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MULTILINK ML1600 ETHERNET COMMUNICATIONS SWITCH – INSTRUCTION MANUAL 17–1
Ethernet Communications Switch
Chapter 17: Miscellaneous
GE Consumer & Industrial
Miscellaneou s commands
17.1 Alarm Relays
In a wiring closet, it would be helpful if there were a visual indication for faults on
components on the network. Normally, these would be performed by LED's. While the
MultiLink switches have the necessary LED's to provide the information needed, they also
have provision for tripping or activating an external relay to electrically trigger any circuit
desired. These could be an indicator light, a flashing strobe light, an audible alarm or other
The MultiLink family of switches has a software (optional) controlled relay contact that can
be use to report alarm conditions. The relay is held closed in normal circumstances and will
go to the open position during alarm conditions.
Two types of alarm signals are defined in the alarm system.
The SUSTAINED mode is used to report a continuing error condition. The MOMENTARY
mode is used to report a single event.
The following pre-defined events are currently supported on the ML1600 and the relay
which can be triggered by software: