Devices in Your Collection That You've Never Seen in a Public Building

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Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:01 am

What sort of devices do you have in your personal collection that you've never seen in use in a public building?

Off the top of my head, I can only think of two in my collection, the older (1970s-80s) version of the Honeywell S464 and my EST Genesis speaker/strobe with the blue strobe. I'm sure I have a few others too.
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Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:38 am

The Gentex GOS (the multi-tone version of the SHG -- otherwise known as the predecessor of the Commander2/3/4), the Simplex 4903-9102 light plate, and, oddly enough, the Wheelock RSSP strobe plate.

Alarms I could have included on this list would have been the Wheelock 34T horn and the Simplex 4901-9822 horn. The former is from a rather small Chinese restaurant close to my house (and it's mounted on the ceiling). (My parents are usually the ones -- usually not together -- that order food from there, but this was after I got a haircut one time.) The latter was found in one section of the mall near where I live, which I didn't even know they were there until I actually heard them go off for a test (I recognized that it was the sound of a fire alarm, but I didn't know what that really was, until I looked for any fire alarms in that area of the mall).

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Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:47 am

System Sensor L-Series (Compact Version)

Amber strobe devices (SpectrAlert Advance/ Genesis)

System Sensor Low Frequency Sounders

Simplex Mechanical Horns

Kidde B5 pull stations

SpectrAlert Classic Chime/Strobes

Siemens/Faraday UMM-Ts

Amseco motor horn/strobe

Wheelock AES-EL1-WS-24
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Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:25 pm

Mine would be:

>> Chubb I-Scan O-IV (I've seen other versions of the I-Scan series but not this one)

>> Legrand MCP varient (I've only seen a varient that has "ALARME INCENDIE -- APPUYEZ ICI EN CAS DE NÉCESSITE" lettering on the membrane, while mine has a blank membrane)

>> Ademco 623-12 (including 622 same as the 623 minus the heat sensor): Never encountered these at all.

>> Edwards Heat Detector (only found in USA/Canada): Quite obvious

>> SAFT Optimo 60 (Exit sign minus the EXIT sticker) : Too old, this model is known to have its non replacable NiCD batteries leaking and the plastic shell cracking away, hence its rarity.
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Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:21 pm

Let's see:
- Simplex 4080 10" bell
- Faraday 10123-1
- System Sensor RP2415/75ADA
- Space Age V-33 strobe (newer, 110 Cd)
- Federal Signal 450 A1 (gray)
- SpectrAlert Advance CHR
- SpectrAlert Advance HW
- Gentex GEH24-R
- Gentex GX93-R
- I've probably seen an EHS-EL1 at some point
- I have the rusty cover to a circular Standard Electric pull station
- I don't think I've seen a white Integrity horn/strobe
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Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:45 pm

Simplex 2903-9101 wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:21 pm
Let's see:
- Simplex 4080 10" bell
- Faraday 10123-1
- System Sensor RP2415/75ADA
- Space Age V-33 strobe (newer, 110 Cd)
- Federal Signal 450 A1 (gray)
- SpectrAlert Advance CHR
- SpectrAlert Advance HW
- Gentex GEH24-R
- Gentex GX93-R
- I've probably seen an EHS-EL1 at some point
- I have the rusty cover to a circular Standard Electric pull station
- I don't think I've seen a white Integrity horn/strobe
That's interesting... the gray 450, GEH24-R, and GX93-R are all pretty surprising to me, since I'd consider those to all be fairly common devices.
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Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:38 pm

System Sensor MHW or FCI MS-2
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Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:28 pm

For me it would have to be a red Wheelock WST-24 strobe.
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FCI MS-2
That's really surprising actually.
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Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:28 pm

I don't think I've ever seen a GX-90S with the newer clear strobe anywhere. I've seen the older versions and the remote horns, but never the horn-strobe versions.
Also, the MA. Never seen one without an SS strobe.
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Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:12 pm

I've only seen GX-90s that were remote horn and never had a strobe on them.
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System Sensor i3 2WTA-B
System Sensor 2300TB
System Sensor CH241575
System Sensor RRS-MOD
Wheelock HSPW-24-HFR
Wheelock RSSPA-24MCC
Notifier BNG-1RS
Potter SH-1224
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Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:54 am

My Norelco smoke detector that used to hang on a ceiling in our current home is the only device I haven't seen in a public building.
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Wheelock MT-24-IS-CFW, Edwards 884, System Sensor PC2WL, Radionics D571S, Simolex 59AV-WRF, Simplex 4901-9817, and Cerberus Pyrotronics EC-S17-S.
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Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:17 am

I've seen most of the devices in my collection out in the field at some point, with the major outliers being the panels I own, since they are usually locked away in electrical closets somewhere:

- Simplex 4007ES
- Fenwal 3220
- Siemens SXL-EX
- Potter Electric Signal ZIP
- Siemens / Cerberus Pyrotronics System 3

As for my Ansul AutoPulse 2000, DMP XR-500, and FCI FC-72 panels, the only time I've seen them in a building was moments before I removed them :lol:

As for initiation and notification devices, I don't remember coming across any of these in public:

- Simplex 4048R Horn
- Honeywell Q43-3A3CK1 Horn
- Gamewell M-69 Pull Station
- Notifier NWS-24 Strobe
- Pyrotronics MFS-2 Pull Station
- Faraday F625T Pull Station
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Sun May 06, 2018 4:22 am

I don't have a collection but I have never seen a Simplex 4041 in person before.
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