FACP FlexES Control FX18, 10 loops


Approval: VdS, CNBOP

VdS system authorization: S 209207

Hardware FlexES Control FX18 basic configuration, with software support for 10 loops. System supports up to 1,270 digital loop addresses in total. Configuration is modularly expandable up to 18 loops by exchange of the CPU license.
  • Master/slave CPU by redundant control module
  • Combinable loop/spur technology with decentralized intelligence
  • Freely configurable functionality of modules
  • 4 free programmable potential free or monitored potential driving contacts and 1 output for alarm transmission unit (ATU)
  • Increased availability via emergency mode func­tion of the loop modules
  • Emergency mode for monitored areas up to 48,000 m² or more than 512 fire detectors acc. to the German Planning standard VDE 0833 and/or VdS 2095
  • USB, ERS 485, TTY interfaces onboard
  • Direct output of the proprietary EDP communications protocol (Data Protocol) via interface RS 485
  • Operation of loop-powered alarm signaling devices (optical/acoustic/voice) in different alarm zones via esserbus-PLus
  • Cascadable power supply to 450 W according to EN 54-4
  • Loop length up to 3.5 km (esserbus)
  • Operation of different input/output gateways
  • Integrated interfaces for operation of required fire brigade periphery, e.g. fire brigade indicating panel, fire brigade operating unit
  • Event memory with 10,000 entries
  • Operation of VdS approved wireless components ​with convenient radio signal intensity measurement
  • Parameterization, calibration and programming directly via USB interface
  • Galvanic isolation of analog loops possible
  • Up to 1,000 control zones and detector zones

In connection with display and operating unit (Part No. FX808324)
  • Display and operating unit with 5.7" TFT display
  • Capacitive keyboard for touch-sensitive operation
  • Program-controlled night design with interactive, user-configurable keyboard menu

Additional features for powered loop
  • BUS supplied, synchronously controlled, acoustic alarm signaling devices as per DIN EN 54 - 3 with alarm tone as per DIN 33404
  • Up to 48 powered loop base sounders (series 9200) per loop
  • Up to 6-18 powered loop IQ8Alarm+ per loop
  • Up to 48 IQ8Quad with alarm device per loop

Additional Information:

Optionally: display and operating unit (Part No. FX808324) or neutral front (Part No. FX808325) must be ordered separately.

Compatible serial printers FlexES: Part No. FX808353, FX808354, FX808353.INT, FX808354.INT

Max. 18 modules, up to 18 esserbus analog loops and expandable up to 127 loop devices (per loop) in mixed mode / loop powered and non-loop powered (system supports up to 2,286 digital loop addresses in total).

Scope of Delivery:

Basic set includes: 1 x power supply module, 1 x plugin connection cable,1 x PS connection module, connection cable 0.6 m, 1 x rear panel 1, 1 x control ​module, 1 x housing frame and 1 x base module carrier, 1 x set air filter, 1 x set air filter

Rated voltage VAC
230 V AC
Rated frequency
50 ... 60 Hz
Rated current
0.8 A
Output voltage 24 V DC
Quiescent current approx. 192 mA (base model w/o display and operating unit)
approx. 348 mA (base model with display and operating unit)
Current consumption for ext. devices
3 A
Battery capacity 4 x 12 V/26 Ah
Ambient temperature
5 °C ... 45 °C
Storage Temperature -10°C ... 50°C
Air humidity
< 95 % (non-condensing)
Type of protection
IP 30
Housing ABS, 10% glass fiber reinforced, V - 0
gray, similar to Pantone 538
Weight approx. 15.1 kg (incl. neutral front)
approx. 17 kg (incl. operating unit)
W: 450 mm H: 960 mm D: 185 mm
Declaration of Performance DoP-20903130701