San Diego, CA (September 25, 2006) â€“ Altronix is supplementing their extensive line of power distribution solutions with the introduction at ASIS of new FireSwitchâ„¢ Power Distribution Modules for use with access control locking devices. The new products, available in 4, 8 and 16 channel models, incorporate an FACP interface to unlock doors and enable emergency egress when fire alarms are activated.
â€œThe integrity of any security system or product is directly affected by the quality of the power components. This is a most serious issue when dealing with life/safety systems,â€ said Alan Forman, President, Altronix Corporation. â€œOur new FireSwitch series delivers the high quality and reliability associated with every Altronix product and is backed with a lifetime guarantee to deliver the highest levels of confidence to our clients.â€
The FireSwitch Power Distribution Modules convert a single low voltage AC or DC input into multiple fuse protected outputs routing power to the locking devices. These locking devices may be released via an input trigger from a fire alarm control panel through an integral FACP interface. Three fused models are available: FireSwitch D4 (4-channels), FireSwitch D8 (8-channels) and the FireSwitch D16 (16-channels). The modules route and distribute up to 28VAC/28VDC @ 10 amps supplied current. Units include an LED power indicator.
FireSwitch Power Distribution Modules, like all Altronix sub-assemblies, will be UL listed for field installation into Altronixâ€™s Maxim Series and most Altronixâ€™s UL listed access/fire power supplies.
Also available are Altronixâ€™s FireSwitch D4D, D8D and D16D Power Distribution Modules with resettable PTC protected outputs.