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The ADT
SLC
Signaling Line Circuit
Manual

Document 51348

8/29/00 Revision: A
PN 51348:A ECN 00-394
While a fire alarm system may lower insurance
Fire Alarm System Limitations rates, it is not a substitute for fire insurance!
An automatic fire alarm system–typically made up of smoke Heat detectors do not sense particles of combustion and
detectors, heat detectors, manual pull stations, audible warn- alarm only when heat on their sensors increases at a prede-
ing devices, and a fire alarm control with remote notification termined rate or reaches a predetermined level. Rate-of-rise
capability–can provide early warning of a developing fire. heat detectors may be subject to reduced sensitivity over time.
Such a system, however, does not assure protection against For this reason, the rate-of-rise feature of each detector
property damage or loss of life resulting from a fire. should be tested at least once per year by a qualified fire pro-
The Manufacturer recommends that smoke and/or heat detec- tection specialist. Heat detectors are designed to protect
tors be located throughout a protected premise following the property, not life.
recommendations of the current edition of the National Fire IMPORTANT! Smoke detectors must be installed in the
Protection Association Standard 72 (NFPA 72), same room as the control panel and in rooms used by the sys-
manufacturer's recommendations, State and local codes, and tem for the connection of alarm transmission wiring, communi-
the recommendations contained in the Guide for Proper Use cations, signaling, and/or power. If detectors are not so lo-
of System Smoke Detectors, which is made available at no cated, a developing fire may damage the alarm system, crip-
charge to all installing dealers. A study by the Federal Emer- pling its ability to report a fire.
gency Management Agency (an agency of the United States Audible warning devices such as bells may not alert people
government) indicated that smoke detectors may not go off in if these devices are located on the other side of closed or
as many as 35% of all fires. While fire alarm systems are de- partly open doors or are located on another floor of a building.
signed to provide early warning against fire, they do not guar- Any warning device may fail to alert people with a disability or
antee warning or protection against fire. A fire alarm system those who have recently consumed drugs, alcohol or medica-
may not provide timely or adequate warning, or simply may not tion. Please note that:
function, for a variety of reasons:
• Strobes can, under certain circumstances, cause seizures
Smoke detectors may not sense fire where smoke cannot in people with conditions such as epilepsy.
reach the detectors such as in chimneys, in or behind walls, on
• Studies have shown that certain people, even when they
roofs, or on the other side of closed doors. Smoke detectors
hear a fire alarm signal, do not respond or comprehend the
also may not sense a fire on another level or floor of a build-
meaning of the signal. It is the property owner's responsibil-
ing. A second-floor detector, for example, may not sense a
ity to conduct fire drills and other training exercise to make
first-floor or basement fire.
people aware of fire alarm signals and instruct them on the
Particles of combustion or "smoke" from a developing fire proper reaction to alarm signals.
may not reach the sensing chambers of smoke detectors be-
• In rare instances, the sounding of a warning device can
cause:
cause temporary or permanent hearing loss.
• Barriers such as closed or partially closed doors, walls, or
A fire alarm system will not operate without any electrical
chimneys may inhibit particle or smoke flow.
power. If AC power fails, the system will operate from standby
• Smoke particles may become "cold," stratify, and not reach batteries only for a specified time and only if the batteries
the ceiling or upper walls where detectors are located. have been properly maintained and replaced regularly.
• Smoke particles may be blown away from detectors by air Equipment used in the system may not be technically com-
outlets. patible with the control. It is essential to use only equipment
• Smoke detectors may be drawn into air returns before listed for service with your control panel.
reaching the detector. Telephone lines needed to transmit alarm signals from a
The amount of "smoke" present may be insufficient to alarm premise to a central monitoring station may be out of service
smoke detectors. Smoke detectors are designed to alarm at or temporarily disabled. For added protection against tele-
various levels of smoke density. If such density levels are not phone line failure, backup radio transmission systems are rec-
created by a developing fire at the location of detectors, the ommended.
detectors will not go into alarm. The most common cause of fire alarm malfunction is inade-
Smoke detectors, even when working properly, have sensing quate maintenance. To keep the entire fire alarm system in
limitations. Detectors that have photoelectronic sensing excellent working order, ongoing maintenance is required per
chambers tend to detect smoldering fires better than flaming the manufacturer's recommendations, and UL and NFPA stan-
fires, which have little visible smoke. Detectors that have ion- dards. At a minimum, the requirements of Chapter 7 of NFPA
izing-type sensing chambers tend to detect fast-flaming fires 72 shall be followed. Environments with large amounts of
better than smoldering fires. Because fires develop in differ- dust, dirt or high air velocity require more frequent mainte-
ent ways and are often unpredictable in their growth, neither nance. A maintenance agreement should be arranged
type of detector is necessarily best and a given type of detec- through the local manufacturer's representative. Maintenance
tor may not provide adequate warning of a fire. should be scheduled monthly or as required by National and/
Smoke detectors cannot be expected to provide adequate or local fire codes and should be performed by authorized pro-
warning of fires caused by arson, children playing with fessional fire alarm installers only. Adequate written records
matches (especially in bedrooms), smoking in bed, and violent of all inspections should be kept.
explosions (caused by escaping gas, improper storage of
flammable materials, etc.).

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Installation Precautions Adherence to the following will aid in problem-free
installation with long-term reliability:
WARNING - Several different sources of power can be con- Like all solid state electronic devices, this system may
nected to the fire alarm control panel. Disconnect all sources operate erratically or can be damaged when subjected to light-
of power before servicing. Control unit and associated equip- ning-induced transients. Although no system is completely
ment may be damaged by removing and/or inserting cards, immune from lightning transients and interferences, proper
modules, or interconnecting cables while the unit is energized. grounding will reduce susceptibility. Overhead or outside
Do not attempt to install, service, or operate this unit until this aerial wiring is not recommended, due to an increased sus-
manual is read and understood. ceptibility to nearby lightning strikes. Consult with the Techni-
CAUTION - System Reacceptance Test after Software cal Services Department if any problems are anticipated or
Changes. To ensure proper system operation, this product encountered.
must be tested in accordance with NFPA 72 Chapter 7 after Disconnect AC power and batteries prior to removing or in-
any programming operation or change in site-specific soft- serting circuit boards. Failure to do so can damage circuits.
ware. Reacceptance testing is required after any change, ad- Remove all electronic assemblies prior to any drilling, filing,
dition or deletion of system components, or after any modifica- reaming, or punching of the enclosure. When possible, make
tion, repair or adjustment to system hardware or wiring. all cable entries from the sides or rear. Before making modifi-
All components, circuits, system operations, or software func- cations, verify that they will not interfere with battery, trans-
tions known to be affected by a change must be 100% tested. former, and printed circuit board location.
In addition, to ensure that other operations are not inadvert- Do not tighten screw terminals more than 9 in-lbs.
ently affected, at least 10% of initiating devices that are not Over-tightening may damage threads, resulting in reduced
directly affected by the change, up to a maximum of 50 de- terminal contact pressure and difficulty with screw terminal
vices, must also be tested and proper system operation veri- removal.
fied.
Though designed to last many years, system components
This system meets NFPA requirements for operation at can fail at any time. This system contains static-sensitive
0-49° C/32-120° F and at a relative humidity of 85% RH (non- components. Always ground yourself with a proper wrist strap
condensing) at 30° C/86° F. However, the useful life of the before handling any circuits so that static charges are re-
system's standby batteries and the electronic components moved from the body. Use static-suppressive packaging
may be adversely affected by extreme temperature ranges to protect electronic assemblies removed from the unit.
and humidity. Therefore, it is recommended that this system
Follow the instructions in the installation, operating, and
and all peripherals be installed in an environment with a nomi-
programming manuals. These instructions must be followed
nal room temperature of 15-27° C/60-80° F.
to avoid damage to the control panel and associated
Verify that wire sizes are adequate for all initiating and equipment. FACP operation and reliability depend upon
indicating device loops. Most devices cannot tolerate more proper installation by authorized personnel.
than a 10% I.R. drop from the specified device voltage.

FCC Warning
WARNING: This equipment generates, uses, and can Canadian Requirements
radiate radio frequency energy and if not installed and This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class A
used in accordance with the instruction manual, may limits for radiation noise emissions from digital
cause interference to radio communications. It has apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations
been tested and found to comply with the limits for class of the Canadian Department of Communications.
A computing device pursuant to Subpart B of Part 15 of
Le present appareil numerique n'emet pas de bruits
FCC Rules, which is designed to provide reasonable
radioelectriques depassant les limites applicables aux
protection against such interference when operated in a
appareils numeriques de la classe A prescrites dans le
commercial environment. Operation of this equipment in
Reglement sur le brouillage radioelectrique edicte par le
a residential area is likely to cause interference, in which
ministere des Communications du Canada.
case the user will be required to correct the interference
at his own expense.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Introduction
Scope............................................................................................................................. 9
Overview ...................................................................................................................... 9
Devices .......................................................................................................................... 9
Isolator Modules .................................................................................................... 9
Monitor Modules.................................................................................................... 9
Control Modules .................................................................................................... 9
Relay Modules ....................................................................................................... 9
Transponders........................................................................................................ 10
Plug-in Detector Bases......................................................................................... 10
Intelligent Detectors ............................................................................................. 10
Manual Pull Stations ............................................................................................ 10
Reference Documentation......................................................................................... 11
SLC Capacity............................................................................................................. 12
SLC Performance...................................................................................................... 12
LED Operation .......................................................................................................... 12
Surge Suppression ..................................................................................................... 12

Wiring Requirements
Overview .................................................................................................................... 13
Two-Wire SLC - Style 4 (Class B) ........................................................................... 13
Measuring Loop Resistance ................................................................................. 13
Measuring Total Wire Length.............................................................................. 13
Four-Wire SLC Style 6 & 7 (Class A) ..................................................................... 14
Measuring Loop Resistance ................................................................................. 14
Measuring Total Wire Length.............................................................................. 14

Shielded Wire Termination for Reduction of Radiated Emissions


Overview .................................................................................................................... 15
No-Conduit................................................................................................................. 15
Full-Conduit............................................................................................................... 15
Partial-Conduit.......................................................................................................... 16
Floating Shield ........................................................................................................... 16

SLC Circuits without Isolators


Overview .................................................................................................................... 17
NFPA Style 4 SLC ..................................................................................................... 17
NFPA Style 6 SLC ..................................................................................................... 18

SLC Circuits with Isolators


Overview .................................................................................................................... 19
Fault Isolator Module - M500X ............................................................................... 19
Wiring an Isolator Module ................................................................................... 19
Isolator Detector Bases ............................................................................................. 20
How an Isolator Base Works ............................................................................... 20
NFPA Style 4 SLC Using an M500X Module ......................................................... 21
NFPA Style 6 SLC Using M500X Modules............................................................. 22
NFPA Style 7 SLC Using Isolating Devices ............................................................ 23

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Monitor Modules
Description ................................................................................................................. 25
M300MADT Monitor Module ............................................................................. 25
M300DADT Dual Monitor Module..................................................................... 25
M302MADT Monitor Module ............................................................................. 25
M301MADT Monitor Module ............................................................................. 25
Installation.................................................................................................................. 26
Setting an SLC address for a Module................................................................... 26
M300MADT Wiring Diagrams ................................................................................ 27
Wiring a NFPA Style B IDC with an M300MADT............................................ 27
Wiring a NFPA Style D IDC with an M300MADT ........................................... 28
M300DADT Wiring Diagrams ................................................................................. 29
Wiring a NFPA Style B IDC with an M300DADT ............................................. 29
M302MADT Wiring Diagrams ................................................................................ 30
Wiring a NFPA Style B IDC with an M302MADT............................................. 30
Wiring a NFPA Style D IDC with an M302MADT ............................................ 31

Control Modules
Description ................................................................................................................. 33
Installation.................................................................................................................. 33
Setting an SLC address for an M300CADT Module ........................................... 33
Wiring a Notification Appliance Circuit (NAC) with an M300CADT ............... 33
Wiring an M300CADT Module ............................................................................... 34
Wiring a Style Y NAC (Two-Wire).................................................................... 34
Wiring a Style Z NAC (Four-Wire) ..................................................................... 35

Relay Module
Description ................................................................................................................. 37
Installation.................................................................................................................. 37
Setting an SLC address for an M300RADT Module ........................................... 37
Wiring an M300RADT Module (Form-C Relay) ................................................ 37

Intelligent Detector Bases


Description ................................................................................................................. 39
Installation.................................................................................................................. 39
Wiring a Detector Base ........................................................................................ 39
Wiring an Isolator Base........................................................................................ 40
Setting the Detector Address................................................................................ 40

Addressable Manual Pull Station


Description ................................................................................................................. 41
Installation.................................................................................................................. 41
Setting an SLC address ........................................................................................ 41
Wiring a Manual Pull Station............................................................................... 41

Appendix A: Power Considerations


Supplying Power to 24 VDC Detectors.................................................................... 43
Resistance and Size .............................................................................................. 43
Supervising 24 VDC Power ...................................................................................... 44
Supervising 24 VDC Power to Notification Appliances......................................... 45
Style Y NAC Power Wiring................................................................................. 45
Style Z NAC Power Wiring ................................................................................. 46

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Appendix B: Surge Suppression


Introduction ............................................................................................................... 47
Installation ................................................................................................................. 47
Unimode 300/400................................................................................................. 48
DTK-2LVLP-F Connections ....................................................................... 48
PLP-42N Connections ................................................................................. 48
SLCP-030 Connections ................................................................................ 48
Unimode 2020/1010 (LIB-200A or LIB-400) ..................................................... 49
DTK-2LVLP-F Connections ....................................................................... 49
PLP-42N Connections ................................................................................. 49
SLCP-030 Connections ................................................................................ 49

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Introduction
Scope
This document covers the installation and wiring of various Signaling Line Circuit (SLC) devices, when
used with the following ADT Fire Alarm Control Panels:

Unimode 2020/1010 Unimode II w/ AIM

Unimode 300/400

This document also provides basic information that applies to ADT SLC loops in general, such as the
branch resistance measurements.
Additional information about each control panel and the modules and detectors referenced in this
document can be found in the respective installation manual as listed in Table 1, “Reference
Documentation,” on page 11.

Overview
Communication between the control panel and intelligent and addressable initiating, monitor, and
control devices takes place through a Signaling Line Circuit (SLC), which can be wired to meet the
requirements of NFPA Style 4, Style 6, or Style 7.

Devices

Isolator Modules
Isolator Modules permit a zone of detectors and modules to be fault isolated from the remainder of the
SLC loop, allowing critical components to function in the event of a circuit fault. Isolator modules are
required to meet the requirements of an NFPA Style 7 circuit.

Monitor Modules
These addressable modules allow the control panel to monitor entire circuits of conventional alarm
initiating devices, such as manual pull stations, smoke detectors, heat detectors, waterflow and
supervisory devices.

Control Modules
Through these addressable modules, the control panel can selectively activate Notification Appliance
Circuits (NAC).

Relay Modules
This addressable module provides the control panel with a dry-contact output for activating a variety of
auxiliary devices.

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Introduction Devices

Transponders
ADT-XP5-M - Supervises five Class-B addressable Initiating Device Circuits which monitor normally
open contact initiating devices.
ADT-XP5-C - Acts as a NAC or a speaker/telephone circuit (Class B only) or a Form-C relay.
XP Series - (XPP-1, XPC-8, XPM-8 & XPZ-8) Provides the FACP with an efficient multiplex
subsystem capability. It communicates with the FACP and functions as a data-gathering panel for alarm
Initiating Device Circuits (IDC) and as a remote switching center for Notification Appliance Circuits
(NAC), telephone circuits or relays.
For information on connecting these transponders to the SLC, refer to the ADT XP5 Series Manual or
the ADT XP Transponder Manual.

Plug-in Detector Bases


These bases provide a connection between the SLC and a variety of intelligent detectors which are
snapped into place. Standard bases and isolator bases are used depending upon which NFPA SLC style
is required. Standard and isolator bases are used depending upon which NFPA SLC style is required.
Sounder and relay bases are similar to standard bases, but have sound or relay capabilities.
Standard Base - Models B501(standard small diameter base) and B710LP (standard large diameter base)
Isolator Base - Model B224BI isolator base
Sounder Base - Models B501BH (standard sounder base) and B501BHT (base with temporal sounder)
Relay Base - Model B224RB relay base

Intelligent Detectors

1351ADT - Analog, addressable, low profile intelligent smoke detector that incorporates an ionization
sensing chamber. Designed to provide open area protection.
2351ADT - Same as 1351ADT, but uses a photoelectric sensing chamber. The 2351TADT adds thermal
sensors that will alarm at a fixed temperature of 135° F. Designed to provide open area protection.
5351ADT - Intelligent thermistor sensing circuit for fast response. Designed to provide open area
protection with 50 foot spacing capability. The 5351RADT incorporates a thermal rate of rise of 15°F
(9.4°C).
DH300PADT - Photoelectric smoke detector designed to detect smoke in an air duct. Model
DH300PRADT contains housing and relay.

Manual Pull Stations


When activated, provides an addressable location to the control panel.

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Reference Documentation Introduction

Reference Documentation
The table below gives a list of document sources containing additional information regarding a
Signaling Line Circuit:

For information on... Refer to... Part Number


Unimode 2020/1010 Installation Manual 51167
Unimode 300/400 Installation Manual 50708
Unimode II Installation Manual A15583
Compatible Devices Device Compatibility 51352
Document
Transponders XP5 Series Manual 51175
XP Transponder Manual 50928
ADT-NBG-12LX Installation Instructions 51241
System Sensor Documentation
M300MADT Monitor Module Installation Instructions A300-02-00
M301MADT Mini Monitor Module Installation Instructions A300-04-00
M302MADT Monitor Module Installation Instructions A300-03-00
M300CADT Control Module Installation Instructions A300-07-00
M300DADT Control Module Installation Instructions A300-10-00
M300RADT Relay Module Installation Instructions A300-01-00
M500X Isolator Module Installation Instructions D500-37-00
DH300PADT Duct Detector Installation Instructions 156-0019-00R
DH300RPADT Duct Detector, with housing & Installation Instructions 156-0049-00
relay
1351ADT Ion Detector Installation Instructions A300-06-00
2351ADT & 2351TADT Photo Installation Instructions A300-05-00
5351ADT Thermal Detector Installation Instructions A300-08-00
5351RADT Rate of Rise Sensor Installation Instructions A300-09-00
3251 Multi-Sensor Detector Installation Instructions D200-57-00
B501 Standard Base Installation Instructions N550-02-00
B501BH Sounder Base Installation Instructions N550-02-00
B501BHT Sounder base w/ temporal sounder Installation Instructions N550-02-00
B501B-FTX Base for H2351CADT only Installation Instructions D200-74-00
B210LP Flanged Base Installation Instructions D250-01-00
B224BI Isolator Base Installation Instructions N450-15-00
B224RB Relay Base Installation Instructions N450-16-01
RA400Z Remote LED Annunciator Installation Instructions D220-01-00

Table 1 Reference Documentation

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Introduction SLC Capacity

SLC Capacity
The individual control panel determines the capacity of devices that can be incorporated into an SLC.
See the specific installation manual for this information.

SLC Performance
SLC performance depends on the type of circuit: Style 4, Style 6, or Style 7.
Note: SLC operation meeting Style 7 requirements isolates each device on the SLC from faults that may occur on the
SLC.

Wiring style requirements are determined by national and local codes. Consult with the Authority
Having Jurisdiction before wiring the SLC.
The table below lists the trouble conditions that result when a fault exists on an SLC.

Type of Fault Style 4 Style 6 Style 7

Open Trouble Alarm/Trouble Alarm/Trouble

Ground Alarm/Trouble Alarm /Trouble Alarm/Trouble

Short Trouble Trouble Alarm/Trouble

Short and open Trouble Trouble Trouble

Short and ground Trouble Trouble Alarm/Trouble

Open and ground Trouble Alarm /Trouble Alarm/Trouble

Communications Trouble Trouble Trouble


loss

• Trouble indicates a trouble signal will be generated at the control panel during the abnormal
condition.
• Alarm/Trouble indicates an alarm signal can be transmitted to the control panel during the
abnormal condition.

Table 2 SLC Performance

LED Operation
The table below lists the LED operation on the various devices of an SLC.
LED Indication

Control Panel Device Standby Activated


Unimode 2020 Monitor Module Blinks RED RED continous
Unimode 1010 Control Module Blinks GREEN GREEN continous
Unimode 300/400 Detector Blinks RED RED continous
ADT-AIM-200 Monitor Module Blinks RED RED continous
Control Module Blinks GREEN Blinks GREEN
Detector Blinks RED RED continous

Surge Suppression
At least one secondary surge protector must be used with each SLC wiring pair whenever SLC wiring runs
outside the building. For detailed information refer to "Appendix B: Surge Suppression" on page 47.

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Wiring Requirements
Overview
It is recommended that all SLC wiring be twisted shielded pair to minimize the effects of electrical
interference except when using the LIB-200A or LIB-400 where non-shielded wire is recommended.

Wire size should be no smaller than 18 AWG (1.0 mm2) and no larger than 12 AWG (3.25 mm2) wire.

Two-Wire SLC - Style 4 (Class B)

Measuring Loop Resistance


T-tapping of the SLC wiring is permitted for 2-wire Style 4 configurations. The total DC resistance
from the control panel to each branch end cannot exceed 40 ohms. Measure DC resistance as detailed
and shown below:
1. With power removed, short the termination point of one branch at a time and measure the DC
resistance from the beginning of the SLC to the end of that particular branch.
2. Repeat this procedure for all remaining branches in the SLC.

Short Point

SLC Out

SLC-meas1.cdr
Branch

Figure 1 Measuring DC Resistance of a Two-Wire SLC

Measuring Total Wire Length


The total wire length of all combined branches of one SLC cannot exceed the limits set forth in each
system’s instruction manual. Determine the total length in each SLC by summing the wire lengths of all
branches of one SLC.
In the following figure, the total length of the SLC is determined by adding the lengths of Branch A +
Branch B + Branch C.
Branch A Branch B Branch C
SLC-meas2.cdr

SLC Terminal
Block

B+ B–

Figure 2 Measuring the Total Wire Length - Two-Wire SLC

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Wiring Requirements Four-Wire SLC Style 6 & 7 (Class A)

Four-Wire SLC Style 6 & 7 (Class A)

Measuring Loop Resistance


The total DC resistance of the SLC pair cannot exceed 40 ohms. Measure DC resistance as detailed and
shown below.
1. Disconnect the SLC channel B (Out) and SLC channel A (Return) at the control panel.
2. Short the two leads of SLC channel A (Return).
3. Measure the resistance across the SLC channel B (Out) leads.

SLC Out

SLC-meas3.cdr
Short Point

SLC Return

Figure 3 Measuring DC Resistance of a Four-Wire SLC

Measuring Total Wire Length


The total length of wire in a four-wire SLC cannot exceed the limits set forth in each system’s
instruction manual. The figure below identifies the output and return loops from SLC terminal on the
control panel:

SLC channel B SLC channel A


(output loop) (return loop)
SLC-meas4.cdr

SLC Terminal
Block

B+ A+ B– A–

Figure 4 Measuring the Wire Length – Four-Wire SLC

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Shielded Wire Termination for
Reduction of Radiated Emissions
Overview
The drawings below show four methods of proper termination of the shield, depending on the type of
conduit used:
• No-conduit
• Full-conduit
• Partial-conduit
• Floating Shield
Shielding of the SLC is not recommended in all applications. Refer to the “Floating Shield” section for
specific instances where it is not recommended.
Use of good wiring practice consistent with local electrical codes is expected.

No-Conduit
Scrape the paint on the cabinet to bare metal to provide a good electrical connection. Connect the shield
drain wire to the connector screw as shown below. Do not allow the shield drain wire to enter the
system cabinet.
Shield Drain Wire Cabinet
Foil

SLC-swterm1.cdr
Figure 5 Shield Termination – No Conduit

Full-Conduit
Connect the metal conduit to the cabinet by using the proper connector. Feed the shielded wire through
the conduit, into the control box. The shield drain wire must be connected to the “reference” or “shield”
terminal on the SLC terminal block, or connected to the negative side of the loop if there is no
“reference” or “shield” terminal on the SLC terminal block. Do not let the shield drain wire or the shield
foil touch the system cabinet or be connected to earth ground at any point.
Shield Drain Wire
Cabinet
Example at right illustrates Foil
shield drain wire connection
SLC-swterm2.cdr

to an SLC terminal block with


a “reference” connection.
Conduit

Cabinet
Foil
+
Example at right illustrates
shield drain wire connection Conduit
Shield2.cdr

to an SLC terminal block


without a “reference” or -
“shield connection. Shield Drain Wire

Figure 6 Shield Termination – Full Conduit


Note: For Style 6 or Style 7 SLC wiring, connect one end of the shield to the reference/negative side of the respective channel.

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Shielded Wire Termination for Reduction of Radiated Emissions Partial-Conduit

Partial-Conduit
If the length of conduit from the control panel cabinet exceeds 20 feet (6.1 meters), terminate the shield
as shown. If using a metal box, you must use a metal conduit.
Connect the shielded wire to the junction box by using a proper connector. Scrape the paint on the
cabinet to bare metal to provide a good electrical connection. Connect the metal conduit between the
junction box and the cabinet by using the proper connectors.
Feed the twisted-pair wire into the junction box, through the conduit, into the cabinet box. Within the
junction box, connect the appropriate wires together using wire nuts. Connect the shield drain wire to
the junction box, at the end of the conduit run, as shown below.
Do not allow the shield drain wire to enter the system cabinet or the conduit.
Foil Shield Drain Wire

Cabinet

SLC-swterm3.cdr
Figure 7 Shield Termination – Partial Conduit

Floating Shield
Where shielding of the SLC is not recommended (when using the LIB-200A or LIB-400):
1. The SLC is less than 3000 feet (914.4 meters).
2. The shield is divided into floating segments of less than 1000 feet (304.8 meters).
To divide the shield wire into floating segments, cut shield even with jacket and tape as shown:

Tape
Cabinet

SLC-swterm4.cdr

Figure 8 Floating the Shield

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SLC Circuits without Isolators
Overview
This chapter concerns itself with the two styles of circuits that do not require isolation devices:
• NFPA Style 4
• NFPA Style 6

NFPA Style 4 SLC


NFPA Style 4 requirements can be met by using the diagram below.
• T-tapping of the SLC wiring is allowed for Style 4 configuration.

Addressable Detector

Addressable Module

T-tapped Circuits

B+ B–

SLC-style4.cdr
Control Panel
SLC

Figure 9 Basic NFPA Style 4 SLC

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SLC Circuits without Isolators NFPA Style 6 SLC

NFPA Style 6 SLC


NFPA Style 6 requirements can be met by using the diagram below.
• T-tapping of the SLC wiring is NOT allowed for Style 6 configuration.

Addressable Detector

SLC Out

Addressable Module

SLC Return

B+ B– A– A+

SLC-style6.cdr
Control Panel
SLC

Figure 10 Basic NFPA Style 6 SLC

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SLC Circuits with Isolators
Overview
There are two isolator devices used to protect critical elements of the SLC from faults on other SLC
branches or segments:
• Fault Isolator Module M500X
• Isolator Detector Bases
A Fault Isolator Module on both sides of a device, or the combination of an Isolator Base and Isolator
Module are required to comply with NFPA Style 7 requirements.
If relay or sounder bases are not used a maximum of 25 addressable devices can be connected
! between Isolator Modules and/or Bases. When relay or sounder bases are used, the maximum
number of addressable devices that can be connected between Isolators is reduced to seven. Due
to the heavy current draw of the 3251 Multi-Sensor Detector the maximum number of these
detectors that can be installed between isolator modules is reduced to two (2). Isolator modules
will not function properly when these limits are exceeded.
When more than 100 Isolator Modules and/or Bases are connected to an SLC loop, the address capacity
of the loop is reduced by two (2) addresses for every isolator device in excess of 100.

Fault Isolator Module - M500X


The module continuously monitors the circuit connected to terminals 3(–) and 4(+). Upon powerup, an
integral relay is latched on. The module periodically pulses the coil of this relay. A short circuit on the
SLC resets the relay. The module detects the short and disconnects the faulted SLC branch or segment
by opening the positive side of the SLC (terminal 4). This isolates the faulty branch from the remainder
of the loop preventing a communication problem with all other addressable devices on the remaining
branches (labeled “Continuation of the SLC” in the figure below). During a fault condition, the control
panel registers a trouble condition for each addressable device which is isolated on the SLC segment or
branch. Once the fault is removed, the module automatically reapplies power to the SLC branch or
segment.

Wiring an Isolator Module


The figure below shows typical wiring of an Isolator Module:
Continuation
of the SLC

IN

IN

OUT

OUT
SLC-isowire.cdr

SLC Isolated branch


of the SLC

Figure 11 Wiring an M500-X Module

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SLC Circuits with Isolators Isolator Detector Bases

Isolator Detector Bases


Isolator detector bases prevent an entire communications loop from being disabled when a short circuit
occurs. This is accomplished by isolating that part of the loop containing the short from the remainder
of the circuit. These bases also automatically restore the entire loop when the cause of the short circuit is
corrected.
B224BI and B524BI are intelligent isolator bases for smoke detectors.

How an Isolator Base Works


If a fault occurs at point “Z”, devices A, B, & C will cease to function and display a trouble warning at
the control panel. Devices D, E, & F will remain normal. Isolator bases 1 through 4 will remain normal
as isolator base ‘1’ will be served by ‘SLC Out’ and isolator bases ‘4, 3, & 2’ will be served by ‘SLC
Return’.
If a fault occurs at point “X”, devices A through F will remain normal. Only the device in isolator base
2 ceases to function..
1 A B C 2
IN OUT IN OUT

SLC Out X

OUT IN OUT IN

4 F E D 3
SLC Return

SLC-isowork.cdr
Control Panel Isolator Base Non-Isolating Device

Note: Refer to Figure 30 for an illustration of “IN” and “OUT” isolator base wiring.

Figure 12 Isolator Base Circuit


For information on wiring an isolator base refer to "Wiring an Isolator Base" on page 40.

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NFPA Style 4 SLC Using an M500X Module SLC Circuits with Isolators

NFPA Style 4 SLC Using an M500X Module


A variation of a Style 4 operation using isolator modules to protect each branch of the SLC. Refer to
Figure 11 on page 19 for M500X wiring.

1
2 M500X
3 Two-wire Addressable
4 Detector
Isolated Branch

1
2 M500X
3
4
Isolated Branch

Addressable Pull Station


1
2 M500X
3
4
Isolated Branch

B– B+

SLC-style4iso.cdr
Control Panel
SLC

Figure 13 NFPA Style 4 SLC using M500X modules

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SLC Circuits with Isolators NFPA Style 6 SLC Using M500X Modules

NFPA Style 6 SLC Using M500X Modules


A variation of Style 6 operation using isolator modules to protect a section of the SLC. By flanking each
group of devices with an M500X fault isolator module each group is protected from faults that may
occur in the other groups. For example, a fault in Section B will not affect Sections A & C. The isolator
modules on either side of Section B will open the loop. Section A will still operate from power on the
SLC Out side and Section C will operate from the SLC Return side.
• A combination of isolator modules and isolator bases may be used.
• T-tapping is NOT allowed within the Style 6 configuration.
• M500X modules shall be within 20 feet (6.1 meters) of device and use metal conduit.

1 3 1 3
M500X M500X
2 4 2 4

Section B

Two-wire
Addressable Section C
Detector

Addressable
Pull Station

Section A

3 4 2 1
M500X M500X
1 2 SLC Out 4 3
SLC Return

The first isolator module on SLC Out and


SLC Return must be contained within the
B– B+ A+ A–
same enclosure as the FACP, or these
isolator modules must be connected
SLC-style6iso.cdr

within 20 feet (6.1 m) of the FACP


enclosure in conduit as described in the
bulleted item above. Control Panel

Figure 14 NFPA Style 6 SLC using M500X Modules

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NFPA Style 7 SLC Using Isolating Devices SLC Circuits with Isolators

NFPA Style 7 SLC Using Isolating Devices


Style 7 operation requires using a combination of isolator detector bases and isolator modules or
isolator modules before and after a non-isolator device. Flanking each device with an isolator provides
fault protection to all other devices on the loop.
• T-tapping is NOT allowed for Style 7 configuration.
• When a non-isolator base or pull station is used, install M500X modules on both sides of
devices.
• When an isolator base is used in conjunction with an isolator module, install isolator module
after the base.
• Connections between isolator bases and the device they isolate must be in conduit, within 20
feet (6.1 m).

1 3
M500X

2 4

3 4 Two-wire Isolator 2 1
M500X Detector Base
M500X
1 2
4 3

Two-wire
Addressable
Addressable
Pull Station
Detector

2 1
3 4
M500X M500X

1 2 4 3

SLC Out SLC Return

The first isolator module on SLC Out


and SLC Return must be contained B– B+ A+ A–
within the same enclosure as the FACP,
or these isolator modules must be
connected within 20 feet (6.1 m) of the
SLC-style7iso.cdr
FACP enclosure in conduit as described
Control Panel
in the bulleted item above.

Figure 15 NFPA Style 7 SLC

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SLC Circuits with Isolators NFPA Style 7 SLC Using Isolating Devices

Notes

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Monitor Modules
Description
These addressable modules monitor conventional contact-type alarm initiating devices. You can
configure supervised module circuits as NFPA Style B (Class B) or Style D (Class A) Initiating Device
Circuits. There is no limit to the number of contact-type devices installed on a monitor module circuit.
Note: For more information on the individual module specifications refer to the Installation Instructions that are
provides with this device.

M300MADT Monitor Module


An addressable module that monitors either a Style B (Class B) or Style D (Class A) IDC of dry-contact
input devices.

M300DADT Dual Monitor Module


Similar to the M300MADT Module, except intended for use in intelligent two-wire systems providing
two independent two-wire IDCs at two separate, consecutive addresses.

M302MADT Monitor Module


Similar to the M300MADT, except it is used to monitor a single IDC of two-wire smoke detectors.

Rotary Switches

IDC Return + 9 0
6 7 8 910
5
IDC Return - 8
4
3
11
12 1 SLC-
2 13
1 0 1 51 4
IDC Out + 7 TENS 2 SLC+
6789
5
IDC Out - 6 4
3 24 VDC - M302MADT only)
3
2
5 10
4 24 VDC + (M302MADT only)
O NES
LO
LOOOPP A
ADDD
DRRES
ESSS
FMM-1.cdr

Areas used to record


the device address
and SLC number.

Figure 16 M300MADT/M302MADT Modules

M301MADT Monitor Module


Functionally and electrically identical to an M300MADT, but offered in a smaller package for mounting
directly in the electrical box of the device being monitored.
Label – Use to record
Rotary Switches 14 15 0 1 AD D R E SS 0 1
13 2 2 the device address and
12 3
LOOP
3 SLC number.
11 4 4
10 5 5
9 8 7 6 9 8 7 6
TE N S ONES
IDC (+) SLC (+)

IDC (-) SLC (-)


FMM-101.cdr

Figure 17 M301MADT Module

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Monitor Modules Installation

Installation
When installing any of the modules, note the following:
3. The Initiating Device Circuit (IDC) is supervised and current-limited to 210 microamps @ 24 VDC
(nominal).
4. The IDC provides the following services (do not mix):
• Fire alarm service
• Automatic and manual waterflow alarm service with normally open contact devices
• Sprinkler supervisory service with normally open contact devices
• Security service

Setting an SLC address for a Module


Each module can be set to one of 159 addresses (01-159) and is factory preset with an address of “00”.
To set an SLC address, use a common screwdriver to adjust the rotary switches on the module to the
desired address. The unit below is set at “35”. When finished, mark the address on the module face in
the place provided.

6 7 8 9 10
Rotary Switches 5
4 11
3 12
2 13
1 0 1514
TENS

6789
5
4
3
SLC-setadd.cdr

2
10
ONES
Figure 18 Setting SLC Address on Module

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M300MADT Wiring Diagrams Monitor Modules

M300MADT Wiring Diagrams


Following are wiring diagrams that depict NFPA Style B (Class B) and D (Class A) Initiating Device
Circuits (IDCs) using M300MADT monitor modules.

Wiring a NFPA Style B IDC with an M300MADT


Connect the SLC wiring to the module terminals 1 (–) and 2 (+).
Each module takes one address on the SLC. Use the rotary switches on the module to set it to the
required SLC address.
The figure below shows typical wiring for a supervised and power-limited NFPA Style B (Class B)
Initiating Device Circuit using an M300MADT module.
• Refer to the Device Compatibility Document for compatible smoke detectors.
• See "Appendix A: Power Considerations" on page 43 for information on supervising 24 VDC
power.

24 VDC Four-wire
Detector Base

24 VDC Power
Filtered, Regulated, Resettable

Manual pull
station 3.9K ELR
(supplied
with module)
SLC

M300MADT

Heat
detector

9 6 7 8 9 10 0
5 10
4 11
8 33 12
12
13
1
2
1 0 1514
14
7 TENS 2
IDC Out 6 7 88 9
5
6 44
3 3
2
11 0
5 O NES 4 SLC-idcB1.cdr
LO
LOOP
OP AD
ADDR
DRES
ESSS

Figure 19 Typical Style B IDC Wiring with M300MADT

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Monitor Modules M300MADT Wiring Diagrams

Wiring a NFPA Style D IDC with an M300MADT


Connect the SLC wiring to the module terminals 1 (–) and 2 (+).
Each module takes one address on the SLC. Use the rotary switches on the module to set it to the
required SLC address.
The figure below shows typical wiring for a supervised and power-limited NFPA Style D (Class A) IDC
using an M300MADT module.
• Refer to the Device Compatibility Document for compatible smoke detectors.
• See "Appendix A: Power Considerations" on page 43 for information on supervising 24 VDC
power.

24 VDC Four-wire
Detector Base

24 VDC Power
Filtered, Regulated, Resettable

Manual pull
station

SLC

M300MADT

Heat
detector
9 6 7 8 9 10 0
IDC Return 5 10
11
4
8 33 12
12
13
1
2
1 0 1514
14
7 TENS 2
6 7 88 9
IDC Out 5
6 44
3 3
2
11 0
5 O NES 4

SLC-idcD1.cdr
LO
LOOP
OP AD
ADDR
DRES
ESSS

Figure 20 Typical Style D IDC Wiring with M300MADT

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M300DADT Wiring Diagrams Monitor Modules

M300DADT Wiring Diagrams


Following is a wiring diagram that concerns NFPA Style B Initiating Device Circuits using
M300DADT dual monitor modules.

Wiring a NFPA Style B IDC with an M300DADT


Connect the SLC wiring to the module terminals 1 (–) and 2 (+).
Use the rotary switches on the module to set it to the required SLC address. Each dual module takes two
addresses on the SLC. Circuit ‘L’ responds to the address set on rotary switches. Circuit ‘H’ will
automatically respond at the next higher address. Use caution to avoid duplicate addressing of modules
on the system.
Each IDC (H & L) is power limited to 230 microamps @ 24 VDC.
The figure below shows typical wiring for a supervised and power-limited NFPA Style B (Class B)
Initiating Device Circuit using an M300DADT module.
• Refer to the Device Compatibility Document for compatible smoke detectors.
• See "Appendix A: Power Considerations" on page 43 for information on supervising 24 VDC
power.

Manual Pull
Station

47K ELR

SLC

M300DADT

Circuit H

9 6 7 8 9 10 0
5 10
4 11
8 3 12
12
13
1
2
1 0 1514
7 TENS 2
6 7 88 9
5
6 4
3
3
2
11 0
Circuit L 5 ONES 4
LO
LOOP
OP AD
ADDR
DRES
ESSS

Heat
Detector

47K ELR
SLC-idcB3.cdr

Figure 21 Typical Style B IDC Wiring with M300DADT

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Monitor Modules M302MADT Wiring Diagrams

M302MADT Wiring Diagrams


Following are wiring diagrams that concern NFPA Style B and D Initiating Device Circuits using
M302MADT monitor modules.

Wiring a NFPA Style B IDC with an M302MADT


Connect the SLC wiring to the module terminals 1 (–) and 2 (+).
Each module takes one address on the SLC. Use the rotary switches on the module to set it to the
required SLC address.
The figure below shows typical wiring for a supervised and power-limited NFPA Style B (Class B)
Initiating Device Circuit using an M302MADT module.
• Refer to the Device Compatibility Document for compatible smoke detectors.
• See "Appendix A: Power Considerations" on page 43 for information on supervising 24 VDC
power.

Two-wire
smoke
3.9K ELR
detectors
(supplied with module)

SLC

M302MADT

9 6 7 8 9 10 0
5
4 11
11
8 3 12
13
1
2
1 0 15 14
7 TENS 2
IDC Out 5
6 7 8 99

6 4
3 3
22
1 00
5 O NES 4
LO
LOOP
OP AD
ADDR
DRES
ESSS
SLC-idcB2.cdr

24 VDC Resettable power


Figure 22 Typical Style B IDC Wiring with M302MADT

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M302MADT Wiring Diagrams Monitor Modules

Wiring a NFPA Style D IDC with an M302MADT


Connect the SLC wiring to the module terminals 1 (–) and 2 (+).
Each module takes one address on the SLC. Use the rotary switches on the module to set it to the
required SLC address.
The figure below shows typical wiring for a supervised and power-limited NFPA Style D (Class A)
Initiating Device Circuit using an M302MADT module.
• Refer to the Device Compatibility Document for compatible smoke detectors.
• See "Appendix A: Power Considerations" on page 43 for information on supervising 24 VDC
power.

3.9K ELR
Two-wire
(supplied with module)
smoke
detectors

SLC

M302MADT

IDC Return

9 6 7 8 9 10 0
5
4 11
11
8 3 12
13
1
2
1 0 15 14
7 TENS 2
IDC Out 6 7 8 99
5
6 4
3 3
22
1 00
5 O NES 4
LO
LOOP
OP AD
ADDR
DRES
ESSS

SLC-idcD2.cdr
24 VDC Resettable power
Figure 23 Typical Style D IDC Wiring with M302MADT

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Monitor Modules M302MADT Wiring Diagrams

Notes

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Control Modules
Description
The M300CADT module is an addressable module that can be used for monitoring and switching 24
VDC Notification Appliance Circuit (NAC) power for NFPA Style Y (Class B) and NFPA Style Z
(Class A) circuits. It has a resistor on the back (refer to Figure 25) that must be removed when the
M300CADT is used on an FFT-7 or FFT-7S telephone circuit.
Note: For more information on the module specifications refer to the Installation Instructions provided with this device.

Installation

Setting an SLC address for an M300CADT Module


Each module is factory preset with an address of “00.” To set an SLC address refer to "Setting an SLC
address for a Module" on page 26.

Wiring a Notification Appliance Circuit (NAC) with an M300CADT


The figure below shows the connections to wire a module for powering a 24 VDC NAC:

Style Z NAC (+) 9 0


6 7 8 910
5
4 11
Style Z NAC (–) 8 3 12 1 SLC (–)
2 13
1 0 1 51 4
Style Y NAC (–) 7 T E NS 2 SLC (+)
6789
5
Style Y NAC (+) 6 24 VDC Nonresettable Power (–)
4
3
3
2
5 10
4 24 VDC Nonresettable Power (+)
ONES
LO
LOOOPP AA DD
DD RREESSSS
FMM-1.cdr

Figure 24 M300CADT Wiring Connections

This resistor
Label must be
removed when
using the
The label must be cut M300CADT on
and removed from an FFT-7 or
over the recessed area FFT-7S
to access the resistor. telephone
circuit.
Remove the resistor,
then place a piece of
FMM-1back.cdr

tape over the recessed


area.

Figure 25 M300CADT Rear View - Resistor Location

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Control Modules Wiring an M300CADT Module

Wiring an M300CADT Module


This section contains instructions and diagrams for wiring a Signaling Line Circuit with an M300CADT
as a Notification Appliance Circuit.

Wiring a Style Y NAC (Two-Wire)


A supervised and power-limited NFPA Style Y (Class B) NAC using an M300CADT module. Polarized
alarm notification appliances are shown connected to the module in a two-wire configuration.
Note: Refer to Device Compatibility Document for compatible notification appliances and relays.

• See "Appendix A: Power Considerations" on page 43 for information on monitoring 24 VDC


power.
• Each module can control 2 amps of resistive load (on electronic devices) or 1 amp of inductive
load (on mechanical bells and horns).
• A power supervision relay is required only on the last module of the power run.
• Do not T-Tap or branch a Style Y circuit.
• Terminate the circuit across the last device using an End-of-Line Resistor 47K, 1/2-watt,
P/N SSD A2143-00 (ELR-47K in Canada).
• Do not loop wiring under the terminals of any notification appliance. To maintain supervision,
break the wire run at each device.
SLC

M300CADT

EOL Resistor 24 VDC Notification


47K, 1/2-watt 9 6 7 8 9910 0
10
Appliances 4
5
11
8 33 12
12
13
1
22
1 0 15
1514
14
7 TEN S 2
6 7 88 9
5
6 44
3
3
2
11 0
NAC Out 5 O NE S 4
LO
LOOOPP AD
AD DR
DRES
ESSS

SLC-nacY.cdr
24 VDC Nonresettable power

Figure 26 NFPA Style Y Notification Appliance Circuit

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Wiring an M300CADT Module Control Modules

Wiring a Style Z NAC (Four-Wire)


A supervised and power-limited NFPA Style Z (Class A) NAC using an M300CADT module. Polarized
alarm notification appliances are shown connected to the module in a four-wire configuration.
Note: Refer to the Device Compatibility Document for compatible notification appliances and relays.

• See "Appendix A: Power Considerations" on page 43 for information on supervising 24 VDC


power.
• Each module can control 2 amps of resistive load (on electronic devices) or 1amp of inductive
load (on mechanical bells and horns).
• A power supervision relay is required only on the last module of the power run.
• Do not T-Tap or branch a Style Z circuit.
• A Power Supervision Relay is required only on the last module of the power run.
• Do not loop wiring under the terminals of any notification appliance. To maintain supervision,
break the wire run at each device.

SLC

M300CADT
24 VDC
notification
appliances

9 6 7 8 99 10 0
NAC Return 5 10
11
4
8 3 12
12
13
1
22 13
1 00 15
1514
14

NAC Out
7 TEN S 2
66 7 8 9
5
6 4
3 3
2
10
5 O N ES 4
LO
LO OP
OP AD
AD DR
DRES
ESSS

SLC-nacZ.cdr
24 VDC Nonresettable power

Figure 27 NFPA Style Z Notification Appliance Circuit

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Control Modules Wiring an M300CADT Module

Notes

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Relay Module
Description
The M300RADT module is an addressable module that provides Form-C relay contacts.
Ratings for the dry relay contacts on a Form-C module are:
• Resistive - 2 amps @ 30 VDC
• Inductive - 1 amp @ 30 VDC (0.6pf)
• Pilot Duty - 0.5 amp @ 125 VAC (0.35pF)
Note: For more information on the module specifications refer to the Installation Instructions provided with this device.

Installation

Setting an SLC address for an M300RADT Module


Each module is factory preset with an address of “00.” To set an SLC address refer to “Setting an SLC
address for a Module” on page 24.

Wiring an M300RADT Module (Form-C Relay)


The figure below shows an M300RADT module wired to the Control Panel:

SLC

M300RADT

C 9
55
6 77 8 9 10 0
11
NC 8
4
3
2
12
13
1
1 0 15 14
NO 7 TENS
6789
2
5
C 6 4
33 3
NC 5
2
O NES
10
4 NO
LO
LOOP
OP AD
ADDR
DRES
ESSS

9 0
8 1
7 2
SLC-frmC.cdr

6 3
5 4
LO
LOOP
OP

Figure 28 M300RADT Wiring Connections

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Relay Module Installation

Notes

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Intelligent Detector Bases
Description
The B501 and B210LP Detector Bases provide the connection between the SLC and a variety of
intelligent detectors.
Note: For more information refer to the Installation Instructions document provided with this device.

Installation

Wiring a Detector Base


Figure 29 shows typical wiring of a B501 detector base connected to an SLC. An optional RA400Z
Remote LED Annunciator is shown connected to the base.
Note: The B210LP base wiring is identical to the B501B, except there is no SHIELD terminal.
SLC + –

2(+)

To next device
on SLC
3 1(–) –

S H IE L D

For connection of
cable shield

RA400Z
SLC-B501wire.cdr

+ –

Figure 29 Wiring of a B501B Detector Base

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Intelligent Detector Bases Installation

Wiring an Isolator Base


The Isolator Base will isolate its detector from short circuits that occur on the SLC connected at
terminals 1 and 2. It will not isolate its installed detector from short circuits that occur on the SLC
connected at terminals 3 and 4. In Style 7 applications the loss of a single detector during a short circuit
is not acceptable, and an isolator module must be installed as shown in the firgure below.

Conduit

SLC Out
– +

SLC-224BIwire.cdr
SLC In
– +

Figure 30 Wiring an Isolator Base

Setting the Detector Address


Each intelligent detector head is factory preset with an address of “00.” To set an SLC address refer to
"Setting an SLC address for a Module" on page 26.

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Addressable Manual Pull Station
Description
The ADT-NBG-12LX is an addressable manual pull station with a key-lock reset feature.
Note: For more information refer to the Installation Instructions document provided with this device.

Installation

Setting an SLC address


Each unit is factory preset with an address of “00.” To set an SLC address refer to "Setting an SLC
address for a Module" on page 26.

Wiring a Manual Pull Station


Typical wiring for a ADT-NBG-12LX Manual Pull Station to an SLC:

To next device
+ on SLC
SLC +
– US PAT 444 0991

SLC-nbg12.cdr

Figure 31 Wiring of an ADT-NBG-12LX Pull Station to an SLC

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Addressable Manual Pull Station Installation

Notes

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Appendix A: Power Considerations
Supplying Power to 24 VDC Detectors

Resistance and Size


To determine the minimum resistance that can be tolerated in supplying power to 24 VDC 4-wire
detectors, use the calculation below. Use this resistance to select the proper gauge wire for the power
run from the manufacturers specifications for the desired wire.

(Vms - Vom)
Rmax =
(N)(Is) + (Na)(Ia) + (Ir)

Where:
Rmax = maximum resistance of the 24 VDC wires
Vms = minimum supply voltage (see Table 3 below)
Vom = minimum operating voltage of the detector or end-of-line relay, whichever is greater, in volts
N = total number of detectors on the 24 VDC supply circuit
Is = detector current in standby
Na = number of detectors on the 24 VDC power circuit which must function at the same time in alarm
Ia = detector current in alarm
Ir = end-of-line relay current
The minimum supply voltages produced by ADT power supplies are listed below:

Power Supply Vms


FCPS-24 19.1
MPS-24A 19.6
MPS-24B 20.1
MPS-400 19.23

Table 3 Minimum Supply Voltage

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Appendix A: Power Considerations Supervising 24 VDC Power

Supervising 24 VDC Power


Power used to supply 24 VDC detectors, notification appliances (using the M300CADT) and two wire
detectors (using the M302MADT) can be supervised with a power supervision relay. This relay,
energized by the 24 VDC power itself, is installed at the end of each respective power run and wired
inline with the supervised circuit of any intelligent module.
When power is removed from the relay, the normally closed contacts open the supervised circuit,
generating a trouble condition. Therefore, the relay needs to be installed at the end of the supervised
circuit, so as to not disrupt the operating capability of all the devices on that circuit. The relay can be
installed inline with any leg (+ or –) of the supervised NAC or IDC circuit, either a two or a four-wire
style.
The drawing below illustrates this concept.

9 6 7 8 9 10 0
Supervised NAC or IDC 4
5 10
11
8 33 12
12
13
1
2
1 0 15 14
7 TEN S 2
6 7 88 9
5
6 44
3 3
2
11 0
5 ON ES 4
LO
LOOP
OP AD
ADDR
DRES
ESSS

Power Supervision
Relay
(A77-716B)

9 6 7 88 9 10 0
5
44 11
8 3 12
13
1
2
11 0 1514
7 TEN S 2
6789
5
6 4
3 3
2
10
5 ON
ONES
ES 4
LO
LOOP
OP AD
ADDR
DRES
ESSS

9 6 7 88 9 10 0
5
44 11
8 3 12
13
1
2
11 0 1514
7 TEN S 2
6789
5
6 4
3 3
2
10
5 ON
ONES
ES 4
LO
LOOP
OP AD
ADDR
DRES
ESSS
SLC-psr.cdr

24 VDC Power from Control Panel


or Power Supply

Figure 32 Supervised 24 VDC Circuit

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Supervising 24 VDC Power to Notification Appliances Appendix A: Power Considerations

Supervising 24 VDC Power to Notification Appliances


An alternate method of supervising 24 VDC power fed to the Notification Appliance Circuit of the
M300CADT module eliminates the need for a power supervision relay. This method uses a Notification
Appliance Circuit from the control panel or power supply to supply power to the M300CADT modules.
The control panel supervises this circuit, which can be either a Style Y or Style Z.

Style Y NAC Power Wiring


Program the Main Power Supply NAC for general alarm. (Refer to the programming manual or
programming section of your FACP documentation for instructions.) Note that if the NAC is a coded
output, the M300CADT module will be coded as well.
Note: Refer to the Device Compatibility Document for compatible notification appliances.

• The circuit is supervised and power-limited.


• In this circuit, an external ELR is required at end of the NAC circuit.
• Refer to the respective control panel installation manual for NAC terminal block connection
information and ELR value.
Connect the NAC power as follows:.

M300CADT – +
SLC

9 66 77 8 9 10 0
55
4 11
8 3 12
13
1
2
1 0 15 14
7 TENS 2
6789
5
6 4
33 3 ELR
2
10
5 O NES 4
LO
LOOP
OP AD
ADDR
DRES
ESSS

Circuit supervised
by control panel
M300CADT

9 66 77 8 9 10 0
55
4 11
8 3 12
13
1
2
1 0 15 14
7 TENS 2
6789
5
6 4
33 3
2
10
5 O NES 4
LO
LOOP
OP AD
ADDR
DRES
ESSS
SLC-nacY1.cdr

NAC Terminal
Block (24 VDC)
+ –
Figure 33 NFPA Style Y NAC Power (Alternate)

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Appendix A: Power Considerations Supervising 24 VDC Power to Notification Appliances

Style Z NAC Power Wiring


Program the Main Power Supply NAC for general alarm. (Refer to the programming manual or
programming section of your FACP documentation for instructions.) Note that if the NAC is a coded
output, theM300CADT module will be coded as well.
Note: Refer to the Device Compatibility Document for compatible notification appliances.

• The circuit is supervised and power-limited.


• In this circuit, an external ELR is not required at end of the NAC circuit.
• Refer to the respective control panel installation manual for NAC terminal block connection
information.
Connect the NAC power as follows:
M300CADT – + SLC

9 6 7 8 9 10 0
5
4 11
11
8 3 12
13
1
2
1 0 15 14
7 TENS 2
6 7 8 99
5
6 4
3 3
22
1 00
5 O NES 4
LO
LOOP
OP AD DR ES S

Circuit supervised
M300CADT by control panel

9 6 7 8 9 10 0
5
4 11
11
8 3 12
13
1
2
1 0 15 14
7 TENS 2
6 7 8 99
5
6 4
3 3
22
1 00
5 O NES 4
LO
LOOP
OP AD DR ES S
SLC-nacZ1.cdr

NAC on Control Panel


or Module

Figure 34 NFPA Style Z NAC Power (Alternate)

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Appendix B: Surge Suppression
Introduction
There is one primary and there are three secondary surge protectors approved for use with the FACP’s
listed in this appendix
Primary Surge Protector:
• 326-2M TII Station Protector
Secondary Surge Protectors:
• DTK-2LVLP-F Diversified Technology Group, Inc. 1720 Starkey Rd. Largo, FL 33771
(727) 812-5000
• SLCP-030 EDCO 1805 N.E. 19th Ave. Ocala, FL 34470 (352) 732-3029
• PLP-42N Northern Technologies, Inc. 23123 E. Madison Ave. Liberty Lake, WA 99019
(800) 727-9119
Note: For detailed information refer to the installation documentation supplied with the unit.

One primary surge protector must be used with each SLC wiring pair whenever SLC wiring runs
outside the building.
• Install primary protection only as shown in this document.
• Refer to NEC Article 800 and local building code requirements.
Additional primary surgesuppressors may be added as required by the NEC. Add these additional
suppressors in series with the SLC wiring at the building entry/exit.
Wiring connected to the surge suppressor output must remain within the building while wiring
connected to the surge suppressor input may be routed outside the building as shown below.
Building #2 Building #1

O U T IN IN O U T

S u rg e S up pre ss o r

O U T IN IN O U T FACP

SLC-ssbuild.cdr

Installation
Mounting is inside the FACP enclosure or in a separate enclosure listed for fire protective signaling use.
• Locate on an available stud and secure with nut.
• Unit is connected in series with the SLC Loop to protect the Control Panel.
• Provide a common ground to eliminate the possibility of a differential in ground potentials.

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Appendix B: Surge Suppression Installation

Unimode 300/400

DTK-2LVLP-F Connections
2 LV LP -F

Optional 4-wire Return Loop


Style 6 (Class A)

IN OUT

SLC Terminal Block


2 LV LP -F

+

SLC-lvlp2.cdr
SLC Loop
IN OUT

PLP-42N Connections
P L P -4 2 N

GRND
L4

L4
Optional 4-wire Return Loop

O U TP UT
L3
IN P UT

L3
Style 6 (Class A)
L2

L2
L1

L1

P L P -4 2 N SLC Terminal Block

+
GRND
L4

L4


O U T PUT
L3
IN P UT

L3

SLC-plpn2.cdr
L2

L2

SLC Loop
L1

L1

Note: Use 12AWG (3.25mm2) to 18AWG (0.75mm2) wire with crimp-on connectors to connect the unit’s ground
terminal to equipment ground. Wire length must be minimized to provide best protection

SLCP-030 Connections
S LC P -30

Optional 4-wire Return Loop


Style 6 (Class A)

IN OUT

S LC P -30 SLC Terminal Block


SLC Loop
+

SLC-slcp2.cdr

IN OUT

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Unimode 2020/1010 (LIB-200A or LIB-400)

DTK-2LVLP-F Connections
2 LV L P -F

– SLC Terminal Block


+
SLC Loop

+

SLC-lvlp3.cdr
IN OUT

Note: Do not connect shield (if present) to surge protector or fire panel.

PLP-42N Connections
P LP -42 N

SLC Terminal Block

GRND
L4

L4
O UTPUT
L3
IN P U T

L3
SLC Loop

L2

L2
L1

SLC-plpn3.cdr
L1
Note: Use 12AWG (3.25mm2) to 18AWG (0.75mm2) wire with crimp-on connectors to connect the unit’s ground
terminal to equipment ground. Wire length must be minimized to provide best protection. Do not connect shield (if
present) to surge protector or fire panel.

SLCP-030 Connections
S L C P -3 0

– SLC Terminal Block


+
SLC Loop –
+
SLC-slcp3.cdr

IN OUT

Note: Do not connect shield (if present) to surge protector or fire panel.

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Numerics Fire alarm service 26
floating segments, shield 16
3251 Multi-Sensor Detector 19
Form-C relay contacts 37
326-2M TII Station Protector 47
four-wire configuration 35

A
G
address capacity 19
addressable general alarm 45
devices 19
modules 9 I
ADT-NBG-12LX 41 Initiating Device Circuits 10, 25, 26, 27, 29
Authority Having Jurisdiction 12 Intelligent Detector Bases 39
Isolator Base 10, 19, 20, 23
B Isolator Base, wiring of 40
Isolator Module 9, 19, 22, 23
B210LP detector base 39
B501 detector base 39
building entry/exit 47 J
junction box 16
C
cabinet 15, 16 K
capacity of devices 12 key-lock reset feature 41
CAUTION
Maximum number of devices between isolators 19
circuit fault 9
L
circuit, speaker/telephone 10 LED operation 12
coded output 45 LIB-200A 13
connector screw 15 LIB-400 13
Control Modules 9, 33 local building code 47
Loop Resistance 13, 14
loops 14
D
DC resistance 13, 14
detector base, wiring diagram 39
M
detectors M300CADT 33, 35, 44, 45
listing 10 resistor on the back 33
devices M300CADT, Wiring Diagrams 34
addressable 19 M300DADT 25, 29
document sources 11 M300MADT 25, 27, 28
dry relay contacts 37 M300RADT 37
dry-contact output, relay modules 9 M300RADT, wiring diagram 37
DTK-2LVLP-F 47 M301MADT 25
duplicate addressing 29 M302MADT 25, 30, 44
metal box 16
metal conduit 15, 16, 22
E minimum resistance, to determine 43
electrical interference 13 Minimum Supply Voltage 43
ELR, external 45, 46 module circuits, configuring 25
End-of-Line Resistor 34 modules
addressable 9
F control 9
FACP 47 monitor 9
factory preset address value 26, 40, 41 relay 9
fault 19, 20, 22 Monitor Modules 9, 25
Fault Isolator Module M500X 19 multiplex subsystem 10
FFT-7 or FFT-7S telephone circuit 33 Multi-Sensor Detector-3251 19
Fire Alarm Control Panels 9

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N Sounder base 10, 19
speaker circuit 10
NAC 10
Sprinkler supervsion 26
NAC wiring 33, 45
Standard Base 10
NEC Article 800 47
Style Y NAC Power Wiring 45
NFPA Style 4
Style Z NAC Power Wiring 46
wiring of 17
supervised 45, 46
with M500X 21
Supervising 24 VDC Power 44
NFPA Style 6
Supervising 24 VDC Power to Notification Appliances 45
wiring of 18
supplying power 43
with M500X 22
Surge protector 12, 47
NFPA Style 7 19
Surge Suppression 47
with isolator device 23
Surge suppressor wiring 47–49
NFPA Style B
IDC wiring 27, 29, 30
NFPA Style D T
IDC wiring 28, 31 telephone circuit 10, 33
NFPA Style Y 33 termination of shield 15
wiring of 34 Transponders 10
NFPA Style Z 33 trouble condition 19
wiring of 35 T-tapping 13, 17, 18, 22, 23, 35
twisted shielded pair wiring 13
P twisted-pair wire 16
two-wire configuration 34
PLP-42N 47
Power Considerations 43
power supervision relay 34, 35, 44 U
power-limited 45, 46 Unimode 2020/1010 9
primary surge protector 47 Unimode 300/400 9
Pull Stations 10, 23 Unimode II w/ AIM 9
Pull Stations, wiring of 41
W
R Waterflow alarm service, automatic and manual 26
RA400Z Remote LED Annunciator 39 wire length 13, 14
Radiated Emissions, reduction of 15 wire nuts 16
Relay base 10, 19 Wire size 13
Relay Module 9 wire, selecting proper gauge 43
remote switching center 10 wiring
Resistor Location, M300CADT 33 NACs 33
rotary switches 26, 29, 30, 31 Wiring Diagrams, M300MADT 27
Wiring Diagrams, M302MADT 30
S wiring pair 47
secondary surge protector 47 Wiring style requirements 12
Security service 26
Shield drain wire 15 X
shielded wire 16 XP Series Transponders 10
shielding not recommended 16 XP5-C Transponder 10
short circuit 19, 20 XP5-M Transponder 10
Signaling Line Circuit 9
SLC address, setting of 26
SLC Circuits with Isolators 19
max addressable devices 19
SLC Circuits without Isolator 17
SLC Performance 12
SLC terminal block 15
SLC wiring 27, 28, 30, 31
SLCP-030 47

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