The PAD100-IM module does not require an SLC loop address but does consume power from the SLC loop. The module provides protection against short circuits by limiting the number of affected devices. When the PAD100-IM detects a short circuit on the SLC loop, it disconnects the outgoing side of the module to prevent the short from affecting the rest of the SLC loop. The PAD100-IM includes one red LED to indicate the modules status. When the module is shorted, the LED will light continuously. Once the short is removed, the PAD100-IM will automatically restore to a cleared condition.