How many pushbuttons can I connect to my beacon system?

This article details the maximum number of pushbuttons that can be connected to Carmanah beacon systems.

Product applicability

The following products are discussed in this article:

  • E Series: R920-E and R820-E
  • F Series: R920-F and R820-F
  • G Series: SC315-G and R820-G
  • Pushbuttons:
    • Campbell - 4EVR, Guardian, Guardian Wave, Guardian Mini
    • Polara - Bulldog, Model-X, iNX, iDX

The E/F Series systems are fully prewired by Carmanah and are more limited than the G Series cabinet-based systems. Please refer to the table below.

Product Type Prewired Pushbutton Connections Available
E Series (R920-E) Solar Engine Yes 1¹
F Series (R920-F) Solar Engine Yes 1¹
G Series (SC315-G)

Power Cabinet

(solar or AC capable)

No²

>1³

¹ The maximum number of pushbutton cables that can be prewired is one. It is possible to wire in more than one pushbutton but it requires paralleling the wiring to the existing cable. Contact Carmanah for further clarification.

² Terminal blocks are exposed to the end-user. Everything up to the terminal blocks is prewired by Carmanah for convenience.

³ The exposed terminal blocks are ready for a total of one pushbutton. An additional pushbutton can be doubled up on the terminal blocks using ring terminals, thus increasing the capability to a total of at least two. Stacking more than two ring terminals is not advised and should be broken out into Wago splicing connectors instead.

Contact Carmanah if adding higher power draw talking pushbuttons to ensure the added load will be sustainable for your installation.

 

G Series Input/Output terminal block