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LifeSafety Power

LifeSafety Power provides a suite of unified power solutions to power, control and monitor Mercury Security products. This portion of training dives into the LifeSafety Power products that support BluBØX's offering of Mercury devices.
LifeSafety Power
BluBØX has partnered with Life Safety Power (LSP) to offer a suite of Unified Power Solutions for Mercury’s Security Products. Our product offerings range from discrete Life Safety Power components to all-in-one power solutions for 2, 4, 8 and 16 door Mercury access systems.

Power Supplies​

The FPO family of switch mode power supplies incorporates the advanced FlexPower feature set, two user outputs, 12V or 24VDC user selectability, Fire Alarm Interface function, on board programmable battery charger, fault detection reporting, and network monitoring and programming capability of battery, power, and fault status.

FPO75

LifeSafety Power FPO75 is a patented power management system for security and life safety applications. The FPO75 is an offline switchmode power supply-battery charger specifically designed for the lifesafety industry capable of providing two outputs, user selectable for 12 or 24VDC. One output provides continuous output power and the second is programmable to either fail-safe or fail-secure lock operation, when the onboard fire alarm interface is activated.

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Electrical Ratings
Parameter Rating
Input Voltage 120 or 230VAC
Input Power 83 Watts
Output Power 75 Watts
Efficiency 85%
Operating Temperature Range 0 - 49°C (32 - 120°F)
Output Voltage 12 VDC | 24 VDC
Output Current 6 Amps | 3 Amps
Battery Charge Capacity 40 Amp Hours
Default Charge Current 1 Amp
Programmable Charge Current 1A | 0.5A | 0.25A | 0.125A
Output Ripple 120 mVp-p
Load Regulation ± 2.5%
BTU Rating 33 BTU/Hr
Continuous Power Outputs 1
Switched Power Outputs 1
Fire Alarm Interface (FAI) Yes

12 or 24VDC user selectable

  • 6A continuous or switched at 12VDC
  • 3A continuous or switched at 24VDC

Fire Alarm Interface (FAI)

  • User programmable fail-safe or fail-secure

Programmable 1A battery charging

  • Independent charging circuit meets stricter UL output tolerance requests
  • Microprocessor dual rate charging restores battery sets from 4 to 40 Ah
  • Automatic switch over to battery when AC fails

Protection

  • Over load protection / short circuit protection
  • Over temperature protection
  • AC line transient voltage protection

Supervision

  • AC Fail (form “C” contacts)
  • System Fault (form “C” contacts) may be triggered by low/no battery, short to earth ground and power supply failure

Visual Indicators

  • AC input
  • DC1, DC2 output
  • Fire alarm activation
  • AC fault
  • System fault
  • Short to earth ground
  • Reverse battery polarity

Reporting and Monitoring

  • Programmable AC and System fault delays
  • Fire alarm interface for egress lock control
  • Cumulative AC and System fault counters
  • Total battery service hours
  • Total power supply run-time hours
  • Network or PC reporting of all system conditions
  • Requires DL1 USB cable for PC interface
  • Requires NetLink module for WAN/LAN 

FPO150

The FPO150 is an offline switchmode power supply-battery charger specifically designed for the lifesafety industry capable of providing two outputs, user selectable for 12 or 24VDC. One output provides continuous output power and the second is programmable to either fail-safe or fail-secure lock operation, when the on board fire alarm interface is activated. Complete fault detection and reporting, with programmable fault delays, is provided along with datalogging capability of fault occurrence, battery usage time and current power supply status.

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Electrical Ratings 
Parameter Rating
Input Voltage 120 or 230VAC
Input Power 170 Watts
Output Power 150 Watts
Efficiency 88%
Operating Temperature Range 0 - 49°C (32 - 120°F)
Output Voltage 12 VDC | 24 VDC
Output Current 12 Amps | 6 Amps
Battery Charge Capacity 80 Amp Hours
Default Charge Current 2 Amp
Programmable Charge Current 2A | 1A | 0.5A | 0.25A
Output Ripple 120 mVp-p
Line Regulation ± 0.1%
Load Regulation ± 2%
BTU Rating 66 BTU/Hr
Continuous Power Outputs 1
Switched Power Outputs 1
Fire Alarm Interface (FAI) Yes

12 or 24VDC user selectable

  • 12A continuous or switched at 12VDC
  • 6A continuous or switched at 24VDC

Fire Alarm Interface (FAI)

  • User programmable fail-safe or fail-secure

Programmable 1A battery charging

  • Independent charging circuit meets stricter UL output tolerance reqts
  • Microprocessor dual rate charging restores battery sets from 4 to 80 Ah
  • Automatic switch over to battery when AC fails

Protection

  • Overload protection / short circuit protection
  • Over temperature protection
  • AC line transient voltage protection

Supervision

  • AC Fail (form “C” contacts)
  • System Fault (form “C” contacts) may be triggered by low/no battery, short to earth ground and power supply failure

Visual Indicators

  • AC input
  • DC1, DC2 outpu
  • Fire alarm activation
  • AC fault
  • System fault
  • Short to earth ground
  • Reverse battery polarity

Reporting and Monitoring

  • Programmable AC and System fault delays
  • Fire alarm interface for egress lock control
  • Cumulative AC and System fault counters
  • Total battery service hours
  • Total power supply run-time hours
  • Network or PC reporting of all system conditions
  • Requires DL1 USB cable for PC interface
  • Requires NetLink module for WAN/LAN

FPO250

The FPO family of switch mode power supplies incorporates the advanced FlexPower feature set, two user outputs, 12V or 24VDC user selectability, Fire Alarm Interface function, on board programmable battery charger, fault detection reporting, and network monitoring and programming capability of battery, power, and fault status.

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Electrical Ratings  
Parameter Rating
Input Voltage 120 or 230VAC
Input Power 170 Watts
Output Power 150 Watts
Efficiency 88%
Operating Temperature Range 0 - 49°C (32 - 120°F)
Output Voltage 12 VDC | 24 VDC
Output Current 12 Amps | 6 Amps
Battery Charge Capacity 80 Amp Hours
Default Charge Current 2 Amp
Programmable Charge Current 2A | 1A | 0.5A | 0.25A
Output Ripple 120 mVp-p
Line Regulation ± 0.1%
Load Regulation ± 2%
BTU Rating 66 BTU/Hr
Continuous Power Outputs 1
Switched Power Outputs 1
Fire Alarm Interface (FAI) Yes

12 or 24VDC user selectable

  • 12A continuous or switched at 12VDC
  • 6A continuous or switched at 24VDC

Fire Alarm Interface (FAI)

  • User programmable fail-safe or fail-secure

Programmable 1A battery charging

  • Independent charging circuit meets stricter UL output tolerance reqts
  • Microprocessor dual rate charging restores battery sets from 4 to 80 Ah
  • Automatic switch over to battery when AC fails

Protection

  • Overload protection / short circuit protection
  • Over temperature protection
  • AC line transient voltage protection

Supervision

  • AC Fail (form “C” contacts)
  • System Fault (form “C” contacts) may be triggered by low/no battery, short to earth ground and power supply failure

Visual Indicators

  • AC input
  • DC1, DC2 outpu
  • Fire alarm activation
  • AC fault
  • System fault
  • Short to earth ground
  • Reverse battery polarity

Reporting and Monitoring

  • Programmable AC and System fault delays
  • Fire alarm interface for egress lock control
  • Cumulative AC and System fault counters
  • Total battery service hours
  • Total power supply run-time hours
  • Network or PC reporting of all system conditions
  • Requires DL1 USB cable for PC interface
  • Requires NetLink module for WAN/LAN 

Secondary Power Supplies

The LifeSafety Power, power distribution module provides an additional voltage in a FlexPower system. Secondary power supplies are used to generate a second or third system voltage to power a device using a lower voltage than the operating system voltage, such as modems or routers. This method allows one standby battery set to back up all system voltages for a more reliable system

B100

The B100 secondary voltage module provides a means to easily and economically add an additional voltage to any FlexPower system. Primary power for the B100 is derived from an FPO power supply and the B100 steps the FPO voltage down to the user defined range (typically 12VDC*).

The B100 terminal block output is Class 2 power limited and jumper selectable for either a fixed 12VDC or an adjustable range between 5-18VDC at 4 amps maximum current. Multiple B100’s can be added to a system for virtually unlimited voltage combinations.

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Electrical Ratings
Parameter Rating
Input Voltage (From FPO Power Supply) 12 or 24 VDC
Output Voltage (Jumper Select) 12VDC or 5-18VDC (User Adjustable)
Output Current (Class 2 Power Limited) 4 Amps
Efficiency 91%
Output Ripple (12V@4A) 82 mVp-p
Line Regulation (12V@4A) <0.1±%
Load Regulation (12V@4A) 0.56 ±%

 *Input voltage must be a minimum of 3V higher than output voltage 

Programmable output voltage

  • Jumper select output voltage
    • 12VDC fixed
    • 5 to 18VDC user adjustable
  • 4 Amps current at any selected voltage

On-board protection

  • Over load protection
  • Short circuit protection
  • Over temperature protection

Fault reporting (to host power supply)

  • Abnormal operation
  • Voltage loss
  • Over current

Visual Indicators

  • DC in / DC out
  • Fault

Benefits

  • Adds an economical secondary 12V output to any 24VDC system
  • Provides the odd voltage required to power modems, routers and other IT or similar devices (ie., 5V, 9V, 15V etc)
  • Snap-in style mounting standoffs with fast-on connect cables for easy field installation

 


System Power Monitoring

The LifeSafety Power Network Link™ module is part of FlexPowers’s patented power management system for security and life safety applications.LifeSafety Power Network Link™ module is part of FlexPowers’s patented power management system for security and life safety applications.

Learn More About the NL4

Electrical Ratings
Parameter Rating
Input Operating Voltage 9 to 30 VDC
Input Operating Current 60 mA nominal
Network Data Rate 10/100 Mbps
Voltage Measurement Range 1 to 30 VDC ±5%
Current Measurement Range 0 to 20A ±0.1A +5% of reading
Event Input 9 to 32 VDC
Output 1, 2 Max Sink Current 50 mA nominal
 Module Connections

NL4 cconnections

Monitoring and reporting FlexPower systems for

  • System integrity / battery health / output condition
  • 1000 Event Buffer

Remote diagnostics and service features

  • Monitor health and status of host power supply, battery set, and up to twenty four individual outputs* (*requires M8 module)
  • Auto-schedule or manual test and report battery standby time
  • Remote supervision of battery’s state of charge
  • Monitoring of internal cabinet temperature
  • Monitoring external room temperature with over temp alert
  • Remote power cycling control of external equipment
  • Time/date stamp system log reports of last 1000 events

Email notification on

  • AC and system fault conditions
  • Aging or drained battery
  • Fire Alarm Interface (FAI) activation
  • Outside Current or Voltage preset limits
  • External room temperature outside preset limit
  • External Event activation

SNMP set and trap notification

  • Version 1, 2, or 3

 


Power Controller Modules

Power controller modules provide 4 or 8 relay controlled, protected outputs and 4 or 8 access control inputs. When used in a single voltage system, each individual output may be programmed for a continuous output or to respond to the input from the access control system. A fire alarm interface to over ride the access control system for control of egress locks is provided for each output.

The C4 and C8 power controller modules provide 4 or 8 relay controlled, protected outputs and 4 or 8 access control inputs. When used in a single voltage system, each individual output may be programmed for a continuous output or to respond to the input from the access control system. When used in a dual voltage system, each individual output zone may be programmed to operate with either of the two system voltages.

Note: The C4 and C8 are both available in a Class II power limited version, C4P and C8P respectively

Learn More About The C8

Electrical Ratings
Parameter Rating
Lock Outputs 4 / 8
Access Control Inputs 4 / 8
Input Voltage 12 and/or 24 VDC
Input Current 20 Amps
Output Voltage (Jumper Select) 12/24 VDC
Output Current C4/C8 Fused at 3A per output
Output Current C4P/C8P Class II at 2.5A per output
Fire Alarm Interface Per Output
Supports follow on modules Yes

Flexibility

  • Multiple outputs for direct lock control and additional accessory power distribution modules
  • Colored coded by function configuration jumpers for ease of programming
  • Configurable fail-safe, fail-secure, and dry contact modes of operation
  • Fire Alarm Interface (FAI) when used with an FPO power supply
  • Fault detection and reporting to host power supply
  • FlexConnect® Dual Buss Architecture

Output Protection

  • C4/C8 ATM style fuse: 3A/per output
  • C4P/C8P Solid state circuit breaker: 2.5A/per output

Visual Indicators

  • DC voltage per output (green LED)
  • Fault (yellow LED)

Mechanical

  • Multiple modules can be daisy chained to add additional outputs
  • Snap-in style mounting standoffs with fast-on connect cables for easy field installation

Power Distribution Modules

D8 power distribution modules provide 8 protected DC outputs. When used in a dual voltage system, each individual voltage output zone may be programmed for a continuous voltage of either voltage or, to respond to a fire alarm interface for control of egress locks at one of the two system voltages.

Note: The D8P is a Class II power limited version of the D8

Learn More About the D8

Electrical Ratings
Parameter Rating
Power Outputs 8
Input Power 12 and/or 24 VDC
Output Voltage (Jumpoer Select) 12/24 VDC
Output Current / D8 Fused at 3A per output
Output Current / D8P Class II at 2.5A per output
Supports follow on modules Yes
Fire Alarm Interface Per Output

Flexibility

  • FlexConnect Dual Buss Architecture for field selectable Buss 1 or Buss output
  • Fire Alarm Interface (FAI) for egress lock control when used with an FPO power supply
  • Multiple outputs for auxiliary power distribution or direct lock control and additional accessory power distribution modules
  • Configurable fail-safe, fail-secure modes of operation when connected to FPO power supply

Output Protection

  • D8 ATM style fuse: 3A/per output
  • D8P Solid state circuit breaker: 2.5A/per output

Visual Indicators

  • DC Out (Green LED per output

Mechanical

  • Multiple modules can be daisy chained to add additional outputs
  • Snap-in style mounting standoffs with fast-on connect cables for easy field installation

Smart Power Distribution Modules

The M8  is a smart power distribution modules that provide eight control INPUTS capable of voltage or dry contact activation and eight controlled and monitored OUTPUTS, with each output network programmable for fail-safe, fail-secure, fire alarm override, and AC loss over ride for egress lock control. Each output is also programmable to either of two voltages available when used in a dual voltage FlexPower system

Each output may also be individually turned ON or turned OFF through a browser interface and the voltage and current of each output may be monitored via network or internet, and trigger points may be set up on each output to generate an alert when that output is outside of selected parameters.

Learn More About the M8

Electrical Ratings
Parameter Rating
Input Voltage 12 and/or 24 VDC
Input Current 20 Amps
Output Voltage 12 / 24 VDC
Current / Output 3A (Fused), 2.5A (Pwr ltd)
Current Measurement Range 0 - 3.0 Amps
Voltage Measurement Range 8
Access Control Inputs 8
Fire Alarm Interface Per Output

Monitoring and reporting FlexPower systems for

  • Output condition/System integrity/Battery health

Remote diagnostics and service features

  • Eight managed outputs with system expansion to twenty four
    • Current draw
    • Voltage level
    • Power draw
    • Device ON/OFF recycling
  • Individual output enable/disable
  • Remote power cycling control of external equipment

Email or SNMP notification on

  • Fire Alarm Interface (FAI) activation
  • Abnormal condition - per output basis
    • Over voltage or over current
    • Loss of voltage or current
    • Output power cycled

SNMP set and trap notification

  • Version 1, 2, or 3

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