Edition 4

International Fire Expo 16th-19th May 2005

Kentec will be exhibiting at the forthcoming International Fire Expo show which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham.

The show offers a great chance to meet face to face with our customers and provides them with an opportunity to view some of the latest editions to our comprehensive range of control equipment. This year is no exception as we will be introducing some exciting new products to our range.

Our stand is G60 located in Hall 17 we look forward to seeing you there.

To register online for the exhibition:

Apollo Loop-Powered Beacon

Hochiki CHQ-AB

Addressable Loop Beacon Devices

Both Apollo and Hochiki produce low current visual alarm indication devices (Loop Beacons). These devices are connected to the detection loop circuit and derive their power source and control data from the control panel.
Loop beacons may be installed on to a base sounder to provide an audio-visual indication of alarm.

The current range of Kentec Syncro and Solo2 control panels fully support Loop Beacon devices. However, as these are alarm devices, consideration should be given to the loop current drawn by these units when operated.
The maximum number of loop beacons that may be fitted to each control panel loop is given in the following table. To download pdf

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A Testing Time for PCB's

Thorough and consistent production testing is absolutely vital for fire protection products which are in continuous use and often have an expected service life in excess of 10 years.

For many years, Kentec Electronics Limited has used Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) for functionally testing our products. This started with a single, dedicated machine for testing active end of line units. We are currently using a number of National Instruments based systems for testing a wide range of products.

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New for 2005 - In the Technical Loop

As we mentioned in the last edition of In the Loop, we will soon be launching In the Technical Loop for up to date technical information, engineering tips on Kentec products and firmware updates.

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2005 Catalogue

Our 2005 product catalogue is available.

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Our web site includes downloads for all of the products included in the catalogue.

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Kentec Electronics Ltd.
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