ActiV Conventional 'C Class' Base VAD c/w Voice Sounder



  • Superb sound intelligibility.
  • Choose from two evacuation voice messages and four evacuation alarm tones (your selected evacuation message will be preceded by the selected tone).
  • Provides 'C-3-8.5' light distribution using the same lenses and electronics as our EN54-3 & 23 certified base sounder VAD.
  • Three selectable VAD flash rates (0.5Hz, 1Hz, OFF)
  • Alarm Current at 30Vdc = 17mA (0.5Hz) or 24mA (1Hz)
  • Alarm Current at 18Vdc = 18.5mA (0.5Hz) or 30mA (1Hz)
  • Optional BF330CTLIDW white or BF330CTLIDR red cap available for stand-alone use.
  • Supplied with a BF431QCP quick connect plate and detector spur wires.
  • IP21C rated.

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Technical Specifications

Protocol/compatibilityCompatible with C-TEC's CFP, FP, MFP and EP203 conventional fire alarm panels and virtually all other makes (testing on third-party panels is recommended before use)
Application/operationDesigned to be ceiling mounted - either stand-alone with a red or white cap or as part of a stacked Voice Sounder/VAD/Detector Base combination.
VAD category & coverageC-3-8.5 (151m3 cylindrical coverage).
Flash rate & colour0.5Hz; 1Hz or OFF / White.
Supply/operating voltage18 to 30V DC.
Alarm currentAt 30Vdc: 17mA (0.5Hz) or 24mA (1Hz); At 18Vdc: 18.5mA (0.5Hz) or 30mA (1Hz)
Product dimensions (mm)122mm diameter x 46mm deep (not including optional detector and base).
IP RatingIP21C (Type A).
Operating conditions/temperature-10ºC to +55ºC. Max. 95% RH (Non-condensing).
NotesChoose from 2 evacuation voice messages and 4 evacuation tones. Note all of these have an associated alert tone/message, the activation of which requires additional wiring and control functionality from the CIE.


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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 ActiV BF457C/CC/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 23.8m W3.9m H x 11.3m W
101-200 lux7.2m H x 20.4m H3.6m H x 10.2m W
201-300 lux5.7m H x 16.1m W3.0m H x 8.5m W
301-400 lux4.2m H x 11.9m W2.4m H x 6.8m W
401-500 lux3.3m H x 9.3m W1.8m H x 5.1m W
501-600 lux2.7m H x 7.6m W1.5m H x 4.2m W
601-700 lux2.1m H x 5.9m Wnot applicable
701-800 lux1.5m H x 4.2m Wnot applicable