Serial RS485 Connectivity for Galaxy Range

Requirements

The following panels have been integrated to the WebWay signalling solution:

Dimension GD48, 96, 264, 520 
G3 – 48, 144, 520
G2 – 12, , 20, 44
Classic – 8, 18, 60, 128, 500, 504, 512
Flex

Galaxy models above 16 + for RS485 (Ethernet module) connection Galaxy firmware V4.0 and above, for G2 Models firmware V1.40 and above. 
Firmware level can be checked in menu 23
For RS485 (Telecoms module) connection, running Galaxy Firmware V1.40 (Applies to all models)



WebWayOne Guide - 

Galaxy WebWay Guide Galaxy WebWay Guide (871 KB)


Panel Connection - As a Ethernet Module

Connect the WebWay panel interface RS485 A and B to the Galaxy connection terminals A and B The SPT must be connected to Data Bus 1 and NOT Bus 2. We recommend the WebWay is first on the line, however it can be placed anywhere in the chain, Bus 1 may be marked S1 or S2 on Galaxy 18 Models. You will also need RTN connected to a GND in the panel.



Connect the WebWay PWR + and - to the GND and +12V terminals on the Galaxy Panel.

Panel Programming – Serial Connection Ethernet Module (RS485)
1. Engineer Menu 56
2. Select Ethernet Module (opt4) (Ethernet\GPRS  on Flex)
3. Select Alarm Reporting (option 2)
4. Select Format (Option 1)
5. Enter  SIA (Option 2)
6. Select SIA level 3
7. Ensure Trigger 10 is on
8. Ensure Trigger 18 is on
9.     Activate any further triggers which are required
10.   Select Primary IP (Option 2)
11.   Set IP Address <127.0.0.1>
12.   Set Port Number <50561>
13.    Select Account Number (Option 4)
14.   Enter Site ID <_____> (Chip Number)
15.   Go to Remote Access (Option 3)
16.   Select Access Period <Anytime>
17.   Select Mode <Direct Access>

Additional Programming - G2 Models Only
1. Select H/W Priority (Option 6)
2. Select Ethernet <1>
3. Select Telecom <0>
Use escape to return to Engineer Mode. You need to fully exit Engineering to find the WebWay as a Comms module, we also emulate a Keypad, typically Comms Module 004 and Keypad 015 – varies between panels.

Panel Connection - As a Telecoms Module

1. Engineer Menu 56
2. Select External Telecoms Module (Option 5)*
3. Select Alarm Reporting (option 2)
4. Select Format (Option 1)
5. Enter  SIA (Option 2)
6. Select SIA level 3
7. Ensure Trigger 10 is on
8. Ensure Trigger 18 is on
9.     Activate any further triggers which are required
10.   Select Tel No. 1 (Option 2)
11.  Set Phone number (01234 567890)
12.    Select Account Number (Option 3)
13.   Enter Site ID <_____> (Chip Number)
14.   Go to Remote Access (Option 3)
15.   Select Access Period <Anytime>
16.   Select Mode <Direct Access>

*Older panels may support an Internal Telecom Module (Menu 1) which may be classed as an External Module.

Galaxy Panel – Hints and tips

Use Menu 23 to check which version of firmware the Galaxy panel is running.

Menu 62 - full test engineer menu can be used to put the system into a false state of close. The engineer can then trigger the sensors for intruders and intruder confirms. This saves engineers having to actually close the site properly.

Line fail (ATS Line Fail to the keypad) on Ethernet can be disabled in;  56  >  4  > 7 = line fail. Set network to OFF.

Line fail (ATS Line Fail to the keypad) on telecoms can also be disabled by using;  56  >  5  > 10 = line fail. Set line voltage to disabled.

To force a dot on the IP address settings a # or * will work to place the dot.

Checking  for a G2 panel; go to Menu 56 > If there is  a menu 6 for H/W Priority then you are working on a G2 panel.

500 Series – If above firmware version V6.0 use S1 not S3 to connect to the data bus.

If you are changing the connection type; i.e from an RS485 Ethernet module to a RS232 module, make sure the account number is removed from the old module settings otherwise alarms will not be delivered.

Testing SIA Events – You will need to test real events; i.e, triggering an actual PA. Toggling outputs will not send alarms.

Galaxy panels running version V.14 and below cannot support SIA and are a pins only integration.

Galaxy panels that go into confirmed alarm will never show a confirmed restore. The panel will go into engineer lockout and will require a remote code or an engineer visit.