Troubleshooting guide for the Fike FCP-75 Communicator

Troubleshooting guide for the Fike FCP-75 Communicator

Welcome to our troubleshooting guide for the FIKE FCP-75 Fire Control Communicator. In this article, we'll address common questions and issues that u

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Welcome to our troubleshooting guide for the FIKE FCP-75 Fire Control Communicator. In this article, we’ll address common questions and issues that users may encounter while operating this panel. From setting time and date to conducting fire drills and viewing event history, we’ll provide step-by-step instructions to ensure smooth operation and effective management of the system.

Fike FCP 75 Fire alarm panel. Red box with the brand Fike written in white on the bottom left corner and a digital screen with a black frame on the top right.

How do I access the Main Menu on the FIKE FCP-75 panel?

To access the Main Menu:

  • Press the ENTER or right arrow key on the control panel or remote annunciator.
  • This will bring up the panel login menu, as described in Section 9.2.1 of the manual.
  • Once validated, you will be able to access the Main Menu
  • Select the desired option from the Main Menu.
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How can I access the Panel Login Menu on the FIKE FCP-75 panel?

To access the Panel Login Menu:

  • Press ENTER, and then press 1 for the login menu.
  • A screen will prompt for the type of access account, Administrator or User.
  • Choose the desired option to proceed.

How do I set the time and date on the FIKE FCP-75 panel?

To set the time and date:

  •  From the Main Menu, select option 4 to access the Set Date and Time menu.
  • Make changes in the fields displayed on the screen using the arrow keys.
  • Press ENTER when the date and time are correct to save the changes.

How can I silence alarms or troubles on the FIKE FCP-75 panel?

To silence alarms or troubles:

  • When an alarm is sounding, press the SILENCE button.
  • Enter your access code or use the keyswitch.

How do I reset alarms on the FIKE FCP-75 panel?

To reset alarms:

  • Press the RESET button.
  • Enter your code or rotate the key at the prompt.
  •  If an external reset switch was installed, activating the switch will also reset the alarms.
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How do I conduct an indicator test on the FIKE FCP-75?

To test the LEDs:

  • Access the Main Menu
  • Press 2 for Indicator Test
  • The system turns on each LED several times, beeping the PZT as it does so. At the same time, it scrolls each available character across the LCD.

A problem is indicated if any of the following occurs:

  • A LED won’t turn on.
  • You do not hear a beep.
  • All four lines of the LCD are not full.

How can I view the event history on the FIKE FCP-75 panel?

To view event history:

  • Press 3 from the main menu to select the Event History option.
  • Events will begin displaying with the most recent events appearing first.
  • You can navigate through the event history using the arrow keys.

How do I conduct a fire drill using the FIKE FCP-75 panel?

To conduct an indicator test:

  • From the Main Menu, press 1 for System Tests.
  • Press 2 for Indicator Test.
  • Follow the instructions provided to complete the test.
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How do I disable or enable a point on the FIKE FCP-75 panel?

To disable or enable a point:

  • From the Main Menu, select option 2 for Point Functions.
  • Choose Disable/Enable Point
  • Follow the prompts to select the desired point and disable or enable it accordingly.

How can I conduct a walk test on the FIKE FCP-75 panel?

To conduct a walk test:

  • From the Main Menu, press 1 for System Tests.
  • Press 9 for Walk Test and follow the prompts to initiate the test.
  • The walk test will run for 4 hours or until manually ended.
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How do I silence alarms on the FIKE FCP-75 panel’s external silence switch?

To silence alarms or troubles using the external silence switch:

Simply activate the external silence switch when alarms or troubles are sounding. The external silence switch will silence the alarms or troubles without requiring any additional input.

How can I clear the event history buffer on the FIKE FCP-75 panel?

To clear the event history buffer:

  • From the Installer Menu, select option 1 for System Tests.
  • Then select option 6 to Clear History Buffer.
  • Follow the prompts to confirm the action and clear the event history buffer.

How do I perform a single key acknowledgment of events on the FIKE FCP-75 panel?

To perform a single key acknowledgment:

  • Press the ACK key on the panel to display the oldest unacknowledged event.
  •  Press the ACK key again to acknowledge the event and display the next oldest unacknowledged event automatically.

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