12 Clintonville Road, Northford, CT 06472 Manual Alarm Control Panel Document 15440 6/6/96 Rev: G 15440:G ECN 96-200 Precautions – Adherence to the following will aid in problem-free installation with long-term reliability: – Several different sources of power can be connected to the fire alarm panel. Disconnect all sources of power before servicing. Control unit and equipment may be damaged by removing and/or inserting cards, or interconnecting cables while the unit is energized. Do not attempt to service, or operate this unit until this manual is read and understood. – System Reacceptance Test after Software Changes: To ensure system operation, this product must be tested in accordance with NFPA 72- Chapter 7 after any programming operation or change in site-specific software. testing is required after any change, addition or deletion of system or after any modification, repair or adjustment to system hardware or components, circuits, system operations, or software functions known to be by a change must be 100% tested. In addition, to ensure that other are not inadvertently affected, at least 10% of initiating devices that are directly affected by the change, up to a maximum of 50 devices, must also be and proper system operation verified. system meets NFPA requirements for operation at 0-49O C/32-120O F at a relative humidity of 85% RH (non-condensing) at 30O C/86O F. the useful life of the system standby batteries and the electronic may be adversely affected by extreme temperature ranges and Therefore, it is recommended that this system and its peripherals be in an environment with a nominal room temperature of 15-27O C/60-80O that wire sizes are adequate for all initiating and indicating device loops. devices cannot tolerate more than a 10% I.R. drop from the specified device all solid state electronic devices, this system may operate erratically or can damaged when subjected to lightning induced transients. Although no system is immune from lightning transients and interferences, proper grounding will susceptibility. Overhead or outside aerial wiring is not recommended, due to increased susceptibility to nearby lightning strikes. Consult with the Technical Department if any problems are anticipated or encountered. AC power and batteries prior to removing or inserting circuit boards. to do so can damage circuits. all electronic assemblies prior to any drilling, filing, reaming, or punching the enclosure. When possible, make all cable entries from the sides or rear. making modifications, verify that they will not interfere with battery, and printed circuit board location. not tighten screw terminals more than 9 in-lbs. Over tightening may damage resulting in reduced terminal contact pressure and difficulty with screw removal. system contains static-sensitive components. Always ground yourself with a wrist strap before handling any circuits so that static charges are removed the body. Use static suppressive packaging to protect electronic assemblies from the unit. the instructions in the installation, operating, and programming manuals. instructions must be followed to avoid damage to the control panel and equipment. FACP operation and reliability depend upon proper Alarm System Limitations installing a fire alarm system may make lower insurance possible, it is not a substitute for fire insurance! automatic fire alarm system – typically made up of smoke detectors, heat manual pull stations, audible warning devices, and a fire alarm control remote notification capability can provide early warning of a developing fire. a system, however, does not assure protection against property damage or of life resulting from a fire. fire alarm system may fail for a variety of reasons: detectors may not sense fire where smoke cannot reach the detectors such in chimneys, in walls, or roofs, or on the other side of closed doors. Smoke also may not sense a fire on another level or floor of a building. A second detector, for example, may not sense a first floor or basement fire. Further- all types of smoke detectors – both ionization and photoelectric types, have limitations.