ZB-S - Central battery emergency lighting system
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ZB-S - Central battery emergency lighting system

Eaton's ZB-S is an emergency lighting central battery system that provides reliable power supply (230V AC/220V DC) to safety and exit luminaires.

Automatically testing itself, the ZB-S individually monitors each CG-S luminaire (up to 20 per circuit) through the power supply cable alone.

Featuring Eaton's STAR technology, ZB-S allows for the switching mode of every connected CG-S luminaire to be freely programmed within a 50 or 60 Hz supply network using the systems controller. Enabling maintained, switched maintained and non-maintained lighting modes to be combined into one. Removing the requirement for separate data cables and reducing the cost of installation.


  • Shortened inspection effort due to CEWA GUARD technology; automatic function monitoring of up to 20 luminaires per circuit
  • Reduced installation expenditures by STAR-technology; freely programmable mixed operation of the switching modes per luminaire in one circuit
  • Less installation costs as no data line is required to the luminaires
  • Plain text display on the control module down to the last luminaire
  • Flexible data storage for test log and system configuration with memory card
  • Energy-saving and increased service life via alternating switching of the charging modules and optimised efficiency

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Automatic testing, long service life and cost-effective installation

First launched in 2002, ZB-S has become one of the most reliable central battery systems available. From airports and stadium to warehouses and industrial applications, ZB-S has been trusted worldwide.

It complies with EN 50171 to supply power to 230V/216V AC/DC safety and escape sign luminaires and is suitable for emergency escape lighting systems according to DIN VDE 0100-560, EN 50172 and V DIN V VDE 0108-100. With automatic testing device and single luminaire monitoring with individual display of state and name per luminaire in conjunction with system-dependent electronic ballasts including monitoring


Switch to safety with STAR technology

Utilising STAR-technology ZB-S allows different switching modes to be implemented on the same circuit, and the switching mode of each luminaire to be re-programmed at any time.

As a result, it offers not just the proven CEWA GUARD safety when it comes to operating an emergency lighting system, it also gives planners the confidence and flexibility of knowing that the system can respond and adapt at any time to any changes that are made to a building and its use.

Structure of the ZB-S cabinet

  1. Cable entry from the top
  2. Three-tier-installation terminal with tension spring connection and N-isolation
  3. Control module (CU CG-S), battery control module (BCM), charge module CM 1.7 A, 4 x SKU's
  4. DC/DC converter (DCM)
  5. Circuit change-over module 23 x SKU's
  6. Load break switch, mains
  7. Terminal strip mains (optional)
  8. Load break switch, battery
  9. Terminal strip battery (optional)
  10. Charging module CM 3,4 A
  11. Cable entry from the bottom

Safe operation under the most extreme environmental conditions

There are different types of sub-distributors available for compliance with the requirement on functional integrity of MLAR 04/2016.

Sub-distributor in sheet steel housing

In accordance with the model guideline on fire protection requirements pertaining to wire systems (MLAR specimen guideline on wire systems), version 04/2016, verified by a National Material Testing Office.

Electric distributor with functional integrity

Experimental design for application as an electrical distributor with functional integrity.
The functioning of all the installed electronic components was tested in a fire test.

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