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by El Chupacabra
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarm Panel/Bells
Replies: 14
Views: 249

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: 14
Views: 249

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: 9
Views: 357

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: 885
Views: 138280

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: 9
Views: 357

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: 13
Views: 441

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: 244

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: 417

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...
by El Chupacabra
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is anyone here a fan fan?
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Re: Is anyone here a fan fan?

As a young child, I absolutely loved fans of all types and noticed them everywhere I went! One of my favourite activities was to take walks with my parents in our condo building's massive underground parking garage to check out the various exhaust fans and unit heaters. I've since lost interest in t...
by El Chupacabra
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: World Trade Center Fire Alarm System History
Replies: 64
Views: 24396

Re: World Trade Center Fire Alarm System History

Does anybody what the alarms (notification appliances and initiating devices) are at wtc7, I already know it’s a firecom 8500 with a creepy voice evac tone The NIST report claims that there is very little information available regarding WTC 7's fire alarm system; we can therefore only speculate abo...
by El Chupacabra
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Worst Fire Alarm Panel?
Replies: 15
Views: 1017

Re: Worst Fire Alarm Panel?

From a personal standpoint, I have no least favourite panel as I have zero experience with actual fire alarm systems. However, based on what I’ve read online, the Edwards ESA2000 seems to be almost universally disliked by technicians. I’m not exactly sure why this panel is considered to be so loaths...
by El Chupacabra
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: The "Mysterious" 2901-9838!
Replies: 33
Views: 1359

Re: The "Mysterious" 2901-9838!

But it's currently still "undetermined" whether this is a mislabeled 4901-9817, or maybe a later model -9838 (like during the "final production", mid-90s'ish), or maybe something completely different :?. If this is indeed one of the last 9838s, it seems odd that your horn has the older-style Simple...
by El Chupacabra
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: The "Mysterious" 2901-9838!
Replies: 33
Views: 1359

Re: The "Mysterious" 2901-9838!

I just noticed that the label on the OP's 9838 lists a current draw of .035 amps (same as my 12901-9801 with the traditional Faraday mechanism), differing from the current draw shown on the newer 9801 featured in my previous post (.038 amps). This inconsistency seems somewhat odd. I'm also surprised...
by El Chupacabra
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: The "Mysterious" 2901-9838!
Replies: 33
Views: 1359

Re: The "Mysterious" 2901-9838!

I'm not 100% sure about this, but there is a slight possibility that your horn hasn't been mislabeled or altered. In my collection, I have a 12901-9801 (Canadian 2901-9838) that is equipped with the older Faraday mechanism traditionally seen on 9838s. However, here is another 12901-9801 that uses th...
by El Chupacabra
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Why Not Use the ISO Exit Sign?
Replies: 6
Views: 469

Re: Why Not Use the ISO Exit Sign?

This is actually something I have seen. (Not my photo.) I've seen older non-ISO signs (pictured below) that look similar to the one featured in your post. Strangely enough, these non-ISO pictograph signs appear to be uncommon outside the Toronto area. https://i.imgur.com/rKqnPtg.png?1 Photo is from...