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Tip of the Month: Dry Contact Input and Uses

Posted by jBrown on Tue, Jun 14, 2011 @ 5:21 PM

A dry contact or digital input is a set of switch contacts that have no other circuit or voltage wired to them. These contacts can signal the Verbatim to perform several functions: set the alarm on a set of normally open or closed contacts, report the status of a set of contacts, inquire about the digital inputs of contacts that have been closed and more. It can also be programmed on an individual basis. Click here for a complete list of dry contact functions or visit RACO’s Support Center for more information.... Continue Reading

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Case Study: Rose Street Lift Station

Posted by jBrown on Thu, Jun 9, 2011 @ 4:56 PM

The Rose Street Lift Station in San Benito, Texas, uses the Chatterbox Automatic Alarm Dialer: a unit furnished with four digital inputs that can access landlines, pagers, cell phones and voice-mail systems. Plant officials keep the dialer in a Nema 4X enclosure with a transparent casing so that crews can easily view its status. Typical for this type of facility, the alarm is used to monitor power failure and high wet-well levels. Four phone numbers—including the police station’s—are programmed into the system in case of emergency. In fact, an emergency was the impetus behind the c... Continue Reading

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Verbatim Video Series Part III: Programming the Alarm System

Posted by jBrown on Tue, Jun 7, 2011 @ 4:23 PM

Part three in RACO’s six-part video series covers programming the Verbatim autodialer’s alarm system. Part A http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9vOiC5vC0U Part B http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2KKqmOWuWE Now that you have your Verbatim Alarm System, it is time to program your unit. Following are instructions of how to finish the initial setup. 1. Clear and reset the system Turn the unit on and press the program button. This puts the device in program mode. Erase the system memory by dialing 9-3-5-9 and then press the enter button. 2. Phone number programming Now th... Continue Reading

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