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CAST Programmable Multi-Sensor Fire Detector



  • A high-quality programmable multi-sensor fire detector for use with C-TEC's XFP & ZFP 'CAST' protocol Addressable Fire Panels.
  • LPCB certified to EN54-5, 7 & 17 and CEA 4021. Also Kiwa Telefication certified to EN54-13.
  • Onboard programmable heat & smoke sensors make it deal for detecting a wide range of fires whilst also reducing false alarms.
  • Multiple sensitivity/sensor settings.
  • Smart algorithms help reduce false alarms.
  • Drift compensation functionality.
  • Short circuit loop isolator.
  • Includes two 8mm x 2mm ultra-bright red LED indicating strips.
  • Different sensitivities can be selected for different times of the day (day/night, building occupied/unoccupied etc).
  • 5mA typical alarm current (370uA typical quiescent current) @ 22-40V DC.
  • Programmable multi-function status LED.
  • Compatible with C-TEC's CA408 CAST base c/w integrated locking mechanism & ID tag.


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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. 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 2021.
• 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.
• Programmable multi-function status LED.
• 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/certifications LPCB certified to EN54-5, 7 & 17 and CEA 4021. Also Kiwa Telefication certified to EN54-13.
Compatibility Compatible with C-TEC's XFP/ZFP CAST Protocol Addressable Fire Panels.
Type Multi-Sensor.
Application/operation As well as operating independently, the CA414’s smoke & heat sensors combine to produce a sensitive response to freely burning fires, e.g. when a rise in heat is detected, its smoke response level reduces for improved detection and reduced false alarms.
Sensitivity Mode 1: High Optical + A2 Heat ; Mode 2: Standard Optical; Mode 3: Standard Optical +A2 Heat; Mode 4: Low Optical + A2 Heat; Mode 5: Class A1R Heat.
Supply wiring 2-wire, polarity sensitive.
Supply/operating voltage 22 to 40V DC.
Quiescent current 370µA typical @ 22 to 40V DC.
Alarm current 5mA typical (LEDs illuminated) @ 22 to 40V DC.
Indicators 2 LED indicator strips emitting red light when in alarm offering 360º visibility. Optional remote LED.
Connections Via CA408 base: 1 +Ve IN (analogue swich); 2 +Ve OUT (analogue switch); 3 Remote LED +Ve; 4 0V; 5 0V; 6 Screen; 7 Screen.
Product dimensions (mm) 102.2mm diameter x 37mm deep (detector only); 102.2mm diameter x 57.5mm deep (detector in base).
IP Rating IP42.
Weight 99g (not in base); 154g (in base).
Operating conditions/temperature -20ºC to +85ºC.
Notes Requires a CA408 CAST base. CA408R relay base also available.



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BIM/CAD Drawings

CA414 (RFA)


Approval Certificates

Approval Certificate (LPCB)


EC Certificate of Conformity (CPR)


Declaration of Performance (C-TEC)


Declaration of Conformity (C-TEC)


EN54-13(2017) System Certificate (KIWA)