Systems employing Pinnacle can be extremely flexible and cost effective.
One fire alarm control panel loop can have a variety of different types of smoke detectors all on one pair of wires. Only critical areas that actually require ultra high sensitivity smoke detection will use Pinnacle. Noncritical areas can simply use standard photoelectric or ionization smoke detectors. But, regardless of type, all of the detectors install in the same mounting bases. No special equipment is needed in order to install Pinnacle.
In many ways, Pinnacle supercedes the performance of aspirated smoke detection systems, traditionally the only way to achieve high sensitivity smoke detection. Aspirated systems operate by drawing air and smoke through a network of pipe or tubing that is routed throughout the protected space. Because of the nature of detecting smoke in this way, aspirated systems are subject to the effects of dilution. During an actual fire, smoke is drawn into the pipe through one of its sampling ports. Unfortunately, the other sampling ports continue to draw clean air into the pipe from areas that the smoke has not reached. This means that the smoke sensor in an aspirated system must be set more sensitive to offset the effects of dilution. Because Pinnacle is a spot-type smoke detector, it is not susceptible to dilution.
15 – 32 volts DC peak
Standby Current (max. avg.)
230 µA @ 24 VDC (without communication)
330 µA @ 24 VDC (one communication every 5 sec.)
LED Current (max.)
6.5 mA @ 24 VDC (on)
1.66″ (4.2 cm)
4.0″ (10.2 cm)
5.6 oz. (159 g)
Operating Temperature Range
32° to 100°F (0° to 38°C)
0 – 4000 fpm (0 to 20.3 m/s)
10% – 93% noncondensing
Initiated by control panel
Activated by test magnet
Smoke Sensitivity (9 levels)
0.02, 0.03, 0.05, 0.10, 0.20, 0.50, 1.00, 1.50, 2.00%/ft. obscuration
(0.06, 0.10, 0.16, 0.33, 0.66, 1.65, 3.24, 4.85, 6.41%/m obscuration)
High sensitivity maintenance alert signal
Low sensitivity maintenance alert signal
Maintenance urgent signal