XFP 2 Loop 32 Zone Addressable Fire Panel (C-TEC CAST protocol)

Order code: XFP502/CA Category:

C-TEC’s tried and trusted XFP two loop 32 zone addressable fire panel – now available with C-TEC’s own CAST digital fire alarm system protocol and fully certified to EN54 parts 2, 4 & 13.

With two powerful 40V 450mA loop drivers allowing the connection of up to 255 CAST devices per loop, the installation of a robust, feature-packed addressable fire detection and alarm system has never been easier.

Always thought of the XFP as an entry-level fire panel? Think again. Thanks to CAST’s high speed data transmission and two speedy soft addressing options (automaic via the panel or manually via a handheld programmer/device tester), it is undoubtedly one of the most powerful two loop fire panels around. This, and its ability to sit on a network of up to 8 XFP master panels, makes it ideal for use in small to medium sized stand-alone applications and larger, more sophisticated installations alike.

For a full list of features download our new CAST XFP BROCHURE.



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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. 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.
• Volumes, tones & detector modes can be changed at compatible panels.
• High-speed data transmission and robust data transfer.
• 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.
• Programmable multi-function status LED.
• Future seamless integration with other CAST life safety systems reducing energy, servicing, installation and repair costs.
• ENVISION Enabled – fully compliant with our new ENVISION Cloud-based Fire ‘IoT’ Remote Access, System Test and Site Management software package.
• Designed and manufactured in the UK.


• Certified to EN54-2/4 by the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) and EN54-13 by Kiwa Telefication.
• Two independently programmable conventional sounder circuits.
• Two programmable inputs.
• A fault output relay and three programmable relay outputs with voltage free changeover contacts.
• A selection of zone dependency/coincidence functions.
• A day/night (building occupied/unoccupied) function.
• An investigation delay period function.
• Phased evacuation facility.
• An alarm counter that records how many times the panel has been in alarm state.
• Powerful short circuit protected loop drivers.
• An integral EN54-4/A2 switch mode.
• Adjustable contamination levels.
• Earth fault monitoring.
• Combined keypad / keyswitch entry to Access Levels 2 and 3.
• 500 event monitoring.
• An intuitive Windows based upload-download PC program.
• Up to eight XFP main panels (any variant) can be connected onto a two-wire RS485 non-redundant network. Alternatively, up to eight XFP repeaters can be connected to any non-networked main panel.

Technical Specifications


Mains supply

Mains rated current

Internal power supply

Total output current limited to

Quiescent current

Max battery size and type

No. of loop drivers

Max. loop output current

Max. loop length

Max. addressable devices per loop

No. of conventional sounder circuits

EOL resistor value

Max. sounder output current

Auxiliary relays

Other outputs

Auxiliary inputs

PC connection



Expansion connections

Product dimensions (mm)

Construction & finish

IP Rating


Operating conditions/temperature

XFP CAST Addressable Fire Alarm System Brochure – DML0540200 4.78 MB Download
CAST XFP 1-2 Loop 32 Zone Fire Panel Engineers Manual – DFU5010020 9.55 MB Download
CAST XFP Fire Panel Users Manual – DFU5020000 1.11 MB Download
XFP CAST Quick Start Programming Guide – DFU5020010 1.56 MB Download
BIM/CAD Drawings

XFP502/CA (flush mounted) BIM(RFA)


XFP502/CA (surface mounted) BIM (RFA)


Approval Certificates
LPCB Third Party Approval Certificate – CFP, XFP & ZFP Fire Panels to EN54-2/4 1.19 MB 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 XFP502/CA Fire Panel (CoC) 189.86 KB Download
EU Declaration of Conformity – XFP CAST Fire Panels (DoC) 73.02 KB Download
EU Declaration of Performance – CAST XFP501/CA & CAST XFP502/CA Fire Panels (DoP) 178.67 KB Download
UKCA CPR Certificate of Conformity – CAST XFP502/CA Fire Panel (CoC) 196.29 KB Download
UKCA Declaration of Conformity – XFP CAST Fire Panels (DoC) 160.71 KB Download
UKCA Declaration of Performance – CAST XFP501/CA & CAST XFP502/CA Fire Panels (DoP) 414.15 KB Download