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GradeShift UDL Instruction Manual

Last updated 22/03/2018

2.3 Installation

2.3   INSTALLATION

The GradeShift should be installed within an enclosure suitable for the overall security grade to which the system is being certified. The unit should be fixed securely using the mounting points provided. The GradeShift may be mounted in any orientation.

The CS5301-01 shall be Installed by a Service person and be powered by a Limited Power Source in accordance with Clause 2.5 of EN 60950-1 or equivalent, not exceeding the maximum voltage of 30 Vdc, capable of delivering a minimum current of 200mA and be current limited (fused) to 1A.  It shall be installed inside an enclosure of another I&HAS component which shall be that of a CIE conforming to EN 50131-3, or a PSU conforming to EN 50131-6.

A metal enclosure is recommended for physical robustness and electrical screening purposes. CSL’s CS1520 and CS1530, security grade 2 and 3 power supplies are available to purchase for the CSL installer shop. These power supplies have mountings and screw retainers for a GradeShift, a space for a 7 amp/hour battery(s) and plenty of room for wiring.

GradeShift can be triggered via outputs from the Control Panel via RS232 or 485 bus, or using Dial Capture. Check for Control Panel compatibility and the connection options at link to go here.

IF THE GRADESHIFT IS UNABLE TO CONNECT TO A NETWORK, OR THE SIGNAL STRENGTH IS TOO LOW FOR USE, THE RED FAULT LED WILL BE ON. GRADESHIFT SHOULD ONLY BE USED WITH A STRONG OR ACCEPTABLE SIGNAL STRENGTH. IF THE SIGNAL STRENGTH IS LOW OR THE GREEN SIGNAL LED IS OFF AND THE RED FAULT LED IS ON RE-SITE THE AERIAL. USE AN ALTERNATE VERSION OR EXTENSION CABLE TO LOCATE THE AERIAL WHERE THERE IS A STRONG OR ACCEPTABLE SIGNAL.

CONNECTION USING THE PIN TRIGGERING INPUTS

In this operation, the GradeShift is triggered by applying, or removing, zero volts to the input terminals 1-12.

No external pull-up resistors will be required.

This is generally achieved via the digital communicator ‘pin triggering’ outputs of an intruder alarm or similar Control Panel.  The GradeShift will signal alarm conditions and will generate the relevant messages, and forward them via Gemini to the ARC.

Users are advised that the intended use should avoid situations where the rate of triggering exceeds the rate at which messages may be sent to, or received by the ARC’s receiver.

Connection of the input to outputs, fault relay and power connections are shown in Figure 3.

Figure 3 - Example of connection with a Control Panel

 

IN CERTAIN SITUATIONS THE INPUTS MAY BE TRIGGERED FOR OTHER APPLICATIONS, I.E. ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, CCTV, EQUIPMENT MONITORING. THIS OPERATION IS ACCEPTABLE PROVIDING THE INPUTS ARE TRIGGERED FROM A COMMON POWER SOURCE. THIS MEANS THAT 0V IS COMMON BETWEEN THE GRADESHIFT AND OTHER PSUs.

CONNECTION USING DIAL CAPTURE

In this operation, the GradeShift simulates and replaces the phone line connection to the Control Panel’s digi/modem.

The Control Panel’s digi/modem must use one of the following alarm formats: Fast Format, Contact ID or SIA. In the event the Control Panel needs to send a signal to the ARC, the GradeShift will capture the message and forward it via Gemini to the ARC.

The Control Panel’s digi/modem must have an ARC telephone number, an account number and the correct signalling format for Dial Capture to work. Check your Control Panel configuration for any other settings that may apply.

To monitor the Dial Capture connection, connect a Control Panel output, configured as ‘PSTN Line Fault’ to one of the GradeShift’s pin triggered input terminals. Inform the ARC that that pin triggered channel is ‘Dial Capture Fail’.

For alarm transmission assurance, connect the GradeShift’s Aux output, configured as ‘Comms Failure’ to one of the Control Panel’s inputs and designate that input as ‘Comms Failure’.

For full Dial Capture and compatible Control Panel information, see the how to guides in chapter 3 and the compatibility charts at: link to go here.

A MIXTURE OF DIAL CAPTURE AND PIN TRIGGERING IS NOT RECOMMENDED WITHOUT FIRST CONTACTING CSL TECHNICAL SUPPORT

CONNECTION USING THE 485 BUS

Where the Control Panel uses a 485 bus to connect to keypads it may also be used to connect to a digi/modem or a communications device, and where this is possible then a GradeShift may be connected. Refer to the Control Panel’s manual.

When a suitable Control Panel and the GradeShift are connected via a 485 Bus, then:

a).  Alarm messages that are generated by the Control Panel may be passed to the ARC via the GradeShift and the Gemini platform. For this to work, the Control Panel’s communication presets must be correctly programmed.  Check your Control Panel’s configuration for any other settings that may apply.

b).  The Control Panel’s settings and logs may be passed to, or changed by its associated computer software using Up/download (UDL). UDL may be initiated by the operator at the associated computer or by the user at the Control Panel.

For full 485 bus and compatible Control Panel information, see the how to guides in chapter 3 and the compatibility charts at: link to go here.

CONNECTION USING RS232 SERIAL

Where the Control Panel uses a RS232 serial lead/port to connect to a digi/modem or a communications device, then a GradeShift may be connected. Refer to the Control Panel’s manual.

When a suitable Control Panel and the GradeShift are connected via a RS232 serial lead, then:

a).  Alarm messages that are generated by the Control Panel may be passed to the ARC via the GradeShift and the Gemini platform. For this to work, the Control Panel’s communication presets must be correctly programmed.  Check your Control Panel’s configuration for any other settings that may apply.

b).  The Control Panel’s settings and logs may be passed to, or changed by its associated computer software using Up/download (UDL). UDL may be initiated by the operator at the associated computer or by the user at the Control Panel.

For full RS232 Serial connection and compatible Control Panel information, see the how to guides in chapter 3 and the compatibility charts at: link to go here.

OUTPUTS 01-04

The GradeShift features 4 switch negative (0v) outputs which can control up to 100mA when enabled/ active. These outputs have a range of uses, e.g.  to trigger CCTV equipment, to remotely reset a Control Panel, remote control of gates and lights.

For a full list of all the output options, see the how to guides in chapter 3

CONNECTING THE FAULT & AUX OUTPUTS

The GradeShift features a volt free changeover Fault output and a volt free switched Aux output. These outputs can control up to 100mA.

These outputs can indicate a range of faults and are typically wired to the Control Panel inputs. The most popular options can be selected using the GradeShift’s A&B buttons and these are shown below. For a full list of all the Fault & Aux output options, see the how to guides in chapter 3.

 

The Control Panel may include ATS path fault reporting that conforms to the BSIA Form 175 method.

Where this is available then follow all 3 steps below:

a) Connect the GradeShift’s Fault output to the Control Panel’s path fault input

b) Connect the Control Panel’s ATS Test output to the GradeShift’s Test (T) input

c) Use the GradeShift’s A&B buttons to select option 2 in the table above. See the GradeShift’s menu list in the Annex for output relay selection.

PLEASE CONTACT CSL TECHNICAL SUPPORT IF A CHANGE IS REQUIRED TO THE DEFAULT FUNCTIONS OF ANY OF THE OUTPUTS

POWER UP

On first power-up, the GradeShift’s blue, yellow, green and red LEDs will switch on for 3 seconds. The unit will establish a connection with, and register on, the radio network. During this time the yellow SVC LED will flash regularly. Once completed, the yellow SVC LED will flash once every 3 seconds and the green signal LED will show the radio signal strength, if available. See figure 2 for LED indications.

The GradeShift is supplied with ‘factory default’ settings. This is indicated by the red fault LED flashing regularly. The first call the GradeShift will make will be to CSL’s Gemini Platform to automatically download its operational settings, e.g. its chip number - please allow 5-8 minutes for the download.

SELF-LEARNING FOR PIN TRIGGERING APPLICATIONS

For applications using input ‘pin triggering’, the GradeShift needs to identify the ‘normal’ (non active) state of the inputs. To complete this, ensure the Control Panel is in the normal mode, i.e. no alarm conditions are outstanding. Then press the Test/Learn button (for 3-5 seconds) until ‘Pi’ is displayed (the ‘i’ will be moving left-right). Release the Test/Learn button.

Where self-learning changes the ‘normal’ state of an input then a restore signal will be sent to your ARC.

For a full list of all the pin triggering connections and self learning, see the how to guides in chapter 3.

CONNECTING A PHONE LINE

For ADSL telephone lines (i.e. Broadband) please use the CS0720 Broadband Filter provided in the GradeShift box (for PSTN installations only). Figure 5 shows the typical wiring necessary for this installation using terminals A&B on the GradeShift. For further information on telephone lines and connection options see the how to guides in chapter 3.

Where a dual-path GradeShift is installed but no telephone line is available, disable the telephone line using the A&B buttons. See the A&B presetting instructions in the Appendix.

Note:

Terminals A & B are for connection to a PSTN line.

Terminals A1 & B1 provide serial connection to other PSTN devices (ie a telephone handset) within the property.

Terminals DI & AL are designed for Dial Capture connection from the Control Panel. The DI & AL terminals must never be connected to a live PSTN line.

 

CONNECTING THE LAN/IP PATH

For LAN installations, connect an Ethernet cable (not provided) to your router/switch via the RJ45 socket located on the GradeShift.

Check the LAN LED indications. These LEDs are on the end of the LAN Socket. The orange LED should be on and the green LED should be flashing.

Please note that where static IP addresses are required the DNS server IP address is required.

Where communication errors are present these will be shown as ‘E’ numbers on the GradeShift’s display. See Error Codes in the Quick Guide Error Codes section.

TESTING THE GRADESHIFT

The GradeShift communications can be tested by:

1.  Tapping the Test/Learn button (less than 1 second) – this sends a test message on all paths to the ARC.

2.  Triggering a ‘pin triggered’ input – this sends the relevant signal to the ARC.

3.  Activate a Dial Capture sequence on the Control Panel – this sends the relevant signal to the ARC in the format that the control equipment is using.

During a test call, the display will show c1, c2, c3, A to indicate successful communication with the ARC.  Note: these test calls go directly from the GradeShift and do not fully indicate that all alarms signals from the Control Panel can be passed successfully.

The GradeShift path monitoring can be tested by:

1.  Reduce the path fault delays to minimum using the A&B buttons. See the Appendix.

2.  Disconnect the radio aerial. Confirm a radio path fault message is sent to the ARC. Replace the radio aerial.

3.  Disconnect the PSTN line. Confirm a PSTN path fault message is sent to the ARC. Re-connect the PSTN line.

4.  Unplug the LAN cable. Confirm a LAN (IP) path fault message is sent to the ARC. Re-connect the LAN cable.

During the path fault testing, the display will show c1, c2, c3, A to indicate successful passing of the fault messages to the ARC. 

THE GRADESHIFT TEST/LEARN BUTTON IS ONLY INTENDED TO TEST CONNECTIVITY FROM THE GRADESHIFT TO THE GEMINI PLATFORM AND THE ARC.

IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT COMMISSIONING AND SERVICE TESTING SHOULD BE INITIALISED FROM THE CONTROL EQUIPMENT TO ENSURE A FULL END-TO-END TEST IS SUCCESSFUL.

PLEASE NOTE

Make a note the SIM card number ID Number (ICCID), e.g. 89353 000 1234 5678 9012, the NVM ‘chip’ number and any security access numbers on the site records that will be stored at your office.

WHERE GRADESHIFT IS SUPPLIED AS A DUAL PATH SIGNALLING DEVICE AND THE PRODUCT IS NOT FULLY INSTALLED TO THE APPROPRIATE DUAL PATH SPECIFICATION THEN THE PRODUCT MAY NOT OPERATE AS DESIGNED.

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