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by Gentex Guy
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Poll: Which part of fire drills do you dislike more?
Replies: 0
Views: 35

Poll: Which part of fire drills do you dislike more?

I'm curious to see what everyone thinks about this. My interest in fire alarms actually stems directly from the fear of fire drills I had when I was younger. Though now I really enjoy fire drills at school as I get a chance to hear the alarms and get a break from class, I still hate the feeling of d...
by Gentex Guy
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Simplex Company says no
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: Simplex Company says no

The newer 4010ES and any other ES series panel from Simplex (which also includes the 4007ES and the 4100ES) have to be programmed with proprietary software that only Simplex technicians have access to. For the few people on YouTube that do have these panels, they almost always personally know someon...
by Gentex Guy
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: 4100ES SIMPLEX - No battery needed $$$ saving
Replies: 8
Views: 82

Re: 4100ES SIMPLEX - No battery needed $$$ saving

I was checking the code, and in fact I can supply the main thru the my Central UPS. Its allowed. So, in theory if I already have backup power I shall not need extra power backup (batteries). I can't say for certain whether or not hooking the panel up to a UPS is against code, in your jurisdiction i...
by Gentex Guy
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: 4100ES SIMPLEX - No battery needed $$$ saving
Replies: 8
Views: 82

Re: 4100ES SIMPLEX - No battery needed $$$ saving

Unless you're a licensed fire alarm technician, I'd strongly urge you to not do this especially being that this hotel (I assume) is occupied by the public. You can try calling a fire alarm technician to see if they can do something of this sort, but I'm fairly certain that this modification would be...
by Gentex Guy
Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Trying to Find 1990s Simplex Data Sheets for the 4903 Series
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Trying to Find 1990s Simplex Data Sheets for the 4903 Series

After some further Googling, I was able to find the data sheet for the 4903-9236! I thought I'd post it here in case anyone else some time in the future is looking for it. Thanks again for your help, Zach!
by Gentex Guy
Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Trying to Find 1990s Simplex Data Sheets for the 4903 Series
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Trying to Find 1990s Simplex Data Sheets for the 4903 Series

TheAlmightyZach wrote: Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:55 pm I also found an older installation manual: http://mtnbell9845.yolasite.com/resources/4901-4903.pdf
AWESOME! Thank you so much!!
by Gentex Guy
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Trying to Find 1990s Simplex Data Sheets for the 4903 Series
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Trying to Find 1990s Simplex Data Sheets for the 4903 Series

I'm wanting to find the data sheets for the Simplex 4903 series FreeRun horn strobes from the 1990s, particularly alarms like the 4903-9217 and the 4903-9238. I spent awhile looking on Simplex's website, and the closest things I got were the data sheet for the 4901-9822 , which appears to be a horn-...
by Gentex Guy
Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Just saw a listing for a Jameson Code One 1986 Smoke Alarm
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: Just saw a listing for a Jameson Code One 1986 Smoke Alarm

I just saw this as a suggested listing, quite an interesting product!
by Gentex Guy
Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Just saw a listing for a Jameson Code One 1986 Smoke Alarm
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: Just saw a listing for a Jameson Code One 1986 Smoke Alarm

That's amazing that it's in such good condition after 34 years.
by Gentex Guy
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Security System Help
Topic: Vista 20p - Bell Circuit Coding for Fire Zone Activation
Replies: 16
Views: 340

Re: Vista 20p - Bell Circuit Coding for Fire Zone Activation

Your Advance, if a 2-wire model, should have an option to select between continuous and temporal. If 4-wire, the horn is coded by the power source. Yeah I have it set on continuous, but there's still that half second delay from when power is applied to when it starts sounding. How many devices are ...
by Gentex Guy
Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Security System Help
Topic: Vista 20p - Bell Circuit Coding for Fire Zone Activation
Replies: 16
Views: 340

Re: Vista 20p - Bell Circuit Coding for Fire Zone Activation

What strobe setting do you have them on, and how do you have them wired up? The Exceder should sound instantly when power is applied and it's set to continuous. Yeah I did mention that the Exceder sounds immediately when set on continuous, the Advance does not. I have the strobe on 15cd, and I did ...
by Gentex Guy
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Security System Help
Topic: Vista 20p - Bell Circuit Coding for Fire Zone Activation
Replies: 16
Views: 340

Re: Vista 20p - Bell Circuit Coding for Fire Zone Activation

Question: what model are your self-coding alarms? If they have the option to disable the self-code then it would be in your interest to disable it. Gentex Commander 3, SpectrAlert Advance, Wheelock Exceder/AS, EST Integrity/Genesis As far as I can tell, none of those have the option to disable self...
by Gentex Guy
Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Security System Help
Topic: Vista 20p - Bell Circuit Coding for Fire Zone Activation
Replies: 16
Views: 340

Re: Vista 20p - Bell Circuit Coding for Fire Zone Activation

The 4251-13 wrote: Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:32 am I found the models for the relays and they are 4204 and 4229. Also, make sure the bell supervision jumper is cut as well, as fire bell circuits need to be supervised. Nonetheless, great question!
Thank you, I'll look into it!
by Gentex Guy
Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Security System Help
Topic: Vista 20p - Bell Circuit Coding for Fire Zone Activation
Replies: 16
Views: 340

Re: Vista 20p - Bell Circuit Coding for Fire Zone Activation

Question: what model are your self-coding alarms? If they have the option to disable the self-code then it would be in your interest to disable it. Gentex Commander 3, SpectrAlert Advance, Wheelock Exceder/AS, EST Integrity/Genesis As far as I can tell, none of those have the option to disable self...