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Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:41 pm

Those things are actually HORNS!? They sound like they should be buzzers at a military complex! :shock:
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Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:05 am

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Those things are actually HORNS!? They sound like they should be buzzers at a military complex! :shock:
Yeah, they're actually meant for like factories or larger industrial buildings. How they ended up being installed in there I haven't the slightest clue, but they're effective that's for sure lol. There is a twin building there, but the other building has 10" bells instead.
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Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:04 am

I was about to say I have never seen those type of horns ANYWHERE before and they seem different. The fact that they are only normally used for industrial buildings would be a good reason why. They are definitely out there when it comes to devices. I'll probably never see one of these in person.
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Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:24 pm

Is that an DC Adapt-A-Horn or 895B in the background on the siren video?
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Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:17 pm

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Is that an DC Adapt-A-Horn or 895B in the background on the siren video?
Niether actually. That's another Edwards 5520 D horn, one was set to siren and the other horn.
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Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:54 am

I really wanna see more DC Adaptahorns. They are non-existent in the US and I can only see them on YouTube as they seem to be more prevalent in Canada.
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Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:10 pm

EdwardsFan wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:17 pm
thegeet wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:24 pm
Is that an DC Adapt-A-Horn or 895B in the background on the siren video?
Niether actually. That's another Edwards 5520 D horn, one was set to siren and the other horn.
Weird, considering it sounded like a 895B-001 horn strobe. Why does it sound different than the other horn in the first video? I believe it is an electronic signal.
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Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:13 pm

Depending on what horn it is, electronic alarms can sound different. See the Space Age Electronics VA4, Gentex SHG, Edwards 792, Edwards 892 and the Amseco motor horns.
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Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:12 pm

The first video had the horn sound like a 450D. The second video had a horn in the background sound like a DC Adapt-A-Horn. It's not just the pitch, it's the overall waveform of the sound.
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Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:06 am

thegeet wrote:
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The first video had the horn sound like a 450D. The second video had a horn in the background sound like a DC Adapt-A-Horn. It's not just the pitch, it's the overall waveform of the sound.
I can field that, where I was in the building (the basement), They have newer Edwards 5520 D horns (replacing bells), probably made within the last 10 years. The rest of the building has the ones made in the 80s.
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I really wanna see more DC Adaptahorns. They are non-existent in the US and I can only see them on YouTube as they seem to be more prevalent in Canada.
I'll try my best, if I see anymore. They are becoming non-existent here, I knew of 2 elementary schools that had flush mount ones. One was outside my city and got demolished sadly, the other, I'm assuming has replaced their system by now.
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Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:38 pm

Yeah I know they are. They seem to be very rare in the US. Funny how it is the equivalent of the 4051 and those are also getting upgraded.
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Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:47 pm

The past couple days I've been replacing an old Edwards 6500 (from 1985), to a Kidde VS4 series panel. The first day we had to find EOLs, which there was 30 of them. The hardest one to find was on the rooftop, at the top of a garbage chute. Then the next day I stripped the entire 6500 out of its box, installed 2 zone cards for the 26 zones and installed metal plates as well.
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Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:09 pm

Was it just the panel you changed or the notification appliances also?
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Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:05 pm

Simplex 4051 wrote:
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Was it just the panel you changed or the notification appliances also?
Just the panel, and the EOL resistors. The bells are Edwards 439-10AWCs, in this video:

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Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:17 pm

Did the Edwards 6500 FACP fail miserably like or similarly as bad as one of the FACPs on one of twoplyboy's videos? (IIRC)
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