FireFinder PLUS
FireFinder PLUS
Fire Alarm Control Panel
(NZS4512:2010)
Installation, Commissioning &
Operation
MAN 2996-2
MAN2995-2
05/09/12
FIRE BRIGADE
RESPONSE
FIRE BRIGADE
RESPONSE
GUIDEGUIDE
Responding to a Fire
Access Level 1
The
and
indicators will be illuminated
The
button is pressed to override any delays to outputs
The
button is pressed to silence the buzzer
Activating the “SILENCE ALARMS. BRIGADE USE ONLY” Key will silence all Alarm Outputs.
Access Level 2
The
button is pressed to turn ON all alarm devices.
The
button is pressed to silence any silence-able outputs that have been activated.
The
is available.
will be illuminated to indicate that the silence-able outputs have been silenced and resound
The operation of the SILENCE button will be logged.
The
button is pressed to reset the fire condition. All outputs activated in response to the fire will
deactivate and the panel will revert to the normal condition providing there are no other abnormal conditions
present. – RESET IS LOGGED.
FIRE BRIGADE
RESPONSE
FIRE BRIGADE
RESPONSE
GUIDEGUIDE
Disabling a Zone / Device
Access Level 2
The following example DISABLES a ZONE.
Place the Keyswitch in the ENABLED position.
Press
then Press
for Zone 1 selection.
FIREFINDER
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ZONE:1
SELECT ZONE NO. THEN TO OR DISPLAY OR
DEVICE DISABLE/ENABLE KEY
AC:2Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
FLT:0
DIS:0
.
Now Press the
The Disable LED will illuminate
and the following screen will displayed
Loop 1 Sensor 1
MCP
L1 D1 Z1
STAT:NORMAL
/DISB
ZONES DISABLES 1
of
1
AC:2Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
FLT:0
DIS:1
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 About This Manual ...................................................................................................................... 1 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 2 Page No.
Introduction .................................................................................................................... 1 General Requirements ................................................................................................... 1 References ..................................................................................................................... 1 Symbols ......................................................................................................................... 1 Introduction.................................................................................................................................. 2 2.1 2.2 2.3 System Overview ........................................................................................................... 2 Overview & Key Features .............................................................................................. 2 FACP Configuration Examples ...................................................................................... 3 3 FireFinder Plus Description ....................................................................................................... 4 4 Placing The Basic System Into Operation ................................................................................ 6 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 5 FireFinder PLUS Control Panel ................................................................................................ 22 5.1 5.2 6 System Controls ........................................................................................................... 22 System Indicators ........................................................................................................ 25 Functions And Menus ............................................................................................................... 26 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 7 Unpacking ...................................................................................................................... 6 Anti-Static Precautions ................................................................................................... 6 Working On The System ................................................................................................ 6 The Cabinet.................................................................................................................... 6 Cable Types and Limitations.......................................................................................... 7 Power Supplies and AC Mains Installation .................................................................... 7 4.6.1 Connecting the Mains Earth ........................................................................... 7 4.6.2 Connecting Power Supply .............................................................................. 8 CORRECT Power Up / Turn “ON” Procedure ............................................................... 8 Brigade / PSU Monitor Board......................................................................................... 9 4.8.1 Battery Connections ..................................................................................... 11 4.8.2 Auxiliary 27 Volt Power................................................................................. 11 4.8.3 Monitored Inputs ........................................................................................... 12 4.8.4 Monitored Outputs ........................................................................................ 13 4.8.5 Relay Output Connections ............................................................................ 14 High Current Interface Board ....................................................................................... 15 Main Board ................................................................................................................... 16 Front Panel Board ........................................................................................................ 17 Main CPU ..................................................................................................................... 18 Slave CPU.................................................................................................................... 19 Addressable Dual Loop Termination Board ................................................................. 20 4.14.1 Detector loop Isolator Installation ................................................................. 21 4.14.2 Loop Isolator calculator ................................................................................ 21 4.14.3 Loop Open / Short Circuit. ............................................................................ 21 The Default LCD Display ............................................................................................. 26 LCD Contrast ............................................................................................................... 26 Accessing Functions and Menus ................................................................................. 26 Function Menu and Access Levels .............................................................................. 27 6.4.1 Forgotten Passwords .................................................................................... 27 The Main Menu........................................................................................................................... 28 7.1 7.2 7.3 Alarms .......................................................................................................................... 28 Stage 1 Alarms............................................................................................................. 28 Pre-Alarms ................................................................................................................... 29 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 7.10 8 Faults ........................................................................................................................... 29 Disables ....................................................................................................................... 30 Walk Tests ................................................................................................................... 30 Status ........................................................................................................................... 31 Tools ............................................................................................................................ 35 Setup ............................................................................................................................ 35 About ............................................................................................................................ 36 The Function Menu ................................................................................................................... 37 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.9 Date.............................................................................................................................. 37 Time ............................................................................................................................. 37 Day/Night ..................................................................................................................... 38 Logs ............................................................................................................................. 38 TESTS.......................................................................................................................... 39 I/O ................................................................................................................................ 40 Global (Network Panels) .............................................................................................. 41 Passwords (Level III) ................................................................................................... 42 Programming................................................................................................................ 43 8.9.1 Conv (Conventional) Zone............................................................................ 43 8.9.2 Device ........................................................................................................... 44 8.9.3 Input .............................................................................................................. 45 8.9.4 Output ........................................................................................................... 45 8.9.5 Panel Based MCP ........................................................................................ 45 8.9.6 Sub Address ................................................................................................. 45 8.9.7 Watchdog...................................................................................................... 45 8.9.8 Zone programming ....................................................................................... 45 8.9.9 Extra Devices Detected ................................................................................ 47 8.9.10 Mismatch Detected ....................................................................................... 47 9 Incoming Fire Alarm Signal ...................................................................................................... 48 10 Accessing a Loop, Device or Zone .......................................................................................... 49 11 Modem / Programming / Debug Interfacing............................................................................ 50 12 Expanding the FACP with Compatible FireFinder PLUS Boards ......................................... 51 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 12.8 12.9 12.10 12.11 12.12 12.13 12.14 12.15 Ancillary Services ......................................................................................................... 51 Compatible FireFinder PLUS Boards .......................................................................... 51 Expansion Board .......................................................................................................... 52 8 Zone Conventional Board ......................................................................................... 53 32 Zone Alarm Mimic Card .......................................................................................... 54 8 Way Switch and Indicator Card................................................................................. 55 16 Way Input Board ..................................................................................................... 56 8 Way Relay Board ...................................................................................................... 57 12.8.1 Internal Relay Board ..................................................................................... 57 12.8.2 Remote Relay Board .................................................................................... 58 8 Way Sounder Board.................................................................................................. 59 4 Way Fire Fan Module................................................................................................ 60 4 Way Fan Termination Board ..................................................................................... 61 Bargraph Display Card................................................................................................. 62 12.12.1 Mechanical.................................................................................................... 62 12.12.2 Front Panel Decal ......................................................................................... 62 12.12.3 Front Panel Controls ..................................................................................... 62 Occupant Warning Systems ........................................................................................ 63 Communications Extender Board ................................................................................ 64 SmartTerminal.............................................................................................................. 65 12.15.1 Overview ....................................................................................................... 65 12.16 12.17 13 12.15.2 Mechanical.................................................................................................... 66 12.15.3 Installation & Cabling .................................................................................... 67 12.15.4 Setting the SmartTerminal Address ............................................................. 67 12.15.5 Operation ...................................................................................................... 68 12.15.6 SmartTerminal Controls and Indicators ........................................................ 69 12.15.7 SmartTerminal Screen Format ..................................................................... 69 Printer........................................................................................................................... 71 12.16.1 Indicators and Buttons .................................................................................. 71 12.16.2 Maintenance ................................................................................................. 72 12.16.3 Printer Connections and Jumpering ............................................................. 74 12.16.4 Printer 5 Volt Power Supply.......................................................................... 74 Agent Release Control ................................................................................................. 75 12.17.1 Operation ...................................................................................................... 75 12.17.2 Agent Release Module ................................................................................. 78 12.17.3 Local Control Station .................................................................................... 79 12.17.4 Agent Release Termination Board ............................................................... 82 12.17.5 Interface Wiring............................................................................................. 83 Expanding the System Through Networking ......................................................................... 84 13.1 13.2 13.3 Networking ................................................................................................................... 84 Network Interface Card ................................................................................................ 84 High Level Interface Expander..................................................................................... 86 14 Certification Information........................................................................................................... 88 15 Maintenance and Troubleshooting Chart ............................................................................... 89 15.1 15.2 Maintenance................................................................................................................. 89 Troubleshooting FireFinder PLUS ............................................................................... 90 16 Compatible Devices .................................................................................................................. 91 17 Address Setting ......................................................................................................................... 93 18 Glossary of Terms ..................................................................................................................... 94 19 Definitions .................................................................................................................................. 95 20 Specifications ............................................................................................................................ 96 21 QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE ..................................................................................................... 98 NZ FIREFINDER PLUS
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About This Manual
1.1
Introduction
This manual contains all the information required to install, commission and operate the FireFinder
PLUS Fire Alarm Control Panel (FACP) and is only available to and for the use of personnel
engaged in its installation, commissioning and operation.
1.2
General Requirements
The FireFinder PLUS FACP has been designed and manufactured from high quality commercial
components so as to comply with major world standards. To ensure these standards are not
compromised in any way installation staff and operators should;
1.3

Be qualified and trained for the task they undertake;

Be familiar with the contents of this manual prior to the installation, commissioning or
operation of a FireFinder PLUS control system;

Observe anti-static pre-cautions at all times; and

Be aware that if a problem is encountered or there is any doubt with respect to the
operational parameters of the installation the supplier should be contacted.
References
ConfigManager:
Operation Manual
Apollo:
Detector / Device Manuals
Ampac:
Product Data Sheets
New Zealand Standard:
NZS4512-2010: Fire Detection and Alarm Systems in Buildings
1.4
Symbols

Important operational information
Note:
Configuration considerations
Observe antistatic precautions
Mains supply earth
DANGER mains supply present
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Introduction
2.1
System Overview
The purpose of the FireFinder PLUS Fire Alarm Control Panel (FACP) is to monitor changes in
inputs, report those changes and update selected outputs as programmed.
2.2
Overview & Key Features
The FireFinder PLUS is an Intelligent Analogue / Addressable and / or Conventional Fire Alarm
Control Panel capable of supporting:

Apollo Discovery and XP95 Intelligent Detectors, Multisensor, Photoelectric, Ionisation,
Thermal (heat) and CO detectors..

Addressable Initiating Devices: Modules that monitor any conventional normally open
contact such as supervisory switches and flow switches.

Conventional two wire zone detector circuits

Multiple input/outputs

High Level Interfaces

SmartGraphics

EV3000

Nurse Call

SmartTerminal

Remote LED mimics

Peer to Peer networking

Master Slave (Main - Sub) networking

Main panel plus Data Gathering Panels networking
Figure 1: Typical Application
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FACP Configuration Examples
FRONT PANEL CONTROL
EARTH
STUD
EXPANSION
MO DUL E
CN1 7
MAINS
FUSE
EART H
MON. EN.
MAIN CONTROL BOARD
RJ45
BACKL IGHT
RESET
SW1
MAIN BOARD
C
11+
N/C
RELAY 5
C
N/O
N/C
RELAY 4
C
N/O
N/C
RELAY 3
C
CN8
N/O
CN2 6
CN1
TB4
N/O
RELAY 2
C
N/C
CN7
TB3
N/O
RELAY 1
C
N/C
BRIGADE
O/P TERM
BOARD
ZD7
+
AUX OUT 2
RJ45
CN6
CN5
-
PRINT ER
-
TB2
C N1
F RONT PANEL
AUX OUT 1
+
4MONIT O RED OUTPUT S
2+
23+
3-
C N18
12 3 4 5 6 7 8
NODE ADDRESS
CN1 0
PSU MONITOR
BRIGADE I/F
CN3
C N5
C N4
BZ 1
POWER
SUPPLY
UNIT
CN9
TB5
1
27V IN
T ERMINATION BOARD
TB6
C N7
SLAVE CPU
EXT
+35V
SLAVE CPU
B
SLAVE CPU
L2+ L1-
EXPANSION
MO DUL E
EXT
+35V
C N3
EXPANSION LEDS
CN10
TB7
20 WAY
EXT RA CONTROLS
C N2
EXPANSION PANEL
TB8
A
C N6
L2+ L1-
CN1 6
KEY SWITCH
EXT
+35V
PRINTER 27V
B
C N2 1
0V
TP1
C N9
BUZ ZER
O UT
LK3
BUZZ ER
INHIBIT
CN2 7
COMMS2 RS232 (TOP) C N8
C OMM S1
RS23 2/MODEM
(BOTTOM)
TP1
CO MMS 2
RS2 32
LK1
DEBUG
LK1
DEBUG
LK1
DEBUG
TP1
RS485 EOL
LK2
+5 V
C N2 3
L2+ L1-
NET WORK LOOP
C O MM S
EXT
+35V
C N2
C N2
C N2
MAIN CPU
SW2
4+
A
SLAVE CPU 2
16 WAY
POWER
SLAVE CPU 3
SLAVE CPU 4
2 LOOP
TERMINATION
BOARD
L2+ L1-
C N1 5
CN11
CN1
2
CN2
C N1 4
3
CN3
CN1 3
CN2 0
SLAVE 2
CN11
+
SLAVE 3
E. BO ARD SW. POWER
BAT-
BAT+
0V
+27V
CN4
P OW ER
O/Ps
TB1
CN2
CN4
TX1
POW ER
TB10
TB9
E. BOARD CONT ROL
CN3
8 ZONE CONVENTIONAL, SERIAL RELAY
AGENT TERM BRD, FAN TERM BRD or
16 WAY INPUT BOARD cab be
mounted above the LOOP TERMINATION BRD
Z D2
C4
SW 1
CN1
COMMS OUT
SH D
+
-
Z D1
C5
COMMS IN
S HD
+
RESET
CN3
MAIN BOARD INTERFACE
MA S TE R
TB1
D1
26/07/2010
R3
TB2
LK1
D2
H E A R TB EA T
SHIE LD
L INK
N1236
D6
NETWORK
INTERFACE
BOARD
ISOLATED
COMMS
Zone Alarm
Mimic Card Z1-32
BR D86 NIC1-
3 WAY
Zone Alarm
Mimic Card Z33-64
(Fitted if more than 32 Zones fitted)
FUSE
SL AVE 4
CN100
4
MONIT ORED INPUT S
1+
2+
3+
4+
LK1
CPU BOARD
TX IN
D1 3
T X O UT
D1 6
Z D13
Z D11
CN5
D1 4
R X O UT
POWER
RX I N
D1 2
D1 1
SW 3
CN4
CN6
ACTIVE
CABINET BACKPAN VIEW
SHOWING MODULES FITTED
TO THE BACKPAN
AND WIRING DETAILS
TYPICAL FRONT DOOR LAYOUT FOR A FULLY POPULATED PANEL
TO BATTERIES
NOTE: PANEL LAYOUT MAY VARY DEPENDING ON CLIENT CONFIGURATION
Figure 2: Typical Example of a SP1M/SP1X Layout
8 ZONE CONVENTIONAL, SERIAL RELAY
AGENT TERM BRD, FAN TERM BRD or
16 WAY INPUT BOARD cab be
mounted above the LOOP TERMINATION BRD
FRONT DOOR AND FRONT INNER DOOR REAR VIEW SHOWING
INSTALLED BOARDS ON FRONT INNER DOOR AND WIRING DETAILS
CN2
MAIN CONTROL BOARD
LOOP
TERMINATION
BOARD
BACKLIGHT
RES ET
SW1
MAIN BOARD
EXPANSION
M ODULE
CN1 7
CH15
SLAVE 4
CN100
4
SLAVE 3
CN 13
CN20
SLAVE 2
CN 14
3
2
CN 15
16 WAY
C N2
EXPANSION PANEL
CN6
CN1 8
12 3 4 5 6 7 8
NODE ADDRESS
CN1 6
CN1
C N10
TERMI NATION BOARD
CN3
CN 26
1
27V IN
PRINTER 27V
POWER
SUPPLY
UNIT
20 WAY
PSU M ONITOR
BRIGADE I/F
E XPANSION
M ODULE
C N9
BUZZ ER
OUT
KEY SWITCH
3 WAY
ZD7
EXTRA CONTROLS
CN3
CN4
BZ 1
+
COM MS2 RS232 (TOP) CN8
COM MS1
RS 232/M ODEM
(BOTTOM)
CN2 1
TP1
LK3
BUZ ZER
INHIBIT
CN 27
0V
TP1
TP1
COM M S 2
RS2 32
CN 23
LK1
DEBUG
LK1
DEBUG
LK1
DEBUG
RS485 EOL
LK2
+ 5V
C N2
C N2
C N2
MAIN CPU
SLAVE CPU 2
MAINS
FUSE
EARTH
STUD
S W2
CN 7
SLAVE CPU 3
SLAVE CPU
SLAVE CPU 4
SLAVE CPU
SLAVE CPU
NETWORK LOOP
COM M S
CN11
MAINS
INPUT
F USE
FRONT PANEL CONTROL
CPU BOARD
C N5
C N1
FRONT PANEL
EXPANSION LEDS
PRINTER
RJ45/8 PIN
LOOP
TERMINATION
BOARD
E A R TH
MON. EN .
Zone Alarm
Mimic Card Z1-32
4+
L K1
M O N I TOR ED I NP UTS
1+
2+
3+
Zone Alarm
Mimic Card Z33-64
(Fitted if more than 32 Zones fitted)
LOOP
TERMINATION
BOARD
C
C N 11
TB8
1+
1-
MO N I TO RED OU TP UTS
2+
23+
3-
4+
4-
C N 10
N/C
T B7
N /O
R ELAY 5
C
3 WAY
N/C
TB6
N/O
SLAVE CPU
6
N/C
R ELAY 3
C
N/O
CN8
T B4
N/O
RE LAY 2
C
N /C
CN7
TB3
N/C
BRIGADE
O/P TERM
BOARD
CN3
RELAY 1
C
CN4
N /O
MAIN BOAR D INTERFACE
C N1
CN5
A UX O UT 2
-
TB2
COMMS
+
Z D1 1
SLAVE CPU
7
SLAVE CPU
8
SLAVE CPU
5
CN6
CN5
+
C N6
EXPANSION BOARD
-
R3
BLANK
E. B OA RD SW. PO WER
T B 10
SW1
R ESET
MA ST ER
D1
D2
N1236
D 11
T X IN
C OMMS IN
SH D
+
-
TB1
RX IN
BLANK
D 12
ZD 1
LK 1
S HIELD
LINK
ZD 1 3
C4
COMMS OUT
S HD
+
-
D1 3
TB2
ZD 2
T X OU T
ACTI VE
D 16
RX O UT
D1 4
S W3
C5
BRD86NIC1D6
ISOL ATED
X- PRINTER
(OEM1447)
C/W MOUNTING
PLATE.
(KIT = 159-0093)
26/07/2010
NOTE: WIRING MAY VARY DUE TO
CLIENT PANEL CONFIGURATION
NETWORK
INTERFACE
BOARD
CABINET BACKPAN VIEW
SHOWING MODULES FITTED TO THE BACKPAN
AND WIRING DETAILS
CABINET (291-0076)
TO BATTERIES
Figure 3: Typical Example of a SP8 Layout
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B AT-
B AT+
0V
+ 2 7V
CN4
T B1
POWER
20 WAY
H EA RT BEAT
ANCILLARIES or
HOUSING BLANKS
R ELAY 4
C
CN9
TB5
A UX OU T 1
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E. B OA R D C ON TR OL
CN3
P O WE R
O /Ps
NZ FIREFINDER PLUS
FireFinder Plus Description
The following description does not relate to specific cabinets as the size of each cabinet will vary
with the amount of hardware fitted.
The heart of the FireFinder PLUS consists of two boards collectively known as the Controller.
These boards are the Main Board and the CPU board. Combining these two boards with a front
panel forms the basis for a FireFinder PLUS FACP. A single Controller without an expansion board
has the capacity to interface to four (4) Slave CPU’s modules. These Slave CPU’s can be used for
Loop Termination Boards.
The Main Board has the Slave CPU Board for the first Loop Termination Board and the provision for
mounting of up to three additional Slave CPU’s to interface to loops 2 - 4. The Slave CPU’s all have
the same software installed and the manner in which they operate is automatically determined by the
type of termination or interface board onto which they connect.
If the system is to be expanded to have more than four Slave CPU’s an Expansion Board is required.
This board contains Slave CPU No. 5 and expansion sockets for three more to interface to loops 6 8. This configuration allows for a maximum number of 8 Slave CPU’s that any one Controller can
accommodate.
BACKLIGHT
RESET
SW1
MAIN BOARD
EXPANSION
MODULE
CN17
SLAVE 4
CN100
4
SLAVE 3
CN13
CN20
SLAVE 2
CN14
3
RS485 COMMS TO
BACKPAN BOARDS
CN15
2
CN21
0V
CN6
6
CN1
CN2
7
SLAVE CPU 6
CN10
CN5
CN4
USB
RS485 COMMS TO
FRONT DOOR BRDS
INTERNAL SERIAL
COMMS PORT
EXPANSION LED'S (CN3)
20 WAY
RIBBON
CN26
EXTRA CONTROLS
BZ1
EXPANSION LEDS
123 4 56 7 8
NODE ADDRESS
CN16
KEY SWITCH
CN3
EXPANSION PANEL
SLAVE CPU 5
ON BOARD
PRINTER 27V
CN25
CN2
COMMS1
RS232/MODEM
(BOTTOM)
CN9
BUZZER
O UT
CN7
EXPANSION
MODULE
CN27
COMMS2 RS232 (TOP) CN8
TP1
TP1
LK3
BUZZER
INHIBIT
LK1
DEBUG
LK1
DEBUG
LK1
DEBUG
TP1
COMMS 2
RS232
TERMINATION BOARD
CN2
CN2
CN2
RS485 EOL
LK2
+5V
1
27V IN
SLAVE CPU 2
CN23
MAIN CPU
SW2
PSU MONITOR
BRIGADE I/F
SLAVE CPU 3
SLAVE CPU 4
LOOP COMMS
EXTERNAL LOOP
COMMUNICATION
CONNECTS TO NIC
CN18
NETWORK LOOP
COMMS
CN11
+
3
INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
CN1
PRINTER
FRONT PANEL
TO FRONT KEYPAD
USB
DEBUG (NOT USED IF THE
PANEL IS A NODE
WITHIN THE SAME
PANEL)
CN3
8
SLAVE CPU 7
KEYSWITCH
AND EXTRA
CONTROLS
INTERNAL PRINTER
O/P
CN4
SLAVE CPU 8
CN2
CN2
CN2
CN5
LK1
DEBUG
LK1
DEBUG
LK1
DEBUG
TP1
TP1
TP1
AN EXPANSION BOARD (BRD86FEPB) CAN BE CONNECTED
TO FACILITATE UP TO FOUR ADDITIONAL SLAVE CPU'S IF REQ
Figure 4: Single Controller Board with Expansion Board
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NODE ADDRESS
THE MAIN BOARD
IS FITTED WITH
SLAVE CPU 1
CN10 TO LOOP
TERMINATION BRD
27VDC IN
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FireFinder PLUS has an internal RS485 communication bus that allows for various ancillary boards (add on
modules) to be connect to the panel. These boards can be used to control and monitor field plant equipment
or the addition of an agent release module.
Where the system design exceeds the capability of one FireFinder PLUS then other FireFinder PLUS
panels can be networked together to provide an expanded system containing multiple boards in a variety of
applications.
Some of these applications include:

A Master / Slave (Main Sub) FACP arrangement (MFACP / SFACP)

A Peer to Peer System

Use of Data Gathering Panels (DGP’s)

SmartTerminal

SmartGraphics
A Network FireFinder PLUS System supports a combination or all these options on a single network. Each
panel on the network is regarded as a “node”. The NETWORK BUS is accessed using a Network Interface
Card (BRD86NIC). The network configuration determines whether a NIC is required. Configurations can be;
Master / Sub FACP: Where there is one or more FACP’s configured as local panels then each report the
status of their associated zones/devices to a MFACP. There is no control between local panels as the
MFACP is structured to have full control of the entire system.
Peer to Peer: Each FACP user can take control of the entire fire system from any FACP.
Data Gathering Panel: The use of this type of panel may be installed where there is a need to have field
terminations only at one location and all control is performed by an FACP that is remotely located.
SmartTerminal: Provide the user with the ability to monitor the status of designated areas or an entire site
as well as execute specific interrogation tasks.
SmartGraphics: Is an active graphics system connected to the FireFinder PLUS.
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Placing The Basic System Into Operation
4.1
Unpacking
Carefully unpack the FireFinder PLUS.
The package should include:
4.2

FireFinder PLUS Fire Alarm Control Panel

An Operators manual

003 keys
Anti-Static Precautions
To prevent damage to components, modules and boards, anti-static precautions MUST be observed
while performing any task within the FACP. The same applies to those situated in the field
4.3
Working On The System

Prior to unplugging any connector, connecting or disconnecting any wiring, removing or
replacing any module or board, ensure that both the Mains and Batteries have been isolated to
prevent damage to panel components.
4.4
The Cabinet
Features:

The cabinet is available in four different styles. Each style has the capability of being either
surface or flush mounted. With flush mounting though a surround is required.

Normally painted Surf Mist Ripple. Other colours are available on request.

The inner and outer door hinges are mounted on the left-hand side of the cabinet which
allow the doors open to an angle of 100º. A keyed entry is provided

Knockouts are positioned on gland plates and a cut out is available on the rear of the cabinet
to simplify cable entry. Mounting The Cabinet
 Note: It is recommended the cabinet should be installed in a clean, dry, vibration-free area.
Open the front door. Use the keyhole mounting holes in the top corners and in the lower middle of
the unit to mount it on the wall. Cables to connect the system to its external actuating devices are
brought in through the knockouts on the top or bottom of the cabinet.
3 mm
12 mm
R 6mm.
Tap lightly around the
rim of the knockout
Figure 5: Example SP1 Back Pan Mounting Hole & Removing Knockouts
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4.5
INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
Cable Types and Limitations
All System wiring should be installed in accordance with the national wiring regulations where the
panel is being installed.
To comply with EMC (Electro Magnetic Compatibility) regulations and to reduce the risk of electrical
interference in the system wiring, we recommend the use of Fire-resistant screened cables
throughout the installation, examples of which include the following:
Manufacturer
Cable Type
Ventcroft*
Ventcroft
Prysmian cables & systems Ltd
Prysmian cables & systems Ltd
AEI Cables Ltd
CAvicel SpA
Tratos Cavi SpA
Eland Cables
Draka
Draka
No Burn Platinum
Diamond
FP200 Gold LSOH
FP Plus
Firetec Multicore LSZH
Firecel SR/114H
FIRE-Safe TW950
FireForce
Firetuf (OHLS)
Firetuf Plus
CoreSize (mm2)
1
1.5
2.5






























*
4.6
Power Supplies and AC Mains Installation
Generally the AC Mains will be connected to either a 5 Amp 27 volt supply or 14 Amp 27 volt supply.
These supplies will be either mounted in the upper or lower right hand corner of the cabinet with the
Brigade Board mounted above or below.
The wiring should enter the cabinet through the nearest knockout entry hole on that side.
Refer to Figures 6 - 9 for the wiring and fusing details.
4.6.1
Connecting the Mains Earth
All earth cabling shall be terminated to the panel Chassis Earth Terminal in a star configuration.
The earth cable closest to the cabinet body shall have an M4 SPW beneath the lug then an M4 SPW
and M4 nut.
Each additional earth cable shall be terminated with an M4 SPW and M4 nut.
An additional M4 nut and M4 SPW are fitted to the Chassis Earth Terminal for installers to connect
their Mains Earth.
CHASSIS EARTH TERMINAL
Note:
M4 Nut *
M4 Shake Proof Washer *
M4 Nut
M4 Shake Proof Washer
* Extra M4 Nut and M4 SPW are
provided finger tight on the Earth bolt.
Earth Cable
M4 Nut
Earth Cable
M4 Shake Proof Washer
Figure 6: Panel Earthing
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4.6.2
INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
Connecting Power Supply
Output Voltage: 27.4 Volts.
FUSE Rating 5A PSU: 2 Amp 3AG Slow Blow
FUSE Rating 14A PSU: 5 Amp 3AG Slow Blow
Mains cable should be no less than 0.75mm²
BROWN (ACTIVE)
FUSE
POWER CABLE
EARTH GREEN
TO CHASSIS EARTH
TERMINAL
BLUE
(NEUTRAL)
EARTH (GREEN)
DC 27V
TO PANEL
LED1
V ADJ
V+
V+
V-
V- GND
N
L
Figure 7: Mains Power Connection to the Power Supply
4.7
CORRECT Power Up / Turn “ON” Procedure
Once all the field devices are installed and the wiring has been correctly terminated the FireFinder
PLUS is ready to turn on. For reliable power up it is essential the following procedure be followed;
1.
Turn the Mains power on, THEN
2.
Connect the batteries observing correct polarity.
3.
The green power on LED should be illuminated.
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NZ FIREFINDER PLUS
4.8
INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
Brigade / PSU Monitor Board
The Brigade / PSU Monitor Board (BRD86BPSC) monitors and controls the power supply, battery charging,
monitored / un-monitored inputs, outputs and the 5 relay outputs.
Connections
TB(x)
Function
TB1
Aux Out x 2
TB2
Relay 1
TB3
Relay 2
TB4
Relay 3
TB5
Relay 4
TB6
Relay 5
TB7
Monitored Outputs x 4
TB8
Monitored Inputs x 4
TB9
Battery Out / 27VDC PSU IN
TB10
External Board / SW POWER
CN(x)
CN1
CN1
CN3
CN4-8
Type of Output
Protected
1 Amp Voltage Free Contacts
1 Amp Voltage Free Contacts
1 Amp Voltage Free Contacts
1 Amp Voltage Free Contacts
1 Amp Voltage Free Contacts
24Vdc EOL
Switched Negative, EOL
Protected
Function
JTAG
SGD
External Board Controls
Power Out
Type of Output
1 Amp ( protected )
Relay Information
Voltage Free contacts are rated at 1A @ 30V
Back EMF Protection
 Inductive loads fitted to the Brigade PSU Monitor Board MUST be fitted with “Flyback” diodes at the
load for back EMF protection.
Transient Protection
Recognised transient line protection methodologies at the FACP and the load MUST be considered
when connecting any control devices to the outputs be they in close or remote.

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INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
LK1
JTAG
CN2
4+ ETH
MON EN
CN12
U7
D10 C35
U6
D9 C34
EOL
D11 C36
CN10
4+
BRD86BPSC4-
U8
ZD7
RS485
COMMS.
IN
M16
ZD2
COMMS.
C58
C56
ZD8
ZD4
ZD3
2+
23+
3MONITORED OUTPUTS
To CN20 of the Main
Controller Board
ZD6
ZD1
22/09/09
EOL
Required
RS485
COMMS.
OUT
COMMS.
C
N1236
CN11
COMMS FAIL
4-
TB8
Note:
If a diode is NOT fitted
internally to a bell / sounder a
diode MUST be fitted as
shown - fit 1N4004 or similar
Bell
EOL
10K
Ohms
POWER OK
BATT
FLT.
1+
2+
3+
MONITORED INPUTS
EOL's
Required
EXT TEMP
NZ FIREFINDER PLUS
1-
ZD5
TB7
U5
RL5
M9
T1
C43
TB6
M15
M7
RL2
N/C
CN7
HSNK2
TH5
L7
M3
M2
HSNK1
RELAY 2
C
N/O
Q5
R103
M13
M12
CN6
RL1
M1
M11
CN5
Q8
L9
TH4
TH7
E. BOARD CONTROL
BAT-
BAT+
0V
+27V
CN4
TB10
CN3
SGD
TB9
TH2
E. BOARD SW. POWER
+
CN1
TB1
Note: N/C C N/O
Denotes Voltage Free Contacts
N/C = Normally Closed
C = Common
C
N/O = Normally Open
TH1
+
-
AUX OUT 1
2 x AUX OUT
27VDC @ 2A
CN4 to 8 Supplies
Regulated +27VDC
to Internal Boards
1A / Connector
D7
-
AUX OUT 2
TB2
N/O
RELAY 1
C
Alarm
Relay
L8
TH8
N/C
TB3
CN8
TH9
R108
RL3
N/C
TB4
N/O
RELAY 3
C
M5
M4
Fault
Relay
L6
M14
M6
Warning
System
Alarm
R75
TB5
N/O
RELAY 4
C
RL4
N/C
M8
Isolate
Relay
Relays are
Programmable
Default Setup
Shown
U2
N/O
RELAY 5
C
N/C
M10
Batt Fail
Relay
(Normally
Energised)
1
EOL
10K
Ohms
1+
Sounder
POWER
O/Ps
HPCI
+27VDC
from PSU
N/C
Battery 1
12 Volts
N/O
+
- +
-
Battery 2
12Volts
Figure 8: Brigade / PSU Monitor Board Layout
Note: When connecting to the Brigade PSU Monitor board transient and “Flyback” (Back EMF)
protection methodologies MUST be applied.
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4.8.1
INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
Battery Connections
A FireFinder PLUS requires two (2) 12 volt batteries (TB9). The batteries should be placed into the
bottom right hand side of the cabinet.
A red and black lead coming from TB1 on the Brigade Board will be clearly seen in the same area,
this lead is to be connected to the batteries red to positive and black to negative once the system is
operating on Mains supply.
Battery size is dependant on system configuration and can vary from 12 AHr to over 100 AHr.
JTAG
E TH
M ON E N
CN2
BATT
FLT.
CN11
D11 C36
D10 C35
U6
D9 C34
EOL
U8
U7
COMMS.
CN10
RS485
COMMS.
IN
M16
ZD7
ZD2
CN10
C58
C56
N1236
CN11
RS485
CO MMS.
O UT
ZD6
ZD1
22/09/09
TB7
ZD4
ZD3
BRD86BPSC4-
2 + 2 - 3 + 34+
MONITORED OUTPUTS
POWER OK
COMMS FAIL
ZD8
4-
TB8
0 V +27V
BAT- BAT+
1+ 2+ 3+ 4+
C
MONITORED INPUTS
CN12
COMMS.
LK1
EXT TEMP
Note: Refer to Ampac’s battery calculation tool to calculate the required battery size.
1+
1-
ZD5
U5
RL5
M9
RL4
RL3
Q5
R108
RL2
CN7
L7
HSNK1
M12
L8
TH8
CN6
RL1
M11
D7
TH4
TH7
L9
TH1
Q8
CN5
+
TH2
TB1
AUX OUT 2
- + -
M1
SGD
E. BOARD SW. POWER
E. BOARD CONTROL
TB10
-
TB2
HSNK2
TH5
M3
AUX OUT 1
CN1
Battery 2
12Volts
CN8
R103
TB4
+
+
TH9
M13
M4
TB3
-
+
Battery 1
12 Volts
-
L6
M14
M5
M2
- +
1
T1
M6
+27VDC
from PSU
BRIGADE
BOARD
C43
M7
R75
TB5
TB9
U2
M15
M8
CN3
TB6
N /O C N/C N/ O C N /C N/ O C N/C N/ O C N/C N/ O C N/C
RELAY 3
RELAY 1
RELAY 4
RELAY 5
RELAY 2
M10
CN4
BAT- BAT+ 0 V +27V
TB9
PO WER
O/Ps
HPCI
TB9 is located on the bottom
right hand side of the board
+27VDC
from PSU
Battery 1
12 Volts
+
- +
-
Battery 2
12Volts
Figure 9: Battery Connections to the Brigade / PSU Monitor Board
Auxiliary 27 Volt Power
Two (2) 1 Amp outputs are available from TB1 terminals 1+ (plus) and 2- (minus) or 3+ and 4- on the
Brigade Board. It is important to note these outputs are short circuit monitored.
TB1
AUX OUT2
AUX OUT1
+ -+ -
4.8.2
2 X LIMITED 2A
AUX POWER
OUTPUTS
TB1 is located in the middle of the
left hand side of the board
Figure 10: Auxiliary 27VDC Power Output
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4.8.3
INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
Monitored Inputs
Four independently monitored inputs (TB8) are provided and can be configured for a variety of uses.

Manual Call Point – if activated the FACP will go into alarm

DBA – if activated all Outputs configured as Sounders or EWIS and Relays configured as
EWIS (NZ Only)

Class Change – if activated all Sounders and Sounder Outputs in Sounder Group 1

External Fault – if activated the FACP will indicate a Fault condition

Ancillary Disable / Door Switch - if activated, the FACP’s “DISABLED” and ANC OUTPUT
STATUS LEDs will both be turned on. Note that this event is used to indicate an
ancillary/auxiliary disablement or a door-opened condition if a door switch is fitted. It also
activates any Relays on the Brigade board configured as “Isolate” relays and affects the
Brigade Board’s “Aux/Anc” outputs based on their “normally energised” settings.

Evacuate – if activated the FACP goes into Evacuation.

Sounder Silence – if activated all activated sounders are silenced.

Reset – if activated a Master Reset is initiated.

Fire/Feedback - if activated, the FACP’s “Fire Output On” LED will flash. Note that this is a
latched condition and will only be cleared a “Master Reset” command from the FACP.

General Purpose – for use in Functions (Cause and Effects)
The default configuration types for the inputs are as follows:




Input 1 – DBA
Input 2 – Ancillary Disable / Door Switch
Input 3 – Reset
Input 4 – Sounder Silence
The inputs have been designed to operate with a programmable EOL of 3K3Ω, 10KΩ 22KΩ or
Unmonitored (no EOL) the 10K EOL is the default. The normal and active ranges change according
to the end of line selected.
Line resistance (10K EOL)
0Ω– 150Ω
500Ω – 4KΩ
8KΩ – 15KΩ
20KΩ to ∞
Door Switch is Open for
Normal Operation and not Monitored
TB8 / 1+, 2+, 3+ or 4+
(depending on config)
Door Switch
TB8 / C
DBA / MCP
EOL
10K
Ohms
TB8 / 1+, 2+, 3+ or 4+
(depending on config)
4K7
TB8 location
TB11
C 1+ 2+ 3+ 4+
Note:
Sensed Condition
Short circuit Fault
Active condition
Normal
Open circuit Fault
TB8
TB8 / C
Figure 11: Inputs DBA / MCP and Door Switch Wiring
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4.8.4
INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
Monitored Outputs
Four independently monitored and controlled outputs (TB7) are provided and can be configured for a
variety of uses.

Alarm Device - activated when any of its four sounder groups is active. The output is turned
off during an Alarm (sounder) disable or Alarm (sounder) silence condition.

Fire / FARE – activated by alarm condition (EN54-2 Clause 7.7 and 7.9.1). The output is
turned off during a FARE disable condition.

Ancillary - activated on device alarm conditions. The AUX/ANC Output is turned off during
an Auxiliary disable condition.

Warning System - activated on evacuation and device alarm conditions. The output is
turned off during an Alarm (sounder) disable or Alarm (sounder) silence condition.

Fault - activated on all fault conditions (EN54-2 Clause 8.9). The output is turned off during
a FWRE disable condition.

General Purpose – activated via the Configmanager “Function” programmed logic.
These monitored switched outputs, supply a nominal 24VDC, at up to 1 Amperes. Monitoring is for
short, open and earth faults when the output is OFF.
The outputs have been designed to operate with a programmable EOL of 3K3Ω, 10KΩ 22KΩ or
Unmonitored (no EOL) the 10K EOL is the default.
Line Impedance (10K EOL)
0Ω– 50Ω
50Ω – 150Ω
150Ω – 15KΩ
15KΩ – 40KΩ
40KΩ to ∞
Reported Condition
Short circuit Fault
Indeterminate: Maybe reported as shorted or normal
Normal
Indeterminate: Maybe reported as normal or open circuit
Open circuit Fault
Bell
2+ 2-
Sounder
Warning System
1+ 1-
EOL
10K
Ohms
3+ 3-
Note: If a diode is NOT fitted internally to a bell / sounder
a diode MUST be fitted as shown - fit 1N4004 or similar
4+ 4-
Warning systems such as the Ampac OWS Amplifiers and sounders are connected to the Brigade /
PSU Monitor Board as shown below. If more sounders are required, the Sounder / Bell Control
Board must be used.
TB7 Location
TB7
EOL
10K
Ohms
N1236
+ / - are monitored 1A outputs
Un-used O/P's must be terminated in
10K Ohms EOL
Figure 12 Connecting a Bell / Sounders
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4.8.5
INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
Relay Output Connections
Five “voltage free” relay outputs (TB2 – TB6) are provided and can be configured for a variety of
uses.

Alarm - activated on device alarm conditions and “Function” programmed logics. The relay
is turned off during a FARE disable condition.

Sprinkler - activated on device alarm conditions and “Function” programmed logics.

Fault - activated on all fault conditions and “Function” programmed logics. The relay is
turned off during a FWRE disable condition.

Isolate - activated on all isolate conditions and “Function” programmed logics.

Battery Fail - activated on battery fail conditions and “Function” programmed logics.

Warning System - activated on evacuation, device alarm conditions and “Function”
programmed logics. If the activation of this relay is due to an evacuation condition, then the
relay is turned off during an Alarm (sounder) disable or Alarm (sounder) silence condition.

Ancillary - activated on device alarm conditions.

General Purpose - activated via “Function” programmed logics
These outputs have been designed to be able to switch predominately resistive loads as listed
below.
Switching voltage
30VDC
24VAC
50VDC
40VAC
Maximum switching current
1A
1A
250mA
250mA
The relay contacts are connected as shown below.
Relays are Programmable. Default Setup Shown
FIRE
NO C NC
FAULT
EWIS ISOLATE
NO CC NC
NO CC NC
NC
NO
NC NO
BATT
FAIL
NO C NC
NO C NC
NC
NO
NC NO
N1236
Note:
1A Un-monitored
Voltage Free Conacts:
NO: Normally Open
NC: Normally Closed
C: Common
C
TB2
NC
TB3
TB4
TB5
TB2 to TB6 are located on the
lower left hand side of the board
NO
Figure 13: Relay Outputs
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NZ FIREFINDER PLUS
4.9
INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
High Current Interface Board
When the 14Amp power supply is used in the FACP the High Current Interface Board is required to
provide protection for the boards, cards and other 27VDC distribution within the FACP.
The board plugs/connects into the Brigade / PSU Monitor Board (BRD86BPSC) and the 27V DC
output from the PSU is connected to TB1 of the BRD86HCI instead of TB9 on the BRD86BPSC
Figure 14: High Current Interface Board
Connections
TB
1
2
3
4
9
10
CN
1 5
Function
27VDC PSU IN
Battery Out
27VDC Out
27VDC Out
Battery Out / 27VDC PSU IN
External Board / SW POWER
Function
27VDC 3A Max
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NZ FIREFINDER PLUS
Main Board
The Main Board (BRD86MBA) carries the devices for interconnecting to all the other Boards, a
buzzer for auditory indication, the backlight power supply for the LCD and CPU Reset.
The Main CPU is mounted on this board and connected to it by CN11. The main connection board
then provides interfacing to

Up to 3 Slave CPU’s (Slave CPU 1 is onboard)

A printer

A Modem

An Expansion Panel

An Internal serial bus

An External communication bus.
Connections
CN1
CN2
CN3
CN4
CN5
CN6
CN7
CN8
CN9
CN10
CN11
CN12
CN13
CN14
Extra Control (Not Fitted)
Expansion Panel
Expansion LED’s (Not Fitted)
Front Keypad
Printer
Key Switch (Not Fitted)
Brigade Output
Modem and RS232 Comms
External Buzzer Output
Slave CPU output 1
Main CPU
LCD Graphic
Slave CPU connection
Slave CPU connection
R1
C2
C6
Slave CPU connection
Printer 27VDC Out
To LCD Backlight supply
External Loop Communication
LCD Characters
RS485 Communications Port 1
RS485 Communications Port 2
To LCD Backlight supply
Slave CPU Debug (Not Fitted)
Jtag Programming Slave CPU1 (Not Fitted)
USB Programming
27VDC In
Comms 2 RS232
27VDC In (not fitted)
HY1
C7
D1
C3
CN15
CN16
CN17
CN18
CN19
CN20
CN21
CN22
CN23
CN24
CN25
CN26
CN27
CN28
R4
30/06/10
BRD86MBA4-
R5
R2
BACKLIGHT
Q6
C1
C4
D2
D3
RESET
S W1
C13
L1
C15
C12
R8
TP69
U6
Q1
RN1
N1236
SLAVE 4
R15
CN13
CN14
SLAVE 3
R16
U7
SLAVE 2
CN15
C21
CN100
3
C20
2
U8
CN18
CN11
C24
R17
C26
C25
C27
U13
U10
U15
U14
CHAR LCD
C28
U12
U11
U35
CN19
C35
C88
R18
R67
R65
LK1
C33
C36
C34
R66
TP4
U17
Q2
C31
U16
TP3
U20
X1
Q8
U22
R22
R21
C43
C45
U21
ZDN1
C49
C44
R23
U23
C47
D6
U19
C42
C41
C40
C38 C39
D5
C46
RN5
R24
R26
D7
D8
U25
U24
R27
C53
TP5
C54
R32
R33 C59
R34
R35 C63
R36
R37 C66
R38
R39
C68
R51
C74
U28
U36
D9
Q3
R54
C85
C37
C87
U27
R40
C69
C71
C72
C73
C75
R49
R50
C76
R52
C77
R53
Q4
RN6
CN27
COMMS2 RS232 (TOP)
COMMS1 RS232/MODEM (BOTTOM)
CN8
R55 R58
0V
RN8
RN9
TH1
C82
D16
C81
U31
D17
RN18
RN16
C83
C78
C80
CN9
R57
LK3
CN21
BUZZER
INHIBIT
U32
D14
RN19
RN17
D13
R60
D12
ZDN2
RN10
RN11
+
R61
KEY SWITCH
RN12
CN3
U30
CN7
R59
CN25
EXPANSION LEDS
PRINTER 27V
U33
CN16
BUZZER
O UT
CN2
EXPANSION PANEL
D15
D11
C90
RN13
RN14
CN4
FRONT PANEL
CN5
CN1
PRINTER
Figure 15: Main Board Layout with no Main CPU or Slave CPU’s
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U34
RN15
C84
CN6
EXTRA CONTROLS
BZ1
USB
RN7
R64
C79
Q5
RS485 EOL
LK2
R56
EXPANSION
MODULE
R20
C91
COMMS 2
RS232
C89
R19
R25
D10
U29
C19
+5V
27V IN
1
PSU MONITOR
BRIGADE I/F
R48
R47
R31 C56
C58
C62
C65
C67
C70
C86
R46
R41
R43
R30
R29 C52
C55
CN24 JTAG
U26
C61
R45
R28
C51
C50
TP6
C57
C64
C60
R44
S W2
CN10
CN23
SLAVE 1
DEBUG
C48
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
DEBUG
C32
U18
RN2
RN3
C30
NODE ADDRESS
CN12
CN12
CN19
C23
C29
C22
NON-CHINESE
GRAPH LCD
U9
TERMINATION BOARD
D4
NETWORK LOOP COMMS
4
RN4
C18
CN28
EXPANSION
MODULE
CN20
U2
CHINESE
R12
GRAPH R13
LCD
U3
R14
L2
C17
CN17
R63
U5
LCD BACKLIGHT INVERTER
R9
R11
R62
C11
C10
27V IN CN2 6
CN22
C16
C9
U4
C14
U1
R7
R10
R6BACKLIGHT
C5
C8
R3
R42
4.10
INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
NZ FIREFINDER PLUS
Front Panel Board
The Front Panel Board (BRD86FPB) provides the buttons used to control the FACP as well as all
LED indications. All LED’s are surface mounted and the buttons are embedded within the board. The
LCD is viewed / protected by a clear Perspex screen.
Connections
CN2
To CN4 Main Board
C1
C18
D1
R1
D2
R2
D3
R3
D4
R4
Q1
R31
D18
R32
D19
R33
D20
D10
D11
D12
D13
D5
R34
R5
D6
R6
D7
R7
D8
R8
D14
D16
R23
R29
D17
D21
R36
D23
R37
D24
R38
D25
R39
D26
R40
D27
D22
R26
R35
D9
R9
D30
R50
C14
U4
U6
R28
R25
C5
C4
U2
BRD86FPB4-
U5
C15
C13
R30
11/08/10
U3
N1236
R24
C6
R27
D28
C11
R41 U8
R42
C9 C10
C12
U7
R43
C19
R46
R45
R44
C7
R10
R14
D15
C17
R16
CN1
L4
C3
L8
C21
R47
L3
L1
R19
C2
L6
R18
L7
R17
R15
L5
R13
R20
R22
C20
R12
L2
R11
KEYSWITCH
Q2
U1
CN2
C22
KEYSWITCH
Figure 16: Front Panel Board
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C16
C23
C8
R21
4.11
INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
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Main CPU
The Main CPU (BRD86MCPU) holds the main central processing unit including the Application
software and Configuration settings for the FACP.

The Main CPU is a 4-layer surface mount board

The processor runs at 60MHz.

16Mbytes of FLASH

32/64 Mbytes SDRAM
Connections
USB (Not Fitted)
To Main Board CN11
R1
R2
U4
C2
R9
R4
R7
ZDN1
R5
C1
C3
R6
CN1
USB
C8
Q1
R3
R8
C4
C5
U1
C7
C6
R10
Q2
R11
R30
C9
C10
R28
U6
U7
C11
U11
R29
U5
U10
U9
C18
D1
C20
C16
ZDN2
C19
C21
X1
C13
C12
C14
CN2
U3
C15
U2
C17
R12
C22
R13
X2
R14
C23
D2
U8
C33
C32
R16
C31
C34
R21
R20
C27
ZDN3
R19
C30
C28
D3
R18
U13
R17
C25
C29
C24
U12
C26
R15
Q3
C35
U14
C42
C38
C39
C36
R25
C43
D4
R23
R26
R24
C41
C37
R22
U15
C40
CN1
CN2
C45
R27
C44
0V
U16
Figure 17: The Main CPU Board PCB Layout
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Slave CPU
The Slave CPU (BRD86SCPU) provides the interfacing signals and I/O’s required to allow the FACP
to connect / communicate to a variety of termination boards.
A single chip micro controller U7 controls all operations of the FACP Slave CPU. This device
contains the control program within Read Only Memory (ROM).
Automatic Termination Board Sensing
A unique feature of the Slave CPU is its ability to automatically sense the type of board it is
connected to without the user having to configure the board to suit.
Connections
To Loop Termination Board
To Main Control Board
C6
BRD86SCB3C3
C4
R2
C5
LK1
D3
DEBUG
U3
U1
R1 C1
C7
Q1
R5
U4
JTAG
C33
C35
CN4
CN1
C32
C34
R25 C36
C37
X1
Figure 18: Slave CPU Board
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R13
R8
TP1
C31
R7
C23
C13
U5
R27 R26
R10
D2
C14
C15
C16
C17
C18
C19
C20
C21
C12
RN1
TP5
R4
U7
C27
U2
C9
R6
R14
C11
U6
C8
Q2
R24
C10 D1
COMMS
R12
R11
C2
TP3 TP2
CN2
CN3
TP4
4.13
INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
CN2
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Addressable Dual Loop Termination Board
The Addressable Dual Loop Termination Board (BRD86DLTB) acts as the interface between the
external addressable devices and the control and monitoring functions of the FireFinder PLUS.
Each board provides terminations for two loops and can be used with the Apollo range of detectors.
One slave CPU is required per loop.
Note: Apollo devices L2 is +ve (positive), L1 is -ve (negative)
AMPAC strongly recommend that the LoopManager test set is used to check that the Apollo loop
has been correctly installed and commissioned before connecting it to the FireFinder PLUS.
Loop Parameters

126 Apollo Devices (i.e. maximum address range)

500mA Current Max

S/C protection circuitry activates at approximately 650mA

Maximum length 1.2km
CONNECTIONS
C1
R4
C3
R3
R2
To Slave CPU Board
27VDC in / out
To Addressable loop devices
C2
CN1 / 2
CN3 / 4
TB1 / 2
ZD1
Q9
-
R66
LOOP 2
ZD18
-
R108
R106
C36
-
R+
DC
C51 C52
TH2
L2
C56
-R
L2
L6
C54
L1
L1
+
D14
R105
R104
OUT
+
R110
L7
C55
L2
IN
ZD20
ZD23
R100
ZD22
C45
U12
-R
L2
OU T
L4 R92
ZD21
D12
R103
IN
+ TB2
ZD17
R+
DC
ZD15
C38
L1
L1
+
Q18 C41
C46 I N
LOOP2
R113
C66
C62
R120
R121
R122
R+
R124
R128 Q20
Q22
Q28
Q26
L2
-R
C78
R144
Q24
R148
C79
C70
C74
C73
C77
C81
R139
RN2
R142
D19
R152 R150
U17
R147
R143
R138
Q23
U18
U14
D18
L2
R146
R151
C75
Q27
Q25
C69
C72
R149
U15
L1
L1
D17
C64 R132
R137
R133
R136
RN1
C76
R145
R141
R140
C71
R135
C67
C65
U13
C60
R130
R134
C61
C63 R131
Q21
L8
R114
R119 C58
C68
D15
D16
LOOP 2 CONTROL
R123
R118
R117
R116
R125 Q19
C59
R127
U19
R111
CN2
R112
R115 C57
U20
D20
U16
C80
C83
C106
C102
R183
C92
R172
R171
C88
R161
C91
R170
R179
R178
C98
R180 R181
C104
0V
C96
BRD86DLTB2D21
R184
U24
R156
+40V
U25
CN3
-
CN4
-
+
-
+
-
POWER
C105
D22
U26
C109
C108
C103
C107
R169
R166
R165
C87
C89
C90
R175
TRI WAVE
+12V
+5V C100
C101
C99
U22
N1236
R182
C95
R176
C94
R177
-5V
C97
R164
R160
R159
R163
R162
R173
U21 R174
C84
R158 C86
R155
R167
C82
C85
R157
R168
T0 SLAVE CPU
CN1
D7
IN
OUT
-
TH1
C40 R84
Q16
R89
R97
R83
OUT
LOOP2
D13
IN
ZD9
ZD12
ZD11
C27 R56
U6
R76
ZD16
C53
CN1
+
ZD10
ZD13
Q17
C48
L5
-
L3 R67
Q15
R81
R86
R85
R87
D6
R93
U10
R109
T0 SLAVE CPU
CN1
R55
Q13
Q11
R64
TB1
OU T
R34
L2
R54
D5
ZD14
R71
R77
R62
R52
C35
C49
ZD5
C17
C34
C39
U9
C50
LOOP 2 ON
Q7
R30
C16
R57
STATE
OFF OK
SHORT CCT
ON
/ OPEN CCT
LOOP 1 CONTROL
LOOP 2 ON
R23
ZD4
ZD6
R43
C31
OUT IN
C26
R61
R51
R50
C24
U8
LOOP 1
+
D1
Q8
C21 IN
LOOP1
Q10
U7
Q4
U5
R40
U4
LOOP 1 RETURN SENSE
LOOP 2 RETURN SENSE
LED
O UT
LOOP1
R44
R63
R39
U3
L1
ZD7
Q6
R14
OFF OK
SHORT CCT
ON
/ OPEN CCT
R37
LOOP 1 ON
U2
R38
LOOP 1 ON
STATE
C15
OUT IN
R12
R9
U1 C6
LED
Q1
R5
ZD2
R20
Q2
U23
4.14
INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
L9
HSNK1
TH3
REGULATED
27VDC In / Out
Figure 19: Addressable Loop Termination Board
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Wiring Shown
Above is for a
XP95 Circuit
with one Detector
Having LED
Monitoring
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INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
4.14.1 Detector loop Isolator Installation
In applications where it is not necessary to use an isolating base for each detector, up to 20
detectors may be installed between isolating bases.
Note: Refer to Apollo Isolating specifications and guidelines for further details.
If a short circuit or abnormally low impedance occurs, the base isolates the negative supply in the
direction of the fault. When the short circuit is removed the power will automatically be restored.
Note: Isolating base is polarity sensitive.
4.14.2 Loop Isolator calculator
The number of isolating devices on the loop can limit the maximum loop cable length depending on
the type of cable used and the total loop current. Refer to the tables below for reference.
Maximum Cable Length Using 1.5mm². Cable
Number of Isolators
0
5
50
100
150
200
250
300
350
400
450
500
10
15
20
25
30
35
40
45
50
MAX CABLE LENGTH USING 1.5mm².
Loop Current Total (mA)
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
971
850
756
680
618
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
931
810
716
640
578
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
891
770
676
600
538
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
851
730
636
560
498
1000
1000
1000
1000
973
811
690
596
520
458
1000
1000
1000
1000
933
771
650
556
480
418
1000
1000
1000
1000
893
731
610
516
440
378
1000
1000
1000
1000
853
691
570
476
400
338
1000
1000
1000
1000
813
651
530
436
360
298
1000
1000
1000
1000
733
611
490
396
320
258
1000
1000
1000
960
733
571
450
356
280
218
20
25
30
35
40
45
50
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
883
726
600
497
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
817
659
53
430
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
952
750
593
467
364
Maximum Cable Length Using 2.5mm². Cable
Number of Isolators
0
5
50
100
150
200
250
300
350
400
450
500
10
15
MAX CABLE LENGTH USING 2.5mm².
Loop Current Total (mA)
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
964
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
897
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
933
930
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
993
867
764
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
926
800
697
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
859
733
630
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
950
793
667
564
4.14.3 Loop Open / Short Circuit.
In the case of an Open Circuit or Short circuit (short circuit isolators used) on the Loop Line the Loop
board provides the ability to drive out from both sides of the loop (In and Out). When these Faults
are repaired / cleared the panel will still report a Loop Fault until a Loop Test is performed on the
appropriate loop. See section 8.5
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INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
FireFinder PLUS Control Panel
Figure 20: The FireFinder PLUS Control Panel with an 8 Line LCD
The LCD is used to display abnormal conditions and for interrogation, control and programming
activities. When the FACP is in its normal state a default screen is displayed.
In access level 2 or higher the backlight shall always be ON. Alarm, Fault and Disable information is
accessed through the Main Menu.
5.1
System Controls
Pressing this button (EN54-2 clause 7.11), when the Delay Mode is ON and one or
more zones configured with investigation delays have their delay timer running, activating the
DELAY OVERRIDE control overrides the investigation delay timer allowing the zone or zones to
enter the fire condition immediately.
Indicator is illuminated steady when one or more zones are configured with Investigation delays and
Delay Mode is active. The indicator will flash if any Investigation delay timer is running.
If the DELAY OVERRIDE control or EVACUATE control is activated while the investigation delay
timer is running, then the indicator will go steady and the investigation zone enters the fire condition.
The LED indicator will only be OFF if:

The Delay Mode is OFF

No investigation delays are configured

The panel has switched to day or night mode where no delays have been configured.
Pressing this button will silence any Bells or Sounders (activated either by a fire alarm,
a manual evacuation or a manual alert) that are connected to the fire panel. If the bells or sounders
are silenced the LED just beside the button will be illuminated steady indicating that the sounders
have been silenced and a sounder resound is available. If a manual evacuate or manual alert
condition is present when the Sounder Silence button is pressed, these conditions will remain visible
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indicating the conditions are still present for resounding. A new Fire Alarm, manual
evacuate or manual alert will resound all the previously silenced Bells and
Sounders. Pressing ALARMS SILENCE/RESOUND a second time while the Sounder Silence LED is
illuminated, will also re-sound the Bells and Sounders.
This button is used for scrolling backwards and forwards through fire
alarms, faults, or disablement’s displayed on the LCD. The Multiple Alarm LED will illuminate if there
is more than one alarm present
Pressing this button will silence the panel buzzer, which sounds whenever there is a fire
alarm or fault. The sound for a fire alarm is a steady sound where as for a fault it is intermittent.
Pressing this button will reset the panel, clearing any fire alarms and taking the LCD
display back to its default screen, unless there are any un-cleared faults or disabled devices, these
will continue to be displayed. Pressing reset will also clear the manual evacuate, the manual alert
condition and the sounder silence condition. Note: Pressing reset will not clear any disablements
including Sounder Disable.
Pressing this button will activate the Sounders and Bells that have been programmed
for manual evacuation and the LED just above the button will be illuminated steady. If the sounders
have been previously silenced the LED above the ALARMS SILENCE/RESOUND button will turn off
and the Sounders and Bells that were previously silenced will resound. This manual evacuate
condition can only be cleared by a Reset and will override a manual “Alert” condition.
The LED is illuminated steady if any of the alarm devices (sounders and/or
strobes) have been disabled and flashes if any of the alarm devices (sounders and/or strobes) are in
fault. Disable has priority over fault
Pressing this button or if the FACP is fitted with a door switch and the door is
opened the auxiliary output relay on the brigade board will be isolated. If the auxiliary fault / isolate is
isolated the associated LED will light steady. Pressing the button again will de-isolate the auxiliary
fault / isolate relay.
Pressing this button will disable the FWRE output relay on the Output board. If
disabled the associated LED will also be illuminated. Pressing the button again will re-enable the
FWRE relay. The LED will also be illuminated if the FWRE is in fault.
This button is used to disable or re-enable selected individual or groups of
detectors, devices or zones.
Press this button followed by a number to select the loop you wish to access.
e.g. LOOP 4.
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After selecting the Loop number press this button to enter the device
number for the device to be interrogated.
Press this button followed by a number e.g. ZONE 4 to select the required zone.
Press this button after selecting the Zone number or the Loop and Device numbers to
display the state of the device.
Press and hold this “display” button while using the
contrast (Access level 2 required)
buttons to adjust the LCD
-
These buttons are used to navigate around the panel’s menus and enter
data. If entering a descriptor, or some other data that contains characters as well as numbers,
pressing the buttons multiple times will scroll through the available letters written on the button, in
sequence. E.g. 1, A, B, C
Use this button to access a range of devices. E.g., 2 TO 7.
Press the ENTER button when using the panel, to enter data.
The CANCEL ENTRY button is used to delete data in a current field or return
to the previously displayed menu.
Used to move the cursor back and forth when entering data in a field.
These buttons are used to move between fields when entering data and for
adjusting the LCD contrast when the “Display” button is held on.
Pressing the MENU button will display the main menu on the LCD. Similarly
pressing the FUNCTION button will display the function menu on the LCD.
NORMAL – Normal day to day operation. ENABLED – Access level 2.
Note the key can only be removed in the NORMAL position.
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INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
System Indicators
This LED will be illuminated steady if any fire alarms are present on the system.
This LED will be illuminated steady if there are any faults on the system, whether
they are loop faults, module faults, device faults etc.
The LED will light steady if any detectors, devices or zones in the system have
been disabled or if an output relay has been de-activated. The display will show the conditions as
per EN54 9.2 and 9.4.2
This LED will be illuminated when power is connected to the FACP and
switched on.
This LED will be illuminated when there is a supply fault. The following
conditions constitute a fault.

Mains power is not available.

The output voltage is too low.

The output voltage is too high.

The battery is not connected properly or has failed.
This LED will be illuminated if the main system CPU is in fault
This LED will be illuminated if there is an earth fault (+ or -) on any of the signal
cables of the system.
The LED will be illuminated steady when the output is disabled and flashes
when in fault
This LED will be illuminated when the panel is in any of the test modes.
This LED is illuminated steady when there is an output configured as a Fire
Output is turned on. Flashes when Fire Input On
This LED will be illuminated when a device/detector is in the pre-alarm state.
The LED is illuminated when the Day / Night facility has been enabled
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INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
Functions And Menus

IMPORTANT NOTE: It is strongly recommended that all field programming changes be
properly recorded.
6.1
The Default LCD Display
In its normal state the FireFinder PLUS will display a screen similar to that shown below.
FIREFINDER
17/12/2012 09:00:00
FIREFINDER PLUS SUBMISSION
BY AMPAC TECHNOLOGIES
SYSTEM IS NORMAL
AC:2Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
FLT:0
DIS:0
Figure 21: The Default LCD Display
This screen can be configured with the servicing company’s name and phone number via a laptop or
modem. The current date, time is set in the Function menu while system status is automatically
displayed.
AC: is the current Access Level (ie 2Z is access level 2 Zone mode & 2D would be access
level 2 device mode)
ALM: is the Alarm counter
PALM: is the Pre-Alarm counter
FLT: is the Fault counter
DIS: is the Disable counter
6.2
LCD Contrast
The Contrast can be adjusted using a combination or the
button the
and
buttons.
Keep the 'Display' button pressed while simultaneously pressing the '<' button to take the contrast
down 1 level, the '>' to take up the contrast by 1 level, the '<<' to take the contrast down by 8 levels
or the '>>' to take the contrast up by 8 levels.
Note: This button combination will only work in access level 2 or higher.
6.3
Accessing Functions and Menus
At Levels 2 and 3, access to the panel Functions are password protected.
A new panel has a pre-programmed password of 2222 for Level 2 and 3333 for Level 3.
Note: Only Authorised Service Technicians / Engineers have the ability to change passwords.
Note: All menus are provided with screen prompts and a “Quick Reference Guide” (see Section
xx) guides the operator through the operation of the FACP.
From the DEFAULT DISPLAY, press MENU or FUNCTION. The FUNCTION menu is
password protected (actually a pass-number as it can only contain numbers) to prevent unauthorised
changes to the panel's configuration.
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INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
Function Menu and Access Levels
Three levels of ACCESS are available via separate passwords so that access to certain facilities can
be restricted (such as the ability to enter new passwords).
6.4.1

Level I: Allows access to indications and controls to investigate and respond to a fire or fault
warning.

Level II: In addition to the level I facilities, quiescent, fire alarm fault warning, disable and test
conditions.

Level III: In addition to the level II facilities, reconfigure specific data or control and maintain
the panel in accordance with the manufacturers’ specifications.

Level IV: In an addition to level III trained and authorised by the manufacturer to repair or
alter the firmware of a panel.
Forgotten Passwords
Follow the following process if a password has been forgotten or misplaced;
Entering 9999 into the password field;
1. Take note of the 4 digit password number displayed on the screen; then
2. Contact the AMPAC head office and quote the above number;
3. A temporary password will be issued and a new password can then be programmed into the
FACP.

Note: The temporary password becomes invalid if 9999 is entered again or if the panel is repowered after 9999 has been entered.
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INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
The Main Menu
The MAIN MENU is accessed by pressing
MAIN MENU
0:ALARMS 1:STAGE 1 ALARMS 2:PRE-ALARMS
3:FAULTS 4:DISABLES
5:WALK TESTS
6:STATUS 7:TOOLS
8:SETUP
9:ABOUT
SELECT NO.
AC:2Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
FLT:0
DIS:0
Figure 22: The Main Menu (No Network)
Numbering System:

denotes the menu structure number,
numbering,  denotes a sub-menu within a sub-menu and
within a sub-menu

denotes the sub-menu
 denotes another sub-menu
Pressing the appropriate number on the keypad while in the MAIN MENU the user can view any;
7.1
Alarms
Pressing  Displays all Alarms present on the system.
ZONE:
1
Zone 1
STATUS: ALARM
‘DATE’ ‘TIME’
ZONE ALARM
AC:2Z
1
ALM:0
OF
1
PALM:0
FLT:0
DEVICE>
DIS:0
Figure 23: The ALARMS display
will display the Device Information the screen, pressing the
Pressing the
it to Zone Information
7.2
will return
Stage 1 Alarms
Pressing  Displays all Stage 1 Alarms present on the system
ZONE:
1
Zone 1
STATUS: STAGE 1 ALARM
‘DATE’ ‘TIME’
ZONE STAGE 1 ALARM
AC:2Z
ALM:0
1
PALM:0
OF
1
FLT:0
DEVICE>
DIS:0
Figure 24: The STAGE 1 ALARMS display
will display the Device Information the screen, pressing the
Pressing the
it to Zone Information
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Pre-Alarms
Pressing  Displays all Pre-Alarms on the system
ZONE:
1
Zone 1
STATUS: PRE-ALARM
‘DATE’ ‘TIME’
ZONE PRE-ALARM
AC:2Z
ALM:0
1
OF
PALM:0
1
FLT:0
DEVICE>
DIS:0
Figure 25: The PRE-ALARMS display
will display the Device Information the screen, pressing the
Pressing the
it to Zone Information
7.4
will return
Faults
Pressing  Displays all Faults on the system
FAULT MENU
0:ZONE/DEVICE
3:P/SUPPLY
6:SOUNDERS
1:LOOP
4:BRIGADE
7:ADD ONS
SELECT NO.
AC:2Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
2:MODULE
5:TFAILS
8:SYSTEM
FLT:0
DIS:0
Figure 26: The Fault Menu display (no network)
FAULT MENU
0:ZONE/DEVICE
3:COMMS
6:TFAILS
9:SYSTEM
SELECT NO.
AC:2Z
ALM:0
1:LOOP
4:P/SUPPLY
7:SOUNDERS
PALM:0
2:MODULE
5:BRIGADE
8:ADD ONS
FLT:0
DIS:0
Figure 27: The Fault Menu display (Network configured)
ZONE:
1
Zone 1
STATUS: FAULT
‘DATE’ ‘TIME’
ZONE FAULT
AC:2Z
1
ALM:0
OF
1
PALM:0
FLT:0
DEVICE>
DIS:0
Figure 28: The FAULTS display
will display the Device Information the screen, pressing the
Pressing the
it to Zone Information
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INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
Disables
Pressing  Displays all Disables on the system.
ZONE:
1
Zone 1
STATUS: DISABLE
‘DATE’ ‘TIME’
ZONE DISABLE
AC:2Z
ALM:0
1
OF
1
PALM:0
FLT:0
DEVICE>
DIS:0
Figure 29: The DISABLES display
will display the Device Information the screen, pressing the
Pressing the
it to Zone Information
will return
Note: If there are no alarms, pre-alarms, faults or disables, a message, e.g. ‘NO ZONES OR
DEVICES IN ALARM OR SOUNDERS OR ADDONS DISABLED’, will be displayed for 1 to 2
seconds and then the display will return to the Main menu.
NO ZONES OR DEVICES OR
SOUNDERS OR ADDONS DISABLED
AC:2Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
FLT:0
DIS:0
Figure 30: No Zone or Devices Sounders or Addons disabled screen
7.6
Walk Tests
Pressing  Displays all Walk Tests on the system
ZONE:
1
Zone 1
STATUS: WALK TEST
ZONE WALK TEST
AC:2Z
ALM:0
TERMINATE<KEY 0>
1
DEVICE>
PALM:0
FLT:0
DIS:0
1
OF
Figure 31: The WALK TEST display
will display the Device Information the screen, pressing the
Pressing the
it to Zone Information
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INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
Status
Pressing  Displays the Status of the system
STATUS MENU
0:LOOPS
3:BRIGADE
6:ADD ONS
1:MODULES
4:SYSTEM
SELECT NO.
AC:2Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
2:I/O
5:AVALUES
FLT:0
DIS:0
Figure 32: The Status Menu (No networking)
STATUS MENU
0:LOOPS
3:BRIGADE
6:AVALUES
1:MODULES
4:NETWORK
7:ADD ONS
SELECT NO.
AC:2Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
2:I/O
5:SYSTEM
FLT:0
DIS:0
Figure 33: The Status Menu (Networking)
From the STATUS MENU the status of system components and settings can be selected and
displayed as listed below.
Note: Different screens are displayed for a system with and without networking.
Press

Loops: Enter the loop number and the LCD will display its status, e.g. normal, type of fault
etc. The Loop current draw and noise levels will also be shown in panels that have Slave CPU
software version V9.0 or higher
LOOP NO:1
STATUS: NORMAL
CURRENT (mA)
0
NOISE (mA)
0
0:PRINT ALL DEVICES
1:PRINT TOTAL
SELECT NO. _
AC:2Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
FLT:0
DIS:0
Figure 34: Display Loop Status

Modules: Select the type of module, Slave and P/S
DISPLAY MODULE STATUS
0:SLAVE
1:POWER SUPPLY
SELECT NO.
AC:2Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
FLT:0
DIS:0
Figure 35: The Display Module Status display

I/O: The LCD will display the status of an input or output in a panel or on a loop, Outputs 
and Inputs .
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DISPLAY INPUT/OUTPUT STATUS
0:OUTPUTS
1:INPUTS
SELECT NO.
AC:2Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
FLT:0
DIS:0
Figure 36: The Display I/O Status display
DISPLAY OUTPUT STATUS
0:IN A PANEL
SELECT NO.
AC:2Z
ALM:0
1:ON A LOOP
PALM:0
FLT:0
DIS:0
Figure 37: The Display Output Status display
Once entered the LCD will then display a description of what that input or output does and its current
state.

Brigade: Displays the Brigade Status
BRIGADE STATUS
(NP: 1)
NIC VERSION: 0.0.00.00
OUTPUT 1: (FIRE
) OFF
/NORM
OUTPUT 2: (FAULT
) OFF
/NORM
OUTPUT 3: (SOUNDER ) OFF
/NORM
OUTPUT 4: (SOUNDER ) OFF
/NORM
PRESS > FOR INPUTS/RELAYS/AUXS
AC:2Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
FLT:0
DIS:0
Figure 38: Display Brigade Status

Network: Displays Network Status.
Note: This option is only available if the system configuration is networked.
Is pressed to gain access to NETWORK STATUS.
DISPLAY NETWORK STATUS
NIC VERSION: 0.0.00.00
0:NETWORK POINTS
1:REMOTE SLAVE MODULES
SELECT NO.
AC:2Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
FLT:0
DIS:0
Figure 39: Display Network Status
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 Network Points:
DISPLAY NETWORK POINTS
0:STATUS
1:POWER SUPPLY
2:BRIGADE
SELECT NO.
AC:2Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
FLT:0
DIS:0
Figure 40: Display Network Points
Network Points Screens are



STATUS: Press, Select network point e.g. Loop Number
POWER SUPPLY: Press to display Charger Volts, Battery Detected and Mains OK
BRIGADE: Press to display Operational or Non-Operational
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 Remote Slave Modules:
Select from Network Status Remote Slave Modules, then Module number.
Apollo Loop 1
TYPE:APOLLO
NP:1
REMOTE MODULE
AC:2Z
ALM:0
LOOP NO:1
VER: 6.1
MOD:4
STAT:NORMAL
STATUS
PALM:0
FLT:0
DIS:0
Figure 41: Display Remote Module Status
Note: The SYSTEM, AVALUES and ADD-ONS will increment by 1 if the network is configured
/ SYSTEM: Is pressed to access SYSTEM STATUS
SYSTEM STATUS
ALARMS:000 PRE-ALARMS:000 DISABLES:000
DEVICE FAULTS:00
MOD FAULTS:00
LOOP FAULTS:00
EXTRA DEVICES:00
WALK TEST:00
WDOG:00
APP: V 1.0
EN54
CONFIG:
AC:2Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
FLT:0
DIS:0
Figure 42: Display System Status
/ AValues: Is pressed to access AVALUES.
Select Loop Number and device number to show AVALUES
Loop 1
sensor
1
L1
S1
Z2
STAT: NORMAL
AVALUE:25
MODE:0
0:PRINT ENTRY
AC:2Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
I:000
FLT:0
O:000
DIS:0
Figure 43: Analogue Values
/ ADD-ONS: Is pressed to access MODULE status
DISPLAY ADD-ON MODULE STATUS
NODE: 000
MODULE (1-32):
SELECT ADD-ON MODULE NO. THEN ENTER KEY
AC:2Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
FLT:0
Figure 44: Add on Module status
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INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
Tools
Pressing  allows for the Testing of the following selected fields
TOOLS MENU
0:ALARM
1:FAULT
SELECT NO.
AC:2Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
2:LAMP
FLT:0
DIS:0
Figure 45: The TOOLS menu
Pressing  brings up a further detailed selection sub-menu for an Alarm tests.
ALARM TEST
0:ZONE
1:DEVICE
SELECT NO.
AC:2Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
FLT:0
DIS:0
Figure 46: The ALARMS test menu
Pressing  brings up a further detailed selection sub-menu for a Fault tests.
FAULT TEST
0:ZONE
1:DEVICE
SELECT NO.
AC:2Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
FLT:0
DIS:0
Figure 47: The FAULT test menu
Pressing  initiates a LAMP Test. Which will scroll thru and illuminate all LED’s and LCD screen
7.9
Setup
Pressing  Displays the setup for sounders, Zone Delay and Printer
SETUP MENU
0:SOUNDER
1:ZONE DELAY
SELECT NO.
AC:2Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
2:PRINTER
FLT:0
DIS:0
Figure 48: The SETUP menu
Pressing  brings up a further detailed selection sub-menu for Sounder O/P’s.
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SOUNDER MENU
0:SOUNDER ENABLE
1:SOUNDER DISABLE
2:SOUNDER RE-TRIGGER(ON)
3:SOUNDER RE-TRIGGER(OFF)
CURRENT STATUS: ENABLE / RE-TRIGGER (ON)
SELECT NO.
AC:2Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
FLT:0
DIS:0
Figure 49: The SOUNDER menu
Pressing  and  require access level 3.
Pressing  brings up a further detailed selection sub-menu for Zone delays
ZONE DELAY MENU
0:ALL ZONE DELAY ON 1:ALL ZONE DELAY OFF
CURRENT STATUS: DELAY ON
SELECT NO.
AC:2Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
FLT:0
DIS:0
Figure 50: The ZONE DELAY menu
Pressing  brings up a further detailed selection sub-menu for Printer
PRINTER MENU
0:GO OFF-LINE / GO ON-LINE
1:ALARM MODE ONLY
SELECT NO.
AC:2Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
FLT:0
DIS:0
Figure 51: The PRINTER menu
The GO OFF-LINE and GO ON-LINE is a toggle option
7.10
About
Pressing  Displays the panel’s application software version number and the title information. Title
information could be company name, contact information and so on.
ABOUT MENU
VERSION#:1.01.00.AS7240
AMPAC TECHNOLOGIES
AC:2Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
FLT:0
Figure 52: The About menu
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INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
The Function Menu
The FUNCTION MENU is accessed by pressing
button.
A prompt will ask for a PASSWORD if the control panel is not currently active. Using the keypad key
in the Level 2 or 3 PASSWORD.
LEVEL III MAIN FUNCTIONS
0: DATE
1: TIME
4: TESTS
2: DAY/NIGHT
5: I/O 6: PASSWORD
SELECT NO.
AC:3Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
FLT:0
3: LOGS
7: PROG
DIS:0
Figure 53: The Level II & III Functions Menu
8.1
Date
Press
 To select the set DATE SCREEN. The prompt will ask for the date to be entered in this
format, DD/MM/YYYY (EG 01/01/2011), key in and press
MAIN FUNCTIONS MENU.
DATE MENU
. The screen will then return to the
01/01/2012 12:00:00
DATE: DD/MM/YYYY
SELECT DAY OF MONTH
AC:3Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
FLT:0
DIS:0
Figure 54: DATE Menu
8.2
Time
Press
 To select the set TIME SCREEN. Then in the following format key in the time, HH:MM
using the 24 hour mode. Press
and the screen will return to the MAIN FUNCTIONS MENU.
TIME MENU
TIME: HH:MM
SELECT HOURS (IN 24HR MODE)
AC:3Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
FLT:0
Figure 55: TIME Menu
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INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
Day/Night
Press  The DAY-NIGHT SETTINGS screen will appear. Time entry is the same as setting the
“Time” facility. Note this Function is available at Access Level 3 only.
Press  To enter the DAY ON time.
Press  To enter the NIGHT ON time.
Press  To ENABLE / DISABLE
DAY-NIGHT SETTINGS – CURRENTLY DISABLED
DAY ON TIME 08:00 NIGHT ON TIME 18:00
0:DAY TIME
1:NIGHT TIME
SELECT NO
AC:3Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
2:ENABLE
FLT:0
DIS:0
Figure 56: DAY-NIGHT SETTINGS Menu
For this Function to have control it must be ENABLED by press
DISABLE.
8.4

Re-pressing

will toggle to
Logs
Press  to access the EVENT LOG MENU will be displayed.
The LOGS MENU allows the operator to select and view the events that have occurred.
EVENT LOG MENU (MAXIMUM SIZE = 2000)
0:ALARM
1:FAULT
4:I/O
5. ERASE ALL LOGS
SELECT NO
AC:3Z
ALM:0
2:DISABLE
PALM:0
FLT:0
3:SYSTEM
6. WDOG
DIS:0
Figure 57: DAY-NIGHT SETTINGS Menu
Once the type of log is selected, e.g. FAULT, each entry can be viewed by stepping through them
using the
buttons
Pressing  and  require access level 3.
The type of log, number and totals logged, date and time of the ALARM, FAULT, DISABLE,
SYSTEM or I/O as well as device information will be displayed. The SYSTEM screen displays events
and watchdog activity. From these screens the operator can select two other facilities, they are;
 PRINT ENTRY will print out the displayed information if a printer is installed, or
 SHOW OPTIONS allows the operator to select how the Logs are viewed.
 To VIEW BY ENTRY NUMBER,  to VIEW BY DATE or  to PRINT MULTIPLE ENTRIES.
In each case the screen will ask for the appropriate information (ENTRY NUMBER or DATE) to be
entered before the selected option will be displayed.
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INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
TESTS
Press  to access the TESTS menu. Note this is an Access Level 3 function only.
TESTING MENU
0: WALK TEST
1:LOOP TEST
2: DEVICE LED TEST
SELECT NO.
AC:3Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
FLT:0
DIS:0
Figure 58: The Testing Menu
Press  Is pressed to initiate a WALK TEST:
WALK TEST MENU
0: NEW ZONE WALK TEST
1: NEW ZONE SILENCE WALK TEST
2: VIEW ZONE WALK TEST
SELECT NO.
AC:3Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
FLT:0
DIS:0
Figure 59: The Testing Menu
indicator is on.
When in walk test the
Press  LOOP TEST requires the operator to select a LOOP for DIAGNOSTIC TESTING
Entering the LOOP number and pressing
will initiate the DIAGNOSTIC TEST.
Note: The LED’s on the Brigade Board will indicate which leg is being tested.
The tests displayed are;

TESTING SIDE A
IDENTIFING DEVICES on SIDE A, and

TESTING SIDE B
IDENTIFING DEVICES on SIDE B.
Once the testing is completed the final screen will display the number of devices found and tested on
the LOOP and a Reset is requested to return the system to normal.
Note: If the data is not entered within 2 minutes the screen will time out and return to the
DEFAULT SCREEN.

Note: A Loop Test needs to be conducted after a short / open circuit has occurred, corrected
and cleared to return the panel to its default Normal status otherwise the panel will display a loop
fault.
Press  to initiate a DEVICE LED TEST:
This allows the user to turn on a device LED. Cancel out of the Device LED test screen will
automatically turn off the device LED. If the device LED test screen is left on after 30 minutes the
LED will turn off and the panel return to the Normal screen.
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INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
I/O
Press  To display the Manual I/O Control menu
MANUAL I/O CONTROL
0: INPUT
1 :OUTPUT
2: REMOVE ALL MANUAL CONTROL
SELECT NO.
AC:3Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
FLT:0
DIS:0
Figure 60: The Manual I/O Control Menu
Manual I/O control allows the technician to turn ON or OFF inputs and outputs off a device to
facilitate testing or isolation of plant during maintenance. Removal of manual control returns control
to the panel.
Press
 Input Selected:
MANUAL INPUT CONTROL
0:IN A PANEL
1 :ON A LOOP
2:IN LOCAL BRIGADE CARD
3:REMOVE ALL MANUAL INPUT CONTROL
SELECT NO.
AC:3Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
FLT:0
DIS:0
Figure 61: The Manual Input Control Menu
Press
 IN A PANEL: Enter the
I/O Controller number then the input number. This will display the
description for the input and its current state, you can then turn the input ON or OFF or remove
manual control.
 ON A LOOP: Enter the loop number, the device number and the input number. This will display
the description for the input and its current state, you can then turn the input ON or OFF or remove
manual control.
 IN LOCAL BRIGADE CARD: Will bring up the list and status of the Brigade card Inputs. These
can then be manually turned on and off with the exception off the MCP configured input
BRIGADE INPUT CONTROL
INPUT 1: (MCP
)
OFF /NORM
INPUT 2: (EVACUATE)
OFF /NORM
INPUT 3: (EXTERNAL FLT) OFF /NORM
INPUT 4: (RESET )
OFF /NORM
SELECT INPUT NO. TO CHANGE STATE
AC:2Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
FLT:0
DIS:0
Figure 62: Brigade Input Controls
 Remove All Manual Input Control: Will remove all manual input control.
 Output Selected: Same sequences as above for inputs but substitute outputs for inputs.
 Remove All Manual Control Selected: Globally removes all manual control.
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Global (Network Panels)
Press  To display the Global Output Control menu
GLOBAL OUTPUT CONTROL
0:FWRE OUTPUT
1:FARE OUTPUT
2:WARNING SYSTEM OUTPUT
SELECT NO.
AC:3Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
FLT:0
DIS:0
Figure 63: The Global Output Control Menu
Press
 FWRE OUTPUT:
Provides control to disable or enable the FWRE outputs. Press
 ENABLE
DISABLE
FARE OUTPUT:
Provides control to disable or enable the FARE outputs. Press
 ENABLE
DISABLE
WARNING SYSTEM OUTPUT:
Provides control to disable or enable the warning system outputs. Press
 ENABLE
DISABLE
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INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
Passwords (Level III)
Press
While in the Main Functions menu and enter the Level III Password if in Access Level II or, if in
Access Level III to display the Password Menu.
PASSWORD MENU
0: ADD PASSWORD
1 :DELETE PASSWORD
2: DELETE ALL PASSWORDS
SELECT NO.
AC:3Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
FLT:0
DIS:0
Figure 64: The Password Menu
 Add Password: Enter the new password, then press
. The password is always a 4 digit
number.
 Delete Password: Enter the password that you want to delete, then press
.
 Delete All Passwords: This asks you to confirm that you want to delete all the passwords.
Press
then
again.
 Zone / Device Mode: This sets the mode in which Alarms, Faults, Pre-Alarms and Disables
status information will be displayed. “Zone” is the default setting.
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INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
Programming
Press  To display the Level III Programming Menu.
ON SITE PROGRAMMING MENU
0: CONV ZONE 1 :DEVICE 2:INPUT 3: OUTPUT
4: PANEL BASED MCP 5:SUB ADDRESS
6:ZONE PROGRAMMING
SELECT NO.
AC:3Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
FLT:0
DIS:0
Figure 65: Programming Menu
8.9.1
Conv (Conventional) Zone
Press  CONV ZONE:
Key in the zone number and enter or change the description (DESC) by pressing
buttons to move the flashing underline or curser. The numeric buttons multiple times to access
characters while at the same time using
EDIT Zx DESC AND TYPE STRINGS
DESC < ZONE >
TYPE<
ALPHA KEYS ARE ACTIVE
AC:3Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
FLT:0
DIS:0
Figure 66: Zone Description & Type Programming
Press
to move to the TYPE field or edit the information.
Press
to move between fields use the reciprocal button
By going through all the fields a second screen can also be accessed to show the Output options.
Press
to step through these fields.
EDIT ZX BRIGADE OPTIONS AND CONFIG
ALRM: Y/N BELL: Y/N AUX:
Y/N SPRK: Y/N
AIF:
Y/N
ALARM LED: Y/N
CONFIG: LATCHING
Use < or > to change setting
AC:3Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
FLT:0
DIS:0
Figure 67: Brigade Options
are used to set the Y/N field, which is the selected Zone that will
The buttons
activate the Brigade Options ALRM, BELL etc and Config.
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EDIT Z CONFIGURATION
CONFIG: LATCHING
Use < or > to change alarm setting
AC:3Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
FLT:0
DIS:0
Figure 68: Zone Configuration Latching / Non-latching
Use
or
to change the setting
Configuration settings are Latching, Non-Latching, AVF, Self Reset ( 0 to 99 seconds ). After setting
the Configuration the ZONE I/O GROUPS are programmed.
EDIT Z I/O GROUPS
GROUP1:
GROUP2:
GROUP4:
GROUP5:
Enter GROUP NO.
AC:3Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
GROUP3:
GROUP6:
FLT:0
DIS:0
Figure 69: Zone I/O Groups
After scrolling through the groups and entering what I/O GROUPS will be turned on by what
module/s or device/s in a zone/s the operator is prompted to press
and / or changes.
8.9.2
to confirm the entries
Device
Press  DEVICE:
Use these buttons to EDIT and move through wording & numbering
Use these buttons to MOVE between fields i.e.: DESC & TYPE and next
parameter
Enter the
and
number then scroll through the following screens.
Press
or
Press
 To EDIT
or
 to DELETE
1. EDIT LxSx DESCRIPTION AND TYPE STRING.
e.g.:
DESC
Loop 1 Sensor 1
TYPE
SMOKE
Edit then.
Press
2. Allocate / Edit the Device to a Zone and set the device type then.
e.g.: XP95 Photo, XP95 Heat etc-
Press
3. Set /Edit and display the Output Configurations or options then.
e.g.: Latching, AVF, Non-latching etc
Press
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4. Set / Edits and enables / disables the day/night settings then.
Press
5. Allocates / Edits the Loop and Devices Groups.
After scrolling through the groups a prompt tells the operator to press
changes.
8.9.3
to confirm the
Input
Press  INPUT:
By following the screen prompts as above Edit or Delete an INPUT in a panel or a loop.
Screen: PROGRAM MENU SELECTING AN INPUT
8.9.4
 IN A PANEL
I/O MODULE
 ON A LOOP
LOOP
Select I/O MODULE NO. then
INPUT
Select LOOP NO. then
DEVICE
Select I/P NO then
EDIT / DELETE DESC
Select DEVICE NO. then
INPUT
ALPHA BUTTONS ARE ACTIVE
Select INPUT NO. then
button
EDIT Lx Sx I/Px DESC STRING DESC
Output
Press  OUTPUT:
By following the screen prompts as above Add, Edit or Delete an output in a panel or on a loop.
8.9.5
Panel Based MCP
Press  to EDIT
8.9.6
Sub Address
Press  to EDIT
8.9.7
Watchdog
Press  This Function provides a counter to record any re-initialisation of the processor. If due to a
software failure the panel is automatically reset then the counter will increment by 1. The maximum
count is 99 after which the counter resets to 00. Pressing  will reset the counter. When the panel
is commissioned this counter MUST be reset to 0 as must be the Events Logs.
8.9.8
Zone programming
Press  to EDIT
Key in the zone number and select the
key.
Enter or change the description ( DESCR ) by pressing buttons to move the flashing underline or
curser. Press the numeric buttons multiple times to access characters.
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EDIT ZONE: 1
DESC STRING
DESCR<MY ZONE 1 DESCRIPTION
ALPHA KEYS ARE ACTIVE
[USE>> TO EDIT NEXT FIELD]
AC:3Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
FLT:0
DIS:0
Figure 70: Zone Programming - Description
Press the
key to edit the next field (Day Night Settings).
EDIT ZONE: 1
DAY NIGHT SETTINGS
DAY_NIGHT ENABLE:
Y
DAY MODE SETTING:
A
TIMEOUT: 0
NIGHT MODE SETTING:
N
TIMEOUT: 0
[USE <
OR >
TO EDIT]
[USE << OR >> TO NAVIGATE]
AC:3Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
FLT:0
DIS:0
Figure 71: Zone Programming – Day/Night Setting 1
The keys
are used to set the:

Y/N field for the "DAY_NIGHT ENABLE”

A/B/C/D/N field for the “DAY MODE SETTING” and “NIGHT MODE SETTING where “A, B,
C” refers to “Dependency A, B, C” respectively, “D” refers to “Delay to Outputs” and “N”
refers to “Normal” (i.e. no mode setting).
The numeric buttons are used to edit the TIMEOUT fields.
EDIT ZONE: 1
DAY NIGHT SETTINGS
DAY / NIGHT
MCP OVERRIDE:
N /
N
DELAY ALARM DEVICE:
N /
N
DELAY FARE:
N /
N
[USE <
OR >
TO EDIT]
[USE << OR >> TO NAVIGATE]
AC:3Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
FLT:0
DIS:0
Figure 72: Zone Programming – Day/Night Setting 2
The keys
DEVICE, DELAY FARE”.
are used to set the Y/N field for the "MCP OVERRIDE, DELAY ALARM
EDIT ZONE: 1
CONFIRMATION
SELECT ENTER TO SAVE
AC:3Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
FLT:0
DIS:0
Figure 73: Zone Programming – Confirmation
Select the
key to confirm the changes.
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INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
Extra Devices Detected
The FireFinder PLUS LCD will indicate extra devices have been detected by displaying the screen
below and the FAULT LED will be illuminated.
FIREFINDER
26/2/2007 08:05:45
EXTRA DEVICES DETECTED
GOTO PROGRAMMING MENU TO RESOLVE
SYSTEM IS NOT NORMAL
AC:3Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
FLT:0
DIS:0
Figure 74: Resolving Extra Modules and Devices
To resolve select FUNCTION, enter PASSWORD, press  and the screen below will appear
PROGRAMMING MENU
0: RESOLVE EXTRA MODULES AND DEVICES
1: ON SITE PROGRAMMING
SELECT NO.
AC:3Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
FLT:0
DIS:0
Figure 75: Added Module or Device
Select  (Selecting  presents the PROGRAMMING MENU) then  or  (as seen below)
then ENTER to ADD the module or device to the configuration, or skip to resolve the changes
manually in the Programming Menu.
0: ADD EXTRA MODULES 1: ADD EXTRA DEVICES
2: DEVICE TYPE MISMATCH 3: MODE MISMATCH
SELECT NO.
AC:3Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
FLT:0
DIS:0
Figure 76: Resolving Extra Modules or Devices
8.9.10 Mismatch Detected
If a mismatch is detected the Normal Default Screen will change to that shown below. Go to the
Programming Menu and select either  Resolve Extra Modules and Devices then 
(Device Type) or  (Mode) to resolve the mismatch, OR On Site Programming to resolve manually.
Loop 1 Sensor 1
L1 S6 Z1 STAT: TYPE MISMATCH
ZONE FAULTS 1 of 1
Figure 77: Resolving a Mismatch
Self Learn is enabled / disabled in the EEPROM programming. If enabled FireFinder PLUS has the
ability to detect extra or missing modules or devices, (that is devices or modules that have been
added or removed) or there has been a change of the type of module or device.
Note: If a change does occur the FACP will take 30seconds to register the event on the LCD
and illuminate the FAULT LED.
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INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
Incoming Fire Alarm Signal

Will operate the red common LED fire indicator

Will display location of fire alarm origin on the LCD

Will activate external alarm.

Will activate the internal FACP buzzer.

Will activate any ancillary equipment so programmed.

Will abort any test in progress.
The LCD will always display the first fire alarm signal received in the top section of the LCD. The
lower section of the LCD will also permanently display the most recent zone in alarm. Other essential
fire alarm information and fault or disablement information is available via the
buttons. After 30 seconds if no button is pressed the top section of the
display will revert to displaying the first zone in alarm.
DETECTOR 1
SMOKE
L1 S1 Z17 ALARM
01/01/2012 16:15:10
SENSOR ALARMS 1 OF 5
**************CURRENT ALARM************
DETECTOR 5
L1 S5 Z17 ALARM 01/01/2012 16:14:50
AC:3Z
ALM:0
PALM:0
FLT:0
DIS:0
Figure 78: LCD Screen with 5 Devices in Alarm
Note:
The displayed information changes to that associated with the device as the
push buttons are pressed. If there is a fault condition or a fire alarm and
the buzzer is sounding, press the
button to stop it sounding
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INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
Accessing a Loop, Device or Zone
LOOP OR DEVICE

From the default display, press

Enter the loop number you wish to interrogate then press

Press the button for the device number.

Press the
button if you wish to access a range of devices on the loop,

Press the
button if you wish to display the status of a device,

Press the
button if you wish to disable a device

Press the
button to re-enable a device.
.
ZONE

From the default display, press

Press the button for the zone number.

Press the
button if you wish to access a range of zones,

Press the
button if you wish to display the status of a zone,

Press the
button if you wish to disable a zone

Press the
button to re-enable a zone.
.
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11
INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
Modem / Programming / Debug Interfacing
The modem I/O port is a Dual DB9 connector (CN8 situated on the lower left hand corner of the Main
Board BRD86MBA) that is normally used for programming of the FACP via the serial port of a PC or
Laptop. There is also a USB connector (CN25) provided to allow programming of the FACP from a
USB port of a PC.
Figure 79: DB9 Connector CN8 as Mounted on the Main Board
The Controller also has the required hand shaking to support connection to a Modem, thus allowing
the FACP to be programmed from a remote site that has an established telephone connection. This
allows the system software to be upgraded by simply transmitting a file via the serial port of the PC
or Modem external to the FACP. Diagnostic facilities are also available via the same connection.
Figure 80: Modem / Programming / Debug Cabling
Figure 81: USB cable Type A Male Plug - Type B 5-Pin Mini Plug
Note: Debug/Notebook cables are available from AMPAC
Note: the DB9F to DB9F cable is not sensitive to which end is plugged in to the FireFinder
PLUS or serial port of the PC or vice versa.
The connections between the PC/Modem and the panel are crossed. i.e. TD connects to RD.
Make sure the ConfigManagerPlus program is set to use the port you have connected the cable to
and set up the configuration as follows:
Bits per second:
Data bits:
Parity:
Stop bits:
Flow Control:
115200
8
None
1
None
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12
Expanding the FACP with Compatible FireFinder PLUS
Boards
12.1
Ancillary Services
The FACP has been designed such that detectors and/or call points, in addition to giving an alarm
and calling the fire brigade, will close or open circuits of ancillary services by means of relays or
similar devices.
Examples of these services are:

Actuation of fixed fire-extinguishing systems

Closing of windows, smoke and fire doors

Control of ventilating systems

Covering of tanks containing flammable liquids and controlling their valves to isolate the
contents from direct contact with the fire, etc.
To facilitate safe maintenance of these services an option is available that allows for the isolation
and visual indication of the disablement of ancillary services that does not affect the normal
operation of the fire alarm system.
To ensure power to the fire alarm system is not prejudiced in any way, power for the ancillary
services must be included in the calculation of the power supply and battery capacity.
12.2
Compatible FireFinder PLUS Boards
Add- On Module / Board
Brigade Board
8 Zone Conventional Card
32 Zone Alarm Mimic Card
8 Way Relay Board
Max No
1 Per Controller
15 per Controller
15 per Controller
15 per Controller
Smart terminal
31 per Controller
Agent release module
4 way Fire Fan Module with Reset
4 way Fan Control (Loop driven)
8 way Switch and Indicator Card
16 Way Input Board
High Level Interface Expander
8 Way Sounder Board
Zone Control Card
Conventional Network Board
Printer
Expansion Board
Network Interface Card
Apollo / Dual Loop Termination Board
Communication Extender Board
8 per Controller
15 per Controller
15 per Controller
15 per Controller
15 per Controller
3 per Controller
15 per Controller
15 Per Controller
1 Per Controller
1 per Controller
1 per Controller
1 per Controller
8 Per Controller
1 per Controller
 Note: The Max Numbers of modules/boards that can be installed and configured within the
FACP depends on the cabinet size and the number of Panels in the System.
 Note: Refer to individual Product datasheets and installation guides for complete details.
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INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
Expansion Board
The Expansion Connection Board (BRD86FEPB) is used to increase the capacity of the controller
from 4 Slave CPU’s to 8 allowing Loops 5 – 8 to be configured. Connection from the Controller to the
Expansion Board, which must be mounted within 200mm of the Controller, is made via a 20 way flat
cable Slave CPU number 5 is an integral part of the Expansion Board, only Slave CPU’s 6, 7 and 8
are plug ins.
Connections
To Main Connection Board
To Slave CPU 2
To Slave CPU 3
To Slave CPU 4
On board Slave CPU
CN1
CN2
CN3
CN4
CN5
7
6
TP2
8
C2
CN6
JTAG
C10
N1236
TP5
TP4 TP3
CN4
CN3
CN2
CN1
D1
C7
C35
COMMS
U7
CN7
C3
C4
R24
C11
C9
R25
U4
U2
C36
U1
26/03/08
C12
R6
RN1
U3
C38
C37
R2
U8
U5
C34
C32 C33
C39
R7 C13
R14
U6
C14
C15
C16
C17
C18
C5
R4
D2
R26
Q1
Q2
R1
C1
D3
DEBUG
R9
R8
R23
C27
C40
U10
R12
U9
R11
R13
C31
LK1
C41
R10
CN5
BRD86FEPB2-
X1
R5
TP1
C8
Figure 82: Board Overlay
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8 Zone Conventional Board
This board (BRD43EZC) has 8 conventional zones. Up to 999 zones max may be configured.
The zones may be used in panel programming and Input / Output programming.
The end of line type used for the board is configurable to be any one of the following:

3k3 resistor

10uF bipolar capacitor (EN54 Default)

4k7 resistor

6k8 resistor

10k resistor
Maximium of 32
devices per Zone
(See Note 2)
PRESS HERE
End Of Line
(See Note 1)
TO BREAK
FIRE
ALARM
EOL
EOL
EOL
EOL
EOL
TB1
+ Z1 -
+ Z4 -
+ Z5 -
+ Z6 + Z7 To Zones 5 to 8 + / -
+ Z8 -
To Zones 5 to 8 + / -
TB1
TB2
+ Z2 -
+ Z3 -
+ Z4 -
+ Z5 -
+ Z6 -
+ Z7 -
+ Z8 -
RS485 Control
Comms In
CN2
+
-
EOL
To Zones 1 to 4 + / -
+ Z1 -
CN3
EOL
TB2
+ Z2 + Z3 To Zones 1 to 4 + / -
EOL
12.4
INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
CN4
CN5
RS485 Control
Comms Out
Fit EOL Termination
Link 1 if Last Module
on Comms Bus
Address SW
(see Note 3)
ON
ON
1 2 3 4 SW1
27V IN
27V OUT
Figure 83: 8 Zone Conventional Board
Connections
Terminal/s
TB1 to 2
Function
ZONE +
ZONE -
Zones1 to 8

Note 1: Each Zone circuit MUST be terminated with either a 3K3, 4K7, 6K8, 10K Ohm resistor
or 10uF 50V Bi-Polar Capacitor EOL
 Note 2: If Diode Bases are used ONLY the 10uF CAP can be used.
 Note 3: See Section 18 for Addressing Details (SW1)
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INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
32 Zone Alarm Mimic Card
Each card (BRD43ZAMC) has 32 bi-coloured LED’s which can be used to display the status of up to
32 Zones. The zone numbers assigned to each LED are configurable and the LED’s will operate in
the following manner for the respective zone statuses:
ZONE STATUS
FIRE
DEPENDENCY B
DISABLED
FAULT
ALL OTHER
LED STATE
ON STEADY
FLASH
ON STEADY
FLASH
OFF
LED COLOUR
RED
RED
YELLOW
YELLOW
n/a
The card will also respond to a lamp test when instigated on the panel to which it is connected.
Figure 84: 64 Zone Indicator Decal
When more than 64 zone indicators are required the Zone Mimic Card board will be fitted to
ENC1824 and fitted to the individual Cut Outs provided on the SP8 front door
Figure 85: DEC1515-T2 Zone Indicator Decal (See LAB1516.doc for Slip in Label)l
C
N
1
Top Card &
PCB Securing Clips
Out
RS485 Control
/ 27VDC
Comms Out
Address SW
(See Note)
ON
1 2 3 4
In
RS485 Control
/ 27VDC
Comms In
C
N
2
Fit EOL Termination Link
if Last Module
on Comms Bus
Bottom Card &
PCB Securing Clips
Figure 86: Zone Alarm Mimic Card Rear View showing connectors and Address Switch
 Note: See Section 18 for Addressing Details (SW1)
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INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
8 Way Switch and Indicator Card
This card (BRD25GIB-B) has 8 switch inputs and 8 LED indicator outputs.
The switch inputs and LED outputs may be used in Input Output programming.
The switches are configurable as either momentary or toggle switches. When configured as
momentary pressing the button once will cause an event to occur as programmed in I/O and the
LED’s can be programmed to operate as an output.
When configured as toggle, pressing the button once will cause a condition to be held until the
button is pressed again. The associated LED is not available as an output in and shall always be
illuminated when the toggle condition is active. Also, when configured as a toggle, there shall be an
option for a timer override. If the toggle switch is activated it shall be de-activated automatically after
the timeout period.
Figure 87: DEC1484-T1 8 Way Switch and Indicator Card Decal (See LAB1483.doc for Slip in Label)
C
N
1
Top Card &
PCB Securing Clips
Out
RS485 Control
/ 27VDC
Comms Out
Address SW
(See Note)
ON
1 2 3 4
In
RS485 Control
/ 27VDC
Comms In
C
N
2
Fit EOL Termination Link
if Last Module
on Comms Bus
Bottom Card &
PCB Securing Clips
Figure 88: 8 Way Switch and Indicator Card Rear View showing connectors and Address Switch
 Note: See Section 18 for Addressing Details (SW1)
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INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
16 Way Input Board
The 16 Way Input Board (BRD25SIP) makes provision for 16 voltage free contacts to be terminated
to 16 optically coupled inputs. Its application is primarily for the monitoring of controlled ancillary
equipment or to initiate an action / event due to a change of state from what is accepted as the norm.
0V
1
2
TB2
3
4
0V
TB3
5
6
7
TB4
INPUTS
8
0V
TB5
9
TB6
INPUTS
INPUTS
2
3
0V 1
TB2
TB7
13
14
TB8
INPUTS
4
TB3
0V
INPUTS
5
6
7
TB4
8 0V
TB5
15 16 0V
TB9
INPUTS
INPUTS
9 10 11 12 0V
INPUTS
13 14 15 16 0V
TB6
TB8
TB7
TB9
RS485 Control / 27VDC
Comms Out
CN2
CN3
11 12 0V
RS485 Control / 27VDC
Comms In
CN1
+
-
10
CN4
Fit EOL Termination
Link 1 if Last Module
on Comms Bus
ON
ON
1 2 3 4
Address SW
(See Note)
Not used optional 27V
Figure 89: Typical Input Wiring and Board Layout Front View showing connectors and Address Switch
Connections
Terminal/s
TB2 to 9
Function
Taking note of the Common 0v
terminals connect the voltage free
contacts as shown above.
 Note: See Section 18 for Addressing Details (SW1)
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12.8
INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
8 Way Relay Board
The Relay Board (BRD25EWRB) provides 8 programmable relays with 30VDC 1 Amp voltage free
change over contacts for control or monitoring purposes and comes fitted for internal or external
FACP use.
The functionality and programming of the relays is similar to the relays on the main board of the
FACP. By default the relays default to Common Alarm functionality.
All terminal points are protected.
The board switches the relays as determined by the panel. The relays can be controlled by:

Zones Alarm

Group Alarm

Device Alarm

Internal Output

Panel Output

Loop Output

Panel Input

Loop Input

Reset – relay is activated for 3 seconds when reset depressed
12.8.1 Internal Relay Board
N/0 = Normally Open
COM = Common
N/C = Normally Closed
O/P 1
COM
N/0
N/C
TB1
O/P 2
N/0
COM
N/C
O/P 3
N/0
COM
N/C
TB3
TB2
O/P 1
N/0
COM
N/C
TB1
O/P 4
N/0
COM
N/C
N/0
TB4
N/0
O/P 2
COM
N/C
TB2
N/0
COM
N/C
N/C
TB3
N/0
O/P 4
COM N/C
N/0
TB4
CN2
RS485 Control / 27VDC
Comms Out
CN4
O/P 5
COM N/C
TB5
RS485 Control / 27VDC
Comms In
CN3
COM
N/C
TB6
CN1
+
-
O/P 6
N/0
TB5
O/P 3
COM
O/P 5
N/0
O/P 6
COM N/C
TB6
Fit EOL Termination
Link 1 if Last Module
on Comms Bus
O/P 7
N/0
COM
N/C
TB7
N/0
O/P 7
COM N/C
TB7
O/P 8
N/0
COM
N/C
TB8
N/0
O/P 8
COM N/C
TB8
Address SW
(See Note)
ON
ON
1 2 3 4
SW1
Not used optional 27VDC
Figure 90: Internal 8 Way Relay Board Front View showing connectors and Address Switch
Relay Connections
Terminal/s
TB1 to 8
Function
N/O = Normally Open,
C = Common
N/C = Normally Closed
Relay 1 to 8
 Note: See Section 18 for Addressing Details (SW1)
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12.8.2 Remote Relay Board
In the remote version the Comms In and Out Terminal Block TB9 is cabled to the RS485 Comms
terminal block TB1on the Communications Extender Board (see section 5.12) and can be installed
up to 1.2kms from the FACP.
Note: Can be powered from the panel or an external 27 volt source.
N/0 = Normally Open
COM = Common
N/C = Normally Closed
O/P 1
COM
N/0
N/C
N/0
TB1
O/P 2
COM
N/C
TB2
N/0
O/P 3
COM
N/C
TB3
N/0
COM
N/C
N/0
TB4
O/P 1
COM
O/P 4
N/0
N/C
TB1
N/0
O/P 2
COM
N/C
TB2
N/0
O/P 5
COM
N/C
TB5
O/P 3
COM
N/C
N/0
TB3
N/C
COM
N/C
TB4
O/P 5
N/0
COM
N/C
TB5
N/0
O/P 7
N/0
N/C
COM
O/P 6
COM
N/C
TB6
N/0
O/P 7
COM
N/C
TB7
Fit EOL Termination
Link 1 if Last Module
To TB3 on the Main
on Comms Bus
and/or Zone
TB10 Card
Mimic Card
+ - + -
O/P 8
N/0
TB7
TB6
O/P 4
COM
O/P 6
N/0
COM
N/C
TB8
N/0
O/P 8
COM
N/C
TB8
Address SW
(See Note)
O N ON
TB9
1 2 3 4
S W1
RS485+ SHD RS485+ SHD
RS485RS485-
RS485 COMMS IN / OUT
27 Volts In
(External Supply)
27 Volts Out
(External Supply)
Figure 91: Remote 8 Way Relay Board Front View showing connectors and Address Switch
Relay Connections
Terminal/s
TB1 to 8
Function
N/O = Normally Open,
C = Common
N/C = Normally Closed
Relay 1 to 8
Communications Connections
Terminal
TB9
TB9
Function
RS485+
RS485Shield
RS485+
RS485Shield
Communications In
Communications Out
Note: See Section 18 for Addressing Details (SW1)
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INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
8 Way Sounder Board
The Sounder Board (BRD25SOP) expands the number of sounders that can be used on an FACP
by 8. Each output is of a solid state design, rated at 24VDC / 750mA and requires a 10KΩ End of
Line (EOL) resistor regardless of whether or not a sounder is wired to the circuit.
The sounder board will switch ON the sounders as configured (output off, continuous or pulsed) at
the FACP and supervise the sounders for their open circuit, short circuit & line fault conditions.
Note: Sounder polarity MUST be observed.
10K EOL
Resistor
EOL
POWER
DC IN
0V
27V
SOUNDER 1
-VE
+VE
SOUNDER 2
+VE
-VE
EOL
EOL
SOUNDER 3
-VE
+VE
SOUNDER 4
+VE
-VE
EOL
EOL
SOUNDER 5
+VE
-VE
SOUNDER 6
+VE
-VE
EOL
EOL
SOUNDER 7
-VE
+VE
SOUNDER 8
+VE
-VE
TB3
TB2
TB1
27V
+
To Sounders 1 to 4 + / -
To Sounders 5 to 8 + / To Sounders 5 to 8 + / -
To Sounders 1 to 4 + / POWER
DC IN
0V
27V
SOUNDER 1
-VE
+VE
SOUNDER 5
+VE
-VE
SOUNDER 6
+VE
-VE
SOUNDER 7
-VE
+VE
SOUNDER 8
+VE
-VE
TB1
RS485 Control
Comms Out
CN2
27VDC In
SOUNDER 4
+VE
-VE
RS485 Control
Comms In
CN1
CN3
SOUNDER 3
-VE
+VE
TB2
TB3
+
-
SOUNDER 2
+VE
-VE
CN4
Fit EOL Termination
Link 1 if Last Module
on Comms Bus
Address SW
(See Note)
ON
ON
SW1
1 2 3 4
27VDC Out
Figure 92: 8 Way Sounder Board Front View showing connectors and Address Switch
Maximum Current per Output: 750mA.
A +27VDC external power supply feed is required
In addition filtering and protection devices are used to reject transients.
Connections
Terminal/s
TB1 to 2
TB3
Function
+ve
-Ve
0V
27V
Sounder 1 to 8
Power DC IN
Note: See Section 18 for Addressing Details (SW1)
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12.10 4 Way Fire Fan Module
The Fire Fan Module (BRD25FCB) has four (4) separate fan controls each having an On, Auto and
Off function switch and a set of three (3) monitoring LED’s. The LED’s indicate the status of the
equipment e.g. Run, Fault or Stop. The two (2) arrow head buttons are used to step up and / or
down through the three (3) conditions. A slip in label can also be inserted into the hinged cover for
identification purposes.
The “Plant Trip” Reset is used to locally restart plant and equipment that has been automatically shut
down because the FACP has initiated an alarm once that alarm has been cleared.
Figure 93: DEC2944-T1 4 Way Fire Fan Module (Slip in label fitted see LAB1486.doc)
CN1
C
N
1
Out
C
N
2
TERMINATOR
LINK
LK1
ON
CN3
1 2 3 4
In
Address
Switch
Set to 1
CN2
CN2: Communications & 27V OUT
to Next Front Panel Card.
If Unsed the Termination Link Must be Inserted.
BRD25FCB4
CN1: Communications & 27V IN from CN2 off the previous
Front Panel Card or CN20 on the Main Control Board
PCB Securing Clips
Figure 94: 4 Way Fire Fan Module Rear View showing connectors and Address Switch
Note: See Section 18 for Addressing Details (SW1)
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12.11 4 Way Fan Termination Board
The Fan Termination Board (BRD25FTB) interfaces between the Fire Fan Module and the
plant/equipment it controls via the 24 volt 250mA Start, Stop, current limited, relay outputs and
monitor inputs. Programmable monitoring of the field equipment is achieved using 0 volts as an input
level to indicate run, fault and stop conditions of that equipment. Monitoring is programmed in the
Function Menu for a 3, 4 or 5 Wire Start / Stop, Run, Fault, Stop & Common functions. The inputs
are protected by way of resettable transorbs and resistive / capacitive networks.
Connections
Terminals
Function
Start
Stop
Run
FLT
Stop
Com
TB2 to TB5
FANS 1 to 4
FAN CONTROL
SOLID STATE OR
RELAY INTERFACE
FAN MONITORING
FAN CONTROL
SOLID STATE OR
RELAY INTERFACE
FAN MONITORING
FAN CONTROL
SOLID STATE OR
RELAY INTERFACE
FAN MONITORING
STOP
RUN
STOP
RUN
STOP
RUN
STOP
STOP
START
START
START
FLT
COM
COM
Cabling from FACP
to Plant / Equipment
+24V O/Ps
1
2
3
4
Cabling from FACP
to Plant / Equipment
0V
INPUTS 1
5
COM
+24V O/Ps
6
1
3 Wire Fan Control
2
0V
INPUTS 1 & 2
3
4
5
Cabling from FACP
to Plant / Equipment
+24V O/Ps
6
4 Wire Fan Control
FAN 1
FAN 1
START STOP RUN FLT STOP COM
FAN 2
FAN 2
START STOP RUN FLT STOP COM
TB2
TB3
INPUTS 1, 2 & 3
5 Wire Fan Control
FAN 3
FAN 3
START STOP RUN FLT STOP COM
FAN 4
FAN 4
START STOP RUN FLT STOP COM
TB4
TB5
RS485 Control
Comms Out
CN1
Fit EOL Termination
Link if Last Module
on Comms Bus
RS485 Control
Comms In
CN3
CN4
Address SW
(See Note)
ON
P OWER
0 V +27V
CN2
ON
SW1
1 2 3 4
27VDC In
27VDC Out
Figure 95: Fan Termination Board Layout and Typical I/O Wiring
Note: See Section 18 for Addressing Details (SW1)
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12.12 Bargraph Display Card
The Bargraph display card (BDC) provides a smoke obscuration bargraph, alarm indicators, a reset
and disable facility for a Pro-Sens fitted with an Ampac version of an APID fitted.
The BDC supports two detectors, which can be located in the same Pro-Sens unit or separate ProSens units.
12.12.1
Mechanical
The BDC is an a Add On, so can be mounted locally into a standard FACP into the cabinet door cut
out (as per SP1X, SP8X etc) or remotely using an enclosure
12.12.2
Front Panel Decal
The following is the propose decal for the BDC
Figure 96: Bargraph Display Card Decal
12.12.3
Front Panel Controls
RESET
This control is used to send a reset command to the linked (configured) APID device.
Note: This control does not reset the FACP.
DISABLE/ENABLE
This control is used to disable / enable the linked (configured) APID device.
Note: This control can’t be invoked if the system’s sounders (Alarm Devices) have not been
silenced by means of FACP’s ALARMS SILENCE/RESOUND key.
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12.13 Occupant Warning Systems
The OWS system is intended to broadcast information (voice announcements for emergency
purposes, alert signals, evacuate signals, visual and tactile warning devices) to provide warning to the
occupants within one or more specified areas in an emergency, to effect a rapid and orderly
mobilisation of occupants in an indoor or outdoor area.
Below are some of the features the OWS contains. For detailed specifications and functional
information refer to MAN3072 OWS Technical Manual.
12.13.1 Amplifier Board (25W and 50W)
The Amplifier features 4 digital inputs, 3 relay outputs (1A), a strobe output and a 100V line output.
Figure 97: Amplifier Board
The Digital input functions are as follows:
Input 1(+/-)
Input 2
Input 3
Input 4
Active high input. Tie to 24V to activate (nonlatching); 10kΩ load opens on fault;
(Connect to FireFinder and ZoneSense Plus
FACP’s Warning System Output)
Bell Input (FIB)
Reset or Evacuate
(Default = Reset)
Silence or Alert
(Default = Silence)
External Fault or Custom Tone 400/450Hz @
0.5Hz
(Default = External fault input)
Active low input. Short to 0V to activate (nonlatching).
Active low input. Short to 0V to activate (nonlatching).
Active low input. Short to 0V to activate (nonlatching).

Note: The digital inputs are not necessary when using the Front Panel Switch & Indicator board in
the FireFinder Plus.
The Relays are rated to 1A and function as follows:
Relay 1
Relay 2
Emergency: Relay Closed (energised)
Quiescent: Relay Open (de-energised)
No Power: Relay Open (de-energised)
Disabled: Relay Closed (energised)
Enabled: Relay Open (de-energised)
No Power: Relay Open (de-energised)
Emergency Warning Condition
Test Mode
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Fault: Relay Closed (energised)
No Fault: Relay Open (de-energised)
No Power: Relay Open (de-energised)
Fault Relay
Relay 3
The Strobe Output functions as follows:
Provides a Bi-polar output for driving Visual Warning Devices.
The output is monitored and requires 10kΩ 5% 1/3Watt EOL.
Allows for 8 x Ampac Xenon Strobes (208-0011) or 40 x Ampac LED strobes 4107-1005/6)
Strobe
The 100V line Output functions as follows:
Provides an isolated 100VAC Audio Output. Supports up to 3 branches.
The output is monitored. EOL value is 47kΩ 5% 1/3 Watt. For 2 branches use 100kΩ 5% ¼ Watt on
each branch, and for 3 branches use 150kΩ 5% ¼ Watt on each branch.
100V Out
12.14 Communications Extender Board
The Communications Extender Board (BRD82LTB-C) is mounted inside the FACP and provides
protected RS485 communications and 27VDC to the SmartTerminal Termination Board/s and
LCD/s and LED Mimics.
CH16
+ CN18
TB1
RJ45
CABLE
LOOP COMMS
L2
RN20
ZD3
TH1
TH2
ZD2
TB4
FACP MAIN
BOARD
M1
M2
IN
TO NEXT SmartTerminal
or LED MIMIC
L6
C12
COMMUNICATIONS EXTENDER BOARD
CN2
+24VDC
0V
SHIELD +24V 0V
RS485 OUT
SHIELDED COMMS CABLE
L1
C15
RN17
C OM
CN3
OUT
27VDC
IN
OUT
CN4 CN5
BRD82LTB2
CN20
TO AVAILABLE 27VDC
CONNECTOR (3 WAY)
Figure 98: Communications Extender Board PCB Layout
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12.15 SmartTerminal
SmartTerminal connects to the FireFinder Plus Fire Alarm Control Panel (FACP) via the RS485
Communications Extender Board. Generally it is designed to be used anywhere where the status of
the FACP is required to be monitored by local personnel and limited control is required.
SmartTerminal has been designed for use with the FireFinder PLUS series of FACP’s.
12.15.1

4 line by 40 character LCD with backlight and navigation buttons   buttons allow the
SmartTerminal to be used for FACP operation and interrogation. Note the backlight is only
energised when alarms are present, a key has been pressed or controls enable key switch is
enabled

Buzzer and system Reset.

System expansion capabilities / options:

A wide range of secure user functions. This includes the ability to disable / re-enable a large
number of system functions.

Flush or surface mountable enclosure.

Controls have tactile and audible feedback of operation.

All terminals cater for 2.5mm cables.
Overview
SmartTerminal consists of two PCBs;
1. SmartTerminal Termination Board. A Termination Board is mounted in each SmartTerminal
to protect and interface the RS485 communications and 27VDC supply to the LCD Board
2. BRD82ZICC – Control, LCD Communications and LCD Driver Board
Note: A maximum of 30 SmartTerminal’s may be connected to the communications bus over a
distance of approximately 1.2Kms
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INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
Mechanical
SmartTerminal is supplied in an ABS cabinet and consists of;
The Main Card, with all controls and indicators mounted directly onto it

1 X Termination Board

2 X ABS door keys

2 X 003 Enable / Disable keys

2 X Jumper links

2A Power Supply only if internally powered
The front door of the ABS version is locked by way of two clips on the right hand side of the cabinet.
A special locating key which has two raised pins that are inserted into the side of the cabinet unlocks
the door.
DOOR RELEASE PINS
DOOR RELEASE PINS
Figure 99: ABS Door Key and Front Panel Add On Card Surround Release Clip
KNOCKOUTS
TOP ( x15 )
BACK ( x 4 )
KEY HOLE
MOUNTING
HOLE
CN1
BRD82ICC2-
R47 R45 R43
LCD
R12 R46 R42
28/04/2006
CN2
DISCHARGE POINT
TOUCH HERE FIRST
D25
+
D26
TB2 TB1
TB3 TB4
- COM
RS485 IN
+24V 0V +24V 0V
POWER IN POWER OUT
+
- COM
RS485 OUT
BRD82LTB2-
CN3
U1
CN1
Q1
Q7
KEY HOLE
MOUNTING
HOLE
CONFIG
U2
CN5
SW27
U3
LK1
C9
U4
RN2
D35
D2
D3
D4
D5
RN1
D6
D7
R1 3
D8
C1 2
U5
BZ 1
C1 3
LCDA Main
Control PCB
CN6
BRD82LTB
R1 5
C1 6
R1 6
C1 7
SW28
TH1
RN3
U7
U8
X1
U10
D17
KEYSWITCH
R44
R1 4
C1 5
RESET
U6
DIAGNOSTIC
C22
U11
C21
U9
R1 9
C1 9
RN4
D13
C23
D9
C20
R20
Q2
CAB2116
R N5
5
4
7 6
LK1
Q4
D3 1
D24
R23
PRINTER
D19
D20
R N9
U12
R N8
CN8
D23
D32
D24
Q6
D14
RN10
3 2
8
D22
U14
Q3
CN9
D18
R N7
1
R34 R32 C36 C29 C26 C25
D21
CN7
CN7
BRD82ICC
KEY HOLE
MOUNTING
HOLE
D29
D11
D15
PWR LINK
CN11
CN10
R35
U15
D10
PWR LINK
R30
CN12
Q5
D16
D12
RN1 3
CN10
CN11
CN12
TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD
TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD
ORDER CODE
ORDER CODE
SERIAL NO
I/P VOLTAGE
27VDC
I/P CURRENT
SERIAL NO
ADDRESS
TESTED
QA APPR
DATE OF MAN
I/P VOLTAGE
CERTIFICATE OF
COMPLIANCE No.
12 mm
27VDC
N1236
I/P CURRENT
COMPLIANCE &
CONFIGURATION LABEL
R 6mm.
ADDRESS
TESTED
QA APPR
DATE OF MAN
CERTIFICATE OF
COMPLIANCE No.
FRONT DOOR HINGES
N1236
Figure 100: Typical Layout (Externally Powered) and Location of Keyholes
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Installation & Cabling
SmartTerminal is connected to the FACP as shown below.
Main Panel
TO NEXT SmartTerminal
or LED MIMIC
SHIELDED COMMS CABLE
RS485 OUT
SHIELD
CH16
+ CN18
TB4
TB1
RJ45
CABLE
0V
+24V 0 V
LOOP COMMS
L2
RN20
+24VDC
ZD3
L1
TH1
TH2
C15
RN17
ZD2
L6
C12
BRD82LTB2
CN20
COM
M2
M1
COMMUNICATIONS EXTENDER BOARD
CN2
FACP MAIN
BOARD
27VDC
IN
OUT
CN4 CN5
CN3
IN
OUT
TO AVAILABLE 27VDC
CONNECTOR (3 WAY)
RS485
OUT
-
C OM
TB2
TB3 TB4
+
+24V 0 V +24V 0 V
POWER IN POWER OUT
BRD82LTB2-
LK1 NOT FITTED
TO
LCD
- COM
RS485 IN
TB1
- COM
+
RS485 OUT
TB3 TB4
+24V 0V +24V 0V
POWER IN POWER OUT
BRD82LTB2-
+
CN1
C OM
CN1
TO
LCD
-
VDC 0 V
OU T
03/05/2006
TB1
TB2
+
TO NEXT LCDA
MAXIMUM OF 30
+24V
VDC
IN
LK1 MUST BE FITTED TO
THE LAST BOARD ON
THE COMMS BUS
SmartTerminal 1
03/05/2006
RS485
IN
SmartTerminal 2
(IF FITTED)
TERMINATION BOARD No.2 ( BRD82LTB2 )
TERMINATION BOARD No.1 ( BRD82LTB2 )
Figure 101: Connecting SmartTerminal’s to the FACP
12.15.4
Setting the SmartTerminal Address
Open the front door; locate the “CONFIG” button situated on the left hand side of the PCB and press
for 3 seconds. The buzzer and “Config” LED will double beep and flash respectively to indicate that
the Configuration mode has been entered. The LCD will now display the Configuration screen. This
screen consists of the code version number, current address and four adjustment markers. These
markers A-, A+, C-, and C+ are used to indicate the buttons that adjust the address and LCD
contrast.
Use the “PREVIOUS (A-) and NEXT” (A+) buttons to select the desired address. The default value
for this address is 255 which is not a valid SmartTerminal address. The user must then select an
address value from 1 to 30, i.e. the same address as that set in the FACP. The buttons
corresponding to C- (SILENCE BUZZER) and C+ (RESET) are used in a similar manner to decrease
and increase the LCD contrast level. There is audible feedback for all button presses.
Once the address has been set press the “CONFIG” button again for 3 seconds and the screen will
return to its default and the “DIAGNOSTIC” LED will return to a slow flash. This slow flash indicates
SmartTerminal and the FACP are communicating normally i.e. the LED flashes if communications
data is being received from the FACP.

Note: If the address is not set within the time out period of approximately 75 seconds
SmartTerminal will return to its previous state.
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Operation
The operation of SmartTerminal can be considered to be in one of three states, these are;
1. Power up - when the SmartTerminal is initialising
2. Normal - when the SmartTerminal address has been set and is communicating with the
FACP, reporting normal / abnormal conditions and controlling the FACP via the front panel
controls
3. Fault where the SmartTerminal is in fault and/or is unable to communicate with the FACP.
Power Up
The LCD displays a message telling the operator SmartTerminal is being powered up and that the
hardware is being initialized. Once the hardware has been successfully initialized set the address
and SmartTerminal should automatically transition to the normal state. Should a failure occur on
power up press the “RESET” button located on the LCD PCB and check the address is correct.
Normal
The Normal state is entered from the “Power-up” or a return from the “Fault” state and is displayed
on the LCD if the SmartTerminal is communicating with the FACP and operating correctly. In this
state the front panel Power indicator is illuminated.
Fault
SmartTerminal enters the Fault state upon;

A hardware failure

LCD module failure or

A loss of communications with the FACP (indicated by the “DIAGNOSTIC” LED – not
flashing and the “no communications “ message being displayed)
In a Fault condition the front panel NORMAL indicator is extinguished and the details of the fault are
displayed on the LCD. The FACP will also indicate a fault in a similar manner.
Access levels
There are two levels of access.
Access level 1 only the silence buzzer, previous, next and override front panel controls are
operative. All other controls operate in access level 2.
Access level 2 is entered when the key-switch is in the ENABLED position.
Keyswitch disabled
Keyswitch enabled
Figure 102: Keyswitch showing Disabled / Enabled Positions
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INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
SmartTerminal Controls and Indicators
All controls, except for the controls Enable / Disable Keyswitch, are of a momentary push button
style and operate in exactly the same way as does the FACP itself.
Figure 103: SmartTerminal Front Panel Layout
12.15.7
SmartTerminal Screen Format
There are 3 events that can be reported and displayed by SmartTerminal. The types of event are;

Fire

Faults and

Disables.
The types of events are only associated with devices and detectors hence faults associated with
modules, loops O/C – S/C, power supplies and so forth are not reported on the LCD.
The SmartTerminal has front panel indicators for each type of event. When SmartTerminal is
configured not to report a type of event and that event type is present (and the corresponding front
panel indicator is illuminated on the SmartTerminal), then a standard information screen is
displayed on the LCD stating the system is not normal and the operator should see the FACP.
Alarm: If configured the screen format for reporting loop / device / zone fire condition is:
<point location>
<point descriptor>
<date> <time>
FIRE XXX OF XXX
FIRE
<type>
Fault: If configured the screen format for reporting loop / device / zone fault condition is:
<point location>
<point descriptor>
<date> <time>
FIRE XXX OF XXX
FAULT
<type>
Note: The fault types only relate to devices.
In the event of a loss of communications, for a period of greater than 15 seconds the SmartTerminal
will default to the No Communications screen. The format for this screen is:
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No Communication
Device Isolate / Disables: If configured the screen format for reporting loop / device / zone disable
condition is:
<point location>
<point descriptor>
<date> <time>
FIRE XXX OF XXX
DISABLED
<type>
Pre-alarm: If configured the screen format for reporting loop / device / zone Pre-alarm condition is:
<point location>
PRE-ALARM
<point descriptor>
<date> <time>
PRE-ALARM
XXX OF XXX
<type>
Normal / Default: The format for reporting that everything is normal is:
<DATE> <TIME>
<SYSTEM STATUS>
The default screen is only displayed when there are no device alarms, device faults or device
disables present on the system.
The highest priority current system status will be displayed and can be one of the following listed in
order of highest to lowest priority:
“SYSTEM ALARM”
“SYSTEM PRE-ALARM”
“SYSTEM FAULT”
“SYSTEM ISOLATE”
“SYSTEM NORMAL”
Config: The Config screen displays the following.
VX.X (software version number
Address
A- A+ C- C+
A - , A + : adjusts the address 1 to 30, 30 being the maximum number of SmartTerminal’s that can
be connected to the FACP, ( default is 255 which is not a valid address).
The function buttons perform the following;
A – Press “Previous”
A+ press “Next”
C - C+: decreases [-] and increases [+] the LCD contrast level.
The function buttons perform the following;
C – Press “Silence Buzzer”
C+ press “Reset”
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12.16 Printer
Specifications

Printing method: directed impact dot matrix

Interface: 8 bit parallel interface

Printing mechanism: 4/6 pin shuttle

Interface port: 26 PIN flat plug
12.16.1
Indicators and Buttons
The front panel has an LED indicator and two buttons SEL (SELECT), LF (LINE FEED).
Figure 104: Printer Front Panel Layout (Front Cover Closed / Open)
Indicator
When the 3 colour LED indicator is illuminated;

Red indicates the printer is offline with no paper;

Green indicates the printer is On Line;

Yellow indicates the printer is On Line with no paper; or if it is

Off indicates the printer is Off Line or the printer is busy.
SEL Button
a) On Line / Off Line State
The printer enters the On Line state automatically when power is applied or on exiting from the SelfTest mode. (LED is green).
Press the SEL button, the LED is turned off and the printer goes Off Line.
Press the SEL button again, the LED turns on and the printer is On Line again.
Note: The printer will not receipt data when the printer is off line.
b) Pausing the Printer While It Is Printing.
Press the SEL button while the printer is printing, the printer will pause and enter the Off Line mode
after it finishes printing the row it was currently printing. The printer will continue to print when the
SEL button is pressed again.
c) Enter the HEX-DUMP mode
Remove power from the printer, press the SEL button, then reconnect the printer to the power
supply. The printer will enter the HEX-DUMP mode. In this mode any programs sent from the host
CPU will be printed out in Hexadecimal.
LF Button
While the printer is Off Line press and hold the LF button, paper feed will be initiated. Release the LF
button and the paper feed will be cancelled.
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Self-Test Mode
With power applied (green LED illuminated) push the SEL button. This will turn off
the LED. Press and hold in the LF button, then press the SEL button again and the printer will enter
the Self Test mode. Self-test will print out all the valid characters in the character sets.
Exit the Self-Test Mode:
After printing out the complete Self-Test list the printer will exit the mode automatically; or
Press the SEL button and the printer will immediately exit the Self-Test mode.
12.16.2
Maintenance
Installing the Ribbon Cassette
The printer has a factory loaded ink ribbon cassette. Remove the power from the printer.
Unlock the front cover by pushing down on the tab at the top of the front panel.
Push the mechanism release button in the top right corner to release the print head.
To remove the ribbon cassette gently pull out the left end then the right.
Replace the cassette by putting the right end of the new cassette slightly onto the drive axle then
gentle pushing the left end into the clips.
The left end of the cassette can only be pressed in after the right end has been correctly seated onto
the drive axle. If alignment is difficult it may be necessary to turn the knob on the cassette slightly.
Now check that the ribbon is tight across the face of the cassette, which is on the inside of the
cassette and across the paper. Turn the knob clockwise again if the ribbon is on the outside of the
cassette.
Figure 105: Paper Access
Ribbon Replacement;
Push back the mechanism head and lock it, close the cover of the printer and reconnect the power.
Loading the Paper Roll
Disconnect the power, unlock and open the front cover.
Push down on the mechanism release button in the top right corner to release the head.
Lift the mechanism as shown below.
Figure 106: Head Mechanism Rotation and Paper Roll Removal / Insertion
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Take out the empty paper roll and roller
Put the new paper roll onto the paper roller and replace as shown above.
Connect to the power supply.
Press the SEL button to take the printer Off Line, (LED is off).
Press the LF button, (paper feed).
Feed the edge of the paper into the mechanism and allow it to feed through.
Once it established the paper is feeding through the head mechanism correctly press the SEL button
to stop the paper feed.
Return the printer head to its original position.
Pushing on the affixed label PUSH the head mechanism back into position.
Close the front cover.
Note: Press only on the PUSH label to return the head mechanism back into position.
Note: The above instructions are graphically displayed on the inside of the front cover.
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INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
Printer Connections and Jumpering
Mounted on the back of the printer mechanism is the PCB that carries the;

Connectors for interconnection to the Main Board,

Jumper links required to set the programmed print modes; and

Printer 5 volt DC Power Supply.
Figure 107: PCB Layout
Jumper Settings
Designator
J1
Jumper State
NOT Inserted
Inserted
Function
Selects ESC Commands
Selects UP Commands
J2 Set as
Default
NOT Inserted
Selects ASCII Character Printing Mode
J3
Inserted
NOT Inserted
Inserted
Selects Chinese Character Printing Mode
Select Printing by Contrary Direction
Select printing in the Normal Direction
J7 Set as
Default
12.16.4
Insert the Shorting Clip Between Pins
1 and 2
Insert the Shorting Clip Between Pin 2
and 3
Selects the 12 X 12 Font
Selects the 15 X 16 Font
Printer 5 Volt Power Supply
27 volts DC is taken from Main Board (BRD86MBA) and fed to CN1 of the 5volt Printer Power
Supply Board (BRD42PVCB). It is this board that drops this voltage from 27volts to 5volts for use by
the Printer. Mounted to rear of printer
Figure 108: Printer Power Supply Board Layout
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INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
Agent Release Control
Agent Release control consists of an Agent Release Module, Termination Board and an optional Local
Control Station.
12.17.1 Operation
Introduction
The Agent Release Module and Termination Board communicate with the FACP via the RS485 multi-drop
bus.
The Local Control Station communicates only with the Termination Board via a separate RS485 bus. Up to 4
Local Control Stations can be connected to one termination board.
Agent discharge operates in two modes – automatic and manual. The manual mode is selected by pressing
the Inhibit switch on any Local Control Station. To indicate the system is in manual the Inhibit LED will be
illuminated. Pressing Inhibit again will toggle or return the mode to automatic and extinguish the Inhibit LED.
The “Agent Released” Pressure Switch (PSW) is wired to the PSW input on the Termination Board and is
used to confirm that the agent has been released. The circuitry involved in this process can be configured to
accept a normally open contact, normally closed contact, normally open mechanically operated (manual) or
is ignored (not fitted) and is selected via FACP on-site programming. If the mechanical (manually operated)
option is selected the module monitors the pressure switch input and provides notification the agent has
been released manually, initiates an alarm and illuminates the “Agent Released “ indicator.
Manual Mode
When the system is in manual mode, then;

The Local Control Station Inhibit indicator is lit at the FACP and all Local Control
Station’s.

The buzzer at all Local Control Stations will sound until the inhibit button is released.

The System Inoperative output is turned on.

The Automatic discharge sequences are prevented from starting.

If an automatic discharge sequence was underway and the inhibit switch is activated
(switched to manual mode) the discharge sequence is aborted and the sequence is reset.
This means the Stage 1 and Stage 2 outputs are switched off.
To manually discharge the agent the “ Lock Off Valve “ must be open and the Manual Release switch on the
Local Control Station pressed. The manual discharge sequence is;







Manual Activation indicator is lit on the FACP and Local Control Station.
The FACP activates its brigade alarm output.
Stage 1 outputs are switched to +24VDC. (FIRE ALARM sign illuminated, aural alarm
sounds)
Stage 2 outputs are switched to +24VDC. (FIRE ALARM, EVACUATE & DO NOT
ENTER signs illuminated, aural alarm sounds).
The optional pre-release start delay is activated (Selected via FACP on-site
programming); time out and an ON Interlock signal will then operate the selected release
circuitry.
The Agent Discharge LED on the Agent Release Module and Local Control Station will
illuminate when the Pressure Switch input on the Termination Board is activated.
Activate gas-fired output.
Note: The Interlock Input can be defaulted to the on position by placing a 10K EOL termination
resistor across the terminals TB2. 7 / 8 of the Agent Release Module and Local Control Station.
Auto Mode
Automatic discharge is when one or two zones going into alarm initiate the agent discharge sequence.
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Note: A “manual release” can still be initiated in “auto mode” but the LCS “Inhibit”
control WILL NOT inhibit / abort the agent release sequence.
Single Zone Activation, the following discharge sequence is executed;

Automatic Activation LED is illuminated on the Agent Release Module and Local Control
Station.

Stage 1 outputs are switched to +24VDC. (FIRE ALARM sign illuminated, aural alarm
sounds).

Stage 2 outputs are switched to +24VDC. (FIRE ALARM, EVACUATE & DO NOT
ENTER signs illuminated, aural alarm sounds).

Optional pre-release delay is started (Selected via FACP on-site programming).

The delay times out and if the Interlock signal is ON, the selected circuit will activate.

The Pressure Switch field input on the Termination Board is activated and the Agent
Discharge LED on the Agent Release Module and Local Control Station will be
illuminated.

Activate gas-fired output.
Dual Zone Activation, if the first zone goes into alarm the following steps are initiated;

The automatic activation LED on the Agent Release Module and Local Control Station will
flash.

Stage 1 outputs are switch to –24VDC. [FIRE ALARM sign illuminated, aural alarm
sounds].
When the second zone goes into alarm, then the following steps occur;

Automatic activation LED goes steady.

Stage 1 outputs are switched to +24VDC. (FIRE ALARM & EVACUATE signs illuminated,
aural alarm sounds)

Stage 2 outputs are switched to +24VDC. (DO NOT ENTER sign illuminated)

Optional pre-release delay commences (Selected via FACP on-site programming).

The delay times out and if the Interlock signal is on the selected circuit will activate.

The Pressure Switch field input on the Termination Board is activated and the Agent
discharge LED on the Agent Release Module and Local Control Station will be
illuminated.

Activate gas-fired relay output.
Service Switch
The service switch is situated on the Agent Release Module when activated causes the following;

Electrically isolates the activation circuitry from the agent release device.

Operates the System Inoperative output.
Note: The service switch is NOT overridden by a manual discharge.
Lock-Off Valve
When the manual lock-off valve is operated;

The agent is blocked from reaching the release valve.

The lock-off valve inhibit indicator LED’s on the Agent Release Module and Local Control
Station are illuminated.

The system inoperative output operates.
Fault Monitoring
Fault conditions are initiated by:

The Pressure Switch monitoring circuit.

The Low Pressure Switch monitoring circuit.

The Lock-off Valve monitoring circuit.

Activation circuitry.

Stage 1 outputs. (Aural & visual discharge alarms).

Stage 2 outputs. (Aural & visual discharge alarms).

A Zone Fault.

A Fault on the interlock input.

A Fault with a LCS.
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
Note #1: The common fault indicator on the Agent Release Module and Local
Control Station is illuminated for any Fault condition.
Note #2:
For a pressure switch fault, low pressure switch fault, lock-off valve fault, stage 1 output
fault, stage 2 output fault and interlock fault, the FACP will signal the brigade.
Note #3:
When there is a fault in the activation circuit or in the trigger zones, in addition to the above,
the system inoperative output is operated.
Note #4:
Note #5:
The FACP fault buzzer will sound for all faults.
The FACP will report the type of fault on the LCD.
Isolation
If a trigger zone is isolated at the FACP the trigger zone isolated indicator at the Agent Release Module and
Local Control Station is illuminated, and the system inoperative output is operated.
System Inoperative Output
The system inoperative output is switched to +24VDC under the following conditions;

Operation of the Service Switch.

A Fault in the selected trigger circuit.

Operation of the Lock-off valve.

Operation of the Inhibit at an Local Control Station.

A Fault in any of the activation zones.

If any of the activation zones are isolated.
Manual Mechanical Release of the Agent
With agent release systems, a manual mechanical means can be provided to release the agent.
If the pressure switch is activated (indicating that the agent has been released), and the agent release
module has not activated the selected activation circuit, then the following will occur:

Stage 1 output is switched to +24VDC and stage 1 relay is output closed

Stage 2 output is switched to +24VDC and stage 2 relay output is closed

Light the agent release led on the ACC and LCS’s

Activate gas-fired relay output
Monitoring of the Pressure Switch
Due to the requirements of Manual Mechanical Release of the Agent, the pressure switch input conveys two
pieces of information:
When the pressure switch input is active, it signals that the agent has been released. The release can be as
a result of the agent release module or due to a manual mechanical release.
When the pressure switch is not active, it signals that there is a full bottle of agent available to be discharged.
In order for the agent release module to respond to a manual mechanical release, the pressure
switch must have been previously not active, to signify that a full bottle of agent is available
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12.17.2 Agent Release Module
The Agent Release Module controls and monitors all the requirements for agent release.
C
N
1
C
N
2
EOL
TERMINATOR
LINK
Top Module & PCB
Securing Clips
LK1
SW2
LK2
INHIBIT
SWITCH MON
DISABLE
1 2 3 4
+
ADDRESS
SWITCH
ON
Out
Fit EOL Termination
Link 1 if Last Module
on Comms Bus
RS485 Control RS485 Control
/ 27VDC
/ 27VDC
Comms In
Comms Out
In
MANUAL
RELEASE
TB4
AGENT RELEASE
MCP
10K
EOL
Figure 109: Exploded View of Module and Front Panel Layout
The PCB is fitted with two 2 x RJ45 connectors CN6 & 7 for power (27VDC) and communications (RS485)
for communications between the Agent Release Module and the FACP Main Control Board.
Controlled Access
It is a requirement that control be secured from unauthorised use. A keyswitch has
therefore been included in the control process.
The FCP goes into service mode when the keyswitch is switched to SERVICE INHIBIT. This results in the
selected agent activation circuit being electrically isolated and a Common Isolate condition being indicated at
the FACP. This condition can also be confirmed through the Status Menu. To remove the key it is necessary
for the switch to be in the OFF position.
Pressing Select toggles the selection of either the Main or Reserve release agent. Selection is
indicated by the Main and Reserve Agent LED’s
Pressing the Agent Inhibit switch will inhibit the gas from release in either the Manual or
Automatic mode. The Agent Inhibit switch has an internal lamp fitted with yellow lens and is illuminated when
the Inhibit switch is activated at the FACP or any of the LCS’s. To prevent accidental operation this switch
has a hinged clear plastic cover that has to be raised to access the switch.
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12.17.3 Local Control Station
The Local Control Station is supplied fitted into an IP40 rated enclosure and has the same indicators and
Manual Release switch as the Agent Release Module within the Fire Alarm Control Panel (FACP) but no
Agent Select button or Service Inhibit keyswitch.
The Comms line is RS485 and is cabled to the Agent Termination Board.
The Interlock is a monitored input with 10KΩ EOL. This input is used to determine if air conditioning dampers
and doors are closed but can be defaulted to the “ON” condition by terminating the input with a 2K2Ω EOL.
Double action switching is achieved by way of protective lift up covers seen here and manual operation of
the MCP or Inhibit switch. To ensure correct operation and prevent accidental release of the agent these
covers should not be disabled for any reason
Figure 110: Local Control Station
ENCLOSURE
CONTROL
PANEL
SURROUND
MCP
STANDOFFS
KNOCKOUTS BACK
TOP AND SIDES
8 X ENCLOSURE MOUNTING HOLES
Figure 111: Local Control Station Layout
LCS Operation & Controls
Lifting the cover and pressing the MCP starts the manual agent release sequence. This two action safety
feature prevents any accidental operation of the control and should not be disabled.
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Agent Release / LCS Indicators
There are 12 indicators on both the Agent Release Module and Local Control Station. They are;
MANUAL
ACTIVATION
(Red) Illuminated when a manual release sequence has commenced. A Manual release
sequence can only be started by activating the manual release at the FACP or LCS.
The indicator is extinguished by activating RESET on the FACP.
MANUAL
ACTIVATION
(Red) Illuminated when a manual release sequence has commenced. This occurs when
the selected zone(s) on the FACP have gone into alarm. For dual zones, the indicator should flash when the
first zone goes into alarm, and steady when the second zone goes into alarm.
Indicator is extinguished by activating RESET on the FACP.
AGENT
DISCHARGED
(Blue) Illuminated when the pressure switch indicates the agent has been released. For
Pyrogen, feedback is from the thermal switch. If there is no pressure switch fitted, the indicator shall be
illuminated immediately the agent release signal is activated (Selected via FACP on-site programming – refer
to relevant FACP Manual)
The indicator is extinguished by activating RESET on the FACP.
LOCK OFF
VALVE INHIBITED
(Yellow) Illuminated when the lock-off valve has been activated.
STAGE 2
TIMER RUNNING
(Yellow) Illuminated when the pre-discharge delay timer is running.
The indicator is extinguished by activating the RESET control on the FACP.
AGENT CIRCUIT
FAULT
(Yellow) Illuminated when there is a fault on the monitored Main or Reserve activation
circuits e.g. S/C or O/C.
AGENT LOW
PRESSURE
(Yellow) Illuminated when the low pressure switch is activated. This indicates a
leakage at the agent cylinder. The low pressure switch is a separate switch.
TRIGGER ZONE
ISOLATED
(Yellow) Illuminated when any of the programmed trigger zones on the FACP are
isolated.
COMMON FAULT









(Yellow) Illuminated under the following fault conditions;
pressure switch monitoring fault,
low pressure switch monitoring fault,
lock-off valve monitoring fault,
activation circuit fault,
stage 1 output fault,
stage 2 output fault,
LCS fault (missing or extra),
trigger zone(s) fault,
low agent pressure and interlock fault.
INTERLOCK
(Yellow) Illuminated when the interlock input (e.g. from dampers, doors etc) is off
during the discharge sequence – meaning the dampers, doors etc are not closed as they should be or a fault
exists. The “Interlock” is overridden after 10 seconds and the agent is released
Note:
The Interlock is a Monitored Input and can be defaulted to the ON position by terminating the
input (TB2 7 & 8) into a 2K2 resistor.
INITIAL AGENT
(Yellow) Illuminated when the “Initial Agent” is selected.
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(Yellow) Illuminated when the “Reserve Agent” is selected.
Local Control Panel Inhibit
The agent inhibit switch has an internal lamp fitted with yellow lens. Illuminated when the inhibit switch is
activated at the FACP or any of the LCS’s.
Buzzer (located at the FACP)
The Buzzer sounds;

Under all fault conditions and can be silenced by using the appropriate FACP buzzer
silence control.

When the LCS Inhibit control is activated – after 8 hours – treated as an isolate condition.

When the service inhibit is activated - after 8 hours – treated as an isolate condition
Connecting the LCS to the Agent Termination Board
1.
ISOLATE THE AGENT
2.
Check the FACP is functioning correctly then power down
3.
Connect the LCS to the Agent Termination Board within the Fire Alarm Control Panel and
Interlock as shown below. If applicable take into consideration warning signs at this point
4.
Insert the link LK1 onto the last LCS in the chain. If un-used place the link onto one of the LK1
pins
5.
Set the address of the LCS,
6.
Power up the system and program the FACP for the addition of the LCS
7.
Check the FACP is functioning correctly and test
8.
De-isolate the Agent

CAUTION - TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL AGENT RELEASE DO NOT DE-ISOLATE THE AGENT
UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES UNTIL THE SYSTEM AS A WHOLE IS FUNCTIONING CORRECTLY
CN5
EOL
TERMINATOR
LINK
ONLY USED ON THE LAST
LCS ON THE COMMS BUS
LK1
JTAG
2
Address
Switch
Set to 1
3
4
ON
+
CN1
1 2 3 4
T1
ON
Local Control Station
1
2
S W2
1 2 3 4
LK2
INHIBIT
SWITCH MON.
DISABLE
ON
1 2 3 4
BRD25ARB5-
3
MANUAL HOLD/
AGENT
INHIBIT
ON
1 2 3 4
+
-
SIG
+
SCRN
+
SIG
-
+27VDC OUT
TO NEXT LCS
4
RS 485 OUT INTERLOCK
COM
TB2
-
+
+27VDC IN FROM
TERMINATION BRD.
RS 485 IN
COM
-
MANUAL
+24V 0 V +24V 0 V RELEASE
TB4
TB1
2K2
10K
EOL
10K
EOL
Agent Termination Board
within the FACP
TB1
+
27V 0 V
RS 485 COMMS BUS
Figure 112: PCB Layout & Cabling Details
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THE 10K EOL TO
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10K
10K
INPUTS
LCS CABLE
SIG+
0VDC
SCRN SIG+24VDC
TB1
22K
22K
22K
12.17.4 Agent Release Termination Board
STAGE2
STAGE1
+ L.PSW+ LOCK-
+ PSW -
N/0 CO M
TB3
TB2
MONITORED
+
-
+
TB4
-
N/0 C O M
TB5
FIRED INOP
C
N
1
RS485 Control
Comms In
C
N
2
RS485 Control
Fit EOL Termination
Comms Out
+
-
N/0 C O M
RELEASE
MAIN
+
-
TB6
RESV
+
-
TB7
+ - Outputs are Monitored
Link 1 to Last Module
on Comms Bus
ON
CN3
CN4
1 2 3 4
SW1 Address Setting
Optional 27VDC In
Figure 113: Agent Termination Board PCB Layout
The Agent Termination Board interfaces to;
1.
The FACP via CN1, CN2 continuing the RS485 communications bus if required. LK1 is inserted
if this is the last backpan board on the bus.
2.
LCS’s (up to 4) via TB1. LK1 is inserted in the last board in the RS485 Bus
3.
Monitored Inputs: via TB2. (EOL Resistance 22K, Series Resistance 4K7)
i.
Pressure Switch (PSW) agent released
ii.
4.
5.
6.
iii.
Interlock, the manual lock-off valve has been operated.
Gas Fired: Output via RL2 N/O contacts rated at 1A @ 24VDC wired to TB3. Used to indicate to
other monitoring devices the agent has been released.
System Inoperative: via RL1 N/O contacts rated at 1A @ 24VDC wired to TB4. Used to warn by
way of signage / audible alarm and/or monitoring that the system is inoperative.
Stage 1: Output; initiates the visual and audible Fire Alarm and Evacuate warnings.
i.
7.
Low Pressure Switch (LPSW) agent storage cylinder pressure has dropped to a predetermined level; and
Monitored; via RL4 C/O contacts wired to TB5 1 & 2 (EOL required 10K) and
ii.
Un-monitored; via RL5 N/O contacts wired to TB5 3 & 4.
Stage 2: output; initiates the visual and audible Fire Alarm and Do No Enter warnings
i.
Monitored; via RL6 C/O contacts wired to TB6 1 &2; (EOL required is 10K) and
ii.
Un-monitored; via RL3 N/O contacts wired to TB6 3 & 4
8.
Release: Main actuating circuit, monitored (10KΩ EOL required) via TB7 1 & 2 (2A current
limited),
9.
Release: Reserve actuating circuit, monitored (10KΩ EOL required) via TB7 3 & 4 (2A current
limited)
Note 1: Metron Igniters - (max of 10 – a series 2watt 18 resister must be added to the circuit)
Note2 : Solenoid valve - (max current of 2 amps & 27VDC)
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12.17.5 Interface Wiring
Monitored Inputs TB2 1 & 2
Solenoid & Metron
This input relies on N/O or N/C relay contacts used in conjunction with 22K EOL and 4K7 series resistors.
The type of agent release mechanism and contacts used has to be set in the Programming Menu for the
input to function as per the manufacturers specifications and be in accordance with the relevant Standard.
Note: The PSW, LPSW & the Interlock Mechanisms are all
mounted onto the top of the cylinder containing the Agent
Agent
Distribution
10K EOL
Solenoid
+ -
+ -
22K
EOL
TB7
MAIN
22K EOL
4K7
To TB7
MAIN or
RESERVE
Release
4K7
Termination
Board
+ - +
RESV
MAIN / RESERVE
RELEASE
22K EOL
4K7
- +
-
Agent
PSW
LPSW
LOCK
Figure 114: Solenoid, Metron PSW, LPSW and “LOCK” TB3 Wiring
LPSW & Lock
These inputs are also monitored and should be wired as shown above
TB3
*
= MOV
*
35V
1
RL2A
*
To Monitoring
Interface / Device
2
0V
Figure 115 Gas Fired Wiring
RL1A
1
TB4
+
System Inoperative
+27V Current
Limited to1A
0V
-
2
To Sys
Inop Mon
Figure 116: System Inoperative Wiring
As can be seen from above the;
1.
Gas Fired Output can be wired to any interfacing or 1A monitoring circuit that requires a closed
relay contact to indicate a change of state. This could be a relay or a solid state device.
2.
System Inoperative Outputs 27V @ 1A to supply interfacing, signage and aural alarms to
indicate the system has been taken out of service or has developed a fault.
Stage 1, Stage 2
Stage 1
RL4A
RL4B
or
Stage 2
RL6A
TB5 / 6
1
+ve
*
-ve
RL6B
2
3
RL5A
RL3A
The above circuitry applies to both
TB5 ( Stage 1 ) and TB6 ( Stage 2 )
Termination Board Relays
*
*
= MOV
35V
4
+(-)
10K
EOL
-(+)
To audible / visual
device or interface
1 or 2 Way
Signage
*
0V
TB5 = Stage 1
TB6 = Stage 2
Figure 117: Stage 1 & 2 Wiring
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Expanding the System Through Networking
Expanding the system can be achieved in various ways and requires the use of boards specifically
designed for communications purposes and boards that actually expand the system.
13.1
Networking
When FACP’s are connected to each other they form a “NETWORK“. Individual FACP’s in the
Network are referred to as NODES. The Network as defined by the limitations of the installation can
consist of a number of Nodes, the number of Nodes being dependant on the configuration of each
Node. Typically an entire Network could consist of 60 Slave CPU’s connected to loops and or input /
output devices spread over several nodes. The Network is Peer to Peer with the entire system
configuration being stored at each Node. The system is then programmed so that information can be
made invisible to particular Nodes or visible to all Nodes. Likewise system commands can be global
or restricted to specific parts of the network.
The entire system can be programmed from any Node in the Network and is connected as a data
loop which provides redundancy should there be a single cabling fault.

IMPORTANT
While it is important that proper documentation is kept and maintained for any installation it becomes
even more important as a system develops into the larger types described above.
Network Interface Card
The Network Interface Board provides the RS485 communication buses via CN18 on the Main
Controller (Loop Comms) to allow the networking of multiple panels in different combinations, e.g.
from Data Gathering Panels (DGP) to Peer to Peer panels.
The Bias SW2 defaults to ON. SW2 is only switched to OFF when direct connecting the network to
external devices such as Optical Fibre Modems.
The Isolate SW3 Allows the network node to be isolated from the network
RS485
COMMS
IN
SW1
C28
C36
D9
T1
R33
R40
R46
Figure 118: Network Interface Board Layout
D18
ACTIVE
R43
D16
R42
ZD13
C48
D14
C47
D15
R41
C46
D13
RX OUT TX OUT
27VDC
IN / OUT
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ZD6
ZD10
C25
D8
C33
C38
TH6
C45
SW3
D10
D11 R30
U10
R44
ZD12
C18
ZD9
ZD8
C19 C16
C20 C17
ZD7
BIAS
C13
POWER TH5
R36
R38
R45
C30
R26
R16
R23
R35
R29
Q2
C43
U8
C34
U9
R37
D6
ISOLATED
R21
C29
U7
C9
R15
R22
C42
D17
TH4
NO1
C35
C44
D3
C1
NO2
C21
NC1
C2
COMMS
-L
NC2
R34
+L
NO1
R25
C40
CN6
RL2
R20
R19
C27
R28
C39
R18
L8
C32
R27
CN5
R17
C23
U5
C31
CN4
C15
SW2
C24
C22
TH3
C1
U4
R24
L9 C37
NC1
NO2
U6
ON
3V3
C14
PANEL
RX
D7
L7 C26
ZD11
PANEL
TX
-L
D5
TH2
RL1
C2
U3
L5
L6
TB2
L2
ZD5
SHIELD
LINK
NC2
L3
L4
0V
LK1
ZD4
+L
X1
U2
L1
TH1
N1236
OFF
C12
D4
TB1
R9
D1
D2
HEARTBEAT
C11
C10
R13
R12
R11
ZD3
R7
R8
MASTER
R1
R10
Q1
R14
ZD2
C2
U1
C8
R5
R6
ZDN2
C7
R2
C6
R4
ZDN1
R3
0V
COMMS OUT
SHD
+
-
ZD1
C3
CN2
CN1
CN3
COMMS IN
SHD
+
-
RESET
C4
JTAG
C1
RS485
COMMS
OUT
C5
TO CN18
BRD86MBA
BOARD
MAIN BOARD INTERFACE
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PANEL 1
16 Way
BACKLIGHT
RESET
SW1
MAIN BOARD
EXPANSION
MODULE
CN17
SLAVE 4
CN100
4
SLAVE 3
CN13
CN20
SLAVE 2
CN14
3
CN3
MAIN BOARD INTERFACE
CN15
2
0V
PANEL
TX
D5
C N6
PANEL
RX
D7
CN18
CN5
N E T W O R K LO O P
COMMS
CN11
POWER
SLAVE CPU 2
27VDC
IN
SW1
SHD
TB2
CN10
27 V IN
LK1
CN26
T E R M IN AT ION B O A R D
-
C OMMS IN
S HD
+
-
+
COM MS OUT
SHD
+
-
SHD
CN7
-
P S U M O N ITO R
B R IG A D E I/F
+
E X PA N S IO N
M ODULE
TB1
SHIELD
LINK
RS485
COMMS
OUT
D6
ISOLATED
SW3
+
RE SET
D1
D2
RS485
COMMS
IN
C18
D1 4
USB
CN1
O FF
TX O UT
ACTIVE
RX OUT
D16
CN5
CN4
BZ1
EXPANSION LEDS
D12
EXTRA CONTROLS
CN25
EXPANSION PANEL
1
D13
CN6
S W2
CN16
KEY SWITCH
CN3
TX IN
PRINTER 27V
ZD7
D11
RX IN
TP1
CN21
0V
CN2
COMMS1
RS232/MODEM
(BOTTOM)
CN9
BUZZER
OUT
LK3
BUZZER
INHIBIT
CN27
COMMS2 RS232 (TOP) CN8
TP1
COMMS 2
RS232
LK1
DEBUG
LK1
DEBUG
LK1
DEBUG
TP1
RS485 EOL
LK2
+5V
BIAS
ON
CN2
CN2
CN2
MAIN CPU
MASTER
0V
3V3
CN23
HEARTBE AT
12 3 4 5 6 7 8
SLAVE CPU 3
NODE ADDRESS
SLAVE CPU 4
S W2
PRINTER
FRONT PANEL
PANEL 2
16 Way
BACKLIGHT
RESET
SW1
MAIN BOARD
EXPANSION
MODULE
CN17
SLAVE 4
CN100
4
SLAVE 3
CN13
CN20
SLAVE 2
CN14
3
2
CN3
MAIN BOARD INTERFACE
CN15
0V
PANEL
TX
D5
CN6
PANEL
RX
D7
CN18
CN5
NETW ORK LOOP
COMMS
CN11
POWER
SLAVE CPU 2
27VDC
IN
SW1
TB2
SHD
CO MMS OUT
SHD
+
-
+
CN7
T E R M IN ATIO N B OA R D
CN10
CN26
LK1
27V IN
SHD
P S U M O N IT O R
B R IG A D E I/F
-
COMMS IN
SHD
+
-
+
E X PA N S IO N
MODULE
TB1
D6
+
RES ET
D1
D2
SHIELD
LINK
FRONT PANEL
SW3
USB
C18
ISOLATED
EXPANSION LEDS
CN5
CN1
D1 4
EXPANSION PANEL
CN4
BZ1
D16
TX O UT
CN3
ACTIVE
CN2
D12
RX OU T
CN6
1
D1 3
KEY SWITCH
EXTRA CONTROLS
CN25
OFF
CN16
SW2
PRINTER 27V
TX IN
CN9
BUZZER
OUT
ZD7
D11
RX IN
CN21
0V
LK1
DEBUG
CN27
COMMS2 RS232 (TOP) CN8
TP1
LK3
BUZZER
INHIBIT
TP1
COMMS 2
RS232
COMMS1
RS232/MODEM
(BOTTOM)
LK1
DEBUG
LK1
DEBUG
TP1
RS485 EOL
LK2
+5V
BIAS
ON
CN2
CN2
CN2
MAIN CPU
MASTER
0V
3V3
CN23
HEARTBEAT
12 3 4 5 6 7 8
SLAVE CPU 3
NO DE ADDRESS
SLAVE CPU 4
S W2
PRINTER
Figure 119: Basic 2 node system using a Network Interface card
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RS485
COMMS
IN
RS485
COMMS
OUT
NZ FIREFINDER PLUS
High Level Interface Expander
Hardware
R30
R31
ADDRESS
LSB
MSB
M3
C74
Q1
D7
COMMS
C71
R34
POWER
L6
U13
ETHERNET
R10
C73
R16
L2
C26
R20
C49
C51
C48
U11
C58
R24
R25
C57
R23
JTAG
D6
CN3
ZD4
C15
C61
C62 C56
C67
D5
C55
R32
D2
5V
C68
C60
C66
D4
R33
R14
N1236
CN7
ZD5
M2 T1
R5
L1
R4
C20
C19
C18
C36
U9
U10
TP88
0V
C32 R35
L5
D3
ZD6
TH6 D8 C70
C72
C47
TP2
R18
R19
C41
C46
M1
D1
R12
C34
RN7
ZDN1
R27
R28
R29
R26
C65
C53
C59
+
0V
TB3
C54 C50
+27V
C64
C52
C27
C40
C45
C63
C24
X1
C37
R17
LK3 U8
FACP 0V
C42 R22 C43
+
U2
U3
C33
R8 R9
U6
C38
U7
L3
L4
R6 R7
R21
C29
RS485
EOL
R13
12/10/2009
BRD43SPB4C35
C23
R15
U5
R3
R11
3.3V0V
C14
C30 C21
U1
C44
LK2
TP1
C31
FACP
COMMS
CN5 CN4
SHD -
TP89
C17
C13
C10
C11
C12
RN6
RN5
U4
C28
FACP
EOL
+27V
0V
C7
C9
C8
SHD
C6
RN4
RN3
C22
-
RN2
RN1
R1
C25
C1
CN2
R2
C16
TH5
POWER
SHD
ZD3
+
CN1
+
TB2
-
+
ZD2
FACP BUS
SERIAL
PARALLEL
TH2
TH1
ZD1
TB1 RS485
The High Level Interface Expander (BRD43SPB) consists of a serial port under the control of a
microcontroller. Communications between the FACP and this board is via the RS485 control bus
with each board having a dedicated link and selectable 4 bit address.
CN8
13.3
INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
U12
R36
ZDN2
1 2 3 4
SW1
Figure 120: High Level Interface Expander PCB Layout
Software
The Serial/USB port supports the following protocols:HLI – Functionality matches the FireFinder PLUS panel which supports text or positive ack protocol.
Configurable attributes are: logical output, physical output, alarm output, pre-alarm output, fault
output, isolate output and descriptors
SmartGraphics interface -
Serial Port or RS485 Port
MODBUS interface -
Serial Port or RS485 Port
EV3000 -
RS485 port
SMS capability via GSM modem -
Serial or USB port
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INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
RS 232
RS 485
NODE 1
CN17
MAIN CONTROL BOARD
CH15
CH16
TB1
D13
CN14
FACP COMMS
SHD
CN18
CN2
RS485
E OL
RN20
CH8
CH8 CH6
FACP
E OL
RN17
- +
0V
0V
HLI CONTROLLER
ADDRESS
LSB MSB
- +
TB3
CN8
D7
PO WE R
D6
1
ZDN2
1
2
3
RS 232
RS 485
RJ45
CH8
D14
TB1
CN10
PSU MONITOR
BRIGADE I/F
+
PARALLEL
CN21
CN3
CN1
+
SHD
TB3
TB2
NETWORK
INTERFACE
BOARD
+27 V
CN4
CN5
FACP COMMS
FACP
EOL
- +
0V
D12
D11
TX OUT
LK3
FACP 0 V
CN8
D6
D7
CN5
ZDN2
1 2
3
4
SW1
ACTIVE
CN6
27V IN/OUT
SmartTerminal
NODE 2
RJ45
CN17
MAIN CONTROL BOARD
+ - COM
RS485 OUT
CN13
CN20
CN14
CN2
CN2
CN2
SLAVE CPU
CN1
CN1
SLAVE CPU
U13
U14
CN1
SLAVE CPU
CN2
BRD82LTB2
LOOP
C OM M S
c
U15
CPU BOARD
CN18
1
c
1
a b
2
1
a b
3
RN20
+24V 0 V
POWER OUT
COMMUNICATIONS
EXTENDER BOARD
CN15
4
CN11
TB4
TB1
CH16
D13
CN4
CN2 CN3
RN17
CN5
RJ45
1
Ancilliary Module
(Agent Release Module,
Fire Fan Module,
8 Way Switch Indicator)
U11
CH8
U10
CH8 CH6
CH8
TP3
D14
CN10
PSU MONITOR
BRIGADE I/F
27V IN
CN16
C12
CN7
CN6
MODEM
CN21
CN8
R17
CN2
CH1
+
TH1
CH2
CN4
CN1
CN3
EXPANSION PANEL
BZ1
EXPANSION LEDS
FRONT PANEL
PRINTER
CN5
16 Way
2 WIRE & SHIELD
RS422 COMMS IN
C N1
MAIN BOARD
INTERFACE
COMMS IN
+ - SHD
COMMS OUT
+ - SHD
TB1
TB2
2 WIRE & SHIELD
RS422 COMMS OUT
BRD86NIC1-
SW1
R E SET
CN3
Nurse Call
ADDRESS
LSB MSB
- +
ZD13
ZD11
CH15
BMS
D16
POWER
RS485
EOL
HLI CONTROLLER
P OW ER
0V
TB3
D14
RX OUT
+ - S HD
SERIAL
PARALLEL
+2 7V
D13
SW1
+
SW3
TX IN
4
TB1
ISOLATED
RX IN
3
CN2
D6
CN4
ZDN2
1 2
RS 232
RS 485
SHD
LK1
SHIELD
LINK
N1236
D7
D6
RJ45
-
HEARTBEAT
ADDRESS
LSB MSB
CN8
+
D2
FACP 0V
- +
S HD -
COMMS OUT
+ - SHD
TB1
D1
EV3000
HLI
LK3
PO WE R
0V
BRD86NIC1-
SW1
COMMS IN
+ - SHD
MASTER
COMMS
+27V
2 WIRE & SHIELD
RS422 COMMS OUT
R E SET
FACP
EOL
- +
0V
HLI CONTROLLER
CO MMS
+2 7V
CN5
L K2
PRINTER
CN5
LK2
FRONT PANEL
2 WIRE & SHIELD
RS422 COMMS IN
CN1
RS485
E OL
BZ1
EXPANSION LEDS
16 Way
MAIN BOARD
INTERFACE
FACP COMMS
SHD
CH2
CN4
EXPANSION PANEL
CN3
CN4
-
+
CN2
CH1
+ - SHD
SERIAL
CN2
CN7
CN6
C OMMS
27V IN
C12
R17
MODEM
CN8
TH1
SW1
4
TP3
CN16
MODBUS
LK3
FACP 0 V
+2 7V
U11
U10
CN5
C OMMS
+2 7V
S HD -
SLAVE CPU
CN1
CN1
SLAVE CPU
U13
U14
CN1
SLAVE CPU
CN2
LOOP
C OM M S
LK2
+
c
U15
CPU BOARD
CN2
PARALLEL
CN4
-
CN2
1
c
1
a b
2
1
a b
+
CN15
3
+ - SHD
SERIAL
CN2
RJ45
CN20
CN13
4
CN11
MASTER
LK1
D1
D2
HEARTBEAT
SHIELD
LINK
N1236
D6
SW3
TX IN
D13
CN5
CN6
TX OUT
D16
ZD13
ZD11
D14
RX OUT
POWER
RX IN
D12
CN4
ISOLATED
D11
COMMS
NETWORK
INTERFACE
CARD
ACTIVE
27V IN/OUT
Figure 121: Example of Networking Configurations
Note: Maximum distances between panels = 1.2km.
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INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
Certification Information
The FireFinder Plus is designed and manufactured by:
AMPAC TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD
7 Ledgar Rd
Balcatta
WA 6021
Western Australia
PH:
61-8-9242 3333
FAX:
61-8-9242 3334
Manufactured to:
Certificate of Compliance Number:
Equipment Serial Number:
Date of Manufacture:
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INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
15
Maintenance and Troubleshooting Chart
15.1
Maintenance
The FireFinder PLUS FACP should be maintained so as to comply with all standards / regulations
applicable to the country and location it has been installed. Failure to do so could put at risk
compliance and the integrity of the system. As a minimum it is recommended the following be used
as a guide to periodic maintenance especially if there is an absence of standards regulations.
General
To implement a site maintenance regime, responsibilities should be established by responsible
persons, training implemented if required, maintenance delegates appointed and all outcomes
clearly communicated to all parties.
Daily Operations (operator level)

The delegated operator checks for normal operation

If any faults are detected, record them in an established “Site Log Book” and report them to
the assigned body.

Ensure all faults are signed off as they are resolved and follow up on those that are still
outstanding.
Monthly Operations (operator level)

In addition to Daily Operational checks

Visually inspect in and around the panel for any signs of pests, moisture or general damage

Ensure any non FACP standby power facilities are in a state of operational readiness

Force a suitable device, such as an MCP or detector, into an alarm state so that it generates
a know alarm outcome. This process should be controlled and established in consultation
with all interested parties (installing engineers include) so that maximum benefit is obtained
from the test.

Ensure the Site Log Book” is up to date, faults have been attended to and the latest test are
recorded
Quarterly Operations (service contractor)

In addition to Monthly Operational checks

Check all internal connections and perform “alarm”, “fault” and site specific tests

Perform a “walk around” of the site to determine if the system integrity is free of possible
faults

Ensure the Site Log Book” is up to date, faults have been attended to and the latest test are
recorded
Annual Operations (service contractor)

In addition to Monthly Operational checks

Initiate both a “lamp” and “walk” test and any other tests as determined necessary for the
site

Inspect and test ( as per the manufacturers specifications ) batteries

Ensure the Site Log Book” is up to date, faults have been attended to and the latest test are
recorded
Replacement Components (service contractor)
Batteries and fuses are seen as the only field replaceable components.
If a board field change is required all necessary anti-static precautions must be taken.
Note: If the Main Board is changed the power supply may require re-calibration.
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15.2
INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
Troubleshooting FireFinder PLUS

Resolution of all suspected faults MUST only be carried out by suitably qualified technical
operatives.
Problem
No Mains Power
Solution
Check mains Fuse
Check output voltage it should be set to 27.6V.
Low = (less than 26.5V )
High = (greater than 28V )
Check the battery has been connected properly
Check all input and output cabling and wiring
assemblies for short to ground
Ensure correct software is installed
Check all connections for loose wiring
Check correct E.O.L is fitted (10K)
Check wiring is connected correctly
Supply fault LED illuminated
Earth Fault LED illuminated
System Fault LED illuminated
Warning System Fault LED illuminated
Maintenance
Alarm
FireFinder
PLUS
Maintenance Alarm
cleared
but
still
displays
LCD displays LOOP (number) open circuit
Unable to clear an O/C or S/C on a loop
Communication Loop not working
Can not access Function menu
Forgotten password
An Analogue Fault occurs when using a
Zone Monitor to monitor a switch.
Sounder Fault
Carry out Loop Test
Check in and out legs are connected correctly at
the loop termination board
You must perform a loop test to clear the fault.
This is a level 1 function.
Check for correct software installed in all
communication boards.
Check LCD at Main controller. This may identify
where there is a break in the communication line
Incorrect Password entered
Ring AMPAC and directions will be given to
provide you with a temporary code
A 1.8k Ohm resistor must be placed in series with
the switch contacts.
Make sure you have a 10K Ohm EOL resistor
fitted and a diode (1N4004) in series with the
sounder
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16
Compatible Devices
AMPAC
Type
Code
Auto
Learn
Default
05h
05h
05h
05h
05h
05h
05h
0Dh
105h
105h
11Dh
11Dh
15h
1Dh
1Dh
1Dh
31Dh
31Dh

06h
06h
06h
06h
06h
06h
0Eh
0Eh
0Eh
0Eh
0Eh
106h
106h
03h
03h
03h
103h
103h
10Bh
10Bh
INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION












Device Type
Displayed Type (19 chars)
Type
Desc
Optical
XP95 Optical
XP95 Optical with base sounder
XPander Optical
S90 Optical
Xplorer Optical
Xplorer Optical with base sounder
XP95 Beam
XP95 Reflective beam
Discovery Optical
Discovery Optical with base sounder
Discovery Multisensor
Discovery Multisensor with base sounder
XP95 Flame
XP95 Multisensor
XP95 Multisensor with base sounder
XPander Multisensor
Enhanced Discovery Multisensor
Enhanced Discovery Multi + base sounder
XP95 PHOTO
XP95 PHOTO + SNDR
XPANDER PHOTO
S90 PHOTO
XPLORER PHOTO
XPLR PHOTO + SNDR
XP95 BEAM
XP95 REFLECT BEAM
DISC PHOTO
DISC PHOTO + SNDR
DISC MULTISENSOR
DISC MULTI + SNDR
XP95 FLAME
XP95 MULTISENSOR
XP95 MULTI + SNDR
XPANDER MULTI
EDSC MULTISENSOR
EDSC MULTI + SNDR
PHOTO
PHOTO
PHOTO
PHOTO
PHOTO
PHOTO
PHOTO
BEAM
PHOTO
PHOTO
MULTI
MULTI
FLAME
MULTI
MULTI
MULTI
MULTI
MULTI
Heat Detectors
XP95 Heat
XP95 Heat with base sounder
XPander Heat
S90 Heat
Xplorer Heat
Xplorer Heat with base sounder
XP95 Hi temp
XP95 Hi temp with base sounder
XPander Hi temp
Xplorer Hi temp
Xplorer Hi temp with base sounder
Discovery Heat
Discovery Heat with base sounder
XP95 HEAT
XP95 HEAT + SNDR
XPANDER HEAT
S90 HEAT
XPLORER HEAT
XPLR HEAT + SNDR
XP95 HI HEAT
XP95 HI HEAT + SNDR
XPANDER HI HEAT
XPLORER HI HEAT
XPLR HI HEAT + SNDR
DISC HEAT
DISC HEAT + SNDR
HEAT
HEAT
HEAT
HEAT
HEAT
HEAT
HHEAT
HHEAT
HHEAT
HHEAT
HHEAT
HEAT
HEAT
XP95 ION
XP95 ION + SNDR
S90 ION
DISC ION
DISC ION + SNDR
DISC CO
ION
ION
ION
ION
ION
CO
DISC CO + SNDR
CO
Ionisation
XP95 Ion
XP95 Ion with base sounder
S90 Ion
Discovery Ion
Discovery Ion with base sounder
Discovery Carbon Monoxide
Discovery Carbon Monoxide with base
sndr
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07h
11Fh
1Fh
1Fh
1Fh
1Fh



01h
01h
01h
01h
01h
01h
01h

111h

02h
02h
02h
02h

02h
02h
02h
02h
02h
02h
INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
Manual Call Points
S90 MCP
Discovery MCP
XP95 MCP
XPander MCP
XP95 Mini switch monitor with interrupt
Xplorer MCP
Sounders
XP95 sounder / sounder control unit
XPander sounder
XP95 integrated base sounder
XP95 Intelligent base sounder
XP95 sounder beacon base
XP95 loop powered beacon
S90 sounder control unit
Discovery sounder beacon base/open
area
S90 MCP
DISC MCP
XP95 MCP
XPANDER MCP
XP95 MINI SW + INT
XPLORER MCP
MCP
MCP
MCP
MCP
MCP
MCP
XP95 SOUNDER
XPANDER SOUNDER
XP95 INTGR BSE SNDR
XP95 INTEL BSE SNDR
XP95 SND BEACN BSE
XP95 LOOP PWR BEACN
S90 SCU
SNDR
SNDR
SNDR
SNDR
SNDR
SNDR
SNDR
DISC SOUNDER BEACN
SNDR
XP95 I/O
XPANDER I/O
XP95 3I/O
XP95 OUTPUT
I/O
I/O
I/O
I/O
I/O Units
XP95 input / output module
XPander I/O (Relay) Unit
XP95 three channel input / output module
XP95 output module
XP95 mains switching input / output
module
S90 single channel I/O unit
S90 3 channel I/O unit
S90 3 channel analogue I/O unit
S90 switch monitor unit
Xplorer output module
XP95 MAINS I/O
I/O
S90 SINGLE I/O
S90 3I/O
S90 3I/O + ANALOGUE
S90 SWITCH
XPLORER OUTPUT
I/O
I/O
I/O
I/O
I/O
Zone Monitors
XP95 zone monitor
XPander Loop Interface
S90 zone monitor
XP95 ZONE MONITOR
XPANDER INTERFACE
S90 ZONE MONITOR
CONV
RADIO
CONV
04h
04h
04h

0Ch
0Ch
0Ch

XP95 switch monitor
XP95 mini switch monitor
XP95 switch monitor plus
XP95 SWITCH
XP95 MINI SWITCH
XP95 SWITCH PLUS
SWITCH
SWITCH
SWITCH
1Ch

FastSense XP95 APIC
XP95 FASTSENSE
FSENSE

User Defined
XP95 AAF
XP95 AAF
AAF
10h
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INSTALLATION,COMMISSIONING & OPERATION
Address Setting
BINARY ADDRESS SETTING (APOLLO)
SERIES XP95 - ADDRESS DATA
DIL SWITCH: ON = 1 OFF = 0 ADDRESS TAG FOR DETECTORS (I/O DEVICES)
DIL switch setting DIL switch setting DIL switch setting DIL switch setting DIL switch setting
Address
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
1234567
1000000
0100000
1100000
0010000
1010000
0110000
1110000
0001000
1001000
0101000
1101000
0011000
1011000
0111000
1111000
0000100
1000100
0100100
1100100
0010100
1010100
0110100
1110100
0001100
1001100
Address
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
1234567
0101100
1101100
0011100
1011100
0111100
1111100
0000010
1000010
0100010
1100010
0010010
1010010
0110010
1110010
0001010
1001010
0101010
1101010
0011010
1011010
0111010
1111010
0000110
1000110
0100110
ON
1234567
1100110
0010110
1010110
0110110
1110110
0001110
1001110
0101110
1101110
0011110
1011110
0111110
1111110
0000001
1000001
0100001
1100001
0010001
1010001
0110001
1110001
0001001
1001001
0101001
1101001
Address
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
100
1234567
0011001
1011001
0111001
1111001
0000101
1000101
0100101
1100101
0010101
1010101
0110101
1110101
0001101
1001101
0101101
1101101
0011101
1011101
0111101
1111101
0000011
1000011
0100011
1100011
0010011
Address
101
102
103
104
105
106
107
108
109
110
111
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
120
121
122
123
124
125
126
1234567
1010011
0110011
1110011
0001011
1001011
0101011
1101011
0011011
1011011
0111011
1111011
0000111
1000111
0100111
1100111
0010111
1010111
0110111
1110111
0001111
1001111
0101111
1101111
0011111
1011111
0111111
ON
2
3
4
1
2
3
4
5
6
Figure 122: 4 and 8 way Switch addressing set to Address 11
2
8
32
11
1
Address
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
1
4
16
64
= PUNCH OUT
Figure 123: Xpert Card addressing set to Address 11
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Glossary of Terms
ACF:
ANCILLARY CONTROL FACILITY
ACKD:
ACKNOWLEDGED
AHU:
AIR HANDLING UNIT
ALM:
ALARM
AVF:
ALARM VERIFICATION FACILITY
AZF:
ALARM ZONE FACILITY
AZC:
ALARM ZONE CIRCUIT
C:
RELAY COMMON CONTACT (WIPER)
CIC:
CONTROLLER INTERFACE CARD
CN:
CONNECTOR
CPU:
COMMON PROCESSOR UNIT
DGP:
DATA GATHERING POINT
EARTH:
BUILDING EARTH
EOL:
END OF LINE
FDS:
FIRE DETECTION SYSTEM
FACP:
FIRE ALARM CONTROL PANEL
FLT:
FAULT
GND:
GROUND (0 VOLTS) NOT EARTH
I/O:
INPUT/OUTPUT
LCD:
LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY
MAF:
MASTER ALARM FACILITY
MCP:
MANUAL CALL POINT
MOV:
METAL OXIDE VARISTOR (TRANSIENT PROTECTION)
NIC:
NETWORK INTERFACE CARD
N/C:
NORMALLY CLOSED RELAY CONTACTS
N/O:
NORMALLY OPEN RELAY CONTACTS
N/W:
NETWORK
PCB:
PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS
P/S:
POWER SUPPLY
PSM:
POWER SUPPLY MODULE
REM:
REMOTE
SPOT:
SINGLE PERSON OPERATING TEST
TB:
TERMINAL BLOCK
VDC:
DIRECT CURRENT VOLTS
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Definitions
Addressable system - a fire alarm and detection system that contains addressable alarm zone
facilities or addressable control devices.
Alarm Verification Facility (AVF) - that part of the FACP, which provides an automatic resetting
function for spurious alarm signals so that they will not inadvertently initiate Master Alarm Facility
(MAF), or ACF functions. Using ConfigManager prior to downloading to the FireFinder PLUS sets
this option
Alarm zone - the specific portion of a building or complex identified by a particular alarm zone
facility.
Alarm Zone Circuit (AZC) - the link or path that carries signals from an actuating device(s) to an
alarm zone facility(s).
Alarm Zone Facility (AZF) - that part of the control and indicating equipment that registers and
indicates signals (alarm and fault) received from its alarm zone circuit. It also transmits appropriate
signals to other control and indicating facilities.
Alert signal - an audible signal or combination of audible and visible signals, from the occupant
warning system to alert wardens and other nominated personnel as necessary to commence
prescribed actions.
Ancillary Control Facility (ACF) - that portion of the control and indicating equipment that on
receipt of a signal initiates predetermined actions in external ancillary devices.
Ancillary equipment - remote equipment connected to FACP.
Ancillary relay - relay within FACP to operate ancillary equipment.
Ancillary output - output for driving ancillary equipment.
Approved and approval - approved by, or the approval of, the Regulatory Authority concerned.
Card-detect link - a link on a module connector to indicate the disconnection of the module.
Conventional System - is a fire detection system using a dedicated circuit for each alarm zone.
Distributed system - a fire alarm and detection system where sections of the control and indicating
equipment are remotely located from the FACP or where sub-indicator panel(s) communicate with a
main FACP.
Field connections - are connections made to FACP or ancillary equipment during installation.
Fire alarm system - an arrangement of components and apparatus for giving an audible, visible, or
other perceptible alarm of fire, and which may also initiate other action.
Fire detection system - an arrangement of detectors and control and indicating equipment
employed for automatically detecting fire and initiating other action as arranged.
Fire Alarm Control Panel (FACP) - a panel on which is mounted an indicator or indicators together
with associated equipment for the fire alarm or sprinkler system.
Fire resisting - an element of construction, component or structure which, by requirement of the
Regulatory Authority, has a specified fire resistance.
Indicating equipment - the part of a fire detection and or alarm system, which provides indication of
any warning signals (alarm and fault), received by the control equipment.
Interface - The interconnection between equipment that permits the transfer of data.
Main equipment - equipment essential to the operation of the system including, control equipment,
amplification equipment and power supply modules.
Master Alarm Facility (MAF) - that part of the equipment which receives alarm and fault signals
from any alarm zone facility and initiates the common signal (alarm and/or fault) for transmission to
the fire control station. Bells and other ancillary functions may be initiated from this facility.
Power Supply - that portion of the FACP which supplies all voltages necessary for its operation.
Regulatory Authority - an authority administering Acts of Parliament or Regulations under such
Acts
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Specifications
Mechanical
Dimensions Cabinet: ( mm )
Material
Environmental
Temperature:
Humidity:
IP rating
Mains Input
Input Voltage:
Protection (Quick Acting Fuse):
5 AMP Supply
14 AMP Supply
Minimum Cable Requirements:
Power Supply
Operating Voltage Range:
Power Supply Ripple Voltage:
Power Supply Output Current:
Imax A
Imax B
Protection
Batteries / Battery Charger
Charger Float Voltage
(Temp compensated):
Approved LPCB Battery:
Battery Type:
Max Battery Capacity:
Max Charger Current Limited:
Battery Supply Current Limited:
Battery Low:
Battery Discharged Cut-off Voltage:
Max Battery Resistance
Panel
Quiescent Current ( QI ) 1 Loop
Max Number of Zone LEDs:
Metal SP1M
Metal SP8M/8X
505 (H) x 407 (W) x 150 (D)
1.2mm Mild Steel
845 (H) x 518.5 (W) x 173(D)
1.2mm Mild Steel
-5ºC to + 40ºC
25% to 95% non condensing
IP30
195 - 264VAC
195 - 264VAC
2Amp 3AG Slow Blow
N/A
Not less than 0.75mm²
2A 3AG Slow Blow
5A 3AG Slow Blow
Not less than 0.75mm²
20 - 28.2VDC
<250mV
5.6Amps
3Amps
5.5Amps
Current Limiting
20 - 28.2VDC
<250mV
5.6Amps / 14Amps
26.6-28.2VDC
(27.3VDC nom @ 20°C)
Genesis NP24-12R
2x12V Sealed Lead Acid
24AH
1.25A
3A and 2A PTC
<23VDC
<21VDC
0.75Ω
26.6-28.2VDC
(27.3VDC nom @ 20°C)
Current Limiting
2x12V Sealed Lead Acid
40AH
2A
3A and 2A PTC
<23VDC
<21VDC
0.43Ω
220mA
64
128
4
64
126 / loop
500mA / loop
2 core 1.5 -2.5mm² Max length
1km
O/C, S/C , over current
8
128
126 / loop
500mA / loop
2 core 1.5 -2.5mm² Max length
1km
O/C, S/C , over current
Loop
Maximum number of Loops:
Maximum Number of Zones:
Maximum Number of Devices:
Loop Current
Cabling Requirements:
Fault supervision:
Outputs
Supervised Alarm (Current Limited)
Alarm / Fault Relay Contacts
Auxiliary VDC – Protected
Cabling Requirements:
Inputs
Supervised
Cabling Requirements:
Communications
Add-on Module Internal to FACP
External to FACP
24VDC @ 1A Max O/C, S/C, 10K EOL
24VDC @ 1A
24VDC @ 2A
2 core 1 -2.5mm2 Max length 1km
O/C, S/C, 10K EOL
2 core 1 -2.5mm2 Max length 1km
RS485
RS485
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Metal SP1X
Metal SP16X
505 (H) x 407 (W) x 150 (D)
Includes window outer door
1.2mm Mild Steel
1200 (H) x 625 (W) x 240 (D)
Includes window outer door
1.2mm Mild Steel
Mechanical
Dimensions Cabinet: ( mm )
Material
Environmental
Temperature:
Humidity:
IP rating
Mains Input
Input Voltage:
Protection (Quick Acting Fuse):
5 AMP Supply
14 AMP Supply
Minimum Cable Requirements:
Power Supply
Operating Voltage Range:
Power Supply Ripple Voltage:
Power Supply Output Current:
Imax A
Imax B
Protection
Batteries / Battery Charger
Charger O/P Voltage
(Temp compensated):
Approved LPCB Battery:
Battery Type:
Max Battery Capacity:
Max Charger Current Limited:
Battery Supply Current Limited:
Battery Low:
Battery Discharged Cut-off Voltage:
Max Battery Resistance
Panel
Quiescent Current ( QI ) 1 Loop
Max Number of Zone LEDs:
-5ºC to + 40ºC
25% to 95% non condensing
IP30
195 - 264VAC
195 - 264VAC
2Amp 3AG Slow Blow
N/A
Not less than 0.75mm²
N/A
5A 3AG Slow Blow
Not less than 0.75mm²
20 - 28.2VDC
<250mV
5.6Amps
3Amps
5.5Amps
Current Limiting
20 - 28.2VDC
<250mV
14Amps
26.6-28.2VDC
(27.3VDC nom @ 20°C)
26.6-28.2VDC
(27.3VDC nom @ 20°C)
2x12V Sealed Lead Acid
17AH
1.25A
3A and 2A PTC
<23VDC
<21VDC
0.75Ω
2x12V Sealed Lead Acid
40AH
2A
3A and 2A PTC
<23VDC
<21VDC
0.43Ω
220mA
64
128 +
4
126 / loop
500mA / loop
2 core 1.5 -2.5mm² Max length
1km
O/C, S/C , over current
16 (Two networked nodes)
126 / loop
500mA / loop
2 core 1.5 -2.5mm² Max length
1km
O/C, S/C , over current
Current Limiting
Loop
Maximum number of Loops:
Maximum Number of Devices:
Loop Current
Cabling Requirements:
Fault supervision:
Outputs
Supervised Alarm (Current Limited)
Alarm / Fault Relay Contacts
Auxiliary VDC – Protected
Cabling Requirements:
Inputs
Supervised
Cabling Requirements:
Communications
Add-on Module Internal to FACP
External to FACP
24VDC @ 1A Max O/C, S/C, 10K EOL
24VDC @ 1A
24VDC @ 2A
2 core 1 -2.5mm2 Max length 1km
O/C, S/C, 10K EOL
2 core 1 -2.5mm2 Max length 1km
RS485
RS485
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FUNCTION
ACCESS*
FUNCTION
MENU
DATE
ZONE
ALARM
TOOLS
WALK TEST
ALARMS
1
1
0
0
6
1
TIME
DEVICE
PRINT
ALL DEVICES
LOOPS
STATUS
STAGE-1 ALARM
0
2
DAY TIME
DAY/NIGHT
NIGHT TIME
1
* ENTER ACCESS CODE
FOR LEVEL 3 FUNCTIONS
0
0
0
7
5
0
= ACCESS LEVEL 3
= ACCESS LEVEL 2
2
0
0
3
0
1
1
ENABLE /
DISABLE
PRINT
ENTRY
ALARM
LOGS
ZONE
FAULT
PRINT
TOTAL
PRE-ALARMS
2
SHOW
OPTIONS
FAULT
DEVICE
SLAVE
MODULES
ZONE /
DEVICE
FAULTS
TESTS
WALK TEST
0
4
VIEW BY
ENTRY NUMBER
0
1
1
1
0
1
0
3
1
1
2
2
1
1
LOOP TEST
VIEW BY
DATE
DISABLE
LAMP
POWER
SUPPLY
LOOP
* COMMS
INPUTS
SYSTEM
SOUNDER
ENABLE
SOUNDER
0
7
ADD
PASSWORD
PASSWORD
PRINT MULTIPLE
ENTRIES
2
3
0
0
SETUP
1
4
1
DELETE
PASSWORD
I/O
SOUNDER
DISABLE
ON A LOOP
1
1
8
3/4
P/SUPPLY
4/5
BRIGADE
5/6
TFAILS
2
5*
0
0
STATUS
NETWORK
POINTS
* NETWORK
SOUNDER
RE TRIGGER (OFF)
3*
DELETE ALL
PASSWORDS
PRESS ENTER
TO CONFIRM
0
8
0
4*
CONV
ZONE
PROGRAMMING
CLEAR WATCH
COUNTER
WDOG
* = ACCESS LEVEL 3
ERASE ALL
LOGS
SOUNDERS
6/7
7/8
ADD ONS
INPUT
I/O
ALL ZONE
DELAY ON
ZONE
DELAY
POWER
SUPPLY
1
DEVICE
IN A PANEL
0
0
5
0
1
1
REMOTE
SLAVE MODULE
1
OUTPUT
ALL ZONE
DELAY OFF
BRIGADE
SYSTEM
2
INPUT
ON A LOOP
1
1
1
2
4/5
GO OFF-LINE
/ GO ON-LINE
PRINTER
AVALUES
3
OUTPUT
REMOVE ALL
MANUAL CONTROL
2
REMOVE ALL
MANUAL CONTROL
2
0
2
5/6
* APPLICABLE ONLY WHEN PANEL NETWORKED
4
* = ACCESS LEVEL 3
BRIGADE
SOUNDER
RE TRIGGER (ON)
2*
3
* APPLICABLE ONLY WHEN PANEL NETWORKED
IN A PANEL
OUTPUTS
I/O
MODULES
3
0
0
2
2
4
3
1
6/7
8/9
DISABLES
4
WARNING SYSTEM
5
Menu Flow v1_2
ZONE
PROGRAMMING
6
DISABLE
SUB
ADDRESS
1
FARE
GLOBAL
ABOUT
5
ENABLE
PANEL
BASED MCP
0
FWRE
ALARM
MODE ONLY
9
ADD ONS
SYSTEMS
4
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NOTE:
1: At Access Level 1, the entire MENU is not accessible.
2: At Access Level 2, the MENU is active and partial FUNCTION options are active
The user shall be presented with the ACCESS option to enter the level 3 FUNCTION's
3: At access level 3, all FUNCTION options are available
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