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ADCP-75-108 • Issue 2 • September 2000

SMARTop™ Alarm Combiner Unit (ACU)
Installation Guide)
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INTRODUCTION ........................................................................... 1
Revision History ..................................................................... 1
Trademark Information ................................................................. 1
Admonishments ..................................................................... 1
FCC Compliance Statement .............................................................. 2
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DESCRIPTION ....................................................................... 2

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INSTALLATION ...................................................................... 3
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Mounting the Alarm Combiner Unit ................................................... 3

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Installation of Combining Cables..................................................... 3

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Alarm Connection Types .......................................................... 5

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Material Description ............................................................ 6

CUSTOMER INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE .................................................. 7

INTRODUCTION
This document covers the installation of the Alarm Combiner Unit (ACU).

Revision History
ISSUE

DATE

Issue 1

07/2000

Original

REASON FOR CHANGE

Issue 2

09/2000

Updated Customer Information and Assistance section.

Trademark Information
ADC and ADC Telecommunications are registered trademarks of ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
SMARTop is a registered trademark of ADC Telecommunications, Inc.

Admonishments
Important safety admonishments are used throughout this manual to warn of possible hazards
to persons or equipment. An admonishment identifies a possible hazard and then explains
what may happen if the hazard is not avoided. The admonishments — in the form of Dangers,
Warnings, and Cautions — must be followed at all times. These warnings are flagged by use
of the triangular alert icon (seen below), and are listed in descending order of severity of injury
or damage and likelihood of occurrence.

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Operation is subject to the following two conditions. Caution: Caution is used to indicate the presence of a hazard that will or can cause minor personal injury or property damage if the hazard is not avoided. and (2) this device must accept any interference received. . Warning: Warning is used to indicate the presence of a hazard that can cause severe personal injury. death. and can radiate radio frequency energy and if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual. or substantial property damage if the hazard is not avoided. Note: The ACU can also be used as a portable tool. The ACU monitors and combines the alarm inputs from the TTAs and displays the alarms in an LED format. (1) this device may not cause harmful interference. 1 DESCRIPTION The recommended method of tower top amplifier alarm monitoring is to attach the SMARTop Alarm Combiner Unit (ACU) to the base of each Tower Top Amplifier (TTA) branch using a combining cable. uses. connected only when a problem occurs. It has been tested and found to comply with limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC Rules. Page 2 © 2000. death.ADCP-75-108 • Issue 2 • September 2000 Danger: Danger is used to indicate the presence of a hazard that will cause severe personal injury. which are designed to provide reasonable protection against such interference when operated in a residential environment. ADC Telecommunications. If interference to TV and radio reception does occur relocate or reorient the antenna of the affected radio or TV. or substantial property damage if the hazard is not avoided. including interference that may cause undesired operation. FCC Compliance Statement Class B SMARTop products comply with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Warning: This equipment generates. This equipment does not exceed Class B limits for radio emission for digital apparatus. may cause interference to radio communications. set out in the radio interference regulation of the authorization methods of Industry Canada. This product conforms to all applicable standards of 21 CFR 1040. Inc.

2. . See Figure 1. Note: It is recommended that alarm signals from the Alarm Combiner Unit/Alarm Inverter Unit be connected to the base station.2 Installation of Combining Cables The ACU has six input DB15 female connectors and one output DB15 male connector. BTS A1 LN NA2 U L 2 AM WR R4 VS SW OW 1 V WP BU U2 3 B LO BU U4 5 B BU U6 B 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 BTS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 BU6 PLUG (1 PLACE) DC POWER IN/ ALARMS OUT BU5 BU1 BU4 BU2 BU3 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 BU3 TO BASE UNITS RECEPTACLE (6 PLACES) 13825-A Figure 1. Connecting alarm signals to the BTS allows them to be distributed to the Operation and Maintenance Center (OMC). ADC Telecommunications. Inc. which can be used to mount the unit into place. The ACU has a back plate with four screw holes. Alarm Combiner Unit Page 3 © 2000.1 Mounting the Alarm Combiner Unit Fasten the unit to a wall in any indoor location. This allows for remote monitoring of multiple sites.ADCP-75-108 • Issue 2 • September 2000 2 INSTALLATION 2.

ADC Telecommunications. Combining Cable Connections (3 Amplifier Units Used) Page 4 © 2000. Connect the DB15 plug end of the combining cable to the DBI5 output receptacle (labeled BTS) of the first Base Unit to be connected.ADCP-75-108 • Issue 2 • September 2000 Use the following procedure to connect the ACU: 1. Connect the DB15 plug end of the combining cable to the first DBI5 input receptacle (labeled BU1) of the ACU. etc. Connect the DB15 output plug (labeled BTS) of the ACU to the DB15 receptacle end of the monitoring cable. BU3. 2. in ascending numerical order. 3.. Connect the other end of the monitoring cable to the appropriate receptacle in the Base Station. Inc. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to connect any additional BUs to the ACU using the ACU input receptacles BU2. BASE UNIT BASE UNIT BASE UNIT COMBINING CABLE BASE UNIT D15 PLUG CABLE D15 PLUG ALARM COMBINER UNIT (ACU) CABLE RECEPTACLE ACU ACU D15 RECEPTACLE CABLE RECEPTACLE +/DC NC GND GND NC OK/NOK LOWPOW VSWR4 VSWR2 AMU LNA2 ALARM/ CONTROL INTERFACE LNA1 MONITORING CABLE ALARM/CONTROL SIGNALS TO CONTROL CENTER BASE STATION 13652-B Figure 2. . 5. 4.

the pin in question will become a closed circuit to ground. alarm ON=0. ADC Telecommunications. a red LED comes on the ACU indicating the fault and the corresponding green LED on the ACU will go off. If an alarm occurs. Alarm Connection Types ALARM NAME ALARM OFF ALARM ON OK/NOK* Closed (=LED ON) Open LNA1 Open Closed LNA2 Open Closed VSWR 2 Open Closed VSWR 4 Open Closed LOWPOW Open Closed AMU Open Closed * If the system is functioning properly. or power is disconnected (or the connection between MHU/BU doesn’t appear). SMARTop Alarm Inverter Unit (AIU) Installation Guide. this indicates loss of DC in that particular BU/TTA path. If the alarm interface being used requires an isolated 2-wire connection. Page 5 © 2000. the green LED on the Base Unit will be ON. see ADCP-75-106. . If a green LED for a particular BU is not on and no red alarms are present. If any fault occurs. this pin will cut off its ground connection.3 Alarm Connection Types Table 1 lists the alarm connection types. Note: Remember to connect white/gray and white/orange (alarm grounding) wires into the alarm grounding point at the Base Station. When a fault occurs. If an alarm condition (except LOWPOW) occurs. Pins 1-6 are “normally open” contacts (open collector output. Pin 7 (OK/NOK) is “normally closed” contact. meaning ground) and represent the system alarms and monitoring.ADCP-75-108 • Issue 2 • September 2000 2. alarm OFF=1. this LED will turn OFF. Inc. Table 1. Table 2 summarizes pin function.

. *** If the alarm interface being used has a separate grounding point. ** “Normally closed” connection. ADC Telecommunications.4 Material Description The following tables list various combining cables and their catalog numbers. CATALOG NUMBER DESCRIPTION STRK-CC-3 6 foot combining cable with DB15 connectors on both ends STRK-CC-5 15 foot combining cable with DB15 connectors on both ends STRK-CC-7. Pin Function Summary DB15 PIN FUNCTION WIRE COLOR 1 LNA1 FAULT BLUE/WHITE 2 LNA2 FAULT * GREEN/RED 3 AMU FAULT BLUE/RED 4 VSWR 2 GREY/WHITE 5 VSWR 4 ORANGE/WHITE 6 LOWPOW BROWN/WHITE 7 OK/NOK** GREEN/WHITE 8 DO NOT CONNECT RED/ORANGE 9 GND*** WHITE/GREY 10 GND*** WHITE/ORANGE 11 DO NOT CONNECT WHITE/BROWN 12 13 V- WHITE/BLUE AND WHITE/GREEN 14 15 V+ RED/BLUE AND RED/GREEN * Active in optional Dual LNA model. Inc.62 25 foot combining cable with DB15 connectors on both ends STRK-MON Monitoring cable with DB15 connector on one end only Page 6 © 2000.ADCP-75-108 • Issue 2 • September 2000 Table 2. it must be connected to that ground. 2.

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