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 Post subject: Re: Ar and af timers
PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:53 pm 
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Wait so does that mean if I hooked an AF timer up to a 1000 it would do fast wail?
Depends on what AF timer you have.

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 Post subject: Re: Ar and af timers
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What about an AR5 or AF5?
They aren't too special. They just cycle for 5 minutes instead of 3 on the standard AR and AF.
Are those more uncommon?


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What about an AR5 or AF5?
They aren't too special. They just cycle for 5 minutes instead of 3 on the standard AR and AF.
Are those more uncommon?
They are, but im pretty sure that you can modify a normal one to do 5 minute cycles.

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most af timers iirc use an alert cam for the fire signal with a flasher unit in one of the rcms.

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I'm an electrician and live on the OBX, I could stop by one day and see what you have and get your siren going from there if you would like.


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Sounds good I'll let you know thanks I work down there everyday


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Fast wail was invented for the 2001 series and, as far as I know, not a feature of the AR/AF series. Many older sirens cannot react fast enough for fast wail to make a distinct signal.

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Fast wail was invented for the 2001 series and, as far as I know, not a feature of the AR/AF series. Many older sirens cannot react fast enough for fast wail to make a distinct signal.
Actually this was a feature of the older units. If you look at the manual and specs for the AR/F, you will notice that it's capable of 3 on and 3 off, and Federal did offer a cam that did this.
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Here is a video of a 3T22 using the fast wail cam:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKZnPbEyPAo

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Tyler wrote: *
Daniel wrote: *
Fast wail was invented for the 2001 series and, as far as I know, not a feature of the AR/AF series. Many older sirens cannot react fast enough for fast wail to make a distinct signal.
Actually this was a feature of the older units. If you look at the manual and specs for the AR/F, you will notice that it's capable of 3 on and 3 off, and Federal did offer a cam that did this.

AR-AF_Timer_Cam.png



Here is a video of a 3T22 using the fast wail cam:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKZnPbEyPAo
Wait doesn't that mean it would be doing Hi-lo-fast-wail

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Tyler wrote: *
Daniel wrote: *
Fast wail was invented for the 2001 series and, as far as I know, not a feature of the AR/AF series. Many older sirens cannot react fast enough for fast wail to make a distinct signal.
Actually this was a feature of the older units. If you look at the manual and specs for the AR/F, you will notice that it's capable of 3 on and 3 off, and Federal did offer a cam that did this.

AR-AF_Timer_Cam.png



Here is a video of a 3T22 using the fast wail cam:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKZnPbEyPAo
Wait doesn't that mean it would be doing Hi-lo-fast-wail
Kinda sorta. Hi Lo fast wail would better be described as continuous solenoid duty while the motor is pulsing on and off.

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