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Universal Central Emergency & Standby System

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  • The First Central Emergency & Standby Lighting System Combining Storage Batteries & Generator Input.
  • Upon failure of normal building power, the CES will immediately supply from 100 to 1,000 watts of continuous power for standby lighting in accordance with NEC Article 701.11(B), with source power supplied from a generator.
  • Standby lighting provided by Signtex Moonlite LED emergency lighting fixtures will provide an average of 1Fc minimum along the path of egress.
  • Upon failure of both normal and generator power, the CES panel will supply up to 1,000 watts of power from storage batteries for a minimum of 90 minutes, providing an average of 1Fc minimum initial brightness along the path of egress.
  • Feeder circuits to the CES panel may be installed in accordance with NEC 701.10 and permitted to occupy the same raceway, cables, boxes and cabinets with other general wiring.




  • LED emergency lighting activates immediately after power failure. No ten scond time delay.
  • Emergency lighting operates as long as the generator is running & storage batteries are maintained on full charge.
  • If generator fails, up to 100 emergency fixtures operate for 90 minutes from each CES panel.
  • No mobile or temporary emergency power required during major maintenance.
    Generators can be downsized by the amount of the total emergency lighting load.
    Exterior generator installations do not require underground feeder for emergency lighting circuits.
    No separate room required for emergency ATS and panel (NFPA 110 Section 7.2.2.)


  • Uninterruptible Power Supply for Standby and Emergency lighting in compliance with NEC 701.11 (A) and (B), with standby power supply, storage batteries, charging system, automatic transfer switch and self-test switch with LED status indicator.
  • Dual AC input circuits from normal building supply and generator standby supply.
  • NEMA Type 1, UL 50 steel cabinet, for surface or optional recessed mount.
  • Test switch and diagnostic status indicator allow immediate update on battery condition and charger performance.
  • Up to eight low voltage circuits operate emergency lighting and standby lighting, and exit signs. Fixtures may be connected together in parallel in a "daisy-chain".
  • CES/ CBS Circuit Load Schedule
    Excel Worksheet
  • CES/ CBS Circuit Length & Wiring Size
    Excel Table
  • Local Branch Circuit Monitoring


  • INPUT: 120 VAC standard, 277 VAC optional; normal mode (CHARGING) current: less than 5A.
  • OUTPUT: 24 VDC: Six (6) branch circuit terminal connections provided with an option for (8) circuits.
  • Service load range for Standby Lighting from 4.2A (CES100) to 42A (CES1000).
  • 4 conductors required for standby and emergency operation of exit signs and lighting fixtures. Typical conductor wire size: 10-12 AWG.
  • All charger functions are monitored by an advanced microprocessor which also automatically performs all self-test diagnostics as required by NFPA 101 and UL 924, every 30 days and every 12 months following installation.
  • Output terminal blocks, accept wire gauges from 16 AWG to 8 AWG.


  • An optional BMI module allows communication of diagnostic data between a CBS panel and a Building Management System via BACnet protocol, or equivalent code. Written test reports can be produced in full compliance with the NFPA Life Safety Code 101, Section (5).


  • Meets applicable requirements of UL Standard 924, NFPA 101, and NEC 701.11(B).