Dycon Power Solutions release D2330 Engineers Data Logger for EN54 power supply units
Dycon Power Solutions Ltd, the Wales-based developer and manufacturer of advanced technology power supply solutions for the fire, security and monitoring markets, has just released the D2330 Data Logger to complement and unlock the full potential of its successful D243X series of EN54-2/4 power supply units.
The D2330 is probably the most innovative tool yet seen and can dramatically improve the way an engineer installs, commissions and services EN54 fire alarm system power supplies in the future. Typically, when installing a power supply, an Engineer has to use a volt meter and simultaneously adjust various ‘pots’ to get the correct output voltages and current levels. Once this is done, all he can do on a routine service visit is re-measure the same again using his voltmeter.
The D2330 is an English-text menu-driven device which when plugged into the D243x-series can read all operational parameters of the unit and can set-up and modify any of the settings.
In control mode a D2330 can calibrate and set up all the operational parameters of a PSU, and, during subsequent service visits, restore the original settings with a single command.
In monitoring mode, a D2330 can measure and display, in English-text, :
- PSU power outputs and voltages
- The status of each output
- Battery impedance, voltage and charge rates
- The ambient temperature reading and battery charge rate
- Full system configuration
- The Fault Log that shows problems that have occurred since the last reset.
All commands are menu driven using the simple keyboard; a screwdriver or volt meter is no longer required.
The unit comes with a protective rubber ‘boot’ which can stand being thrown around in tool boxes and the back of an engineer’s vehicle without affecting the unit’s performance.
For the more advanced users who have a communication facility from an installed system to their service base, Dycon Power Solutions offers a service to help them remotely access and use the same monitoring and control functions.