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Nurse Call Station System

01/25/2017 10:13 PM

Hi,

Following are excerpts from a BoQ for nurse call station system.

(1) "Wiring of call bells by means of Cat 5 cable" - is cat 5 cable used for the wiring of bells?

(2) What is 'toilet pull cord' for nurse call station?

(3) "System controller with 10 Bed Display unit". (12vdc, 200 mA and 50 Hz).

How to understand this?

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Re: Nurse Call Station System:

01/25/2017 10:20 PM

If you have to ask, you are doomed to fail.

Use a search engine and search for these terms.

Here, I'll do the first one for you.

Category 5 cable - Wikipedia

Now, do your own work.

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01/25/2017 11:35 PM

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01/26/2017 1:37 AM

cat5/cat5e cables are meant for signals with fixed frequency of transmission.

Do we require cat5/e n case of video door bells?

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01/26/2017 1:50 AM
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01/26/2017 2:51 AM

The forum cannot possibly determine what the <...we...> requires unless the <...we...> were to tell the forum beforehand.

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01/26/2017 9:00 AM

(2) What is 'toilet pull cord' for nurse call station?
Just add string.

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01/26/2017 2:31 PM

Are you dude in construction? Read the construction specification, all general and specific details should be in there. Do not rely on the bill of quantity.

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01/26/2017 3:01 PM

Your "call bells" are electronic 2 way devices that need cat 5 cable.

A "toilet pull cord" is a pull chord switch that is mounted on the wall beside the toilet in case the occupant needs help.

The specified controller is what all devices connect to in order for the system to function.

Contact a local systems integration contractor for help. If you don't even know what the terms mean, your learning curve puts you in a zero sum game at best.

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01/26/2017 3:51 PM

(1) What type of call bells are being used? What voltage will they be using, what current is expected from them?

(2) Where is the toiled pull cord being installed? Is it for an actual toilet, or is it an alternate way of reaching a 'call bell,' say for a patient unable to rise from a toilet seat?

(3) This describes a specific piece of electronic equipment, The numbers in the parenthesis describe the power required to operate that equipment.

Now the REAL question is this: How long do you think you can keep pretending to not be a nitwit before someone DIES from your incompetence? Nurse call stations are only put in hospitals and other facilities where the patients/'residents'/'guests' will require immediate life-saving measures at a moment's notice. That requires the equipment to be installed correctly, something I seriously doubt you will be able to do, and I think you already knew you were in WAY over you head before I started: NOBODY starts a new thread with an anonymous post unless they KNOW they're asking a stupid question.

So, for the safety of everyone at the worksite, and the safety of the people who will be working/living there once it's finished, please resign your position immediately.

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01/26/2017 5:00 PM

See my post response to your other PA question thread on CR4.

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01/26/2017 7:10 PM

Please tell us which care facility you're wiring so we'll know to avoid it in the future.

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01/27/2017 1:19 AM

(3) " System controller with 10 Bed Display unit ". (12vdc, 200mA and 50HZ )

A system controller with a 10 Bed Display unit is:

Located adjacent to a nurse's station is lighted, numbered panel mounted to a wall. Numbers on the panel ( in this case there would be 10 separate numbered sections ) relate to 10 individual rooms or 10 individual call light switches or pull cords. Or 5 rooms with two beds to each room, each bed having its own call light pull cord.

The listing in parentheses is the voltage requirements for the light bulbs that are mounted inside of the display.

Each light is a twelve volt bulb.

Method of operation:

A patient pulls the call light cord near their bed, a light on the numbered light board illuminates, a specific lighted number is illuminated, this number indicated, is a visual reminder to nurse's that a patient requires assistance.

On some systems, both a bell or other audible indicator is used alongside a lighted indicator.

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