AMX AXCENT3 AND AXCENT3 PRO INTEGRATED AXCESS SYSTEM User Manual
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Axcent3 and

Axcent3 Pro

Integrated Axcess Controllers

Axcess Central Controllers

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

 

Product Information .................................................................................................

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Specifications ....................................................................................................................

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Installation .................................................................................................................

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Installing Axcess Control Cards (Axcent3 Pro Only) .........................................................

3

Installing the Axcent3 into an Equipment Rack .................................................................

3

Installing the AC-RK3 Rack Kit..........................................................................................

3

Installing the CSB Cable Support Bracket.........................................................................

4

Wiring the Axcent3 ............................................................................................................

5

Preparing and connecting captive wires ..................................................................................

5

RS-232/RS-422/RS-485 connections ......................................................................................

6

Using the AXlink connector for data and power .......................................................................

6

Using the AXlink connector for data with a separate 12 VDC power supply............................

6

Relay connections....................................................................................................................

7

IR/SERIAL/DATA connections .................................................................................................

7

Input/Output connections .........................................................................................................

7

Program connector (front and rear panels) ..............................................................................

8

Axcess card slot connector (Axcent3 PRO only) .....................................................................

8

Axcess Programming ...............................................................................................

9

Device and Channel Numbers ..........................................................................................

9

Send_Commands for RS-232/422/485 Ports....................................................................

9

Send_String Escape Sequences for RS-232/422/485 Ports...........................................

11

Send_Commands for IR/Serial/Data Ports......................................................................

11

Send_Commands for Input/Output Ports ........................................................................

16

Standard IR Function Order ............................................................................................

17

Program Port Commands................................................................................................

18

Xmodem Timing Commands...........................................................................................

21

Setting PC-to-Axcess Program Communications, and a Controller’s Device Number in Termi-

nal Emulator Mode .......................................................................................................

21

Setting PC to Axcess Program Communications and

 

Setting Device Number in Normal Mode......................................................................

22

Axcess Master Mode.......................................................................................................

22

Replacing the Lithium Batteries ............................................................................

25

Updating Firmware .................................................................................................

27

Configuration ...................................................................................................................

27

Downloading Firmware....................................................................................................

27

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Product Information

Product Information

The Axcent3 and Axcent3 Pro Integrated Axcess Controllers aremulti-portCentral Controllers that can be programmed to controlRS-232/422/485,relay, IR/serial/data, and input/output devices. The Axcent3 Pro combines themulti-portfunctionality with 4 card slots that can be populated with Axcess Central Controller cards to accommodate system growth.

Specifications

The following table lists the specifications for the Axcent3 and Axcent3 Pro.

Specifications

Dimensions (HWD):

 

Axcent3

3.47" x 17.0" x 3.0" (88.1 mm x 432 mm x 76.2 mm)

Axcent3 Pro

3.47" x 17.0" x 13.65" (88.1 mm x 432 mm x 356.8 mm)

Weight:

 

Axcent3

2.5 lbs (1.1 kg)

Axcent3 Pro

5.6 lbs (2.6 kg) without Axcess Control Cards

Power Requirement:

 

Axcent3

• 500 mA @ 12 VDC (all relays energized)

Axcent3 Pro

• 550 mA @ 12 VDC (without Axcess control cards) (all relays energized)

Memory:

• Volatile memory: 128Kbx16 (user-modifiable)

 

Non-volatilememory: 256Kbx16(user-modifiable)

 

 

Enclosure

Metal with black matte finish

 

 

Input buffer

128 bytes

 

 

Output buffer (AXlink)

128 bytes

 

 

Supported baud rates

300, 600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400

 

 

Max. length of

64

SEND_STRING to device

 

 

 

Max. Length of data packets

64

from device

 

 

 

Front Panel Components:

 

 

 

PROGRAM port

DB-9(male) connector for system programming

 

 

Status indicators

32 red LEDs showing port activity:

 

RS-232/422/485- 6 receive LEDs and 6 transmit LEDs

 

• Relay - 8 LEDs

 

• IR/Serial/Data - 6 LEDs

 

• I/O - 6 LEDs

 

 

AXlink indicator

Green LED shows AXlink data activity. Blink patterns include:

 

• Off - No power, or the controller is not functioning properly

 

• 1 blink per second - Normal operation. Device numbers match the

 

programmed device numbers in the Axcess program.

 

• 2 blinks per second - Device numbers do not match the Axcess program,

 

a device is not present, or a device is not set to the right number.

 

• 3 blinks per second - AXlink bus error. Check all AXlink bus connections.

 

• Full On - Axcess program is not present and there is no AXlink activity

 

 

Slots 1 - 4

4 Axcess Control Card slots (Axcent3 Pro only)

RS-232Range:

50’ (15.24 m) max.

 

 

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Specifications (Cont.)

 

 

 

Rear Panel Components:

 

 

 

RS-232/RS-422/RS-485

Six 9-pin(male)D-sub,RS-232/422/485XON/XOFF, CTS/RTS, 300, 200 baud

ports

 

 

 

Status indicators

32 red LEDs that show RS-232/422/485,relay, IR/Serial/Data, and I/O port

 

activity. The LEDs light when data activity occurs on the associated ports.

 

 

AXlink indicator

Green LED showing power and AXlink data activity.

 

 

AXlink/PWR connector

4-pinconnector for AXlink data and power, and2-pinconnector for external

 

12 VDC power supply

 

 

RELAYS connector

Two 8-pinconnectors, 750 mA, 28 VAC/24 VDC (normally open)

 

 

IR/SERIAL/DATA

12-pin(6two-pins)male connector that supports IR, IR/Serial orone-waydata

connectors

communication (0 - 5 VDC levels only)

 

 

Input/Output connectors

8-pinconnector, I/O 1 - 6, Common, +12 VDC power tap 200 mA, contact

 

closure or TTL logic inputs

 

 

PROGRAM port

DB-9(male) connector for system programming and diagnostics

 

 

Slots 1 - 4

Four 16-pinconnectors for Axcess Control Cards (Axcent3 Pro only)

Included Accessories:

• 4 CC-IRCemitters

 

• Metal tab strip for commoning relays

 

Rack-mountbrackets

 

 

Optional Accessories:

• 12 VDC power supply

 

• CSB Cable Support Bracket

 

AC-RK3Rack Kit

 

• Axcess Control Cards (Axcent3 Pro only)

 

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