Beacon 800 : up to 8 Channel Wall Mount Controller

Gas detection should not be complicated. The Beacon™ 800 is gas detection simplified.

The Beacon™ 800 is a versatile, low cost fixed system controller for one to eight points of gas detection. It is microprocessor controlled and is capable of accepting up to 8 separate 4-20 mA sensor transmitters which can be either 2 or 3 wire. The Beacon™ 800 can be powered by either 24 VDC, or 85-264 VAC. It is simple to operate and comes complete with a wall mount installation kit.

The 2 large digital displays have backlighting and easily identify both the gas type and the gas concentration for all 8 channels simultaneously. The Beacon™ 800 is housed in a NEMA 4X rated case for a weather tight seal. This case design complies with lock out / tag out standards and can be fully secured. An external reset switch allows alarms to be silenced from outside the controller housing. The bottom mounted wiring hubs allow for easy wiring.

With 3 amp rated relays, the Beacon™ 800 can be wired directly to a variety of devices like alarm horns, buzzers, or lights. This eliminates the need for costly external relays from the controller to devices. RKI offers the industry’s widest selection of standard and toxic gas detection sensors, which can be utilized with the Beacon™ 800, providing gas monitoring protection for almost any application.

DimensionsHeight: 12.5" 318 mm
Width 11.0" 279 mm
Depth 6.4" 163 mm
EnclosureWall mounting grey polycarbonate with hinged cover.
Conduit3/4" NPT conduit hubs, 4 provided for sensors, power and relay wiring.
WiringScrew type terminal block, 14 gauge max.
Operating Temp14°F to 122°F (-10°C to 50°C)
Storage Temp-4°F to 158°F (-20°C to 70°C)
Relative0 - 100% RH
EnclosureNEMA-4X enclosure, waterproof, chemical, and weather resistant.
4-20 mAAccepts any 4-20 mA transmitter (24 VDC, 2 or 3 wire). A wide variety of RKI sensors are available with4-20 mA signals. Wiring distances up to 8,000 feet.
Relays2 relays per channel 10 amp rating, SPDT isolated contacts.
1 set of common relays:
2 for gas alarm levels
1 for malfunction
Relays fully programmable for:
Increasing or decreasing alarms
Latching or self reset
Normally energized or normally de-energized
Time delay for alarm on and alarm off
24 VDC24 VDC output provided to operate sample drawing adapters.
Display2 alphanumeric displays with backlighting. 16 characters per line; 4 lines each. All 8 channels continuously displayed.
AudibleBuilt-in audible alarm, 94 dB, mounted on enclosure.
Coded Output:
pulsing = gas alarm
steady = Fail
Visual4 visual LED alarms on front cover for alarm indications, pilot, and malfunction.
OptionalIndividual 4-20 mA (or 1 - 5 VDC) outputs
Expansion CardsHeavy duty relay card (4 each @ 30 amps)
Power85-264 VAC or 24 VDC standard
Battery backup option available
ApprovalsCSA Certified to CSA C22.2 No. 1010 and ANSI/ISA S82.01
WarrantyOne year materials and workmanship.

Partial List Of Detectable Gases

Many other gases or ranges available. Contact RKI for gases or ranges not listed