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 .................................................................................................

1

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

1

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

3

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....................................................................................................

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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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Installation

Installing Axcess Control Cards (Axcent3 Pro Only)

To install Axcess Control Cards:

1.Discharge the static electricity from your body, by touching a grounded object.

2.Remove the thumbscrews and faceplate from the front panel (FIG. 1).

Removable faceplate

 

 

 

RS-232 /422 / 485

 

 

 

RELAYS

 

 

IR / SERIAL

 

 

I / O

 

 

 

 

 

TX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DATA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

1

2

3

4

1

2

3

1

2

3

AXlink

 

 

 

RX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

5

6

7

8

4

5

6

4

5

6

PROGRAM

Thumbscrews

FIG. 1 Axcent3 Pro

3.Install up to 4 Axcess Control Cards component-sideup into SLOT 1 - SLOT 4.

4.Replace the faceplate and secure with the thumbscrews.

Installing the Axcent3 into an Equipment Rack

Use the rack-mountingbrackets supplied with each controller for equipment rack installations. Remove the mounting brackets for flat surface installations.

1.Discharge the static electricity from your body by touching a grounded object.

2.Place the controller into the equipment rack, and align the mounting bracket holes with the mounting holes on the equipment rack. Start the mounting screws on both sides of the controller and tighten.

3.Connect the data cables into the controller.

4.Connect the power cable to the AXLINK/PWR connector to power-upthe controller.

Installing the AC-RK3Rack Kit

Use the optional AC-RK3Rack Kit for rear equipment rack rail installations or to place the controller 6 inches from the front/rear of the equipment rack. You need aPhillips-headscrewdriver.

1.Discharge the static electricity from your body by touching a grounded object.

2.Remove the rack-mountbrackets supplied with the controller.

3.Install the AC-RK3brackets with the suppliedPhillips-headscrews. Align the bracket holes with the mounting brackets on the equipment rack. Then, start the mounting screws on both sides of the controller and tighten (see FIG. 2).

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Mounting screw holes

AC-RK3Rack Kit mounting brackets

Mounting Configurations

Front

Front

FIG. 2 AC-RK3Rack Kit mounting diagram

4.Connect the data cables into the controller.

5.Connect the power cable to the AXLINK/PWR connector to power-upthe controller.

Installing the CSB Cable Support Bracket

Install the optional CSB Cable Support Bracket to secure the power and data cables connected to the controller. You can use the CSB with the supplied rack mounting brackets or optional AC-RK3.You need aPhillips-headscrewdriver.

1.Discharge the static electricity from you body by touching a grounded object.

2.Disconnect all (if applicable) power and data cables from the controller.

3.Hold the controller in place, and remove the mounting hardware from the equipment rack. Then, carefully remove the controller from the rack and place it onto a flat surface.

4.Install the CSB, as shown in FIG. 3.

 

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CSB Cable Support Bracket

Mounting screws

 

2", 4", 6" Mounting Configurations

 

Mounting

 

 

 

2"

4"

6"

screws

FIG. 3 CSB mounting diagram

5.Align the bracket holes with the mounting brackets on the equipment rack. Then, start the mounting screws on both sides of the controller and tighten.

6.Connect the data cables into the controller. Then, secure the data cables to the CSB.

7.Connect the power cable to the AXLINK/PWR connector to power-upthe controller. Then, secure the cable to the CSB.

Wiring the Axcent3

Each connector you use to control external devices must be wired according to the information in

this subsection.

Preparing and connecting captive wires

1.Strip 0.25 inch of wire insulation off all wires.

2.Insert each wire into the appropriate opening on the connector according to the wiring diagrams and connector types.

3.Turn the flat-headscrews clockwise to secure the wire in the connector. Do notover-torquethe screw; doing so can bend the seating pin and damage the connector.

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

FIG. 4 shows theRS-232/RS-422/RS-485DB-9(male) connector pinouts. The table below lists the connector pins, signal types, and signal functions.

Pin 1

Pin 9

FIG. 4 RS-232/422/485DB-9(male) connector pinouts

DB-9Pinouts

Wiring and Baud Configurations

Pin

Signal

Function

RS-232

RS-422

RS-485

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

RX-

Receive data

 

X

X (strap to pin 9)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

RXD

Receive data

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

TXD

Transmit data

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

TX+

Transmit data

 

X

X (strap to pin 6)

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

GND

Signal ground

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

RX+

Receive data

 

X

X (strap to pin 4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

RTS

Request to send

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

CTS

Clear to send

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

TX-

Transmit data

 

X

X (strap to pin 1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

The X’s show where to terminate the wires on the DB-9connector.

Using the AXlink connector for data and power

Connect the 4-pinAXlink connector to an external AXlink device, as shown inFIG. 5.

PWR+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PWR+

 

 

 

AXP/TX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AXP

 

External AXlink device

AXM/RX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AXM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GND-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GND-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AXlink/PWR connector

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIG. 5 AXlink/PWR data and power wiring diagram

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

Connect the 4-pinAXlink connector to an external AXlink device; connect the2-pinPWR connector to the separate 12 VDC power supply as shown inFIG. 6. Make sure to connect only the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PWR+

 

 

 

Local 12 VDC power supply

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GND-

 

 

 

 

for ext. AXlink device

PWR+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PWR+

 

 

 

 

AXP/TX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AXP

 

 

 

External AXlink device

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AXM/RX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AXM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GND-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GND-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Axcent3

 

 

 

 

FIG. 6 AXlink/PWR and optional 12 VDC power supply wiring diagram

 

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