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We thought you all would get a kick out of these pictures taken on a job site. They are prime examples of how NOT to install a Door Loop or Power Supply. Photos courtesy of Sean Hamilton.
I make sure to take note of every Tech Support call I get and I’ve compiled a list of the the most frequent questions asked. I’ll be posting them every few weeks as a resource to you all. Here’s a few questions & answers about the PS2 Power Supply I wanted to share with everyone.
Q1. What is solid state design and why is it important?
A1. Solid state eliminates the need for mechanical relays and is a reliable electrical system.
Q2. Can I wire several devices to fire together off of one input from a single access control device?
A2. Yes, the PS2 can fire two devices when a jumper is used from the positive of input 1 to the positive of input 2.
Q3. Does your PS2 power supply come with a fire link?
A3. Yes, the PS2 is equipped with a fire link to make wire to any fire alarm system easy.
Q4. Does your PS2 come with a battery back-up option?
A4. Yes, if ordered as a PS2BB, it will come with wiring kit to allow for battery back-up installation. As with all our battery back-up power supplies batteries are not included.
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Come one, come all.
You’re just in time to witness the death defying feat of an old PS2 BB. Suspended 10 feet in mid-air, dangling above a sure death, this brave Power Supply laughs in the face gravity.
On a more serious note…WTH?!? People, this is not the way to install a Power Supply…any brand Power Supply. Thanks Bryan Nicholas for supplying these photos.
“I never liked the industry standard of making a panic bar that requires a special power supply costing several times what it ought to cost, that needs to be mounted and AC powered near the door with large wire AWG.
CAT did it the right way with the ability to wire a panic bar with 18AWG and run hundreds of feet with a regular power supply. I think Command Access’ Booster technology is FANTASTIC, it makes retrofitting old or new panic bars a heck-of-a-lot easier and cheaper. I’ve saved hundreds by doing it the smart way, the CAT way.”
- Bruce Cree