Support for Argus Vega wireless detection
devices and Auto Addressing
Wireless detection devices
The Argus Vega protocol Syncro panels now
fully support the Argus Vega wireless detection
devices. By the installation of a radio translation
unit on to the detection loop, up to 32 radio
detection devices may be added to the control
panel, each with their own address, location
text and zone information.
Additional radio translation units may be
connected to the detection loop to support
additional radio detection device quantities,
if required. This technique allows any combination
of radio and hard-wired detection devices
to be connected to the Syncro control panel,
up to the 240 addresses per loop supported
by the protocol.
In order to fully support the wireless devices,
the Syncro panel firmware will need to be
updated to Version 5.50
Auto addressing facility
Version 5.50 panel firmware also supports
the Auto Addressing facility for the standard
“wire connected” detection devices.
The Argus Vega detection devices have an internal
short circuit isolator fitted as standard.
This facility allows the panel to detect and
address the devices automatically, in the
order that the devices are fitted onto the
detection loop. Therefore the detection device
connected to the panel “Loop out”
terminals will be address 1, the next device
on the loop will be address 2 etc.
Auto addressing may provide some cost savings
in the installation process, as each device
does not need to be individually addressed
when they are installed. All devices can be
addressed by a single operation at the control
panel, which de-skills the installation process
and reduces commissioning fault finding time
due to double address errors. However, it
is important that the loop wiring cable route
is carefully documented in order to maximise
the advantages of the auto addressing feature.
Version 5.50 compatibility for the
auto addressing feature
The auto addressing feature is only supported
in V5.50 or later panel firmware. However
in order to support this feature, compatible
loop microcontroller firmware is required.
The auto addressing menu option is in the
Access Level 3 “Edit Configuration”
menu, under the “Autolearn” sub-menu
option. If the Syncro panel has its firmware
updated to V5.50 and the menu option is still
not shown, then this means that the loop microcontroller
firmware does not support this facility. In
this instance the loop board will need to
be either replaced or returned to Kentec for
this loop firmware update.
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