The Adams Rite 4300 Series Steel Hawk operates on 12, 16 or 24 volt DC power, and is rated for continuous duty. For this article, a demo mounted sample was used which had a battery pack with eight AA alkaline batteries powering the deadlatch. A momentary switch controls the fail-secure eLatch solenoid in order to gain access.
The Steel Hawk 4300 is a direct replacement for Adams Rite 4500, 4700 and 4900 Series deadlatches and MS1850 deadbolts, as it retrofits to the MS prep. The only change required is to remove the plastic inserts in the strike if the eLatch is retrofitting a 4500 or 4700 deadlatch. The 4500 and 4700 latchbolts are ½” wide and the 4300 and 4900 latchbolts are 5/8” wide. The strike’s nylon buttons are designed to prevent the door from rattling when using a ½” latchbolt equipped lock.
Optional features of the 4300 eLatch include faceplates, a form “C” latch status monitor and various strike plates. For example, the 4901 strike has a double pocket that can accommodate left or right hand doors that were previously equipped with the 4900 Series Deadlatch. The 4304 strike can accommodate the retrofit of an Adams Rite 1850 Series Deadbolt to operate with the 4300 Steel Hawk eLatch.
The Adams Rite Steel Hawk can be ordered with a cylinder backset of 31/32”, 1-1/8” or 1-1/2”. The four strand wiring is equipped with a quick connect plug-in type connector.
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Adams Rite, 260 Santa Fe Street, Pomona, CA 91767. Phone: 800-872-3267. Web: www.adamsrite.com.
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