Axis AX LogoCommander 3 Series Selectable Candela Evacuation Signals

The Commander 3 Series is a low profile strobe and horn/strobe combination that offers dependable audible and visual alarms and the lowest current available.

The GE3 Series offers tamper proof field selectable candela options of 15, 30, 60, 75, and 110 candela.

The Commander 3 Series horn offers a continuous or synchable temporal three in 2400Hz and mechanical tone, a chime and whoop tone. All tones are easy for the professional to change in the field by using switches.

The GE3 Series has a minimal operation current and has a minimum flash rate of 1Hz regardless of input voltage.

The Commander 3 Series is shipped with the standard 4" metal mounting plate which incorporates the popular Super-SlideTM feature that allows the installer to easily test for supervision. The product also features a locking mechanism which secures the product to the bracket without any screws showing.

The Commander 3 also features the CheckmateTM - Instant Voltage Verification feature which allows the installer to check the voltage drop draw and match it to the blueprint. The GE3 Series appliances are UL 464 and UL 1971, listed for use with fire protective systems and are warranted for three years from date of purchase.


  • Field selectable candela options of 15, 30, 60, 75, and 110 candela
  • Super-Slide™ Bracket - Ease of Supervision Testing
  • Checkmate™ - Instant Voltage Verification
  • Synchronize strobe and/or horn with Gentex Series Control Module
  • Prewire entire system, then install signals
  • Lower Installation and Operating Costs
  • Switch Selection for High or Low dBA
  • Tamper proof Re-entrant Grill
  • Switch for Chime, Whoop, Mechanical and 2400Hz Tone
  • Switch for Continuous or Temporal 3 (not available on whoop tone)

Nominal Voltage24 VDC
Dimensions H x W x D inches5" x 4.5" x 2.5"
Input Terminals12 to 18 AWG
ApprovalsUL 464 & 1971

Order Codes and Options

28-GEC3 -24WR: 4VDC Horn/Strobe Wall Mount Red
28-GEC3 -24WW: 24VDC Horn/Strobe Wall Mount White
28-GES3 -24WR: 24VDC Strobe Wall Mount Red
28-GES3 -24WW: 24VDC Strobe Wall Mount White

To obtain the horn/strobe current draw, add the strobe current draw and the horn current draw.

Operating temperature: 32°F to 120°F (0°C to 49°C). The GE3 Series is not listed for outdoor use.

The sound output for the temporal 3 tone is rated lower since the time the horn is off is averaged into the sound output rating. While the horn is producing a tone in the temporal 3 mode its sound pressure is the same as the continuous mode.

For nominal and peak current across UL regulated voltage range for filtered DC power and unfiltered (FWR [Full Wave Rectified]) power, see installation manual.

Gentex does not recommend using a coded or pulsing signaling circuit with any of our strobe products (see Technical Bulletin 014).

* Operating the horn in this mode at this voltage will result in not meeting the minimum UL reverberant sound level required for public mode fire protection service. These settings are acceptable only for private mode fire alarm use. Use the high dBA setting for public mode application (not applica ble when using the chime tone. The chime tone is always private mode).

** RMS current ratings are per UL average RMS method. UL max current rating is the maximum RMS current within the listed voltage range (16-33VDC for 24VDC units) (8-17VDC for 12VDC units). For strobes the UL max current is usually at the minimum listed voltage (16VDC for 24VDC units) (8VDC for 12VDC units). For audibles the max current is usually at the maximum listed voltage. For unfiltered FWR ratings, see installation manual.