Ericsson 3213 Telephone User Manual

Carbon Monoxide Alarm
User’s Guide
Models: KN-COB-IC and KN-COP-IC
with Digital Display
• 120V AC Wire-In
• 9V Battery Backup
• Interconnectable with other Kidde alarms
ATTENTION: Please take a few minutes to thoroughly read this
user’s guide which should be saved for future reference and
passed on to any subsequent owner.
Manual P/N 820-1270 Rev. A 02/07
What to do When the Alarm Sounds!
Carbon Monoxide Alarm Procedure
WARNING: Activation of the CO
Alarm indicates the presence of Carbon
Monoxide (CO) which can kill you.
1) Operate the Test/Reset button;
2) Call your emergency services (Fire Department or 911);
3) Immediately move to fresh air - outdoors or by an open
door/window. Do a head count to check that all persons are
accounted for. Do not reenter the premises nor move away
from the open door/window until the emergency services
responders have arrived, the premises have been aired out, and
your alarm remains in its normal condition.
4) After following steps 1-3, if the alarm reactivates within a 24
hour period, repeat steps 1-3 and call a qualified appliance
technician to investigate sources of CO from fuel burning
equipment and appliances, and to inspect for proper operation
of equipment.
Note: Many times throughout this User’s Guide, we will refer to
Carbon Monoxide as “CO”.
This Kidde carbon monoxide (CO) alarm is an important part of your
family’s home safety plan. This alarm has been designed and tested to
detect CO buildup in a residential environment. Your alarm is for use
specifically in the home. As an owner of a CO alarm, there are some
basic facts you should know about for your protection.
Many people think that CO alarms operate like smoke alarms. Like
smoke alarms, CO alarms monitor the air in your home and sound a
loud alarm to warn you of trouble. The way you respond to a CO alarm
is quite different than a smoke alarm. That’s because a house fire and a
CO problem are two distinctly different situations. If your smoke alarm
were to alarm, you would quickly be able to judge the level of danger
you were in with your senses. You can see and smell the smoke, feel the
heat, see, and possibly hear the fire burning. You can also readily see if
your smoke alarm is alarming in a non-emergency situation. Because
your sense of sight, smell, hearing and touch give you information, you
can almost instantly judge what action to take if you hear your smoke
CO is an invisible, odorless, tasteless and non-irritating gas – completely
undetectable to your senses. That’s why it is important to your safety
that you have a CO alarm.
Important Warning Statements
If problems are identified during this inspection, have the equipment serviced immediately. Note any combustion equipment not
inspected by the technician and consult the manufacturer’s instructions, or contact the manufacturer’s directly for more information
about CO safety and the equipment. Make sure that motor vehicles
are not, or have not been, operating in a garage attached or adjacent to the residence.
IMPORTANT: This carbon monoxide alarm is designed to detect
carbon monoxide from ANY source of combustion. It is NOT
designed to detect smoke, fire, or any other gas.
Never restart the source of a CO problem until it has been
corrected. Never ignore the sound of the alarm!
This carbon monoxide alarm will not sense smoke, fire, or any
poisonous gas other than carbon monoxide even though carbon
monoxide can be generated by fire. For this reason you must
install smoke alarms to provide early warning of fire and to protect you and your family from fire and its related hazards.
If the alarm is sounding, pressing the test/reset button will
terminate the alarm. If the CO condition that caused the alert
in the first place continues, the alarm will reactivate. If the
unit alarms again within six minutes, it is sensing high levels
of CO which can quickly become a dangerous situation.
WARNING: Carbon monoxide alarms are not smoke alarms. This
carbon monoxide alarm is not a substitute for installing and
maintaining an appropriate number of smoke alarms in your
CAUTION: This alarm will only indicate the presence of carbon
monoxide at the sensor. Carbon monoxide may be present in
other areas.
Important Warning Statements
WARNING: This product is intended for use in ordinary indoor
locations of family living units. It is not designed to measure compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration
(OSHA), commercial or industrial standards. It is not suitable for
installation in hazardous locations as defined in the National
Electric Code.
The installation of this device should not be used as a substitute
for proper installation, use and maintenance of fuel burning
appliances, including appropriate ventilation and exhaust systems. It does not prevent CO from occurring, nor can it solve and
existing CO problem.
WARNING: This device is designed to protect individuals from
acute effects of carbon monoxide exposure. It may not fully safeguard individuals with specific medical conditions. If in doubt,
consult a medical practitioner.
Individuals with medical problems may consider using warning
devices which provide audible and visual signals for carbon
monoxide concentrations under 30 PPM.
This carbon monoxide alarm requires a continuous supply of electrical power – it will not work without power. Models without
battery backup will not operate during power failure.
This alarm has not been investigated for carbon monoxide detection below 70 PPM.
Contents of This User’s Guide
1. Information About Carbon Monoxide
2. Product Features and Specifications
3. Installation Locations
4. Installation Instructions
5. Alarm Characteristics
6. KN-COB-IC Operating Characteristics
7. KN-COP-IC (with digital display) Operating Characteristics
8. Maintenance
9. Limited Warranty
1. Information About Carbon Monoxide
General Carbon Monoxide Information
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless and tasteless poison gas that
can be fatal when inhaled. CO inhibits the blood’s capacity to carry oxygen.
Periodically review this alarm manual and discuss your CO alarm emergency procedure with all the members of your family. Never ignore a CO
alarm. A true alarm is an indication of potentially dangerous levels of
CO. CO alarms are designed to alert you to the presence of CO before
an emergency – before most people would experience symptoms of CO
poisoning, giving you time to resolve the problem calmly.
Determine if anyone in the household is experiencing symptoms of CO
poisoning. Many cases of reported CO poisoning indicate that while
victims are aware they are not well, they become so disoriented they are
unable to save themselves by either exiting the building or calling for
assistance. Also, young children and household pets may be the first
affected. You should take extra precautions to protect high-risk persons
from CO exposure because they may experience ill effects from CO at
levels that would not ordinarily affect a healthy adult.
Symptoms of CO Poisoning
The following common symptoms are related to CO 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, cardio-respiratory failure, death.
If you experience even mild symptoms of CO poisoning, consult your
doctor immediately!
1. Information About Carbon Monoxide
Carbon Monoxide PPM Levels
(model KN-COP-IC with digital display only)
Model KN-COP-IC is equipped with a digital display that shows levels of
CO (displayed in PPM – parts per million). Learn the difference between
dangerous, high, mid and low levels.
Dangerous Levels:
When someone is experiencing symptoms of CO poisoning and CO
readings are generally above 100 PPM. Anytime someone is experiencing
the symptoms of CO poisoning this should be treated as an emergency.
See “What to do When the Alarm Sounds” (inside front cover).
High Levels:
Generally above 100 PPM, with no one experiencing symptoms. This
should be treated as an urgent situation. See “What to do When the
Alarm Sounds” (inside front cover).
1. Information About Carbon Monoxide
• Blocked chimneys or flues, back drafts and changes in air pressure,
corroded or disconnected vent pipes, loose or cracked furnace
• Vehicles and other combustion engines running in an open or closed
garage, attached or near a home.
• Burning charcoal or fuel in grills and hibachis in an enclosed area.
Conditions That Can Produce Carbon Monoxide
The following conditions can result in transient CO situations:
• Excessive spillage or reverse venting of fuel-burning appliances caused
by outdoor ambient conditions, such as, wind direction and/or velocity, including high gusts of wind, heavy air in the vent pipes
(cold/humid air with extended periods between cycles).
• Negative pressure resulting from the use of exhaust fans.
Mid Levels:
Generally between 50 PPM to 100 PPM. This should be cause for
concern and should not be ignored or dismissed. See “What to do
When the Alarm Sounds” (inside front cover).
• Simultaneous operation of several fuel-burning appliances competing
for limited internal air.
Low Levels:
Generally below 50 PPM. Kidde recommends you take action to
eliminate the source of CO. See “What to do When the Alarm Sounds”
(inside front cover).
• Obstructions in, or unconventional, vent pipe designs which can
amplify the above situations.
IMPORTANT: Model KN-COB-IC does not have a digital display and
does not display carbon monoxide levels in PPM. If the alarm
sounds, it should be treated as a potentially serious condition. See
“What to do When the Alarm Sounds” (inside front cover).
Possible Sources of Carbon Monoxide
Inside your home, appliances used for heating and cooking are the most
likely sources of CO. Vehicles running in attached garages can also
produce dangerous levels of CO.
CO can be produced when burning any fossil fuel, such as gasoline,
propane, natural gas, oil and wood. It can be produced by any fuelburning appliance that is malfunctioning, improperly installed, or not
ventilated correctly, such as:
• Automobiles, furnaces, gas ranges/stoves, gas clothes dryers, water
heaters, portable fuel burning space heaters and generators,
fireplaces, wood-burning stoves and certain swimming pool heaters.
• Vent pipe connections vibrating loose from clothes dryers, furnaces, or
water heaters.
• Extended operation of unvented fuel-burning devices (range, oven,
fireplace, etc.).
• Temperature inversions which can trap exhaust gases near the ground.
• Vehicle idling in an open or closed garage, or near a home.
To be safe, know the possible sources of CO in your home. Keep fuelburning appliances and their chimneys and vents in good working condition. Learn the early symptoms of exposure, and if you suspect CO poisoning, move outside to fresh air and get emergency help. Your first line
of defense is an annual inspection and regular maintenance of your
appliances. Contact a licensed contractor or call your local utility company for assistance.
Information About Carbon Monoxide Alarms –
What They Can and Cannot Do:
CO alarms provide early warning of the presence of CO, usually before a
healthy adult would experience symptoms. This early warning is possible,
however, only if your CO alarm is located, installed and maintained as
described in this guide.
1. Information About Carbon Monoxide
Because carbon monoxide is a cumulative poison, long-term exposures
to low levels may cause symptoms, as well as short-term exposures to
high levels. This Kidde unit has a time-weighted alarm – the higher the
level of CO present, the sooner the alarm will be triggered.
2. Product Features and Specifications
Power LED
Amber, Initiating
Alarm LED
Alarm LED
This CO alarm can only warn you of the presence of CO. It does not
prevent CO from occurring, nor can it solve an existing CO problem. If
your unit has alarmed and you’ve provided ventilation by leaving your
windows and doors open, the CO buildup may have dissipated by the
time help responds. Although your problem may appear to be
temporarily solved, it’s crucial that the source of the CO is determined
and that the appropriate repairs are made.
This CO alarm is designed to act as a monitor; it is not designed for use
as a short-term testing device to perform a quick check for the presence
of CO.
Power LED
Amber, Initiating
Alarm LED
Test/Reset Button
CO alarms have limitations. Like any other electronic device, CO alarms
are not fool-proof. CO alarms have a limited operational life. You must
test your CO alarm weekly, because it could fail to operate at any time.
with digital display
If your CO alarm fails to test properly, or if its self-diagnostic test reveals
a malfunction, immediately have the unit replaced. This alarm will not
monitor CO levels while in an error condition.
Peak Level
CO alarms can only sense CO that reaches the unit’s sensor. It’s possible
that CO may be present in other areas without reaching the alarm. The
rate and ability that which CO reaches the alarm may be affected by:
• Doors or other obstructions.
• Fresh air from a vent, an open window or other source.
AC Connector
• CO being present on one level of the home and not reach a CO alarm
installed on a different level. (For example, CO in the basement may
not reach an alarm on the second level, near the bedrooms).
For these reasons, we recommend you provide complete coverage by
placing a CO alarm on every level of the home. Please carefully read all
information in sections 2 and 3 on properly installing this CO alarm.
CO alarms should not be used to detect the presence of natural gas
(methane), propane, butane, or other combustible fuels.
Instruct children never to touch, unplug or otherwise interfere with the
alarm. Warn children of the dangers of CO poisoning.
Tamper Resist
IMPORTANT: Seven (7) years after the initial power up, this alarm
will “beep” every 30 seconds to indicate that it is time to replace
the alarm. Replace the alarm immediately! It will not detect CO in
this condition.
To help identify the date to replace the alarm, a label has been affixed to
the side of the alarm. Write the “replace by” date (seven years from
power up) in a permanent marker on this label.
2. Product Features and Specifications
Operating Range: 40°F (4.4°C) to 100°F (37.8°C)
Operating range: 10-95% non-condensing
Audible Alarm:
85+ dB at 10’ @ 3.4±0.5 KHz pulsing alarm
120 volts AC, 60 Hz, 60 mA max, 9 volt battery back-up
Accuracy of Digital Display (Model KN-COP-IC only):
30-999 PPM +/-30% when measured in conditions of 80° F (+/- 10° F),
atmospheric pressure +/- 10% and 40% +/- 3% relative humidity.
Display readings may vary slightly depending on changes in the ambient
condition (temperature, humidity) and the condition of the sensor.
Alarm Response Times:
70 PPM = 60-240 min., 150 PPM = 10-50 min., 400 PPM = 4-15 min.
Interconnection with Other Alarms:
This Kidde CO alarm can be used as a single-station alarm or interconnected with other Kidde alarms. This alarm can be interconnected directly with these Kidde models:
Ion smoke alarm models:
1235, 1235CA, 1275, 1275CA, 1276,1276CA, 1285, 1285CA,
i12020, i12040, i12060, i12080, i12020CA, i12040CA, i12060CA
Photo smoke alarm models:
PE120, PE120CA, PI2000, PI2000CA
Heat alarm models:
HD135F, HD135FCA
Carbon monoxide/Ion smoke alarm models:
Carbon monoxide alarm models:
Relay models:
CO120X, SM120X
Strobe Light models:
3. Installation Locations
Recommended Installation Locations
CO alarms should be mounted in or
near bedrooms and living areas. It is
recommended that you install a Kidde
CO alarm on each level of your home.
When choosing your installation locations, make sure you can hear the
Recommended Locations
alarm from all sleeping areas. If you
install only one CO alarm in your
home, install it near bedrooms, not in the basement or furnace room.
• When wall mounting, place out of reach of children. Under no circumstances should children be allowed to handle the CO alarm.
• Placing the alarm at eye level allows for optimum monitoring of the
digital display.
Locations To Avoid
IMPORTANT: Improper location can affect the sensitive electronic components in this alarm. To avoid causing damage to the unit, to provide
optimum performance, and to prevent unnecessary nuisance alarms:
• Do not install in kitchens, garages or furnace rooms that may expose
the sensor to substances that could damage or contaminate it.
• Do not install in areas where the temperature is colder than 40°F
(4.4°C) or hotter than 100°F (37.8°C) such as crawl spaces, attics,
porches and garages.
• Do not install within 5 ft. of heating or cooking appliances. (Kidde
recommends 15 ft. to prevent nuisance alarms).
• Do not install near vents, flues, chimneys or any forced/unforced air
ventilation openings.
• Do not install near ceiling fans, doors, windows or areas directly
exposed to the weather.
• Do not install in dead air spaces, such as peaks of vaulted ceilings or
gabled roofs, where CO may not reach the sensor in time to provide
early warning.
• Do not install on a switched or dimmer-controlled outlet.
• Do not install this unit near deep-cell large batteries. Large batteries
have emissions that can cause the alarm to perform at less than optimum performance.
3. Installation Locations
• Do not obstruct the vents located on the alarm. Do not place the
alarm where drapes, furniture or other objects block the flow of air to
the vents.
4. Installation Instructions
CAUTION: Kidde (Fyrnetics/Lifesaver/Kidde/Nighthawk/Pyrene)
alarms and accessories can only be interconnected with other
Kidde alarms and accessories. Connection of these devices to
another manufactures interconnect system, or connection with
equipment from another manufacturer into an existing Kidde
interconnect system could result in nuisance alarming, failure to
alarm, or damage to one or all of the devices in the interconnect
4. Installation Instructions
• With 18 alarms interconnected, it is still possible to interconnect up to
a total of six remote signaling devices and/or relay modules.
• The maximum wire run distance between the first and last unit in an
interconnected system is 1000’ (305 m).
• Make certain alarms are wired to a continuous, (non-switched) power
line. NOTE: Use standard UL Listed household wire (as required by
local codes) available at all electrical supply stores and most hardware
• When compatible Kidde smoke alarms and heat alarms are
interconnected to your CO alarm, they will only respond to a smoke
or heat related event.
• When mixing Kidde alarms which have battery back-up with models
without battery back-up, be advised that the models without battery
back-up will not function during an AC power failure.
• For alarms that are being used as single station alarms, 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.
• 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.
• All interconnectable alarms should be installed on a UL Listed or
recognized junction box. All connections should be made by a
qualified electrician and must conform to article 760 of the U.S.
National Electrical Code, NFPA 72 and/or any other codes having
jurisdiction in your area.
• When alarms are interconnected, all interconnected units must be
powered from a single circuit.
• A maximum of 24 Kidde devices may be interconnected in a multiplestation 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.).
First CO Alarm
CO Alarm
(See list of compatible
Kidde devices)
Interconnect Wiring Diagram
The diagram above illustrates interconnection wiring. Improper connection will result in damage to the alarm, failure to operate, or a shock
CAUTION: Turn off the main power to the circuit before wiring
the alarm.
Wires on the AC Quick-Connector Alarm Harness:
Connected to live (L) side of AC line
Connected to neutral (N) side of AC line
Connected to interconnect lines (red wires) of other units
in a multiple-station set-up
4. Installation Instructions
4. Installation Instructions
Tamper Resist Feature
• Remove the mounting plate from the back of the alarm by holding
the mounting plate and twisting the alarm in the direction indicated
by the “OFF” arrow on the alarm cover.
To make this CO alarm somewhat tamper
resistant, a tamper resist feature has been
provided. Activate the feature by breaking
off the four posts in the square holes in
the mounting plate. When the posts are
broken off, the tamper resist tab on the
base is allowed to engage the mounting
plate. Rotate the alarm onto the mounting
plate until you hear the tamper resist tab
snap into place, locking the alarm.
• After selecting the proper location for your CO Alarm and wiring the
AC Quick-Connector harness, attach the mounting plate to the electrical box. To ensure aesthetic alignment of the alarm with the hallway, or wall, the “A” line on the mounting plate must be parallel with
the hallway when ceiling mounted or horizontal when wall mounted.
• Pull the AC Quick-Connector through the center hole in the mounting
plate and secure the bracket, making sure that the mounting screws
are positioned in the small ends of the
keyholes before tightening.
• Plug the AC Quick-Connector into the
back of the alarm, making sure that the
locks on the connector snap into the
unit. Push the excess wire back into the
electrical box through the hole in the
center of the mounting plate.
• Install the alarm on the mounting plate
and twist 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 degrees).
Using the tamper resist feature will deter
children and others from removing the
alarm. To remove the alarm, press on the
tamper resist tab, and rotate the alarm off
of the mounting plate.
Important Labels Provided
AC Quick Connector
Tamper Resist Tab
Two labels have been provided that have important information on what
to do in case of an alarm. Add the phone number of your emergency
service provider in the space provided. Place one label next to the alarm
after it is mounted, and one label near a fresh air source such as a door
or window.
5. Alarm Characteristics
Carbon Monoxide Alarm Indicator
• Turn on the AC power. The green AC
Power On Indicator should be lit when
the alarm is operating from AC power.
When the alarm senses a dangerous level of CO, the unit will emit a
loud alarm pattern. The alarm pattern is 4 quick beeps followed by 5
seconds of silence. This cycle repeats as long as a dangerous CO conditions exist. The red Alarm LED will flash the same pattern (and the PPM
will be displayed on alarms with digital displays).
• For alarms equipped with 9V battery
backup: Pull the Battery Pull Tab (yellow
tab protruding from unit) completely out
of unit. This will automatically connect
the battery.
WARNING: For alarms equipped with 9V battery backup, when powered by battery backup only; after four minutes, the alarm will sound
and flash only once every minute, until the alarm is reset or the CO is
Post Locations
If this unit is interconnected with other Kidde CO alarms, the amber LED
(Initiating Alarm) of the unit which first detected the CO, will light and
remain on until reset. The other interconnected CO alarms will also
alarm to warn you that CO was detected.
5. Alarm Characteristics
6. Model KN-COB-IC Operating Characteristics
If interconnected to other Kidde alarms and the backup battery (if
equipped) is low or missing, or if the unit malfunctions, it will display
other readings (and alarm differently) to alert you of specific conditions.
Please familiarize yourself, and other family members, to the difference
between a CO reading and and indication signifying a problem with the
unit itself.
LED Display
Alarm Sound
Unit Status
Red LED flashes
with beeps.
Amber LED shows
initiating alarm
4 quick beeps,
5 seconds
Alarm condition.
concentrations of
CO detected
Refer to “What to do
When the Alarm
Sounds” (inside front
Smoke /
fire alarm
Red LED flashes
with beeps
3 long beeps,
1 second
Receiving signal
Evacuate by your
from an interconescape plan
nected smoke alarm
detecting smoke
NOTE: Reference to battery backup operation is only applicable to units
that are equipped with battery backup option.
Red LED flashes
every 15 seconds
One quick
AC powered and
beep every 15 low or missing
Install or replace 9V
Smoke Alarm Indicator (interconnected with CO Alarms)
Error /
Red LED flashes
every 30 seconds
One quick
Unit is in error
beep every 30 condition
constantly on
Replace battery.
If “Err” continues,
unit has malfunctioned. Replace
immediately. Unit will
not respond CO
Red LED flashes
with beeps.
Green and amber
LED’s on
4 quick beeps, Normal operation
5 seconds
when Test/Reset
button is pressed
repeated once
WARNING: If at any time you test the alarm and it does not perform as
described, have it replaced immediately.
When an interconnected Kidde smoke alarm detects smoke, the Kidde
CO alarm will sound a smoke/fire alarm pattern of 3 long beeps, followed by 1 second of silence. This cycle repeats as long as smoke signal
persists to alert you of the condition. (For model KN-COP-IC with digital display: The word “Fire” will scroll across the digital display). If this
happens, leave the premises immediately by your escape plan and call
your local fire department.
WARNING: This unit is not a smoke alarm and will not detect smoke or
fire. It will only alarm for smoke/fire if it receives a signal from an interconnected Kidde smoke alarm.
NOTE: A smoke/fire alarm will override a CO alarm condition.
6. Model KN-COB-IC Operating Characteristics
Whenever the alarm is operating, the green Power LED is illuminated to
indicate the unit is monitoring for CO. If the alarm senses dangerous levels of CO, the red Alarm LED will flash and the alarm will emit an audible alarm pattern.
Very low battery or
unit malfunction
CO not detected.
Alarm for test
purposes only
7. Model KN-COP-IC (with digital display)
Operating Characteristics
Whenever the alarm is operating, the green Power LED is illuminated
and the digital display will display “0” to indicate the unit is monitoring
for CO. If the alarm senses dangerous levels of CO, the red Alarm LED
will flash, the digital display will indicate the CO concentration in parts
per million (PPM), and the alarm will emit an audible alarm pattern.
This alarm will display a “0” if CO concentrations between 0 and 30
PPM have been detected within the last 15 seconds.
Operating and Alarm Characteristics
LED Display
Alarm Sound
Unit Status
Green LED
constantly on
Normal AC
operation (sensing
no CO) and with a
good battery
Green LED flashes
every 7 seconds
Normal DC
operation on 9V
battery backup
Verify AC power is
restored as soon as
possible to conserve
battery. Replace
When the unit is first powered up, the digital display will show three
“eights” – indicating the alarm is in the start-up mode. The three
“eights” will remain for approximately 20 seconds. After 20 seconds,
the alarm should display “0” and begin monitoring the air for CO and
will continue to do so as long as it receives power.
7. Model KN-COP-IC (with digital display)
Operating Characteristics
The following table illustrates the possible digital displays, describes the
audible alarm patterns, and the recommended actions to take.
Operating and Alarm Characteristics
LED Display Shows
Alarm Sound Unit Status
Brief “888” along
with any number
between 100 and 300.
Red LED flashes with beeps.
Green and amber LED’s on.
4 quick beeps,
5 seconds
repeated once
Self checking when
AC powered (Test
button was pressed
or unit was first
None – CO has not
been detected.
Numbers shown for
test purposes only
Steady “0”
Green LED
constantly on.
Normal AC
operation (sensing
no CO) and with a
good battery
“Lb” flashes
alternately with
any number.
Red LED flashes
every 15 seconds.
One quick
beep every
15 seconds
AC powered and
low or missing
Install or replace 9V
A steady display of
CO concentration
from 30-999. Red
LED flashes with beeps. Amber
LED shows initiating alarm.
4 quick beeps,
5 seconds
Alarm condition.
concentrations of
CO detected
Refer to “What to do
When the Alarm
Sounds” (inside front
Steady “CO”
Red LED flashes with
beeps. Amber LED
shows initiating alarm
4 quick beeps, Interconnected CO
5 seconds
alarm warning of a
CO condition
Refer to “What to do
When the Alarm
Sounds” (inside front
Red LED flashes
with beeps
3 long beeps,
1 second
Evacuate by your
smoke alarm
escape plan
warning of a
smoke/fire condition
Steady “Err”
Red LED flashes every
30 seconds
One quick
beep every
30 seconds
Unit malfunction
Replace battery.
If “Err” continues,
unit has malfunctioned. Replace
immediately. Unit will
not respond CO
No display alternating
with display of CO
concentration every 60
seconds. Red LED
flashes with beeps
4 quick beeps,
5 seconds
every 60 secs
Alarm condition
powered on battery
backup. Dangerous
concentrations of
CO detected
Refer to “What to do
When the Alarm
Sounds” (inside front
Replace battery
No display alternating
with “0” every 60
Green LED flashes
every 7 seconds
Normal operation
after first 4 minutes
of 9 V battery
operation. Unit
monitoring for CO
Verify AC power is
restored as soon as
possible to conserve
Replace battery
7. Model KN-COP-IC (with digital display)
Operating Characteristics
Peak Level Memory (model KN-COP-IC only)
When the Peak Level button is pressed and held, the display shows the
highest CO reading taken by the CO alarm since its last reset or power
up. The Peak Level display feature will display levels between 11-999
PPM. Although the Peak Level feature will display levels below 30 PPM,
these levels will not result in an alarm no matter how long the device is
exposed to these levels. The Peak Level feature is helpful in identifying if
you have had a CO reading since resetting the alarm.
Concentrations of CO between 1 and 30 PPM can often occur in normal, everyday conditions. Concentrations of CO below 30 PPM may be
an indication of a transient condition that may appear today and never
reappear. Some CO conditions may start out as low level leaks but could
develop into CO concentrations that may become harmful.
Peak Level Memory Reset
Press the Peak Level button; with the button still pressed, press the
Test/Reset button for two seconds and release. The number on the display will turn to “0”, the memory will be cleared and the alarm will
begin monitoring for CO. The Peak Level memory is also reset when the
unit loses power.
8. Maintenance
NOTE: This unit is sealed. The cover is not removable.
Due to the loudness of the alarm, we suggest that you place your
fingers over the sounder opening while testing your alarm.
CAUTION: Continuous exposure to the high sound level of this
alarm over an extended period of time may cause hearing loss.
To test the alarm, press the Test/Reset button. If the unit is operating
properly, you should hear 4 quick beeps – followed by 5 seconds of
silence – followed by 4 quick beeps. (For model KN-COP-IC with digital display: The display will show three “eights” and then show a number – usually around 200). The red LED will flash along with the beeps
and the amber LED will illuminate. Within several seconds the unit will
return to monitor for CO.
If interconnected to Kidde smoke alarms, pressing the Test/Reset button
on the CO alarm will have no effect on the smoke alarms. The smoke
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alarms will not be tested and will not alarm. However, when pressing
the Test button on an interconnected smoke alarm, the CO alarm will
emit a Smoke/Fire audible and visual alarm pattern of 3 long beeps, 1
second of silence, repeated. NOTE: You do not need to press the Test
button to take a CO reading.
Battery Replacement (for alarms with battery backup)
These CO alarms are not battery operated. However, these alarms are
equipped with 9 volt battery backup – the 9 volt battery is to supply
short term back-up during a power outage.
When replacing the battery, use one of the following approved brands:
MN1604 or MX1604
• Duracell
• Energizer
These batteries can be purchased where you bought the alarm or at a
local hardware store. Use of a different battery may have a detrimental
effect on the alarm operation.
The 9 volt battery is not rechargeable. If the 9 volt battery is missing,
disconnected, or if the battery’s power is low, a red LED flash will occur
once every 15 seconds, accompanied by an audible beep. If this
happens, the battery must be replaced. (For model KN-COP-IC with
digital display: “Lb” will be displayed alternately with the current CO
reading once every second).
IMPORTANT: Constant exposures to high or low humidity may reduce
battery life. A good safety measure is to replace the battery at least once
a year, or at the same time as you change your clocks for daylight saving
Alarm Removal
If the tamper resist feature has been activated, refer to tamper resist
feature description in section 4 for removal instructions.
Remove the alarm from the mounting plate by rotating the alarm in the
direction of the “OFF” arrow on the cover. To disconnect the AC QuickConnector harness, squeeze the locking arms on the sides while pulling
the connector away from the bottom of the alarm (see section 4).
After the alarm has been removed, you can open the battery door and
replace the battery. Battery installation instructions are provided on the
inside of the battery door.
When installing the battery, orient the battery as shown on unit label.
Press the battery tab down into the battery compartment and install the
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CAUTION!: If the battery tab is not held
down in the battery compartment by the
battery, the battery door will not close, the
AC Quick-Connector will not attach to the
alarm, and the alarm will not attach to the
mounting plate.
After installing or changing the battery,
reinstall your alarm. Test your alarm by
using the Test/Reset button and check that
the green “Power” LED is on.
Battery Tab
Maintenance Tips
To keep your alarm in good working order,
you must follow these simple steps:
• Test the alarm once a week by pressing
the Test/Reset button.
Battery Replacement
• Vacuum the alarm cover once a month to
remove accumulated dust.
• Never use detergents or solvents to clean the alarm. Chemicals can
permanently damage or temporarily contaminate the sensor.
• Avoid spraying air fresheners, hair spray, paint or other aerosols near
the alarm.
• Do not paint the unit. Paint will seal the vents and interfere with
proper sensor operation.
Move the CO Alarm to a remote location, to prevent possible damage or
contamination of the sensor, prior to performing any of the following:
• Staining or stripping floors or furniture, painting or wall-papering
• Using aerosols or adhesives
WARNING: Reinstall the CO Alarm as soon as possible to assure continuous protection.
The following is a list of substances that at high levels can damage the
sensor or cause temporary readings that are not CO readings:
• Ethylene, ethanol, alcohol, iso-propanol, benzene, toluene, ethyl
acetate, hydrogen, hydrogen sulfide and sulfur dioxide.
• Also most aerosol sprays, alcohol based products, paint, thinner, solvent, adhesive, hair spray, after shave, perfume, auto exhaust (cold
start) and some cleaning agents.
Warranty Coverage: The manufacturer warrants to the original consumer purchaser, that
this product (except battery) will be free of defects in material and workmanship for a period
of five (5) years from date of purchase. The manufacturer’s liability hereunder is limited to
replacement of the product, repair of the product or replacement of the product with
repaired product at the discretion of the manufacturer. This warranty is void if the product has
been damaged by accident, unreasonable use, neglect, tampering or other causes not arising
from defects in material or workmanship. This warranty extends to the original consumer
purchaser of the product only.
Warranty Disclaimers: 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. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied
warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you. Some states do not allow the
exclusion or limitation of consequential or incidental damages, so the above limitations or
exclusions may not apply to you.
Legal Remedies: This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other
rights that vary from state to state.
Warranty Performance: During the above warranty period, your product will be replaced
with a comparable product if the defective product is returned in a postage paid package to
the following address: Kidde, Customer Service Department, 1016 Corporate Park Drive,
Mebane, NC 27302 USA, together with proof of purchase date. Please include a note
describing the problem when you return the unit. The replacement product will be in
warranty for the remainder of the original warranty period or for six months, whichever is
longer. Other than the cost of postage, no charge will be made for replacement of the
defective product. In many cases the quickest way to exchange your alarm is to return it to
the original place of purchase. If you have questions, call Kidde customer service department.
IMPORTANT: Do not remove unit back cover. Back cover removal will void warranty.
Your Kidde Carbon Monoxide 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.
Also, Kidde makes no warranty, express or implied, written or oral, including that of
merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose, with respect to the battery.
The above warranty may not be altered except in writing signed by both parties hereto.
Call our Consumer Hotline at 1-800-880-6788 or contact
us at our website at
Kidde, 1016 Corporate Park Drive, Mebane, NC 27302
U.S. Patent 6,976,883