place it
face down (board up) upon a soft surface. In the designated
office environment, level and affix the back plate of the LDR
against a wall with the serial number label facing upwards.
Locate the LDR as close to equipment to be controlled as
possible to minimize the length of control and bond wiring.
! STEP 3
Assemble the power supply for the LDR. Connect the output
connector of the power supply to the power input connector
(J200) of the LDR. Ensure that the LDR is powered from the
same AC power source as the equipment that the LDR will
control. Plug the power supply into a surge protected power
strip.
!
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NOTE The plastic fiber-optic cable must be handled with care
to prevent kinking or bending. Kinks and sharp bends in
the fiber may prevent the system from working. Replace
fiber-optic cable that is kinked or sharply bent. Use light
pulling forces on the fiber and keep bend radii as large
as possible. Do not step on the fiber and do not lay the
fiber directly on a hot roof surface. Non-metallic
electrical conduit is recommended for fiber protection.
!
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! STEP 4
!
Loosen the ferrule on the black fiber-optic device labeled
FIBER IN and insert one end of the fiber-optic cable. Make
sure that the fiber-optic cable fully seats in the ferrule and use
only light finger force to tighten and do not over-tighten the
ferrule.
NOTE Consult Section 5 of this User’s Guide to change the
factory alarm and relay-control settings for the LDR. The
factory settings are consistent with widely accepted
modern lightning safety guidelines.
!
! STEP 5
Affix the front cover of the LDR against the back plate using
the brass thumbscrews.
NOTE All toggle switches on the LDR throw from left to right.
!
! STEP 6
Turn the LDR ON using the toggle switch labeled Power. The
blue LED indicating External Power and the red LED indicating
No Communication should blink. Other status LEDs on the
LDR may also blink on initial power-up.
! STEP 7
Loosen the ferrule and insert the other end of the fiber-optic
cable into the blue fiber-optic device on the Sensor. Hold the
Sensor in the upside-down position (glass diffuser pointing
down) for ten seconds to turn the Sensor OFF.
! STEP 8
Now bring the Sensor to the upright position (glass diffuser
pointing up) to turn the Sensor ON. When the Sensor is
turned ON, it will immediately send a confidence message and
about ten seconds later, it will perform a self-test and send a
self-test message. Upon receiving a valid message from the
Sensor, the LED labeled NO COMMUNICATION should quit
blinking indicating that the entire communication link is
working.
! STEP 9
Select a proper mounting place for the Sensor at which the
Sensor has a relatively unobstructed view of the sky.
Minimize background noise by not mounting the Sensor near
transmitting antennas, electric motors and outdoor light
fixtures. Ensure that the location selected is well within the
length of fiber-optic cable supplied or available (100 meter
maximum). The tripod and mast supplied are best suited for
typical rooftop installations. Mount the tripod on a stable
surface. Use the 6 lag bolts and pitch pads supplied to secure
the feet of the tripod to the roof. Use the 6 pinch bolts and
lock nuts on the tripod to hold the mast tight and vertical to
within a few degrees.
!
! STEP 10 Run the fiber-optic cable from the tripod to the LDR. See the
note on handling fiber-optic cable under Step 3 of this Section.
A 30-meter link (97.5 feet) is supplied with a standard Strike
Guard system.
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Protective plastic caps are installed on fiber-optic cable that is
prepared and shipped by Wxline. Remove plastic caps from
the ends of the cable only after pulling and running fiber to
protect the ends of the fiber from degradation.
! STEP 11 To perform a test of the complete fiber-optic communication
link, Sensor and LDR, turn the LDR off and go to the next step.
! STEP 12 Turn the LDR ON and verify the blue power LED and the No
Communication LED blinking. While holding the Sensor
upside down, loosen the ferrule on the blue fiber-optic device
on the Sensor and fully insert the end of the fiber-optic cable
on the roof. Continue to hold the Sensor upside down to keep
the Sensor off. Using light finger force, tighten the ferrule and
secure the fiber-optic cable in the Sensor. Now turn the
Sensor to the upright position. Check to see that the red LED
indicating No Communication on the LDR is not blinking. If the
link is good and all equipment is working normally, only the
blinking blue Power LED will be visible. This is the normal
operating condition and indication.
!
To repeat this test at any time, reset the LDR by turning it OFF
and then ON again. Turn the Sensor upside down for ten
seconds to turn it OFF. Turn the Sensor upright and hold it
upright for at least 10 seconds to allow confidence and selftest messages to be sent to the LDR.
NOTE Sensor status indications are not valid immediately after
power-up of the LDR.
!
! STEP 13 Fasten the Sensor to the mast using the two saddle brackets,
!-20 bolts and flat washers. Uniformly tighten the two
mounting bolts using a 7/16-inch nut-driver (preferred) or a
short hex wrench.
!
Use of mounting hardware not supplied by the factory may
damage the Sensor enclosure. Over-tightening the !-20
mounting bolts may deform the saddle brackets.
!
! STEP 14 Guide the fiber-optic cable along one of the legs of the tripod
making sure that there is no tension on the last section of fiber
as it enters the Sensor. Gently fasten the fiber to the tripod
using UV-resistant nylon cable-ties. Check both ends of the
fiber-optic cable to make sure that fiber is fully seated and that
ferrules are tightened. Check all Sensor and tripod mounting
hardware to make sure it is snug.
!
Now the Strike Guard Lightning Warning System is
installed and operating.
!
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SECTION 8
CONNECTING EQUIPMENT TO THE
LIGHTNING DATA RECEIVER QUICK
REFERENCE GUIDE AND CHECKLIST
"
Check boxes after completing steps.
! STEP 1
Remove the front cover from the LDR by taking off the four
brass thumbscrews. Handle the cover carefully and place it
face down (circuit board up) upon a soft surface.
! STEP 2
Locate the 7 position screw-terminal block labeled J202 on the
printed circuit board. Make connections to the main and
auxiliary relays according to the contact assignments given
below. The terminal block contacts can accept wire up to 18
gauge. A 1/8 inch flat-bladed screwdriver is required to secure
wires in the terminal block.
J202 control connector contact assignments as viewed from
the component side of the printed circuit board with typical
Siren System wiring:
QPS & WAVE SYSTEM WIRING DIAGRAM
RELAY
CONTACT
FUNCTION
WAVE
SIREN
QPS SIREN
MAIN RELAY K200
1
2
3
NC
NO
C
Orange Green &
Orange
& White White
Green
Red
Black
AUX RELAY K201
4
5
6
NC
NO
C
7
GND
Blue
Black
!
NC = NORMALLY CLOSED
NO = NORMALLY OPEN
C = COMMON CONTACT
WAVE protective bond wire connections:
The Blue and Blue/White wire from the WAVE Transmitter is
circuit and chassis ground and it must be connected to contact
7 of J202 of the LDR.
QPS protective bond wire connections:
The black wire is circuit and chassis ground from the QPS
Master Control Transmitter and it must be made common with
the circuit and chassis ground (terminal 7 of J202) of the LDR
as shown above.
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! STEP 3
Connect the wires to the appropriate terminals and implement
the protective bond wire connections called for above.
The Lightning Data Receiver is designed for use as a
continuous real-time threat indicator and controller that is
connected and powered all the time.
NOTE The relays in the Lightning Data Receiver may change
state momentarily when Receiver power is turned on and
off, resulting in undesirable or improper control
functions. To prevent improper lightning warning
function and improper control signaling, the Receiver
should be powered continuously, except for periods of
routine maintenance.
The on-board batteries will reliably maintain relay states during
failures of commercial power (150 hours typical back up time
for fresh alkaline batteries).
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SECTION 9
STRIKE VIEW SOFTWARE QUICK
REFERENCE INSTALLATION GUIDE
AND CHECKLIST
Strike View Software expands on the capabilities of the Strike Guard
Lightning Data Receiver. Strike View provides data display, data logging
functions, and Email notification.
NOTE Strike View only ingests and processes Sensor data and
status messages. In standard configuration, no
information is passed from the computer running Strike
View to the Lightning Data Receiver and no information
about the settings or status of the Lightning Data
Receiver is passed to the computer running Strike View.
The LDR cannot be controlled or programmed using
Strike View or a computer.
Strike View Software is a suite of three software applications:
1. Strike View Server
2. Strike View Client
3. Strike View Simulator
Strike View software is provided either on CD-ROM, USB thumb drive, or via
online download. A software installation wizard guides the user through the
installation process for each application.
!
"
Check boxes after completing steps.
!
! STEP 1
Ensure that the computer for use with Strike View meets the
minimum hardware requirements indicated in the manual and
that it has an available RS-232 serial or USB port. USB port
connections require a USB to RS-232 Adapter available from
Wxline
! STEP 2
To connect the computer to the Lightning Data Receiver, first
remove any protective caps on the fiber-optic cable supplied.
Connect the fiber-optic cable supplied with Strike View
Software between the blue FIBER OUT port of the Lightning
Data Receiver and the black FIBER IN port of the RS-232 to
Fiber-optic Converter. Ensure that the ends of the fiber are
fully seated in the fiber-optic devices
! STEP 3
Loosen the black ferrule and fully insert the computer end of
the fiber-optic cable into the black fiber-optic receiver (labeled
IN) on the Strike Guard RS-232 to Fiber-Optic Converter (the
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“Converter”). Plug the Converter into the 9-pin serial port of
the computer.
! STEP 4
Install the Strike View Software Package(s) on the computer.
Registration of Strike View must be completed within 14 days
after installation. To register software, obtain the Registration
Code by contacting Wxline.
NOTE Strike View Simulator does not require registration and
is intended for evaluation and testing purposes.
! STEP 5
When launching Strike View for the first time, the software
prompts the user to set up the COM port.
The RS-232 to Fiber-Optic Converter can be directly attached
to a computer with a 9-pin serial port and is typically
designated as COM1.
A USB to RS-232 Adapter (the “USB Adapter") attached to a
Windows computer is typically designated as COM3 or higher.
A USB Adapter attached to a Mac computer is typically
designated as “usbport.”
! STEP 6
To test that the correct COM port has been designated, open
Strike View Simulator.
Run Strike View Simulator in Simulation Mode by switching the
Data Mode to “Simulation” within System Settings area.
Look into the blue fiber-optic transmitter on the Converter
while pressing the P key several times (waiting at least 2
seconds between each key stroke).
If pulses of red light are seen after each keystroke, then the
correct port has been selected.
It may be difficult to see red light coming from the Converter if
the Converter is mounted to the back of the computer.
However, the light from the fiber-optic transmitter is bright
enough to be seen reflected on a sheet of white paper held
near the opening of the blue fiber-optic transmitter on the
Converter.
If red light pulses are not seen in the test above, select a
different serial COM port and repeat the previous test until you
get a positive result.
COM port settings are modified by selecting the “COM Port”
button in Strike View Simulator Settings, right of the Data
Mode pull down menu.
Note the COM port that works with the Converter.
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! STEP 7
Close the Strike View Simulator and then open the Strike View
Server Application. Click “Not Yet” when asked to register.
Be certain to correctly specify the COM port setting within
Strike View as instructed in Step 6 above.
Strike View Server has six possible System Modes, each with
a corresponding color: Awaiting Sensor Message, No
Lightning Detected, Caution, Warning, Alarm, and Failure
Modes.
Awaiting Sensor Message Mode is the first mode shown upon
initial startup of Strike View Server. Awaiting Sensor Message
Mode changes to No Lightning Detected Mode if no data is
sent from the Strike Guard Receiver except Sensor Status
information. If Sensor Status information is not received within
2 hours of operation of Strike View Server, Failure Mode is
indicated.
! STEP 7
With Strike View Server running, the screen area in the lower
right hand corner will change with the first valid Sensor SelfTest Pass message from:
!
Since it may take up to 60 minutes for the Sensor to perform
the next self-test resulting in the indications mentioned above,
it may speed the installation process to trigger a Sensor selftest by turning the Sensor upside down (glass diffuser pointing
down), waiting ten seconds or more, and then returning the
Sensor to the upright position. This process of turning the
Sensor off and then on causes the Sensor to send a self-test
message to the LDR and then to the Converter connected to
the computer.
The Lightning Warning System must be fully installed and
working and the Lightning Data Receiver must be powered
and ON in order to function as a fiber-optic repeater for Strike
View.
No Lightning Detected Mode remains in effect provided that no
data is sent from the Strike Guard Receiver except routine
Sensor Status information. If lightning data is sent from the
Strike Guard Receiver to the computer, Strike View Server
Mode changes to Caution, Warning, or Alarm Mode based on
the proximity of the lightning flash detected.
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SECTION 10
DIAGRAMS
The following pages include diagrams that supplement the written information in
this User’s Guide. Diagrams include:
•
Strike Guard & WAVE Siren Drawing
•
Strike Guard & WAVE Siren & Sequencers Drawing
•
Strike Guard Lightning Data Receiver Diagram
•
Receiver Board - Addendum 1
•
Strike View LAN Single
•
Strike View LAN Multi
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To power supply
connected to AC
surge arrester.
Turns Receiver
on or off.
Relay signaling
to WAVE
Transmitter
or other
equipment.
Strike Guard® Lightning Data Receiver Nomenclature
Red blinking LED indicates
internal back-up batteries
are low and need to be
replaced with four new
alkaline C-cells. Turn power
off to change batteries.
Blinks if no valid
Sensor data
is received in
the past hour.
Blue blinking LED
indicates external
power is present. Red
blinking LED indicates
Receiver is running on
battery power.
LLC
Enables or disables
audible beep issued with
each lightning flash
detected.
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Toggle switch left or right
to silence audible Alarm.
Flash LED blinks
red with each
lightning flash
detected.
Caution LED blinks red
or amber with lightning
detected in the past
30 minutes.
Alarm LED blinks red when 1 lightning
flash is detected within 5 miles of the
Sensor in the past 30 minutes. Settings
are user-selectable.
Data to Strike View Server.
Data from
Sensor
Test Fail and Battery Low LEDs may
blink after the Receiver is turned on
until the first Sensor passed self-test
message is received.
CAT5e
Strike View Client
(any PC on the Network)
is set to receive
data via the Strike View Server.
LLC
3924 NORTH CALLE CASITA s 4UCSON, AZ 85718 USA
TEL s &AX: 520.615.0030
TOLL &REE s www.wxline.com
CAT5e or Wireless Network to Clients
LAN
Router/Hub/Switch
(may also be
Wireless Router)
Fiber IN (Black Connector, RX)
Fiber OUT (Blue Connector, TX)
Strike View Server and Strike View Client
on a Local Area Network (LAN)
Strike View Server
(PC with Static IP Address)
Strike Guard RS232 to
Fiber-optic Converter
Fiber-optic Cable
Strike Guard Receiver
Strike Guard Sensor
Black
Strike Guard RS232 to
Fiber-optic Converter
CAT5e
Strike View Client (any PC on
the Network) is set to receive
data from multiple sensors via
the Strike View Servers.
LLC
3924 NORTH CALLE CASITA s 4UCSON, AZ 85718 USA
TEL s &AX: 520.615.0030
TOLL &REE s www.wxline.com
CAT5e or Wireless Network to Clients
LAN
Router/Hub/Switch
(may also be
Wireless Router)
Strike View Server and Strike View Client on a
Local Area Network (LAN) with Multiple Sensors
Strike View Server
(PC with Static IP Address)
Blue
Fiber-optic Cable
Strike Guard Receiver
Strike Guard Sensor
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