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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.
  • Certified to EN54-5, 7 & 17 and CEA 4021 by the LPCB.
  • Onboard programmable heat & smoke sensors make it deal for detecting a wide range of fires whilst also reducing false alarms.
  • Multiple sensitivity/sensor settings (see Operating Modes for details).
  • 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).
  • 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 2020.
• 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/certificationsCertified to EN54-5, 7 & 17 and CEA 4021 by the LPCB.
CompatibilityCompatible with C-TEC's XFP/ZFP CAST Protocol Addressable Fire Panels.
Application/operationAs 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.
Application temperature25°C typical, 50°C max (in Class A1R and Class A2 mode); 40°C typical, 65°C max (in Class B mode). In A1R mode the detector will also trigger if it detects a sudden rise in temperature.
Static response temperature54°C min, 65°C max (In Class A1R and Class A2 mode); 69°C typical, 85°C max (in Class B mode).
SensitivityOption to set 5 different sensitvity levels at the fire panel. See Operation Modes tab below for details.
Supply wiring2-wire, polarity sensitive.
Supply/operating voltage27 to 40V DC.
Quiescent current370µA @ 35V DC.
Alarm current5mA (LEDs illuminated).
Indicators2 LED indicator strips emitting red light when in alarm offering 360º visibility. Optional remote LED.
ConnectionsVia 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).
Construction & finishWhite polycarbonate casing rated to UL94 V-2 with nylon parts.
IP RatingIP42.
Weight99g (not in base); 154g (in base).
Operating conditions/temperature-20ºC to +85ºC.
NotesRequires a CA408 CAST base. CA408R relay base also available.



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Operating Modes

The modes of operation for this detector, selectable from the XFP or ZFP control panel, are listed below. The default Mode is 3.

1 High

Heat assisted optical 0.1dB/m + A2 heat

2 Standard

Heat assisted optical 0.2dB/m

3 Standard

Heat assisted optical 0.2dB/m + A2 heat

4 Low

Heat assisted optical 0.3dB/m + A2 heat

5 Heat Only

Heat assisted optical 0.3dB/m + A2 heat

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)