Vario Main Board

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This product is discontinued

Works with all Vario systems
Vario Main Board

The Vario Main Panel Board offers install flexibility with features like, selectable bell output and case tamper, for enclosure door and wall. The Easy to install plug-in BUS header saves time in wiring. Each panel provides four programmable outputs, 1 NO/NC Dry Contact Relay and 3 programmable outputs.


  • 8 hardwire zones
  • 4 programmable outputs
  • Supports 4 wire smoke detectors with auto reset
  • Internal and external tamper switches
  • Barrel or terminal connections for power
  • Supervised bell or speaker output


  • Input Power: AC/DC Adaptor 100-240V 50/60Hz 14.4V – 1.5A, 4A
  • Current Consumption: 60 mA, typical / 70 mA, maximum
  • Rechargeable Standby Battery: 1.5A PS: 12 Volts up to 7 Amp-Hours, typical, 4A PS: 12 Volts up to 17 Amp-Hours, typical
  • Maximum Charging Time: 24 Hours
  • Auxiliary Power: 1.5A PS: Total current 800mA; Maximum Aux = 500mA; Maximum BUS (AUX RED) = 800mA
    4A PS: Total current 1,500mA; Maximum Aux = 500mA; Maximum BUS (AUX RED) = 800mA
    Bell/LS (External): 12V DC @ 500 mA, maximum
  • Programmable Outputs: U01: Dry contact relay (24V, 1 Amps)
    U02-U04: 100 mA, up to relay
  • Main Enclosure Dimensions: 2GIG-VAR-BOX Polycarbonate Box
    11.42” W x 10” H x 3.82” D (290 mm x 254 mm x 97 mm)
  • Bell/LS (External): Bell/LS (External) Sounder Output: 12 VDC @ 900 mA, maximum
    *: Total Current Bell+Aux = 1.5A
  • Fuses: F1: Battery Power 3.0 A
    F2: Auxiliary Power 2.0 A
    F3: Bell/Loudspeaker Power 1.0 A
  • Operating Temperature: 14°F to 131°F (-10°C to 55°C)
  • Storage Temperature: -4°F to 140°F (-20°C to 60°C)
  • Weight: 0.31lbs (0.14Kg)

Part Numbers

  • Model #: 2GIG-VAR-BRD

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