Gen 5 Sensor Cables for Control Unit (CU-4E/CU-4D)

Overview

This article explains the different types of cables used for connecting the Control Unit (CU-4E/CU-4D) with the Gen 5 (SU-5E) family of sensors. For the list of all Gen 5 cables, refer to the Cable Spec Sheets.

The Control Unit (CU-4E) applies to the following models:

  1. Fixture Mount Control Unit for 0-10V drivers: CU-4E-FMH,
  2. Nipple Mount External/Internal Control Unit: CU-4E-NME/NMI, for North America only

The Control Unit (CU-4D) applies to the following models:

  1. Fixture Mount Control Unit for DALI drivers: CU-4D-FM, for use in the EU only.

The following sections are categorized based on the type of Gen 5 sensor connected to the Control Unit (CU-4E/CU-4D).

  1. Overview: Gen 5 Sensors Cabling Matrix 
  2. Control Unit (CU-4E/CU-4D) with Micro Sensor (SU-5E)
  3. Control Unit (CU-4E/CU-4D) with High Bay Sensor (SU-5S-H)  
  4. Control Unit (CU-4E/CU-4D) with Ruggedized Sensor (SU-5S-xRx) 
  5. Gen 5 Sensors 8-Pin Assignments
  6. Line Diagrams

Overview: Gen 5 Sensors Cabling Matrix 

The Sensor Cabling Matrix table provides an overview of the cables needed to connect a Gen 5 sensor to the Control Unit. The table is categorized based on the type of Gen 5 sensor and Control Unit model. 

The maximum cable length between an Enlighted SU-5 sensor (SU-5E or SU-5S) and a CU-4E/CU-4D control unit can be a 300’ CAT5E cable. Multiple cables from different sensors going to different CUs can share the same raceway or cable tray without signal degradation or cross-talk. Maintain the separation of circuits from class 1 wiring per the requirements of the AHJ.

Note: All Enlighted cables are plenum-rated as indicated by the CMP (Communications Multipurpose Plenum), 600 VAC, #24 AWG CAT 3 cables, and UL numbers are indicated on the cable.

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Notes:

  • All Ruggedized sensors (-xRx) have integrated 20" cable with connector (RJ12 or RJ45). Note the required cable extensions in the table.
  • Any Gen 5, 2-wire sensor can be connected to function as a fixtureless sensor. For details, refer to the article 2-wire, Install Solutions for Fixtureless Sensors.
  • All IoT, Connected Lighting (CL), and Independent Lighting (IL) product codes for Micro sensor (SU-5E), High Bay, Ruggedized sensors (SU-5S) are covered by the appropriate SU-5E/5S sensor column. Refer to the corresponding Gen 5 Sensor Spec Sheets for the IoT and CL product codes.

Control Unit (CU-4E/CU-4D) with Micro Sensor (SU-5E)

The Control Unit (CU-4E) applies to the following models. The DALI Fixture Mount (CU-4D-FM) is for use in the EU only.  

1. CU-4E-FMH and CU-4D-FM with Micro Sensor 
2. CU-4E-NMI with Micro Sensor
3. CU-4E-NME with Micro Sensor

1. CU-4E-FMH and CU-4D-FM with Micro Sensor

Use any of the following cables for connecting the Control Unit with the Micro Sensor (SU-5E). View Cable Assembly diagram.   

  • 30-inch sensor cable, (CBL-5E-CU4-30N): 12-02290-02  
  • 7-foot sensor cable, (CBL-5E-CU4-7F): 12-02285-02 
  • 15-foot sensor cable, (CBL-5E-CU4-15F): 12-03267-01 
  • 25-foot sensor cable, (CBL-5E-CU4-25F): 12-03268-01 
  • 50-foot sensor cable, (CBL-5E-CU4-50F): 12-03248-01
  • 75-foot sensor cable, (CBL-5E-CU4-75F): 12-03269-01 
  • 100-foot sensor cable, (CBL-5E-CU4-100F): 12-03270-01

The above cables have an 8-pin Molex connector on one end that connects to a sensor and an RJ-45 connector that connects to the CU-4E/CU-4D on the other end. The cables, along with their terminal connectors, are shown below.

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30-inch Sensor Cable

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7-foot Sensor Cable

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15/25/75/100-foot Sensor Cable 

Refer to the line diagram SU-5 and CU-4E with one or more 0-10V Drivers (02693-05) for details.

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Refer to the line diagram SU-5 with CU-4D with one or more DALI Drivers (02945-02) for details.

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2. CU-4E-NMI with Micro Sensor

You will need the following cable and connector for the Nipple Mount Internal (CU-4E-NMI) with the Micro sensor.

  • 12-inch sensor cable, (CBL-5E-CU4-12N): 12-02289-02,  View Cable Assembly, and
  • Female RJ45 coupler, (CPL-RJ45): 27-00379-01.  View Diagram.
    This cable has an 8-pin Molex connector on one end that connects to the sensor and an RJ-45 connector on the other end to the CU-4E. 

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12-inch Sensor Cable

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Female RJ-45 Coupler (CPL-RJ45)

3. CU-4E-NME with Micro Sensor

The Nipple Mount External (CU-4E-NME) with the Micro sensor requires the following cable:

To extend cable length, connect CPL-RJ45 (or standard CAT5e coupler) to RJ-45 end of the cable and connect standard RJ45-to-RJ45 straight-through cable of the desired length between the CPL-RJ45 coupler and CU-4E.  It can be purchased readily. 

Refer to the line diagram SU-5 and CU-4E (NME) with one or more 0-10V Drivers (03155-01) for details.

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Control Unit (CU-4E/CU-4D) with High Bay Sensor (SU-5S-H)  

To connect the Control Unit (CU-4E-FMH, CU-4D-FM, CU-4E-NME/NMI) with the High Bay Sensor (SU-5S), you will need the following cable.

  • 7-foot RJ45 cable, (CBL-RJ45-RJ45-7F): 12-02627-02. View Cable Assembly 
  • Optional Female RJ45 coupler (CPL-RJ45): 27-00379-01 to extend the cable length. View Diagram.

This cable has an RJ-45 connector connected to the CU-4E and an RJ-45 connector connected to the sensor on the other end. 

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7-foot RJ45 Cable

Standard RJ45-RJ45 patch cables of the desired length can be used instead of the above cable.  However, please note that a short-body RJ45 connector is recommended at the sensor-end to allow for a shorter cable bend radius if the sensor is flush-mounted against a flat surface. The maximum cable length between an Enlighted SU-5 sensor (SU-5E or SU-5S) and CU-4E control unit can be 300’ CAT5E cable.

Refer to the line diagram Gen 5 Sensor with Control Unit: SU-5 and CU-4E with one or more 0-10V Drivers (02693-05)  for details.  

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Refer to the line diagram SU-5 with CU-4D with one or more DALI Drivers (02945-02) for details.

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Control Unit (CU-4E/CU-4D) with Ruggedized Sensor (SU-5S-xRx) 

The following cables are needed to connect the Control Unit (CU-4E-FMH, CU-4D-FM, CU-4E-NME/NMI) with the Ruggedized sensor (SU-5S-xRx).  However, no cable is required if the Ruggedized sensor's 20-inch sensor cable length is sufficient to connect.

  • 7-foot RJ45 cable, (CBL-RJ45-RJ45-7F): 12-02627-02. View Cable Assembly
  • Optional Female RJ45 coupler (CPL-RJ45): 27-00379-01 to extend the cable length. View Diagram.

This cable has an RJ-45 connector connected to the CU-4E and an RJ-45 connector that connects to the sensor on the other end. The cable, along with the terminal connectors, is shown below.

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7-foot RJ45 Cable 

To extend cable length, connect CPL-RJ45 (or standard CAT5e coupler) to RJ-45 end of the above cable and connect standard RJ45-to-RJ45 straight-through cable of the desired length between CPL-RJ45 coupler and CU-4E.  It can be purchased readily. The maximum cable length between an Enlighted SU-5 sensor (SU-5E or SU-5S) and CU-4E control unit can be up to 300' CAT5E cable.

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Control Unit (CU-4E) with Ruggedized Sensor (SU-5S-xRx)

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Control Unit (CU-4D) with Ruggedized Sensor (SU-5S-xRx) 


Gen 5 Sensors 8-Pin Assignments

Gen 5 sensors have the following pin assignments:

Pin  Description
Pin 1  Not Connected
Pin 2  Not Connected 
Pin 3  Dimming Channel 2 
Pin 4  GND 
Pin 5  VDD
Pin 6  Dimming Channel 1
Pin 7  RX Data
Pin 8  TX Data  

 


Cable Assembly

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7-foot RJ45 Cable Assembly

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Female RJ45 Coupler, (CPL-RJ45), 27-00379-01

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Line Diagrams

Refer to the following line diagrams to understand the connection between the Gen 5 sensor and Control Unit (CU-4E/CU-4D). The Control Unit (CU-4E) applies to the models: CU-4E-FMH, CU-4D-FM, CU-4E-NME/NMI. Refer to the CU-4 Spec Sheets for details.

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Gen 5 Sensor Cables for Control Unit (CU-3)

This article describes the cables needed to connect a Gen 5 sensor to the Control Unit (CU-3). The CU-3 is a discontinued model and is replaced with the CU-4 model. If you plan to replace a CU-3 with the newer CU-4 model, refer to the article Replacing CU-3 with CU-4 Cable Details. However, if, for any reason, you decide to use the CU-3 to connect with the Gen 5 sensors, use the cables listed below.

Choose your cables based on the type of Gen 5 sensor. All cables to the CU-3 are customized with an 8-pin Molex connector on one end and an RJ12 connector on the other end. Refer to the list of cables and cable assembly diagrams below. The RJ12 end of the cable connects to the CU-3.

Note: All Enlighted cables are plenum-rated as indicated by the CMP (Communications Multipurpose Plenum) and UL numbers indicated on the cable. 

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Control Unit (CU-3) with Micro Sensor (SU-5E)

The Control Unit (CU-3E) applies to models: CU-3E-1R and CU-3E-EA. The following cables are needed to connect the Control Unit (CU-3E) with the Micro Sensor (SU-5E).  

  • 30-inch sensor cable, (CBL-5E-CU3-30N): 12-02070-01
  • 7-foot sensor cable, (CBL-5E-CU3-7F): 12-02014-01
  • 15-foot sensor cable, (CBL-5E-CU3-15F): 12-02071-03
  • 30-foot sensor cable, (CBL-5E-CU3-30F): 12-02072-01
  • 50-foot sensor cable, (CBL-5E-CU3-50F): 12-02073-01

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 Cable Assembly

The cables are all plenum-rated, 300 VAC, #24 AWG CAT 3 cables. 

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Control Unit (CU-3E) with High Bay Sensor (SU-5S-H)  

The Control Unit (CU-3E) applies to models: CU-3E-1R and CU-3E-EA. The following cables are needed to connect the Control Unit (CU-3E) with the High Bay Sensor (SU-5S-H).  

  • 7-foot High Bay Sensor cable, (CBL-5S-CU3-7F): 12-02015-01  
    This cable has an RJ12 that connects to the CU-3 and the other end of the cable plugs into the RJ45 connector on the High Bay sensor.

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Control Unit (CU-3E) with Ruggedized (SU-5S-xRx) Sensor

The Control Unit (CU-3E) applies to models: CU-3E-1R and CU-3E-EA. The following cables are needed to connect the Control Unit (CU-3E) with the Ruggedized Sensor (SU-5S). 

  • 7-foot High Bay Sensor cable, (CBL-5S-CU3-7F): 12-02015-01 with
    RJ45 coupler, (CPL-RJ45): 27-00379-01
    or
  • Cable adaptor (CBL-CU4-CPL): 05-02372-01

When connecting a Gen 5 Ruggedized sensor (SU-5x-xRx), the sensor cable ends with an RJ-45 connector. To extend the cable length, use the coupler (CPL-RJ45) with the 7-foot cable (CBL-5S-CU3-7F).  The RJ45 end of the cable connects with the coupler and the RJ12 to the CU-3, as shown below.

If you are using the cable adaptor (CBL-CU4-CPL), which has an RJ45 connector on one side and RJ12 on the other side, connect the RJ45 end of the cable to the cable adaptor. The RJ12 of the cable adaptor goes into the CU-3. 

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Cables for Replacing Control Unit (CU-3) with CU-4E

This article explains how to replace the Control Unit (CU-3) with CU-4E cable details.

Requirements:

  • As Replacement for CU-3:
    • Same footprint
    • Same functionality
    • Different cabling
  • Cable adaptor (CBL-CU4-CPL) is required when replacing CU-3 with CU-4E, keeping existing cable and sensor.

Improved for New Design:

The CU-4E is an improved new design with the following features:

  • Break-off tab for a smaller footprint
  • Second 0-10V Dimming channel
  • RJ45 Sensor Connector allows the use of CAT5 patch cables for connecting and extending cabling to the sensor.

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Cable Adaptor (CBL-CU4-CPL) for CU3 Replacement

  • Sensors connected to CU3 used cables that always terminated with an RJ12 connector for plugging into the CU3
  • If the CU3 requires RMA replacement with a CU4, use the cable adaptor (CBL-CU4-CPL) is needed to correctly translate the 6-pin RJ12 wiring to the 8-pin RJ45 wiring used by the CU4.

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CU-4E Adaptor Cable

CU-4E Adaptor Cable: When a Gen 4 sensor (SU-4) connected to a  CU-3 that needs to be replaced with a CU-4E, use the CU-4E adaptor cable.

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Refer to the Cabling Guide for Gen 5 sensors for a list of cables and pinouts.

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Gen 4 Sensor Cables for Control Unit

Overview

This article describes the cables needed to connect a Gen 4 sensor to the Control Unit (CU-3/CU-4). Select your cables based on the type of Gen 4 sensor. 

Note: All Enlighted cables are plenum-rated as indicated by the CMP (Communications Multipurpose Plenum) and UL numbers indicated on the cable. 


Gen 4 Sensor with Control Unit (CU-4E)

This section explains the different cables used for connecting the Control Unit (CU-4E) with the Gen 4 family of sensors. 

Control Unit (CU-4E) applies to models: CU-4E-FMH, CU-4D-FM, CU-4E-NME/NMI. Refer to the CU-4 Spec Sheets for details.

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NOTES:

  • Adaptor Cable (CBL-CU4-CPL) is required for RMA replacements of CU-3E with CU-4E-FM or anytime a SU2/3/4 cable is used with a CU-4.
  • Couplers with product codes CPL-RJ12 and CPL-RJ45 are identical parts that map to the same part number. Both are RJ45 female/female couplers.
  • All Gen 4 Ruggedized sensors (xRx) have integrated 20" cable with RJ12 connector - note required cable extensions in the table.

Compact Sensor (SU-4E-01) with Control Unit (CU-4E)

The following cables are needed to connect the Control Unit (CU-4E-FMH) with the Compact Sensor (SU-4E).  

  • 30-inch sensor cable, (CBL-4E-RJ45-30N): 12-02504-02 

For connecting the CU-4D-FM with the Compact sensor, you will need the following cable:

  • 7-foot cable (CBL-4E-RJ45-7F):12-02503-01 

For connecting the CU-4E-NMI and CU-4E-NME with the Compact sensor, you will need the following cable:

  • 30-inch cable (CBL-3-30N): 12-00426-22
  • 7-foot cable (CBL-3-7F): 12-00426-11
  • 15-foot cable (CBL-3-15F): 12-00426-13
  • 30-foot cable (CBL-3-30F): 12-00426-14
  • 50-foot cable (CBL-3-50F): 12-00426-15, and
  • Adaptor cable (CBL-CU4-CPL): 05-02372-01

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To extend cable length, connect CPL-RJ45 (or standard CAT5e coupler) to RJ-45 end of the above cable, and connect standard RJ45-to-RJ45 straight-through cable of the desired length between CPL-RJ45 coupler and CU-4E.  It can be purchased readily.

High Bay Sensor (SU-4S-H) with Control Unit (CU-4E)

The following cables are needed to connect the Control Unit (CU-4E-FMH/CU-4D-FM) with the High Bay Sensor (SU-4S-H).  

  • 7-foot cable (CBL-RJ12-RJ45-7F): 12-02637-01

For connecting the CU-4E-NMI and CU-4E-NME with the High Bay Sensor, you will need the following cable:

  • 7-foot Sensor Cable (CBL-2-7F): 12-00028-12, and
  • Adaptor cable (CBL-CU4-CPL): 05-02372-01

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Standard RJ45-RJ45 patch cables of the desired length can be used instead of the above cable.  However, please note that a short-body RJ45 connector is recommended at the sensor-end to allow for a shorter cable bend radius if the sensor is flush-mounted against a flat surface. The maximum cable length between an Enlighted sensor and control unit can be 300' CAT5E cables.

Ruggedized Sensor (SU-4S-xRx) with Control Unit (CU-4E)

The following cables are needed to connect the Control Unit (CU-4E-FMH) with the Ruggedized Sensor (SU-4S-xRx).  

  • 7-foot cable (CBL-RJ12-RJ45-7F): 12-02637-01, and
  • Female RJ45 Coupler (CPL-RJ45): 27-00379-01

For connecting the CU-4D-FM with the Ruggedized Sensor, you will need the following cable:

  • 7-foot Sensor Cable (CBL-2-7F): 12-00028-12, and
  • Female RJ45 Coupler (CPL-RJ45): 27-00379-01, and
  • Adaptor cable (CBL-CU4-CPL): 05-02372-01

For connecting the CU-4E-NMI and CU-4E-NME with the Ruggedized Sensor, you will need the following cable:

  • Adaptor cable (CBL-CU4-CPL): 05-02372-01 with 6" adaptor cable and coupler

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Standard RJ45-RJ45 patch cables of the desired length can be used in place of the above cable.  However, please note that a short-body RJ45 connector is recommended at the sensor-end to allow for a shorter cable bend radius if the sensor is flush-mounted against a flat surface. The maximum cable length between an Enlighted sensor and control unit can be 300' CAT5E cables.


Gen 4 Sensor with Control Unit (CU-3E)

This table describes the cables needed to connect a Gen 4 Sensors to the Control Unit (CU-3E). Select your cables based on the type of Gen 4 sensor model and Control Unit.

Control Unit (CU-3E) applies to models: CU-3E-1R, CU-3E-EA.

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Compact Sensor (SU-4E) with Control Unit (CU-3E)

The following cables are required to connect the Control Unit (CU-3E) with the Compact Sensor (SU-4E-01).  

  • 30-inch SU-3E Sensor Cable (CBL-3-30N):12-00426-22
  • 7-foot SU-3E Sensor Cable (CBL-3-7F):12-00426-11
  • 15-foot SU-3E Sensor Cable (CBL-3-15F):12-00426-13
  • 30-foot SU-3E Sensor Cable (CBL-3-30F):12-00426-14
  • 50-foot SU-3E Sensor Cable (CBL-3-50F):12-00426-15

The above-specified cables have an RJ12 that connects to the CU-3 and the other end has the 6-pin Molex that connects to the Compact sensor.

High Bay Sensor (SU-4S-H) with Control Unit (CU-3E)

The following cables are required to connect the Control Unit (CU-3E) with the High Bay Sensor (SU-4S-H)

  • 7-foot Sensor cable, (CBL-2-7F): 12-00028-12  

This cable has an RJ12 at both ends that connect to the CU-3 at one end and the High Bay sensor at the other end.

Ruggedized (SU-4S-xRx) Sensor with Control Unit (CU-3E)

The following cables are needed to connect the Control Unit (CU-3E) with the Ruggedized Sensor (SU-5E). 

  • 7-foot Sensor cable, (CBL-2-7F): 12-00028-12  with
    RJ45 coupler, (CPL-RJ45): 27-00379-01

When connecting a Gen 4 Ruggedized sensor (SU-4x-xRx), the sensor cable ends with an RJ12 connector. To extend the cable length, use the coupler (CPL-RJ45) with the 7-foot cable (CBL-2-7F). The RJ45 end of the cable connects with the coupler and the RJ12 to the CU-3.


Enlighted Sensors with IoT Ready Profile 0 Drivers

This section lists the cables needed to connect the Enlighted Gen 4 Sensors with the IoT Ready Profile 0 Drivers.  

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To connect Profile 0 Drivers with the following sensors, you will need the cables as follows:

  • Compact Sensor (SU-4E) – 30-inch OSRAM Drive Cable (CBL-4-30N-OSR): 12-01735-01
  • High Bay Sensor (SU-4S-H) – 30-inch OSRAM Drive Cable (CBL-4S-30N-OSR): 12-02707-01
  • Ruggedized (SU-4S-xRx) – 30-inch OSRAM Drive Cable (CBL-4S-30N-OSR): 12-02707-01 and Female RJ45 Coupler (CPL-RJ45): 27-00379-01.

Refer to the article Replacing CU-3 with CU-4E Cable for details if you intend to replace CU-3 with CU-4E. It would be best if you had the cable adaptor (CBL-CU4-CPL) when replacing CU-3 with CU-4E.

Overview of Cabling for Sensor and Control Unit Product Transitions

The following table lists the sensors and the Control Unit (CU) products that are being replaced.

Old Product Old cables New Product New cables
SU-4E-01 6-pin Molex connector on one end, RJ12 connector on the other end SU-5E-01 8-pin Molex connector on one end, RJ45 connector on the other end
SU-4S-H RJ12 connectors on both ends SU-5S-H RJ45 connectors on both ends
SU-4S-xRx Attached to the sensor, with an RJ12 connector on the other end SU-5S-xRx Attached to the sensor, with RJ45 connector at the other end
CU-3E-1R Cables end with RJ12 connector CU-4E-FM Cables end with RJ45 connector
CU-3E-EA For Emergency fixtures. Cables end with an RJ12 connector. CU-4E-FM No Emergency version of CU-4; use UL924 device instead.

 

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  • Refer to the Sensor Spec Sheets section for information about all the Gen 5 Sensors. 
  • Refer to the Cables section for a list of cables used to connect Gen 5 sensors with the Control Unit (CU-4E or CU-3).