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Guide to Test and Configuration Modes Menu for Echoflex Sensors

Explanation

Each type of Echoflex Sensor supports various test or configuration modes, utilizing its TEACH/TEST button to navigate these modes via taps or press and holds and LEDs to indicate statuses.

A description of each mode or test is provided below in each respective section.

Supported Modes and Tests

  Dual Tech (DT) Sensors OWS Wall Switch Sensor ROS Wall Mount Sensor Other Occ/Vac Sensors Light Sensors
Walk Test

 
Range Confirmation

Light Level

 
Setting: PIR Sensitivity

 
Setting: Audio Sensitivity

✓ (if DT)      
Setting: Occupancy Timer

✓ (if DT)      
LED Indicator Disable

   
Commissioning Test        
EEP Select        

 

Basic Breakdown of Test/Configuration Navigation

**Note that all navigation is performed with the TEACH/TEST button on the sensor**

Press and hold 6 seconds

Main Test/Configuration Menu

Tap through LED colors to select specific test/config (Red Amber or Blue Green Red → etc.)

Press and hold 6 seconds

Specific Test/Config Menu

Follow steps for specific test/config

LED Indicators

  • Occupancy/vacancy and photo sensors have a different set of LEDs
    • Occ/vac: red/AMBER/green
    • Photo: red/BLUE/green
  • When entering the main menu, all sensors except the OWS show the same LEDs:
    • OWS: all LEDs flash after holding for 6 seconds, red LED blinks when you release
    • others: green LED turns on solid, green LED blinks when you release

LED indicators on main menu level:

  Occ/Vac Sensor Light Sensor
Red Walk test Commissioning Test
Amber Range Confirmation N/A
Blue N/A Range Confirmation
Green Light Level Light Level
Red+Amber Sensor Settings N/A
Red+Green LED Indication N/A
Red+Blue N/A EEP Select

 

LED indicators on sensor settings submenu level:

Double green: PIR sensitivity

Double amber: audio sensitivity (DT only)

Double red: occupancy sensor timer (DT only)

Light Level Test

Every sensor except the OWS uses solar cells for power. The light level test shows how much light exposure the solar cells have so you can ensure you are installing the sensor in a position where it will successfully charge.

Steps:

  1. To enter the main test/config menu, press and hold TEACH/TEST button 6 seconds until:
    1. occ/vac sensors except OWS: green LED illuminates solid
    2. light sensors: green LED blinks (slowly)
  2. Release button so:
    1. occ/vac sensors except OWS: green LED illuminates solid
    2. light sensors: green LED blinks (quickly)
  3. Press and hold again for 6 seconds until the LED de-illuminates
  4. Release button, green LED will blink pattern to indicate light level
    1. patterns will vary by sensor, reference table in sensor's installation guide as needed (full list of links to guides at the end of article)

Range Confirmation Test

One of the most important factors to keep in mind when installing Echoflex equipment is positioning for the strongest signal strength between the wireless radios to ensure proper communication. The range confirmation test shows the signal strength of telegrams passing between devices you are testing to assist with setup.

NOTE: Only one output controller should be linked to the sensor for this test, and no signal repeaters should be enabled.

  1. To enter the main test/config menu, press and hold TEACH/TEST button 6 seconds until:
    1. occ/vac sensors except OWS: green LED illuminates solid
    2. OWS: red/amber/green LEDs blink together
    3. light sensors: green LED blinks (slowly)
  2. Release button so:
    1. occ/vac sensors except OWS: green LED illuminates solid
    2. OWS: red/amber/green LEDs blink together
    3. light sensors: green LED blinks (quickly)
  3. Tap until the following LED blinks
    1. Occ/vac sensors: amber
    2. Photo sensors: blue
  4. Press and hold again for 6 seconds until the LED de-illuminates
  5. Release button and observe LED pattern
    1. all 3 LEDs will blink when sensor transmits a message
    2. An LED will illuminate when sensor receives signal strength feedback from linked output controller
      1. Green: -41 to -70 dBm, best strength
      2. Amber/Blue: -70 to -80 dBm, good strength
      3. Red: -80 to -95 dBm, not ideal, adjust placement
      4. None: no linked controllers detected, adjust placement
    3. This cycle will automatically time out after 50 seconds, or you can press and hold the button 6 seconds to exit manually

Walk Test

The primary function of an occupancy/vacancy sensor is to detect physical motion and, in the case of dual tech sensors, audio. The walk test shows if the person testing is being detected as they walk around the space, so they can adjust the installation position as needed for preferred detection range.

When in walk test mode, the sensor does not send 'occupied' telegrams, it just illuminates an LED to indicate detection.

  1. To enter the main test/config menu, press and hold TEACH/TEST button 6 seconds until:
    1. sensors except OWS: green LED illuminates solid
    2. OWS: red/amber/green LEDs blink together
  2. Release button so:
    1. sensors except OWS: green LED blinks
    2. OWS: red LED blinks
  3. For all sensors except the OWS, tap until the red LED blinks
  4. Press and hold again for 6 seconds until the LED de-illuminates
  5. Release button, red LED blink whenever it detects motion
    1. If unit is dual tech with audio enabled, green LED will also blink when it detects audio

Sensor Settings Mode

There are 3 possible settings for each occupancy/vacancy sensors:

  • PIR sensitivity (all occ/vac sensors)
  • Audio sensitivity (dual tech only)
  • Occupancy sensor timer (dual tech only)

Unlike the other tests, these 3 settings are nested under one main 'sensor setting mode' that you select from the main menu. Once you enter the sensor setting mode menu, you will notice double blinks instead of single blinks to indicate mode selection.

For more information on the occupancy sensor timer parameter and how it functions alongside the occupancy timer of Echoflex output controllers, see this article: Failed Vacancy Operation with Echoflex Dual Tech Sensors
  1. To enter the main test/config menu, press and hold TEACH/TEST button 6 seconds until:
    1. occ/vac sensors except OWS: green LED illuminates solid
    2. OWS: red/amber/green LEDs blink together
    3. light sensors: green LED blinks (slowly)
  2. Release button so:
    1. occ/vac sensors except OWS: green LED illuminates solid
    2. OWS: red/amber/green LEDs blink together
    3. light sensors: green LED blinks (quickly)
  3. Tap until the red and amber LEDs blink together
  4. Press and hold again for 6 seconds until the LEDs de-illuminate
  5. Release button, green LED will double blink
  6. Tap to the desired blink pattern for each setting (if unit is not DT, will only get double green)
    1. double green: PIR sensitivity
    2. double amber: audio sensitivity (DT only)
    3. double red: occupancy sensor timer (DT only)
  7. Press and hold again for 6 seconds until the LED de-illuminates
  8. The LED will resume blinking a pattern that indicates the current assignment
    1. If you chose PIR sensitivity, the green LED will blink:
      1. 1 blink: high (default)
      2. 2 blinks: medium
      3. 3 blinks: low
    2. If you chose Audio Sensitivity, the amber LED will blink:
      1. 1 blink: automatic (default)
      2. 2 blinks: low
      3. 3 blinks: disabled
    3. If you chose Sensor Occupancy Timer, the red LED will blink:
      1. 1 blink: disabled
      2. 2 blinks: 5 minutes
      3. 3 blinks: 10 minutes
      4. 4 blinks: 15 minutes
      5. 5 blinks: 20 minutes (default)
      6. 6 blinks: 25 minutes
  9. Tap until you reach the desired blink pattern
  10. Press and hold 10 seconds to save the change or wait 60 seconds for the menu to time out (changes will not be saved that way)

LED Indication

  1. To enter the main test/config menu, press and hold TEACH/TEST button 6 seconds until:
    1. occ/vac sensors except OWS: green LED illuminates solid
    2. OWS: red/amber/green LEDs blink together
  2. Release button so:
    1. occ/vac sensors except OWS: green LED illuminates solid
    2. OWS: red/amber/green LEDs blink together
  3. Tap until the red and green LEDs blink together
  4. Press and hold again for 6 seconds until the LEDs de-illuminate
  5. Release button, the following LED will blink to indicate current setting:
    1. Red LED: indication LED is active
    2. Green LED: indication LED is inactive
  6. Tap to select the preferred state
  7. Press and hold 6 seconds to save the change or wait 60 seconds for the menu to time out (changes will not be saved that way)

Commissioning Test

The commissioning test mode increases the 'heartbeat' of the sensor, or how often it sends its telegrams to allow for quick feedback on light levels. This mode will increase the heartbeat to one telegram every 10 seconds and will last 5 minutes.

Make sure the sensor is fully charged or has a battery installed to run this test, as it requires significantly more power consumption than regular usage.
  1. To enter the main test/config menu, press and hold TEACH/TEST button 6 seconds until the green LED blinks slowly
  2. Release button so the green LED blinks faster
  3. Tap until the red LED blinks
  4. Press and hold again for 6 seconds until the LEDs de-illuminate
  5. The test will run for a duration of 5 minutes then automatically exit.

EEP Select mode (in progress)

An Enocean Equipment Profile (EEP) is a categorical identifier for a wireless device, essentially saying what type of device it is. The light sensors can support different EEPs, which this test allows you to choose.

  1. To enter the main test/config menu, press and hold TEACH/TEST button 6 seconds until the green LED blinks
  2. Release button so the green LED blinks faster
  3. Tap until the red and blue LEDs blink together
  4. Press and hold again for 6 seconds until the LEDs de-illuminate
  5. Release button, the following LED(s) will blink to indicate current selected EEP
    1. Red and blue LEDs: TAP sensors
    2. Blue LED: FLS-41
    3. Patterns will vary by sensor, reference table in sensor's installation guide as needed (full list of links to guides at end of article)
  6. Tap to select the desired mode/blink pattern from the guide.
  7. Press and hold 6 seconds to save the change or wait 60 seconds for the menu to time out (changes will not be saved that way)
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