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July 16, 2014

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Code 3 Introduces the XCEL™ Siren


Code 3®, Inc. introduces an exciting new product to its siren line: The XCEL siren offers a host of new features that were designed to make it easy for the officer to use as well as for the installer and service technicians to install inside the vehicle.

The XCEL siren is intuitively designed to make it easy for the officer to operate while driving. The Manual and Air Horn buttons are oversized underneath the 3-Level slide switch allowing for quick identification when the need arises. Standby (STBY), Wail, Yelp, Alt. Tone (Hyper-Yelp or Hi-Lo), and Radio Rebroadcast (RAD) are easily identifiable on a rotary switch in the center of the control head. (6) Programmable Auxiliary buttons are located to the right of the rotary switch and can be momentary or on/off depending on a fleet’s requirements.  

The XCEL siren comes with a host of unique programming features making configuring the siren quick and easy. The 3-Level slide switch can be programmed as independent, semi-progressive, or progressive depending on a fleet’s requirements. Additionally, Auxiliary buttons can be programmed to latch to level outputs. For instance, supplemental lighting on the grille or mirrors can become activated when Level 3 is activated in a pursuit; allowing the officer to keep his or her eyes on the road longer instead of having to locate additional Auxiliary buttons on the siren. Another unique feature is that the backlighting on the control head buttons can be adjusted to the officer’s preference. Finally, the XCEL siren has a dip switch on the back that immediately puts the siren in compliance with California Title 13 requirements.

Installing the XCEL siren is quick and easy because the connections can be pre-wired before the siren is fitted inside a console; literally making it plug ‘n play at the time of install. Park-Kill and Horn-Ring Transfer triggers can be configured positive or negative for easy installation on any vehicle type. Visual notification of switching and programming functions further clarify any errors that are being made during installation.

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Finally, the XCEL siren constantly performs two unique troubleshooting tests providing the fastest siren diagnostics on the market today. Located underneath the rotary switch are two small indicator lights (SP and LT) which test for speaker integrity and lighting functions. These lights remain a constant green when everything is functioning properly and turn off when a problem arises.

The XCEL siren is 6 ½” W x 2 ¾” H x 5 9/16” D and weighs 3.5 pounds. The operating voltage is 10-16 VDC and the output capacity is 100W or 200W. The 3-Level switch current for Level 1, Level 2, Level 3A, and Level 3B is 15 Amps each. Auxiliary switches A-F are capable of 10 Amps each. The XCEL passes SAE J1849, 2004/104/EC, and California Title 13 when properly configured and comes with a 5-year warranty.

For more information, visit code3pse.com or call Code 3 Customer Service at (314) 426-2700.

Established in 1974, Code 3 Inc. designs and manufactures a complete line of emergency lighting and warning products for police, fire, emergency response, utility and industrial applications in Saint Louis, MO. Code 3 Inc. is part of the ECCO Safety Group.