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CDA-1 to CDA-8

Addressable Analogue System

INDEX

I. DESCRIPTION OF THE SYSTEM

I.1. Introduction
I.2. Operation principles

II. COMPONENTS OF THE ANALOGUE DETECTION SYSTEM

II.1. Detectors
II.1.1. Ionic Detector (SIHA)
II.1.2. Temperature Detector
II.2. Loop Elements
II.2.1. Master Detection Module (II-MA)
II.2.2. Analogue Alarm Button (PUL-ARA)
II.2.3. Master Relay Module (MDA-M2)
II.2.4. Loop Isolators (AB)
II.3. Analogue Control Station (CDA)
II.3.1. Power Supply
II.3.2. Loop Controller
II.3.3. Interior Relay Module (MD-4)
II.3.4. Main Control Module
II.3.5. Box

III. INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION OF THE CONTROL


STATION

III.1. General Buttons


III.2. Pilot Lights
III.3. Handling the Keyboard
III.3.1. Control Station Mode
III.3.2. Types of Breakdown
III.3.3. Types of Alarm
III.3.4. Menus
MONITOR
CANCEL (YES/NO)
SYSTEM
SIRENS, MANOEUVRES AND EXTINGUISHING
EVACUATION
TEST LEDS

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III.4. Start-up
III.4.1. First Start-up of the Control Station
III.4.2. Extension of the installation or replacement of faulty
Elements
III.4.3. Reduction of the Installation

IV. INSTALLATION EXAMPLES


General Wiring Diagram
Examples of the Lay-out of Isolators
Example of an Extinguish Installation
Example of a fire door installation

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CDA-1 to CDA-8
Addressable Detection System

I. SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

I.1 Introduction

The Addressable Detection System is the result of the latest techniques in fire detection and
is the natural evolution of the Identifiable Detection System towards equipment, which is not only able
to identify the element causing the alarm (detector or button), but enables the total configuration of
detection parameters (pre-alarm/alarm levels, sensitivity...) and also the adaptation of the unit to
ambient conditions and to the ageing of the detector.

The Cofem Addressable Detection System is therefore an evolution of its predecessor, the
Identifiable Detection System, with the added features of analogue detection.

Therefore the loop elements (detectors, buttons and relay modules) in the Cofem Addressable
Detection System are self-coded, meaning that they can all be installed without the need for a prior
manual codification, which helps tremendously in assembly and later modifications of the system.

I. 2 Operation principles

Analogue Detection Systems are based on the measurement and transmission of the
instantaneous value of the controlled magnitude (concentration of smoke or temperature), which is
then processed in the control centre, which determines the alarm or stand-by mode of the alarm.

Temperature and smoke concentration are transduced through the corresponding sensor into
electrical voltages related to the magnitude measured (see figure 1).

V V

v1
v1
v2

v2

t2 t (º C) y1 y2 y
t1

Figure 1. Ratio between the physical magnitude measured (t = temperature, y = smoke concentration)
and the voltage delivered by the transducer (V).

After a linearisation process, a proportionality ratio is achieved between the measured


magnitude and the electrical voltage:

V = k1 ⋅ t o V = k 2 ⋅ y k1 , k 2 = cons tan t

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The main difference between conventional detection systems and the analogue system
lies in the fact that in the former, the voltage delivered by the transducer is compared with a
pre-set, fixed threshold value (Valarm), obtaining the mode of system stand-by or system in alarm
from this comparison (see figure 2).

Valarma

Magnitud física (t o y)

reposo alarma

Figure 2: Set alarm threshold in a Conventional Detection System.

On the other hand, in the analogue detection system, , the value delivered by the
transducer is constantly registered and processed, and it is possible to act on the
detection parameters, such as the alarm threshold (see figure 3).

V
2
Valarma

bajar sensibilidad
0
Valarma
subir sensibilidad

1
Valarma

Magnitud física (t o y)

reposo alarma

reposo alarma

reposo alarma

Figure 3. Adaptable alarm threshold in an Analogue Detection System

With this type of system, not only is it possible to vary the sensitivity of the detector,
but it is also possible to adapt sensitivity to ambient conditions or to the loss of sensitivity
associated to ageing of the sensor (figure 4).

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In the Analogue Detection System used by Cofem, each detector transmits its
analogue value to the control station, every 8 seconds. The control station collects the
readings of each detector and decides on its mode depending on the instantaneous readings,
the previous readings (past), the programmed parameters and the decision algorithm.

Each detector incorporates a microprocessor to digitalise the analogue value read in


the sensor, the transmission of this value to the control station and the identification of the
detector.

V (volts)

∆Valarma

∆Vambiente

Magnitud física (t o y)

Figure 4. Variation of the alarm threshold owing to a variation in ambient conditions.

Communication between the control station and the detectors is done asynchronously
by means of a variable length frame (figures 5 and 6).

1 bit 8 bits 8 bits 4 bits

Tipo
R/C Dirección Medida analógica Detector

TRAMA DE LECTURA

1 bit 4 bits 4 bits 8 bits 8 bits 8 bits

R/C Comando Comando Datos #1 Datos #2 Datos #3

TRAMA DE COMANDO

Figures 5 and 6. Frames used in the communication

Transmission of data is through a PWM modulation (pulse width modulation) which


ensures high immunity from electromagnetic noise and possible degradation of line
impedance.

II- COMPONENTS OF THE ADDRESSABLE DETECTION SYSTEM

The Analogue Detection System is composed of detectors and other loop-related


elements, together with the control station.

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All loop-related elements in the Analogue Detection System are self-coding and
therefore do not require manual coding prior to installation.

II.1 Detectors

COFEM currently offers the following type of analogue detectors:

SIHA: Analogue Ionic Smoke Detector


STA: Analogue Temperature Detector

II.1.1. Ionic Detector (SIHA)

The ionic detector measures the concentration of smoke particles per unit of volume
present in the environment. If Y is the non-dimensional parameter proportional to the
concentration of smoke, Y should be almost zero in clean atmosphere, increasing as the
environment becomes contaminated.

The dynamic processing algorithms implemented in the control station, use values
Ypre-alarm and Yalarm, as trigger levels of the Pre-alarm and Alarm respectively (figure 7). Both
levels are pre-set at:

Ypre-alarm = 40 Yalarm = 55

And can be manually modified from the central station.

Yalarma

Yprealarma

0 8 16 24 32 40 48 56 74 82 90 98 106 114 122 130


tiempo (seg.)

Figure 7. Variation of the concentration of smoke with time. Pre-alarm and Alarm levels

If we define sensitivity of the detector as its greater or lesser capacity to detect


concentrations of smoke, we can interpret the Pre-alarm as a highly sensitive measure in the
concentration of environmental smoke. The Pre-alarm is used as an indicator of the sudden
increase in smoke concentration, and when this exceeds the Pre-alarm Level
for two or more consecutive readings, an optic and acoustic signal appears in the control
station, which disappears as the concentration is reduced below the pre-alarm level.

When the concentration of smoke increases above the Alarm Level and stays there for
two or more consecutive readings, the Alarm is activated (figures 8 and 9).

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Y
Yalarma
Yprealarma

tiempo (seg.)
Prealarma

Figure 8: Sudden variation of smoke concentration. Activation of the Pre-alarm. The Alarm is not activated.

Yalarma
Yprealarma

Alarma tiempo (seg.)


Prealarma

Figure 9: Prolonged variation in the concentration of smoke. The Pre-alarm and Alarm are activated

The Analogue Detection System registers changes in environmental conditions, by simply


averaging the readings made during sufficiently long periods of time. This information is used to
adapt the detector to slow variations in the environment, thereby avoiding the alarm from being
unnecessarily activated. Figure 10 shows how the ionic detector displaces the Pre-alarm and Alarm
levels as a result of slow increases in the concentration of environmental smoke. We see that the
distance between the level Yenvironment (Yenvironment = 9, in total absence of smoke) and Ypre-alarm, and
between this and Yalarm, they remain constant matching the values selected from the control station
(figure 10).

Yalarma
55 15 15

15
Yprealarma
40

K K
K

Yambiente

tiempo (seg.)

Figure 10: Adaptation of Pre-alarm and Alarm levels to environmental variations.

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Another phenomenon behind the increase in the concentration of smoke registered during
prolonged periods of time, is a result of ageing of the sensor, meaning a loss of sensitivity. The
adaptation operation described enables a constant sensitivity to be maintained in time, in spite of wear
in the sensor, at least while the degradation of the sensor response is not Yalarm above Yalarm maximum,
in which case the system will continue functioning but with a loss in sensitivity.

Through the central station, we can establish a Ymaintenance level , over which the system warns
us that the sensor should be replaced or repaired (figure 11).

Y
Ymáxima = 100 Yalarma

Yprealarma

Ymantenimiento Yambiental

tiempo (seg.)
AVISO

Figure 11. Adaptation of the Pre-alarm and Alarm levels to environmental variations and/or ageing of the
sensor.

The Addressable Ionic Smoke Sensor (SIHA) operation principle is based on the
physical properties of an ionisation chamber. The variation of electrical features, in the
presence of smoke, makes it suitable to be used as a smoke detector.

It is a microprocessed and self-identified detector, conceived to be part of an


Addressable Fire Detection System.

The measure of the ambient concentration of smoke, it is transcript into a voltage


value, which is digitised and transmitted to the Control Panel.

SIHA detector is according EN 54 its part 7 normative with AENOR certification.

The Addressable Optical Smoke Sensor (SOHA) operation principle is based on the
Tyndall effect, based on the properties of in an optical chamber. The variation of electrical
features in the presence of combustion aerosols, makes it suitable to be used as a smoke
sensor.

It is a microprocessed and self-identified detector, conceived to be part of an


Addressable Fire Detection System.

The sensor element consists of an optical chamber provided with a light emitter and a
receiver. In the absence of smoke, the intensity of the light captured by the receiver is null,
because of the physical labyrinth created in between them. When exists presence of smoke,
the reflection of the light in the particles, makes the receiver to obtain a certain intensity of
light, (voltage value proportional to the level of darkness) everything controlled by a
microprocessor, which also realises the communication with the Addressable Control Panel.

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Also incorporates an static element which acts as when reaches 60ºC.

Head an base, (interchangeable) are made in heat-resistant ABS plastic.

SOHA detector is according EN 54 its part 7 normative with AENOR certification.

II.1.2. Temperature Detector (STA)

The temperature detector measures the room temperature together with its variation
speed.

When the room temperature varies slowly (below 1ºC/min), the Pre-alarm and Alarm
levels stay constant and equal to those pre-set from the control station (spot temperature
detection). However, in the event of faster temperature variations (above 1ºC/min), the
central station uses an algorithm capable of evaluating the temperature variation speed and
setting the Pre-alarm and Alarm levels at different gradients (temperature thermospeed
detection). In this way, a fast variation causes a decrease in the Pre-alarm and Alarm
thresholds, thereby accelerating detection (figure 12).

T Rampa rápida Rampa lenta

T Alarma
ALARMA

ALARMA
T Prealarma
PREALARMA PREALARMA

tiempo (seg.)

Figure 12. Pre-alarm and Alarm levels in fast and slow temperature variations

Similar to what occurs with the ionic detector, the Pre-alarm level self-corrects itself
with slow variations in room temperature, thereby avoiding false alarms. On the contrary, the
Alarm level in these circumstances, remains constant and only changes with fast temperature
variations.

Three sensitivity degrees can be selected for the detector through the central station
(degrees 1, 2 or 3, according to standard EN 54-5).

The selected degree of sensitivity will depend on the room temperature where the
detector is installed, and the pre-alarm temperature will adapt to the selected degree in each
case.

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In temperature detection, confirmation is also through two consecutive readings (8
seconds), prior to activating the Pre-alarm and the Alarm.

Head an base, (interchangeable) are made in heat-resistant ABS plastic.

SOHA detector is according EN 54 its part 5 normative with AENOR certification


with sensibility degree 1.

II.2 Loop elements

II.2.1. Master Detection Module (II-MA)

Module used as an interface to connect conventional fire alarm detectors and push-
buttons with an addressable detection system.

In each II-MA is available to connect until 20 conventional detectors and/or push-


buttons supervising the line thanks to a 10uF/63V capacitor. Like this, we will know the line
state, i.e. crossed line, opened line, detector alarm or push-button alarm.

In resume, the II-MA is an addressable element capable of communicating and


identifying itself with the control station.

II.2.2. Analogue Alarm Button (PUL-ARA)

Resettable push-button, microprocessed, able to communicate and identify itself with the
control panel. Incorporates a visual indicator (LED) that switches on in manual use (alarm).
The consumption of the push-button is 500µA at a voltage of between 24 and 40V.

Maximum capacity of the loop for buttons is 32 buttons.

Figure 13. II-MA Block Diagram

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II.5 Master Relay Module (MDA-M2)

Two-relay switched module with 24V external supply, protected with a 2A fuse,
which is installed as an any other kind of element of the loop.

Auxiliary power of 24V will be needed, to provide the required energy to the relay-
controlled devices. These will be programmable independently (two functions) both in their
type of application (siren, manoeuvre or extinguishing), and in their timing and the
combination of detectors which activated then and are supervised. The voltage presence in the
auxiliary 24V power line is also supervised.

The voltage provided by the relays output is 24V. In standby state, the MDA-M2
supervises the line by a 33Kohm resistor, that says if line is crossed or opened. Maximum
capacity of the loop for relay-modules is 16 modules.

II.6 Master Relay Module (MDA-M1)

Two-relay switched module with 24V external supply, protected with a 2A fuse,
which is installed as an any other kind of element of the loop.

Two-relay module with only one function programmable for timing and combination
detectors. One relay can be used for siren, manoeuvre, pre-alarm or extinguishing with a 24V
output supervised with a 33Kohm resistor for crossed line or opened line. The second relay
has the N/C and N/O function, not supervised, and with the electromagnet for fire against
doors application as more used.

Maximum capacity of the loop for MDA-M1 relay-modules is 32 modules but it is


important the consumption system for electromagnets. For more than 10 electromagnets,
more supply sources are needed to install.

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Figure 14. MDA-M2 block diagram.

Figure 15. MDA-M1 block diagram

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II.7 Technical Signals Module (MSTA)

Microprocessed and self-identified module installed as an any other element of the


loop.

It has two inputs to differences the opened or closed state of a dry contact. In standby
state, the contact must be opened, if there is any trouble, the contact will be closed. The
first input (marked as IN1) detects the contact closed as the ALARM state. The second input
(marked as IN2) detects the contact closed as the FAILURE state. It is able a combination of
both inputs at the same time having information for alarm and failure.

His typical application is shows the other detection systems states that could exist, to
connect flux detectors for sprinkler installations, switch detector in fire against doors,
elevators, tank levels, etc.

47k
REED
+
OUT

Indicador de acción (Opcional)


-
+
IN2

Relé libre de tensión AVERÍA


-
+
IN1

Relé libre de tensión ALARMA


-
BUCLE
+
-

Bucle

Figura 16. Esquema conexionado MSTA

II.8 Loop Isolators (AB)

These are protection elements which are inserted in the detection loop, in order to
isolate sections with crossed line breakdowns, and enable the normal operation of the rest of
the loop. A green pilot light indicates normal functioning of the loop.

The isolator consumption is 10mA at a working voltage between 24 and 40 V. They


are installed on a conventional base, and up to a maximum of 8 isolators per loop can be
installed.

II.9 Self-Identification

All the addressable detection system (sensor, relay module, MSTA and push-buttons)
are identified by the control panel, as an element type and it serial number already written and
no possible to re-write.

Each element has too a reed (magnetic contact) in order to configure the points
(detectors, push-buttons, etc.) using a magnet automatically from the System Menu in the
control panel TC25/A

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DETECTOR MASTER DE MASTER DE PULSADOR
DETECCION RELES

Figure 17. Magnetic contact (reed) situation in each element type.

II.10 Addressable control panel (CDA)

The TC25/A reference is the name of the Addressable Fire Detection Control Panel
that provides the latest resource in Fire Detection. Its microprocessed structure and easy user
interface, makes it very functioning and reliable, with a high capacity to adapt itself for any
installation type.

TC25/A control panel allows board until 20 loops with 159 elements per loop. The
user interface is built with a keyboard, a 4x40 character back-light display and 14 lights
(LED). There is also the possibility to connect an external standard PC keyboard to make easy
configure the control panel.

The control panel has the next minimum configuration with those inputs/outputs:

• Two General Alarm Relays, supervised and with programmable delay each.
(Outputs marked as R1, R2 in the suplí source)
• General Failure Output.
• Auxiliary 30V(5A) output supervised.
• I/O RS232 for programming, monitoring and system menu by an external PC
(including map representation in WINDOWS soft)
• External standard PC keyboard output (with AT connector).

The modular internal structure allows the fast identification for every functional
card, making it installation and extension very easy.

The control panel is made with a metallic box and sizes 420x320x150 and a capacity
for 8 loops.

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II.10.1 Addressable Control Panel structure

The TC25/A control panel is set with the next parts (see figure 18):

• Main CPU card


• Control loop card (4 loops)
• Supply source
• Two loops card
• 5V supply
• Keyboard and visualisation interface
• Transformer
• Fuse box

Transformador
Tarjetas controladoras
Tarjeta de bucle
Fuente de Alimentación
CPU principal
Alimentación 5V

Regleta porta-fusible

Tarjetas de bucles

Figura 18 . Estrctura interna de la central TC25/A

• Main CPU Card

It is built into the cards rack situated in the left top part of the metallic box. It function
is the communication to the user (interface, keyboard – display) and manage all outputs
according the inputs state.

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• Loop Controller Card (4 loops)

It is placed in the same rack than the CPU card. It function is monitoring the four state
loops that controls, also transmits those data to the CPU and operates the outputs according
the CPU instructions.

This card shows two LED that inform about it function:

Green LED: If it is switching on and off continuously, then everything is OK.


But if it is all time on or all time off, then an failure happened.

Red LED: When communicates itself with the main CPU it switch on and off. But
if it is all time on or all time off, then an failure happened.

When a RESET is done, the red LED is on about 10 seconds, then it switch off and
green LED goes on 10 more seconds.

This card has the communications program, that with a RS232/RS485 output, a
communications protocol is available in order to integrate systems as ModBus, etc.

• Supply Source

It is an independent module responsible to generates the primary 30V voltage source


that supplies the other cards. It has many protections, General Alarm output (R1, R2), 30V
Auxiliary supply output, battery charger, General Failure output and external Reset.

• 2 Loops Card

2 Loops output to the different system parts, with bi-directional communication, it


incorporates the loop isolators. It has too a DC/DC source to modulate and keep the 35V CC
to the loop. The loop line is connected thanks a plug in connections (output and back).

• 5V Supply

From the main supply source and using a DC/DC converter, it is obtained a 5V voltage
stabilised, with a 1A maximale consumption to supply the different TC25/A modules.

• Keyboard and Visualisation interface

It has 24 keys, 15 LED, 4X40 character backlight display and an external AT


connector.

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II.10.2 Supply Source Outputs and Inputs

General Alarm It is marked as R1, R2 in the Supply Source card (see Figure 19). It is
Output active when an Alarm is detected and it will keep in this state meanwhile
there is any alarm except someone push the button “Stop Siren”. Those
outputs are protected with 2A fuses. Those outputs are supervised lines,
so, specific components must be installed according the diagrams.

Battery output and It is marked as BATERIA in the Supply Source card (see Figure 19). It
input gives the Battery connection to the Supply card. Throw this connection
the battery charge is realised and the state is monitored. This input/output
is protected with a 5A fuse and against polarity inversion.

30V Auxiliary It is marked as 30V in the Supply Source card (see Figure 19). It gives
Output the addressable and relay module supply and other external elements
supply. This input/output is protected with a 5A fuse and supervises the
state.

External Reset It is marked as RESET in the Supply Source Card (see Figure 19). It
Input gives the control panel external reset. Contact N/O, that when it is closed
makes the reset.

General Failure It is marked as AVRA. in the Supply Source Card (see Figure 19). It
Output goes on when any breakdown happens. And it will go off just in case that
no breakdown happened. Its maximal consumption is 100mA.

SALIDAS REG3 REG4 REG5 REG6 REG7 REG10 REG11 REG2 REG1
R1 2A
R2 2A
- + - + - - + + - - + + - + - + - +
30V 5A
BAT 5A R1 R2 30V 30V BATERIA RESET AVRA.

Figure 19. Inputs and Outputs located on the Power Supply Card.

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II.10.3 2 Loops Card Input / Output

Loop Input / Output In each plug up 4 connection point rack is connected the line output and
back according the polarity (see Figure 20). In one loop is possible to
connect until 159 points including 32 maximal relays function.

- -
IN IN IN IN
+ +
1 Bucle 1 1 Bucle 3
- -
OUT OUT OUT OUT
+ +

- -
IN IN IN IN
+ +
2 Bucle 2 2 Bucle 4
- -
OUT OUT OUT OUT
+ +

Figure 20. Loop card situation Inputs and Outputs.

II.10.4 Keyboard and Visualisation Interface

The User Interface is built by 24 keys, 15 LED, a display and an internal buzzer.

II.10.4.a Visualisation

Led SERVICE Indicates that the control panel is active.


(standby)

Led ALARM General Alarm Indicator. It will be ON in case any alarm is detected.

Led Indicates that some relay is ON, i.e. General Relay or Master Relay.
TRIGGER ON “DISPARO ACTIVADO” in spanish.

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Led Indicates that a breakdown supply happened, i.e. Battery or 30V
SUPPLY Auxiliary supply. Also it goes ON in a network fault.
BREAKDOWN

SERVICIO R

ALARMA
PREALARMA
DISPARO ACTIVADO

AVERIA
ALIMENTACION
PROCESADOR

FUERA DE SERVICIO

ZONA EN PRUEBAS CENTRAL MICROPROCESADA

SIRENAS 0 RESET ZUMBADOR

SI NO ON OFF
SIRENAS 1 2 3 4 5

SIN
RETARDO 6 7 8 9
TECLADO EXTERIOR

MODO MENU ESC ENTER BORRAR


MANUAL

Figure 21. Keyboard and Visualisation Interface.

Led Indicates a microprocessor failure in the CPU microprocessor. “AVERIA


PROCESSOR PROCESADOR” in Spanish.
BREAKDOWN

Led Indicates that the control panel is out of order. “FUERA DE SERVICIO”
OUT OF ORDER in Spanish.

Led Indicates that the control panel is in Test Mode. “ZONA EN PRUEBAS”
TEST MODE in Spanish.

Including the LED signal, more information is available on the screen of the display.

The screen will be lighted automatically in case some trouble happens (not with battery
supply in order to reduce the consumption), once the system will come to standby, then the
light switch off.

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II.10.4.b Keyboard

The keyboard is built by:

• 4 direction keyboards (up, down, left, right) to move the cursor around the screen.
• 10 numeric keys, four suitable to select the menu options too (1 and 2 to answer the
several questions with “YES” and “NO”) (“SI” and “NO” in Spanish) (3 and 4 to
select “ON” and “OFF”).

And functional keys:

Allows the stop of the activated sirens, but doesn’t permit the siren
SIRENS activation in case they are OFF. If led is continuously activated, that
means the control panel is communicating with a repeater.

Actives all sirens keeping pushing it during 3 seconds and being the
SIRENS system state in the main menu on the screen.

Allows to eliminate the delay siren. Like this the activation of any relay
NO DELAY will be immediate.

Allows select the “Manual Mode”. Like this, no relay will be activated
MANUAL WAY excepting the General Alarm Output and the General Failure Output.

Without being the “Buzzer Stop” button pushed realised a local RESET,
RESET for example a detector. If “Buzzer Stop” button is pushed, then the
RESET is general (the complete control panel).

This key produces the Buzzer stop. The buzzer keep being disconnected
BUZZER until a new trouble happens.

Allows the access to different menu functions of the control panel.


MENU

Allows go back in the menu selection.


ESC

This key selects an option menu. Being in the main menu, allows realise
ENTER a fast Menu.

This key is to erase characters.


DELETE

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III. CONTROL PANEL TC25/A OPERATE

III.1 Display

A 4x40 character back-light display is used to visualise and extend the information
given by the general LED’s. The display is ON when some trouble happens as an alarm or a
breakdown, if everything is OK or the power supply is by the batteries, then the light is OFF.

In standby state, the information on the display screen is:

MODE DAY Date Hour Min.

MODE AUTOMATIC

PRINTER DISCONNECTED

The first line indicates the mode DAY or NIGHT, date and time (hour and minutes);
the second file gives the information about the mode AUTOMATIC or MANUAL; the third
file says the information about the printer. The last file, fourth, is free.

When some trouble happens, then the information appears on the display screen
automatically according the time when each one occurred.

001 BREAKDOWN …………………… LABEL 20 CHARACTERS

in sector LABEL SECTOR

005 TROUBLE………………….. LABEL 20 CHARACTERS

005 BREAKDOWN IN SECTOR………….

Priority and range on the screen is next:

-ALARMS

-RELAY ON

-BREAKDOWNS

-OUT OF ORDER

To modify the trouble presentation on the screen it is necessary use the FAST MENU
(Menu Rapido in Spanish) (see point III.5) and select the option REVIEW (Revisar in
Spanish). Like this, we will monitoring the next trouble.

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III.2 TYPE OF BREAKDOWNS

There is three different types of breakdown according the power supply breakdown,
detection breakdown and loop breakdown.

The power supply breakdown are due to battery troubles as:

Overload Battery

Unload Battery

Control Panel working with Batteries

Battery Circuit

A breakdown on the external 30 V battery is visualised as:

Auxiliary Outout Breakdown

The general siren output (R1, R2), thanks they are supervised, present the next trouble
messages:

Opened Siren Output G.1 or G.2

Crossed Siren Output G.1 or G.2

The possible Detection Breakdown Messages are next:

Point doesn’t answer: Microprocessor breakdown shown on the scrren.

Opened Line or Master Crossed Line: Means a breakdown occurs on the slave line.

Opened or Crossed Line: Breakdown on the logic relay line.

24V Relay Breakdown: Opened line or burned fuse in relay master.

There is four possible Loop Breakdown:

Loop consumption: It means there is too much consumption (leaks, bad contact,...)

Burned temperature fuse: Too much consumption on the loop.

Loop Controller Breakdown: Red led on the controller card ON or OFF


permanently.

Power Supply Controller Breakdown: Loop controller has no power supply.

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III.3 Alarm Types

Here are the possible alarm messages:

SMOKE SENSOR ALARM

TEMPERATURE SENSOR ALARM

PUSH-BUTTON ALARM

SLAVE DETECTOR ALARM

SLAVE PUSHBUTTON ALARM

With an addressable-analogue sensor alarm, using the arrows, it is allow to move the
cursor around the screen to visualise the detector data (type, number, point, label and serial
number).

Enclosed to the relays, the next messages can appear:

ACTIVATED SIREN

ACTIVATED MANOEUVRE

EXTINCTION PRE-ALARM

EXTINCION

III.4 TC25/A Menu

TC25/A Configuration and Information is available thanks to the windows menu we


can access introducing an access code, after pressing any numerical key or RESET, ENTER,
or ERASE keys.

The different menus available in the TC25/A control panel are:

Menu 1: MONITORING

It allows visualise the different analogue-addressable sensors. Introducing the loop


number and the point number, we can see the type of sensor (ionic, optical, heat), the situation
label and the manufacturing serial number, on the firsts two lines of the display.

In the smoke sensor it appears the alarm level (sensibility), read numbers done over
the pre-alarm level and the alarm level in the tirad line of the display. In the last file there are
the last five read values of the sensor and the smoke concentration average .

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Loop Number: LABEL

Point Number: Sensor type Serial Number:

Sensibility: Alarm: Pre-alarm:

Y(% smoke): --- --- --- --- --- Y amb.

In the SOHA, in the third display line appears too the Temperature Alarm counter (Al.
Ter.: )

For the Analogue-Addressable Temperature Sensor (STA), the screen look is:

Loop Number: LABEL

Point Number: Temperature Sensor Serial Number:

Sensibility: Degree 1 Tamb.: Pre-alarm:

T(°C): --- --- --- --- --- ---

Menu 2: MANUAL ACTIVATION RELAYS

There is shown three sub-menus: Activate Siren, Activate Manoeuvre and Activate
Relays.

Once introduced into the sub-menus, we will be able to see the configured relay
numbers according that sub-menu, the label and the state (ON, OFF). Then, with the cursor, in
the relay we want to change the state, we push the buttons ON or OFF.

Menu 3: GENERAL SIRENS

On the screen there are two sub-menus for the two general sirens configured in the
TC25/A control panel.

Once introduced in one of the two siren options, we can see the siren state and we will
be able to change it with three options: Activate, Stop or Change delay.

The trigger or stop of the siren is realised with the ENTER key.

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Menu 4 : PROGRAMATION SYSTEM

In order to entry into this menu, the control panel asks for access code (9000) and on
the screen there are eight more sub-menus:

1.Revisar Historia : Se muestran en pantalla los siguientes submenús, a los que se


accede por medio de los cursores (situación) y ENTER

1.History

2.Alarms

3.Breakdowns

4.Cancelled

It appears by inverted chronological order the different inquired troubles. Every screen
is a trouble and using the cursors it will be visualise on the display.

The total number of recorded troubles is 99 (alarms, cancels and breakdowns)

2. Labels: There are three sub-menus in this option:

1. Points

2. Relays

3. Sectors

Once situated on the point to put a label, appears a screen where we can see that for
each key is assigned a three letters and the number key.

Pushing on to the key we can choose the letter we want. (Like the write way for
mobile phones). We will see the letter on the screen.

The maximal characters per label is 20.

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3. Configure: There are three options:

1. Loop configuration

2. Logic Relay configuration

3. Alarm Sectors configuration

Going to the first option pressing enter we will have three new options:

1. Loop number

2. Loop configuration

3. Analogue sensibility configuration

With the first option, we can configure the loop number system.

The second option (Loop configuration), has three more options:

1. See points configuration

2. Configure Points

3. Assign number to the point

The first option, once situates in the loop, indicates the loop
composition, (number of element and type). With the second option, we can
get the actualisation of the loop composition.

The third sub-menu (Assign the number to the point) has two options:

1. Automatic assignation (Magnet)

2. Manual assignation

Once into the loop and selecting the element we want introduce the loop order number
there are two new options:

Automatic mode: with a magnet and according point II.9 (Self-identification), when
we pass the magnet near the element, the LED will switch ON permanently. When the LED
goes OFF, then the control panel already has assigned the order number corresponently

Manual mode: each element of the loop (sensor, switches, technical signal modules
and relay modules) has a serial number assigned that unmistakably identifies it. When manual
assigning is done, this serial number must be entered, as requested on the screen. The point is
then assigned.

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The third sub-menu (Configure Analogue-Addressable Sensitivity) allows the
sensitivity previously established to be increased or lowered, once located in the point.

The following sub-menus appear on the screen in the option Configure Logical
Relays:

1. Number of logic relays detected:___

2. Configuration of a logic relay

3. Physical situation of the logic relay

Within this sub-menu, in any of this three options, the access code (9000) is requested
so that modificationscan be made or the relays programmed.

The first sub-menu allows us to establish the number of logical relays in the system or
change this as required. In the second sub-menu, and situated in the relay, the following four
options appear:

1. Relay type

2. Delay

3. Day / Night

4. Listed activation points

We can define the relay type in each one of these (Siren, Shunt, Extinction, Pre-alarm
or Conditioned), delay (minutes, seconds), activation (Day / Night) and the list of activation
points.

It must be taken into account that up to six possible activation lists will come onto the
screen, while by PC there will be eight activation lists.

The third sub-menu (Physical situation of the relay), shows, by means of the logic
relay number, which loop it is situated in, along with its number within the loop and its
number in the corresponding relays master.

Situated in the third sub-menu Configure Alarm Sectors, the sector number is
requested and gives six configuration lists. When this is done with a PC, there are eight lists.

4. Set Clock Time: allows modify the year, month, day, hour, minute and second.

5. Set Day / Night: the control centre is programmed to the standard that the Day
timing is from 8 to 22 hours. For any other timing, the Start Day Time and End Day Time can
be modified respectively in this sub-menu.

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6. Set under test: by using this option, we can carry out maintenance work on the
detectors with auto-reset and without any relay being activated.

7. Printer Menu: If there is a printer, this allows it to be activated or deactivated.

8. Communications:

1. Control panel number___

2. Repeater number ___

3. Repeater program

The two first options indicate the number of control panel and the number of repeaters
that compose the system. Two possibilities appear on entering the third option.

1. Program all

2. Program label

The first option asks for the repeater number and from this moment on, all the
information that the control panel has on the repeater is produced. It confirms good
communication by means of continuous illumination of the Stop Sirens led.

The second option also asks for the repeater number and, whether it is a point, relay or
sector. Once the location is situated the repeater information is produced confirming good
communication by the continual illumination of the Stop Siren led.

9. Blinking: asks for the loop number, and two possibilities appear on the screen.

1. Blinking permitted

2. Blinking inhibited

Locate on the desired option, and operate using ENTER.

Menu 5: SET POINTS ON / OFF SERVICE

There are two possibilities (ON / OFF) and the screen takes the element to the location
(loop, point) in order to carry out the desired function.

Menu 6: TEST ILLUMINATION OF LEDS MENU

To check the illumination of all the LEDS of the buzzer and the face.

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III.5 Access levels

The TC25/A control panel fulfils all the requirements indicated in Regulation EN54/2.
This regulation states that the control panel must have four differentiated levels of access.

The four levels of access are:

Level 1:

- Stop Buzzer
- Cursors
- No delay

Level 2 (two digit access code 27):

- All functions (keys) of the face


- Monitor
- Activation of Manual Relays
- General Sirens
- Set points ON / OFF service
- Test Illumination of Leds

From this level and in the presence of anomalies, press ENTER and the fast menu
appears in the fourth line of the screen, with four options:

1. CANCEL 2. SERVICE 3. CHECK 4. MONITOR

Level 3 (access code of four digits 9000):

According to the operation to be carried out, the same code is again requested.

- System Programming

Level 4 (maintenance):

- Open control panel


- Modification and changing of cards, etc.

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1. MONITORING
2. ACTIVATION MANUAL ACTIVATE SIRENS
RELAYS ACTIVATE MANOEUVRE
ACTIVATE EXTINCTIONS
3. GENERAL SIRENS GENERAL SIREN 1 ACTIVATE
STOP
CHANGE DELAY

GENERAL SIREN 2 ACTIVATE


STOP
CHANGE DELAY
4. SYSTEM 1. CHECK HISTORY COMPLETE
ALARM
BREAKDOWN
CANCELLED
2. LABELS POINTS
RELAYS
SECTORS
3. CONFIGURE LOOP LOOP NUMBER
CONFIGURE LOOP SEE POINTS CONFIGRATION
CONFIGURE POINTS
ASSIGN Nº TO POINT AUTOMATIC
MANUAL
4. SET CLOCK TIME
5. SET DAY / NIGHT INITIATE DAY TIMING INITIATE DAY TIMING
END DAY TIMING
6. SET ON TEST SET ON TEST
SET NORMAL
7. PRINTER MENU ACTIVATE
DEACTIVATE
8. COMMUNICATIONS CONTROL PANEL NUMBER
REPEATERS NUMBER
PROGRAM REPEATER PROGRAM ALL
PROGRAM LABELS
9. BLINKING LOOP NUMBER BLINKING PERMITTED
BLINKING INHIBITED

5. SET POINTS ON/OFF SET POINT IN SERVICE


SERVICE CANCEL POINT

6. ILLUMINATION LEDS
TEST

Fig. 22 .- Menus General Flow TC25/A

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IV. INSTALLATIONAND START-UP

IV.1 Installation

The analogue detection system is installed in a closed loop and with all the elements of
the loop (sensors, switches and modules) connected in parallel. Fig. 24 shows several
examples of typical assemblies.

Every element of the analogue detection loop is individually identified with a Serial
Number assigned during its manufacturing process that differentiates it from any other
element, even of its own types of element.

During installation, the lists of the different elements assembled (sensors, switches,
relay modules, technical signal modules) must be drawn up, indicating element type, loop,
order number within the loop, label and element serial number.

In this way, with the configured lists at work, and completed with the activation lists
of the relays related to fire sectors, the system can be programmed from the office, with an
external keyboard acting on the control panel itself. The CAS program on a PC can also be
used, which later sends the information to the control panel.

STA
SIHA PULSADOR
SOHA
II-MA

055535 012437
3

035002

Fig. 23 .- Arrangement of serial numbers

IV.2 Start-up

Once all elements of the system are installed (including control panel and batteries), it
is put into function, checking that no anomalies appear corresponding to the status of the
control panel.

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From this moment on, each loop of the system installed is verified and configured in
the following way:

MENU------SYSTEM------CONFIGURE------LOOP------LOOP NUMBER

In this way, we introduce the loop number in the system. Then we go on to the
configuration of each of the loops, using this sequence:

MENU---SYSTEM---CONFIGURE---LOOP---CONFIG. LOOP---CONFIG. POINTS

The control panel indicates the number of elements it recognises in, each of the loops,
indicating the type (SIHA, SOHA, PULARA, MDA-M2, MDA-M1, IIMA and MSTA) and
each one’s quantity. If the quantities and types correspond to those actually installed, this
indicates that there are no installation problems (crosses, open lines...). Otherwise, an
installation procedure must be followed to find the reasons why the control panel does not
recognise all the elements installed.

From here on, if the control panel has been programmed with an external keyboard,
each element will have an assigned number in the loop, and the correct functioning of all the
actions of the system checked.

If the data entry of the system has been done with a PC, and the correct points
configuration has been checked, a run-down of all the system programming must be done and
all the actions for the correct functioning must be verified.

If in this situation there still exists a sensor (detector) not recognised by the control
panel, then a loop “MONITORING” can be carried out until find a point on the screen with
the message “NOT DEFINED”.

IV.3 Installation Extension

When we wish to extend the installation with more elements, we have to go to


CONFIGURE POINTS and check that these points are recognised by the control panel.

We then go to the number of points added in the loop, by taking the following steps:

MENU—SYSTEM—CONFIGURE—LOOP—CONFIGURE LOOP—ASSIGN Nº P.

Assigning a number to the point can be done using an AUTOMATIC or MANUAL


procedure.

If we opt for the AUTOMATIC procedure, we then locate in the loop number and
order number to assign, then energise the element with a magnet, bringing it near to the point
of maximum sensitivity of the element as shown in Fig. 17 (section II.9). The LED remains lit
until the control panel assigns it a point, when it goes out and the next element can be
energised.

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For MANUAL point assigning procedure, we locate in the loop and order number (within the
loop), where we wish to situate the element number and a serial number is then requested on
the screen. Enter this, and the control panel assigns the desired number automatically.

Fig. 24 .- Installation Examples

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Fig. 25 .- Loop to control panel wiring

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