SS-P and SS-M
Intelligent Addressable Plug-In Photoelectric
Smoke Detectors with SmartScan®
SS-P and SS-M plug-in detectors use a separate base to simplify installation, service, and maintenance. A special tool allows maintenance personnel
to plug in and remove detectors without using a ladder.
Mount base on an electrical backbox which is at least 1.5" (3.81 cm) deep.
Suitable mounting back boxes include:
• Low standby current.
• Optional remote, single-gang LED accessory
• Dual LED design provides 360° viewing
• Visible bicolor LEDs blink green every time
the detector is addressed, and illuminate
steady red on alarm.
• Remote test feature from the panel.
• Built-in functional test switch activated by
external magnet.
• Built-in tamper-resistant feature.
• Sealed against back pressure.
• Constructed of off-white Bayblend®,
designed to commercial standards, and offers
an attractive appearance.
• 94-5V plastic flammability rating.
• SEMS screws for wiring of the separate
• Optional relay, isolator, or sounder bases.
Listings and approvals below apply to the SSP and SS-M Intelligent Plug-In Photoelectric
Smoke Detectors. In some cases, certain
modules may not be listed by certain
approval agencies, or listing may be in
process. Consult factory for latest listing
• UL Listed: file S1195.
• CSFM approved:
file 7272-1288:165.
• 4.0" (10.16 cm) square box.
• 3.5" (8.89 cm) or 4.0" (10.16 cm) octagonal box.
• MEA approved:
file 275-02-E Vol. IV.
• Single-gang box (except for relay or isolator base).
• With B501BH or B501BHT base, use a 4.0" (10.16 cm) square box.
• With B224RB or B224BI base, use a 3.5" (8.89 cm) octagonal box, or a
4.0" (10.16 cm) octagonal or square box.
NOTES: 1) Because of the inherent supervision provided by the SLC loop,
end-of-line resistors are not required. Wiring “T-taps” or branches are
permitted for Style 4 (Class “B”) wiring. 2) When using relay or sounder
bases, consult the SS-LI data sheet for device limitations between isolator
modules and isolator bases.
Gamewell® and SmartScan® are registered trademarks of Honeywell International
Bayblend® is a registered trademark of Bayer Corporation.
• Stable communication technique with noise
• Rotary, decimal addressing (1 – 99).
Gamewell’s SS-P and SS-M
SmartScan® intelligent, addressable
plug-in photoelectric smoke detectors
with integral communication provide
features that surpass conventional
detectors. Detector sensitivity can be
programmed in the control panel
SS-P with SS-B6 base
software. Sensitivity is continuously
monitored and reported to the panel.
Point ID capability allows each
detector’s address to be set with
decade address switches, providing
exact detector locations for selective
maintenance when chamber contamination reaches an unacceptable level.
The SS-P photoelectric detector’s
unique optical sensing chamber is
SS-M with SS-B6 base
engineered to sense smoke produced
by a wide range of combustion
sources. Dual electronic thermistors
add 135°F (57°C) fixed-temperature thermal sensing on the SS-M. SS-P and
SS-M detectors are compatible with any 600 Series panels and a SmartScan®
• Addressable-analog communication.
• Two-wire SLC connection.
SS-P and SS-M
• Sleek, low-profile design.
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Product Line Information
SS-P: Low-profile intelligent photoelectric smoke detector. Must be mounted to
one of the bases listed below.
SS-M: Same as SS-P but includes a builtin 135°F (57°C) fixed-temperature thermal device.
SS-B6: Standard U.S. low-profile base,
UL Listing.
B501BP: Standard European flangeless
base, pkg. of 10.
B501: Standard European flangeless
base, UL Listing.
B501BH: Sounder base, includes B501
base above.
B501BHT: Same as B501BH, but includes temporal sounder.
B224RB: Intelligent relay base.
B224BI: Intelligent isolator base. Isolates SLC from loop shorts.
RA400Z: Remote LED annunciator. 3 –
32 VDC. Fits U.S. single-gang electrical
box. Supported by SS-B6 and B501 bases
SMK400: Surface mounting kit provides
for entry of surface wiring conduit. For
use with B501 base only.
RMK400: Recessed mounting kit. For
use with B501 base only.
SMB600: Surface mounting kit for use
with SS-B6.
BCK-200B: Black detector covers, box
of 10.
M02-04-01: Test magnet.
M02-09-00: Test magnet with telescope
XR2B: Detector removal tool. Allows installation and/or removal of SS-P and
SS-M detector heads from base in high
ceiling installations.
T55-127-000: Detector removal tool
without pole.
XP-4: Extension pole for XR2B. Comes
in three 5-ft. sections.
Detector Guards:
NOTE: Detector guards are not UL listed.
Consult with AHJ.
STI 9601: Low-profile, flush-mount smoke
detector guard, wire.
STI 9602: Low-profile, surface-mount,
smoke detector guard, wire.
STI 9609: High-profile, flush-mount,
smoke detector guard, wire.
STI 9605: High-profile, surface-mount,
smoke detector guard, wire.
STI 9604: Flush-mount heat detector
guard, wire.
STI 9610: Surface-mount heat detector
guard, wire.
STI-8200-SS: Flush-mount stainless
steel smoke detector guard
STI-8230-SS: Surface-mount stainless
steel smoke detector guard.
Wiring Diagrams
12 Clintonville Road
Northford, CT 06472-1610
Phone: 203-484-7161
Fax: 203-484-7118
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2.1" (5.3 cm) high x 4.1" (10.4 cm) diameter installed
in B501 base, 6.1" (15.5 cm) diameter installed in SS-B6
Shipping weight
5.2 oz. (147 g).
Operating temperature
SS-P: 0°C to 49°C (32°F to 120°F)
SS-M: 0°C to 38°C (32°F to 100°F). Low-temperature signal for SS-M at 45°F +/– 10°F (7.22°C +/–
UL-Listed velocity range
0 – 4000 ft./min. (1219.2 m/min.), suitable for installation in ducts.
Nominal sensitivity
0.5 – 3.71 %/ft.
Relative humidity
10% – 93% noncondensing.
Thermal ratings
Fixed-temperature setpoint 135°F (57°C).
Gamewell recommends spacing detectors in compliance
with NFPA 72. In low airflow applications with smooth
ceilings, space detectors 30 feet (9.144 m) for ceiling
heights 10 feet (3.048 m) and higher. For specific information regarding detector spacing, placement, and special applications, refer to NFPA 72. System Smoke Detector Application Guide, document A05-1003, is available at
systemsensor.com. SS-P and SS-M are Listed for use in
ducts, but they are NOT Listed for use inside duct smoke
detector housings. See Duct Application Smoke Detectors
Guide, document A05-1004, available at systemsensor.com,
for details on pendant-mount applications.
Voltage range
15 – 32 volts DC peak.
Standby current (max. avg.)
250 µA @ 24 VDC (with no communication enabled);
360 µA @ 24 VDC (one communication every 5 seconds with LED enabled).
LED current (max.)
6.5 mA @ 24 VDC (“ON”).
SS-B6: 6.1" (15.5 cm) diameter.
B501: 4.1" (10.4 cm) diameter.
B501BH or B501BHT: Sounder base assembly. Includes
B501 base.
B224RB Relay Base: Screw terminals: up to 14 AWG (2.0
mm²). Relay type: Form-C. Rating: 2.0 A @ 30 VDC resistive;
0.3 A @ 110 VDC inductive; 1.0 A @ 30 VDC inductive. Dimensions: 6.2" (15.748 cm) x 1.2" (3.048 cm).
B224BI Isolator Base: Dimensions: 6.2" (15.748 cm) x
1.2" (3.048 cm). Maximum: 25 devices between isolator
Address dial on back of detector.
Specifications and wiring information are provided for information only and are
believed to be accurate. Gamewell-FCI assumes no responsibility for their use.
Data and design are subject to change without notice. Installation and wiring
instructions shipped with the product shall always be used for actual installation.
For more information, contact Gamewell-FCI.
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