FEDERAL SIGNAL PF200S17B Siren/Light Controller with 17 button controller, 100/200 W, OBDII integration capability, integrated Rumbler capability, and integrated dual-tone capability
- 100/200 W siren and light controller with PA and noise-canceling microphone
- Built-in dual-tone capability when used with
- (2) speakers
- Built-in Rumbler® traffic clearing capability
- Optional FS Vehicle Integration/On-Board Diagnostics Integration (OBDII)
- Programmable timer feature
- Siren tones, PA, Radio Rebroadcast and
- Air Horn
- Library of selectable siren tones includes SmartSiren®, Unitrol™, and Powercall siren tones
- Horn Ring Transfer and Park Kill
- Backlit LEDs on control faceplate emulate SignalMaster™ directional warning operation
- (7) programmable inputs and (12) programmable solid-state relay outputs
- Convergence Network Configuration Software allows for easy customization of siren and light controls
- (2) FS Convergence Network ports
- Standard voice messages available in English, Spanish and French Canadian to broadcast alerts. Custom voice messages available for an additional fee
- Five-year warranty
Pathfinder® is a compact, programmable siren and light controller available with self-contained controls, remote surface-mount control heads, or handheld control head. Pathfinder is packed with features such as dual-tone and integrated Rumbler traffic clearing capability along with optional Federal Signal Vehicle Integration/On-Board Diagnostics (OBDII) integration. Pathfinder is easy to install and incorporates Convergence Network Configuration Software to provide a high-level of customizable control capability. Convergence Network Configuration Software is available as a download from the Federal Signal website making it easy to program one vehicle – or an entire fleet – from your laptop.
Pathfinder provides the user with customized control of the siren, warning lights, directional lights, and other accessories. Pathfinder can control the SignalMaster™ directional functions in light bars, ILS systems and “stick” lights that are compatible with FS Convergence Network as well as Latitude™ 3-wire SignalMaster. For convenient visual reference, the Pathfinder emulates the selected pattern of the SignalMaster operation.
All controller options feature programmable buttons that can be programmed for press-on, press-off, momentary, and multiple different blinking styles. The button brightness can be dimmed or turned-off for stealth operation. Over (100) labeling stickers, such as alley, gun lock, and wail allow for further customization of the control head.
Button color can be programmed through the Convergence Network Configuration Software. The self-contained and remote models can be programmed in dual color (Red/Blue) while the Handheld, 17-button, 6-button and 4-button can be programmed in nine different colors - Red, Blue, Green, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, White, Purple and Amber.
The handheld controller features (14) backlit buttons, and the ergonomic design provides convenient volume control and push-to-talk button on the side of the controller. It also has a magnetic mount and includes brackets for fixed or swivel mounting. The microphone is included in the control head, eliminating the need to run a mic cable back to the amplifier. For increased versatility, the amplifier offers a ¼" jack microphone plug option. (¼" jack microphone and remote extension kit sold separately).
The 17-button controller features a four-position progressive slide switch and (17) backlit buttons. For visual reference, the control head emulates the selected pattern of the SignalMaster operation. The included noise-canceling microphone uses a RJ11 connector to plug directly into the control head, eliminating the need to run a mic cable back to the amplifier. For increased versatility, the amplifier offers a ¼" jack microphone plug option (1/4" microphone and remote extension kit sold separately)
The 4-Button controller faceplate includes (4) backlit buttons. For visual reference, the control head emulates the selected pattern of the SignalMaster operation. The noise-canceling microphone that is included with the PF200S4 uses a ¼" jack plug that plugs directly into the amplifier. A remote extension kit is included.
The 6-Button controller faceplate includes (6) backlit buttons and a four-position progressive slide switch. For visual reference, the control head emulates the selected pattern of the SignalMaster operation. The noise-canceling microphone that is included with the PF200S6 uses a ¼" jack plug that plugs directly into the amplifier. A remote extension kit is included.
Pathfinder default siren tones include Wail, Yelp, Priority, Manual/Peak-and-Hold, Hi-Lo, Powercall, and Air Horn. A library of other selectable siren tones are available including Unitrol™ branded siren tones such as Wail, Yelp, Futura, Hi-Lo, Ultra Hi-Lo, Alarm, Air Horn, and Hetro. PA, radio rebroadcast, and Air Horn are standard in the Pathfinder. Pathfinder also includes (2) serial ports to be used with the FS Convergence Network devices such as light bars or directional warning lights for easy “plug-n-play” installation.
Other amplifier features include horn ring transfer (TAPII, Timer or Hands Free), Park, Ignition, and (4) general purpose inputs for trunk/door release, gun lock, intrusion alarms and monitoring K9 temperature systems. The polarity of each input is programmable except for ignition.
The Pathfinder built-in timer feature senses ignition ON/OFF and allows the selection of multiple time settings. Various devices can be wired to relay outputs on the Pathfinder amplifier (such as in-car video DVRs, radios, and laptop chargers), and a security shotgun timer is provided to minimize the possibility of unauthorized shotgun release. Pathfinder timer feature allows the end user to avoid the extra cost of an external timer per vehicle by allowing each device to be turned off at a different time, unlike many one setting external timers used by departments.
The Pathfinder is available with built-in Rumbler® Traffic Clearing capability. This allows the Pathfinder to produce a Rumbler tone without the need for a separate externally mounted amplifier. Rumbler capability requires the purchase of Rumbler woofers and vehicle specific mounting kit. Dual-tone capability cannot be utilized with the Rumbler capability unless a complete RUMBLER-3, which includes the additional amplifier, is purchased.
- Pathfinder + (1) 100 W siren speaker = single tone and standard PA
- Pathfinder + (2) 100 W siren speakers = dual-tone and standard PA
- Pathfinder + (1) 100 W speaker + (1) or (2) Rumbler woofers = single tone, Rumbler and enhanced PA
- Pathfinder + (2) 100 W siren speakers + RUMBLER-3 kit (includes two woofers) = Rumbler, dual-tone siren, and standard PA (one channel will Rumble)
- Pathfinder + (1) or (2) Rumbler woofers + (2) 100 W siren speakers + MS4000 = dual-tone, Rumbler, and enhanced PA
Programming Software Features
The Convergence Network Configuration Software is available as a download from the FS website and siren configurations can be created via laptop computer. Configured programs can be extracted, modified, and stored for ease of service and re-use. The Federal Signal Convergence Network allows the user to "plug-n-play" simply by connecting the siren to the vehicle’s light bar. Pathfinder gives the user the ability to clone an entire fleet of siren functions. The user simply connects the Pathfinder to a PC and downloads the functions of the programmed software onto a USB drive to download functions to each siren.
|Pathfinder 100W||Pathfinder 200W|
|Audio Output Power||100 W||200 W|
|Input Voltage||11/28 Vdc|
|Nominal Output Voltage||64 V peak-to-peak|
|Standby Current||<0.1 A|
|Input Current, Operating||8 A||16 A|
|Operating Temp.||-40˚ to +176˚ F (-40˚ to +80˚C)|
|Polarity||Negative ground only|
|Frequency Range||182 to 1600 Hz|
|Amplifier Physical Specifications|
|Height||2.5 in (6.4 cm)||2.5 in (6.4 cm)||2.5 in (6.4 cm)||2.5 in (6.4 cm)||2.5 in (6.4 cm)||2.5 in (6.4 cm)|
|Width||6.0 in (15.2 cm)||6.0 in (15.2 cm)||6.0 in (15.2 cm)||6.0 in (15.2 cm)||6.0 in (15.2 cm)||6.0 in (15.2 cm)|
|length||7.0 in (17.8 cm)||7.0 in (17.8 cm)||7.0 in (17.8 cm)||7.0 in (17.8 cm)||7.0 in (17.8 cm)||7.0 in (17.8 cm)|
|Control Head Physical Specifications|
|Height||2.5 in (6.4 cm)||2.5 in (6.4 cm)||6.0 in (15.2 cm)||3.3 in (8.4 cm)||2.8 in (7.1 cm)||1.6 in (4.1 cm)|
|Width||6.0 in (15.2 cm)||6.0 in (15.2 cm)||2.5 in (6.4 cm)||6.8 in (17.3 cm)||2.6 in (6.6 cm)||3.5 in (8.9 cm)|
|Length||8.4 in (21.3 cm)||1.5 in (3.5 cm)||1.3 in (3.3 cm)||1.4 in (3.6 cm)||1.1 in (2.8 cm)||1.0 in (2.5 cm)|
|4.7 lb (2.1 kg)||6.0 lb (2.7 kg)||5.0 lb (2.3 kg)||6.0 lb (2.7 kg)||5.9 lb (2.7 kg)||5.9 lb (2.7 kg)|
Audible Equipment may produce LOUD sounds necessary to request the right-of-way. Audible equipment may cause hearing damage. Wear hearing protection. Refer to the Installation Manual or call 800/433-9132 for further instructions.
Important Warning for Police Boats and Fire Rescue Boats
It has come to our attention that police boat and fire rescue boat sirens and speakers may subject persons operating those craft to sound pressure levels that can cause permanent hearing loss. We recommend that speakers be located as far forward on the boat as possible, as recommended in the SAE Recommended Practice J1849 "Emergency Vehicle Sirens". However, unprotected exposures of sufficient duration to properly located siren speakers can still create a risk of hearing loss.
It is our recommendation that your siren speakers should be relocated and persons operating these craft should wear hearing protection when using the siren system.
Failure to comply with these recommendations may result in temporary or permanent hearing loss to operators and passengers of these vehicles.