SINGLE AND/OR MULTIPLE
STATION SMOKE ALARM
Smoke Alarm
User Guide
Model: i12010SCA
120 V AC Operated with sealed 3V Lithium Battery Backup
ATTENTION: Please take a few minutes to thoroughly read this
user guide, which should be saved for future reference and
passed on to any subsequent owner.
User Guide P/N 1210-7202-00 Rev.A EN 2/2014
What to do When the Alarm Sounds!
Smoke alarms are designed to minimize false alarms. Cigarette
smoke will not normally set off the alarm, unless the smoke is
blown directly into the alarm. However, large quantities of
combustible particles from spills or broiling could still cause the
unit to alarm. Careful location of the unit away from the kitchen
area will give the maximum nuisance alarm protection.
Combustion particles from cooking may set off the alarm if
located too close to the cooking area. Large quantities of
combustible particles are generated from spills or when broiling.
Using the fan on a range hood which vents to the outside (nonrecirculating type) will also help remove these combustible
products from the kitchen.
If the alarm sounds, check for fires first. If a fire is discovered
follow these steps. Become thoroughly familiar with these items,
and review with all family members!
• Alert small children in the home. Children sleep very
sound and may not be awakened by the sound of the
smoke alarms.
• Leave immediately using one of your planned escape
routes (see page 21). Every second counts, don’t stop
to get dressed or pick up valuables.
• Before opening inside doors look for smoke seeping in
around the edges, and feel with the back of your hand
If the door is hot use your second exit. If you feel it’s
safe, open the door very slowly and be prepared to
close immediately if smoke and heat rush in.
• If the escape route requires you to go through smoke,
crawl low under the smoke where the air is clearer.
• Go to your predetermined meeting place. When two
people have arrived one should leave to call 911 from
a neighbor’s home, and the other should stay to perform
a head count.
What to do When the Alarm Sounds!
• Do not reenter under any circumstance until fire
officials say that it is safe to do so.
• There are situations where a smoke alarm may
not be effective to protect against fire as noted
by the NFPA Standard 72. For instance:
- Smoking in bed
- Leaving children unsupervised
- Cleaning with flammable liquids, such as gasoline
- Fires where the victim is intimate with a flaming
initiated fire; for example, when a person's
clothes catch fire while cooking
- Fires where the smoke is prevented from reaching
the detector due to a closed door or other
obstruction
- Incendiary fires where the fire grows so rapidly that
an occupant's egress is blocked even with
properly located detectors
Table of Contents
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 1
Product View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pages 2-3
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pages 4-5
Limitations of Smoke Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pages 5-6
Installation Instructions
Step 1: Installation Instructions:
A. Recommended Installation Locations . . . . Pages 6-8
B. Locations to Avoid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 9
Step 2: Wiring Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 10-11
Step 3: Mounting Instructions.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pages 12-13
Step 4: Testing the Alarm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 13
Operating Instructions
Interconnect Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page
HUSH Control Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page
LED Indicator Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page
Tamper Resist Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page
14
15
16
17
Alarm Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 17
Battery Information
End of Product Life Notification . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 18
Deactivation of Alarm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 19
General Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 20
Fire Safety Information
Escape Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pages 21
Fire Prevention . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 22
Industry Safety Standards
National Fire Protection Association . . . . . . . . . Page 23
NRC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 23
Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 24
Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the Kidde Smoke Alarm model
i12010SCA.
This unit is suitable as a Single Station and/or Multiple
Station (24 devices) alarm. This alarm has a ten-year limited
warranty.
IMPORTANT: This unit is only approved to
interconnect with the Kidde line of products. It is not
approved to interconnect with any other
manufacturer’s products.
Please take a few minutes to thoroughly read this user
guide which should be saved for future reference. Teach
children how to respond to the alarms, and they should
never play with the unit.
Your Kidde Smoke Alarm was designed to detect smoke from
any source of combustion in a residential environment. It is
not designed for use in a recreational vehicle (RV) or boat.
If you have any questions about the operation or
installation of your alarm, please call our toll free Product
Support Line at 1 800-880-6788.
The guide on page 21 will help you determine the correct
location of safety products that will help keep your home a
safer place.
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Product View
Front
Test/Reset/Hush®
Button
Green & Red LED
(Light Emitting Diode)
Alarm Sounder
2
Product View
Back
Tamper-Resist
Feature
AC Connector Pins
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Features
• Loud 85 decibel alarm.
• Ionization smoke sensor.
• Powered by 120V AC (60 Hz, 45 mA max) wire-in connector
and a sealed 3V Lithium battery backup, which will last the
life of the alarm. No need to replace batteries.
• Interconnectable to other Kidde smoke and CO alarms (see
page 14 for details).
• Alarm warning system that alerts you of the following
conditions in the manner described below:
SMOKE ALARM: The alarm pattern is three long alarm
beeps, which will repeat until the smoke is eliminated. The
red LED light will flash during alarm.
LOW BATTERY: If the battery is low, the red LED light will
flash and the unit will "chirp" once every 60 seconds for a
minimum of seven (7) days. This alarm contains a sealed 3V
Lithium battery, which will last the life of the alarm. No need
to replace batteries.
• The End of Product Life Alarm/Signal is a double chirp and
flash every 30 seconds (see page 17).
• End of Life Hush. At end of product life, the button can be
pushed to silence the end of life "chirp" for approximately
3 days at a time, for a maximum of 30 days life extension.
• One “chirp” every 30 seconds coupled with a green LED flash
twice a second is an indication that the alarm is
malfunctioning. If this occurs call the Product Support Line at
1-800-880-6788.
• Test/Reset button performs functions.(See page 14).
• HUSH Control Feature that silences the unit during nuisance
alarm situations (see page 16).
• Alarm Memory Feature that gives visual indication when an
alarm has sensed a hazardous condition (see page 16).
• Green and red LED lights that indicate normal operation and
alarm status (see page 17 for details).
• Tamper Resist Feature that deters children and others from
removing the alarm (see page 18).
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Features and General Information
Smoke Alarm
The smoke alarm monitors the air for products of combustion
that are produced when something is burning or smoldering.
When smoke particles in the smoke sensor reach a specified
concentration, the alarm warning system will sound, and be
accompanied by the flashing red LED light.
Limitations of Smoke Alarms
WARNING: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND
THOROUGHLY
NFPA 72 states: Life safety from fire in residential occupancies is
based primarily on early notification to occupants of the need
to escape, followed by the appropriate egress actions by those
occupants. Fire warning systems for dwelling units are capable
of protecting about half of the occupants in potentially fatal
fires. Victims are often intimate with the fire, too old or young,
or physically or mentally impaired such that they cannot escape
even when warned early enough that escape should be
possible. For these people, other strategies such as protectionin-place or assisted escape or rescue are necessary.
• Smoke alarms are devices that can provide early warning of
possible fires at a reasonable cost; however, alarms have
sensing limitations. Ionization sensing alarms may detect
invisible fire particles (associated with fast flaming fires)
sooner than photoelectric alarms. Photoelectric sensing
alarms may detect visible fire particles (associated with slow
smoldering fires) sooner than ionization alarms. Home fires
develop in different ways and are often unpredictable. For
maximum protection, Kidde recommends that both Ionization
and Photoelectric alarms be installed.
• A battery powered alarm must have a battery of the specified
type, in good condition and installed properly.
• Smoke alarms must be tested regularly to make sure the
batteries and the alarm circuits are in good operating
condition.
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Limitations of Smoke Alarms
• Smoke alarms cannot provide an alarm if smoke does not
reach the alarm. Therefore, smoke alarms may not sense fires
starting in chimneys, walls, on roofs, on the other side of a
closed door or on a different floor.
• If the alarm is located outside the bedroom or on a different
floor, it may not wake up a sound sleeper.
• The use of alcohol or drugs may also impair one’s ability to
hear the smoke alarm. For maximum protection, a smoke
alarm should be installed in each sleeping area on every level
of a home.
• Although smoke alarms can help save lives by providing an
early warning of a fire, they are not a substitute for an
insurance policy. Home owners and renters should have
adequate insurance to protect their lives and property.
Installation Instructions
Step 1 Installation Instructions
IMPORTANT: THIS ALARM MUST BE MOUNTED ON A
CEILING OR WALL. IT WAS NOT DESIGNED FOR USE AS A
TABLETOP DEVICE! INSTALL ONLY AS DIRECTED!
A. Recommended Installation Locations:
Kidde recommends the installation of a Smoke Alarm in the
following locations. For maximum protection we suggest an
alarm be installed on each level of a multilevel home, including
every bedroom, hallways, finished attics and basements. Put
alarms at both ends of bedroom, hallway or large room if
hallway or room is more than 9.1m (30 ft) long. If you have
only one alarm, ensure it is placed in the hallway outside of the
main sleeping area, or in the main bedroom. Verify the alarm
can be heard in all sleeping areas.
Locate an alarm in every room where someone sleeps with the
door closed. The closed door may prevent an alarm not located
in that room from waking the sleeper. Smoke, heat and
combustion products rise to the ceiling and spread horizontally.
Mounting the alarm on the ceiling in the center of the room
places it closest to all points in the room.
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Installation Instructions
Ceiling mounting is preferred in ordinary residential construction.
When mounting an alarm on the ceiling, locate it at a minimum of
10cm (4”) from the side wall (see Figure 1A). If installing the alarm
on the wall, use an inside wall with the top edge of the alarm at a
minimum of 10cm (4”) and a maximum of 30.5cm (12”) below the
ceiling (see Figure 1B).
Fire departments, most utility companies and HVAC contractors
will perform inspections. Some may charge for this service. It’s
advisable to inquire about any applicable fees prior to having
the service performed. Kidde will not pay for, or reimburse, the
owner or user of this product, for any repair or dispatch calls
related to the alarm sounding.
Sloped Ceiling Installation:
Install smoke alarms on sloped, peaked or cathedral ceilings
at, or within 0.9 m (3’) of the highest point (measured
horizontally). NFPA 72 states “Smoke alarms in rooms with
ceiling slopes greater than 0.3 m – 2.4 m (1’ to 8’)
horizontally shall be located on the high side of the room”.
Do not place the alarm in the peak of an “A” frame type
ceiling (see Figure 1B and 1C).
Mobile Homes:
Modern mobile homes have been designed and built to be
energy efficient. Install Smoke/CO alarms as recommended
previously (refer to Recommended Installation Instructions
and Figure 1B).
In older mobile homes that are not well insulated, extreme
heat or cold can be transferred from the outside to the
inside through poorly insulated walls and roof. This may
cause a thermal barrier, which can prevent smoke from
reaching an alarm mounted on the ceiling. In such mobile
homes install your Smoke Alarm on an inside wall with the
top edge of the alarm at a minimum of 10 cm (4”) and a
maximum of 30.5 cm (12”) below the ceiling (See Figure 1B).
If you are not sure about the insulation in your mobile
home, or if you notice that the outer walls and ceiling are
either hot or cold, install your alarm on an inside wall ONLY!
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Installation Instructions
10 cm (4”)
CEILING
MINIMUM
FIGURE 1A
MINIMUM
T
AN
N
10 cm (4”)
AG
ST
R
AI
MAXIMUM
30.5 cm (12”)
NEVER HERE
BEST
PLACEMENT
ACCEPTABLE
PLACEMENT
SIDE WALL
FIGURE 1B
NOT IN
THIS AREA
ANYWHERE IN
THIS AREA
0.9 m (3’)
0.9 m (3’)
HORIZONTAL DISTANCE
FROM PEAK
NOT IN
THIS AREA
FIGURE 1C
ANYWHERE IN
THIS AREA
0.9 m (3’)
ANYWHERE IN
THIS AREA
FIGURE 1D
30 cm (12")
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Installation Instructions
B. Locations to Avoid:
WARNING: Do not install in garages, kitchens,
furnace rooms or bathrooms! INSTALL AT LEAST 1.5 M
(5’) AWAY FROM ANY FUEL BURNING APPLIANCE.
Do not install within 0.9 m (3’) of the following: The door
to a kitchen, or a bathroom that contains a tub or shower,
forced air supply ducts used for heating or cooling, ceiling
or whole house ventilating fans, or other high air flow
areas. Avoid excessively dusty, dirty or greasy areas. Dust,
grease or household chemicals can contaminate the alarm’s
sensor, causing the alarm to not operate properly.
Place the alarm where drapes or other objects will not block
the sensor. Smoke must be able to reach the sensors to
accurately detect these conditions. Do not install in peaks of
vaulted ceilings, “A” frame ceilings or gabled roofs. Keep
out of damp and humid areas.
Install at least 30.5 cm (12”) away from fluorescent lights as
electronic noise may cause nuisance alarms. Do not place in
direct sunlight and keep out of insect infested areas.
Extreme temperatures will affect the sensitivity of the
Smoke Alarm. Do not install in areas where the temperature
is colder than 4.4°C (40°F) or hotter than 37.8°C (100°F),
such as garages and unfinished attics. Do not install in areas
where the relative humidity (RH) is greater than 85%. Place
away from doors and windows that open to the outside.
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Installation Instructions
THIS EQUIPMENT SHOULD BE INSTALLED IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THE NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION
ASSOCIATION’S STANDARD 72
Step 2: Wiring Instructions
Wiring Requirements
• This smoke alarm should be installed on a CSA listed or recognized
junction box. All connections should be made by a qualified
electrician and all wiring used shall be in accordance with codes
having jurisdiction in your area. The multiple station interconnect
wiring to the alarms must be run in the same raceway or cable as
the AC power wiring. In addition, the resistance of the
interconnect wiring shall be a maximum of 10 ohms.
• The appropriate power source is 120 Volt AC Single Phase
supplied from a non-switchable circuit, which is not protected
by a ground fault interrupter.
• Smoke alarms are not to be used with detector guards unless
the combination (alarm and detector guard) have been
evaluated and found suitable for that purpose.
FUSE OR CIRCUIT BREAKER
BLACK
RED
BLACK
WHITE
First
Alarm
FIGURE 2
CONNECTOR
Kidde Relay Module
SM120X, CO120X
or both
Additional
Alarm
Optional
Accessory
Additional
Alarm
Interconnect Wiring Diagram
WIRES ON ALARM HARNESS CONNECTED TO
Black
Hot side of AC line
White
Neutral side of AC line
Red
Interconnect lines (red wires) of other
units in the multiple station set up
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RED
WHITE
CONNECTOR
Installation Instructions
•
WARNING: The alarm cannot be operated from power
derived from a square wave, modified square wave or modified
sine wave, inverter. These types of inverters are sometimes used
to supply power to the structure in off grid installations, such as
solar or wind derived power sources. These power sources
produce high peak voltages that will damage the alarm.
WIRING INSTRUCTIONS FOR AC QUICK CONNECT HARNESS
! CAUTION! TURN OFF THE MAIN POWER TO THE
CIRCUIT BEFORE WIRING THE ALARM.
• For alarms that are used as single station, DO NOT CONNECT
THE RED WIRE TO ANYTHING. Leave the red wire insulating
cap in place to make certain that the red wire cannot contact
any metal parts or the electrical box.
• When alarms are interconnected, all interconnected units
must be powered from a single circuit.
• A maximum of 24 Kidde Safety devices may be
interconnected in a multiple station arrangement. The
interconnect system should not exceed the NFPA interconnect
limit of 12 smoke alarms and/or 18 alarms total (smoke, CO,
Smoke/ CO Combination, heat, etc.). With 18 alarms
interconnected, it is still possible to interconnect up to a total
of 6 remote signaling devices and/or relay modules (see page
15 for details on interconnecting Kidde devices).
• The maximum wire run distance between the first and last
unit in an interconnected system is 305 m (1000’).
• Figure 2 illustrates interconnection wiring. Improper
connection will result in damage to the alarm, failure to
operate, or a shock hazard.
• Make certain alarms are wired to a continuous (non-switched)
power line.
NOTE: Use standard CSA Listed household wire (as
required by local codes) available at all electrical
supply stores and most hardware stores.
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Installation Instructions
Step 3: Mounting Instructions
! CAUTION: YOUR SMOKE ALARM IS SEALED AND THE
COVER IS NOT REMOVABLE!
1. To help identify the date to replace the unit, a label has been
affixed to the side of the alarm. Write the “Replace by” date
(10 years from initial power up) in permanent marker on the
label. See Alarm Replacement section for additional
information.
2. Remove the mounting bracket from the back of the alarm by
holding the mounting bracket and twisting the alarm in the
direction indicated by the “OFF”arrow on the alarm cover.
3. After selecting the proper location for your Smoke/CO
Alarm, as described on Pages 6-8, and wiring the AC QUICK
CONNECT harness as described in the WIRING
INSTRUCTIONS (NOTE: AC power should be turned off at
this stage), attach the mounting bracket to the electrical
box. To ensure aesthetic alignment of the alarm with the
hallway, or wall, the “A” line on the mounting bracket must
be parallel with the hallway when ceiling mounted, or
horizontal when wall mounted.
4. Pull the AC QUICK CONNECTOR through the center hole in
the mounting bracket and secure the bracket, making sure
that the mounting screws are positioned in the small ends of
the keyholes before tightening the screws.
5. Remove the cardboard square from the connector pins and
plug the AC QUICK CONNECTOR into the back of the alarm
(see Figure 3), making sure that the locks on the connector
snap into place. Then push the excess wire back into the
electrical box through the hole in the center of the mounting
bracket.
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Installation Instructions
6. Install the alarm on the mounting
bracket and rotate the alarm in the
direction of the “ON” arrow on the
cover until the alarm ratchets into
place (this ratcheting function
allows for aesthetic alignment).
Note: The alarm will mount to the
bracket in 4 positions (every 90
FIGURE 3
degrees). NOTE: battery backup is
automatically activated when the
Installing AC Quick
unit is rotated onto the bracket.
Connect
7. Turn on the AC power. The green AC Power On Indicator
should be lit when the alarm is operating from AC power.
Step 4: Testing the Alarm
! CAUTION: Due to the loudness (85 decibels) of the
alarm, always stand an arms length away from the
unit when testing.
After installation, TEST THE UNIT’S ELECTRONICS by pressing
and releasing the test/reset button. You will hear one beep on
the button push, and will then hear the following sequence of
"beeps":
Three long beeps.
Pause.
Three long beeps.
Single beep to reset.
Weekly testing is required! If at anytime it does not perform as
described, verify power is connected correctly. Clean dust and
other buildup off the unit. If it still doesn’t operate properly call
the Product Support Line at 1-800-880-6788.
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Installation Instructions
Interconnect Feature
IMPORTANT: This unit is only approved to interconnect with the
Kidde line of products. It is not approved to interconnect with
any other manufacturer's products.
• When mixing compatible models with battery backup with
models without battery backup, be advised that the models
without battery backup will not respond during an AC power
failure.
• This unit is only approved to interconnect with other Kidde
products. It is NOT approved to interconnect with any other
brand of detection product.
• This alarm is interconnect compatible with the following
alarms and accessories:
Smoke Alarms: 1235CA, 1275CA, 1276CA, 1285CA,
i12020CA, i12020ACA, i12040CA, i12040ACA, i12060CA,
i12060ACA, KN-SMFM-I-CA, PE120CA, P12040CA, Pi2000CA,
Pi2010CA, i12010SCA
CO alarms: KN-COB-ICB-CA, KN-COB-IC-CA, KN-COP-IC-CA
Combo alarms: KN-COSM-ICA, KN-COSM-IBCA,
KN-COSM-IBACA, KN-COPE-ICA, i12010SCOCA
Heat alarm: HD135F
Relay modules: SM120X, CO120X
Strobe Light: SL177i, SLED177iCA
For more information about compatible interconnect units and
their functionality in an interconnect system, visit our web site
at: www.kiddecanada.com
NOTE: When smoke alarms and CO alarms are
interconnected, smoke alarms takes precedence, when
both smoke and carbon monoxide are present.
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Operating Instructions
®
Smoke HUSH Control Feature
The HUSH feature has the capability of temporarily desensitizing
the smoke alarm circuit for approximately 9 minutes. This
feature is to be used only when a known alarm condition, such
as smoke from cooking, activates the alarm. When the unit is in
alarm you can put your Smoke Alarm in HUSH mode by
pushing the test/reset button. If the smoke is not too dense, the
alarm will silence immediately, and the green LED will flash
every 2 seconds for approximately 9 minutes. This indicates that
the smoke alarm is in a temporarily desensitized condition.
Your Smoke Alarm will automatically reset after approximately 9
minutes. When the unit returns to normal operation after being
in HUSH mode, it will sound the alarm if smoke is still present.
The HUSH feature can be used repeatedly until the air has been
cleared of the condition causing the alarm. While the unit is in
HUSH mode, pushing the test/reset button on the alarm will
also end the HUSH period.
®
NOTE: DENSE SMOKE WILL OVERRIDE THE HUSH
CONTROL FEATURE AND SOUND A CONTINUOUS
ALARM.
®
! CAUTION: BEFORE USING THE ALARM HUSH
FEATURE, IDENTIFY THE SOURCE OF THE SMOKE AND
BE CERTAIN A SAFE CONDITION EXISTS.
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Operating Instructions
LED Indicator Operation
Red LED
The red LED will flash as described below under the following
conditions:
–
–
–
–
During smoke alarm, with every beep
During testing (same as alarm)
Low battery: single flash with chirp every 60 seconds
End of product life, double flash and chirp every
30 seconds
– Unit error mode: Single flash and chirp every 30 seconds.
Also every 30 seconds, a Fault Code is flashed, which can
be observed and reported to customer service for
troubleshooting.
Green LED
The green LED will flash as described below under the following
conditions:
– Standby Condition (powered by AC and battery backup):
The LED will be constantly on.
– Standby Condition (powered by only battery backup): The
LED will flash every 60 seconds.
– Alarm Memory Condition: When the alarm condition goes
away, the originating alarm unit will flash the LED every 16
seconds until the test/reset button is pressed, thus resetting
the alarm.
– Initiating Alarm condition: 1 second flash rate during the
alarm, which indicates this unit initiated the alarm.
– Trouble Fault/Error mode: 1/2 second flash rate (AC
powered only). Helps owner locate the mysterious
chirping unit
– HUSH MODE Condition: The LED will flash every
2 seconds while the alarm is in HUSH mode.
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Operating Instructions
A
A
Posts
FIGURE 4A
FIGURE 4B
Tamper Resist Feature
To make your smoke alarm tamper resistant, a tamper resist feature
has been provided. Activate the tamper resist feature by breaking
off the four posts in the square holes in the trim ring (see Figure
4A). When the posts are broken off, the tamper resist tab on the
base is allowed to engage the mounting bracket. Rotate the alarm
onto the mounting bracket until you hear the tamper resist tab
snap into place, locking the alarm on the mounting bracket. Using
the tamper resist feature will help deter children and others from
removing the alarm from bracket. NOTE: To remove the alarm
when the tamper resist tab is engaged, press down on the tamper
resist tab, and rotate the alarm off of the bracket (see Figure 4B).
Alarm Removal
IF TAMPER RESIST FEATURE HAS BEEN ACTIVATED, REFER
TO TAMPER RESIST FEATURE DESCRIPTION ABOVE FOR
REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS.
Remove the alarm from the mounting bracket by rotating the
alarm in the direction of the “OFF” arrow on the cover.
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Battery Information
Battery (Non-Replaceable)
This alarm contains a sealed 3V Lithium battery, which will last
the life of the alarm. If any form of battery failure is detected,
the red LED light will flash and the unit will "chirp" once every
60 seconds. Also, the green LED will flash twice a second to help
locate the chirping unit (AC power only). This cycle will continue
for at least seven days. Replace alarm immediately!
THE UNIT MUST BE DEACTIVATED (see “Deactivation of
Alarm” section) and replaced within 7 days of the first
occurrence of the “Low Battery Warning” to provide
continuous alarm protection.
If the red LED light flashes along with a chirp every 30
seconds, and if the green LED flashes twice per second (AC
power only) your unit has malfunctioned. Call our toll free
Product Support Line at
1-800-880-6788 for instructions on how to return the unit.
End of Life Notification
Ten (10) years after unit is first powered, this alarm will
chirp twice every 30 seconds to indicate it is time to replace
the alarm.
REPLACE IMMEDIATELY! IT WILL NOT DETECT SMOKE
IN THIS CONDITION.
End of Life Hush can be activated by pushing the test
button to silence the End of Life chirp for
approximately 3 days at a time for a maximum of 30
day life extension.
IMPORTANT: Constant exposures to high or low
humidity may reduce battery life.
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Deactivation of Alarm
WARNING:
a. When disposing of the alarm, the alarm must be
deactivated which discharges the battery to a safe level for
disposal.
b. Deactivation of the alarm is permanent. Once the alarm
has been deactivated, it cannot be reactivated!
c. Once deactivated, the alarm will NO LONGER DETECT
SMOKE.
d. Once the alarm is deactivated the battery will be depleted
and the alarm will no longer function.
e. Once the alarm has been deactivated, it cannot be
mounted onto the mounting plate or reactivated.
TO DEACTIVATE THE ALARM:
Remove the alarm from the mounting plate by
rotating it in the direction indicated by the
arrows on the cover of the alarm.
On back side of alarm, locate the area on
product label.
Break through label with a screw driver.
Slide the tab to the “OFF” location. This
will deactivate the alarm, stop the low
battery “chirp” and render the alarm safe
for disposal by draining the battery.
WARNING: Failure to turn off alarm as instructed prior
to disposal may create potential for lithium battery related
fire or hazard.
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General Maintenance
To keep your Smoke Alarm in good working order, please
follow these simple steps:
• Verify the unit's alarm and LED lights operation by pushing
the test/reset button once a week.
• Remove the unit from mounting bracket and vacuum the alarm
cover and vents with a soft brush attachment once a month to
remove dust and dirt. REINSTALL IMMEDIATELY AFTER
CLEANING AND THEN TEST USING THE TEST/RESET BUTTON!
• Never use detergents or other solvents to clean the unit.
• Avoid spraying air fresheners, hair spray, or other aerosols
near the Smoke Alarm.
Do not paint the unit. Paint will seal the vents and interfere
with the sensor’s ability to detect smoke. Never attempt to
disassemble the unit or clean inside. This action will void your
warranty.
Move the Smoke Alarm and place in another location prior to
performing any of the following:
• Staining or stripping wood floors or furniture
• Painting or wall papering
• Using adhesives
Storing the unit in a plastic bag during any of the above
projects will protect the sensors from damage. Do not place
near a diaper pail.
WARNING: Reinstall the Smoke Alarm as soon as possible
to assure continuous protection.
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Fire Safety Information
Escape Plan
Familiarize everyone with the sound of the smoke alarm and train
them to leave the home when they hear it. Practice a fire drill at
least every six months, including fire drills at night. Ensure that
small children hear the alarm and wake when it sounds. They must
wake up in order to execute the escape plan. Practice allows all
occupants to test your plan before an emergency. You may not be
able to reach your children.
It is important they know what to do. Know two ways out of every
room (door & window) and identify a meeting place outside the
home where everyone will gather once they have exited the
residence. When two people have reached the meeting place, one
should leave to call 911 while the second person stays to account
for additional family members.
Current studies have shown smoke alarms may not awaken all
sleeping individuals, and that it is the responsibility of individuals in the
household that are capable of assisting others to provide assistance to
those who may not be awakened by the alarm sound, or to those
who may be incapable of safely evacuating the area unassisted.
BEDROOM
HALL
MASTER
BEDROOM
FIRE
EXTINGUISHERS
GARAGE
KITCHEN
BASEMENT
FAMILY ROOM
WORKSHOP
SMOKE
ALARMS
CARBON
MONOXIDE
ALARMS
TALKING
SMOKE/CO
ALARM
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Fire Safety Information
Fire Prevention
Never smoke in bed, or leave cooking food unattended. Teach
children never to play with matches or lighters!
Train everyone in the home to recognize the alarm pattern,
voice message warning and to leave the home using their
escape plan when it’s heard.
Know how to do “Stop, Drop and Roll” if clothes catch on fire,
and how to crawl low under smoke.
Install and maintain fire extinguishers on every level of the home
and in the kitchen, basement and garage. Know how to use a
fire extinguisher prior to an emergency. Second level and higher
occupied rooms with windows, should have an escape ladder.
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Industry Safety Standards
NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) Required
Number of Smoke Alarms
Smoke Detection. Where required by applicable laws, codes, or
standards for the specified occupancy, approved single- and
multiple-station smoke alarms shall be installed as follows: (1) In
all sleeping rooms. (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. Check with local officials for specific
regulations concerning your situation.
The required number of smoke alarms (protected areas mentioned
on page 21) might not be reliable enough to provide early
warning for unprotected areas that are separated by a door. For
this reason, it is recommended that the householder consider the
use of additional smoke alarms for those unprotected areas, for
increased protection. Additional areas include the basement,
bedrooms, dining room, furnace room, utility room, and hallways
not protected by the required number of smoke alarms.
The installation of smoke alarms in kitchens, attics (finished or
unfinished), or garages is not normally recommended, as these
locations occasionally experience conditions that can result in
improper operation.
NRC
Ionization type smoke alarms use a very small amount of a
radioactive element in the sensing chamber to enable detection of
visible and invisible combustion products. The radioactive element
is safely contained in the chamber and requires no adjustments or
maintenance. This smoke alarm meets or exceeds all government
standards. It is manufactured and distributed under license from
the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
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Limited Warranty
Ten Year Limited Warranty
If after reviewing this user guide you feel that your alarm is defective in any way, do not
tamper with the unit. In many cases, the quickest way to exchange your alarm is to
return it to the original place of purchase. Alternatively, you may return it for servicing
to Kidde. If you have questions, call Kidde Product Support Line at 1-800-880-6788.
Kidde warrants that the enclosed alarm will be free from defects in material and
workmanship or design under normal use and service for a period of ten years from the
date of purchase. The obligation of Kidde under this warranty is limited to repairing or
replacing the alarm or any part which we find to be defective in material, workmanship
or design, free of charge, upon sending the alarm with proof of date of purchase,
postage and return postage prepaid, to: Kidde Canada Inc., P.O. Box 40, Apsley, ON
K0L 1A0.
This warranty shall not apply to the alarm if it has been damaged, modified, abused or
altered after the date of purchase or if it fails to operate due to improper maintenance
or inadequate A.C. or D.C. power. Any implied warranties arising out of this sale,
including but not limited to the implied warranties of description,merchantability and
fitness for a particular purpose, are limited in duration to the above warranty period. In
no event shall the Manufacturer be liable for loss of use of this product or for any
indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages, or costs, or expenses incurred by
the consumer or any other user of this product, whether due to a breach of contract,
negligence, strict liability in tort or otherwise. The Manufacturer shall have no liability
for any personal injury, property damage or any special, incidental, contingent or
consequential damage of any kind resulting from gas leakage, fire or explosion.
Since some provinces do not allow limitations of the duration of an implied warranty
or do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, the
above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. While this warranty gives you
specific legal rights, you may also have other rights which vary from province to
province. The above warranty may not be altered except in writing signed by both
parties hereto.
Your Kidde Smoke Alarm is not a substitute for property, disability, life or other
insurance of any kind. Appropriate insurance coverage is your responsibility. Consult
your insurance agent. Removal of the front cover will void your warranty.
Kidde Canada Inc., P.O. Box 40, Apsley, ON K0L1A0
QUESTIONS OR FOR MORE INFORMATION
Call our Product Support Line at 1-800-880-6788 or contact
us at our website at www.kiddecanada.com
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