User`s manual | BRK electronic 2002 Smoke Alarm User Manual

OTHER FEATURES OF SMOKE ALARMS
User’s Manual
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.
AC powered smoke alarms: Can be interconnected so if one unit senses smoke, all units alarm. They do not operate
if electricity fails. Units must be installed by a qualified electrician.
AC/DC powered smoke alarms (AC with battery back-up): Can be interconnected so if one unit senses smoke, all
units alarm. They will operate if electricity fails, provided the batteries are fresh and correctly installed. Units must be
installed by a qualified electrician.
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. These units can be interconnected so if one unit senses smoke, all units alarm. They do not operate if
electricity fails. Units must be installed by a qualified electrician. BRK Electronics® smoke alarm model 100S is an AC
powered unit that has an 85 decibel alarm and a 177 candela strobe light, which flashes rapidly when the unit is in alarm.
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 them. If you are unsure which type of smoke alarm to install, refer to
Chapter 2 of 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.
SPECIAL COMPLIANCE CONSIDERATIONS
Double Sensor™ Smoke Alarm
Photoelectric Sensor™ Smoke Alarm
Cat. 3001
Cat. 2002
This smoke alarm 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 smoke alarm may be used to provide additional protection in these facilities.
The following information applies to all four types of buildings listed below: In new construction, most building
codes require the use of AC or AC/DC powered smoke alarms only. In existing construction, AC, AC/DC, or DC
powered smoke alarms can be used as specified by local building codes. Refer to NFPA 101 (Life Safety Code) or NFPA
72 (National Fire Alarm 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 smoke alarms 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 smoke alarm 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 smoke alarm 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 smoke alarm 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 smoke alarm 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 smoke alarm 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 smoke alarm in common areas may not provide sufficient
warning to all residents or meet local fire protection ordinances/regulations.
Ionization smoke alarms are generally more effective at detecting 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 smoke alarms are generally more effective at detecting smoldering fires
which 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 of your home.
Model
3001
2002
M06-2090-000 8/99
INSIDE THIS MANUAL
IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND SAVE.
This user’s manual contains important information about your smoke alarm’s operation. If you are installing
this smoke alarm for use by others, you must leave this manual—or a copy of it—with the end user.
THIS USER’S MANUAL HAS BEEN RESIZED TO PRINT OUT ON 8-1/2 x 11” PAGES.
BLACK page numbers reference the original printed document.
RED page numbers reference this web version.
Other Features Of Smoke Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Special Compliance Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Limitations Of Smoke Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Where To Install Smoke Alarms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Where Not To Install Smoke Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Protecting Your Family From Fire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
What To Do In Case Of Fire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Important! Read Before Installing This Smoke Alarm . . . . . . . . . .
How To Install This Smoke Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Weekly Testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Regular Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
If This Smoke Alarm Goes Into Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
If This Smoke Alarm Is Not Working Properly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10-Year Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
All Rights Reserved. ©1999 BRK Brands, Inc.
BRK Brands, Inc., 3901 Liberty Street Road, Aurora, IL 60504-8122
Consumer Affairs: Monday-Friday, 7:30am-5pm (Central Time): (800) 323-9005
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LIMITATIONS OF SMOKE ALARMS
Smoke alarms have played a key role in reducing deaths resulting from home fires worldwide. However, like any warning
device, smoke alarms can only work if they are properly located, installed, and maintained, and if smoke reaches them.
They are not foolproof.
Smoke 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.
Smoke alarms cannot detect fires if the smoke does not reach them. Smoke from fires in chimneys or walls, on
roofs, or on the other side of closed doors may not reach the sensing chamber and set off the alarm. That is why one
unit should be installed inside each bedroom or sleeping area—especially if bedroom or sleeping area doors are closed
at night—and in the hallway between them.
Smoke alarms may not detect fire on another floor or area of the home. For example, a stand-alone unit on the
second floor may not detect smoke from a basement fire until the fire spreads. This may not give you enough time to
escape safely. That is why recommended minimum protection is at least one unit in every sleeping area, and every
bedroom on every level of your home. Even with a unit on every floor, stand-alone units may not provide as much
protection as interconnected units, especially if the fire starts in a remote area. Some safety experts recommend
installing interconnected AC powered units with battery back-up (see “Other Features Of Smoke Alarms”) or professional
fire detection systems, so if one unit senses smoke, all units alarm. Interconnected units may provide earlier warning
than stand-alone units since all units alarm when one detects smoke.
Smoke alarms may not be heard. Though the alarm horn in this unit meets or exceeds current standards,
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it may not be heard if: 1) the unit is located outside a closed or partially closed door, 2) residents recently consumed
alcohol or drugs, 3) the alarm is drowned out by noise from stereo, TV, traffic, air conditioner or other appliances,
4) residents are hearing impaired or sound sleepers. Special purpose units, like those with visual and audible alarms,
should be installed for hearing impaired residents.
Smoke alarms 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.
Smoke alarms are not foolproof. Like any electronic device, smoke alarms are made of components that can wear
out or fail at any time. You must test the unit weekly to ensure your continued protection. Smoke alarms cannot prevent
or extinguish fires. They are not a substitute for property or life insurance.
Smoke alarms have a limited life. The unit should be replaced immediately if it is not operating properly.
It is recommended you replace a smoke alarm after 10 years from date of manufacture. See back of smoke alarm for
manufacture date.
NFPA Standard 72 Section 2-2.1.1.1
WHERE TO INSTALL SMOKE ALARMS
California State Fire Marshall
INSTALLING SMOKE ALARMS IN SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES
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.
2-2.1.1.1 Smoke alarms shall be installed outside of each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the
bedrooms and on each additional story of the family living unit, including basements and excluding crawl spaces and
unfinished attics. In new construction a smoke alarm shall also be installed in each sleeping room. Chapter 2 also reads
as follows: 2-2.2.1: In new construction, where more than one smoke alarm is required by 2-2.1, alarms shall be so
arranged that operation of any one alarm shall cause the operation of all alarms within the dwelling.
A-2.5.2.1 Smoke Detection-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,
attics (finished or unfinished), or garages is not normally recommended, as these locations occasionally experience
conditions that can result in improper operation.
EXISTING HOMES
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), requires 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.
WHERE NOT TO INSTALL SMOKE ALARMS
For best performance, do not install the unit:
• 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. Ventilate
these areas as much as possible.
• In air streams near kitchens. Air currents can draw cooking smoke into the sensing chamber of a
smoke alarm near the kitchen.
• In very damp, humid or steamy areas, or directly near bathrooms with showers. Keep units at least
10 feet (3 meters) away from showers, saunas, dishwashers, etc.
• Where the temperatures are regularly below 40˚F (4˚C) and over 100˚ F (38˚C), including unheated buildings,
outdoor rooms, porches, or unfinished attics or basements.
• In very dusty, dirty, or greasy areas. Do not install a smoke alarm directly over the stove or range.
Clean a laundry room unit frequently to keep it free of dust or lint.
• Near fresh air vents, ceiling fans, or in very drafty areas. Drafts can blow smoke away from the unit,
preventing it from reaching the sensing chamber.
• In insect infested areas. Insects can clog openings to the sensing chamber and cause unwanted alarms.
• Less than 12 inches (305mm) away from fluorescent lights. Electrical “noise” can interfere with the sensor.
• In “dead air” spaces (see “Avoiding Dead Air Spaces” below).
KEY:
REQUIRED TO MEET
NFPA RECOMMENDATIONS
BEDROOM
BEDROOM
HALL
BEDROOM
KITCHEN
DINING ROOM
RECOMMENDED FOR
ADDITIONAL PROTECTION
LIVING ROOM
KITCHEN
LIVING ROOM
BEDROOM
FINISHED BASEMENT
SMOKE ALARMS WITH SILENCE
FEATURES RECOMMENDED FOR
ADDITIONAL PROTECTION
SINGLE-STORY RESIDENCE, APARTMENT,
MOBILE HOME
KEY:
BEDROOM
BEDROOM
HALL
KITCHEN
DINING ROOM
BEDROOM
REQUIRED TO MEET
NFPA RECOMMENDATIONS
RECOMMENDED FOR
ADDITIONAL PROTECTION
LIVING ROOM
KITCHEN
BEDROOM
FINISHED BASEMENT
LIVING ROOM
SINGLE-STORY RESIDENCE, APARTMENT,
MOBILE HOME
SMOKE ALARMS WITH SILENCE
FEATURES RECOMMENDED FOR
ADDITIONAL PROTECTION
AVOIDING DEAD AIR SPACES
NEW CONSTRUCTION
MULTI-STORY RESIDENCE
INTERCONNECTED AC OR
AC/DC SMOKE ALARMS
MULTI-STORY RESIDENCE
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 (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.
FOR STANDARD FLAT CEILINGS
FOR SLOPED CEILINGS
(i.e. great rooms, dormers, condominiums )
FOR PEAKED CEILINGS
(i.e. Cathedral ceilings, A-frames)
Install first smoke alarm
in this target area
3 ft
0.9 m
Do not install smoke alarm
lower than 12" (305mm)
from the wall/ceiling line
Best Location (center of ceiling)
Acceptable Location
Dead Air Spaces (4" or 102 mm)
3 ft
0.9 m
If required, install additional
smoke alarms along the slope.
Install first smoke alarm
in this target area
If required, install additional
smoke alarms along the slope.
“Dead air” spaces may prevent smoke from reaching the smoke alarm. To avoid dead air spaces,
follow the installation recommendations below.
On ceilings, install smoke alarms as close to the center of the ceiling as possible. If this is not possible, install the
smoke alarm at least 4 inches (102mm) from the wall or corner.
For wall mounting (if allowed by building codes), the top edge of smoke alarms should be placed between
4 inches (102mm) and 12 inches (305mm) from the wall/ceiling line, below typical “dead air” spaces.
On a peaked, gabled, or cathedral ceiling, install the first smoke alarm within three feet (0.9m) of the peak of the
ceiling, measured horizontally. Additional smoke 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.
IMPORTANT!
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. If you install AC or AC/DC units,
it is recommended they be interconnected for added protection.
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).
AGENCY PLACEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS
IMPORTANT!
This equipment should be installed in accordance with the National Fire Protection Association’s Standard 72. National
Fire Protection Association, One Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269-9101. Additional local building and regulatory
codes may apply in your area. Always check compliance requirements before beginning any installation.
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PROTECTING YOUR FAMILY FROM FIRE
HOW TO INSTALL THIS SMOKE ALARM
Putting up smoke alarms is one step in protecting your family from fires. You must also reduce the chance a fire will start
in your home, and have a plan for escaping safely if one does. To have a good fire safety program, you must:
Develop a family escape plan and practice it with everyone in your family, including small children. 1) Draw a floor plan of
your home and identify at least two exits from each room and one way to get out of each bedroom without opening the
door; 2) Decide on a meeting place a safe distance from home, and make sure everyone knows to wait there; 3) Know
where to go to call the Fire Department from outside the home; 4) Make sure everyone—including all children—know
what the alarm signal means and how to react to it. Teach them they must be prepared to leave the home by themselves
if needed; 5) Hold fire drills every 6 months and practice how to escape safely. Show children how to check if doors are
hot before opening them. Show them how to use an alternate exit if a door is hot and shouldn’t be opened. Teach them
to stay close to the floor and crawl if necessary.
Install at least one smoke alarm on every level of your home, in every bedroom, and in every sleeping area.
Keep alarms clean, and test them weekly. Replace smoke alarms immediately if they are not working properly. Smoke
alarms that do not work cannot alert you to a fire.
Keep at least one working fire extinguisher on every floor, and an additional one in the kitchen. Have fire escape ladders
or other reliable means of escape from an upper floor in case stairs are blocked.
Follow safety rules, and prevent hazardous situations: 1) Use smoking materials properly. Never smoke in bed.
2) Keep matches or lighters away from children; 3) Store flammable materials in proper containers; 4) Keep electrical
appliances in good condition and don’t overload electrical circuits; 5) Keep stoves, barbecue grills, fireplaces and
chimneys grease- and debris-free; 6) Never leave anything cooking on the stove unattended; 7) Keep portable heaters and
open flames, like candles, away from flammable materials; 8) Don’t let rubbish accumulate.
CAUTION!
• The battery was shipped “backwards” in the smoke alarm to keep it fresh. The smoke alarm
cannot work until you remove the battery and reinstall it in the correct position (Follow
polarity markings in the battery compartment).
• This smoke alarm has a battery guard which prevents it from attaching to the mounting
bracket unless a battery is installed. This warns you it will not operate without a battery.
Cover Models 3001
1 White test button (Photoelectric sensor)
WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF FIRE
2 Clear test button (Ionization sensor)
and power indicator light
• Don’t panic; stay calm. Follow your family escape plan. Your safe escape may depend on thinking clearly
and remembering what you have practiced.
• 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 to see if they are hot. If a door is cool, open it
slowly. Don’t open a hot door—use an alternate escape route.
• Cover your nose and mouth with a cloth (preferably wet). Take short, shallow breaths.
• Keep doors and windows closed, unless you need to escape through them.
• 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 and on creating your own family escape plan.
3 Sensing chamber opening
Parts of Smoke Alarm
1 Mounting bracket
IMPORTANT! READ BEFORE INSTALLING SMOKE ALARM
Read “Where To Install Smoke Alarms” and “Where Not To Install Smoke Alarms” before beginning. This unit monitors
the air, and when smoke reaches its sensing chamber, it alarms. It can give you more time to escape before fire spreads.
This unit can ONLY give an early warning of developing fires if it is installed, maintained and located where smoke can
reach it, and where all residents can hear it, as described in this manual. This unit will not sense gas, heat, or flame. It
cannot prevent or extinguish fires.
WARNING!
• 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.
• Do not connect this unit to any other alarm or auxiliary device. It is a single-station unit that
cannot be linked to other devices. Connecting anything else to this unit may prevent it from
working properly.
CAUTION!
• Do not install this unit over an electrical junction box. Air currents around junction boxes
can prevent smoke from reaching the sensing chamber and prevent the unit from alarming.
Only AC powered units are intended for installation over junction boxes.
• 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. When testing the
unit, step back when the horn starts sounding.
• Do not paint over the unit. Paint may clog the openings to the sensing chamber and prevent
the unit from operating properly.
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2
Raised “dome” in bracket center
3
Plastic screw anchors
4
Break-off tamper-resistant tab
5
Mounting screw and slot (1 of 2)
6
Mounting post
Cover Models 2002
1 Test button
7
Install 9V battery here
8
“Missing battery” guard
2 Power indicator light
9
Turn this way to remove from bracket
3 Sensing chamber opening
10 Turn this way to attach to bracket
WEEKLY TESTING
To install this smoke alarm, follow these steps:
This unit is designed to be mounted on the ceiling, or
on the wall if necessary.
Tools you will need:
• Pencil
• Drill with 3/16” (5 mm) drill bit
• Standard/Flathead screwdriver
• Hammer
• Pliers (to activate optional “tamper-resistant”
feature)
1. Hold base firmly and twist the metal mounting
bracket counterclockwise (left)
to separate it from the base.
WARNING!
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). If you choose to use an aerosol smoke product to test the smoke alarm, be certain to use one that has
been listed to Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. Safety Standards, and use it only as directed. Use of non-UL listed
products or improper use of UL listed products may affect the smoke alarm’s sensitivity.
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It is important to test this unit every week to make sure it is working properly. Using the test button is the
recommended way to test this smoke alarm. During an alarm, you will hear a loud, repeating horn pattern: 3
beeps, pause, 3 beeps, pause.
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Models 2002
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Press and hold the test button on the cover of the unit for 5-20 seconds, or until the alarm sounds (the unit may continue
to alarm for a few seconds after you release the button). If it does not alarm, make sure the unit is receiving power and
test it again. If it still does not alarm, replace it immediately.
2. Hold the mounting bracket against the ceiling (or
wall) and trace around the inside of the mounting
slots.
Models 3001
3. Put the unit where it won’t get covered with dust
when you drill the mounting holes.
4. Using a 3/16” (5 mm) drill bit, drill a hole through
the center of the oval outlines
you traced.
5. Insert the plastic screw anchors (in the plastic
bag with screws) into the holes.
Tap the screw anchors gently with a hammer, if
necessary, until they are flush with the ceiling or
wall.
6. OPTIONAL: To make the smoke alarm
“tamper-resistant”
Making the unit “tamper-resistant” makes
it more difficult to remove it from the mounting
bracket, and prevents easy battery removal.
Using pliers, break off the flanged end of the
“tamper-resistant” tab along the score line.
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These smoke alarms have TWO test buttons. Press and hold EACH test button for 5-20 seconds, or until the alarm
sounds (the unit may continue to alarm for a few seconds after you release the button). If testing both sensors does not
trigger an alarm, make sure the unit is receiving power and test it again. If testing both sensors still does not trigger an
alarm, replace the smoke alarm immediately.
You must press and hold both test buttons independently until the alarm sounds to test the photoelectric
and ionization sensors.
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REGULAR MAINTENANCE
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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.
• Test it at least once a week.
• Gently vacuum off any dust on the cover at least once a month using your vacuum’s soft brush
attachment. Test the unit after vacuuming the cover.
• Never use water, cleaners or solvents since they may damage the unit.
• Relocate the unit if it sounds frequent unwanted alarms. See “Where Not To Install Smoke Alarms.”
• When the battery becomes weak, the smoke alarm unit will “chirp” about once a minute (the low battery warning). This low battery warning should last for 30 days, but you should replace the battery immediately to continue your protection.
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7. Fasten the mounting bracket to the ceiling (or
wall) using the two screws provided. Make sure
the dome faces out towards you. Tighten both
screws all the way.
8. Activate the battery before you attach the
smoke alarm to the mounting bracket!
Remove and reposition the battery so the
terminals on the battery match the terminals in
the battery compartment. Match “+” to “+” and
“-” to “-.” Make sure the battery snaps in
completely, and cannot be shaken loose, or the
alarm cannot receive battery power. It is normal
for the unit to beep briefly when you install the
battery.
NOTE: After you install the battery, the power
indicator light will blink once about every 45
seconds. If the unit alarms, the light will blink
rapidly, once every second.
9. Test the smoke alarm. See “Weekly Testing.”
Choosing a replacement battery:
WARNING!
Use only the replacement batteries listed. The unit may not operate properly with other batteries.
Never use rechargeable batteries since they may not provide a constant charge.
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Your smoke alarm requires one standard 9V battery. The following batteries are acceptable as replacements: Eveready
#216, (Energizer) #522, #1222; Duracell #MN1604; Gold Peak #1604P, #1604S; Rayovac 1604, D1604. You may also
use a Lithium battery like the Ultralife U9VL-J for longer service life between battery changes.
These batteries are available at many local retail stores.
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IMPORTANT!
Most carbon zinc batteries have an average service life of 1 year; most alkaline batteries have an average service life
of 1-2 years; most Lithium batteries have an average service life of 6-10 years. Actual service life depends on the
smoke 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”).
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10.Attach the smoke alarm to the bracket. Line up
the mounting post on the alarm’s base with the
hole in the center of the “dome” on the mounting bracket. When the post is in the hole, turn the base clockwise
(right) until it snaps into place. Re-test the alarm.
To remove the smoke alarm from the bracket:
Units with “Tamper-resistant” feature activated: Insert a flat screwdriver blade under the remaining part of the
“tamper-resistant” tab, and push up while turning the alarm base counterclockwise (left).
Units without “Tamper-resistant” feature activated: Turn the alarm base counterclockwise (left).
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IF THIS SMOKE ALARM GOES INTO ALARM
10-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
Coverage: BRK Brands, Inc. warrants its enclosed smoke alarm to be free from defects in materials and workmanship under
normal use for a period of ten years from the date of purchase. During the first year after the date of purchase, BRK Brands, Inc.
will replace any defective smoke alarm without charge. During the next nine years, BRK Brands, Inc. will replace any defective
smoke alarm at a charge to you not to exceed BRK Brands, Inc.’s cost. 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. Dealers, service centers, or retail stores
selling this product do not have the right to alter, modify or any way change the terms and conditions of this warranty. In new
construction, if your smoke alarms were installed by a contractor, this warranty is valid for the homeowner at the time of
installation from the date of original installation and is not transferable.
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, current or battery, use contrary to the operating instructions, disassembly, repair or
alteration by anyone other than BRK Brands, Inc. Further, the warranty does not cover acts of God, such as fire, flood,
hurricanes and tornadoes.
BRK Brands, Inc. 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 for 10 years. 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 exclusions 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.
Service: Units under warranty and in need of repair should be returned, shipping prepaid, to BRK Brands, Inc., Attn.:
Consumer Affairs, 3920 Enterprise Court, Aurora, IL 60504-8132.
Warranty: BRK Brands, Inc. makes no warranty, express or implied, written or oral, including that of merchantability or
fitness for any particular purpose, with respect to the battery.
WARNING!
• If the unit alarms and you are not testing it, 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. If the unit alarms and you are not absolutely certain of the source of
the smoke, get everyone out of the house immediately.
• Never remove the batteries from a battery operated smoke alarm to stop an unwanted alarm
(caused by cooking smoke, etc.). Removing the 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.
Responding To An Alarm
During an alarm, you will hear a loud, repeating horn pattern: 3 beeps, pause, 3 beeps, pause.
If the unit alarms and you are not absolutely certain of the source of the smoke, get everyone out of the house
immediately. Stay calm and follow your family escape plan. Stay as low to the ground as possible, and cover your
mouth with a damp cloth. Never open a door before testing to see if it is hot. Call the Fire Department from outside, and
give them your address then name. Read “What To Do In Case Of Fire” for more information.
If the unit alarms and you are certain that the source of smoke is not a fire—cooking smoke or an extremely dusty
furnace, for example—open a nearby window or door and fan the smoke away from the unit. This will silence the alarm,
and once the smoke clears the unit will reset automatically.
IF YOUR SMOKE ALARM IS NOT WORKING PROPERLY
IMPORTANT!
BRK Electronics® is a registered trademark of
BRK Brands, Inc.
Smoke alarms may not operate properly because of dead, missing or weak batteries, a build-up of dirt, dust or
grease on the smoke alarm cover, or installation in an improper location. Clean the smoke alarm as described in
“Regular Maintenance,” and install a fresh battery, then test the smoke alarm again. If it fails to test properly when you
use the test button, or if the problem persists, replace the smoke alarm immediately.
Problem...
You should...
Smoke alarm alarms when
no smoke is visible.
• Clean the smoke alarm. (See “Regular Maintenance.”)
• Check the location of the smoke alarm.
(See “Where To Install Smoke Alarms.”)
You experience frequent unwanted alarms
(like in response to cooking smoke).
• Check the location of the smoke alarm.
(See “Where To Install Smoke Alarms.”)
Smoke alarm “chirps” intermittently.
• Check that the battery is installed correctly and is
working properly. (See “How to Install This Smoke
Alarm” and “Weekly Testing.”)
• Check the location of the smoke alarm.
(See “Where To Install Smoke Alarms.”)
• Clean the smoke alarm. (See “Regular Maintenance.”)
Smoke alarm “chirps” about once a minute.
• Replace the battery. (See “Regular Maintenance.”)
Alarm horn doesn’t sound during testing.
• Check that the battery is installed correctly and is
working properly. (See “How to Install This Smoke
Alarm” and “Weekly Testing.”)
If the smoke alarm is still not operating properly, and it is still under warranty, send it, shipping prepaid to:
BRK Brands, Inc., Attn.: Consumer Affairs, 3920 Enterprise Court, Aurora, IL 60504-8132. Enclose a note in the package
describing what is wrong with the unit.
WARNING!
Do not try to fix the unit yourself—this will void your warranty!
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