It has been announced that Fike’s Duonet and Quadnet ranges of addressable fire control panels have been granted LPCB approval. This provides independent confirmation that these panels meet and will continue to meet the requirements of EN54, the key European standard relating to components used in fire alarm systems.

Approval for its addressable panels means that Fike now offers a complete portfolio of LPCB approved equipment, which includes manual call points as well as detectors, sounders, beacons and panels for two-wire and addressable installations.

The Duonet and Quadnet panels were awarded LPCB approval after exhaustive and rigorous third party testing. The panels incorporate large, easy to read displays, showing detailed information such as detector locations, without potentially confusing abbreviations.

The Duonet panels support two addressable loops while the Quadnet panels support up to four, with up to 200 devices on each loop. When loop powered devices are used, each loop can typically support up to 110 detectors with integral sounders or up to 60 detectors with integral sounders and strobe lights.

Used in conjunction with Fike’s LPCB approved multi-function detectors, Duonet and Quadnet panels offer a further benefit – a remote configuration facility that allows the operating mode of individual detectors to be set-up and changed from the panel.

In addition, the detectors offer a choice of 15 combinations of heat and smoke detection modes, making it easy to accurately match the operation of an installation to the user’s exact requirements, and can be easily changed anytime during the lifetime of the system installed.