MultiIFAX multi-loop System
MultiIFAX combines the attributes of the latest generation of Apollo Discovery detectors with advanced processing features to provide a detection and alarm system of unrivalled performance and false alarm resistance.
To ensure the best possible detection performance and property protection, flexible ‘Day/Night’ mode changes can be made. These can be based on time of day, user operation at the control panel or conditional switching (e.g. BMS or intruder alarm settings).
In addition MultiIFAX is fully compatible with XP95 Analogue Addressable Detectors, Loop Powered Sounders, Beacons and all other interface devices and allows comprehensive cause-and-effect definition.
- Up to 126 devices per loop – In addition to 126 addressable devices, a Multi Alarm GB Platform Sounder can be fitted to each detector without using an address
- From 2 to 16 loops – Modular expansion
- Up to 14 Full Function Remote Control Panels – All controls, indicators and displays are duplicated on compact Remote Control Panels that can be installed at key points throughout the building
- Up to 32 IFAX panels can be networked – To form a high-integrity and “seamless” peer-to-peer network
- Loop or Radial Wired Detection Circuits – When upgrading a non-addressable system the existing wiring can usually be reused, saving costs and disturbance of the building fabric
- Individually Programmed Outputs – Relays or Sounders can be programmed to react from individual detectors, zones or sectors
- Delayed Outputs – Relays or Sounders can be programmed to operate after a given time to allow the cause of the alarm to be investigated before calling the fire brigade or evacuating the building
- User Friendly – “Plain English” messages, Context Sensitive Menus and intuitive controls make the MultiIFAX one of the most user-friendly panels available
- Customised Menus – Menu items can be programmed to carry out a sequence of commands in order to simplify user operations
- Built-in Commissioning & Servicing Aids – E.g. “Loop-at-a-glance” displays and statistical alarm performance reporting
- Daily automatic self-test of addressable devices
- 1000 event memory – retained even on power failure
- One person “walk-test”
- Readily available software to change configuration data – Easy to use Windows-based software with extensive online Help
- Advanced interface to building management systems and graphical systems – Full two-way protocol
- All Steel Cabinet – 1.2 mm Sheet Steel
- Optional Built-In or Handheld Printer
- Dimensions – 520mm X 520mm X 155mm
- Material – 1.2mm Sheet Steel
- Finish – Gloss White Powder Paint, BS00E55
- Number of Loops – 2, expandable to 16
- Number of Zones – 48, expandable to 255
- Conventional Sounder Circuits – up to 24 (optional)
- Conventional Auxiliary Relays – up to 96 (optional)
- Quiescent Current – 240mA @ 24VDC (typical for 2 Loop)
- Alarm Current – 280mA @ 24VDC (typical for 2 Loop)
- Maximum Loop Current – 1 Amp Continuous
- Integral Power Supply/Charger – 5 Amp
- Integral Stand-by batteries – Up to 17AHr mounted internally
- Indicators – System On, Supply Fault, Remote Signal Activated, Remote Signal Fault/Disabled, Sounders Activated, Sounders Silenced, Sounders Fault/Disabled, Fire, Warning, Disabled, Fault, Test, Delays Enabled, System Fault, 48 Zonal LEDs
- Display – 4 X 40 Character, back-lit LCD Display
- Event Memory – Last 1000 events
- Interface Ports – RS232 and 2 X RS485 – ESD Protected
- Order Codes – MA-05-012 (2 Loop) to MA-05-026 (16 Loop); MA-05-212 (2 Loop Networkable) to MA-05-226 (16 Loop Networkable)
Documentation and Software
A single page cannot describe all the details of MultiIFAX, so we have produced a detailed PDF to highlight some of the features! In addition to this, we have an extensive range of documentation and software for the MultiIFAX available on our download page. More pictures are also available.
Below are various pictures of the UniIFAX panel. Click on each for larger versions.
Note 1: This board (with a different set of components) is also used for the IFAXRepeater.
Note 2: The board shown is an Issue 10 board. Earlier issues have different arrangements of components.