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by Alexis_T
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Fire Extinguishers & Suppression
Topic: Some fire extinguishers I've seen in France.
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: Some fire extinguishers I've seen in France.

Two more, an Andrieu Evolite and a Isogard Design (yes, Isogard just called this lineup "Design"... Quite odd). Here's the Evolite: IMG_20200715_131359-min.jpg And the Isogard Design, this unit has an unusual mounting system. It mounts into a plastic case that is screwed into the wall. Normally ther...
by Alexis_T
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Fire Extinguishers & Suppression
Topic: Some fire extinguishers I've seen in France.
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: Some fire extinguishers I've seen in France.

Next is this Andrieu ProBloc (one of Andrieu's defunct lineups), rebadged by Geppi (I presume it is a long defunct company, I cannot find anything about it): IMG_20201001_020759-min.jpg This Geppi is a E9, and is dated from 2002. Now we have an Andrieu EuroBZ (rebadged by Sifrrap, which is a now def...
by Alexis_T
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Fire Extinguishers & Suppression
Topic: Some fire extinguishers I've seen in France.
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Some fire extinguishers I've seen in France.

I thought I'd share some pictures of fire extinguishers that I have seen a few weeks ago. Let me begin with some explanations: In France, water-filled fire extinguishers are often labeled as "AB-class" ("Eau Pulvérisée avec Additif" litt. Pulverized water with additive) as they contain an additive f...
by Alexis_T
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Has the fire alarm ever gone off when you were staring at an NA?
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: Has the fire alarm ever gone off when you were staring at an NA?

Yes. I once stared at a Klaxon Sonos sounder, this thing went off right two seconds after, saying it made me jump would be the world's biggest understatement.
by Alexis_T
Sun May 24, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Obscure FACPs anyone?
Replies: 12
Views: 760

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: 12
Views: 760

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: 240

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: 240

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: 31
Views: 2493

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: 1901
Views: 406725

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: 38
Views: 8490

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: 797

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: 484

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: 1014

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: 1203

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...