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Vanguard® Red FTS 371 SMART

Medium Intensity LED Aviation Obstruction Lighting System

The FTS 371 SMART is a low-power FAA L-810/L-864 red obstruction lighting system for FAA type A0/A1 structures. It meets changing FAA regulations for flashing markers.

 

With LED replacing incandescent lighting and marker power consumption decreasing by as much as 98%, a new approach for accurate monitoring is required. The FTS 371 uses a patent-pending current feedback monitoring technology that will not fluctuate with changes in incoming power and temperature, providing consistent and predictable results.

 

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The FTS 371 SMART meets FAA AC 150/5345-43H and can accommodate both AC 70/7460-1K and 1L marker requirements. The system also meets Transport Canada CAR 621.19, ICAO Type B and Type C (7th Edition) and DGAC Mexico.

 

FTS 371 SMART Features

  • Flash rate of 20, 30, 40 or 60 flashes per minute (200 ms flash duration)
  • Infrared beacon LEDs for night vision compatibility
  • Mode override switch
  • Photodiode control with alarm inhibit option
  • Modbus RTU Serial RS-485
  • (4) dry contact relays (PED, BCN and MKR alarms, MODE status relay)
  • Support for up to 8 markers and 2 beacons for AC; 1 for DC
  • Sync input/output interconnects multiple boards for sync without GPS
  • (5) year warranty

 

FTS 371 SMART Options

  • Negative 24-48VDC ± 10% (isolated DC power supply)
  • GPS synchronization
  • Powder coated aluminum enclosure
  • SNMP monitoring through FTM 190
  • Infrared marker LEDs

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Input Voltage

85-265 VAC at 50/60 Hz
12-48 VDC ± 10%
(12 VDC for markers only)

FH Aerodynamic Wind Area

99.125 in2

Protection Rating

IP65, NEMA 4x

 

Component

Dimensions

Weight

Polycarbonate Controller

10” x 8” x 6”
(254 x 203.2 x 155.4 mm)

AC 5.6 lbs. (2.54 kg)
DC 4.9 lbs. (2.22 kg)

Aluminum Controller

16.1” x 10.5” x 4.9”
(408.9 x 266.7 x 124.5 mm)

AC 9.5 lbs. (4.3 kg)
DC 8.8 lbs. (4 kg)
(-) 24 VDC 10.7 lbs. (4.8 kg)
(-) 48 VDC 10.7 lbs. (4.8 kg)

Flashhead

15.75” dia. x 7.5”
(400 dia. x 190.5 mm)

AC/DC 25.85 lbs. (11.7 kg)

Marker (Single L-810)

9” x 2.75” x 2.13”
(228.6 x 69.9 x 54.1 mm)

DC 1.6 lbs. (0.7 kg)

OL2 (Double L-810)

11.0” x 5.0” x 8.75”
(279.4 x 127 x 222.25 mm)

DC 5.40 lbs. (2.45 kg)

 

Power Consumption

 

20 fpm

30 fpm

Steady

FTC 371

AC 3.8
DC 1.3

AC 3.8
DC 1.3

AC 3.8
DC 1.3

FH 371

AC 4.0
DC 4.0

AC 5.3
DC 5.3

AC 30
DC 30

DC Marker 371 (Single L-810)

0.5
0.8 IR

2.5
3.9 IR

DC OL2 (Double L-810)

1.0
1.6 IR

5.0
7.8 IR

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

Certifications

Intertek L864 FTS 371 Certification
Intertek L885 Catenary FTS 371 Certification
Intertek L810 FTS 371 SMART Certification
Intertek CAR 621 CL-864/CL-885
Intertek ICAO Medium Intensity Type B
Elite ICAO Medium Intensity Type C
DGAC L864 FTS 371 Certification
CE Declaration of Conformity FTS 371 SMART

 

Datasheet

Vanguard Red FTS 371 SMART Datasheet

 

Current Manual

Vanguard Red FTS 371 SMART Product Manual Rev 3 (2.6MB)
Vanguard Red FTS 371 SMART Modbus Interface Technical Bulletin (683KB)
Quick Start Guide
Manuals for older product revisions can be found in the Knowledge Base.

 

Video

Vanguard Red FTS 371 SMART