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Mirage Amplifier Doorbell Preset Wiring

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Posted: 30 Sep, 2015
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Updated: 17 Apr, 2018
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Both the M-400 and M-800 series amplifiers offer a doorbell feature. With this feature a preset doorbell sound can be played out of a select group of zones or all the zones in the system by triggered contact closure.

The type of doorbell sound, volume level and zones will be configured under the doorbell tab on the amplifier web configuration page.

WARNING: Navigating to the doorbell tab will cause the doorbell preset sound to play out of the amplifier, this sound may be really loud and cause damage to your speakers. It is recommended that you do not navigate to the doorbell page without first disconnecting the speakers!

The doorbell is triggered by applying a 12 volt signal to P1 or P2 respectively, P1 will trigger the doorbell sound in all zones while P2 will trigger the doorbell sound in zones selected in the configuration page. The doorbell will sound once voltage is applied then removed, allowing the doorbell function to operate in both a normally open or a normally closed trigger configuration.

Normally open configuration (30 seconds of source mute):

Once the circuit is closed the currently playing audio source will mute for 30 seconds and doorbell sound will be heard.

(If muting the source audio for 30 seconds is undesirable it is recommended that you use the Normally closed configuration and a relay device that will convert the normally open circuit to a normally closed circuit (see illustration B)

(Illustration A. Normally open or Normally closed with no light)

Normally Open

--OR--

Normally Closed

Will operate in the same manner. Doorbell sound will be heard once contact is opened again. If contact is left closed music source will resume instantly after doorbell sound is heard. If contact is left open music source will resume after 30 seconds of doorbell sound.


 

Illustration B. Normally closed using relay and no 30 second delay, no light)

 

This is the method of doorbell wiring with an Altronix RB5 or similar relay board. This relay board will convert the normally open doorbell button to a normally closed, eliminating the 30 second mute. Music source will resume instantly after doorbell is heard using this setup.

(Illustration C. Normally open or Normally closed with light)

Normally Open

--OR--

Normally Closed

Doorbell with light can be used if the light is wired separately from the doorbell button in the manner illustrated.If an LED light is used wire it in series with a current limiting resistor.

Will operate in the same manner. Doorbell sound will be heard once contact is opened again. If contact is left closed music source will resume instantly after doorbell sound is heard. If contact is left open music source will resume after 30 seconds of doorbell sound.


 
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