Electromagnetic Power Supply Question | Ask the Experts | Ask the Electronic Access Ace

Question:
What type of power supply should I use for an electromagnetic lock?

 

Answer:
Two key considerations when choosing a power supply for an EAC system with an Electromagnetic Lock are:

  1. Is the output current sufficient to cover the load or current draw of the maglock and all other system components such as the keypad/reader and a REX device (there should be a minimum of two REX devices installed with a maglock)?
  2. Will the opening require a UL rated power supply with a fire alarm relay to comply with life safety code?

IDN, Inc. stocks a variety of power supplies to meet these needs. Please contact your local IDN Branch for details.