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Carson SA-385 Alert Siren w/ PA Firefighter Siren

Item #:101186
MFG Part #: SA-385
In StockUsually ships the next business day
List Price: $291.72
Sale: $148.27

Product Description

No one wants to pay more for features that you will never use. The Carson SA-380 has been redesigned into the SA-385 Alert Siren. The Alert siren features all the features you want at a price that is un-beaten. No one but Carson has such a robust, rugged siren at such an economical price.

The 380 is for police departments and ems agencies on a budget who want all the most used features of a more expensive siren like PA and a tone selector knob and eliminates all of the other clutter that is not needed. It's great for volunteer firefighters who are active and need a siren with this set of features.

The rugged, no-nonsense SA-385 incorporates the same full-featured siren options as its predecessor, the SA-380 Alert, including a four-position rotary switch to select between wail, yelp, and phaser, or optional Two-Tone/HiLo siren tones with Manual and Air Horn override; a P.A. system with noise-canceling microphone and face mounted volume control; an output indicator light on the face for diagnostics; external DIP switches for easy siren customization; Horn Ring Cycler 2 (HRC2) functionality that enables the driver hands-free control of the siren by cycling through the tones with the vehicle's horn; Instant-On; and an exposed in-line fuse to protect the siren.

The NEW Alert has also been upgraded with new features designed to enhance siren operation and increase ease of installation. These features include making Instant-On operation a standard requiring no enable input; terminal block wiring which offers simple, plug-in connection; and a significant reduction of the internal electronics footprint giving the SA-385 a much smaller chassis size.

  • Compact 100-watt amplifier
  • Four-position rotary switch features Wail, Yelp, and Phaser or optional Two-Tone/HiLo siren tones, and push-button override for Manual and Air Horn
  • P.A. override with attached noise-canceling microphone and face mounted volume control knob
  • External DIP switch programmability for easy siren customization
  • Instant-On provides automatic power when a siren function is selected
  • Output indicator light for diagnostics
  • Horn Ring Cycler 2 (HRC2) enables siren tone selection through the horn ring for pursuit or rescue situations
  • LED backlighting
  • LED backlighting
  • Exposed in-line fuse to protect the siren
  • Short circuit, high voltage and reverse polarity protection systems
  • Mounting brackets and hardware for siren and P.A. microphone
  • 41/2" W x 1 15/16" H x 4 9/16" D
  • No-hassle 5-year limited warranty
  • Meets Class A Sound Level and is California Title 13 configurable
Let's Compare!

Feature Carson Sirens SA-380 Alert Federal Signal PA300 Whelen EPSL1 Code 3 Compact 3932
Flexible DIP Switch Programmability Yes No No No
Instant On Yes No Yes Yes
Removable Terminal Block Wiring Yes Yes Yes No
Output Indicator Light for Diagnostics Yes No No No
Standby Current Battery Drain 0mA 60mA 30mA 20mA
Removable Terminal Block Wiring Yes No No Yes
Amp Size (cubic inches) 39.25 cu. in. 46.70 cu. in. 49.50 cu. in. 69.00 cu. in.
5-Year or Greater Warranty Yes No No Yes
Price Lowest! More Money Less Value $$ Gone

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By Rich
Accord NY
July 7, 2017
I cant believe how great his siren is in such a small package. You cant beat the price and very easy to install . Very loud and moves the traffic , well worth it . Sorry I waited so long to get it.
ProsLoud, Size and Price
ConsWish the red button was for a air horn .
By Collin D.
Carson siren
April 23, 2015
This siren is great. I have it on my Chevy Monte Carlo. and use it on my personal vehicle. it works great and really moves people out of my way!
By Jerry
great sa-385
December 15, 2013
Great siren at a great price.
By Kyle N.
best siren out there
November 9, 2011
This is probably the best siren out there. The price is really too cheap like the other guy said because I can't find a siren that does this much anywhere. This siren isn't as big as other police sirens but the sound is even better. the siren puts out like 100 watts. That's the same wattage as any other siren on the market.
By Roger j.
Best all purpose siren
July 3, 2011
This thing is priced too cheap. The siren is small but just as loud as a fire truck. It's easy to put in my truck and great. This firefighter siren is a step up from the packages they offer but well worth it.