The CMF-300(A) Addressable Control Module provides Fire•Lite intelligent control panels a circuit for Notification Appliances (horns, strobes, etc.). Addressability allows the CMF-300(A) to be activated through panel programming, on a select (zone or area of coverage) basis.
LiteSpeed™ is a communication protocol developed by Fire•Lite Engineering that greatly enhances the speed of communication between analog intelligent devices. Intelligent devices communicate in a grouped fashion. If one of the devices within the group has new information, the panel CPU stops the group poll and concentrates on single points. The net effect is response speed greater than five times that of other designs.
Each CMF-300(A) uses one of the module addresses on a SLC loop. It responds to regular polls from the control panel and reports its type and status, including the open/normal/ short status of its Notification Appliance Circuit (NAC). The LED blinks with each poll received. On command, it activates its internal relay. The CMF-300(A) supervises Class B (Style Y) or Class A (Style Z) notification or control circuits. Upon code command from the panel, the CMF-300(A) will disconnect the supervision and connect the external power supply in the proper polarity across the load device. The disconnection of the supervision provides a positive indication to the panel that the control relay actually turned ON. The external power supply is always relay-isolated from the communication loop so that a trouble condition on the external power supply will never interfere with the rest of the system. Rotary switches set a unique address for each module. The address may be set before or after mounting. The built-in TYPE CODE (not settable) will identify the module to the control panel, so as to differentiate between a module and a sensor address.