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by theboginator
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Looking for Another Panel
Replies: 22
Views: 1064

Re: Looking for Another Panel

The IO-64 appears to be programmable from the front panel, so long as you know all the passcodes. Be aware that since this panel uses EST devices and technology, you will inevitably have to deal with mapping, so definitely read up on how EST's mapping addressable protocol works; get to a place where...
by theboginator
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: System Sensor RTS151KEY Reset Function
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: System Sensor RTS151KEY Reset Function

An excellent moral; I believe that everyone here has at some point spent hours staring at their circuit and wondering why it doesn't work. I also know that several users here (myself included) have fried entire panels as a result of failing to read the manuals thoroughly. Show us how you wired it an...
by theboginator
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: System Sensor RTS151KEY Reset Function
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: System Sensor RTS151KEY Reset Function

Sounds like you need to check your wiring diagrams for the RTS151 against how you've wired it up. The RTS151KEY is designed to be connected to a remote duct or beam smoke detector. The detector itself is the only thing that interfaces with the SLC or IDC. In the case of your MS-5, it would be the ID...
by theboginator
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: Troubles on Simplex 4005
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: Troubles on Simplex 4005

Another point to consider, when the ground fault troubles occur, make a note of which zones experience the fault, the time of day, the weather, and any other unusual happenings when the trouble occurred. I once had a situation where a Fire Lite MS9050 would go into ground fault trouble intermittentl...
by theboginator
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: New Firelite MS-2
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: New Firelite MS-2

The manual is a good read, and Gentex Guy offered some excellent tips and resources; I'd recommend perusing all of those links for sure! In a real system "zones" typically designate physical locations (I.E. Zone 1 = first floor smoke detectors/pull stations) but for your application you can wire any...
by theboginator
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: Connecting a smoke detector IDC to an Arduino Uno 3
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: Connecting a smoke detector IDC to an Arduino Uno 3

Welcome to the forums! The CO1224 has 2 "dry contact" relays: 1 for trouble, 1 for alarm. The relay contacts themselves do not consume/produce current - they are just switches operated by the CO sensor. The trouble relay has 2 terminals, and is closed as long as the detector is powered and operating...
by theboginator
Fri May 01, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Looking for Another Panel
Replies: 22
Views: 1064

Re: Looking for Another Panel

That would entirely depend on the type of panel you're inquiring about. If you somehow manged to procure a Simplex 4100 or an EST2/3, it doesn't matter how many passwords you know, you won't be able to set up the panel for your application without proprietary software and a programming dongle. Small...
by theboginator
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Fire Extinguishers & Suppression
Topic: How will I know if the water mist fire suppression system is working well?
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Re: How will I know if the water mist fire suppression system is working well?

We would need some more specific information, like the model number of your system, to determine what tests, if any, are necessary. On your water mist system, testing would likely be a simulated flow test to see if the controller detects waterflow, engages the pump, and sounds the alarm. The manual ...
by theboginator
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: System Sensor SPSCW Mounting Plate
Replies: 5
Views: 346

Re: System Sensor SPSCW Mounting Plate

While you're not likely to run into any problems with the speaker by driving it this way, you should make sure you're using an amplifier that outputs sound within the limits of the speaker (in this case 25.0v or 70.7v). Also, the speakers are designed to have a specific volume (selectable in watts, ...
by theboginator
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: System Sensor SPSCW Mounting Plate
Replies: 5
Views: 346

Re: System Sensor SPSCW Mounting Plate

eBay is a great resource, once in awhile universal speaker mounting plates will show up. Otherwise, see if you can find a spectralert advance speaker/strobe listed for cheap, even if it's not working, since the speaker mounting plates are all universal; wall/ceiling doesn't matter. Just out of curio...
by theboginator
Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: Silent Knight - HFSS help
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: Silent Knight - HFSS help

Here's a link to the Silent Knight 6820 installation and programming manual: https://www.silentknight.com/CatalogDocuments/LS10144-001SK-E_Manual_6820.pdf I believe the HFSS software suite is quite similar to the older SKSS used for the 57XX/58XX series addressable panels, the software is explained ...
by theboginator
Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Looking for Another Panel
Replies: 22
Views: 1064

Re: Looking for Another Panel

Yes and No. Here's some general advice for when you've got a new panel: First thing you should do before purchasing a panel is read it's manual cover to cover (Notifier manuals found easily on the website or from quick google search). It will describe in detail how to set the panel up, wire AC power...
by theboginator
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: Notifier SDX-551 Invalid Reply
Replies: 7
Views: 566

Re: Notifier SDX-551 Invalid Reply

I would definitely try a new head first. The SDX-551s are pretty abundant on sites like eBay, probably can be had for under $25. The manual lists the SDX-551 as compatible using the CLIP protocol so that SDX should work unless there is a version of the software that dropped CLIP support entirely (an...
by theboginator
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: Notifier SDX-551 Invalid Reply
Replies: 7
Views: 566

Re: Notifier SDX-551 Invalid Reply

I had a peek at the installation manual for the NFS-640, looks like the SDX-551 should be compatible... Check the panel programming. Does it think there's supposed to be a different device there, like a pull station or module? If programming all checks out, try a different SDX-551 detector and see i...
by theboginator
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: User Created Fire Alarm Media
Topic: Homemade Arduino Fire Alarm Panel
Replies: 2
Views: 417

Re: Homemade Arduino Fire Alarm Panel

Nice work so far! Looks like you have put a lot of good work into the NAC coding. Have you got a way to supervise the NAC circuit in normal mode? Also, how are you planning to supervise the pull station? I've done a bit of work making a fire alarm panel out of an Arduino UNO so if I can be of any he...