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Analog audio amplifiers for dvc-ao applications
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AA-series Analog Audio Amplifiers
AA-30, AA-100, and AA-120
Installation Manual for DVC-AO Applications
Document 52526 Rev: B
8/13/2019 ECN: 18-305

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  • Page 1 AA-series Analog Audio Amplifiers AA-30, AA-100, and AA-120 Installation Manual for DVC-AO Applications Document 52526 Rev: B 8/13/2019 ECN: 18-305...
  • Page 2 Fire Alarm & Emergency Communication System Limitations While a life safety system may lower insurance rates, it is not a substitute for life and property insurance! An automatic fire alarm system—typically made up of smoke Heat detectors do not sense particles of combustion and alarm detectors, heat detectors, manual pull stations, audible warning only when heat on their sensors increases at a predetermined rate devices, and a fire alarm control panel (FACP) with remote notifica-...
  • Page 3: Installation Precautions

    Microsoft® and Windows® are registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation. Chrome™ and Google™ are trademarks of Google Inc. ©Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by Honeywell International Inc. All rights reserved. Unauthorized use of this document is strictly prohibited. AA-series Audio Amplifiers Manual for DVC-AO Applications — P/N 52526:B 8/13/2019...
  • Page 4 • Your suggestion for how to correct/improve documentation Send email messages to: FireSystems.TechPubs@honeywell.com Please note this email address is for documentation feedback only. If you have any technical issues, please contact Technical Services. AA-series Audio Amplifiers Manual for DVC-AO Applications — P/N 52526:B 8/13/2019...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Section 1: About This Manual ............................6 1.1: Standards and Other Documents ..................................6 1.2: UL 864 9th and 10th Edition .....................................6 1.2.1: Products Subject to AHJ Approval.................................7 1.2.2: Applications Without DVC ..................................7 1.3: Supplemental Documentation....................................7 1.4: Cautions and Warnings ......................................7 Section 2: Product Overview............................
  • Page 6: Section 1: About This Manual

    Section 1: About This Manual 1.1 Standards and Other Documents  This Fire Alarm Control Panel complies with the following NFPA standards: • NFPA 12 CO2 Extinguishing Systems • NFPA 12A Halon 1301 Extinguishing Systems • NFPA 13 Sprinkler Systems •...
  • Page 7: 1: Products Subject To Ahj Approval

    Supplemental Documentation About This Manual 1.2.1 Products Subject to AHJ Approval These products have been certified to comply with the requirements in the Standard for Control Units and Accessories for Fire Alarm Systems, UL 864 9th Edition. Operation of these products with products not tested for UL 864 9th Edition has not been evaluated. Such operation requires the approval of the local Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ).
  • Page 8: Section 2: Product Overview

    Section 2: Product Overview 2.1 Audio Amplifier Features There are three audio amplifier models; each provides a different power level: • AA-30 - Up to 30 watts of power for driving 25 Vrms speaker circuits. • AA-100 - Up to 100 watts of power for driving 70.7 Vrms speaker circuits. •...
  • Page 9: Power-Supply And Battery Requirements

    Power-Supply and Battery Requirements Product Overview FACP DVC-AO sends a low-level receives analog audio message an alarm to an AA-series audio amplifier. If optional Class A return is connected, the last AA-30, CBE programming AA-30, AA-100, or AA-120 AA-100, or AA-120 sends turns on SLC devices amplifies the message and low-level audio back to the...
  • Page 10: Section 3: Amplifying Audio Messages

    Section 3: Amplifying Audio Messages 3.1 Topics Covered Audio-amplification topics covered in this section: • Section 3.2 “DVC-AO Connections” • Section 3.3 “AA-30 Installation” • Section 3.4 “AA-30 Operation” • Section 3.5 “AA-100/AA-120 Installation” • Section 3.6 “AA-100/AA-120 General Operation” •...
  • Page 11: Aa-30 Installation

    AA-30 Installation Amplifying Audio Messages Optional 4-wire (high-level) return from last ACT-2 To other ACT-2s High-level Audio ACT-2 ACT-2 Low-level Audio Low-level Audio AA-30/AA-30E AA-100/AA-100E or AA-30/AA-30E AA-120/AA-120E To other AA-Series To other AA-Series amplifiers in the amplifiers in the cabinet cabinet DVC-AO...
  • Page 12: Aa-30 Operation

    Amplifying Audio Messages AA-30 Operation Primary Power (AC) NEUTRAL Secondary Power (DC) Earth Earth Battery – – – + + + Figure 3.4 AA-30 Lower Board Connections (nonpower-limited) Trouble Low-level (+) Backup In Audio In (–) (–) (shield) (shield) (+) Backup Out (–) Low-level (shield)
  • Page 13: 1: Circuit Board Layout

    AA-100/AA-120 Installation Amplifying Audio Messages 3.4.1 Circuit Board Layout Layout of the AA-30 circuit board and identification of its operating components: Audio Gain Rotary Switch Speaker Trouble LED Amplifier Trouble LED Normal Level LED Battery Trouble LED Incorrect Level LED Brownout LED Figure 3.6 AA-30 LED and Switch Locations 3.4.2 LED Conditions...
  • Page 14: 3: Connecting An Aa-100 Or Aa-120

    Amplifying Audio Messages AA-100/AA-120 Installation Install the two #8 nuts and lock washers (Figure 3.7) onto the PEM studs and tighten until secure. AA-100/-120 Figure 3.7 Mounting an AA-100 or AA-120 3.5.3 Connecting an AA-100 or AA-120 Figure 3.8 and Figure 3.9 show terminal connections to an AA-100/AA-120. •...
  • Page 15: Aa-100/Aa-120 General Operation

    AA-100/AA-120 General Operation Amplifying Audio Messages Low-level (–) High Level Audio (shield) Audio In Return (Four-wire, (–) (shield) supervised) Low-level (–) (shield) High Level Audio Thru* (–) Audio Out (shield) 25 Vrms (AA-120) Common (–) High Level Trouble Audio Out 70.7 Vrms (AA-100, see note) Earth...
  • Page 16: 1: Aa-100/Aa-120 Circuit Board Layout

    Amplifying Audio Messages Adjusting the Audio Gain Level 3.6.1 AA-100/AA-120 Circuit Board Layout Layout of the AA-100/AA-120 circuit board and identification of its operating components: SW1 - Backup tone switch Battery Trouble LED Normal Level LED Brownout LED Incorrect Level LED Speaker Trouble LED Input Trouble LED Audio Gain Rotary Switch...
  • Page 17: Wiring Multiple Audio Amplifiers

    Wiring Multiple Audio Amplifiers Amplifying Audio Messages When finished installing all amplifiers and associated circuitry, adjust the audio gain as follows: Locate the Audio Gain Rotary Switch on AA-30 (Figure 3.6) or AA-100 and AA-120 (Figure 3.10). Use a small common screwdriver to turn the Audio Gain Rotary Switch until the Normal Level LED and Incorrect Level LED are properly adjusted as shown in Table 3.3.
  • Page 18: 2: Two Primary Aa-100/Aa-120S Without Backup

    Amplifying Audio Messages Wiring Multiple Audio Amplifiers 3.8.2 Two Primary AA-100/AA-120s Without Backup Figure 3.13 and Figure 3.14 show the use of two audio amplifiers without backup and Table 3.5 lists the wiring components used. • The speaker circuits on the first audio amplifier share 100/120 watts from that audio amplifier; the speaker circuits on the second audio amplifier share 100/120 watts from that audio amplifier.
  • Page 19: 3: Two Primary Amplifiers With Backup

    Wiring Multiple Audio Amplifiers Amplifying Audio Messages Typical wiring of two primary AA-100 audio amplifiers without using a backup amplifier: Unamplified 70V High-level Output 70V High-level Output low-level audio to Speaker Circuit to Speaker Circuit (Twisted-pair, 14- Control Modules Control Modules 18 AWG) (e.g.
  • Page 20 Amplifying Audio Messages Wiring Multiple Audio Amplifiers Typical wiring of two AA-120s using one AA-120 as a backup: Unamplified low-level audio To Speaker Circuit (Twisted-pair, Control Modules 14-18 AWG) (e.g. XP6-C, FCM-1) Optional 4-Wire Supervised Optional Return DVC-AO Outputs Class A (High-Level) 1, 2, 3, or 4 Audio...
  • Page 21 Notes AA-series Audio Amplifiers Manual for DVC-AO Applications — P/N 52526:B 8/13/2019...
  • Page 22: Index

    Index Numerics 70.7 Vrms speakers 15 related documentation 7 resistors optional supervised 4-wire return 11 AA-100/AA-120 70.7 Vrms speakers 15 backup tone 16 circuit board 16 speaker circuits installing 13 70.7 Vrms speakers 15 operation 15 supplemental documentation 7 terminal connections 14 wiring 18 AA-30 Wiring...
  • Page 23 Manufacturer Warranties and Limitation of Liability Manufacturer Warranties. Subject to the limitations set forth herein, Manufacturer warrants that the Products manufactured by it in its Northford, Connecticut facility and sold by it to its authorized Distributors shall be free, under normal use and service, from defects in material and workmanship for a period of thirty six months (36) months from the date of manufacture (effective Jan.
  • Page 24 NOTIFIER 12 Clintonville Road Northford, CT 06472-1610 USA 203-484-7161 www.notifier.com...

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