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by Alexis_T
Sun May 24, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Obscure FACPs anyone?
Replies: 4
Views: 83

Re: Obscure FACPs anyone?

A lot of the older Edwards panels I have, I can't find any documentation on the panels whatsoever. I can relate, it's always a bit frightening to do a lot of "trial and error" on obscure units, eventually, you can come across someone who happens to have the documentation about said units. Relating ...
by Alexis_T
Sat May 16, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Obscure FACPs anyone?
Replies: 4
Views: 83

Obscure FACPs anyone?

Here's a bit of a silly topic, obscure FACP. I'd love to hear about the most obscure systems you ever stumbled upon. Be it because there is lackluster documentation on it, or just that there is no trace of the manufacturer anywhere. Feel free to post pics of your obscure systems and what little of i...
by Alexis_T
Sat May 16, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Show off your Collection!
Topic: Alexis Trinquet's collection: Updated
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Re: Alexis Trinquet's collection: Updated

First photo in, the Sicli TSI FACP... If you thought that kcin556's Ansul AutoPulse 2000 was obscure, this panel is so rare that there is no documentation about it. It has 10 zones, but so far I've never got it to work, I managed to activate the alarm on some zones, but so far I'm clueless as to how...
by Alexis_T
Sat May 09, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Show off your Collection!
Topic: Alexis Trinquet's collection: Updated
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Alexis Trinquet's collection: Updated

Hi! I felt like starting a new topic for my collection as the old one isn't relevant anymore, but just for reference, I'll link it here: Old Collection (my collection grew quite a bit in terms of quantity, and yes, there's more to come! I ain't spoil the surprise 😜), I'll put this in a more organize...
by Alexis_T
Sat May 09, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What's the loudest fire alarm that you've heard?
Replies: 20
Views: 1397

Re: What's the loudest fire alarm that you've heard?

Time for an update, yet again? I tried the BZ-50P on a 9V battery (yes), and it still was deafeningly loud, yup, I think I got a champion there, but... ... I found what appears to be a "High Power output" version of my AE&T/E2S T100 sounder, the T112N, this one, I think it requires 12V at the absolu...
by Alexis_T
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1877
Views: 358162

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

This is a rather odd one that I'm going to make, I do not remember where those two are located. Here goes. Cash Converters thrift store (location unknown) System might be a 80's/90's Cooper Nugelec (however this is raw speculation, the panel isn't visible at all!) tied in with a unknown Aritech secu...
by Alexis_T
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Show off your Collection!
Topic: Kevtistic's Alarm/Bell/Detector Collection
Replies: 36
Views: 7279

Re: Kevtistic's Alarm/Bell/Detector Collection

I've recently acquired two vintage devices for the collection, including my first burglar alarm! [snip] This is my "Canton Son Inc." residential smoke alarm, model number unknown. It strikes me a little bit as to how small the packaging is (no larger than a deck of cards), and the alarm's design is...
by Alexis_T
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: How to convert an early Simplex 4050-80 light plate to 24-VDC!
Replies: 12
Views: 413

Re: How to convert an early Simplex 4050-80 light plate to 24-VDC!

No I mean could they just upgrade the panel but keep the devices? In theory it should be possible, but given the old system is basically grandfathered in, it's safe to assume that they're obligated to remove the old NAs and replace them (due to ADA compliance stuff I assume). But I see where you're...
by Alexis_T
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: MS-5UD and Laptop Compatibility
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: MS-5UD and Laptop Compatibility

Perhaps your cable is faulty, or there are cold solder joints on the panels' USB connector.
by Alexis_T
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: First-Time Fire Alarm Stories
Replies: 9
Views: 688

Re: First-Time Fire Alarm Stories

I'll make it short and nice (I'll try my best, knowing myself I'll uselessly dwindle in a long and never ending novel LOL!) This was last year, that's all I remember when it comes to the location, the building I was in had a special FA system (it didn't have the usual NFS32001 AFNOR signals), the al...
by Alexis_T
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's that time of the year again, the cert issues are back.
Replies: 15
Views: 581

Re: It's that time of the year again, the cert issues are back.

Unfortunately, that's very true. Seems like that FA enthusiasm is slowly dying and fading, heck, even the French FA enthusiast community is dead as a doornail (long story, maybe for another day). Not much left, I do hope that this community will spring back to life eventually one day, as goes the sa...
by Alexis_T
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Show off your Collection!
Topic: Very old panel acquired
Replies: 33
Views: 2931

Re: Very old panel acquired

I don't know, but from the pictures they look shiny, which could be a hint that they're wound on a ceramic core.
by Alexis_T
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Peaking in employee only areas of stores to see fire alarm stuff.
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: Peaking in employee only areas of stores to see fire alarm stuff.

I did one time, but that one wouldn't count anyways since the panel was visible through a windowed door :mrgreen:
by Alexis_T
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Show off your Collection!
Topic: Very old panel acquired
Replies: 33
Views: 2931

Re: Very old panel acquired

The resistors might also be asbestos, so that's another thing to be careful with. But from the pictures it's hard to tell if they're ceramic cores or asbestos cores.
by Alexis_T
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Smoke detector shelf life
Replies: 9
Views: 368

Re: Smoke detector shelf life

I know that ionization smoke detectors do degrade (as the source breaks down and decays) but for optical smoke detectors, I still have a 70's Ademco photoelectric/optical that still works to this day, and I do not really know if "Photoelec" smokes have a shelf life.