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Burglar alarm control unit with LED (discontinued since 2001)

Manual for the old SAI system control unit

For what topics and at what times can I call the Vimar number 0424 488500?

The services offered are: explanations for installing and wiring products, technical/commercial information, warnings and advice regarding technical requirements involving installation. The service is available from Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m, Fridays until 5:00 p.m.

On the 16440 Idea and 14394 Plana emergency lighting fitting, the green LED occasionally flashes, is this normal?

Yes, the operation of this device is such that the green LED flashes for about three minutes every hour to indicate that rapid battery recharging is in progress, in order to maintain the maximum degree of efficiency.

Can speakers other than the 16681 be linked to the Idea stereo sound system?

No, they can't.

What does the 8000 series special module mean?

In order to increase the modularity of the 8000 series, some devices have been produced in a 25x45 format (slightly larger than the standard module). These devices are installed on suitable special mounting supports (3, 4 or 5 modules) with associated plaques. Some examples of special module items include: gas detectors, thermostats, interlocked sockets, EDP sockets, portable electronic torches, UNIVERSAL SECURITY plugs and P30 outlets. The use of the special module items does not completely exclude the choice of functions available with standard modules, they can in fact be combined using the 08491 adapter on the same mounting support in special module enclosures IP40 and IP55 for the 8000 series.

Do the Vimar control units with keys all have the same key?

No. Each pair of keys provided has an engraved number that indicates its correspondence with the code engraved on the lock. If you need to make duplicates, you must request neutral keys from Vimar and make a copy at any hardware store. Vimar also provides controls with keys coded "000" in order to operate multiple controls with the same key: these items are shown in the catalogue with the suffix ".CU".

What is the difference between the circuit breakers and the Vimar SCUDO surge protector?

The circuit breakers protect downstream circuits and loads from overcurrents and short-circuits. The SHIELD surge suppressor protects downstream equipment from voltage spikes on the network caused by the opening and closing of heavy loads, or by lightning.

How can I illuminate inverters, switches and buttons of the Plana series so that they are lit and visible in the dark, and not illuminated in the presence of ambient light?

With a 00931 pre-wired signalling unit which illuminates devices in the dark without the need for any extra connections. Illumination units provided with cables (e.g., 10493) illuminate devices which can accommodate them or signal the operating status of the associated loads.