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Switchtec – Compact sounder beacons perform in demanding environments (Sirena beacon)Jul 30 2010 - Subs & Systems [More Subs & Systems Articles]
Available from specialist distributor Switchtec, Sirena’s Superovolux beacon and multi-sounder range meets the increasing demand for compact, space-saving, and robust products for alarm and warning use in a wide range of applications.
The Superovolux is an innovative design incorporating a beacon and an alarm into one compact package. The beacon sounder measures just 126mm in height and has a diameter of 83mm. The Superovolux utilises the latest Luxeon ‘rebel’ LED technology where the beacon is powered by a single, ultra-bright, multi-chip LED that is only 1.5mm square yet capable of making this one of the brightest LEDs currently available in this field.
The Superovolux is fitted with a high-performance electronic multi-tone sounder. The sounder has a loud maximum output of 99db at one metre and has 32 tones, each selectable by internal DIP switches. There are two tones available simultaneously and they range from continuous to high, low, siren, and descending multi-tone. Frequency ranges are from 300Hz to 2850Hz depending upon which tone is selected. The sounder also has two built-in potentiometers for volume control and progression control (time period for sound to reach its maximum volume).
To aid installers, the Superovolux is easy to wire. Connections are made on the base of the unit and the cable is simply fed underneath (panel mount) or via the cable gland supplied with the unit for surface mounting. There are two terminals for power (marked L+ and N-), and three other terminals that allow for two-tone output at any one time and a choice between a flashing or a continuous beacon output.
To satisfy a wide range of applications, lens colours available are blue, amber, red, green, yellow and clear. The Superovolux has a versatile voltage input range of 12-24VAC/DC. Further voltage options are in development.
With an ‘excellent’ ingress protection rating of IP65, the Superovolux provides a compact, combined sounder beacon that is waterproof to the elements and can safely be installed outdoors, says the company.More news from Switchtec