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About Kahlenberg UK

Kahlenberg UK Ltd is the European distributor for Kahlenberg Industries, Inc. providing full European support and local stock for Kahlenberg marine and industrial air horns, sound signals, controllers, air compressors and the company's other products.

Please contact us for further assistance at enquiries@kahlenberg.co.uk or on +44 (0)1635 35353

Sound signal legal requirements

IMO COLREGs bookWhile countries across Europe will have local laws that apply to ship and boat navigation, there is a common requirement worldwide for all leisure, commercial and military vessels to conform to the IMO International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea. As Steve Austin, Senior Policy Lead at the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) explains: "The COLREGs apply to all vessels, there is no differentiation between coded and non-coded vessels. Should the whistles prove not to conform then they will need to be modified or changed."

"Whistles should conform to the performance in COLREGs, Appendix III and the appropriate parts of IEC 60945 to EN60945 which deal with the marine operating environment."

All Kahlenberg products meet or exceed these requirements. Many other new and currently installed sound signals are non-compliant and might be breaching maritime law and invalidating insurance cover.

Push button sound signal switches

Kahlenberg M-126, 19220 and 19215-LC air horn push buttonsKahlenberg has a broad range of momentary push button switches to suit all types of air horn and other sound signal devices. Here we show a sample of three of the most popular that are held in stock in Europe but if these do not meet your requirements please contact us for more options.

 

M-126 push button switch

The Kahlenberg M-126 is a momentary push button rocker switch that is rated to 20A at 12V and hence is suitable both for smaller leisure craft installations and also for use with the M-485A Signal Controller.

The M-126 features standard 6.3mm connections to the rear face and is watertight.

M-126 push button switch downloads

M-126 momentary push button rocker switch technical information (PDF 74Kb)

19220 push button switch

The Kahlenberg 19220 is a momentary push button switch that is designed for low profile fascia mounting. It is rated to 10A and robustly built out of a plastic housing with a titanium retaining ring for deck and wheelhouse use in commercial and leisure vessels.

The 19220 is watertight to IP 67.

19220 push button switch downloads

19220 momentary push button switch technical information (PDF 119Kb)

19215-LC bulkhead mount push button switch

The Kahlenberg 19215-LC utilises the 19220 momentary push button switch and combines it with a bulkhead mount housing with a watertight gland for cable entry; ideal where flush mount switches are not practical on deck or the wheelhouse of commercial and leisure vessels.

The 19215-LC is watertight to IP 67.

19215-LC bulkhead mount push button switch downloads

19215-LC bulkhead mount momentary push button switch technical information (PDF 74Kb)

Further information

Call Kahlenberg UK now on +44 (0)1635 35353 or email enquiries@kahlenberg.co.uk