The SMART Pac III provides the output voltage for two seconds in order to actuate the solenoid to function the electric strike. Then the output voltage is reduced by 25 percent, more than sufficient to keep the armature in position. For a continuous duty solenoid operating a Fail Safe electric strike, this reduced voltage helps to prevent overheating and as a result extends the operational life of the electronics. When being installed with an integrated Prox product, the SMART Pac III is positioned between the power supply and the proximity card reader/ antenna module. The III protects the electronics having built-in surge protection.
When using the HES SMART Pac III, the power supply must provide the correct 12 or 24 input voltage. For example, the HES RF7010 electric strike requires 12VDC input. The SMART Pac III when switched to 12 volts will condition input voltage from 12 volts power supplies that produce from 10.5-21VDC or 10.5-15.5 VAC. The SMART Pac III has a built-in rectifier converting AC input to DC output voltage to a maximum of 15VDC. Once the electric strike has drawn power for two seconds, it will step down the voltage to 9VDC. The output voltage when the SMART Pac III is in the 24 volt configuration is 30VDC maximum with the voltage dropping to 18VDC after two seconds.
The SMART Pac III can detect voltage problems. A built-in LED indicates the status of the input voltage. If the LED is green, the voltage is correct for the electric strike. The LED will indicate if there is a downstream short, or the voltage is incorrect or too high or low. A self-resetting poly switch is built into the SMART Pac III to prevent power surge damage or downstream short.
For this article, I received a RF7010 Integrated Prox electric strike that includes the HES 7000 Series 12VDC electric strike with the latchbolt monitor (LBM). When the latch is within the keeper, the latch depresses the Latchbolt Monitor Actuator Flap (LBMAF). The latchbolt can exit by being retracted or by releasing the keeper, permitting the extended latchbolt to slide out. When the latchbolt exits the keeper, the door is unlocked and can be opened. Once released, the LBM Actuator Flap springs back, releasing the switch, sending an open door signal to the controller. When the door is opened, the DPS sends an open door signal to the controller.
I also received the 791 Faceplate Option Kit, an ANSI (4-7/8”) strike plate configuration used on most commercial doorjambs when a cylindrical lock is installed. In the kit were mounting screws and nuts, and shims for the keeper. A trim enhancer is included when the RF7010 is ordered with the 791 or 792 faceplates.
The low profile Prox reader is compact; the visible portion is 1-3/4” tall by 1.25” wide and extends approximately 3/8”. The mortised portion fits into a one-inch diameter opening approximately two inches deep.
In addition to the reader, the Integrated Prox products come with an HES Proximity Card Reader/Antenna (interface) Module, a 3/8” diameter door position magnetic switch (DPS), three wiring pigtails, LBM and DPS wiring and a 24” cable to connect the reader to the interface module. The reader, electric strike and the interface module can be wired into the controller of an access control system using the three provided pigtails.
Note: For the purpose of this article, I machined a piece of aluminum to accommodate the electric strike and the integrated prox components.
The Integrated Prox using the 7000 Series electric strike part number is the RF7010. The part number for the SMART Pac III is 2005M3.
The standard warranty for the HES 7000 Series electric strike is three years, limited. When combined into an integrated product such as the RF7010, the limited warranty against product defect is extended to lifetime.
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or HES at Telephone 623.582.4626 Web Site: www.hesinnovations.com