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    Can an input device on one loop card trip an output device on a different loop card or network analog panel?


    Yes, it is possible to map an input device of one loop card  to trip an output device on the same or different loop card on the same networked analog system.

    Instructions on how to program the outputs below.

    Zone mapping
    The control panel supports a flexible system to map input points to outputs. The system
    defaults so that all NAC outputs are activated by a fire alarm. By programming output zones,
    you can create almost any output activation scheme, such as "floor above and floor below"
    activation or conditional elevator recall.
    Input points: Smoke detectors, pull stations, and so on
    Zone: A group of input points (zones 1 to 225 are configurable, 226 to 234
    are activated automatically)
    Outputs: Notification Appliance Circuits (NACs) such as bells, strobes, and
    Zone mapping on a networked system:
    – For each panel on the network there are 128 local zones (pp-001 to pp-128, where pp =
    the panel ID). Local zones are used to assign inputs and outputs specific to a device at
    that zone address and to that panel.
    – Each network also has 97 grouped zones (129 to 225). Grouped zone addresses allow
    inputs and outputs to be assigned to multiple panels within a network so that the inputs
    and outputs of each panel in the grouped zone can be connected to any of the panels in
    the network.
    – Each network also has 9 global zones (226 to 234). Global zones have preset inputs
    based on device types, but their outputs can be defined and apply to the entire network.
    – For local zones and group zones, up to 5 zones per input and 5 zones per output can be
    mapped. More specifically, an input can be mapped to local zones on any panel within the
    network or to group zones. The outputs from a local zone (1-128) can be mapped only to
    the panel that zone is connected to, but the output from group zones (129-225) can be
    mapped to any panel within the network.
    Mapping principles:

    – Inputs activate zones, and zones activate outputs.
    – Input points can be assigned to up to five local or group zones. Therefore, each input can
    activate up to five zones; however, any number of inputs can be mapped to the same
    – Up to five local, group, and/or global zones can be assigned to each output (except the
    FAA‑325‑B6S Analog Sounder Base which can be assigned to only one zone).
    – Zones 1 to 225 are available for the installer to program.
    – Zones 226 to 234 are global zones and are hard-coded to pre-assigned conditions. They
    are automatically activated by inputs if a special condition occurs or the panel is in a
    processing sequence (See the following two figures). It is not possible to assign an input
    point to any global zone.
    – An output can be assigned to a global zone so that it will be activated upon the
    corresponding special condition. For example, any input that is configured as a "Fire
    Auto" type activates Zone 226 when it is alarmed. Any output driven by Zone 226
    activates when any “Fire Auto” type point is alarmed.
    For how inputs control zones and zones control outputs in a network, see the following figure.

    Network input-output mapping



    For how inputs control zones and zones control outputs in a stand-alone panel, see the
    following figure.

    Stand-alone panel zone mapping



    For a list of all global zones on the panel (each has a unique number), see the following table.
    Global Zone Number Condition Activating Zone

    Pre-assigned zones
    226 Global fire alarm
    227 Global trouble
    228 Global supervisory
    229 Alarm verification (verification period)
    230 Pre-signal (waiting for reset)
    231 Positive Alarm Sequence (waiting for ACK or reset)
    232 Panel is resetting
    233 Global gas alarm
    234 Global waterflow

    In some cases if a relay output is assigned to a certain global zone, other assigned zones are
    – Mainboard relay 1: If assigned to the global alarm zone, other assigned zones are ignored.
    The relay reacts only to the global alarm zone.
    – Mainboard relay 2: If assigned to the global trouble zone, other assigned zones are
    ignored. The relay reacts only to the global trouble zone.
    – Mainboard relay 3: If assigned to the global supervisory zone, other assigned zones are
    ignored. The relay reacts only to the global supervisory zone.
    is active if any zone to which the output is assigned is activated. An output which is assigned
    to multiple zones can be considered as inactive only when all associated zones are inactive.
    NAC pattern assignment
    Every zone is assigned to one NAC pattern. When the zone NAC pattern is set to default, the
    device NAC pattern is used. In case of a device activation by address, the device NAC pattern
    is used. When a device is activated by a zone activation command, the NAC activates with the
    assigned zone pattern (Steady, Pulsing, or Temporal Code 3, for global gas alarm also
    Temporal Code 4). See the following table.

    NAC pattern assignment



    Counting zones
    All local or group zones have the “Counting Zones” option. If this option is enabled, a local or
    group zone becomes a counting zone.
    Otherwise, it is a non-counting zone which is activated as soon as an input point assigned to
    this zone is activated. If multiple points (can be from different panels if networked) are
    assigned to a single zone, only when all the points are inactive is the zone considered as
    inactive; thus, associated outputs can be deactivated.
    A counting zone is considered active only when two or more input points assigned to that
    zone are active. It is not allowed to assign an input point programmed with any delayed point
    features (including PAS, Pre-signal, alarm verification, and PAS@day or
    alarmverification@night) to a counting zone.


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