Notifier & Fire-Lite: Filtered or Full Wave Rectified?

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Notifier & Fire-Lite: Filtered or Full Wave Rectified?

Postby NewAgeServer » Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:46 am

Here is an article for determining whether a Notifier or a Fire-Lite panel puts out Filtered or Full-Wave Rectified (FWR) power.

Here are the definitions of the two by how a lot of people know them.
How does a mechanical horn sound on...
    Filtered: Smooth
    FWR: Raspy

Here are some notes about FWR, and why FWR is so bad and should not be used anymore:
    FWR uses more current, meaning that less devices can be used on the circuit.
    All simplex panels put out Filtered power, and therefore Simplex signals starting with the horizontal 4903 series signals (4903-9219, 4903-9238 etc) and all TrueAlerts, will get damaged and will eventually die if used on FWR.
    Early versions of the Wheelock LED Exceder have been found to short circuit randomly on FWR.

And now, the table. All blank spots are products that do not have an equivalent in the other brand.

Notifier Model #Fire-Lite Model #Output
AFP-100MS-9200FWR
AFP-200FWR
AFP-300Filtered
AFP-400Filtered
NFW-50MS-9050UDFWR
NFW-100MS-9200UDFWR
NFW2-100MS-9200UDLSFWR
MS-9600FWR
SFP-2402MS-2FWR
SFP-2404MS-4FWR
SFP-5UDMS-5UD-3FWR
MS-5UD-7Filtered
SFP-10UDMS-10UD-7Filtered
MS-10UD-3FWR
SFP-400MS-4424FWR
SFP-400BMS-4424BFWR
PAR-3MRP-4424FWR
RP-1001MRP-1001FWR
RP-1002MRP-1002FWR
MS-5024FWR
SFP-1024MS-5210UDFWR
SGL-2000MP-24FWR
System 500Sensiscan 200FWR
System 2500 w/ MPS-24AFiltered
System 2500 w/ MPS-24BFWR
System 5000 w/ MPS-24AFiltered
System 5000 w/ MPS-24BFWR
Sensiscan 2000FWR
SGL-404MS-4024FWR
MS-2410FWR
NFS-320Filtered
NFS-640Filtered
NFS-3030Filtered
NFS2-640Filtered
NFS2-3030Filtered
FCPS-24FCPS-24FFiltered
FCPS-24S6FCPS-24FS6Filtered
FCPS-24S8FCPS-24FS8Filtered
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