Kidde EG1AVRF Compact Wall Horn

Key Features:

  • Ultra-low device current consumption
  • Selectable 15, 30, or 75 cd light output
  • May be mixed with legacy Xenon strobes
  • Selectable high or low dB horn output
  • Improved audio frequency range for better wall penetration
  • Compact design—single gang mounting
  • Ultra-slim with no visible mounting screws
  • Multiple Cover Options either with FIRE markings or no FIRE markings
  • Easy to Install with slide switches for field configuration
  • 12 to 18 AWG in-out screw terminals for quick wiring


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The Kidde EG1AVRF Compact Wall Horn features a sleek low-profile design and energy-efficient technology that makes it less expensive to install and operate. Requiring fewer circuits and power supplies, the new EG1AVRF is designed with energy-efficiency and life safety in mind.

The EG1AVRF Wall Horn uses high efficiency optics, combined with patented electronics, to deliver a highly controlled and efficiently focused light distribution pattern in exchange for lower current requirements. Strobes feature field-selectable 15, 30, or 75 cd light output.

Compared with Xenon-type strobes, Kidde’s EG1AVRF needs fewer power supplies and often smaller wire gauge. It is also backwards compatible with legacy strobes, so there’s no need to replace all your existing devices to upgrade to new LED technology. In fact, EG1AVRF strobes can be mixed on the same circuit and used in the same field of view as Xenon-based strobes. This makes the EG1AVRF Wall Horn ideal for new installations and retrofits alike.




The Kidde EG1AVRF Compact Wall Horn are UL 1971-listed for use indoors as wall-mounted public-mode notification appliances for the hearing impaired. Synchronization is important to avoid epileptic sensitivity. All Kidde strobes exceed UL synchronization requirements (within 10 milliseconds over a two-hour period) when used with a synchronization source.


The EG1AVRF Compact Wall Horn output reaches as high as 92 dBA and features an improved audio frequency range. As a result, the sound can penetrate through walls and provide clear warning. They can also be set for high or low dBA output. Models may be configured for either coded or non-coded notification appliance circuits.


The Kidde EG1AVRF comes with mounting screws for easy installation. The tab at the bottom of the device unlocks the cover to reveal the mounting holes. Its shallow depth leaves ample room for extra wiring. Once installed with the cover in place, the mounting screws will not be visible.

It can mount to any standard one-gang surface or flush electrical box. Matching optional EG1T trim rings are available to cover oversized openings and can accommodate one-gang or 4-inch square boxes. Optional color matched single-gang surface boxes are also available.

Field Configuration

The EG1AVRF is factory set to sound in a 3-pulse temporal pattern. By sliding the tone selector switch, the unit may be configured for constant horn output that can be coded at precise intervals by KIDDE control panels and control modules.

Moreover, it is also factory set for high dB output. Low dB output may be selected by sliding the tone selector switch. It may be set for 15, 30, or 75 candela output. The output setting is changed by simply removing the cover and sliding the candela switch to the desired setting. The device does not have to be removed from the wall to change the output setting. The setting remains visible through a small window on the left-hand side of the device after closing the cover.

Technical Specifications

Operating voltage 16 to 33 VDC, 16 to 33 VFWR
Horn signal type Constant or T3 temporal
Light output 15, 30, or 75 candela
Strobe flash rate 1 fps (flash per second) approx.
Synchronization 20 Ω max. between any two devices. (To determine allowed wire resistance, refer to these specifications, and the specifications for the synchronized signal source.)
Synchronization sources KIDDE CC Series Signal Modules, Booster and Auxiliary Power Supplies, and Intelligent and Conventional Control Panels
Wire size 12 to 18 AWG (0.75 to 2.50 mm2)
Dimensions (W×H×D) 3 × 4-5/8 × 1-1/8 in. (7.62 × 11.75 x 2.86 cm)
Strobe-to-box center offset -0.71 inches (-1.8 cm)
Compatible electrical boxes [1] Trim rings 1-gang, 2-gang, 4-inch octagon, 4-inch square EG1TR, EG1TW – Dimensions 5 x 5-7/8 x 9/16 in. (12.7 x 14.92 x 1.43 cm)


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