NOTE: This panel is supplied as end station only with 10 hard wired zones, keypads and zone expanders sold separately
The i-on160EX is the control unit for a hybrid wired/wirefree alarm system that extends the i-on range to network expandable systems for more complex installations where a much more flexible solution is required. One i-on160EX control unit can operate up to 160 zones by using expanders sharing a single bus cable. Different types of expander allow either wired or wirefree detectors in the same system. The bus cable also allows the installer to connect keypads or extra power supplies wherever they are needed.
The system uses the same keypad, radio peripherals and the 760ES radio bell as the i-on16 and i-on40 and the same communicators as the i-on40.
The I-on160EX is supplied as a metal box end-station with 10 wired CC or FSL zones, keypad and zone expander bus (45 keypads or zone expanders max), 10 programmable outputs, external sounder outputs and 1 X USB + 1 X Ethernet bus connectors etc. Additional wired zones are provided by installing optional EXP-W10 expanders, each EXP-W10 provides 5 CC or 10 FSL zones, one loudspeaker output and 10 programmable outputs, in addition an i-rc01 card can be fitted which will upgrade the expander to four relay outputs. Radio zones are added to the i-on160 by installing optional wireless expanders EXP-R10 (10 radio zones) or EXP-R30 (30 radio zones), in addition each radio expander provides channels for 2 X i-rk01 radio keypads, 2 X 760ES external radio sounders, 1 X internal loudspeaker and 2 X wireless accessory modules (WAM's).
Note: The total number of radio detectors that can be handled by an i-on160EX control unit depends partly on the density of radio transmitters within a given volume. If there are more than 30 transmitters within 10 meters radius of an expander then some mutual jamming may occur.
The expandable i-on platform is a completely new design and offers a range of clear benefits to installers these include:
- Decimal expansion system
- Performance bus technology
- Semi-automatic addressing
- Bus device locator
A coated steel case houses the control unit’s pcb, power supply and up to two 17A backup batteries. The case is designed for vertical mounting on a wall, and provides three fixing points. The case can be butted up to side walls or a ceiling without blocking the lid. The lid is fixed by a single screw, and can be hung from the case back when open.
The control unit provides connections for up to 10 wired zones. These zones can be either all Closed Circuit (CC) or all Fully Supervised Loop (FSL). The Installer can select the zone wiring type during initial commissioning, or at any time after. The Installer can make the wiring type of the expanders either CC or FSL, independently of the wiring type of zones on the control unit.
The control unit provides connectors for four programmable outputs which can be used to control external equipment (two transistor outputs and two voltage free changeover contacts). In addition there are dedicated external bell and strobe outputs. Expanders also provide connectors for additional external sounders and outputs.
A separate set of 16 pins on the control unit pcb provide programmable outputs designed to control a separate digital communicator.
If required the Installer can connect one 16Ohm extension loudspeaker to increase the audibility of setting and unsetting tones. Each expander also provides connectors for a 16Ohm extension loudspeakers
The i-on160EX uses i-kp01 keypads with keypad firmware version 2 and above. The keypad has a two line by 20 character backlit LCD display and a built in proximity tag (prox tag) reader. All keypads connect directly to the system bus.
Users can set and unset the system or partitions from the keypad, either by keying-in access codes or presenting a prox tag.
The EXP-W10 wired expander provides connections for either 10 FSL zones or five CCL zones, one loudspeaker and four wired programmable outputs
The radio expanders provide channels for either 10 radio detectors (EXP-R10) or 30 radio detectors ( EXP-R30 ) . In addition each radio expander provides channels for: two radio keypads, two external radio sounders and two Wireless Accessory Modules (WAMs). Each radio expander also provides wired connections for a Loudspeaker.
The i-on160EX provides a socket for an add-on communication module. The available modules are:
The USB (Universal Serial Bus) and Ethernet ports on the control unit pcb provide two different methods of connecting an external PC (personal computer) to the control unit.
The USB port allows an Installer to program the control unit through a local connection by USB cable from PC to control unit.
The Ethernet port also allows a local connection to a PC. The Ethernet connection is designed to allow an Installer to program the control unit through a series of web pages presented by a built-in web server running on the control unit.
Part Setting or Partitioned System
The i-on160EX offers two basic ways of behaving as an alarm system.
In Part Set Mode the i-on160EX can set in either Full set or three varieties of Part Set.
In Partition Mode the i-on160EX provides the equivalent of 20, smaller, independent alarm systems. Each system is a “Partition” of the i-on160EX. Each zone can belong to more than one Partition. Each Partition can have a Full Set level and one Part Set level. During programming the installer can allocate keypads, sounders or outputs to any of the partitions.
During initial power up (and if you reset a system to factory defaults) the system provides an opportunity for you to set various system options in one step in order to program the system for either EN50131-1:2009 Grade 2 or EN50131-1:2009 Grade 3.
You can override any of the settings by selecting individual options in other parts of the Installer Menu. Note that if you do so then the system may no longer comply with the selected Grade.
Programming the System
As an installer you can program the system in any of three separate ways:
a) From the keypad.
b) From a PC or laptop connected to the control unit via Ethernet cable, and using a web browser (IE 8 recommended).
c) From a PC or laptop connected to the control unit either over the PSTN or via the USB port, using i-on Downloader software (available soon).
This product complies with the requirements of EN50131-6 Type A power supply at Grade 3 and environmental class 2.
*Note: The ratings given here represent the maximum current that can be drawn before triggering over-current protection.
The table below shows the current consumption of the control unit and each device that can be fitted to it.
The control unit has a replaceable T500mA mains fuse.
Conforms to EN60950-1.
If you wish to connect the i-on160EX control unit to a PC using either the Ethernet or the USB port then make sure that the cables have the following specifications:
This product is suitable for use in systems designed to comply with PD 6662: 2004 at grade 3 and environmental class II.
This product complies with the requirements of EN50131-3 at grade 2, Grade 3 and environmental class II.
This product complies with the requirements of EN50131-6:2008 at grade 2, Grade 3 and environmental class II.
When fitted with an i-sd02 this equipment is compliant with EN 50136-1. It allows the alarm transmission system to meet the performance requirements of EN 50131-1:2006 ATS 2 provided that:
a) It is installed in accordance with the installation instructions.
b) The connected PSTN is functioning normally.
When fitted with an i-sd02 this product provides options A, B and C at Grade 2 as noted in Table 10 of EN50131-1:2006+A1:2009.
If the installer selects a non-compliant configuration then they must remove or adjust compliance labelling