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12V vs 24V Fire Alarm #54701
08/04/05 10:22 PM
08/04/05 10:22 PM
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cgw  Offline OP
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Can someone give me the practical difference(s) between 12V and 24V fire alarm systems?

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Re: 12V vs 24V Fire Alarm #54702
08/05/05 12:51 PM
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White Plains, NY
I'm not aware of any major manufacturer of fire alarm systems that use 12V.


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Re: 12V vs 24V Fire Alarm #54703
08/05/05 05:34 PM
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I've never seen a 12 volt system. I have only dealt with two voltages on F/A.
Did repair work on an "old school" 120 volt system and install lots of 24 volt.

Re: 12V vs 24V Fire Alarm #54704
08/05/05 06:52 PM
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Kendall Park, NJ USA
I don't think I have ever seen a true fire panel with 12vdc output, most of the time a 12vdc panel is a residential burg panel with a fire zone. It is a bit easier to get parts for a 24vdc system, there are very few companies that make a 12vdc horn/strobe, System Sensor is the only one that I can think of off the top of my head. It is also easier to get 24vdc smokes. Is this a residential or commercial installation?

Re: 12V vs 24V Fire Alarm #54705
08/05/05 07:07 PM
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24V system will allow a greater selection of devices, and also allow more devices on each zone.


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