FMS Model 55 High Voltage Flasher

FMS Model 55 High Voltage Flasher

FMS Model 55 is specifically designed to distribute the secondary voltage of a neon transformer. The unit will handle from 7,500 to 15,000 volts and distribute this high voltage to up to 8 circuits from a single transformer. For this reason the Model 55 is occasionally referred to as a “neon animator”.

The Model 55 is housed in a stainless steel cabinet with insulation of electrical quality glazed porcelain. The magnetic speed adjustment can vary the flashing speed from 35 to 300 flashes per circuit per minute.

Model 55 units are UL and cUL listed and come with a 115 Volt Motor, 50/60 cycle. They are also available in 220 volt as a special order from your distributor.

FMS Model 55 Units

Model Number
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Number of Contacts Number of Circuits
55-A4F 4 2 or 4
55-A6F 6 2, 3, or 6
55-A8F 8 8

The Model 55 is a rather strong generator of Electro Magnetic Interference (EMI), sometimes referred to as Radio Frequency Interference (RFI). Various precautions can be observed to significantly reduce this interference, but it may not be totally eliminated. This potential problem should be considered when selecting installation locations.

Interruption of high voltage current causes small amounts of ozone gas to be produced. The continual interruption of high voltage by the Model 55 can cause rather high concentrations of ozone gas to accumulate in insufficiently ventilated areas. Concentrated ozone gas has a very corrosive effect on certain materials. Brass, copper, steel, and most types of paint on metal are among those materials adversely effected. Porcelain, glass, pure aluminum, and stainless steel are several materials that resist the corrosive effects of ozone gas. Install the Model 55 in well vented areas which will allow the ozone to dissipate.