Ei Electronics Ei428 Manual

Ei Electronics Ei428 Manual
Model: Ei428
RadioLINK
RELAY BASE
Instruction Manual
Contains vital information on the product’s operation and
installation. Read and retain carefully. If you are just installing
this product the manual MUST be given to the householder.
1. Introduction
The Ei428 RadioLINK Relay Module is a device that switches a
relay upon receipt of an alarm signal from a suitable Ei smoke/
heat alarm. The electrically isolated contacts can be used for
many applications such as signalling, turning on lights, etc.
The Ei428 is designed to operate with Ei RadioLINK devices.
The Ei428 RadioLINK Relay Module is powered by the
230VAC mains and has rechargeable back-up cells. As
supplied the relay operates continuously (i.e. it switches when
one of the smoke / heat alarms detects fire and switches back
when the smoke clears).
2. Installation
WARNING: Mains powered Ei428 RadioLINK Relay modules
should be installed by a qualified electrician in accordance
with the Regulations for Electrical Installations published
by the Institution of Electrical Engineers (UK) (i.e. BS7671)
Failure to install the unit correctly may expose the user to
shock or fire hazards. This unit is not waterproof and must
not be exposed to dripping or splashing.
1. Choose a suitable mounting position near the mains
supply and the device to be connected to the relay. Keep it
away from metal surfaces or large metal objects (e.g. water
cylinder, fuse boards) which can reduce the RF signal range.
2. Disconnect the AC mains supply from the circuit that is
going to be used.
3. Where the incoming wiring is on the surface of the wall/
ceiling, the appropriately sized trunking / conduit must be
chosen to mate with the unit. Use a sharp knife to remove
the material from the knockout, making sure that there is no
gap when mated with trunking/conduit. There is one suitable
surface cabling knockout (the other two surface entries are
not recommended as the wiring will reduce the antenna
signal). There is one rear entry knockout. See figure 1b.
4. Screw the Ei428 module to the wall after first removing the
required knockout and bringing the house wires through it
(see figure 1b).
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INDICATOR LIGHT
GREEN - MAINS
RED - LOW BATTERY
RED - HOUSE CODING
HOUSE
CODE
SWITCH
RadioLINK RELAY
for Smoke Alarms
MODEL: Ei428
WARNING: DISCONNECT
MAINS BEFORE REMOVAL
COVER ATTACHMENT
SCREWS
Figure 1a
5. Connect the house wires (L-Live to wires coloured brown,
red or marked L, N-Neutral to wires coloured blue, black or
marked N) to the terminal block as shown in figure 1b.
NB: The unit must not be earthed so do not connect a green
/ yellow or copper earth wire to any terminal.
6. Connect the wires to the required relay contacts for
controlling the auxiliary device. (The contacts are isolated and
are rated at 250VAC, 5 amps resistive).
P - PULSE
RELAY CHANGES
FOR 5 SECONDS
C - CONTINUOUS RELAY
ANTENNA
(KEEP CABLES
AWAY)
ON
INDICATOR
LIGHT
1 2
1
2
REAR ENTRY
KNOCKOUT
ON
SCREW
MOUNTING
HOLES
NO NC C
OFF
N
IC
L
L
IC
N
CONNECT RELAY
WIRES TO THE
TERMINAL BLOCK
NO - NORMALLY OPEN
NC - NORMALLY CLOSED
C - COMMON
RECHARGEABLE
CELLS
ON/OFF
SLIDE SWITCH
HOUSE CODE
SWITCH
CONNECT MAINS
TO TERMINAL BLOCK
L - LIVE
N - NEUTRAL
SURFACE
CONDUIT
CABLE
ENTRY
(DOUBLE INSULATE ALL WIRES)
Figure 1b
If momentary relay operation is required, carefully and gently
slide the yellow switch to the “P” position with a small
screwdriver (see figure 1b). This is commonly used with warden
call systems where only momentary short circuit signalling
is required. This must be done before the mains power is
connected or the rechargeable cells are activated.
7. Connect the rechargeable cells by carefully and gently sliding
the switch to the “ON” position (see figure 1b). This switch must
be in the ‘on’ position to ensure correct operation.
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8. Fit and screw the cover to the module pillars using the two
screws supplied.
9. Connect the mains power to the Ei428 module. Check the
green light is on. If the green light changes to red every 10
seconds then switch off the mains power, remove the cover
and check that the battery slide switch is in the “ON” position
(see figure 1b). Replace the cover and turn the mains power
back on. If there is still a problem the rechargeable cells may
be depleted, leave the unit on mains power for 2 hours to
charge and test again.
10. Press and hold the House Code switch through the hole
in the cover using a small screwdriver, see figure 1a, until the
green light changes to red. Release the switch and the light
will flash red quickly, a few times. The red light will then flash
every 5 seconds. Similarly, put all the other RadioLINK units
in the property into House Code Mode (see relevant user
instructions) within 30 minutes.
11. Check that all the RadioLINK Relay communicates with
each other by counting the number of times the RF light
flashes on each unit in turn. For example, 3 units in the
system should have 3 flashes every 5 seconds, 4 units should
have 4 flashes and so on (if there is a problem see section 3).
12. All the units will automatically exit the house code mode
after 30 minutes.
13. Check the RadioLINK communication by pressing the
test/hush button for up to 60 seconds on each alarm. Ensure
that the device connected to the relay contacts operates.
After 60 seconds release the test button – check the device
switches off. (If the continuous/pulse slide switch is in the
pulse position, check the relay just switches on for 5 seconds
and then switches off).
3. Troubleshooting RadioLINK
If, when checking the radio link interconnection, some of the
Ei428 RadioLINK Relays do not respond to the button test, then:
(i) Ensure you have held the smoke/heat alarm test button down
until the RF light comes on (this could take up to 40 seconds).
(ii) Re-locate/rotate the units. There are a number of reasons
why the radio link signals may not reach all the RadioLink
Relays in your system (see section on “Limitations of Radio
Frequency Signals”). Try rotating the unit or re-locating the
units (e.g. move them away from metal surfaces or wiring) as
this can significantly improve signal reception.
Rotating and/or relocating the units may move them out of the
range of existing units even though they may have already
been house coded correctly in the system. It is important
therefore to check that all detectors/relays are communicating
in their final installed positions. If units are rotated and/
or resited, we recommend that all units are returned to the
factory settings (press and hold the house code switch on for
about 6 seconds until the relevant light comes on and then
flashes slowly). Then house code all units again in their final
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positions as indicated above. The RadioLink interconnection
should then be re-checked again.
4. Checking & Maintaining Your Smoke Alarm
System
We recommend a weekly check is made of your alarm system.
When checking the system also check the Ei428 as follows:
(i) After 10 years (see date on the side of the RadioLink Relay
Base) the Ei428 Relay module must be replaced.
(ii) Check that the green mains power indicator is on (if this is
off, check circuit breaker fuse, wiring etc.). When the mains is
restored the green light will come on solid.
(iii) The light flashing red every 10 seconds indicates a battery
problem . Check that the slide switch is in the “ON” position
(See fig 1b) and leave the battery to recharge for 2 hours
before checking again. If the unit continues to flash red every
10 seconds then the unit is defective and must be replaced,
see “Getting your Relay Base Serviced” section.
(iv) Check the relay switches and that the associated device
operates when the system is in alarm (e.g. due to a smoke
alarm test button being pressed).
5. Getting your Relay Base Serviced
If your RadioLink Relay fails to work after your have carefully
read all the instructions, checked that the unit has been
installed correctly, and is receiving AC power (green light on)
contact Customer Assistance at the nearest address given at
the end of this leaflet. If it needs to be returned for repair or
replacement, open cover and turn off rechargeable cells with
slide switch (see fig 1b). Put the RadioLink Relay in a padded
box and send it to “Customer Assistance and Information”
at the nearest address given on the unit or in this leaflet.
State the nature of the fault, where the RadioLink Base was
purchased and date of purchase.
6. Five Year Guarantee
Ei Electronics guarantees this Ei428 RadioLink Relay
for 5 years from date of purchase against any defects
that are due to faulty materials or workmanship. These
guarantees only apply to normal conditions of use and
service, and do not include damage resulting from accident,
neglect, misuse, unauthorised dismantling, or contamination
howsoever caused. These guarantees exclude incidental
and consequential damage. If the Ei428 RadioLink Relay
should become defective within the guarantee period, it must
be returned to where it was purchased or alternatively to
Ei Electronics, carefully packaged, with the problem clearly
stated (see section 5 “Getting your Relay Base Serviced”)
along with proof of the date of purchase.
We shall at our discretion repair or replace the faulty unit.
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7. Technical Specification
Mains: 230 VAC, 40mA, 50HZ, 0.8W
Mains Indicator: Green LED lights continuously (apart from
when it switches momentarily to red as outlined below)
Battery Back-Up: Rechargeable Built-In Lithium Cells
(operates for up to 2 months in standby)
Approvals: Complies with EMC, Electrical Safety and Radio
Regulations – including requirements of the RTTE Directive
Compatibility 1999/5/EC (RF Performance to EN300220-1, -2
& -3, EMC to EMC 301489-3) – independently tested
Humidity Range: 15% to 95% RH (non-condensing)
Radio Frequency: 868.499 MHz (Regulated 1% duty cycle
band)
RF Power: +5dBm
Range: 150 meters (minimum) in free space
RF RECEPTION
Alarm Signal Reception: Switches latching relay (with
switch in continuous mode position ‘C’) until it receives an
alarm cancel signal. It switches the relay for 5 seconds with
the switch in pulse mode position ‘P’.
Low Battery Indication: Red light flashes every 10 seconds.
(The green light switches off when the red is on).
Size of System: The maximum number of RadioLINK Smoke/
Heat Alarms should not exceed 12. In addition, a further 12
units consisting of a combination of RadioLINK relays (i.e.
Ei428 units), remote controls and manual call points, can
also be used. Contact the Technical Services Department at
one of the addresses below for advice on systems requiring
more than this.
Communication: All units will communicate with other
uncoded devices (e.g. Smoke Alarms) as shipped. After
a unit has been house coded it will only communicate with
other units house coded at the same time. House coding is
essential to prevent false alarms from neighbouring systems.
Duration of House Code Mode: 30 minutes.
8. Limitations of Radio Communications
Ei Electronics radio communication systems are very reliable
and are tested to high standards. However, due to their low
transmitting power and limited range (required by regulatory
bodies) there are some limitations to be considered.
(i) Radio equipment, such as the Ei428 RadioLink Relay,
should be tested regularly at least weekly. This is to
determine whether there are sources of interference
preventing communication. The radio paths may be disrupted
by moving furniture or renovations, and so regular testing
protects against these and other faults.
(ii) Receivers may be blocked by radio signals occurring on or
near their operating frequencies, regardless of the house coding.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance
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with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
and television reception.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this device does cause
such interference, which can be verified by turning the device
on and off (remove the mains supply and turn off back up
power supply), the user is encouraged to eliminate the
interference by one or more of the following measure:
(i) Re-orientate or re-locate the unit.
(ii) Increase the distance between the Ei428 and the device
being affected.
(iii) Connect the device being affected to a mains outlet on a
circuit different from the one that supplies the Ei428.
(iv) Consult the supplier or an experienced radio/television
technician.
Block E1
The crossed out wheelie bin symbol that is on your
product indicates that this product should not be disposed
of via the normal household waste stream. Proper
disposal will prevent possible harm to the environment or
to human health. When disposing of this product please
separate it from other waste streams to ensure that it can
be recycled in an environmentally sound manner. For
more details on collection and proper disposal, please
contact your local government office or the retailer where
you purchased this product.
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Hereby, Ei Electronics declares that this Ei428 RadioLINK Relay Base
is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions
of Directive 1999/5/EC. The Declaration of Conformity may be consulted
at www.eielectronics.com/compliance
Aico Ltd., Mile End Business Park, Maesbury Road,
Oswestry, Shropshire SY10 8NN, U.K.
Tel: 01691 664100
www.aico.co.uk
Ei Electronics,
Shannon Industrial Estate,
Shannon, Co. Clare, Ireland.
Telephone: +353 61 471277
www.eielectronics.com
P/N A15267 Rev5
© Ei Electronics 2016
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