Here’s some pictures of my Notifier System 5000 fire alarm panel. There doesn’t seem to be that much media on this panel, and finding them on eBay is pretty rare. I built this panel from scratch; all of the components from this panel were purchased separately.
As a side note, this System 5000 is in a CAB-AA cabinet, which is the smaller cabinet for this panel. You often see this panel in its larger CAB-3 or CAB-4 cabinets, sometimes accompanied by an AMG or various cards.
The System 5000 is related to the System 500 (used for smaller applications; has limited features compared to the 5000) and the System 2500 (same CPU as the 500 but uses the larger cabinets like the 5000). This panel has an AIM-200, which provides support for addressable devices on the panel. There’s also an IZ-8 zone card, which I plan to replace with a proper IZM-8 some time soon. The power supply board is an MPS-24B, used in smaller cabinets like these. The CAB-AA cabinet was NIB and in excellent condition. Very happy with how this project turned out!
Do you have any CLIP devices?
Yep, have a couple of BGX-101Ls. I have some Notifier detectors on the way too.
Oh nice! I have a bgx-101L
That’s a very small System 5000, pretty neat. For reference, here is a rather large version:
I love the size of that 5000—I had no idea Notifier offered such a small enclosure for those panels. Other than the need for certain features that were exclusive to the 5000, I’d imagine that there wasn’t much of an advantage in opting for a 5000 of this size instead of a 500 or 2500 for smaller applications.
The AIM-200 module is such an interesting option on the 5000. We often see manufacturers offer conventional cards for addressable panels, but the opposite is quite unusual.
The AIM-200 is indeed a neat option, and probably the only reason you’d get a System 5000 in a small cabinet (500/2500 doesn’t support this card afaik).
The AFP300/400 and the AFC600 also have small cabinet options too (NewAgeServerAlarm had a small cab for his AFP400). Smaller cabinets are easier to store and carry, which is why I prefer them over the large and very heavy CAB 3 and 4 series.