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Bulldog Push Button

The Polara Bulldog is the most durable pedestrian push button on the market and sets a higher standard for ADA-compliant pedestrian crossing push buttons.

Polara Bulldog Pedestrian Push Button

Let the BullDog take a bite out of the cost of maintaining your push buttons! Don’t take chances with unproven, untested products! The Bulldog is the most durable, reliable button on the market and comes with a 5 year warranty. Note: All models except the arrow version can be ordered with a custom laser etch option. Please see your distributor for details.

The BullDog is setting a higher standard for ADA-compliant pedestrian crossing push buttons. The BullDog III is not only ADA Compliant, but it is also a very reliable, durable product, built to be no-maintenance and worry free. With budget and personnel cuts, how much are your old “micro-switch” buttons costing you in time and maintenance costs? A cost/benefit analysis of the BullDog will prove its value!

Features:

  • Transient protection that meets and exceeds NEMA specifications. Independent lab tested and certified!
  • Superior die-cast aluminum, powder-coated body – independently lab tested to NEMA 250 (6P) specifications.
  • Button cap constructed of marine-grade 316 stainless steel.
  • 2″ ADA compliant button withstands severe impact from baseball bats, skate boards, hockey sticks, etc.
  • Button places a call with less than two pounds of force.
  • Provides a two-tone audible confirmation as well as visual confirmation.
  • Wide operating temperature range of -30° to 165°F (-34° to 74°C).
  • Ultra-durable long-life – tested to 300 million operations.
  • Wind, rain, hail, and vibration have no negative effects. Button requires push action to activate.
  • Piezo-driven solid state switch sounds simultaneously with push-button.
  • Provides two-tone audible confirmation as well as visual LED confirmation.
  • Available in multiple colors: black, green, yellow, or your custom color.
  • BullDog push buttons use power from existing switch wires.
  • 5-year limited warranty.
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Cut Sheets & Related Documents

  • BDL3-X Push Button With Momentary or Latching LED

    Bulldog III highly vandal resistant push button which can operate stand alone with a momentary LED, or with a latching LED when used with a PBCU (or PBCU-DC). The BDL3 may not operate correctly in some TS1 cabinets that have mechanical relays used for placing PED calls, so if you do not need the latching LED function, we recommend you order the BDSP-014-X model. Part number for ordering is BDL3-B for black, BDL3-G for green and BDL3-Y for yellow.

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  • BDSP-014-X Push Button With Momentary LED

    This is a modified version of the BDL3 that only provides a momentary LED and is designed to work in any style cabinet, including TS1 cabinets with mechanical relays used for placing PED calls.

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  • BDSP-010-X Push Button With No LED

    This button is equivalent to the BDL3 but does not have an LED. It has the same potential for not operating correctly in some TS1 cabinets that have mechanical relays used for placing PED calls, so for new installations it is recommended to go with the BDSP-011-X.

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  • BDSP-011-X Push Button With No LED

    This button is equivalent to the BDSP-014-X but does not have an LED. It is designed to work in any style cabinet, including TS1 cabinets with mechanical relays used for placing PED calls.

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  • BDL3 With Arrow

    The BDL3 model can be ordered with a raised arrow on the button cap. The arrow direction must be set during build at the factory. The part numbers for ordering are as follows:
    Right Arrow- BDL3AR-B for black, BDL3AR-G for green, BDL3AR-Y for yellow.
    Left Arrow- BDL3AL-B for black, BDL3AL-G for green, BDL3AL-Y for yellow.
    Up Arrow- BDL3AU-B for black, BDL3AU-G for green, BDL3AU-Y for yellow.

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  • Rectangular Bulldog

    Any of the above models can be ordered in this rectangular mount. There is a 4 screw mount version and a two screw mount version. Minimum order quantities may apply. Please contact your distributor for help in determining proper part number.

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Control Units

  • Push Button Control Unit 120 VAC Version

    The LED on a standard BDL3 Bulldog flashes momentarily each time the button is pushed. If a customer wants the LED on a button to stay on following a push, this Push Button Control Unit controls the LED so it stays on until the pedestrian walk light turns on. It takes up two slots in the detector and is powered by 120 VAC.. This latching LED feature is only possible with the BDL3 and RBDL3 models. Part Number for ordering is PBCU.

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  • Push button Control Unit DC Version

    This model performs the same latching LED function as the PBCU but is powered by DC voltage on the Detector Rack. The part number for ordering is PBCU-DC.

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  • LPBCU2 Latching Push Button Controller

    The LPBCU2 latching push button control unit is a standalone controller designed to provide latching functionality for Polara's Bulldog 3 (BDL3) pushbuttons. It is designed to mount to the cabinet rails inside a traffic control cabinet in several orientations. Connections to the traffic controller button input and outputs are made using separate conductors, eliminating the need for the controller to be installed in an input rack or a PBCU-EB where a rack is not available. The LPBCU2 supports 4 separate pedestrian phases with up to 5 BDL3's on each channel.

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  • PBCU External Box

    This is a box that a PBCU or PBCU-DC can be plugged into and then wired into the traffic cabinet to facilitate latching LED Bulldog buttons when there are no card rack slots available for the PBCU or PBCU-DC to plug into. The part number for ordering is PBCU-EB

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  • PBCU-HK

    This is the cable assembly hardware kit that is required for each PBCU or PBCU-DC.
    The part number for ordering the 6 ft cable harness is PBCUHK.
    The part number for ordering the 15 ft cable harness is PBCUHK-15.

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Accessories


  • Push Button Frame with built in Cup (PBF2C). Accommodates all Polara Pedestrian Signs/Sizes

    The PBF2C is designed to mount a Polara Bulldog (BDL) push button with a 5X7 Sign, and to protect the wires and terminal block.  Any Polara signs can be mounted on the PBF2C, and 9X12, 9X15, and 9X18 Signs can be mounted with the accompanying back plate sizes (see models on Cut Sheet).  The frame can be mounted with up to 3/4" banding, or supplied 1/4-20 fasteners.   Part number for ordering is PBF2C-5X7-X, PBF2C-9X12-X, PBF2C-9X15-X (9X12 & 9X15 will come with the associated larger back plates) . To designate color for complete system, in place of last X use "B" for black, "G" for green and "Y" for yellow.

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  • Low Profile Bulldog (Only) Push Button Frame (PBF2-5X7-B).  Accommodates 5X7 Pedestrian Sign

    This Push Button Frame (Black only) is designed specifically for mounting a Bulldog Push Button with the lowest profile possible so that the button is less likely to be used as a foot hold for climbing the pole. It is also a lower cost option than the PBF2C-5X7 model. Part number for ordering is PBF2-5X7-B.

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  • Low Profile Bulldog (Only) Push Button Frame (PBF2-9X12-B). Accommodates 9X12 Pedestrian Sign

    This is the same Push Button Frame (Black Frame & Back Plate only) as the PBF2-5X7-B but has a 9X12 sign back plate mounted to it for holding a 9X12 pedestrian sign. Part number for ordering is PBF2-9X12-B. 

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  • Low Profile Bulldog (Only) Push Button Frame (PBF2-9X12-B) . Accommodates 9X15 Pedestrian Sign

    This is the same Push Button Frame (Black Frame & Back Plate only) as the PBF2-5X7-B but has a 9X15 sign back plate mounted to it for holding a 9X15 pedestrian sign. Part number for ordering is PBF2-9X15-B.

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  • 9" X 12" Sign Back Plate

    This is the back plate (by itself) that is used to convert the PBF2C-5X7 and PBF2-5X7 push button frames to 9" X 12". You would order these if you need to convert 5" X 7" signs in the field, to 9" X 12" signs.The part number for ordering is PBFA9X12-X. To designate color, in place of X use "B" for black, "G" for green and "Y" for yellow.

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  • 9" X 15" Sign Back Plate

    This is the back plate (by itself) that is used to convert the PBF2C5X7 and PBF2-5X7 push button frames to 9" X 15". You would order these if you need to convert 5" X 7" (or 9X12) signs in the field, to 9" X 15" signs. The part number for ordering is PBFA9X15-X. To designate color, in place of X use "B" for black, "G" for green and "Y" for yellow.

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  • Aluminum Push Button Cup

    This cup is designed for mounting the Bulldog Push Button to a metal pole. It has no NPT conduit holes. The part number for ordering is APBC2-X. To designate color, in place of X use "B" for black, "G" for green and "Y" for yellow.

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  • Aluminum Push Button Cup With One NPT Conduit Hole

    This cup is designed for mounting the Bulldog Push Button to any surface and comes with one NPT conduit hole. The part number for ordering is APBC2-X1. To designate color, in place of X use "B" for black, "G" for green and "Y" for yellow.

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  • Aluminum Push Button Cup With Two NPT Conduit Holes

    This cup is designed for mounting the Bulldog Push Button to any surface and comes with two NPT conduit holes. The second NPT hole comes with a vented plug. The part number for ordering is APBC2-X2. To designate color, in place of X use "B" for black, "G" for green and "Y" for yellow.

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  • Low Profile Bulldog Pole Mount

    This mount is designed for mounting a Bulldog Push Button (by itself with no sign) to a pole with the lowest profile possible so the button is less likely to be used as a foot hold for climbing the pole. The part number for ordering is BDPM3-X. To designate color, in place of X use "B" for black, "G" for green and "Y" for yellow.

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  • Adapter for mounting a Bulldog to a Pelco or Teeco button cup.

    Pelco and Teeco push buttons typically mount with just 2 screws, where a Bulldog mounts with four screws. If a municipality wants to mount Bulldogs but does not want to install new four screw cups/mounts, this adapter mounts to a Pelco or Teeco button cup using two screws, and once mounted provides the four threaded holes needed for mounting a Bulldog push button. It does add approximately 3/4" to the distance of the button from the pole. The part number for ordering is PA-1X. To designate color, in place of X use "B" for black, "G" for green and "Y" for yellow.


  • PBF Push Button Frame Extender

    This Push Button Pole Extender facilitates mounting a PBF style Push Button Station 6” or 12” away from the traffic pole, in order to position the button closer to the start of the crosswalk. Standard sizes are 6" and 12" extensions from the pole. Made of welded steel with hot dip galvanize finish. Custom lengths can be quoted and provided for minimum order quantities. Part number for ordering is PBFE-06 for 6" and PBFE-12 for 12".

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  • PBF2 Push Button Frame Extender

    This Push Button Pole Extender facilitates mounting a PBF2 style Push Button Station 6” or 12” away from the traffic pole, in order to position the button closer to the start of the crosswalk. It is the same Extender used with the iNavigator. Standard sizes are 6" and 12" extensions from the pole. Made of welded steel with hot dip galvanize finish. Custom lengths can be quoted and provided for minimum order quantities. Part number for ordering is iN-EXT-06 for 6" and iN-EXT-12 for 12". Can also be ordered in painted or powder coated color finishes.

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  • Adapter For Mounting Two PBF2 or PBF2C Style Push Button Frames To A 4.5" OD Pole

    This adapter is for mounting two PBF2 or the newer PBF2C style push button frames on a 4.5" OD pole (4" ID) so that they can use 9X12 or 9X15 signs and not touch. It comes in the standard color black. The part number for ordering is PBF2S-4.5-B.

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  • Adapter For Mounting Two PBF2 or PBF2C Style Push Button Frames To A 2.9" OD Pole

    This adapter is for mounting two PBF2 or the newer PBF2C style push button frames on a 2.9" OD pole (2.5" ID) so that they can use 9X12 or 9X15 signs and not touch. It comes in the standard color black. The part number for ordering is PBF2S-2.9-B

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  • Push Button Adapter Plate

    Some municipalities use cast 9" X 12" push button frames that have a bezel molded into the front cover for a 2" ADA button, but this style only accommodates a micro-switch button and does not allow the customer to retrofit a Bulldog button. This Push Button Adapter Plate replaces the cover with the molded feature and provides the four tapped holes required for mounting a Bulldog push button.

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  • Pole Cap For 2.9" OD pole For Use With PBF2 & PBF2C Style Frame

    This Pole Cap is designed to fit the PBF2 style push button frame and covers the top of a 2.9" OD (2.5" ID) pole.Item ordering number is iN-WPC-B (Black only).


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  • Matching Color Paint

    You can purchase cans of spray paint in the colors that match Polara's black, green and yellow powder coat colors. Part numbers for ordering are as follows:
    190-1054 for black
    190-1055 for green
    190-1056 for yellow.


Installation & Operation Manuals

  • PBCU Installation and Operation Manual

    Installation and Operation manual for PBCU and PBCU-DC pushbutton control units.

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  • PBCU-EB Installation Instructions

    Installation instructions for the PBCU External Box.

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  • LPBCU2 Installation Instructions

    Installation instructions for the LPBCU2 pushbutton controller.

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