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What is a Phantom Panel Used For?

A Phantom Panel is used to disable timers on individual relays in a panel. The Phantom Panel must have the next higher address to the panel that the timers are going to be disabled. A Phantom Panel is an Emulated and is created in Relay Properties. There is a one to one relationship between the Parent Panel and the Phantom Panel. If a relay is turned on in the Phantom Panel then the associated relay timer in the Parent Panel will be disabled.  Phantom Panels can be programmed in all GR2400 and GR1400 series panels.

 

How to program a Phantom Panel   

 

  1. In Relay Properties go to the 1st board of the Parent Panel that the timers are to be disabled in and “Enter” you will be on the “-/y” under #1.
  2. Push the “Tab Up” button you will be on “SETTINGS” upper right corner and press “Enter” you will be on the “Extra Address Setup” this is where you add the Phantom panel. Each panel you add will disable 8 relays in the Parent Panel i.e. an 8 relay Parent panel would require 1 Phantom panel where a 24 relay Parent panel would require 4 Phantom panels to disable all of the relay timers in the Parent Panel. NOTE the Phantom Panel address must be the next higher address to the Parent Panel so be sure there is enough space in Bus Map for the panel.
  3. Once you pick the number of Phantom Panels that you will be able to choose the “OFF SET” if you want one.

3.1 With the “OFFSET:  0” there is a direct relationship between the relays in the panel if you turn on relay 1 in the Phantom Panel then the time on relay 1 or the Parent Panel will be disabled.  

3.2 With the “OFFSET:  5” there is a direct relationship between the relays in the panel if you turn on relay 1 in the Phantom Panel then the time on relay 5 or the Parent Panel will be disabled. 

  1.  Relays in a Phantom Panel can only be operated by programming them to a switch or through   

       Manual Override they cannot be added to a group.             

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