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Fire Alarm Ancillaries

C-TEC manufacture a range of durable, reliable and cost-effective fire alarm ancillaries, including:-

  • The BF318 Remote LED Indicator
  • The BF376 24V 5A Relay on a Plate
  • The BF367 Keyswitch Operated Device Isolator
  • The BF366 24 5A Keyswitch Isolatable Relay
  • The FF502P Four Zone Sounder Circuit Extender.
  • The XFP508X Hush Button for Houses in Multiple Occupation

A range of ancillaries aimed specifically at the European fire alarm market are also available, including:-


BF318 Indicator
BF318 REMOTE INDICATOR

A high quality LED indicator specifically designed for use in fire alarm systems. Incorporating a red LED that is clearly visible when active, its primary use is to indicate the activation of an out-of-sight smoke or heat detector or a fire alarm sounder circuit. Three inputs are provided ‘OV’, ‘+30V d.c’ and ‘LED only’. If connecting to a current limited source (such as a detector) the OV and LED only inputs should be used. If connecting to a non-current limited source (such as a fire alarm sounder circuit) the 0V and +30V d.c. inputs should be used. Can be mounted on a 16mm flush or surface UK single gang back box.
   

BF376 24V 5A Relay

BF376 24V 5A RELAY ON A PLATE

The BF376 is a general purpose, double-pole, polarised 24V 5A relay designed for use in 24V fire alarm systems. Incorporating a red LED which illuminates when the relay is active, it may be connected to a suitable control panel relay output or a standard polarised fire alarm sounder circuit to operate door retaining magnets, rollershutter doors, etc. Note, if connecting to a sounder circuit, the relay will return to its normal state when the fire condition is cleared or silenced. Always check with the approving authority that the proposed arrangement is acceptable before installation. Can be mounted on a 25mm flush or surface UK single gang back box.

   

BF<br>67 KEYSWITCH OPERATED DEVICE ISOLATOR
BF367 KEYSWITCH OPERATED DEVICE ISOLATOR

The BF367 allows a +24V d.c. output from a fire panel to be remotely isolated to prevent external equipment (such as autodiallers, rollershutter doors, etc) from operating - a particularly useful function during routine maintenance as it safeguards against the inadvertent triggering of auxiliary equipment. The unit incorporates an isolating keyswitch and amber LED. The switch circuit has been designed so that if monitoring is used on the +24V d.c. output being controlled, a fault condition will show at the fire panel when the BF367’s keyswitch is ‘ISOLATED’. Can be mounted on a 25mm flush or surface UK single gang back box.
   

BF366 24V 5A KEYSWITCH ISOLATABLE RELAY
BF366 24V 5A KEYSWITCH ISOLATABLE RELAY

The BF366 combines the functions of the BF376 relay and BF367 device isolator in one unit.  It is double-pole 24V 5A polarised relay with a keyswitch isolation facility allowing its relay operation to be temporarily disabled from the fire alarm signal during routine test and maintenance (to prevent autodiallers, water sprinklers, etc., from activating). Mountable on a 25mm flush or surface UKsingle gang back box, the relay is triggerable via a control panel’s open collector output or a standard polarised sounder circuit. If connecting to a sounder circuit, the relay will return to its normal state when the fire condition is cleared or silenced. Check with the approving authority that the proposed arrangement is acceptable prior to installation.
   
FF502P UNIVERSAL 4 ZONE SOUNDER CIRCUIT EXTENDER
FF502P UNIVERSAL 4 ZONE SOUNDER CIRCUIT EXTENDER

Supplied on a double gang plate and compatible with most fire alarm control panels, the FF502P provides four extra sounder circuits with open and short circuit fault monitoring, two external trigger inputs and one fault output trigger. Connection to C-TEC manufactured panels requires just 3 wires: 24V d.c., 0V & Sounder +Ve. The four sounder circuits may be configured as two pairs. Each pair can be triggered separately if required by switching one of two inputs to 0V.  This can be useful for (a) separate 'zonal' fire outputs; (b) use as a monitored relay circuit to interface with a remote communicator or plant shutdown equipment, or (c) 'class change' facilities.  A low current 'pull down' fault output trigger is also provided for driving external indicators or switching a relay via a transistor.
   

HUSH BUTTON

XFP508X BS 5839-6 HUSH BUTTON

A new BS 5839-6 compliant fire alarm solution for houses of multiple occupation. Designed to sit on an Apollo (XP95 or Discovery) or Hochiki (ESP) analogue addressable loop, each Hush Button has its own conventional detector circuit, conventional sounder circuit and onboard loop isolator. Provides each HMO dwelling with a two-minute silence facility (to BS5839-6/12.2b) and a 15 minute isolate facility (to BBS5839-6/12/2a), putting occupants firmly in control of their own fire alarm systems. Provides a level of monitoring of the fire alarm equipment inside a flat that is simply not possible with domestic detectors. For further information on the Hush Button concept and how it works click here

DID YOU KNOW

C-TEC also manufactures a range of EN54 power supplies that are suitable for use on conventional and analogue addressable fire alarm systems of all sizes.  Click here for details.