Appendix BE1540

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the portable flash receiver.

Portable Flash Receiver

The Visit Portable Flash Receiver
Art. no. BE1540

Appendix

Further information

Settings

No adjustments are required for normal use. The relevant descriptions are provided below, if you wish to change a setting for some reason.

Radio key

In order to use several Visit Systems close to one another without interference, different Radio Keys can be set on the different systems. All Visit System units are supplied from the factory tuned to the same Radio Key, channel 0. This means that all Radio Key Switches on the transmitters are set to the OFF position.

A Visit transmitter is also required to alter the radio key on the Visit Portable Flash Receiver. 

Proceed as follows to change the Radio Key:

  1. Set a Visit Transmitter to the desired Radio Key by altering its Radio Key Switch. See the transmitter user manual for further information. 
  2. Hold down the Test Button (2) on the Portable Flash Receiver until the green (4) and yellow (6) LEDs blink alternately. The Portable Flash Receiver will now be in programming mode for about 30 seconds.
  3. Press the Visit transmitter’s test button.
  4. The LEDs (3, 4, 5 and 6) will now blink five times in quick succession to indicate a successful change of radio key. 
  5. After changing the radio key, the Portable Flash Receiver will automatically return to normal mode.

Please note:red triangle

All Bellman Visit products within the same system must be tuned to the same Radio Key in order to operate as a group.

Signal pattern

A Signal Pattern is the name for the way in which a receiver in the Bellman Visit System indicates activation. Changing the transmitters’ Signal Switch changes the Signal Pattern which the receivers display when the transmitter is activated. 

Type LED pattern Sound Vibration Flash
The following signal patterns are available for the Visit System: ((Please note that the Bellman Visit Portable Flash Receiver does not emit any sound)
Green 1 Green is constantly lit 1 x ding dong, low-frequency tone Separate Yes
Green 2 Green blinks in sequences of two  2 x ding dong, low-frequency tone Separate Yes
Green 3 Green blinks in sequences of three  1 x ding dong, high-frequency tone Separate Yes
Green 4 Green blinks constantly  2 x ding dong, high-frequency tone Separate Yes
Yellow 1 Yellow is constantly lit 1 x ring, low-frequency tone Short Yes
Yellow 2 Yellow blinks in sequences of two  2 x ring ring, low-frequency tone Short Yes
Yellow 3 Yellow blinks in sequences of three  1 x ring, high-frequency tone Short Yes
Yellow 4 Yellow blinks constantly 2 x ring ring, high-frequency tone Short Yes
Orange 1 Orange is constantly lit  Baby Rapid Yes
Orange 2 Orange blinks in sequences of two  Baby Rapid Yes
Orange 3 Orange blinks in sequences of three  Baby Rapid Yes
Orange 4 Orange blinks constantly  Baby Rapid Yes
VMA  Red and Orange constantly blink alternately  VMA constant Long Yes
Fire alarm Red blinks constantly  Fire alarm constant Long Yes
Fire alarm low battery Red blinks every five seconds No No No
Fire alarm flat battery Red blinks every five seconds Fire alarm one short One short Yes

 

Signal pattern on external trigger 

See figure below to adjust the signal type during external activation. Indicators and signals activated by external trigger can be altered using the switches (14)

DIP switch settingsSignal pattern
be1540 signal pattern green 1 Green 1
be1540 signal pattern yellow 1 Yellow 1
be1540 signal pattern orange 1 Orange 1
be1540 signal pattern vma VMA

 

Advanced programming

Advanced programming provides additional options for those who wish to make special modifications to the Portable Flash Receiver.

The idea is that it should be possible to select a completely unique signal pattern which is linked to activation from a specific input on a special transmitter. The function works regardless of the radio key settings on the units that are programmed. Please note that, for safety reasons, the function does not work with the BE1480 Visit Smoke Alarm.

By using advanced programming of the Portable Flash Receiver, it can be adjusted so that its signal pattern corresponds exactly to what is required. In other words an entirely individual signal pattern can be programmed, such as displaying an orange permanently lit LED with a sound like a doorbell and a constant vibration.

In order to adjust the setting, the Visit Transmitter to which the Visit Portable Flash Receiver should be adapted must be available. The transmitter must also be connected so that it can be activated in the way in which it is intended to be used.

Proceed as follows:

  1. Hold down the Test Button (2) on the Portable Flash Receiver until the green (4) and yellow (6) LEDs blink alternately. The Portable Flash will now be in programming mode for about 30 seconds.
  2. Hold down the Test Button (2) at the same time as the relevant Visit transmitter is activated in precisely the way in which it is intended to be used. Note that all inputs are individual. It is therefore not possible to use the Test Button on a Telephone Transmitter whose telephone input will indicate the relevant pattern.
  3. Scroll through the different LED options by a short press on the Test Button (2). Select the relevant indication by holding down the Test Button (2) until the LED (7) goes out and starts to shine with a constant green light again. 
  4. Scroll through the different vibration options by a short press on the Test Button (2). Select the relevant indication by holding down the Test Button (2) until the LED (7) goes out and starts to shine with a constant green light again.
  5. The Portable Flash Receiver will now show the indication mode programmed. End the display with a short press of the Test Button (2).
  6. After a short while, the Visit Portable Flash Receiver will automatically return to normal mode.

This function is essential where a transmitter has to work in a special way with regard to a specific receiver.

Resetting advanced programming

It is easy to reset the Portable Audio Receiver if it needs to be reset after it has been programmed using advanced programming.

  1. Hold down the Test Button (2) on the Portable Flash Receiver until the green (4) and yellow (6) LEDs blink alternately. The Portable Flash Receiver will now be in programming mode for about 30 seconds.
  2. Press the Test Button (2) three times in quick succession.
  3. The LEDs (3-6) remain constantly on for a few seconds.
  4. All the advanced programming has now been deleted and the Portable Flash Receiver will automatically return to normal mode.

Testing

It is easy to test the Portable Flash Receiver. If the unit does not work as described below, you can check further under Troubleshooting/Troubleshooting guide.

How to test

A transmitter in the Visit System which is set to the same Radio Key as the Portable Flash is required to test the flashing light, and vibration - if the BE1270 Bed Shaker (accessory) is connected - and the radio reception on the BE1540 Visit Portable Flash Receiver. 

  1. Press the transmitter test button.
  2. The Portable Flash will give the following indications:
  • Flashing with the four flashing lights (1).
  • The LEDs (3-6) which the transmitter has been set to indicate with or which have been programmed into the Flash Receiver with Advanced Programming will be switched on.
  • If the BE1270 Bellman Bed Shaker (accessory) is connected, it will vibrate as the transmitter has been set to indicate or in the way the Flash Receiver has been programmed with Advanced Programming.

Two tests are required to carry out a full test of the external trigger; one to test contact and another to test voltage.  For further information see Appendix/Further information/Technical information/Activation below. Please note that when the Snooze Button (2) is pressed during an alarm from an external trigger, any further alarm via the external trigger will be ignored for about 45 seconds.

  1. Connect the alarm unit to the external trigger input (8).
  2. Activate the alarm.
  3. The Portable Flash will give the following indications:
  • Flashing with the flashing lights (1) on the front.
  • Switching on the LEDs (3 - 6) which were selected via the external trigger signal switch (14).
  • Emitting the sound signal selected via the external trigger signal switch (14).
  • If the BE1270 Bellman Bed Shaker (accessory) is connected, it will vibrate in the way selected via the external trigger signal switch (14).

A short press on the Test Button (2) activates BE1540 so that it repeats its last indication.

Troubleshooting

You can carry out a number of checks yourself before sending a product for repair. 

Troubleshooting guide
ProblemSolution
Nothing happens 
  • Check that the power supply unit is connected correctly. The LED (7) should light up green.
  • Check that there is current in the wall socket.
  • Check the batteries. Please note! Do not use any batteries other than TMK C400T!
The LED (7) lights up yellow when the Receiver is activated.
  • Charge the batteries by connecting the power supply unit to the charging socket (9). Please note! Do not use any batteries other than TMK C400T!
The Receiver does not pick up signals from the Visit Transmitters.
  • Check the batteries in the transmitters.
  • Check that the flash is functioning by pressing the Test Button (2) on the Flash Receiver.
  • Check that the receiver is not placed too far away by moving it closer to the transmitter.
  • Check that the Portable Flash Receiver is set to the same radio key as the other units in the relevant Visit system. For further information see Appendix/Further information/Settings/Radio key.
The receiver signals when no transmitter is activated.
  • Change the Radio Key on all units in the relevant Visit System. There is probably another system nearby with the same Radio Key.

 

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