The Series 65A Photoelectric Smoke Detector works on the light scatter principle and is ideal for applications where slow burning or smouldering fires are likely.
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The Series 65A Photoelectric Smoke Detector uses the same outer case as the ionization smoke detector and is distinguished by the indicator LED which is clear in standby and red in alarm. Within the case is a printed circuit board which on one side has the light proof labyrinth chamber with integral gauze surrounding the optical measuring system and on the other the address capture, signal processing and communications electronics.
An infrared light emitting diode within its collimator is arranged at an obtuse angle to the photo-diode. The photo-diode has an integral daylight blocking filter.
The infrared LED emits a burst of collimated light every three seconds. In clear air the photo-diode receives no light directly from the infrared LED because of the angular arrangement and the dual mask. When smoke enters the chamber a fraction of the collimated light is scattered onto the photo-diode. If the resulting signal from the photo-diode is above a pre-set threshold the LED emits two more bursts of light, this time at two-second intervals. If light is scattered onto the photo-diode by both these pulses- due to the presence of smoke – the detector signals an alarm state by switching the alarm latch on, increasing the current drawn from the supply from about 40 μA to a maximum of 52 mA. This fall in the impedance of the detector is recognised by the control panel as an alarm signal. The alarm current also illuminates the detector integral LED.
- Responds well to slow burning, smouldering fires
- Well suited to bedrooms and escape routes
- Unaffected by wind or atmospheric pressure
- Wide operating voltage
- High-sensitivity option
- Flashing LED option
- lashing LED, and magnetic test option