The Commander 3 Series is a low profile strobe and horn/strobe combination that offers dependable audible and visual alarms and the lowest current available.
The GE3 Series 24VDC offers tamperproof field selectable candela options of 15, 30, 60, 75, and 110 candela. The 12VDC offers tamperproof field selectable candela options of 15, 30, 60, and 75 candela.
The Commander 3 Series horn offers a continuous or sync-able temporal three in 2400Hz and mechanical tone, a chime and whoop tone. All tones are easy for the professional to change in the field by using switches.
The GE3 Series has a minimal operation current and has a minimum flash rate of 1Hz regardless of input voltage.
The Commander 3 Series is shipped with the standard 4” metal mounting plate which incorporates the popular Super -Slide TM feature that allows the installer to test for supervision easily. The product also features a locking mechanism which secures the product to the bracket without any screws showing.
The Commander 3 also features the Checkmate TM - Instant Voltage Verification feature which allows the installer to check the voltage drop draw and match it to the blueprint.
The GE3 Series appliances are UL 464 and UL 1971, listed for use with fire protective systems and are warranted for three years from the date of purchase.
|Model Number||Part Number||Nominal Voltage||Candela (UL 1971)|
|GES3-24WR||904-1321-002||24 VDC||15, 30, 60, 75, 110|
|GES3-24WW||904-1319-002||24 VDC||15, 30, 60, 75, 110|
W = Wall Mount
R = Red Faceplate
W= Off-white Faceplate
P = Plain (No Lettering)
All units are available in plain (no lettering). When ordering, add a 'P' to the end of the model number. Plain units are non-returnable.
ALERT bezel available
AGENT bezel available
|Model Number||Part Number||Nominal Voltage||Candela (UL 1971)||Reverberant dBA @ 10ft., per UL 464||In Anechoic Room dBA @ 10ft.|
|GEC3-24WR||904-1317-002||24 VDC||15, 30, 60, 75, 110||62-82||100|
|GEC3-24WW||904-1315-002||24 VDC||15, 30, 60, 75, 110||62-82||100|
|Horn Mode||Minimum dBA @ 10ft. per UL 464 (High)||Minimum dBA @ 10ft. per UL 464 (Low)||Regulated 12 VDC Max. Operating @ High Setting (mA)|
|Temp 3 2400Hz||76||69*||29|
|Temp 3 Mechanical||75||68*||26|
|Temp 3 Chime||62*||60*||13|
|Horn Mode||Minimum dBA @ 10ft. per UL 464 (High)||Minimum dBA @ 10ft. per UL 464 (Low)||Regulated 24 VDC Max. Operating @ High Setting (mA)|
|Temp 3 2400Hz||78||71*||28|
|Temp 3 Mechanical||76||70*||25|
|Temp 3 Chime||70*||66*||15|
Die cast metal mounting plate: Mounts to single gang, double gang 4" square boxes or GSB box.
|Mechanical - Temp||ON||ON||ON|
|Mechanical - Cont.||OFF||ON||ON|
|Hi - Temp||ON||OFF||ON|
|Hi - Cont.||OFF||OFF||ON|
|Chime - Temp||ON||ON||OFF|
|Chime - Cont.||OFF||ON||OFF|
The access holes are provided in the back of the terminal block to allow the voltage to be measured directly without removing the device. Typically this would be done at the end of the line to confirm design criteria. Most measurements will be taken using the S+ and S- locations although access is provided to other locations. NOTE: Care should be taken to not short the test probes.
Note: See technical bulletin 015 for proper synchronization module for application.
Note: When synchronizing the GE3 12 VDC Series, the AVSM synchronization module MUST be used.
The audible and/or visible signal shall be Gentex GE3 Series or approved equal and shall be listed by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc per UL 1971 and/or UL 464. The notification appliance shall also be listed with Factory Mutual Listing Service (FM), the California State Fire Marshal (CSFM) and the Bureau of Standards and Appeals (NYC).
The notification appliance (combination audible/visible) shall produce a peak sound output of 100dBA or greater at 12 VDC or 24 VDC as measured in an anechoic chamber. The signaling appliance shall also have the capability to silence the audible signal while leaving the visible signal energized with the use of a single pair of power wires. Additionally, the user shall be able to select either continuous or temporal tone output with the temporal signal having the ability to be synchronized. Unit shall be capable of being installed so that any unauthorized attempt to change the candela setting will result in a trouble signal at the fire alarm control panel.
The audible/visible and visible signaling appliance shall also maintain a minimum flash rate of 1Hz or up to 2Hz regardless of power input voltage. The appliance shall have and operating current of 55mA or less at 24VDC for the 15Cd strobe circuit and 106mA or less at 12VDC for the 15Cd strobe circuit. The appliance shall be polarized to allow for electrical supervision of the system wiring. The unit shall be provided with a mounting bracket with terminals and barriers for input/output wiring and be able to mount to a single gang or double gang box or double workbox without the use of an adaptor plate.
The unit shall have an input voltage range of 16-33 volts with either direct current, or full wave rectified power for 24 VDC models or a voltage range of 8-17.5 volts for 12 VDC models. The appliance shall be capable of testing supervision without disconnecting wires. Also, the appliance shall be capable of mounting to a surface back box. The unit shall also be able to verify voltage at the unit without removing the unit.