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The Fire Beam Plus Technical Specification

A full technical specification of the Fire Beam and associated components can be seen below, answering most of the questions you may have.

Electrical Specifications:
Supply Voltage 10.2 to 30 VDC
Supply Current 3.5mA (constant current) in all operational states
Constant Current 17mA (constant current) in fast commissioning
Environmental Specifications:
Temperature -10°C to +55°C
Humidity 10 to 95% RH Non-condensing
Protection Index IP65 when suitably mounted and terminated
Mechanical Specifications:
Beam Head H:180mm x W:155mm x D:137mm - Weight 1.1kg
Controller H:185mm x W:120mm x D:62mm - Weight 0.55kg
Mid Range Kit H:293mm x W:293mm x D:5mm - Weight 0.8kg
Long Range Kit H:394mm x W:394mm x D:5mm - Weight 1.8kg
Unistrut Adaptor H:270mm x W:250mm x D:5mm - Weight 0.6Kg
(mounts the Beam Head onto Unistrut)
Optical Specifications:
Optical Wavelength 870nm
Maximum Angular Alignment ±5°
Maximum Angular Misalignment (static not auto-aligning)
Beam Head ±0.75°  /  Reflector ±2°
Operational Specifications:
Protection Range
Fire Beam As standard 5 to 40 metres
Mid Range Kit 40 to 80 metres
Long Range Kit 80 to 100 metres
Alarm Sensitivity Levels
25% (1.25dB) to 50% (3dB) in 1% (0.05dB) increments (default 35% (1.87dB))
Alarm Condition:
Obscuration drops to below pre-defined sensitivity level.
Time to Alarm Condition adjustable between 2 to 30 seconds in 1 second increments (default 10 seconds)
Alarm Indication:
Controller Status - FIRE
Controller Red Flashing LED
Head Red Flashing LED
Alarm Relay Change Over (CO) Contact
Rating 2A @ 30 VDC
Test / Reset Features:
Beam test function by controller
Alarm latching / auto-reset selectable (default auto-reset)
Alarm reset in latching mode by controller reset function, removing power for >5 seconds, apply 12 to 24 VDC to reset connections in Beam Head.
Fault Sensitivity Level:
90%
Fault Condition:
Obscuration drops to below the fault sensitivity level within 1 second
Power Down or Supply Voltage < 9 VDC
Commissioning modes, Pre-Alignment and Auto-Alignment
Beam turned off during Beam Maintenance
Time to Fault Condition adjustable, 2 to 60 seconds in 1 second increments (default 10 seconds)
Fault Indication:
Controller Status - FAULT
Controller Yellow Flashing LED 1 Second
Head Yellow Flashing LED 1 Second
Fault Relay Change Over (CO) Contact Rating 2A @ 30 VDC
Normal Condition:
Obscuration level is above the Alarm sensitivity level
Controller Status - NORMAL
Controller Green Flashing LED
Programmable on/off
Head Green Flashing LED
Programmable on/off
Auto-Align / Beam Contamination Compensation:
Auto-align during normal operation if obscuration drops below 90% for the duration of the align time set (doesn't affect normal operating mode)
Beam Contamination Compensation 4 hour monitoring. Compensation data available at the controller

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