CAST C-3-8.5 Addressable Base VAD c/w Voice Sounder pictured with a CAST detector and base. View larger

CAST C-3-8.5 Base VAD c/w Voice Sounder

CA457C/CC/W

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  • Provides 'C-3-8.5' rated light distribution.
  • Superb sound intelligibility.
  • Onboard short-circuit loop isolator.
  • Four selectable volume levels
  • Six selectable messages with tones.
  • 470µA quiescent current.
  • 26mA alarm current (max volume level and brightness).
  • Group addressing facility allows multiple devices to be operated simultaneously.
  • 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 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.
• Future seamless integration with other CAST life safety systems reducing energy, servicing, installation and repair costs.
• Designed and manufactured in the UK.

Technical Specifications

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-3-8.5
Flash rate & colour0.5Hz / White.
Supply/operating voltage27 to 40V DC.
Quiescent current470µA @ 35V DC.
Nominal SPL (Sound Pressure Level)92dB(A) @ 1m.
Alarm current26mA (VAD lit, Sounder on max).
IndicatorsPolling (red 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 CA457A/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