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by cerbpyro
Fri May 29, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Old Cerberus Pyrotronics voice systems?
Replies: 22
Views: 1025

Re: Old Cerberus Pyrotronics voice systems?

To the best of my knowledge, Pyrotronics didn't offer voice evacuation until the launch of the XL3 system around 1982, which used a card-based system to trigger speaker circuits (which may have actually been controlled by an external VECP--I'm not sure). The first standalone voice system that I know...
by cerbpyro
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Old Fire Alarm Enthusiasts
Replies: 30
Views: 1513

Re: Old Fire Alarm Enthusiasts

NewAgeServerAlarm was also the first enthusiast I ever watched. One of my favorites will always be System Test 20 with those glorious mechanical horns. I wish I remembered the first video I saw.. I just remember going through and watching all of them straight through the day I found them. I found h...
by cerbpyro
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Old Fire Alarm Enthusiasts
Replies: 30
Views: 1513

Re: Old Fire Alarm Enthusiasts

People I remember are: ... Robert A TheAlmightyZach ... TIL I'm old. 😜 Nah but seriously. I'm still here! My YouTube is FireAlarmTech. As for all those names others are mentioning, I miss watching all those videos. Watched an old NewAgeServerAlarm video today for nostalgia.. He was the first hobbyi...
by cerbpyro
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Interesting FA setup.....
Replies: 8
Views: 575

Re: Interesting FA setup.....

Yep, pretty sure it opened in 1998, 1997 at the EARLIEST. AV's could be slightly older stock that was cleared out possibly? Anyways, I'd love to get my hands on an IXL....the only Siemens/Cerberus Pyrotronics panel I own is a defunct two bay FireFinder XLS that is essentially a brick to me since I ...
by cerbpyro
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: How to convert an early Simplex 4050-80 light plate to 24-VDC!
Replies: 12
Views: 711

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

In most cases that I've done, we've only replaced the panel and left all the devices intact. One case we replaced a conventional system with a fully addressable one, but left the Bells intact. Another case I did do a plant this winter, where we replaced the horns with LED horn/strobes. It's still o...
by cerbpyro
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Interesting FA setup.....
Replies: 8
Views: 575

Re: Interesting FA setup.....

So the grocery store I work at has an interesting FA setup. The store originally opened in 1998 at some point and had a brand new (at the time) Cerberus Pyrotronics system installed. Kind of an interesting choice for a mid-sized chain grocery store, since Cerberus Pyrotronics/Siemens systems are in...
by cerbpyro
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: New! Siemens XMS Pull Stations
Replies: 18
Views: 1357

Re: New! Siemens XMS Pull Stations

Holy crap...I've never seen those before! Did they ever actually release them onto the market? None of the Cerberus Pyrotronics documentation I've seen has ever listed them before. It looks like these devices actually made it to production. Here's a photo of an MS-60KS (not my photo, but this pictu...
by cerbpyro
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: New! Siemens XMS Pull Stations
Replies: 18
Views: 1357

Re: New! Siemens XMS Pull Stations

Since El Chupacabra said that one of the features of it was it being two-stages, I'm thinking it might have been but it is really, really, REALLY rare. That is very possible. I'm still stumped though...I had no earthly idea those even existed. Also, I just noticed how similar both the new XMS and t...
by cerbpyro
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: New! Siemens XMS Pull Stations
Replies: 18
Views: 1357

Re: New! Siemens XMS Pull Stations

Simplex 4051 wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:12 pm
I'm thinking that if you haven't seen them before that they were exclusive to Canada only.
I just did a pretty deep Google crawl and there are no pictures of the MS-60 to be found. Can't help but wonder if it was a prototype that was never released onto the market.
by cerbpyro
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: New! Siemens XMS Pull Stations
Replies: 18
Views: 1357

Re: New! Siemens XMS Pull Stations

I just realized that the design of the XMS-series pull stations, particularly with respect to the operating mechanism and switch, almost looks like it's derived from that of the older MS-60-series devices. I don't know whether this is a coincidence or intentional. I'm interested in finding out if t...
by cerbpyro
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: New! Siemens XMS Pull Stations
Replies: 18
Views: 1357

New! Siemens XMS Pull Stations

Hi all! As you have probably determined by the title of this thread, Siemens has released a new line of pull stations, known as the X-Series. Currently, the data sheet lists them as compatible only with the new Cerberus PRO Modular and Desigo Modular control panels with the XDLC loop card. They also...
by cerbpyro
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1899
Views: 400316

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

Well, I'm doing an observation this semester at an elementary school in the district I went to school in. Last week, their FA system was completely upgraded from the original system that was installed during construction in 1991. I hate to see the old one go, but the new system is very nice and the ...
by cerbpyro
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What washing machine do you own
Replies: 9
Views: 825

Re: What washing machine do you own

We have a matching Samsung HE washer and dryer pair (model numbers not on hand at the moment). Purchased in 2011, both still working fine. The only time they've messed up or not worked correctly, to my knowledge, was a case of user error (wrong setting) that caused the washer to think it was overfil...
by cerbpyro
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)
Replies: 1899
Views: 400316

Re: Fire Alarms in Buildings (2.0)

I shadowed a an elementary music teacher (school not disclosed for privacy reasons) yesterday for an over-break assignment. I had been in the school before, but it has been YEARS and there have been some renovations and additions to the original buildings (1976) since then. I knew the system was Sim...
by cerbpyro
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Fire Alarm General Discussion
Topic: What alarm do you have at work/school
Replies: 1111
Views: 260075

Re: What alarm do you have at work/school

Did you ever post this system out in the "What alarm do you have at work/school" for this building and the other buildings on the campus because it does seem very interesting. I posted a preliminary version in "Fire Alarms in Buildings 2.0" eons ago, but I'll go ahead and restate it here in its com...