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FCO-851A Intelliquad
Discontinued - Replaced by FCO-951A

World-class fire and carbon monoxide (CO) detection combined in a single addressable device provides a practical solution for today’s market.

The IntelliQuad PLUS FCO-851(A) Advanced Multi-Criteria Fire/CO Detector is a plug-in, addressable device that provides both fire and carbon monoxide (CO) detection. For fire, the detector combines four separate sensing elements in one unit (smoke, CO, light/flame, and heat) to sense multiple components of a fire. This approach enables enhanced sensitivity to real fire with heightened immunity to nuisance particulate. For CO, the detector’s electrochemical sensing cell creates a separate signal for life safety CO detection.

CO is a colorless, odorless, and deadly gas that is virtually impossible to detect with the human senses. It is released whenever carbon-based fuels (from fossil fuels to firewood) burn without enough oxygen to form CO2. Because the potential exists for dangerous levels of CO to accumulate in almost any building, legislation mandating the use of CO detection in commercial spaces continues to increase across the U.S. and Canada. The FCO-851(A) is listed to the UL 268 standard for smoke detectors and the UL 2075 standard for system-connected life safety carbon monoxide monitoring.

The FCO-851(A) should be used in conjunction with the B200S(COA) intelligent sounder base, which can generate either a Temp 3 pattern for fire or a Temp 4 pattern for CO alarm indication.

The B200S(COA) recognizes the System Sensor synchronization protocol. This enables it to be used as a component of the general evacuation signal — along with other System Sensor horns, horn strobes, and chimes — when connected to a power supply or Fire Alarm Control Panel (FACP) output capable of generating the System Sensor synchronization pulses. With each sounder base carrying a unique address, the FACP can then command an individual sounder — or a group of sounders — to activate. The command set from the panel can be tailored to the specific event, allowing selection of volume, tone, and group.

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