Ultra High Sensitivity Laser Smoke Detector

Pinnacle is a laser-based and microprocessor controlled detector, achieving the highest sensitivity and stability possible. Pinnacle is an intelligent, addressable smoke detector. Pinnacle is able to provide the exact location of the fire by identifying the address of the detector sensing the smoke. This can greatly reduce response time in a real fire situation since smoke at such low levels is not visible to the human eye. In addition, each detector in a Pinnacle smoke detection system is fully supervised. Any trouble with the detectors on the loop will be immediately annunciated at the fire alarm control panel. The detectors will also indicate the need and urgency of maintenanc


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.

Pinnacle Specifications

Voltage Range
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)

Shipping Weight
5.6 oz. (159 g)

Operating Temperature Range
32° to 100°F (0° to 38°C)

Velocity Range
0 – 4000 fpm (0 to 20.3 m/s)

Relative Humidity
10% – 93% noncondensing

Self Diagnostics
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)

Drift Compensation
High sensitivity maintenance alert signal
Low sensitivity maintenance alert signal
Maintenance urgent signal



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