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Causes for AA battery drain in AD-Series LOCKS Possible Cause Fix/Corrective Action 1)      One the four (or eight) AA was inserted reversed and the rese...
The Falcon M series was discontinued 3/31/10 and was replaced by the Falcon MA series.
Information on low battery threshold and nuisance delay is noted below: New firmware now has improved levels. - These are approximate values/levels which change with measurement meters and measure...
AD400/AD200/AD250 After ADFwPkg 2.17.0 - June 2011 4 Battery Holder New batteries = 6.2 VDC Low battery threshold is 4.7 VDC for SM & MT - and 3.7 VDC for MAG and PROX (USB stops working at 4...
    AD400/AD200/AD250 After ADFwPkg 2.17.0 - June 2011 8 Battery Holder New batteries = 12.4 VDC Low battery threshold is 7.2 VDC Critical battery threshold is 6.9 VDC Coin cell = new/...
CO2004 Battery Holder (ONLY) New batteries = 6.2 VDC Low battery threshold is 4.2 VDC Critical battery threshold is 3.9 VDC Coin cell = new/full is 3.0 VDC, low is 2.8 VDC
CO2504 Battery Holder (ONLY) New batteries = 6.2 VDC Low battery threshold is 4.2 VDC Critical battery threshold is 3.9 VDC Coin cell = new/full is 3.0 VDC, low is 2.8 VDC
  CO200 & CO250 Disable coin cell Nuisance delay and blink, With CO.A.7 and SUS 4.10.2 or newer for CO200 and CO250, you can use the SUS/HHD, under Lock Properties, Edit, to de-select, DISABLE, t...
The old Falcon M lock had 2 lever styles that were very similar in appearance; the Kim and Sutro.   The Kim lever was hollow with a plug on the end of the lever while the Sutro was solid (alumi...
SCHLAGE locks are available with the following backsets: Lock Series Lock Type                 ...
A lock is any device which prevents access or use by requiring special knowledge or equipment. Mechanical locks are mechanical devices which secure an opening by keeping a door closed until a relea...
The MA lock does not have Vandlgard or a breakaway trim feature, however, the lever spindle on the MA lock will shear if too much force is applied in order to prevent internal lock damage and resis...
Falcon does not offer an "ADA style thumbturn.
The Von Duprin 6210 electric strike was designed for retrofit applications and will not work with the Falcon MA series lock when strike and lock body are mounted at standard locations (centerline o...
Schlage now offers modular style cams to operate the Falcon MA locks.  The following part numbers are cams for all MA locks (except the MA381): L583-638 for 1-1/8", 1-3/8", 1-5/8" length cylin...
Price Book 72A List Price $8.10
To remove the M lock trim follow the steps below in reverse.       The M lock spanner wrench is 021415.  Although this wrench is no longer available from&n...
The MA was launched 4/1/10 and replaced the Falcon M lock. Newer Marketing Bulletin added on 4/26/2010 (Some items not yet available!!)
The thumbturn will work but the spindles sit 90 degrees off from each other (Schlage is square, Falcon is diamond).  The result is the throw will end up 10 and 2 o'clock instead of 12 and 3. 
The B520-698 cam was designed for a Schlage IC mortise cylinder (see Figure 1) to operate a Falcon MA lock, all functions except the MA381.  There is no Schlage cylinder option ...
The MA indicator is available separately.  See table below for part numbers and descriptions.   Part number Trim Description Sign Functions ...
See below for visual differences between indicators.
The MA lock can be specified in a 12 or 24V DC configuration (default is 12V). Additionally, an AC power source may be used as long as a rectifier is installed in the circuit (not provided). He...
For additional details and a wiring diagram see the MA service manual page on electrical requirements here. 
No parts are compatible between the Falcon MA-Series and the obsolete Falcon M-Series.
Falcon began offering an RX switch with its electrified functions beginning January 17th 2012.  To specify, add "RX" to the end of the part number. Example:  Storeroom Function, Fail Safe (EL), 12...
The MA RX features independent switches within the chassis that allow the customer to choose whether to monitor the inside or outside knob/lever.
Each switch is pre-wired to work with either normally open or normally closed systems, with color coded 5 ft long leads.
See Marketing announcement here
Grade 1 mortise lock
The Falcon MA will not fit a 1-3/8" thick door. 
Falcon is reintroducing the lever return spring for the discontinued Falcon M mortise series.  Effective November 1, 2014 the lever return spring is now available for purchase with a list pric...
Grade 1 locks are tested and certified to be in compliance with the following ANSI/BHMA Standards: Cylindrical, Bored and Preassembled Locks & Latches 800,000 Certified Cycles ANSI/...
Mortise Locks: a lockset where the case is designed to fit in a mortise in the edge of a door Medium, high to extra heavy duty Commercial, multi-family and institutional applications Pros - ...
Unless otherwise specified on an order, the cam supplied on Falcon mortise cylinders will be the following: Non-IC mortise cylinder is the 5622-STD. IC mortise cylinder is the 5622-IC. Related...
Cams for other applications may be specified with no additional charge, see pricebook.
See below for commonly requested dimensions on the MA lock.  Dimensions not found in other literature have a square around them. CL refers to "Centerline".  
Here are some of the major differences between the M and MA-Series.  Lever mounting post holes -  Locations have changed on door template.  (12 and 6 o'clock for M lock, MA lock is approx 1 and...
Solenoid: Black (2 wires) Case side RX Normally Open: Green Normally Closed: Orange Cover side RX Normally Open: Gray Normally Closed: Red Common: Yellow
Refer to the MA RX diagram here for more information.
The Falcon MA Series escutcheon is roughly 8.15" tall x 2.28" wide x 0.37" thick.
The MA lock is field reversible.  The process involves three potential steps depending on what hand is needed. Rotating latchbolt - Changes swing of lock.  ex (RH to RHR) or inswing vs outswing ...
The Falcon MA-Series requires a different cam for keyed functions than its predecessor the Falcon M-Series.
 
 
See Falcon MA lever assembly below: The spring mechanism (E) returns the lever to horizontal.  The parts are not sold separate, so if the lever sags, the entire lever assembly shoul...
Lever assemblies part numbers are found in the Pricebook.  Note they are handed.
The Falcon MA mortise lock is available with an occupancy indicator on the following functions: MA301, MA311, MA321, MA371, MA431, MA441(inside of door only), MA451, MA541, MA57...
Related solution: Is the MA indicator available separately? 
The following templates are for the MA lock.  Use the matrix in each template for the specific function.  See here for Sectional trim . See here for Escutcheon trim. 
Depending on the door construction the minimum stile may differ but a safe dimension would be 4-3/4".  CUSTOMER must check door construction. The pocket depth requirements of the case is 4 1/2".