DISCOVERY, Мультисенсорные извещатели, 58000-700

Мультисенсорные извещатели
Порядковый номер 58000-700

Operating Principles

The Discovery Multisensor construction is similar to that of the optical detector but uses a different lid and optical mouldings to accommodate the thermistor (heat sensor). The sectional view (Fig 3) shows the arrangement of the optical chamber and the thermistor.
The Discovery Optical/Heat multisensor detector contains an optical smoke sensor and a thermistor temperature sensor whose outputs are combined to give the final analogue value. The way in which the signals from the two sensors are combined depends on the response mode selected.
The five modes provide response behaviour which incorporates pure heat detection, pure smoke detection and a combination of both. The multisensor is therefore useful over the widest range of applications.
The signals from the optical smoke sensing element and the temperature sensor are independent, and represent the smoke level and the air temperature respectively in the vicinity of the detector.
The detector’s micro-controller processes the two signals according to the mode selected. When the detector is operating as a multisensor (i.e. modes 1, 3 and 4) the temperature signal processing extracts only rate-of-rise information for combination with the optical signal. In these modes the detector will not respond to a slow temperature increase – even if the temperature reaches a high level.
A large sudden change in temperature can, however, cause an alarm without the presence of smoke, if sustained for 20 seconds.
Discovery optical/heat multisensor detectors manufactured from mid 2009 incorporate additional temperature information that is intended for use in signal processing.
Temperature data can be read separately by the control panel (see Note 1) and used to validate an alarm signalled by the multisensor analogue value. An example of this would be a high multisensor analogue value not accompanied by an increase in heat: this would indicate that an agent other than smoke, e.g. steam, had caused the high analogue value.
The exact method of polling to make use of this feature is described in a Technical Sales document available to panel partners.
This feature offers protection from false alarms.

Characteristics of the response modes

The processing algorithms in modes 1 to 4 incorporate drift compensation. The characteristics of the five response modes are summarised below.
Mode 1 has very high smoke sensitivity combined with high heat sensitivity. This gives a high overall sensitivity to both smouldering and flaming fires.
Mode 2 has a smoke sensitivity similar to that of a normal optical smoke detector. This mode is therefore equivalent to a standard optical detector. It is suitable for applications in which wide temperature changes occur under normal conditions.
Mode 3 has moderate smoke sensitivity combined with a moderate sensitivity to heat. This combination is considered the optimum for most general applications since it offers good response to both smouldering and flaming fires.
Mode 4 has lower than normal smoke sensitivity combined with high heat sensitivity. This makes it suitable for applications in which a certain amount of fumes or smoke is considered normal.
Mode 5 has no smoke sensitivity at all, but gives a pure heat detector response meeting the response time requirements for a Class A1R detector in the European standard EN54–5:2000. In this mode the detector will respond to slowly changing temperatures and has a “fixed temperature” alarm threshold at 58°C.
The analogue value in this mode will give the approximate air temperature over the range 15°C to 55°C.
In mode 5, the smoke sensor is still active though it does not contribute to the analogue signal. As a consequence, if the detector is used in a dirty or smoky environment the optical sensor drift flag may be activated in the heat-only mode.


  1. This applies only to panels which have been programmed to read the additional information.
  2. In situ testing of the Multisensor detector should be carried out as for smoke detectors in response mode 2 and for heat detectors in response mode 5. Both optical and heat sensors must be tested in modes 1,3 and 4.
  3. If the Multisensor is to be used in mode 5, heat detector spacing/coverage should be applied.



Detection principle: Smoke: Photo-electric detection of light scattered by smoke particles
Heat: Temperature-dependent resistance
Chamber configuration: Horizontal optical bench housing infra-red emitter and sensor, arranged radially to detect forward scattered light
Supply wiring: Two-wire supply, polarity insensitive
Terminal functions: L1 & L2 supply in and out connections
+R remote indicator positive connection (internal 2.2kΩ
resistance to positive)
–R remote indicator negative connection (internal 2.2kΩ
resistance to negative)
Operating voltage: 17–28V DC
Communication protocol: Apollo Discovery 5–9V peak to peak
Quiescent current: 400μA
Power-up surge current: 1mA
Maximum power-up time: 10s
Alarm current, LED illuminated: 3.5mA
Remote output characteristics: Connects to positive line through 4.5kΩ (5mA maximum)
Clean-air analogue value: 23 +4/–0
Alarm level analogue value: 55
Alarm Indicator: 2 colourless Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs); illuminating red in alarm. Optional remote LED
Temperature range: –40°C to +70°C
Humidity: 0 to 95% relative (no condensation or icing)
Effect of atmospheric pressure: None
Effect of wind: None
Vibration, Impact and Shock: To EN54–7:2000 & EN54–5:2000
IP rating: 44 in accordance with BSEN60529
Approvals & Standards: See page 29
Dimensions: 100mm diameter x 50mm height
58mm (height in base)
Weight: Detector 105g
Detector in base 160g
Materials: Housing: White polycarbonate V–0 rated to UL94
Terminals: Nickel plated stainless steel