Jack Fuse products now available from CSD

July 15th, 2015

Jack Fuse is pleased to announce that our products are now available from Central Security Distribution.

CSD has branches all over Australia and stocks a wide range of security products. Call into your local branch and ask about the Jack Fuse range.

CSD - Jack Fuse


Silencing the DOTL

April 6th, 2015

Door Open To Long (DOTL) sounders are used at a door to warn when the door has been left open longer than a pre-set time. They are also sometimes used in large retail stores with secure fire exits to alert staff if a customer opens the door.

The problem is that in the event of a fire alarm the DOTL alarms will automatically sound when the fire trip drops the lock power or the doors are left open. This can be confusing for evacuees and they may hesitate to use that exit. In a false alarm the DOTL sounders are downright annoying and inconvenient.

The solution is to fire trip the DOTL sounders. When designing your power distribution you should wire the DOTL sounder power from a fire tripped output of the PP8FR. They will continue to work as normal until the FIP is activated. Using this method will not affect alarms being generated in the in security software.

PP8FR DOTL Connection


This requirement is now being built into many designs and specifications.


Product end of life notice: PP4F

April 4th, 2015

The PP4F will no longer be stocked by our wholesalers.

The PP4F was a four way direct expansion module for the PP8FR. With the addition of the much more cost effective and smaller PP10HD to the Jack Fuse range we see little reason to continue the PP4F.

Data and install notes will still be available for some time on the main Jack Fuse website and will be moved to a permanent legacy data page at a later date.



PP10HD Available NOW

March 6th, 2015
Jack Fuse PP10 HD

High Density Fuse Module Resettable Fuses











The PP10HD is the latest Jack Fuse product and is a compact high density fused power distribution module; it features.

  • 10 X 1A  outputs with poly fuses (resettable)
  • Double deck terminals for compact size (75 X 55mm)
  • DIN rail mounting
  • LED fuse status indication

The new PP10HD is designed to provide cost effective power distribution and fuse protection to a wide variety of security field devices and is small enough to fit inside any security panel. Perfect for protection associated with detectors, keypads and sirens.

The PPTC fuse’s will automatically re-set once the fault has cleared, reducing service costs and increasing system reliability.

It can also be combined with our PP8FR or a standard relay to provide fire tripped power in electronic access control applications.

Visit the Jack Fuse website for more information.


From around the traps.

May 4th, 2014
Ants in a card reader


Switch in panel


security panel behind fire hose

security panel behind fire hose

cable "rough" in

cable "rough" in

more cabe "rough" in

around the corner from the previous image

even more cabe "rough" in

In the same corridor as previous images

network switch hanging by cables

network switch hanging by cables

Fiber above a CCTV rack

Fiber above a CCTV rack

Behind a CCTV rack

Behind a CCTV rack


Missing the point….. again

May 4th, 2014
PP8FR Reverse Powered

In the out

A customer from WA found this in the course of his travels. Once again a separate fire trip relay has been mistakenly used! To make things worse the power has been fed into the expansion outputs rather than the dedicated inputs. This will work however it makes things harder for the tech who has had to change all the output jumpers to get one of the boards to work on fire trip.

Remember technicians, the whole point of the PP8FR is to provide a built in/all in one fire trip and power distribution solution. No extra relay is required. Also read the instructions!


Missing the point…..

February 27th, 2014

Redundant fire relay

I found this today, a recent install. Maybe we need to make the instructions a little more clear/simple. The installer has used a separate relay to take the fire interface and monitor the fire trip. They have then fed the switched power into the fuse module.

The whole point of the PP8FR is to provide a simple ALL IN ONE interface including fire trip relay and monitoring. The separate relay is NOT NEEDED. See extract below from install notes. I apologise for the IBone photo quality.

PP8FR Fire Trip Setup

Power Port Fire Trip Interface Settings.


What is next for the Power Port Range?

February 27th, 2014

The time has come to evaluate the current design of the PP8FR and PP4F against current market needs.

We would greatly appreciate any feed back or new ideas from installers of our Power Port range. If you have any comments or want to make suggestions for new features please feel free to comment on this blog post or use the contact for at jackfuse.com