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Problems With Optima Compact 4 Internal Sound


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Hi, 

 

Just installed an optima compact 4 the other day, finished the programming, and everything seemed to work fine then needed to finally remove the extension speaker to a different position, so I did this whilst in engineers mode.

 

I had to add this as the speaker on the box itself only worked whilst this was connected.

 

I then reconnected the speaker and firstly there was no sound inside at all no keypad beeps or setting beeps.

 

Is this normal and is there something that could be causing this??

 

cheers for any help in advance 

 

 


Also the control panel then seemed to lock up

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where did you get this speaker from. sounds like you have blown the driver in the panel


if nothing is beeping anymore. have you tried disconnecting thism speaker and reconnecting the internal one

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the speaker wasn't even working before i connected the internal extension one anyway, the speaker is a dual sound bomb.

 

I also noticed that the terminal screw for the connection scb A was not tightening enough aswell then the cable just kept falling out.

 

Could that maybe have been the cause??

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yeah i connected it in parralell with them am I meant to connect it somewhere else?, just in the optima compact 4 manual it says that you can connect an extra speaker to the speaker output aslong as its 16 ohms??

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Speaker works on millivolts, and connects to speaker terminals, sound bomb and sounders work on 12 volts and connect to 12 volts, mix the two and it tends to hurt the main panel unfortunately.

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Never connect anything in parallel on the speaker terminals. Impedance is important so the driver doesn't get damaged.

A sound bomb is a sounder and would have to be connected to the bell terminals.

agreed

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nightmare i just assumed it was all dc, looks like ive learnt the hard way then :(.  Luckily for me ive got a spare panel and its the same one, about the speaker in the panel it doesnt seem very loud ive looked in the manual and it says to adjust the variable resistor marked as rev1, anyone know which direction to turn this to increase the volume?

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yes you can but you have a sounder not a speaker. a speaker is ac, a sounder is dc. you cant connect a sounder to the speaker terminals

 

Of course you can the wires fit perfectly in the little holes!

 

OP, surely just turn the speaker volume control until it either goes up or down?

So, I've decided to take my work back underground.... to stop it falling into the wrong hands

 

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nightmare i just assumed it was all dc, looks like ive learnt the hard way then :(.  Luckily for me ive got a spare panel and its the same one, about the speaker in the panel it doesnt seem very loud ive looked in the manual and it says to adjust the variable resistor marked as rev1, anyone know which direction to turn this to increase the volume?

as usual clockwise

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