CAST Base

Order code: CA408 Category:
  • Compatible with C-TEC’s entire range of CAST addressable detectors.
  • Third-party LPCB certified to the relevant parts of EN54 in conjunction with our CAST detectors.
  • Easy to fit with lots of working space.
  • Can be ceiling mounted in any orientation due to the true 360° degree viewing angle of the LED indicator strips on all CAST detectors.
  • Integrated detector/base locking mechanism, head removal tool and ID tag.
  • Simple ‘click and twist’ design.
  • Also compatible with many of C-TEC’s CAST protocol sounder VADs.
  • Remote LED terminals for the optional connection to a BF318 Remote indicator.
  • Optional CA408R relay base also available.

 

More Information

‘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 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.
• Flashing and non-flashing polling LED option.
• Future seamless integration with other CAST life safety systems reducing energy, servicing, installation and repair costs.
• Designed and manufactured in the UK.

Documentation

CAST Detector Base Wiring Instructions – DFU0002408

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Approval Certificates
LPCB Third Party Approval Certificate – CAST & Hush-Pro Heat Detectors to EN54-5/17197.50 KB Download
KIWA Third Party Approval Certificate – XFP & ZFP CAST Fire Panels and CAST Devices to EN54-13 (Systems Approval)130.87 KB Download