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End of Line

The Kisi Controller Pro 2.0 inputs by default expect trivial electrical circuits to monitor the open-closed state of assigned doors. The circuit is either closed or open, and consequently returns a digital reading: 0 or 1. Most setups will follow this approach. However, sometimes detecting short circuits and cut wires is desired. With a little more advanced contact sensor circuitry the controller can detect malfunctions of the wiring by measuring the voltage. This works by adding one or two resistors to the wiring circuit that will give different voltage values in different scenarios.

There are three types of end-of-line modus operandi:

  • Single EOL - cut detection
  • Single EOL - short detection
  • Double EOL - cut and short detection

Below you find documentation for each of the types. The symbols have the following meanings:

  • +D+: door
  • +R1+: main resistor (we care about the resistance)
  • +R2+: second resistor (we care about the resistance)
  • +KC+: Kisi Controller input
  • +CS+: contact sensor, e.g. Reed switch
  • +S+: short
  • +C+: cut

Both resistors must have a value > 0 in Ohms.

Single EOL - short detection

                    +----+
+----+----+------+ R1 +-----+
| KC | S +----+ |
+----+----+---+ |
| +--+ +--+ |
| | | | | |
+-+CS| D |CS+-+
| | | |
+--+ +--+

In this configuration, the EOL resistor is placed in series with the contact sensor, and that allows us to detect a short in the wiring.

Single EOL - cut detection

          +-----<C>------------+
| |
| +---+ |
+----+-+ +--+ R1 +-----+
| KC | | +---+ |
+----+--------+ |
| +--+ +--+ |
| | | | | |
+-+CS| D |CS+-+
| | | |
+--+ +--+

In this configuration, the EOL resistor is placed in parallel with the contact sensor, and that allows us to detect a cut in the wiring.

Double EOL cut and short detection

             +----+
+--+ R2 +------------+
| +----+ |
| +---+ |
+----+-+ <S> +--+ R1 +------+
| KC | | +---+ |
+----+ <C> + |
| +--+ +--+ |
| | | | | |
+-+CS| D |CS+-+
| | | |
+--+ +--+

In this configuration, two EOL resistors are placed in the circuit, in parallel and in series with the contact sensor. This allows us to detect if there is a short or a cut in the wiring.