AFC-50 - Potter Electric Signal Company, LLC

Fire Alarm Control Panel
50 addresses available on this analog addressable system
Additional system capacity achieved via multi-point SLC modules
99 software zones
NFPA 72 Compliant Smoke Sensitivity Test Built-In
System Operates as Class A or Class B for SLC, P-Link and NACs
5 Amp Power Supply, Expandable to 310 amps
2 NACS, Regulated, Rated at 3 Amps each, expandable to 188
2 Input/Output (I/O) Circuits for system flexibility rated at 1 Amp
Strobe Synchronization and System Wide Sync for Gentex®,
AMSECO®, Cooper Wheelock® and System Sensor® strobes
Dedicated Alarm, Supervisory and Trouble Relays
4,000 Event History Buffer
Optional two line DACT with UD-1000 that can report General, Zone
or Point Information
Built in IP Communicator
Ethernet Port for Programming and Network Connectivity
E-Mail System Status, Reports and Event Information
Product includes 5 year warranty.
NYC Fire Dept.
Certificate of Approval
Technical Specifications
The AFC-50 is an analog/addressable fire alarm system with a total system
capacity of 50 addresses. Additional capacity on the system is achieved
using multi-point SLC modules. The control panel utilizes the exclusive
Potter protocol that includes a complete line of sensors and modules.
Each SLC may be comprised of any combination of smoke sensor, heat
detectors or modules and allows for a total of 50 ohms of impedance and
may use any wire compliant with the National Electrical Code (NEC).
The AFC-50 has a 5 Amp power supply with two Notification Appliance
Circuits (NACs) and two Input/Output (I/O) circuits. The NACs are rated at
3 Amps each and the I/Os are rated at 1 Amp each. Each output is regulated
and power limited. In addition, each output is uniquely programmable and
may be configured for steady signal, strobe synchronization, constant
power, door holder power, or releasing. The strobe synchronization
includes Gentex, AMSECO, System Sensor and Cooper/Wheelock and
with the exclusive Quadrasync each output may have a unique brand and
all strobes will flash together.
St. Louis, MO
8830133 - REV B
16”W x 17”H x 3 7/8”D
AC Mains
3.0 Amps @ 120 VAC 50/60 HZ
2.0 Amps @ 240 VAC 50/60 HZ
16 gauge cold rolled steel with removable
locked door with Lexan viewing window
Standby Current-130 mA
Alarm Current-200 mA
• 5 Amps power for NACs, I/O, and P-Link
• 3 Amps per NAC, regulated
• 1 Amp per I/O circuit, regulated
• Battery Charger range 8-55 Ah
• Battery Charger voltage 27.3 VDC
• P-Link maximum current of 1 Amp
Temperature and 32° to 120° (0°C to 49°C) with a maximum
Humidity Range humidity of 93% non-condensing.
The NACs may be expanded using the PSN-1000 series intelligent power
supplies. Each PSN-1000 adds another 10 Amps of power, 2 additional
input circuits and the AFC-50 will support up to 31 power supplies. The
system will synchronize the strobes system wide. In addition, the PSN1000E has space to allow the installation of up to six expansion cards.
The cards mount on a stacker bracket that allows access to all circuit
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Fire Alarm Control Panel
SLC Loop Accessories
The control panel may be connected with up to 50 addressable devices or modules in any combination. The SLC is not restricted by any special wire
requirements and may be wired with any wire that complies with the NEC.
SLC Loop Devices
Analog Photo Electric Smoke Detector is a smoke detector with a listed obscuration of 1.02 to 3.83 percent per foot.
Combination Analog Photo Electric Smoke/Heat Detector – a smoke detector with a listed obscuration of 1.02 to 3.83 percent
obscuration and a fixed temperature 135° Fahrenheit heat detector.
Analog Fixed (135d-185dF) or Rate-of-Rise Heat Detector (software selectable)
Addressable Duct Smoke Detector with Form C Relay. Addressable Duct Smoke Detector with Form C relay rated at 10a @
250/120VAC or 8amps at 30VDC.
Addressable Duct Smoke Detector.
6” round base that is mounted to an electrical box and wired for connection of one of the above sensors.
4” round base that may be mounted to an electrical box and wired for connection to the above sensors.
Isolator base that interrupts a short in a SLC and prevents the short from affecting protected devices on the loop.
Addressable Relay Base that contains one relay controlled by the SLC. Relay is rated at rated at 2 amps at 30 VDC or 0.5A at 125VAC.
Addressable Sounder Base that contains an addressable sounder module that may be configured for local, group and all call.
Addressable CO gas detector.
Addressable photo electric smoke detector for use in DUCT/DUCTR enclosure.
Micro Input Module provides a small foot print contact module for mounting inside an enclosure.
Single Action Addressable Pull Station.
Dual Action Addressable Pull Station.
Single Input Module is a standard contact module with an LED that mounts into a 4” square electrical box.
Dual Input Module is a device that can monitor two distinct inputs with a single device or in a Class A mode.
Two Relay Two Input module provides two form C relays that are individually controlled by the control panel. Each relay is rated for 2
amps at 30VDC or 0.5 amps at 125VAC. Also provides two contact inputs.
Notification Appliance Circuit module is an addressable remote appliance circuit controlled by the panel.
Zone Module is used to connect conventional 2-wire smoke detectors to the system.
Isolater Module interrupts a short on the SLC and prevents the short from affecting protected devices on the loop.
Relay Module that provides one form C relay controlled by the control panel. Relay is rated for 2 amps at 30VDC or 0.5 amps at 125VAC.
Module provides a single addressable LED that is controlled by the control panel.
Speaker Module provides switching for two audio channels.
Addressable LED and key switch that mounts in a single gang box.
DUCTR Remote Test Switch that mounts in a single gang box and optionally supervised. For use with the PAD100-DUCTR only.
One Relay One Input Module provides one form C relay and one input. The relay is rated at 2 amps at 30VDC or 0.5 amps at 125VAC.
Potter Electric Signal Company, LLC
St. Louis, MO
8830133 - REV B
• 01/18
Phone: 800-325-3936
Fire Alarm Control Panel
SLC Features
The Potter protocol is a digital protocol with a proven design for
reliability and noise immunity. The system does not require special
cable or conductors for connection of the Signaling Line Circuit
as long as the cable is compliant with NFPA 70 and NFPA 72.
The system allows for Class A or Class B installations as well as
“T-Taps”, with a max wiring distance of 10,000 Ft.
Sensor Features
RA-6075R – 2 x 16 LCD annunciator with a key pad in a locked
metal enclosure.
RA-6500R(F) – 4 x 40 LCD annunciator with a key pad in a locked
metal enclosure. Flush mount version available.
LED-16(F) – 16 LED annunciator with common indicators in a
locked metal enclosure. Flush mount version available.
PSN-1000(E) – 10 amp, remote intelligent power supply with
6 NACs, 2 I/Os and a P-Link repeater. This panel is listed in
conjunction with the AFC-50 as releasing circuits.
The sensors through the fire alarm control panel provide a real
time status as to the condition of the system. The smoke detector
sensitivity, heat detector temperature level and drift compensation
are all programmable options. The system also allows for a day/night
mode where the panel automatically adjusts the sensitivity depending
on the time of day. To assist in the reduction of false alarms, the
smoke detectors also have a maintenance warning that sends a trouble
signal when a detector is dirty to the point that it can no longer
maintain the programmed sensitivity.
CA-6075 – Class A convertor that converts the SLC, NACs and
P-Link connection
User Interface
RLY-5 – Relay module, provides 5 form C relay contacts rated at 3.0
amps 24VDC/125AC
The fire alarm control panel has a 2 x 16 LCD display to provide
information to the system status. The keypad has navigation keys
to allow manipulation of the Menu on board the panel. The panel is
shipped standard with the following LEDs:
UD-1000 – UL listed, Dual line telephone alarm communicator
DRV-50 – LED driver expander, used to connect up to 50 LEDs in a
graphic display
FCB-1000 – Fire communication bridge, provides remote mounting
of the Ethernet connection
FIB-1000 – Fiber interface module, used to extend P-Link to multimode fiber (2 required)
SPG-1000 – Serial parallel gateway, allows for the connection to a
serial or parallel printer
The FIB-1000, FCB-1000 and the SPG-1000 may be installed in the
stacker bracket or ordered with the optional rack mount enclosure.
AC Power - Green
Alarm - Red
MC-1000 Multi-Connect allows up to sixty-three AFC series panels
to share a single reporting technology.
Earth Fault - Amber
AE-2 – Two card expansion cabinet
Supervisory - Amber
AE-8 – Eight card expansion cabinet
Silenced - Amber
Trouble - Amber
Pre-Release - Amber
Release - Red
AE-14 – Fourteen card expansion cabinet
Ethernet/I.P. Connection
The common buttons include a Silence, Reset, Acknowledge, and
Drill. All of the buttons are accessible once the locked door is
The AFC-50 has a proprietary communication protocol that
communicates through a RS-485 connection to field devices. Up
to 32 devices may be connected to a single P-Link connection. The
P-Link includes the communication terminals and regulated 24 VDC
connection for the field devices. The field devices may be any of the
PAD100-SLCE-Analog/Addressable loop expansion module
SLCE-127 -Nohmi addressable loop expansion module for retrofit
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St. Louis, MO
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The AFC-50 is shipped standard with an Ethernet connection.
This connection is the programming port and may be connected
to a building Wide Area Network (WAN) or Local Area Network
(LAN). Once connected to the Internet, the panel may be selectively
programmed to e-mail alarm conditions, trouble conditions,
supervisory conditions, test, Event History and detector status. An
e-mail may be sent to the panel and the panel will e-mail the event
history, detector status, configuration file or server status to an
authorized E-mail account. In addition, reminders may be set to send
an e-mail for service, testing or other conditions.
In addition, the Ethernet connection is UL listed as an IP
communicator. The IP communicator is listed to report to the UL
listed Sur-Gard III IP receiver. The IP communicator replaces the
traditional less reliable alarm communicator transmitter that utilized
telephone lines. The IP communicator is an active method of
connection and communication to the monitoring station.
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DEPTH = 3.75 "
DEPTH = 3.84 "
DOOR = 16.78 "
BACKBOX = 16.56"
DOOR = 16.07"
BACKBOX = 15.77"
DWG #593-1
Ordering Information
Fire Alarm Control Panel
Potter Electric Signal Company, LLC
Stock No.
St. Louis, MO
8830133 - REV B
• 01/18
Phone: 800-325-3936