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SPKE SERIES

UL 1971 COMPLIANT

SPEAKER AND SPEAKER/STROBE

Installation Instructions-

Owner's Information

MODELS

SPKE4*.................. SQUARE SPEAKER

SPKE4*.................. SQUARE SPEAKER WITH 24 VDC STROBE

SPKE8*.................. 8 IN. ROUND SPEAKER

SPKE8*.................. 8 IN. ROUND SPEAKER WITH 24 VDC STROBE

Includes any of the following suffixes, number indicating candela rating, R (Red) or 

W (Off-White), W (Wall) or C (Ceiling).

I.     INTRODUCTION

The Gentex SPKE Series is a high quality speaker and speaker/visual signal appliance.  The

SPKE Series is UL Listed for fire protective service.  The high intensity strobe utilizes a Xenon

flash tube which generates a high-intensity light visible from all sides.  The strobe is UL Listed in

compliance with UL 1971, Signaling Appliances for the Hearing Impaired (15/75 Cd and 30/75 Cd

models are additionally listed in compliance with UL 1638).

II.    PRODUCT INFORMATION

The SPKE Series speaker and speaker/strobe offer a choice of field selectable power taps, 1/8,

1/4, 1/2, 1, 2 and 4 Watts for either 25v or 70.7v audio amplifiers.  The speaker/strobe offers the

option of a high intensity strobe which complies with UL 1971.  The frequency range of the 

speakers is 400-4000Hz.  All devices are suitable for line supervision.  Speaker includes DC

blocking capacitor which allows for supervision voltage of either polarity.

III.   LOCATION

This appliance is intended for use in Fire Alarm Systems and is to be installed in accordance with

this installation manual, the recommendation of the local authorities having jurisdiction, and other

NFPA Standards that provide standards on notification appliances for protective signaling 

systems.  

The Gentex "SPKE" is intended for indoor installation only.  This appliance is not weatherproofed

for outdoor or drip proof applications.

Wall-mounted appliances shall have their bottoms at heights above the finished floor of not less

than 80 in. (2m) and no greater than 96 in. (2.4m)**.  Spacing shall be in accordance with Table A.

If a room configuration is not square, the room size that will entirely encompass the room or 

subdivide the room into multiple squares shall be used.

Maximum Room 

Minimum Required Light Output, Candela (Cd)

Size

(Effective Intensity)

Two Lights per 

Four Lights

Room (Located 

per Room

One Light 

on Opposite 

(One Light

per Room (Cd)

Walls) (Cd)

per Wall) (Cd)

20' x 20'

15

N/A

N/A

30' x 30'

30

15

N/A

40' x 40'

60

30

15*

50' x 50'

95

60

30*

60' x 60'

135

95

30*

70' x 70'

185

95

60*

80' x 80'

240

135

60

90' x 90'

305

185

95

100' x 100'

375

240

95

110' x 110' 

455

240

135

120' x 120'

540

305

135

130' x 130'

635

375

185

TABLE A

*

- Must be used with the AVS44 Control Module due to distance between strobes being less than 55ft.

VII.   ELECTRICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

MODEL NUMBERS

SPEAKERS dBA @ 10 FEET

PER UL 1480

RATED WATTS

1/8

1/4

1/2

1

2

4

SPKE4 SERIES

78

81

84

87

90

90

SPKE8 SERIES

78

81

84

87

90

90

STROBE CURRENT RATINGS

DC (mA)

FWR (mA)

Cd

VOLTAGE

INRUSH

PEAK

AVG

INRUSH

PEAK

AVG

21V

96

94

86

132

236

110

15

24V

114

84

78

176

216

100

30V

150

76

69

176

200

91

21V

110

120

105

245

280

140

15*& 30 (wall)                  24V

130

110

93

235

260

125

30V

160

90

77

310

245

115

21V

120

150

130

320

360

180

15*(ceiling) & 60 (wall)            24V

140

120

115

300

340

160

30V

170

100

95

400

330

145

21V

110

180

165

180

480

224

30*(wall) & (ceiling)              24V

120

160

142

180

440

193

30V

160

140

114

220

400

165

21V

128

270

240

220

752

310

110

24V

148

240

220

280

704

298

30V

230

200

179

420

552

234

SYNCHRONIZED STROBE RATINGS

21V

420

180

98

440

260

115

15 (Z suffix)                     24V

490

160

92

600

350

107

30V

620

160

85

640

380

100

21V

420

440

144

550

920

172

15* (Z suffix)                      24V

490

680

130

640

920

155

30V

620

580

116

700

640

138

*-RATED 75 Cd PER UL 1638, FIRE PROTECTIVE VISUAL SIGNALING APPLIANCES.

LIMITED WARRANTY

For a period of 24 months from the date of purchase, or a 

maximum of 30 months from the date of manufacture,  Gentex 
warrants to you, the original purchaser, that your appliance will be free
from defects in workmanship, materials, and construction under 
normal use and service.  If a defect in workmanship, materials, or 
construction should cause your appliance to become inoperable within
the warranty period, Gentex will repair your appliance or furnish you
with a new or rebuilt replacement appliance without charge to you
except for postage required to return the appliance to us.  Gentex will
not reimburse you for repairs or replacement parts provided by other 
parties.  Your  repaired or replacement appliance will be returned to you
free of charge and it will be covered under this warranty for the balance
of the warranty period.

This warranty is void if our inspection of your appliance shows that

the damage or failure was caused by abuse, misuse, abnormal usage,
faulty installation, improper maintenance, or repairs other than those
performed by us.

ANY WARRANTIES IMPLIED UNDER ANY STATE LAW, 

INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, APPLY ONLY FOR THE
WARRANTY PERIOD SPECIFIED ABOVE.  PLEASE NOTE THAT
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN
IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY
NOT APPLY TO YOU.

GENTEX WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE, 

INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND
ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THE SALE, USE OR REPAIR OF
THIS APPLIANCE.  THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF GENTEX SHALL
NOT IN ANY CASE EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID BY
YOU FOR THE APPLIANCE.  PLEASE NOTE THAT SOME STATES
DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF 
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE
EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

If a defect in workmanship, materials, or construction should

cause your appliance to become inoperable within the warranty 
period, you must return the appliance to Gentex postage prepaid.
You must also prove to the satisfaction of Gentex the date of 
purchase of your appliance.  Warranty service may only be 
performed by Gentex personnel at Gentex's facilities in Zeeland,
Michigan.  You must also pack the appliance to minimize the risk of it
being damaged in transit.  You must also enclose a return address.
Appliances returned for warranty service should be sent to:  Gentex
Corporation, 10985 Chicago Drive, Zeeland, MI  49464.  If we
receive an appliance in a damaged condition as the result of 
shipping, we will notify you and you must file a claim with the shipper.

THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS AND

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM
STATE TO STATE.

GENTEX CORPORATION

10985 CHICAGO DRIVE, ZEELAND, MI 49464

PHONE: 800-436-8391

550-105-11

1-1-94

RATED WATTS

1/8

1/4

1/2

1

2

4

INPUT 25v RMS

D

E

F

G

H

I

INPUT 70.7v RMS

A

B

C

D

E

F

WIRING DIAGRAM

 


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**Effective Intensity Requirements for Sleeping Area

Visible Notification Appliance

Distance from Ceiling to Top of Lens

Intensity

greater than or equal to 24"

110 Cd

less than 24"

177 Cd

IV.    MOUNTING ROUGH-IN BOX AND RUN WIRING     

MOUNTING OPTIONS

All models shown with optional strobe.

SYSTEM CONSIDERATIONS

1.   To select the proper wattage input for the speaker.  Move the jumper to the appropriate pin.  

Refer to Section VII for the proper terminal.

2.   Always maintain electrical isolation between speaker and strobe wiring on combination units.

3.   Do not exceed 130% of rated speaker voltage.  If excessive distortion is heard, check 

amplifier for signal clipping.  If clipping exists, reduce either amplifier input or gain.

4.   When extension rings are used, the conduit should always enter through the backbox.

CAUTION

WHEN INSTALLING, ROUTE FIELD WIRING AWAY FROM SHARP

PROJECTIONS, CORNERS AND INTERNAL COMPONENTS.

NOTE:  Strobes are not recommended for use on coded or pulsing signaling circuits. 

PANEL VOLTAGE - DEVICE MINIMUM VOLTAGE

TOTAL CURRENT DRAW

* INCLUDES WIRE TO AND FROM APPLIANCE.

ASSUMES ALL APPLIANCES ARE AT THE END OF WIRE RUN (WORST CASE).
CAUTION:  APPLIES ONLY TO REGULATED SUPPLIES. 

V.     CHECKOUT AND TROUBLESHOOTING

1.  Supply power to the system control panel.  The auxiliary signaling device should not be 

activated. 

2.  If the signal is activated:

a.  Check all smoke and fire detectors in the system to make sure they have not been 

activated.

b.  Check all wiring connections to make sure the signal detection circuits are not reversed or 

shorted together.  Check wire color codes and traces.

3.  To test the "SPKE" series and other signaling appliances, trip the auxiliary panel or activate 

alarm circuit at the main control panel or activate one of the fire detection units in the system.  

All auxiliary signals should be activated.

4.  An operational test on this product should be conducted in accordance with National Standards 

or at a minimum annually and more often if dictated by local and state codes or authorities 

having jurisdiction.

SIGNALING APPLIANCE LIMITATIONS:

Your speaker meets or exceeds current audibility requirements of Underwriters Laboratories.  

However, if the appliance is located outside a bedroom it may not wake up a sound sleeper, 

especially if the room door is closed or only partially open.

WARNING

THIS APPLIANCE WILL NOT OPERATE WITHOUT ELECTRICAL POWER.  AS

FIRES FREQUENTLY CAUSE POWER INTERRUPTIONS, GENTEX SUGGESTS

YOU DISCUSS FURTHER SAFEGUARDS WITH YOUR LOCAL FIRE 

PROTECTION SPECIALIST.

VI.    TO RETURN A UNIT

Should you experience problems with your "SPKE" unit, proceed as follows:

1.  Turn off electrical power to the auxiliary alarm circuit.

2.  Unscrew the unit from the mounting box.

3.  Disconnect the unit from the field wiring.  Reconnect the two positive supply voltage circuits 

(red wires) and the two negative supply voltage circuits (black wires) of the auxiliary alarm 

circuit to maintain power to the other auxiliary alarm appliances in the system. 

4.  Carefully pack the defective unit (the manufacturer cannot be responsible for consequential 

damage due to shipping or mishandling).  Include your return address and complete details as 

to the nature of the difficulties being experienced and date of installation.

5.  Return to: Gentex Corporation, 10985 Chicago Drive, Zeeland, MI  49464.  Prior to returning, 

call Gentex @ 1-800-436-8391 to obtain an RMA number from our return department.

NOTE: DO NOT USE

LOOPED WIRE UNDER 

TERMINALS.  BREAK WIRE

RUN TO PROVIDE 

SUPERVISION OF 

CONNECTION.

*MAX. WIRE DISTANCE (IN FEET) = 

X WIRE CONDUCTIVITY (STROBE ONLY)