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Alexis_T
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Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:01 pm

I thought I'd show off my very small (2 devices) collection, so here it is, I apologize if the pictures are somewhat large:

Older Legrand MCP (unknown model number)
This one happens to be the first device I got in my collection, I got it NIB (which is kind of rare for a device of this age) it's tough to activate (thick plastic membrane) and resetting it is not easy at all.

Normal:
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Activated:
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Ademco 623-12 photoelectric smoke/heat detector

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Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:15 am

Nice! It's always good to see foreign fire alarm equipment, since most of us here are from the United States and Canada.
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Wed May 17, 2017 11:43 am

It's not a fire alarm device, but rather a general signaling device... Anyways here's it:
Unknown 240V Vibrating bell
Nothing special, just a very loud vibrating bell. These are also used for general signaling purposes, this particular unit came from my old school. It served as a class-changing bell before being replaced during renovations and it still works.

[Warning: Large pictures]

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Here's the mechanism, you can see the hammer (the small metal bar, notice the coil underneath), for some reason my phone turned in portrait view, messing the picture up:

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Wed May 17, 2017 3:37 pm

Nice equipment you have here so far! I can't wait to see more stuff that you get!
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Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:27 pm

It's kinda late where I live... But after some time I've got some devices to add to the collection! Just a warning: The pictures might be huge and turned... blame my phone for taking pictures in portrait mode and for the huge pictures... I'm sorry :lol:

CHUBB I.SCAN+ O-IV (Optical)
I've got a lot of these... all of them are NIB and came with their dust cover :) I have like 20 of them, all untested (I need a panel to do so) else they are nice paperweights (lol)
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CHUBB C.SCAN (Optical/Conventional)
Conventional smoke detector, it's optical and came without its base :x
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CHUBB MCP-5A-RP0-A207-01C (Re-branded KAC Alarm MCP)
Unfortunately, this one didn't came with a key... I'm obligated to pull it apart with a screwdriver (carefully... I don't wanna break it)

IDLE (you might have to use a mirror to see this one :lol:):
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Activated:
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Edwards 135°F Heat detector (I'm too lazy to gather model number)
I found this common (in the USA and Canada) detector in a garage sale... It's kinda rare to come across one in Europe!
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CHUBB I.SCAN O (older)
Older varient of the I.SCAN+ O-IV... untested too.
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Klaxon Signals SONOS DC
This particular version doesn't have volume control (prohibited by NF-SSI), I have two of these... those are deafeningly loud... I killed my 12VDC power supply while testing one.
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Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:44 pm

Forgot to add that

URA 118218 Super-SATI exit sign
Fun fact: where I live those are called BAES (Bloc Autonome d'Éclairage de Sécurité) which would roughly translate to Stand-Alone Security Lighting Unit (SASL). This unit has a built-in self test function (it triggers randomly, the delay can't be changed) whereas the unit will light a bit brighter to test the batteries)

There's a small led that indicates the defaults here they are:

SOLID GREEN: IDLE, normal condition
FLASHING GREEN: IDLE, battery charging up
SOLID ORANGE, GREEN LED OFF: Battery trouble -> Replace battery or whole unit
FLASHING GREEN/ORANGE: General failure, replace whole unit

Here's the unit while IDLE (it looks dimmer in reality)
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Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:18 am

Nice to see that your collection is growing up so well! Great job on it!
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Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:00 am

Simplex 4051 wrote:Nice to see that your collection is growing up so well! Great job on it!
Oh there's more to come :wink: I might get a panel soon or sooner.
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Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:27 pm

Well I hope that you can get it and show it off soon because panels from foreign countries are bound to be really cool!
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Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:46 pm

It's not very often that I see overseas signaling devices. I didn't even know that Chubb Security rebranded Edwards detectors. You've got a sizeable collection and I do look forward to seeing more!
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Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:03 pm

kevtistic wrote:It's not very often that I see overseas signaling devices. I didn't even know that Chubb Security rebranded Edwards detectors. You've got a sizeable collection and I do look forward to seeing more!
About that particular heat detector, it's not rebranded (altough the box tag stated that it was a A...T detector)... Just to clarify (Since I can nolonger edit my post lol)
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Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:39 pm

Bumpty bump.. Nothin' new but aside a few updates:

I no longer have the KAC Chubb MCP (gave it to another person that I know), also about the panel that I'm about to get, it's gonna be tough to get one, since panels pop up often on Leboncoin (French equivalent of Craiglist) but they're often overpriced (even panels that clearly have damaged components such as corroded boards due to battery leakage).


That said, here's a picture of all my detectors (note the date on the Ademco 623-12 is purely conjectural, I'm guessing it's from the 70's-80's)
Picture is fairly large, I apologize for that inconvenience.
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Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:24 pm

That collection that you have is very nice! I really think you are gonna have a great collection! Wonderful job!
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Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:00 am

Cool stuff! Do they have standalone sounders in France or are they always in smoke detector bases?
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Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:54 am

Robert A wrote:Cool stuff! Do they have standalone sounders in France or are they always in smoke detector bases?
Edit: about the sounder bases, I haven't seen any but I know there are flashni bases, but most of the time standard bases are preffered.

Also..

In terms of household use smokes, battery smoke alarms are mostly preffered (hardwired smokes must be tied to a security system, and they mustn't run off AC power). But for FA systems, the detectors are in bases (they're still hardwired to a FACP) but sometimes Wireless standalone Smoke detectors are used (although NF-SSI standards requires FA smokes to be only hardwired on 12-24VDC, only optical/photelectric or self restoring thermic)
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