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MEDC XB9 Hazardous Area Beacon

MEDC XB9 Hazardous Area Beacon



MEDC XB9 are ATEX beacons that have been designed for use in potentially explosive atmospheres and harsh environmental conditions in ATEX & IECEx Zone 1 and Zone 2 hazardous areas.

The housing of the ATEX beacon is manufactured completely from a UV stable glass reinforced polyester which is ideally suited for use offshore and onshore, and can be ordered from Thorne & Derrick with MEDC call points for integration into fire detection systems in the explosive atmosphere industries.

Stainless Steel screws and mounting bracket are incorporated ensuring a totally corrosion free unit.

The high output hazardous area Xenon beacon, with explosion protection concept Ex d, can be painted to customers 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 XB9, for safe use in hazardous areas with explosive atmospheres.



The MEDC XB9 hazardous area beacon is available in a choice of variants with mounting options for weatherproof and ordinary locations, and optional lens guard available.

  • XB9 (Ex d) (price of lens guard must be added to this price)
  • XB9W (weatherproof only) (price of lens guard must be added to this price)


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.



ATEX Beacons Zone 1 & Zone 2


ATEX Certified & Approved


  • Zone 1 & 2 (Gas) and Zone 21 & 22 (Dust) Hazardous Areas
  • Explosion Protection | Exd IIC T6.
  • ATEX Approved, Ex II 2G.
  • BASEEFA Certified.
  • TR CU Certified.
  • IP66 & IP67 Ingress Protection
  • Certified Temperature: –55°C to +55°C.
  • Corrosion Free GRP.
  • Various lens colours for ATEX beacons
  • Lens guard fitted as standard.
  • Optional gland plus cable tail.
  • Stainless steel mounting bracket & screws.
  • Replaceable tube available for hazardous area beacons
Eaton MEDC XB9 - Dimensions

Eaton MEDC XB9 – Dimensions

ATEX Beacons Zone 1 & Zone 2

Nominal Voltage

Thorne & Derrick distribute intrinsically safe, flameproof and explosion proof loudspeakers, beacons and strobes, status lights and call points for warning signal systems in the hazardous area industries to suit all voltage requirements.

Nominal voltage d.c a.c. 50/60Hz
12 24 48 60 110 240/254
XB9 tube energy (Joules) 5 5 5 5 5 5
Current (mA) 0.65 0.35 0.18 0.13 0.08 0.06/0.057
Effective intensity (Cd) 29 29 29 29 29 29
Peak intensity (Cd) 22213 22213 22213 22213 22213 22213
Power consumption (Watts) 8 9 9 8 9 15

MEDC XB9 Hazardous Area 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.

Hazardous Area Certifications
ATEX Ex d Cert. no. Baseefa 04ATEX2031.
Certified to: EN60079-0, EN60079-1.
Ex II 2G, Ex d IIC T5/T6 Gb
IECEx Ex d Cert. no. IECEx BAS 10.0113.
Certified to: IEC60079-0, IEC60079-1.
CUTR Ex d 1Ex d IIC T5/T6 Gb.
INMETRO Ex d Ex d IIC T5/T6 Gb.
CQST Ex d Ex d IIC T5/T6 Gb
Material Body & Cover: Glass Reinforced Polyester (GRP).
Lens: Glass.
Cover Screws & Bracket: Stainless Steel 316.
Finish Natural black or painted to customer specification
Certified temp –55ºC to +40ºC (T6). –55ºC to +55ºC (T5).
Weight 1.6kg
Ingress protection IP66 & IP67
Fire retardancy GRP is fire retardant to ISO 1210.
Terminals 3 x 2.5sqmm
Entries 1 x M20 or PG 13.5
Mounting Wall mounted via bracket.
Optional 1 x 3m cable tail and gland
Tube life >1×106 flashes

Eaton MEDC XB9 – 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 XB9 - Ordering Requirements

Eaton MEDC XB9 – Ordering Requirements

ATEX Beacons

ATEX IECEX Approvals | International Hazardous Area Classifications & Approvals


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 systemselectrical heating productselectrical 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.

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