Installing The Yale eBOSS Cylindrical Electronic Lockset

Electronics for the Yale eBOSS electronics are located on the secure side of the door. The vandal resistant, stainless steel 12-button keypad is located on the exterior side of the door in a separate escutcheon.

Yale has introduced the eBOSS Series of standalone, battery powered, electronic access control cylindrical locksets for exterior and interior applications. The "BOSS" in eBOSS stands for Battery Operated Security Solution. The eBOSS E5400LN Series is a Grade 1 electronic lockset that meets or exceeds ANSI A156.2. This motorized lockset is designed to meet UL - cUL Fire Label for all door functions up to 3 hours and the accessibility guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.). The Yale eBOSS is designed to operate as either as an electronic lock or a mechanical lock (using key override) configured to the Storeroom function. The eBOSS Series electronic locksets are available without mechanical key override.

The Yale eBOSS electronics are located on the secure side of the door. The vandal resistant, stainless steel 12-button keypad is located on the exterior side of the door in a separate escutcheon. The keypad is arranged in the standard telephone matrix. The keypad is positioned below vertical blinders, which are raised sides of the escutcheon. These blinders protect the pushbuttons and resist attempts to read the code entries. Vandalizing or destroying the keypad will not release the door. According to Yale, the circuit board is conformal coated and the circuitry is silicone sealed. The eBOSS can be installed in exterior applications without a moisture gasket.

The mechanical components of the Yale eBOSS are based on the Yale 5400LN Series lockset. The locksets are constructed of zinc dichromate plated cold rolled steel. They are equipped with patented Freewheeling Levers. When locked, the outside lever will rotate freely up and down without retracting the latch. These locks are equipped with stainless steel deadlocking latch bolts. The eBOSS is available with beveled or flat latch bolt having a throw of 1/2", 5/8", or 3/4".

The eBOSS is designed to be installed into a modified ANSI A115.2 series door preparation. Two additional cross bore openings are required for the wiring (1" diameter opening) and securing the electronics (3/8" diameter opening). The lockset's anti-rotational through-bolts (5/16" diameter opening) are located at the 6 and 12 o'clock positions. Latch bolts are available to accommodate a 2-3/4" or 3-3/4" backset. The eBOSS lock chassis is designed to fit doors from 1 -3/4" to 2-1/4" thick.

For this article, we will install the Yale eBOSS onto the supplied mount. New installations require a 2-1/8" diameter cross bore opening at the appropriate backset (2-3/4" or 3-3/4"). A 1" diameter edge bore opening is required for the latch bolt. Two 5/16" diameter cross bore openings are required for the through bolts. Two additional cross bore openings are required -- a 1" diameter opening for the wiring and 3/8" diameter opening to secure the keypad to the controller board assembly. For retrofits, drill the necessary openings to accommodate the installation of the components.

NOTE: When preparing the door, drill the cross bore openings from both sides to avoid splintering the face of a wood door. Always wear eye protection when operating electrical tools.

Step 1. Determine the hand of the door. If the lock chassis is not handed correctly, reverse the hand to accommodate the opening.

If the lock is equipped with a conventional lock cylinder, insert the key, rotate clockwise 70 degrees clockwise. Depress the retainer using the supplied tool. Slide the lever off. If necessary, rekey or replace the lock cylinder at this time.

Note: Lock cylinders designed for the eBOSS use a tailpiece that is 3/16" shorter than those supplied with the 5400LN Series locks. It is recommended to use the correct tailpiece with the eBOSS. If using a competitor's lock cylinder, a shell sleeve may be required.

When attaching the outside lever, rotate the escutcheon 180 degrees to the correct hand, and install the lever.
For this article, the lock is equipped with a Yale KeyMarkĀ® patented interchangeable core lock mechanism. To change the hand of the IC-equipped eBOSS, remove the outside trim (lever assembly) from the lock. Remove the retaining ring from the back side of the outside trim. Rotate the outside lever 180 degrees. The retaining ring must also be rotated 180 degrees, so the ring opening aligns with the slot in the spindle. Install the retaining ring onto the lever within the outside escutcheon.

Step 2. Using the provided template, mark and drill the necessary openings to accommodate the installation of the Yale eBOSS.

Step 3. Determine the thickness of the door. The eBOSS comes factory set for 1-3/4" thick doors. To adjust the thickness, remove the two screws securing the outside trim to the lock body. Separate the lock body from the outside trim. Remove the two pins from the lock body. Adjust the rose plate to the required thickness. Insert the two pins. Mount the trim onto the lock body and install the two screws.

Step 4. Install the ground strip onto the inside face of the door just to the left or right of the through holes. The ground strip connects the escutcheon to the lock body to avoid static charge.

Step 5. Install the latch bolt into the edge of the door.

Step 6. Slide the lock body through the cross bore, making sure the latch bolt aligns. Slide the wire through the cross bore.

Step 7. Install the interior rose plate, making sure the wiring slides through the hole.

Step 8. Secure the rose plate to the outside lock chassis using the two through bolts.

Step 9. Slide the keypad onto the door directly above the outside lock chassis, making sure the wiring slides through the 1" diameter cross bore opening.

Step 10. Slide the wiring through the opening at the base of the controller board assembly and connect the wiring to the board.

Step 11. Place the assembly onto the inside of the door. Secure the keypad and the board using the 2" long Phillips head screw.

Step 12. Since the eBOSS is being installed onto a wood mount, use a drill/driver to mount the self-drilling/self-tapping screw into the door.

If the lock is being installed onto a hollow metal door, a 7/64" diameter hole is drilled through the opening at the top of the controller board assembly. A sheet metal screw is then installed to secure the controller board assembly to the door.

Step 13. Attach the motor connector to the controller board.

Step 14. Install the inside rose plate, making sure the lock body wire slides through the slot. Install the inside lever.

Test the mechanical operation of the lock including the override key if the lock is equipped.

Step 15. Install the batteries. Enter the factory set Emergency Code 4321 [*] and rotate the outside lever. The outside lever will retract latch bolt. The eBOSS is operational and ready for programming.

The eBOSS codes hierarchy is the Master Code, Supervisor Code, Emergency Code, Lockout Code, Passage Code, and the Normal User Codes. The number of digits within a code varies up to seven. However, the digits within any code may be repeated. To complete a code, the [*] button must be pressed at the end of each code for the operation to occur.

Before programming Normal User Codes, the Master Code, Emergency Code, and Supervisor Code must first be programmed. The four- to seven-digit Master Code can assign (program) all of the codes and programming commands. The four- to seven-digit Supervisor Code performs all programming functions except altering the Master Code. The four- to seven-digit Emergency Code unlocks the lock mechanism in all conditions. This includes when battery voltage is in the "black out" condition or if the lock is in Lockout mode. The four- to seven-digit Lockout Code restricts Normal User Codes from gaining access. The four- to seven-digit Passage Code enables or disables passage mode. The 94 Normal User Codes are two to seven digits in length. They provide entry only in the normally locked state. Normal User Codes cannot gain access in the Lockout Mode.

The eBOSS provides visual and audible indication during programming or as a code is entered. The visual indicators are three LEDs on the keypad above the buttons: green, red and yellow. Green indicates unlock and accepted the programming. Yellow indicates programming and button acceptance. Red indicates error. A Piezo sounder that emanates 85dBA at a minimum creates an audible tone for each keystroke. The visual indicators and/or the audible tone can be disabled.

The eBOSS is programmed from the keypad. The end user can control the audible keypad feedback, visual keypad feedback, keypad attempts (1-255), keypad timeout (1-255 seconds), unlock time (1-255 seconds), emergency unlock time (1-255 seconds), and the REX unlock time (1-255 seconds).

IMPORTANT: When in the programming mode, and a mistake occurs or command has been completed, press the [*] button within five seconds. The lock will automatically prompt for the next command. This saves time when programming a number of user codes and/or commands as you will not leave and have to re-enter the programming mode after each command.

For new installations, the factory master and emergency preset codes must be changed before any other codes can be programmed.

To program a new Master Code:

Step 1. Press and hold the # button until the yellow LED blinks continuously.

Step 2. Enter the factory Master Code and #.

Step 3. Enter the PCC (Programming Command Code) 51 and #.

Step 4. Enter the User LOC (Location) 1 and #.

Step 5. Enter the new Master Code four to seven digits and #.

Step 6. Re-enter new Master Code ,four to seven digits and #.

Once the new Master Code has been entered twice, the yellow LED stops blinking and the green LED begins to blink.

If this is not a new installation and the Master Code is lost, a new Master Code can be programmed, enabling new or additional programming commands.

To change the Master Code without knowing the previous Master Code:

Step 1. Remove the inside escutcheon.

Step 2. Press and hold the # button until the yellow LED blinks continuously.

Step 3. Press the Program (PRGM) button located at the top of the controller board.

Step 4. Enter Program Command Code 51 and #.

Step 5. Enter User Number 1 and #.

Step 6. Enter new Master Code (four to seven digits) and #.

Step 7. Re-enter new Master Code and #.

Once the new Master Code has been entered twice, the yellow LED stops blinking and the green LED begins to blink.

NOTE: When reprogramming the Master Code, no other Codes or programming commands are changed.
At this point, enter the Emergency Code, then the Supervisor, Passage, Lockout, and Normal Users. The factory default Master Code 1234 and the Emergency Code 4321 cannot be reused as any User Code to prevent accidental opening by using these codes at any level.

To simplify the programming instructions, Yale has created a Program Guide. First, use the Master Code to program the new Supervisor and Emergency Codes.

User Programming Commands

  • General User
    Format MC# PCC LOC
    VAL 1 VAL 2
  • To program the Emergency Code:
    # MC# 51# 2#
    4-7 digit# 4-7 digit#
  • To program the Supervisor Code:
    # MC# 51# 3#
    4-7 digit# 4-7 digit#

Once new Master Emergency and Supervisor Codes have been programmed, the eBOSS can be programmed for the remaining user codes and user definable functions. The Master Code or the Supervisor Code can be used to program the remaining users, user programming, and the keypad programming. An eBOSS User Log is included to keep records of the programming and User Codes.

IMPORTANT: If the Master Code is used to program, the Master Code must be entered during programming. If the Supervisor Code is used to program, the Supervisor Code must be entered during programming.

The following are the programming commands that can be completed with either the Master Code or the Supervisor Code. Once programmed, modifications can be programmed using either code.

  • To program the Lockout Code:
    # MC#/SC# 51#
    4# 4-7 digit# 4-7 digit#
  • To program the Passage Code:
    # MC#/SC# 51#
    5# 4-7 digit# 4-7 digit#
  • To program a Normal User Code:
    # MC#/SC# 51#
    6-99# 2-7 digit# 2-7 digit#
  • General Master Code (MC#)/ Format Supervisor Code (SC#)
    PCC Confirm
  • Delete All Users back to factory default:
    # MC#/SC# 60# 60#
  • Delete Individual Users Codes:
    # MC#/SC# 61# (6-99)#
  • Delete Block of User Codes
    # MC#/SC# 62# 1st LOC# 2nd LOC#
  • User Settings Reset programming commands to factory default
    # MC#/SC# 72# 72#

The keypad programming commands enable the eBOSS to be personalized for the end users specific needs. These include disabling audible and visual keypad feedback. The number of attempts or key strokes before the keypad is timed out. How long is the keypad timed out. The length of the unlock time for keypad access time, RTE Unlock time, and Emergency Unlock time.

Keypad Programming Commands

  • General Master Code (MC#)/
    Format Supervisor Code (SC#)
    PCC VAL #
  • Audible Keypad Feedback
    (Default engaged =1) 0 or 1
    # MC#/SC# 31#
  • Visual Keypad Feedback (Default engaged =1) 0 or 1 # MC#/SC# 32#
    Keypad Attempts (Default = 3 attempts) 1-255
    # MC#/SC# 33#
  • Keypad Timeouts (Default = 10 seconds) 1-255
    # MC#/SC# 34#
  • Unlock Time (Default = 4 seconds) 1-255
    # MC#/SC# 44#
  • Set REX Unlock Time (Default = 10 seconds) 1-255
    # MC#/SC# 45#
  • Set Emergency Unlock Time
    (Default = 10 seconds) 1-255
    # MC#/SC# 46#

The eBOSS E5496LN electronic lockset is equipped with a lock cylinder for mechanical override. It can be configured for a six- or seven-pin fixed core or interchangeable core to accommodate Medeco, ASSA, Best-Falcon, Corbin Russwin, or Schlage. The choice of lock cylinder mechanisms includes conventional, patented keyway, security, and high security.

For electronic operation, the Yale eBOSS can be can be battery operated or hardwired. To hardwire the Yale eBOSS, the unit is wired to a nine-volt DC power supply. The batteries remain in the lock and are used as battery backup. (Replace the batteries once a year.) For remote operation, the Yale eBOSS can be equipped with "Request to enter" and nine-volt DC power supply. When the eBOSS is equipped with the request to enter, there is an added feature. A passage mode eBOSS can be disabled and changed to the lock mode. Pressing the request to enter button disables the passage mode and places the lock in the standard lock mode. In the standard lock mode, a valid user code must be entered to gain access electronically.

When battery power drops below 5.8 volts, each time a valid code is entered, the eBOSS will produce four short tones and the lock will unlock. When battery power drops below 5.4 volts, the lock will enter the "Blackout" mode. When a Normal User Code is entered, the lock will produce four short tones and four long tones; however, the lock will not unlock. At this point, only the Supervisor or the Emergency Codes will unlock the lock. In the event of complete power loss or when batteries are being changed, the programs, settings, codes and users are retained in the lock's non-volatile memory.

For more information, contact your local locksmith wholesaler or Yale Commercial Locks and Hardware, 1902 Airport Road, Monroe, NC 28110. Telephone: 800-438-1951. Web site: www.yalecommercial.com.

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