Apollo test set for addressable protocol commissioning and fault-finding
Apollo Fire Detectors, is pleased to announce the launch of its new Apollo Test Set – a portable testing device designed to help commissioning and system maintenance engineers across the globe.
The Apollo Test Set has been created to allow the commissioning and fault-finding of Apollo devices on sites worldwide, interrogating and controlling all units connected to the device, either as individual units or complete circuits. With its user-friendly touch screen display, the Apollo Test Set, works on all of the Apollo analogue addressable protocols – XP95, Discovery and CoreProtocol.
The main function of the Apollo Test Set is to help Engineers guarantee the correct loop configuration is in place before an active control panel is installed. To do this, either the loop or individual addresses can be connected to the unit using loop connection ports located on the top of the device for easy access. The device also has the functionality to test the diagnostics and integrity of the loop to discover earth faults and other system weaknesses.
Incorporating a host of functions, the Apollo Test Set allows the user to interrogate the devices in different ways. The standard view allows devices to be scanned and controlled through the manipulation of their output. Devices can also be self-tested and the different functionality modes can also be controlled. To further ensure portability and ease of use, the Test Set can be powered from an AC mains charger unit or by its own internal batteries.
Ed Browning, Sales and Marketing Director at Apollo, commented: “We are very excited to launch our new Apollo Test Set, which will greatly assist Engineers working with our Apollo systems - making their life easier in the field, reducing their on-site time and cutting project installation and maintenance costs. We’ve used the latest technology to make this one device compatible with our three main protocols, XP, Discovery and CoreProtocol®, plus we’ve added the capability for users to download any software updates, future-proofing the Apollo Test Set. This new piece of equipment is the perfect example of our commitment to innovative and reliable fire detection solutions.”