CAST Compact 96dB(A) Ceiling Sounder

Order code: CA450A/SW Category:
  • LPCB certified to EN54-3 & 17 and Kiwa Telefication certified to EN54-13.
  • Impressive 96dB(A) sound output @ 1m.
  • Onboard short-circuit loop isolator.
  • 5.5mA typical alarm current (460µA quiescent current) @24-40V DC (Sounder on max).
  • Group addressing facility allows multiple devices to be operated simultaneously.
  • 4 selectable volume levels and 31 selectable tones.
  • IP21C rated.
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. 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) – coming soon.
• 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/certifications

Protocol/compatibility

Application/operation

Supply/operating voltage

Quiescent current

Nominal SPL (Sound Pressure Level)

Alarm current

Indicators

Product dimensions (mm)

IP Rating

Weight

Operating conditions/temperature

Documentation
XFP & ZFP CAST Addressable Fire Alarm System Brochure – DML0540100 5.16 MB Download
CAST Compact Sounder Instructions – DFU4505010 462.98 KB Download
CAST Compact Sounders Polar Diagram – DFU4500008 221.45 KB Download
Approval Certificates
LPCB Third Party Approval Certificate – CAST, Hush-Pro & XP95/Discovery Sounders to EN54-3/17 234.18 KB Download
KIWA Third Party Approval Certificate – XFP & ZFP CAST Fire Panels and CAST Devices to EN54-13 (Systems Approval) 130.87 KB Download
EU CPR Certificate of Conformity – CAST CA450A/SW & CA450A/SR Compact Sounder (CoC) 190.20 KB Download
EU Declaration of Conformity – CAST Compact Sounder VADs (DoC) 75.50 KB Download
EU Declaration of Performance – CAST Compact Sounder VADs (DoP) 107.60 KB Download
UKCA CPR Certificate of Conformity – CAST CA450A/SW & CA450A/SR Compact Sounder (CoC) 194.27 KB Download
UKCA Declaration of Conformity – CAST Compact Sounder VADs (DoC) 161.40 KB Download
UKCA Declaration of Performance – CAST Compact Sounder VADs (DoP) 369.96 KB Download
Tone List

Here is a list of the 32 tone options available on this product. Note that different tones can be assigned to different functions in our XFP or ZFP programming software, e.g. Tone 1 could be set as the Primary tone and Tone 7 could be set as the Secondary tone. (Note, Tone 0 = Sounder OFF).

1. C-TEC Evacuation Tone (UK)

Tone: 610Hz for 0.5s, 810Hz for 0.5s

2. Alert (ALL)

Tone: 825Hz, 1s on, 1s off

3. C-TEC Fast Warble (UK)

Tone: 810Hz for 0.25s, 610Hz for 0.25s

4. Medium Sweep (UK)

Tone: 800 – 970Hz at 1Hz

5. Dutch Slow Whoop (sweep) (NL)

Tone: 500-1200Hz for 3.5s, 0.5s off

6. DIN Tone (DE)

Tone: 1200Hz – 500Hz for 1s

7. Swedish Alternating Tone (SWE)

Tone: 660Hz, 150ms on, 150ms off

8. Swedish all clear (SWE)

Tone: 660Hz constant on

9. Swedish Local Warning (SWE)

Tone: 660Hz, 1.8s on, 1.8s off

10. Swedish Pre-mess (SWE)

Tone: 660Hz, 6.5s on, 13s off, 20s period

11. Swedish Turn Out (SWE)

Tone: 554Hz for 1s, 440Hz for 1s

12. Swedish tone (SWE)

Tone: 660Hz 0.5s on, 0.5s off

13. Evacuation Tone (Apollo Comparable) (UK)

Tone: 550Hz for 0.5s, 825Hz for 0.5s

14. Alternating (Hochiki/Fulleon Comparable) (UK)

Tone: 925Hz for 0.25s, 626Hz for 0.25s

15. French Fire Tone (FR)

Tone: 554Hz for 100ms/440Hz for 380ms to 420ms

16. Australian Alert Tone AS1670 (ISO7731) (AUS)

Tone: 420Hz 0.625s on/off

17. Australian Evacuation Tone AS1670 (AUS)

Tone: 500 – 1200Hz, 0.5s/0.5s off x 3/1.5s off

18. Aus (fast rise sweep) (AUS)

Tone: 3x(500-1200Hz for 0.5s), 0.25s off

19. NZ (slow rise sweep) (NZ)

Tone: 500-1200Hz for 3.75s, 0.25s off

20. US Temporal LF (ISO 8201) (USA)

Tone: 3x(970Hz, 0.5s on, 0.5 off), 1s off

21. US Temporal HF (ISO 8201) (USA)

Tone: 3x(2850Hz, 0.5s on, 0.5 off), 1s off

22. Simulated Bell (USA/General)

Tone: n/a

23. Singapore Alert Tone (SG)

Tone: 1kHz, 2kHz 0.5s alternating

24. PFEER Alert Tone (ALL)

Tone: 950Hz, 0.25s on, 0.25Hz off

25. PFEER Alert Tone (ALL)

Tone: 970Hz, 1s on, 1s off

26. ISO 8201 (ALL)

Tone: 970Hz, 0.5s on/0.5s off x 3/1.5s off

27. ISO 8201 (ALL)

Tone: 2850Hz, 0.5s on/0.5s off x 3/1.5s off

28. Misc Tone 1 (ALL)

Tone: 925Hz continuous

29. Misc Tone 2 (ALL)

Tone: 975Hz continuous

30. Misc Tone 3 (ALL)

Tone: 2850Hz continuous

31. Fast Sweep (ALL)

Tone: 2.5-2.85kHz at 9Hz