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Phoenix EX



BEA’s Phoenix EX combines a microwave activation sensor in an explosion-proof / flame-proof housing, which is ideal for use in unique environments such as chemical manufacturing, petroleum refining and military facilities.

The Phoenix EX is designed to detect within a desired area for security, warning indication and automation. When tied into a security system, the Phoenix EX offers a monitoring feature via the end-of-line resistors. These resistors provide unique output states, which allow differentiation between an activation signal and an interruption in functionality due to tampering of the device.

The explosion-proof / flame-proof housing is a NEMA 4X, water-proof rated enclosure designed as an IP66 housing. This housing achieves UL Class I, Div. 1, Groups B, C, D; Class II, Div. 1 & 2, Groups E, F, G; and Class III***.

***Adalet / Scott Fetzer Co., UL Listing #E81696


Energy savings

Bidirectional, unidirectional approach and unidirectional depart microwave detection options

Vandal resistant

Integrated tamper alert switch and end-of-line resistors

Explosion proof

11-pound, explosion-proof / flame-proof housing

Select your angle

Tilt adjustment angle: -90° to +30° in elevation

Table of specifications

Radiated Frequency
Transmitter Radiated

Radiated Power Density

Microwave Doppler Radar
24.150 GHz
< 20 dBm EIRP
< 5 mW / cm2


Detection Mode



Anti-Tamper Feature

Tamper alert via output


Detection Zone (W × D)
Phoenix EX™
Phoenix EX XL™
Phoenix EX Wide™

156 in × 192 in @ 192 in (13 ft × 16 ft @ 16 ft)
156 in × 78 in @ 98.4 in (13 ft × 6.5 ft @ 8.2 ft)
360 in × 132 in @ 252 in (30 ft × 11 ft @ 21 ft)


Maximum Contact Voltage
Maximum Contact Current
Maximum Switching Power

Relay (free of potential change-over contact)
42 VAC / VDC
1 A (resistive)
30 W (DC); 60 VA (AC)


End-of-Line Resistors**
Resistor 1
Resistor 2

No Value
No Value


Minimum Detection Speed

2.2 in / s


LED Signals

Green: Value indication upon query
Red: Detection state & parameter indication


Supply Voltage

12 – 24 VAC; ±10% (50 – 60 Hz)
12 – 24 VDC; 30% / −10%


Maximum Power Consumption

< 2 W


Electrical Access

¾ in NPT pipe thread


Cable Length

30 ft or 100 ft (default)


Mounting Height
Phoenix EX™
Phoenix EX XL™
Phoenix EX Wide™

138 in – 276 in (11.5 ft – 23 ft)
84 in – 138 in (6.5 ft – 11.5 ft)
138 in – 252 in (11.5 ft – 21 ft)


(Housing & Bracket)

7.5 in (W) × 5.5 in (H) × 9 in (D)



11 lbs


Housing / Bracket Material

Copper-free Aluminum / Aluminum


Temperature Range

–22 ºF – 140 ºF


Degree of Protection (Housing)***

UL Class I, Div. 1, Groups B, C, D; Class II, Div. 1 & 2,
Groups E, F, G; and Class III; Class I, Zone 1 AEx d IIC;
Ex d IIC; NEMA 4X rated; IP66; UL 1203; FM 3615
CAS C22.2 No. 30; UL 60079-0/UL 60079-1;
CAS 60079-0/CSA60079-1; ATEX Directive 94/9/EC;
UL 50; IEC 60529


Norm Conformance

EMC: 2004 / 108 / EC
R&TTE: 1999 / 5 / EC
FM: Approved Instrument Housing


*Output ratings may vary depending on optional end-of-line resistor

**End-of-line resistor values can be ordered to custom specifications to
meet application requirements

***Adalet / Scott Fetzer Co., UL Listing #E81696


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Frequently asked questions

Can the PHOENIX be used as a safety sensor?

No, the PHOENIX is a motion sensor to be used for activation only. It is not capable of detecting stationary people or objects.


What if a tamper switch’s logic is the opposite of the PHOENIX?

Reverse the PHOENIX output logic from N.O. to N.C. (see the “Output Configuration” section of the User’s Guide).


Can the PHOENIX be adjusted without using a remote control?

Yes, but is recommended to use remote control. To adjust manually, remove the housing cover and override the tamper switch, make all adjustments per the instructions in the “Push Button” section of the User’s Guide, and then re-install the housing cover and reset the tamper switch.


Can the PHOENIX be painted a different color?

Yes. Avoid any overspray on the lens cover.


Can the PHOENIX be adjusted to only detect vehicles instead of vehicles and people?

Yes. See the “Detection Filter” section of the User’s Guide.


Can the PHOENIX be adjusted to detect everything from any direction?

Yes. Leave Detection Filter at 1 and set Detection Mode to 1 for Bi-Directional.


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