Rutherford Controls, Inc.

The RCI VR165 Vertical Rod Strike is designed to be used with vertical rod exit devices with a roller latch.

Applications include vertical rod exit devices in Industrial Facilities and Hospitals.

RCI VR165 Vertical Rod Strike

  • Heavy-duty, surface mounted strike
  • High grade stainless steel ensures superior keeper strength
  • Holding force of: 1,500lbf (static); 70 dynamic ft-lb
  • Accommodates 5/8″ (16mm) roller latch
  • Ensure proper latch alignment – up to 1/4″ (6.4mm) adjustment to compensate for door and frame misalignments
  • Door stop adjustment for different rail thicknesses
  • Horizontal solenoid prevents manipulation from vibration
  • Conventional keeper design (one moving part) – promotes even load distribution
  • Lockdown tabs for secure mount
  • Non-handed
  • HEX socket head cap screws for added support and tamper-resistance
  • Plug-in wire connector
  • Installation tool included (HEX key)
  • Brushed Stainless Steel (32D) finish
  • 5 Year Limited Warranty

Certifications & Testing

  • UL 1034 burglary-resistant Listed
  • UL 294 Listed for Access Control Unit Accessory (6th Edition)


Volts Current2 Duty Ohms
12VAC 200mA Intermittent 22
12VDC 450mA Continuous 22
24VAC 480mA Intermittent 22
24VDC 240mA Continuous 89
11-16VAC 180–270mA Intermittent 22
2Peak Current
Intermittent Duty: Energized less than 1 minute with duty ratio 1:5
Continuous Duty: Energized 1 minute or more

To place your order for a RCI VR165 Vertical Rod Strike or for a quote, contact your local IDN Branch.

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