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  • 1. 

    What’s Wrong With This?Can you identify any issues with the installation depicted in the attached photo, if any?

  • 2. 

    A fire alarm system requires a dedicated branch circuit and locked breaker rated at no greater than ______.

    • A.

      A. 20 amps

    • B.

      B. 240 volts

    • C.

      C. 15 amps

    • D.

      D. 40 amps

    Correct Answer
    A. A. 20 amps
    Explanation
    A fire alarm system requires a dedicated branch circuit and locked breaker rated at no greater than 20 amps because this ensures that the circuit can handle the electrical load of the fire alarm system without overloading. It is important for the breaker to be locked to prevent accidental or unauthorized tampering with the circuit. Additionally, a higher amp rating could potentially cause damage to the fire alarm system or create a safety hazard.

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  • 3. 

    According to the ______, the opening of equipment doors or hinged panels must be able to open ______ degrees.

    • A.

      A. NEC; 45

    • B.

      B. manufacturer; 90

    • C.

      C. UL; 180

    • D.

      D. NEC; 90

    Correct Answer
    D. D. NEC; 90
    Explanation
    D – NEC 2014 110.26(A)(2)

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  • 4. 

    All alarm panel enclosures are UL listed for commercial applications, otherwise they wouldn’t be manufactured.

    • A.

      A. True

    • B.

      B. False

    Correct Answer
    B. B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that all alarm panel enclosures are UL listed for commercial applications, otherwise they wouldn't be manufactured. However, this is not necessarily true. While it is common for alarm panel enclosures to be UL listed for commercial applications, it is not a requirement for their manufacturing. Some alarm panel enclosures may be manufactured without UL listing, especially for non-commercial or residential use. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 5. 

    Burglar alarm panels operate ______. 

    • A.

      A. at any temperature or humidity

    • B.

      B. within specific temperature ranges specified by the manufacturer

    • C.

      C. -20 deg. C to 140 deg. C

    • D.

      D. only in climate-controlled environments

    Correct Answer
    B. B. within specific temperature ranges specified by the manufacturer
    Explanation
    Burglar alarm panels operate within specific temperature ranges specified by the manufacturer. This means that the panels are designed to function properly and reliably within certain temperature limits. Operating outside of these specified temperature ranges may result in malfunctions or failure of the alarm system. It is important to adhere to the manufacturer's guidelines to ensure the effectiveness and longevity of the burglar alarm panels.

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  • 6. 

    Alarm panel circuit boards have built-in transformers to reduce 110VAC to usable DC voltage for charging the backup battery.

    • A.

      A. True

    • B.

      B. False

    Correct Answer
    B. B. False
    Explanation
    Alarm panel circuit boards do not have built-in transformers to reduce 110VAC to usable DC voltage for charging the backup battery. Transformers are typically used to convert voltage levels, but in this case, it is not necessary as the circuit board can directly convert the AC voltage to DC voltage for charging the battery. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 7. 

    A momentary closing, break or opening of a circuit or detection device with no apparent reason for the activation is called a ______.

    • A.

      A. swinger

    • B.

      B. false alarm

    • C.

      C. All of the above

    • D.

      D. None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. C. All of the above
    Explanation
    C – NTS Level 1 Course

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  • 8. 

    The NEC does not specify a clear work space requirement for low-voltage applications.

    • A.

      A. True

    • B.

      B. False

    Correct Answer
    B. B. False
    Explanation
    B – NEC 2014 110.26(A)(1)(b)

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  • 9. 

    When the source of the alarm notification voltage is the control panel, the output is considered ______.

    • A.

      A. dry

    • B.

      B. normally open

    • C.

      C. normally closed

    • D.

      D. wet

    Correct Answer
    D. D. wet
    Explanation
    When the source of the alarm notification voltage is the control panel, the output is considered "wet". This means that the control panel is providing power to the alarm circuit, allowing it to function properly. In contrast, a "dry" output would indicate that the control panel is not supplying power to the circuit, rendering the alarm non-functional.

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  • 10. 

    Residential alarm-sounding devices shall have a minimum dB rating of ______ at ______.

    • A.

      A. 50; 50

    • B.

      B. 75; 25

    • C.

      C. 85; 10

    • D.

      D. 85; the pillow

    Correct Answer
    C. C. 85; 10
    Explanation
    C – UL 464, NTS Level 1

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  • 11. 

    Two speakers connected in parallel will ______ the resistance.

    • A.

      A. increase

    • B.

      B. decrease

    • C.

      C. have no effect on

    • D.

      D. double

    Correct Answer
    B. B. decrease
    Explanation
    When two speakers are connected in parallel, the total resistance of the circuit decreases. This is because in a parallel circuit, the total resistance is inversely proportional to the sum of the reciprocals of the individual resistances. So, when the speakers are connected in parallel, the combined resistance decreases, allowing more current to flow through the circuit. This results in a louder sound as the speakers share the load and produce a stronger output.

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  • 12. 

    Ground fault circuit interrupters are not permitted to be used on alarm panels.

    • A.

      A. True

    • B.

      B. False

    Correct Answer
    B. B. False
    Explanation
    B – NEC 2014, 210.8(A)(5) exception

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  • 13. 

    The NEC allows the connection of ______ to the small appliance branch circuit in the kitchen, pantry, breakfast room, dining room or similar area.

    • A.

      A. the alarm panel

    • B.

      B. an electric clock

    • C.

      C. a refrigerator

    • D.

      D. None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. B. an electric clock
    Explanation
    B – NEC 2014, 210.52(B)(2)

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  • 14. 

    Because wires going into the enclosure of a burglar alarm are low voltage, there is no requirement for bushings or fittings.

    • A.

      A. True

    • B.

      B. False

    Correct Answer
    B. B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because even though the wires going into the enclosure of a burglar alarm may be low voltage, there is still a requirement for bushings or fittings. These components are necessary to protect the wires from damage and ensure proper insulation and connection.

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  • 15. 

    A location not suitable for the alarm panel is the ______.

    • A.

      A. attic

    • B.

      B. basement

    • C.

      C. hall closet

    • D.

      D. laundry room

    Correct Answer
    A. A. attic
    Explanation
    The attic is not a suitable location for the alarm panel because it is typically not easily accessible and may be subject to extreme temperatures, which can affect the functioning of the panel. Additionally, in case of an emergency, it would be difficult to quickly reach the panel if it is located in the attic.

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  • 16. 

    A dedicated branch circuit is required for which panel?

    • A.

      A. burglar alarm

    • B.

      B. access control

    • C.

      C. medical alert

    • D.

      D. fire alarm

    Correct Answer
    D. D. fire alarm
    Explanation
    A dedicated branch circuit is required for a fire alarm panel because fire alarm systems require their own dedicated power supply to ensure they have a reliable source of electricity. This helps to prevent any potential power disruptions or interference from other electrical devices that may be connected to the same circuit. By having a dedicated branch circuit, the fire alarm panel can operate independently and maintain its functionality even during power outages or electrical issues in the building.

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