XPander Combined Sounder and Optical Smoke Detector
XPander incorporates entirely new designs with respect to the wireless communication system. A Radio Interface is connected to the loop. It communicates with the control panel using the Apollo addressable two-wire power and communications system. The interface communicates with the detection and alarm signalling devices by means of radio waves. The detectors are multistate in that they report normal, pre-alarm, fire or fault states to the radio base which transmits the information to the interface. The detectors incorporate drift compensation and report any compensation limit occurring. The radio bases and signalling devices are addressable and use a pre-set analogue value to report via the XP95 or Discovery protocol. Apart from normal and fire the bases can send pre-set analogue values to indicate low battery, detector contaminated, detector tamper and low signal strength fault conditions.
modern styling loop-powered interface operating on 868MHz wireless addresses seen by control panel as normal addresses radio base with wireless circuitry and battery compartment chamber designed to inhibit dirt penetration and thus reduce false alarms automatic drift compensation with DirtAlert™ warning algorithms for transient alarm rejection FasTest™ reduces time taken to test detectors remote test facility 3-5 years battery life
XPander sounders are ceiling mounted and use a bi-directional monitored radio platform to communicate. They feature 4 tone pairs, including the Apollo tone, and a self test which causes a fault signal to be sent if the sounders fail to operate.
The address of a sounder or a combined sounder/visual indicator is set at the commissioning stage by means of a DIL switch. The sounder address is plus one of the address set. The sounders and combined sounder/visual indicators are powered by two packs of batteries, one with three “AA” and one with three “C” size alkaline batteries which provide a working life of typically 3-5 years. The five-year life includes weekly tests and a half-hour sounding in a fire condition.
Radio Communications Fire detection systems are life-saving systems and must, therefore, be highly reliable in use. Radio communications have been developed to a point where high reliability can be guaranteed, provided that the rules for the design of radio systems and installation are carefully observed. Radio communication technology in the detection has matured to the point where a standard has been drawn up as part of the EN54 family of standards for components of a fire detection system. The standard is EN54 Part 25. Frequency The frequency used by XPander is 868MHz which is the harmonised European radio frequency.
Maintenance & Service
Detectors should be checked regularly at the intervals indicated by the locally applicable code of practice. Apollo recommends that the detectors be checked at least once a year. If detectors appear not to be functioning correctly they should be returned to Apollo for testing. If detectors are externally dirty they can be cleaned carefully with a damp cloth using a small amount of industrial alcohol.
Devices in the XPander range are powered by batteries. There are two battery packs, with current being drawn alternatively from each. It is essential that the state of the batteries be known.
The Combined Sounders and Sounder Visual Indicators incorporate audible and visual alarm indicators within one unit. Sound output: 74dB (low) 87dB (high) Individual parts may be ordered separately.
The XPander Combined Sounder and Detector is wireless and designed to provide one point detection and notification.
Wireless Available with a choice of XPander detectors Bi-directional (monitored) radio platform A choice of four tone pairs Certified to EN 54-25