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Products: RP-C, RP-C-EXT-MS-BLE
Functionalities: Hardware
Product version: 3.3, 2022, 2023, 2024
9/12/2023

Installing an RP Controller Expansion Multi-sensor into a Dropped Ceiling Using the Mounting Springs

You install an RP controller expansion multi-sensor into a dropped ceiling using the mounting springs to properly fasten the multi-sensor to a ceiling tile.

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The RP controller expansion multi-sensor can be installed on a dropped (suspended) ceiling, a drywall ceiling, or a junction (gang) box.

Rules and Regulations

The multi-sensor must be professionally installed to comply with the following rules and regulations:

  • Part 15 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules

  • Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) licence-exempt Radio Standards Specifications (RSSs)

  • 2014/53/EU Radio Equipment Directive (RED) of the European Union (EU).

  • S.I. 2017/1206 - Radio Equipment Regulations 2017 of the United Kingdom (UK)

For more information, see RP Controller Expansion Multi-sensor Regulatory Compliance and Approvals .

General Installation Requirements

Horizontal installation in a ceiling

The multi-sensor is designed to be installed horizontally in a ceiling. The device can also be installed on a junction box when there is no ceiling and space is opened to plenum.

The multi-sensor must be installed with the passive infrared (PIR) sensor facing down. Installing the multi-sensor on a wall will reduce the coverage range of the PIR sensor.

Notice

REDUCED SENSOR COVERAGE RANGE

Always install the device with the passive infrared (PIR) sensor facing down.

Failure to follow these instructions can result in reduced device performance.

Installation Using the Mounting Springs

The multi-sensor is typically installed on a dropped ceiling. For that reason, the multi-sensor is delivered with three flexible mounting brackets (springs) preinstalled on the device. The mounting springs enable quick and easy installation of the multi-sensor on a dropped ceiling. The installation requires a clearance hole with a diameter of 75 to 76 mm (2.95 to 3.00 inches) in the ceiling tile.

 
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Multi-sensor installed on a dropped ceiling

The Multi-sensor (RP-C-EXT-MS-BLE) and Insight-Sensor (RP-C-EXT-IS-BLE) are the same size and have the same cabling. This means an already installed Multi-sensor can easily be replaced with an Insight-Sensor, or vice versa.

Installation Using the Mounting Ring

The multi-sensor also comes with a mounting ring, which enables the following alternative installation methods:

  • Installation on a junction box

  • Installation on a drywall ceiling

Note:

The RP-C-EXT-MR-K5 SpaceLogic Sensor Mounting Ring Kit is available when there is a need to order additional, spare mounting rings. The kit contains five mounting rings. The kit has the part number SXWREMR5XX10001.

Installation on a junction box

The multi-sensor can be installed on a junction box when there is no ceiling and space is opened to plenum. The installation requires an octagon junction box of size 4.0 inches (102 mm) and a minimum depth of 1.0 inches (25.5 mm).

Note:

The octagon junction box is not included.

 
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Multi-sensor installed on an octagon junction box

Tip:

You can use the two alignment notches on the mounting ring to position the device.

Installation on a drywall ceiling

The mounting ring also makes it possible to install the multi-sensor on a drywall ceiling using an appropriate anchoring system. The installation requires a clearance hole with a diameter of 75 to 76 mm (2.95 to 3.00 inches) and two mounting holes that fit number 6, 8, M3, or M4 screws (with or without anchors) in the drywall ceiling. You can use the 1:1 drill template in the installation sheet, which comes with each multi-sensor, to measure out the location of the holes. You can also use the mounting ring to measure out the holes.

 
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Multi-sensor installed on a drywall ceiling

Notice

REDUCED DEVICE PERFORMANCE

  • Do not install the device close to an exterior window.

  • Always install the device with the passive infrared (PIR) sensor facing down.

Failure to follow these instructions can result in reduced device performance.

To install an RP controller expansion multi-sensor into a dropped ceiling using the mounting springs
  1. Refer to the dimensional drawing before installing the multi-sensor.

     
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  2. Create a circular clearance hole with a diameter of 75 to 76 mm (2.95 to 3.00 inches) in the ceiling tile using a hole saw or ceiling tile hole cutter.

     
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  3. Connect the room bus cable(s) to the multi-sensor.

    For more information, see Connecting RP Controller Expansion Modules to an RP Controller .

  4. Configure the room bus address for the multi-sensor using the rotary switch on the device.

    For more information, see Configuring the Room Bus Address for an RP Controller Expansion Sensor Module .
  5. Fold up the clips of the three mounting springs and insert the multi-sensor through the hole in the ceiling tile.

     
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  6. Release the mounting spring clips to fasten the multi-sensor to the ceiling tile.

  • RP Controller Expansion Multi-sensor Device Installation
  • Connecting RP Controller Expansion Modules to an RP Controller
  • Configuring the Room Bus Address for an RP Controller Expansion Sensor Module
  • Installing an RP Controller Expansion Multi-sensor on an Octagon Junction Box Using the Mounting Ring
  • Installing an RP Controller Expansion Multi-sensor on a Ceiling Using the Mounting Ring