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C-Tec ActiV Conventional Base Sounder VAD (C-3-8.5)

£38.06 (inc VAT: £45.67)

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SKU: BF456C/CC/W Category: Brand:


The ActiV Base Mount range of conventional sounders and combined sounder visual alarm devices (VADs) are designed for use with C-TEC’s range of fire panels and other compatible third-party panels. However, compatibility testing with third-party panels is recommended to ensure correct operation. Their purpose is to visually and audibly alert building occupants of a fire alarm.

The BF456C/CC/W base sounder VAD offers low current consumption, high sound output, high-efficiency VADs, 31 selectable primary tones with selectable secondary tone set, two selectable volume levels, and three selectable VAD flash rates. Tones, volume levels, and VAD flash rates are changed using the base’s 8-way DIP switch.

Key Features

  • Third-party certified to EN54-3 (Sounders) and EN54-23 (VADs)
  • Provides ‘C-3-8.5’ light distribution (min 0.4 lux over a 3 x 8.5m cylindrical area)
  • Impressive 96dB(A) sound output @ 1m
  • Includes 31 selectable primary tones and an optional secondary tone
  • Two volume levels (high and low)
  • Three selectable VAD flash rates (0.5Hz, 1Hz, OFF)
  • Alarm Current at 30Vdc = 12.2mA (0.5Hz) or 19.5mA (1Hz)
  • Alarm Current at 18Vdc = 14.5mA (0.5Hz) or 25mA (1Hz)
  • Optional BF330CTLIDW white or BF330CTLIDR red cap available for stand-alone use
  • Supplied with a BF431QCP quick connect plate and detector spur wires
  • IP21C rated


  • Approvals/certifications: Certified to EN54-3 & 23 by the LPCB
  • Protocol/compatibility: Compatible with C-TEC’s CFP, FP, MFP and EP203 conventional fire alarm panels and virtually all other makes (testing on third-party panels is recommended before use)
  • Application/operation: Designed to be ceiling mounted – either stand-alone with a red or white cap or as part of a stacked Sounder/VAD/Detector Base combination
  • VAD category & coverage: C-3-8.5 (151m3 cylindrical coverage).
  • Flash rate & colour: 0.5Hz; 1Hz or OFF / White
  • Supply/operating voltage: 18 to 30V DC
  • Nominal SPL (Sound Pressure Level) 96dB(A)
  • Alarm current: At 30Vdc: 12.2mA (0.5Hz) or 19.5mA (1Hz); At 18Vdc: 14.5mA (0.5Hz) or 25mA (1Hz)
  • Product dimensions (mm): 122mm diameter x 46mm deep (not including optional detector and base).
  • IP Rating: IP21C (Type A)
  • Weight: 170g
  • Operating conditions/temperature: -10ºC to +55ºC. Max. 95% RH (Non-condensing)
  • Notes: For compliance to EN 54-3 & EN54-23, the BF431QCP Quick Connect Plate must be used with the base device.


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Weight 2 kg

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