Kidde K-RLCD LCD Text Annunciator without Common Controls

Key Features:

  • LCD models feature large 4 x 20 character backlit LCD display
  • LED models provide 16 pairs of LEDs for zone annunciation
  • Available expander extends capability with 24 pairs of LEDs
  • Up to two expanders may be wired to each annunciator
  • Status LEDs and internal buzzer standard on all models
  • Common controls available for LED and LCD display models
  • Available key switch for disabling common controls
  • Standard 4-inch square electrical box mounting
  • Class B or Class A RS485 wiring standard
  • One-, two-, and three-position enclosures available
  • Graphic Annunciator interface, includes common control, indicators and 32 LEDS
  • No programing required, set the address and unit receives all information from panel

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Kidde R-Series Annunciators are high-performance remote annunciators that provide status indication and common controls for compatible fire alarm control panels. This family of annunciators offers LCD or LED annunciation. Models are available with and without common controls.

There are three R-Series annunciator models, plus an LED-based expander. Up to two expanders can be connected to any annunciator. The expander includes 24 pairs of LEDs that extend the capabilities of any of the annunciators.

All annunciator models include status LEDs and an internal buzzer. Two models have an LCD text display, and one has 16 pairs of LEDs for zone annunciation. LCD models feature a large back-lit, 4 by 20 characters per line, super-twist liquid crystal display.

R-Series annunciators and expanders are mounted on a standard 4-inch square electrical box, using the included mounting ring. They can also be surface mounted in locking steel enclosures. Three different enclosures are available.

The key switch and graphic annunciator interface are available for R-Series annunciator applications. The key switch enables or disables common controls. The graphic annunciator interface cards support 32 LEDs and 16 switches on the graphic panel display.


R-Series annunciators communicate with the FACP on the RS-485 data riser. This can be configured for Class A or Class B communication. Annunciators do not provide ground fault isolation.

These annunciators are stand-alone units that can be powered by the FACP or by an approved power supply.

Graphic Annunciator Interface

The GCI Graphic Annunciator Driver is an interface card that connects the fire alarm control panel to the display panel of an LED-based graphic annunciator.

The annunciator card supports 32 LEDs and 16 switches on the graphic panel display. It includes status LEDs and an internal buzzer.

The graphic interface is supplied with snap track mounting. It is attached to a plastic mounting rail that requires two EIA panels.

The annunciator communicates with the FACP on the RS-485 data riser. This can be configured for Class A or Class B communication. The annunciator does not provide ground fault isolation. It is a stand-alone unit that can be powered by the FACP or by an approved power supply.

Annunciator Enclosures

The RA Remote Annunciator Enclosures provide secure, surface mounted protection for annunciators and extenders. Each consists of a back plate, hinged cover, and key lock. The enclosures are 16-gauge welded steel with a white, painted finish. Each enclosure includes a security lock and two keys. The two- and three-position enclosures have wiring channels for correct routing of interconnections.

The enclosures attach to a standard electrical box and provide a mounting lip that takes the place of the integral mounting ring supplied with the annunciators and expanders.

Technical Specifications

Operating voltage 24 VDC, continuous.
Standby current 6 mA
Alarm current 34 mA
RS-485 communications Class A or Class B, 9600 baud
Data wiring 18 to 14 AWG (1.0 to 2.5 sq mm) twisted pair (6 twists per foot minimum). Maximum wire run is 4,000 ft. (1,219 m)
Remote key switch circuit 5 VDC at 1 mA, power-limited, unsupervised
Ground fault impedance 0
Power wiring 18 to 14 AWG (1.0 to 2.5 sq. mm)
Display area 4 lines of 20 characters each
Dimensions (H x W x D) 5-5/8 x 8-1/2 x 1-1/2 in. (14.3 x 21.4 x 3.8 cm)
Mounting North American 4-inch square electrical box or listed enclosure
Agency Listing UL, ULC
Operating environment Temperature: 32 to 120°F (0 to 49°C) Humidity: 0 to 93% RH, noncondensing at 90°F (32°C)
Weight 1.00 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 1.5 × 5.75 in
Color White
Series R-Series: Annunciators
Condition New