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CAST 92dB(A) Base Sounder

CA431A/W

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  • Certified to EN54-3 & 17 by the LPCB.
  • Impressive 92dB(A) sound output @ 1m.
  • Onboard short-circuit loop isolator.
  • 550µA quiescent current.
  • 5.5mA alarm current @35V 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.
  • White ceiling fixing plate & 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 2019.
• 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 & 17 by the LPCB.
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/Detector Base combination.
Supply/operating voltage27 to 40V DC.
Quiescent current550µA.
Nominal SPL (Sound Pressure Level)92dB(A) when set to tone 1.
Alarm current5.5mA (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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