Product Description

The Axxess Contact Sensor can be installed and configured for operation in several different ways. The most typical use will be with the integrated magnetic sensor used to detect the open or closed status of doors, windows etc. It can also sense temperature data.

What Is Included

  • Contact Sensor Device
  • 2 Parallel Magnet cases (tall & short)
  • 2 disc magnets (1/16 & 1/32 thick)
  • Wire harness for external contact
  • 1/2” wide double sided foam (sensor mounting)
  • 1/4” wide double sided foam tape (parallel magnet case mounting)
  • 3/8” diameter double sided tape (disc magnet mounting)

Before mounting, make sure the device is in a location where you can still push the button to join it to the ZigBee network. If it is to be mounted in a difficult to reach location view the instructions for ZigBee networking and join the device to the network before mounting. The Contact Sensor will be mounted either to the movable part (door, window, etc.) with a suitable magnet mounted to the fixed part (frame, cabinet etc.) or vice versa. The best configuration will be application specific. In either case the movable part must move far enough to disengage the magnetic switch (at least ½”).

Surface Mount

The contact sensor can be mounted with double sided adhesive which is included. Attach it to the base (side with 3 holes).

Flush Mount

Drill a 7/8” diameter hole with a depth of 2-11/16” into the door or door frame near the strike edge of the door. Ensure hole is straight to prevent binding.

The Active End of the Contact Sensor should end up flush with the surface. If the device sits too deep magnetic contact function and ZigBee wireless function may be compromised.

If the contact needs to be located where the door is hollow, or if the hole was drilled too deep, attach the hanger brackets with double sided adhesive on either side of the device.

After attaching the brackets, install Contact Sensor into the 7/8″ hole. Hanger brackets can be secured with countersunk wood screws to screw down the device.

The Contact Sensor battery can be accessed by removing the top of the case from the bottom.

On the active end of the device is a slot that can be used for twisting a small screwdriver to remove the bottom. It is held securely by four hooks so reasonable pressure must be applied to release it. Take care when handling the opened electronics to not break the glass vial of the contact sensor, as it is fragile and can be easily broken.

The magnetic reed switch is located at the Active End of the device. Several magnet options are available to accommodate a variety of conditions and applications.

Disc Magnets:
These come in two different sizes, each ½” in diameter, one 1/32” thick, the other 1/16” thick. The disc magnet should be mounted with adhesive opposite the Active end. The choice of magnet depends on the distance from the Active End. The thicker disc has twice the pull strength of the thinner one.

Case Magnets:
Are of equal length as the Contact Sensor. These can be mounted parallel to the Contact Sensor. The 2 cases are of different heights, so as to suit different on-site situations. In each, the magnet is located at one end of the case. The magnet end of the case must be mounted toward the Active End of the contact sensor. The magnetic end of the case is marked by a “M” in the center of the face. It can also be determined by moving the case near a ferrous metal object.

It is important for proper operation that the magnet be installed at the best operating distance from the Active End. To test for proper closing and opening of the magnetic switch, put the Contact Sensor into setup mode by Pressing the push button 8 taps

The device will answer with 2 ascending beeps. In setup mode, the device will beep when the magnetic switch is closed and stop beeping when the magnetic contact is open. The device will automatically leave setup mode after 8 minutes.

External Contact:
The Contact Sensor can be fitted with external dry contact leads. Any external dry contact connected to those leads will be treated like a magnetic switch closure.

To attach the external contact leads, you need to open the case (before mounting) and insert the male connector end into the available female connector. This should be done WITHOUT removing the PCB from the case. It will require fine point tweezers.

If you were to remove the PCB you must be very careful with reinsertion. The small glass vial of the contact sensor can easily be broken. To lead the wire out of the case cut the breakout area on the edge of the case with clippers.

This driver supports the CS-C4ZB-11-W and B models of Contact Sensors

The device has to be mounted within the range of the ZigBee network in which it is to operate.
A push button is located inside the pinhole on the Active End of the device, which can be pressed with a paper clip. This push button is used for the following functions and confirmation is given by corresponding audible tones.

On power up the device will give 6 ascending beeps indicating it is joined, or 6 descending beeps indicating it is not joined.

The range can vary depending on the strength of the router it is connected to, as well as physical obstructions. Typically the device can communicate up to 400 feet in the open, however, this can be reduced to 40 feet when indoors depending on the routing device. Ensure the network is designed properly and that router strength and physical barriers are considered.

Button Presses:

Join Zigbee: 4 taps – 6 Ascending Beeps
Leave Zigbee: 13 taps – Decsending Beeps
Setup Mode: 8 taps – 2 Ascending Beeps
Reset: 15 taps – 6 Ascending Beeps if Joined – 6 Descending Beeps if Not Joined

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