A Pittway Company Fire Alarm Control Panel
June 16, 1995
The NOTIFIER System 2500 fire alarm control panel is a
multi-zone unit designed for maximum flexibility and ease of
installation. The microprocessor control and modular con- CS118/CS733
struction enable users to configure the system to meet their
precise requirements. Field programmability simplifies initial
installation and allows quick updates to meet future needs.
The center of the system is the Central Processor Unit (CPU)
module, which monitors and controls all other modules. Addi-
tional user-selected modules may be installed in various
combinations to provide up to 56 input/output circuits.
Internal communications are accomplished over a high-speed
serial data bus. Each module on the bus is automatically
addressed, supervised and controlled by the CPU.
• Walk-Test feature for single-person test of the system.
Includes special zone-change audible indication and zone-
• March Time, Temporal Code, or steady indication, se-
lectable per indicating circuit or relay.
• Alarm verification, programmable per zone, with automatic The System 2500 in CAB-A3
discrimination between smoke detectors and contact de-
• System capacity: Up to 24 initiating circuits.
• Field programmable with separate access for initial system
programming and system editing.
• Enable/Disable of circuits from the front panel switches.
• Multiple passwords and a special programming key are
• ALARM (red) and TROUBLE (yellow) LEDs indicate status
used to ensure the integrity of the field program information.
of each initiating circuit.
• Releasing service option with selectable time delays, abort
• ON (green) and TROUBLE (yellow) LEDs indicate status of
circuit, and manual release.
indicating and control circuits.
• Multiple-hazard releasing option. Four cross-zone circuits
• Silence inhibit timer (program option).
• AUTO SILENCE capability with selectable times.
• Two-stage Alert/Evacuation option meets Canadian re-
quirements. • PRESIGNAL DELAY capability with selectable times.
• All initiating and indicating circuits are power limited for use • Non-Alarm Point selection for lower priority monitor and
with limited energy cable. control of non-fire functions.
• Resound of subsequent alarms, troubles, or supervisory • RS-485 serial port for high-speed data communication with
signals, each with a distinct local audible indication. remote annunciators. May be used for remote ACKNOWL-
EDGE, SIGNAL SILENCE, and SYSTEM RESET.
• Each initiating zone may be programmed for Normal, Water-
flow, or Supervisory operations. • Labels may be easily inserted to provide identification of all
• Field programmable supervisory complies with NFPA stan-
• Non-volatile memory retains program information even with
dards requiring distinction between supervisory condition
and open-circuit trouble conditions. total loss of power.
• Map any output circuit to any input circuit in non-volatile • Optional auxiliary power supplies available to provide addi-
program memory. tional power for Audible-Visual alarm indicating devices.
This document is not intended to be used for installation purposes. We try to keep our
product information up to date and accurate. We cannot cover all specific applications or ISO-9001
anticipate all requirements. All specifications are subject to change without notice. For more Engineering and Manufacturing
information, contact NOTIFIER. Phone: (203) 484-7161 FAX: (203) 484-7118 Quality System Certified to
International Standard ISO-9001
12 Clintonville Road, Northford, Connecticut 06472 Made in the U.S.A.
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The System 2500 complies with the following standards: CR-4: Control Relay module, four Form-C
• NFPA-72, Standard for Central Station Signaling Sys- relay contacts, rated at 5.0 A, 120 VAC or 28
tems (Protected Premises Unit), VDC (resistive) per circuit. Plug-in terminal
Local Protective Signaling Systems, block.
Auxiliary Protective Signaling Systems,
Remote Station Protective Signaling Systems,
Proprietary Protective Signaling Systems [Protected Pre-
mises Unit]. CRE-4: Control Relay Expander, expands CR-
4 to provide a total of eight Form-C relay con-
tacts. (Maximum of one per CR-4.) May also be
PRODUCT LINE INFORMATION connected to add four relays to IC-4, TC-2, or
BE-2500: Base Equipment for System 2500. Includes TC-4. Plug-in terminal block.
CPU, Chassis, PK-1 key, labels, dress panel, basic cables,
manual, and miscellaneous hardware.
The CPU includes two indicating circuits; alarm TC-2: Time Control module used for single-
and trouble relays; remote station and master hazard release and pre-signal alert/evacuate
box transmitters. The CPU communicates with applications. Release mode includes: cross-
up to 7 modules (any mix of IZ, IC, CR, and TC). zone; abort circuit; two solenoid circuits; warn-
Maximum of 3 initiating zone modules. ing bell circuit with triple-code option; and count-
down time display. Presignal option includes
programmable timer. Plug-in terminal block.
IZ-8: Initiating Zone module, provides eight
Style B (Class B) alarm initiating zones. Plug-in
terminal block. TC-4: Time Control module used for multiple-
hazard releasing service or two stage alert/
evacuation. Release mode provides four inde-
pendent release circuits each with program-
mable cross-zone, delay timer, and soak timer.
IZE-A: Initiating Zone Expander, converts IZ-8 Two-stage alert/evacuate mode provides four
to eight Style D (Class A) alarm initiating zones. independent circuits, meeting Canadian two-
(Maximum of one per IZ-8.) Plug-in terminal stage requirements, with five-minute timer. Plug-
block. in terminal block.
ICR-4L: Combination Output Module. Provides
two standard dry Form-C alarm contacts rated
IZ-4: Initiating Zone module. Provides four for 5 amps @ 120 VAC or 28 VDC (resistive)
Style B (Class B) initiating zones. Includes and two Style Y indicating appliance circuits. All
ELRs. Note: Will not accept an IZE-A. relays and circuits are field programmable.
IZ-4A: Same as IZ-4 but with four Style D
(Class A) zones.
IC-4: Indicating Circuit module. Provides four CR-4: Control Relay module. Provides four
Style Y or Style Z alarm indicating zones. Maxi- Form-C relay contacts, rated at 5.0 amperes
mum signaling current is 3.0 amps per circuit or @ 120 VAC or 28 VDC (resistive) per circuit.
6.0 amps per module. (Includes auxiliary bell Includes plug-in terminal block.
power harness, and ELRs.) Plug-in terminal
block. NOTE: For California Coding, order an
CR-4L: Control Relay Module. Provides four
standard dry Form-C alarm contacts rated for 5
ICE-4: Indicating Circuit Expander, expands amps @ 120 VAC or 28 VDC (resistive). Each
IC-4 to provide a total of eight Style Y or Style Z relay is field programmable to respond to a
alarm indicating zones. Circuit ratings are same single initiating device circuit, a group of cir-
as IC-4. (Maximum of one per IC-4.) Plug-in cuits, or all initiating device circuits.
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MPS-24A: Supplies the AFM-32A: Remote serial annunciator module.
regulated power needed to run Same as AFM-16AT, but with 32 Alarm LEDs
a full size System 2500. It also only. Includes piezo sounder, Silence, and Lamp
supplies up to 3 amps of regu- Test switch, System. Includes Trouble, and
lated notification appliance Power LEDs.
power, permitting the use of a
variety of standard Listed 24
VDC notification appliances.
regulation technology is used. ABS-1: Annunciator Surface Box-1 provides
Up to one amp of resettable power is available for four- for the remote mounting of an AFM-16AT or
wire smoke detectors. The MPS-24A is power limited, AFM-32A annunciator in a surface-mount
with PTC overcurrent protection. The MPS-24A contains enclosure. Knockouts are provided for use
an integral battery charger capable of charging 55 amp- with 1/2" conduit. Height = 8-1/2", Width = 4-
hour lead-acid batteries. 1/2", Depth = 1-3/8".
MPS-24B: Supplies the regu-
lated power needed to run the
System 2500 modules. It also
supplies up to 2.0 amps of RMS
regulated notification appliance
power. Up to 400 mA of reset-
table power is available for four-
wire smoke detectors. The ABF-1: Annunciator Flush
MPS-24B is power limited, with Box-1 provides for the re-
PTC over-current protection, mote mounting of an AFM-
and contains an integral battery charger capable of charg- 16AT or AFM-32A annuncia-
ing 6 to 15 amp-hour lead-acid batteries. The MPS-24B is tor in a flush-mount enclo-
recommended for CAB-A3 (single-row) systems. NOTE: sure. Knockouts are pro-
Do not use the MPS-24B for applications that require a vided for use with 1/2" con-
CPU and more than 3 other modules. duit. The ABF-1 includes a
trim plate (Height = 11",
AVPS-24: Audio-Visual Power Supply (ex- Width = 6-1/4"), mounting
pander). Provides 3.0 ampere full-wave un- hardware, and an adhesive-
regulated power for compatible indicating ap- backed Annunciator Label for
pliance circuits. Includes battery input and the dress plate. Height = 9-
transfer relay, AC circuit breaker, PTC over- 15/16", Width = 4-5/8", Depth = 2-1/2".
current protection. Mounts on one of four
positions on a CHS-4M chassis. (May mount
beneath any module that does not include AKS-1: The Annunciator Key
an IZE, ICE, or CRE-4 expander.) Switch-1 provides access security
for the control switches on the
AFM-16AT: Remote serial annunciator mod- AFM-16AT. Includes a key, hard-
ule for 16 points, with alarm and trouble LEDs ware, and labels. Note: The AKS-
per point. May be configured for eight alarm/ 1 can only be employed with the
trouble points plus remote Silence, Reset, ABF-1.
and Drill controls. Includes piezo sounder
and silence switch, System Trouble LED,
Lamp Test switch, and power LED. Mount up BP-3: Battery dress CAUTION 120 VAC UNDER PANEL INSERT SYSTEM DOCUMENTATION HERE
to 6000 feet from panel with one twisted pair for data and panel cover. Order if full GROUND FAULT
SEVERAL DIFFERENT SOURCES OF POWER
CAN BE CONNECTED TO THIS CONTROL UNIT.
one open pair for power.
BATTERY FAIL DISCONNECT ALL SOURCES OF POWER BEFORE SERVICING.
AC POWER FAIL
dead-front is desired.
Required for ULC List-
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CAB-A3: A size enclosure (space CONSTRUCTION
for BE-2500 plus three modules). Each module consists of one or two printed circuit
Includes a DR-A3 door and SBB- cards that mount to the chassis with captive
A3 back box. screws.
CAB-B3: B size enclosure (space Windows in the hinged dress panel allow for view-
for BE-2500 plus seven modules). ing of the status LEDs. Slide-in pockets allow the
Includes a DR-B3 door and SBB- insertion of descriptive labels for the circuits (label
B3 back-box. Initiating zone mod- windows are 0.88 inches high by 0.98 inches
ules are not allowed in second row. wide).
The MPS series Main Power Supply mounts in
the lower left corner of the enclosure. Space is
provided next to the power supply for up to 25
The CAB-B3 Amp-Hours of gelled electrolyte batteries.
The Central Processor Unit (CPU) module moni-
tors and controls up to seven initiating, indicating
and control modules, mounted in chassis assem-
CHS-4: Required for CAB-B3 blies. AVPS-24 power supplies may be substi-
systems. tuted in module positions, or mounted below a
single (non-expanded) module.
A key-locked hinged door enclosure is offered in
two sizes. The door is provided with a window that
allows for viewing of the modules with the door
closed. The door assembly is separable from the
backbox to allow easy installation.
DP-1: Blank Dress Panel. ELECTRICAL SPECIFICATIONS
• Primary input power, 120 volts, 50/60 HZ, 2.4
• Ground fault detection.
• Low primary AC input power supervision with
brown out indication.
• Supervised standby batteries (order separately).
Expander Ribbon Cable: Part Number 71088 7.0 AH or 12 AH with MPS-24B; 12 AH, 25 AH or
55 AH with MPS-24A.
An installation, operation, and programming
manual is provided with each System 2500.
PS-695: Battery, 6 V, 9 AH, Gel Cell (order 4.) Use only with MPS-24B.
PS1270: Battery, 12 V, 7.0 AH, Gel Cell (order 2), MPS-24B only.
PS12120: Battery, 12 V, 12 AH, Gel Cell (order 2.)
PS-12250: Battery, 12 V, 25 AH, Gel Cell (order 2.) Use only with MPS-24A.
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