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by El Chupacabra
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Humor - Fire alarm vocabulary
Replies: 18
Views: 251

Re: Humor - Fire alarm vocabulary

Alexis_T wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:17 pm
Edwards Adapt-A-Bell: Isn't it pretty? (belle meaning "beautiful" in French, get it?)
This made me think of another one in French.

Pyr-A-Larm (pr.): The worst alarm (pire alarme).

Seriously, though, Pyr-A-Larm is a rather unfortunate-sounding name when pronounced in French.
by El Chupacabra
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: No fire alarms in 20-story building?
Replies: 17
Views: 486

Re: No fire alarms in 20-story building?

Coincidentally, I came across a similar situation at the Gershwin Theatre (also in New York City) about ten years ago. It was quite surprising to notice a lack of noticeable fire alarm devices in a theatre featuring nearly 2000 seats.
by El Chupacabra
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: General Fire Alarm Media
Topic: new Edwards EST-4 panel
Replies: 3
Views: 356

Re: new Edwards EST-4 panel

Nice-looking panel! If those displays are indeed touchscreens (as they appear to be, judging by the minimal presence of buttons), this seems to be a pretty big upgrade from the EST3. At this point, the EST3 has been EST's flagship system for about 22 years, so it's refreshing to see some newness in ...
by El Chupacabra
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Edwards Horn
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Re: Interesting Edwards Horn

The 881-1B appears to be a 12VDC version of the 882-1B. Here are the 881-1B's specifications:

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In comparison, the 882-1B is a 24VDC horn with a current draw of 36 mA.
by El Chupacabra
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Edwards panel models 1979-1980?
Replies: 9
Views: 617

Re: Edwards panel models 1979-1980?

nightfly287 wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:27 am
Wow, thank you! I've seen this panel in a couple of buildings but never knew the model number. The only things I knew about it were its modular design and the "signals timed out" lamp.
I'm glad I was able to (inadvertently) help you solve that mystery!
by El Chupacabra
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Edwards panel models 1979-1980?
Replies: 9
Views: 617

Re: Edwards panel models 1979-1980?

Here's a 5721B:

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This photo is not mine. I believe it was originally posted on Facebook.
by El Chupacabra
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Edwards panel models 1979-1980?
Replies: 9
Views: 617

Re: Edwards panel models 1979-1980?

Another possibility would be the 5721B. This panel appears to have been available during that time frame, but I have no way to confirm this (perhaps it was introduced a few years later). If I'm not mistaken, the 5721B was exclusive to the US.
by El Chupacabra
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarm Panel/Bells
Replies: 18
Views: 906

Re: Fire Alarm Panel/Bells

Anyway you could link me to the source of that image on eBay so I could possibly get some further information about the system? That listing is unfortunately long gone, having ended about 7 years ago. However, I did a quick search and found three archived eBay auctions featuring similar panels: Lis...
by El Chupacabra
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarm Panel/Bells
Replies: 18
Views: 906

Re: Fire Alarm Panel/Bells

Very cool find! Not too many of these systems appear to have survived (and they probably weren’t very common when they were new), so it’s quite special to see one that remains intact. I’ve seen a similar Fire-Lite panel in a past eBay auction (pictured below). https://i.imgur.com/vHkS9lm.jpg?1 There...
by El Chupacabra
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: New Edwards alarms !
Replies: 12
Views: 819

Re: New Edwards alarms !

The datasheet for the new Genesis horns, strobes and horn/strobes has been released. Here are a few interesting things I noted while going through the information: [*] Strobes do not have a 110-candela setting (the highest setting is 75 cd). [*] Horn settings are now controlled via switches rather t...
by El Chupacabra
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What alarm do you have at work/school
Replies: 994
Views: 167840

Re: What alarm do you have at work/school

The administration building at my university is undergoing a system upgrade. The current setup consists of an older Simplex panel (4207, 4208 or 2001) with a 4300-series annunciator. Pull stations are primarily Simplex 4251-20s along with a few 4251-30s and Edwards 270-SPOBs. Signals are mainly Simp...
by El Chupacabra
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: New Edwards alarms !
Replies: 12
Views: 819

Re: New Edwards alarms !

Very interesting! Considering that Edwards will now have its own line of LED signals, I’m guessing that the GL-series devices (rebranded Wheelock Exceders) will soon be discontinued. I’m looking forward to seeing the other new Genesis products mentioned in the press release. I've noticed that Edward...
by El Chupacabra
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm so old I remember when...
Replies: 14
Views: 864

Re: I'm so old I remember when...

When smoking was still allowed in restaurants and other public establishments (in my area). My parents would always ask for us to be seated in the non-smoking section (not that it made a difference). When features such as touchscreens/navigation systems or HID headlights were exclusive to certain lu...
by El Chupacabra
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: Fire Alarm Coding Resources
Replies: 3
Views: 414

Re: Fire Alarm Coding Resources

Perhaps you've already found it, but this article would definitely be relevant to your topic.
by El Chupacabra
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Show off your Collection!
Topic: collection starter
Replies: 8
Views: 721

Re: collection starter

Does anyone on this forum own that stainless steel pull station? It looks like it has a similar mechanism to the BG-1/BG-8. It appears to be a flush version of the BNG-1 as it uses the same mechanism as that model. I don't own one of these devices, but here's a photo from a past eBay auction showin...