CAST Base Voice Sounder

Order code: CA454A/W Category:
  • Superb sound intelligibility.
  • Onboard short-circuit loop isolator.
  • Four selectable volume levels
  • Six selectable messages with tones (2 evacuate, 1 alert, 1 all clear & 2 system test messages).
  • 15.5mA typical alarm current (470µA typical quiescent current) @ 24-40V DC (max volume & 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.
  • Custom messages and CAST Lockdown Sounders also available to special order.

    

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.

Documentation

CAST Base Voice Sounder VAD Instructions – DFU4545000

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EU Declaration of Conformity – CAST Base Voice Sounder VADs (DoC)

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Voice Message Options

Messages – Pair One

Tone/Voice Message 1 (Primary)

Tone: Evacuate (550 Hz for 0.5 sec, 825 Hz for 0.5 sec);
Message: Attention please. Attention please. Fire has been reported in the building. Please leave immediately by the nearest exit. (repeated 2x)

Tone/Voice Message 2 (Secondary)

Tone: Alert (1 sec off, 825 Hz for 1 sec);
Message: This is a fire alert.This is a fire alert. Await further instructions. Await further instructions. (repeated 2x).

Messages – Pair Two

Tone/Voice Message 1 (Primary)

Tone: Evacuate (550 Hz for 0.5 sec, 825 Hz for 0.5;
Message: In the interests of safety please evacuate the building now. (repeated 3x).

Tone/Voice Message 2 (Secondary)

Tone: Alert (1 sec off, 825 Hz for 1 sec);
Message: All Clear. The emergency has been resolved. It is safe to resume normal activities. All Clear. (repeated 2x).

Messages – Pair Three

Tone/Voice Message 1 (Primary)

Tone: Evacuate (550 Hz for 0.5 sec, 825 Hz for 0.5 sec);
Message: This is a test of the fire alarm system. Please do not take any action. (repeated 2x).

Tone/Voice Message 2 (Secondary)

Tone: Alert (1 sec off, 825 Hz for 1 sec);
Message: The fire alarm test is now complete. (repeated 3x).