PXL-500 Quick Start Guide

PXL-500 Quick Start Guide

1.0 Introduction

This quick start guide provides, basic installation information, drawings, first time power-on instructions, and short descriptions of key terms and concepts for installing controllers. These instructions apply to the PXL-500 controller.

 

For information regarding the use of the PXL-510 controller in connection with the NetworX1 NX-8E Alarm Panel, please refer to the NetworX NX-8E Alarm Panel Application Note (P/N 01919-001). For information regarding a Time and Attendance Terminal, please refer to the Time and Attendance Terminal Application Note (P/N 01943-001).

 

Notes: 

  1. It is the responsibility of the installation organization to have only technically qualified personnel performing the installation.
  2. All references to the PXL-500 may be applied to the Time and Attendance Terminal.

 


2.0
PXL-500 Controller Wiring Diagram

PXL-500 Controller Wiring

 


3.0
Specifications

3.1
Unit Dimensions

• PXL-500/PXL-510 controller PCB

- 6.75 inches high by 6.00 inches wide by 1.75 inches deep, including wiring connectors

- (17.15 cm by 15.25 cm by 4.45 cm)

• PXL-500/PXL-510 controller PCB with an LCD-1 Alpha/Numeric Display

- 7.70 inches high by 6.00 inches wide by 1.75 inches deep, including wiring connectors

- (19.60 cm by 15.25 cm by 4.45 cm)

• PXL-500/PXL-510 controller PCB with an SB-593 Satellite Board (with or without an LCD-1 Alpha/Numeric

Display)

- 7.25 inches high by 6.00 inches wide by 1.75 inches deep, including wiring connectors

- (18.45 cm by 15.25 cm by 4.45 cm)

• Enclosure

- 13 inches high by 9 inches wide by 4 inches deep

- (33.02 cm by 22.86 cm by 10.16 cm)

 


3.2
Operating Temperature/Humidity Range

• 0°F to 140°F (-18°C to 60°C)

• 0% to 90% Relative Humidity, non-condensing

 


3.3
Controller Power Requirements

• 12 VDC @ 1 A

 


3.4
Current Draw

• maximum current draw 270 mA for a controller plus reader current draw (refer to Table 1 for Reader current draw)

• 120 mA max for a PXL-500/PXL-510 Controller

• 150 mA max for an SB-593 Satellite Board

 

Table 1: Reader Current Draw

 

Note: If an electronic locking device (such as a magnetic lock, a door strike, or similar device) is to be driven by the same power supply as the PXL-500/PXL-510 controller, please ensure the power supply provides enough current to drive every device connected to that supply plus an adequate safety margin. AC power is not recommended.

 


3.5
Controller Memory Retention

• 5 year lithium battery back up to support controller RAM and real-time clock

 


3.6
Output Relay Contact Rating

• 1 Amp @ 24 VDC

 


3.7
Input Device Configuration - 3 Inputs

• Door Sense normally closed

• Request to Exit normally open

• Global Unlock normally open,

or Auxiliary RTE A-Door normally open



4.0
Cable Requirements

4.1
RS-232 Serial Cable

• four conductor, shielded, stranded, AWG 24 wire (Belden 9534 or a larger gauge)

• 50 feet maximum length (per RS-232 industry specification - greater lengths are not recommended)

 


4.2
RS-485 Network Cable

• two conductor, shielded, twisted pair, stranded, AWG 24 wire (Belden 9501 or a larger gauge)

• 16,000 feet total network length

• refer to the Network Wiring Application Note (P/N 01824-002) for specific network wiring information

Note: When wiring the RS-485 terminal block connector, be sure to use the smallest connector provided. TB1 is smaller than the other terminal blocks and will only accept the smallest terminal block connector provided.


4.3
Input Power

• two conductor, stranded, AWG 18 wire (Belden 8461 or a larger gauge)

• 200 foot maximum length for systems using an SB-293 with two readers

 

Note: On long power cable runs, the cable resistance causes a drop in voltage at the end of the cable run. Be sure your power supply does provide 12 VDC at the end of the cable run.

 


4.4
Earth Ground

• Single conductor, AWG 18 wire (or a larger gauge)

 


4.5
Keri Systems Proximity Readers

• six conductor, shielded, stranded, AWG 24 wire (Belden 9536 or a larger gauge)

• four conductor, shielded, stranded, AWG 24 wire (Belden 9534 or a larger gauge) for the MS-4000 only (there is no

beeper or LED in the MS-4000)

• see Table 2 for maximum cable lengths

 

 

Table 2: Maximum Cable Lengths by Wire Gauge for Proximity Readers

 
Cable Length by Wire Gauge
Reader Type
100 feet
250 feet
500 feet
MS-3000
AWG 24
AWG 24
AWG 24
MS-4000
AWG 24
AWG 24
AWG 24
MS-5000
AWG 24
AWG 24
AWG 24
MS-7000
AWG 24
AWG 24
AWG 20

 

1. Ground wire is green with or without yellow tracer.

 


4.6
Wiegand Compatible Readers

• four to seven conductor, shielded, stranded, wire – depending upon the Wiegand reader’s requirements

• a minimum gauge of AWG 24 is required for data transfer with a 500-foot maximum run length per Wiegand specification.

 


4.7
Input and Output Connections

• two conductor, stranded, AWG 22 (or a larger gauge)

Note: The Lock Output relay may require a heavier gauge of wire depending upon the current demands of the lock and

the length of the lock wiring run.

Note: If plenum cable is required, please reference the Belden plenum equivalent to the cables listed above.

 


5.0
PXL-500 Installation Recommendations

DO

• plan ahead to meet power and any telephone requirements2 for your system (1 phone line for the modem connected to the host computer and one for each master PXL-500/PXL-510 in each network).

• mount controllers in environmentally suitable areas - they require protection from weather and from temperature/humidity extremes.

• if not using a KPS power supply, mount the controller at least 3 feet away from the controller's power supply to prevent EMI radiated from the power supply from affecting the controller.

• use the enclosure as a mounting template to mark drilling holes for permanent mounting.

• consider mounting requirements - central versus distributed.

- central mounting places all controllers in one location, running lengths of cables out to each door to support readers, inputs and outputs - distributed mounting places each controller near the door it supports running short lengths of cable out to each door, but running a long network communication cable.

• note the locations of the knockouts in the enclosures and remove the appropriate knockout for the easiest cable routing into the controller.

• route all controllers in a network in a single, continuous daisy-chain.

• route cables in accessible areas for ease of maintenance.

• connect all controllers to a quality earth ground.

• add transient suppression across electric devices attached to a controller output.

• use an isolation relay (P/N IRP-1, or equivalent) if attaching to an elevator, a parking gate, a turnstile, or any application using a large electric motor.

• verify the controller's supply voltage is 12 VDC – long power line runs cause a drop in voltage at the end of the run.

• verify proper operation of the host computer's COM port.

• for a single door application, install the reader to the TB-5, "A" reader connection.

• attach the reader to be used for card enrollment to the master controller (this reader can be used for access control as well as enrollment, but during the enrollment process the door associated with the enrollment reader will not allow access until the enrollment process is complete).

• If using Wiegand readers, check the voltage requirements of the reader (+5 VDC or +12 VDC at the device). A PXL-500W has a reader power voltage jumper in the lower left corner (marked JP5) - This configures to the reader port to output either 5 or 12VDC.

 

DO NOT

  • make modem phone line connections through PBX telephone switching systems - most modems are not compatible with PBX systems leading to disconnection problems with the modem.
  • locate the PXL-500/PXL-510 controller near EMI sources - EMI sources can affect the performance of the controller.
  • use switching power supplies - they are EMI sources.
  • route network and reader cables beside power cables - transients on the power cables may be picked-up by network and reader cables.

  • stretch or over-tension cables.

  • route over sharp objects.
  • let the wires get tangled.

  • route controllers in a network in a loop configuration.
  • connect earth-ground to the network cable shield - the PXL-500/PXL-510 automatically connects earth ground to the shield at one point on the network to prevent ground loops.

  • use gender changer plugs when making RS-232 serial communication connections (unless you know it is a “straight-through” plug) - gender changers may have internal wiring changes that can disrupt communications.


6.0
Wiring Instructions

Refer to the image on page 1 for all controller wiring connections.


6.1
Terminal Blocks

PXL Wiring Instructions

Figure 2: Connecting Wires and Removing Terminal Blocks

 

Note: Screws on terminal blocks must be tightened securely.

 


6.2
Connecting the Earth-Ground and the 12VDC Power

 

PXL Power Wiring

 

Figure 3: Earth Ground and 12 VDC Power Connections

 

Note: TB2 is colored red to make it easier to tell it apart from the network connector

 


6.3
Connecting a Keri Systems Proximity Reader to a PXL-500P
  • The "A" reader is wired to TB5.
  • The "B" reader is wired to TB6.

PXL MS-Reader Connection

 

 


6.4
Connecting a Wiegand Compatible Reader to a PXL-500W/PXL-510W

 

The PXL-500W controller can be configured to accept input from single-line LED, dual-line LED, and Essex keypad Wiegand input devices (through the Doors.NET™ software).

 

Note: The Wiegand Reader must transfer data according to the Security Industry Association's Wiegand Reader Interface Standard (document number AC-01D-96). Keri Systems, Inc. cannot guarantee the performance or reliability of Wiegand Readers that do not meet these data transfer guidelines.

 

Note: All Keri Systems proximity readers use 12 VDC power while some Wiegand compatible readers use 5 VDC power. Check your reader's power requirements and verify jumper JP5 is set correctly per the Verify the Wiegand Reader Supply Voltage section on page 19.

 

Note: The wire colors called out in Figures 5 and 6 are industry standard wire colors. However, some manufacturers may not follow these industry standard designations. Before installation, please refer to the Wiegand device’s manual to see if the device’s wire colors follow the industry standard. If not, then match the wire’s purpose to the call outs in Figures 5 and 6 before installation.

 

PXL Wiegand Wiring

 


6.5
Connecting a Door Status Input

Each PXL-500 is shipped with an installation kit including all necessary terminal blocks and transorbs. One of these terminal blocks has a jumper across pins 1 and 2. This terminal block is designated for use on TB-4. If a door switch is not used on the controller, this jumper prevents a continuous door open status alarm from being received by the controller. If a door switch is used, simply remove this jumper and install the door switch leads.

 

Open door to open circuit and activate door switch input

 

Door Status Input

 

Figure 7: Door Status Input Connections

 

Note: A Door Switch must be installed on any door to which anti-passback is being applied for proper tracking of the anti-passback feature in the Doors program.

 


6.6
Connecting a Request to Exit (RTE) Input

Press button to close circuit and Activate RTE A-Door Input

 

RTE Input Wiring

Figure 8: Request to Exit Input Connections

 


6.7
Connecting a General Purpose Input

The general-purpose input is used in conjunction with the programmable input/output feature of the Doors access control software. There are three possible uses for the general-purpose input.

• the master controller may be figured for either Global Unlock (see figure 9) or Auxiliary A-door RTE (see figure 10)

• the slave unit may be figured for Auxiliary A-door RTE (see Figure 10)


Make the following connections for a Global Unlock input.

 

RTE AUX

 

Figure 9: Global Unlock Input Connections

 

Make the following connections for an Auxiliary A-door RTE input.

 

Aux Wiring

Figure 10: Auxiliary A-Door RTE Input Connections

 

 


6.8
Connecting an Alarm Output Relay

 

PXL Alarm Output Diagram

Figure 11: Alarm Output Relay Connections

 

 


6.9
Connecting a Fail-Safe Lock Output Relay

Fail Safe Lock Relay

Figure 12: Fail-Safe Lock Output Relay Connections

 

 


6.10
Connecting a Fail-Secure Lock Output Relay

Fail Secure Lock Relay

Figure 13: Fail-Secure Lock Output Relay Connections

 


6.11
RS-485 Access Control Network Connection

RS-485 Network Wiring

Figure 14: RS-485 Network Connections

 


7.0
Communication Between the Access Control Network and Host Computer

Communication between the access control network and the host computer may be made via one of three ways.

 

• A direct connect cable between master controller and host computer via the RS-232 serial port.

 

• Two modems making a remote connection between the master controller and host computer via the RS-232 serial

port.

 

• Use of a LAN-520 module to provide LAN/WAN Ethernet connectivity between Doors.NET and one or more PXL networks. The LAN-520 uses TB13 port to connect to the controller. For information about setting up a PXL-500 with a LAN-520 - a video can be viewed here:

 

• When using a LAN-520 for ethernet communication, the jumpers across JP6 and JP7 must be removed.

 


8.0
Powering the Controller for the First Time

 

Note: Verify the earth ground1 has been connected at pin 3 of TB-2 before turning the power on for the first time.

 

Note: Do not connect the 12 VDC power supply’s terminal block output to the TB-2 connector on the PXL-500/PXL-510 controller until you have completed all the steps in section 5.1.

 


8.1
Verify the 12 VDC Supply Voltage

To verify the 12 VDC supply voltage:

1. Set the DVM to a DC volt scale capable of reading 12 VDC.

2. Turn the power supply ON.

3. Place the Red DVM lead on the power supply’s terminal block output - Pin 1.

4. Place the Black DVM lead on the power supply’s terminal block output - Pin 2.

5. Check the DVM reading. It should read between +12 VDC to +14 VDC.

6. If the DVM does not read between +12 VDC to +14 VDC, verify the power supply is of the correct voltage, verify the

cable length does not exceed 200 feet, and verify the cable gauge is AWG 18. This problem must be corrected before

power can be supplied to the controller.

7. Turn the power supply OFF.

8. Connect the power supply’s terminal block output to the TB-2 connector on the PXL-500/PXL-510 controller.

9. The controller is now ready to be powered ON.

 

Note: On long power cable runs, keep in mind the resistance in the cable itself causes a drop in voltage at the end of the run. The power supply must be able to account for this voltage drop.

 


8.2
Verify the Wiegand Reader Supply Voltage

All Keri Systems proximity readers can use from 5 to 12 VDC power while some Wiegand compatible readers use only 5 VDC. For Wiegand configured PXL-500/PXL-510 controllers, there is a warning LED on the mother board to indicate if the controller is applying 12 VDC to the Wiegand compatible reader. If your Wiegand compatible reader does operate on 5 VDC no changes need to be made; the default position for the jumper is set to 5 VDC power. If your Wiegand compatible reader requires 12 VDC, turn the controller power off and move the jumper on JP5 (at the lower left-hand corner of the controller) from pins 2-3 to pins 1-2. When power is restored, the warning LED will turn on indicating 12VDC is being supplied to the Wiegand compatible reader.

 


9.0
RS-485 Network Wiring Test

The RS-485 wiring test is provided for field testing of the RS-485 connection. The RS-485 wiring test is done in two steps. The first step tests the negative side of the RS-485 (TB-1 pin 1 and the second step tests the positive side of the RS-485 (TB-1 pin 2).

 

Make sure the RS-485 cable drain wire is connected to pin 3 on TB-1 on each controller in the network.

 

NOTE: The RS-485 wiring test will show if there are any PXL-250s that still have the R45 resistor. This resistor must be removed for the RS-485 wiring test to work properly. For information on how to test a specific controller and remove the R45 (2.2K) resistor, refer to the R45 (2.2K) Resistor Removal Application Note (P/N 01736-001).

 


9.1
RS-485 Negative Test
  1. Make sure all controllers are powered up.
  2. Install the jumper across pins 1-2 on JP9 on the master controller ONLY.
  3. LED11 will illuminate RED continuously (it is ok for the green LED to be either off or flashing).
  4. Check each slave unit on the system. The following guide will inform you of that controller’s status.

 

• If LED11 is illuminated RED on every controller in the network, then the RS-485 negative wiring is ok.

• If LED12 is illuminated Green, then the + and - lines are reversed somewhere in the RS-485 wiring or at the

controller.

• If no LED is illuminated, then there is an open wire somewhere in the RS-485 wiring, at the controller, or the drain

wire.

• If both LEDs are illuminated on all controllers, then there is either a short in the wiring somewhere in the RS-485

wiring or at the controller, or there is one or more PXL-250s that still have the R45 resistor.

 


9.2
RS-485 Positive Test

1. Once all controllers on the network have been checked and are operating correctly, return to the master controller.

2. Switch the jumper on JP9 from pins 1-2 to 2-3 on the master controller ONLY.

3. LED12 will illuminate GREEN continuously (it is ok for the red LED to be either off or flashing).

4. Check each slave unit on the system. The following guide will inform you of that controller’s status

• If LED12 is illuminated GREEN on every controller in the network, then the RS-485 positive wiring is ok.

• If LED11 is illuminated RED, then the + and - lines are reversed somewhere in the RS-485 wiring or at the controller.

• If no LED is illuminated, then there is an open wire somewhere in the RS-485 wiring, at the controller, or the drain

wire.

• If both LEDs are illuminated on all controllers, then there is either a short in the wiring somewhere in the RS-485

wiring or at the controller, or there is one or more PXL-250s that still have the R45 resistor.

Once all controllers on the network have been checked and are operating correctly, return to the master controller.

5. Remove the jumper from JP9 (be sure to keep the jumper in a place where it may be used in future tests).

6. Either perform a reset on the master controller, or perform an Autoconfig in Doors. The test is complete and the

system is in operating order.

Note: LEDs 11 and 12 blinking when not in RS-485 wiring test mode is normal.


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