Apollo Series 65 Optical Smoke Detector with Flashing LED and Magnetic Test Switch 55000-315APO

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Apollo Series 65 Optical Smoke Detector with Flashing LED and Magnetic Test Switch 55000-315APO

Brand Information

Series 65 incorporates well-proven sensing technologies, including an Integrated Circuit based on that used in XP95 analogue addressable detectors. The Series 65 range has a wide operating voltage of 9–33V and consists of ionisation, integrating ionisation and optical smoke detectors, four grades of heat detector and a range of bases.

Brand Features

Wide-operating voltage of 9–33 V DC Wide-operating and storage temperature of -20°C to +60°C Can be used on security systems Electrically and mechanically compatible with Series 60 Proven detection performance


The Series 65 Optical Smoke Detector has a moulded self-extinguishing white polycarbonate case with wind resistant smoke inlets. Nickel plated stainless steel wiper contacts connect the detector to the base. Inside the case a printed circuit board has the optical system mounted on one side and the signal processing electronics on the other. The sensing chamber is a black moulding configured as a labyrinth which prevents penetration of ambient light. The labyrinth has a fine gauze insect-resistant cover. The chamber houses an infrared light emitting diode (LED) and a photo-diode which has an integral visible-light filter as extra protection against ambient light. Every three seconds the LED emits a burst of collimated light, modulated at 4kHz. In clear air, light from the LED does not fall directly on the diode because the LED is positioned at an obtuse angle to the diode. When smoke enters the chamber, a fraction of the collimated light is scattered onto the photo-diode. If the resulting signal from the photo-diode is above a preset threshold, the LED emits two more bursts of light, this time at two-second intervals. If light is scattered onto the photo-diode by both these pulses – due to the presence of smoke – the detector signals an alarm state by switching the alarm latch on, increasing the current drawn from the supply from about 40μA to a maximum of 75mA. This fall in the impedance of the detector is recognised by the control panel as an alarm signal. The alarm current also illuminates the detector integral LED. A remote indicator connected between the L1 IN terminal and the –R terminal will have a voltage equal to the supply voltage less 1 volt across it and so will illuminate. To ensure correct operation of the detector the control panel must be arranged to supply a maximum of 33 Volts dc and a minimum of 9 Volts dc in normal operation. The supply may fall to 6 Volts dc in alarm conditions if a supply current of at least 10mA is available at this voltage. To ensure effective illumination of the integral LED and any remote indicator, the supply to the detector should exceed 12 Volts. To restore the detector to quiescent condition, it is necessary to expel any smoke and interrupt the electrical supply to the detector for a minimum of one second.

EMC Directive 2014/30/EU

The Series 65 Optical Smoke Detector complies with the essential requirements of the EMC Directive 2014/30/EU, provided that it is used as described. A copy of the Declaration of Conformity is available from Apollo upon request. Conformity of the Series 65 Optical Smoke detector with the EMC Directive does not confer compliance with the directive on any apparatus or systems connected to it.

Construction products regulation 305/2011

The Series 65 Optical Smoke Detector complies with the essential requirements of the Construction Products Regulation 305/2011/EU. A copy of the Declaration of Performance is available from Apollo upon request.


1. Flashing LED: The integral LED flashes when the detector is in a quiescent state. 2. Magnetic test switch and Flashing LED: A magnetic test switch in the circuit of the detector can be magnetically activated from outside the case to initiate an alarm condition for test and commissioning purposes. A flashing LED, as outlined above, is also included.

Product Information

The Series 65 Optical Smoke Detector incorporates a pulsing LED located within the housing of the detector. The external detector moulding is identical to that of the ionisation detector, and has an indicator LED which is clear in quiescent state but produces a red light in alarm.

Key Features

Responds well to slow-burning, smouldering fires

Well-suited to bedrooms and escape routes

Unaffected by wind or atmospheric pressure

Flashing LED and magnet operated test switch option


  • B&Bs/guest houses
  • Bedrooms
  • Cafes
  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Small to medium buildings
Fire Type Slow burning, smouldering fires
Warranty 10 year
Chamber Type Chevron
Power-Up Surge Current 0.115mA
Maximum Power-Up Time 30 seconds
Status Indicator – Alarm Red
Status Indicator – Fault Off
Quiescent Current 50μA
Quiescent Current Tested At 24V dc
Sampling Frequency Once every 3 seconds
Sampling Frequency -L2 Line in & out negative
Terminal Functions L1 In +L1 in
Terminal Functions L1 Out +L1 out
Terminal Functions -R -R Remote indicator negative connection
Polarity L1 & L2 are polarity insensitive
Alarm Current (At 24 Volts) 52mA
Holding Voltage (Min) 6V
Minimum Voltage To Light Alarm LED 12V
Alarm Reset Time 1s
Alarm Load 420Ω in series with 2V drop
Battery Powered No
Humidity (Min) 0% RH
Humidity (Max) 95% RH
Humidity Note no condensation or icing
Humidity 0% to 95% (no condensation or icing)
Operating Temperature (Min) -20°C
Operating Temperature (Max) 60°C
Operating Temperature -20 to 60°C
IP Rating Value IP23D
Effect Of Wind Speed None
Storage Temperature (Min) -30°C
Storage Temperature (Max) 80°C
Storage Temperature -30 to 80°C
Standards EN 54-7
  • CPR
  • LPCB
Weight 99g
Colour White
Materials Housing Polycarbonate
Materials Terminals Nickel plated stainless steel
Product Length 42mm
Product Diameter 100mm
Detection Principle Photo-electric light scattering.
Sensor Configuration Horizontal optical bench housing infra-red emitter and sensor, arranged radially to detect forward scattered light.

Apollo Series 65 Optical Smoke Detector with Flashing LED and Magnetic Test Switch 55000-315APO


Apollo Series 65

The Series 65 range of conventional detectors incorporates well-proven sensing technologies, together with advances in materials and electronics technology. These alarms meet approvals worldwide. Series 65 detectors are used on small-to-medium sized systems, such as small industrial units, shop units and guest houses.


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