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DAP-III panels have manual override switches to aid with start-up and troubleshooting.
Standard Control Board
There are six (6) switches:
Hard Power
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Data Alarm Processor III (DAP™ III)
Quick Reference Guide

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If the panel is left in manual override mode an alarm will be activated.

The manual diagnostics mode (Menu Group 9) is primarily an aid for troubleshooting
and should be used only by a qualified technician. The panel should not be left in
diagnostic mode. To exit mode at any time, press the EXIT button and the panel will
return to its menu mode. Press EXIT button again and the DAP III will return to the
operation mode. Refer to the DAP-III Operation Manual for a step-by-step use of the
diagnostic mode.

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This Quick Reference Guide provides you with a quick overview of the procedures of some
basic functions of the Data Alarm Processor-III (DAP III). More complete information is available in the DAP III Operation Manual that is shipped with the unit or can be downloaded from
the Data Aire website ( or ordered from the Data Aire literature department.

see page 4. simply press the SELECT  to bypass the “FAIL” message. push the SELECT  button until 40 is reached. Press the SELECT  or  and the temperature setpoint will change in 1o increments. Sub-Menu 3-4 in five second intervals to minimize the in rush current with multiple units). This allows the temperature and humidity sensors time to adjust. Display will read: 2-1 CHANGE TEMPERATURE SETPOINT Press the SELECT  to display current temperature setpoint. To go from menu to menu. Refer to DAP-III Operation Manual or Data Aire’s technical assistance (800347-2473) if these menus require opening. • Press the power “ON” button to energize the panel. If there is no button activity for three (3) minutes. To return to Group Menus.STATUS & HISTORY To enter the submenus press the SELECT  button. Follow the same procedure to view and/or change values in the sub menu. Entering menu Group 2 and greater requires a password (units are shipped from the factory with the password set at 00). Press EXIT again to return to operational mode and status display or press MENU  button to advance to GROUP 3 – OPERATION.STATUS & HISTORY 1-1 TEMPERATURE & HUMIDITY SETPOINTS To display the next submenu press the SELECT  button. selections may be made and viewed. push MENU  button to display the next sub-menu. Each sensor is tagged with the calibration offset. Check the high voltage power supply. PROCESSOR START-UP • Open the panel. To access these submenus for a group use the SELECT  or . simply push the EXIT button and the processor will return to the operational mode. This should be verified with the settings in Group 7 . push the MENU  or . No changes can be made until unlocked. Advance to Menu Group 2 – Press MENU . the display will stop scrolling and only the message with the failure will be displayed. By pushing the SELECT  or  button. Within each menu grouping there are submenus. • The panel will proceed through an automatic diagnostic self-test. Display will read: GROUP 2 . drain line and humidifier supply water) ensuring all have been completed and checked.GETTING STARTED Prior to starting the control panel. • The cooling. MENU SELECTIONS Menus are grouped in the DAP III from 1 to 10. Verify it has been connected to the unit. Press MENU  to see the next submenu. reheat. If the button is held down it will advance at a rapid rate. the timed START DELAY will be displayed (the start delay is programmable through Menu Group 3. The grouping are: 1-STATUS & HISTORY 2-SETPOINTS 3-OPERATION 4-ALARMS 5-CONFIGURATION 6-NETWORK 7-CALIBRATION 8-SET-BACK 9-DIAGNOSTIC 10-ANALOG (Menu 8 only displays when the unit is in RFM mode and menu 10 only displays if there is an analog module connected.) To scroll among the menu groups use the MENU . Each menu grouping has submenus. The display should read: 1-2 LAST 24 HRS TEMPERATURE & HUMIDITY TEMPERATURE SETPOINT IS: nnF(C) Continuing to press the SELECT  or  will allow you to scroll through all the submenu’s options. SENSORS Temperature and humidity sensors are factory calibrated and the offset is recorded. the unit will start and be in normal operating mode.CALIBRATION . Once the desired value is displayed. For example to see current conditions press the MENU  button. If password has been entered through sub menu 5-2. • After the start delay is complete. Menu Groups 5 and 6 are locked as is sub menu 4-24. Menu Groups 2 – 5 are programmable. The blower will start upon completion of the timed start delay.SETPOINTS Push the SELECT  button. This will allow viewing access to Menu Groups 2 – 10. humidifier and dehumidification functions are inhibited for one (1) minute after the blower starts. the display will read: PASSWORD: 00 If a password has been entered and is unknown. The DAP-III is password protected. Example: Push MENU  button to advance the menu group. To leave a menu or submenu. check all mechanical connections (refrigerant piping. • Once the self-test is complete. press EXIT. The display should read: GROUP 1 . • If there is a failure during the self-test. The display should read: GROUP 1 . • On initial start-up it is not unusual to fail the RAM SIGNATURE test because there is no stored data available. remove the protective paper from the battery and ensure manual override switch for power is set to the “ON” position. Note: Each time a MENU  or  button is pressed it will advance to the next menu or selection. On any self-test failure. the panel will return to its normal operating mode. condenser water.