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by Alexis_T
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Amseco BZ-50P, got any information on it?
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Re: Amseco BZ-50P, got any information on it?

Here are the seller's pictures:
by Alexis_T
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Amseco BZ-50P, got any information on it?
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Amseco BZ-50P, got any information on it?

Howdy! I'm sort of in a pickle there, let me explain: So I've spotted a Amseco BZ-50P on eBay recently, (it was very cheap by the way, well that's moot because, since I live overseas, well, do I need to explain? Shipping costs...) and subsequently smashed that "Buy it now" button, b'cause well, the ...
by Alexis_T
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Cool old Photo
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: Cool old Photo

For those who cannot see the picture for some reason or another...

By the way, hotlinking images from Facebook is rarely a good idea, because the links tend to break with time, hence why I'm rehosting the picture on the forum.

That aside, indeed, it's a pretty cool picture.
by Alexis_T
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Show off your Collection!
Topic: My [small] collection
Replies: 45
Views: 5934

Re: My [small] collection

Got another rare alarm, a Slat Diamant from 2004! Why is it so rare? Because, it is mostly used in Phone systems (a bit like those Wheelock phone strobes..?) so you don't see many in use outside of intercoms and phone circuits, it can take up to 80VAC (since Telco phone ringer voltages are usually u...
by Alexis_T
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Are pull stations basically leftovers from a time when smokes/heats were not common?
Replies: 16
Views: 289

Re: Are pull stations basically leftovers from a time when smokes/heats were not common?

I'm tempted to say yes, they're a leftover... But ommiting them? That sounds like something that can turn out to be fatal.

Ideally you should always have a mean of manually activating a system, should the automatic activation fail in any way.
by Alexis_T
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Simplex 4030 at schools
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: Simplex 4030 at schools

I don't even remotely know how large the base of a 4030 is. But certainly the remote light could very well be possible, I don't recall specifically where on the interwebs I saw that, but there used to be a picture of a 4030-style horn alongside a Exide/Couch remote light, I remember I saw it on some...
by Alexis_T
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Do elevator cars ever have smoke detectors or sprinklers inside them?
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: Do elevator cars ever have smoke detectors or sprinklers inside them?

Sprinklers in elevator cars is impossible, unless you have a solution to bring water to a cab that constantly move.

But smoke detectors in an elevator car? Maybe, but I don't think that's even allowed per code! And even so I still see some elevators that have emergency lights inside of the car.
by Alexis_T
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Simplex 4030 at schools
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: Simplex 4030 at schools

There was at some point DC 4030s made, but they were rarer than AC-powered 4030s. Either way, mounting these on a 4050-80 (?) light plate would be impossible, unless you fit a backbox where the horn would go on the 4050-80, and mount the 4030 on front of said backbox (but it would be quite, sketchy-...
by Alexis_T
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What rare devices do you have?
Replies: 14
Views: 444

Re: What rare devices do you have?

Ademco 623-12 heat/photoelectric detector combo (very rare in EU, I am probably the only French person to own one) VERY EARLY Nugelec MCP Merlin Gerin Two-tone sounder (can do linear or AFNOR) Add to that list a Cerberus Guinard F715 ionization smoke detector from 1988, these are very rare as my co...
by Alexis_T
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Show off your Collection!
Topic: Rare pull station acquired
Replies: 11
Views: 520

Re: Rare pull station acquired

So you’re telling me that this is a custom made simplex chevron? [snip] User Simplex 2001 2 years ago posted his collection and it clearly shows a 2099-9798 listed, so it might not be custom made, it probably a private label rebrand from Faraday. I didn't say it was, I merely implied that it could ...
by Alexis_T
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Show off your Collection!
Topic: Rare pull station acquired
Replies: 11
Views: 520

Re: Rare pull station acquired

Apparently, finding any documentation on this particular pull station is almost near impossible to find, let’s hope simplex HQ has some context on this model. You know, I presume it's just your average, late 90's Chevron Pull with a white stripe on it, probably a custom order (that if, Simplex took...
by Alexis_T
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Unknown Unitec Pull Station?
Replies: 7
Views: 180

Re: Unknown Unitec Pull Station?

They are indeed very unique when it comes to design (almost looks like a cartoonist rendition of a T-bar :P) I've been on the hunt for one, but the shipping would be a real killer for me (I live from the other side of the pond so nuh-uh) Addendum : if that helps, it seems that the model number for t...
by Alexis_T
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Unknown Unitec Pull Station?
Replies: 7
Views: 180

Re: Unknown Unitec Pull Station?

Unfortunately, I don't think these had a known model number, I've seen some of them rebranded by Potter or Spruling, but that's about it :(
by Alexis_T
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Unknown Unitec Pull Station?
Replies: 7
Views: 180

Re: Unknown Unitec Pull Station?

Something like this?
by Alexis_T
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The door close button in elevators.
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: The door close button in elevators.

I think it's even ommited on newer ones, although I saw a ThyssenKrupp elevator that still had a working door close button (but coincidentally no "Door Open" button). Otherwise, I think it has to do with the ADA (I don't live in USA so...), I know in Europe there is still elevators that do have a wo...