C-3-8 Addressable Base VAD c/w 96dB(A) Sounder

CA456A/W

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  • Certification to EN54-3 (Sounders), EN54-23 (VADs) and 17 (Isolators) by the LPCB pending.
  • Provides 'C-3-8' light distribution (min 0.4 lux over a 3 x 8m cylindrical area).
  • Impressive 96dB(A) sound output @ 1m.
  • Onboard short-circuit loop isolator.
  • 550µA quiescent current.
  • 14mA alarm current @40V DC (VAD lit, sounder on max).
  • Group addressing facility allows multiple devices to be operated simultaneously.
  • 7 selectable volume levels and up to 15 selectable tone pairs.
  • Optional BF330CTLIDW white or BF330CTLIDR red cap available for stand-alone use.
  • IP21C rated.
  • Detector spur wires included.

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'CAST' is the world’s most-advanced 'distributed intelligence’ fire alarm system protocol. Conceived, designed and realised by C-TEC as part of a five-year, multi-million pound project, it involved the creation of a powerful proprietary communication protocol (C-TEC Addressable System Technology, CAST) and multiple control panels & field devices. Now available to purchase, its key features include:

• 255 devices per loop.
• Autonomous decision-making for faster response times.
• Multiple type codes.
• 40V loop drive voltage.
• Two ‘soft’ addressing options – automatic via the panel or manual via a powerful handheld programmer.
• Powerful multi-level addressing facilitates easy device addition and swapped device identification.
• Multiple functionality at a single address (integrated devices) - due 2017.
• Volumes, tones & detector modes can be changed at compatible panels.
• High-speed data transmission and robust data transfer.
• Intrinsically EN54-13 compliant.
• Provides geographical location of short and open circuit faults (a short circuit isolator is included as standard in every CAST field device).
• Replace device function.
• Future seamless integration with other CAST life safety systems reducing energy, servicing, installation and repair costs.
• Designed and manufactured in the UK.

Technical Specifications

Approvals/certificationsCertified to EN54-3, 23 & 17 by the LPCB (pending).
Protocol/compatibilityCompatible with C-TEC's CAST protocol Addressable Fire Panels.
Application/operationDesigned to be ceiling mounted - either stand-alone with a red or white cap or as part of a stacked Sounder/VAD/Detector Base combination.
VAD category & coverageC-3-8 (151m3 cylindrical coverage).
Flash rate & colour0.5Hz / White.
Supply/operating voltage20 to 40V DC.
Quiescent current550µA.
Nominal SPL (Sound Pressure Level)96dB(A) when set to tone 1.
Alarm current14mA (VAD lit, Sounder on max).
IndicatorsPolling (green LED) & Short Circuit Isolator Active (amber LED).
Product dimensions (mm)122mm diameter x 46mm deep (not including optional CAST detector and base).
IP RatingIP21C (Type A).
Weight170g.
Operating conditions/temperature-10ºC to +55ºC. Max. 95% RH (Non-condensing).

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    VAD coverage (with multiplication factors applied)

    VAD coverage depends on factors such as ambient light and viewing angle (direct or indirect). The table below summarises how the coverage of the CA456A/W increases or decreases based on these factors. To use the table, calculate the lux level of the area requiring coverage, determine whether the viewing angle will be direct or indirect then read off the coverage in the relevant column. For further information refer to our VAD System Design Guide, downloadable from the Documentation tab below.

    Lux level in area requiring coverageCeiling Mounted Direct ViewingCeiling Mounted Indirect Viewing
    000-101 lux8.3m H x 22.4m W3.9m H x 10.4m W
    101-200 lux7.2m H x 19.2m H3.6m H x 9.6m W
    201-300 lux5.7m H x 15.2m W3.0m H x 8.0m W
    301-400 lux4.2m H x 11.2m W2.4m H x 6.4m W
    401-500 lux3.3m H x 8.8m W1.8m H x 4.8m W
    501-600 lux2.7m H x 7.2m W1.5m H x 4.0m W
    601-700 lux2.1m H x 5.6m Wnot applicable
    701-800 lux1.5m H x 4.0m Wnot applicable