The IntelliKnight System

IntelliKnight System

IntelliKnight 5820XL is the first fire alarm system to provide you with revolutionary value and performance in
addressable sensing technology. The 5820XL FACP offers exclusive, built-in digital communication, distributed
intelligent power, a modular design and an expanded, easy to use interface. Powerful features such as drift
compensation and maintenance alert are delivered in this powerful FACP from Silent Knight.
For more information about the 5820XL system, or to locate your nearest source, please call 800-328-0103.


5820XL is an intelligent addressable fire alarm control panel (FACP). The basic 5820XL system can be expanded by adding modules such as 5860 remote annunciator, 5815XL signalling line circuit expander, 5824 serial/parallel printer interface module (for printing system reports), and 5895XL intelligent power module. 5820XL supports SD or SK devices. 5820XL also features a powerful built-in dual line fire communicator that allows for reporting of all system activity to a remote monitoring location.


L-SilentKnight-5820-web• Built in support for 99 SK detectors and 99 SK modules, expandable to 396 SK detectors and 396 SK modules using
System Sensor protocol.
• Built in support for 127 SD devices, expandable to 508 SD devices using the SD protocol.
• Uses standard wire—no shielded or twisted pair required.
• Built-in digital communicator.
• Central station reporting by point or by zone.
• Built-in synchronization for appliances from AMSECO®, Gentex®, Faraday, System Sensor, and Wheelock®
• Flexput™ I/O circuits.
• Supports Class B (Style 4) and Class A (Style 6) configuration for SLC, SBUS, and Flexput circuits.
• 13 pre-programmed output cadences (including ANSI-3.41) and 4 programmable outputs.
• Built-in annunciator with 80-character LCD display.
• RS-485 bus provides communication to system accessories.
• Built-in RS-232 and USB interface for programming via PC.
• Built-in Form C trouble relay rated at 2.5 amps at 27.4 VDC.
• Improvements in SKSS software deliver five times faster uploads/downloads.
• Two built-in Form C programmable relays rated at 2.5 amps at 27.4 VDC.
• Plex-1 door option combines a dead front cabinet door with a clear window, limiting access to the panel while providing single button operation of the reset and silence functions.
• 6 amp power supply and maximum charging capacity of 35 amp hours (Anadditional cabinet enclosure is required for batteries in excess of 18 amp hours).
• Programmable date setting for Daylight Saving Time.


The 5820XL can be surface or flush mounted


The 5820XL signal line circuit (SLC)
supports multiple device types of the same protocol:
• SK (System Sensor)
You cannot mix SD and SK SLC devices on a FACP.

Indicator Lights

General Alarm (Red): Flashes when in alarm; solid when alarm silenced Supervisory (Yellow): Flashes when a supervisory condition exists; solid when supervisory silenced
System Troubles (Yellow): Flashes when a trouble condition exists; solid when trouble silenced
System Silenced (Yellow): On when an
alarm, trouble or supervisory condition
has been silenced but not yet cleared
System Power (Green): Flashes for AC
failure; solid when power systems are

System Application

5820XL has one built-in signalling line circuit (SLC) which supports multiple devices dependent on protocol being
used. Three additional loops can be added using the 5815XL SLC expanders to increase overall capacity. The 5820XL SLC loops support multiple device types, including:
• Addressable photoelectric smoke detector.
• Addressable ionization smoke detector.
• Addressable heat sensor.
• Addressable duct smoke detector.
• Contact module.
• Relay output module.
• Addressable notification module.
• Addressable beam detector (SK protocol only).
• Addressable multi-criteria smoke detector (SK protocol only).
• Addressable multi modules (SK protocol only).

The following advanced sensor capabilities are available with 5820XL:
• Automatic drift compensation
• Maintenance alert
• Built-in sensor test to comply with NFPA 72 calibration testing requirements.

5820XL features a 6 amp power supply and maximum battery charging capacity of 35 amp hours. An additional
cabinet enclosure (PN RBB) is required for batteries in excess of 18 amp hours. Flexput circuits on 5820XL control can be individually programmed to function as notification circuits, auxiliary power outputs, or initiation circuits that support both 2- and 4-wire smoke detectors.
The 5820XL system operates on non-twisted, unshielded cable when wired in compliance with standard wiring practices as called out in the National Electric Code 760-51 specifications for power-limited fire protective signalling
cables. No special wiring is required. 5820XL provides 13 preset notification cadence patterns (including ANSI 3.41)
and four user programmable selections for fire alarm notification. Two programmable general purpose. Form C relay outputs are provided on 5820XL. Additionally, the IntelliKnight system features a built-in walk test and auto-
programming. Its innovative, dead-front cabinet design allows for flush or surface mounting. System maintenance
is easy to perform.

User Interface

The 5820XL built-in annunciator with 80 character LCD display and large easy-to-use tactile touchpad can be
used for system operation, programming and maintenance. It has five LEDs for alarm, supervisory, system trouble, system silenced and system power. System operations include silencing alarms and troubles, resetting alarms and the display of alarm troubles and memory. The system’s non-volatile event history buffer stores 1000 events for viewing from the built-in or remote annunciator System operation can be initiated with a mechanical firefighter’s key or a valid 4- to 7-digit operator’s code.


The IntelliKnight system offers several options to simplify and speed up programming. The JumpStart® feature
minimizes programming required to start a new system. The built-in keypad and 5860 remote annunciator give on-site access to all programming. You can also program remotely using the 5660 Silent Knight Software Suite, which is Windows®- based software.

Built-In Digital Communicator

5820XL features a built-in UL listed digital communicator for remote reporting of system activity and system programming. The communicator has the ability to seize two telephone lines to report alarms and troubles to a
monitoring facility. The communicator supervises two phone lines and will activate a trouble signal if a line failure
is sustained for more than 45 seconds. Other communication features include:
retry if communication fails, two phone number capability, download phone number capability and Touch-Tone or
rotary dialing.The communicator is compatible with SIA and Ademco Contact ID.The format is selectable by  account number.


Digital - Armor security system-Denver CONFPA 13, NFPA 15, NFPA 16,
NFPA 72: Central Station; Remote
Signalling; Local Protective Signalling
Systems; Auxiliary Protected Premises
Unit; & Water Deluge Releasing
Service. Suitable for automatic,
manual, waterflow, sprinkler
supervisory (DACT non-coded)
signalling services.
Other Approvals: UL Listed;
CSFM 7170-0559: 135;
MEA 429-92-E Vol. VI; FM Approved


Final - Armor security system-Denver CO



Primary AC:
120 VRMS at 50/60 Hz, 2.5A or
240 VRMS at 50/60 Hz, 1.4A
Total Accessory Load: 6A@ 27.4 VDC,
Standby Current: 215 mA
Alarm Current:    385 mA
Flexput Circuits:
Six programmable circuits which can be
programmed individually as:
Notification circuits: 3A@ 27.4 VDC
per circuit, power-limited
Auxiliary power circuits: 3A@ 27.4VDC
per circuit, power-limited
Initiation Circuits: 100 mA@ 27.4VDC
per circuit, power limitedPhysical
Flush Mount Dimensions:
14.5”W x 24.75”H x 3.9”D
(36.8 W x 62.9 H x 9.8 D cm )
Overall Dimensions:
16.2”W x 26.4”H x 4.2”D
(40.6 W x 67 H x 11.8 D cm)
Weight: 28 lbs. (12.8 kg)
Color: Red
Battery Charging Capacity: 7.0-35 AH
Battery Size: 18 AH max allowed in
control panel cabinet. Larger capacity
batteries can be housed in RBB
accessory cabinet.
Telephone Requirements:
FCC Part 15 and Part 68 approved
Type of Jack: RJ31X (two required)

S-BUS Accessories

5860/R Remote Fire Annunciator
Features the same 80 character backlit
LCD display keypad and firefighter’s
keyswitch as the 5820XL. 5860 is gray
and 5860R is red.

5815XL Signal Line Circuit Expander

The SLC expander is used to add more
addressable devices to the IntelliKnight
system. 5820XL supports three
5815XL’s. Each 5815XL can support 99
SK detectors and 99 SK modules or
127 SD devices.

5895XL Intelligent Power Module

Adds 6 amps of power, 6 Flexput I/O
circuits and 2 Form C relay circuits to a
5820XL system.

5496 Intelligent Power Module

A 6 amp notification power expander
that provides four power-limited notifi-
cation appliance circuit outputs.

5880 LED/IO Module

Features 40 LED outputs, 8 normally
open dry contact inputs, and one piezo

5865-3 and 5865-4

Remote LED Annunciator
Features 30 programmable LED (15
red and 15 yellow) outputs, and a piezo
sounder. The 5865-4 adds a silence
and reset switch to the package.5883 Relay Board
Features 10 general purpose Form C
relays. Used with 5880 module.5824 Serial/Parallel Printer

Interface Module

Provides one parallel and one RS-232
serial port for connecting a printer to
the 5820XL. Use to print a real-time log
of system events, detector status
reports, and event history. Interfaces
with building control system.

Miscellaneous Accessories

5660 Silent Knight Software Suite

User-friendly Windows software for
remote programming of 5820XLs using
a PC. Upload and view panel account
information, event history, and detector

5670 Silent Knight Software Suite

Powerful end-user facility management
software allows viewing of detector
status and event history via modem or
direct connection.Plex-1
Dead front cabinet door with clear
window to limit access to the FACP.RBB
Remote battery box accessory cabinet.
Use if backup batteries are too large to
fit into FACP cabinet. Dimensions:
16” W x 10” H x 6” D
(406 mm W x 254 mm H x 152 mm D)SD505-DTS-K
Remote test switch. Used with
SD505-DUCTR. Provides remote key
operated test function and annunciation
of detector alarm.SD and SK Devices
See the specification sheets listed
below for a complete listing of the SD
and SK devices.
53624  SD Devices Data Sheet
53623  SK Devices Data Sheet