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by RSSAlarms
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: Electromechanical horn safe with switching mode wall adapter?
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: Electromechanical horn safe with switching mode wall adapter?

I believe that model of Simplex horn is the older vibrating type. I do not think those horns are susceptible to damage as a result of FWR but I am sure someone more experienced than I can verify that for us. I'm pretty sure only the modern TrueAlert horns require filtered DC, you could probably hoo...
by RSSAlarms
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: Electromechanical horn safe with switching mode wall adapter?
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Electromechanical horn safe with switching mode wall adapter?

I recently got a simplex 2901-9840 horn along with a few other devices soon to be featured on my channel. I have a 24v switching mode wall adapter and I want to know if it’s safe to hook up an electromechanical horn to the adapter or if something will go wrong. I’m not going to wire the -9840 up to ...
by RSSAlarms
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can't access the website from certain locations...? What's going on?
Replies: 6
Views: 78

Re: Can't access the website from certain locations...? What's going on?

Check your internet connection or if you’re using Internet Explorer, check the security level of sites in internet settings. If there are any further issues, call your internet service provider for help.
by RSSAlarms
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1776
Views: 302393

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

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The EST3 at my high school
by RSSAlarms
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm Help
Topic: How does Simplex priorty work
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: How does Simplex priorty work

tptt2145 wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:11 pm
Can some on help, i cant find much in the manuel about how priorty system works. Could some one go into detail if possible, thanks.
What is “priorty”? Sorry bud, I can’t understand you.
by RSSAlarms
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Are pull stations basically leftovers from a time when smokes/heats were not common?
Replies: 27
Views: 587

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

The AM-2020 (or AFP-1010 depending on configuration, I’m going to refer to it as an AM-2020 for now) was installed in 1994/5, it was outdated by the time the district started upgrades across the school such as a new fine arts center in 2016. There was also a Notifier NFS-640 installed in 2004 when t...
by RSSAlarms
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Show off your Collection!
Topic: Rare pull station acquired
Replies: 16
Views: 654

Re: Rare pull station acquired

Here’s the reason. This got me curious so i did some research. I found two items on line that say the white stripe denotes pull stations that activate an automatic notification to the fire department. The second article indicates the white stripe requirement was dropped in recent years. - - - - LOCA...
by RSSAlarms
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Show off your Collection!
Topic: Rare pull station acquired
Replies: 16
Views: 654

Re: Rare pull station acquired

Simplex 4051 wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:21 pm
So is it rare because of the strip which I was told used to be used for pulls for New York?
Yes
by RSSAlarms
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Are pull stations basically leftovers from a time when smokes/heats were not common?
Replies: 27
Views: 587

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

So they kept the pull stations up until the following school year before they plated over them? I assume they were still working before they got taken down right? What I meant to say is when they replaced the system, they removed all of the pull stations, but did not plate the back boxes, they left...
by RSSAlarms
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Are pull stations basically leftovers from a time when smokes/heats were not common?
Replies: 27
Views: 587

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

Simplex 4051 wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:44 pm
What happened to the places where the other pull stations were located? Were they plated up?
They plated them all up the following school year, but not after the system was replaced for some odd reason.
by RSSAlarms
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Found a bell at the Goodwill
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Found a bell at the Goodwill

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It’s being sold for $6.99. I didn’t buy it, but I found it pretty cool. I doubt this bell is even UL listed due to the obscure brand and voltage (6-12 volts DC). It’s also probably a security bell and not a fire alarm bell.
by RSSAlarms
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1776
Views: 302393

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

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The EST3 at my high school, installed in 2016 replacing an AM-2020 and NFS-640.
by RSSAlarms
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Are pull stations basically leftovers from a time when smokes/heats were not common?
Replies: 27
Views: 587

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

My high school has one pull station, the AHJ allows only one pull station necessary. The previous system (Notifier AM-2020+NFS-640) had many stations located across the school, until replaced by an EST3 system with only one pull station in the main office.
by RSSAlarms
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: It's 9/2/19!
Replies: 11
Views: 232

Re: It's 9/2/19!

Simplex 4051 wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:21 am
Not sure that they could have because in the year 7 I don't think fire alarms were invented yet. :P
Maybe 2007 or sometime In the 70’s
by RSSAlarms
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire, Lockdown, Severe Weather, Tornado, Shelter-in-Place, and other Emergency Drills for the 2019-2020 Academic Year
Replies: 38
Views: 1478

Re: Fire, Lockdown, Severe Weather, Tornado, Shelter-in-Place, and other Emergency Drills for the 2019-2020 Academic Yea

We had a fire drill at my school on Friday. The principal is new and has never heard the sound of the fire alarm system, I told her it wasn't loud a day before the drill happened. I asked her what she thinks of the fire alarm after the drill was over and she says "it's just right, it's not too loud ...