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Soteria Dimension Specialist Optical Detector

Product code: FL6100-600APO

FL6100-600APO - Soteria Dimension Specialist Optical Detector
The Soteria Dimension Specialist Optical Detector is independently certified to DHF TS001 for anti-ligature use in specialist areas. The innovative design of the Soteria Dimension Specialist Optical Detector differs from standard fire detectors, having no chamber and is flush mounted. A new optical sensing technology is used to detect smoke particles outside the detector housing. A combination of Infra-Red (IR) LEDs and photo-diodes identify smoke particles, detected just below the detector housing and initiates an alarm.
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Product Information

The Soteria Dimension Specialist Optical Detector is independently certified to DHF TS001 for anti-ligature use in specialist areas. The innovative design of the Soteria Dimension Specialist Optical Detector differs from standard fire detectors, having no chamber and is flush mounted. A new optical sensing technology is used to detect smoke particles outside the detector housing. A combination of Infra-Red (IR) LEDs and photo-diodes identify smoke particles, detected just below the detector housing and initiates an alarm.

Electrical Description

The Soteria Dimension Specialist Optical Detector is designed to be connected to a two-wire loop circuit carrying both data and a 17 V to 35 V dc supply. A short-circuit isolator is also integrated into the detector head.

Operation

The Soteria Dimension Specialist Optical Detector contains two daylight filtered photo-diodes and three IR emitters in different positions and angles. Different combinations of these are used to act as smoke sensors and proximity sensors, to measure the smoke level at the detector and to detect any physical obstruction or interference of the detector. As this detector is chamberless an IR LED emits light outside the detector. The light is scattered by smoke back towards the detector and registered by a photo-diode. A pair of microprocessors control these sensors, setting the sensor timings and using a digital phase-sensitive detection algorithm to reduce noise and the effect of background light. They then provide digital filtering for transient rejection, compensation for drift and temperature, and ultimately make an alarm decision. The mode of operation may be selected at the fire control panel. Anti-abrasion coated windows make the detector more resistant to physical damage. With the detection region external to the detector case, The Soteria Dimension Specialist Optical Detector is designed to be flush mounted, with a very low profile. The device has a metal frontplate which can be locked into place using four anti-tamper screws. This enables the device to be installed in rugged environments where the devices may be susceptible to tampering. Three LEDs provide status indication as detailed in the Technical Data on Datasheet PP2551. The Soteria Dimension Specialist Optical Detector has been designed and manufactured in the UK to exacting standards using advanced simulation and development processes.

Application

Fire detectors should always be installed in accordance with all local and national laws and codes of practice. Optical smoke detectors are recommended for general use, particularly where there is a risk of slow burning fires.

Device Addressing

The device address may be set using an 8-bit DIL switch on the detector head.

Communication

The Soteria Dimension Specialist Optical Detector uses the Apollo digital CoreProtocol to allow more advanced control and configuration, whilst maintaining backwards compatibility with previous generations of Apollo products – Discovery and XP95. For future feature availability, please check with your panel partner. It should be noted that not all features of the Soteria Dimension Specialist Optical Detector will be available when used with Discovery or XP95 fire control panels. If the Soteria Dimension Specialist Optical Detectors are used with XP95 fire control panels incorporating drift compensation algorithms, these must be disabled when communicating with the Soteria Dimension Specialist Optical Detectors.

Backward Compatibility

The Soteria Dimension Specialist Optical Detectors have been designed to operate on XP95 and Discovery loops.

Maintenance & Service

The Soteria Dimension Specialist Optical Detectors have been designed with a comprehensive set of features to support maintenance and service, from self test capabilities to drift compensation warnings on dirty detectors. The new FasTest mode facility on the Soteria Dimension Specialist Optical Detector, which can only be enabled on compatible fire control panels, facilitates quicker testing of detectors with appropriate test equipment. The FasTest disables a portion of the signal processing algorithm and also the built-in proximity sensor to allow for a faster detector response, whilst ensuring that the detectors absolute sensitivity remains identical to that of Mode 3. This helps to reduce commissioning time. The detector may also be tested using a smoke pen, with the method described in the installation guide for this product - 39215-174. Maintenance has to be performed in accordance with all applicable standards. Clean the detector externally using a soft damp cloth. If the cleaning process takes more than 10 seconds, the detector may register a fault. For full cleaning and recalibration detectors should be returned to Apollo Fire Detectors.

EMC Directive 2014/30/EU

The Soteria Dimension Specialist Optical Detector complies with the essential requirements of the EMC Directive 2014/30/EU, provided that it is used as described. A copy of the Declaration of Conformity is available from Apollo. Conformity of the Soteria Dimension Specialist Optical Detector with the EMC Directive, does not confer compliance with the directive on any apparatus or systems connected to it.

Construction products regulation 305/2011

The Soteria Dimension Specialist Optical Detector complies with the essential requirements of the Construction Products Regulation 305/2011/EU. A copy of the Declaration of Performance is available from Apollo.

Product Information

The Soteria Dimension Specialist Optical Detector is independently certified to DHF TS001 for anti-ligature use in specialist areas. The innovative design of the Soteria Dimension Specialist Optical Detector differs from standard fire detectors, having no chamber and is flush mounted. A new optical sensing technology is used to detect smoke particles outside the detector housing. A combination of Infra-Red (IR) LEDs and photo-diodes identify smoke particles, detected just below the detector housing and initiates an alarm.

Key Features

Low profile design Utilises digital CoreProtocol communications Compatible with Discovery and XP95 systems* Integrated switchable isolator as standard 8-way DIL switch addressing Drift compensation FasTest® for quicker testing Tricoloured LED status indicator Comprehensively tested to exceed EN 54-7 standard Ruggedized metal face plate which is secured with anti-tamper screws Designed to meet the requirements of Ministry of Justice Specification STD/E/SPEC/038 Independently certified to DHF TS001 for anti-ligature use in specialist areas *Note: Not all features may be available when Soteria devices are connected to an XP95 or Discovery fire control panel

General
Warranty10 year
Performance
Analogue value nominal4
Analogue value (- tolerance)0
Analogue value (+ tolerance)4
Analogue value23 +0/-4
Alarm level analogue value55
Electrical
Protocol voltage (min)5V
Protocol voltage (max)13V
Protocol voltage5 to 13V peak to peak
Power-up surge current 1mA
Maximum power-up time<20 seconds
Quiescent current1000μA
Quiescent current tested at24V dc
Supply voltage (min)17V dc
Supply voltage (max)35V dc
Supply voltage (Vmin-Vmax)17 to 35V dc
Sampling frequencyOnce per second
Sampling frequency+L2 Loop in & out positive
Terminal functions L1 in-L1 in Loop (isolated) negative
Terminal functions L1 outLoop out negative
Terminal functions +R+R Remote indicator positive connection
Terminal functions -R-R Remote indicator negative connection
PolarityL1 & L2 are polarity sensitive
Alarm current (at 24 volts)4.5mA
Environmental
Humidity (min)0% RH
Humidity (max)95% RH
Humidity Noteno condensation or icing
Humidity0% to 95% (no condensation or icing)
Operating temperature (min)-40°C
Operating temperature (max)55°C
Operating temperature-40 to 55°C
IP rating ValueIP55
Conformance
Standards
  • EN 54-7
  • EN 54-17
Approvals
  • LPCB
  • FG
  • SBSC
  • VdS
  • CPR
Mechanical
Weight321g
ColourSilver
Materials housingPolycarbonate
Materials terminalsNickel plated stainless steel
Product depth36.45mm
Product diameter170mm
Detection principlePhoto-electric light scattering.
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