The Connect TR800 receiver
The Connect TR800 receiver is going from strength to strength. Feedback from installers has been very good to date. Performance is excellent and the additional relays make for great product. As I covered in a previous blog there is some simple tip to working with RF. Here I’ll point out a few directly related to the TR800 and some of the wireless devices.
The location of the receiver within a premise will ultimately provide for the best performance of the wireless devices.
The receiver should be located central to all the wireless devices to be used, and this includes the remote keyfobs.
TIP: - The receiver should be located at least one meter from any electronic equipment. This includes the control panel and any expansion devices. It is possible for other electronic equipment to produce a Radio interference degrading any wireless system.
The new Connect receiver also offers additional programmable relay outputs for switching devices such as garage doors openers. This can also govern the location of the receiver.
TIP: - Another function of the CSP-TR800 receiver is the testing mode. A five second press of the program button will change the mode of the receiver to Test Mode. (A double flash of the LED indicates Test Mode) In Test Mode the receiver attenuates (reduces) all wireless messages. During this time you can test all your wireless devices. Once complete and all devices provide adequate signal strength, you can return the receiver to Normal Mode knowing that all device have sufficient margin to provide many years of reliable operation
Two operating modes
The TR800 is designed for operation just about all Solution control panels new and old. Out of the box the TR800 is in RF3212E mode and will connect direct to the Ultima, Sol 16i, 16 Plus, and Sol 64. A simple flick of switch 2 for We800 mode and the receiver will operate on the 844, and 880 panels. It will even work on the 6+6W .
Enrolling the remotes to the panel is exactly as the panel instruction indicates.
Enrolling the remotes to operate the onboard receiver relays is quick 1 second press of the Learn button on the receiver and a press of the III or IV buttons or both and you are done.
NOTE: -Just remember only the CSP433B remotes work with the TR800.
The receiver is capable of operating all for buttons of a remote in standalone mode. Along with the two relays are two solid state outputs. Enrolling the remote using buttons 1 then 2, sets each button to each output allowing you use the receiver for operation of other systems, such as gate controllers, non-wireless panels etc.
Single Channel Receiver
In addition to the CSP TR800 we can offer a simple single channel receiver, ideal for remote control of gates and garage doors. If you are unable to get your wires from the control panel to garage or gate this receiver can connected locally. It will operate on both 12 and 24 VDC. Enrol your remotes directly to the receiver. For connection between buildings a RF3401E Wireless reed switch can enrolled also.
Over the years I have heard many solutions to resolve wireless problems. One that is most common, and an old wives tail is “changing the length of the antenna will improve signal”. The antenna supplied with the receiver is tuned to a specific frequency and therefore the best for the job.
TIP: - Radio frequency moves through the either in a polarised state. Most wireless devices; Keyfobs, detectors, panic buttons etc, are designed with their antenna horizontally polarised. It is therefore best that the antenna at the receiver is horizontal.
If a greater range is required, the CSP-TR800 can accommodate and external antenna. The external antenna is tuned to provide extra reception for the receiver providing an additional 20-30% more range.
TIP: – When fitting the external antenna, make sure the standard antenna is removed first.