DCB, DCFCB, and DCFCTB Models
DCB, DCFCB, and
DCFCTB Models
Battery Operated
Mechanical Siren Control System
Installation, Operation, and
Service Manual
255360
Rev. K0 515
Printed in U.S.A.
© Copyright 2015 Federal Signal Corporation
Limited Warranty
The Alerting and Notification Systems Division of Federal Signal Corporation (Federal)
warrants each new product to be free from defects in material and workmanship, under normal use
and service, for a period of two years on parts replacement and factory-performed labor (one year
for Informer, EAS, and Federal software products) from the date of delivery to the first userpurchaser. Federal warrants every 2001, Eclipse and 508 Siren (Top of pole only) to be free from
defects in material, per our standard warranty, under normal use and service for a period of five
years on parts replacement.
During this warranty period, the obligation of Federal is limited to repairing or replacing, as
Federal may elect, any part or parts of such product which after examination by Federal, are
determined to be defective in material and/or workmanship.
Federal will provide warranty for any unit, which is delivered, transported prepaid, to the Federal
factory or designated authorized warranty service center for examination and such examination
reveals a defect in material and/or workmanship.
This warranty does not cover travel expenses, the cost of specialized equipment for gaining access
to the product, or labor charges for removal and re-installation of the product. The Federal Signal
Corporation warranty shall not apply to components or accessories that have a separate warranty
by the original manufacturer, such as, but not limited to batteries.
Federal will provide on-site warranty service during the first 60-days after the completion of the
installation, when Federal has provided a turn-key installation including optimization and/or
commissioning services.
This warranty does not extend to any unit which has been subjected to abuse, misuse, improper
installation or which has been inadequately maintained, nor to units which have problems related
to service or modification at any facility other than the Federal factory or authorized warranty
service centers. Moreover, Federal shall have no liability with respect to defects arising in
Products through any cause other than ordinary use (such as, for example, accident, fire, lightning,
water damage, or other remaining acts of God).
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NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL FEDERAL BE LIABLE FOR ANY
LOSS OF PROFITS OR ANY INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT
OF ANY SUCH DEFECT IN MATERIAL WORKMANSHIP.
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Phone: 708-534-3400
Website: http://www.alertnotification.net
Contents
Safety Message ........................................................................................................................ 6
Important Notice ..................................................................................................................... 6
Publications ............................................................................................................................ 6
Planning ................................................................................................................................. 6
Installation and Service .......................................................................................................... 7
Operation ............................................................................................................................... 8
Characteristics ......................................................................................................................... 9
Scope of this Manual .............................................................................................................. 9
Overview ................................................................................................................................ 9
DCB Model ........................................................................................................................10
DCFCB Model ....................................................................................................................10
DCFCTB Model..................................................................................................................10
Control/Battery System ..........................................................................................................11
DCB and DCFCB Controller ..................................................................................................11
One-Way Radio Control ........................................................................................................12
DCFCTB Controller ...............................................................................................................12
Two-Way Radio Control ........................................................................................................13
Specifications..........................................................................................................................14
Controllers Specifications ......................................................................................................14
Recommended Batteries (user supplied) ...........................................................................14
Control Board Specifications .................................................................................................15
Signaling Format Specifications.............................................................................................15
EAS ...................................................................................................................................16
POCSAG ...........................................................................................................................16
Inputs and Outputs ................................................................................................................17
Transceiver Specifications .....................................................................................................17
Functional Description ...........................................................................................................18
System Operating Description ...............................................................................................18
Siren Activation ..................................................................................................................18
Activation Using the ARM function .....................................................................................18
Site Status Monitoring (DTMF only) ...................................................................................18
Automatic Reports .............................................................................................................18
Growl Test .........................................................................................................................19
Control Cabinet Functional Descriptions ................................................................................19
Motor Contactors ...............................................................................................................19
Battery Charger..................................................................................................................20
Power Distribution and Fusing ...........................................................................................20
Radio Transceiver ..............................................................................................................20
FC Controller Board ...........................................................................................................21
DCB, DCFCB, and DCFCTB Models
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FC Controller Board Indicators ..............................................................................................21
Options for JP11 ................................................................................................................23
Transceiver Interface .............................................................................................................28
Transmit Audio ...................................................................................................................28
Receive Audio ....................................................................................................................28
PTT ....................................................................................................................................28
+12 Vdc .............................................................................................................................29
Carrier Detect ....................................................................................................................29
Sensors and Sensor Inputs ...................................................................................................29
AC Sensor .........................................................................................................................29
Low Battery Sensor............................................................................................................29
Digital Inputs for Rotation Sensor .......................................................................................30
Digital Input for Current Sensor ..........................................................................................30
Digital Input for Intrusion Sensor ........................................................................................30
Digital Input for Pressure Sensor (not used with 2001-130 sirens) .....................................30
Relay Outputs........................................................................................................................31
Speaker Output .....................................................................................................................31
Monitor Received Audio .....................................................................................................31
Remote Public Address......................................................................................................31
Audio Function Generator Option .......................................................................................31
Landline and Local Pushbutton Activation .............................................................................32
Control Board Power Input ....................................................................................................32
DTMF Decoding and Encoding Formats ................................................................................32
Decoding Format ...............................................................................................................32
DTMF Encoding Format .....................................................................................................33
Technical Description .............................................................................................................33
Control Board Theory of Operation ........................................................................................33
Description of DCFCTB Block Diagram ..............................................................................33
Software Description of DCFCTB Encoding Format ...........................................................35
Chopper Motor Current Sensor Theory of Operation .............................................................37
Overview ............................................................................................................................37
Circuit Description ..............................................................................................................37
Rotator Motor Current Sensor Theory of Operation ...............................................................39
Overview ............................................................................................................................39
Electrical Specifications for Rotator Motor Current Sensor .................................................39
Connectors ........................................................................................................................39
Circuit Description ..............................................................................................................40
Battery Charger Theory of Operation .....................................................................................40
Overview ............................................................................................................................40
Electrical Specifications for Battery Charger ......................................................................41
Connectors ........................................................................................................................41
Circuit Description ..............................................................................................................42
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Programming Software...........................................................................................................44
FSPWARE ............................................................................................................................44
The Commander™ Digital System Software (SFCDWARE) ................................................44
Installation ...............................................................................................................................44
Recommendations on Control/Battery System Location ........................................................44
Control/Battery System Installation ........................................................................................47
Installer Supplied Material List ...........................................................................................47
Pole Mounting ....................................................................................................................49
Flat Surface Mounting ........................................................................................................50
Electrical Connections ...........................................................................................................50
Siren Connections..............................................................................................................50
AC Power Connections ......................................................................................................51
Battery Installation and Wiring............................................................................................52
Landline Control .................................................................................................................53
Antenna Installation ...............................................................................................................54
Yagi Antenna Installation ...................................................................................................54
Omni Fiberglass Antenna Models: (no tuning required)......................................................56
Pre-operational System Testing.............................................................................................61
Initial Sensor Adjustments and Testing ..................................................................................61
Rotation Current Sensor ....................................................................................................61
Chopper Current Sensor ....................................................................................................62
AC Power Sensor ..............................................................................................................62
Intrusion Sensor .................................................................................................................62
Battery Voltage Measurement ...............................................................................................62
Battery Charger Voltage Measurement..................................................................................63
2001TRBP Transformer/Rectifier 48 Vdc testing (optional)....................................................63
Manual Siren Activation .........................................................................................................63
Landline Siren Activation (optional) .......................................................................................63
Transceiver Audio Level Adjustments and VSWR Testing .....................................................63
DTMF Transmit Level Adjustments (DTMF versions of DCFCTB only) ..............................64
FSK Transmit Level Adjustments (Digital FSK versions of DCFCTDB only) .......................64
Receive Level Adjustments ................................................................................................64
Two-tone and DTMF Controller Decode-ability Testing ......................................................65
Confirming Controller Auto-Reporting ................................................................................65
Test Activation Codes ........................................................................................................65
Service and Maintenance .......................................................................................................66
Obtaining Service ..................................................................................................................66
Preventative Maintenance .....................................................................................................66
Monthly Testing..................................................................................................................66
Annual Inspection ..............................................................................................................66
DCB, DCFCB, and DCFCTB Models
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Options ....................................................................................................................................67
Model 2001TRBP ..................................................................................................................67
2001TRBP Mounting Location ...........................................................................................67
2001TRBP Wiring ..............................................................................................................67
Model HTR4 (Battery Warmers) ............................................................................................72
Model 2001HR (Holding Relay) .............................................................................................73
Solar Power ...........................................................................................................................73
Model DCFCTBD-IP .................................................................................................................74
General .................................................................................................................................74
Ethernet Board Specifications ...............................................................................................74
Connectors ........................................................................................................................74
Network Information ..............................................................................................................75
Protocols Supported ..........................................................................................................75
IP Ports Used.....................................................................................................................75
IP Address .........................................................................................................................75
TOS/DSCP (Type of Service).............................................................................................75
Bandwidth Requirements ...................................................................................................76
Index ........................................................................................................................................77
Figures
Figure 1 DCB, DCFCB, and DCFCTB Battery and Control Cabinets ........................................................... 9
Figure 2 DCB and DCFCB Signal Characteristics ...................................................................................... 12
Figure 3 Transceiver Interface Connector P1 ............................................................................................. 28
Figure 4 Typical DCFCB or DCFCTB with 2001TRBP Installation Drawing .............................................. 46
Figure 5 Battery Positioning and Wiring ...................................................................................................... 53
Figure 6 Yagi Antenna Installation Example ............................................................................................... 58
Figure 7 Omni Antenna Installation Example.............................................................................................. 59
Figure 8 Antenna Grounding ....................................................................................................................... 60
Figure 9 Schematic Diagram 2001TRBP .................................................................................................... 68
Figure 10 Transformer Rectifier Wiring to Control Cabinet ......................................................................... 71
Figure 11 2001TRBP Transformer Rectifier Parts List ............................................................................... 72
Figure 12 HTR4 Wiring Diagram ................................................................................................................. 73
Figure 13 FC Control Board ........................................................................................................................ 80
Figure 14 DCB Wiring Diagram .................................................................................................................. 81
Figure 15 DCFCB Wiring Diagram .............................................................................................................. 82
Figure 16 DCFCTB Wiring Diagram ........................................................................................................... 83
Figure 17 DCB and DCFCB Solar Wiring ................................................................................................... 84
Figure 18 DCFCTB Solar Wiring ................................................................................................................. 85
Figure 19 DCB Final Assembly ................................................................................................................... 86
Figure 20 DCFCB Final Assembly .............................................................................................................. 87
Figure 21 DCFCTB-IP Wiring Diagram ....................................................................................................... 88
Figure 22 DCFCTB-IP Final Assembly ....................................................................................................... 89
Figure 23 DCFCTB Final Assembly ............................................................................................................ 90
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Tables
Table 1 Input Power Requirements ............................................................................................................ 14
Table 2 AC Power ....................................................................................................................................... 14
Table 3 Battery Warmer .............................................................................................................................. 14
Table 4 System Operating Power from the 4 Battery System .................................................................... 14
Table 5 Charging System............................................................................................................................ 14
Table 6 Environmental ................................................................................................................................ 15
Table 7 Dimensions .................................................................................................................................... 15
Table 8 Input Power Requirements ............................................................................................................ 15
Table 9 Backup Battery ............................................................................................................................... 15
Table 10 Serial Communications ................................................................................................................ 15
Table 11 Two Tone Sequential ................................................................................................................... 16
Table 12 Single Tone .................................................................................................................................. 16
Table 13 DTMF ........................................................................................................................................... 16
Table 14 FSK .............................................................................................................................................. 16
Table 15 Relay Outputs .............................................................................................................................. 17
Table 16 Audio Output (Optional) ............................................................................................................... 17
Table 17 Remote Activation Inputs ............................................................................................................. 17
Table 18 Thresholds ................................................................................................................................... 19
Table 19 FC Controller Board Indicators .................................................................................................... 21
Table 20 2001 dc Solar mode ..................................................................................................................... 23
Table 21 2001 dc Non-Solar mode ............................................................................................................. 24
Table 22 FCD Repeater Solar mode .......................................................................................................... 24
Table 23 FCD Repeater Non-Solar mode................................................................................................... 24
Table 24 Conversion of DTMF Digit to BCD ............................................................................................... 35
Table 25 Unit Types .................................................................................................................................... 36
Table 26 Function currently running ........................................................................................................... 36
Table 27 Digit 7 ........................................................................................................................................... 36
Table 28 Digit 8 ........................................................................................................................................... 36
Table 29 Bit Status ...................................................................................................................................... 36
Table 30 Electrical Specifications for Rotator Motor Current Sensor ......................................................... 39
Table 31 Electrical Specifications for Battery Charger ............................................................................... 41
Table 32 Output charge voltage .................................................................................................................. 43
Table 33 Installer Supplied Material List ..................................................................................................... 47
DCB, DCFCB, and DCFCTB Models
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Safety Message
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Safety Message
Safety Message
It is important to follow all instructions shipped with this product. This
device is to be installed by trained personnel who are thoroughly
familiar with the country electric codes and will follow these guidelines
as well as local codes.
Listed below are important safety instructions and precautions you should follow:
Important Notice
Federal Signal reserves the right to make changes to devices and specifications
detailed in the manual at any time in order to improve reliability, function or design.
The information in this manual has been carefully checked and is believed to be
accurate; however, no responsibility is assumed for any inaccuracies.
Publications
Federal Signal recommends the following publications from the Federal Emergency
Management Agency for assistance with planning an outdoor warning system:

The ―Outdoor Warning Guide‖ (CPG 1-17)

―Civil Preparedness, Principles of Warning‖ (CPG 1-14)

FEMA-REP-1, Appendix 3 (Nuclear Plant Guideline)

FEMA-REP-10 (Nuclear Plant Guideline).

If suitable warning equipment is not selected, the installation site for the siren is
not selected properly or the siren is not installed properly, it may not produce the
intended optimum audible warning. Follow Federal Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) recommendations.

If sirens are not activated in a timely manner when an emergency condition
exists, they cannot provide the intended audible warning. It is imperative that
knowledgeable people, who are provided with the necessary information, are
available at all times to authorize the activation of the sirens.

When sirens are used out of doors, people indoors may not be able to hear the
warning signals. Separate warning devices or procedures may be needed to
effectively warn people indoors.
Planning
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Safety Message

The sound output of sirens is capable of causing permanent hearing damage. To
prevent excessive exposure, carefully plan siren placement, post warnings, and
restrict access to areas near sirens.

Activating the sirens may not result in people taking the desired actions if those
to be warned are not properly trained about the meaning of siren sounds. Siren
users should follow FEMA recommendations and instruct those to be warned of
correct actions to be taken.

After installation, service, or maintenance, test the siren system to confirm that it
is operating properly. Test the system regularly to confirm that it will be
operational in an emergency.

If future service and operating personnel do not have these instructions to refer to,
the siren system may not provide the intended audible warning and service
personnel may be exposed to death, permanent hearing loss, or other bodily
injury. File these instructions in a safe place and refer to them periodically. Give
a copy of these instructions to new recruits and trainees. Also give a copy to
anyone who is going to service or repair the siren.
Installation and Service

Electrocution or severe personal injury can occur when performing various
installation and service functions such as making electrical connections, drilling
holes, or lifting equipment. Therefore only experienced electricians should install
this product in accordance with national, state and any other electrical codes
having jurisdiction. Perform all work under the direction of the installation or
service crew safety foreman.

The sound output of sirens is capable of causing permanent hearing damage. To
prevent excessive exposure, carefully plan siren placement, post warnings and
restrict access to areas near the sirens. Sirens may be operated from remote
control points. Whenever possible, disconnect all siren power including batteries
before working near the siren.

After installation or service, test the siren system to confirm that it is operating
properly. Test the system regularly to confirm that it will be operational in an
emergency.

If future service personnel do not have these warnings and all other instructions
shipped with the equipment to refer to, the siren system may not provide the
intended audible warning and service personnel may be exposed to death,
permanent hearing loss, or other bodily injury. File these instructions in a safe
place and refer to them periodically. Give a copy of these instructions to new
recruits and trainees. Also, give a copy to anyone who is going to service or
repair the sirens.
DCB, DCFCB, and DCFCTB Models
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Safety Message
Operation
MERGESafety Messageexring the
Informer-IPFORMAT General
Failure to understand the capabilities and limitations of your siren system could result
Descriptionations
in permanent hearing loss, other serious injuries or death to persons too close to the
Safety Messagesirens when you activate them or to those you need to warn. Carefully read and
thoroughly understand all safety notices in this manual and all operations-relateditems in all instruction manuals shipped with equipment. Thoroughly discuss all
contingency plans with those responsible for warning people in your community,
company, or jurisdiction.
Read and understand the information contained in this manual before
attempting to install or service the siren.
Pay careful attention to the following notices located on the equipment.
Notices—Externally Placed
Notices—Internally Placed
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Characteristics
Characteristics
Scope of this Manual
This manual describes the characteristics, specifications, functional description,
theory of operation, installation, and setup instructions for the controller and its
sensors as well as the additional information required to operate, service, and
maintain the control system.
Figure 1 DCB, DCFCB, and DCFCTB Battery and Control Cabinets
Overview
The DC Series Siren Control System contains the following components:

Aluminum Control Cabinet and Battery Cabinet
(optional 304 or 316 stainless steel cabinets)

48 Vdc battery charging system

Motor Contactors

Fusing
DCB, DCFCB, and DCFCTB Models
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Characteristics
If required, the antenna
system is not included with the radio controller models. The
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appropriate
directional or omni-directional antenna system must be ordered
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General
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separately.
Characteristics
DCB
Model
The DCB controller includes the following:

Control Cabinet and Battery Cabinet

48 Vdc charging system

Contactors (Chopper and Rotator)

Fusing

DIN rail terminal block

Battery disconnect switch

Wiring for components
DCFCB Model
The DCFCB controller includes all the components of the DCB controller plus a FC
control board that can be equipped with a one-way receiver. IP board and landline
board is optional. The following lists the DCFCB part numbers:

DCFCB—FC Controller, radio not included

DCFCBH—FC Controller with VHF Band radio

DCFCBU—FC Controller with UHF Band radio
For special orders contact Federal Signal. See Obtaining Service on page 66 for
contact information.
DCFCTB Model
The DCFCTB controller includes all the components of the DCB controller plus
additional wiring for two-way status monitoring of the DC Cabinet. The DCFCTB
can be equipped with a two-way radio transceiver. IP board, landline board, and a
one-way receiver are all optional. The following lists the standard DCFCTB part
numbers:
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
DCFCTBD—Two-way Digital FC Controller, radio not included

DCFCTBDH—Two-way Digital FC Controller with High Band radio

DCFCTBDU—Two-way Digital FC Controller with UHF Band radio

DCFCTBD-IP—Two-way Digital FC Controller, IP-enabled

DCFCTB-LL—Two-way Digital FC Controller, LL-enabled
DCB, DCFCB, and DCFCTB Models
Characteristics
For special orders contact Federal Signal. See Obtaining Service on page 66 for
contact information.
Control/Battery System
The Control/Battery System consists of two cabinets, which are channel mounted for
ease of installation (refer to Figure 1 DCB, DCFCB, and DCFCTB Battery and
Control Cabinets.) The upper NEMA 4 cabinet houses the necessary electronics and
controls for producing the siren signals, and the charging system for the four 12 Volt
batteries.
The lower vented NEMA 4X style enclosure houses four user-provided rechargeable
batteries with optional lead-acid, AGM, or gel batteries. The lower and upper
cabinets are interconnected through Liquid-Tight conduit, which is sealed to prevent
harmful vapors from entering the control area. The four batteries are connected in
series to provide 48 Vdc operating power to the siren, while the charger in the upper
cabinet operates on 120 Vac to keep the batteries charged. This arrangement
continues to provide power to the siren in the event of a power failure. The controller
works primarily off the ac input voltage. In the event of an ac power failure, the
controller automatically obtains power from a 48 V to 12 V dc-to-dc converter
powered by the four 12 V batteries.
DCB and DCFCB Controller
The DCB and DCFCBs are one-way controllers. They have separately fused circuits
to protect the siren controller. Two ac power fuses (F1 and F2) protect the charger
and optional battery warmers respectively. The main siren motor is protected by a
200 A dc fuse. An in-line fuse connected to K1 fuses the rotator motor. The contactor
coils are fused with in-line fuses. The charger output is protected with in-line fuses
(refer to Figure 5 Battery Positioning and Wiring on page 53, Figure 14 DCB Wiring
Diagram on page 81, and Figure 15 DCFCB Wiring Diagram on page 82.)
The Models DCB and DCFCB siren controllers are capable of producing a steady
signal, wailing signal, and a fast wail or fire signal. The steady signal is frequently
used as a civil defense ―Alert‖ signal. The wailing signal is often used as a civil
defense ―Attack‖ signal. The fast wail or fire signal is often used to summon the local
fire department. You can use any of the signals for any desired application. These
signals are shown graphically in the following figure.
DCB, DCFCB, and DCFCTB Models
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Characteristics
Figure 2 DCB and
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Characteristics
One-Way Radio Control
You can remotely activate the siren by a radio signal when an optional radio
receiver/decoder is incorporated with the DCFCB System. The advantage of radio
control activation is that control lines are not required between the siren control site
and the siren location. For units equipped with the optional integral radio receiver, the
RF Frequency configuration parameter sets the frequency of the radio channel.
Changing this parameter from its factory setting requires re-alignment of the radio for
maximum performance. The value entered must fall within the range specified for the
receiver band equipped.
DCFCTB Controller
The DCFCTBs are two-way control and status monitoring siren controllers. The units
interface to an off-the-shelf two-way radio transceiver and communicate to a base
control unit through either DTMF or FSK signaling depending on the model
purchased.
The controllers decode any combination of Single-Tone, Two-Tone Sequential,
DTMF, EAS, POCSAG or FSK formats for activation. This makes the two-way
controller compatible with virtually any existing siren control system.
The digital DCFCTBs provide the capability of digital encoding and decoding with
added security. Throughout this manual, all references to digital encoding, digital
decoding, and FSK features and functions pertain only to the DCFCTBD series
models. You can upgrade the DTMF version of the DCFCTB to the digital version
DCFCTBD with a software update. All DCFCTB models come equipped with two
useable relay outputs, which can be programmed independently to activate with
various codes. Relay #3 is wired as a normally closed contact and is used to force the
system into battery mode during a growl test (if applicable). Relay #4 is reserved for
a low voltage disconnect.
There are also four inputs and four local pushbuttons, which you can use to activate
and cancel the unit.
The decode codes, relay timing and optional warning sounds are programmed into the
unit through a standard RS232 serial port.
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Characteristics
The DCFCTBs contain six user programmable functions in addition to the five preset
functions: ARM, DISARM, REPORT, GROWL TEST, MASTER RESET.
The DCFCTBs come equipped with the necessary sensors and wiring to provide
information on the following areas of operation:

AC Power Status

Communications Status

Low Battery Voltage Indication

Siren Activation Current

Intrusion into Control Cabinet and Battery Cabinet

Siren Rotation
The above information is returned in a Pass/Fail format. For example, if battery
voltage is at proper operating level, then it is returned as ―Battery Voltage OK.‖ This
status information is made available for viewing at the Central Control Unit. This
reporting feature greatly improves warning system reliability by quickly alerting
operating personnel to problems that are encountered.
The integral LCD displays Function Counters, Decoded two-tone, DTMF, POCSAG,
MSK Digital functions decoded, and the current software revision. The display
constantly scrolls through the display items.
Two-Way Radio Control
The Federal Signal DCFCTBs are available in VHF and UHF models transceivers to
provide two-way signaling capabilities. Other radio types are available, contact
Federal Signal Sales for additional information. Refer to the radio instruction manual
for details concerning operation, specifications, and maintenance.
For specialized radio equipment needs, contact Federal Signal Customer Care at:
800-548-7229 or 708-534-3400 extension 5822 or Technical Support at:
800-524-3021 or 708-534-3400 extension 7329 or through e-mail at:
[email protected] For instruction manuals and information on
related products, visit: http://www.alertnotification.net/
DCB, DCFCB, and DCFCTB Models
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Specifications
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Controllers Specifications
Specifications
Table 1 Input Power Requirements
Input Power
Requirements
AC Voltage
Current draw
120 Vac +/- 10%, 50-60 Hz,
240 Vac +/- 10%, 50-60 Hz
4.0 A at 120 Vac (nominal)
7 Amps with HTR4 option (not available with direct
240 Vac operation)
Table 2 AC Power
2001TRB/TRBP/120246F-AC
Input Voltage
Input Current
Output Voltage
Output Current
Dimensions (H x W x D)
Weight
AC Primary Operation
208/220/240 Vac single phase
30 A (approx.)
46 Vdc/115 Vac
(50 A service recommended, to be fused
with 35 A Slo-Blow)
120 A dc/10 A ac
25.75 inches x 10.75 inches x 10.5 inches
654.05 mm x 273.05 mm x 266.7 mm
150 lb (68 kg)
Table 3 Battery Warmer
HTR4: Battery Warmers
Input Voltage
Power Rating
125 Vac single phase
80 Watts each
Table 4 System Operating Power from the 4 Battery System
System Operating Power from the 4 Battery
System
Output Voltage
Operating Current during an activation
Continuous Full Output Signaling Time
Stand-by time on Reserve Battery Capacity
that provides a full 3-minute siren activation.
48 Vdc (nominal)
115 A (nominal)
20 minutes
(minimum)
5 days minimum
Table 5 Charging System
Chargers (one for all four batteries)
Charger Output Voltage
Charger Output Current
54.0 Vdc at 100 mA
4 A maximum
Recommended Batteries (user supplied)
Refer to Federal Signal Website (http://www.alertnotification.net/) for current
recommended batteries. Use of batteries other than those specified may degrade the
operation of this product and void the warranty.
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Specifications
Table 6 Environmental
Environmental
Operating Temperature
-30 to +65C
(with batteries maintained at -18C minimum)
Table 7 Dimensions
Dimensions (H x W x D)
Control Cabinet
(NEMA 4)
Battery Cabinet
(Vented NEMA 4X)
Overall (including channel)
23.5 inches x 19 inches x 11.19 inches
597 mm x 483 mm x 284 mm
18 inches x 28 inches x 15.19 inches
457 mm x 711 mm x 386 mm
62.5 inches x 23.5 inches x
16.94 inches
1588 mm x 597 mm x 430 mm
364 pounds (165 kg.)
300 pounds (136 kg.)
Total Weight (including batteries)
Shipping Weight (excluding
batteries)
Control Board Specifications
Table 8 Input Power Requirements
AC Power
AC supply voltage (switchable)
Current draw
120 Vac +/- 10%, 50-60 Hz or
220 Vac +/- 10%, 50-60 Hz
0.2 A max.
Table 9 Backup Battery
Backup Battery
FC PCBA
Two-way Radio*
DC Current Draw (Nominal 48 Vdc)
150 mA Standby (without two-way radio)
Current draw is at the following:
 Standby is at 350 mA
 Active/Transmit is at 8 A nominal
*Typical current draw for a radio. Refer to radio manufacturer’s manual for specific
ratings.
Table 10 Serial Communications
Serial Communications
Serial Port Configuration
RS232C 1200,N,8,1
Signaling Format Specifications
Six user programmable functions in addition to the five preset functions: ARM,
DISARM, REPORT, GROWL TEST, and MASTER RESET. Wildcard options for
each of the DTMF strings.
DCB, DCFCB, and DCFCTB Models
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Specifications
Table 11 Two the
Tone
Sequential
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Frequency
range
282 Hz - 3000 Hz
Specifications
First Tone – 0.5 second minimum
Second Tone – 0.25 second minimum
8 seconds maximum for both tones
400 ms (maximum)
+/- 1.5%
5.0% preferred, 3% minimum
Tone timing
Intertone Gap
Tone Accuracy
Tone Spacing
Table 12 Single Tone
Frequency range
Tone timing
Tone Accuracy
Tone Spacing
282 Hz - 3000 Hz
0.5 second - 8 seconds maximum
+/- 1.5%
5.0% preferred, 3% minimum
Table 13 DTMF
All timing in milliseconds
String length
Mark/Space timing:
Decoder Minimum
Decoder Maximum
Encoder
Space between Stacked codes,
minimum
3 - 12 standard DTMF characters
50 ms/50 ms (below 50/50 consult
factory)
800 ms total mark/space timing per
function
100 ms/100 ms mark/space timing
1.25 seconds
Table 14 FSK
Baud rate
Modem type
Mark frequency
Space frequency
Error checking
1200 bps
MSK (minimal shift key)
1200 Hz
1800 Hz
16 bit CRC
EAS
Supports standard EAS codes and wildcards.
POCSAG
Supports Binary frequency shift keying 512 Baud numeric messages.
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Specifications
Inputs and Outputs
Table 15 Relay Outputs
Four relay outputs
Contact Rating
Normally Open or Normally Closed
5 A at 28 Vdc and 240 Vac
Table 16 Audio Output (Optional)
Output Voltage
Maximum Load
Total Harmonic Distortion
>2 V peak to peak
8 ohms
< 10% at 1 kHz Sine wave
Table 17 Remote Activation Inputs
Quantity
Input Type
4
Dry contact closure <1 k ohm
(Requires >1 second closure)
Transceiver Specifications
Programmable Frequency, Power Out, and Private Line options are available. For
further details, consult the radio owner’s manual.
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System
Operating Description
Functional Description
Siren Activation
The DTMF versions of DCFCTBs enable the user to program an ARM string into the
controller for extra security. If an arm string is not programmed, then an ARM
command is not required to activate a function. Digital versions of DCFCTBs do not
use the ARM function.
Activation Using the ARM function
To start siren activation through the radio, it is necessary to ARM the siren before
initiating a siren function; such as, a wail or steady. Once the siren is ARMed, it
remains ARMed for 255 seconds or 4.25 minutes. Upon activation of the siren, it runs
until the function times out, is canceled, or is reset. If the siren function is greater
than 4.25 minutes, you must send another ARM command prior to sending a
CANCEL command to shut off the siren. The ARM command is not required prior to
sending a RESET command.
To start a function by either landline or pushbutton, it is necessary to provide a one
second closure on the landline or a one second depression of the pushbuttons.
Site Status Monitoring (DTMF only)
The siren controller reports when polled from the SS2000+/R or when one of its
sensors changes state. The status of the site is encoded in a 9-digit DTMF string that
is designed to work with a Federal Signal SS2000+/R to decode, format, and time and
date stamp the received string. For detailed information about the DTMF coding
format, refer to the Software Description of DCFCTB Encoding Format section on
page 35.
Automatic Reports
The DCFCTB automatically sends back a report if one of the following sensors has a
change of state: ac, Low Battery, Intrusion, Stuck Relay detected, Motor Fuse fail, or
the siren is activated locally. The control station can also be set to automatically poll
the system at a predefined interval. Automatic reporting may be optionally disabled
on DCFCTBD systems. The DCFCTB is equipped with a carrier detect transmit hold
off that causes the unit to wait until the channel is clear before an automatic report is
transmitted.
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Functional Description
The thresholds are in the following table.
Table 18 Thresholds
Input
AC fail internal
AC fail external TR
Battery 12 V
Battery 48 V
Intrusion
Stuck Relay Detect
Threshold
57 Vac +/- 5%
40 Vrms +/- 1%
12.7 V +/- 3%
43.5 V +/- 3%
Door Open
relays off & current =
50-300 A
1.0-3.4 V
Pushbutton
Motor fuse
Local Activation
Time
57 sec +/- 1
2.2 sec + 1 sec x site #
20 sec
20 sec
555 mS
222 mS
5 sec
10 sec
Growl Test
The Standard Growl Test runs the rotator for 12 seconds and the chopper motor until
the sensors latch or a maximum of 2 seconds. This function is commonly used when
doing periodic testing to verify proper operation while generating minimal sound.
Control Cabinet Functional Descriptions
The dc Control Cabinet has the following main parts:

Motor Contactors

Battery Charger

Power Distribution and Fusing

Radio Transceiver (optional)

FC Controller Board (optional)
Motor Contactors
Two 200 A motor contactors are used for switching the 48 Vdc power to the siren
motor through K2, and the rotator motor through K1. The contactors are controlled
by the relay outputs on the DCB, DCFCB, and DCFCTB.
A third optional contactor, K3, is used to switch between the rectified 48 Vdc
provided by the 240 Vac transformer option and the 48 Vdc provided by the four
batteries in the battery cabinet. The switching occurs automatically when the 48 Vdc
provided by the 240 Vac transformer fails.
The wiring to the siren and rotator motor is protected by a 200 A fuse.
DCB, DCFCB, and DCFCTB Models
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Functional Description
Battery
Charger Descriptionexring the
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One charger
is used to charge all of the batteries in the Battery Cabinet. The charger
Descriptionations
is connected to all four series connected batteries to provide 48 Vdc to the siren and
rotator motors. The charger has a built-in 15 A fuse, and the charger wire is fused
Functional Description
with a 10 A fuse within the Battery Cabinet.
Power Distribution and Fusing
The DIN rail is used to distribute and fuse various voltages. The following is a
description of the terminals at the DIN rails:
Terminal
TB6
4
Description
+48 Vdc, from Charger
TB2
1
2
3
Ground
Ground
Ground
TB3
1
2
12 Vdc from Converter
12 Vdc from Converter
TB4
1
48 Vdc
TB5
F1
F2
1
2
3
4
5
10 A fuse for 120 Vac Neutral
10 A fuse for 120 Vac Line
FUSED ac Neutral
FUSED ac Neutral
Ground
FUSED ac Line
FUSED ac Line
Radio Transceiver
When a radio transceiver is equipped, the transceiver is factory installed,
programmed and aligned to work with Federal Signal DCFCTB. The 12 V
transceiver is powered by the 48 V to 12 V dc-to-dc converter. The converter is
powered by the four 12 V batteries that continue to run the controller in case of a
power failure. Consult the radio’s operating manual for further operating details.
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Functional Description
FC Controller Board
The FC Controller Board is located on the backplane of the Control Cabinet. This
board controls all functions of the DCFCB and DCFCTB. The board consists of
seven main sections:

Transceiver Interface

Digital Inputs

Relay Outputs

Speaker Output

Landline and Local Pushbuttons

Power Inputs and Power Supply

Encoder and Decoder Sections
FC Controller Board Indicators
The following table provides a description of LED indicators on the FC Controller
Board.
Table 19 FC Controller Board Indicators
Component
Number
D48
D12
D7
D25
D29
D38
D39
D43
D15
D13
D18
D14
D16
D17
Label
Description
Indication
CPU
RCV
XMIT
ARM
D29
D38
D39
D43
PRES
INTR
CUR
ROT
LOWBAT
AC FAIL
Microprocessor Heartbeat
RF Carrier Indicator on with carrier
Transmit
Power to relays on
Relay #1 closed
Relay #2 closed
Relay #3 closed
Relay #4 closed, or PA mode
Pressure Sensor input
Intrusion Sensor input
Current Sensor input
Rotation Sensor input
Low Battery Sensor (internal)
AC Power Fail Sensor (internal)
D34
D53
D36
U16
POWER
ISO+12V
ISO+5V
LCD
Display
CPU LED
RECEIVE LED
TRANSMIT LED
RELAYS ARMED
RELAY #1 LED
RELAY #2 LED
RELAY #3 LED
RELAY #4 LED
PRESSURE LED
INTRUSION LED
CURRENT LED
ROTATION LED
LOW BATTERY LED
AC POWER FAIL
LED
POWER LED
ISO 12V
ISO 5V
LCD Display
12 V Operating Power
Isolated 12V power
Isolated 5V power
Displays Function Counters, Decodes and
Software Revision
DCB, DCFCB, and DCFCTB Models
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The Descriptionexring
following tables provide
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selections,
and switches.
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JP1
1
Functional Description
2
JP2
1
Test Speaker
0 to 2 Vp-p, Audio Source: Receiver Audio during P.A. functions,
Siren Audio during Electronic Siren functions
2
Ground
JP3
1
Short For VOX Carrier Detect
Short to (JP3, pin 2), for VOX carrier detect
JP4
1
2
3
4
Test Speaker
VCC, +5 V
VCC, +5 V
Short pins 1 and 3 to give priority to the external transceiver
Short pins 2 and 4 to give priority to the internal receiver.
With no shorting jumper, first carrier detect has priority.
Short both sides when using SINAD board along with JP1.
JP5
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Sensor Inputs (#1 at left edge)
Pressure sensor input, dry Contact closure < 1 K
ISO Ground
Intrusion sensor input, dry Contact closure < 1 K
ISO Ground
Current sensor input, dry Contact closure < 1 K
ISO Ground
Rotation sensor input, dry Contact closure < 1 K
ISO Ground
48 Volt Battery input to 48 Volt sensor and to power supply,
15–75 Vdc
Ground
12 Volt Battery input to 12 Volt sensor and to power supply,
11–15 Vdc
Ground
10
11
12
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SINAD
Receiver module carrier detect, short to pin 2 when using SINAD
board along with both sides of JP4 and remove D1
External transceiver carrier detect
JP6
Speaker Mute gate bypass
Short pins 1 and 2 to bypass speaker mute gate, allow monitoring
of radio channel with local speaker
JP7
Receiver Module for one-way receiver
DCB, DCFCB, and DCFCTB Models
Functional Description
JP8
Serial and FLASH programming Port
JP9
1
LEDs on with Intrusion
Short to pin 2, to disable LEDs when Intrusion switch is closed
JP10
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
JP11
1 and 2
3-8
9 and 10
Remote Activation and Sensor Inputs (#1 at left edge of
connector)
Spare Sensor Input #2, dry Contact closure < 1 K
ISO Ground
Spare Sensor Input #1, dry Contact closure < 1 K
ISO Ground
Remote Activation Input #4, Activates Functions under code 4,
dry Contact closure < 1 K
ISO Ground
Remote Activation Input #3, Activates Functions under code 3,
dry Contact closure < 1 K
ISO Ground
Remote Activation Input #2, Activates Functions under code 2,
dry Contact closure < 1 K
ISO Ground
Remote Activation Input #1, Activates Functions under code 1,
dry Contact closure < 1 K
ISO Ground
Used for special applications
See below
Not used
See below (Normally Jumpered)
Options for JP11
Jumper pins 1 and 2
Table 20 2001 dc Solar mode
AC
(Power)
Battery
Pressure
AC power and external power or 50 Vdc (ac power or 48 V
battery/charger) latching
>12.7 v (dc-dc) and >43.7 v (48 V battery)
Motor fuse (low = pass)
DCB, DCFCB, and DCFCTB Models
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Functional Description
Table
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mode
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(Power)
Battery
Functional Description
>12.7 v (dc-dc) and >43.7 v (48 V battery) (either 12 or 48 fail will
cause a fail)
Transfer switch low voltage detect (External ac input Sense2,
low=voltage pass)
Motor fuse (low = pass)
Pressure
Table 22 FCD Repeater Solar mode
AC
(Power)
Battery
Pressure
AC power and external power or 50 Vdc (ac power or 48 V
battery/Charger) latching
12.7 Vdc (connects to 12 V battery or dc-dc convertor)
Charger = External charger sense contact (low = pass)
Table 23 FCD Repeater Non-Solar mode
AC
(Power)
Battery
Pressure
AC and external power or 50 Vdc (ac power or 48 V
battery/charger) latching
12.7 Vdc (connects to 12 V battery or dc-dc convertor)
Charger = External charger sense contact (low = pass)
Jumper pins 9 and 10 for Kenwood Mode or Transformer Rectifier and Control Mode
Kenwood Mode
When the Kenwood mode is polled, the system responds over the port which received
the poll request only.
Transformer Rectifier and Control Mode
Use relay number 3 to switch from Transformer Rectifier (TR) to batteries in order to
conduct a battery test.
Remote ac power sense debounce fixed at 4 seconds (normally 28 seconds).
Standby:

If low voltage occurs, JP10 on pins 11 and 12 get an open contact from the
TR contactor.

If the voltage is normal, TR gives a contact closure across JP10 on pins 11
and 12.
JP12
1
2
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SINAD
Directly to processor pin #58 (ADC7)
Ground
DCB, DCFCB, and DCFCTB Models
Functional Description
JP13
1
5
CTCSS Encoder/Decoder
Receive audio, not dc isolated, set to 1 Vp-p with 1 kHz tone at
3 kHz deviation for wideband
1.5 kHz deviation for narrowband
Ground
+8 Volts dc, < 100 mA current
Decode not & PTT line, low with decode, set low by processor
during transmit
Transmit audio, 0 to 2 Vp-p of Digital data or Tone
JP14
1
2
Force Carrier Detect
Short to (JP14, pin 2), to force carrier detect on
Ground
JP15
1
2
Short To Set Deviation
Short to ISO Ground (JP15, pin 2), causes unit to transmit for
setting deviation
ISO Ground
JP16
I2C Port
JP21
Relay Outputs, 3 A, up to 240 Vac, (#1 at left edge of
connector)
Relay 1, Common
Relay 1, N.O.
Relay 2, Common
Relay 2, N.O.
Relay 3, Common
Relay 3, N.O. or N.C., depending on jumper JU1
Relay 4, Common
Relay 4, N.O. or N.C., depending on jumper JU2
2
3
4
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
JP22
1 and 2
P1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
AC Power Input
120 or 240 Vac +/- 10%, 60 Hz (Set S7)
Transceiver Interface
Transmit audio, dc isolated, 0 to 1 Vp-p
Receive audio, dc isolated, 350 mVp-p to 3 Vp-p
PTT not, goes low (<0.65 V) during transmit
Ground
+12 Volts dc, 100 mA max, 2 A with battery
Carrier Detect not, set low (<0.65 V) during receive
No connection
Ground
Ground
DCB, DCFCB, and DCFCTB Models
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TP1
Two-Tone Decoder, HighPass Filter Enable
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Goes high when processor is decoding a tone > 2100 Hz
Functional Description
TP2
Receive audio to Two-Tone Decoder
Audio at last stage before two-tone comparator, 1 to 3 Vp-p
TP3
Transmit audio
0.1 to 3 Vp-p
TP4
Receive audio from Two-Tone Decoder to processor
Audio after two-tone comparator, square waves to processor, 0 to
5 Vp-p
TP7
Two-Tone Decoder, LowPass Filter Enable
Goes high when processor is decoding a tone < 400 Hz
TP8
Receive audio level set
External transceiver receive audio set to 1 Vpp using R48
TP9
RX Data
Receive data from digital modem IC, 0 to 5 Volts
TP10
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DTMF Decoder STD
Goes low whenever a DTMF digit is being decoded
S1
Local Activation #4
Press and hold for ½ second, Activates Functions under code 4
S2
Local Activation #1
Press and hold for ½ second, Activates Functions under code 1
S3
Local Activation #2
Press and hold for ½ second, Activates Functions under code 2
S4
Local Activation #3
Press and hold for ½ second, Activates Functions under code 3
DCB, DCFCB, and DCFCTB Models
Functional Description
S5
S7
R48
R61
R70
R71
Processor Reset
110 / 220 Vac Selector switch
External transceiver receive audio set to 1Vpp at TP8
Test Speaker output level set
MSK modem transmit deviation level set
DTMF transmit deviation level set
S6
Site Address Switch
Sets units site number
Unit Address
The unit address sets the siren site number and is used to identify the site in two-way
report back systems. The unit address is a three-digit number with a range of
001-255. The unit address is set using dipswitch S1. S1 Off position indicates active
position. Add binary active switch positions to get ID address.
Switch number
Binary number
1
1
2
2
3
4
4
8
5
16
6
32
7
64
8
128
Example: Switch number 1, 2 and 3 are binary numbers 1, 2 and 4, which when
added would equal unit address 7.
NOTE: Must be set to address one to program controller board or to program a
non-digital unit. When programming is completed, change dipswitch setting to actual
site address. Programming details are in the software manual. The ID address is
stored at power up of the controller. If the ID address is changed, the power (battery
and ac) must be turned off and then on.
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Functional Description
Transceiver
Interface
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You can interface a transceiver through the male DB9 connector, P1.
Descriptionations
Position
Functional Description
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8,9
Description
Transmit Audio
Receive Audio
PTT
Ground
12 Vdc (unregulated)
Carrier Detect
Not used
Ground
Figure 3 Transceiver Interface Connector P1
Transmit Audio
You can adjust the encoded audio from 0 to 1.2 Vp-p (O.C.) using the DTMF
Deviation Potentiometer, R71 and Digital Deviation Potentiometer, R70. Use to set
the audio output level to the transceiver. You can connect the transmit audio to the
radio’s line level (flat) audio input or its mic (pre-emphasized) audio input, but the
flat or non-pre-emphasized input is preferred and is easier to adjust. The transmit
deviation is adjusted as follows:

DTMF–Adjust R71 for 3 kHz deviation (add .75 kHz deviation if CTCSS is used)

Digital–Adjust R70 for 3 kHz Deviation (do not exceed 4 kHz)
*NOTE: Deviation levels are cut in half when using 12.5 kHz channel spaced radios.
Receive Audio
Connect the receive audio to the radio’s de-emphasized audio out. You can adjust the
audio level of an external transceiver by R48 and when receiving a properly
modulated signal as described above, adjust to 1 Vp-p at TP8.
PTT
Push-to-talk pulls to ground to place the transceiver into transmit mode.
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Functional Description
+12 Vdc
The +12 Vdc is an unregulated, 1.0 A supply that can vary from
11.5–13.6 Vdc.
Carrier Detect
Carrier Detect input requires a pull to ground to indicate when carrier is present.
Sensors and Sensor Inputs
The FC Controller Board comes with the following inputs to work with external
sensors and two built-in sensors to report the following conditions:
AC
AC (External Sensor Input)
Low Battery, 12 Vdc
Low Battery, 48 Vdc
Rotation (Proximity Switch)
Rotation (Current Sensor)
Main Siren Motor Current
Intrusion
JP22
JP10-1
JP5-11
JP5-9 (only used with 48 V type
sirens.)
JP5-7
JP10-3
JP5-5
JP5-3
AC Sensor
During normal operation (when ac is present) the built-in ac sensor does not light. If
ac is lost, the ac LED lights. The ac sensing logic is dependent on both the built-in ac
sense and the external ac sense points. If an ac loss is detected at either point, a report
is sent. A loss of ac is not reported immediately. The controller makes sure the loss
lasts at least 2 seconds then it adds (1 second * Site #) before reporting. Each siren
with an ac failure reports by site number in sequential order with a two second delay
between sites. Once ac is restored, another automatic report is sent in the same order
to show change of state. If ac is restored before the automatic report is sent, the report
is cancelled.
Low Battery Sensor
The low battery sensor input measures the voltage across the four series batteries. If
the battery voltage goes below ~44 V for 20 seconds, the controller reports a low
battery condition. The controller does not automatically report when the battery
voltage returns to normal to eliminate the possibility of multiple reports when a
battery is very weak. The low battery condition remains latched in memory until the
controller is reset or a function is run and the battery voltage is restored.
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Functional Description
Digital
Inputs for Descriptionexring
Rotation Sensorthe
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Generalsensor inputs exist. Depending on the sensor option purchased, either
Two rotation
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the current sensor or proximity switch input is used.
Functional Description
 Standard Rotation Sensor Input: JP10-3 is used for the rotation motor current
sensor. This input latches when current is detected. During a siren rotation this
input is pulled low. The latch is reset by the RESET command.

Proximity Switch Rotation Sensor Input: JP5-7 is used to connect a proximity
switch to detect siren rotation. You may leave this input unconnected if a
non-rotating siren is used or if JP10-3 is used to detect rotation. During a normal
siren activation (when the siren is rotating), the external rotation sensor, which is
usually an open collector proximity device mounted in the siren to detect gear
movement, provides active low pulses. Once this input receives more than 11 low
pulses during a siren activation, this input will latch active until a reset command
is received.
Digital Input for Current Sensor
JP5-5 is used to detect the main siren motor operating current during siren activation.
This input is pulled low when the external current sensor detects proper running
current during a siren activation. If this input is pulled low for 1/4 second, the input is
latched active until another activation command is received or a Reset command is
sent.
Digital Input for Intrusion Sensor
JP5-3 is used to detect an intrusion into the control cabinet. With the Control Cabinet
closed, the intrusion switch is in a normally closed position. If the intrusion condition
changes state for more than one second, an auto-report is sent.
Digital Input for Pressure Sensor (not used with 2001-130 sirens)
JP5-1 is used to detect blower pressure on Thunderbolt sirens during siren activation.
This sensor input latches when operating current is detected (input is pulled low) and
resets when a RESET command is received.
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Functional Description
Relay Outputs
JP21
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Out
Relay 1, Common
Relay 1, N.O.
Relay 2, Common
Relay 2, N.O.
Relay 3, Common
Relay 3, N.O. or N.C., depending on jumper JU1,
(N.C. is standard)
Relay 4, Common
Relay 4, N.O. or N.C., depending on jumper JU2,
(N.O. is standard)
There are four relay outputs on the FC Controller Board, which are controlled by the
microprocessor. The relays provide isolation and are spike protected to prevent
voltage spikes from affecting the unit. As the relay coil is energized, the outputs close
and the associated LED lights. The FC Controller Board comes standard with two
DPST relays. Relay #3 is reserved for testing the system while using batteries. Relay
#4 is reserved for the low voltage cutoff feature.
Speaker Output
You can use the speaker output at JP2 to monitor received audio, route remote P.A.
or provide signal out when the tone generator option is used. You can adjust speaker
output up 2.0 Vp-p into an 8-Ohm load using R61.
Monitor Received Audio
When carrier is present, the received audio is routed to the test speaker output at JP2.
Remote Public Address
You need to program the P.A. as a function through the software if it is to be used.
When the P.A. function is activated, the FC Controller Board routes the received
audio to the speaker output as long as carrier is detected. If the carrier drops out for
more than 15 seconds, the unit goes back to standby mode.
Audio Function Generator Option
To use this feature, you need to program one of the standard signals or a custom
signal through the software. When the audio function is activated, the audio from the
function generator is routed to the speaker output until the function finishes or a
cancel code is sent.
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Functional Description
Landline
and Local
Pushbutton
Activation
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You can activate the first four pre-programmed functions locally through the
Descriptionations
pushbuttons, on the FC Controller Board, or remotely by grounding one of the
Functional Description
landline activation inputs at JP10 for at least one second. The remote inputs are
protected by limiting diodes and cannot exceed 5.1 Volt. Each pushbutton is labeled
with its associated function.
The remote inputs on JP10 are identified as follows:
JP10
Pin #1
Pin #2
Pin #3
Pin #4
Pin #5
Pin #6
Pin #7
Pin #8
Pin #9
Pin #10
Pin #11
Pin #12
Pin-out
EXTERNAL AC SENSOR INPUT
common
ROTATOR CURRENT SENSOR INPUT
common
FUNCTION #4
common
FUNCTION #3
common
FUNCTION #2
common
FUNCTION #1
common
Control Board Power Input
The FC Controller Board has a switch selectable nominal 115/240 Vac power input.
When the proper voltage is applied, the POWER LED is lit. Set S7 to the appropriate
voltage input level. Verify charger is also set accordingly. Refer to the Installation
section on page 44 for installation details.
DTMF Decoding and Encoding Formats
Decoding Format
DTMF
The FC Controller Board decodes any valid 3 to 12 digit DTMF string with timing of
50/50 to a total mark/space time of 800 milliseconds. Faster DTMF decode timing,
down to 35/5 ms, is available but you need to specify when ordered. When stacking
multiple DTMF strings together, a 1250 millisecond spacing is needed before and
after a valid DTMF string for proper decoding. Otherwise, the decoder disregards the
string.
Two-Tone
The FC Controller Board decodes two-tone codes with tone accuracy within 1.5%.
Timing must be at least 80% of what has been programmed. The inter tone gap must
be less than 400 milliseconds. The recommended minimum tone spacing is 5%. You
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can use tone timings between 0.5 seconds and 8 seconds for the A tone and between
0.25 seconds and 8 seconds for the B tone.
DTMF Encoding Format
The FC Controller Board encodes a 9 digit DTMF string that includes the RTU’s unit
type, ID number, function status, and sensors status. Refer to the Software
Description of DCFCTB Encoding Format section on page 35 for detailed
information.
Technical Description
Control Board Theory of Operation
Description of DCFCTB Block Diagram
Power Supply Section
The DC Cabinets can be powered from nominal 240 Vac, 120 Vac, or 48 Vdc.
Various options and configurations are available. The following describes typical
configurations and operation.
A DC Cabinet configuration can be powered from a 240 Vac, which is then stepped
down to 120 Vac and 48 Vdc (through a transformer). This type of configuration
allows the DC Cabinet to use the 48 Vdc to power the sirens, as long as the 240 Vac
is present at the transformer. If 240 Vac is lost (therefore so is the 48 Vdc from the
transformer), the DC Cabinet transfers a relay, which causes the battery system to
power the sirens. In this configuration, the 120 Vac is brought into the cabinet and is
used to power the FC control board (if equipped) the battery charging system, and the
battery heater (if equipped).
A DC Cabinet can also be powered with nominal 240 Vac directly (that is, without a
transformer). In this configuration the 240 Vac powers the FC control board and the
battery charger. Battery heaters are not allowed with this configuration. During siren
activation, the batteries power the FC control board and the siren.
CPU Section
The CPU section is comprised of a microprocessor with a watchdog timer, a day/date
clock, non-volatile EEPROM and FLASH memory, I/O pins and A to D convertors.
The EEPROM is the non-volatile memory where all customer specific information
held while the FLASH is the non-volatile memory where the main program is held.
The unit contains an eight-position dipswitch for setting the unit’s site address.
Remote Activation, Sensor, and Battery Back-up Voltage Input Section
The remote activation inputs are available on connector JP10. Grounding any one of
these pins activates the function associated with it. The inputs are protected by
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limiting
diodes and optically
isolated. There is also a pushbutton on the board for
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The sensor inputs are available on connectors JP10 and JP5.
Technical Description
Rotation, Intrusion, Pressure, Current, and Spare sensor inputs #1 and #2 are all
active low (shorting to isolated ground). When one of these inputs is shorted to
isolated ground the output of the associated optical-isolator pulls low.
For an External Transceiver
The receive audio, from P1 pin 2 (the two-way connector) is routed to the output
which is set to 1 Vp-p at TP8 using R48.
Receiver Priority
Jumper JP4 sets the priority if an external transceiver and an on-board receiver are
both used. The receiver with priority can interrupt the other receiver and its audio
passes through to the rest of the circuits in the controller. The receiver with priority
cannot be interrupted. If neither receiver is given priority then whichever receiver
asserts carrier detect first will pass through and the other receiver will not be able to
interrupt it.
If the ―EXT‖ side is jumpered then the external transceiver has priority.
If the ―INT‖ side is jumpered then the on-board receiver has priority.
If both sides of JP4 are jumpered then the two receive audio signals are mixed
together. This is done if the SINAD option is used as it allows receive audio from the
external transceiver jack to pass through to the on-board receiver connector to feed
the SINAD option board. JP1 must also be jumpered when the SINAD option is
installed.
VOX
JP3 which can be jumpered to provide VOX carrier detect for radios that do not
provide carrier detect.
POCSAG Decode
All POCSAG messages contain a Receiver Identity Code (RIC) or CAP code. This
indicates which unit or group of units a message is intended for. The unit must have
its RIC configured before it responds to a message.
The Standard Format for Federal Signal POSAG codes consists of a 5 character
numeric message preceded by a bracket ―[‖ and followed by a bracket ―]‖ for a total
of 7 characters. The first 3 numbers are the unit number. Any unit number less than
300 activates only that unit number. A unit number of 300 activates all units. Unit
number of 301 to 316 activates all units in zones 1 to zone 16 respectively. The unit
must be configured for the zone in which it is to function.
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The last two numbers in the message are the function number (01 through 06), which
activates functions 1 through 6. Function numbers 96, 97, 98 and 99 activate Poll All,
Reset, Quiet Test, or Cancel respectively.
Relay Outputs Section
There are 4 relay outputs that are controlled by the processor. They are driven
through an opto-isolator and protected to prevent voltage spikes from affecting the
unit. The outputs appear on a connector at the bottom of the board and are all
normally open with contact ratings up to 5 A and 240 Volts ac RMS. K3 and K4
outputs have selectable N.O. or N.C. contacts.
Speaker Output Section
The CPU generates warning sounds, which are routed to the speaker output JP2.
Software Description of DCFCTB Encoding Format
The FC Controller Board encodes a 9 digit DTMF string that includes the RTU’s
unit type, ID number, function status and sensors status.
Digit #
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Description
Start Character, always a DTMF ―*‖
Unit type programmed into unit (see unit types)
Function status (see function currently running)
unit number: BCD most significant digit
unit number: BCD middle digit
unit number: BCD least significant digit
BCD of sensor status: (see decoding of sensor status)
BCD of sensor status: (see decoding of sensor status)
Terminating Character ―*‖
Table 24 Conversion of DTMF Digit to BCD
DTMF
Character
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
*
#
A
B
C
D
BCD equivalent
0001
0010
0011
0100
0101
0110
0111
1000
1001
1010
1011
1100
1101
1110
1111
0000
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Table
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A
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B
C
Single motor mechanical
Three motor mechanical
2001AC or DCB
Table 26 Function currently running
DTMF
Character
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
Function
Standby
Function 1
Function 2
Function 3
Function 4
Function 5
Function 6
Decoding sensor status
Sensor status decoding using the DTMF digit to BCD reports current sensor
status. Depending on the type of unit selected the sensors required vary.
Table 27 Digit 7
Digit 7
Bit 1
(LSB)
Bit 2
Bit 3
Bit 4
DCB or 2001AC
Rotation
Single Motor Siren
N/A
Three Motor Siren
Rotation
Intrusion
Not used, always 0
AC power
Intrusion
Not used, always 0
AC power
Intrusion
Not used, always 0
AC power
Table 28 Digit 8
Digit 8
Bit 1
Bit 2
Bit 3
Bit 4
DCB or 2001AC
Battery voltage*
AUX 1
Activation current
Local activation
Single Motor Siren
Battery voltage*
AUX 1
Activation current
Local activation
Three Motor Siren
Battery voltage*
Blower motor
Activation current
Local activation
* Battery voltage refers to the 48 V siren voltage.
Table 29 Bit Status
0
Rotation did occur
Cabinet door is closed
AC power is ON
AUX 1 closed
Blower did operate
Activation current
detected
Battery voltage okay
Local activation occurred
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1
Rotation did not occur
Cabinet door is open
AC power is OFF
AUX 1 open
Blower did not operate
Activation current not
detected
Battery voltage low
Local activation did not occur
DCB, DCFCB, and DCFCTB Models
Technical Description
Example
Received DTMF report string
*
C
1
DD2
* C 1 D D 2 05 *
Starting character
Unit type DCFCTB with 2001 siren
Currently running function 1
Siren site number (0000) (0000) (0010), which equals site number
002
0
Sensor status is (0000),
5
Sensor status is (0101),
Bit 1 is 0, rotation occurred
Bit 2 is 0, cabinet door is open
Bit 3 is 0, not used, always 0
Bit 4 is 0, ac power is on
Bit 1 is 1, battery voltage is low
Bit 2 is 0, AUX 1 is closed
Bit 3 is 1, activation current not detected
Bit 4 is 0, local activation occurred
Chopper Motor Current Sensor Theory of Operation
Overview
The adjustable current sensor 2001062B is a window comparator device that uses
a current sensor and window comparator. The output is opto-coupled and the
circuit is powered by a voltage regulator. The ground for the circuit is selected by
way of jumper J2 between isolated or earth ground. The operation of the circuit is
such that if the current passing through the probe of the current sensor is larger
than the lower preset level and is less than the upper preset level, an active high
output results turning on the opto-coupled output, indicating that the sensed
current is within the acceptable range.
Circuit Description
The circuit is energized when 12 Vdc (nominal) is applied to J1-3 and ground is
applied to J1-1. The 12 Vdc at J1-3 is applied directly to the voltage regulator.
The regulated 8 Vdc output of IC1 is applied to the dual op amp at pin 8 and also
to the Hall-Effect current sensor at its (+) input.
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Current
probe CS1 is the
designed to generate a reference voltage of 1/2 the supply
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on its (0) output pin. With 8.0 Vdc at the (+) input of CS1 and ground
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applied at the (-) input of CS1, CS1 outputs 4.0 Vdc on the (0) output when the
current passing through the probe of CS1 is zero. This voltage is applied to R2,
through which C4 is charged to 4.0 Volts, and this voltage is applied to the
non-inverting input of IC2B and the inverting input of IC2A. The output of the
current sensor is linearly scaled such that a change of 100 A in sensed current
results in a change of 1.0 Volt at the output, and a change of 1.0 A results in a
change of 0.01 Volts at the output. Using this calibration, POT1 and POT2 can be
adjusted to set upper and lower current thresholds, respectively.
Technical Description
A typical application of the current sensor could be to set the device for an upper
current threshold of 300 A, and a lower current threshold of 50 A. Using these
values, the voltage at TP1 corresponding to 150 A is the following:
4.0V + (300A * 0.01V/A) = 7V
The voltage at TP1 corresponding to 70 A is the following:
4.0V + (50A * 0.01V/A) = 4.5V
Adjusting POT1 sets the upper current threshold voltage of 7 V at TP2, and
adjusting POT2 sets the lower current threshold voltage of 4.5 V at TP4. With a
sensed current value between 50 and 300 A, the voltage at TP1 is between 4.5 and
7 Volts. Since the voltage at the inverting input of IC2B (pin 6, also TP2) is set to
7 Volts, and the voltage at the non-inverting input (pin 5) is less than 7 Volts, the
output of IC2B (pin 7) is logic low. Similarly, since the voltage at the noninverting input of IC2A (pin3, also TP4) is set to 4.5 Volts, and the voltage at the
inverting input (pin 2) is greater than 4.5 Volts, the output of IC2A (pin 1) is also
logic low.
The outputs of IC2A and IC2B are applied directly to the inputs of NOR gate IC3.
With a logic low at both inputs of IC3 (pins 1 and 2), the output of IC3 at pin 3 is
a logic high, approximately 8 Volts. 8 Volts applied through R1 to the input
(pin 1) of opto-coupler IC4 causes the output transistor of IC4 to be saturated and
a logic low is applied to J1-2, indicating that the sensed current is within the
preset acceptable range.
In the case that the sensed current exceeds the upper current limit, the voltage at
TP1 is larger than 7 Volts, putting the non-inverting input of IC2B at a higher
potential than the inverting input, resulting in a logic high at the output of IC2B,
which is applied to pin 1 of IC3. A logic high at either or both inputs of IC3 yields
a logic low at the output of IC3, which causes the output transistor of IC4 to be
cut off and a logic high is applied to J1-2, indicating that the sensed current is
outside the acceptable range. J2-1 must be pulled high by whatever circuit it is
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connected to. In similar fashion, if the sensed current falls below the lower current
limit, the voltage at TP1 is less than 4.5 Volts, putting the inverting input at a
lower potential than the non-inverting input, resulting in a logic high at the output
of IC2A, which is applied to pin 2 of NOR gate IC3. As described above, this
results in an active high applied to J1-2, indicating that the sensed current is
outside the acceptable range.
Rotator Motor Current Sensor Theory of Operation
Overview
The Current Sensor board, 2005221 Rev B, is mounted on the backplane under
the dc contactors. It monitors the dc current of the rotator motor. It scales the
voltage reading to allow direct reading of the current passing through the sensor
and employs a window comparator which signals that the current is between a
lower and an upper limit.
Features

Easy direct reading of current passing through the sensor

Fixed window comparator, no adjustment needed

Accurate to +/- 5%
Electrical Specifications for Rotator Motor Current Sensor
Table 30 Electrical Specifications for Rotator Motor Current Sensor
Input Voltage
Input Current
Measurement Current Ranges
Window Comparator Thresholds
Window Comparator Output
7 Vdc – 30 Vdc
<30 mA maximum
0 to 5 A, 0 to 5 Vdc at TP3
0 to 15 A, 0 to 5 Vdc at TP3
JP3 and JP4 not jumpered
0.34 Vdc min., 1.50 Vdc max.
(0.34 and 1.5 A)
JP3 and JP4 jumpered
1.00 Vdc min., 2.67 Vdc max.
(3.0 and 8 A)
Open collector, sink </= 500 mA
Connectors
JP1
1
2
3
Current Measurement Pass-Through
(+) voltage source
0-5 A (for gear driven rotators) output to motor, (-)
0-15 A (for belt driven rotators) output to motor, (-)
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Window comparator output, open collector, pulls low when current is
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3
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4
above minimum and below maximum current
DC supply voltage input (7 Vdc to 30 Vdc)
Analog sensor output. 0 – 5 Vdc for 0 - 5 A input
0 – 5 Vdc for 0 - 15 A input
JP3 and JP4
Jumper headers
Shorted to set window comparator
thresholds for belt driven rotators
Circuit Description
Power Supply
Power enters through D1, is regulated down to 5 Vdc.
Current Measurement Path
The current sensor, outputs a fixed dc voltage (2.5 V) plus a variable voltage
representing the current being measured. For the 0-5 A input a 2 A current draw
would = 2.5 Vdc + 0.625 Vdc or 3.125 Vdc.
The circuit generates an offset voltage. This voltage is summed with the voltage from
the current sensor. This subtracts off the 2.5 Vdc from the current sensor leaving only
the voltage representing the current being measured. The circuit multiplies this
voltage and scales it so that 1 A of current being measured =
1 Vdc at TP3 (3 A = 1 Vdc for the 0 - 15 A input).
Battery Charger Theory of Operation
Overview
The charger features a switch mode voltage/current regulator to improve efficiency
and reduce heat. The charger incorporates a three-stage charge algorithm to charge
four series 12 Volt batteries without gassing and maintain the batteries at the
optimum charge level.
The charger delivers a constant 2 A trickle charge until the batteries reach 40 Volts.
The charger then raises the charge voltage until the charge current increases to 4 A.
This is the bulk charge. This is maintained until the batteries’ voltage reaches the
float voltage of 54 Volts. The float voltage is temperature compensated to prevent
over charging the batteries during hot conditions.
The charger also incorporates a temperature sensor that limits the charge current to
2 A if the ambient temperature of the charger reaches 105° C.
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Technical Description
The charger monitors for faults. If the charger has ac power and is producing charge
voltage, and, if no fault is detected, the charge status output is on. If the charger is in
trickle or bulk mode and the charge current is low (not charging) a fault is detected. If
the battery voltage is at least ½ Volt lower than the charger voltage (blown fuse) a
fault is detected. If the charge voltage is too high (charger regulation failure) a fault is
detected. If a fault is detected the FAULT LED lights and the charge status output is
off.
Electrical Specifications for Battery Charger
Table 31 Electrical Specifications for Battery Charger
AC Power
Bulk Charge Current,
IBULK
Float Charge Voltage
108 – 132 Vac, 120 Vac nominal, 2.4 A nom.
216 – 264 Vac, 240 Vac nominal, 1.3 A nom.
4 A, +/- 10% at 25C
Trickle Charge Current
VFLOAT Jumper Selectable from 52.8 to 55.2 V,
+/- 0.75%
2.0 A, +/- 20%
JP7
Jumper pins 1 and 2
Jumper pins 3 and 4
Jumper pins 5 and 6
Jumper pins 7 and 8
Jumper pins 9 and 10
Jumper pins 11 and 12
Jumper pins 13 and 14
Select the float voltage for batteries
13.2 V
13.3 V
13.4 V
13.5 V – Default Position
13.6 V
13.7 V
13.8 V
Connectors
The ac power enters through fuses F1 and F2 .
These are FS# 148186-02, BUSSMAN # GDC-5A, 5 A, 250 Vac, 5 x 20 mm fuses
with cULus, IMQ, MITI/JET approvals.
The power from the charger to the batteries passes out through F3.
This is FS# 148A142A-06, LITTLE FUSE # 287015, 15 A, 32V, Blade ATO/ATC
automotive fuse.
DCB, DCFCB, and DCFCTB Models
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Circuit
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The charger
implements a three-stage charging algorithm. The three stages are trickle
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charge, bulk charge, and float charge. The stages operate as follows.
Technical Description
Trickle Charge
In the trickle charge state, the charger supplies a steady 2 A current to the batteries
until they reach 40 Volts. The purpose behind trickle charging is to prevent a
potentially hazardous condition caused by continuously pumping bulk charge current
into a damaged battery. Too heavy a charge when a battery is in this severely
discharged state can cause gassing which is corrosive, explosive, and shortens the life
of the battery. When the batteries reach 40 Volts the charger enters the bulk charge
state.
Bulk Charge
In the bulk charge state, the charger sets the charge voltage to 60 Volts and limits the
charge current to 4 A. When the voltage has reached 99% Vfloat, the charger
switches to the float charge state.
Float Charge
In the float charge state, the charger sets the charge voltage to the selected float
voltage (adjusting for battery temperature). While in the float state, the charger
supplies up to 7.35 A to a load and the battery. The charger remains in the float
charge state until the voltage of the batteries drops below 90% Vfloat at which time it
switches back to the bulk charge state.
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Current Limiter
The circuit monitors the current output of the charger by watching the voltage
develop and limits the current to 4 A. If the voltage is less than 40 Volts, the circuit
changes the current limit to 2 A.
Thermal Limiter
A circuit monitors the temperature of the PC board. If the temperature exceeds
105°C, the circuit changes the current limit to 2 A. This helps prevent the charger
from overheating.
Charge Voltage Temperature Compensation
A thermostat monitors the temperature of the batteries. Its resistance changes with
temperature.
This circuit adjusts the output charge voltage reducing it during hot conditions to
prevent the batteries from being overcharged. The output charge voltage is listed in
the following table.
Table 32 Output charge voltage
54.00 V =/< 30°C
53.56 V at 31°C
53.48 V at 32°C
53.44 V at 33°C
53.36 V at 34°C
53.28 V =/> 35°C
Fault Detection
If the output voltage is less than 10 V, this indicates that the regulator may have
failed.
The charger’s output current is monitored. If the charge current drops below ½ A, the
circuit allows it only if the charger is in trickle or bulk mode. The result being that, if
the charger is in trickle or bulk mode and there is little or no charge current,
indicating that the regulator may have failed and that the batteries are being undercharged, a fault condition is indicated.
The circuit monitors the output voltage of the charger and the battery voltage on
either side of the fuse. If the battery voltage is ½ Volt or more less than the charger
output voltage, indicating a blown fuse, a fault condition is indicated.
The circuit monitors the output charge voltage. If it exceeds 2.3 Volts per cell,
indicating that the regulator may have failed and that the batteries are being
overcharged, a fault condition is indicated.
Fault conditions are indicated with a fault indicator light on the board.
DCB, DCFCB, and DCFCTB Models
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Programming Software
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FSPWARE
®
Programming Software
FSPWARE is a Microsoft Windows based programming software for two-tone and
DTMF controlled systems. This software requires a direct connection between the
siren and the computer’s RS232 port through the use of a PCB universal cable
adaptor.
The Commander™ Digital System Software (SFCDWARE)
SFCDWARE™ software is a Microsoft Windows based program used to control,
monitor and configure the digital version of the siren controller. The software
communicates with the siren controller over an RS232 port. Refer to the Help menu
provided with the software for operational details.
®
Installation
Electrocution or severe personal injury can occur when making
electrical connections, drilling holes, or lifting equipment. Therefore,
experienced electricians in accordance with national and local electrical
codes, acting under the direction of the installation crew safety
foreman, should perform installation.
Explosive gases and corrosive materials may be present. To prevent
explosion or severe personal injury, installation technicians must be
experienced with the safe installation of lead-acid type batteries.
Recommendations on Control/Battery System Location
First consider the siren location and method of activation before determining
Control/Battery System location. You can activate the DCFCB and DCFCTB system
remotely through radio or landline controls and locally using pushbuttons provided in
the Control Cabinet. Refer to the Landline Control section on page 53 for additional
information on remote activation using landline controls.
Since the controls are in a NEMA 4 rated enclosure and the batteries are protected,
you may install the controls indoors or outdoors. If you install indoors, ensure
adequate ventilation is provided for the four lead acid batteries to prevent build-up of
explosive gas.
To ensure proper siren power is maintained, it is recommended that the
Control/Battery System location be within a 50 feet wire run to the siren. If it is
necessary to make a longer run, use a 1 AWG or larger wire for the siren motor.
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Installation
When mounting the Control/Battery System, it is recommended that the units be out
of reach to avoid vandalism but accessible to service personnel. Both cabinets come
equipped with padlock hasps. Use these for added security.
The control and battery cabinets are shipped mounted on an aluminum channel with
four mounting holes for 1/2-inch bolts. The total weight of the Control/Battery
System is approximately 364 pounds including the batteries. Therefore, insure that
the mounting surface and fasteners can safely sustain the weight of the assembly and
any additional environmental stresses placed on it.
Refer to Figure 4 Typical DCFCB or DCFCTB with 2001TRBP Installation Drawing
on page 46.
NOTE: When installing this product, insure that Local and NEC guidelines are
followed.
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Figure 4 Typical
DCFCB or DCFCTB with 2001TRBP Installation Drawing
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Control/Battery System Installation
The Control Cabinet and Battery Cabinet is attached to a length of 5 inches channel.
There are five pre-drilled holes in the channel:

One 1-1/4 inches convenient lifting point

Four 5/8 inch mounting holes
The total weight of the Control/Battery System including batteries is approximately
364 lb (165 kg). Therefore, it is imperative that the mounting surface and mounting
method selected can safely sustain the weight of the assembly. In addition, the
mounting method and surface used must be able to withstand external mechanical
stresses that may be applied to the assembly.
Installer Supplied Material List
The following is a general list of material required to install the model
DCB/DCFCB/DCFCTB with a mechanical siren (2001-130, Equinox, 508-128, and
Eclipse8), and the 2001TRBP option. This list varies depending on mounting
methods, length of pole, other options, local electrical codes, etc. Therefore, use this
list as a reference guideline only. Stainless steel hardware is recommended.
Table 33 Installer Supplied Material List
Material Description
1. 240 Vac, 1 phase/3 wire, fused disconnect
2. FRN 30, 30 A time delay fuse
3. 100 A meter socket
4. 1 inch meter hub
5. 1 inch service entrance
6. Fork bolt
7. ½ inch Liquid-Tight, 90 degree connectors
8. 1 inch Liquid-Tight 90 degree connector
9. 1 inch Liquid-Tight 45 degree connector
10. ½ inch EMT compression box
connector
11. 1 inch heavy wall compression fittings
12. ½ inch Liquid-Tight flexible conduit
13. 1 inch Liquid-Tight flexible conduit
14. ½ inch EMT thin wall conduit
15. 1 inch aluminum rigid
16. ½ inch nail drive straps
17. ½ inch jiffy straps
18. 1 inch heavy wall 2-hole straps
19. 1 inch lock rings
20. 1 inch plastic bushings
(if required)
(overhead service only)
(overhead service only)
(overhead service only)
(2001TRBP option primary feed)
(2001TRBP option secondary
feed)
(2001TRBP option secondary
feed)
(disconnect/meter ground)
(rotator cabinet/OH meter)
(2001TRBP option primary feed)
(2001TRBP option secondary
feed)
(disconnect/meter ground)
(if applicable in your
area/cabinetry-siren raceway)
(securing ½ inch ground pipe)
(substitute for nail straps)
(1 inch raceway clamping)
(1 inch raceway tightening)
DCB, DCFCB, and DCFCTB Models
QTY
1 each
2 each
1 each
1 each
1 each
1 each
2 each
1 each
1 each
1 each
1 each
18 inches
7½ inches
10 feet
50 feet
4 each
4 each
15 each
5 each
2 each
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22. 1 inch close nipple
23.
1 inch chase nipple
Installation
24. 1 inch LB’s with gaskets and covers
25. Split bolts, 10 AWG wire
26. Mechanical lugs, 2 AWG wire
27. Mechanical lugs, 6 AWG wire
28. #6 copper ground wire
29. 5/8 inch x 8 inch Copper Ground rod
30. Ground rod connector cold water type/
acorn style
31. 1 ¼ inches to 1 inch Reducing washer
32. 1 ¼ inches Galvanized staples
33. ¾ inch Galvanized staples
34. 12 AWG THHN stranded CU wire
35. 14 AWG THHN stranded CU wire
36. 14 AWG THHN stranded CU wire
37. 10 AWG THHN stranded CU wire
38. 16 AWG THHN stranded CU wire
39. 16 AWG THHN stranded CU wire
40. 16 AWG THHN stranded CU wire
41. 2 AWG, 600V, stranded CU wire
42. Green electrical tape (33+)
43. Red electrical tape (33+)
44. White electrical tape (33+)
45. Black electrical tape (33+)
46. Blue electrical tape (33+)
47. Rubber tape
48. Spade crimp connector
49. Ring crimp connector
50. 1/4 x 20 ¾ inch hex head bolt
51. 1/4 x 20 standard flat washer
52. 1/4 x 20 inches intern/ extern star
washer
53. 1/4 x 20 split washer
54. 1/4 x 20 hex head nut
55. 5/16 hex head nut
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(1 inch raceway/cabinet-siren)
(1 inch LB-cabinet connection)
(1 inch raceway/cabinet-siren)
(2001TRBP option primary
connection)
(2001TRBP option/siren motor
feed)
(system ground)
(system ground)
(system ground)
(system ground)
(meter socket/O.H. service)
(securing ground wire to pole)
(securing antenna cable)
(orange/rotator motor feed)
(black/charger circuit)
(white/charger circuit)
(black/TR option primary)
(optional, black/proximity
sensor)
(optional, brown/proximity
sensor)
(optional, blue/proximity sensor)
(optional, 2001TRBP 48 V and
ground)
(ground wire identification)
(48+ wire identification)
(neutral wire identification)
(connector insulating wrap)
(identification marking)
(insulating connections)
(red-14 ga. wire/charger circuit)
(1/4 inch stud size 12 ga.
wire/rotator feed)
(ground connection on siren
leg)
(ground connection on siren
leg)
(ground connection on siren
leg)
(ground connection on siren
leg)
(ground connection on siren
leg)
(ground connection on control
cabinet)
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2 each
1 each
1 each
2 each
2 each
6 each
4 each
75 feet
1 each
1 each
2 each
30 each
30 each
40 feet
40 inches
40 inches
30 inches
45 feet
45 feet
45 feet
12 feet
1 roll
1 roll
1 roll
1 roll
1 roll
1 roll
2 each
1 each
1 each
1 each
1 each
1 each
1 each
1 each
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56. ½ inch x 4 inches hex head lag bolt
57. ½ inch x 6 inches hex head SS lag bolt
58. ½ inch SS (stainless steel) flat washers
59. 10 x 1 inch hex head, slotted, sheet
metal screws (securing straps/equip to
pole)
60. 10 x 2 inches hex head, slotted, sheet
metal screws (securing straps/equip to
pole)
61. 10 x 3 inches hex head, slotted, sheet
metal screws (securing straps/equip to
pole)
(securing TR option to utility
pole)
(securing siren/control cabinet
to utility pole)
(backing ½ inch lag bolts)
QTY
3 each
16 each
19 each
1 box
1 box
1 box
Pole Mounting
To install the Control/Battery System to a pole, do the following:
1. Remove any batteries from the Battery Cabinet before lifting the Control/Battery
System.
2. Use a crane to lift the Control/Battery System to the desired mounting height
along the pole.
3. Use the crane to hold the Control/Battery System against the pole so that the four
mounting holes on the mounting channel can be used as a template to drill four
3/8 inch holes at least 3-1/2 inch deep.
4. Attach the Control/Battery System to the pole using four user supplied ½ inch x
5 inches lag bolts. Slide a user supplied ½ inch flat washer onto each bolt before
threading the bolt into the pole. Ensure the channel is plumb and straight. Do not
bend the mounting channel by over tightening the lag bolts. Notch the pole or use
shims if necessary to provide a flat stable mounting surface.
5. Mount a user supplied fused disconnect switch on the pole beneath or opposite
the Control/Battery System assembly in accordance with Local and National
Electrical Codes.
6. If the optional Transformer/Rectifier is required, drill three 3/8 inch holes at least
3-1/2 inches deep using the Transformer/Rectifier as a template. Attach the
cabinet to the pole using three user-supplied ½ inch x 5 inches lag bolts. Slide a
user-supplied ½ inch flat washer onto each bolt before threading into pole.
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1. Remove any batteries from the Battery Cabinet before up righting the
Control/Battery System.
2. Prepare the mounting surface for hanging the assembly using the steel channel as
a template.
3. Attach the Control/Battery System to a wall or other substantial vertical surface
using the four 5/8 inch mounting holes.
4. Mount a user supplied fused disconnect switch in accordance with Local and
National Electrical Codes.
5. If the optional Transformer/Rectifier is required, attach the cabinet to a wall or
other substantial vertical surface using the three mounting holes. Make sure that
the mounting surface and mounting method selected can safely sustain the weight
of the transformer. The weight of the Transformer/Rectifier is approximately
150 lb.
Electrical Connections
Install the siren electrical system in compliance with local electrical
codes and NEC recommendations. Federal Signal also recommends
that all user-installed conduit connections enter from the bottom of the
cabinet. Disconnect all power and read all warnings at the beginning of
this manual and on the batteries before making connections.
The siren and control system must be solidly connected to an earth
ground. If the siren is installed in a building, ground the system to a
metallic object known to be grounded. For pole mount installations,
drive a metal rod or bar at least 8 feet into the ground, as close as
practical to the base of the pole. Use a separate, continuous 6 AWG or
larger wire from the siren frame to ground and from the cabinet of each
siren control system to ground.
Siren Connections
The complete system wiring diagrams are shown in Figure 14 DCB Wiring Diagram,
Figure 15 DCFCB Wiring Diagram, and Figure 16 DCFCTB Wiring Diagram on
pages 81 to 83. All interconnections between the Siren and Control System are
accomplished using three wires. Two 2 AWG wires provide operating power to the
siren motor. A single 12 AWG wire provides operating power to the rotator motor.
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There are two terminal blocks located in the rotator housing of the siren that accept
stripped wire, and a terminal block and relays in the control box that accept 1/4 inch
and 5/16 inch ring terminals. These points provide convenient locations for making
connections. Refer to the Options section on page 67 for wiring of options.
Siren and Control Cabinet Interconnecting Wiring
To connect between the siren and the Control Cabinet, do the following:
1. Install a 1 inch user-supplied electrical conduit fitting in the bottom of the Control
Cabinet and in the bottom of the siren rotator housing.
2. Install 1 inch user-supplied electrical conduit between the conduit fitting in the
bottom of the siren rotator housing and the conduit fitting at the bottom of the
Control Cabinet.
3. Route the interconnecting wiring (user-supplied) from the siren rotator housing to
the Control Cabinet through the conduit.
4. Connect a red 12 AWG wire from terminal 1 of the three position terminal block
(TB1) in the rotator housing to the bottom open terminal of the rotator control
relay, K1, using a ¼ inch ring terminal (user-supplied) at K1.
5. Connect a red 2 AWG wire from terminal 2 of the three position terminal block
(TB1) in the rotator housing to the open left side of the 200 A fuse (148A147A)
using a ¼ inch ring terminal (user-supplied). Refer to Figure 14 DCB Wiring
Diagram, Figure 15 DCFCB Wiring Diagram, and Figure 16 DCFCTB Wiring
Diagram on pages 81 to 83.
6. Connect a black 2 AWG wire to terminal 3 of the three position terminal block
(TB1) in the rotator housing. Run the black 2 AWG wire to a 5/16 inch backplane
ground stud in the control cabinet (labeled GND) using a 5/16 inch ring terminal
(user-supplied).
7. Ground the Siren and Control System to earth ground using separate continuous
runs of wire (do not ―T‖ from another ground wire).
8. Tighten all connections securely to provide good electrical connections.
AC Power Connections
To connect the wires in the Control Cabinet, do the following:
1. As shipped from the factory, the Control Cabinet is configured for 120 Vac
operation. The ac selector switch, S7 on the siren control board and charger, must
be set to the appropriate voltage.
2. After drilling or punching an appropriate sized hole in the bottom of the Control
Cabinet, install a user supplied ½ inch electrical conduit fitting. Route ½ inch
conduit (steel preferred) between a user-supplied fused disconnect switch and
user-supplied conduit fitting in the bottom of the Control Cabinet.
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3. Route three
user-supplied wires through the conduit that was just installed
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or larger.
4. Connect Neutral (white wire) from service disconnect to F1 on the DIN rail in
Control Cabinet (refer to Figure 14 DCB Wiring Diagram, Figure 15 DCFCB
Wiring Diagram, and Figure 16 DCFCTB Wiring Diagram on pages 81 to 83.)
5. Connect Line (black wire) from service disconnect to F2 on the DIN rail in
Control Cabinet (Figure 14 DCB Wiring Diagram, Figure 15 DCFCB Wiring
Diagram, and Figure 16 DCFCTB Wiring Diagram on pages 81 to 83.)
6. Connect Ground (green wire) from service disconnect to the green ground block
on the DIN rail in Control Cabinet (refer to Figure 14 DCB Wiring Diagram,
Figure 15 DCFCB Wiring Diagram, and Figure 16 DCFCTB Wiring Diagram on
pages 81 to 83). A small screwdriver must be pushed into the square opening in
the terminal block to open the contacts of this block.
7. Follow the instructions included with the lightning protector (supplied) and install
it in the service disconnect.
8. Size fuse or circuit breaker in service disconnect to 15 A max.
Battery Installation and Wiring
To install the batteries and connect the wiring, do the following:
1. Install the batteries in the Battery Cabinet, per illustration Figure 5 Battery
Positioning and Wiring, taking care not to touch the battery terminals against
cabinet. It may be necessary to temporarily relocate the wiring in the enclosure
before installing the batteries. The polarity of the battery terminals is clearly
marked on the battery case. See Figure 5 Battery Positioning and Wiring for
correct orientation. (For optional battery warmers, refer to the Model HTR4
(Battery Warmers) section on page 72 and Figure 12 HTR4 Wiring Diagram).
2. There are several wires entering the Battery Cabinet: a red 4 AWG, a black
4 AWG, and a multiple conductor cable. The red and black 4 AWG wires provide
48 Vdc operating power to the siren. The multiple conductor cable provides the
charge current for the batteries. Several white wires with lugs on each end are
also packaged with the batteries. These white wires are used to connect the
batteries in series.
3. Connect the wires to the batteries per Figure 5 Battery Positioning and Wiring
and securely fasten all connections.
4. Apply user supplied silicon grease, or other oxide inhibiting compound to the
battery terminals.
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Figure 5 Battery Positioning and Wiring
Landline Control
You may activate the controller by applying contact closures to the remote activation
inputs. Refer to the Landline and Local Pushbutton Activation section on page 32 for
a functional description and details on interfacing and wiring connections.
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To prevent electrocution or severe personal injury, install antenna away
from power lines and install with proper grounding. Refer to section 810
of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NAPA No. 70. Refer to Figure 8
Antenna Grounding on page 60 for details.
A factory installed internally wired Type N bulkhead is provided on the
bottom side of the Control Cabinet for ease of antenna cable interface.
The bulkhead requires the installation of a male Type N connector on
the antenna cable for correct interface. It is essential that the installer
follow all tuning (if applicable), installation and safety instructions
provided by the antenna manufacturer.
Yagi Antenna Installation
Yagi Antenna Pre-Assembly Instruction
To pre-assembly the antenna, do the following:
1. Unpack the antenna and locate the following parts:

Boom (1-14 inches for 5 element model, 7/8 inch dia. for 3 element model)

3/8 diameter elements (y---3 = 3 elements, y----5 = 5 elements)

Gamma match parts bag

Mounting bracket parts bag
2. Find the proper element dimension chart for your antenna, within the antenna
instructions, and trim each element according to your operating frequency. Use
care to trim equal lengths from each end of each element ensuring that the
mounting hole is at the center.
NOTE A: Proper trimming and adjustment is critical to the Voltage Standing
Wave Ratio, known as VSWR. (High reflected power levels decrease forward
power. The life of the radio and transmit capabilities are dependent upon the
VSWR being low as possible).
NOTE B: If two frequencies are being used, then trim the antenna to the transmit
frequency of the system where the antenna is mounted.
3. Insert the elements into their respective locations through the boom, starting with
R1 (the reflective element) in the hole closest to the mounting holes. Then insert
Dr, D1 etc. in that order.
NOTE A: Shortest element is furthest away from the mount and increases in size
as it gets closer to the mount.
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NOTE B: Be very careful to line up the holes and not cross thread when securing
the elements in the next step. The bolts must tighten all the way down upon the
lock washers.
4. Secure the elements with the stainless steel 10-32 hex bolts and #10 lockwashers
provided.
5. Locate the connector/brass tube assembly in the gamma match parts bag and
insert the assembly first through the connector bracket, then thread the connector
into the bracket. Be sure to tighten the connector fully. A drop of Locktite or
other thread lock may be used in the threads to eliminate the possibility of the
connector loosening.
6. Slide the gamma link onto the driven element and assemble the gamma match as
shown in figure 1 or 2 (under the antenna instructions provided by the antenna
manufacturer). Set dimensions ―A‖ and ―B‖ to those shown in table 1. Setting the
match to the dimensions shown for your antenna is a good starting point, which
allows you to quickly line tune later. Complete the assembly by attaching the end
cap onto the end of the gamma tube. The antenna is now ready for final tuning.
Final VSWR Tuning
To final tune the antenna, do the following:
1. Before final installation of the antenna, temporarily set it up in a clear area at
least six feet above the ground.
NOTE A: Do not touch the antenna while the radio is transmitting.
NOTE B: Ensure antenna is not touching any conductive material and is pointed
away from all objects and people. Pointing antenna at objects in close proximity
may act as a reflector and create inaccurate readings.
2. Apply RF power to the antenna at the transmit frequency to be used at that
antenna, and check for the low VSWR while performing each of the following
steps.
A. Loosen the setscrew with the Allen key provided and make a slight
adjustment to the aluminum gamma tube for the lowest VSWR (Reflected
power).
B. Adjust the gamma link along the driven element for the lowest VSWR.
C. Repeat the above steps until the lowest VSWR is achieved. Reflected power
must be less than 10% of the forward power.
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the frequency being used, low VSWR may be unattainable. If the VSWR
specification is still unattainable, replace the cable (A simple ohm meter
check of the cable does not guarantee that the antenna cable is good, due to
the DMM not having the ability to check the cable at high frequencies.) If that
does not take care of the problem, replace the antenna.
Mount Yagi Antenna
Refer to Figure 6 Yagi Antenna Installation Example on page 58.
To install the Yagi antenna, do the following:
1. Install antenna, (using installation bracket or equivalent) as high as possible, such
that the antenna cable and obstacles allows, and install on side of pole closest to
the receiving station. Aim antenna at receiving station.
Install a service loop when routing antenna cable.
NOTE: Objects around the antenna affects the antenna, keep antenna pointed
away from objects.
2. Ensure antenna cable connections are tight. Seal all connection points with heat
shrink or tape and seal with Scotch Coat, or equivalent.
3. Apply RF power to the antenna at the transmit frequency to be used at that
antenna, and check the VSWR (Reflected power). Reflected power must be less
than 10% of the forward power.
If the VSWR specification is unattainable, replace the cable (a simple ohm meter
check of the cable does not guarantee that the antenna cable is good, due to the
DMM not having the ability to check the cable at high frequencies). If that does
not take care of the problem, replace the antenna.
Omni Fiberglass Antenna Models: (no tuning required)
Refer to Figure 7 Omni Antenna Installation Example.
To install the Omni antenna, do the following:
1. Install antenna, (using installation bracket or equivalent) as high as possible, such
that the antenna cable and obstacles allows, and install on side of pole closest to
the receiving station.
Install a service loop when routing antenna cable.
NOTE: Objects around the antenna affects the antenna, keep antenna away from
objects, and at least ¼ wavelength from siren pole.
(λ = C/f, where C = 1.18 x 1010 in/sec)
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2. Ensure antenna cable connections are tight. Seal all connection points with heat
shrink or tape and seal with Scotch Coat, or equivalent.
3. Apply RF power to the antenna at the transmit frequency to be used at that
antenna, and check the VSWR (Reflected power). Reflected power must be less
than 10% of the forward power.
If the VSWR specification is unattainable, replace the cable (A simple ohm meter
check of the cable does not guarantee that the antenna cable is good, due to the
DMM not having the ability to check the cable at high frequencies). If that does
not take care of the problem, replace the antenna.
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Figure 7 Omni Antenna Installation Example
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Pre-operational System Testing
Pre-operational System Testing
The output sound level of a siren is capable of causing severe hearing
discomfort or permanent hearing damage. Therefore, always wear
adequate hearing protection and minimize exposure time when
performing any testing or maintenance on the siren.
Failure to properly test the siren system before placing into service may
prevent the siren from operating in an emergency. The following tests
and calibrations must be performed by an experienced technician prior
to using the siren system.
Initial Sensor Adjustments and Testing
To ensure proper and reliable two-way status operation, the operation and alignment
of the sensors must be confirmed when the siren and control are installed. All of the
sensors are factory adjusted and the following alignment instructions may only
pertain to tuning replacement sensors.
Rotation Current Sensor
Locate the rotation current board (2005221) on the backplane of the control cabinet
with the blue current sensor (refer to Figure 16 DCFCTB Wiring Diagram on page
83). This board is preset at the factory and should not be adjusted.
To check the board for proper operation, do the following:
1. Verify that the output at JP2-2 is high (4 – 5Vdc).
2. Activate a siren function by momentarily depressing one of the function
pushbuttons on the controller board.
3. Measure the dc voltage on TP2. The voltage should correspond to the dc current
draw of the siren motor (0.8 ADC, +/- .3 A).
4. Verify the output JP2-2 is low (0-1 Vdc) for the duration of the siren function.
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(refer to Figure 16 DCFCTB Wiring Diagram on page 83).
Pre-operational System Testing
Adjustment Procedure
To adjust the chopper current board, do the following while the system is in idle
mode:
1. Using Pot 1, adjust the voltage at TP2 to 7 Vdc.
2. Using Pot 2, adjust the voltage at TP4 to 4.5 Vdc.
Activate a siren function by momentarily depressing one of the function pushbuttons
on the controller board. Verify that input #4 indicator on the controller board turns on
for the duration of the siren function.
AC Power Sensor
Verify that the ac power indicator on the controller board is on while ac power is
active. Measure across F1 TB5-1 and TB5-5 for 120 Vac. Confirm that with the ac
power source turned off (using service disconnect) the ac power indicator is off.
Intrusion Sensor
With one cabinet door open, verify that intrusion indicator is ON. Depress the
intrusion switch located on the cabinet door. With the switch depressed, confirm that
the intrusion indicator is OFF. Verify the switches on both cabinet doors operate
correctly.
NOTE: A jumper preset at JP9 also causes all of the LED’s to go dim when intrusion
switch is pressed.
Battery Voltage Measurement
To measure the battery voltage, do the following:
1. Allow the batteries to charge for 24 hours to ensure they are fully charged.
2. Turn off ac power to the battery charger by disconnecting power at the service
disconnect or opening F1 and F2 in the Control Cabinet.
3. Using a digital multimeter (Fluke model 75 or equivalent), measure the batteries
individually inside the Battery Cabinet (refer to Figure 16 DCFCTB Wiring
Diagram on page 83 for details). Each battery should measure approximately
13.5 Vdc.
Voltage reflects battery float voltage and varies depending on state of charge.
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4. While monitoring the voltage in at TB4-1, manually activate a steady siren
function by depressing the appropriate function pushbutton on the controller
board. If the measured voltage drops below 40 Vdc, it is an indication of weak
batteries and causes the controller to terminate the siren function. If a low battery
condition is indicated, follow up by load testing each battery with an automotive
type battery load tester (180 A load recommended).
5. Turn ac power on by connecting F1 and F2 and turning on the service disconnect
switch.
Battery Charger Voltage Measurement
To measure the charger output voltage, it must be connected to the batteries. Since
the battery’s state of charge affects the output voltage of the charger, the measured
voltages varies. Use a digital multimeter to measure the charger at TB1-4 and the
voltage should be between 53.6 Vdc and 54.4 Vdc when connected to fully charged
batteries.
2001TRBP Transformer/Rectifier 48 Vdc testing (optional)
To test the 2001TRBP Transformer/Rectifier, do the following:
1. With the ac service turned on, measure for 46.0 Vdc, +/- 0.5 Vdc between K3-3
and chassis ground (refer to Figure 10 Transformer Rectifier Wiring to Control ).
2. Confirm that K3 is energized.
3. Shut off the ac service disconnect and confirm that K3 de-energizes.
Manual Siren Activation
Manually depress each function button and confirm correct siren operation. Refer to
the controller programming and test data sheet (shipped with controller) for siren
function details.
Landline Siren Activation (optional)
Confirm that the user-supplied telephone control relay provides each appropriate
remote function input with a momentary contact closure (1 second nominal) and
observe proper siren activation.
Transceiver Audio Level Adjustments and VSWR Testing
Due to the test equipment requirements and RF control systems knowledge required
to perform the following controller testing; only a qualified two-way radio service
technician should conduct the following test steps.
To ensure reliable radio controlled siren operation, the following testing must be
conducted upon initial controller installation. For the following steps, connect the
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DTMF Transmit Level Adjustments (DTMF versions of DCFCTB only)
Pre-operational System Testing
To adjust the DTMF transmit level, do the following:
1. To transmit and generate a DTMF test tone, apply a jumper across JP15 on the
FCT controller board.
2. Confirm the deviation level is at 3.0 kHz (or 1.5 kHz for a 12.5 kHz spaced
channel). This level has been pre-set at the factory, however if adjustment is
required, set R71 on the controller board for the required deviation.
3. Using an in-line Watt meter, confirm that the forward radiated power output
matches the specified power output listed on the final test data sheet supplied
with unit within 20%. Also verify that the VSWR is less than 5%. Refer to the
Installation section if the VSWR is excessive.
FSK Transmit Level Adjustments (Digital FSK versions of DCFCTDB only)
To adjust the FSK transmit level, do the following:
1. To Transmit and generate an FSK modem tone, apply a jumper across JP15 on
the FCT controller board.
2. Confirm the deviation level is at *3.0 kHz. This level has been pre-set at the
factory; however if adjustment is required, set R70 on the controller board for the
required deviation. If CTCSS is used, set the CTCSS level to 0.75 kHz.
3. Using an in-line Watt meter confirm that the forward radiated power output
matches the specified power output listed on the final test data sheet supplied
with unit within 20%. Also verify that the VSWR is less than 5%. Refer to the
Installation section if the VSWR is excessive.
*NOTE: Deviation levels are cut in half on 12.5 kHz spaced channels.
Receive Level Adjustments
To adjust the receive level, do the following:
1. Inject a 100uV carrier signal modulated with a 1 kHz tone at *3.0 kHz deviation
for DTMF systems. Use *3.0 kHz deviation for digital systems.
2. Connect an oscilloscope to TP8 on the controller board and confirm a clean,
undistorted sinewave of 1 Vp-p. The level has been pre-set at the factory; however,
if adjustment is required, set R48 on the controller board to 1 Vp-p for the external
transceiver. The level of the on-board receiver module is fixed and does not need
to be adjusted.
*NOTE: Deviation levels are cut in half on 12.5 kHz spaced channels.
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Two-tone and DTMF Controller Decode-ability Testing
To test two-tone and DTMF controller decode-ability, do the following:
1. Unplug JP21 to disable the siren.
2. With the transmit modulation level set to *3 kHz from the communication
monitor inject a 0.5 uV carrier signal.
*NOTE: Deviation levels are cut in half on 12.5 kHz spaced channels.
3. Encode the appropriate DTMF strings and or 2-tone tones required to activate the
desired siren function. Confirm reliable decoding of at least 10 of 10 tries.
4. Plug JP21 back in.
Confirming Controller Auto-Reporting
By toggling one of the following sensor inputs, confirm that the controller sends a
correct report to the SS2000+/R base controller. Note that with digital systems the
DCFCTDB must be programmed to auto-report the following sense points to perform
this test.
Intrusion
Depress intrusion switch for at least 5 seconds. Release the switch. Verify the door
closed and door open reports we received at the SS2000+/R.
AC Line Voltage
By removing ac power at the service disconnect confirm that a report is generated
within 5 minutes. Confirm that another report is generated when power is restored.
The output sound level of a siren is capable of causing severe hearing
discomfort or permanent hearing damage. Therefore, always wear
adequate hearing protection and minimize exposure time when
performing any testing or maintenance on the siren.
Test Activation Codes
Test all siren functions from the siren control point. This test must be performed to
ensure all desired siren functions have been properly entered at the control station and
at the siren site. Request a report from the control station during the siren function.
Verify the report indicates the proper status conditions for the site being tested.
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corrosive materials, and high output sound levels which could cause
severe personal injury, electrocution, or death.
Qualified personnel familiar with the siren, associated controls, and
power sources being used, should perform service or maintenance.
Before servicing or maintaining, ensure that remote activation cannot
occur and disconnect power to the siren and the associated control
equipment.
Obtaining Service
If you are experiencing any difficulties, contact Federal Signal Customer Care at:
800-548-7229 or 708-534-3400 extension 5822 or Technical Support at:
800-524-3021 or 708-534-3400 extension 7329 or through e-mail at:
[email protected] For instruction manuals and information on
related products, visit: http://www.alertnotification.net/
Preventative Maintenance
To insure that the warning system is fully operational and to maintain the highest
possible level of reliability, perform the following monthly testing and annual
inspection. In order to maintain the integrity of the warning system, prompt
investigation of any reported failures must be researched and corrected promptly.
Monthly Testing
The following is a typical monthly test outline:
1. Reset all sirens to clear latched sensor status inputs (DTMF systems only).
2. Activate one of the siren functions (3 minute activation recommended). If the
240 Vac transformer/rectifier option is used, test both ac and dc operation. Test
sirens using battery power. Ensure transfer relay operation is successful.
3. Poll the system for siren status reports.
4. Examine each site report for any failed condition. If you detect a failure
condition, notify designated service personnel.
Annual Inspection
Perform the pre-operational system test procedure on an annual basis. Refer to the
Pre-operational System Testing section on page 61 for details.
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Options
Options
Model 2001TRBP
The 2001TRBP is a transformer/rectifier for primary system power with battery
back-up and allows the siren to operate from a 208, 220, or 240 Vac power source
when ac power is available. During normal operation, the 2001TRBP maintains a
charge to the standby batteries. During an ac power failure, an automatic switch to
battery operation occurs to maintain the siren’s normal operation. Specify the ac line
voltage when ordering.
The 2001TRBP has a 115 Vac secondary tap to provide power to the siren Control
Cabinet.
2001TRBP Mounting Location
Keep wire lengths to a minimum. Mount the transformer assembly as close as
possible to the Control/Battery System.
2001TRBP Wiring
Electrocution or severe personal injury can occur when making
electrical connections, drilling holes, or lifting equipment. Therefore,
only experienced electricians should install this product in accordance
with local and National Electrical Codes.
NOTE: Federal Signal recommends using wire no smaller than 3 AWG between the
transformer and the Control/Battery System. To perform the wiring, proceed as
follows (refer to Figure 9 Schematic Diagram 2001TRBP and Figure 10 Transformer
Rectifier Wiring to Control Cabinet).
DCB, DCFCB, and DCFCTB Models
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Options
Figure
9 Schematic Diagram
2001TRBP
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When wiring the Model 2001TRBP to the Control Cabinet, the installer
must follow wiring instructions as in Figure 10 Transformer Rectifier
Wiring to Control or damage may occur to Control System and/or
batteries.
Preparation
To wire the 2001TRBP, do the following:
1. Refer to Figure 4 Typical DCFCB or DCFCTB with 2001TRBP Installation
Drawing on page 46, Figure 14 DCB Wiring Diagram, Figure 15 DCFCB Wiring
Diagram, and Figure 16 DCFCTB Wiring Diagram on pages 81 to 83.
2. Remove the 2001TRBP transformer from its shipping crate and stand the
transformer on its top to expose the inspection covers located on the bottom side
(refer to Figure 11 2001TRBP Transformer Rectifier Parts List).
3. Remove the four 3/8 inch hex head bolts that secure the inspection covers and
remove the inspection covers from the transformer.
4. Pull the four primary lines marked H1, H2, H3, and H4 and secondary lines
X4 and X5 from the inside of the transformer.
5. Punch or drill the plate, use one ½ inch conduit for ac in and one 1 inch conduit
for 120 V and 48 V out to the controller.
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Options
6. Install a 1 inch 45 degree Liquid-Tight connector into the 1 inch opening on the
transformer. Face the connector to the rear of the transformer and tighten the
1 inch lock ring. Put a 1 inch plastic bushing over the exposed thread end on the
1 inch connector.
7. Cut a section of 1 inch Seal-Tight, 7 inches in length. This provides raceway for
the 48 Vdc secondary and for Control Cabinet 120 Vac input.
8. Cut a section of ½ inch Seal-Tight 18 inches in length. This provides A/C input
voltage from the ac disconnect to the transformer. If the ac disconnect does not
have 120 Vac available, the X4 and X5 taps in the 2001TRBP may be used to
provide ac voltage to the Control Cabinet. In this case, run the Seal-Tight
between the 2001TRBP and the siren controller.
Transformer Wiring
Transformer Primary
Rectifier Output
Control Cabinet
(2 each) 10 AWG, CU, stranded, black 40 inches in length.
(1 each) 2 AWG, CU, Black, 30 inches in length–48 Vdc Negative.
(1 each) 2 AWG, CU, Red, 40 inches in length–48 V dc Positive.
(1 each) 14 AWG, CU, stranded, black 60 inches in length–120 Vac Line
(1 each) 14 AWG, CU, stranded, white 60 inches in length–Neutral
To connect the transformer wiring, do the following:
1. The (2 each) 40 inches black 10 AWG lines provide 208/220/240 Vac for
transformer primary input.
2. The 60 inches black, and the 60 inches white provide the ac input to the control
cabinet. These wires will pass through the transformer as a raceway then be
routed into the control cabinet unless the X4 and X5 taps are used in the
2001TRBP (refer to Figure 4 Typical DCFCB or DCFCTB with 2001TRBP
Installation Drawing on page 46, Figure 14 DCB Wiring Diagram, Figure 15
DCFCB Wiring Diagram, and Figure 16 DCFCTB Wiring Diagram on pages 81
to 83 for wiring details.)
The 60 inch black and the 60 inch white provide the 120 Vac input to the DC
Control Cabinet. It connects the terminal block in the 2001TRBP labeled X4 and
X5 to TB5 F1 and F2.
3. The 30 inch black 2-AWG line provides the 48 Vdc negative to the DC Control
Cabinet. It connects the terminal block in the 2001TRBP labeled ―-― and the
5/16 inch ground stud on the backplane of the siren controller.
4. The 40 inch red 2 AWG line provides 48 Vdc positive voltage to the DC Control
Cabinet. It connects to the terminal block in the 2001TRBP labeled ―+‖ and to the
labeled terminal (#3) at K3.
DCB, DCFCB, and DCFCTB Models
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AC
Line Wire Terminations
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Transformer Primary: 2 each #10
black wires
220 Vac operation
Transformer Primary: 2 each #10
black wires
208 Vac operation
Transformer Primary: 2 each #10
black wires
115 Vac Tap
Transformer Secondary
Service disconnect
L1
Transformer
H1
L2
H4
Service disconnect
L1
Transformer
H1
L2
H3
Service disconnect
L1
Transformer
H1
L2
H2
Service disconnect
Transformer
X4
X5
NOTE A: Cap all unused taps with wire nuts
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Options
Figure 10 Transformer Rectifier Wiring to Control Cabinet
F1F2
1 2 3 4 5
10 10
A A
DCB, DCFCB, and DCFCTB Models
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Options
Figure 11 2001TRBP
Transformer Rectifier Parts List
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Model HTR4 (Battery Warmers)
If 240 Vac is used to power the FC board and charger directly, battery
warmers are not allowed.
In locations where temperatures may drop below freezing for extended periods, the
optional battery warmers are recommended to maintain battery efficiency. A
thermostat provides on-off control of the warmers that senses the inside temperature
of the Battery Cabinet. The battery warmer option is equipped with four battery
warmers that are wrapped around each of the four batteries in the Battery Cabinet.
The warmers are plugged into the cube taps, which plug into the thermostat cube,
which is plugged into a 120 Vac outlet that is provided for in the Battery Cabinet. No
other connection or mounting is required for this option.
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Options
Figure 12 HTR4 Wiring Diagram
Electrocution or severe personal injury can occur when making
electrical connections, drilling holes, or lifting equipment. Therefore,
only experienced electricians should install this product in accordance
with national and local electrical codes.
Model 2001HR (Holding Relay)
This option enables the control of both of the siren motors from a single contact
closure on one-way models. This feature is typically required for telephone line
control systems and is only required if an FC is not purchased. The 2001HR is a
holding relay, which holds the rotator motor on for 15 seconds after the control
contact is released, keeping siren rotation active during wail signals. The control
contact is wired between K2-C1 and ground.
Solar Power
When purchased, the solar option allows the siren to operate in areas where dc power
is not available. The PVS220W-48 model for the DCFCB and DCFCTB controllers
include a solar regulator and solar panel kit. When installed, the batteries are charged
by the photovoltaic charging system, instead of a battery charger, to provide
operational power to the siren. Refer to Figure 17 DCB and DCFCB Solar Wiring
and Figure 18 DCFCTB Solar Wiring.
DCB, DCFCB, and DCFCTB Models
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Model DCFCTBD-IP
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General
Model DCFCTBD-IP
The DCFCTBD-IP combines the characteristics of a DCFCTBD with serial to
Ethernet conversion capabilities. This allows serial devices to communicate over an
Ethernet network and provides audio decoding of digitized audio sent over the
network.
The converter is configured with its own fixed IP address and port number. When
packets of data are received over the Ethernet port that are addressed to the board’s IP
and port number, they are converted to serial data and sent out over the serial port.
Likewise, any data coming into the serial port is converted to TCP/IP data packets
and sent out over the Ethernet port to the server’s IP address. The unit also contains a
digital to analog converter. This allows specially configured incoming data packets to
be converted to audio, which is then filtered and sent out over a 600 ohm audio port.
Ethernet Board Specifications
Electrical
Input Voltage
Current Draw
Serial Port
Serial Port Protocol
Ethernet Port
Protocol
600 Ohm Audio Output
Port
Protection
Impedance
Audio Output Level
10.5- 95 Vdc
<150 mA
RS232C, N, 8, 1 baud rate configurable
IEEE 802.3, 10 Base-T connection
MOV and Transorb surge protection
600 ohms
Adjustable from 0.30 to 3.00 Vp-p, (-17 dB to +2.7 dB)
into 600 ohms
Connectors
74
JP1
600 Ohm Audio Output Port
Balanced line output.
JP3
Audio Output Expanded or Flat Selection Jumper
Jumpers pins 1 and 2 for flat audio output.
Jumpers pins 2 and 3 for expanded dynamic range audio output
JP4
JP5
JP6
JP7
J1
RS232 Serial Port
FLASH Programming and Converter Configuration Port
10.5-95 Vdc Power Input
Resets board back to factory default settings.
Ethernet Network Port
DCB, DCFCB, and DCFCTB Models
Model DCFCTBD-IP
Indicators
D1
D2
D3
D4
CPU Heartbeat indicator, green
Transmit data indicator, red
Receive data indicator, yellow
Power indicator, green
Controls
600 ohm audio output level set
R1
Environmental
Operating
Temperature
Humidity
Physical
Dimensions
Weight
-30C - +65C
0-95% non-condensing
~ 2 inches height, 4 inches width, 6.5 inches length.
< 2 lbs
Network Information
Protocols Supported

TCP/IP

UDP (optional)

XML (optional)

XMPP (optional)
IP Ports Used

16887 (SmartMsg TCP/IP)

80 (HTTP)

3100 (optional UDP Serial Over IP)

3101 (optional UDP Voice Over IP)
IP Address
User selectable
TOS/DSCP (Type of Service)
User selectable
DCB, DCFCB, and DCFCTB Models
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Model DCFCTBD-IP
Bandwidth
Requirements
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Descriptionations
Siren Activation
Siren Poll Response
Model DCFCTBD-IP
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150K baud per connection
50 bytes per connection
74 bytes per connection
DCB, DCFCB, and DCFCTB Models
Index
Index
+
+12 Vdc .............................................................................29
2
2001TRBP Mounting Location ..........................................67
2001TRBP Transformer/Rectifier 48 Vdc testing ..............63
2001TRBP Wiring ..............................................................67
Control Board Power Input .............................................. 32
Control Board Theory of Operation.................................. 33
Control Cabinet Functional Descriptions .......................... 19
Control/Battery System .................................................... 11
Control/Battery System Installation ................................. 47
Controllers, Specifications ................................................ 14
CPU ................................................................................... 33
Current Limiter ................................................................. 43
Current Measurement Path ............................................. 40
Current Sensor ................................................................. 30
Customer Care............................................................ 13, 66
A
AC Line Wire Terminations ...............................................70
AC Power ..........................................................................14
AC Power Connections......................................................51
AC Power Sensor ...............................................................62
AC Sensor ..........................................................................29
Activation, Using the ARM function ..................................18
Adjustment Procedure ......................................................62
Annual Inspection .............................................................66
Audio Function Generator Option ....................................31
Audio Output ....................................................................17
Automatic Reports ............................................................18
B
Bandwidth Requirements .................................................76
Battery Back-up Voltage Input ..........................................33
Battery Charger........................................................... 20, 40
Battery Charger Voltage Measurement ............................63
Battery Installation and Wiring .........................................52
Battery Voltage Measurement .........................................62
Battery Warmer ................................................................14
Bulk Charge .......................................................................42
C
Carrier Detect ...................................................................29
Characteristics ....................................................................9
Charge Voltage Temperature Compensation ...................43
Charging System ...............................................................14
Chopper Current Sensor ...................................................62
Chopper Motor Current Sensor ........................................37
Circuit................................................................................40
Circuit Description ...................................................... 37, 42
Commander Digital System Software ...............................44
Confirming Controller Auto-Reporting .............................65
Connectors ............................................................ 39, 41, 74
D
DCB and DCFCB Controller ............................................... 11
DCFCTB Controller ............................................................ 12
DCFCTB Encoding Format ................................................. 35
Decoding Format .............................................................. 32
DTMF ........................................................................... 32
Two-Tone .................................................................... 32
Decoding sensor status .................................................... 36
Description of DCFCTB Block Diagram.............................. 33
Digital Input
Current Sensor............................................................. 30
Intrusion Sensor .......................................................... 30
Pressure Sensor ........................................................... 30
Digital Inputs
Rotation Sensor ........................................................... 30
Dimensions ....................................................................... 15
DTMF ................................................................................ 16
DTMF Encoding Format .................................................... 33
DTMF Transmit Level Adjustments .................................. 64
E
EAS ................................................................................... 16
Electrical Connections ...................................................... 50
Electrical Specifications
Battery Charger ........................................................... 41
Rotator Motor Current Sensor .................................... 39
Environmental .................................................................. 15
Ethernet Board Specifications .......................................... 74
External Transceiver ......................................................... 34
F
Fault Detection ................................................................. 43
FC Controller Board .......................................................... 21
FC Controller Board Indicators ......................................... 21
DCB, DCFCB, and DCFCTB Models
77
Index
Final VSWR Tuning ............................................................55
MERGEIndexexring the InformerFlat Surface Mounting ......................................................50
IPFORMAT General Descriptionations
Float Charge ......................................................................42
FSK ....................................................................................16
Index
FSK Transmit Level Adjustments .......................................64
FSPWARE ..........................................................................44
Functional Description ......................................................18
Fusing at the DIN Rail ........................................................20
G
N
Network Information ....................................................... 75
O
Obtaining Service ............................................................. 66
Omni Fiberglass Antenna Models .................................... 56
One-Way Radio Control.................................................... 12
Outputs ............................................................................ 17
Growl Test.........................................................................19
P
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POCSAG ............................................................................ 16
POCSAG Decode ............................................................... 34
Pole Mounting .................................................................. 49
Power Distribution ........................................................... 20
Power Supply.............................................................. 33, 40
Pre-operational System Testing ....................................... 61
Pressure Sensor ................................................................ 30
Preventative Maintenance ............................................... 66
Programming Software .................................................... 44
Protocols Supported......................................................... 75
PTT.................................................................................... 28
Publications ........................................................................ 6
Initial Sensor Adjustments and Testing .............................61
Input Power Requirements ......................................... 14, 15
Inputs ................................................................................17
Installation ........................................................................44
Antenna .......................................................................54
Battery .........................................................................52
Control/Battery System ...............................................47
Yagi Antenna ................................................................54
Installer Supplied Material List .........................................47
Intrusion Sensor .......................................................... 30, 62
IP Address .........................................................................75
IP Ports Used .....................................................................75
J
Jumper pins
1 and 2 .........................................................................23
9 and 10 .......................................................................24
L
Landline and Local Pushbutton Activation ........................32
Landline Control................................................................53
Landline Siren Activation ..................................................63
Low Battery Sensor ...........................................................29
R
Radio Transceiver ............................................................. 20
Receive Audio ................................................................... 28
Receive Level Adjustments ............................................... 64
Receiver Priority ............................................................... 34
Recommendations on Control/Battery System Location . 44
Recommended Batteries .................................................. 14
Relay Outputs ....................................................... 17, 31, 35
Remote Activation ............................................................ 33
Remote Activation Inputs ................................................. 17
Remote Public Address .................................................... 31
Rotation Current Sensor ................................................... 61
Rotation Sensor ................................................................ 30
Rotator Motor Current Sensor ......................................... 39
M
Manual Siren Activation....................................................63
Model 2001HR (Holding Relay) .........................................73
Model 2001TRBP ..............................................................67
Model DCFCTBD-IP ...........................................................74
Model HTR4 (Battery Warmers) .......................................72
Monitor Received Audio ...................................................31
Monthly Testing ................................................................66
Motor Contactors .............................................................19
Mount Yagi Antenna .........................................................56
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S
Safety Message .................................................................. 6
Sensor............................................................................... 33
Sensors and Sensor Inputs ............................................... 29
Serial Communications ..................................................... 15
Service and Maintenance ................................................. 66
SFCDWARE ....................................................................... 44
Single Tone ....................................................................... 16
Siren Activation ................................................................ 18
DCB, DCFCB, and DCFCTB Models
Index
Siren and Control Cabinet Interconnecting Wiring ...........51
Siren Connections .............................................................50
Site Status Monitoring ......................................................18
Solar Power .......................................................................73
Speaker Output ........................................................... 31, 35
Specifications ....................................................................14
Control Board ...............................................................15
Signaling Format ..........................................................15
Transceiver ...................................................................17
System Operating .............................................................18
System Operating Power from the 4 Battery System .......14
Transformer Rectifier and Control Mode ......................... 24
Transformer Wiring .......................................................... 69
Transmit Audio ................................................................. 28
Two Tone Sequential ........................................................ 16
Two-tone and DTMF Controller Decode-ability Testing ... 65
Two-Way Radio Control ................................................... 13
U
Unit Address ..................................................................... 27
V
T
Technical Support ....................................................... 13, 66
Test Activation Codes .......................................................65
Theory of Operation
Battery Charger ............................................................40
Chopper Motor Current Sensor ...................................37
Rotator Motor Current Sensor .....................................39
Thermal Limiter ................................................................43
TOS/DSCP ..........................................................................75
Transceiver Audio Level Adjustments ...............................63
Transceiver Interface ........................................................28
Transceiver Specifications.................................................17
VOX................................................................................... 34
VSWR Testing ................................................................... 63
W
Warranty, Limited .............................................................. 2
Y
Yagi Antenna Installation ................................................. 54
DCB, DCFCB, and DCFCTB Models
79
Figure 13 FC Control Board
80
Figure 14 DCB Wiring Diagram
81
Figure 15 DCFCB Wiring Diagram
82
Figure 16 DCFCTB Wiring Diagram
83
Figure 17 DCB and DCFCB Solar Wiring
84
Figure 18 DCFCTB Solar Wiring
85
Figure 19 DCB Final Assembly
86
Figure 20 DCFCB Final Assembly
87
Figure 21 DCFCTB-IP Wiring Diagram
88
Figure 22 DCFCTB-IP Final Assembly
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C300218-02-214
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C300218-10-258
C300218-10-270
T300104-02-015
T300104-02-017
T300104-09-001
T300104-09-004
T300104-10-005
T300214-04-015
T300214-04-016
T300214-10-090
T300218-01-065
T300218-05-065
T300420-05-011
T300422-03-060
WIRE ASSY,PCB,8-POS
WIRE ASSY,PCBA SENSOR
WIRE ASSY,PCBA SENSOR
WIRE ASSY,10A FUSED
WIRE ASSY,PCB TO RELAY
WIRE LEAD,DC TO DC,5-POS
WIRE ASSY,PCB 110V PWR.
WIRE ASSY,PCB,12-POS
WIRE ASSY,ROTATOR SENSOR,FUSED
WIRE TIE
WIRE ASSY, TEMPERATURE SENSOR
WIRE ASSY, BATTERY CHARGER, 48V
WIRE LEAD FUSED BROWN 14AWG
CABLE,AC,W/FERRULES
CABLE,BATTERY CHARGER,48VDC
CABLE,6-COND,MODULAR,1 TO 6
MANUAL,DCB, DCFCB, & DCFCTB
MANUAL,SE2000,2005457,SERIAL TO ETHERNET
WIRING DIA,BROADBAND,DCFCTBD-IP
INSPECTION SHEET
TEST DATA SHEET,SE2000,2005457
TEST PROC,DC CURRENT SENSE
ACCESSORY KIT,DESICANT
LIGHTNING PROTECTOR
MARKER,TERMINAL BLOCK
C-WIRE,29",RED
C-WIRE,4",WHITE
C-WIRE,4",BLACK
C-WIRE,29",BLACK
T-WIRE,12",RED
T-WIRE,38",RED
T-WIRE,13",WHITE
T-WIRE,30",WHITE
T-WIRE,38",BLACK
T-WIRE,10",YELLOW
T-WIRE,8",YELLOW
T-WIRE,6",BLACK
T-WIRE, 27", BROWN
T-WIRE,44",GREEN
T-WIRE,89",GREEN
T-WIRE,70",ORANGE
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Figure 23 DCFCTB Final Assembly
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