The control unit comprises a steel case containing the control unit PCB (printed circuit board), power supply and space for a 7Ah (17Ah in the L version) backup battery. The control unit PCB provides terminals for a single bus. The bus allows you to connect up to 10 peripheral devices using standard four wire alarm cable. The peripheral devices can be any mixture of keypads, zone expanders (for wireless or wired detectors) or remote power supplies. (Note that no more than two expanders can have zones connected to them.) The control unit pcb also provides a range of connectors for outputs, communicators, and up to 10 FSL (Fully Supervised Loop) or five CC (Closed Circuit) zones.
The i-on30EX uses i-kp01 keypads with software revision 2.0 and above. The keypads allow end users to set and unset the system, and the installer to configure the control unit. The keypads also contain integral proximity tag readers, allowing end users to control the system without having to remember access codes. (Note that a system requires at least one wired keypad.) A range of wireless peripherals is available for operation with the wireless expanders. The range includes a door contact/universal transmitter, a passive infra red detector, smoke detector, external siren, 4 button remote control, and remote radio keypad. This control unit is designed and approved to be used as part of a Security Grade 2 system. Communications
The i-on30EXD version of the control unit contains a built-in ATS2 communicator, allowing it to comply with EN50131 at Security Grade 2. The i-on30EX also provides sockets for an add-on communication module. The available modules are: i-dig02. A PSTN digital communicator i-sd-02. PSTN speech dialler and digital communicator i-gsm02. GSM speech, SMS and digital communicator 8750. Chiron IP communicator 8844. Chiron GPRS communicator Note: Fitting a plug on module disables the internal communicator. The control unit also provides outputs that can be used to fit a "plug by" communicator.
Level Setting or Partitioned System The i-on30EX offers two basic ways of behaving as an alarm system: In Part Setting system the i-on30EX can set in one of four ways: either Full set or three varieties of Part Set. In a Partitioned system the i-on30EX provides the equivalent of 4, smaller, independent alarm systems. Each system is a "Partition" of the i-on30EX. You can allocate any zone to each Partition. Each zone can also belong to more than one Partition. Each Partition can have a Full Set level and one Part Set level. During installation the installer can allocate keypads, sounders or outputs to any of the partitions.
Installer Programming Interface As an installer you can program the control unit through any compatible keypad connected to the bus cable. The Installer Menu allows you to specify all the operating parameters for an individual installation. If you wish, you can also connect a PC or laptop to the USB port on the control unit pcb and use Cooper Security's Downloader software to program the control unit.