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Topic: Fire ALarm protocol (Read 673 times) previous topic - next topic

hi there does anyone know if an arduino uno can communicate with fire alarm detectors using "Apollo" and "Hochiki protocols it would only be 7 addressable detectors

i know fire alarms use 24v dc and was wondering if i could use optocouplers to take a signal to the arduino and transmit?

thanks alot

this is the only information i can find

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Transmission Type   Half duplex, serial asynchronous digital
2 wire, Voltage transmit, Current receive
Data format   8 data bits, 1 start and 1 stop bit
Data rate   1200 bits/second
Operating voltage   Digital 0 - 24Vdc
Digital 1 - 32Vdc
Operating current   Digital 0 - Loop current + 22mA
Digital 1 - Loop current + 0mA
Error checking    Byte - Even parity
Message - 8 bit checksum
Command Types   Polling, Control, Interrupt and Group
Polling rate   7.5 seconds per loop
Interrupt response time    1.5 seconds max., 1.0 seconds typ


TonyD

You will probably need to sign a NDA (none disclosure agreement) to get actual details of their serial protocol. Ask them they might release it to you.


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