Programming for UL864 Compliance
The HWF2-COM Commercial Fire Alarm Communicator provides a programmable supervision feature that allows the system
to meet the UL864 Commercial Fire requirements. These requirements are in the following table.
NOTICE TO USERS, INSTALLERS, AUTHORITIES HAVING JURISDICTION AND OTHER INVOLVED PARTIES
This product incorporates field programmable software. In order to comply with the requirements in the standard for control
units and accessories for Fire Alarm Systems, UL 864 certain programming features or options must be limited to specific
settings or not used at all as indicated below.
Selected Com. Path
2010 IP & Cell
2013 IP & Cell
∗ Only the indicated setting is compliant. Any other value in this field will not meet UL864 Commercial Fire requirements.
STEP 1 – Determine the Signal Strength and Select a Location
IMPORTANT - Do Not mount this device outdoors.
Warning - The internal or external antenna(s) used by this product must be installed to provide a
separation distance of at least 7.8 in. (20 cm) from all persons and must not be co-located or op-
erating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter except in accordance with FCC multi-
transmitter product procedures.
* HWF2-COM Initial Power Up: Upon initial power up, the communicator LEDs blink in repeated sequence from top to bot-
tom indicating network initialization.
Green (REG) Yellow (TX/RX) Red (FAULT)
This sequence may take up to 15 minutes. Do not reset power during this time.
When initialization is complete, the Signal Quality display LEDs will light and the yellow and red LEDs may blink (per their
After initial network setup, subsequent resets or power ups can take up to 90 seconds.
When choosing a suitable mounting location, understand that signal strength is very important for proper operation. For most
installations using the supplied antenna, mounting the unit as high as practical, and avoiding large metal components provides
adequate signal strength for proper operation.
In this procedure you will use the Communicator to determine signal strength in order to find a suitable mounting location.
For this procedure you will need a fully charged 12V battery.
Attach the Antenna Mounting Adapters, 50-ohm (9.5in) coaxial cables, and Antennas (see illustration on page 4).
Temporarily wire the battery's negative [–] terminal to TB1–4 on the communicator, then wire the battery's plus [+]
terminal to TB1–2 on the communicator. Wait about one minute for the communicator to initialize.
Position the assembly near a suitable mounting position and observe the signal quality display.
Look for a mounting position that yields at least 2 bars lit solid. For optimal performance 4 or 5 bars are better.
Verify the signal quality remains steady for a few minutes, then mark that mounting position. Disconnect the battery.
IP Fault Time
Cell Fault Time