The LINE-POWERED ALARM BOX takes a contact close and annunciates with loud buzzer and flashing LED.

MULTIPURPOSE ALARM BOX
Alarm Box Features
  • Flashing beacon light is visible in daylight.
  • Loud warbling tone cuts through the loudest industrial noise.
  • Rugged. Built for rough, wet and corrosive environments.
  • Illuminated push button indicates power present.
  • Compact – box measures only 5 x 5 x 2 inches.

  • Relay Output – 15A  @ 120 VAC relay.

  • Waterproof enclosure is rated for outdoor use. (IP65)
  • Snooze alarm – buzzer repeats every 30 mins.

THE ALARM PANEL BOX ANNUNCIATOR takes a contact closure from sensing devices such as a float switches, reed switches, or limit switches, and turns it into an audio and visual alarm that can’t be ignored.

Operation
  • When your device provides a contact close, the beacon flashes and the warbling buzzer sounds. The button silences the piezo-buzzer while the beacon light continues to flash as a reminder until the alarm condition is corrected. When the alarm condition is cleared, it resets automatically for the next alarm.
  • A “snooze-alarm” mode repeats the buzzer output every 30 minutes. (can be disabled if needed on the PCB)
  • Illuminated push-button to show that that power is on.
  • Pushbutton tests the circuit when unit is not actively alarming.
  • 15A relay switches a load using the piggyback plug, or with model AB-3R, using a separate short cord. (or pigtail receptacle) Either model is field settable to N.O or N.C.
 
Features
  • Waterproof enclosure is rated IP65. (NEMA 4X)

  • Installation is as simple as connecting to your device’s contact close (or open) to the communications cable, and then plug in the power cord.

  • Different behaviors available on the circuit board such as tank filling (the silence button disables the alarm until next fill-up, snooze alarm or not, N.O. or N.C. relay.
 
 Models Available

AB-2R has a 10 foot piggyback cord with NEMA 5-15 plugs. (the standard 120VAC household plug pattern)   More info here on here on piggyback cords.

AB-3R format has two cords instead of the piggyback cord. Same capabilities as above but has a standard 120VAC plug (NEMA 5-15P) and a short cord with a NEMA 5-15R receptacle instead of piggyback cord. This also allows use for European and other cords, or sometimes it fits the application better. 

Standard voltage is 100-250VAC but it can be configured to run from any standard voltage.  (12VDC, 24VDC, 24VAC, etc.)

Alarm box - relay
AB-2R SHOWING PIGGYBACK CORD AND CABLE
ALARM BOX WITH LEVEL PROBES (AB-2R)

MATERIALS

  • Enclosure material………………………….. PVC
  • Enclosure screws………………………………316 stainless steel
  • Enclosure seal…………………………………..solid PVC elastomer
  • Beacon Lens……………………………………..Lexan
  • Cord grips (2)…………………………………….Nylon
  • Buzzer diaphragm…………………………….316 stainless steel
  • Power cord……………………………………….3C/14, SJOOW jacket (piggyback style plug, standard length 10 feet)
  • Communications cable……………………..8C/24, PVC jacket 0.032″ (standard length 10 feet)

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

  • Buzzer volume…………………………………103dB @ 2ft.
  • Operating temp (ambient)………………. -40 to 60ºC (-76-140ºF)
  • Ingress protection……………………………. IP65 (NEMA 4X)
  • Current consumption during alarm…..30mA
  • Maximum Relay current load…………….15A @ 120VAC
  • Passive current consumption…………… 5mA (mostly the front button which is always on)

All our alarm boxes enclosures are rated for outdoor use.  For the AC powered units, the cord is an outdoor-rated SJOOW rubber cord but the plug is a standard NEMA 5-15 plug.  (not waterproof)   If the alarm box is intended to be installed in a wet location then appropriate measures must be taken to make the entire installation waterproof. This means wiring into a waterproof junction box.

The enclosure ingress rating of IP65 can be increased to IP66 by adding a sealing boot over the front pushbutton. More information on Ingress protection ratings here.

Here are the models available:

BATTERY POWERED

  • AB-1…………………………..battery power (9VDC)

LINE POWERED WITH PIGGYBACK PLUG RELAY OUTPUT (AB-2R)

  • AB-2R…………………………120VAC with piggyback NEMA 5-15 plug
  • AB-2R-12DC………………..12VDC with 4C/18 SJOOW cable (blunt cut)
  • AB-2R-24DC………………..24VAC with 4C/18 SJOOW cable (blunt cut)
  • AB-2R-24AC………………..24VDC with 4C/18 SJOOW cable (blunt cut)

LINE POWERED WITH RELAY OUTPUT IN A SECOND CORD

  • AB-3R…………………………120VAC with NEMA 5-15P cord (10ft length) and NEMA 5-15R receptacle. (8″ length)
  • AB-3R-240VAC……………240VAC with NEMA 6-15P cord (10ft length) and NEMA 6-15R receptacle (8″ length)
  • AB-3R-12VDC……………..12VDC with 10 ft. blunt cut 4C/18 SJOOW cable
  • AB-3R-24VAC……………..24VAC with 10 ft. blunt cut 4C/18 SJOOW cable
  • AB-3R-24VAC……………..24VDC with 10 ft. blunt cut 4C/18 SJOOW cable

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AB-2R (WITH PIGGYBACK CORD)

$227

Power Source

AB-3R (TWO CORDS)

$244

Power Source

Options

Float Switch Level Probe

Float rigid polypropene pipe mounted with 1 inch NPT cord grip. Attaches to the supplied 10ft cable.
[LP]   

Working Depth
Float Orientation
Circular Connector

This connector makes it easy to disconnect the cable, and Also makes it easy to snake through tight places when installing.
[CN-2]   $46.00

Multiconductor cable

Extra cable length over the standard 10ft length. Heavy 0.032″ jacket for superior durability, eight stranded conductors x 24 gage.
[C-8] $0.99/ft

Buzzer Volume Control

Sometimes our buzzers are too loud.  Snap-on “muffler” reduces the volume by 20 db and anywhere in between just by rotating the slots. [V-1]     $6

Different Buzzer Tones

Different buzzer tones to audibly identify different units. Hear the different tone types here. [BZ-xx]     $18  

Tone Type
Alternate Color LED

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Default color is red. Amber, Blue, green, and white are options.     [BL-x]    $11

Color
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