EMS MINI- EMERGENCY MONITORING SYSTEM
                                                                                  

Product Group: Emergency Lighting

     

Description:

The EMS MINI system is a modern, compact solution designed for the monitoring of emergency luminaires with unique addresses installed in small-size buildings and facilities. The system offers the possibility to supervise up to 500 emergency luminaires equipped with EMS-type power supply sources.
The main advantages of the EMS MINI control unit are its compact size and the possibility to mount it on a DIN-3 standard rail (TH35). The system is simplified but not deprived of the most important functionalities from the user’s point of view. Each control unit is equipped with an RS485 connection for the communication bus, an RJ45 connector, four LEDs indicating the current status of the system, three function keys which can be programmed in the control unit, a reset button and a service pin to assign a unique IP address to the unit. Additionally, the control unit has two potential-free input contacts and two outputs. Communication with EMS emergency luminaires is provided by means of an RS485 standard communication bus. A single bus may not exceed 1200 m when linear topology is used. The communication with luminaires is continuous.

Features:

- Monitoring of up to 500 emergency luminaires
- Maximum length of each single bus line 1200m

- System status indicators
- TH35 (DIN-3) rail mounted
- Three programmable function keys
- Two potential-free inputs (current loops)
- Two outputs (to control external relays)
- Internal memory to store emergency lighting system reports, compliant with EN 50172
- Mains mode, configured from the control unit
- Testing of individual luminaires or groups of luminaires
- Internal battery for uninterruptible operation
- RJ45 connector for direct communication with any computer via Ethernet
- Individually programmable IP address
- System status preview using any web browser
- Continuous communication with luminaires installed in the system
- System management and visualization by using dedicated EMS smart software

*for safety reasons, the control unit communicates with luminaires continuously and has a built-in powers supply source. All EMS systems are manufactured in compliance with applicable European standards

Lighting fittings working under the system have unique addresses and are connected to Emergency system control unit with a communication cable. The fittings communicate with the central unit reporting any abnormalities which are signaled on the central unit display with LED diodes placed on the central unit panel. Each fitting connected to the system may have an individual description in the control unit. When abnormalities, related to the operation of a fitting, occur, information about the type of abnormality and the location of the fitting appears on the display of the control unit. The system allows manual testing of a single fitting. Central unit’s software allows dividing the fittings into groups which enables one to run tests only chosen groups of fittings. Apart from manual tests, the following auto-tests are carried out:

TEST A – a short test, recommended every 30 days (LST-EN 50172) – checks the following parameters:

TEST B – a long test recommended every 360 days (LST-EN 50172) – checks the following parameters:

- Enforcing emergency operation of the fitting for 5 minutes
- Control of battery power discharge

- Control of minimum voltage of battery

- Enforcing emergency operation of the fitting for the time programmed for each fitting (1, 2, 3 h)
- Control of battery power discharge

- Control of minimum voltage of battery
- Control of the condition of battery

 

The frequency of running tests A and B may be programmed according to the needs of the user. There is a possibility of programming the tests with exact dates, when they should be carried out. Long tests B should be run when the premises are not used within 24 hours after finishing the test. This time is needed for the recharging of the batteries discharged during the long test. Test results are stored in the memory of the central unit.

System components:

EMS address module
Features:
- Compatible with LED light sources

- Switching to emergency mode
- LiFePO4 battery
- Battery charge indicator
- Luminaire status indicator

EMS smart platform
Features:
- System status monitoring

- System programming
- Event log viewing
- Test function
- Possibility to upload floor plans of the building/facility

  System topology: