What do I need to know about commissioning new Carmanah products?

Refer to the steps below and Carmanah's user manuals to commission your product.

All Carmanah products come pre-configured from the factory. However, in the event that  product functionality issues arise during the commissioning stage, here are some things to check:

1. Crosswalk beacon systems (R920-E, R920-F and SC315-G / R820-E, R820-F and R820-G):

Crosswalk beacon systems generally use a pedestrian pushbutton for actuation and a radio to communicate with other systems.

What to check:

  • Input type is set to button ("bttn")
  • Radio is enabled
  • Systems intended to communicate to one another are set to the same radio channel

Note: All Carmanah beacon systems have a diagnostic feature on the user interface that displays whether or not a radio is detected. This is denoted as: "rAdo" "dEt."

If the system is intended to have a radio and is not displaying the above menu setting, it could mean either:

a) There is no radio present, or 

b) The radio is not functioning correctly

 

2. 24-7 beacon systems (R247-E, R247-F and R247-G):

24-7 flashing beacon systems should begin to operate as soon as the batteries are installed and connected via the system fuses.

When commissioning, here are some things to check:

  • Input type is set to NC (normally closed; "nc")
  • LED loads are connected correctly

 

3. School zone beacon systems (R829-E, R829-F and R829-G):

School zone beacon systems generally run off of either the Carmanah internal calendar, the Carmanah StreetHub remote programming and monitoring platform, or a third-party time switch.

When commissioning, here are some things to check:

  • Input type is set to NO, or normally open ("no")
  • LED loads are connected correctly
  • Internal calendar has been configured and uploaded correctly; this includes sending the current time and date to the system controller
        OR
  • StreetHub time switch or other third-party devices are correctly configured and are providing a "contact closure" to the beacon controller input during the designated times and dates

 

4. Radar Speed Signs (SPEEDCHECK-15, SPEEDCHECK-18 and SPEEDCHECK-AS)

Carmanah radar speed signs are designed to run autonomously or via the internal calendar function, the Carmanah StreetHub remote programming and monitoring platform, or a third-party time switch or other input device.

When commissioning, there are some things to check:

For autonomous operation:

  • Display is turned on
  • Speed limit and violation speeds are set appropriately

For scheduled operation:

  • Time and date are set