Von Duprin QEL7827EO-F Fire-Rated Surface Vertical Rod Exit Device with Quiet Electric Latch Retraction

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  • ANSI/BHMA Grade-1 Certified, Made in USA
  • Enables remote unlatching – alternative to manual dogging
  • Energy-efficient motorized latch retraction

Available Options:


Von Duprin QEL7827EO-F Grade 1 Surface Vertical Rod Exit Bar, Wide Stile Pushpad, Fire Rated, 84″ Door Height, Exit Only, Less Trim, Motorized Latch Retraction

Quiet electric latch retraction (QEL) provides electronic control of an exit device for environments where limited operational noise is desired. These devices always provide mechanical egress. The electrified latch retraction can also be activated by an access system or building automation system to unlatch the exit device momentarily. Often the QEL is used with a credential reader and access control system to unlock the door momentarily for authorized users.

The QEL can also be configured to electronically retract the latch for an extended period of time to allow free entry. This is a convenient alternative to mechanical dogging.

The QEL option does not include the power transfer from door to frame, the power supply, or the control operator. Refer to EPT-2 power transfer and the PS902 or 914 power supply.

The 900 Series power supply with the 2RS, 4RL or 4R board is the minimum required. Other option boards available for other functions, see 900 Series power supply for additional information.

The QEL has a low in rush current, so it can be used with standard Schlage power supplies. Calculate the peak current draw of all devices in the system to determine the required amperage of the supply.

Fire-rated openings have several additional requirements. They must be self-latching and self-closing. To satisfy these requirements the QEL must be paired with an automatic operator and under the control of an automatic fire alarm system when used on fire-rated openings.

  • EO = Exit Only, ANSI Function 01 (78 Series Outside Trim Sold Separately)
  • Energy-efficient motorized latch retraction utilizes standard 2 amp power supply, enabling longer wire runs from power source
  • Quiet operation in both mechanical and electronic states
  • On-board installation and troubleshooting diagnostics built into device
  • Standard Sizes: 3′ x 7′ (2′ 4″ to 3′ door width), 4′ x 7′ (2′ 10″ to 4′ door width)
  • Extension rod available for door up to 10’0″
  • ANSI/BHMA Certified, Grade-1
  • UL listed for panic exit hardware and fire exit hardware



313 Duranodic Dark Bronze, 643e Aged Bronze, US3 (605) Bright Brass, US4 (606) Satin Brass, US10 (612) Satin Bronze, US15 (619) Satin Nickel, US19 (315) Flat Black, US26 (625) Bright Chrome, US26D (626) Satin Chrome, US28 (628) Anodized Aluminum, US32D (630) Satin Stainless Steel

Device Type

Surface Rod Device

Electric Options

Quiet Electric Latch Retraction

ANSI/BHMA Standard

ANSI/BHMA A156.3 2014, Grade 1 Certified


Heavy Duty

Fire Rating

UL/cUL Listed for use on fire doors up to 3 hours

Vertical Rods

Rods Accommodate Doors up to 7'0" – Cut to Specification in Field (top extension rod available)


Field Reversible


Deadlocking anti-friction top & bottom bolt, 5/8" throw


299F Top Strike, 304L Bottom Strike

Dogging Feature

No Manual Dogging – Electric Latch Retraction

Stile Type

Wide (Standard)

Center Case

7-7/8" x 2-3/4" x 2-3/8"


Pushbar Neutral – 3-13/16" – Pushbar Depressed – 3-1/16"


Includes screws for metal and wood doors

Door Applications

1-3/4″ Thick Doors


3 Year

Buy American Act Compliance

Meets Buy Amercian Act – Made in USA

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Von Duprin QEL7827EO-F Fire-Rated Surface Vertical Rod Exit Device with Quiet Electric Latch Retraction