Beacon Control Port
BCP Beacon Control Port
■ Modular design eliminates wiring looms
■ Fully protected on board fusing
■ Fully monitored critical path
■ On board configuration switches
■ Highly reliable, simple service
■ Fast charge out/service, minimal down time
■ Maximum safety, simple servicing
■ Suitable for high integrity broadcast systems
Beacon Control Port
Beacon port
showing flashing beacons
wired on a „loop“ basis.
Channel 1
Channel 2
VX/AT PAGA management switch
Beacon port „self healing“ drive to both
ends of the beacon loop
thereby maintaining service in event of a single
cable break.
Channel 1
The beacon control port comprises of a compact
DIN rail mount snap on/off assembly which
houses a single glass fibre printed circuit card.
Mains supply
DC 48 V, AC 110/120 V, AC 220/240 V
Mains power supply is terminated on to 10 mm²
cable conductors. Each Beacon control outlet is
discretely fuse protected on board by industry
standard cartridge fuse links.
Maximum load per outlet
2 kVA (non-inductive)
Connection to the host management switch is via
a plug in/out flat (ribbon insulation displacement) cable. This cable carries control signal
initiation for each port outlet, both for supervisory
checks and operation during an alarm or
emergency broadcast it also facilitates beacon line
monitor “trouble“ status hand shake back to the
host system management.
Fuse rating each outlet
15 A Anti-surge
Supervision is by momentary application of mains
supply to the beacon cable networks initiated by
the management switch, correct “end of line“
voltage is sensed by optically coupled devices
with resulting go/no go status returned to host
management switch. A supervisory cycle is
initiated automatically by the switch for 0.25
seconds at 600-second intervals.
Two banks of switches are fitted to the port to
enable the commissioning/service engineer to:
■ Declare which broadcast condition will initiate
which beacon port outlet
Channel 2
VX/AT PAGA management switch
Technical Data
■ A second switch bank enables the engineer to
route the beacon port fault report output to
the next available supervisory input on the
host VX/AT management switch A VX/AT
switch can manage up to four beacon ports
without recourse to additional expansion
hardware. Control and supervisory connectivity is by loop in/out 10 way five ribbon cable
which interconnect each port and the host
Number of outlets per port
111 mm wide
222 mm length
60 mm high
approx. 0.5 kg
Temperature Range
-20 °C to +50 °C
10 way ribbon header
for host communictions
10 mm connection capability
for mains supply input
2.5 mm connection capability
for each beacon control outlet
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