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by Nick
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: Simplex 2001
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: Simplex 2001

Ok, sounds great. Thank you so much, I appreciate it
by Nick
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: NFS-320 Battery Sizes?
Replies: 6
Views: 100

Re: NFS-320 Battery Sizes?

Nick, Batteries are sized by the load of the panel. There should be a battery calculation chart in your manual. Input the amp draw of the devices and accessories that you plan to use and the standby times and it will provide the minimum amp hour battery necessary. A set of 7ah or 12ah will probably...
by Nick
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: NFS-320 Battery Sizes?
Replies: 6
Views: 100

Re: NFS-320 Battery Sizes?

Well, it seems like the max amperage the battery charger can take is 5.7 amps. I don’t know if I’m reading that wrong from the manual or not....I’m going to dig around in the manual a bit more. Knowing me I’m either missing something or am reading something wrong :mrgreen:
by Nick
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: NFS-320 Battery Sizes?
Replies: 6
Views: 100

NFS-320 Battery Sizes?

Hey. I recently picked up a Notifier NFS-320 from eBay. I plan on using this panel for a fully functional, up-to-code system. I am getting ready to purchase batteries for it and when I read the installation manual, it seems like the range for the battery charger is 18AH-200AH. So, I guess the smalle...
by Nick
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: Simplex 2001
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: Simplex 2001

When the system is in alarm, the relays are actually off. However, when it is in standby condition, the relays (on the dual signal card I assume) pulse off/on with the normal condition pulse rate of the marchtime card. So it seems to be it is doing the opposite of what it should be doing...anyways, ...
by Nick
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: Simplex 2001
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Simplex 2001

Hi everyone. So, I've been trying to get my Simplex 2001-3081 repack up and running again, but haven't had any luck in getting it to work properly. When I got this panel, all of the cards and card frame were removed, and only the motherboard and 556-661 power supply for AC horns were left. Given tha...
by Nick
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: 4100es Display Help
Replies: 0
Views: 77

4100es Display Help

Does anyone know where the connector for the Simplex 4100es InfoAlarm display is supposed to plug in to on the motherboard/power supply? It uses a black, four pin connector and there are several of those on the motherboard and one on the EPS power supply, I'm not sure which connector to use..... AF1...
by Nick
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: 4208 Restoration Project
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: 4208 Restoration Project

Yes! You absolutely will! I have to find the time to post a video of it in action between work and school. I have a couple of ideas for videos with it too, such as figuring out how to use one of my 1960's/70's Simplex coded pull boxes with it...
by Nick
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: 4208 Restoration Project
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: 4208 Restoration Project

After spending over a week restoring various parts of this panel between work shifts, this is what my 4208 looks like. I have everything reassembled and functioning at this point, and while it didn’t necessarily turn out exactly the way I had hoped for, I’m still happy I was able to restore this 50 ...
by Nick
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: 4208 Restoration Project
Replies: 4
Views: 209

4208 Restoration Project

So recently, I picked up an old Simplex 4208AX panel from 1974 that needed quite a lot more work than I thought it would. For those of you who didn’t catch my previous post about this panel, the paint and internals were in rather rough shape. When I first got it, most of it appeared to be dirt that ...
by Nick
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: FCI FC-72 No Power
Replies: 0
Views: 56

FCI FC-72 No Power

Hi everyone, I just got ahold of a small 4 zone FCI FC-72 from 1983. Brought it home from storage to clean it and power it on and found out that while the power supply card is receiving power, the BMFC-6 (main board) and zone cards are completely dead. None of the trouble lights come on (and they sh...
by Nick
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Rare Find
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: Rare Find

Perhaps being able to last 40 years is a bit too long - it might disincentivize replacement by a system greatly surpassing it in function. On the other hand, 10 years is complete crap when today's fire alarm systems aren't that much more advanced than ones in 2010. I'm not a big fan of "everything ...
by Nick
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Rare Find
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: Rare Find

46 years of non-stop service is absolutely a testament to the build quality of these older control panels. The modern computerized ones will honestly never last that long. Most last 10 years at the greatest before developing serious issues that warrant replacement. I will always have a soft spot in ...
by Nick
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Rare Find
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Rare Find

Recently I went out on a trip to Ohio, and on my way there, I stopped at an old electrician’s place to pick up this absolute gem. This is a Simplex 4208AX, dated February of 1974. This panel is a simple single zone panel with two 6V AC bell circuits that was removed from a small church building in r...
by Nick
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: FCI 7200 Password Help
Replies: 0
Views: 100

FCI 7200 Password Help

Hi everyone. I decided to bring home and power up my FCI 7200 that I've had sitting in storage for a while to try and default it and prepare it for use on a training system. After acknowledging each missing device trouble logged on the system, I attempted to log into level IV to reconfigure the pane...