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MINERVA MZX 125/250

ADDRESSABLE FIRE
DETECTION SYSTEMS
USER MANUAL

V1.0/13/11/08

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MZX 125/250 Fire Detection Systems

Content
1

Guide to this manual ............................................ 6

Introduction .......................................................... 6

2.1

Key function and features ............................................................................ 6

Operating Instructions....................................... 10

3.1
3.1.1
3.1.2
3.1.3
3.1.4

Operators indicators and controls ............................................................ 10


General ....................................................................................................................................... 10
Display control module .......................................................................................................... 10
Indicators ................................................................................................................................... 14
Switches..................................................................................................................................... 14

3.2
3.2.1
3.2.2
3.2.3
3.2.4

LCD display ................................................................................................... 15


Fire window............................................................................................................................... 15
Status window.......................................................................................................................... 16
Main window ............................................................................................................................ 16
Softkey window ....................................................................................................................... 16

3.3
3.3.1
3.3.2

Normal operation ......................................................................................... 16


Event monitoring ..................................................................................................................... 17
Event display ............................................................................................................................. 17

3.4
3.4.1
3.4.2
3.4.3
3.4.4
3.4.5

Operation in alarm ....................................................................................... 18


System response ..................................................................................................................... 18
Sounder silencing .................................................................................................................... 19
Resetting the controller.......................................................................................................... 20
Multiple events......................................................................................................................... 20
Pre-alarm warning ................................................................................................................... 21

3.5
3.5.1
3.5.2

Operation in fault condition........................................................................ 21


System response ..................................................................................................................... 21
Operator action ........................................................................................................................ 21

3.6
3.6.1
3.6.2
3.6.3
3.6.4

Fire control keys .......................................................................................... 22


Evacuate..................................................................................................................................... 23
Day/night mode....................................................................................................................... 23
Investigate delay ...................................................................................................................... 23
Test .............................................................................................................................................. 24

3.7
3.7.1
3.7.2
3.7.3
3.7.4

Auxiliary display devices ............................................................................ 24


General ....................................................................................................................................... 24
Repeaters................................................................................................................................... 24
Printers ....................................................................................................................................... 24
LCD repeaters ........................................................................................................................... 24

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Controller Functions...........................................25

4.1
4.1.1

Access levels ............................................................................................... 25


General ....................................................................................................................................... 25

4.2

Entering passcodes ..................................................................................... 26

4.3

Valid values .................................................................................................. 26

4.4

Main menu.................................................................................................... 27

4.5

Accept events .............................................................................................. 28

4.6

View status .................................................................................................. 28

4.7

Isolate/de-isolate ........................................................................................ 31

4.8
4.8.1
4.8.2

Time/date ..................................................................................................... 34
Set time/date ........................................................................................................................... 34
Summer/winter....................................................................................................................... 35

4.9
4.9.1
4.9.2
4.9.3

Event log....................................................................................................... 35
View event log.......................................................................................................................... 36
Print event log .......................................................................................................................... 36
Filter ............................................................................................................................................ 37

4.10
4.10.1
4.10.2
4.10.3
4.10.4
4.10.5
4.10.6
4.10.7

View/print status......................................................................................... 38
View/print point isolated....................................................................................................... 38
View/print points untested/failed ...................................................................................... 39
View/print point values ......................................................................................................... 40
View faults................................................................................................................................. 41
View loop point counters....................................................................................................... 41
Active points ............................................................................................................................. 44
By function ................................................................................................................................ 45

4.11
4.11.1
4.11.2
4.11.3

Service .......................................................................................................... 47
Walk test.................................................................................................................................... 47
Maintenance............................................................................................................................. 52
Configuration............................................................................................................................ 55

Routine checks ...................................................63

5.1

General ......................................................................................................... 63

5.2

Daily checks................................................................................................. 63

5.3

Weekly checks ............................................................................................ 63

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Manual Guide

Guide to this manual

In this documentation keywords and symbols denote warnings, info or


instructions (see table 1).
Keyword
DANGER

Symbol

Explanation
Warning.
Imminent danger.
Death or severe injury when disregarded.

WARNING

Warning.
Potentially dangerous situation.
Death or severe injury possible when
disregarded.

CAUTION

Warning.
Potentially dangerous situation.
Minor injury or material damage possible
when disregarded.
Helpful information.

Tab. 1: Keywords and symbols in this documentation

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Fig.. 1:

MZX125

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Fig.. 2:

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MZX250

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INTRODUCTION
The instructions given in this document are common to all the MZX125
and MZX250 fire controllers, any differences being outlined as
appropriate This document is written for Firmware Version 14.
The MINERVA MZX 125/250, form a comprehensive and compatible
range of modular and flexible EN54 approved addressable fire controllers
using Tyco MZX TechnologyTM.
Both variants fully comply with the requirements of EN54 parts 2 and 4 and
may be installed in a system which complies with the requirements of BS
5839 : Part 1.

2.1

KEY FUNCTIONS AND FEATURES

The MZX controllers are built around common hardware and software
modules incorporating the following common functions and features:

Full EN54 compliant control switches and indicators with


keyswitch enable and optional programmable LED indicators and
control switches.

Large backlit 16 line x 40 character LCD display with detailed and


precise identification of all sectors, zones and points,
comprehensive 95 character emergency procedure instructions
and full system status indication including counters of number of
points in alarm, fault, disabled and test mode.

Extensive menu driven and password controlled operator and


engineer functions including extensive isolate, override, test,
service and diagnostic functions.

System manager and engineer functions including editing of point


descriptions and viewing/printing of point values including CO
levels, temperatures and detector obscuration levels.

Optional self-test and verification of detectors from the controller.

Peer-to-peer communication with up to 98 other controllers


providing a seamless operator interface to all other relevant
defined controllers on the network.

Event log for logging of up to 3000 events which can be viewed,


selected and printed.

Constant monitoring of all detectors and input circuits and


processing of detector sensor information using standard, CCO
and FastLogic fuzzy logic algorithms.

Long term averaging and condition monitoring of smoke detectors


with dirty detector identification.

Automatic or manual switching of detector modes and sensitivities


according to changes in occupancy patterns (day mode) and
variations in fire risk.

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Constant fault monitoring of all hardware components, power


supplies, batteries, relays, sounder and speaker circuits,
addressable loops, detectors and addressable devices, monitored
input circuits, remote and local communication links.

Communication with up to 125 addresses on one detection loop


(MZX125) or 250 addresses on one detection loops (MZX250) per
controller and a combination of up to 1500 auxiliary I/O, controller
plus 7 full function repeaters and multiple remote printers.

Signalling, supervision, status and fault indication of central station


alarm signalling equipment such as BT Redcare STU.

Option for one repeater to be provided from a remote PC computer


using MX-Remote service and diagnostics software over the public
switched telephone network (PSTN).

Default cause and effect providing computer control of all outputs,


sounders, beacons and speakers in the event of alarm conditions.

Powerful programmable cause and effect using the flexible and


easily configured MINERVA group based event/action
programming language.

Synchronisation and multiple output pulse patterns for phased


evacuation of up to 16 zones (MZX125) or 32 zones (MZX250)
using Bell Mapping.

Powerful programmable cause and effect using the flexible and


easily configured MINERVA group based event/action
programming language.

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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
3.1

OPERATORS INDICATORS
AND CONTROLS

3.1.1

GENERAL

ALL operator controls and indicators are mounted on the front panel.

3.1.2

DISPLAY CONTROL MODULE

The Display Control Module (Fig. 3 MZX125 and Fig. 4 MZX250) contain
the following indicators and controls:

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A 640 character backlit LCD alphanumeric display, arranged in 16


rows of 40 characters. This is used to display information about the
system status and alarms. The backlight is on when the keyswitch
is set to the enable position, when a key is pressed or when an
Alarm or Fault is present.

Switches F1 to F5 - used to carry out the functions displayed on the


bottom line of the LCD display.

An alphanumeric keypad used for entering access codes, text


strings or general information as follows:

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Used to enter the number 0

Used to enter the number 1 or special


symbols

Used to enter the number 2 or letters A,


B or C

DEF

Used to enter the number 3 or letters D,


E or F

4
GHI

Used to enter the number 4 or letters G,


H or I

ABC

JKL

Used to enter the number 5 or letters J,


K or L

6
MNO

Used to enter the number 6 or letters M,


N or O

Used to enter the number 7 or letters P,


Q, R or S

TUV

Used to enter the number 8 or letters T,


U or V

9
WXYZ

Used to enter the number 9 or letters W,


X, Y or Z

PQRS

SCROLL UP and SCROLL DOWN keys - used to scroll through a


display or log one entry at a time. These keys will auto-repeat if
held down, ie, will scroll continuously.

When used in conjunction with the Configuration menu, the UP key


switches to upper case and the DOWN key to lower case.

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F1

F2
SILENCE
RESOUND

DAY
NIGHT

EVACUATE

ACTIVATED
FAULT
DISABLED

ACTIVATED
FAULT
DISABLED

ACTIVATED
FAULT
DISABLED

SYSTEM FAULT
DAY MODE

DISABLED
TEST

PROTECTION

INVESTIGATE
DELAY

SIGNALLING

RESET

POWER ON

SOUNDERS

SILENCE
BUZZER

16

15

7
8

14

MAINS FAULT

PANEL

F5

WXYZ

13

FAULT

F4

TUV

12

11

10

2
3

FIRE

GENERAL

F3

PQRS

MNO

JKL

DEF

ABC

GHI

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Fig.. 3: MZX125 Display Control Module

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ABC

DEF

GHI

MNO

JKL

PQRS

TUV

WXYZ

0
F3

F2

F1

SILENCE
BUZZER

SILENCE
RESOUND

GENERAL

F4

RESET

PANEL

DAY
NIGHT

F5

INVESTIGATE
DELAY

SOUNDERS

EVACUATE

SIGNALLING

PROTECTION

FIRE

POWER ON

ACTIVATED

ACTIVATED

ACTIVATED

FAULT

MAINS FAULT

FAULT

FAULT

FAULT

DISABLED

SYSTEM FAULT

DISABLED

DISABLED

DISABLED

TEST

DAY MODE

ZONE DISPLAY
1

13

17

21

25

29

10

14

18

22

26

30

11

15

19

23

27

31

12

16

20

24

28

32

Fig.. 4: MZX250 Display Control Module

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3.1.3

CONTROL CONTROL MODULE

The Display Control Module contains the following indicators and controls:
INDICATORS
GENERAL
A red Fire LED.
A yellow Fault LED.
A yellow Disabled LED.
A yellow Test LED.

PANEL
A green Power ON LED.
A yellow LED to indicate Mains Fault.
A yellow LED to indicate System Fault.
A yellow LED to indicate Day Mode.

SOUNDER
A red Activated LED.
A yellow Fault LED.
A yellow Disabled LED.

SIGNALLING
A red Activated LED.
A yellow Fault LED.
A yellow Disabled LED.

PROTECTION
A red Activated LED.
A yellow Fault LED.
A yellow Disabled LED.

ZONES

One red (Fire) and one yellow (Fault) LED per zone .

SWITCHES

14

ENABLE keyswitch - a two position keyswitch, with positions


normal and enable.

Seven control switches:

SILENCE BUZZER - used to silence the internal buzzer.

SILENCE/RESOUND - used to silence/resound external


sounders.

RESET - used to reset the system after an alarm or event has


occurred.

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3.2

DAY MODE - used to set the system into the daytime


operation mode.

INVESTIGATE DELAY - is used to end signalling delay time


and start the investigation time.

SPARE - is configurable to customer requirements.

EVACUATE - is used to activate external sounders.

LCD DISPLAY

The LCD display is divided into four windows as shown in Fig. 5:

Fire19 characters x 8 lines

Main

19 characters x 14 lines

Status

19 characters x 5 lines

Softkeys

F1, F2, F4 and F5 - 7 characters, F3 - 8 characters

1
1234567890123456789
2
3
Fire
4
Window
5
6
7
8
1
2
3
4
5

Status
Window

S'key 1 S'key 2

1
1234567890123456789
2
3
Main
4
Window
5
6
7
8
9
0
1
2
3
4

S'key 3

S'key 4 S'key 5

Fig.. 5:

3.2.1

FIRE WINDOW

The fire window in the quiescent mode will display the product name, date/
time and company name.
On detection of an Alarm condition, the fire window will display First Fire
and associated information. For multiple alarms in the system the fire
window will display the first and last alarms.
The number of alarms is displayed at the right hand side of line 5 in the fire
window.

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First Fire
Zone 002
B001
1st Floor Corridoor
Room 117
Last Fire
002
Zone 030
B055
4th Floor
Washroom / Window

3.2.2

STATUS WINDOW

The status window displays the number of faults, isolates etc.

3.2.3

MAIN WINDOW

The main window displays logs, information text, menus and device
identification.

3.2.4

SOFTKEY WINDOW

The softkey windows change dependant on the option selected.

3.3

NORMAL OPERATION

When the controller is initially powered up, with no faults or alarms in the
system and the Enable key in the off position, the following screen is
displayed:

MX Panel
Fri, 17-Mar-08
11:57
Company Name

General

LED Tst

16

Not Clr Light

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3.3.1

EVENT MONITORING

The term event is used to describe a change in system status that must be
acknowledged and/or generates an output.
Examples of events include:

Mains failure

Detection of a fire condition

Operation of EVACUATE key

All events trigger a response, the category of which depends on the event
type and will be one of the following (in priority order):

Full Alarm or Alert

Pre-Alarm

Fault

Isolation

Test Mode

Warning

Information

When an event occurs, it is stored in the event log. The contents of this log
may be displayed in two formats:

Unaccepted and locally accepted events

All events in chronological order of occurrence

The events are stored in chronological order with unaccepted events


marked as outstanding. The event log may hold up to 3000 events; in the
unlikely occurrence of the log filling up, the oldest record will be overwritten.

3.3.2

EVENT DISPLAY

The display automatically shows the last event of the category with the
highest priority. With Scroll keys, it is possible to get all events in this
category in chronological order. With Softkey F5 the user can change to
another category (if available).
Important: Category Full Alarm/Alert shows only the first point of a zone in
alarm. If two points of one zone are in alarm, only the first one which was in
alarm will be displayed. The second alarm can only be accessed via the
menu option View Event Log.

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3.4

OPERATION IN ALARM

3.4.1

SYSTEM RESPONSE

When a fire condition is detected, the system responds as follows:


1

The internal buzzer will sound in a continuous tone.

The red FIRE LED will light.

The SOUNDERS and NOTIFICATION STATUS ACTIVATED red LEDs


will light.

If the alarm is initiated by a detector, there may be a delay of from 1 to 10


minutes before the NOTIFICATION STATUS ACTIVATED led lights. This is
to allow time for the alarm to be investigated and any relevant action taken
before signalling is initiated. A Callpoint set to evacuate will initiate
signalling immediately. Refer to Section 2.6.3.
4

For the MZX controllers, the sounders and any other configured
outputs will be activated.

The LCD will display a message in the format:

FirstFirst
Fire Fire
Zone 002
B002
1st Floor Corridoor
Room 117
001
Information

General

Menu

Passcode

More

The message format is as follows:


Under FIRE:
The top line shows the Zone and Point number of the
device in alarm.
The second line shows the zone description (defined at
configuration).
The third line shows the point description (defined at
configuration).
The fourth line shows the type of alarm.
If no information text is shown:

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The fifth line shows date and time.


The sixth line shows the device type.
The seventh line shows the actual CURRENT
temperature (if heat sensor).
The above is only displayed if Extended Alarm Information has been
selected at configuration.
Under First Fire:
The first three lines from FIRE are repeated.
The number of alarms is displayed on the black bar underneath the
first fire information.

3.4.2

SOUNDER SILENCING

When a FIRE ALARM is received, investigate the cause of the alarm.


WARNING:
WHEN SEARCHING AN AREA FOR THE SOURCE OF A
FIRE ALARM SIGNAL, WHERE A FIRE ALARM HAS BEEN
INITIATED BY A CARBON MONOXIDE FIRE DETECTOR, IT
MUST BE REMEMBERED THAT A CARBON MONOXIDE
FIRE DETECTOR MAY GENERATE AN ALARM BEFORE
OTHER FIRE INDICATORS (SUCH AS SMOKE) ARE
PRESENT.
THIS OCCURS MOST NOTABLY IN DEEP SEATED FIRES IN
DENSELY PACKED MATERIALS, AREAS WHERE FIRES
MAY OCCUR IN CUPBOARDS AND STOREROOMS
REMOTE FROM DETECTORS AND WHERE SMOKE
IMPERVIOUS BARRIERS EXIST BETWEEN THE SEAT OF
THE FIRE AND THE DETECTOR (SUCH AS WITHIN WALL
CAVITIES). THESE FACTORS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED
CAREFULLY BEFORE DECLARING SAFE ANY AREA
WHERE A CARBON MONOXIDE FIRE DETECTOR HAS
RAISED AN ALARM.
Once the cause of the alarm has been determined and all appropriate action
has been taken, silence the sounders as follows:
1

Insert the key into the front panel keyswitch and turn it clockwise to
the enable position.

Press SILENCE/RESOUND.

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The system will respond as follows:


1

The sounders will be silenced.

The SOUNDER ACTIVATED LED will extinguish.

All other outputs will remain activated.

The LCD display will remain showing the type of alarm and the full
zone identification. The GENERAL display window will show
Sounder SIL.

If it is required to manually resound the sounders, pressing the SILENCE/


RESOUND key will reactivate the sounders.

3.4.3

RESETTING THE CONTROLLER

When the system is in a Fire Alarm state, Silence must be operated before
Reset is possible. This interlock is always present under Fire Alarm
condition, even if all sounders are isolated.
The controller should also NOT be reset until the source of the alarm has
been determined by the Fire Brigade or the cause otherwise found (and the
condition removed).
Once the notes above have been observed, press the RESET key. The
display will show the following message:
Reset
in
Progress...
*
After 17 to 20 seconds, the LCD will return to the normal display (Section
2.3) if no faults or other events are present.

3.4.4

MULTIPLE EVENTS

If, when in alarm condition, a second alarm (of another zone) is received, the
system response is dependent on the nature and source of the second
alarm as follows:

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If the sounders have NOT been silenced, the following will occur:

The internal buzzer will continue to sound without interruption.

The LCD will continue to display the alarm message for the FIRST fire
alarm and also the last fire alarm.

The alarm count will be incremented.

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3.4.5

PRE-ALARM WARNINGS

If the LCD shows a message including a warning indication, a pre-alarm


condition has been detected by the controller. This may be indicated for
example, if a detector identifies a build-up of smoke or heat that might result
from a fire, but the alarm threshold has not yet been reached. The internal
buzzer will sound but the sounders and visual fire indicators will remain
inactive at this stage. Proceed as follows:
1

Accept the event, (if the option is available), noting the location of the
event.

Initiate action to deal with the condition indicated, taking care to


determine if the warning was initiated by a fire condition or by a
system fault.

If the detector subsequently shows an alarm condition, an alarm will be


generated, regardless of whether the pre-alarm warning was accepted.

3.5

OPERATION IN FAULT CONDITION

3.5.1

SYSTEM RESPONSE

When a Fault condition is detected, the system will respond as follows:


1

The internal buzzer will pulse.

The yellow GENERAL FAULT LED will light.

The LCD backlight will come on and will display the following type of
screen:

MX Panel
Fri, 17-Mar-08
15:00

FAULT
Zone 000
R10
System Zone
Battery Fault IP

Company Name
BATTERY FAULT

General
Flt P 002

LED Tst

Info

17-Mar-00 15:00:00
Digital Input

Not Clr

More

The message format is as follows:


The top line shows the Zone and point number in fault condition.
The second line shows the zone description (defined in
configuration).

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The third line shows the point description (defined in configuration).


The fourth line shows the type of fault.
If no information text is shown:
The fifth line shows the date and time.
the sixth line shows the device type.
The message will continue to be displayed until the intervention of an
operator or the fault is cleared.

3.5.2

OPERATOR ACTION

When a Fault condition occurs, proceed as follows:


1

Press the SILENCE BUZZER key.


The internal buzzer will silence, but the LED and display will continue
to operate as described.

Investigate the source of the fault and where possible remove.

If the fault cannot be cured, contact your local supplier and arrange for a
service visit.
The fault information will be displayed until the fault is cleared.

3.6

FIRE CONTROL KEYS

There are six fire control keys on the Display Control Module, namely:

SILENCE BUZZER

SILENCE/RESOUND

RESET

DAY MODE

INVESTIGATE DELAY

EVACUATE

Only the SILENCE BUZZER key is active without the Enable key being
inserted and turned to the Enabled position.
The functions of SILENCE BUZZER, SILENCE/RESOUND and RESET have
already been described. The functions of EVACUATE or FIRE ALARM,
INVESTIGATE DELAY and DAY MODE are described in the following
paragraphs.

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3.6.1

EVACUATE

Once enabled by the keyswitch, pressing EVACUATE will cause the


following:
1

The internal buzzer will sound continuously.

The red FIRE LEDs will light.

The sounders and any other configured outputs are activated.

The LCD will display the following type of screen:

FirstFirst
Fire Fire
Zone 000
RB002R12
System Zone
Evacuate Button
001

F I R E

General

Information
Not Available

Menu

3.6.2

Info

Passcode Not Clr

More

DAY/NIGHT MODE

In night mode the system activates immediately when an alarm is received,


the internal buzzer, all sounders and alarm signalling outputs operate.
In day mode, on receipt of an alarm, only the internal buzzer and sounders
are activated immediately. A delay time is started (default 60 seconds) in
which the alarm message must be acknowledged (Investigate delay
switch) to start the investigation time. If there is no acknowledgement
within this time, the alarm signalling outputs will be activated.
The investigation time (default 10 minutes) is the time remaining for staff to
carry out investigation of the alarm source, before the alarm signalling
outputs will be activated.
An evacuate callpoint will initiate an immediate alarm.
Signalling is always immediate if sounder faults exist in the system.

3.6.3

INVESTIGATE DELAY

The INVESTIGATE DELAY switch is only active when the controller is in the
DAY MODE of operation. If a Fire Alert is received at the controller, the
signalling output is delayed for 1 minute, if the Investigate Delay switch is
pressed during this period a further delay (configurable between 1 and 10
minutes) is initiated. This delay allows for the alarm to be investigated, if it
is a false alarm, the cause of the alarm can be removed and the controller to
be silenced and reset. If the alarm is real, then pressing the EVACUATE/
FIRE ALARM, switch will cause the signalling output to activate.
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3.6.4

TEST

Pressing LED TEST causes all the LEDs and internal buzzer to operate for a
few seconds. If the system includes a repeater panel, only the panel that is
operated is activated.

3.7

AUXILIARY DISPLAY DEVICES

3.7.1

GENERAL

Depending on the configuration of the system, there may be one or more


auxiliary display devices fitted. These devices may be of the following
types:

Repeaters

Printers

The functions of and operating instructions for these devices are given in the
following paragraphs.

3.7.2

REPEATERS

A repeater allows the controller to be operated from a remote location and


provides remote indications of the state of the controller. The front panel of
the repeater is identical to that of the controller (see Fig. 1) and all controller
operations may be performed at the repeater panel.

3.7.3

PRINTERS

Refer to the manual supplied with the printer for operating instructions.

3.7.4

LCD REPEATERS

LCD Repeaters can:

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Display the alarm and fault messages as displayed on the


Controller on a backlit 4 x 20-character alphanumeric display.

Provide an internal log for up to 150 events.

Provide an internal audible warning of an event.

Allow the event log to be displayed using the scroll keys.

Silence the internal buzzer and external sounder (if fitted) with the
MUTE key.

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CONTROLLER FUNCTIONS

As stated, the MZX controller has built-in functions. These functions allow
the operator to perform such actions as viewing the event log, setting the
date and time, etc. The functions are arranged according to sophistication
and access to certain of them necessarily needs to be restricted to trained
staff.
The control of access has been achieved by assigning functions to Access
Levels, each Access Level having an associated numeric passcode. The
passcode for a particular Access Level is defined at system configuration.

4.1

ACCESS LEVELS

4.1.1

GENERAL

The access levels available are as follows:

Customer Operator 1 to 7 - 4 digits

Customer Manager 1 - 5 digits

Customer Manager 2 - 6 digits

These access levels are described in the following paragraphs. A maximum


of 99 Passcodes are available which may be split between Access Levels as
required.
The Customer Operator 1 Access Level is achieved by turning the ENABLE
key to the enable position (ie, a Passcode is not required).
Table 1 contains Access Levels and Menu Options available at each level.

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Lamp/Buzzer/LCD Test
Unrestored Events
Information Text
View Events (Scrolling)
MAIN MENU

Accept Events

View Status

Customer Operator
3
4
5

Event log
View Event Log
Print Event Log
Filter
View/print status
Points Isolated
Points Untested/Failed
Point Values
View Faults
Loop Point Counter
Active Points
By Function

ON

18

ON

18

ON

18

ON

20

ON
ON
ON

21
21
21

ON
ON
ON
ON

21
22
22
22

ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON

23
23
23
23
24
24

ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON

25
26
28
28
28
28
29
29
29
29
30

4.2

OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF

Service
Walk Test
Maintenance engineer
Fire Alarm Cycle Count
Maintenance Request
Battery Test
Project Numbers
Software Versions
Menu Points
Configuration
Change Text

Table. 1

Enable Page
No.
Key

Isolate/De-Isolate
Time/Date
Set time/Date
Summer/Winter

Customer
Manager
1
2

Menu Options and Access Levels

ENTERING PASSCODES

In order to avoid repetition, however, the general procedure for entering a


PASSCODE is described as follows:
1

4.3

Turn the ENABLE key to the ON position, press F3 (Passcode), enter


your ID (press F5 Enter if the ID has only one digit).

VALID VALUES

The following are values which may be entered for each option:
Panel Number
Zone Number
Sector Number
RBus Number

26

1 - 99
1240*
1 - 240
0 - 15

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Real Point
Pseudo Point
XBus Point
Local I/O
Real Point
Pseudo Point
IOBus point
Timer Point
User Point

1 - 24
1-8
1 - 96
1 - 18
1 - 42
1 - 24
1 - 10
1 - 10

* depending on the configuration 40/80/120/160/200 or 240 zones.

4.4

MAIN MENU

When the system is in quiescent mode (ie, displaying the date and time),
entering a passcode affords the user access to the main menu. The
structure of this menu is shown below.

Main menu
MX Panel
Thu, 26-Jul-07
00:01
Company Name

General

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

Accept Events
View Status
Isolate/De-Isol
Time / Date
Event Log
View/Print Data
Service
Configuration
Test Buzzer,
LEDs & Display

Alarm Count:

0021

Back
The menu shown is for Customer Manager 2 level. Only the options
appropriate to the access level entered will be displayed.
Each of the options available leads to further menus or functions, which are
described in the following paragraphs.

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4.5

ACCEPT EVENTS

Allows displayed events to be accepted. Press 1 from the main menu, the
following type of screen will be displayed:

Accept Events
SYSTEM
Zone 000
R10
System Zone
Battery Fault IP

Thu, 26-Jul-07
14:15
Company Name

BATTERY FAULT

General

01-Mar-00 14:15:02
Digital Input

Fault 02

Accept

Back

<<

1000
>>

Use the F4 Key << and F5 key >> keys to move between events. Usr F3
Accept to accept an event.

4.6

VIEW STATUS

Allows the status of all points and zones on the system to be viewed. Press
2 from the Main menu, the following type of screen will be displayed:

View Status
MX Panel
Wed, 01-Mar-08
14:15
Company Name

1
2
3
4
5

Point
Point I/P only
Point O/P only
Zone
Zone Maps

General

Back

Point - allows the status of any points on the system (both inputs and
outputs) to be checked.
Point I/P only - allows the status of only input devices to be checked (eg,
detectors).
Point O/P only- allows the status of only output devices to be checked (eg,
sounders, functional bases, etc.).
Zone - allows the total status of all points in a specified zone to be checked.

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Select the required number from the View Status menu, the following type
of screen will be displayed:

View Status
MX Panel
Point
Thu, 26-Jul-07
14:15

1 - Loop Point
2 - RBus Point
3 - Local I/O Point

Company Name

General

Back
Select the type of Point or Zone:
1

Loop Point (Addressable Loop).

RBus Point.

Local I/O Point.

The following type of screen will be displayed:


If the panel is in a networked system, the panel number will be shown as in
the following example.

View Status
MX Panel
Point
Wed, 01-Mar-08
14:15

Panel
02
Loop
A

Company Name

Point
001

General

Back

>>

Enter

Loop Point (Addressable Loop)


Use the +, - and >> keys to select the required Loop and Point,
then press Enter key.

RBus Point (Remote Bus)


Use the +, - and >> keys to select the required RBus, Category
and Point, then press Enter key.

Local I/O Point (Field Interface Module)


Use the +, - and >> keys to select the required Category and
Point, then press Enter key.

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The following type of screen will be displayed:

View Status
MX Panel
Point
Zone 006

Thu, 26-Jul-07
14:15

A007

Zone 06
Call alarm in room
CP 820

Company Name

General
Input

Output

Normal
Back

Point Input and Point Output are displayed in the same format.
The top line shows the selected option.
The second line shows the Zone and Point number of the device.
The third line shows the Sector description (defined at configuration).
The fourth line shows the Zone description (defined at configuration).
The fifth line shows the Point description (defined at configuration).
The sixth line shows the device type.
Actual Status Input can be in one of the following states:

Normal

Fault

Active

PreAlarm

Actual Status Ootput can be in one of the following conditions:

On

Off

Pulse 1

Pulse 2

Selecting Zone will display the following type of screen:

View Status
MX Panel
Zone 002
South Building
1st Floor Corridoor

Thu, 26-Jul-07
14:15
Company Name

Alarm
Fault
Isolate
Walk Test

General

Back

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:
:
:
:

NO*
NO*
NONE**
NO*

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Screen display (the asterisks are not shown on the screen):


*YES/NO
**NONE/ PARTIAL/ALL
Function Keys F3/F4 will decrement/increment the zone number.
Description
Alarm

Yes

One or more devices of a


zone in Alarm Mode

Fault

Yes

One or more devices of the


zone in Fault Mode

Isolate

All

All alarm input devices of the


zone are Isolated

Isolate

Partial

At least one, but not all alarm


input devices are Isollated

Walk Test

Yes

All alarm input devices of the


zone in Walk Test

4.7

ISOLATE/DE-ISOLATE

The Isolate/De-isolate option allows the following to be isolated/deisolated:

Point Complete 1

Point Input

Point Output

Zone Detectors 4

Zone Callpoints
(also interrupt devices)5

Zone Alarm I/Ps 6

Zone Sounders 7

Zone Controls

Zone Extinguish 9

Extinguish ControlsF2

Fault Signalling F3

Alarm Signalling F4

All Sounders

F5

Press 3 from the Main menu. The following screen will be displayed:

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Isolate/De-Isolate

MX Panel
Thu, 26-Jul-07
14:15
Company Name

General

Back

Ext.Ctl

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

Flt Sig

Point
Point I/P only
Point O/P only
Zone Detectors
Zone Callpoints
Zone Alarm I/Ps
Zone Sounders
Zone Controls
Zone Extinguish

Alm Sig All SND

Select the required number from the Isolate/De-Isolate menu, then select
the type of point (as described in Section 3.5):

Loop Point (Addressable Loop)


Use the +, - and >> keys to select the required Loop and Point,
then press Enter key.

RBus Point (Remote Bus)


Use the +, - and >> keys to select the required RBus, Category
and Point, then press Enter key.

Local I/O Point (Field Interface Module)


Use the +, - and >> keys to select the required Category and
Point, then press Enter key.
CAUTION:

Isolating I/O points may break compliance with EN54. Caution


should be exercised when dealing with mandatory switches and
indicators. Such operations are reserved for authorised trained
personnel only.

The following screen shows an example of Point isolation:

Isolate/De-Isolate

MX Panel
Thu, 26-Jul-07
14:15
Company Name

General
Isola 001

Point Complete
Zone 002
B002
South Building
1st Floor Corridoor
Room 117
801 H
Status IP: Normal
ISOLATED INPUT
1 - Isolate
2 - De-Isolate

Back
Isolation Status
In the Customer Operator access levels, only points on the addressable
loop can be isolated or de-isolated.

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Isolations are counted and displayed (eg, Isol 001). If only the input or
output of a point is isolated, this is counted as a complete isolation of the
point.
The following screen shows an example of Zone isolation:

MX Panel
Thu, 26-Jul-07
14:15

Isolate/De-Isolate
Zone Detectors
Zone 001

Zone 01

Company Name

General
Isola 003

Isolate
All
Successes
Matches

: 003
: 003

Back

Successes: Number of points that were


De-Isolated
Matches:

Number of points in Zone (detectors)

The following screen shows an example of All Sounders isolation:

Isolate/De-Isolate

MX Panel

All Sounders

Thu, 26-Jul-007
14:15
Company Name

General
Isola 006

Successes
Matches

: 006
: 006

Back

Successes:

Number of sounders (De-)Isolated

Matches:

Number of sounders in Zone

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4.8

TIME/DATE

Press 4 from the Main menu. The following type of screen will be displayed:

Time / Date
MX Panel
1 - Set Time/Date
2 - Summer/Winter

Thu, 26-Jul-07
14:15
Company Name

General

Back

4.8.1

SET TIME/DATE

Press 1 from the Time/Date menu. The following type of screen will be
displayed:

Time / Date
MX Panel

Date : 01-Mar-00
Time : 14:15:17

Thu, 26-Jul-07
14:15
Company Name

General

Back

>>

Save

Use the >> key to move the cursor between options, enter date and time
values via the keypad or Softkey F3 (-) and F4 (+).

When a value has been changed, F5 shows Save, use this key when all
editing has been completed.
Months January to September can also be entered with the keypad:
1 = January
...................
9 = September

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4.8.2

SUMMER/WINTER

Press 2 from the Time/Date menu. The following type of screen will be
displayed:

MX Panel

Summer/Winter
Summertime

Thu, 26-Jul-07
14:15
Company Name

General

Winter

Back

These screens cannot be changed, use F5 to toggle between Winter and


Summer.

4.9

EVENT LOG

Press 5 from the Main menu. The following type of screen will be displayed:

Event Log

MX Panel
Thu, 26-Jul-07
00:01

1 - View Event Log


2 - Print Event Log
3 - Filter

Company Name

General

Back

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4.9.1

VIEW EVENT LOG

This option allows all events in the event log to be viewed or printed.
Select option 1 from the Event Log menu, the following type of screen will
be displayed:
Event Log

MX Panel
Zone 000
System Zone

Thu, 26-Jul-07
14:15

TEST FINISHED

Company Name

04-Feb-02 19:30:00
- Empty Information only

General

0001/0010

Back

<<

<<

>>

>>

The latest event is displayed, use the << and >> keys to scroll through the
log and the |<< to move to the back of the log or the >>| key to move to
the front of the log.

EventID - Displays the absolute number of an event (1 to


65,535). After 65,535 it starts with 1 again.

0001/0010 - The first number is the actual position in the event log
(1 means it displays the newest event log entry. The second
number displays the number of entries in the event log (max.
3,000).

The newest/last event will be displayed when the Event Log is entered.

4.9.2

PRINT EVENT LOG

Select option 2 from the Event Log menu, the following type of screen will be
displayed:

Event Log
MX Panel
Destination :
Default Printer

Thu, 26-Jul-07
14:15

How far back:


to start:

Company Name

0010

How many entries


required:
0010

General

Lowest priority
of interest :
00
Print initiated

Back

>>

Print

This menu option is only available if at least one printer is configured.


The destination printer can be selected if more than one printer is
configured.

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The priorities available are shown in the following table:


Lowest Priority
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
Highest Priority

Information Only
Level 2
Expected Events
Isolates
Warnings
Visible Isolate
Other Faults
Critical Faults
Gas Alert
Alarm Threshold
Non-Life Risk
Level 12
Life Risk Alarms
General Alarm

It is always printed from the selected priority (eg, Non Life Risk) to the
Highest Priority (eg, Non Life Risk, Level 12, Life Risk Alarm and General
Alarm).

4.9.3

FILTER

Select option 3 from the Event Log menu, the following type of screen will be
displayed:

Event Log
MX Panel
Thu, 26-Jul-07
14:15
Company Name

General

Back

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

Fire
Gas Alert
Pre Alarm
Supervisory
Fault
Isolate
Test Mode
Warning
Information

View

Print

It is possible to view and to print the events of single categories. The


category is selected by pressing the appropriate option number. It is also
possible to select several categories, the selected categories are denoted by
a + sign.
Press F4 to view the selected categorie(s) as described in Section 3.8.1 or
F5 to print the selected category(s) as described in Section 3.8.2.

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4.10 VIEW/PRINT STATUS


Allows the following options to be viewed/printed. On networked systems, the
status of any panel on the network may be viewed/printed:

Points Isolated

Points Untested/Failed (during Walk Test)

Point Values

View Faults (no print option)

Loop Point Counters (no print option)

Select option 6 from the Main menu, the following type of screen will be
displayed:

View/Print Data
MX Panel
Wed, 01-Jan-08
14:15
Company Name

General

1
2
3
4
5

Points Isolated
Pts Unt./Failed
Point Values
View Faults
Loop Point Ctrs

7 - Active Points
8 - By Function

Back

4.10.1 VIEW/PRINT POINTS ISOLATED


Select option 1 from the View/Print Status menu, the following type of
screen will be displayed:

Points Isolated
MX Panel
Thu, 26-Jul-07
14:15
Company Name

General

Back

Output

Input
Total

: 004

Zone 001 -001 B


Point Text
-------------------001 -002 B
Point Text

Print

If the panel is part of a networked system, another screen is displayed


before the above screen where the panel number may be selected.

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Press F5 Print to print a list of all isolated points.


The F2 Key selects either isolated inputs or isolated outputs.
Points which are completely isolated (input and output) will be shown in
both lists.

4.10.2 VIEW/PRINT POINTS UNTESTED/


FAILED
This option only works whilst still in Walktest.

Select option 2 from the View/Print Status menu, the following type of
screen will be displayed:

Pts Untested/Failed
MX Panel
Thu, 26-Jul-07
14:15
Company Name

General

Total

: 004

Zone 001 -001 B


Point Text
-------------------Zone 001 -002 B
Point Text

Back

Print

If the panel is part of a networked system, another screen is displayed


before the above screen where the panel number may be selected.

Press F5 to print the Untested/Failed points.


Points which are not tested or points which return the wrong condition are
then listed.

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4.10.3 VIEW/PRINT POINT VALUES


Select option 3 from the View/Print Status menu, the following type of
screen will be displayed:

Point Values
MX Panel
Panel 02
Thu, 26-Jul-07
14:15

Loop
A

Point
002

Company Name

General

Back

>>

Enter

Select the panel number (if the panel is part of a networked system), loop
and point number required.
>> - next field
_ - the number is decremented
+ - the number is incremented
Pressing F5 displays the following screen:

Point Values
MX Panel
Thu, 26-Jul-07
14:15
Company Name

General

Zone 002
B002
South Building
1st Floor Corridoor
Room 117
801H
Real: 801 H (020)
Mode: 1 Sens.: 0
20 oC

Back

(032)

Print

Press F5 to print the Point Values of the selected loop (not only the displayed
point).

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4.10.4 VIEW FAULTS


Select option 4 from the View/Print Status menu, the following type of
screen will be displayed:

View Faults
MX Panel
Total
Wed, 01-Jan-08
14:15

: 002

Zone 000
Zone 000

R10
R12

Company Name

General
Flt P 002

Back
This option is view only.

4.10.5 VIEW LOOP POINT COUNTERS


This option is view only. Select option 5 from the View/Print Status menu,
the following screen will be displayed:

Loop Point Counters


MX Panel
Panel
02

Thu, 26-Jul-07
14:15

Loop
A

Company Name

General

Back

>>

Enter

Only the Loop will be shown if the panel is not networked.

Select the required panel (only if the panel is networked) and loop, then
press the Enter key. The following message is displayed:
Please Wait...
for approximately 2 minutes until the count is complete, if no faults are
found, the following type of screen will be displayed:

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Loop Point Counters


MX Panel
Thu, 26-Jul-07
14:15

Counter
Loop : A
PASSED

Company Name

Configured

: 010

General

Back

Details

Scan

Configured - the number of points configured.

Conditions for PASSED

The number of configured points is equal the detected count of


points on the loop.

There are no unconfigured points.

Detected points from left, right and both sides are equal.

If all conditions are not satisfied, the ATTENTION screen will be displayed
showing the relevant counters.

Loop Point Counters


MX Panel
Thu, 26-Jul-07
14:15
Company Name

General

Back

Details

Counter
Loop : A
A T T E N T I O N
Configured

: 010

Conf. & Ident: 009

Scan

Configured - the number of points configured.

Conf & Ident - shows how many points are connected, identified
and configured on the loop.

Not Conf. - shows how many points were identified on the loop but
not configured.

Both Sides/Left Side/Right Side - Shows how many points on the


loop are recognised by the panel. Left Side and Right Side is the
count from both sides. Both Sides means the detection of a
closed loop.

If the value of Conf & Ident is different to the number of installed devices,
multiple reserved address may be the cause.

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4.10.5.1 DETAILS
Press the Details key (F2), the following type of screen will be displayed:

Loop Point Counters


MX Panel
Thu, 26-Jul-07
14:15
Company Name

General

Back

Details
Loop :
Point
0 :
10 :
20 :
30 :
40 :
50 :
60 :
70 :
80 :

A
0123456789
......u...
..........
.c........
...o......
..........
..........
ooooo.....
..........
..........

>>

All 250 addresses may be displayed using the >> key.


The connection detail of each point is shown by the following symbols:
o
c
u

OK: point connected, configured and


identified (eg, point 33 and points 60 to 64)
Point was configured but not connected or
identified (eg, point 21)
Point was not configured but connected (eg,
point 6)

Function key F2 scrolls through the loop.

4.10.5.2 SCAN
Press the Scan key (F3), the following type of screen will be displayed:

Loop Point Counters


MX Panel
Thu, 26-Jul-07
14:15
Company Name

General

Back

Left / Right Scan


Loop : A
Point
0123456789
0 :
....l.....
10 :
..........
20 :
.l........
30 :
...*......
40 :
..........
50 :
..........
60 :
rrrrr.....
70 :
..........
80 :
..*.......

>>

The points are shown which were detected from both sides (Left/Right).
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Empty (not used)

OK: detected from both sides (eg, points 33


and 82)

Only detected from left side (eg, points 4 and


21)

r
Only detected from right side (eg, 60 to 64)
Function key F2 scrolls through the loop.

4.10.6 ACTIVE POINTS


Select option 7 from the View/Print Status Menu. The following type of
screen will be displayed:

Active Points
MX Panel
Wed, 01-Jan-08
14:15

1
2
3
4

Fire Inputs
Non-Fire Inputs
Loop Outputs
Sounders

Company Name

General

Back

4.10.6.1 FIRE INPUTS


Select option 1 from the Active Points menu, the following screen will be
displayed:

MX Panel
Wed, 21-Aug-07
08:01

Active Points
Current active pts.
Total :
0

Company Name

General

Back

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Pressing Iso&Act (F2) will display the following screen:

MX Panel
Wed, 21-Aug-07
08:01

Active Points
Isolated active pts
Total :
0

Company Name

General

Back

Print

Iso&For

Pressing Iso&For (F2) will display the following screen:

MX Panel
Wed, 21-Aug-07
08:01

Active Points
Isolated active pts
Total :
0

Company Name

General

Back

Print

Iso&For

4.10.7 BY FUNCTION
Select option 8 from the View/Print Status Menu. The following type of
screen will be displayed:

By Function
MX Panel
Wed, 21-Aug-07
08:01
Company Name

General

1
2
3
4
5
6

Fire Inputs
Non-Fire Inputs
Loop Outputs
Sounders
Protection Eqp.
Plant Equipment

Back
Screens for options 2, 3 and 4 are the same type as for option 1 Fire Inputs.

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4.10.7.1 FIRE INPUTS


Select option 1 from the By Function menu, the following screen will be
displayed:

Fire Inputs
MX Panel
Wed, 21-Aug-07
08:01

1 - Active
2 - Fault
3 - Isolated

Company Name

General

Back
Select option 1 from the Fire Inputs menu, the following screen will be
displayed:

Active Fire IPs


MX Panel
Wed, 21-Aug-07
08:01
Company Name

Panel:
Total :
Page :

1
0
0/ 0

General

Back

Select option 2 from the Fire Inputs menu, the following screen will be
displayed:

Fire IPs in Fault


MX Panel
Wed, 21-Aug-07
08:01
Company Name

Panel:
Total :
Page :

1
0
0/ 0

General

Back
Select option 3 from the Fire Inputs menu, the following screen will be
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Isolated Fire IPs


MX Panel
Wed, 21-Aug-07
08:01
Company Name

Panel:
Total :
Page :

1
0
0/ 0

General

Back

4.11 SERVICE
Press 7 from the Main menu. The following type of screen will be displayed:

Service
MX Panel
Wed, 09-Aug-08
00:01

1 - Walk Test
2 - Maintenance

Company Name

General

Back
The Maintenance and Diagnostics options are only available at Customer
Manager level and will not be displayed for lower levels.

4.11.1 WALK TEST


When selected, this option allows single or multiple points to be tested
without an alarm being raised.
Press 1 from the Service menu.
Only one Walk Test session can be active at one time.

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Walk test
MX Panel
Panel
Area
Type
Loop

Wed, 09-Mar-08
00:01

:
:
:
:

01
All
Input
All

Company Name

General
Mode

: MANUAL

Multisensor : Part

Back

>>

Start

Use the >>, - and + keys to select the required options. The Panel number
is only displayed when it is part of a networked system.
Depending on the selected settings, the display will change. The following
screen is an example of Area selected as Point.

Walk test
MX Panel
Panel
Area
Type
Location
Zone
Point

Thu, 26-Jul-07
00:01
Company Name

General

:
:
:
:
:
:

01
Point
Input
Loop
01
01

Mode : MANUAL
Multisensor : Part

Back

>>

Start

To start the Walk Test press F5.


Possible Settings
Panel
Panel selection is only available for panels that are in a networked system.
Area

48

All

Walk Test of all elements of a specific type.


(Selection in the field Type eg, callpoints).

Zone

Walk Test of all elements of a specific type


in a special zone.

Point

Walk Test of the input of a single point.

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Type

Input
Detectors
Alarm I/Ps
Call Points
Sounders

Walk Test of all inputs.


Walk Test of detectors.
Walk Test of default inputs covered by
supergroup Fire Alarm Inputs SG.
Walk Test of call points.
Walk Test of sounders by loop or all
loops plus FIM sounders.

Loop
Only with Area as All or Zone.
Walk Test of all loops or of a specific loop (A, B, C or D).
Location
Only with Area selected as Point.

Loop

A point on the loop.

Zone
Only with Area selected as Point.

Loop

Selection of a specific zone is possible.

Point
Only with Area selected as Point.
Selection of a specific zone is possible.
Mode
MANUAL
Detectors to be tested manually.
AUTOMATIC
Only if type selected is detector
Self test will be carried out by detectors.
The following detectors support the self test
function:
801PH
801PHEx
801CH
801CHEx
801I
813P
This mode is only available if an 813P detector is configured. If an 813P
detector fails this test, it must be manually tested to confirm the failure.
Multisensor

Full
Part

It is only possible to select either Automatic, Lasertest or


Multisensor. The panel itself prevents selection of more than one option.

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If Full Walk Test is selected, both modes of the detector must be activated
(eg, both heat and optical mode for 801PH).
If Part Walk Test is selected, the detector has to be activated in the mode in
which it is operating (eg, for 801PH optical and heat, both modes active,
then activation of either the optical or heat will activate the processing. If
only the heat mode is active, then only activation of the heat mode will
create an alarm.

4.11.1.1 ALL INPUTS


Select the following settings:

Area:

All

Type:

Input

Loop:

All

Press F5 to start the Walk Test.


The following screen shows an example for the Walk Test All Inputs option:

Walk test
MX Panel
All Inputs
Wed, 09-Mar-08
00:01
Company Name
Selected
Excluded
Been Active
Been Clear
Successful
Curr.Active

General
TestZ 001

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Selected:
Excluded:
Been Active:
Been Clear:
Successful:
Curr.Active:
TestZ:

Settings

:
:
:
:
:
:

007
000
005
007
005
000
End

Number of points selected by the test.


Number of Points not in Walk Test (ie,
points isolated).
Number of points which have been
activated during Walk Test.
Number of points which were not
active when starting Walk Test.
Number of tested points.
Points which are currently active.
Number of zones which are in Walk
Test. The pointer is only counted if all
points in a zone are in Walk Test.

Press F3 to display selected settings.


Press F5 to end Walk Test.
CAUTION:
THE FINISHING OF A WALK TEST IS ONLY POSSIBLE IF ALL
POINTS IN THE WALK TEST ARE INACTIVE.

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4.11.1.2 SOUNDERS
Select Sounders in the Type field.
No results will be shown on the display. The selected sounders will be
activated in a pulsing mode.

4.11.1.3 POINT
Select the following settings:

Area:
Type:
Location:
Zone:
Point:

Point.
Input (appears automatically).
Loop (appears automatically).
Required number.
Required number.

Press F5 to start the Walk Test.


The following screen shows an example for the Walk Test of Point Input:

Walk test
MX Panel
Wed, 09-Mar-08
00:01
Company Name

Point I/P only


Zone 006
A007
Zone 06
Call alarm in room
CP820

General
TestZ 001

Back

Details Settings

Selected:
Excluded:

Activations:

Curr.Active:
TestZ 001

Selected
Excluded
Activations
Curr.Active

:
:
:
:

1
0
0
NO
End

1, if point is in Walk test.


1, if point is not in Walk Test (ie, if point
is isolated).
1, if point was activated during Walk
Test.
Yes, if point is currently active.
Number of zones which are in Walk
Test. (The pointer is only counted if all
points of a zone are in Walk Test. If one
detector on the zone is switched off, the
pointer is not decreased. In the case of
Walk Test for one point, the pointer is
only decreased if that point is the only
point on the zone).

Press F3 for a display of selected settings.


Press F5 to end Walk Test.
CAUTION:
THE FINISHING OF A WALK TEST IS ONLY POSSIBLE IF ALL
POINTS IN THE WALK TEST ARE INACTIVE.

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4.11.2 MAINTENANCE
Press 2 from the Service menu. The following type of screen will be
displayed:

MX Panel
Wed, 01-Mar-08
14:15

Maintenance
1 - Fire Cycle Count
3 - Maint. Request
4 - Battery Test

Company Name

General

6 - Project Numbers
7 - S/W Versions
9 - Menu Points

Back

4.11.2.1 VIEW FIRE ALARM CYCLE COUNT


When selected, the number of Alarm sequences may be viewed.
Press 1 from the Maintenance menu. The following type of screen will be
displayed:

Fire AL.Cycle Count


MX Panel
Wed, 01-Mar-08
14:15

Count :
0025

Company Name

General

Back

4.11.2.2 VIEW/PRINT MAINTENANCE REQUEST


When selected, this option displays a list of detectors which are near the
limit of their threshold compensation limit.
Press 3 from the Maintenance menu. The following type of screen will be
displayed:

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Maintenance Request
MX Panel
Wed, 01-Mar-08
14:15
Company Name

Total
Zone 002
Zone 004
Zone 008

: 003
B002
A126
B006

General

Back

Print

Press F5 to print the Maintenance Request.

4.11.2.3 BATTERY TEST


When selected, this option allows the state of the battery and the charger
current to be displayed.
Press 4 from the Maintenance menu. The following type of screen will be
displayed:

Battery Test
MX Panel
Wed, 01-Mar-08
14:15
Company Name

General

Battery State
Battery Low

Battery Voltage :
20.764 V
Charger Current :
00.500 A

Back

4.11.2.4 PROJECT NUMBERS


When selected, this option allows the project and MX CONSYS information
to be displayed.
Press 6 from the Maintenance menu. The following type of screen will be
displayed:

Project Numbers
MX Panel
Wed, 01-Mar-06
00:01
Company Name

General

Project:
Queen El. Hospital
Consys:
V10.0
Version:
34
Created:
21-Jul-07 10:18
Downloaded:
27-Jul-07 08:20

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4.11.2.5 SOFTWARE VERSIONS


When selected, the software versions of the following are displayed:

Firmware

Local I/O

Each Loop

Each MPM

Network card (if fitted)

Press 7 from the Maintenance menu. The following type of screen will be
displayed:

Software Versions
MX Panel
Thu, 26-Jul-07
14:15
Company Name

General

Back

-Firmware
-Bootrom
-Local I/O
-Loop A
-Loop B
-OCM00
-OCM01

V
V
V
V
V
V
V

10.0
1.2
1.0
2.1
2.1
2.0
2.0

Print

Press F5(+) for additional details of the software versions.

4.11.2.6 MENU POINTS


When selected, this option allows any configured point displayed to be
operated by pressing the appropriate number button, this will toggle from
OFF to ON and ON to OFF.
Press 9 from the Maintenance menu. The following type of screen will be
displayed:

Menu Points
MX Panel
Wed, 01-Mar-08
14:15
Company Name

General

Menu Point 1: OFF


Isolate Zone
Menu Point 2: ON
Sensit.Change
Menu Point 3:
-UnconfiguredMenu Point 4:
-Unconfigured-

Back

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4.11.3 CONFIGURATION
Press 8 from the Main menu. The following screen will be displayed:

MX Panel

Configuration
1 - Change Text

Wed, 01-Mar-08
14:15
Company Name

General

Back
Menu option 9- Restart will only be displayed if text has been changed and
the changes saved.
RESTRICTIONS ON THE USE OF THE FOLLOWING OPTION
When using Configuration menu option 1, ALWAYS commit configuration

changes by using Menu option 9 - Restart before leaving the panel.


Avoid inactivity timeouts.
NEVER use the Back option from the configuration menu if Menu option 9
- Restart is showing.
If you do not want to commit changes, by using Menu option 9 - Restart,
option, turn the keyswitch to OFF position to avoid a timeout situation, do
NOT USE the Back option.
Configuration changes across a network are possible, but changes to more
than one panel at a time MUST NOT be attempted within one
session. When a panels configuration has been changed, it must be
restarted using menu option 9 Restart.
Failure to comply with these restrictions may lead to unpredictable effects
or system instability.

4.11.3.1 CHANGE TEXT


Press 1 from the Configuration menu. The following screen will be
displayed:

MX Panel
Wed, 01-Mar-08
14:15
Company Name

1
2
3
4
5

Change Text
- Point Text
- Zone Text
- Sector Text
- Panel Text
- Info Text

General

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4.11.3.2 POINT TEXT MODIFY


Press 1 from the Change Text menu. The following screen will be
displayed:

Point Text Modify


MX Panel
Loop
Point

Wed, 01-Mar-08
14:15

:
:

A
001

Company Name

General

Back

>>

Enter

Select the required loop and point then press Enter. The following type of
screen will be displayed:

Point Text Modify


Zone 255 -007 A

MX Panel
Wed, 01-Mar-08
14:15

Old text
Callp. alarm room

Company Name

New text

General

Back

>>

Enter

>> - copies the old text to the New text position.


- moves the cursor back one position.
+ moves the cursor forward one position.
Modify the old text or insert new text using the alphanumeric keypad, when
finished press Enter.
Pressing the scroll up key
Pressing the scroll down key

allows text to be entered in upper case.


changes to lower case text.

The message Save Data? appears and the functions change F4 to Yes and
F5 to No. Selecting F5 allows the text modifications to be changed.
Selecting F4 Yes displays the message:
Please wait.....
then the following screen is displayed:

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Change Text
1 - Point Text

MX Panel
Wed, 01-Mar-08
14:15
Company Name

General

Back
It is now possible to change the text for another Point.
Selecting F1 Back will display the following screen:

Configuration
1 - Change Text

MX Panel
Wed, 01-Mar-08
14:15
Company Name

General
9 - Restart

Back
Only Change Text and Restart are available allowing more points to be
changed or using Restart to allow the changes to take effect.

4.11.3.3 ZONE TEXT MODIFY


Press 2 from the Configuration menu. The following screen will be
displayed:

Zone Text Modify


MX Panel
Wed, 01-Mar-08
14:15

Zone

001

Company Name

General

Back

Enter

Select the required and press Enter. The following type of screen will be
displayed:

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Zone Text Modify


Zone
: 001

MX Panel
Wed, 01-Mar-08
14:15

Old text
Zone 01

Company Name

New text

General

Back

>>

Enter

>> - copies the old text to the New text position.


- moves the cursor back one position.
+ moves the cursor forward one position.
Modify the old text or insert new text using the alphanumeric keypad, when
finished press Enter.
The message Save Data? appears and the function change F4 to Yes and
F5 to No. Selecting F5 allows the text modifications to be changed.
Selecting F4 Yes displays the message:
Please wait.....
then the following screen is displayed:

Change Text
MX Panel
Wed, 01-Mar-08
14:15

2 - Zone Text

Company Name

General

Back
It is now possible to change the text for another Zone.
Selecting F1 Back will display the following screen:

MX Panel

Configuration
1 - Change Text

Wed, 01-Mar-08
14:15
Company Name

General
9 - Restart

Back
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Only Change Text and Restart are available allowing more points to be
changed or using Restart to allow the changes to take effect.

4.11.3.4 SECTOR TEXT MODIFY


Press 3 from the Configuration menu. The following screen will be
displayed:

Sector Text Modify


MX Panel
Wed, 01-Mar-08
14:15

Sector

001

Company Name

General

Back

Enter

Select the required sector, then press Enter. The following type of screen
will be displayed:

Sector Text Modify


Sector
001

MX Panel
Wed, 01-Mar-08
14:15

Old text
Sector 01

Company Name

New text

General

Back

>>

Enter

>> - copies the old text to the New text position.


- moves the cursor back one position.
+ moves the cursor forward one position.
Modify the old text or insert new text using the alphanumeric keypad, when
finished press Enter.
The message Save Data? appears and the function change F4 to Yes and
F5 to No. Selecting F5 allows the text modifications to be changed.
Selecting F4 Yes displays the message:
Please wait.....

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then the following screen is displayed:

Change Text
MX Panel
Wed, 01-Mar-08
14:15

3 - Sector Text

Company Name

General

Back
It is now possible to change the text for another Sector.
Selecting F1 Back will display the following screen:

Configuration
1 - Change Text

MX Panel
Wed, 01-Mar-08
14:15
Company Name

General
9 - Restart

Back
4.11.3.5 PANEL TEXT MODIFY
Press 4 from the Configuration menu. The following screen will be
displayed:

Panel Text Modify


Panel
00

MX Panel
Wed, 01-Mar-08
14:15

Old Text
ADT

Company Name

New Text

General

Back

>>

Enter

Select the required Panel.


>> - copies the old text to the New text position.
- moves the cursor back one position.
+ moves the cursor forward one position.

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Modify the old text or insert new text using the alphanumeric keypad, when
finished press Enter.
The message Save Data? appears and the function change F4 to Yes and
F5 to No. Selecting F5 allows the text modifications to be changed.
Selecting F4 Yes displays the message:
Please wait.....
then the following screen is displayed:

Change Text
MX Panel
Wed, 01-Mar-08
14:15

4 - Panel Text

Company Name

General

Back
It is now possible to change the text for another Panel.
Selecting F1 Back will display the following screen:

Configuration
1 - Change Text

MX Panel
Wed, 01-Mar-08
14:15
Company Name

General
9 - Restart

Back

4.11.3.6 INFO TEXT MODIFY


This option allows Info Text created in CONSYS to be modified. Press 5 from
the Change Text menu. The following screen will be displayed:

Info text modify


MX Panel
Wed, 01-Mar-08
14:15
Company Name

Infotext No. : 001

General

Back
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Using the + and - keys select the Info Text message to modify, then press
Enter.
The following type of screen will appear:

Info text modify


Infotext No. : 001
This zone is in a
Hazardous Area
Special
precautions
are required

MX Panel
Wed, 01-Mar-08
14:15
Company Name

General

Back

>>

Enter

The >> key deletes all text.


The + key advances the cursor one space, the - key goes one space back.
Use the alphanumeric keys to modify the text, when finished, press Enter.
The following screen will be displayed:

MX Panel
Wed, 01-Mar-08
14:15
Company Name

Info text modify


Infotext No. : 001
This zone is in a
Hazardous Area
Special
precautions
are required

General

Save data?

Back

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ROUTINE CHECKS

5.1

GENERAL

In order to comply with the requirements of British Standard BS 5839 Part


1, the installation must be checked on a regular basis by a responsible
member of staff to confirm that the controller and all ancillary devices are
operating correctly. The required routine checks are described in the
following paragraphs.

5.2

DAILY CHECKS

Proceed as follows:
1

Ensure the front panel of the controller is indicating a normal condition


(ie, no alarm or fault LEDs are lit and the LCD is displaying the date and
time).

If the panel is not indicating a normal condition record the condition in the
log book and take any necessary action.

5.3

Check that any fault recorded on the previous day has received
attention.

WEEKLY CHECKS

These checks would normally be carried out by a responsible member of the


customers staff.
WARNING:
WARN ALL PERSONNEL THAT THE SOUNDERS ARE
ABOUT TO BE TESTED.

Proceed as follows:
1

If necessary, clean the front panel of the controller with a suitable


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Set one device (either a callpoint or detector) from one zone into alarm
and check that the system responds as follows:

The controllers internal buzzer sounds in a continuous


tone.

The two red FIRE LEDs on the controller front panel light.

The appropriate red FIRE ZONAL LED flashes (if


configured).

The general and zonal sounders operate.

The alphanumeric display gives the location of the alarm.

Record the device used to initiate the test in the site log book and reset
the controller.

Check the condition of the printout on any printers attached to the


system and replace the ribbon if it is becoming feint.

Ensure that each printer has an adequate supply of paper.

Any defect should be recorded in the log book and appropriate action
taken.

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