BRK electronic SC6120B User`s manual

INSTALLATION
USER’S MANUAL
AC Powered Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm
Features:
Voice with Programmable Location
Two Latching Features
Smart Interconnect
Optipath 360 TechnologyTM
Two Silence Features
Alkaline Battery Backup
LISTED TO
UL 217 and
UL 2034
STANDARDS
Minimum coverage for Smoke Alarms, as recommended by the
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), is one Smoke Alarm on
every floor, in every sleeping area, and in every bedroom (See
“Regulatory Information For Smoke Alarms” for details on the NFPA
recommendations).
For CO Alarms, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
recommends that a CO Alarm should be centrally located outside of
each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the bedrooms.
For added protection, install additional CO Alarms in each separate
bedroom, and on every level of your home.
NOTE: For added protection, install an additional Smoke/CO Alarm at
least 15 feet (4.6 meters) away from the furnace or fuel burning heat
source where possible. In smaller homes or in manufactured homes
where this distance cannot be maintained, install the Alarm as far away
as possible from the furnace or other fuel burning source. Installing the
Alarm closer than 15 feet (4.6 meters) will not harm the Alarm, but may
increase the frequency of unwanted alarms.
In general, install combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms:
Model SC7010BV
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IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND SAVE.
This user’s manual contains important information about your Alarm’s
operation. If you are installing the Alarm for use by others, you must
leave this manual—or a copy of it—with the end user.
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On every level of your home, including finished attics and basements.
Inside every bedroom, especially if people sleep with the door partly
or completely closed.
In the hall near every sleeping area. If your home has multiple
sleeping areas, install a unit in each. If a hall is more than 40 feet
(12 meters) long, install a unit at each end.
At the top of first-to-second floor stairs.
At the bottom of the basement stairs.
For additional coverage, install Alarms in all rooms, halls, and
storage areas, where temperatures normally remain between 40˚ F
and 100˚ F (4˚ C and 38˚ C).
RECOMMENDED PLACEMENT
INTRODUCTION
Thank you for choosing First Alert® for your Smoke and Carbon
Monoxide Alarm needs. You have purchased a state-of-the-art Smoke
& Carbon Monoxide Alarm designed to provide you with early warning
of a fire or Carbon Monoxide. Key features include:
Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Combination Alarm. One alarm protects
against two deadly household threats.
Exclusive Voice Warning with Location will tell you the preprogrammed
location of the initiating unit and danger detected. Programmable up to
11 locations (ex. "basement"). When alarms sounds, if programmed for
basement it will say "Warning, evacuate, smoke in basement".
Spread Spectrum Horn Tone. Lower and varying horn frequency
makes it easier for elderly with normal age related hearing loss to hear
horn. Sweeps through the 2200 – 3400 Hz range.
Smart Interconnect can be interconnected to BRK Smoke, CO, and
Heat Alarms. One interconnect wire carries both smoke and CO alarm
signals.
Optipath 360 TechnologyTM provides 360 degrees of direct access to
the smoke sensor.
Single Button Test/Silence eliminates confusion. Depending on what
mode the alarm is in, pushing the button provides different functions
such as testing the alarm, silencing the alarm, re-testing the alarm
when in silence and clearing the Latching features.
Two Silence Features. Temporarily silence low battery chirp for up to
eight hours before replacing low battery or silence an unwanted alarm
for several minutes.
Two Latching Features. Alarm Latch: Easily identifies initiating alarm
even after alarm condition has subsided. Low Battery Latch: Identifies
which unit is in low battery condition.
Perfect Mount System includes a gasketless base for easy installation
and a mounting bracket that keeps the alarm secure over a wide
rotation range to allow for perfect alignment.
Dust Cover is included to keep the alarm clean during construction.
Easy Installation/Maintenance features include a large opening in
the mounting bracket for easy access to wiring. A battery pull tab that
keeps the battery fresh until the home is occupied. A Side Load Battery
Drawer allows for easy battery replacement without removing the alarm
from the ceiling or wall.
Improved UV Resistance keeps the alarm from discoloring over time.
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All First Alert® Smoke Alarms conform to regulatory requirements,
including UL217 and are designed to detect particles of combustion.
Smoke particles of varying number and size are produced in all
fires.
Ionization technology is generally more sensitive than photoelectric
technology at detecting small particles, which tend to be produced
in greater amounts by flaming fires, which consume combustible
materials rapidly and spread quickly. Sources of these fires may include
paper burning in a wastebasket, or a grease fire in the kitchen.
Photoelectric technology is generally more sensitive than ionization
technology at detecting large particles, which tend to be produced
in greater amounts by smoldering fires, which may smolder for
hours before bursting into flame. Sources of these fires may include
cigarettes burning in couches or bedding.
For maximum protection, use both types of Smoke Alarms on each
level and in every bedroom of your home.
ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD. Turn off the power to the area
where the Smoke Alarm is installed before removing it from the
mounting bracket. Failure to turn off the power first may result in
serious electrical shock, injury or death.
• This unit will not alert hearing impaired residents.
It is recommended that you install special units which use
devices like flashing strobe lights to alert hearing impaired
residents.
• Installation of this unit must conform to the electrical codes
in your area; Articles 210 and 300.3 (B) of NFPA 70 (NEC),
NFPA 72, NFPA 101; SBC (SBCCI); UBC (ICBO); NBC (BOCA);
OTFDC (CABO), and any other local or building codes that
may apply. Wiring and installation must be performed by a
licensed electrician. Failure to follow these guidelines may
result in injury or property damage.
• This unit must be powered by a 24-hour, 120VAC pure sine
wave 60Hz circuit. Be sure the circuit cannot be turned
off by a switch, dimmer, or ground fault circuit interrupter.
Failure to connect this unit to a 24-hour circuit may
prevent it from providing constant protection.
• This Alarm must have AC or battery power to operate.
If the AC power fails, battery back-up will allow the alarm
to sound for at least 4 minutes. If AC power fails and the
battery is weak, protection should last for at least 7 days.
If AC power fails and the battery is dead or missing, the
alarm cannot operate.
• Never disconnect the power from an AC powered unit to
stop an unwanted alarm. Doing so will disable the unit and
remove your protection. In the case of a true unwanted
alarm open a window or fan the smoke away from the unit.
The alarm will reset automatically when it returns to normal
operation. Never remove the batteries from a battery
operated unit to stop an unwanted alarm (caused by cooking
smoke, etc.). Instead open a window or fan the smoke
away from the unit. The alarm will reset automatically.
This Smoke/CO Alarm is designed to be mounted on any standard wiring junction box up to a 4-inch (10 cm) size, on either the ceiling or wall (if allowed
by local codes). Read “Where to Install This Alarm” and “Where This Alarm Should Not Be Installed” before you begin installation.
Tools you will need: • Needle-nose pliers or utility knife • Standard flathead screwdriver • Wire strippers.
Make sure the Alarm is not receiving excessively noisy power. Examples of noisy power could be major appliances on the same circuit, power
from a generator or solar power, light dimmer on the same circuit or mounted near fluorescent lighting. Excessively noisy power may cause
damage to your Alarm.
THE PARTS OF THIS ALARM
• The black wire is “hot.”
KEY:
SMOKE ALARMS
BOTH, OR COMBINATION
SMOKE/CO ALARMS
Suggested locations are based on
NFPA recommendations (NFPA 72
for Smoke Alarms and NFPA 720 for
Carbon Monoxide Alarms). Always
refer to national and local codes
before beginning any installation.
In new construction AC and AC/DC smoke alarms MUST
be interconnected to meet NFPA recommendations.
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When installing on the wall, the top edge of Smoke Alarms should
be placed between 4 inches (102 mm) and 12 inches (305 mm)
from the wall/ceiling line.
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When installing on the ceiling, place the alarm as close to the center
as possible.
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In either case, install at least 4 inches (102 mm) from where the
wall and ceiling meet. See “Avoiding Dead Air Spaces” for more
information.
NOTE: For any location, make sure no door or other obstruction could
keep carbon monoxide or smoke from reaching the Alarm.
Installing Smoke/CO Alarms in Mobile Homes
For minimum security install one Smoke/CO Alarm as close to each
sleeping area as possible. For more security, put one unit in each room.
Many older mobile homes (especially those built before 1978) have little
or no insulation. If your mobile home is not well insulated, or if you are
unsure of the amount of insulation, it is important to install units on
inside walls only.
WHERE THIS ALARM SHOULD NOT BE INSTALLED
Do NOT locate this Smoke/CO Alarm:
• In garages, furnace rooms, crawl spaces and unfinished attics.
Avoid extremely dusty, dirty or greasy areas.
• Where combustion particles are produced. Combustion particles
form when something burns. Areas to avoid include poorly ventilated
kitchens, garages, and furnace rooms. Keep units at least 20 feet
(6 meters) from the sources of combustion particles (stove, furnace,
water heater, space heater) if possible. In areas where a 20-foot
(6 meter) distance is not possible – in modular, mobile, or smaller
homes, for example – it is recommended the Smoke Alarm be
placed as far from these fuel-burning sources as possible. The
placement recommendations are intended to keep these Alarms at
a reasonable distance from a fuel-burning source, and thus reduce
“unwanted” alarms. Unwanted alarms can occur if a Smoke Alarm
is placed directly next to a fuel-burning source. Ventilate these
areas as much as possible.
• Within 5 feet (1.5 meters) of any cooking appliance. In air streams
near kitchens. Air currents can draw cooking smoke into the smoke
sensor and cause unwanted alarms.
• In extremely humid areas. This Alarm should be at least 10 feet
(3 meters) from a shower, sauna, humidifier, vaporizer, dishwasher,
laundry room, utility room, or other source of high humidity.
• In direct sunlight.
• In turbulent air, like near ceiling fans or open windows. Blowing air
may prevent CO or smoke from reaching the sensors.
• In areas where temperature is colder than 40˚ F (4˚ C) or hotter than
100˚ F (38˚ C). These areas include non-airconditioned crawl
spaces, unfinished attics, uninsulated or poorly insulated ceilings,
porches, and garages.
• In insect infested areas. Insects can clog the openings to the
sensing chamber.
• Less than 12 inches (305 mm) away from fluorescent lights.
Electrical “noise” can interfere with the sensor.
• In “dead air” spaces. See “Avoiding Dead Air Spaces”.
AVOIDING DEAD AIR SPACES
“Dead air” spaces may prevent smoke from reaching the Smoke/CO
Alarm. To avoid dead air spaces, follow installation recommendations
below.
On ceilings, install Smoke/CO Alarms as close to the center of the
ceiling as possible. If this is not possible, install the Smoke/CO Alarm
at least 4 inches (102 mm) from the wall or corner.
For wall mounting (if allowed by building codes), the top edge of
Smoke/CO Alarms should be placed between 4 inches (102 mm) and
12 inches (305 mm) from the wall/ceiling line, below typical “dead air”
spaces.
On a peaked, gabled, or cathedral ceiling, install first Smoke/CO
Alarm within 3 feet (0.9 meters) of the peak of the ceiling, measured
horizontally. Additional Smoke/CO Alarms may be required depending
on the length, angle, etc. of the ceiling's slope. Refer to NFPA 72 for
details on requirements for sloped or peaked ceilings.
• The white wire is neutral.
• The orange wire is used for interconnect.
If you need to remove the power connector, turn
POWER OFF first. Insert a flat screwdriver blade
between the power connector and the security tab
inside the power input block. Gently pry back the tab
and pull the connector free.
The basic installation of this Alarm is similar whether you want to
install one Alarm, or interconnect more than one Alarm. If you are
interconnecting more than one Alarm, you MUST read “Special
Requirements For Interconnected Alarms” below before you begin
installation.
ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD. Turn off power to the area where
you will install this unit at the circuit breaker or fuse box before
beginning installation. Failure to turn off the power before installation may result in serious electrical shock, injury or death.
1. Remove the mounting bracket
from the base, and attach it to
the junction box.
2. Using wire nuts, connect the
power connector to the
household wiring.
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Mounting Slots
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Locking Pins (break out of
bracket)
1. Push and hold Test/Silence button until the alarm sounds.
Once the Alarm is installed, you must disconnect it from the AC power
before unlocking the battery compartment.
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Hot (Black) AC Wire
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Neutral (White) AC Wire
If the unit does not alarm during testing, DO NOT lock the battery
compartment! Install a new battery and test again. If the Alarm still
does not alarm, replace it immediately.
ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD. Turn off the power to the area
where the Alarm is installed before removing it from the mounting
bracket. Failure to turn off the power first may result in serious
electrical shock, injury or death.
STAND-ALONE ALARM ONLY:
• If you are only installing one Alarm, restore power to the
junction box.
INTERCONNECTED UNITS ONLY:
• If you are interconnecting multiple Alarms, repeat steps
1-5 for each Alarm in the series. When you are finished,
restore power to the junction box.
Quick-Connect Power
Connector
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Turn this way to remove
from bracket
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Turn this way to attach to
bracket
• Failure to meet any of the above requirements could damage
the units and cause them to malfunction, removing your
protection.
Interconnected units can provide earlier warning of fire than stand-alone
units, especially if a fire starts in a remote area of the dwelling. If any unit
in the series senses smoke, all units will alarm. To determine which Alarm
initiated an alarm, see table:
During an Alarm:
On Initiating Alarm(s) Red LED(s) flashes (flash) rapidly
On All Other Alarms
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1. Using needle-nose pliers, detach one locking pin from mounting
bracket.
2. Insert the locking pin into the lock located
opposite from the battery drawer as shown
in the diagram.
Interconnected units must meet ALL of the following requirements:
• A maximum of 18 compatible units may be interconnected
(Maximum of 12 Smoke Alarms).
• The same fuse or circuit breaker must power all interconnected
units.
• The total length of wire interconnecting the units should be
less than 1000 feet (300 meters). This type of wire is commonly
available at Hardware and Electrical Supply stores.
• All wiring must conform to all local electrical codes and NFPA 70
(NEC). Refer to NFPA 72, NFPA 101, and/or your local building
code for further connection requirements.
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A. Unswitched 120VAC
60 Hz source
1. Alarm
2. Ceiling or Wall
3. Power Connector
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B. To additional units; Maximum = 18 total
(Maximum 12 Smoke Alarms)
4. Wire Nut
5. Junction Box
6. Neutral Wire (Wht)
7. Interconnect Wire
(Orange)
8. Hot Wire (Blk)
STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO PROGRAMMING
THIS ALARM
• NEVER use an open flame of any kind to test this unit. You
might accidentally damage or set fire to the unit or to your
home. The built-in test switch accurately tests the unit’s
operation as required by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL).
NEVER use vehicle exhaust! Exhaust may cause permanent
damage and voids your warranty.
• If the Alarm ever fails to test properly, replace it immediately.
Products under warranty may be returned to the manufacturer
for replacement. See “Limited Warranty” at the end of this
manual.
TO LOCK THE MOUNTING BRACKET
Green LED(s) On, Red LED(s) Off
Interconnect units within a single family residence only. Otherwise all
households will experience unwanted alarms when you test any unit
in the series. Interconnected units will only work if they are wired to
compatible units and all requirements are met. This unit is designed to
be compatible with: BRK Electronics® Smoke Alarm Models 9120,
9120B, SC9120B, 7010, 7010B, 4120, 4120B, 4120SB, 4919, 2002RAC,
100S, 5919, 5919TH; BRK Electronics® Heat Alarm Models HD6135F,
HD6135FB; BRK Electronics® CO Alarm Models CO5120BN,
CO5120PDBN; Smoke/CO Alarm Model SC6120B, SC7010BV,
SC7010B; and First Alert® Smoke Alarm Models SA4120, SA4120B,
SA4121B, SA4919B, SA100B.
For First Time and When Changing Batteries
Action:
1. Insert batteries (2, AA batteries).
Alarm Will Say:
“Welcome, First Alert Carbon
Monoxide and Smoke Alarm.”
“No location programmed” if first
time or “[Location, example:
“Basement”] location programmed”
when changing batteries.
“To select location, press and
hold test button now.”
2. Press & Hold Test Button if
you would like to program the
location or change the location
of the Alarm. Release button
after Alarm responds.
“To save location, press and hold
test button after location is
heard.” Alarm will speak list of
locations (see below).
3. After you hear the location of
where you are placing the Alarm,
Press & Hold the Test Button.
“[Location, example: “Basement”]
location saved.”
If no location is chosen:
“No location saved.”
Always discharge the branch circuit before servicing an AC or AC/DC
Alarm. First, turn off the AC power at the circuit breaker or fuse box.
Next, remove the battery from Alarms with battery back-up. Finally,
press and hold the Test/Silence button for 5-10 seconds to discharge
the branch circuit.
1. Remove the Alarm from the mounting bracket.
If the unit is locked to the bracket, see the
section “To Unlock the Mounting Bracket.”
2. Disconnect the power connector by gently
prying it away from the back of the Alarm.
3. Insert a flathead screwdriver under the head
of the locking pin, and gently pry it out of the
battery compartment lock. (If you plan to
relock the battery compartment, save the
locking pin.)
4. To relock the battery compartment, close the battery door and
reinsert locking pin in lock.
5. Reconnect the power connector to the back of the Alarm, reattach
the Smoke Alarm to the mounting bracket, and restore the power.
When replacing the batteries, always test the Alarm before relocking
the battery compartment.
After an Alarm (Latching):
On Initiating Alarm(s) Red LED(s) On for 2 seconds/Off for 2 seconds
If any unit in the series does not alarm, TURN OFF POWER and
recheck connections. If it does not alarm when you restore
power, replace it immediately.
WEEKLY TESTING
3. Push the locking pin through the hole near the battery drawer on
the back of the Alarm.
Red LED is Off
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ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD. Do not restore power until all
Alarms are completely installed. Restoring power before installation
is complete may result in serious electrical shock, injury or death.
7. Make sure the Alarm is receiving AC power. Under normal
operation, the Green power indicator light will shine continuously.
8. If the Green power indicator light does not light, TURN OFF
POWER TO THE JUNCTION BOX and recheck all connections.
If all connections are correct and the Green power indicator still
does not light when you restore the power, the unit should be
replaced immediately.
9. Test each Smoke Alarm. Press and hold the Test/Silence button
until the unit alarms. When testing a series of interconnected
units you must test each unit individually. Make sure all units
alarm when each one is tested.
2. Using needle-nose pliers, detach one locking pin from the mounting
bracket.
• AC and AC/DC Alarms can be interconnected. Under AC
power, all units will alarm when one senses smoke or CO.
When power is interrupted, only the AC/DC units in the
series will continue to send and receive signals. AC powered
Alarms will not operate.
Compatible Interconnected Units
Improper wiring of the power connector or the wiring leading to
the power connector will cause damage to the Alarm and may
lead to a non-functioning Alarm.
Interconnect (Orange) Wire
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Special Requirements For Interconnected Alarms
INTERCONNECTED UNITS ONLY:
Strip off about 1/2” (12 mm) of the plastic coating on the
orange wire on the power connector.
• Connect the white wire on the power connector to the neutral
wire in the junction box.
• Connect the black wire on the power connector to the hot wire
in the junction box.
• Connect the orange wire on the power connector to the
interconnect wire in the junction box. Repeat for each unit you
are interconnecting. Never connect the hot or neutral wires in the
junction box to the orange interconnect wire. Never cross hot
and neutral wires between Alarms.
3. Plug the power connector into the back of the Alarm.
4. Activate the battery back-up by removing the “Pull to Activate
Battery Back-Up” tab. Or, install battery back-up. Battery back-up
cannot work until you install the battery in the correct position
(Match “+” to “+” and “-” to “-”).
5. Position the base of the Alarm over the mounting bracket, and turn
the Alarm clockwise (right) until the unit is in place. If wall mounted,
adjust unit so words are level.
6. Check all connections.
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Do not lock the battery compartment until you have installed the
battery and tested the battery back-up.
10 Slide-Out Battery Drawer
On All Other Alarms
TO UNLOCK THE BATTERY COMPARTMENT
Mounting Bracket
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STAND-ALONE ALARM ONLY:
• Connect the white wire on the power connector to the neutral
wire in the junction box.
• Connect the black wire on the power connector to the hot wire
in the junction box.
• Tuck the orange wire inside the junction box. It is used for
interconnect only.
It is important to test this unit every week to make
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sure it is working properly. Using the test button is
the recommended way to test this Smoke/CO Alarm.
You can test this Smoke/CO Alarm by pressing and
holding the Test/Silence button on the Alarm cover until
Alarm Voice says “Testing” (typically 3-5 seconds).
During testing, you will see and hear the following sequence:
• The Alarm Voice will say “Testing.” The Horn will sound 3 beeps,
pause, 3 beeps. The Alarm Voice will say “Warning, evacuate
smoke in [Location, example: “Basement”]. Evacuate.” The
Power/Smoke LED flashes Red and the CO LED will be Off.
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• Next the Horn will sound 4 beeps, pause, 4 beeps. The Alarm
Voice will say “Warning, evacuate carbon monoxide in [Location,
example: “Basement”]. Evacuate.” The Power/Smoke LED will
be Off and the CO LED flashes Red.
If the unit does not alarm, make sure the batteries are correctly
installed, and test again. If the unit still does not alarm, replace it
immediately.
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SMOKE ALARM WITH
SILENCE FEATURE
CO ALARMS
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TO LOCK THE BATTERY COMPARTMENT
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The Power Connector:
The power connector plugs into a power input block
on the Alarm. It supplies the unit with AC power.
The locking features are designed to discourage unauthorized removal of the batteries or Alarm. It is not necessary to activate the locks in
single-family households where unauthorized battery or Alarm removal is not a concern.
These Alarms have two separate locking features: one to lock the battery compartment, and the other to lock the Alarm
to the mounting bracket. You can choose to use either feature independently, or use them both.
Tools you will need: • Needle-nose pliers • Standard Flathead screwdriver.
Both locking features use locking pins, which are molded into the mounting bracket. Using needle-nose pliers, remove
one or both pins from the mounting bracket, depending on how many locking features you want to use.
To permanently remove either lock, insert a flathead screwdriver between the locking pin and the lock, and pry the pin out of the lock.
The Parts of This Unit
The Mounting Bracket:
To remove the mounting bracket from the Alarm
base, hold the Alarm base firmly and twist the
mounting bracket counterclockwise. The mounting
bracket installs onto the junction box. It has a
variety of screw slots to fit most boxes.
FOLLOW THESE INSTALLATION STEPS
SUGGESTED AREAS FOR INSTALLING
SMOKE ALARMS, CO ALARMS, AND COMBO UNITS
• Connect this unit ONLY to other compatible units. See
“How To Install This Smoke Alarm” for details. Do not
connect it to any other type of alarm or auxiliary device.
Connecting anything else to this unit may damage it or
prevent it from operating properly.
• This Smoke/CO Alarm has a battery drawer which resists
closing unless a battery is installed. This warns you the
unit will not operate under DC power without a battery.
• Do not stand too close to the unit when the alarm is
sounding. It is loud to wake you in an emergency. Exposure
to the horn at close range may harm your hearing.
• Do not paint over the unit. Paint may clog the openings to
the sensing chambers and prevent the unit from operating
properly.
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LOCKING FEATURES
HOW TO INSTALL THIS SMOKE/CO ALARM
WHERE TO INSTALL THIS ALARM
SMOKE & CARBON
MONOXIDE ALARM
3. When you attach the Alarm to the mounting bracket, the locking
pin’s head will fit into a notch on the bracket.
TO UNLOCK THE MOUNTING BRACKET
ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD. Turn off the power to the area
where the Alarm is installed before removing it from the mounting
bracket. Failure to turn off the power first may result in serious
electrical shock, injury or death.
Always discharge the branch circuit before servicing an AC or AC/DC
Alarm. First, turn off the AC power at the circuit breaker or fuse box.
Next, remove the battery from Alarms with battery back-up. Finally,
press and hold the Test/Silence button for 5-10 seconds to discharge
the branch circuit.
1. Insert a flathead screwdriver between the
mounting bracket pin and the mounting
bracket.
2. Pry the Alarm away from the bracket by
turning both the screwdriver and the Alarm
counterclockwise (left) at the same time.
WHAT YOU WILL SEE AND HEAR WITH THIS ALARM
Under Normal Operations
Voice: Silent
Horn: Silent
Power/Smoke LED: Constant Green
CO LED: Off
When You Test the Alarm
Voice: “Testing.” Horn: 3 beeps, pause, 3 beeps; Voice: “Warning,
evacuate smoke in [Location, example: “Basement”].
Evacuate.”
Power/Smoke LED: Flashes Red in sync with the horn pattern
CO LED: Off, followed by
Horn: 4 fast beeps, pause, 4 fast beeps;
Voice: “Warning, evacuate carbon monoxide in [Location, example:
“Basement”]. Evacuate.” Pause. “Highest carbon monoxide
level was [CO level example: _0_ ppm]”.
Power/Smoke LED: Off
CO LED: Flashes Red in sync with the horn pattern
REGULAR MAINTENANCE
Use only the replacement batteries listed below. The unit may not
operate properly with other batteries. Never use rechargeable
batteries since they may not provide a constant charge.
This unit has been designed to be as maintenance-free as possible, but
there are a few simple things you must do to keep it working properly:
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Test it at least once a week.
Clean the Smoke/CO Alarm at least once a month; gently vacuum
the outside of the Smoke/CO Alarm using your household vacuum’s
soft brush attachment. Test the Smoke/CO Alarm. Never use water,
cleaners or solvents since they may damage the unit.
If the Smoke/CO Alarm becomes contaminated by excessive dirt,
dust and/or grime, and cannot be cleaned to avoid unwanted
alarms, replace the unit immediately.
Relocate the unit if it sounds frequent unwanted alarms. See
“Where This Alarm Should Not Be Installed” for details.
When the battery back-up becomes weak, the Alarm will “chirp”
about once a minute (the low battery warning), and the Voice will
say “Replace battery in [Location, example “Basement”].” Repeated
every 5 hours. This warning should last 7 days, but you should
replace the battery immediately to continue your protection.
The Low Battery Latch feature will be engaged. The Green
Power/Smoke LED will flash On for 2 seconds/Off for 2 seconds.
If Battery Becomes Low or is Missing
Voice: “Replace battery in [Location, example “Basement”].”
Repeated every 5 hours
Horn: chirps once a minute
Power/Smoke LED: Flashes Green On for 2 seconds/Off for
2 seconds. Low Battery Latch is now engaged.
CO LED: Off
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If Alarm is Not Operating Properly (MALFUNCTION SIGNAL)
Voice: “Detector error in [Location, example “Basement”], please
see manual.” Repeated every 5 hours
Horn: Three rapid chirps every minute
Power/Smoke LED: Flashes approximately once a minute
CO LED: Off
Choosing a replacement battery:
Your Smoke/CO Alarm requires two “AA” Energizer E91 batteries.
These batteries are available at many local retail stores.
Alarm Levels of CO are Detected
Horn: 4 fast beeps, pause, 4 fast beeps, pause*
Voice: “Warning, evacuate carbon monoxide in [Location, example:
“Basement”]. Evacuate.” Pause. “Highest carbon monoxide
level was [CO level example: ___ ppm]”.
Horn: 4 beeps, pause, 4 beeps, pause repeating 2 times followed
by Voice Warning above.
Power/Smoke LED: Off
CO LED: During Alarm: Flashes Red in sync with the horn pattern.
After Alarm: Flashes Red On for 2 seconds/Off for 2
seconds. CO Alarm Latch is now engaged.
*NOTE: If unit goes into CO alarm, the regular 4 beeps-brief pause
cycle will repeat for fifteen minutes. After fifteen minutes, the pause
will increase to one minute.
Smoke is Detected
Horn: 3 beeps, pause, repeating 8 times
Voice: “Warning, evacuate smoke in [Location, example:
“Basement”]. Evacuate.”
Horn: 3 beeps, pause, repeating 3 times followed by Voice Warning
above.
Power/Smoke LED: During Alarm: Flashes Red in sync with the
horn pattern. After Alarm: Flashes Red On for 2 seconds/Off
for 2 seconds. Smoke Alarm Latch is now engaged.
CO LED: Off
Smoke Alarm is Silenced
Voice: “Horn silenced.
Detector active.”
Horn: Off
Power/Smoke LED:
Flashes Red
CO LED: Off
Actual battery service life depends on the Alarm and the environment
in which it is installed. All the batteries specified above are acceptable
replacement batteries for this unit. Regardless of the manufacturer’s
suggested battery life, you MUST replace the battery immediately
once the unit starts “chirping” (the “low battery warning”).
To replace the batteries (without removing Alarm from the ceiling
or wall):
1. Open the battery compartment.
2. Press tabs A and B as shown in the
diagram and remove each battery.
3. Insert the new batteries, making sure
they snap completely into the battery
compartment. Match the terminals on
the ends of the batteries with the
terminals on the unit.
4. Close the battery compartment, and
then test the unit by pressing the
Test/Silence button.
CO Alarm is Silenced
Voice: “Horn silenced.
Detector active.”
Horn: Off
Power/Smoke LED: Off
CO LED: Flashes Red
Your Alarm has now been programmed for the location of your choice.
Available locations:
Child’s Bedroom
Kitchen
Basement
Living Room
Dining Room
Master Bedroom
Family Room
No Location
Guest Bedroom
Office
Hallway
Utility Room
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5
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AB
IF YOUR SMOKE/CO ALARM SOUNDS
LATCHING FEATURES
WHAT TO DO FIRST–
IDENTIFY THE TYPE OF ALARM SIGNAL
Alarm Latch is activated after an Alarm is exposed to alarm levels of
smoke or carbon monoxide. This feature will only work with AC power.
After smoke or CO levels drop below alarm levels, the “Smoke/Power”
or “CO” Red LED will begin to flash once every few seconds. It will
continue to flash or “latch” until you clear it by testing the alarm.
This feature helps emergency responders, investigators, or service
technicians identify which unit(s) in your home were exposed to alarm
levels of smoke or carbon monoxide. This can help investigators
pinpoint the source of smoke or CO.
Interconnected Alarms. Latching Alarm Indicator shows which Alarm(s)
in the series were exposed to alarm levels of smoke or carbon monoxide.
The Latching Alarm Indicator stays ON until you clear it, so it can alert
you to an alarm that occurred while you were away from home, even
though smoke or CO present in the air has dropped below alarm levels.
Refer to previous section "What you will see and hear with this alarm".
IF THE CO ALARM SOUNDS
“ALARM-MOVE TO FRESH AIR”
If you hear the CO alarm horn and the CO red light is flashing,
move everyone to a source of fresh air.
DO NOT remove the batteries!
Actuation of your CO Alarm indicates the presence of carbon
monoxide (CO) which can kill you. In other words, when your CO
Alarm sounds, you must not ignore it!
IF THE CO ALARM SIGNAL SOUNDS:
1. Operate the Test/Silence button.
2. Call your emergency services, fire department or 911. Write down
the number of your local emergency service here:
____________________________________________________________
3. Immediately move to fresh air—outdoors or by an open door or
window. Do a head count to check that all persons are accounted
for. Do not re-enter the premises, or move away from the open door
or window until the emergency services responder has arrived, the
premises have been aired out, and your CO Alarm remains in its
normal condition.
4. After following steps 1-3, if your CO Alarm reactivates within a 24hour period, repeat steps 1-3 and call a qualified appliance
technician to investigate for sources of CO from fuel-burning
equipment and appliances, and inspect for proper operation of this
equipment. If problems are identified during this inspection have the
equipment serviced immediately. Note any combustion equipment
not inspected by the technician, and consult the manufacturers’
instructions, or contact the manufacturers directly, for more
information about CO safety and this equipment. Make sure that
motor vehicles are not, and have not, been operating in an attached
garage or adjacent to the residence. Write down the number of a
qualified appliance technician here:
____________________________________________________________
NOTE: A qualified appliance technician is defined as “a person, firm,
corporation, or company that either in person or through a representative,
is engaged in and responsible for the installation, testing, servicing, or
replacement of heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) equipment,
combustion appliances and equipment, and/or gas fireplaces or other
decorative combustion equipment.”
AFTER AN ALARM
After the emergency responders arrive, the premises aired out, and
your CO Alarm remains in its normal condition, you can check what
the highest carbon monoxide level sensed was:
Alarm Will Say:
“Highest carbon monoxide level
was ___ ppm. Please see manual.”
“To clear highest carbon monoxide
level, press and hold test button
now.”
“Highest carbon monoxide level
cleared.”
Action:
1. Press & Hold Test Button
2. Press & Hold Test Button, if
you would like to clear the
highest level sensed.
If you would like to keep the
highest level in memory, do not
press anything.
Alarm will say nothing.
IF THE SMOKE ALARM SOUNDS
Low Battery Latch is activated when the Alarm is in the "low battery
condition". When this occurs, the Smoke/Power LED flashes Green On
for 2 seconds/Off for 2 seconds. This feature is designed to help you
identify which Alarm needs to have the battery replaced. Although, the
Alarm will sound the low battery chirp approximately once every minute,
sometimes during the initial stages of "low battery", the Alarm will chirp
in greater intervals than one minute, sometimes up to several hours,
until the battery reaches a steady low battery level. This innovative
feature eliminates the frustration of waiting for and/or identifying which
unit is chirping.
“SMART INTERCONNECT” FEATURE
This Alarm includes "Smart Interconnect" which enables the Alarm to be
interconnected with other First Alert® and BRK Smoke, Heat, and "Smart
Interconnect" CO Alarms. When smoke is detected, all Alarms will sound
the smoke horn pattern. When CO is detected, "Smart Interconnect"
Alarms will sound the CO horn pattern. Alarms that do not have the
"Smart Interconnect" feature will remain silent during a CO alarm.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CO
CO is an invisible, odorless, tasteless gas produced when fossil fuels
do not burn completely, or are exposed to heat (usually fire). Electrical
appliances typically do not produce CO.
These fuels include: Wood, coal, charcoal, oil, natural gas, gasoline,
kerosene, and propane.
Common appliances are often sources of CO. If they are not properly
maintained, are improperly ventilated, or malfunction, CO levels can rise
quickly. CO is a real danger now that homes are more energy efficient.
“Air-tight” homes with added insulation, sealed windows, and other
weatherproofing can “trap” CO inside.
SYMPTOMS OF CO POISONING
These symptoms are related to CO POISONING and should be
discussed with ALL household members.
Mild Exposure: Slight headache, nausea, vomiting, fatigue (“flu-like”
symptoms).
Medium Exposure: Throbbing headache, drowsiness, confusion, fast
heart rate.
Extreme Exposure: Convulsions, unconsciousness, heart and lung
failure. Exposure to Carbon Monoxide can cause brain damage, death.
This CO Alarm measures exposure to CO over time. It alarms if CO
levels are extremely high in a short period of time, or if CO levels reach
a certain minimum over a long period of time. The CO Alarm generally
sounds an alarm before the onset of symptoms in average, healthy
adults. Why is this important? Because you need to be warned of a
potential CO problem while you can still react in time. In many reported
cases of CO exposure, victims may be aware that they are not feeling
well, but become disoriented and can no longer react well enough to
exit the building or get help. Also, young children and pets may be the
first affected. The average healthy adult might not feel any symptoms
when the CO Alarm sounds. However, people with cardiac or respiratory
problems, infants, unborn babies, pregnant mothers, or elderly people
can be more quickly and severely affected by CO. If you experience
even mild symptoms of CO poisoning, consult your doctor immediately!
FINDING THE SOURCE OF CO AFTER AN ALARM
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•
If the unit alarms and you are not testing the unit, it is warning
you of a potentially dangerous situation that requires your
immediate attention. NEVER ignore any alarm. Ignoring the
alarm may result in injury or death.
Never remove the batteries from a battery operated Smoke/CO
Alarm to stop an unwanted alarm (caused by cooking smoke, etc.).
Removing batteries disables the alarm so it cannot sense smoke,
and removes your protection. Instead open a window or fan the
smoke away from the unit. The alarm will reset automatically.
If the unit alarms get everyone out of the house immediately.
WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF FIRE
• Don’t panic; stay calm. Follow your family escape plan.
• Get out of the house as quickly as possible. Don’t stop to get
dressed or collect anything.
• Feel doors with the back of your hand before opening them.
If a door is cool, open it slowly. Don’t open a hot door. Keep doors
and windows closed, unless you must escape through them.
• Cover your nose and mouth with a cloth (preferably damp).
Take short, shallow breaths.
• Meet at your planned meeting place outside your home,
and do a head count to make sure everybody got out safely.
• Call the Fire Department as soon as possible from outside.
Give your address, then your name.
• Never go back inside a burning building for any reason.
• Contact your Fire Department for ideas on making your home safer.
Alarms have various limitations. See "General Limitations of
Smoke/CO Alarms" for details.
USING THE SILENCE FEATURES
Never remove the batteries to quiet an unwanted alarm. Removing
the batteries disables the alarm and removes your protection.
The Silence Feature is intended to temporarily silence the horn while
you identify and correct the problem. Do not use the Silence Feature in
emergency situations. It will not correct a CO problem or extinguish a
fire.
The Silence Feature can temporarily quiet an unwanted alarm for several
minutes. You can silence this Smoke/CO Alarm by pressing the
Test/Silence button on the alarm cover for at least 3-5 seconds.
After the Test/Silence button is released, the Alarm Voice will say “Horn
silenced, detector active.” The Red LED blinks during the silence mode.
When the Smoke Alarm is
Silenced
When the CO Alarm is
Silenced
The Smoke Alarm will remain
silent for up to 15 minutes, then
return to normal operation.
The CO alarm will remain silent
for up to 4 minutes.
After 4 minutes, if CO levels
remain potentially dangerous the
horn will start sounding again.
If the smoke has not cleared–or
continues to increase–the device
will go back into alarm.
SILENCING THE LOW BATTERY WARNING
This Silence Feature can temporarily quiet the low battery warning
“chirp” for up to 8 hours if AC power is present. Press the Test/Silence
button on the Alarm cover until you hear the acknowledge “chirp”.
Once the low battery warning “chirp” silence feature is activated, the
unit continues to flash the green light once a minute for 8 hours. After
8 hours, the low battery “chirp” will resume. The Alarm will continue to
operate as long as AC power is supplied. However, replace the batteries
as soon as possible, to maintain protection in event of a power outage.
To deactivate this feature: Press the Test/Silence button again. The
unit will go into Test Mode and the low battery warning will resume
(LED flashes and unit sounds “chirp” once a minute).
Carbon monoxide is an odorless, invisible gas, which often makes it
difficult to locate the source of CO after an alarm. These are a few of
the factors that can make it difficult to locate sources of CO:
• House well ventilated before the investigator arrives.
• Problem caused by “backdrafting.”
• Transient CO problem caused by special circumstances.
Because CO may dissipate by the time an investigator arrives, it may
be difficult to locate the source of CO. BRK Brands, Inc. shall not be
obligated to pay for any carbon monoxide investigation or service
call.
POTENTIAL SOURCES OF CO IN THE HOME
REGULATORY INFORMATION FOR
SMOKE/CO ALARMS
REGULATORY INFORMATION FOR CO ALARMS
WHAT LEVELS OF CO CAUSE AN ALARM?
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. Standard UL2034 requires residential
CO Alarms to sound when exposed to levels of CO and exposure times
as described below. They are measured in parts per million (ppm) of
CO over time (in minutes).
UL2034 Required Alarm Points*:
• If the alarm is exposed to 400 ppm of CO, IT MUST ALARM
BETWEEN 4 and 15 MINUTES.
• If the alarm is exposed to 150 ppm of CO, IT MUST ALARM
BETWEEN 10 and 50 MINUTES.
• If the alarm is exposed to 70 ppm of CO, IT MUST ALARM
BETWEEN 60 and 240 MINUTES.
* Approximately 10% COHb exposure at levels of 10% to 95% Relative
Humidity (RH).
The unit is designed not to alarm when exposed to a constant level
of 30 ppm for 30 days.
NFPA 72 (National Fire Code) Chapter 11
“For your information, the National Fire Protection Association's
Standard 72, reads as follows:”
“11.5.1 One- and Two-Family Dwelling Units.”
“11.5.1.1 Smoke Detection. Where required by applicable laws, codes,
or standards for the specified occupancy, approved single- and multiplestation Smoke Alarms shall be installed as follows: (1) In all sleeping
rooms. Exception: Smoke Alarms shall not be required in sleeping
rooms in existing one- and two-family dwelling units. (2) Outside of each
separate sleeping area, in immediate vicinity of the sleeping rooms.
(3) On each level of the dwelling unit, including basements. Exception:
In existing one- and two family dwelling units, approved Smoke Alarms
powered by batteries are permitted.”
“A.11.8.3 Are More Smoke Alarms Desirable?
The required number of Smoke Alarms might not provide reliable early
warning protection for those areas separated by a door from the areas
protected by the required Smoke Alarms. For this reason, it is recommended that the householder consider the use of additional Smoke
Alarms for those areas for increased protection. The additional areas
include the basement, bedrooms, dining room, furnace room, utility
room, and hallways not protected by the required Smoke Alarms. The
installation of Smoke Alarms in kitchens, unfinished attics, or garages is
not normally recommended, as these locations occasionally experience
conditions that can result in improper operation.”
California State Fire Marshal (CSFM)
Early warning detection is best achieved by the installation of fire
detection equipment in all rooms and areas of the household as follows:
A Smoke Alarm installed in each separate sleeping area (in the vicinity,
but outside bedrooms), and Heat or Smoke Alarms in the living rooms,
dining rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, hallways, finished attics, furnace
rooms, closets, utility and storage rooms, basements, and attached
garages.
GENERAL LIMITATIONS OF SMOKE/CO ALARMS
This Smoke/CO Alarm is intended for residential use. It is not intended
for use in industrial applications where Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA) requirements for Carbon Monoxide Alarms must
be met. The Smoke Alarm portion of this device is not intended to alert
hearing impaired residents. Special purpose Smoke Alarms should be
installed for hearing impaired residents (CO Alarms are not yet available
for the hearing impaired).
Smoke/CO Alarms may not waken all individuals. Practice the
escape plan at least twice a year, making sure that everyone is involved
– from kids to grandparents. Allow children to master fire escape
planning and practice before holding a fire drill at night when they are
sleeping. If children or others do not readily waken to the sound of the
Smoke/CO Alarm, or if there are infants or family members with mobility
limitations, make sure that someone is assigned to assist them in fire
drill and in the event of an emergency. It is recommended that you hold
a fire drill while family members are sleeping in order to determine their
response to the sound of the Smoke/CO Alarm while sleeping and
to determine whether they may need assistance in the event of an
emergency.
Smoke/CO Alarms cannot work without power. Battery operated
units cannot work if the batteries are missing, disconnected or dead, if
the wrong type of batteries are used, or if the batteries are not installed
correctly. AC units cannot work if the AC power is cut off for any reason
(open fuse or circuit breaker, failure along a power line or at a power
station, electrical fire that burns the electrical wires, etc.). If you are
concerned about the limitations of battery or AC power, install both
types of units.
This Smoke/CO Alarm will not sense smoke or CO that does not
reach the sensors. It will only sense smoke or CO at the sensor. Smoke
or CO may be present in other areas. Doors or other obstructions may
affect the rate at which CO or smoke reaches the sensors. If bedroom
doors are usually closed at night, we recommend you install an alarm
device (Combination CO and Smoke Alarm, or separate CO Alarms and
Smoke Alarms) in each bedroom and in the hallway between them.
Damaged or insufficient venting: corroded or disconnected water
heater vent pipe, leaking chimney pipe or flue, or cracked heat
exchanger, blocked or clogged chimney opening.
Improper use of appliance/device: operating a barbecue grill or
vehicle in an enclosed area (like a garage or screened porch).
Transient CO Problems: “transient” or on-again-off-again CO problems
can be caused by outdoor conditions and other special circumstances.
The following conditions can result in transient CO situations:
1. Excessive spillage or reverse venting of fuel appliances caused by
outdoor conditions such as:
• Wind direction and/or velocity, including high, gusty winds.
Heavy air in the vent pipes (cold/humid air with extended periods
between cycles).
• Negative pressure differential resulting from the use of exhaust
fans.
• Several appliances running at the same time competing for
limited fresh air.
• Vent pipe connections vibrating loose from clothes dryers,
furnaces, or water heaters.
• Obstructions in or unconventional vent pipe designs which can
amplify the above situations.
2. Extended operation of unvented fuel burning devices (range, oven,
fireplace).
3. Temperature inversions, which can trap exhaust close to the ground.
4. Car idling in an open or closed attached garage, or near a home.
These conditions are dangerous because they can trap exhaust in your
home. Since these conditions can come and go, they are also hard to
recreate during a CO investigation.
Wireless Interconnected Alarms: Offer the same interconnected
functionality as with hardwired alarms, without wires. Units are easy
to install and do not require professional installation. They provide
protection even when electricity fails, provided the batteries are fresh
and correctly installed.
Smoke/CO Alarms for Solar or Wind Energy users and battery
backup power systems: AC powered Smoke/CO Alarms should only
be operated with true or pure sine wave inverters. Operating this Alarm
with most battery-powered UPS (uninterruptible power supply) products
or square wave or “quasi sine wave” inverters will damage the Alarm.
If you are not sure about your inverter or UPS type, please consult with
the manufacturer to verify.
Smoke Alarms for the hearing impaired: Special purpose Smoke
Alarms should be installed for the hearing impaired. They include a
visual alarm and an audible alarm horn, and meet the requirements of
the Americans With Disabilities Act. Can be interconnected so if one
unit senses smoke, all units alarm.
Standards: Underwriters Laboratories Inc. Single and Multiple Station
carbon monoxide alarms UL2034.
According to Underwriters Laboratories Inc. UL2034, Section 1-1.2:
“Carbon monoxide alarms covered by these requirements are intended
to respond to the presence of carbon monoxide from sources such as,
but not limited to, exhaust from internal-combustion engines, abnormal
operation of fuel-fired appliances, and fireplaces. CO Alarms are
intended to alarm at carbon monoxide levels below those that could
cause a loss of ability to react to the dangers of Carbon Monoxide
exposure.” This CO Alarm monitors the air at the Alarm, and is
designed to alarm before CO levels become life threatening. This allows
you precious time to leave the house and correct the problem. This is
only possible if Alarms are located, installed, and maintained as
described in this manual.
Gas Detection at Typical Temperature and Humidity Ranges: The
CO Alarm is not formulated to detect CO levels below 30 ppm typically.
UL tested for false alarm resistance to Methane (500 ppm), Butane (300
ppm), Heptane (500 ppm), Ethyl Acetate (200 ppm), Isopropyl Alcohol
(200 ppm) and Carbon Dioxide (5000 ppm). Values measure gas and
vapor concentrations in parts per million.
All these Smoke Alarms are designed to provide early warning of fires if
located, installed and cared for as described in the user’s manual, and if
smoke reaches the Alarm. If you are unsure which type of Smoke Alarm
to install, refer the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard
72 (National Fire Alarm Code) and NFPA 101 (Life Safety Code).
National Fire Protection Association, One Batterymarch Park, Quincy,
MA 02269-9101. Local building codes may also require specific units in
new construction or in different areas of the home.
REGULATORY INFORMATION FOR SMOKE ALARMS
Fuel-burning appliances like: portable heater, gas or wood burning
fireplace, gas kitchen range or cooktop, gas clothes dryer.
Battery (DC) operated Smoke Alarms: Provide protection even when
electricity fails, provided the batteries are fresh and correctly installed.
Units are easy to install, and do not require professional installation.
However, they do not provide interconnected functionality.
AC powered Smoke Alarms: Can be interconnected so if one unit
senses smoke, all units alarm. They do not operate if electricity fails.
AC with battery (DC) back-up: will operate if electricity fails, provided
the batteries are fresh and correctly installed. AC and AC/DC units
must be installed by a qualified electrician.
RECOMMENDED LOCATIONS FOR SMOKE ALARMS
Installing Smoke Alarms in Single-Family Residences
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), recommends one
Smoke Alarm on every floor, in every sleeping area, and in every bedroom. In new construction, the Smoke Alarms must be AC powered
and interconnected. See “Agency Placement Recommendations” for
details. For additional coverage, it is recommended that you install a
Smoke Alarm in all rooms, halls, storage areas, finished attics, and
basements, where temperatures normally remain between 40˚ F (4˚ C)
and 100˚ F (38˚ C). Make sure no door or other obstruction could keep
smoke from reaching the Smoke Alarms.
More specifically, install Smoke Alarms:
• On every level of your home, including finished attics and
basements.
• Inside every bedroom, especially if people sleep with the door
partly or completely closed.
• In the hall near every sleeping area. If your home has multiple
sleeping areas, install a unit in each. If a hall is more than 40 feet
long (12 meters), install a unit at each end.
• At the top of the first-to-second floor stairway, and at the bottom
of the basement stairway.
Specific requirements for Smoke Alarm installation vary from state to
state and from region to region. Check with your local Fire Department
for current requirements in your area. It is recommended AC or AC/DC
units be interconnected for added protection.
Smoke alarms are not to be used with detector guards unless the
combination has been evaluated and found suitable for that purpose.
This Smoke/CO Alarm may not sense smoke or CO on another level
of the home. Example: This alarm device, installed on the second floor,
may not sense smoke or CO in the basement. For this reason, one
alarm device may not give adequate early warning. Recommended
minimum protection is one alarm device in every sleeping area, every
bedroom, and on every level of your home. Some experts recommend
battery powered Smoke and CO Alarms be used in conjunction with
interconnected AC powered Smoke Alarms. For details, see “About
Smoke Alarms” for details.
Smoke/CO Alarms may not be heard. The alarm horn loudness
meets or exceeds current UL standards of 85 dB at 10 feet (3 meters).
However, if the Smoke/CO Alarm is installed outside the bedroom, it
may not wake up a sound sleeper or one who has recently used drugs
or has been drinking alcoholic beverages. This is especially true if the
door is closed or only partly open. Even persons who are awake may
not hear the alarm horn if the sound is blocked by distance or closed
doors. Noise from traffic, stereo, radio, television, air conditioner, or
other appliances may also prevent alert persons from hearing the alarm
horn. This Smoke/CO Alarm is not intended for people who are hearing
impaired.
The Alarm may not have time to alarm before the fire itself causes
damage, injury, or death, since smoke from some fires may not
reach the unit immediately. Examples of this include persons
smoking in bed, children playing with matches, or fires caused by
violent explosions resulting from escaping gas.
This Smoke/CO Alarm is not a substitute for life insurance. Though
this Smoke/CO Alarm warns against increasing CO levels or the presence
of smoke, BRK Brands, Inc. does not warrant or imply in any way that
they will protect lives. Homeowners and renters must still insure their lives.
This Smoke/CO Alarm has a limited life. Although this Smoke/CO
Alarm and all of its parts have passed many stringent tests and are
designed to be as reliable as possible, any of these parts could fail at
any time. Therefore, you must test this device weekly. The unit should
be replaced immediately if it is not operating properly.
This Smoke/CO Alarm is not foolproof. Like all other electronic
devices, this Smoke/CO Alarm has limitations. It can only detect smoke
or CO that reaches the sensors. It may not give early warning of the
source of smoke or CO is in a remote part of the home, away from the
alarm device.
ABOUT SMOKE ALARMS
CO Alarms are designed to alarm before there is an immediate life
threat. Since you cannot see or smell CO, never assume it’s not present.
• An exposure to 100 ppm of CO for 20 minutes may not affect
average, healthy adults, but after 4 hours the same level may cause
headaches.
• An exposure to 400 ppm of CO may cause headaches in average,
healthy adults after 35 minutes, but can cause death after 2 hours.
Audible Alarm: 85 dB minimum at 10 feet (3 meters).
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
If the Alarm...
Problem...
You should...
Horn "chirps" about once per minute;
Green "Smoke/CO" LED flashes Green On for
2 seconds/Off for 2 seconds. (Low Battery
Latch is engaged.)
Voice: "Replace battery in [Location]" every 5
hours
Low battery warning.
Install two new AA batteries*.
Horn does three rapid "chirps" every minute;
Voice: "Detector error in [Location, example
"Basement"], please see manual" repeated every
5 hours; LED has 3 rapid flashes with "chirps".
MALFUNCTION SIGNAL. Device is not working
properly, and needs to be replaced.
Units under warranty should be returned to
manufacturer for replacement. See “Limited
Warranty” for details.
CO Alarm goes back into alarm 4 minutes after
you Silence it.
CO levels indicate a potentially dangerous
situation.
IF YOU ARE FEELING SYMPTOMS OF CO
POISONING, EVACUATE your home and call
911 or the Fire Department. Refer to "If The CO
Alarm Sounds" for details.
CO Alarm sounds frequently even though
no high levels of CO are revealed in an
investigation.
The CO Alarm may be improperly located.
Refer to “Where to Install This Alarm” for
details.
Relocate your Alarm. If frequent alarms
continue, have home rechecked for potential
CO problems. You may be experiencing an
intermittent CO problem.
Unwanted alarm may be caused by nonemergency source like cooking smoke.
Silence Alarm using manual button; clean the
Alarm’s cover with a soft, clean cloth. If frequent
unwanted alarms continue, relocate your Alarm.
Alarm may be too close to a kitchen, cooking
appliance, or steamy bathroom.
Carbon Monoxide Alarm ONLY:
Smoke Alarm ONLY:
Smoke Alarm sounds when no smoke is visible.
*For a list of acceptable replacement batteries, see “Regular Maintenance.”
If you have questions that cannot be answered by reading this manual, call Consumer Affairs at 1-800-323-9005, M-F 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CST)
SPECIAL COMPLIANCE CONSIDERATIONS
This unit alone is not a suitable substitute for complete fire detection
systems in places housing many people—like apartment buildings,
condominiums, hotels, motels, dormitories, hospitals, long-term
health care facilities, nursing homes, day care facilities, or group
homes of any kind—even if they were once single-family homes.
It is not a suitable substitute for complete fire detection systems
in warehouses, industrial facilities, commercial buildings, and
special-purpose non-residential buildings which require special
fire detection and alarm systems. Depending on the building codes
in your area, this unit may be used to provide additional protection
in these facilities.
The following information applies to all five types of buildings listed
below:
In new construction, most building codes require the use of AC or
AC/DC powered Smoke Alarms only. AC, AC/DC, DC or Wireless
DC powered Smoke Alarms can be used in existing construction as
specified by local building codes. Refer to NFPA 72 (National Fire Alarm
Code) and NFPA 101 (Life Safety Code), local building codes, or
consult your Fire Department for detailed fire protection requirements
in buildings not defined as “households.”
1. Single-Family Residence:
Single family home, townhouse. It is recommended this unit be
installed on every level of the home, in every bedroom, and in each
bedroom hallway.
2. Multi-Family or Mixed Occupant Residence:
Apartment building, condominium. This unit is suitable for use in
individual apartments or condos, provided a primary fire detection
system already exists to meet fire detection requirements in common
areas like lobbies, hallways, or porches. Using this unit in common areas
may not provide sufficient warning to all residents or meet local fire
protection ordinances/regulations.
3. Institutions:
Hospitals, day care facilities, long-term health care facilities. This unit is
suitable for use in individual patient sleeping/resident rooms, provided
a primary fire detection system already exists to meet fire detection
requirements in common areas like lobbies, hallways, or porches. Using
this unit in common areas may not provide sufficient warning to all
residents or meet local fire protection ordinances/regulations.
4. Hotels and Motels:
Also boarding houses and dormitories. This unit is suitable for use inside
individual sleeping/resident rooms, provided a primary fire detection
system already exists to meet fire detection requirements in common
areas like lobbies, hallways, or porches. Using this unit in common
areas may not provide sufficient warning to all residents or meet local
fire protection ordinances/regulations.
LIMITED WARRANTY
BRK Brands, Inc., ("BRK") the maker of First Alert® brand products
warrants that for a period of five years from the date of purchase, this
product will be free from defects in material and workmanship. BRK, at
its option, will repair or replace this product or any component of the
product found to be defective during the warranty period. Replacement
will be made with a new or remanufactured product or component.
If the product is no longer available, replacement may be made with a
similar product of equal or greater value. This is your exclusive warranty.
This warranty is valid for the original retail purchaser from the date of
initial retail purchase and is not transferable. Keep the original sales
receipt. Proof of purchase is required to obtain warranty performance.
BRK dealers, service centers, or retail stores selling BRK products do
not have the right to alter, modify or any way change the terms and
conditions of this warranty.
This warranty does not cover normal wear of parts or damage resulting
from any of the following: negligent use or misuse of the product,
use on improper voltage or current, use contrary to the operating
instructions, disassembly, repair or alteration by anyone other than
BRK or an authorized service center. Further, the warranty does not
cover Acts of God, such as fire, flood, hurricanes and tornadoes or
any batteries that are included with this unit.
For your records, please record:
Date Purchased: _______________________________
Where Purchased: __________________________________________
Date Installed: ____________/____________Month/Year
Replacement date is five years after installation: ________/______
Month/Year
NOTE: End of Life Signal — Once the unit reaches the end of its
lifecycle, the MALFUNCTION SIGNAL will sound once a minute
to indicate the need to immediately replace the Alarm.
5. Warehouses/Commercial Buildings:
DO NOT use this Smoke/CO Alarm in warehouses, industrial or
commercial buildings, special-purpose non-residential buildings, RVs,
boats, or airplanes. This Smoke/CO Alarm is specifically designed
for residential use, and may not provide adequate protection in nonresidential applications.
INSTALLING SMOKE ALARMS IN MOBILE HOMES
For minimum security install one Smoke Alarm as close to each
sleeping area as possible. For more security, put one unit in each room.
Many older mobile homes (especially those built before 1978) have little
or no insulation. If your mobile home is not well insulated, or if you are
unsure of the amount of insulation, it is important to install units on
inside walls only. Smoke Alarms should be installed where temperatures
normally remain between 40˚ F (4˚ C) and 100˚ F (38˚ C).
To silence Alarms in an interconnected series:
To silence an interconnected series of Smoke/CO Alarms, you must
press the Test/Silence button on the initiating alarm (The unit with the
flashing red light; the red light will be off on all other Alarms.). If you
press the Test/Silence on any other Alarm, it will only silence that unit,
not the whole interconnected series.
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A CO Alarm is an excellent means of protection. It monitors the air
and sounds a loud alarm before Carbon Monoxide levels become
threatening for average, healthy adults.
A CO Alarm is not a substitute for proper maintenance of home
appliances.
To help prevent CO problems and reduce the risk of CO poisoning:
• Clean chimneys and flues yearly. Keep them free of debris, leaves,
and nests for proper air flow. Also, have a professional check for
rust and corrosion, cracks, or separations. These conditions can
prevent proper air movement and cause backdrafting. Never “cap”
or cover a chimney in any way that would block air flow.
• Test and maintain all fuel-burning equipment annually. Many
local gas or oil companies and HVAC companies offer appliance
inspections for a nominal fee.
• Make regular visual inspections of all fuel-burning appliances.
Check appliances for excessive rust and scaling. Also check the
flame on the burner and pilot lights. The flame should be blue.
A yellow flame means fuel is not being burned completely and
CO may be present. Keep the blower door on the furnace closed.
Use vents or fans when they are available on all fuel-burning
appliances. Make sure appliances are vented to the outside. Do
not grill or barbecue indoors, or in garages or on screen porches.
• Check for exhaust backflow from CO sources. Check the draft
hood on an operating furnace for a backdraft. Look for cracks
on furnace heat exchangers.
• Check the house or garage on the other side of shared wall.
• Keep windows and doors open slightly. If you suspect that CO
is escaping into your home, open a window or a door. Opening
windows and doors can significantly decrease CO levels.
In addition, familiarize yourself with all enclosed materials. Read
this manual in its entirety, and make sure you understand what to
do if your CO Alarm sounds.
AGENCY PLACEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS
Standards: Underwriters Laboratories Inc. Single and Multiple Station
Smoke Alarms 217.
WHAT IS CO?
RESPONDING TO AN ALARM
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HOW CAN I PROTECT MY FAMILY FROM
CO POISONING?
BRK shall not be liable for any incidental or consequential damages
caused by the breach of any express or implied warranty. Except to
the extent prohibited by applicable law, any implied warranty of
merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose is limited in duration
to the duration of the above warranty. Some states, provinces or
jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages or limitations on how long an implied warranty
lasts, so the above limitations or exclusion may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have
other rights that vary from state to state or province to province.
How to Obtain Warranty Service
Service: If service is required, do not return the product to your retailer.
In order to obtain warranty service, contact the Consumer Affairs
Division at 1-800-323-9005, 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Central Standard
Time, Monday through Friday. To assist us in serving you, please have
the model number and date of purchase available when calling.
For Warranty Service return to:
BRK Brands, Inc., 25 Spur Drive, El Paso, TX 79906
Battery: BRK Brands, Inc. make no warranty, express or implied,
written or oral, including that of merchantability or fitness for any
particular purpose with respect to battery.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-4
Where to Install This Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Where This Alarm Should NOT Be Installed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
How to Install This Smoke/CO Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-4
Weekly Testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Step By Step Guide to Programming This Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-5
What You Will See and Hear With This Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Locking Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-6
Regular Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
If Your Smoke/CO Alarm Sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-8
What To Do First–Identify The Type Of Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
If the CO Alarm Sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
If the Smoke Alarm Sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Using the Silence Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Latching Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
“Smart Interconnect” Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
What You Need To Know About CO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
What is CO? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Symptoms of CO Poisoning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Finding the Source of CO After an Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Potential Sources of CO in the Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
How Can I Protect My Family From CO Poisoning? . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Regulatory Information For Smoke/CO Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-10
Regulatory Information for CO Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Regulatory Information for Smoke Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Recommended Locations for Smoke Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Agency Placement Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
About Smoke Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Special Compliance Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
General Limitations Of Smoke/CO Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-12
Troubleshooting Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-12
Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-12
First Alert® is a registered trademark of the First Alert Trust.
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