The DSC MX936KT is a kit that contains an MX936 Heat Detector and an MXBASE. Each MX936 must have an MXBASE in order to connect it to the HSM3105. The HSM3105 is the MX Expansion Module. It connects to the Corbus of the Qolsys IQ PRO and allows for addressable wired expansion.
It's possible DSC decided to sell the MX936 and the MXBASE separately because in the future, a user may need to replace one or the other but not both. In that case, it makes sense to be able to purchase each device separately. However, in a new installation, the MX916, MX926, and MX936 devices each require an MXBASE in order to connect to the Qolsys IQ Pro panel. The smoke and heat heads don't have any screw terminals. For this reason, we've created kits for each of these products that include an MXBASE. These include this product the MX916KT, and the MX926KT respectively. The MX916 is a Smoke & Heat detector, and the MX926 is a Smoke detector.
The DSC MX936 has three (3) modes of operation:
- Fixed alarm level temperature of 135°F (57°C).
- Fixed alarm level temperature of 200°F (93.4°C).
- Rate of rise of 15°F (8.4°C) per minute.
These modes can be configured using the IQ Installer app. The app is available from the iOS and Android stores. It is a local installation wizard and can be used to configure, manage, and test the IQ Pro and MX devices. You can also use the IQ Installer app to configure the status LED on the MX936. The "LED blinking during poll" setting can be selected as "LED ON" or "LED OFF". The supervision interval is a hardcoded option and cannot be changed.
The MX936 locks into the MXBASE by aligning the raised rib markers then rotating 15 degrees counter-clockwise and allowing the detector to drop into the base. Next, twist clockwise to re-align the raised rib markings. This locks the detector in place. There is an optional locking pin that can be installed into the base before attaching the detector. Afterward, a small screwdriver or Allen wrench is required to release the locking pin so that the detector can rotate counter-clockwise to be removed from the base.
The DSC MXBASE is a 4" (10.16cm) mounting base for DSC MX916, MX926, and MX936 addressable photo smoke/heat, photo smoke, and heat detectors. As mentioned above, an MXBASE is required for each one of these detectors. It is the MXBASE that allows each detector to connect to and communicate through the HSM3105 MX Expansion Module. The wiring for these detectors will be between the MXBASE and the HSM3105.
- Sensor Type: Addressable Heat Detector
- Technology: MX Loop for IQ Pro
- Operating Voltage: 20VDC to 40VDC
- Standby Current: 350 uA
- Alarm Current: 4 mA
- Smoke Detection: None
- Status LED:Yes (Red, Yellow)
- Operating Temperature: -13°F to 158°F Short term to 194°F (-25°C to 70°C short term to 90°C)
- Storage Temperature: -22°F to 158°F (-30°C to 70°C)
- Relative Humidity: 93%, non-condensing
- Dimensions: 4.252" Diameter, 1.653" Height (108mm Diameter, 42mm Height)
- Weight: 2.86 oz (81g)