What is an 'Overcurrent' event?
An Overcurrent event occurs when a device connected to a Controller draws too much voltage from the Controller. There are a number of possible causes for this to have occurred.
- Too much amperage drawn: If the hardware being powered by the board requires more amperage than the Controller can provide, this will result in an overcurrent event.
- Diode reversed or blown: If the diode required with a Strike installation is reversed or blown (from a significant feedback spike), this will result in a short through the Strike and an overcurrent event.
- Lock Hardware Wiring: If the Maglock or Strike wiring is reversed, an overcurrent event will occur.
- Short to ground: If there is the short to ground in the wiring to the lock hardware, an overcurrent event will occur.
What issues can result from an Overcurrent event occurring?
When an overcurrent event occurs, the output power from the Controller will be shut off. This will cut power to any lock hardware or other
How do I resolve an Overcurrent event?
Resolving an Overcurrent is simple; identify and fix the cause.
- Too much amperage drawn: Reduce the amount of amperage being drawn from the controller. This may require using an external power supply for some of the hardware attached to the controller.
- Diode reversed: Test the diode and replace the diode if blown, ensuring the installation orientation.
- Lock Hardware Wiring: Confirm the lock hardware wiring polarity.
- Short to ground: Replace the shorted wiring.