7100, 7101 Electric Strikes

Description: 7100, 7101 Electric Strikes with 4-7/8” faceplates are designed for Adams Rite deadlatches or cylindrical locksets with 1/2” to 5/8” latchbolt projection. For use in aluminum jambs and stiles.

Function: Remote electrical control of any door equipped with an Adams Rite 4500, 4700, or 4900 Series (or similar) Deadlatch or cylindrical (key-in-knob/lever) type lockset with 1/2” to 5/8” latchbolt projection. Electrical actuation unlocks strike jaw, releasing latchbolt so door can be opened without operating latch itself. Extremely compact mechanism fits into aluminum jamb (or opposing door) sections as shallow as 1-5/8”. Fits existing prep for discontinued Adams Rite 7000, 7500, 7800 Electric Strikes.


Fail-Safe/Fail-Secure: Field convertible from one mode to the other. However, AC intermittent solenoid must not be used continuously in either.

Case: Approximately 1” x 3-3/8” x 1-5/8” deep.

Strike Lip: Basic 7100 strike has lip of proper length for 1-3/4” thick door that closes flush with jamb edge. Where door thickness or jamb shape differs from this standard relationship, lip extension kits are available, specified by last dash number. Not available on 7101.

Strike Opening: 5/8” x 1-7/16” x 1/2” deep. Bolt retainer jaw is stainless steel. Strike accepts bolt of any Adams Rite 4500, 4700 (discontinued), or 4900 Deadlatch or cylindrical latches.

Faceplate: Measures 1-1/4” x 4-7/8”. 7100 has flat faceplate; 7101 is radiused to match nose on inactive leaf in a pair of narrow stile glass doors. Available in a wide range of architectural finishes.

Voltage: Available in 12 or 24 volt AC and DC. DC continuous units are silent, AC intermittent units “buzz” on operation.

Current Draw/Amps:

Volts AC Intermittent DC Continuous
12 1.42 0.33
24 0.74 0.17

Options: Available with two monitoring signal switches which sense whether latch bolt is in strike and whether strike jaw is blocked. Choice of mounting in AC and DC for intermittent or continuous duty. 7100 Electric Strike (flat faceplate) available with extended strike lip. Specify assembled for either fail-secure (locked when unpowered) or fail-safe (locked when powered) operation, but can be field converted to the other mode.

4603 Rectifier – converts AC to DC, installs in low voltage line between transformer and strike. Rated 2 amps (200 PIV)

4605 Transformer – converts 120VAC to 12/24 VAC. Rated 40 Volt-amp output assures plenty of power for strike release. Patented mounting bracket fits in knockout hole of standard junction boxes.

4606 Transformer – Plug-in version for standard wall outlet.

For more information please see  POWER.

Standard Package: Individually boxed with mounting screws, mounting clips, adhesive shims to accommodate jamb or stile extrusion thickness greater or less than nominal 1/8”.


Related Products: When purchasing this product, please consider the following related products, available separately:

Options Power Deadlatches

Lip extensions available separately.

Power supplies and power transfer devices such as 4603 Rectifier, 4605/4606 Transformer, Piezo Horn audible indicator and PS-1 available separately.

4500 and 4900 Series Deadlatches available separately.

Note that 4700 Deadlatch is discontinued and replaced by 4900 Deadlatch.