3327A/3527A - Surface Mounted Vertical Rod Device

Product Code: 3327/3527AEO.US28 & Versions w. External Trim: Add suffix DT/NL/NL-OP/L/L-BE & T
3327A/3527A - Surface Mounted Vertical Rod Device
  • Description and Uses
  • Installation Sheets & Templates

3327A/3527A - Surface Mounted Vertical Rod Device

Characteristics

This range of architectural grade escape devices includes the 35A Series with its smooth mechanism case and the established 33A Series with its familiar grooved design. The two styles are mechanically and dimensionally identical and provide a solution specifically for narrow stile applications down to 44mm.

Newly designed device has a one piece centre case cover.

The Quiet One®

A fluid dampener decelerates the touch bar on its return stroke and eliminates most noise associated with exit device operations. Furnished on all 33A/35A Series Exit Devices.

UK Fire Certification in accordance with EN 1634-1:2000 (timber)
WFRC No. C132276 120mins BS EN 1125:1997

EN 1125: 2008

CE Certified.

Features & Benefits

Recommendations for Installing & Fixing

In accordance with BS EN 1125:1997 Annexe A (informative) the device should be installed with the touch bar normally at a height between 900mm and 1100mm from the finished floor level when the door is in the secure position. Where it is known that the majority of the occupants of the premises will be young children, it is acceptable to reduce the fixing height accordingly.

Strikes for 3327A/3527A Surface Mounted Vertical Rod Devices

299 Top Roller Strike with 21mm projection, used with conventional frames where a reveal >32mm exists.

248L-4 Bottom Strike for use with flat top thresholds. Since the strike projects by 10mm care should be taken to ensure installation does not pose a trip hazard

304L Optional Bottom Strike for use where a mortice installation is desired.

Please note -
Both the 248L-4 & 304L Bottom Strikes are supplied as standard with all surface mounted vertical rod devices.

Optional Trim (for Outside Access)

Please refer to the 3327A/3527A Data Sheet (part 2) on the next tab.

3327A/3527A Series - Surface Mounted Vertical Rod Device Trim

How to Specify or Order

3327A Rim Exit Device for Doors <915mm
3327A Rim Exit Device for Doors <1220mm

3527A Rim Exit Device for Doors <915mm
3527A Rim Exit Device for Doors <1220mm

add suffix -

EO - Exit Only
DT - Dummy Trim
NL - Night Latch Trim
L - Lever Trim
L-BE - Lever w. Blank Escutcheon
T - Thumbturn

Finishes

US28 - Satin Anodized Aluminium

Options & Accessories

CD Cylinder Dogging

Cylinder dogging is available on all 3327A/3527A™ Panic Exit Devices to replace the standard hex key dogging. Unit requires a standard 114 32mm mortise cylinder with a straight cam - B502-191.

Use prefix, CD, example CD3327L

CDK Cylinder Dogging Kit

For field conversion, a cylinder dogging conversion kit is available.

Order: 3327CDK or 3527CDK, specify finish.

HDK Hex Key Dogging Kit

For field conversion, a hex key dogging conversion kit is available.

Order: 3327AHDK or 3527AHDK, specify finish.

LD Less Dogging

Less Dogging is available in all 3327A/3527A™ Panic Exit devices to remove the dogging option.

Use prefix LD, example LD3327AL

Dog Keys

  • Dog Key (old style)
  • Dog Key (standard)

3327A/3527A Electrical Options

RX Request to Exit

The RX (Request to Exit) feature is used to signal the use of an opening. This device is equipped with one internal SPDT switch which monitors the pushpad.

The device can be connected to a security console or may be used as a single door alarm when used with a horn and power supply. A continuous current power transfer device must be used for transferring power from the frame to the door.

The RX switch option should not be used to control a load, but as a signalling switch (0.5 amps. resisitive maximum).

The RX switch is available in a low current (LC) switch. Most commonly used in computer operated monitoring systems.

Standard – Use prefix RX, example RX3327EO
Low Current – Use prefix RX-LC, example RX-LC3527EO

RX2 Double Request to Exit

The RX2 feature uses two RX switches.

Standard – Use prefix RX2, example RX23327EO

LX Latchbolt Monitoring

The LX feature is used to signal the use of an opening. This device is equipped with one internal SPDT switch which monitors the latch bolt.  The device can be connected to a security console or may be used as a single door alarm when used with a horn and power supply. A continuous current power transfer device must be used for transferring power from the frame to the door.

The LX switch option should not be used to control a load, but as a signalling switch (0.5 amps. resistive maximum).

The LX switch is available in a low current (LC) switch. Most commonly used in computer operated monitoring systems.

Standard – Use prefix LX, example LX3327EO
Low Current – Use prefix LX-LC, example LX-LC3527EO

Electrical Rating for all Switches:
Standard – 2 Amp maximum @ 24VDC

Low Current (LC) - below 50 Milliamps @ 24VDC

Note: All Switches can be either factory or field installed

SS Signal Switch

Monitors pushpad and latch bolt -
The SS feature is used to signal the unauthorized use of an opening. This device is equipped with two internal SPDT switches. One switch monitors both the pushpad and the latch bolt assembly, making the latch bolt tamper resistant, for positive security. An additional SPDT switch is connected to the 114 32mm mortice cylinder with a straight cam for alarm bypass - B502-191. The device can be connected to a security console, or may be used as a single door alarm when used with a horn and power supply. A continuous current power transfer device must be used for transferring power from the frame to the door.

Pushpad reads: “EMERGENCY EXIT ONLY – PUSH TO OPEN AND SOUND ALARM.” Pushpad is only available in US32D finish with red silk-screened lettering.

Prefix SS, example SS3327L.
Handing Required - LHR or RHR.

Electrical Ratings:
Up to 2.0 AMPS @ 24VDC

Popular SS Application
Unauthorized use of this opening will activate the local horn. The key switch permits inhibiting this system
for authorized entry.

ALK Alarm Kit

The ALK battery alarm kit is a simple yet effective way to deter unauthorized use of an opening. While the exit device is still a means of egress, the ALK kit contains an internal horn. When the touch bar is depressed, the horn sounds to provide an audible means of signaling that the opening has been violated. The alarm kit can be armed or disarmed by key. The horn is rated at 85 decibels.

For Hardware Applications
The assembly includes both a 24VDC Input and External Inhibit. The External Inhibit provides remote arming and dis-arming.

The key switch uses a standard 114 32mm mortice cylinder with a straight cam (20-001 w. B502-191 cam). The unit operates on one standard 9-volt alkaline battery. When the battery is weak the horn will emit an intermittent low battery alert signal.

The alarm can be re-armed with a 1 1/2, 3 or 4 1/2 second time delay.

Alarm kits are available with a choice of two switch kits, RX or LX. RX monitors the touchpad and is furnished standard. LX optional latch bolt monitoring is recommended for use with surface vertical rod exit devices. Specify ALK-LX.

The ALK is available in two styles, 3327ALK, grooved cover and 3527ALK, smooth cover.

The ALK includes a decal for application on door “EMERGENCY EXIT ONLY. ALARM WILL SOUND”

SS push bar trim can be used instead of the door decal, specify SS push bar trim.

Standard - 3327ALK

EL Electric Latch Retraction

The EL feature allows for the remote unlatching of exit devices. A control station operator can flip a switch to retract the latch bolt and immediately change an exit door to push-pull operation. A powerful, continuous duty solenoid retracts the latch bolt, either for momentary unlatching, or for extended periods of time. The EL feature is an alternative to manual dogging.

If manual hex-key dogging is required, specify HD-EL. If cylinder dogging is required, the standard cylinder dogging is not available, but special centre case dogging is available, specify SD-EL.

EL devices are also useful with automatic door operators and may be applied to fire-rated applications when under the control of an automatic fire alarm system.

The EL option does not include the power transfer from door to frame, the power supply, or the control operator. Refer to EPT-2 power transfer and the PS0EL power supply.

Solenoid Specifications:

  • Continuous Duty – 24 VDC
  • Current Inrush – 16 Amps
  • Current Holding – 0.3 Amps

Solenoid Resistance:

  • grn-yel 1.2 – 2 OHMS
  • grn-org 106 – 150 OHMS

Standard - Use prefix EL, example EL3327L.
Hex Key dogging - Use prefix HD-EL, example HD-EL3327L
Special Centre Case Dogging  - Use prefix SD-EL, example SD-EL3327L

EPT Electrical Power Transfer

Electric Power Transfer provides a means of transferring electrical power from a door frame to the edge of a swinging door. The units are completely concealed when the door is in the closed position and are ideal for installations involving abuse or heavy traffic.

Two models are available

  • EPT-2: Two 18 gauge wires, Up to 2 AMPS @ 24VDC, with a 16 AMPS Maximum Surge
  • EPT-10: Ten 24 gauge wires, Up to 1 AMPS @ 24VDC, with a 16 AMPS Maximum Surge

Door applications:

127mm butt hinges - 180° swing
140mm butt hinges - 130° swing
152mm butt hinges - 110° swing
19mm offset pivots - 180° swing.

Not for use with swing clear hinges or centre-hung pivots.

Finishes
SP28 (sprayed aluminum)
SP313 (sprayed duranodic)

Dimensions - Housing: 229mm x 32mm x 38mm

3327A/3527A Mechanical Options

PL Pullman Latch

When PL is specified the standard latches are replaced with pullman style latches. Pullman latches are always extended and are most commonly used in conjunction with electric strikes and LBR less bottom rod application.

Not recommended where security is of the utmost since latches do not deadlock.

Dummy Pushpad

The 330 dummy pushpad is designed as a companion unit for all 3327A devices. The 350 dummy pushpad is a companion unit for all 3527A devices. The pushpad is rigid or non-functioning. A push/pull operation can be accomplished by using 386DT trim or any standard pull.

The 330/350 can be equipped with a functional pushpad and will accommodate an RX switch. Specify RX-330. May also be equipped with the RX2, double RX switch. Specify RX2-330

330 or 350.
Sizes Finish, US3, US4, US10, US26, US26D, US28, 313AN & 315AN. US32D – 350 only.

SG Safety Glow

Self-illuminating touchpad defines the location of the exit door in dark or smoke-filled area. The Safety Glow coating is a special powder coat finish that glows brightly during low or no light conditions. There are no batteries or electronics, the coating is charged when exposed to light.

Suffix SG, EL 3327L-SG

Braille, Embossed and Knurled Touchpads

Braille touchpad embossed with the message “CAUTION STAIRWELL” in braille and raised letters provides assistance to persons with impaired vision. Letters are 13mm high and braille is #2, raised height is 2mm. Other messages are available on special order, limited to 20 characters per line.

Embossed touchpad is embossed with the word “PUSH”. Knurled touchpad is to provide warning to persons with impaired vision.

Consult Relcross for availability.

PN Pneumatic Controlled Exit Devices

The PN feature provides remote latch bolt retraction in hazardous (ATEX rated) areas where electrically operated devices would not be permitted. The pneumatic solenoid will retract the latch bolt for momentary or prolonged periods. PN exit devices are particularly suited for use with automatic door operators.

The PN feature includes a special actuating linkage that gives building owners the option of mechanically or pneumatically dogging the exit device. If manual hex-key dogging is required, specify HD-PN (dogging the device, whether mechanically or pneumatically, makes the device function as a push/pull unit and reduces the wear on its moving parts.) If cylinder dogging is required, the standard cylinder dogging is not available, but special centre case dogging is available, specify SD-PN. 

When activated pneumatically, the latch bolt(s) retract in 0.5 to 1.5 seconds. Devices operate best @ 80psi

This product will function only when it is part of a pneumatic system (air compressor, air lines, pneumatic controller etc.). Contact Relcross for full system specificaton.

  • Standard – Use prefix PN, example PN3327NL
  • Hex Key Dogging – Use prefix HD-PN, example HD-PN3327NL

PNT Pneumatic Transfer

PNT-1 is available for pneumatic latch retraction exit devices. Appearance and dimensions are identical to EPT models (see above).

PNT-1: 6mm/4mm dia. Tubing

3327A/3527A Device Additional Options & Accessories

RG-27 Vertical Rod and Latch Guard

Series RG-27 Vertical Rod and Latch Guards protect the bottom rods of exit devices from the damaging impacts of carts or trollies passing through doors. If bottom rods become damaged, the exit device will not function as intended and can jeopardize the ability to exit safely during an emergency.

In addition to protecting the vertical rod, the guard provides a smooth, unobstructed surface so the door can be pushed open easily with the bumpers of a wheelchair. The latch guard portion is 250mm high. The standard latch guard features a 45° ramp. The extended latch guard offers a continuous ramp in 915mm or 1220mm widths.

All stainless steel construction in US32D finish.

RGO Rod Guard only (projection 30mm)
RG-27 Rod and Latch guard
RG-27-915mm Rod Guard and Extended Latch Guard
RG-27-1220mm Rod Guard and Extended Latch Guard
LGO Latch Guard only
LGO 915mm Extended Latch Guard only
LGO 1220mm Extended Latch Guard only

When using on timber fire doors, high density block is required.

Specify when ordering:

Model number.
Handing (except on RGO).
Door material if other than Hollow Metal.
Optional sex bolt mounting available

Cylinders

Cylinders are not furnished with device or trim and must be specified when ordering. 

Please refer to the 3327A/3527A Data Sheet (part 2) on the next tab.

Sex Bolts

Sex bolts are available when additional security is required.

Specify when ordering:

Model number
Quantity (2 per package)
Finish
Door thickness other than 44mm

 

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