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Vanguard High FTS 270 Obstruction Light

L-856/L-864 LED High Intensity Obstruction Lights

The Vanguard High FTS 270 is an L-856/L-864 high intensity LED lighting system that flashes white lights for day and twilight and either red or white lights at night. It is designed for FAA towers B3-B6, C3-C6, F3-F6 and G3-G6, such as broadcast communications towers, smokestacks, chimneys and bridges.

 

Engineered for maximum LED life, the feature-rich Vanguard High product line provides ultimate serviceability, easing troubleshooting and minimizing downtime if maintenance is required.

 

Key Features

 

  • Single panel integrating white, red and infrared LEDs that complies with FAA Engineering Brief 98 and eliminates the need for additional red beacons
  • Standard integrated GPS provides mode change backup using sunrise/sunset data to change mode in case of photodiode failure
  • Barometric pressure sensors detect errors in a beacon’s tier location, eliminating installation errors and pinpointing the location of the beacon on the tower in case maintenance is required
  • Industry-leading 25 kA surge suppression rating, protecting against 99% of lightning strikes when properly installed and grounded

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Monitoring

  • Graphics monitoring web page provides clear status of all lights to simplify monitoring and analysisSMART Card – Monitor and control the system remotely and receive full diagnostic information through LTE modem or Ethernet-based connectivity; SNMP, Modbus or Eagle protocols may be used; included on all systems
  • Graphic annotated tower on webpage interface provides clear status of modes and alarms and facilitates deeper monitoring and analysis of individual lighting elements
  • 7 standard alarm dry contacts
  • Optional Wi-Fi Interface – Offers command and control capabilities on mobile devices local to the site
  • Optional Relay Expansion – Allows up to 28 additional dry contact alarm points for greater insight into cause of alarm

 

 

Installation & Maintenance

  • Remote firmware upgrades can update boards on the tower as well as the ground, reducing the need for truck rolls and tower climbs
  • Local mode override at each light unit speeds up troubleshooting
  • Pre-terminated quick connect cables with twist-lock plugs reduce installation error and enable troubleshooting flexibility

Quick connect cables ease installation and troubleshooting

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FH 372 – AOL Beacon

Input Voltage

100-240 VAC, 277 VAC

Dimensions

15.75 dia. x 7.3” (400 dia. x 185.7 mm)

Weight

26.3 lbs. (11.9 kg)

Aerodynamic Wind Area

0.7 ft2 (0.065 m2)

  

FH 270 – Flashhead Assembly

Input Voltage

100-277 VAC at 50/60Hz

Dimensions

20.7 x 37.1 x 12.4” (525.8 x 942.3 x 315 mm)

Weight

105.2 lbs. (47.7 kg)

Aerodynamic Wind Area

5 ft2 (1.5 m2)

  

Beacon Power Consumption*

FH 270
L-856

Day (white)
Twilight (white)
Night (white)

299 w
52 w
38 w

40 fpm
40 fpm
40 fpm

270,000 +/- 25%
20,000 +/- 25%
2,000 +/- 25%

FH 270
L-864

Night (red)
Night (red, infrared)

36-38 w
38-42 w

20/30/40/60 fpm
20/30/40/60 fpm

2,000 +/- 25%
2,000 +/- 25%

FH 372
L-864

Day (white)
Twilight (white)
Night (white)

66 w
66 w
21.50 w

40 fpm
40 fpm

20,000 +/- 25%
20,000 +/- 25%
2,000 +/- 25%

FH 372
L-864

Night (red)
Night (red, infrared)

24.2 w
21.5 w

20/30/40/60 fpm
20/30/40/60 fpm

2,000 +/- 25%
2,000 +/- 25%

 

 

MKR 372 – Marker Interface Enclosure and Marker Lights

Enclosure Input Voltage

100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz

Enclosure Dimensions

16.1 x 10.5 x 4.9″ (408.9 x 266.7 x 124.8 mm)

Enclosure Weight

10.1 lbs (4.6 kg)

Enclosure Aerodynamic Wind Area

1.08 ft2 (0.1 m2)

Enclosure Power Consumption

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Marker Input Voltage

12-48 VDC (24 VDC is used)

Marker Dimensions

9.0 x 2.75 x 2.13″ (228.6 x 69.9 x 54.1 mm)

Marker Weight

1.6 lbs (0.7 kg)

Marker Aerodynamic Wind Area

0.16 ft2 (0.05 m2

Marker Power Consumption (steady)

2.5 W
3.9 W IR

Protection Rating

IP66

  

FTC 270 – Controller

Input Voltage

120/240 VAC at 50/60 Hz

Dimensions

23.8 x 17.5 x 8.5” (605 x 444.5 x 216.2 mm)

Weight

Base System – 25.1 lbs. (11.4 kg)
Fully Loaded System – 35.5 lbs. (16.1 kg)

Protection Rating

IP66

Power Consumption

Base System – 7.2 W
Base + Relay Expansion – 12.8 W
Base + SmartCard/Modem – 11.3 W
Base + SmartCard/Modem + WiFi – 13.3 W
Base + SmartCard/Modem + WiFi + GPS – 13.9W
Fully Loaded System – 19.4 W

  

*Only 30 fpm for red night is applicable for FAA-certified applications filed under AC 70/7460-1L.

Certifications

FAA logo Intertek ETL-listed FAA high intensity L-856
Intertek ETL-listed FAA medium intensity L-864
Transport Canada CAR 621 logo Intertek TVOC Transport Canada CAR 621 high intensity CL-856, medium intensity CL-864
ICAO logo Intertek TVOC high intensity types A and B, medium intensity type B
Flash Technology is an ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturing facility. Flash Technology is an ISO 9001:2015 manufacturing facility.

 

Datasheet

Vanguard High FTS 270 datasheet

 

Current Manual

Manual in progress
Manuals for older product revisions can be found in the Knowledge Base.