Potter VSR 10 Series Vane Type Waterflow Alarm Switch with Retard

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and CUL Listed Pressure 300 PSI 20 7 BAR Sensitivity Range for Signal 4 10 GPM 15 38 LPM UL Surge 18 FPS 5.5 m s Ratings sets of SPDT Form C Amps at 125 250VAC Amps at 30VDC Resistive mAmps min at 24VDC Entrances Two knockouts provided for 1 2 conduit switch compartments suitable dissimilar voltages Specifications NEMA 4 IP54 Rated Enclosure suitable for indoor or use with factory installed gasket and die cast housing used with appropriate conduit fitting Temperature Range 40 120 4.5 49 UL Non corrosive sleeve factory installed in saddle Use Sprinkler or two family dwelling occupancy up to four stories Fire Alarm Code Installation must be performed by qualified personnel and in accordance with all national and local codes and ordinances Shock hazard Disconnect power source before servicing Serious injury or death could result Risk of explosion Not for use in hazardous locations Serious injury or death could result switches that are monitoring wet pipe sprinkler systems shall be used as the sole initiating device to discharge AFFF deluge chemical suppression systems Waterflow switches used for this may result in unintended discharges caused by surges air or short retard times housing The cover is held in place with two tamper resistant which require a special key for removal A field installable tamper switch is available as an option which may be used indicate unauthorized removal of the cover See bulletin number for installation instructions of this switch subject to change without notice Pipe Size Information Number Cover Tamper Switch Kit stock no 0090148 Components Retard Switch Assembly stock no 1029030 Information Model VSR is a vane type waterflow switch for use on wet sprinkler It is UL and CUL Listed for use on steel pipe schedules 10 40 See Ordering Information chart VSR may also be used as a sectional waterflow detector on large The VSR contains two single pole double throw snap action and an adjustable instantly recycling pneumatic retard The are actuated when a flow of 10 GPM 38 LPM or more occurs of the device The flow condition must exist for a period time necessary to overcome the selected retard period VSR switches and retard device are enclosed in a general purpose Electric Signal Company LLC St Louis MO Phone 866 956 1211 Canada 888 882 1833 www pottersignal com PAGE 1 OF 4 TYPE WATERFLOWALARM SWITCH WITH RETARD5401182 REV E8 14firealarmresources com not trim the paddle Failure to follow these instructions may prevent the device from operating and will void the warranty not obstruct or otherwise prevent the trip stem of the flow switch from moving when water flows as this could damage the 1 see Fig 1 devices may be mounted on horizontal or vertical pipe On horizontal pipe they shall be installed on the top side of the pipe where they be accessible The device should not be installed within 6 15 mm of a fitting which changes the direction of the waterflow or within 60 mm of a valve or drain Do not leave cover off for an extended period of time the system and drill a hole in the pipe using a hole saw in a slow speed drill see Fig 1 Clean the inside pipe of all growth or other for a distance equal to the pipe diameter on either side of the hole Roll the vane so that it may be inserted into the hole do not bend crease it Insert the vane so that the arrow on the saddle points in the direction of the waterflow Take care not to damage the non corrosive in the saddle The bushing should fit inside the hole in the pipe Install the saddle strap and tighten nuts alternately to required torque the chart in Fig 1 The vane must not rub the inside of the pipe or bind in any way not trim the paddle Failure to follow these instructions may prevent the device from operating and will void the warranty not obstruct or otherwise prevent the trip stem of the flow switch from moving when water flows as this could damage the switch and prevent an alarm If an alarm is not desired a qualified technician should disable the alarm system NOT LEAVE COVER OFF FOR EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME Adjustment delay can be adjusted by rotating the retard adjustment knob from to the max setting 60 90 seconds The time delay should be set at minimum required to prevent false alarms NUTS ON PIPE SO ON SADDLE IN DIRECTION WATERFLOW must be drilled perpendicular to the pipe and vertically centered to the Compatible Pipe Installation Requirements chart for size OF PADDLE IN DIRECTION WATERFLOW water activates in one direction only Pipe Installation Requirements Pipe Pipe Wall Thickness Size 10 UL 40 UL 125 2.0 Nuts PAGE 2 OF 4 REV E8 14VSR TYPE WATERFLOWALARM SWITCH WITH RETARDfirealarmresources com 2 remove knockouts Place screwdriver at edge of knockouts not in the center 3 out thin section of cover when both switches from one conduit 4 Switch Terminal Connections Clamping Terminal 1146 4 not drill into the base as this creates shavings which can create hazards and damage the Drilling voids the warranty 5 Typical Electrical Connections The Model VSR has two switches one can be used to operate a central proprietary or remote signaling unit while the other contact used to operate a local audible or visual annunciator For supervised circuits see Terminal Connections and warning note Fig 4 uninsulated section of a single conductor should not be looped the terminal and serve as two separate connections The must be severed thereby providing supervision of the in the event that the wire become dislodged from under terminal Failure to sever the wire may render the device risking severe property damage and loss of life not strip wire beyond 3 8 of length or expose an uninsulated beyond the edge of the terminal block When using wire capture all strands under the clamping plate FROM FROM BREAKER FROM FROM BELL FROM BREAKER FROM BREAKER End Of Line Resistor End Of Line Resistor connecting to a UL Listed panel use the panel value for circuit supervision frequency of inspection and testing for the Model VSR and its associated protective monitoring system shall be in accordance with applicable Codes and Standards and or the authority having jurisdiction manufacturer recommends quarterly or more frequently provided the inspector test valve shall always be used for test purposes If there are no provisions for testing the operation of the flow detection on the system application of the VSR is not recommended or advisable minimum flow of 10 GPM 38 LPM is required to activate this device the person responsible for testing of the fire protection system that this system must be tested in accordance the testing instructions in 141.2 mm 8 in 50.8 mm GROUND 7 Mounting Dimensions in 89.0 mm in 59.4 mm NUT WASHER SADDLE PADDLE in 381,0 mm in 333.0 mm 1146 14 1146 15 PAGE 3 OF 4 TYPE WATERFLOWALARM SWITCH WITH RETARD5401182 REV E8 14firealarmresources com detectors monthly If leaks are found replace the detector The VSR waterflow switch should provide years of trouble free service retard and switch assembly are easily field replaceable In the unlikely event that either component does not perform properly please order retard switch assembly stock 10290

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