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SigTEL 8 Line Master Controller (No Handset)

£980.19 (inc VAT: £1,176.23)

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SKU: ECU-8NT Category: Brand:


For most people, a simple instruction like “please leave the building by the nearest available exit” can be acted upon quickly and easily. But for wheelchair users, the disabled and infirm, this isn’t always the case. Current Building Regulations recognise this and insist all new non-domestic buildings with more than one storey provide ‘refuge’ areas – relatively safe places where people who cannot easily use fire escapes and evacuation lifts can call for assistance and wait until help arrives.

Simple, effective two-way communication in these areas is essential, firstly to assist rescue teams in determining where assistance is required and secondly to reassure people help is on the way. Communication systems in refuge areas are known as Emergency Voice Communication (EVC) Systems and SigTEL is suitable for use in all types of EVC application – be it a disabled refuge, fire telephone or stadium marshalling system. Incredibly easy to use and offering true duplex speech, SigTEL meets and exceeds the requirements of standards such as BS 5839 part 9 in all areas and is hugely cost-effective in comparison to other systems on the market.


  • Ideal for disabled refuge, fire telephone and stadium marshalling applications
  • Does not include a handset – ideal for use on networked SigTEL systems that do not require multiple control points
  • Can be connected to up to eight disabled refuge or fire telephone outstations
  • Improved networking capability allow systems of up to 224 lines to be created with optional/additional desk unit control
  • Supplied with a backlit LCD display
  • Unique ‘auto-learn’ facility allows fast system set up
  • Can be semi-flush mounted using an AFP385 bezel
  • Operation can be maintained for 24 hours (standby) and 3 hours (in use) using 2 x 12V 7 Ahr batteries
  • Easily interfaced to NC951 accessible toilet alarms, PDA range hearing loop systems, strobes, CCTV activation relays, etc


  • Approvals/certifications: Facilitates compliance with BS5839-9 when correctly installed.
  • Mains supply: 230V 50/60Hz
  • Mains rated current: 500mA
  • Internal power supply: 19V-28.5V (27V nominal). Ripple 7V maximum (battery fault)
  • Total output current limited to: 1.5A @ 230Vac
  • Quiescent current: 100mA (controller with fault buzzer sounding) plus 1mA per Type A outstation and 3.2mA per Type B outstation.
  • Max battery size and type: 2 x 12V 7Ah VRLA connected in series
  • No. of lines: 8
  • Auxiliary relays: Changeover fault relay (failsafe). 30V 1A max
  • Open collector outputs: (OP1): Activates when the ECU is ringing; (OP2) Activates when there is an active accessible toilet alarm call; (OP3) Closes when the handset is off hook and remains active for 2 mins after it is replaced. 24V, 50mA max
  • Other outputs: +24 V. Typically used to supply power to equipment connected to the ECU’s open collector outputs (relays, etc)
  • Engineer (AL3) functions: Engineer mode and reset buttons (internal)
  • Indicators: 128 x 64 pixel LCD display; Disablement; System fault; PSU fault; General fault; Power on
  • Controls: Silence Buzzer. Other controls are available but are not applicable as no handset is provided on this unit.
  • Product dimensions (mm): 410 W x 250 H x 80 D mm (base); 439 W x 274 H x 7 D mm (lid)
  • Construction & finish: Metal lid and base, RAL7035 grey texture.
  • IP Rating: IP20
  • Weight: 3.1kg (without batteries)
  • Operating conditions/temperature: -5ºC to +40ºC. Max relative humidity: 95%
  • Product dimensions:: 410 W x 250 H x 80 D mm (base); 439 W x 274 H x 7 D mm (lid)
  • Hole required for semi-flush mounting: 412 W x 255 H x 50 D mm. Requires AFP385 bezel


Additional information

Weight 5 kg