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by Retired STR-SG
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: Simplex SmartSync Module (4905-9938) Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: Simplex SmartSync Module (4905-9938) Questions

I connected a 4098-9601 smoke detector in a 4098-9788 base to a 4004 standard IDC. The detector LED blinks every 4 seconds and responds normally to a magnet test. In standby with the detector connected the voltage across the IDC is 24.8 volts which seems normal. When the detector goes into alarm the...
by Retired STR-SG
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: Simplex 4008 checking for PC cycle after extended power failure
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: Simplex 4008 checking for PC cycle after extended power failure

It certainly sounds like the panel lost some of its programming. I can't tell if it is the executive (operating system), configuration, or both. It is possible a reload could bring the panel back to life. You did not mention a crash code showing between restarts. If there is one that could be a hint...
by Retired STR-SG
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: Simplex SmartSync Module (4905-9938) Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: Simplex SmartSync Module (4905-9938) Questions

Glad it worked for you. If I get a chance I will look into the unusual LED indications on the -9601 detector. Just so I know, is the detector in a standard 2-wire base (4098-9788)?
by Retired STR-SG
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: Simplex SmartSync Module (4905-9938) Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: Simplex SmartSync Module (4905-9938) Questions

I went through the install manual I have for the 4905-9938 control module and I can't find a statement "that if the NAC IN doesn’t have an EOLR to add one." Makes no sense to put an EOLR on NAC IN because the EOLR is at the last NA.

Wire it per the FWD for 4004 and it will work just fine.
by Retired STR-SG
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarm Demo
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: Fire Alarm Demo

The situation you mention is not uncommon. The "bag and tag" refers to enclosing smoke detectors to keep out demolition and construction dust (bag) and tagging pull stations that may be out of service. Most modern systems have the ability to disable points in software. The detection devices in the c...
by Retired STR-SG
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: Simplex 4007es
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Re: Simplex 4007es

The 4007ES must be programmed using the PC based programmer. There is no front panel programming ability. A legal version of the software would have to be purchased from JCI for $$$. While you may find the software floating around on the internet, it requires a software key (aka. dongle) to actually...
by Retired STR-SG
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm so old I remember when...
Replies: 13
Views: 246

Re: I'm so old I remember when...

Here we go. I remember when: Color TV was the big new advance. There were only 2 or 3 channels. (I was the remote control.) Telephones only had dials - no buttons. Lived in a small town. Only had to dial 5 digits for a local call. The first transistor radios came out. The first Sony and Ampex home v...
by Retired STR-SG
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: Simplex 4004 Fire Panel
Replies: 48
Views: 7877

Re: Simplex 4004 Fire Panel

I take it that the "System" LED is the "System TBL" LED. This information is from the manual. AC Power LED Green LED. When lit steady, it indicates that the panel is receiving AC power that is within the specified range. If this LED is not lit and the panel is still functioning, this indicates that ...
by Retired STR-SG
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: Wheelock Safepath SP40S D5 Trouble
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Wheelock Safepath SP40S D5 Trouble

D5 blinking indicates a problem with the AUX input preamp. The following is from the manual for D5 blinking. 8.2.16 Procedure P If the green PWR LED is "ON," the yellow SYSTEM TROUBLE LED is "ON," and D5 AMP LED is blinking, an Auxiliary preamp trouble has occurred. Perform the following: 1. Turn Au...
by Retired STR-SG
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: The Suggestion Box
Topic: Revert the forum theme
Replies: 31
Views: 428

Re: Revert the forum theme

I opened the MCP to move Synther's intro post to the correct forum and thread and something needs more work. See attached screen shot.
by Retired STR-SG
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: Simplex 4100 Legacy - Positive Alarm Sequence
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Re: Simplex 4100 Legacy - Positive Alarm Sequence

Yes, any 4100 system can be programmed for Positive Alarm Sequence. It will take a Simplex (now JCI) technician to do the programming. I looked it up for a customer years ago (pre-4100U) while I was still working, however it was never implemented. A tech can get the documentation on the programming ...
by Retired STR-SG
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Show off your Collection!
Topic: "thefirealarm9"s Fire Alarm Collection
Replies: 33
Views: 1045

Re: "thefirealarm9"s Fire Alarm Collection

I found this drawing in an installation instructions that shows the two switches.
by Retired STR-SG
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Show off your Collection!
Topic: "thefirealarm9"s Fire Alarm Collection
Replies: 33
Views: 1045

Re: "thefirealarm9"s Fire Alarm Collection

I found this catalog page on firealarmresources. It shows the 4251-40 as having both a pre-signal and general alarm capability. The pre-signal switch is the one operated by the T handle. That would cause indications in constantly manned locations like security stations. The alarm would be investigat...
by Retired STR-SG
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: 4100 Speaker taps
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Re: 4100 Speaker taps

I think that jumper sets up the internal monitoring circuitry to the correct voltage level, so 25 volts is probably correct. In the top or bottom there should be a model number sticker that would absolutely confirm the specs.
by Retired STR-SG
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: 4100 Speaker taps
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Re: 4100 Speaker taps

I looked at the installation instructions for several Simplex 70/25 volt capable speakers and all state the speaker comes default set at 25 volts 1/2 watt. Assuming you are absolutely sure you have a 25 volt amplifier, using a 70 volt tap the actual wattage would be about 1/6 the stated power. Think...