Electric strikes were first introduced in the late 1800s so high-rise apartment dwellers could provide access for family and guests without walking down to the street level and physically unlocking the entry door. Over the years, specialized electric strikes have been developed for...
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When electric strikes are wired with AC voltage for intermittent duty, the solenoid should have five times the energized time to cool down. This will help to ensure a longer operational life. If this is not practical, a Continuous Duty (DC voltage) solenoid equipped electric strike should be installed.
DC powered electric strikes are silent. A Piezo can be installed to make a DC powered electric strike “buzz.”
According to RCI, the F1 Series electric strike is designed to retrofit the following frame cutouts without modification:
Folger Adam 712 (F1114)
Folger Adam 310-2 (F1119)
Von Duprin 6211 (ANSI) (F1114)
Von Duprin 6215 (F1119)
Von Duprin 6226 (F1119)
To complete the package, F1 Series electric strikes come with standard mounting tabs, shims and fasteners.
The Rutherford Controls International F1 Series Fire-Labeled Heavy-Duty Centerline Latch Entry Electric Strikes are available in 32D (630) satin stainless steel finish standard.
Electric strikes were invented approximately a century ago to meet the basic need of remotely unlocking a door. For most of those years, the lowly electric strike changed very little and just a...