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MFG.

#5400928 - REV D
1/08
PRINTED IN USA PAGE 1 OF 3
MODEL PS10
PRESSURE SWITCH
Patent Pending
Installation
The Potter PS10 Series Pressure Actuated Switches are designed for the
detection of a waterow condition in automatic re sprinkler systems of
particular designs such as wet pipe systems with alarm check valves, dry
pipe, preaction, or deluge valves. The PS10 is also suitable to provide a
low pressure supervisory signal; adjustable between 4 and 15 psi (0,27 and
1,03 BAR).
1. Apply Teon tape to the threaded male connection on the device.
(Do not use pipe dope)
2. Deviceshould bemounted in theupright position (threaded connection down).
3. Tighten the device using a wrench on the ats on the device.
Wiring Instructions
1. Remove the tamper resistant screw with the special key provided.
2. Carefully place a screwdriver on the edge of the knockout and
sharply apply a force sufcient to dislodge the knockout plug. See Fig 9
3. Run wires through an approved conduit connector and afx the connector
to the device.
4. Connect the wires to the appropriate terminal connections for the
service intended. See Figures 2,4,5, and 6. See Fig 7 for two switch, one
conduit wiring.
Testing
The operation of the pressure alarm switch should be tested upon completion
of installation and periodically thereafter in accordance with the applicable
NFPA codes and standards and/or the authority having jurisdiction
(manufacturer recommends quarterly or more frequently).
Wet System
Method 1: When using PS10 and control unit with retard - connect PS10
(UL, cUL, and CSFM Listed, FM and LPC Approved, NYMEA
Accepted, CE Marked Pending)
Dimensions: 3.78" (9,6cm)W x 3.20" (8,1cm)D x 4.22" (10,7cm)H
Conduit Entrance: Two knockouts provided for 1/2" conduit. Individual
switch compartments and ground screws suitable for
dissimilar voltages.
Enclosure: Cover - Die-cast with textured red powdercoat nish, single
cover screw and rain lip.
Base - Die-cast
Pressure Connection: Nylon 1/2" NPT Male
Factory Adjustment: 4 - 8 PSI (0,27 - 0,55 BAR)
Differential: 2 PSI (0,13 BAR) typical
Maximum System Pressure: 300 PSI (20,68 BAR)
Switch Contacts: SPDT (Form C)
10.1 Amps at 125/250VAC, 2.0 Amps at 30VDC
One SPDT in PS10-1, Two SPDT in PS10-2
Environmental Specications:
NEMA 4/IP55 Rated Enclosure - indoor or outdoor when used
with NEMA 4 conduit ttings.
Temperature range: -40F to 140F (-40C to 60C)
Service Use:
Automatic Sprinkler NFPA-13
One or two family dwelling NFPA-13D
Residential Occupancy up to four stories NFPA-13R
National Fire Alarm Code NFPA-72
Potter Electric Signal Company 2081 Craig Road, St. Louis, MO, 63146-4161 Phone: 800-325-3936/Canada 888-882-1833www.pottersignal.com
into alarmport piping on the input side of retard chamber and electrically
connect PS10 to control unit that provides a retard to compensate for surges.
Insure that no unsupervised shut-off valves are present between the alarm
check valve and PS10.
Method 2: When using the PS10 for local bell application or with a control
that does not provide a retard feature - the PS10 must be installed on the alarm
outlet side of the retard chamber of the sprinkler system.
Testing: Accomplished by opening the inspector's end-of-line test valve.
Allow time to compensate for systemor control retard.
Note: Method 2 is not applicable for remote station service use, if there is an
unsupervised shut-off valve between the alarmcheck valve and the PS10.
Wet System With Excess Pressure
Connect PS10 into alarmport piping extending fromalarmcheck valve.
Retard provisions are not required. Insure that no unsupervised shut-off
valves are present between the alarmcheck valve and the PS10.
Testing: Accomplished by opening the water by-pass test valve or the
inspector's end-of-line test valve. When using end-of-line test, allow time
for excess pressure to bleed off.
Dry System
Connect PS10 into alarmport piping that extends fromthe intermediate
chamber of the alarmcheck valve. Install on the outlet side of the in-line
check valve of the alarmport piping. Insure that no unsupervised shut-off
valves are present between the alarmcheck valve and the PS10.
Testing: Accomplished by opening the water by-pass test valve.
Note: The above tests may also activate any other circuit closer or water
motor gongs that are present on the system.
Tamper
Cover incorporates tamper resistant fastener that requires a special key for
removal. One key is supplied with each device. For optional cover tamper
switch kit, order Stock No. 0090200. See bulletin #5401200 PSCTSK.
Ordering Information
Model Description Stock No.
PS10-1 Pressure switch with one set 1340103
SPDT contacts
PS10-2 Pressure switch with two sets 1340104
SPDT contacts
Hex Key 5250062
Cover Tamper Switch Kit 0090200
MFG. #5400928 - REV D
1/08
PRINTED IN USA PAGE 2 OF 3
MODEL PS10
PRESSURE SWITCH
Typical Sprinkler Applications
Switch Clamping Plate Terminal Dimensions
O
U
T
G
O
IN
G
IN
C
O
M
IN
G
DWG# 923-3
Low Pressure Signal Connection
EOLR
TO FIRE ALARM PANEL
EOLR
TO FIRE ALARM PANEL
Waterow Signal Connection
WET SYSTEM WITH
EXCESS PRESSURE
WATER
MOTOR
GONG
PS10
RBVS
WET
SYSTEM
ALARM
CHECK
VALVE
OS & Y
VALVE
WATER
BY-PASS
VALVE
WET SYSTEM WITHOUT
EXCESS PRESSURE
WATER
MOTOR
GONG
WET
SYSTEM
ALARM
CHECK
VALVE
OS & Y
VALVE
RBVS
WATER
BY-PASS
VALVE
RETARD
PS10
DRY
SYSTEM
ALARM
CHECK
VALVE
OS & Y
VALVE
WATER
BY-PASS
VALVE
CHECK
VALVE
RBVS
DRY SYSTEM
PS10
WATER
MOTOR
GONG
DWG. #923-2AA
Fig. 2
Fig. 4 Fig. 5
Fig. 3
NOTE: To prevent leakage, apply Teflon tape sealant to male threads only.
ADJ USTMENT
KNOB
2.87
[72.97]
4.22
[107.19]
2.48
[62.87]
3.78
[95.89]
3.20
[81.28]
1.60
[40.64]
Fig. 1
GROUND
SCREWS
1/2" NPT
An uninsulated section of a single conductor
should not be looped around the terminal and
serve as two separate connections. The wire
must be severed, thereby providing supervision
of the connection in the event that the wire
becomes dislodged fromunder the terminal.
Closing of any shutoff valves between the alarmcheck valve and the PS10 will render the PS10
inoperative. To comply with NFPA-72 any such valve shall be electrically supervised with a
supervisory switch such as Potter Model RBVS.
POSITIVE DC
OR HOT AC
BELL
NEGATIVE DC
OR NEUTRAL AC
LINE LOAD
Local Bell For Waterow Connection
Fig. 6
MFG. #5400928 - REV D
1/08
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MODEL PS10
PRESSURE SWITCH
Break out thin section of divider to provide path for wires
when wiring both switches fromone conduit entrance.
One Conduit Wiring
Fig. 7 Fig. 9
Removing Knockouts
W/ PRESSURE APPLIED
W/O PRESSURE APPLIED
NC
NO
C
C 1 2
NC
NO
C
C 1 2
Changing Pressure
Fig. 8
Installation must be performed by qualied personnel and in
accordance with all national and local codes and ordinances.
Shock hazard. Disconnect power source before servicing.
Serious injury or death could result.
Read all instructions carefully and understand them before
starting installation. Save instructions for future use. Failure to
read and understand instructions could result in improper
operation of device resulting in serious injury or death.
Risk of explosion. Not for use is hazardous locations. Serious
injury or death could result.
Do not tighten by grasping the switch enclosure. Use wrenching
ats on the bushing only. Failure to install properly could damage
the switch and cause improper operation resulting in damage to
equipment and property.
To seal threads, apply Teon tape to male threads only. Using
joint compounds or cement can obstruct the pressure port inlet
and result in improper device operation and damage to equipment.
Do not over tighten the device, standard piping practices apply.
Engineer/Architect Specications Pressure Type
Waterow Switch
Pressure type waterow switches; shall be a Model PS10 as
manufactured by Potter Electric Signal Company, St Louis MO.,
and shall be installed on the re sprinkler system as shown and or
specied herein.
Switches shall be provided with a NPT male pressure connection
and shall be connected to the alarm port outlet of; Wet Pipe Alarm
Valves, Dry Pipe Valves, Pre-Action Valves, or Deluge Valves. The
pressure switch shall be actuated when the alarm line pressure reaches
4 - 8 PSI (0,27 - 0,55 BAR).
Pressure type waterow switches shall have a maximum service
pressure rating of 300 PSI (20,68 BAR) and shall be factory adjusted
to operate on a pressure increase of 4 - 8 PSI (0,27 - 0,55 BAR)
Pressure switch shall have one or two form C contacts, switch contact
rating 10.1 Amps at 125/250 VAC, 2.0 Amps at 30 VDC.
Pressure type waterow switches shall have two conduit entrances
one for each individual switch compartment to facilitate the use of
dissimilar voltages for each individual switch.
The cover of the pressure type waterow switch shall be Zinc die-cast
with rain lip and shall attach with one tamper resistant screw. The
Pressure type waterow switch shall be suitable for indoor or outdoor
service with a NEMA 4/IP55 rating.
The pressure type waterow switch shall be UL Ulc and CSFM listed,
FM and LPC approved and NYMEA accepted.
For low pressure use:
Com and Terminal 1
For waterow use:
Com and Terminal 2
MFG. #5400930 - REV D
1/08
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MODEL PS40
PRESSURE SWITCH
Installation
The Potter PS40 Series Pressure Actuated Switches are designed primarily to
detect an increase and/or decrease from normal system pressure in automatic
re sprinkler systems. Typical applications are: Dry pipe system, pre-action
air/nitrogen supervision, pressure tanks, air supplies, and water supplies.
The PS40 switch is factory set for 40 PSI (2,8 BAR) normal system pressure.
The switch marked with the word LOW is set to operate at a pressure decrease
of 10 PSI (,7 BAR) at 30 PSI (2,1 BAR). The switch marked with the word
HIGH is set to operate at a pressure increase of 10 PSI (,7 BAR) at 50 PSI
(3,5 BAR). See section heading Adjustments and Testing if other than
factory set point is required.
1. Connect the PS40 to the systemside of any shutoff or check valve.
2. Apply Teon tape to the threaded male connection on the device.
(Do not use pipe dope)
3. Device should be mounted in the upright position.
(Threaded connection down)
4. Tighten the device using a wrench on the ats on the device.
Wiring Instructions
1. Remove the tamper resistant screw with the special key provided.
2. Carefully place a screwdriver on the edge of the knockout and sharply
apply a force sufcient to dislodge the knockout plug. See Fig. 9
3. Run wires through an approved conduit connector and afx the
connector to the device. A NEMA-4 rated conduit tting is
required for outdoor use.
(UL, cUL, and CSFM Listed, FM and LPC Approved, NYMEA
Accepted, CE Marked Pending)
Dimensions: 3.78" (9,6cm)W x 3.20" (8,1cm)D x 4.22" (10,7cm)H
Conduit Entrance: Two knockouts provided for 1/2" conduit. Individual
switch compartments and ground screw suitable for
dissimilar voltages
Enclosure: Cover- Die-cast with textured red powdercoat nish, single
cover screw and rain lip.
Base- Die-cast
Pressure Connection: Nylon 1/2" NPT male
Factory Adjustment: PS40-1 operates on decrease at 30 PSI (2,1 BAR)
PS40-2 operates in increase at 50 PSI (3,5 BAR)
and on decrease at 30 PSI (2,1 BAR)
Pressure Range: 10-60 PSI (,7 - 4,1 BAR)
Differential: Typical 1 lb. at 10 PSI (,07 at ,7 BAR)
4 lbs at 60 PSI (,28 at 4,1 BAR)
Maximum System Pressure: 300 PSI (20,68 BAR)
Switch Contacts: SPDT (Form C)
10.1 Amps at 125/250VAC, 2.0 Amps at 30VDC
One SPDT in PS40-1, Two SPDT in PS40-2
Environmental Specications:
NEMA 4/IP55 Rated Enclosure - indoor or outdoor when used
with NEMA 4 conduit ttings.
Temperature range: -40F to 140F (-40C to 60C)
Tamper: Cover incorporates tamper resistant fastener that requires a
special key for removal. One key is supplied with each device.
For optional cover tamper switch kit, order Stock No. 0090200.
See bulletin #5401200 PSCTSK.
Service Use:
Automatic Sprinkler NFPA-13
One or two family dwelling NFPA-13D
Residential Occupancy up to four stories NFPA-13R
National Fire Alarm Code NFPA-72
Potter Electric Signal Company 2081 Craig Road, St. Louis, MO, 63146-4161 Phone: 800-325-3936/Canada 888-882-1833www.pottersignal.com
Ordering Information
Model Description Stock No.
PS40-1 Pressure switch with one set SPDT contacts 1340403
PS40-2 Pressure switch with two sets SPDT contacts 1340404
Hex Key 5250062
Cover Tamper Switch Kit 0090200
BVL Bleeder valve 1000018
4. Connect the wires to the appropriate terminal connections for the
service intended. See Figures 2,4,5,6, and 8
Adjustment And Testing
The operation of the pressure supervisory switch should be tested upon
completion of installation and periodically thereafter in accordance with
the applicable NFPA codes and standards and/or the authority having
jurisdiction (manufacturer recommends quarterly or more frequently).
Note: Testing the PS40 may activate other systemconnected devices.
The use of a Potter BVL (see product bulletin 8900067 for details) is
recommended to facilitate setting and testing of the PS40 pressure switch.
When a BVL (bleeder valve) is used, the pressure to the switch can be
isolated and bled fromthe exhaust port on the BVL without effecting the
supervisory pressure of the entire system. See Fig. 3
The operation point of the PS40 Pressure Switch can be adjusted to any
point between 10 and 60 PSI (0,7 - 4,11 BAR) by turning the adjustment
knob(s) clockwise to raise the actuation point and counter clockwise to
lower the actuation point. In the case of the PS40-2, both switches operate
independent of each other. Each switch may be independently adjusted to
actuate at any point acrosss the switch adjustment range. Initial adjustment
can be made with a visual reference fromthe top of the adjustment knob
across to the printed scale on the switch bracket. Final adjustments should
be veried with a pressure gauge.
MFG. #5400930 - REV D
1/08
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MODEL PS40
PRESSURE SWITCH
Typical Sprinkler Applications
Switch Clamping Plate Terminal Dimensions
O
U
T
G
O
IN
G
IN
C
O
M
IN
G
DWG# 923-3
Fig. 1 Fig. 2
Fig. 3
GONG
MOTOR
WATER
TEST
BY-PASS
WATER
VALVE
OS & Y
VALVE
ALARM
PRESSURE
SWITCH
PS10
CHECK
VALVE
VALVE
CHECK
BVL
VALVE
TEST
BLEEDER
AIR LINE
SHUT-OFF
VALVE
PS40
DWG. #924-1A
RBVS
DRY PIPE
VALVE
Typical Connections
COM 1 2
EOLR TO FIRE
ALARM
PANEL
TO FIRE
ALARM
PANEL
EOLR
COM 1 2
2 1 COM
HIGH
AIR
LOW
AIR
PS40-1 PS40-2 WITH NORMAL SYSTEM PRESSURE
APPLIED LOW -TERMINAL 2
CLOSES ON PRESSURE DROP.
WITH NORMAL SYSTEM
PRESSURE APPLIED HIGH
- TERMINAL 1 WILL CLOSE
ON PRESSURE INCREASE.
GROUND
SCREWS
1/2" NPT
NOTE: To prevent leakage, apply teflon tape sealant to male threads only.
ADJ USTMENT
KNOB
2.87
[72.97]
4.22
[107.19]
2.48
[62.87]
3.78
[95.89]
3.20
[81.28]
1.60
[40.64]
Fig. 4
An uninsulated section of a single conductor
should not be looped around the terminal and
serve as two separate connections. The wire
must be severed, thereby providing supervision
of the connection in the event that the wire
becomes dislodged fromunder the terminal.
Closing of any shutoff valves between the
alarmcheck valve and the PS10 will render
the PS10 inoperative. To comply with NFPA-
72 any such valve shall be electrically
supervised with a supervisory switch such as
Potter Model RBVS.
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1/08
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MODEL PS40
PRESSURE SWITCH
Break out thin section of divider to providepath for wires
when wiring both switches fromoneconduit entrance.
One Conduit Wiring
Fig. 6
Fig. 8
Fig. 9
Removing Knockouts
NC
NC
NO
NO
C
C
C 1 2
C 1 2
LOW PRESSURE SWITCH
HIGH PRESSURE SWITCH
Changing Pressure
Low Pressure Signal Connection
EOLR
TO FIRE ALARM PANEL
EOLR
TO FIRE ALARM PANEL
High Pressure Signal Connection
Fig. 5 Fig. 7
(With normal systempressure)
Engineer/Architect Specications Pressure Type Waterow Switch
Pressure type supervisory switches; shall be a Model PS40 as manufactured by
Potter Electric Signal Company, St. Louis, MO., and shall be installed on the re
sprinkler systemas shown and or specied herein.
Switches shall be provided with a 1/2" NPT male pressure connection to be
connected into the air supply line on the systemside of any shut-off valve. A
Model BVL bleeder valve as supplied by Potter Electric Signal Company of St.
Louis, MO., or equivalent shall be connected in line with the PS40 to provide a
means of testing the operation of the supervisory switch. (See Fig. 3)
The switch unit shall contain SPDT (FormC) switch(es). One switch shall be
set to operate at a pressure decrease of 10 PSI (0,7 BAR) fromnormal. If two
switches are provided, the second switch shall be set to operate at a pressure
increase of 10 PSI (0,7 BAR) fromnormal.
Switch contacts shall be rated at 10.1 Amps at 125/250VAC and 2.0 Amps at
30VDC. The units shall have a maximumpressure rating of 300 PSI (20,68 BAR)
and shall be adjustable from10 to 60 PSI (0,7 to 4,1 BAR).
Pressure switches shall have two conduit entrances, one for each individual switch
compartment to facilitate the use of dissimilar voltages for each individual switch.
The cover of the pressure switch shall be zinc die-cast with rain lip and shall attach
with one tamper resistant screw. The pressure switch shall be suitable for indoor or
outdoor service with a NEMA-4/IP55 rating.
The pressure switch shall be UL, ULC, and CSFM listed, FM and LPC approved
and NYMEA accepted.
Installation must be performed by qualied personnel and in accordance with all
national and local codes and ordinances.
Shock hazard. Disconnect power source before servicing. Serious injury or death
could result.
Read all instructions carefully and understand thembefore starting installation.
Save instructions for future use. Failure to read and understand instructions could
result in improper operation of device resulting in serious injury or death.
Risk of explosion. Not for useis hazardous locations. Serious injury or death could result.
Do not tighten by grasping the switch enclosure. Use wrenching ats on the bushing
only. Failure to install properly could damage the switch and cause improper operation
resulting in damage to equipment and property.
To seal threads, apply Teon tape to male threads only. Using joint compounds or
cement can obstruct the pressure port inlet and result in improper device operation and
damage to equipment.
Do not over tighten the device, standard piping practices apply.
For low pressure
use: Com and
Terminal 1
For waterow
use: Com and
Terminal 2
MFG. #5400932 - REV D
1/08
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PS100-2
PRESSURE TYPE FLOW SWITCH
Installation
The Potter PS100 Pressure Actuated Switches are designed primarily to detect
a decrease fromnormal systempressure in automatic re sprinkler systems.
A typical application is for an alarminitiating device that is used on a wet
systemwith excess pressure. The PS100-2 has two SPDT switches factory
set to operate on a pressure drop at 90 PSI (6,2 BAR). See section heading
Adjustments and Testing if other than factory set point is required.
1. Connect the PS100 to the systemside of any shutoff or check valve.
2. Apply Teon tape to the threaded male connection on the device.
(Do not use pipe dope)
3. Device should be mounted in the upright position.
(Threaded connection down)
4. Tighten the device using a wrench on the ats on the device.
Wiring Instructions
1. Remove the tamper resistant screw with the special key provided.
2. Carefully place a screwdriver on the edge of the knockout and sharply
apply a force sufcient to dislodge the knockout plug. See Fig. 9
3. Run wires through an approved conduit connector and afx the
connector to the device. A NEMA-4 rated conduit tting
is required for outdoor use.
4. Connect the wires to the appropriate terminal connections for the
service intended. See Figures 2,4,5,7, and 8. See Fig. 6 for two
switch one conduit wiring.
(UL, cUL, and CSFM Listed, FM and LPC Approved, NYMEA
Accepted, CE Marked Pending)
Dimensions: 3.78" (9.6cm)W x 3.20" (8.1cm)D x 4.22" (10.7cm)H
Conduit Entrance: Two knockouts provided for 1/2" conduit.
Individual switch compartments and ground screw
suitable for dissimilar voltages.
Enclosure: Cover- Die-cast with textured red powdercoat nish, single
cover screw and rain lip.
Base- Die-cast
Pressure Connection: Nylon 1/2" NPT male
Factory Adjustment: Operates on decrease at 90 PSI (6,2 BAR)
Pressure Range: 25-175 PSI (1,7 - 12,1 BAR)
Differential: Typical 2 lbs. at 25 PSI (,14 at 1,7 BAR)
8 lbs at 175 PSI (,55 at 12,1 BAR)
Maximum System Pressure: 300 PSI (20,68 BAR)
Switch Contacts: Two SPDT (Form C)
10.1 Amps at 125/250VAC, 2.0 Amps at 30VDC
Environmental Specications:
NEMA 4/IP55 Rated Enclosure - indoor or outdoor when
used with NEMA-4 conduit ttings.
Temperature range: -40F to 140F (-40C to 60C)
Tamper: Cover incorporates tamper resistant fastener that requires
a special key for removal. One key is supplied with each device.
For optional cover tamper switch kit, order Stock No. 0090200.
See bulletin #5401200 PSCTSK.
Service Use:
Automatic Sprinkler NFPA-13
One or two family dwelling NFPA-13D
Residential Occupancy up to four stories NFPA-13R
National Fire Alarm Code NFPA-72
Potter Electric Signal Company 2081 Craig Road, St. Louis, MO, 63146-4161 Phone: 800-325-3936/Canada 888-882-1833www.pottersignal.com
Adjustment And Testing
The operation of the waterow pressure switch should be tested upon
completion of installation and periodically thereafter in accordance with
the applicable NFPA codes and standards and/or the authority having
jurisdiction (manufacturer recommends quarterly or more frequently).
Note: Testing the PS100 may activate other system connected devices.
The use of a Potter BVL (see product bulletin 8900067 for details) is
recommended to facilitate setting and testing of the PS100 pressure
switch. When a BVL (bleeder valve) is used, the pressure to the switch
can be isolated and bled from the exhaust port on the BVL without
effecting the supervisory pressure of the entire system. See Fig. 3
The operation point of the PS100 Pressure Switch can be adjusted to any
point between 25 and 175 PSI (1,7 - 12,1 BAR) by turning the adjustment
knob(s) clockwise to raise the actuation point and counter clockwise to
lower the actuation point. Both switches operate independent of each
other. Each switch may be independently adjusted to actuate at any point
acrosss the switch adjustment range. Initial adjustment can be made
with a visual reference from the top of the adjustment knob across to the
printed scale on the switch bracket. Final adjustments should be veried
with a pressure gauge.
Ordering Information
Model Description Stock No.
PS100-2 Pressure switch with two SPDT contacts 1341005
Hex Key 5250062
Cover Tamper Switch Kit 0090200
BVL Bleeder valve 1000018
MFG. #5400932 - REV D
1/08
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PS100-2
PRESSURE TYPE FLOW SWITCH
Typical Sprinkler Applications
Switch Clamping Plate Terminal Dimensions
O
U
T
G
O
IN
G
IN
C
O
M
IN
G
DWG# 923-3
Fig. 1 Fig. 2
Fig. 3
GROUND
SCREWS
1/2" NPT
PS100
PRESSURE
DROP ALARM
SWITCH
SHUT-OFF
VALVE
BLEEDER
TEST VALVE
BVL
CHECK
VALVE
EXCESS
PRESSURE
PUMP
PS120PRESSURE
SUPERVISORY
SWITCH
BLEEDER
TEST VALVE
BVL
DWG #925-1A
OS & Y
VALVE
OS & Y
VALVE
CHECK
VALVE
WATER
SUPPLY
NOTE: To prevent leakage, apply teflon tape sealant to male threads only.
ADJ USTMENT
KNOB
2.87
[72.97]
4.22
[107.19]
2.48
[62.87]
3.78
[95.89]
3.20
[81.28]
1.60
[40.64]
Fig. 4
BELL
COM 1 2 COM 1 2
EOLR
TO FIRE
ALARM
PANEL
POSITIVE DC
OR HOT AC
NEGATIVE DC OR
NEUTRAL AC
LINE LOAD
OPEN CIRCUIT CLOSES ON ALARM RING A LOCAL BELL
WITH NORMAL
SYSTEM
PRESSURE
APPLIED
-TERMINAL
2 CLOSES ON
PRESSURE DROP.
An uninsulated section of a single conductor
should not be looped around the terminal and
serve as two separate connections. The wire
must be severed, thereby providing supervision
of the connection in the event that the wire
becomes dislodged fromunder the terminal.
Typical Connections
Break out thin section of divider to
provide path for wires when wiring both
switches from one conduit entrance.
One Conduit Wiring
Fig. 6
Waterow Signal Connection
EOLR
TO FIRE ALARM PANEL
Fig. 5 Fig. 7
Local Bell For Waterow Connection
POSITIVE DC
OR HOT AC
BELL
NEGATIVE DC
OR NEUTRAL AC
LINE LOAD
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PS100-2
PRESSURE TYPE FLOW SWITCH
Fig. 8 Fig. 9
Removing Knockouts Changing Pressure (with normal system pressure)
NC
NO
C
C 1 2
SWITCH ONE SWITCH TWO
NC
NO
C
C 1 2
Engineer/Architect Specications Pressure Type
Waterow Switch
Pressure type waterow switches; shall be a Model PS100-2 as
manufactured by Potter Electric Signal Company, St. Louis, MO.,
and shall be installed on the re sprinkler system as shown and or
specied herein.
Switches shall be provided with a " NPT male pressure connection
to be connected to the excess pressure supply line on the system
side of any shut-off or check valve. A Model BVL bleeder valve as
supplied by Potter Electric Signal Company of St. Louis, MO., or
equivalent shall be connected in line with the PS100-2 to facilitate
testing of the PS100-2.
Pressure type waterow switches shall have a maximum service
pressure rating of 300 PSI (20,68 BAR) and shall be factory adjusted
Installation must be performed by qualied personnel and in
accordance with all national and local codes and ordinances.
Shock hazard. Disconnect power source before servicing.
Serious injury or death could result.
Read all instructions carefully and understand them before
starting installation. Save instructions for future use. Failure
to read and understand instructions could result in improper
operation of device resulting in serious injury or death.
Risk of explosion. Not for use is hazardous locations.
Serious injury or death could result.
Do not tighten by grasping the switch enclosure. Use wrenching
ats on the bushing only. Failure to install properly could
damage the switch and cause improper operation resulting in
damage to equipment and property.
To seal threads, apply Teon tape to male threads only. Using joint
compounds or cement can obstruct the pressure port inlet and result
in improper device operation and damage to equipment.
Do not over tighten the device, standard piping practices apply.
to operate on a pressure decrease of 10 PSI (14,5 BAR).
Pressure switch shall have two Form C contacts, switch contact rating
at 10.1 Amps at 125/250 VAC. 2.0 Amps at 30 VDC.
Pressure type waterow switches shall have two conduit entrances,
one for each individual switch compartment to facilitate the use of
dissimilar voltages for each individual switch.
The cover of the pressure type waterow switch shall be zinc die-cast
with rain lip and shall attach with one tamper resistant screw. The
pressure type waterow switch shall be suitable for indoor or outdoor
service with a NEMA-4/IP55 rating.
The pressure type waterow switch shall be UL, ULC, and CSFM
listed, FM and LPC approved and NYMEA accepted.
For waterow or low pressure use:
COM and terminal 2
MFG. #5400933 - REV D
1/08
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MODEL PS120
PRESSURE SWITCH
Installation
The Potter PS120 Series Pressure Actuated Switches are designed primarily
to detect an increase and/or decrease from normal system pressure in
automatic re sprinkler systems. Typical applications are: Wet pipe systems
with excess pressure, pressure tanks, air supplies, and water supplies. The
PS120 switch is factory set for 120 PSI (8,3 BAR) normal system pressure.
The switch marked with the word LOW is set to operate at a pressure decrease
of 10 PSI (0,7 BAR) at 110 PSI (7,6 BAR). The switch marked with the
word HIGH is set to operate at a pressure increase of 10 PSI (0,7 BAR) at
130 PSI (9 BAR). See section heading Adjustments and Testing if other
than factory set point is required.
1. Connect the PS120 to the systemside of any shutoff or check valve.
2. Apply Teon tape to the threaded male connection on the device.
(Do not use pipe dope)
3. Device should be mounted in the upright position.
(Threaded connection down)
4. Tighten the device using a wrench on the ats on the device.
Wiring Instructions
1. Remove the tamper resistant screw with the special key provided.
2. Carefully place a screwdriver on the edge of the knockout and sharply
apply a force sufcient to dislodge the knockout plug. See Fig. 9
3. Run wires through an approved conduit connector and afx the
connector to the device. A NEMA-4 rated conduit tting is required
for outdoor use.
Potter Electric Signal Company 2081 Craig Road, St. Louis, MO, 63146-4161 Phone: 800-325-3936/Canada 888-882-1833www.pottersignal.com
Service Use:
Automatic Sprinkler NFPA-13
One or two family dwelling NFPA-13D
Residential Occupancy up to four stories NFPA-13R
National Fire Alarm Code NFPA-72
(UL, cUL, and CSFM Listed, FM and LPC Approved, NYMEA
Accepted, CE Marked Pending)
Dimensions: 3.78" (9.6cm)W x 3.20" (8.1cm)D x 4.22" (10.7cm)H




Enclosure: Cover- Die-cast with textured red powdercoat nish, single
cover screw and rain lip.
Base- Die-cast
Pressure Connection: Nylon 1/2" NPT male
Cover incorporates tamper resistant fastener that requires a
special key for removal. One key is supplied with each device.
For optional cover tamper switch kit, order Stock No. 0090200.
See bulletin #5401200 PSCTSK.
Switch Contacts: SPDT (Form C)
10.1 Amps at 125/250VAC, 2.0 Amps at 30VDC
One SPDT in PS120-1, Two SPDT in PS120-2
Environmental Specications:
NEMA 4/IP55 Rated Enclosure - indoor or outdoor when used
with NEMA 4 conduit ttings.
Temperature range: -40F to 140F (-40C to 60C)
Pressure Range: 25-175 PSI (1,7 - 12,1 BAR)
Differential: Typical 2 lbs. at 25 PSI (0,14 at 1,7 BAR)
8 lbs at 175 PSI (55 at 12,1 BAR)
Maximum System Pressure: 300 PSI (20,68 BAR)
Factory Adjustment: PS120-1 operates on decrease at 110 PSI (7,6 BAR)
PS120-2 operates in increase at 130 PSI (9 BAR) and
on decrease at 110 PSI (7,6 BAR)
Conduit Entrance: Two knockouts provided for 1/2" conduit. Individual
switch compartments and ground screw suitable for
dissimilar voltages
Tamper:
4. Connect the wires to the appropriate terminal connections for the
service intended. See Figures 2,4,5,6, and 8. See Fig. 7 for two switch
one conduit wiring.
Adjustment And Testing
The operation of the pressure supervisory switch should be tested upon
completion of installation and periodically thereafter in accordance with
the applicable NFPA codes and standards and/or the authority having
jurisdiction (manufacturer recommends quarterly or more frequently).
Note: Testing the PS120 may activate other systemconnected devices.
The use of a Potter BVL (see product bulletin 8900067 for details) is
recommended to facilitate setting and testing of the PS120 pressure switch.
When a BVL (bleeder valve) is used, the pressure to the switch can be
isolated and bled fromthe exhaust port on the BVL without effecting the
supervisory pressure of the entire system. See Fig. 3
The operation point of the PS120 Pressure Switch can be adjusted to any
point between 25 and 175 PSI (1,7 - 12,1 BAR) by turning the adjustment
knob(s) clockwise to raise the actuation point and counter clockwise to
lower the actuation point. In the case of the PS120-2, both switches operate
independent of each other. Each switch may be independently adjusted to
actuate at any point acrosss the switch adjustment range. Initial adjustment
can be made with a visual reference fromthe top of the adjustment knob
across to the printed scale on the switch bracket. Final adjustments should
be veried with a pressure gauge.
Ordering Information
Model Description Stock No.
PS120-1 Pressure switch with one set 1341203
SPDT contacts
PS120-2 Pressure switch with two sets 1341204
SPDT contacts
Hex Key 5250062
Cover Tamper Switch Kit 0090200
BVL Bleeder valve 1000018
MFG. #5400933 - REV D
1/08
PRINTED IN USA PAGE 2 OF 3
MODEL PS120
PRESSURE SWITCH
Typical Sprinkler Applications
Switch Clamping Plate Terminal Dimensions
O
U
T
G
O
IN
G
IN
C
O
M
IN
G
DWG# 923-3
Closing of any shutoff valves between the alarm check valve and
the PS10 will render the PS10 inoperative. To comply with NFPA-
72 any such valve shall be electrically supervised with a
supervisory switch such as Potter Model RBVS.
Fig. 1 Fig. 2
Fig. 3
PS120
PRESSURE
SUPERVISORY
SWITCH
BLEEDER
TEST
VALVE
BVL
WET SYSTEM
ALARM CHECK
VALVE
PS10
WATERFLOW
ALARM
SWITCH
WATER
MOTOR
GONG
RBVS
RBVS
CHECK
VALVE
EXCESS
PRESSURE
PUMP
OS & Y
VALVE
WATER
BY-PASS
TEST VALVE
RBVS
DWG #926-1A
Typical Connections
COM 1 2
EOLR TO FIRE
ALARM
PANEL
TO FIRE
ALARM
PANEL
EOLR
COM 1 2
2 1 COM
HIGH
AIR
LOW
AIR
PS120-1 PS120-2
WITH NORMAL SYSTEM
PRESSURE APPLIED LOW -
TERMINAL 2 CLOSES ON
PRESSURE DROP.
WITH NORMAL SYSTEM
PRESSURE APPLIED
HIGH - TERMINAL
1 WILL CLOSE ON
PRESSURE INCREASE.
GROUND
SCREWS
1/2" NPT
NOTE: To prevent leakage, apply teflon tape sealant to male threads only.
ADJ USTMENT
KNOB
2.87
[72.97]
4.22
[107.19]
2.48
[62.87]
3.78
[95.89]
3.20
[81.28]
1.60
[40.64]
Fig. 4
An uninsulated section of a single conductor
should not be looped around the terminal and
serve as two separate connections. The wire
must be severed, thereby providing supervision
of the connection in the event that the wire
becomes dislodged fromunder the terminal.
MFG. #5400933 - REV D
1/08
PRINTED IN USA PAGE 3 OF 3
MODEL PS120
PRESSURE SWITCH
Break out thin section of divider to provide path for wires
when wiring both switches fromone conduit entrance.
One Conduit Wiring
Fig. 6
Fig. 8
Fig. 9
Removing Knockouts
NC
NC
NO
NO
C
C
C 1 2
C 1 2
LOW PRESSURE SWITCH
HIGH PRESSURE SWITCH
Changing Pressure
Low Pressure Signal Connection
EOLR
TO FIRE ALARM PANEL
EOLR
TO FIRE ALARM PANEL
High Pressure Signal Connection
Fig. 5 Fig. 7
(With normal systempressure)
Engineer/Architect Specications Pressure Type Waterow Switch
Pressure type supervisory switches; shall be a Model PS120 as
manufactured by Potter Electric Signal Company, St. Louis, MO., and shall
be installed on the re sprinkler systemas shown and or specied herein.
Switches shall be provided with a " NPT male pressure connection to be
connected into the air supply line on the systemside of any shut-off valve.
A Model BVL bleeder valveas supplied by Potter Electric Signal Company
of St. Louis, MO., or equivalent shall beconnected in linewith thePS120 to
provideameans of testing theoperation of thesupervisory switch. (SeeFig. 3)
The switch unit shall contain SPDT (FormC) switch(es). One switch shall
be set to operate at a pressure decrease of 10 PSI (0,7 BAR) fromnormal.
If two switches are provided, the second switch shall be set to operate at a
pressure increase of 10 PSI (0,7 BAR) fromnormal.
Switch contact shall be rated at 10.1 Amps at 125/250VAC and 2.0 Amps
at 30VDC. The units shall have a maximumpressure rating of 300 PSI
(20,68 BAR) and shall be adjustable from25 to 175 PSI (1,7 to 12,1 BAR).
Installation must beperformed by qualied personnel and in accordancewith all
national and local codes and ordinances.
Shock hazard. Disconnect power sourcebeforeservicing. Serious injury or death
could result.
Read all instructions carefully and understand thembeforestarting installation.
Saveinstructions for futureuse. Failureto read and understand instructions could
result in improper operation of deviceresulting in serious injury or death.
Risk of explosion. Not for useishazardouslocations. Seriousinjury or deathcouldresult.
Do not tighten by grasping theswitch enclosure. Usewrenching ats on the
bushing only. Failureto install properly could damagetheswitch and cause
improper operation resulting in damageto equipment and property.
To seal threads, apply Teon tapeto malethreads only. Using joint compounds
or cement can obstruct thepressureport inlet and result in improper device
operation and damageto equipment.
Do not over tighten thedevice, standard piping practices apply.
For low pressure
use: Com and
Terminal 1
For waterow
use: Com and
Terminal 2
WFSR-F
WATERFLOW ALARM SWITCH
WITH RETARD
MKT. #8810009 - REV T
MFG. #5400987 - 10/07
PAGE 1 OF 2 PRINTED IN USA
Waterow Alarm Switch With Retard For Supervision Of Wet
Alarm Check Valve
The Model WFSR-F is a pressure operated switch with an adjustable,
instantly recycling pneumatic retard to prevent false alarms due to water
pressure variation. The WFSR-F is connected into the alarm port of a wet
sprinkler system alarm check valve (see " WARNING", page 2).
Installation
A male 1/2" NPT pipe tting is provided for connection to the alarm
port of the alarm check valve. No additional mounting or support is
UL, cUL and CSFM Listed, FM Approved and NYMEA
Accepted, CE Marked, VdS Approved
Dimensions: 5 9/16"H x 3 1/2"W x 5 7/8"D
(14,1cm H x 8,9cm W x 14,9cm D)
Weight: 1.5 lbs. (3,3 kg.)
Enclosure: Cover - Die-cast with textured red powdercoat nish
Base - Die-cast aluminum
Pressure Connection: 1/2" Male NPT
Pressure Adjustments: Factory adjusted to operate between
5 and 8 PSI (0.35 and 0,55 BAR) on
rising pressure
Maximum system pressure: 175 PSI (12,1 BAR)
Contact Ratings: Two Sets of SPDT (Form C)
15.0 Amps at 125/250VAC
2.0 Amps at 30VDC Resistive
Conduit Entrances: Two knockouts provided for 1/2" conduit
Environmental Specications: 40F to 120F (4,5C to 49C)
NEMA 4 Enclosure - when used
with proper conduit ttings
Service Use: Automatic Sprinkler NFPA-13
One or two family dwelling NFPA-13D
Residential occupancy up to four stories NFPA-13R
National Fire Alarm Code NFPA-72
Tamper: Cover incorporates tamper resistant fasteners that require a
special key for removal. One key is supplied with each device. For
optional cover tamper switch kit, order Stock No. 0090018.
Potter Electric Signal Company 2081 Craig Road, St. Louis, MO, 63146-4161 Phone: 800-325-3936/Canada 888-882-1833www.pottersignal.com
Fig. 2 Typical Electrical Connections
Note: For supervised circuits see Switch Terminal Connections
drawing and caution note (Fig. 4).
2SETS OF NORMALLY
OPEN CONTACTS
CLOSE ON ALARM
THE N.C. AND N.O. MARKINGS ON
THE SWITCH ARE FOR AN ALARM
CONDITION.
THE CONTACTS ARE REVERSED
WHEN THE DEVICE IS IN THE
NORMAL CONDITION.
WATERFLOW ZONE
ON FIRE PANEL
EOLR FROM
FIRE PANEL
POSITIVE DC
OR HOT AC
NEGATIVE DC OR
NEUTRAL AC
DWG#761-2
BELL
COM NO NC
COM NO NC
COM NO NC
COM NO NC
EOLR
Stock number - 1010080
This device is not intended for applications
in explosive environments.
Fig. 1 WFSR-F
TO SPRINKLERS
FROM WATER
SUPPLY
BY-PASS
TEST VALVE
RBVS
WFSR-F
TO
DRAIN
RETARD
CHAMBER
DWG#987-1A
required. Allow 5" (12,7cm) to the front of the unit for removal of the
cover. Install with the pressure connection down.
Testing
Operation of the unit is checked by opening the by-pass test valve or
inspector's test valve. The frequency of the inspection and testing for the
Model WFSR-F and its associated protective monitoring system should
be in accordance with applicable NFPA Codes and Standards and/or
authority having jurisdiction (manufacturer recommends quarterly or
more frequently).
WFSR-F
WATERFLOW ALARM SWITCH
WITH RETARD
MKT. #8810009 - REV T
MFG. #5400987 - 10/07
PAGE 2 OF 2 PRINTED IN USA
Switch Terminal Connections
Clamping Plate Terminal
Fig. 4 Fig. 3
Retard Adjustment:
To change time turn knob (either
direction) for desired time delay.
Use the minimum amount of retard
necessary to prevent false alarms, a
B setting is usually adequate for
this. Factory set at B.
APPROX. RETARD SETTINGS (IN SEC.)
0 A B C D E
0 10-25 20-40 35-55 50-70 60-90
O
U
T
G
O
IN
G
IN
C
O
M
IN
G
DWG# 923-3
Fig. 5 Typical Wet System
DO NOT LEAVE COVER
OFF FOR EXTENDED
PERIOD OF TIME
DWG#987-30
An uninsulated section of a single conductor
should not be looped around the terminal and
serve as two separate connections. The wire
must be severed, thereby providing supervision
of the connection in the event that the wire
becomes dislodged from under the terminal.
Use teon tape sealant only. Apply only
to male threads of connectors.
Use of pipe cement voids warranty as this
material may obstruct pressure aperture
resulting in loss of alarm signal.
Device must be installed before any shut
off valve on alarm port line unless it is
supervised by a supervisory switch such
as Potter Model RBVS.
The system should be tested on a
quarterly basis or more frequently to
insure proper operation.
Due to the possibility of unintended discharges caused by pressure
surges, trapped air, or short retard times, waterow switches that
are monitoring wet pipe sprinkler systems should not be used as
the sole initiating device to discharge AFFF, deluge, or chemical
suppression systems.
RISER TO
SPRINKLER
HEADS
OPTION 1 OPTION 2
WFSR-F
WATERFLOW
DEVICE
WITH RETARD
PS10
WATERFLOW
PRESSURE SWITCH
TO WATER
MOTOR GONG
SHUTOFF
(OPEN)
PETCOCK
(OPEN)
ALARM LINE
SHUTOFF VALVE,
SUPERVISED
(OPEN)
WATER PRESSURE GAUGE
(SYSTEM PRESSURE)
(OPEN)
CHECK VALVE
USE TO BUILD
SMALL EXCESS
SURGES
BY-PASSLINE
WATER PRESSURE GAUGE
(CITY PRESSURE)
(OPEN)
CHECK
RBVS
DRAIN
VALVE
(CLOSED)
WATER BY-PASS
TEST VALVE
(CLOSED)
OSYSU
TAMPER
DEVICE
OSY CONTROL VALVE
(OPEN)
RETARD
CHAMBER
PETCOCK
(OPEN)
DRIP
CUP
CHECK
VALVE
STRAINER
DWG. #8700023-2A
DRAIN
PIPE
WATER PRESSURE
FROM CITY MAINS
MODEL PS10-EXF
EXPLOSION PROOF
PRESSURE SWITCH
PRINTED IN USA MKT. #5401029 - REV K
7/07
PAGE 1 OF 3
Installation And Test Procedure
The Potter PS10-EXF Pressure Actuated Switch is designed for the
detectionofawaterowconditioninautomaticresprinklersystems
locatedinhazardouslocationsclassiedasshownabove,ofparticular
designs such as wet systems with alarm check valves or dry pipe systems.
It may also be used to provide a low pressure supervisory signal. It can
be adjusted to operate on pressure between 28 kPA/.28 BAR (4 PSI) and
138 kPA/1.38 BAR (20 PSI).
Mounting: Device should be mounted in upright position (threaded
connection down).
Testing: The operation of the pressure alarm switch and its associated
protective system should be tested upon completion of installation
and periodically thereafter in accordance with the applicable codes
and standards and/or the authority having jurisdiction (manufacturer
recommends quarterly or more frequently).
Wet System
METHOD 1: When using PS10-EXF and control unit with retard,
connect the PS10-EXF into alarm port piping on the input side of retard
chamberandelectricallyconnectPS10EXFtocontrolunitthatprovides
a retard to compensate for surges. Insure that no shut off valves are
present between the alarm check valve and the PS10-EXF.
METHOD 2: When using the PS10-EXF for local bell application or
with a control that does not provide a retard feature, the PS10-EXF
must be installed on the alarm outlet side of the retard chamber of the
sprinkler system.
Testing: Accomplished by opening the inspector's end-of-line test
valve. Allow time to compensate for system or control retard.
Wet System With Excess Pressure: Connect the PS10-EXF into
alarm port piping extending from alarm check valve. Retard provisions
are not required. Insure that no shut off valves are present between the
alarm check valve and the PS10-EXF.
Testing: Accomplished by opening the water by-pass test valve or the
inspector's end-of-line test valve. When using end-of-line test, allow
time for excess pressure to bleed off.
Dry System: Connect the PS10-EXF into the piping that extends
from the intermediate chamber of the dry sprinkler valve. Install on the
outlet side of the in-line check valve of the alarm port piping. Insure
that no shut off valves are present between the dry sprinkler valve and
the PS10-EXF.
Testing: Accomplished by opening the water by-pass test valve.
CENELEC, DEMKO NO. D 03 Atex 0311298, EN50018,
EN50014, FM Approved
Dimensions: 152mm Dia. x 178mm H
Enclosure: Cast aluminum
Pressure Connection: 1/2"NPTmalebrasstting
Conduit Entrance: 1/2" NPT female conduit opening
Factory Adjustment:
Both switches operate on pressure increase at:
41 7 kPA/.41 .07 BAR (6 1 PSI)
Both switches operate on pressure decrease at:
34 7 kPA/.34 .07 BAR (5 1 PSI)
Maximum Differential:
7 kPA/.07 BAR (1 PSI)
Maximum Proof Pressure: 1724 kPA/17.24 BAR (250 PSI)
Switch Contacts: Two Sets of SPDT (Form C)
15.0 Amps at 125/250 VAC
2.0 Amps at 30 VDC
EnvironmentalSpecications:
ForuseinhazardouslocationsclassiedasEExdIIBT6(IP66)
NEMA 4 and 9 Rated Enclosure
Temperature Range: -40F to 140F (-40C to 60C)
PS10-EXF Stock Number 1350001
Potter Electric Signal Company 2081 Craig Road, St. Louis, MO, 63146-4161 Phone: 800-325-3936/Canada 888-882-1833

www.pottersignal.com
Model Description Stock No.
PS10-EXF Pressure switch with 2 sets of 1350001
contacts (SPDT)
Hex Key (For cover removal) 5250074
Hex Key (For pressure adjustment access) 5250073
The above tests may also activate any other circuit closer or water
motor gongs that are present on the system.
MODEL PS10-EXF
EXPLOSION PROOF
PRESSURE SWITCH
PRINTED IN USA MKT. #5401029 - REV K
7/07
PAGE 2 OF 3
Typical Sprinkler Applications
Pressure Switch Termination
Closing of any shutoff valves between the alarm check valve and
the PS10-EXF will render the PS10-EXF inoperative. To comply
with NFPA-72 any such valve shall be electrically supervised with
a supervisory switch such as Potter Model BVS.
An uninsulated section of a single conductor should not be looped
around the terminal and serve as two separate connections. The wire
must be severed, thereby providing supervision of the connection in
the event that the wire becomes dislodged from under the terminal.
Switch Terminal Connections Clamping Plate Terminal
MODEL PS10-EXF
EXPLOSION PROOF
PRESSURE SWITCH
PRINTED IN USA MKT. #5401029 - REV K
7/07
PAGE 3 OF 3
Note:Topreventleakage,applyteontapesealanttomalethreadsonly.
Use of pipe joint cement may result in obstruction of the aperature
and loss of signal.
Whenthisdeviceistobeinstalledinanareathatisclassiedas
hazardous,thepersonresponsibleforsafetyintheareashouldbe
contacted to determine if the tools and operations required for the
installation of the device and associated components are permitted in the
area. To reduce the risk of ignition of hazardous atmospheres, disconnect
supply circuits before opening cover. Keep cover tight while circuits are
live. Cover screws must be torqued to a minimum of 2 N-m.
Engineer/ArchitectSpecications
Air pressure supervisory switch shall be a Model PS40-EXF as manufactured by Potter Electric Signal Co. of St. Louis, Mo. U.S.A. and shall be
installedonthesprinklersystemsasshownonthedrawingsand/orasspeciedherein.
Switches shall be provided with a 1/2" NPT male pressure connection to be connected into the air supply line on the system side of any shut-off
valve. A Model BVL bleeder valve as supplied by Potter Electric Signal Co. of St. Louis, Mo. U.S.A., or equivalent, shall be connected between
the product and the air supply to provide a means of testing the operation of the supervisory switch.
The switch unit shall contain two SPDT (Form C) switches. One switch shall operate at a pressure decrease of 69 kPA/.69 BAR (10 PSI) from
normal. The second switch shall operate at a pressure increase of 69 kPA/.69 BAR (10 PSI) from normal. Switch contacts shall be rated at 15.0
Amps at 125/250 VAC and 2.0 Amps at 30 VDC. The units shall have a maximum pressure rating of 1724 kPA/17.24 BAR (250 PSI) and shall
be adjusted from 69kPA/.69 BAR (10 PSI) to 1207 kPA/12.07 BAR (175 PSI).
The switch housing shall be weatherproof and oil resistant.
MODEL PS40-EXF
EXPLOSION PROOF
PRESSURE SWITCH
PRINTED IN USA MKT. #5401030 - REV K
7/07
PAGE 1 OF 3
The Potter PS40-EXF is a pressure actuated switch designed primarily to
detect a 69 kPA/.69 BAR (10 PSI) increase and/or decrease from normal
systempressureinautomaticresprinklersystemslocatedinhazardous
locationsclassiedasshownabove.
Typical applications are air pressure supervision in dry pipe systems and
pressure supervision of pressure tanks, air supply or water supply.
Installation And Test Procedure
Mounting: Device should be mounted in upright position (threaded
connection down). Requires NEMA Type 4 conduit hub for outdoor
installations.
Testing: The operation of the pressure supervisory switch and
its associated protective system should be tested upon completion
of installation and periodically thereafter in accordance with the
applicable codes and standards and/or the authority having jurisdiction
(manufacturer recommends quarterly or more frequently)
Dry System: Connect PS40-EXF in air supply line on the system side
of any shutoff or check valve.
Provision for testing the unit can be accomplished with the installation
of a Potter Bleeder Valve (Model BVL) in the line to the PS40-EXF.
CENELEC, DEMKO NO. D 03 Atex 0311298, EN50018,
EN50014, FM Approved
Dimensions: 152mm Dia. x 178mm H
Enclosure: Cast aluminum
Pressure Connection: 1/2"NPTmalebrasstting
Conduit Entrance: 1/2" NPT female conduit opening
Factory Adjustment:
One switch operates on decrease at 207 kPA/2.07 BAR
(30 PSI) and one switch operates on increase at
345 kPA/3.45 BAR (50 PSI).
Pressure Range:
69 kPA/.69 BAR (10 PSI) to 1207 kPA/12.07 BAR (175 PSI)
Maximum Differential (Approx.):
14 kPA/.14 BAR (2 PSI) at 138 kPA/1.38 BAR (20 PSI)
34 kPA/.34 BAR (5 PSI) at 1207 kPA/12.07 BAR (175 PSI)
Maximum Proof Pressure: 1724 kPA/17.24 BAR (250 PSI)
Switch Contacts: Two Sets of SPDT (Form C)
15.0 Amps at 125/250 VAC
2.0 Amps at 30 VDC
EnvironmentalSpecications:
ForuseinhazardouslocationsclassiedasEExdIIBT6(IP66)
NEMA 4 and 9 Rated Enclosure
Temperature Range: -40F to 140F (-40C to 60C)
PS40-EXF Stock Number 1350002
Potter Electric Signal Company 2081 Craig Road, St. Louis, MO, 63146-4161 Phone: 800-325-3936/Canada 888-882-1833

www.pottersignal.com
Model Description Stock No.
PS40-EXF Pressure switch with 2 sets of 1350002
contacts (SPDT)
BVL Bleeder Valve 1000018
Hex Key (For cover removal) 5250074
Hex Key (For pressure adjustment access) 5250073
Testing the PS40-EXF may activate other system connected
devices.
MODEL PS40-EXF
EXPLOSION PROOF
PRESSURE SWITCH
PRINTED IN USA MKT. #5401030 - REV K
7/07
PAGE 2 OF 3
Typical Sprinkler Application - Dry System
Typical Electrical Connections
Note: High switch changes with pressure increase. Low switch changes with pressure decrease.
An uninsulated section of a single conductor should not be looped
around the terminal and serve as two separate connections. The wire
must be severed, thereby providing supervision of the connection in
the event that the wire becomes dislodged from under the terminal.
Typical Electrical Connections
MODEL PS40-EXF
EXPLOSION PROOF
PRESSURE SWITCH
PRINTED IN USA MKT. #5401030 - REV K
7/07
PAGE 3 OF 3
NOTE: Switches are shown in standby condition with normal
pressure applied. Switch #1 (high) changes with pressure increase.
Switch #2 (low) changes with pressure decrease.
Pressure Switch Termination
Field Adjustments
The operating point of the switches on the PS40-EXF can be adjusted
to any point between 69 kPA/.69 BAR (10 PSI) and 1207 kPA/12.07
BAR (175 PSI) by turning the adjustment knob(s) clockwise to raise
the actuation point, and counter-clockwise to lower the actuation
point. The two switches operate completely independently of one
another, and each switch may be adjusted to actuate at any point the
system requires. Final adjustment should be made with a pressure
gauge.
NOTE:Topreventleakage,applyteontapesealanttomalethreadsonly.
Use of pipe joint cement may result in obstruction of the aperature
and loss of signal.
Whenthisdeviceistobeinstalledinanareathatisclassiedas
hazardous,thepersonresponsibleforsafetyintheareashouldbe
contacted to determine if the tools and operations required for the
installation of the device and associated components are permitted in the
area. To reduce the risk of ignition of hazardous atmospheres, disconnect
supply circuits before opening cover. Keep cover tight while circuits are
live. Cover screws must be torqued to a minimum of 2 N-m.
Engineer/ArchitectSpecications
Air pressure supervisory switch shall be a Model PS40-EXF as manufactured by Potter Electric Signal Co. of St. Louis, Mo. U.S.A. and shall be
installedonthesprinklersystemsasshownonthedrawingsand/orasspeciedherein.
Switches shall be provided with a 1/2" NPT male pressure connection to be connected into the air supply line on the system side of any shut-off
valve. A Model BVL bleeder valve as supplied by Potter Electric Signal Co. of St. Louis, Mo. U.S.A., or equivalent, shall be connected between
the product and the air supply to provide a means of testing the operation of the supervisory switch.
The switch unit shall contain two SPDT (Form C) switches. One switch shall operate at a pressure decrease of 69 kPA/.69 BAR (10 PSI) from
normal. The second switch shall operate at a pressure increase of 69 kPA/.69 BAR (10 PSI) from normal. Switch contacts shall be rated at 15.0
Amps at 125/250 VAC and 2.0 Amps at 30 VDC. The units shall have a maximum pressure rating of 1724 kPA/17.24 BAR (250 PSI) and shall
be adjusted from 69kPA/.69 BAR (10 PSI) to 1207 kPA/12.07 BAR (175 PSI).
The switch housing shall be weatherproof and oil resistant.
PRINTED IN USA MKT. #8910218 - REV J
MFG.#5401060 - 11/03
ADPS
ADJUSTABLE DEADBAND
PRESSURE SWITCH
PAGE 1 OF 2
Description
The Model ADPS is an Adjustable Deadband Pressure Switch with
independent set and reset points which are adjustable throughout
the entire operating range of the switch. The minimum deadband
(minimum span between set and reset points) may be obtained at
any point in the operating range of the switch. A change in pressure
greater than the high setting will reposition the switch mechanism to
open or close a single snap-action electrical switch.
This control device is designed for use as an operating control
inapplicationssensingair,water,oranyuidnotharmfultothe
pressure connection, diaphragm or nitrile pressure-sealing o-ring. The
instances where an operating control would result in personal injury
and/or loss of property, it is the responsibility of the installer to add
devices (safety, limit controls) that protect against, or systems (alarm,
supervisory systems) that warn of control failure.
This device is not intended for applications in explosive environments
orusewithhazardousuids.
Mounting and Installation
The Model ADPS is typically mounted in an upright position on a
atsurfacebytwo1/4"screwsthroughthemountingangesonthe
base or by two 1/4-20 screws into the back of the base. See Fig. 1
for mounting dimensions. Locate the switch where vibration, shock,
andambienttemperatureuctuationsareminimal.Toavoiddamage
to the switch, always hold a wrench on the pressure connection hex
when tightening pressure connections. Never tighten the pressure
connectionbyturningtheswitchhousingintothetting.
Listings/Approvals
ULStandard508Guide(NKPZ)andCSAStandardC22.2
No. 14-M Class (321106) for Pressure Operated Industrial
Control Equipment.
ULStandard873Guide(XAPX)andCSAStandardC22.2
No. 24 Class (481302) for Temperature Indicating and
Regulating Equipment.
CEMarked
Ambient/Media Temperature Range
-4F to 180F (-20C to 82C)
Construction
NEMAType4Xenclosureforindoororoutdooruse.
(To maintain 4X rating, use appropriate Type 4 conduit hub.)
Forgedbrassor316S.S.pressureconnections
AluminumDiecastbasewithPolymerenclosure
BerylliumCopperdiaphragm(Stainlesssteelisolator
diaphragm included for protection of beryllium copper
diaphragm on models with stainless steel pressure connection.)
NitrilePressureSealingOring
Switch Contact
Snap-action SPDT (Form C)
15 Amps at 125/250/480 VAC*
1/8 HP at 125 VAC
1/4 HP at 250 VAC
* Non-inductive loads only
Adjustable
Operating Range
Minimum
Deadband
Proof
Pressure
Factory
Setting
25-300 PSIG 12 PSIG 400 PSIG 90/60 PSIG
Direct control of motors with HP ratings greater than those shown could
damage the ADPS switch, resulting in sprinkler system damage and
unintentionalwaterow.Theinstallationofapressurereliefvalveset
at or below the systems maximum operating pressure is recommended.
See Model Options on page 2.
Potter Electric Signal Company 2081 Craig Road, St. Louis, MO, 63146-4161 Phone: 800-325-3936/Canada 888-882-1833

www.pottersignal.com
Fig. 1
Wiring
Use properly rated temperature supply wire for the anticipated service
temperature. Make all electrical connections in accordance with the
National Electrical Code and local regulations. A wiring check may
be performed by manually actuating the switch actuator on the side of
the snap-action switch inside the enclosure. (See Fig. 3)
Fig. 2
Do not loosen or remove the two (2) screws that
secure the switch to the switch mounting bracket.
ADPS
ADJUSTABLE DEADBAND
PRESSURE SWITCH
PRINTED IN USA MKT. #8910218 - REV J
MFG.#5401060 - 11/03
PAGE 2 OF 2
Adjustments
The two thumb adjustment dials, accessible through the enclosure
cover, are used to adjust the set point and reset point of the switch.
The dial scales and pointer may be used to give an indication of the
low and high set points.
The high setting adjustment dial is calibrated for increasing pressure. The
low setting adjustment dial is calibrated for decreasing pressure. For best
accuracy,makethenaladjustmentswithapressuregaugeattheactual
working media pressure and temperature encountered in the application.
The minimum deadband (minimum span between set and reset points)
may be obtained at any point in the operating range of the switch.
When the desired settings are obtained, replace the adjustment cover.
The adjustment cover and enclosure cover can be made tamper
resistant by a single sealing wire inserted through the hole in the
locking bar.
The repeatability of the set and reset points is typically 1% of the
operating range.
Ordering Information
Stock
Number
Model Number
Adjustable
Operating Range
Minimum
Deadband
Proof
Pressure
Pressure
Connection
Diaphragm
1370010 ADPS-300-1B 25-300 PSIG 12 PSIG 400 PSIG 1/4" NPT Brass Beryllium Copper
1370020 ADPS-300-1S 25-300 PSIG 12 PSIG 400 PSIG 1/4" NPT 316 S.S. Beryllium Copper w/ 316 S.S. Isolator
1370030 ADPS-300-2S 25-300 PSIG 12 PSIG 400 PSIG 3/8" NPT 316 S.S. Beryllium Copper w/ 316 S.S. Isolator
1370040 ADPS-600-1B 50-600 PSIG 25 PSIG 650 PSIG 1/4" NPT Brass Beryllium Copper
1370050 ADPS-600-1S 50-600 PSIG 25 PSIG 650 PSIG 1/4" NPT 316 S.S. Beryllium Copper w/ 316 S.S. Isolator
1370060 ADPS-600-2S 50-600 PSIG 25 PSIG 650 PSIG 3/8" NPT 316 S.S. Beryllium Copper w/ 316 S.S. Isolator
PCS
PUMP CONTROL SWITCH
MFG. #5401143 - REV G
10/07
PRINTED IN USA PAGE 1 OF 2
UL Listed, CSA Approved, and CE Marked
Listing/Approvals: UL Standard 508 Guide (NKPZ) and CSA Standard
C22.2 No. 14-M Class (321106) for Pressure Operated Industrial
Control Equipment.
UL Standard 873 Guide (XAPX) for Temperature Indicating and
Regulating Equipment.
CE Marked
Ambient/Media Temperature Range:
40F to 140F (4.5C to 60C)
Construction:
NEMA Type 4X Enclosure for indoor or outdoor use.
(To maintain 4X rating, use appropriate Type 4 conduit hub.)
Forged Brass Pressure Connections
Aluminum Diecast Base with Polymer Enclosure
Beryllium Copper
Nitrile Pressure Sealing O-ring
Switch Contact:
15 Amps @125 VAC Resitive
1/2 HP @ 125 VAC
Potter Electric Signal Company 2081 Craig Road, St. Louis, MO, 63146-4161 Phone: 800-325-3936/Canada 888-882-1833www.pottersignal.com
Adjustable
Operating Range
Minimum
Deadband
Proof
Pressure
Factory
Setting
25-300 PSIG 12 PSIG 400 PSIG 90/60 PSIG
Direct control of motors with HP ratings greater than those shown
could damage the PCS switch, resulting in sprinkler system damage
and unintentional water flow. The installation of a pressure relief
valve set at or below the system's maximum operating pressure
is recommended.
General
The model PCS is a Pump Control Switch with independent set and
reset points which are adjustable throughout the entire operating range
of the switch. The minimum deadband (minimum span between set
and reset points) may be obtained at any point in the operating range
of the switch. When the pressure drops below the setting, a snap action
switch closes energizing the built in pump control relay and turns the
pump on. When the pressure increases above the high setting, the snap
action switch opens de-energizing the built in pump control relay and
turns the pump off.
This control device is designed for use as an operating control in
applications sensing air, water, or any uid not harmful to the pressure
connection, diaphragm or nitrile pressure-sealing o-ring. Where an
operating control would result in personal injury and/or loss of property, it
is the responsibility of the installer to add devices (safety, limit controls)
that protect against, or systems (alarm, supervisory systems) that warn
of control failure.
This device is not intended for applications in explosive environments
or use with hazardous uids.
PCS-300-1B Stock number 1370080
Mounting and Installation
The Model PCS is typically mounted in an upright position on a at
surface by two 1/4" screws through the mounting anges on the base or
by two 1/4-20 screws into the back of the base. See Fig. 1 for mounting
dimensions. Locate the switch where vibration, shock and ambient
temperature uctuations are minimal. To avoid damage to the switch,
always hold a wrench on the pressure connection hex when tightening
pressure connections. Never tighten the pressure connection by turning
the switch housing into the tting.
(2) 1/4-20 x .50 DEEP
THREADED HOLES
FOR BACK MOUNTING
OPTION
DIE CAST BOX CONNECTOR
(2) .266 MOUNTING
THRU HOLES FOR
1/4 SCREWS
DWG #1143-4
Fig. 1
MFG. #5401143 - REV G
10/07
PRINTED IN USA PAGE 2 OF 2
PCS
PUMP CONTROL SWITCH
Wiring
Use properly rated temperature supply wire for the anticipated service
temperature. When applicable, make all electrical connections in
accordance with the National Electrical Code and all local regulations
in a junction box with a 2 inch maximum connector length between the
PCS enclosure and junction wiring box.
Note: Do not alter factory
wiring on micro switch.
Note:
Do not loosen or remove the two (2) screws that secure the switch to the
switch mounting bracket. The PCS requires 120V AC power to operate.
It is not possible to test the switch with an ohm meter or continuity tester.
When 120V AC is applied to the black and white wires, the 120V AC
line voltage will be switched internally to the red wire when the pressure
reaches the PCS low pressure setting. With 120V AC applied to the
black, a wiring check may be performed by manually actuating the switch
actuator on the side of the snap-action switch inside the enclosure. (See
Fig. 3), and metering for 120V AC between the red and white wires.
Fig. 3
Adjustments
The two thumb adjustment dials, accessible through the enclosure cover, are
used to adjust the set point and reset point of the switch. The dial scales and
pointer may be used to give an indication of the low and high set points.
The high setting adjustment dial is calibrated for increasing pressure. The
low setting adjustment dial is calibrated for decreasing pressure. For best
accuracy, make the nal adjustments with a pressure gauge at the actual
working media pressure and temperature encountered in the application.
The minimum deadband (minimum span between set and reset points)
may be obtained at any point in the operating range of the switch.
When the desired settings are obtained, replace the adjustment cover. The
adjustment cover and enclosure cover can be made tamper resistant by a
single sealing wire inserted through the hole in the locking bar.
The repeatability of the set and reset points is typically 1% of the
operating range.
Fig. 2
QRS
QUICK RELEASE SWITCH
MFG. #5471131 - REV M
2/08
PRINTED IN USA PAGE 1 OF 4
UL, cUL Listed, FM Approved, and CE Marked
Service Pressure: 250 PSI (17.24 BAR)
Pressure Connection:1/2" NPT Male Brass
Enclosure: Cover - Die-Cast external surface with
gray powdercoat nish. Base - Plated Steel
Pressure Range: 5 - 70 PSI (.34 - 4.83 BAR) (See preset pressure
setting chart)
Differential: Approx. 1 PSI (.07 BAR)
Burst Pressure: Min 1000 PSI (68.95 BAR)
Environmental Specications:Indoor use only NEMA 1/IP50
Rated Enclosure
Temperature range:-40F to 140F
(-40C to 60C)
Immunity: EN61000-4-3/IEC1000-4-3: Immunity to Radio
Frequency Electromagnetic Fields, (Level 3: 10V/m)
EN61000-4-6/IEC1000-4-6: Immunity to Radio
Frequency Induced Conducted Disturbances,
(Level 3, 10V
rms
) The cover must be securely
fastened to the base to ensure metal to metal contact.
Power Requirements: Standby: 40 mA at 24 VDC
Max Alarm 80 mA
Contact Ratings: Alarm and high/low air 5 amps at 25 VDC
Cover tamper .1 amp at 25 VDC
Service Use: Automatic Sprinkler NFPA-13
Residential occupancy up NFPA-13R
to four stories
National Fire Alarm Code NFPA-72
Potter Electric Signal Company 2081 Craig Road, St. Louis, MO, 63146-4161 Phone: 800-325-3936/Canada 888-882-1833 www.pottersignal.com
The QRS is a microprocessor based pressure switch designed to
monitor the air pressure in a dry pipe re sprinkler system and replace
a mechanical air accelerator when used with a PFC Series Fire Alarm
Releasing Panel, and an approved solenoid valve.
High/Low air indication: One normally open contact that closes if
the normal air pressure in the system increases or decreases beyond
a given point. (see system air pressure setting chart) Preset pressure
settings set by 10 position rotary switch on pc board. Normally wired
to the supervisory circuit of the re alarm panel. Factory set to
position #2 for a normal system air pressure of 30 PSI
Alarm indication: One normally open contact that closes if
the pressure drops at a rate of .1 PSI (.007 BAR) per second or
greater (indicates an open sprinkler head, normal response time is
approximately 2 seconds) or if the pressure drops to 5.5 PSI (.38
UL Listed Extinguishing System
Attachment 354L & Accelerator 456A
U.S. Patent Number 5,971,080
Stock number - 1341300
BAR). The QRS must be wired to a PFC Series Fire Alarm Releasing
Panel that operates an approved electric solenoid valve on the dry
pipe sprinkler system. Its function is to dump air into the intermediate
chamber, tripping the alarm valve. This is used to replace a
mechanical air accelerator and gives a much faster response time.
Cover tamper: One normally open contact that closes when the cover
is removed. May be wired to Supervisory Circuit condition on the re
alarm panel.
Loss of power results in an open circuit on the alarm input terminals
and causes a Trouble Condition on the Releasing Panel.
High/Low air contacts automatically reset when the pressure returns
to normal.
Alarm contacts: Automatically reset after 30 seconds for .1 PSI (.007
BAR) per second drop.
Latch in alarm for critical low air (5.5 PSI) (.38 BAR) and reset at 6.5
PSI (.45 BAR).
The QRS must be wired using shielded cable in metal conduit (rigid or
exible). Connect drain wire of shield to earth ground of the panel only.
Do not connect drain wire to the QRS. Shielded cable: 6 conductor, 22
AWG stranded, PVC jacket, overall foil shield with drain. (Alpha wire
type 5196C or equivalent.)
When the QRS is installed in accordance with these installation
instructions, compliance to the above immunity standards
indicates the equipment's design provides reasonable immunity
from radio frequency sources. Intentionally subjecting the
equipment to radio frequency sources could result in unintended
operation of the dry pipe system.
Keep all radio transmitters or RF sources at least ONE foot fromtheQRS.
Failureto do so could result in unintended operation of thedry pipesystem.
MFG. #5471131 - REV M
2/08
PRINTED IN USA PAGE 2 OF 4
QRS
QUICK RELEASE SWITCH
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Switch Terminal Connections
Clamping Plate Terminal
An uninsulated section of a single conductor should not
be looped around the terminal and serve as two separate
connections. The wire must be severed, thereby providing
supervision of the connection in the event that the wire
becomes dislodged from under the terminal.
Dimensions
2.250
(5.7cm)
1.125
(2.9cm)
PRESSURE
SETTING
SWITCH
4.750
(12.1cm)
3.188
(8.1cm)
DWG #1131-2
2.750
(7.0cm)
4.250
(10.8cm)
Switch
Setting
Low Air Threshold Nominal Pressure High Air Threshold
PSI BAR PSI BAR PSI BAR
0 7 .48 10 .69 15 1.04
1 7 .48 15 1.04 20 1.38
2 15 1.04 20 1.38 25 1.72
3 15 1.04 25 1.72 30 2.07
4 20 1.38 30 2.07 35 2.41
5 25 1.72 35 2.41 40 2.76
6 30 2.07 40 2.76 45 3.10
7 35 2.41 45 3.10 50 3.45
8 45 3.10 55 3.79 60 4.14
9 55 3.79 65 4.48 70 4.83
System Air Pressure Setting Chart
Switch is factory set on position #4 for normal air pressure of 30 PSI.
The following installation requirements shall be followed completely
to ensure proper operation of the QRS and PFC-4410-RC. Make all
connections between the QRS and PFC-4410RC with no power applied
to the PFC-4410RC.
Failure to follow these requirements completely will result
in improper operation.
1. There shall be a continuous run of shielded cable between the QRS
& PFC-4410-RC. Splices shall not be permitted. If an 8 conductor
shielded cable is not available, multiple cables may be used to provide
the number of conductors required, providing all cables are shielded.
2. All wiring between the QRS and PFC-4410-RC shall be installed
in a continuous run of metal conduit. Interruptions in the continuity of
the metal conduit shall not be permitted. There shall not be any other
wires in, or attached to, this conduit. If a junction box is used, the box
shall be of the drawn style, not spot welded. There shall be no gaps in
the box. The metal box cover shall remain on at all times.
3. The drain wire of the shielded cable shall be grounded at the PFC-
4410-RC only. It shall not be grounded at the QRS. Termination of
the drain wire at the QRS shall consist of cutting the wire short and
insulating it to prevent contact with other material or circuits.
4. The drain wire of the shielded cable shall be connected to the S
terminal on the RS-485 terminal strip in the PFC-4410-RC. The drain
wire shall be as short as possible and insulated to prevent unwanted
contact with other circuits on the 4410-RC.
5. Terminals 8 & 9 of the QRS shall be connected to the +- terminals
of the 24VDC power terminal strip respectively in the PFC-4410-RC,
to supply power to the QRS. These connections must be made before
applying power to the PFC-4410RC.
6. The 120VAC power for the PFC-4410-RC shall be froma dedicated
circuit. There shall not be any other conductors in the conduit other than
the hot, neutral and ground wires necessary to power the PFC-4410-RC.
MFG. #5471131 - REV M
2/08
PRINTED IN USA PAGE 3 OF 4
QRS
QUICK RELEASE SWITCH
7. The EG terminal of the PFC-4410-RC shall be connected to a good
earth ground connection.
8. The AC power wires shall be kept away from all other wires
associated with the PFC-4410-RC by a minimum of 1 inch.
9. The shielded cable for the QRS shall be separated from the NAC
wiring by a minimum of 1 inch.10. There shall be no wires or circuits
allowed inside the PFC-4410-RC cabinet except those directly
connected to the panel. There shall be no external AC circuits brought
into the PFC-4410-RC cabinet.
11. The Top conduit entrances on the PFC-4410-RC cabinet shall
not be used if there is the possibility of condensation or other liquid
entering the cabinet.
12. The supervisory air in the system shall be set to match one of the
settings on the QRS rotary switch.
Testing the system
With power applied to the PFC-4410-RC panel and system pressure
corresponding to the setting on the QRS rotary switch, press the reset
button. The panel should restore to normal.
Wait 60 seconds before doing anything.
Note: failure to wait 60 seconds before testing the system will result
in the system not operating properly!
Open the test valve, the QRS should operate and the panel should
display an alarm on the appropriate zone of the PFC panel.
Trouble Shooting Tips
Problem: PFC-4410RC indicates troubleon thezonetheQRS is connected to.
Check: Temporarily remove all power fromthe PFC-4410RC for 5-10
seconds, then re-apply power. If power connections were made to the
QRS while the PFC-4410RC was hot, it may be necessary to reboot the
system.
Problem: System wont trip when air pressure is dropped during test.
Check: Makesureaminimumof 30 seconds has expired after thesystemis
restored to normal pressure, theQRS has power applied and thePFC panel is reset.
The System air pressure and PFC panel must both be a normal
condition with the QRS powered up for a MINIMUM of 30 seconds
before the system can be tested.
Check: Troubleshooting tip #1 about rebooting the system.
Problem: The PFC panel indicates a SUPERVISORY condition.
Check: The system air pressure may not correspond with the rotary
switch setting on the QRS.
Adjust the system air pressure to match the rotary switch on the QRS.
(See the System Air Pressure Setting Chart on pg. 2)
Check: The system air pressure with calibrated gauges.
Problem: The system false trips or other unexplained operations.
Check: Was shielded cable used.
Check: Is theentirelength of shielded cablecompletely enclosed in metal conduit.
Check: Is thedrain wireconnected to theS terminal of thePFC series panel only.
Check: Make sure the drain wire is not connected to the QRS.
Check: Make sure the cover is installed on the QRS.
Check: Make sure no wires other than the shielded cable for the QRS
are included in the metal conduit.
Check: Make sure the shielded cable is not running within 1 of either
J UMPER
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EOLR
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Wiring Diagram for Model QRS Electronic Accelerator for Dry Pipe Valves(s)
OUTPUT 1 OUTPUT 2 OUTPUT 3 OUTPUT 4
+ - + - + - + -
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SOLENOID
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SOLENOID
INSTALL AT
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SYSTEM 1 SYSTEM 2 SYSTEM 3 SYSTEM 4
PFC4410-RC Panel
1
If more than one QRS is used, install EOLR across
terminals 6 & 7 of the last QRS only. If only one QRS is used,
install EOLR across terminals 6 & 7 of QRS.
2
If more than one QRS is used, connect orange and yellow
wires to terminals 6 & 7 of all except the last QRS. If only one
QRS is used, do not use orange and yellow wires.
3
If more than one QRS is used, splice orange and yellow
wires from rst QRS to second QRS inside PFC Series cabinet.
Continue procedure to last QRS. If only one QRS is used, do
not connect orange and yellow wires at either end.
4
Shielded cable must be used. Alpha wire type 5198C or
equivalent. Cable must be installed in a continuous run of
metal conduit from PFC panel to QRS.
Reference wiring
diagramprogram#14
The QRS Quick Release Switch is to be wired to the Model PFC-4410-RC
releasing panel using shielded cable in metal conduit (rigid or exible).
Connect drain wire of shield to earth ground of the PFC-4410-RC only. Do
not connect drain wire to QRS.
Shielded cable: 6 or 8 conductor, 22 AWG stranded, PVC jacket, overall foil
shield with drain. (Alpha wire type 5198C or equivalent).
QRS
QUICK RELEASE SWITCH
MFG. #5471131 - REV M
2/08
PRINTED IN USA PAGE 4 OF 4
Wiring Diagram
When using the QRS as an electronic accelerator do not connect any
other initiating device to any initiating zone of the PFC-100RC. Doing
so could result in unintended operation of the dry pipe system.
The QRS uses electronic components to monitor the air pressure.
Keep all radio transmitters or RF sources at least ONE foot from the
QRS. Failure to do so could result in unintended operation of the
dry pipe system.