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Re: El Chupacabra's Fire Alarm Collection (links to photos)

Postby BradH » Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:06 pm

I think the only difference is that it is ULC and CSA approved and thus meant for the Canadian market.

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Postby U8oL0 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:11 pm

I believe that Canadian fire protection equipment needs different listings/approvals (such as FM, UL, etc.) than US equipment. For example, take a look at the "Agency Listings and Approval Sections" for the SpectrAlert Advanced Series and the Canadian SpectrAlert Advance Series (which appear to be more or less the same alarms).

So basically what BradH pointed out.
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Re: El Chupacabra's Fire Alarm Collection (links to photos)

Postby El Chupacabra » Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:16 pm

That is correct. It is simply a 2901-9838 with a ULC label on the back.

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Re: El Chupacabra's Fire Alarm Collection (links to photos)

Postby El Chupacabra » Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:23 pm

Additions from 2015 and 2016:

System Sensor P2RA
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Siemens CU-MHU
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FOS 5509L
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EST 965-1A-4RR
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Siemens MTH-MC-W-B
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Edwards 364A
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Simplex 4080-C5
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IBM 4030-2B
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IBM 4252-1
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Siemens HMS-2S
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Cerberus Pyrotronics M46-31IBD
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Edwards 270-SPO (older version, probably from the '60s)
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Edwards 270-SPO (late '80s version)
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Postby EdwardsFan » Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:35 am

Nice, awesome pics! I'm really loving that Edwards Adaptahorn, looks like it's brand new!
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Postby El Chupacabra » Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:36 am

Thanks! The horn is indeed brand new and came in its original box, so that was a very special find. I had been looking for one of those older Adaptahorns for a long time.

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Postby firefreak57 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:02 am

Very nice! My school has an old adaptahorn like that in grey. It reads 'FIRE HORN' on it and it was likely part of a system at some point (original system was likely IBM).
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Postby Simplex 4051 » Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:06 am

Are those red circle Adaptahorns one pitch or can they have different pitches?
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Postby kcin556 » Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:06 pm

Just curious, how do you get the lighting so good in your photos without causing glare off the strobe?
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Re: El Chupacabra's Fire Alarm Collection (links to photos)

Postby El Chupacabra » Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:07 pm

Simplex 4051 wrote:Are those red circle Adaptahorns one pitch or can they have different pitches?


This Adaptahorn is an AC model, so I doubt there would be noticeable variations in pitch from one horn to another. DC models would perhaps have different pitches, but I can't confirm whether or not this is the case since I've never heard one.

kcin556 wrote:Just curious, how do you get the lighting so good in your photos without causing glare off the strobe?


Thanks! I use a combination of room lighting, natural light, and additional LED lighting from a desk lamp (if needed). To reduce glare, I avoid exposing the devices to harsh or direct light and I don't use a flash. It can be tricky to get perfect lighting since different devices (not just strobes) can react differently to the same lighting setup, requiring specific adjustments for each alarm.

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Re: El Chupacabra's Fire Alarm Collection (links to photos)

Postby El Chupacabra » Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:31 pm

Additions from 2017:

Mircom MH-24R
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Siemens ZH-MC-CR-B
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Mircom SP-104A-70
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Edwards 6250C + 6251C-001A base
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Edwards 270-SPO ('60s version with French lettering)
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Simplex MS-301C
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Edwards 270-SPOTB
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Notifier FM-9551S (I haven't had the opportunity to get an "official" high-quality photo of this device yet)
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I accidentally modified the last photo's URL (late '80s 270-SPO) in my previous post by reuploading an edited version of the original picture. Here is the new link to the photo in question.

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Re: El Chupacabra's Fire Alarm Collection (links to photos)

Postby Simplex 4051 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:19 am

You have such a very nice collection so far! Great job on finding these devices! I hope we can see more from you in the future!
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Re: El Chupacabra's Fire Alarm Collection (links to photos)

Postby El Chupacabra » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:22 pm

Simplex 4051 wrote:You have such a very nice collection so far! Great job on finding these devices! I hope we can see more from you in the future!


Thank you! I'm quite happy to have been able to find some unique devices that I've wanted to add to my collection for a long time (notably the Edwards 270-SPOTB and Notifier FM-955).

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Re: El Chupacabra's Fire Alarm Collection (links to photos)

Postby Simplex 4051 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:00 am

I honestly never thought that there was a variation of the Edwards 270-SPO pull that looked like that or that they even made any variations from the original! It really is a pretty cool device! Looks very awesome and I hope you an find other cool devices!
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