Kidde D12LS-VM Front Panel Annunciator

Key Features:

  • One Class A or Class B intelligent device loop standard, optional second loop brings control panel capacity to 500 devices
  • 24-line by 40-character backlit LCD capable of displaying eight simultaneous events
  • Optional voice evacuation and firefighter’s telephone
  • 3 Form C relays: alarm, trouble and supervisory
  • Optional network interface slots are located on the back of a swingable mounting chassis
  • Electronic addressing with automatic device mapping
  • Optional Ethernet port for diagnostics, programming
  • Supports system wide strobe synchronization
  • Supports up to 30 R-Series remote annunciators with either Class A or Class B wiring
  • Networkable up to 8 VM control panels
  • Patented Voltage Boost™ technology delivers constant voltage even at low battery power
  • 10 Amp UL listed power supply
  • 4 On-board Notification Appliance Circuits
  • Room for 3 optional front panel LED/Switch modules
  • Optional Ethernet interface
  • Hinged chassis for easy access
  • Removable terminals on all low voltage wiring

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Kidde D12LS-VM Front Panel Annunciator was designed with leading edge computing power, yet it is still highly flexible. It can be used in a simple, single building as a standalone system and can also be part of a network with thousands of points across multiple buildings. Unlike other mid-range systems, it has an optional voice evacuation function making it a cost-effective solution for multiple applications.

Efficient, cost-effective networking

The Kidde D12LS-VM Front Panel Annunciator network can comprise up to 8 control panels – enough to serve the needs of most campuses and larger buildings. Highly ef­ficient RS485 connectivity, plus fiber-optic communications deliver faster response times and more sophisticated diagnostic capabili­ties, while remote annunciation solutions keep basic monitoring and control always within reach.

Audio that speaks for itself

Kidde D12LS-VM features 3 channels of inte­grated digital audio with up to 2 minutes of programmable message storage. An optional paging control center includes a paging microphone which can be added as a firefighters’ telephone. Auxiliary inputs are available for mass notification operations and connection to external systems.

Versatility built right in

The control panel has room for 3 fully programmable front panel switch/LED strips. Each strip includes 12 switches with 2 associated LEDs (one quad-color, and one yellow), and a custom label area. LED color designations can be assigned by the installer.

Perfect for retrofits

This unit is particularly well-suited to retrofit applications. All connections are made over standard wiring – no shielded cable required. This means that existing wiring can be used to upgrade a legacy control panel to D12LS-VM technology without the expense or disruption of rewiring the entire building.

Clear-cut remote annunciation

Up to 30 R-Series LCD, LED annuncia­tors and driver interface cards may be configured for each control panel on the D12LS-VM network. Compatible annunciators include a range of LED and LCD models that provide zone or point annunciation, as well as common control capabilities. Kidde D12LS-VM also sup­ports graphic annunciation with optional graphic annunciator interface modules. Each interface provides common control, indicators, and 32 LEDS. Expansion units pro­vide 48 led outputs.

Power that goes the distance

Edward’s patented Voltage Boost™ technology delivers constant 22.5 Vdc on NAC and AUX circuits – even at low battery power. This means lighter gauge cable can be used for equivalent distanc­es compared with conventional power supplies, or longer wire runs on the same gauge cable. Either way, this breakthrough technology saves time and equipment costs, making the D12LS-VM not only a high-performance solution — but a cost-effective one as well.

Technical Specifications

Voltage 24 VDC
Current 11 mA.
Standby 11 mA plus 2.5 mA for each active LED, 58
Alarm mA max.
Temperature 32 to 120°F (0 to 49°C)
Relative humidity 0 to 93% noncondensing