Conventional Panels

Conventional Panels

Conventional fire alarm panels are certainly the most simple fire panels, both in terms of installation and function. They also offer the most economical prices when compared with 2 wire or addressable panels however installation costs will differ.

To comply with the British fire alarm standard BS5839 a property must be divided into zones, each zone can be considered as physical area for the purposes of locating a fire. We supply conventional panels that range from a single zone up to 24 zones and even 48 zone panels are available upon request. Certainly in the UK it is rare to see any fire system installation using more than an 8 zone conventional panel. Systems greater than 8 zones would benefit from the wiring advantages of 2 wire or addressable fire alarm panels.

All detectors and call points for each zone are connected in a radial circuit that starts at the panel and ends at the last device (i.e. a radial circuit is required for every zone). End of line monitoring is achieved by using either an end of line diode or capacitor, which are supplied with each panel and should be fitted into the last final device of every zone.

Conventional panels have separate sounder circuits that power any warning devices (sounders, flashers and/or combined).  All conventional panels will have a minimum of 2 sounder circuits as the BS5839 fire standard dictates that in the event of a fault at least one sounder should remain operational. Ideally all sounders should be evenly distributed across both sounder circuits and throughout the property to give the best coverage in the event of a fault such as a cable break. In reality many installations utilise a single sounder circuit for the majority of sounders and simply fit a single sounder next to the panel on the 2nd circuit.

Conventional fire systems benefit from wide spread compatibility between various manufacturers panels and devices. Whilst not true in all cases it typically allows an installer to opt for their preferred panel, detectors, call points and sounders from a variety of sources. If you wish to install such a conventional system it is always wise to check the compatibility beforehand.

Whilst the simplicity of conventional panels means the biggest defining factor is the number of zones there are some other considerations to bear in mind including the following;

The capacity of each sounder circuit will be limited to its current rating. Some conventional panels boast 4 or more sounder circuits which may be preferable depending upon how many sounders you require and/or wiring configuration.

BS5839 fire alarm standard outlines that should a detector be removed from its base all manual call points must still be operational. To guarantee this you may decide to install all call points on dedicated zones or in the case of mixed zones ensure the call points are connected before any detectors. Instances where detectors and call points are completely mixed you must use diode bases which maintains the line integrity.

As with any fire alarm system battery backup calculations must be undertaken to verify what size batteries are needed to sustain suitable functionality in the event of mains power failure. The size of batteries will be limited to the physical size of the panels’ enclosure so it is always prudent to check the required batteries do indeed fit.

If you need assistance choosing the right conventional fire alarm panel feel free to contact us on 01792 452 700.

Fire Alarms, Fire Alarm Panels, Conventional Panels - Kentec Sigma CP-R Conventional 2-8 Zone Repeater Panel

Kentec Sigma CP-R Conventional 2-8 Zone Repeater Panel

Manufacturer: Kentec

  • Two-Wire Serial Connection
  • Up to 7 Panels Per System
  • Full Control Over Main Panel
  • 1.2mm Mild Steel Construction
  • Model number: E01020 L2
  • Price: £107.33
  • (Exc. VAT: £89.44)
  • In Stock

Fire Alarms, Fire Alarm Panels, Conventional Panels - Ziton ZP1 Conventional Fire Control Panel

Ziton ZP1 Conventional Fire Control Panel

Manufacturer: Ziton

  • Modern, Elegant Design
  • Easy Removable Parts
  • Default Reigonal Set Up
  • EN54 Compliant
  • Model number: ZP1-F2-03
  • Price: £124.38
  • (Exc. VAT: £103.65)
  • In Stock

Fire Alarms, Fire Alarm Panels, Conventional Panels - C-Tec CFP 2, 4 or 8 Zone Conventional Fire Panel

C-Tec CFP 2, 4 or 8 Zone Conventional Fire Panel

Manufacturer: C-Tec

  • LPCB certified to EN54 Parts 2 and 4.
  • 2, 4 or 8 zone circuits.
  • Economy version available.
  • Four conventional sounder circuits.
  • Model number: CFP702-4
  • Price: £134.10
  • (Exc. VAT: £111.75)
  • In Stock

Fire Alarms, Fire Alarm Panels, Conventional Panels - Infinity 1-8 Zone Fire Alarm Panel

Infinity 1-8 Zone Fire Alarm Panel

Manufacturer: Zeta Alarm Systems

  • Optional 24V aux supply (4-8 zone versions only)
  • Optional non-latching zone
  • Fault relay can be configured as 2nd fire relay
  • Model number: IN1
  • Price: £138.60
  • (Exc. VAT: £115.50)
  • In Stock

Fire Alarms, Fire Alarm Panels, Conventional Panels - JSB FX2200 2, 4 or 8 Zone Conventional Panel

JSB FX2200 2, 4 or 8 Zone Conventional Panel

Manufacturer: JSB

  • 2, 4 or 8 zones panels
  • Flexible, high specification system
  • Simple “one-shot” auto-reset user test facility
  • Model number: FX2202CFCPD
  • Price: £149.82
  • (Exc. VAT: £124.85)
  • In Stock

Fire Alarms, Fire Alarm Panels, Conventional Panels - Kentec Sigma CP Conventional 2, 4 or 8 Zone Panel

Kentec Sigma CP Conventional 2, 4 or 8 Zone Panel

Manufacturer: Kentec

  • Fully certified to BS EN54-2 and BS EN54-4
  • 2, 4 or 8 version zones
  • Surface and Flush Mounting Options
  • Installer friendly
  • Model number: KL11020M2
  • Price: £153.10
  • (Exc. VAT: £127.58)
  • In Stock

Fire Alarms, Fire Alarm Panels, Conventional Panels - C-Tec CFP 8 Zone Conventional Repeater Panel

C-Tec CFP 8 Zone Conventional Repeater Panel CFP760

Manufacturer: Ctec

  • Repeats functions of mater CFP panel (Standard Conventional or AlarmSense).
  • Up to 8 repeaters per CFP master.
  • Includes its own Mains power supply that requires its own standby battery supply.
  • Model number: CFP760
  • Price: £153.58
  • (Exc. VAT: £127.98)
  • In Stock

Fire Alarms, Fire Alarm Panels, Conventional Panels - JSB FX2200 Conventional Fire Repeater Panel

JSB FX2200 Conventional Fire Repeater Panel FXRP2200CF

Manufacturer: Eaton-Cooper

  • Flexible, High Specification System
  • Simple Auto-Reset User Test Facility
  • Class Change and Programmable Fire/Fault Relay
  • Third Party Approved
  • Model number: FXRP2200CF
  • Price: £163.44
  • (Exc. VAT: £136.20)
  • In Stock

Fire Alarms, Fire Alarm Panels, Conventional Panels - Excel-EN 2-12 Zone Conventional or Twin-Wire Panel

Excel-EN 2-12 Zone Conventional or Twin-Wire Panel

Manufacturer: Haes

  • 2-12 zones
  • 3 modes to manage false alarms
  • Individually selectable Twin Wire zones
  • Network up to 8 control panels
  • Model number: XLEN-2
  • Price: £266.28
  • (Exc. VAT: £221.90)
  • In Stock

Fire Alarms, Fire Alarm Panels, Conventional Panels - Premier M Plus 8-24 Zone Conventional Fire Alarm Panel

Premier M Plus 8-24 Zone Conventional Fire Alarm Panel

Manufacturer: Zeta Alarm Systems

  • 4 common sounder circuits
  • Fire routing equipment
  • Optional add-on zonal sounder circuits (50mA Max.)
  • Expandable upto 24 zones (8 zone modular zone cards)
  • Model number: PMP8
  • Price: £468.00
  • (Exc. VAT: £390.00)
  • In Stock

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