Sensaphone® Express II User`s Manual

SENSAPHONE® EXPRESS II
User’s Manual
LIT-0015
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information in this document is complete, accurate and
up-to-date. Sensaphone, Inc. assumes no responsibility for the results of errors beyond its control.
Sensaphone, Inc. also cannot guarantee that changes in equipment made by other manufacturers, and
referred to in this manual, will not affect the applicability of the information in this manual.
Copyright © 1997 by Phonetics, Inc., d.b.a. Sensaphone
Second Edition, version 2.33, January 2006.
Written and produced by Phonetics, Inc.
Please address comments on this publication to:
Phonetics, Inc.
901 Tryens Road
Aston, PA 19014
Sensaphone is a registered trademark of Phonetics, Inc.
Touch Tone is a registered trademark of AT&T.
Safety Instructions
Important Safety Instructions
Your Sensaphone Express II has been carefully designed to give you years of safe,
reliable performance. As with all electrical equipment, however, there are a few
basic precautions you should take to avoid hurting yourself or damaging the unit:
• Read the installation and operating instructions in this manual carefully. Be
sure to save it for future reference.
• Read and follow all warning and instruction labels on the product itself.
• To protect the Sensaphone Express II from overheating, make sure all openings on the unit are not blocked. Do not place on or near a heat source, such
as a radiator or heat register.
• Do not use your Sensaphone Express II near water, or spill liquid of any kind
into it.
• Be certain that your power source matches the rating listed on the AC power
transformer. If you’re not sure of the type of power supply to your facility,
consult your dealer or local power company.
• Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not locate this product
where the cord will be abused by persons walking on it.
• Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords, as this can result in the
risk of fire or electric shock.
• Never push objects of any kind into this product through ventilation holes as
they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could result
in a risk of fire or electric shock.
• To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not disassemble this product, but
return it to Sensaphone Customer Service, or another approved repair facility, when any service or repair work is required. Opening or removing covers
may expose you to dangerous voltages or other risks. Incorrect reassembly
can cause electric shock when the unit is subsequently used.
• If anything happens that indicates that your Sensaphone Express II is not
working properly or has been damaged, unplug it immediately and follow the
procedures in the manual for having it serviced. Return the unit for servicing
under the following conditions:
1.
2.
3.
4.
The power cord or plug is frayed or damaged.
Liquid has been spilled into the product or it has been exposed to water.
Unit has been dropped, or the enclosure is damaged.
Unit doesn’t function normally when you’re following the operating instructions.
• Avoid using a telephone (other than a cordless type) during an electrical
storm. There may be a remote risk of electric shock from lightning.
• Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.
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CAUTION
To reduce the risk of fire or injury to persons, read and follow these instructions:
1. Use only the following type and size battery: Sealed lead-acid 12v 3.0
AH.
2. Do not dispose of the battery in a fire. The cell may explode. Check with
local codes for possible special disposal instructions.
3. Do not open or mutilate the batteries. Released electrolyte is corrosive
and may cause damage to the eyes or skin. It may be toxic if swallowed.
4. Exercise care in handling battery in order not to short the battery with
conducting materials such as rings, bracelets, and keys. The battery or
conductor may overheat and cause burns.
If you experience trouble with this equipment, or you need information on obtaining service or repairs, please contact Technical Support at:
Phonetics, Inc.
901 Tryens Road, Aston, PA 19014
610-558-2700
Fax: 610-558-0222
www.sensaphone.com
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1 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
PLEASE READ THIS WARRANTY CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE PRODUCT.
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY CONTAINS SENSAPHONE’S STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS. WHERE
PERMITTED BY THE APPLICABLE LAW, BY KEEPING YOUR SENSAPHONE PRODUCT BEYOND THIRTY (30)
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF DELIVERY, YOU FULLY ACCEPT THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH IN
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.
IN ADDITION, WHERE PERMITTED BY THE APPLICABLE LAW, YOUR INSTALLATION AND/OR USE OF
THE PRODUCT CONSTITUTES FULL ACCEPTANCE OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS LIMITED
WARRANTY (HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS "LIMITED WARRANTY OR WARRANTY"). IF YOU DO
NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS WARRANTY, INCLUDING ANY LIMITATIONS OF
WARRANTY, INDEMNIFICATION TERMS OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, THEN YOU SHOULD NOT USE THE
PRODUCT AND SHOULD RETURN IT TO THE SELLER FOR A REFUND OF THE PURCHASE PRICE. THE
LAW MAY VARY BY JURISDICTION AS TO THE APPLICABILITY OF YOUR INSTALLATION OR USE ACTUALLY
CONSTITUTING ACCEPTANCE OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS HEREIN AND AS TO THE APPLICABILITY
OF ANY LIMITATION OF WARRANTY, INDEMNIFICATION TERMS OR LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY.
1. WARRANTOR: In this Warranty, Warrantor shall mean "Dealer, Distributor, and/or Manufacturer."
2. ELEMENTS OF WARRANTY: This Product is warranted to be free from defects in materials and craftsmanship
with only the limitations and exclusions set out below.3. WARRANTY AND REMEDY: One-Year Warranty — In the
event that the Product does not conform to this warranty at any time during the time of one year from original purchase, warrantor will repair the defect and return it to you at no charge.
This warranty shall terminate and be of no further effect at the time the product is: (1) damaged by extraneous
cause such as fire, water, lightning, etc. or not maintained as reasonable and necessary; or (2) modified; or (3)
improperly installed; or (4) misused; or (5) repaired or serviced by someone other than Warrantors’ authorized personnel or someone expressly authorized by Warrantor’s to make such service or repairs; (6) used in a manner or
purpose for which the product was not intended; or (7) sold by original purchaser.
LIMITED WARRANTY, LIMITATION OF DAMAGES AND DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES: THE
WARRANTOR’S OBLIGATION UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS LIMITED TO REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF
THE PRODUCT, AT THE WARRANTOR’S OPTION AS TO REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL
WARRANTORS BE LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT OF ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL,
SPECIAL AND/OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY LABOR
COSTS, PRODUCT COSTS, LOST REVENUE, BUSINESS INTERRUTPION LOSSES, LOST PROFITS, LOSS
OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF DATA OR INFORMATION, OR FINANCIAL LOSS, FOR CLAIMS OF ANY NATURE,
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CLAIMS IN CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY OR TORT, AND
WHETHER OR NOT CAUSED BY WARRANTORS’ NEGLIGENCE. IN THE EVENT THAT IT IS DETERMINED IN
ANY ADJUDICATION THAT THE LIMITED WARRANTIES OF REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT ARE INAPPLICABLE,
THEN THE PURCHASER’S SOLE REMEDY SHALL BE PAYMENT TO THE PURCHASER OF THE ORIGINAL
COST OF THE PRODUCT, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL WARRANTORS BE LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR
PAYMENT OF ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL AND/OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND,
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY LOST REVENUE, BUSINESS INTERRUTPION LOSSES, LOST
PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF DATA OR INFORMATION, OR FINANCIAL LOSS, FOR CLAIMS OF
ANY NATURE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CLAIMS IN CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY OR TORT,
AND WHETHER OR NOT CAUSED BY WARRANTORS’ NEGLIGENCE. WITHOUT WAIVING ANY PROVISION IN THIS LIMITED WARRANTY, IF A CIRCUMSTANCE ARISES WHERE
WARRANTORS ARE FOUND TO BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE ARISING OUT OF MISTAKES,
NEGLIGENCE, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELAYS, ERRORS OR DEFECTS IN WARRANTORS’
PRODUCTS OR SERVICES, SUCH LIABILITY SHALL NOT EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID BY THE
CUSTOMER FOR WARRANTORS’ PRODUCT AND SERVICES OR $250.00, WHICHEVER IS GREATER. YOU
HEREBY RELEASE WARRANTORS FROM ANY AND ALL OBLIGATIONS, LIABILITIES AND CLAIMS IN EXCESS
OF THIS LIMITATION.
INDEMNIFICATION AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE: YOU WILL INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS
WARRANTORS, THEIR OWNERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS OR
AFFILIATED COMPANIES, AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS OR ACTIONS BASED UPON ANY
LOSSES, LIABILITIES, DAMAGES OR COSTS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES THAT ARE
DIRECT OR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL, AND INCLUDING ATTORNEYS FEES
AND LEGAL COSTS, THAT MAY RESULT FROM THE INSTALLATION, OPERATION, USE OF, OR INABILITY
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TO USE WARRANTORS’ PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, OR FROM THE FAILURE OF THE WARRANTORS’
SYSTEM TO REPORT A GIVEN EVENT OR CONDITION, WHETHER OR NOT CAUSED BY WARRANTORS’
NEGLIGENCE.
YOU AGREE TO RELEASE, WAIVE, DISCHARGE AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE WARRANTORS, THEIR
OWNERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS OR AFFILIATED COMPANIES, FOR
ANY AND ALL LIABILITIES POTENTIALLY ARISING FROM ANY CLAIM, DEMAND OR ACTION BASED UPON
ANY LOSSES, LIABILITIES, DAMAGES OR COSTS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES THAT ARE
DIRECT OR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL, AND INCLUDING ATTORNEYS FEES
AND LEGAL COSTS, THAT MAY RESULT FROM THE INSTALLATION, OPERATION, USE OF, OR INABILITY
TO USE WARRANTORS’ PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, OR FROM THE FAILURE OF THE WARRANTORS’
SYSTEM TO REPORT A GIVEN EVENT OR CONDITION, WHETHER OR NOT CAUSED BY WARRANTORS’
NEGLIGENCE, EXCEPT AS NECESSARY TO ENFORCE THE EXPRESS TERMS OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.
EXCLUSIVE WARRANTY: THE LIMITED WARRANTY OR WARRANTIES DESCRIBED HEREIN CONSTITUTE
THE SOLE WARRANTY OR WARRANTIES TO THE PURCHASER. ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE
EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED, INCLUDING: THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTIBILITY AND THE WARRANTY OF
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE AND THE WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE
AND THE WARRANTY OF NON-INFRINGEMENT AND/OR ANY WARRANTY ARISING FROM A COURSE OF
DEALING, USAGE, OR TRADE PRACTICE. It must be clear that the Warrantors are not insuring your premises or business or guaranteeing that there will not be
damage to your person or property or business if you use this Product. You should maintain insurance coverage sufficient to provide compensation for any loss, damage, or expense that may arise in connection with the use of products or services, even if caused by Warrantors’ negligence. The warrantors assume no liability for installation of the
Product and/or interruptions of the service due to strikes, riots, floods, fire, and/or any cause beyond Seller’s control,
further subject to the limitations expressed in any License Agreement or other Agreement provided by Warrantors to
purchaser.
The agreement between the Warrantors and the Purchaser, including but not limited to the terms and conditions
herein shall not be governed by the Convention for the International Sale of Goods. Where applicable, the Uniform
Commercial Code as adopted by the State of Delaware shall apply.
4. PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING PERFORMANCE OF WARRANTY: In the event that the Product does not
conform to this warranty, the Product should be shipped or delivered freight prepaid to a Warrantor with evidence of
original purchase.
5. LEGAL REMEDIES AND DISCLAIMER: Some jurisdictions may not allow, or may place limits upon, the exclusion and/or limitation of implied warranties, incidental damages and/or consequential damages for some types of
goods or products sold to consumers and/or the use of indemnification terms. Thus, the exclusions, indemnification terms and limitations set out above may not apply, or may be limited in their application, to you. If the implied
warranties can not be excluded, and the applicable law permits limiting the duration of implied warranties, then the
implied warranties herein are to be limited to the same duration as the applicable written warranty or warranties
herein. The warranty or warranties herein may give you specific legal rights that will depend upon the applicable
law. You may also have other legal rights depending upon the law in your jurisdiction.
6. CHOICE OF FORUM AND CHOICE OF LAW: In the event that a dispute arises out of or in connection with
this Limited Warranty, then any claims or suits of any kind concerning such disputes shall only and exclusively be
brought in either the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County, Pennsylvania or the United States District Court
for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Regardless of the place of contracting or performance, this Limited Warranty and all questions relating to its validity,
interpretation, performance and enforcement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the
State of Delaware, without regard to the principles of conflicts of law.
Effective date 05/01/2004
PHONETICS, INC. d.b.a. SENSAPHONE
901 Tryens Road
Aston, PA 19014
Phone: 610.558.2700 Fax: 610.558.0222
www.sensaphone.com
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Table of Contents
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i
CAUTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
PROGRAMMING Express II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
ABOUT THIS MANUAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
CHAPTER 2: INSTALLATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
OPERATING ENVIRONMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MOUNTING Express II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
STRAIN RELIEF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
POWERING UP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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11
12
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GROUNDING AND POWER SURGE PROTECTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
BACKUP BATTERY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
TURNING Express II ON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PHONE LINE INSTALLATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
POWER SUPPLIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
12
13
13
14
RS232 Printer Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
FCC REQUIREMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Safety Approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
NOTICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
CHAPTER 3: INPUTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
HOW THE INPUTS WORK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CONFIGURING THE INPUTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
WIRING THE INPUTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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STRAIN RELIEF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
SHIELDED WIRE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
WIRE LENGTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
INSTALLING INPUT EXPANSION CARDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
INPUT SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.8K THERMISTOR LOOK-UP TABLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10K THERMISTOR LOOK-UP TABLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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CHAPTER 4: OUTPUTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
HOW THE OUTPUTS WORK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
WIRING THE OUTPUTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
STRAIN RELIEF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
INSTALLING OUTPUT EXPANSION CARDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
RELAY OUTPUT SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
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CHAPTER 5: PROGRAMMING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Programming “How To”: Moving Through the Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Programming PHONE Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
1. Calling Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
1. All . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
2. Days and Nights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
3. Day, Night, Wknds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Programming Day and Night Starting Times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2. Phone Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Communications Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Special Dialing Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DIAL OUT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DIAL IN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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USING TAD: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Calling Express II with TAD Enabled . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
MESSAGES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
INPUTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SOUND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
POWER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Power Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Battery Low . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
OUTPUTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DATA LOG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SECURITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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CHAPTER 6: OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Alarm Detection, Dial-out and Acknowledgment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
CHAPTER 7: OTHER KEYPAD FUNCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
INQUIRING: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inquire Status: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inquire Alarms: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Halt Mode Delay Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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CHAPTER 8: REACHING EXPRESS II BY TELEPHONE . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Phone-in Parameters: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Main Menu: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Special Keys: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Security: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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PHONE CONTACT LIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
PROGRAMMING SUMMARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
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APPENDIX A: TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
APPENDIX B: CHECKING FOR PROPER OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . 79
APPENDIX C: ACCESSORIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
APPENDIX D: ENGINEERING SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
APPENDIX E: RETURNING THE EXPRESS II FOR SERVICE . . . . . . . 89
Test Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
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CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION
Welcome to the Sensaphone Express II by Phonetics, Inc. Express II is a powerful
environmental and process monitoring system. It handles your current monitoring, alarm and
control needs, and is able to grow when your application grows.
Express II comes standard with 8 universal input channels and one built-in relay output. Input
capacity is expandable up to 40 channels (on 5 cards). Output capacity may be expanded up to
16 channels (on two cards), in which case input is limited to 24 channels (3 cards).
Express II can call up to 48 Phone Contacts, using pulse or Touch-Tone dialing. Dialing
Schedules and Phone Contact List features enable you to create a priority dialing list depending
on which input is alarm-activated, the time of day, and day of week. Call progress detection
ensures that no time is wasted on busy signals and no-answers during the dialout sequence.
PROGRAMMING Express II
Express II’s unique programming style allows you to access all programmable parameters
quickly and easily. The parameters are organized into 10 categories. From there, programming
is completely voice guided in a menu-style format. You simply enter the category number for
the parameters you want to program and enter values as prompted. All programming can be
accomplished using the local keypad on the unit, or remotely using a Touch-Tone™ phone.
The Express II has a one-year limited warranty. Within the packaging will be a Warranty
Registration card. Please take the time to fill this out and mail. The warranty is explained in the
back of this manual.
If any questions arise during installation or operation, please contact Technical Support at:
Phonetics, Inc.
901 Tryens Road
Aston, PA 19014
Phone: (610) 558-2700
FAX: (610) 558-0222
ABOUT THIS MANUAL
This manual comprises the instructions and commands necessary to install and program
Express II. In addition, summary and application chapters are included to help you speed
programming and to understand Express II’s features.
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CHAPTER 2: INSTALLATION
This chapter provides the information necessary to install the Sensaphone® Express II. Correctly
installing the unit will ensure proper functioning and maximum service life. Please read the
entire chapter before attempting installation.
Within the packaging is a Warranty Registration card. Please take the time to fill this out and
mail it. The Limited 1 Year Warranty is explained on the last page of this manual.
OPERATING ENVIRONMENT
Express II should be mounted and operated in a safe environment. Do not mount the unit where
it will be subject to shock and vibration. The temperature range the Express II can operate
in is 32°F to 130°F (0°C to 55°C). If you require Express II to operate in a below freezing
environment, you must take safe and practical measures to keep the unit’s temperature above
32°F or it will not operate reliably.
CAUTION: Express II is a sensitive electronic device. Personnel and work area should be
grounded before handling this device. Do not install Express II near strong electrostatic,
electromagnetic, magnetic or radioactive fields. Do not expose it to fumes or corrosive vapors.
MOUNTING Express II
When you receive Express II, carefully remove it from the box. On the top and bottom of the
enclosure are mounting holes to attach the unit to either a panel or wall. The mounting surface
should be sturdy enough to support 15 lbs. The unit should be mounted using four #12-24 bolts
where appropriate, or four #12 tapping screws. When mounting the unit to a wall make sure
the mounting screws fully engage a solid member, (e.g. a stud), of the support structure. Mount
Express II in an upright position so that you can easily gain access to the front panel. There
must be a power outlet and telephone jack nearby. The dimensions of the full enclosure are:
14.50"H x 13.06"W x 8.31"D. See Figure 1.
Figure 1: Mounting dimensions
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STRAIN RELIEF
Strain relief clamps are provided on the Express II enclosure to prevent wiring from being
pulled from the circuit board or damaged when passing through the enclosure. To use the strain
relief, thread wires through the clamp and the clear rubber bushing. Position the bushing in
the clamp and tighten the screws on either side so that the wiring does not move. See Figure 2
below:
Figure 2: Strain relief clamp
POWERING UP
Express II is provided with a 12V AC power transformer. This should be plugged into a 117V
AC outlet, +20%, 60HZ.
The transformer is pre-wired to the terminals labelled AC.
GROUNDING AND POWER SURGE PROTECTION
Express II should be earth grounded by connecting a true earth ground to the terminal labeled
EG. This is not essential for Express II to operate, but it is necessary to prevent possible
damage by a lightning strike.
The Sensaphone Express II can be damaged by power surges and lightning through the
telephone line and the power supply. Although Express II has built-in surge protection, we
strongly recommend that additional protection be obtained for the unit and for any electronic
equipment that is attached to your power supply and telephone lines. Power surge protection is
especially important if you live in a lightning-prone area. Surge protection is available through
Phonetics, Inc. Call for details.
BACKUP BATTERY
Express II has a 12V 3AH sealed lead-acid Gel-Cell rechargeable battery. This will provide
approximately 6–12 hours backup time. Actual backup time will depend upon the number of
input/output cards installed in the unit, the number of sensors being powered from the unit,
temperature, battery age, and dialing activity. The battery comes pre-wired with the red wire
attached to the BAT IN(+) terminal and the black wire attached to the BAT IN(-) terminal.
Express II will automatically charge the battery whenever the power switch is turned on and the
power transformer is plugged in. The unit also includes special circuity to prevent the battery
from being damaged in the event of an extended power outage. When the battery runs down to
9V, the unit will automatically disconnect it, preventing deep-discharge damage. The battery
will remain disconnected until it charges back up to 12.3 volts. The battery should provide 5
years of service before needing replacement.
NOTE: Have battery serviced by qualified service personnel only.
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The main motherboard and plug-in cards also include a 3V lithium battery to retain userrecorded messages and programming when the unit is turned off. Each battery will provide two
years of backup time while the unit is turned off and up to 10 years of intermittent use.
NOTE: Have the lithium battery serviced by qualified service personnel only.
TURNING Express II ON
Now that Express II has power, the ON-OFF switch may be turned on.
When the unit is turned ON, it will perform a series of diagnostic tests of its internal circuity.
When all of the tests have been completed, the unit will say, “Express II, OK.” The unit is now
operating and will respond to keypad commands and answer telephone calls.
Figure 3: On/Off Switch Location
PHONE LINE INSTALLATION
Connect Express II to a standard 2-wire analog phone line. Express II dials using pulse or tone,
with loop start only. Express II will operate with all standard telephone systems that accept
pulse or tone dialing and will recognize ringer frequencies from 16 to 60 Hz.
NOTE: Certain private telephone systems and public switching equipment may not accept
Express II dialing or may generate an unacceptable ring signal. In those cases, a dedicated
line may be required for Express II. Consult the supplier of your telephone system if you
encounter problems.
CAUTION: Never install telephone wiring during a lightning storm. Never install telephone
jacks in wet locations unless the jack is specifically designed for wet locations. Never touch
uninsulated telephone wires or terminals unless the telephone line has been disconnected at
the network interface. Use caution when installing or modifying telephone lines.
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POWER SUPPLIES
Express II will provide battery-backed 12 Volts DC (100 mA max.) and 24 Volts DC (400 mA
max.) to power current loops and other external devices.
RS232 Printer Port
Express II has the ability to send serial data via RS232 to a serial printer or computer with an
optional cable (contact Sensaphone for more details). This can be used to perform data logging
of input values and/or unit activity directly to a printer (see Chapter 5). You may also print the
unit’s programming parameters (see Chapter 7). The RJ11 connector at the end of the cable
must be connected to the RJ11 jack labeled RS232 on the main board, located below the access
panel. The default baud rate of the RS232 port is 9600 baud. The baud rate may be changed
from the System menu under Unit Configuration (see Chapter 5). The communications
protocol is 8 data bits, no parity, and 1 stop bit. Shown below are the RS232 pin descriptions
for the DB25 connector.
Pin
Signal
Symbol
1
Frame Ground FG 2
Transmitted Data
TD
From Printer
3
Received Data
RD
From Express II
6
Data Set Ready
DSR
From Express II
7
Signal Ground SG 20
Data Terminal Ready
DTR
Direction
N/A
N/A
From Printer
FCC REQUIREMENTS
PART 68—This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules. On the side of the
enclosure there is a label that contains, among other information, the FCC Registration Number
and the Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) for this equipment. You must, upon request,
provide this information to your local telephone company.
The REN is useful to determine the quantity of devices that you may connect to your telephone
line and still have all of those devices ring when your telephone number is called. In most, but
not all areas, the sum of the REN’s of all devices connected to one line should not exceed five
(5.0). To be certain of the number of devices that you may connect to your line, you may want
to contact your local telephone company to determine the maximum REN for your calling area.
This equipment may not be used on coin service provided by the telephone company.
Connection to party lines is subject to state tariffs.
Should Express II cause harm to the telephone network, the telephone company may
discontinue your service temporarily. If possible, they will notify you in advance. But if
advanced notice isn’t practical, the telephone company may temporarily discontinue service
without notice and you will be notified as soon as possible. You will be informed of your right
to file a complaint with the FCC. The telephone company may make changes in its facilities,
equipment, operations, or procedures where such action is reasonably required in the operation
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of its business and is not inconsistent with the rules and regulations of the FCC that could affect
the proper functioning of your equipment. If they do, you will be notified in advance to give
you an opportunity to maintain uninterrupted telephone service.
If you experience trouble with this equipment, or you need information to obtain service or
repairs, please contact:
PHONETICS, INC.
901 Tryens Road
Aston, PA 19014
(610) 558-2700
Fax: (610) 558-0222
for information on obtaining service or repairs. The telephone company may ask that you
disconnect this equipment from the network until the problem has been corrected or until you
are sure that the equipment is not malfunctioning.
PART 15—This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class
A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a
commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency
energy and if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential
area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the
interference at his own expense.
Safety Approvals
The Sensaphone Express II Remote Monitoring System (Model 6700) is NRTL listed in
compliance with UL Standard 1950 “Information Technology Equipment” and CSA Standard
22.2 #950. The unit is certified by MET Laboratories, a Nationally Recognized Testing
Laboratory (NRTL), and is listed under file number E1 12098.
NOTICE
The Canadian Department of Communications label identifies certified equipment. This
certification means that the equipment meets certain telecommunications network protective
operational and safety requirements. The Department does not guarantee the equipment will
operate to the user’s satisfaction.
Before installing this equipment, users should ensure that it is permissible to be connected
to the facilities of the local telecommunications company. The equipment must also be
installed using an acceptable method of connection. In some cases, the company’s inside
wiring associated with a single line individual service may be extended by means of a certified
connector assembly (telephone extension cord). The customer should be aware that compliance
with the above conditions may not prevent degradation of service in some situations.
Repairs to certified equipment should be made by an authorized Canadian maintenance facility
designated by the supplier. Any repairs or alterations made by the user to this equipment, or
equipment malfunctions, may give the telecommunications company cause to request the user to
disconnect the equipment.
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Users should ensure for their own protection that the electrical ground connections of the
power utility, telephone lines and internal metallic water pipe system, if present, are connected
together. This precaution may be particularly important in rural areas.
CAUTION: Users should not attempt to make such connections themselves, but should contact
the appropriate electric inspection authority, or electrician, as appropriate.
The Load Number (LN) assigned to each terminal device denotes the percentage of the total
load to be connected to a telephone loop which is used by the device to prevent overloading.
The termination on a loop may consist of any combination of devices subject only to the
requirement that the total of the Load Numbers of all the devices does not exceed 100. For the
Sensaphone Express II the Load Number is 7.
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CHAPTER 3: INPUTS
Express II comes standard with 8 universal inputs. The input capacity may be expanded in
additional sets of 8 inputs. There are 5 slots, offering a total of 40 possible universal input
channels. All the inputs—the 8 standard and the expanded sets—can be configured to accept
the following type sensors:
• Normally closed dry contact (digital)
• Normally open dry contact (digital)
• Pulse count
• 4–20 mA (analog)
• 0–5 Volts (analog)
• Temperature
• 2.8K F thermistor (analog)
• 2.8K C thermistor (analog)
• 10K F thermistor (analog)
• 10K C thermistor (analog)
• Time accumulator
The standard 8 input terminal block is located to the right of the built-in keypad in the first card
slot. Above the terminal block are a row of 8 LEDs that indicate the status of the inputs to onsite personnel.
HOW THE INPUTS WORK
Express II reads the value of each input by measuring the voltage across the input and the
common terminals. When the shunts are positioned for a specific type of sensor, Express II
uses a different circuit to measure the appropriate reading for that sensor. The common Express
II sensor types follow:
Dry Contact—These digital sensors can be either Normally Open or Normally Closed
(designated N.O/N.C). If a normally open sensor becomes closed, a contact occurs. This causes
an alarm. Conversely, if a normally closed sensor becomes open, the contact disappears, and
this condition causes an alarm. Typical dry contact sensors include magnetic reed switches and
water detection sensors. An example would be a security system where a N.C. magnetic switch
opens as a window is raised.
Pulse Count—This configuration will allow the input channel to count pulses. A typical pulse
count sensor is a flow meter that uses a turbine to measure flow by accumulating pulses. Max
pulse rate for this configuration is 1Hz. Compatible with mechanical relays, open drain and
open collector transistor devices.
4–20 mA—This sensor configuration connects the input signal to a 237 Ohm load resistor. This
allows Express II to measure the current at the input. Any powered or unpowered sensor that
puts out 4–20mA can be wired. Any input range can be specified by the user. Typical sensors
include pressure gauges, analog flow meters, and temperature gauges. Input resolution is 12
bits.
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0–5 Volts—This configuration connects the input signal directly to Express II's analog to digital
converter for measuring the output of 0 to 5V transducers. Any sensor that puts out 0–5V can be
wired. Any input range can be specified by the user. Typical sensors include pressure gauges,
voltage meters, and flow meters. Express II can read the voltage between 0 Volts and 5 Volts in
increments of .00122 Volts. Input resolution is 12 bits.
Thermistor—Two kinds of thermistors may be used with Express II: a 2.8K thermistor or a
10K thermistor. The range for an input measuring temperature for 2.8k is –65.0° to 93.33°C
(-85° F to 200° F), and for 10k is -62.22° C to 148.89° C (-80° F to 300° F) . This configuration
type connects the input signal to a 5V reference through a 6.34K pull-up resistor.
Time accumulator—The time accumulator works only with N.O. Dry Contacts. As the
name suggests, it will accumulate and tally the total amount of time—in hours, minutes, and
seconds—that the input sensor is in the closed position. This would be useful, for instance, in
maintaining total run time for a given device.
LEDs
Each input has a corresponding LED that indicates input status. The LEDs are located above the
terminal block. When an LED is steady green, that indicates that the input is OK and no alarms
exist. When an LED is blinking green, the input is in alarm condition, but the preset recognition
time has not been met to qualify as an unacknowledged alarm. When an LED is blinking red,
that indicates that an unacknowledged alarm exists on the corresponding input.
When an LED is steady red, it indicates that an alarm has been acknowledged but still exists on
the corresponding input. If the input is disabled, the LED goes off for that input. NOTE: If the
LED changes from blinking green directly to steady red, the input is not set up properly to dial
out with an alarm.
CONFIGURING THE INPUTS
Each of the inputs must be configured so that Express II will know what type of signal it must
read. To configure the inputs, you must position the shunts that are located on the input card
directly above the input terminal block. The inputs may be set in one of three configurations:
1. 4–20mA
2. Thermistor, dry contact, or pulse
3. 0–5V
1. To configure the input as 4–20mA, place the shunt to enclose the two bottom pins (B position).
2. To configure the input as thermistor, dry contact, or pulse, place the shunt to enclose the two
top pins (A position).
3. To configure the input as 0–5V, remove the shunt. See Figure 4:
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Figure 4: shunt configurations
WIRING THE INPUTS
To use a dry contact or temperature sensor on an input, wire one lead to the numbered screw of
input terminal and the other lead to the corresponding common screw. See Figure 5:
Figure 5: Dry contact sensor
To use a 4–20mA sensor on an input, you must supply power to it. You may power a 4–20mA
sensor using the Express II internal power supply, or you may wire the sensor to an external
power supply.
To use the internal power supply, wire the positive lead from the sensor to the unit 24V power
supply. Wire the negative lead to a numbered input terminal screw. See Figure 6.
NOTE: The number of internally powered sensors will affect battery backup time during a power
failure.
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Figure 6: 4–20mA transducer using internal power supply
To use an external power supply, wire the positive lead from the sensor to the positive terminal
on the external power source. Wire the negative lead from the sensor to a numbered input screw
on Express II. Next, connect the power supply to Express II by wiring the negative terminal on
the power supply to the corresponding common screw on Express. See Figure 7.
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Figure 7: 4–20mA sensor using external power source
To use a 0–5V sensor with Express II, wire the sensor signal lead to a numbered terminal screw
on the unit. Then, wire the sensor common to the corresponding common screw on Express II.
See Figure 8.
Figure 8: 0–5V sensor
STRAIN RELIEF
Strain relief clamps are provided on the Express II enclosure to prevent wiring from being
pulled from the circuit board or damaged when passing through the enclosure. To use the strain
relief, thread wires through the clamp and the clear rubber bushing. Position the bushing in
the clamp and tighten the screws on either side so that the wiring does not move. See Figure 9
below:
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Figure 9: Strain relief clamp
SHIELDED WIRE
Express II is designed to work in most installations without the need for shielded wire.
However, this does not apply to wire run outdoors or in conduit that has other noise-generating
conductors such as 60 Hz AC. It is strongly recommended that input wiring be run in a conduit
separated from AC power or output wiring. When wire runs are long or are in close proximity to
large power consuming, power generating or power switching equipment, it is recommended that
shielded wire be used.
WIRE LENGTH
Temperature—It is recommended that long wire runs be avoided when using a thermistor as
a sensor. A long run of wire could alter the resistance of the circuit therefore providing an
inaccurate temperature reading of the input. Below is a chart of recommended gauges and wire
lengths:
MIN WIRE GAUGE
MAX WIRE LENGTH
#26
250 ft.
#24
700 ft.
#22
1500 ft.
#20
2500 ft.
Dry contact—The total resistance of the loop cannot exceed 50 Ohms. Use the appropriate
gauge wire for your application.
Analog current—Long wire runs will not affect the accuracy of the input because there is
constant current being driven through the sensor wire.
Analog voltage—Wire runs should be kept as short as possible to avoid voltage drops and noise
susceptibility. Use the gauge chart above as a guideline.
NOTE: All wiring should comply with section 17 of the UL requirements.
INSTALLING INPUT EXPANSION CARDS
To install an input expansion card:
1. Turn the unit off. Damage may occur to the motherboard or to the input card if installed while
power is still on.
2. Working from left to right, loosen the thumbscrews and remove the blank plate of the first
unused slot. See Figure 10.
NOTE: Always install cards side by side—do not skip a slot.
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Figure 10: Remove blank plate
3. Hold the card with the LEDs at the top, and line up the DIN connector plug on the card with
the DIN connector socket on the motherboard. See Figure 11.
Figure 11: Line up and insert card
4. Insert the DIN connector plug into the DIN connector socket and press down slightly to
connect.
5. Re-tighten the thumbscrews.
6. Turn the unit on.
7. Configure and wire the inputs as described in this chapter.
NOTE: When installing a combination of input and output cards, always install the input cards
grouped together in the left slots and the output cards to the right of them. If you install an
input expansion card after an output card has been installed, you must disconnect the output
card, install the input card in its place, and reinstall the output card to the right of it.
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INPUT SPECIFICATIONS
Voltage Range:
Input Resolution:
A/D Converter Typical Total Unadjusted Error
Accuracy (Temperature)
Accuracy (4–20mA)
Min/Max Input Voltage
Max Pulse Frequency
Noise Filtering
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0 to +5 VDC
12 Bit or 0.00122V
+ 1 LSB
+1°F typical using 2.8K temperature sensor
+1.25%
-0.5VDC to +5.5VDC
1.0Hz
2300Hz low pass filter
-20db/Decade
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2.8K THERMISTOR LOOK-UP TABLE
DEGREES (Celsius)
-50
-40
-30
-20
-10
0
5
10
15
20
25
30
35
40
45
50
55
60
65
70
DEGREES (Fahrenheit)
-58
-40
-22
-4
14
32
41
50
59
68
77
86
95
104
113
122
131
140
149
158
RESISTANCE (Ohms)
188.83K
94.47K
49.64K
27.21K
15.51K
9.15K
7.11K
5.57K
4.40K
3.50K
2.80K
2.26K
1.83K
1.49K
1.22K
1.01K
0.84K
0.70K
0.58K
0.49K
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10K THERMISTOR LOOK-UP TABLE
DEGREES (Celsius)
-37
-35
-32
-29
-26
-23
-21
-18
-15
-12
-9
-6
-4
-1
2
4
7
10
13
16
18
21
24
27
30
32
35
38
41
44
47
49
52
55
58
60
63
66
69
71
74
77
80
83
86
88
91
94
97
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DEGREES (Fahrenheit)
-35
-30
-25
-20
-15
-10
-5
0
5
10
15
20
25
30
35
40
45
50
55
60
65
70
75
80
85
90
95
100
105
110
115
120
125
130
135
140
145
150
155
160
165
170
175
180
185
190
195
200
205
RESISTANCE (Ohms)
203.60K
173.60K
148.30K
127.10K
109.20K
94.07K
81.23K
70.32K
61.02K
53.07K
46.27K
40.42K
35.39K
31.06K
27.31K
24.06K
21.24K
18.79K
16.65K
14.78K
13.15K
11.72K
10.46K
9.35K
8.38K
7.52K
6.75K
6.08K
5.48K
4.95K
4.47K
4.05K
3.67K
3.33K
3.31K
2.76K
2.52K
2.30K
2.10K
1.92K
1.76K
1.61K
1.48K
1.36K
1.25K
1.16K
1.07K
0.98K
0.91K
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CHAPTER 4: OUTPUTS
Express II comes standard with one on-board relay output. The output capability may be
expanded up to 16 relay outputs.
HOW THE OUTPUTS WORK
Relay outputs are used to switch equipment on or off. The 16 expansion outputs can only be
operated manually; however, the on-board output may be programmed to operate in two ways:
Manual or Auto.
Manual—When configured as manual, the output may be turned on or off by the user. This may
be accomplished using the local keypad or via Touch-ToneTM phone.
Auto—The built-in output (Output Zero) is the only output with the “Auto” option available.
When this option is programmed, Output Zero will activate when alarm recognition occurs
(LED is blinking red) and will deactivate when the alarm has been acknowledged. (Note: the
alarm condition may still exist.)
WIRING THE OUTPUTS
The standard on-board relay output, output #0, is located on the orange terminal strip to the far
right of the ON/OFF switch (see Figure 12).
Figure 12: Location of On-board Output relay
It is labeled “Output Relay.” It is a single-pole, single-throw, latching relay. See “Outputs”
section in Chapter Five for more information.
NOTE: All wiring should comply with section 17 of the UL requirements.
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STRAIN RELIEF
Strain relief clamps are provided on the Express II enclosure to prevent wiring from being
pulled from the circuit board or damaged when passing through the enclosure. To use the strain
relief, thread wires through the clamp and the clear rubber bushing. Position the bushing in the
clamp and tighten the screws on either side so that the wiring does not move. See Figure 13.
Figure 13: Strain relief clamp
INSTALLING OUTPUT EXPANSION CARDS
To install an output expansion card:
1. Turn the unit off. Damage may occur to the motherboard or to the output card if installed
while power is still on.
2. Remove the screws and blank plate of the first available slot from left to right.
NOTE: Always install cards side by side—do not skip a slot.
3.Hold the card with the LEDs at the top with the DIN connector plug on the card lined up with
the DIN connector socket on the motherboard.
4. Insert the DIN connector plug into the DIN connector socket and press down slightly to
connect.
5. Turn the unit on.
Wire the outputs for the configuration you want—manual or auto—as described above. See
Chapter 5 for programming information.
NOTE: When installing a combination of input and output cards, always install the input cards
grouped together in the left slots and the output cards to the right of them. If you install an
input expansion card after an output card has been installed, you must disconnect the output
card, install the input card in its place, and reinstall the output card to the right of it.
RELAY OUTPUT SPECIFICATIONS
TYPE:
Latching, SPST
Related Load:
2A at 250VAC
2A at 30VDC
Carry Current:
2A
Maximum Operating Voltage:
250VAC
125VDC
Maximum Operating Current:
2A (AC/DC)
Maximum Switching Capacity:
500VA, 60W
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CHAPTER 5: PROGRAMMING
Express II features a unique voice-guided, menu-based programming method. Programmable
parameters are organized into ten categories, with main
menus encompassing several levels of sub-menus.
The ten primary categories (designated on Express II’s
keypad, see fig. 14) are:
1 • PHONE—phone contacts information
2 • DIAL OUT—outgoing communications
3 • DIAL IN—incoming (call-in) communications
4 • MESSAGES—alarm, output and ID message
recording
5 • INPUTS—input configuration
6 • SOUND—sound monitoring and listen in
7 • POWER—power failure and battery low monitoring
8 • OUTPUTS—output control setup
9 • DATA LOG—input log and activity log setup
0 • SYSTEM—other system parameters
Figure 14: Express II
Local Display and Keypad
Programming “How To”: Moving Through the Menus
All programming actions begin by pressing the PROGRAM key, followed by one of the primary
category keys (listed above).
These two key presses lead directly to Express II’s voice guided instructions, accompanied by
text selections shown in the local display. From this point, menu selections are made by pressing
the number keys, followed by the ENTER key. Press “0” (zero) to exit any numbered-list menu.
The CODE key allows you to navigate between menus during programming. To repeat a menu
while programming, press the CODE key once. To return to a previous menu, press the CODE
twice.
To return to the main menu at any time, press CODE until the main menu is reached.
You may also make your programming selections using the local display. Each option conveyed
through an audible voice message will also be listed as text on the local display. If you press the
arrow keys on the keypad, an arrow will appear next to a selection (if it is not already present,
as in some selection listings). This arrow can be repositioned next to any of the options by
pressing the down arrow on the ALARMS key. To move back up the list, press the up arrow on
the STATUS key. When the arrow appears next to your selection, press the ENTER key.
In the demonstrations that follow, each illustrated sequence shows how options are selected
from a list, while moving through Express II’s multilevel menu system.
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Programming PHONE Parameters [1]
The PHONE parameters allow you to program when,
how and to which location Express II will dial out
during an alarm. Express II is capable of dialing out
to 48 different locations.
Phone parameters are divided into two
separately-programmed categories—Calling
Schedule and Phone Contacts. We’ll deal with
Communications Type a little later.
1. Calling Schedule—the day and time settings
during which specified groups of Phone
Contacts will be called, in the event of an alarm.
2. Phone Contacts—the telephone numbers to
which Express II will dial out, in the event of
an alarm. Up to 48 telephone numbers can be
used, and may include Special Dialing codes.
Figure 14a: Express II
1. Calling Schedule
Calling Schedule allows you to assign Phone
Contacts to specific calling groups to accommodate
shift work schedules. Time is measured using the
“24 hour” format. There are 3 calling schedules from
which to choose. The default is “All,” indicating that
no grouping of Phone Contacts is in effect and that
dial-out will occur around the clock, at all times.
Selecting Calling Schedule brings up the following
choices:
1. All
This schedule programs Express II to call all the
Phone Contacts that are programmed regardless of
the time of day, or day of week. This is the default setting. Phone Contacts from 1–48 are called regardless
of time, day or day of week
Local Display and Keypad
PHONE PARAMETERS
Calling Schedule:
1) Press PROGRAM
2) Press PHONE.
3) A new list appears in the local display.
2. Days and Nights
This schedule allows Express II to create two groups
for dialing out: a daytime set of Phone Contacts
(Monday to Friday), and a night-time/weekend set of
Phone Contacts (Friday night to Monday morning).
• Phone Contacts from 1–24 are called during the
day (Monday to Friday).
Press 1 for Call Schedule.
• Phone Contacts from 25–48 are called during
the night and weekend.
4) A new list appears in the local display.
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3. Day, Night, Wknds
This schedule allows you to program Express II to
call a set of Phone Contacts during the day (Monday
to Friday), a set of Phone Contacts during the night
(Monday to Thursday), and a set of Phone Contacts
for the weekend (Friday night through Monday
morning).
• Phone Contacts from 1–16 are called during the
day (Monday to Friday).
Select one option:
Press 1 if selecting All.
• Phone Contacts from 17–32 are called during
the night (Monday to Thursday).
• Phone Contacts from 33–48 are called during
the weekend (Friday night to Monday morning).
Press 2 if selecting Days and Nights.
Day and night starting times are separately
programmed to control how Express II differentiates
day and night periods.
Press 3 if selecting Day, Night, Wknds.
Programming Day and Night Starting Times
If option 2 (Days and Nights), or 3 (Day, Night and
Wknds) was selected, then you will be prompted
to set the starting times for day hours/minutes and
night hours/minutes. After you have separated your
Phone Contacts into groups, setting the day and
night starting times allows you to define when one
shift ends and another begins. This way, dial-out
can occur in any 24 hour period, to report an alarm
around the clock.
It is important to note that time is programmed using
the “24 hour” format: A day hour set to “5” is equal
to 5:00 am. A night hour set to “17” is equal to 5:00
pm. The default setting is 7 hours, 0 minutes for day
hours, and 19 hours, 0 minutes for night hours.
5) If option 2 or 3 is selected, current
starting times, first for day, and then for
night, will be displayed, along with the
option to reset these times.
To keep current settings, just press
the ENTER key.
To change settings, use the number
keys on the keypad and press
ENTER. When Express II says, “Enter
day hours,” enter the hour (0 to 23);
then press ENTER. The new hour will
appear in the local display.
When Express II says, “Enter day
minutes,” enter the minutes (0 to 59);
then press ENTER.
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2. Phone Contacts
Express II can store up to 48 telephone numbers, with
up to 40 digits permitted for each one. These numbers
will be dialed in the event of an alarm. Special dialing
codes that reflect a pause, pound, asterisk or other
similar code may be incorporated into the telephone
number as required, to access various phone and
beeper systems.
Once you’ve set the schedule times, choose “2”
from the previous menu to select Phone Contacts.
Remember that you can program up to 48 phone
numbers (contacts); however, if you are using a
calling schedule other than ALL, you will have to
program those phone numbers in the appropriate
group of contact numbers (e.g., Contact numbers
1–24 for day, 25–48 for night & weekend).
Note that all contact numbers in the group will
be called in numerical order, so program the most
important numbers first. If you want someone called
regardless of time of day, simply program that phone
number in each contact group.
On the “Enter Phone Number Selection” screen,
select the contact number you want to program by
pressing a number or set of numbers on the keypad,
followed by the [Enter] key.
The Express II will then give you a choice between
two types of phone calls for it to make.
Communications Type
Express II is capable of dialing out over standard
telephone lines in either Voice or Beeper mode. When
dialing out in Voice mode, Express II will recite the
prerecorded alarm message when its outgoing call is
answered. The default setting is Voice.
When Dialing out in Beeper mode, no message will
be recited. The Express II delivers a Touch-Tone
code message to your beeper or pager. The two
choices come up as:
1 - Voice
2 - Beeper
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6) Next, current starting times for night
hours and night minutes are displayed,
along with the option to reset these
times. To keep current settings,
press the ENTER key.
To change settings, use the number
keys on the keypad and press
ENTER. When Express II says, “Enter
night hours,” enter the hour (0 to 23);
then press ENTER. (Remember…
“19” is the same as 7:00 pm, using a
24-hour system.)
When Express II says, “Enter night
minutes,” enter the new time; then
press ENTER.
Phone Contacts:
After the Call Schedule has been
set, the local display returns to the
previous menu.
1) Press 2 for Phone Contacts.
2)Allocate a number to each contact,
assigning them a position in the calling
schedule. Assign phone contact a
position number (1–48). Enter the
number corresponding to that position
Chapter 5: Programming
Special Dialing Codes
Special Dialing Codes are commonly used when
accessing a beeper or pager system, or in order to
reach a dial tone for connection to an outside line.
To incorporate a Special Dialing Code into the phone
number you are programming, press the blue CODE
key, followed by the corresponding number key from
the list below. Insert the code or combinations of
codes where required in the telephone number.
Code 1
Generates a two second pause.
Code 2
Waits for a dial tone before proceeding.
Code 3
Inserts a “T” command. The voice will say “Tone dial.”
This is specifically for connection to a beeper from a
rotary (pulse) phone line. Type in the phone number
for the beeper service, followed by [Code 1] [Code 3]
followed by the beeper number and the alarm characters (see Code 5). The “T” code turns all numbers following it into Touch-tones, which the beeper requires.
using the number keys. Then press
the ENTER key. “Phone number selection” refers to the
contact’s position number.
(Keep track of the Calling Schedule
currently in place, since this
determines when a Phone Contact is
able to dial out.)
3)When the Phone Contact has been
assigned a number value, two choices
appear in the local display. Using the
number keys, select the appropriate
option.
Code 4
Forces the Express II to wait until the telephone is
answered.
Code 5
Sends two digits to appear on the display of a beeper
or pager, indicating which input is in alarm.
NOTE: This information must come at the end of
the phone number string. (See Example below)
EXAMPLE: At “Enter Phone Number,” you would type
in: 18005551839 [Code1] [Code1] 5556488 [Code5]
[Code6] [Enter]. The first string is the beeper number,
followed by two two-second pauses, followed by the
Express II’s phone number, followed by the Code 5,
which is where the number of the first alarm will show
up, followed by a Code 6 to “close” the dialing string,
followed by “Enter” to end it.
Code 6
Sends the pound (#) , as required in some dialing
sequences.
Code 7
Sends the asterisk (*), as required in some dialing
sequences.
To clear a programmed phone number, select the
same priority number you’ve chosen for that number
(Program/Phone Contacts/Phone Number Selection)
and simply press “Enter” when prompted to “Enter
Phone Number.”
4)Now that Voice or Beeper mode has
been established, the local display
prompts you to enter the complete
dial-out telephone number. Up to 40
digits are possible, including 1 and
the area code, or any Special Dialing
codes that are required to reach the
target telephone or beeper system.
When the complete dial-out telephone
number is entered, press the ENTER
key.
The local display returns to the
previous menu. Repeat steps shown
above to program additional Phone
Contacts.
To return to the main menu, press
CODE twice.
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DIAL OUT [2]
DIAL OUT PARAMETERS
The following parameters control how Express II
communicates when it dials out for an alarm.
1-Dialing Method:
1. Dialing Method—This parameter determines
whether Express II will dial out using tone or pulse
dialing. The programming choices for this parameter
are Pulse, Tone, or Automatic.
1)Press PROGRAM.
2)Press DIAL-OUT.
Automatic instructs Express II to determine whether
to dial out in tone or pulse automatically.
NOTE: You must have a dedicated phone line for
Express II to use the Automatic method. If you
have Express II installed on an office system
that requires dialing an access number to
reach an outside line, you MUST program this
parameter as Tone or Pulse.
DIAL-OUT menu will then appear on
local display.
The default setting is AUTOMATIC. The choices
under “Dialing Method” are:
1 = Pulse; 2 = Tone; 3 = Automatic.
2. Retries on Busy—This determines how may times
Express II will hang up and attempt to recall a phone
number when it detects a busy signal. This parameter
may be programmed from 0–15. The default is 0.
NOTE: Each retry applies toward the Maximum
number of calls.
3. Message Repeat—When Express II dials out and
the call has been answered, this parameter determine
s how many times the unit will recite the recorded
alarm message per call. This parameter may be
programmed from 0 to 10 repetitions. The default is 3.
4. Maximum Number of Calls—This parameter
determines the maximum number of calls
Express II will make if the unit does not receive
acknowledgment. The maximum calls may be
programmed from 0 to 65,535. The default is
100. If the Express II has only one phone number
programmed to dial out for a particular alarm, it
will limit the maximum calls to 15 regardless of the
Maximum number of calls programmed.
5. Call Delay Time—This parameter is the length
of time that Express II will wait after an alarm is
recognized before it starts the dial out sequence.
(Note: This is not the same as input recognition time.)
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3)Press 1 for Dialing Method.
Press 1 for Pulse.
Press 2 for Tone.
Press 3 for Automatic.
2-Retries on Busy:
Return to Dial-Out menu.
1)Press 2 for RETRIES ON BUSY.
2)Press the amount of retries desired
using the number keys. Press
ENTER.
3-Message Repeat:
Return to Dial-Out menu.
1)Press 3 for MESSAGE REPEAT.
Chapter 5: Programming
The call delay time dictates the delay before the first
call. To set the delay time between calls, see Intercall
Delay Time. This parameter may be programmed
from 0 to 12 hours. The default for the call delay
time is 30 seconds. During call delay, the unit will
announce the message locally.
2)Then, enter number of times the
message will repeat itself for each call
during an alarm.
6. Intercall Delay Time—If an alarm call has not
been acknowledged, the intercall delay time is the
length of time between each phone call that Express
II will wait before dialing the next phone number.
This parameter may be programmed from 0 to 12
hours. The default is 30 seconds.
2)Enter the total number of outgoing
calls alloted for an alarm.(prior to acknowledgement)
4-Maximum Number of Calls:
Return to Dial-Out menu.
1)Press 4 for MAXIMUM # OF CALLS.
5-Call Delay Time:
Return to Dial-Out menu.
1)Press 5 for CALL DELAY TIME.
2)Enter Hours.
3)Enter Minutes.
4)Enter Seconds.
6-Intercall Delay Time:
Return to Dial-Out menu.
1)Press 6 for INTERCALL DELAY TIME.
2)Enter Hours.
3)Enter Minutes.
4)Enter Seconds.
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DIAL IN [3]
DIAL IN PARAMETERS
The following parameters determine how Express II
will communicate when the unit is called.
1-Rings Until Answer:
1. Rings Until Answer—This parameter determines
the number of rings that must occur before Express
II will answer. This value can be from 1 to 15. The
default is 1 ring.
2. Telephone Answering Device compatibility
(TAD)—Express II can be used on the same
telephone line that also has a telephone answering
device, such as an answering machine, modem or
FAX. The TAD feature is especially useful because it
integrates the operation of the Express II with your
telephone answering device in a way that retains the
full flexibility of each system. This allows you to
have on-demand telephone access to the Express II,
for obtaining a Status Report, or for issuing call-in
commands, while your telephone answering device is
set to receive outside calls. Programming for use with
a telephone answering device (TAD) is always used in
conjunction with RINGS UNTIL ANSWER, detailed
on this page.
NOTE: The TAD feature only applies to answering
devices connected to the same telephone line as the
Express II.
USING TAD:
By enabling this feature, you will be able to bypass
the answering device and access Express II for a
status report or programming. If there are no
other devices hooked up to the phone line, this
feature should be disabled. The default is disabled.
1) Make sure the TAD feature is enabled. The default
setting is disabled, so you must enable it initially.
2) Determine the number of rings your telephone
answering device uses to answer the telephone.
Most answering devices require 4 rings; others are
selectable.
3) Program the Express II RINGS UNTIL ANSWER
to a greater number than that of the number of
rings set on your answering device.
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1)Press Program.
2)Press DIAL IN.
DIAL IN menu will appear on local
display.
3)Press 1 for RINGS UNTIL ANSWER.
4)Enter the number of rings desired
before EXPRESS II answers.(1–15)
NOTE: Read section on TAD
before programming RINGS UNTIL
ANSWER.
2-TAD enable/disable:
Return to DIAL IN menu.
1)Press 2 for TAD.
2)Press 1 to disable.
Press 2 to enable.
Chapter 5: Programming
Example:
Telephone answering device: rings = 4.
Express II: RINGS UNTIL ANSWER = 6.
Calling Express II with TAD Enabled
To have the Express II answer the phone with a
Telephone Answering Device on the same line, call
the unit’s telephone number and let the line ring once,
then hang up. Wait several seconds and then call
back again. The Express II will answer the line on
the first ring, bypassing your answering machine.
Explanation: The pattern of one ring, followed by a
second call (within 30 seconds), signals the Express
II to answer your incoming call, excluding the
telephone answering device.
NOTE: If the Express II unit shares the same telephone line with a Telephone Answering Device, and
during certain time periods frequent incoming calls
are expected on that line, then you may want to temporarily disable the TAD feature. If you leave the TAD
enabled, it will not adversely affect normal operation,
but if two outside telephone calls are received within
the same 30 second time window, the Express II unit
will interpret this pattern as a signal to answer the telephone. If this occurs, press the ALARM/CANCEL key
on the unit to hang up.
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MESSAGES [4]
MESSAGE PARAMETERS
Recording your own messages provides a valuable,
expeditious communication link between the Express
II and service personnel.
Messages:
Voice messages—Express II allows you to program
your own voice for the ID (identification) and dial-out
alarm messages. This means that when Express II
calls you or someone on your staff during an alarm,
your personalized voice message will indicate exactly
which alarm condition exists. Depending on what the
input is monitoring, you might program a warning
message, or provide brief vital monitoring data.
The voice message choices are:
1)Press Program.
2)Press Messages.
Messages menu will then appear on
local display.
1 - Record ID Message (default length: 10 seconds)
2 - Record Input Message (default length: 5 seconds)
3 - Record Output Message (default length: 5 seconds)
4 - Message length
The ID Message allows you to identify the Express II
and/or the system it’s monitoring as the caller.
The Input Message is the alarm message
corresponding to each specific input that the Express
II is monitoring. You must program this by entering
the number of the Input (1–8 on the first card, etc.)to
identify it, and then recording the relevant alarm
message for it.
4)Press 1 to record ID message.
Speak message after beep.
5)Press 2 to record input messages.
Enter the input number to which the
message corresponds.
Speak message after beep.
6)Press 3 to record output message.
The Output Message feature can only be used if
you’ve purchased and installed an Output Card in the
Express II.
Enter the output number to which the
message corresponds.
Message length—This parameter determines how
many seconds long each message can be. A message
can be 5, 7, or 11 seconds long. However, you can
cut any message short if you finish recording it, by
pressing [Enter].
7)Press 4 for message length.
(Note that the shorter the message length, the better
the quality of the recording. We recommend that you
program this parameter to 5 seconds for optimum
clarity.)
NOTE: Do not change the message length parameter after you have recorded voice messages. If
you do so, you will automatically erase all programmed voice messages and reset them to the
default.
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Speak message after beep.
Enter 5, 7, or 11.(the default is 5)
Messages can be cut short by
pressing Enter during recording.
Chapter 5: Programming
INPUTS [5]
Express II comes standard with 8 universal inputs.
The input capacity may be expanded up to a total
of 40 universal channels. The following parameters
determine how each input functions. The parameters
apply to both the standard and expanded inputs.
INPUT PARAMETERS
The first step in programming the
INPUT parameters is to enter the
number of the input for which you
intend to program.
1)Press Program.
1. Enable/Disable Inputs—This function allows you
to enable or disable an alarm on an input to cause a
dial out. An enabled input will respond to an alarm
and allow dial out. A disabled input will not initiate a
dial out if an alarm occurs. The default setting for all
inputs is enabled.
2)Press Input.
2. Input Type—Express II’s inputs are universal
inputs. This means that they may be configured to
accept the following type sensors:
3)Press the input number (1-40).
1
2
3
4
5
6
=
=
=
=
=
=
Normally closed dry contact (digital)
Normally open dry contact (digital)
Pulse count (counts to 65,535 then resets to zero)
4–20 mA (analog)
0–5 Volts (analog)
Temperature (thermistor):
Press Enter.
The Input menu will then appear on
the local display.
1) 2.8K F thermistor (analog)
2) 2.8K C thermistor (analog)
3) 10K F thermistor (analog)
4) 10K C thermistor (analog)
7 = Time accumulator
The default input type is 2 (normally open dry
contact)
3. Input Recognition Time—The input recognition
time is the length of time an input must have an
alarm continuously before Express II will recognize
the condition. If an alarm is tripped and then clears
within the recognition time, it is not recognized as a
valid alarm. Express II will not dial out. This feature
is useful to prevent dial outs for momentary blips
or on self-correcting equipment. Each input can be
programmed with a different recognition time. You
may program the recognition time from 0 seconds to
12 hours. The default is 3 seconds.
1-Enable/Disable Inputs:
1)At the Input menu, select Enable/
disable by pressing 1 on the keypad.
Or, by pressing arrow keys until the “>”
symbol, on the local display, is next to
Enable/disable.
2)Press 1 to disable.
Press 2 to enable.
2-Input Type:
1)Press 2 at the Input menu, to select
Input Type.(or on local display as
described in Enable/disable inputs)
A list of Input Types will then appear
on the local display.
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4. High and Low Limits—Express II allows you to
program high and low limits for inputs defined as
an analog input type or pulse count. Inputs defined
as normally open or normally closed cannot be
programmed to have high or low limits. During voice
prompted programming, high and low limits will only
be prompted when the input is defined as an analog
type or pulse count. The limits are -9999 to +9999.
Express II defaults to these limits.
NOTE: The Pulse Count Low Alarm Limit is set at -1.
You cannot go below zero on a pulse count, but the
Alarm limit is -1 to be distinct from the possible value
of 0. DO NOT change this Low Limit.
5. Alarm Reset Time—After an alarm is
acknowledged, Express II stops the dial out sequence.
However, the alarm condition will still exist until
the alarm clears itself or some action occurs to clear
the alarm. If the alarm is not cleared after a certain
amount of time, Express II can be programmed to
restart the dial out sequence. This is called the alarm
reset time. This parameter may be programmed from
0 seconds to 12 hours.
Setting the alarm reset time to 0 seconds will
disable it. This means that once the alarm has been
acknowledged, it will not retrip an alarm regardless of
how long it exists. The default for this parameter is 0
seconds.
For example, you program the alarm reset time for
input 1 to 2 hours. An alarm occurs on input 1 and
Express II dials out. The alarm is acknowledged but
the condition still exists. Two hours later, the alarm
condition still has not been cleared. Express II will
restart the dial out.
6. Dial Out Selection—You may program Express
II to dial specific phone contacts according to which
input is in alarm. This is the Dial Out Selection.
For example, input 6 can be programmed to initiate
calling to Phone Contact 1, 3, 4, and 16. Meanwhile,
an alarm on input 2 can initiate calling to Phone
numbers 2–13. This parameter allows you to have
specialized personnel being called only for specific
alarms. To return to the default, all contacts, press ‘9’
‘9’ and then press ENTER.
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2)Key in the appropriate Input type.
(the default is 2; normally open dry
contact)
Press 1 for normally closed.
Press 2 for normally open.
Press 3 for pulse count.
Press 4 for 4-20 milliamp.
-Enter table low limit, press Enter.
-Enter table high limit, press Enter.
Press 5 for 0-5 Volts.
-Enter table low limit, press Enter.
-Enter table high limit, press Enter.
Press 6 for temperature.
-Press 1 for 2.8K° F thermistor.
-Press 2 for 2.8K° C thermistor.
-Press 3 for 10K° F thermistor.
-Press 4 for 10K° C thermistor.
-Press 7 for time accumulator.
3-Recognition Time:
1)Return to Input menu. Press 3 for
Recognition Time.
2)Enter hours.
Enter minutes.
Enter seconds.
4-High/Low Limits:
1)Return to Input menu. Press 4 for
High/Low Limits.
2)Enter low limit.
Enter high limit.
Chapter 5: Programming
7. Calibration—This feature works for analog inputs
(4–20mA, 0–5 volts, or temperature) only. The default
analog setting is 1.000. The calibration feature acts as
a multiplier of that value.
Pressing [Program] increases the reading in
increments of .01 (hundredths). Pressing [Inquire] decreases the setting in increments
of .01.
Pressing [Status/Up Arrow] will increase it by .001
(thousandths). Pressing [Alarm/Down Arrow] decreases it by .001.
If, for example, your current temperature is 75° but
the Express II is reading 72°, you would recalibrate
by pressing the Program and/or Status keys to raise
it. As you’ll see if you use this feature, it takes very
little increase in the multiplier to raise the value. With
the four keys, you can fine tune the calibration to the
exact reading you want. When done calibrating, press
[Enter] to set.
8. Reset Value—Although both Pulse Count and
Time Accumulator inputs have ultimate values
(65,535 for Pulse Count; 99:59:59 for Time
Accumulator) after which they wrap automatically to
zero, you will likely want to reset the count to zero
before that value is reached. Selecting the Reset Input
Value and pressing [Enter] clears the values to zero.
NOTE: Each input’s set of parameters can
be programmed independently of the other
inputs. But the input number must be
entered before programming the parameters.
5-Alarm Reset Time:
1)Return to Input menu. Press 5 for
Alarm Reset Time.
2)Enter hours.
Enter minutes.
Enter seconds.
6-Dial Out Selection:
1)Determine the Dial Out Selection
for each input before you begin
programming.
2)Return to Input menu. Press 6 for Dial
Out Selection.
3)Enter list of dial out selection.
Press individual position numbers. (148)
Press Enter.
4)When all position numbers in list are
entered, press Enter again.
5)The default is all contacts.
Press “9” “9” for the default.
7-Calibration
1)Determine that the input you want to
calibrate is one of the analog types.
2) Using the Program and Status keys
to increase the value, and Inquire and
Alarms to decrease it, adjust the value
of your input until it reads correctly.
3) Press Enter to set this value.
8-Reset Value
1)Select an input. Determine that
it is either Pulse Count or Time
Accumulator. Press Enter.
2) Press “8.” Press Enter. The value is
returned to “0”.
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SOUND [6]
SOUND PARAMETERS
Express II allows you to listen to sound levels
through its built-in microphone when you call in for
a status report. Express II also monitors the sound
levels through its built-in microphone. When the
current sound level suddenly exceeds the normal
sound level, Express II can be programmed to dial
out with a high sound alarm.
1)Press Program.
1. Listen-in Time—The listen-in time is the amount
of time you can listen to sounds at the microphone
site when you call in for a status report. The
programming range is from 0 to 255 seconds. The
default time is 15 seconds.
2)Press Sound.
The Sound Parameters menu will then
appear on the local display.
2. Enable/disable Sound Monitoring—This
parameter determines whether Express II will initiate
the dial out sequence if it detects a high sound. If
the sound is enabled, Express II will dial out. If the
sound is disabled, Express II will not dial out for
high sound. 1 = enabled; 0 = disabled. The default is
enabled.
3. Sound Sensitivity—This parameter allows you
to change the sensitivity of the sound monitoring.
This may be useful to desensitize Express II if it is
installed in an area with relatively high sound level,
or where loud noises occur but are not associated
with an alarm. Also, this feature allows you to
increase sensitivity in situations where you want to
monitor lower sound levels. The sensitivity range
for sound alarm monitoring is 1 to 100. A value of 1
is the most sensitive; 100 is the least sensitive. The
default is 50.
4. Sound Recognition Time—The sound recognition
time is the length of time that a high sound condition
must exist continuously before Express II will
recognize the condition. If the high sound stops
before the recognition time is up, it is not recognized
as a valid alarm. Express II will not dial out. This
feature is useful to prevent dial outs for momentary
occurrences of high sound. You may program the
recognition time from 2 seconds to 1 minute. The
default is 8 seconds.
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1-Listen-in Time:
1)Press 1 for Listen-in Time.
2)Enter seconds. (0-255)
2-Sound Monitoring:
1)Press 2 for Sound Monitoring.
2)Press 1 to enable.
Press 0 to disable.
3-Sound Sensitivity:
1)Press 3 for Sound Sensitivity.
2)Enter value. (0-100)
4-Recognition Time:
1)Press 4 for Recognition.
2)Enter hours.
Enter minutes.
Enter seconds.
Chapter 5: Programming
5. Sound Alarm Reset Time—After a sound alarm is
acknowledged, Express II stops the dial out sequence.
However, the high sound condition will still exist
until the alarm clears itself or some action occurs
to clear the alarm. If the high sound is not cleared
after a certain amount of time, Express II can be
programmed to restart the dial out sequence. This is
called the sound alarm reset time. This parameter may
be programmed from 2 seconds to 12 hours.
5-Alarm Reset Time:
If the alarm reset time is programmed to 0 seconds,
the feature is disabled. Express II will not restart the
dial out regardless of how long the alarm exists.
2)Enter the position numbers, (1-48), of
the phone contacts to be called in the
event of a high sound level alarm.
6. Sound Dial Out Selection—You may program
Express II to dial specific phone contacts if a high
sound alarm occurs. This is the Sound Dial out
selection. To return to the default, all contacts, press
“9” “9,” and then press ENTER.
7. Mute Local Speaker—When the Express II
detects an alarm, it announces the alarm locally for
the duration of the Call Delay. If the Mute Local
Speaker is enabled, it is silent for that time period.
The default is Disabled.
1)Press 5 for Alarm Reset Time.
2)Enter hours.
Enter minutes.
Enter seconds.
6-Dialout Selection:
1)Return to the Sound Parameters
menu. Press 6 for Dial Out Selection.
3)Enter list of dial out selection.
Press individual position numbers. (1-48)
Press Enter.
4)When all position numbers in list are
entered, press Enter again.
5)The default is all contacts.
Press “9” “9” for the default.
7-Mute Local Speaker:
1)Press 7 for Mute Local Speaker at the
Sound menu.
2)Press 1 to disable.
Press 2 to enable.
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POWER [7]
POWER PARAMETERS
Express II monitors AC power failure and low
battery condition. Power monitoring and low battery
monitoring is explained below.
AC POWER
1)Press Program.
1= AC Power
2= Battery
2)Press Power.
Power Failure
1. Power Failure Monitoring enable/disable—This
command enables or disables the power failure
detection. When enabled, Express II will monitor
power and dial out if a valid failure occurs. When
disabled, Express II will not dial out for a power
failure. 1 = disable, 2 = enable. The default is
enabled.
2. Power Recognition Time—The power
recognition time is the length of time that a power
failure must exist continuously before Express II
will recognize it as an actual alarm and initiate
the dial out sequence. Power recognition time may
be programmed from 0 seconds to 12 hours. The
default is 5 minutes.
3. Alarm Reset Time—After power failure is
acknowledged, Express II stops the dial out
sequence. However, the power failure condition will
still exist until power is restored. If the power is not
restored after a certain amount of time, Express II
can be programmed to restart the dial out sequence.
This is called the alarm reset time. This parameter
may be programmed from 0 seconds to 12 hours.
If the alarm reset time is programmed to 0 seconds,
the feature is disabled. Express II will not restart
the dial out regardless of how long the alarm exists.
4. Dial Out Selection—You may program Express
II to call a specific set of Phone Contacts for power
failure only. This is called the Dialout Selection. To
return to the default setting, all contacts, press “9”
“9,” and then press ENTER.
3)Power menu will appear. Press 1 for
AC Power Parameters.
The AC Power menu will then be
displayed.
1-Power Failure Monitoring:
1)At the AC Power menu press 1 for
Failure Monitor.
2)Press 1 to disable.
Press 2 to enable.
2-Power Recognition Time:
1)Press 2 at the AC Power menu.
2)Enter hours.
Enter minutes.
Enter seconds.
3-Alarm Reset Time:
1)Return to the AC Power menu. Press 3
for Alarm Reset time.
2)Enter hours.
Enter minutes.
Enter seconds.
4-Dialout Selection:
1)Press 4 at the AC Power menu for Dial
Out Selection.
2)Enter the list of position numbers, (148), for those contacts to be dialed by
Express II in the event of AC Power
Failure. (Failure monitor must be
enabled.)
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Chapter 5: Programming
Battery Low
1. Battery monitoring enable/disable—This
command enables or disables the battery low
detection. When enabled, Express II will monitor
battery condition and dial out if it becomes low.
When disabled, Express II will not dial out for a
battery low condition. The default is disabled.
2. Alarm reset time—After battery low condition is
acknowledged, Express II stops the dial out sequence.
However, the low battery condition will continue
to exist until it is recharged. If the battery is not
recharged after a certain amount of time, Express II
can be programmed to restart the dial out sequence.
This is called the alarm reset time. This parameter
may be programmed from 0 seconds to 12 hours.
If the alarm reset time is programmed to 0 seconds,
the feature is disabled. Express II will not restart the
dial out regardless of how long the alarm exists.
3. Dial Out Selection—You may program Express
II to call a specific set of Phone Contacts for battery
low only. This is called the Dialout Selection. To
return to the default, all contacts, press “9” “9,” and
then press ENTER.
3)Enter list of dial out selection.
Press individual position numbers.
(1–48)
Press Enter.
4)When all position numbers in list are
entered, press Enter again.
5)The default is all contacts.
Press “9” “9” for the default.
BATTERY
1)Return to the Power menu. Press 2 for
Battery Parameters.
The Battery menu will then be displayed.
1-Battery monitor:
1)Press 1 for Battery monitor at the Battery
menu.
2)Press 1 to disable.
Press 2 to enable.
2-Alarm reset time:
1)Return to the Battery menu. Press 2 for
Alarm Reset Time.
2)Enter hours.
Enter minutes.
Enter seconds.
3-Dialout selection:
1)Press 3 for Dial Out Selection at the
Battery menu.
2)Enter the list of position numbers, (1-48),
for the phone contacts to be dialed
by Express II in the event of Battery
Failure.(Battery monitor must be
enabled.)
3)Enter list of dial out selection.
Press individual position numbers. (1-48)
Press Enter.
4)When all position numbers in list are
entered, press Enter again.
5)The default is all contacts.
Press “9” “9” for the default.
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OUTPUTS [8]
OUTPUT PARAMETERS
Up to 16 outputs may be installed in Express II.
1)Press Program.
1. Manual—This type of output is turned on/off
manually by the user. It is available only if you
purchased an output card for the Express II. These
cards look no different than the Input cards you can
add and are installed the same way.
2. Auto-any alarm—Output #0, which comes built
into the unit, can be switched on automatically when
alarm recognition occurs, and off again when the
alarm is acknowledged. The condition causing the
alarm may still exist, but the auto-alarm will be off.
(See Figure 11 for location of this Output Relay.)
Outputs may be useful if you want to have equipment
hooked up to the Express II. For instance, if the
unit is monitoring temperature in a particular
environment, you might have a fan or heater hooked
up to an output, which you could switch on over
the phone if the temperature exceeded prescribed
parameters.
See Chapter Four for more information on Outputs.
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2)Press Output.
3)Enter output number (0-16).
4)Press 1 for manual.
Press 1 for OFF.
Press 2 for ON.
5)Press 2 for automatic-any alarm. Only
for output # 0.
Chapter 5: Programming
DATA LOG [9]
DATA LOG PARAMETERS
Express II has two logging features, the Input Log
and the Activity Log. The Data Log features require
the use of a printer with a serial port. If either data
log is enabled, Express II will send information to the
serial port to be printed via the RS232 socket located
to the right of the phone jack and above the orange
terminal block at the bottom of the unit (optional
cable required).
1-Input/Output Log:
1. Input/Output Log—Logs the input (or output)
values on a user-defined basis. The menu offers four
choices:
1. Enable/Disable: 1=disable; 2=enable
1)Press Program.
2)Press Data Log.
Data Log menu will appear on local
display.
2. Time between logs: set the hours, minutes,
and seconds. The minimum allowed time is 5
seconds; the maximum is 12 hours, 59 minutes,
59 seconds.
3. Number of inputs: the maximum this can be
set to is 40.
4. Line length: this determines the number of
characters that a data log printout will allow on
each line. The default setting is 80 characters
per line. Check your printer setup before
changing this number.
2. Activity Log—Logs limited system and alarm
activity. This includes alarms occurring and clearing,
acknowledgments, any call-ins to the unit and alarm
dial-outs.
NOTE: Once datalogging is enabled, the system will
automatically default to an RS232 rate of 9600 baud.
If your target printer is not configured to 9600 baud,
refer to your printer manual to adjust the printer’s
baud rate. (See also “Unit configuration” in the following section.)
3)Press 1 for Input/Output Log.
4)Press 1 for Enable/Disable.
Press 1 to Disable; 2 to Enable
5)Press 2 Time Between Log.
Enter hours, minutes, seconds.
6)Press 3 for Number of Inputs.
Enter the number of inputs to be
monitored.
7)Press 4 for Line length.
Enter number of characters you want
per line in your printout.
2-Activity Log:
1)Return to the Data Log menu.
Press 2 for Activity Log.
2)Press 1 to disable.
Press 2 to enable.
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SYSTEM [0]
SYSTEM PARAMETERS
The following parameters determine the functioning
of various system features.
1)Press Program.
1. Password—The password is a security feature that
you may program to prevent unauthorized access to
Express II’s programming. The password may be any
combination of up to 6 digits.
2. Date and Time—Setting the current date and
precise time is critical for operation of various
features of the Express II. For example, to make
proper use of the alarm calling schedule and any data
logging, the unit Clock must be set.
2)Press System.
3)System menu will be displayed.
3. Acknowledgment Code—(default: 555) The
acknowledgment code is the number, up to 6 digits,
you enter when you acknowledge an alarm using a
Touch-Tone phone. This code is also used when you
call Express II back using a Touch-Tone phone to
acknowledge an alarm. NOTE: This code cannot be
used from a pulse (rotary) phone.
4. Halt Mode Delay time—Halt mode allows you
to disable all inputs and prevent dial out for a userprogrammed time. Halt mode is useful if you must
perform periodic tests or other activities that would
trip false alarms and initiate dial out. Halt mode can
be programmed from 0 seconds to 12 hours.
NOTE: If you program the halt mode time to zero, the
halt mode feature is disabled. The default is 1 hour.
5. Callback Acknowledgment—This feature
determines whether you can simply call Express II
back to acknowledge an alarm or if you must also
enter the acknowledgment code. When callback
acknowledgment is enabled, you may acknowledge
an alarm from either a pulse or Touch-Tone phone.
No code needs to be entered. After receiving the
alarm call, you just call the unit back. When callback
acknowledgment is disabled, you must use a TouchTone phone to acknowledge the alarm by entering
the acknowledgment code, or else acknowledge the
alarm locally.
Note that with Callback enabled, the unit will not
answer until the phone has rung 10 times, regardless
of what number of rings the alarm feature is set to.
(See also “Unit Configuration” below.)
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1-Password:
1) Press 1 to program password.
2) Enter password.(up to 6 digits)
The default is no password.
2-Date and time:
1)Press 2 to set Clock.
2)Enter: day, month, year, hours,
minutes, seconds, and day of the
week.
3-Acknowledgment code:
1)Press 3 for Acknowledgment Code.
2)Enter code. (6 digits; the default is
“555”)
4-Halt mode delay time:
1)Press 4 for Halt Mode Delay Time.
2)Enter minutes.
5-Callback acknowledgment:
1)Press 5 for Callback Acknowledge.
2)Enter 1 to enable.
Enter 0 to disable.
Chapter 5: Programming
6. Call Cancel—This feature determines whether or
not Express II will continue dialing out for an alarm
after the alarm has physically cleared.
When Call Cancel is enabled, Express II will stop
dialing out when the alarm clears, even if the alarm
has not yet been acknowledged. When Call Cancel is
disabled, Express II will continue dialing out for the
alarm until it receives acknowledgment, even if the
alarm clears in the meantime.
7. Auto Test—This feature allows you to simulate an
alarm on an input to test the dial out procedure. When
you call Auto Test, it will ask you to specify an input
number to test.
NOTE: Auto Test will make actual phone calls to the
Phone Contacts using the specifications you programmed. You must acknowledge the alarm as if it
were real.
Also, the Auto Test feature will not work if “Call
Cancel” is enabled (see #6 above).
8. Unit reset—Generally for factory use, the Unit
Reset feature will reset the various unit parameters
you’ve programmed in. Should you want to reset the
unit, enter a reset code of “159,” and press Enter.
Choose from Full Reset, Programming Reset, or Voice
Reset.
Note: only “Voice reset” offers options. Selecting the
other two will clear system parameters.
9. Unit configuration—The Unit Configuration menu
offers you three choices:
1 - RS232 Rate (default: 9600 baud): This is the baud
rate for the RS232 port to which you would connect a
printer. Its default setting is 9600 baud. You can reset it
in a range from 1200 to 38,400.
6-Call Cancel:
1)Press 6 for Call Cancel enabling.
7-Auto Test:
1)Press 7 for Auto Test.
2)Enter input number.
3) Press Enter.
Note that Call Cancel and Auto Test
are mutually exclusive.
8-Unit Reset:
1)Press 8 for Unit Reset
2)Full reset: “Enter” clears everything.
Programming reset: clears
programming settings you’ve
entered and returns them to the
defaults.
Voice messages reset: resets
individual expansion card messages
and/or the voice ID message.
9-Unit Configure:
1)Press 9 for Unit configuration.
Choose from:
RS232 rate: Set this rate from
300–38,400 bauds
Callback rings to answer: choose a
new number if you don’t want 10.
Ack over voice: choose from
disabled/enabled.
2 - Callback Rings (default: 10): As mentioned under
the “Callback Acknowledgment” section above, the
Express II will not answer your call to acknowledge an
alarm until the phone has rung ten times. This is the
default setting. If you wish, you can change that number
here.
3 - Ack over voice (default: disabled): This feature,
when activated, allows you to punch in a code number
of “555” while the unit is speaking to cut off the message. This is a factory testing feature and in practice
is not a dependable override. Generally it should be
left disabled. (See Chapter 5: System, Acknowledgement
Code for more information on setting the code number.)
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SECURITY
SECURITY PARAMETERS
Express II allows you to lock the keyboard using the
system password to prevent unauthorized personnel
from making programming changes using the
keypad or via Touch-Tone phone. Inquiry, status
and alarm reports may be obtained without the
password.
To Lock:
The keyboard may only be locked locally using the
keypad. You cannot lock the keypad remotely via
Touch-Tone phone.
When programming locally, you must unlock the
keypad if it is locked, and relock when finished.
When programming remotely via Touch-Tone
phone, you must enter the password to access the
programming. The keypad remains locked locally.
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1)Press Program.
2)Press Lock/Unlock key.
3)Enter System password.
4)Express II will indicate: “Locked” or “Unlocked” in a voiced
response.
To Unlock:
REPEAT LOCK INSTRUCTIONS
NOTE: Programming is allowed only
when the keyboard is Unlocked.
System Inquiry will not include password.
Chapter 6: Operation
CHAPTER 6: OPERATION
After installation and programming is completed, the Express II is fully operational. This
chapter explains the sequence of events that occur during an alarm dialout to illustrate how the
Express II operates.
Alarm Detection, Dial-out and Acknowledgment
Generally, an alarm event is structured in the following manner:
I.
Express II detects a change at the sensor.
II. A valid alarm is recognized.
III.
Dial-out begins.
IV. The alarm is acknowledged.
Often, an alarm does not proceed through all stages: either an alert condition does not persist
long enough to be considered valid, or a valid alarm is cancelled.
The following table explains the alarm detection, dial-out and acknowledgment features and
lists important variable factors affecting their operation.
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I. Express II Detects a Change at the Sensor
• Express II detects a change in the
monitored condition (from the sensor
wired to one of the inputs). This is
considered an alert condition, and does
not qualify as a valid alarm at this point.
Input Type and
Configuration
• The condition continues throughout
the programmed Recognition Time. If
the condition (or sensor) reverts to its
normal state before the Recognition
Time is reached, no alarm will occur.
Recognition Time:
Activated
II. A Valid Alarm is Recognized
• The condition must persist long enough
to meet or exceed the programmed
Recognition Time. When Recognition
Time has expired, (or if set to zero),
and the alarm condition continues, the
Express II will determine that a valid
alarm exists.
• When a valid alarm is determined, Call
Delay is activated (if not set to zero),
forcing the Express II to wait for a
programmed period of time before starting
the dial-out process. Call Delay applies to
the period just prior to dial-out, before the
first telephone call is made.
• Call Delay provides the opportunity to
cancel a valid alarm at the Express II’s
installation site, before dial-out occurs. An
audible voice message indicates which of
the inputs is in alarm. If on-site personnel
acknowledge the alarm within the Call
Delay time, the Express II will not dial
out. (Local Voice Mute is disabled, so
that alarm messages can be heard at the
site.)
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Variable Factors Indicator Light
Changes
from
steady green to
blinking
green
Variable Factors Indicator Light
Recognition Time:
Expired
Valid Alarm:
Esists
Call Delay:
Activated
Alarm Message:
Audible, On-site
Activated
Local Voice Mute:
Disabled
Changes
from
blinking
green to
blinking
red.
Chapter 6: Operation
III. Dial-out Begins
• The dial-out process is activated as soon
as the Call Delay time expires (if the alarm
has not been cancelled at the Express II’s
installation site.) The dial-out begins with the
first selected telephone number, and proceeds
sequentially, through the remaining telephone
numbers listed in the dialout selection.
• Call Progress, an automatic feature, enables
the Express II to detect whether or not the
telephone call is answered. After 10 rings, or
if a busy signal is encountered, the Express
II will hang up, wait the programmed Intercall
Time, and proceed to dial the next telephone
number.
• When the telephone is answered, the Express
II will immediately begin reciting a message
that indicates which of the inputs is in alarm.
The Express II will request acknowledgement,
if it has not yet occurred.
• When the telephone is answered, the
programmed Voice Repititions determine the
number of times per call the Express II recites
the alarm message.
• If the alarm is not acknowledged with the first
dial-out telephone call, the Express II waits
the duration of Intercall Time before dialing the
next telephone number. Intercall Time is the
programmed waiting period in between each
dial-out telephone call.
• If no telephone calls are answered, the
Express II dials out sequentially, through the
remaining telephone numbers and continues
to cycle until the programmed Maximum
Number of Calls is reached.
Variable Factors Indicator Light
Call Delay:
Expired
Red light
continues
blinking
Call Progress:
Activated
Alarm Messages:
By Telephone
Voice Repititions:
Activated
Intercall Time:
Activated
Max Calls:
Activated
Red light
continues
blinking
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IV. The Alarm is Acknowledged
• At any time after a valid alarm is determined,
the alarm may be acknowledged at the
Express II’s installation site, by pressing
ALARM CANCEL.
• When the Express II dials out and the call is
answered using a Touch-Tone telephone, it
may be instantly acknowledged by pressing
“555” (the default code) or by entering a
programmable code.
• The alarm message repeats for the number
of programmed Voice Repetitions. If “555”
has been entered, the Express II will say:
Variable Factors Indicator Light
Local, On-site
Acknowledgment
Touch-Tone
Acknowledgment:
Default Code 555
Touch-Tone
Acknowledgment:
Default Code 555
“OK.”
The alarm is considered acknowledged and
the dialout will stop.
(If the alert condition continues to exists,
then Reset Time may reactivate the dial
out process—refer to “Alarm Reset Time”
sections of Chapter Five.)
• If the Express II does not receive the
Touch-Tone code, it recites the following:
“No Acknowledgment.”
• After the acknowledgment period, it says:
“Press any key for unit activity.”
If a key is pressed, the unit enters command
mode. If no key is pressed it will hang up.
• The recipient of this message must call
the Express II back within the period
programmed for Intercall Time, in order to
acknowledge the alarm. If local voice mute
is off, the unit will beep at the installation site
while waiting for this call.
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Tone or Pulse
Callback
Acknowledgment:
Within Intercall
Time
Red light blinks
until alarm is
acknowledged
Chapter 6: Operation
IV. The Alarm is Acknowledged
• Callback: The Express II waits 10 rings
before answering to guard against random
acknowledgment. If an answering device is
connected to the same line as the Express
II and TAD is enabled, the Express II will
answer on the first ring. Once answered, the
Express II will recite a status report and say:
Variable Factors Indicator Light
Tone or Pulse
Callback
Acknowledgment:
TAD Enabled
Red light blinks
until alarm is
acknowledged
“Have a good day.”
When the Express II hangs up, the alarm
is acknowledged and dial-out stops (unless
Alert Conditions still exist—see Reset Time,
below).
• If calls remain unanswered, or if they are
received by an answering machine or
FAX, the Express II continues the dialout
sequence; it waits the Intercall Time
and proceeds to dial the next telephone
number. Telephone numbers are dialed
sequentially, and this cycle continues for
the number of Max Calls programmed. If
no acknowledgment occurs, then at the
completion of Max Calls, the alarm is
automatically acknowledged and the dial-out
process stops (unless Alert Conditions still
exist—see Reset Time below).
Changes from
blinking red to
steady red if
acknowledged
and alert
condition still
exists.
Max Calls
Acknowledgment
Changes from
steady red
back to blinking
red when
Reset Time
reactivates
dialout.
• If an alarm is acknowledged by telephone or
at the local keypad, yet the alert condition
continues to exist, the Express II will
reactivate the dialout process, following a
programmable waiting period, or Reset Time.
If Reset Time is set to zero, the dialout
process will not be repeated for that alarm.
Reset Time
Changes from
blinking red to
steady green
when alarm is
acknowledged
and alert
condition no
longer exists.
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Chapter 7: Other Keypad Functions
CHAPTER 7: OTHER KEYPAD FUNCTIONS
INQUIRING:
The same menu system that is used for programming the
Express II is also used to verify programming. To check the
programming of a particular parameter, just follow the same
steps as if programming, except start with the INQUIRE key
instead of the PROGRAM key. The Express II will prompt
you with the same menu choices as if you were programming
until you have reached the desired information. Express II
will “speak” the programming parameters and display them
at the same time. You can also:
Inquire Status:
General status information can also be requested from
the keypad. If you press INQUIRE and then STATUS, the
Express II will first give you information from internal
functions on power, battery and sound levels, then ask what
else you want status information from. You will be given four
choices:
Inquiring:
1) Press Inquire.
2) Press Status
3) The Express II will read off
current power and sound
settings, and then display a
menu of choices:
1-Input Status
2-Output Status
3-Mic Listen In (valid only remotely)
4-Dump Programming
1–2 - Input/Output Status: If you choose Input or Output
Status the Express II will ask you for an input or output
number or have you press “9” “9” to hear the status of all
inputs or outputs.
3 - Mic Listen In: Allows you to listen in to sounds on site
through the Express II’s microphone.
4 - Dump Programming: Dumps all the program settings
to a printer for recording. Remember that you must have a
printer with a serial port connected to the Express II in order
to use this feature (optional cable required). It is useful if
you wish to clear and reprogram the unit or to have a printed
record of settings.
4) If you select Input status or
Output status, the Express II
will ask you to select a specific
input/output, or else choose all
of them by pressing “9” “9”.
5) Mic Listen In is useful if you
need to hear on-site sounds,
and activates the Express II
microphone.
6) Dump Programming is useful
only when a printer with a
serial port is connected to the
Express II. It does not reset or
clear settings. For that, consult
“System” in Chapter 5.
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Inquire Alarms:
To check alarm information, press INQUIRE and then
ALARMS. If there are any unacknowledged alarms, the
Express II will recite which input alarms have not been
acknowledged. Otherwise it will tell you that no alarms are
active.
Halt Mode Delay Time
Halt mode allows you to disable all inputs and prevent
dial-out for a user-programmed time. Halt mode is useful
if you must perform periodic tests or other activities that
would trip false alarms and initiate dial out. The Input
lights will flash red for the duration. Halt mode can be
programmed from 0 seconds to 12 hours.
To initiate Halt mode press the orange HALT button. To
exit Halt mode press ALARM CANCEL.
NOTE: If you program the halt mode time to zero, the halt
mode feature is disabled. The default setting is 1 hour.
(See also “Halt mode delay time” as part of the System programming section of Chapter Five.)
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Inquire Alarms:
1) Press Inquire
2) Press Alarms
Halt Mode Delay Time:
1) Press Halt
To Exit Halt mode, press Alarm
Cancel.
Chapter 8: Reaching Express II by Telephone
CHAPTER 8: REACHING EXPRESS II BY TELEPHONE
Express II is at your disposal whenever you need it—no matter where you are. And it’s as easy
as dialing your telephone! All you need is your Express II’s phone number and a Touch-Tone
phone.
Simply follow these first steps to reach Express II’s built-in, voice-guided system. The voiceguided system comprises a main menu and proceeding sub-menus. It works much the same as
when you are programming Express II. The only difference is that you use the telephone dial
pad in place of the Express II keypad.
Phone-in Parameters:
Dial the phone number of your Express II unit.
Express II will pick-up and “say”:
“Hello, this is... (programmed ID message that you record)”
Enter Password (if you programmed one)
" Press 1 for Status."
" 2 for Alarm."
" 3 to Inquire Programming."
" 4 to Change Programming."
" 5 to Exit."
The Main Menu:
“Press 1 for Status.”
The response for this function is the same as the response to [Inquire] [Status] at the local
keypad. (See Chapter 7)
“2 for Alarm.”
The response for this function is the same as the response for [Inquire] [Alarm] at the local
keypad. (See Chapter 7)
“3 to Inquire Programming.”
Press 3 for a list of the 10 programming categories (See the primary menu categories in Chapter
5). Once a category is chosen, the menus and responses are identical to those if you were
inquiring a programming parameter status at the local keypad.
“4 to Change Programming.”
Press 4 for a list of the 10 programming categories. (See the primary menu categories in
Chapter 5) Once a category is chosen, the menus and responses are identical to programming
at the local keypad.
“5 to Exit.”
Press 5 and the unit will respond, “Have a good day!” The unit will then hang up.
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Special Keys:
Press the “star” button (*) once to repeat the current menu.
Press the “star” button (**) twice to repeat the previous menu.
Use the “pound” button (#) as the Enter key.
Notes regarding uses of the “Star” Button[*]: During the programming of Phone Contact
Numbers, the “Star” [*] button is the Code Key—i.e., for Code 1 you would press “*1.” If, on
the other hand, you are inputting analog tables or alarm limits, if you press the “star” button [*]
before a digit, it acts as a minus [-] sign; if you press the “star” button[*] after a digit, it acts as a
decimal point.
Security:
The unit’s local keypad may not be “Unlocked” or “Locked” over the phone. This will not
affect any Phone-in parameters; however, if the local keypad is “Locked” you must know the
System Password to gain access and change programming over the telephone. Press the pound
sign (#) after the password.
Note: The ID message must be recorded after installation. There is no default ID message.
However, it can be recorded over the phone. Just remember that message time limits apply.
(See “Messages” section of Chapter 5.)
Input Calibration cannot be programmed over the phone.
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Phone Contact List
NAME
PHONE NUMBER
SCHEDULE*
ALL/DAY
NIGHT
WEEKEND
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
*Schedule Options:
Schedule 1: ALL. Schedule 2: 1-24=DAY, 25-48=NIGHT. Schedule 3: 1-16=DAY. 17-32=NIGHT. 33-48=WEEKENDS
for further information see “Phone Parameters” in Chapter 5.
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NAME
PHONE NUMBER
SCHEDULE*
ALL/DAY
25.
26.
27.
28.
29.
30.
31.
32.
33.
34.
35.
36.
37.
38.
39.
40.
41.
42.
43.
44.
45.
46.
47.
48.
*Schedule Options:
Schedule 1: ALL. Schedule 2: 1-24=DAY, 25-48=NIGHT. Schedule 3: 1-16=DAY. 17-32=NIGHT. 33-48=WEEKENDS
for further information see “Phone Parameters” in Chapter 5.
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NIGHT
WEEKEND
Programming Summary
PROGRAMMING SUMMARY
I. PHONE
A. Calling Schedule
1. all
2. days and nights
a. enter day hours; enter day minutes
b. enter night hours; enter night minutes
3. day, night, and weekends
a. enter day hours; enter day minutes
b. enter night hours; enter night minutes
B. Phone Contacts
1. enter position number / “phone number selection”(1–48)
a. voice
b. beeper
2. enter phone number
C. To Remove a Phone Contact Number
1. phone
2. phone contacts
3. specific assigned contact number
4. enter
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II. DIAL OUT
A. Dialing method
1. pulse
2. tone
3. automatic
B. Retries on Busy
1. enter number of retries on busy
C. Message Repeats
1. enter number of times alarm message will repeat for each call
D. Maximum Number of Calls
1. enter total number of outgoing calls during an alarm
E. Call Delay Time
1. enter hours
2. enter minutes
3. enter seconds
F. Intercall Delay Time
1. enter hours
2. enter minutes
3. enter seconds
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III. DIAL IN
A. Rings Until Answer
1. enter number of rings until Express II answers
(see section on TAD in Chapter Five)
B. Telephone Answering Device (TAD)
1. enable
2. disable
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IV. MESSAGES
A. Record ID Message
1. speak message
B. Record Input Message
1. enter input number
2. speak message
C. Record Output Message
1. enter output number
2. speak message
D. Message Length
1. enter 5
2. enter 7
3. enter 11
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V. INPUTS
A. Enter Input Number (1–40)
1. enable/disable
2. input type
a. normally closed
b. normally open
c. pulse count
d. 4–20 milliamp
1. enter table low limit
2. enter table high limit
e. 0–5 volt
1. enter table low limit
2. enter table high limit
f. thermistor (temperature)
1. 2.8K °F thermistor
2. 2.8K °C thermistor
3. 10K °F thermistor
4. 10K °C thermistor
g. time accumulator
3. recognition time
a. enter hours
b. enter minutes
c. enter seconds
4. high/low limits
a. enter low limit
b. enter high limit
5. alarm reset time
a. enter hours
b. enter minutes
c. enter seconds
6. dial out selection
a. establish specific number for each input
b. enter position numbers (1–48)
1. press enter twice
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VI. SOUND
A. Listen-in Time
1. enter seconds (0–255)
B. Sound Monitoring
1. disable
2. enable
C. Sound Sensitivity
1. enter value (0–100)
D. Recognition Time
1. enter hours
2. enter minutes
3. enter seconds
E. Alarm Reset Time
1. enter hours
2. enter minutes
3. enter seconds
F. Dial Out Selection
1. enter position numbers (1–48)
G. Mute Local Speaker
1. disable
2. enable
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VII. AC POWER
A. AC Power
1. failure monitor
a. disable
b. enable
2. power recognition time
a. enter hours
b. enter minutes
c. enter seconds
3. alarm reset time
a. enter hours
b. enter minutes
c. enter seconds
4. dial out selection
a. enter position numbers (1–48)
B. Battery
1. battery monitor
a. disable
b. enable
2. alarm reset time
a. enter hours
b. enter minutes
c. enter seconds
3. dial out selection
a. enter position numbers (1–48)
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VIII. OUTPUTS
A. Enter Output Number
1. on-board output (output 0)
a. manual
b. automatic
2. optional outputs—manual
a. off
b. on
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IX. DATA LOG
A. Input Log
1. enable/disable
2. time between logs
a. enter hours
b. enter minutes
c. enter seconds
3. number of inputs
4. line length
B. Activity Logs
1. enable
2. disable
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X. SYSTEM
A. Password
1. enter password (up to 6 digits)
B. Date and Time
1. enter month
2. enter day
3. enter year
4. enter hours
5. enter minutes
6. enter seconds
C. Acknowledgment Code
1. enter code (3 digits; default=555)
D. Halt Mode Delay Time
1. enter hours
2. enter minutes
3. enter seconds
E. Callback Acknowledgment
1. disable
2. enable
F. Call Cancel
1. disable
2. enable
G. Auto Test (only if call cancel is disabled)
1. enter input number
H. Unit Reset
1. enter code 159
a. full reset
b. programming reset
c. voice reset
1–5. expansion cards
6. ID message
I. Unit Calibration
1. RS232 rate (default 9600 baud)
a. baud rates 300–38,400
2. callback rings (default 10)
3. ack over voice
a. disabled
b. enabled
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XI. SECURITY
A. Lock
1. program
2. lock/unlock key
3. enter system password
B. Unlock
1. program
2. lock/unlock key
3. enter system password
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Troubleshooting
APPENDIX A: TROUBLESHOOTING
In the event that a problem is encountered, this section will assist you in determining the cause,
so that you can return the unit to its monitoring routine with minimal interruption.
Most problems with the Express II are easy to identify and can be quickly corrected, and are
found under the following general headings:
• Communications/Dial-Out
• Temperature Monitoring
• Sound Level Monitoring
• Other Monitoring Functions
If you have tried the solutions outlined in this section and are not satisfied with the results,
call Phonetics Technical Support at (610)558-2700, or follow the guidelines for shipping the
Express II to Phonetics, Inc. for service (see Appendix E).
Problem
I. Communications/
Dialout
1. The Express II won’t dial
out for an alarm.
Cause
Solution
An unacknowledged alarm exists when
the LED for the input is blinking red.
The unit will not dial out unless there is
a red blinking LED. A blinking green
LED indicates that the input has an alarm
but has not met the recognition time
yet. An unacknowledged alarm does not
exist until the recognition time has been
met. A steady red LED indicates that
the alarm is acknowledged and no dialout
will occur. Check the following items:
Make sure the input is enabled; check
the recognition time for the input; make
sure a phone number is programmed;
make sure the input has contact numbers
selected for the dialout; make sure the
phone number to be called is within the
calling schedule time period.
Set the call delay time shorter.
Check the telephone number
programming. Does your telephone
system require a “9” to connect with an
outside line?
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Problem
Cause
Solution
If you are on an older phone system, try
setting the dialing method to “pulse.” If
this doesn’t work, try setting it to “tone.”
(See also “Dial Out” in Chapter Five.)
Increase maximum number of calls to a
number greater than or equal to one. (See
“Dial Out” in Chapter Five.)
The Express II must be connected to a
standard (2-wire analog) telephone line,
and NOT a digital extension to a phone
system.
If the unit will not dial out and the factors
previously listed have been ruled out,
try connecting the unit to a standard
residential telephone line and see if it will
operate on that line.
2. The Express II will not
answer the telephone when
called for a status report.
Recheck the programming of “rings until
answer” feature. (See “Dial In” in Chapter
Five.)
3. The Express II will not
answer the telephone
when called back for alarm
acknowledgment.
Allow the telephone to ring ten times.
4. The Express II dials out
correctly but fails to audibly
recite its alarm message
when you answer the call.
Reprogram voice repetitions to 1 or
greater.
5. The Express II and
telephone answering device
(sharing the same line)
answer incoming calls
simultaneously.
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The Express II’s number
of “rings until answer” is
set to the same number
of rings as the telephone
answering device.
Increase the “rings until answer” in the
Express II.
Troubleshooting
II. TEMPERATURE
MONITORING
1. The temperature reading Open circuit on the input.
is low: -85°F or -65°C.
Check wires for a loose connection or
broken wire.
2. The temperature reading
is high: 200°F or 93°C.
The circuit is shorted.
Check the wiring to see if the wires touch.
3. The temperature reading
is inaccurate.
The sensor may be
incompatible with the unit.
See 2.8K and 10K thermistor
look-up tables in Chapter
Three.
Replace the sensor with a compatible
model.
The sensor may simply need
calibration.
Calibrate the input. See “Inputs” in
Chapter Five for information on calibrating
the input properly.
1. False high sound alarms
occur frequently.
The programmed sound
sensitivity and recognition
time results in over-sensitivity
to non-alarm sounds as well
as alarm sound.
Reprogram the sound sensitivity to a
less sensitive value and increase the
recognition time. See “Sound” in Chapter
Five.
2. High sound does not
cause an alarm.
The microphone is not close
enough to the sound source,
or the programmed sound
setting results in a lack of
sensitivity to the high sound.
Move the microphone closer to the sound
source and/or reprogram the sensitivity
and recognition time. See “Sound” in
Chapter Five.
Incorrect input normality.
Reprogram the input type to the correct
normality. See “Inputs” in Chapter Five.
III. SOUND MONITORING
IV. OTHER
1. Alarm status of input is
incorrect.
2. The unit won't perform an The call-cancel feature is
autotest.
enabled. An auto test won't
execute if this feature is
enabled.
Disable the Call Cancel feature. (See
Chapter Five)
3. The unit calls again with
the same alarm after I
acknowledge it.
Alarm reset time is set at too
short an interval.
Increase the “Alarm reset” value. See
“Alarm Reset Time” sections in Chapter
Five and “Alarm is Acknowledged” in
Chapter Six.
Alarm condition is sporadic,
going on and off.
Lengthen recognition time. See various
“Recognition Time” sections in Chapter
Five.
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Appendix B: Proper Operation
APPENDIX B: CHECKING YOUR EXPRESS II
FOR PROPER OPERATION
We recommend that you test your Sensaphone Express II weekly to be sure it is functioning properly.
This will ensure that when a problem arises the Express II will be ready to alert the appropriate
personnel.
There are several tests that can be performed:
1) Call the unit and listen to a Status Report. This will test the unit’s ability to answer the phone
and speak a message. It will also verify that all of the inputs are reading properly, the alarm
conditions are OK, the power is on and the microphone is functioning.
2) Create an alarm on each input and allow the unit to contact all programmed telephone
numbers. This will ensure that the Sensaphone is programmed properly. It will also prepare
personnel to respond appropriately when they receive a call from the Sensaphone.
3) Test the battery by unplugging the AC adapter and making sure that the Sensaphone
continues to function. Press INQUIRE, then STATUS on the keypad, and listen to the status
report. Make sure the report states that “the power is off” and "the battery level is 13.5 volts"
(or higher). Keep the AC adapter unplugged so that a Power Failure alarm occurs. Allow the
unit to dial all programmed telephone numbers while running on battery backup. Plug in the
AC adapter after the unit has finished dialing all of the telephone numbers.
4) If you are using your Sensaphone to listen for a smoke alarm, then be sure to test the smoke
alarm to make sure that the Sensaphone picks up the audible signal and triggers a highsound-level alarm. Allow the unit to dial all programmed telephone numbers.
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Appendix C: Accessories
APPENDIX C: ACCESSORIES
The sensors listed below are available from Sensaphone, Inc. and represent the most commonly
used input devices. Other dry contact sensors, designed for more specialized applications, may
also be used. Commercial or industrial electrical supply houses can provide devices to monitor
virtually any condition.
For further information, contact Phonetics Customer Service at 610-558-2700.
MODEL NUMBER SENSOR / SWITCH
FGD-0006
Magnetic Reed Switch
FGD-0007
Passive Infra-Red Detector
FGD-0010
50' two-conductor #22AWG shielded accessory Cable
FGD-0013
Spot Water Detector
FGD-0022
Temp° Alert
FGD-0023
ISOTEL Surge Protector
FGD-0027
Humidistat
FGD-0049
Smoke Detector with Built-in Relay
FGD-0052
Humidity Transmitter
FGD-0054
Power-Out Alert™
FGD-0056
Zone Water Detector w/Water Rope
FGD-0063
10' additional Water Rope for FGD-0056
FGD-0100
Remote Temperature Sensor
FGD-0101
2.8K Weatherproof Temperature Probe
FGD-0102
10K Weatherproof Temperature Probe
FGD-0103
10K Indoor Decorator Zone Temperature Sensor
FGD-0104
10K Outdoor Air Weatherproof Temperature Sensor
FGD-0105
10K Immersion Temperature Sensor
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Appendix D: Engineering Specifications
APPENDIX D: ENGINEERING SPECIFICATIONS
I.
General
The Automatic dialer shall be a self-contained microprocessor controlled system capable
of monitoring and controlling up to 40 alarm channels. The system shall be modular
in construction, allowing up to 4 input/output Expansion Cards to be installed and
configured for operation by the user by means of the built-in keypad and remotely by
touch-tone phone. Characteristics of Input and Output channels include Universal Input
and Digital Relay Output.
Upon detection of any alarm or status change, the system shall commence dialing
telephone numbers from a list associated with the particular alarm condition(s) or
combination thereof, and deliver a voice message identifying and describing the alarm
condition(s). The alarm message shall be delivered in digitized human voice using
messages recorded by the user. The system will continue to call telephone numbers
in succession until a positive acknowledgment of the alarm message is received.
Acknowledgment is accomplished by depressing tone keys from the called telephone,
or by calling the system back within a programmed time period. The alarm may also be
acknowledged using the local keypad. In addition, the system shall be able to receive
incoming telephone calls. Upon answering, the system shall recite a status report and
allow access to remote operation and programming.
The system shall be FCC registered for direct connection to the telephone network. The
system shall have a one year warranty from the manufacturer. The system shall be a
Sensaphone® Express II by Phonetics, Inc.
II. I/O Channel Attributes and Features
A. Inputs
The system shall come standard with 8 universal input channels. Up to 32 additional
universal input channels may be installed by the user. All input channels shall be userconfigurable as:
1. NO or NC digital dry contact, using 0.8mA loop current
2. 4–20mA analog, using custom look up table
3. 0–5V analog, using custom look up table
4. Pulse count
5. Temperature from thermistor, using 2.8K or 10K devices
6. Time accumulator
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The system shall have the following built-in monitoring features:
1. AC power failure detection
2. Sound level monitoring
3. Low battery detection
All monitored channels, including built-in monitoring features, shall allow keyboard and
remote touch-tone programming of pertinent operational data including, but not limited
to:
1. Input type (NO/NC, 4–20mA and 0–5V analog, pulse count, thermistor,
time accumulator)
2. High and Low limits (-9999 to +9999)
3. Input recognition time (0 seconds to 12 hours)
4. Alarm reset time (0 seconds to 12 hours)
5. Phone Contacts list for each channel
6. Enable/disable for each channel to dialout for alarm
B. Outputs
The system shall have one built-in SPST latching 2A 250VAC relay output. The output
may be programmed to switch automatically on alarm or manually via keyboard or
Touch-Tone™ phone. Up to 16 additional relay output channels may be installed by the
user.
III. Communications Features
A. Telephone Specifications
The system shall connect to a standard 2-wire telephone line using pulse or tone dialing
methods, with loop start only. The system shall recognize ringer frequencies from 16 to
60 Hz. No leased or dedicated lines shall be required. The system shall also be capable
of being used on the same telephone line as other answering devices. Call progress
detection shall ensure that the alarm dialout is not hindered by no-answers or busy
signals.
B. Telephone Numbers
The system shall be capable of dialing up to 48 telephone numbers, 40 digits each.
There shall be a capacity to program, retain and use three separate lists based on a
calling schedule of weekday, weeknight and weekend. Each list shall contain up to 16
phone numbers. In addition, individual phone contact lists may be programmed for each
input channel.
The system shall allow local keypad and remote touch-tone programming of the
following telephone dialing information:
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1. Dialing method (Automatic, pulse, tone)
2. Retries on busy (0 to 15)
3. Message repetitions (0 to 10)
4. Maximum number of calls (0 to 65,535)
5. Call delay time (0 seconds to 12 hours)
6. Intercall delay time (0 seconds to 12 hours)
C. Voice Messages
The System shall have the ability to record, store and reproduce voice messages and to
use those messages to articulate the location and status of the monitored channels. In
absence of user-recorded voice messages, the system shall articulate channel status using
the internally resident vocabulary. All digitized speech message data shall be stored in
nonvolatile memory with a 3V lithium battery backup. Such battery backup shall be
capable of protecting speech memory for at least 2 years of complete power outage.
There shall be one recorded identification message for the system, and one recorded
alarm message for each input channel. A message may also be recorded for each output
channel on the optional output expansion card. Message length shall be selectable from
5 to 11 seconds per input or output channel.
IV. Programming
A. Local Programming
The System shall contain an integral, sealed, alphanumeric keypad for the purpose of
locally programming all system data. Programming is assisted by synthesized voice
guidance. All operational data, system setup and configuration data, and all information
regarding the monitored I/O channels shall be displayed on the LCD display panel. No
display manipulation shall be required to view and assess the status of I/O points.
B. Remote Programming
The system shall be remotely programmable using a standard touch-tone telephone.
All operational data, system setup and configuration data, and information regarding
I/O channels shall be accessible and programmable. A user-programmable security
password shall protect the system from unauthorized tampering. Remote programming
shall be aided by menu-style voice guidance.
V. System Features
A. Power
The system shall be provided with a UL/CSA listed 15VAC grounded power transformer
that the user may plug into a 110V AC outlet, +20%, 60HZ. The unit shall provide
battery backed 12 volts DC (up to 100mA) and 24 volts DC (up to 350mA) to power
4–20mA current loops or other external devices.
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B. Battery Backup
The system shall have a built-in 12V 3 AH sealed lead-acid rechargeable battery. This
battery shall support approximately 6–12 hours of continued system operation in the
absence of AC power. (Actual battery backup performance is dependent upon the age of
the battery, the ambient temperature, the charge condition, and the number of external
devices being powered by the system.)
C. Local Visual Indication
Each input shall have a corresponding LED that will indicate the alarm and
acknowledgment status of each input. The system shall also have an LCD display that
will list information about the current system status and input/output status.
D. Data Log
The system shall be capable of logging the input values on a user-defined time period
via a serial printer (optional cable required). The system shall also log all system and
alarm activity including, but not limited to: programming changes, alarms occurring
and clearing, acknowledgments, call-ins, and alarm dialouts. The system shall be able to
print the log information to a printer hooked up to its built-in RS232 serial port.
E. Halt Mode
The system shall be capable of entering a halt mode upon user command in which all
inputs shall be disabled and dialout prevented. Halt mode shall end automatically after a
preprogrammed time period.
F. Diagnostics and Testing
System diagnostics shall be performed each time the unit is started. The system shall
be capable of performing a simulated alarm dialout for testing. The dialout can be
requested locally or remotely.
G. Security
The system shall allow the user to lock the keypad to prevent unauthorized local or
remote access unless a security password is entered.
VI. Remote Operation Features
A. Status Report with digitized user-recorded voice messages.
B. Acknowledgment
An alarm on any monitored channel may be acknowledged remotely by pressing tones
on a touch-tone telephone keypad or by calling the system back within a specified time
period. An alarm may also be acknowledged locally using the built-in keypad.
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VII. Enclosure and Environmental
A. Enclosure
The system shall be housed in a NEMA-4 fiberglass enclosure with a latched window
cover and shall be internally constructed such that modular plug-in expansion cards may
be used to facilitate field upgrades, repair, and maintenance.
B. Electrical Protection
Power and telephone connections shall have internal spike and surge protection using
metal oxide varistors. All input channels shall have fault protected input circuits.
C. Additional Electrical Surge Protection
Additional Power and Telephone line surge protection shall be available from the
manufacturer. When so installed, the system shall be fully warranted against any
damage caused by transient surges entering the system through Power or Telephone
lines.
D. Environmental
The system shall function over an operating range of 32°F–120°F at up to 0–90% RH,
non-condensing. The system may be stored over the temperature range of 0°–130°F.
E. Maintenance
The system manufacturer shall have in-house service facilities and technical assistance
available during normal business hours, Monday–Friday 8am–5pm(EST).
F. Safety Approvals
The system shall be approved by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) to
UL Standard 1950 “Information Technology Equipment” and CSA Standard 22.2 #950.
Specifications subject to change without notice.
© 1997 Phonetics, Inc.
Phonetics, Inc.
901 Tryens Road
Aston, PA 19014
Phone: 610-558-2700
FAX: 610-558-0222
www.sensaphone.com
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Appendix
II for Service
E: Service
APPENDIX E: RETURNING THE EXPRESS II
FOR SERVICE
In the event that the Express II does not function properly, we suggest that you do the following:
1) Record your observations regarding the Express II’s malfunction.
2) Call the Technical Service Department at 610-558-2700 prior to sending the unit to Phonetics,
Inc. for repair.
If the unit must be sent to Phonetics, Inc. for Servicing, please do the following:
1) Turn the power switch Off, disconnect all wiring and unplug the unit.
2) Carefully pack the unit to avoid damage in transit. Use the original container (if available) or a sturdy shipping box.
3)You must include the following information to avoid shipping delays:
a) Your name, address and telephone number.
b) A note explaining the problem.
4) Ship your package to the address below:
SERVICE DEPARTMENT
Phonetics, Inc.
901 Tryens Road
Aston, PA 19014
5)Ship prepaid and insured via UPS or US Mail to ensure a traceable shipment with recourse for damage or replacement.
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