How do I address Apollo devices using the XPERT card?

Apollo's analogue addressable ranges of detectors use a unique method of addressing called the XPERT card. It is a simple coded card that is fitted into the base and can then be read by the detector once it is plugged in. In order to set the address, you need to remove some of the pips located on the card.

Once it has been decided what address the card is to be set to, lay it on a flat surface, pips down and insert a screwdriver in the slot on the reverse of the pip to be removed and give it a firm twist. Once the card had been coded, slide it into the slot on the side of the detector base, making sure it locks into position. As the monitor is rotated into the base the remaining pips will operate the address buttons on the base of the detector and the address will be read by the detector electronics. The pips on the XPERT card are numbered 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64. If, for example, you wish to set the address to 43, you should remove the pips numbered 1, 2, 8, 32. The pips that are removed should add up to the address that you wish to set.

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