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Micromark 9490A - test mode sequence

Discussion in 'Alarms, CCTV & Telephones' started by mikems, 24 Nov 2007.

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  1. mikems

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    The mains to my neighbours house was switched off and when it came back on the alarm is in test mode.

    He has misplaced the manual and can not get around this. Please does anyone have a link to the manual or any advice?

    The alarm has been working correctly to this point. I should add I have his premission to post this, he has no PC.

    Thanks in advance

    Mike MS
     
  2. Europlex

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    Direct copy from the User Manual, hope it helps


    Test Mode

    Enter user code (Internal sounder will bleep once, Test LED will illuminate)
    This will put you into TEST mode

    If any zone LEDs illuminate this indicates that a hardwired PIR or door contact sensor in the corresponding zone is detecting. In the case of panels with wireless units, the zone LED will only light when the contact is initially broken. Check and remedy the cause (e.g. a door contact might not be closed).

    If you do not press FULL GUARD, PART GUARD or RESET within two minutes, when in the TEST mode, the control panel will revert to the OFF (DAY) mode.

    NOTE: If there is a 24hr fault when the panel is switched to the OFF (DAY) mode the alarm will sound. WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU CHECK ALL WINDOWS AND DOORS ARE CLOSED BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE HOUSE.
     
  3. saxondale

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    Chances are it was powered up with a dead battery in the system, turn the power off, remove the battery and then power back up MAINS FIRST
     
  4. joe-90

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    If the battery's dead then it's dead (inert) and no-longer part of the system.
     
  5. Europlex

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    DIY panel MM9490A

    Funny this, every Micromark instruction booklet I've looked at says Power UP with a Fully Charged Battery (and then do what ever you have to do) THEN, finally, when finished, connect the mains.

    It's designed this way so Joe public does not electrocute themselves when working on a 'LIVE' panel with the lid open.

    It amazes me how many manufacturers (engs?) don't know how their equipment works
     
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    So you know more than the manufacturer???

    For your benefit and Joe, manufacturers DO NOT include everything in the manual.
     
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    What makes you think it isn't YOU that doesn't know how things work?
     
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    Don`t doubt it does, UNTIL SUCH TIME AS THE SYSTEM HAS BEEN POWERED UP WITH A DEAD BATTERY IN IT THUS CORRUPTING THE PROGRAMMING AND LOCKING IT OUT, then the correct way to reset the software is to take it back to the state it was in before the software corrupted hence POWER IT UP MAINS ONLY.

    you and your chum can follow me round all day clucking like chicken little saying " ooh thats not what the manfs. say in their manual" and also " ooh thats going to invalidate the warrenty" like a broken record instead why not think logically - the manual doesnt deal with a locked panel SO WHY SHOULD IT TELL YOU HOW TO REBOOT IT? the manual only deals with installing, not repairing

    if you wanna help then post some advice, if you just wanna argue start your own forum
     
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    A dead battery isn't even a part of the system - it's just an ornament. Give me the science that says otherwise.

    The manual says re-boot with a fresh battery anyway so your logic is out of the window.

    Give us FACTS - not just your personal opinion.
     
  10. saxondale

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    for the unsure - a dead battery places too much strain on the voltage regulators (most often seen by the heat generated on the heatsinks) and the worst case scenario is a short power cut, this leads to a situation where the system is trying to power back up, load its proggrame, all the sensors (and often the internal sounder minumum) are in an active state ie drawing maximum power and then it has to try and deal with a FULL charge to the battery. It can`t cope and something has to give, invariably this is the proggrame boot and the panel falls back to a limited settings state, the manfs. technical support will say "take it back to the state it was in before the power loss then reintroduce the mains cut WITHOUT the dead battery"

    Irespective of who can P highest up the wall I have spent the last 20 years plus dealing with hundreds if not thousands of locked out IC panels
     
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    Thank you for all the posters in taking the time to reply.

    Its good to see you are all very passionate about the subject. I have passed on your advice to my neighbour

    Kind regards

    Mike MS
     
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    No. A dead battery is dead. It loses all properties that made it a battery. It becomes INERT. Whether you like it or not the manufacturers tell you BATTERY FIRST. If tht's wrong - then PROVE IT. Come on put up or shut up.
     
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    This information is against the instructions of the manufacturer. It is dangerous to suggest a poster applies mains voltage to an open control panel.
     
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    It is not against the instructions of the manufacturer. Because it is not in the manual does not mean it is not the way to recover the panel.

    It is clear you are not knowledgeable in this field and are only trying to provoike arguments.
    The only bit you nearly got right was the bit about mains. No advise was given suggesting playing with mains.
     
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    Believe me I know plenty about alarms and I'm asking you where you got the information and why 'mains first'. I'm quite capable of understanding the electronics theory on any level you choose - so let's hear it. Why mains - why not battery? (as the manufacturers stipulate).
     
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