2NFS-320 and NFS2-640 Special functions include: Functions F0 – F9 FA and FBAvailable in ALL versions of ONYXNew and only included with System 4Software version 15.0 or above.- Special functions in the NFS-320 and NFS2-640 include Functions 0 – 9 and functions a and b.- Functions 0 – 9 are available in ALL versions of ONYX Equipment.- New to the function list – and only included with system 4 are functions FA and FB. To program these functions, the equipment must have s/w version 15.0 or above.
3Set Timer Default is 3 minutes F0 F1, F2, F3, F4 F5/F6 F7 F8 F9 FA FB Range is 1 to 3 minutes
4F0 Map INPUT and OUTPUT F0 F1, F2, F3, F4 F5/F6 F7 F8 F9 FA FB D11 M41 BOTH- F0 is the function that represents the Pre-Signal Delay function.- This function is discussed in NFPA 72 and often, NICET questions are presented when sitting for the test. This is a great function to understand not only for Notifier equipment, but for the Fire Industry in general.- When this function is used it will represent an input and an output – so F0 must be added to the programming of the input and output.
5F0 Map INPUT and OUTPUT F0 F1, F2, F3, F4 F5/F6 F7 F8 F9 FA FB SOFTWARE Zone- F0 is the function that represents the Pre-Signal Delay function.- This function is discussed in NFPA 72 and often, NICET questions are presented when sitting for the test. This is a great function to understand not only for Notifier equipment, but for the Fire Industry in general.- When this function is used it will represent an input and an output – so F0 must be added to the programming of the input and output.F0BOTH ARE REQUIRED
6F0 F1, F2, F3, F4 F5/F6 F7 F8 F9 FA FBTimerSettingseconds60Timer starts countdownAlarmActivatesD11D11CBEZ3F0M41CBEZ3F0Taking a closer look as to what happens, we have a timeline that references our timer.The detector activatesAt this stage, the CPU looks at the CBE of the Detector and sees that we have F0 programmed into it with, for example, Zone 3Detector 11 is on the first floor and is mapped to the first floor strobe – Module 41.The minimum programming shows a common Zone assigned to them (in this case Zone 3) – but we are using a function so we have to put that function in BOTH devicesWith Z3 and F0 in the CBE’s – we have completed the minimum programming
7F0 F1, F2, F3, F4 F5/F6 F7 F8 F9 FA FB 4th FL - Balcony Resident lightscigarette beforegoing onto balcony4th FL - BalconyDetectoractivates3rd FL - BalconyTIMER allowsguard to checkcondition- We talked about the programming here for a moment – but why is it important? Why do we want to have a feature like this?- On a site like a campus environment, let’s say any college that would have dormitories – there may be a smoking area outside the third floor – on a large balcony. Just before the door opening, there might be a detector. In the cold weather, let’s say some college students want to light their cigarette before they step outside. The potential could be that this simple act could empty the dormitory by the detector going into alarm. However if the Pre-signal delay function was used on that detector, it is likely that the alarm would not be set off.- Also, when using the pre-signal delay function – we have the opportunity for the security guard in that dormitory to get to the location of the alarm, check out and confirm – within that delay timer setting – if there is an emergency that requires immediate attention – or to have the other security guard reset the system.2nd FL - BalconyDORMITORY
8F0 F1, F2, F3, F4 F5/F6 F7 F8 F9 FA FB Positive Alarm Sequence (PAS) Represents the time given to ACKNOWLEDGE the alarm.15seconds15 SecondsPASseconds60If NOT acknowledged in 15 seconds:- Timer is ignored- System goes into FULL ALARMThere is a second timer that is associated with Pre-Signal Delay. The feature is PAS and stands for Positive Alarm Sequence. This timer has TWO important functions.FIRST: The timer puts a stake in the ground at 15 seconds. [show the timeline with a stake in the ground at 15 seconds]This stake represents the time given to ACKNOWLEDGE the alarm. So when we receive the alarm, the alarm HAS to be acknowledged in 15 seconds. If it IS acknowledged, the F0 function continues to work as it did before. HOWEVER – if the alarm is NOT acknowledged in 15 seconds, the timer is thrown out the window – and the FACP goes into FULL ALARM. The reasoning for this is that no one is available to confirm the fire, or may even be injured or have escaped potential injury by exiting the building.SECOND: Unlike the Pre-Signal Delay (without this functionality) Alarm Processing IS delayed for the following devices:System Alarm relayTM-4 Polarity Reversal Alarm outputTM-4 Municipal Box outputUDACTAny questions?
9F0 F1, F2, F3, F4 F5/F6 F7 F8 F9 FA FB F1/F2/F3/F4 - These functions can be seen grouped together in NFS-320 and NFS2-640 programming- If we read the screen, it shows us what?F1 – Trouble less AC Fail F2 – AC FailF3 – Security Activation F4 - Supervisory Activation- Let’s say we have a relay that needs to activate on AC Fail. It could be to a generator we could be using for a backup effort.- Is a relay an output? [yes]- And are functions F1 through F4 designed ONLY for outputs? [Yes]- If that’s the case, can we put F2 in that relay, say Module 31? [of course] And the simplicity is, that is ALL the programming we need to do!So far we have covered HALF of the Special Functions. Any questions with Functions 0 – 4?
10Can be used on INPUT or an OUTPUT F0 F1, F2, F3, F4 F5/F6 F7 F8 F9 FA FBCan be used on INPUT or an OUTPUTF5/F6Functions 5 and 6 are very much related and are – in fact – programmed the same. Depending on our Programming requirements, we might need two of them – but we’ll just look at how one functions first.WHAT IT ISF5 and F6 are “Time Control” Functions. The Time Control screen provides fields for changing the start time, stop time, and days of the week.WHAT IT (F5) DOES.F5 used on an INPUTAll smoke detectors with a CBE list containing F5 or F6 switch to their occupied level (lowest sensitivity, AL:9) within the times specified for the days of the week listed.F5 used on an OUTPUTAll outputs with a CBE list containing F5 or F6 activate within the times specified for the days of the week listed in F5 or F6.Let’s walk through the programming… [show the screen]D11Quite simply put, function 5 is a weekly function. When we look at it [show the function] we see the days of the week (including holiday – the 8th day in the week).
11F0 F1, F2, F3, F4 F5/F6 F7 F8 F9 FA FB- We have to enter a start and end time first. By default, the system uses 8:00 am and 5:00 pm as a start and end time. Let’s begin by using those times, say, to turn on parking lot lights for employees to walk from their cars to the building. What is displayed in default, shows the programming [show 8:00 am (08:00 start) and 5:00 pm (17:00 end)]We haven’t selected the actual days of the week. Since this is during a normal working week, let’s select all weekdays to include Monday through Friday.- Let’s say we have a relay interface that is eventually connected to the parking lot light control. So we want to turn on a relay module – let’s use Module 32.- So this is our module – and if I put F5 in the CBE, what does that mean? [during the schedule the relay will activate]- Time Control is active for all days of the week listed in F5 or F6
13F0 F1, F2, F3, F4 F5/F6 F7 F8 F9 FA FB Going past midnight… REQUIRES combining F5 and F6
14RECOGNIZED HOLIDAYS by the FACP F0 F1, F2, F3, F4 F5/F6 F7 F8 F9 FA FBRECOGNIZED HOLIDAYS by the FACPNFS-320/NFS2-6409 holidaysNFS2-303015 holidays1. Choose date2. Wildcard optionF7Let’s look at F7 now, before we finish F5 and F6. F7 is where we list RECOGNIZED HOLIDAYS by the company. If it’s a grocery store, we might only include Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. If it’s a business, and the panel is a NFS-320 or 640, we might have up to 9 holidays scheduled. If it’s a , we can program 15 holidays. But UNDERSTAND, we are listing RECOGNIZED holidays by the company.Looking back at F5 and F6, what happens if we select (H) for Holiday? The recognized holiday becomes a WORK day. If we DON’T select (H), it becomes a RECOGNIZED Holiday by the FACP even if it’s during the week. In other words, it will NOT activate.3. Choose wildcard4. YEAR = *****
15F0 F1, F2, F3, F4 F5/F6 F7 F8 F9 FA FB F8 ONLY applies F8 allows us to use an internal coding pattern for NACS. Those choices are: [show choices]Going further down the list, just be aware that once we set this, it is a fixed setting in the FACP. In other words, we may have several manufacturers of Strobes that we want to connect to the system. Perhaps we connected System Sensor Strobes to NAC 4. If we do, we can select System Sensor Strobe, put F8 in the strobe NAC 4 (Bell 4 – labeled “Panel Circuit 4”).It is important to understand that we just made a System setting. This means we CANNOT toggle between settings with Wheelock Strobes on NAC 2 and System Sensor Strobes on NAC 4. In this case – we have to set ONE coding function – and that’s the ONE coding function we can use. Whichever one we use in this case – the other could be supported with an external NAC Power Supply. So plan your settings accordingly.F8ONLY appliesto On-Board NACS
16ALERT TRACKING ACTION LATCHING ACTIVATE ZONE F0 F1, F2, F3, F4 F5/F6 F7 F8 F9 FA FBF9It might be easiest to look at F9 as a condition that relates to Pre-alarm programming. Let’s first understand what ACTION and ALERT are. ACTION is a latching function while ALERT is a non-latching, or tracking function. Once we change the setting to ACTION, we can use it later for individual detectors if we need to. Here’s the secret behind what happens:Say we have a detector in a sensitive area and we want to know when it’s active in the Pre-Alarm state. If we set F9 to ACTION, then we can go to the 5th CBE choice for the detector and program a zone, say Zone 45. Our detector has Z45 in the CBE in the last, shaded position. When this detector reaches the Pre-Alarm Threshold, ONLY Zone 45 will activate. If the detector goes into the full alarm threshold, what happens with the last CBE – Zone 45? [still active]This can be used for an early warning in sensitive installations.That was a lot to cover. Any questions on F0 thru F9?ALERTTRACKINGACTIONLATCHINGACTIVATE ZONE
17F0 F1, F2, F3, F4 F5/F6 F7 F8 F9 FA FBThe newest Special Functions are FA and FB and will be available for NFS-320 and NFS2-640 ONYX panels with firmware version 15.0 and aboveFAFA is a Special Function that is NOT programmed. FA is a special zone that activates automatically when a Detector is in Alarm Verification. If you were to assign FA to an output, when a detector is in alarm verification FA would activate and so would that output when you were in alarm verification.SPECIAL FUNCTION FA ACTIVATES WHEN IN ALARM VERIFICATION
18F0 F1, F2, F3, F4 F5/F6 F7 F8 F9 FA FB Select CUSTOM DRILL MODE FB is related to Custom Drill Mode. If we select Custom Drill Mode in the NFS2-640 programming, then we must map FB to a CBE in those outputs we want to activate during a DRILL.Let’s walk through the programming:The FIRST step is selecting Custom Drill Mode in the FACP. [show screen]The SECOND step is selecting an output we want to activate during Drill Mode and assign FB to one CBE in the output. [show screen]MAP OUTPUTS TO ZF16 (FB at the FACP)SPECIAL FUNCTION FB ACTIVATES WHEN IN CUSTOM DRILL MODE
26(same as FB in NFS-320 and NFS2-640) Special Functions NFS2-3030F0, F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6, F7, F8, F9, F10, F11, F12, F13, F14, F15, F16ZF16 – CUSTOM Drill Mode(same as FB in NFS-320 and NFS2-640)
27Special Function Comparison Special FunctionNFS-320 NFS2-640NFS2-3030NOTESF0Pre-Signal Delay + PASF1Trouble except AC FailF2AC FailF3SecurityF4SupervisoryF5Time Control FunctionOccupied Time Schedule active (Alternate Sensitivity Activation)F6N/AF7Holiday ListF8Bell CodeF9Pre-AlarmF10(FA) Alarm Verification(F10) Alarm VerificationF11(FB) Custom Drill ModeSTANDARD Drill ModeF12Acknowledge Button PushedF' Value is only active 2 secondsF13Signal Silence Button PushedF14System Reset Button PushedF15Disabled events = On Disable cleared = OffF16CUSTOM Drill Mode
34Trouble Equations ZT1 = AND (L1M149, L1M110) Two differences from Logic Equations:1. Evaluate as true when the arguments go into trouble2. Argument entries may consist of system trouble codesExamples:ZT1 = AND (L1M149, L1M110)ZT1 active when Modules 149 and 110 go into trouble.
35ZT51 active when ZT49 or ZT50 goes into trouble Trouble EquationsTwo differences from Logic Equations:1. Evaluate as true when the arguments go into trouble2. Argument entries may consist of system trouble codesExamples:ZT51 = OR (ZT49, ZT50)ZT51 active when ZT49 or ZT50 goes into trouble
36ZT34 active when ANY Detector goes into trouble Trouble EquationsTwo differences from Logic Equations:1. Evaluate as true when the arguments go into trouble2. Argument entries may consist of system trouble codesZT 34 = OR (L1D10, L1D11, L1D21, L1D22, L1D31, L1D32)ZT34 active when ANY Detector goes into trouble
37ZT1 = OR (T70) ZT1 = OR (T70) If Annunciator 28 is not answering, System troubles can be found in Appendix H in the NFS Manual. In fact, when I look through Appendix H, and I want to know when Annunciator 28 is not answering, what equation would I build?ZT1 = OR (T70)Once I build that equation, I can monitor the trouble on an annunciator point – just in case there is construction in building and I am having intermittent issues with the Annunciator.Would I monitor this point at Annunciator 28?If Annunciator 28 is not answering,what equation would I build?ZT1 = OR (T70)ZT1 = OR (T70)
38QuestionsAny questions on Special Functions or Trouble Zones?