There are several banks of dip switches and jumpers on the relay board. Each one serves a separate purpose to allow for greater flexibility and ease of installation. Below is a breakdown of each one:
- ADDRESS – this bank of dip switches allow you to ID the relay board so that it can be recognized on the RS-485 data network. Please note that all relay boards must be ID 60 or higher to prevent any conflict with keypad ID numbers. The ID schema is based on binary numbers (i.e., 1,2,4,8,16,32…) So if you want the ID to be 60 you would have dip switches 3,4,5, and 6 up equaling 60. Contact QuikStor Support if you have any questions on addressing your relay board, however by default your relay board will come pre-configured as ID #60
- RELAY – NO or NC – this bank of dip switches allows you to dictate if a relay is power up as normally open (NO) or normally closed (NC). This is a useful feature if you are dealing with elevator restriction or other devices that you would want to default to a fail-safe state in case of power failure. The majority of installations would default to NO though.
- RELAY – WET or DRY – this set of jumpers allows you to dictate whether a relay will serve as a dry contact (like for elevator controls or externally powered devices) or supply 12VDC power out of the relay terminals when tripped. Please note that no more than THREE sirens may be powered off of a single relay board due to voltage drop potential. If additional sirens are to be used it will be necessary to power those sirens externally.