EP203 Automatic Extinguisher Panel

Order code: EP203 Category:

LPCB certified to EN 12094-1 (the European standard for Fixed Firefighting Systems – Components for Gas Extinguishing Systems) and EN54-2/4, the EP203 three zone automatic extinguisher panel epitomises quality, durability and reliability.

Specifically designed for use in areas housing expensive, dangerous or irreplaceable items of equipment, it features an intuitive 128 x 64 pixel display that gives clear and concise feedback to the user, installer and commissioning engineer. It has six monitored inputs (including hold & abort), a time stamped log, adjustable flood times and volt-free changeover relays for fire, local fire, 1st stage active, 2nd stage active, extractor fan and fault.

All of the panel’s electronics – apart from its powerful 3A EN54-4 switch mode PSU – are mounted on a detachable metal bridge plate for ease of installation. A wide range of ancillaries are also available including remote status units, hold-off & abort buttons, line terminators and relay boards.



More Information
  • Certified to EN54-2/4 and EN12094-1 by the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB)
  • Functions as a standard 3 zone fire panel with additional circuitry for controlling the release of fire-suppressing gas.
  • 128 x 64 pixel display.
  • Any combination of activated zones can be programmed to automatically start the panel’s extinguishant release sequence.
  • Manual release button and two keyswitches.
  • 3 conventional sounder circuits (two x 1st stage, one x 2nd stage).
  • Powerful 3A EN54-4 switch mode PSU.
  • Wide range of monitored inputs and auxiliary outputs.
  • Abort and hold inputs.
  • Time-stamped event log.
  • RS485 connections for up to 8 flush or surface remote status units with their own LCDs, manual release and mode switches. Single gang economy status units also available.
  • Wide range of engineering functions.
  • Optional relay expansion boards and single gang abort & hold buttons
  • Ideal for use in computer rooms, telecommunication centres, archive storage areas, museums, etc.
  • System line terminator included.
Technical Specifications

Mains supply

Mains rated current

Internal power supply

Total output current limited to

Quiescent current

Max battery size and type

No. of detector zone circuits

Max. devices per detector zone

No. of conventional sounder circuits

EOL resistor value

Max. sounder output current

Auxiliary relays

Other outputs

Auxiliary inputs


Expansion connections

Product dimensions (mm)

Construction & finish

IP Rating


Operating conditions/temperature


EP203 Extinguisher Panel Engineers Manual – DFU0002032


EP203 Extinguisher Panel Short Form Installation Instructions – DFU0002033


EP203 Extinguisher Panel Users Manual – DFU0002031


App Note: Mains Power Surge Suppression – DFU0002050


Approval Certificates
LPCB Third Party Approval Certificate – EP203 Extinguisher Panel to EN12094-1 & EN54-2/4294.05 KB Download
EU CPR Certificate of Conformity – EP203 Extinguisher Panel (CoC)277.43 KB Download
EU Declaration of Conformity – EP203 Extinguisher Panel (DoC)1.31 MB Download
EU Declaration of Performance – EP203 Extinguisher Panel185.68 KB Download
Dimensions & Mounting Information
Product dimensions (overall):467 W x 293 H x 85 D mm.
Hole required for flush mounting:440 W x 277 H x 40 D mm. No bezel available.
BIM/CAD Drawings

EP203 (RFA)


An overview of C-TEC's EP Extinguisher System

Automatic for the People

With the growing emphasis on safeguarding property as well as people, the market for automatic fire suppression systems is booming. Comprising a third-party certified three zone automatic extinguisher panel and host of expansion ancillaries, C-TEC’s EP Range has been specifically designed to meet this demand. Ideal for areas housing expensive, dangerous or irreplaceable items of equipment such as computer suites, libraries & art galleries, telecommunication centres, archive storage areas, chemical plants and generator rooms, it includes a wealth of features, many of which are not available on more expensive extinguishing equipment.

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EP203 Extinguisher Panel

C-TEC’s EP203 three-zone automatic extinguisher panel is LPCB certified to EN12094-1 and EN54-2/4. Featuring an intuitive 128 x 64 pixel graphic display that gives clear and concise feedback to user and installers, it includes six monitored inputs (including hold and abort), a time-stamped event log, adjustable flood times and changeover relays for fire, local fire, 1st stage active, 2nd stage active, extractor fan and fault. Elegantly-styled in a durable enclosure, the EP203 epitomises quality, durability and reliability.


Rock the Status Quo!

Need to cover a room with multiple entrances? Up to eight flush or surface mountable remote status units, each with their own displays, manual release buttons and mode switches, can be connected to the EP203 control panel via a monitored RS485 bus. Cost-effective single gang economy status units are also available. With so much choice, C-TEC’s EP Range is anything but your standard run-of-the-mill automatic extinguisher system.

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Stop! Hold! Abort!

The nature and cost of fire suppressing agents means many installers shy away from extingishant systems with one of their biggest concerns the accidental release of the suppressant in a false alarm situation. Have no fear, C-TEC’s IP66 rated Hold and Abort Buttons can be used to delay (hold off) or cancel (abort) the extinguishant release sequence at any time depending on how they are configured. Job done!

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Clever combinations!

Whatever type or size of extinguishant system you’re installing, our all-encompassing range of conventional devices can be combined to suit. We stock a huge range of versatile and cost-effective manual call points and sounders & VADs.

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