Orbis Marine TimeSaver Base

Product code: ORB-MB-00001-MAR

ORB-MB-00001-MAR - Orbis Marine TimeSaver Base
The Orbis Marine TimeSaver® Base provides installers with an open working area with fixing holes shaped to allow a simple mounting procedure.
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Brand Information

Orbis Marine conventional fire detectors offer a wealth of features to save time, enhance reliability and reduce false alarms within the marine environment. These include drift compensation and DirtAlert®, a feature that warns Service Engineers via a flashing yellow LED that detectors need maintenance; and patented FasTest®, a procedure that takes just four seconds to test smoke detectors and confirm that they are functioning correctly.

Brand Features

Approved for use in marine environments Modern, low-profile design TimeSaver® Base for fast installation Transient rejection for false alarm reduction High humidity tolerance at up to 98% RH Wide operating temperature -40°C to +70°C


When the bases have been installed and the system wiring tested, the detector circuits can be populated. Two methods are suggested: 1. Apply power and fit the detectors one by one, starting at the base nearest the panel and working towards the end of the circuit. As each detector is powered up it will enter ‘StartUp’ and flash red. If the LED does not flash, check the wiring polarity on the base and ensure there is power across IN+ and COM–. If the LED is flashing yellow the detector is not operating correctly and may require maintenance or replacing (see DirtAlert and SensAlert® and the section ‘Maintenance and servicing’ in the Orbis product guide) 2. Fit all detectors to the circuit, apply power and check detectors by observing the LED status of each device. The StartUp feature lasts for 4 minutes so it may be necessary to reset or de-power the circuit to allow all detectors to be observed. The LED status is the same as method 1.

Additional Information

Orbis has been designed to make installation fast and simple. Fig 2 (refer to datasheet PP2479) shows the TimeSaver mounting base as it is seen from the installer’s point of view. The E-Z fit fixing holes are shaped to allow a simple three-step mounting procedure: • Fit two screws to the mounting box or surface • Place the Orbis base over the screws and slide home • Tighten the screws The base offers two fixing centres at 51 and 60mm. A guide on the base interior indicates the length of cable to be stripped. Five terminals are provided for the cables, four being grouped together for ease of termination. The terminals are: • positive IN • positive OUT • negative IN and OUT (common terminal) • remote LED negative connection • functional earth (screen) The terminal screws are captive screws and will not fall out of the terminals. The base is supplied with the screws unscrewed in order to avoid unnecessary work for the installer. The end-of-line resistor or active device should be connected between the OUT+ and COM– terminals. If it is required that all detectors be fitted with their LEDs facing the same direction the bases must be fitted to the ceiling observing the marking on the exterior which indicates the position of the LED. The bases may be connected as shown in Fig 1 (refer to datasheet PP2479) where remote LEDs, if required, are connected to the associated base. Fig 3 (refer to datasheet PP2479) shows how to connect one remote LED to more than one base so that an alarm in any of the detectors connected will switch the remote LED. In many installations bases with diodes are specified in order that an active end-of-line device may be fitted. Diode bases are marked ‘OD’. Loop continuity testing is facilitated as there is a continuity device in the base. The continuity device enables power to pass through every base in a loop to ensure that each is connected correctly. Once a detector is fitted to the base the continuity device is automatically locked permanently open so that the power flows through the detectors.

Product Information

The Orbis Marine TimeSaver® Base provides installers with an open working area with fixing holes shaped to allow a simple mounting procedure.

Key Features

Grouped terminals to make wiring easy Multiple fixing centres LED alignment mark Cable stripping guide Continuity link for voltage testing of zone wiring prior to commissioning Detector locking mechanism

Warranty10 year
  • BV
  • LR
  • DNV.GL
  • KRS
  • MED
  • ABS
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