MEDC XB13 | Hazardous Area Beacon | ATEX Beacons Zone 1 & Zone 2 Beacons 10 Joule

MEDC XB13 Hazardous Area Beacons

MEDC XB13 Hazardous Area Beacons



MEDC XB13 are listed beacons designed for use in potentially explosive atmospheres and harsh environmental conditions. The enclosures are suitable for use offshore or onshore, where lightweight combined with corrosion resistance is required, and can be ordered from Thorne & Derrick with MEDC call points for integration into fire detection systems in the explosive atmosphere industries.

The housing is manufactured from a UV stable, glass reinforced polyester, with the lens manufactured from a UV stable polycarbonate. Stainless steel screws are used ensuring a totally corrosion-free product.

The XB13 beacons are a range of ruggedized, weatherproof beacons, which have been designed with high ingress protection to cope with harsh environmental conditions.

The MEDC XB13 beacons can be painted to customer specification and supplied with identification labels.

Contact Thorne & Derrick for customer service, competitive quotations and availability from stock for the MEDC range of sounders, including MEDC XB13, for safe use in hazardous areas with explosive atmospheres.

Ordering Details

MEDC XB13 | Weatherproof 10 Joule beacon

The MEDC XB13 hazardous area beacon comes in weatherproof variations.

  • XB13 ac
  • XB13 dc


The MEDC range of sounders and beacons from the Crouse Hinds series of Signalling & Alarms – a comprehensive range of Explosion Proof call points are also available with ATEX & IECEx certification and explosion protection to both Ex d (flameproof) and Ex ia (Intrinsically Safe) applications.

Eaton MEDC XB13

Eaton MEDC XB13

ATEX Beacons Zone 1 & Zone 2


ATEX Certified & Approved


  • Weatherproof.
  • IP66 & IP67.
  • Operating temperature: –40°C to +70°C.
  • Corrosion resistant red painted GRP body.
  • High intensity flash.
  • Polycarbonate lens, various colours of the hazardous area beacon are available.
  • Retained stainless steel cover screws.
  • Optional lens guard for ATEX beacons.
  • Optional telephone or relay initiate.
  • 3 x M20 cable entries.
  • Replaceable tube.
  • Switchable dual flash.
Eaton MEDC XB13 - Dimensions

Eaton MEDC XB13 – Dimensions

MEDC XB13 Beacon

Technical Specification

Should you require any further information to enable the selection or specification of explosion proof beacons and sounders with LED light source for use in potentially explosive atmospheres please contact us.

Material UV stable glass reinforced polyester body
UV stable polycarbonate cover/lens
Retained stainless steel cover screws
Finish Painted red as standard or to customer specification
Operating temp –40ºC to +70ºC
Tube Energy 10 Joules (second flash 7.5 joules)
Tube life >1 x 106 flashes
Weight 1.1kg
Ingress Protection IP66 & IP67
Voltage 12V d.c., 24V d.c., 48V d.c., 115V a.c., 230V a.c
Current consumption Voltage
12V d.c.
24V d.c.
48V d.c.
115V a.c.
230V a.c.
Current consumption
Tube type Xenon discharge
Lens colour Various colours available
Terminals 8 x 2.5sqmm
Flash rate 1 flash per second
Dual flash rate Time between dual flashes = 0.5 seconds
Charging time = 1 second
Cycle repeats every 1.5 seconds
Labels Duty and tag labels available
Cable entries Up to 3 x M20 via knockouts
Intensity Effective intensity 220 Cd. Peak intensity 75,000 Cd
(Figures are for clear lens at 1Hz flash rate)
Relay initiate Initiation by telephone ringing tone or low voltage control
signals – not available with 48Vdc

Eaton MEDC XB16 – Ordering Requirements

The following code is designed to help in selection of the correct MEDC hazardous area beacon with ATEX approval and certification. Build up the part number by inserting the code for each component into the appropriate box – contact our sales team for support and advice covering an extensive range of standard and innovative ATEX & IECEx equipment for use in explosive atmospheres.

Eaton MEDC XB13 - Ordering Requirements

Eaton MEDC XB13 – Ordering Requirements

ATEX IECEX Approvals

ATEX IECEX Approvals | International Hazardous Area Classifications & Approvals

Eaton MEDC

Eaton MEDC have developed ATEX products, including ATEX Beacons, designed for harsh and hazardous area conditions and where there is a risk of explosion due to the presence of flammable gas and dust atmospheres both onshore and offshore – since 1975 MEDC have been designers and manufacturers of alarm, signal, control and communications equipment. T&D distribute the extensive range of Eaton MEDC products – this includes ATEX Certified manual call points, visual, audible alarms, loudspeakers and telephones for hazardous area workplaces, including Zone 1 & Zone 2 explosive atmospheres.

Eaton MEDC Beacons & Sounders

Thorne & Derrick, are the Explosive Atmosphere Experts, distributing an extensive range of ATEX Certified Equipment including heat tracing cables and systems, electrical heating products, electrical enclosures and plug/sockets outlets.

Complete range of LV-HV Cable Joints, Terminations, Cleats & Glands are available to support installation of power, control and instrumentation cables up to 33kV – includes Cold Shrink for use in hazardous areas to provide electrical insulation and cable protection.

Cable Cleats | Cable Lugs | Cable Transits | Cable Joints

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