Aico Carbon Monoxide Alarms 260 Series Specifications

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BATTERY POWERED
CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM
Model Ei 203EN
- Basic
Model Ei 204EN
- Standard with Alkaline Batteries
Model Ei 205EN
- with Memory & Alkaline Batteries
Model Ei 205ENA
BS
EN
01
20
1:
29
50
- with Sealed in Batteries
Model Ei 205CEN
- with Memory, Interconnect & Alkaline Batteries
Read and retain carefully for as long as the product is being used. It contains vital information
on the operation and installation. The leaflet should be regarded as part of the product.
If you are just installing the unit, the leaflet must be given to the householder. The leaflet is
to be given to any subsequent user.
INSTRUCTIONS
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CONTENTS
Page
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READ THIS FIRST
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WHAT TO DO WHEN THE CO ALARM SOUNDS
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CARBON MONOXIDE - THE SILENT KILLER!
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WHERE TO PLACE CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS
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5
INSTALLATION
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TESTING & MONITORING YOUR CO ALARM
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MAINTENANCE
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LIMITATIONS OF CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS
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HOW TO PROTECT YOUR FAMILY
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10 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
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11 GETTING YOUR CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS SERVICED
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12 GUARANTEES
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13 TROUBLESHOOTING
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1. READ THIS FIRST
Power up the unit by smoothly withdrawing the red “pull” tab at the top left hand
corner of the unit. If the batteries are supplied separately install the three AA
batteries by sliding the upper cover off as shown in figure 5a page 15. The green,
red & amber lights will immediately flash in sequence to show they are working - this
is normal.Then wait 15 seconds after connecting the power before button testing.
Install the Carbon Monoxide Alarm (CO Alarm) in every room that contains a
fuel burning appliance, particularly rooms where people spend a lot of time e.g.
bedrooms, kitchens and sitting rooms.
In rooms with an appliance, install (preferably) on the ceiling, (300mm from
walls) and between 1m to 3m horizontally from appliance. In rooms remote from
the appliance install at breath level, where the light indicators can be seen.
Regularly check that the green power light flashes every 45 seconds. If the unit
beeps for at least 1 hour when the green light flashes it has reached it’s end of life
and must be replaced. (If the ‘Replace by date’ on the side of the unit has not been
exceeded replace the batteries if accessible).
Test the unit weekly by pressing the test/hush button-the horn will sound.
Replace unit after 5 years operation (see ‘Replace by’ date on side wall label).
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When the CO Alarm detects abnormal levels of CO (above 50ppm CO) the red
light starts to flash immediately and the horn will sound within 90 minutes. At
higher levels of CO the alarm will turn on sooner (see table B - page 8).
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The CO Alarm will automatically reset once the CO has cleared. Pressing the
test/hush button resets the CO Alarm immediately (below 300ppm CO). If CO is
still present the red light and horn will turn on again after about 4 minutes.
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The CO Alarm is no substitute for keeping chimneys and flues clear and in good
condition, and all of your appliances serviced regularly according to the
manufacturer’s instructions.
Do not fit alarm until all building work is completed to avoid contamination.
2. WHAT TO DO WHEN THE ALARM SOUNDS
(1) Open the doors and windows to ventilate the area.
(2) Turn off all fuel appliances where possible and stop using them. (The alarm
can be silenced immediately by pushing the test/hush button).
(3) Evacuate the property leaving the doors and windows open.
(4) Get medical help immediately for anyone suffering the effects of Carbon
Monoxide poisoning (headache, nausea), and advise that Carbon Monoxide
poisoning is suspected.
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(5) Ring your gas or other fuel supplier on their emergency number. Keep the
number in a prominent place.
(6) Do not re-enter the property until the alarm has stopped. (If the alarm has been
silenced by pressing the test/hush button, wait at least 5 minutes so the alarm can
check that the CO has cleared).
(7) Do not use the fuel appliances again until they have been checked by an
expert. In the case of gas appliances this must be a CORGI registered installer.
3. CARBON MONOXIDE - THE SILENT KILLER!
3.1 What is Carbon Monoxide ?
Congratulations on becoming the owner of an Ei Carbon Monoxide Alarm. This will
help protect you and your household from the dangerous effects of Carbon Monoxide
- the silent killer. (CO is the chemical symbol, indicating the molecule has one carbon
atom and one oxygen atom).
Many are killed each year, and many more suffer ill health from Carbon Monoxide (CO)
poisoning. CO is an invisible, odourless, tasteless and extremely toxic gas. It is
produced by appliances and vehicles burning fuels, such as coal, oil, natural/bottled
gas, paraffin, wood, petrol, diesel, charcoal etc. CO is absorbed by red blood cells in
the lungs in preference to oxygen - this results in rapid damage to the heart and brain
from oxygen starvation.
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High levels of CO in a house can be caused by:
• Incorrectly or poorly installed fuel-burning appliances.
• Blocked or cracked chimneys/flues.
• Blocked vents or draught-proofing which makes areas with fuel burning appliances
or fireplaces airtight.
• Engines of cars, lawnmowers etc. left running in confined spaces.
• Portable paraffin or gas heaters in badly ventilated rooms.
3.2 Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Most people know that high levels of CO are harmful, however the period of exposure
is also important.
The following symptoms are related to Carbon Monoxide poisoning and should be
discussed with all members of the household.
Mild Exposure: Slight headache, nausea, vomiting, fatigue (often described as
“flu-like” symptoms).
Medium Exposure: Severe throbbing headache, drowsiness, confusion, fast heart rate.
Extreme Exposure: Unconsciousness, convulsions, cardiorespiratory failure, death.
A high level of CO for a short period (e.g. 350 ppm CO for 30 minutes) will cause the same
symptoms, a slight headache, as a lower level for a longer time (e.g. 150 ppm for 90 minutes).
Table A shows how exposure to different concentrations of CO generally affects people.
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Many cases of reported Carbon Monoxide poisoning indicate that while victims are
aware they are not well, they become so disorientated that they are unable to save
themselves by either leaving the building or calling for assistance. Young children and
household pets may be the first affected.
Table A: Effects of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Concentration
of CO in Air
ppm
Inhalation Time (approx) and Symptoms Developed
35
The maximum allowable concentration for continuous exposure in any 8 hour period
according to OSHA *.
150
Slight headache after 1.5 hours.
200
Slight headache, fatigue, dizziness, nausea after 2-3 hours.
400
Frontal headaches within 1-2 hours, life threatening after 3 hours, also maximum parts per
million in flue gas (on an air free basis) according to US Environmental Protection Agency.
800
Dizziness, nausea and convulsions within 45 minutes. Unconsciousness within 2 hours.
Death within 2-3 hours.
1,600
Headache, dizziness and nausea within 20 minutes. Death within 1 hour.
3,200
Headache, dizziness and nausea within 5-10 minutes. Death within 25-30 minutes.
6,400
Headache, dizziness and nausea within 1-2 minutes. Death within 10-15 minutes.
12,800
Death within 1-3 minutes.
ppm = parts per million
*OSHA Occupational Safety & Health Association
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3.3 What happens when your CO Alarm detects Carbon Monoxide ?
When the Alarm detects potentally dangerous levels of CO, it flashes the red alarm
light immediately and then sounds a loud alarm if the CO persists. Table B below shows
how the CO Alarm reacts to different levels of CO gas and exposure time. At higher
levels of CO the alarm turns on sooner. The rate of flashing of the red light indicates the
level of CO.
Table B: CO Alarm Response
CO Level
ppm
0 ppm
50ppm
100 ppm
300 ppm
*
Red
Alarm Light
Horn On
within
Off *
Off
60 to 90 minutes
10 to 40 minutes
3 minutes
1 Flash / 2 Seconds
4 Flashes / 2 Seconds
8 Flashes / 2 Seconds
unless it has been in alarm (see CO Alarm Memory below)
If your CO Alarm sounds follow the instructions on page 4.
When ventilation is provided by leaving the window and doors open, the CO build up
may have dissipated by the time help arrives and the alarm may have stopped
sounding. Although your problem may appear temporarily solved it is crucial that the
source of the CO is determined and appropriate repairs made.
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NEVER IGNORE THE ALARM.
Pre-Alarm: When the alarm detects over 50ppm CO the red light flashes every 2
seconds. This helps locate CO leaks as the unit gives an indication straight away.
(Without this feature the CO level would need to be at 50ppm CO for 90 minutes for
an indication to be given). Note the Pre-Alarm signal may be triggered by CO coming
for example, from cooking with gas, from car engines or from nearby barbecues. This
is usually not a concern, unless the Pre-Alarm signal persists until the alarm sounds
and the CO source is unknown.
NOTE: The CO Alarm may sound if cigarette smoke is blown into it, or aerosols are
released nearby.
CO ALARM MEMORY (Ei205EN, Ei205ENA & Ei205CEN only)
- Red light is Off – No CO detected since reset or power up.
- Red light flashes 2 times (in 2 seconds) every 40 seconds, 50 ppm CO detected
for at least about 90 minutes.
- Red light flashes 4 times (in 2 seconds) every 40 seconds, 100 ppm CO detected
for at least about 40 minutes.
- Red light flashes 8 times (in 2 seconds) every 40 seconds, 300 ppm CO detected
for at least about 3 minutes.
When the test button is pressed the horn will sound, and the red light will only flash if
the unit has previously detected CO and been in alarm. The flash rate indicates the
level of CO as in Table B.
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Reset Memory by holding down the test button for over 20 seconds until the red light
stops flashing. Cover the horn with a cloth to muffle the alarm during this time.
Please note that the memory will also be reset when the unit is unpowered.
4. WHERE TO PLACE CO ALARMS
4.1 Ideally a Carbon Monoxide Alarm should be installed in:
- Every room containing a fuel burning appliance, and
- Remote rooms where occupants spend a considerable amount of time
- Every bedroom.
However if the number of Carbon Monoxide Alarms is limited, the following points
should be considered when deciding where best to fit the alarm(s)
- If there is an appliance in a room where people sleep, place a CO Alarm in this room
and
- Locate a CO alarm in a room containing a flueless or open-flued appliance, and
- Locate an alarm in a room where the occupant(s) spend most of their time (e.g.
sitting room) and
- In a bedsit, the CO alarm should be placed as far away from the cooking appliance
as possible, but near to where the person sleeps and
- If the appliance is in a room not normally used, such as a boiler room, the CO alarm
should be placed just outside the room so that the alarm will be heard more easily.
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4.2 Unsuitable Locations
Do not place the CO Alarm in any of the following areas.
(1)
In the immediate vicinity of a cooking appliance (keep it at least 1 metre
horizontally from it).
(2)
Outside the building.
(3)
In an enclosed space (e.g. in or below a cupboard).
(4)
In a damp or humid area.
(5)
Directly above a sink or cooker.
(6)
Next to a door, window, air vent or anywhere that it would be affected by
draughts.
(7)
Next to an extractor fan.
(8)
Where it would be obstructed, e.g. by curtains or furniture.
(9)
In an area where the temperature could drop below –10°C or rise above 40°C.
(10) Where dirt or dust could block the sensor.
(11) Where it could be easily knocked or damaged, or where it could be accidentally
turned off or removed.
(12) In a bathroom or other areas where the CO alarm may be exposed to water
splashes, dripping or condensation (e.g. above an electric kettle).
(13) Near paint, thinners, solvent fumes or air fresheners.
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4.31 If locating the CO alarm in a room with a fuel burning appliance (see figure 2)
• If it is mounted on a wall, it should be located at a height greater than the height of
any door or window but still be at least 150mm from the ceiling.
• If it is mounted on the ceiling it should be at least 300mm from any wall or light fitting.
• The CO alarm should be a horizontal distance of between 1m and 3m from the
potential CO source.
• If there is a partition in the room, the CO alarm should be located on the same side
of the partition as the potential source.
• In rooms with sloped ceilings, the CO alarm should be located at the high side of the
room (see fig 3).
4.32 If locating the CO alarm in a bedroom or in rooms remote from a fuel
burning appliance (see figure 4)
• Mount the CO alarm relatively close to the breathing zone of the occupants.
Whatever position is chosen make sure it is possible to view the three light indicators,
when in the vicinity of the alarm.
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300mm
CO Alarm
150mm
1 to 3 m
DEAD AIR
DON'T LOCATE
HERE
1 to 3 m
Figure 2.
Location in room with a fuel burning appliance
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300
mm
CO Alarm
CO Alarm
about
1 to 2m
Figure 3. Location in rooms with
sloped ceilings, the CO alarm should
be located at the high side of the room
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Figure 4. Location in bedrooms &
other rooms remote from the
appliance
(i.e. at breathing level)
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5. INSTALLATION
WARNING: Do not use the CO Alarm on an intermittent basis, or as a portable detector
for the spillage of combustion products from fuel burning appliances or chimneys.
5.1 INSTALLATION PROCEDURE
Once you have selected
a suitable location, power
up the unit by smoothly
withdrawing the red
“PULL” tab at the top left
hand corner of the alarm,
(see Figure 5b). The
green, red & amber lights
will immediately flash in
sequence to show they
are working - this is
normal.
MOUNTING
HOLES
PRESS HER
FIRST AND
SLIDE UP
GAS
ENTR
HOLE
Figure 5a
Once you have selected a suitable location, open the battery compartment by sliding
up the cover as shown in figure 5a.
(If the batteries are supplied loose then install the batteries ensuring they are
orientated correctly as shown in the battery box. The green, red & amber lights will
immediately flash in sequence to show they are working - this is normal).
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Mark the position of the two mounting holes by using
the unit as a template. Drill two holes using a 6mm
drill for the plastic plugs supplied, (ensure you don’t
drill into the house wiring). Screw the unit to the wall.
CUT THIS
WIRE AT
THE END OF
LIFE TO STOP
BEEPS
(Ei205ENA only)
Check that the CO Alarm can be heard in all the
bedrooms. If not another CO Alarm should be located
nearer the bedrooms.
Model: Ei205ENA
Figure 5b
5.2 HOW TO TAMPERPROOF THE ALARM
(model Ei205ENA only)
The battery compartment can be made tamperproof by using the white locking rivet
supplied with the screw pack as follows:
(i) Remove the battery cover as shown in figure 5a.
(ii) Remove the post shown in figure 6. Place it on the corner of a table and push
downwards (note: cover unit with a cloth to prevent the post flying upwards). This
should leave a neat circular hole.
(iii) Put the battery cover back on the unit. Insert the white locking rivet into the hole
and push fully home. See figure 7.
The battery compartment cannot now be opened unless the rivet is removed first. This can
be removed by inserting a thin screwdriver or blade under the edge and levering it up.
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(Note: The Ei205ENA model is supplied with 2 locking rivets. Insert the other locking
rivet similarly after removing the other post).
POST
PUSH
OUTWARDS
Figure 7
Figure 6
5.3 INTERCONNECTING (Model Ei205CEN only)
Up to 12 Ei 205CEN Carbon Monoxide Alarms can be interconnected so that when
one senses CO, all alarm. This helps to ensure that the alarm will be heard
throughout the dwelling. Only the unit sensing the toxic gas flashes its red light.
Low polarised cable is suitable, as the alarms are battery powered. Up to 250 metre
(820 ft) of wire can be used provided the maximum resistance between any alarm is
50 ohms.
Warning: Do not connect these Ei 205CEN Alarms to any other type of Ei Alarm or to
any other model produced by another manufacturer apart from those specified
explicitly by Ei Electronics. Doing this may damage the alarms and could result in a
shock or fire hazard.
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1. Slide off the battery cover as shown in
Figure 5a.
2. On the first unit connect twin core
cable to the terminals marked 1 and 2 as
shown in Figure 8 and bring the cable out
through the hole above the terminal
block.
3. If they are being surface wired, break
one of the three knockouts on the rear
side wall. (We do not recommend
bringing the wires out the top as cable
conduit can prevent the battery box
opening).
1
1
2
2
Figure 8
4. Screw the unit to the wall using the mounting holes.
5. Wire all the rest of the alarms similarly ensuring the terminals marked 1 are all
connected together and that the terminals marked 2 are all connected together.
6. After installation press each test button (for at least 15 seconds) in turn and ensure
each interconnected unit sounds within 10 seconds. The light (either green or red) will
only flash rapidly on the unit with the test button pressed.
These Carbon Monoxide Alarms should only be interconnected within the confines of a
single family living unit. If they are connected between different units there may be
excessive nuisance alarms - everybody may not be aware when they are being tested.
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6. TESTING & MONITORING YOUR CO ALARM
Button Test
It is recommended that you test your CO Alarm after installation (wait 15 seconds after
connecting the power) and then once a week to make sure the unit is working. It will
also help you and your family to become familiar with the sound of the alarm.
Press and hold the test button until the alarm sounds (it may take up to 5 seconds)
and the green or red light flashes. The alarm will stop sounding shortly after the
button is released. If there is a problem follow the checklist below.
Power On Indicator
Regularly check that the green power light flashes every 45 seconds - the unit cannot
work without a good battery, properly connected.
Low Battery Indicator
If the unit beeps and the green light flashes simultaneously every 45 seconds, then the
three batteries are depleted. Check the ‘Replace by’ label on the side wall - if it has been
exceeded replace the entire unit. If it has not be exceeded and the batteries are
accessible (after the battery door is removed - see figure 5a page 15) replace the
batteries. Use only the following Alkaline AA size batteries: Duracell MN1500,
Panasonic LR6, GP 15A, Ever Ready LR6 or Energizer E91. (With the Ei203EN alarms
Zinc Chloride batteries GP 15G or GP R6P may be used instead of Alkaliine batteries).
(See section 5.2 - page 16, if the locking rivet(s) has been inserted). Insert the new
batteries with the orientation shown on the base. Button test the alarm to check the
batteries are installed correctly and that they are not depleted. Slide back on the cover.
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(The batteries in the Ei204EN, 205EN, 205ENA & 205CEN will usually last over 4
years in standby under normal conditions and an undepleted battery can power a unit
in alarm for over 100 hours. The batteries in the Ei203EN will usually last over 1 year
in standby under normal conditions and an undepleted battery can power a unit in
alarm for over 20 hours.
The life will be reduced if the unit regularly goes into alarm or if it is exposed to
excessive temperatures for long periods).
Amber Fault Indicator
If the unit beeps and the amber light flashes simultaneously every 45 seconds the
self-checking circuitry may have detected a fault. Follow the checklist to see if the unit
is actually defective.
Checklist in the event of problems
Check the ‘pull’ tag has been removed to connect the batteries.
Check there are three batteries installed with the correct orientation in the battery
compartment. (If the batteries are accessible remove one battery for 1 minute to reset the
microcontroller in the unit).
If the problem persists replace the batteries if they are accessible.
If none of the above solve the problem the unit is probably defective and must be
replaced. See “Getting the CO Alarm Serviced Page 28)”.
Testing with Carbon Monoxide
The unit can be tested with CO by using one of the kits that comes with CO either in
a glass phial or aerosol can. Follow the instructions on the kit. It is best if possible to
inject the CO gas into the gas entry holes, see Figure 5a. When it senses the CO, it
flashes the red light (as per Table B) to confirm that is detecting CO gas.
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How to distinguish between CO Alarm and Smoke Alarm warnings
The CO Alarm has a distinctive on-off sound of 3 pulses, followed by a pause as
compared with a typical Smoke Alarm which has a rapid pulsing sound.
In addition, when your CO Alarm detects CO the red light will be flashing.
Testing both your CO Alarm and Smoke Alarms weekly will help you and your family
to clearly distinguish between them in an emergency.
7. MAINTENANCE
Clean the outside case by occasionally wiping with a clean damp cloth. Do not use any
cleaning agents, bleaches, detergents or polishes, including those in aerosol cans.
Avoid spraying air fresheners, hair spray, paint or other aerosols near the CO Alarm.
Do not place air fresheners near the unit.
Use the narrow nozzle of a vacuum cleaner to remove fluff and other contamination
from the cover slots to ensure CO gas can reach the sensor - see Gas Sensor
positioning shown in figure 5a.
Caution: Do not paint the CO Alarm.
Remove the CO Alarm when decorating. Do not allow water or dust to contaminate the
alarm.
Warning: Do not open or tamper with the CO Alarm. There are no user serviceable
parts inside This can damage the unit.
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End of Life
When the unit has completed up to 6 years of operation the amber light will flash every
40 seconds. The entire unit must then be replaced.
It must also be replaced when the date on the “Replace Unit by” label on the side wall
is exceeded.
When the battery is depleted the unit will beep every 45 seconds and the green light will
flashe at same time. The beeps on an Ei205EN or Ei205CEN CO Alarm only may be
silenced by cutting the wire situated under the cover. See figures 5a & 5b to see how to
remove the cover and locate the wire. On other units first remove the battery cells.
8. LIMITATIONS OF CO ALARMS
(1) The CO Alarm will not work without good batteries - the green power light must
flash every 45 seconds. If the battery has been drained the alarm will not give
protection. Button test the alarm on return from holidays and other long absences.
(2) Carbon Monoxide must enter the unit for it to be detected. There may be Carbon
Monoxide in other areas of the house (e.g. downstairs, in a closed room etc). but not
in the vicinity of the CO Alarm. Doors, air draughts and obstructions can prevent the
CO reaching the Alarm. For these reasons we recommend. CO Alarms are fitted both
near and in bedrooms, particularly if bedroom doors are closed at night. Additionally
install in rooms where members of the household spend much of their time, and in
rooms with potential sources of CO gas.
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(3) The CO Alarm may not be heard. The sound output is loud but it may not be heard
behind a closed door or if it is too far away. Interconnecting CO Alarms greatly improves
the probability that they will be heard. The Alarm may not wake up somebody who has
taken alcohol or drugs. The alarm sound may be masked by other sounds such as T.V.,
stereo, traffic noise etc. Fitting CO Alarms on either side of closed doors will improve their
chance of being heard. This CO Alarm is not designed for people with impaired hearing.
(4) CO Alarms don’t last indefinitely. CO Alarms are sophisticated electronic devices
with many parts. Although the alarm and its component parts have undergone
stringent tests, and are designed to be very reliable, it is possible that parts can fail.
Therefore, you should test your CO Alarm weekly. The CO Alarm must be replaced
after 5 years operation.
(5) CO Alarms are not a substitute for life insurance. House-holders are responsible
for their own insurance. The CO Alarm warns of increasing CO levels, but we do not
guarantee that this will protect everyone from CO poisoning.
(6) CO Alarms are not suitable as early warning Smoke Alarms. Some fires produce
Carbon Monoxide, but the response characteristics of these CO Alarms are such that
they would not give sufficient warning of fire. Smoke Alarms must be fitted to give early
warning of fire.
The CO Alarm does not detect the presence of natural gas (methane), bottled gas
(propane, butane) or other combustible gases. Fit combustion gas alarms to detect these.
Note: Carbon Monoxide Alarms, with electrochemical sensors have a cross sensitivity
to hydrogen. This means that they can alarm due to sensing hydrogen being produced
by batteries being incorrectly charged such as on boats or with battery back-up
systems such as those used with alternative energy systems. About 500 ppm H2 will
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produce the same level of signal as 100 ppm CO and so the unit will alarm with 500
ppm H2 after between 10 and 40 minutes exposure.
Note: Concrete setting in a confined space can produce hydrogen which may trigger the alarm.
WARNING: This CO Alarm is designed to protect individuals from the acute effects of
Carbon Monoxide exposure. It will not fully safeguard individuals with specific medical
conditions. If in doubt consult a medial practitioner.
9. HOW TO PROTECT YOUR FAMILY
Follow these guidelines to reduce the risk of Carbon Monoxide poisoning.
(1) Know and look out for tell-tale signs that Carbon Monoxide may be present.
These include:- The CO Alarm warning of abnormal levels.
- Staining, sooting or discolouration on or around appliances.
- A pilot light frequently going out.
- A strange smell when an appliance is working.
- A naked gas flame which is yellow or orange, instead of the normal blue.
- Family members (including pets) exhibiting the “flu-like” symptoms of CO
poisoning described above.
If any of these signs are present get the appliance checked out by an expert
before further use. If family members are ill get medical help.
(2)
Choose all appliances and vehicles which burn fossil fuels such as coal, oil,
natural/bottled gas, paraffin, wood, petrol, diesel, charcoal etc. with care and
have them professionally installed and regularly maintained.
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(3)
(6)
These appliances must “breathe in” air to burn the fuel properly. Know where the
air comes from and ensure vents/air bricks etc. remain unobstructed
(particularly after building work).
The appliances must also “breathe out” the waste gases (including the CO) –
usually through a flue or chimney. Ensure chimneys and flues are not blocked or
leaking, and get them checked every year. Check for excessive rust or cracks on
appliances and pipe work.
Never leave your car, motor bike or lawnmower engine running in the garage
with the garage door closed. Never leave the door from the house to the garage
open if the car is running.
Never adjust your own gas pilot lights.
(7)
Never use a gas cooker or a barbecue for home heating.
(8)
Children should be warned of the dangers of CO poisoning and instructed never to
touch, or interfere with the CO Alarm. Do not allow small children to press the
test/hush button as they could be subjected to excessive noise when the unit alarms.
Leaving windows or doors slightly open (even a few inches) will significantly reduce
the risk of high levels of CO occurring. The high levels of draught-proofing in
modern houses reduces ventilation and can allow dangerous gases to build up.
(4)
(5)
(9)
(10) Install CO Alarms in all the areas recommended in this leaflet.
(11) Recognise that CO poisoning may be the cause when family members suffer from
“flu-like” symptoms when at home but feel better when they are away for extended
periods.
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10. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
Power
: 3 x AA type batteries (supplied).
CO Sensitivity
: Meets BS EN 50291: 2001.
Unit operates as per Table B (on page 8).
Electromagnetic
Compatibility
: Complies with BS EN 50270
Test/Hush Button
: Checks electronics and horn.
When the unit is alarming, after sensing CO, pressing the test/hush button
will immediately stop the horn (the red light will continue to flash). If CO is
still present the red light and the horn will turn on again after about 4
minutes. The unit can only be silenced once during a CO incident. At 300
ppm CO the unit cannot be silenced. (With interconnected units, the hush
only works on the alarm sensing CO).
Testing with CO
: The red light flashes (as per Table B) within 10 seconds of
unit detecting CO.
Initialisation Time
: 70 seconds. On power up red and amber lights flash
momentarily to show they are operational.
Operating Temperature
: -10°C to 40°C
Humidity Range
: 15% to 95% R.H. (non-condensing)
Audible Alarm
: 85dB(A) at 3m minimum
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Self Diagnostics
: Horn beep and amber fault light flashes every 40
seconds if a sensor fault is found.
Tamperproof
: Locking Rivet(s) supplied.
Interconnect
(Ei205CEN only)
: Up to 12, Ei205CEN Alarms can be interconnected, so
that when one senses CO, all alarm.
CO Alarm Memory:
(Ei205EN
& Ei205CEN only)
: A unit will indicate if it has been in alarm previously by
flashing the red light for 2 seconds every 40 seconds
(2 flashes for 50 ppm CO, 4 flashes for 100 ppm CO and
8 flashes, for 300 ppm CO). When the test button is
pressed the red light flashes as per table B and also
indicates the previous CO alarm level detected. The
memory is cleared by holding down the test button until
the red light stops flashing.
End of Life Indication:
Amber light flashes every 45 seconds after 6 years to
show the unit must be replaced.
Dimensions
: 135 x 105 x 71 mm.
Weight
: 260g.
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11. GETTING THE CO ALARM SERVICED
If your CO Alarm fails to work after you have carefully read all the instructions, checked
the unit has been installed correctly, and ensured that it has good batteries
connected (‘pull’ tag should be removed), return it for repair or replacement. This should
be where it was purchased, or alternatively return it in a padded box to “Customer
Assistance and Information” at the nearest address given on the CO Alarm or in this
leaflet. (If the unit is beeping then remove the battery if replaceable or cut the end of life
wire on the Ei205ENA shown in figure 5b - page 16). State the nature of the fault, where
the CO Alarm was purchased, and the date of purchase.
12. GUARANTEES
Ei Electronics guarantees Carbon Monoxide Alarms Model Ei203EN (excluding
replaceable batteries) for one year from date of purchase against any defects that are
due to faulty materials or workmanship.
Ei Electronics guarantees Carbon Monoxide Alarms Models Ei204EN & Ei205EN
(excluding replaceable batteries) for two years from date of purchase against any
defects that are due to faulty materials or workmanship.
Ei Electronics guarantees Carbon Monoxide Alarms Models Ei205ENA & Ei205CEN
(excluding batteries) for five years from date of purchase against any defects that are
due to faulty materials or workmanship. These guarantees only apply to normal
conditions of use and service, and do not include damage resulting from accident,
neglect, misuse, unauthorised dismantling, or contamination howsoever caused. These
guarantees exclude incidental and consequential damage. If the Carbon Monoxide
Alarm should become defective within the guarantee period, it must be returned to
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where it was purchased or alternatively to Ei Electronics, carefully packaged, with the
problem clearly stated (see section 11 “Getting the CO Alarm Serviced”) along with
proof of the date of purchase. We shall at our discretion repair or replace the faulty unit.
13. TROUBLESHOOTING
ALARM DOES NOT WORK WITH THE TEST BUTTON:
(1) Hold button down firmly for at least 5 seconds.
(2) Check the ‘pull’ tag is removed and/or the batteries are correctly connected.
(3) Replace batteries (if they are accessible).
ALARM BEEPS EVERY 45 SECONDS:
If the Alarm beeps every 45 seconds and green light flashes at the same time, then
the unit must be replaced if the ‘Replace by’ date on the side wall has been exceeded. If
it is not exceeded, and the batteries are accessible, replace the batteries.
If the Alarm beeps every 45 seconds and amber light flashes at the same time, then
the unit is probably defective. If the batteries are accessible, disconnect batteries
and/or press the test button. If problem persists, replace the unit.
ALARM SOUNDS FOR NO APPARENT REASON:
Follow the detailed instructions in section 2. entitled “What to do when the alarm
sounds” (page 4).
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If there is still problems:
(1) Ensure there are no fuel burning appliances in the vicinity which could be leaking
CO gas (e.g. even from next door).
(2) Ensure there are no fumes in the area (e.g. paint, thinners, hair spray, chemical
cleaners aerosol sprays etc).
(3) Ensure there is no outdoor source of CO in the vicinity (e.g. a car with engine
running, heavy traffic, heavy air pollution, barbecue fumes etc).
(4) Ensure there is no source of hydrogen such as batteries being charged (e.g. on
boats or in UPS’s, Uninterruptible Power Supplies).
(5) Ensure there is not excessive smoke or fumes from devices such as Egyptian
shisha , hookah or hubbly bubbly pipes, especially those that use coal or charcoal to
heat the tobacco.
(6) Press the test/hush button to silence the alarm.
If the unit continues to sound it is possibly defective and should be replaced (see
section 11 “Getting the CO Alarm Serviced”).
ALL LIGHTS FLASH:
On power up the green, red and amber lights turn on in sequence to show they are
working. THIS IS NORMAL.
AMBER LIGHT FLASHING (every 45 seconds):
The unit has been operating for 6 years and must be replaced.
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The crossed out wheelie bin symbol that is on your
product indicates that this product should not be disposed
of via the normal household waste stream. Proper
disposal will prevent possible harm to the environment or
to human health. When disposing of this product please
separate it from other waste streams to ensure that it can
be recycled in an environmentally sound manner. For
more details on collection and proper disposal, please
contact your local government office or the retailer where
you purchased this product.
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Ei Electronics
Shannon, Co. Clare, Ireland.
Tel: (061) 471277 Fax: (061) 471053
E-mail. sales@eielectronics.ie
www.eielectronics.com
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