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    Replacing Alarm Relay Wires on the M40e Router

    To connect the router to external alarm-reporting devices, attach wires to the RED ALARM and YELLOW ALARM relay contacts on the CIP. A system condition that triggers the red or yellow alarm LED on the craft interface also activates the corresponding alarm relay contact.

    The terminal blocks that plug into the alarm relay contacts are supplied with the router. They accept wire of any gauge between 24-AWG and 12-AWG (0.20 and 3.33 mm2), which is not provided. Use the wire gauge appropriate for the external device you are connecting.

    To replace the wires connecting to an alarm-reporting device:

    1. Disconnect the existing wire at the external device.
    2. Prepare the required length of replacement wire with gauge between 24-AWG and 12-AWG (0.20 and 3.33 mm2).
    3. Using a 2.5-mm flat-blade screwdriver, loosen the small screws on the face of the terminal block and remove the block from the relay contact.
    4. Using the 2.5-mm flat-blade screwdriver, loosen the small screws on the side of the terminal block. Remove existing wires from the slots in the front of the block and insert replacement wires. Tighten the screws to secure the wire.
    5. Orient the terminal block according to the labels to the left of the appropriate relay contact (NC means “normally closed,” C means “common,” and NO means “normally open”).
    6. Plug the terminal block into the relay contact and use a 2.5 mm flat-blade screwdriver to tighten the screws on the face of the block.
    7. Attach the other end of the wires to the external device.

    Published: 2010-10-28