'EVAC-ALERT' Evacuation Alert Panel to BS 8629 (in GERDA cabinet)



  • A BS 8629 compliant evacuation alert panel ideal for use by firefighters in high-rise residential buildings to evacuate the building in an emergency.
  • Supplied as a 2 loop 8 zone panel expandable to 48 zones & 4 loops using add-on parts (see below).
  • Housed in robust vandal-resistant cabinet to STS 205 & EN 1303.
  • Bright LED indicators, easy-to-operate evacuation toggle switches & a concealed maintenance interface.
  • Firefighter controls FULLY compliant with BS 8629.
  • Reliable hard-wired technology (for C-TEC’s position on using wireless devices on evacuation alert systems click here).
  • Can be connected to self-testing evacuation alert sounders, visual indicators & vibrating pillow pads.
  • Powered by C-TEC's powerful 'CAST' protocol & compatible with our ENVISION data management software.
  • Customisable ‘slide-in’ floor/zone labelling system.
  • For areas that are manned and/or not prone to vandalism, our EAP/CA/EA panel may be of interest.

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8 Zone 2 Loop EVAC-ALERT Control Panel Chassis c/w 5A PSU, CAST Protocol. Also requires an EAPBOX Cabinet and, dependent on the size of the system, additional EAP02LOOP/CA loop cards and EAP8SWITCH 8-way switch & indicator Zone cards as detailed below.

EAP02LOOP/CA Loop card, provides two extra CAST protocol loops. Max. one additional loop card per EAP2/8/CA/CHASSIS
EAP8SWITCH Additional 8 Way Switch & Indicator Zone card. Max. 5 additional Zone cards per EAP2/8/CA/CHASSIS
EAPBOX EVAC-ALERT Panel Cabinet to house 1 x EAP chassis. Custom F&RS area specific 'N' security key required - contact our sales desk for details.

Technical Specifications

Approvals/certifications Designed to meet BS 8629. Power supply certified to EN54-4. External cabinet certified to STS205 Issue 4/BR2 BMTrada. Cabinet lock certified to EN1303.
Protocol/compatibility C-TEC CAST.
Mains supply 230V 50/60Hz.
Mains rated current 1.3A maximum.
Internal power supply 27.3Vdc +/- 1% nominal @ 20ºC.
Total output current limited to 5A @ 230Vac (4A with 1A battery charging).
Battery charge capacity 7Ah min to 17Ah max.
Quiescent current Varies depending on the panel's configuration - refer to our ZFP loop/battery calculation tool for details.
Max battery size and type 2 x 12V 17/22Ah VRLA connected in series.
No. of loop drivers 2 as standard (expandable to 4).
Max. loop output current 450mA (38V max).
Max. loop length 1km.
Max. addressable devices per loop 255.
Auxiliary relays 2 x Programmable Relays (programmable from C&Es). 1 x Fault Relay (active when no faults are present). Volt free single pole changeover. Max. switch current 1A; Max. switch voltage 30Vdc.
Other outputs 24V Aux. Power (19.5V min, 28V max). Protected by a resettable fuse. Max. current 100mA.
Auxiliary inputs 2 x Programmable Inputs (programmable from C&Es). 470Ω to trigger. Max. input voltage 27V (non-latching).
PC connection Via a galvanically isolated USB socket.
Pager/DECT connection RS232. ESPA compatible. C-TEC BMS protocol compliant.
Graphics interface/diagnostics connection RS232. ESPA compatible, C-TEC 'ENVISION ENABLED'
Network connection RS485 hi-integrity multi-path fault tolerant network connection via optional ZHN network card. Max 128 network nodes (up to 64 main panels).
Indicators User: Power on, Power fault, Gen. fault, Fault warning sounder, separate evacuation & zone fault indicators per zone. Maintenance: 480x272 pixel touchscreen, all relevant EN54 indicators & 4 programmable indicators.
Controls User: Silence fault warning sounder, activate/deactivate alert devices. Maintenance: Interactive touchscreen with menu sensitive buttons; 1 x keyswitch allowing direct access to AL2.
Connections Fixed, largest acceptable conductor size 2.5mm2.
Expansion connections RS485 peripheral bus connection allows the connection of up to 15 'A-Bus' PCBs (2 control cores plus screen plus 2 cores for power).
Construction & finish External: Silver grey steel RAL 9006 silver grey epoxy paint. Internal: Zinc coated mild steel, 1.2/1mm. Satin Light grey RAL7035 epoxy paint.
IP Rating IP30.
Dimensions 741 W x 700 h x 200 D (TBC).
Weight 69 kg approx (without batteries).
Notes “N” high Security keys included - contact our sales desk for ordering details.



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Dimensions & Mounting Information

Product dimensions (approx): 741 W x 700 h x 200 D mm. Weight 60kg (without batteries). This is the size and weight of the EAPBOX cabinet with Chassis fitted.

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