Firex PADC240 Smoke Alarm User Manual

USER’S
MANUAL
Model
I240C, GC240
IAR230C
Models
PG240, PAD240, PADC240,
PAR230
Ionisation
Optical
Printed
in
U.S.A.
BS5446 : Pt 1 : 2000
LICENSE NO. 7832
PLEASE READ AND SAVE
INSTALLER: Please leave this manual with the product.
© 2002 Maple Chase
110-666C
SMOKE ALARM DESCRIPTION
Model GC240
Model I240C
Model IAR230C
Model PG240
Model PAD240
& PADC240
Model PAR230
Ionisation 230V AC smoke alarm with
False Alarm Control
Ionisation 230V AC smoke alarm with 9V
battery back-up and False Alarm Control
Ionisation 230V AC smoke alarm with rechargeable battery backup and False Alarm Control
Optical 230V AC smoke alarm and False Alarm Control
Optical 230V AC smoke alarm with 9V
battery back-up with False Alarm Control
Optical 230V AC smoke alarm with rechargeable
battery back-up and False Alarm Control
SMOKE ALARM FEATURES
• Interconnects with up to 36 Model GC240, I240C, PG240, PAD240, PADC240,
IAR230C, PAR230 smoke alarms. Unique power connector prevents
interconnection with incompatible smoke alarms or security systems.
• Tamper-resist bracket quickly snaps into place and serves as a safeguard
against tampering.
• Multi-purpose green and red LEDs indicate that the smoke alarm is receiving
AC power, working under normal operation, in alarm, or under False Alarm
Control.
• Loud alarm horn—85 decibels at 3 metres (10 feet)—sounds to alert you of
an emergency.
• Test button checks smoke alarm operation.
• Models GC240, I240C, PADC240 , PG240, PAR230 and IAR230C feature
False Alarm Control, which, when activated, quiets unwanted alarms for up to
15 minutes.
• Models I240C, PAD240 and PADC240 will not attach to the mounting bracket
if a battery is not in the battery pocket. These models will also sound a short
beep about once a minute if the battery is weak or improperly connected.
• Models IAR230C and PAR230 include permanent rechargeable
lithium batteries.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
PLEASE READ AND SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
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• AC smoke alarms require constant 230V AC, 50Hz power to operate
properly. Mains-powered smoke alarms WILL NOT work if AC power is not
connected or has failed or been interrupted for any reason. Models I240C,
PAD240 and PADC240 require a working 9-volt battery to operate properly in
the event of a power failure. Models IAR230C and PAR230 require a minimum of 2 full days under mains power to reach full backup capacity. DO
NOT use any other kind of battery except as specified in this manual. DO
NOT connect this smoke alarm to any other type of smoke alarm or auxiliary
device, except those listed in this manual.
• DO NOT remove or disconnect battery or turn off AC power to quiet
unwanted alarms. This will remove your protection. Open windows or fan the air
around smoke alarm to silence it. Models GC240, I240C, IAR230C, PG240,
PAR230 and PADC240 smoke alarms feature a False Alarm Control button which,
when activated, will quiet unwanted alarms for up to 15 minutes.
• The Push-to-Test button accurately tests all smoke alarm functions.
DO NOT use any other test method. Test smoke alarm weekly to
ensure proper operation.
• This smoke alarm should be installed only by a qualified
electrician.
• This smoke alarm is designed to be used inside a single family
household only. In multi-family buildings, each individual living unit
should have its own smoke alarms. Do not install in non-residential buildings or places which house many people like hotels, motels, dormitories,
hospitals, nursing homes, or group homes of any kind. This smoke alarm
is not a substitute for a complete alarm system.
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• Install a smoke alarm in every room and on every level of the home.
Smoke may not reach the smoke alarm for many reasons. For example, if
a fire starts in a remote part of the home, on another level, in a chimney,
wall, roof, or on the other side of a closed door, smoke may not reach the
smoke alarm in time to alert household members. A smoke alarm will not
promptly detect a fire EXCEPT in the area or room in which it is installed.
• Interconnected smoke alarms installed in every room and on every
level of the household offers maximum protection. We recommend interconnecting smoke alarms so that when one smoke alarm senses smoke
and sounds its alarm, all others will sound as well. Do not interconnect
smoke alarms from one individual family living unit to another. Do not connect this smoke alarm to any other type of alarm or auxiliary device.
• Smoke alarms may not alert every household member every time.
The alarm horn is loud in order to alert individuals of a potential danger.
However, there may be limiting circumstances where a household member may not hear the alarm (i.e. outdoor or indoor noise, sound sleepers,
drug or alcohol usage, the hearing impaired, etc.). If you suspect that this
smoke alarm may not alert a household member, install and maintain
specialty smoke alarms. Household members must hear the alarm’s
warning sound and quickly respond to it to reduce the risk of damage,
injury, or death that may result from fire. If a household member is hearing impaired, install special smoke alarms with lights or vibrating devices
to alert occupants.
• Smoke alarms can only sound their alarms when they detect
smoke. Smoke alarms detect combustion particles in the air. They do
not sense heat, flame, or gas. This smoke alarm is designed to give
audible warning of a developing fire. However, many fires are fast-burning, explosive, or intentional. Others are caused by carelessness or safety hazards. Smoke may not reach the smoke alarm QUICKLY ENOUGH
to ensure safe escape.
• Smoke alarms have limitations. This smoke alarm is not fool-proof
and is not warranted to protect lives or property from fire. Smoke alarms
are not a substitute for insurance. Homeowners and renters should
insure their lives and property. In addition, it is possible for the smoke
alarm to fail at any time. For this reason, you must test the smoke
alarm weekly and replace every 10 years.
SMOKE ALARM PLACEMENT
It is recommended to achieve complete coverage protection by installing
a smoke alarm in every room of your home.
At a minimum, smoke alarms shall be installed outside of each separate
sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the bedrooms and on each additional storey of the family living unit including basements and excluding
crawl spaces and unfinished attics. Any home requires a minimum of two
smoke alarms.
FOR BEST PROTECTION, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU
INSTALL A SMOKE ALARM IN EVERY ROOM
In addition, it is recommended that all smoke alarms be interconnected.
Typical Efficiency
Home (Apartment)
• Install a smoke alarm on the ceiling
or wall closest to the sleeping area.
Install a smoke alarm with False Alarm
Control in the kitchen/living area.
KITCHEN
LIVING
AREA
SLEEPING
AREA
Typical Single Storey Home
• Install a smoke alarm on the ceiling or wall
inside each bedroom and in the hallway
outside each separate sleeping area. If a
bedroom area hallway is more than 9 m
long, install a smoke alarm at each end.
DINING ROOM KITCHEN BEDROOMBEDROOM
LIVING ROOM
BEDROOM
FAMILY ROOM KITCHEN DINING
ROOM BEDROOM
FIREPLACE
BEDROOM
BEDROOM
Typical Two-Storey Home
• Install a smoke alarm on the ceiling or wall
inside each bedroom and in the hallway
outside each separate sleeping area.
If a bedroom area hallway is more than 9 m
long, install a smoke alarm at each end.
• Install a smoke alarm at the top
of a first-to-second floor stairwell.
Key
• Smoke Alarm
∆ Smoke Alarm with False Alarm Control
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BEDROOM
BEDROOM
BEDROOM
LIVING
ROOM
KITCHEN
GARAGE
IMPORTANT SMOKE ALARM PLACEMENT
AND EXCEPTION INFORMATION:
• Install a smoke alarm as close to the centre
of the ceiling as possible. If this is not practical, mount no closer than 10 cm (4 inches)
from a wall or corner. Also, if local codes
allow, install smoke alarms on walls, between
10 and 30 cm (4 and 12 inches) from ceiling/wall intersections.
10cm
CEILING
10cm
MINIMUM
ACCEPTABLE HERE
NEVER HERE
30cm
MAXIMUM
TOP OF DETECTOR
ACCEPTABLE HERE
• Install a minimum of two smoke alarms in
SIDE
WALL
every home, no matter how small the
home. Any size home requires fitting a
minimum of two smoke alarms.
• Install a smoke alarm in each room that is
divided by a partial wall (either coming
down from the ceiling at least 20 cm (8
inches), or coming up from the floor).
SOFFIT
20cm
STUB WALL
• Install smoke alarms on peaked, cathedral,
or gabled ceilings 1 m from the highest point
(measured horizontally).
1M
PEAKED CEILING
• Install a smoke alarm in lived-in attics or attics
which house electrical equipment like furnaces,
air conditioners, or heaters.
DO NOT install smoke alarms:
Near appliances or areas where normal combustion
regularly occurs (kitchens, near boilers, hot water heaters).
Use specialized smoke alarms with unwanted alarm control
for these areas.
In areas with high humidity, like bathrooms or areas
near dishwashers or washing machines. Install at least
3 metres away from these areas.
Near air returns or heating and cooling supply vents.
The air could blow smoke away from the detector,
interrupting its alarm.
In rooms where temperatures may fall below 5˚C (41˚F)
or rise above 45˚C (113˚F).
In extremely dusty, dirty, or insect-infested areas.
Loose particles interfere with smoke alarm operation.
HOW TO INSTALL
THIS SMOKE ALARM
! DANGER:
ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD. Turn off
power at the main fuse box or circuit
breaker by removing the fuse or switching
the circuit breaker to the OFF position and
securing it.
! WARNING:
Mains operated smoke alarms should be
installed by a qualified electrician in accordance with the Regulations for Electrical
Installations published by the Institution of
Electrical Engineers (BS). Failure to install
this smoke alarm correctly may expose the
user to shock or fire hazards.
! WARNING:
The smoke alarm, its associated supply and
interconnect wiring must be installed in
accordance with BS 7671 published by the
Institution of Electrical Engineers.
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Install smoke alarm on a wall, ceiling, standard electrical box, or surface
mounting pattress.
Align mounting plate with mounting holes of standard electrical box or surface mounting pattress. For siting on wall or ceiling, use mounting plate as
template to mark holes. Drill holes (for wall or ceiling only) and insert supplied screw plugs into holes until flush with wall or ceiling.
Secure mounting plate to electrical box, pattress, wall, or ceiling. (Diagram
illustrates fixing mounting plate to electrical box.)
Connect blue wire from connector plug of smoke alarm to neutral
(black or blue) mains power wire.
Connect brown wire from connector plug of smoke alarm to live (red
or brown) mains power wire .
If interconnection is desired, connect orange wire from connector to
interconnect wire between smoke alarms. See section,
“Interconnecting Smoke Alarms.”
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NOTE: If this will be a single-station smoke alarm, cover orange wire with
electrical tape and tuck into ceiling, wall, or pattress.
ELECTRICAL BOX OR PATTRESS
ELECTRICAL BOX OR PATTRESS
MODELS GC240, I240C,
PG240, PAD240, PADC240
INTERLINK
BLUE
LINE
NEUTRAL
NEUTRAL
BLUE
CEILING
BROWN
BLUE
ORANGE
LINE
INTERLINK
BROWN
ORANGE
CEILING
MODELS IAR230, PAR230,
IAR230C
Steps 6-9 for Models I240C, PAD240 and PADC240 ONLY:
6. Lift open battery pocket door.
7. Connect new 9-volt battery to battery connector inside battery pocket. BE
SURE BATTERY IS SECURELY CONNECTED. Smoke alarm may beep
briefly when battery is installed.
8. Close battery pocket door, snapping it into place.
9. Push button and hold button on front cover of smoke alarm for three
(3) seconds. Smoke alarm should sound its alarm horn if battery is fitted correctly.
10. Attach connector plug to pins on back of smoke alarm. Plug will only
fit one way and will snap into place.
11. Gently tug connector to be sure it is attached securely.
12. Position smoke alarm to mounting plate so that keyslot on side of
smoke alarm is to left of tab on mounting plate. Turn clockwise to lock
into place.
NOTE: (For Models I240C, PAD240 and PADC240 only):
Smoke alarm will not mount to plate if battery is not installed.
13. Turn on power at main fuse box or circuit breaker. The green LED on the
cover should be illuminated.
14. Test smoke alarm. See “TESTING THE SMOKE ALARM”.
INTERCONNECTING
SMOKE ALARMS
• Use 1.5mm2 minimum solid or stranded wire with a rating of 230V. When
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interconnecting, maximum wire length between any two is 450 m for
1.5mm2 or 1200 m for 2.5mm2 (20 OHMS loop resistance).
This smoke alarm may be interconnected with as many as 35 other
Models GC240, I240C, PG240, PAD240, PADC240, IAR230C, and
PAR230 smoke alarms. DO NOT connect to any other type or model
smoke alarm.
Connect smoke alarms to a single AC branch circuit. If local codes do
not permit, be sure the neutral wire is common to both phases.
Wiring must conform to IEE Regulations for electrical installation.
BLACK OR BLUE
ORANGE
ORANGE
RED OR BROWN
NEUTRAL
LINE
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FOR INTERCONNECT: USE STANDARD 1.5MM CABLE
RED AND GREEN LED
INDICATORS
This smoke alarm features red and green LED indicators that can be seen
through the Push-to-Test button or the LED lens above the test button.
The LEDs indicate the following:
GREEN LED
ON — AC power is present.
OFF — AC power is not present.
RED LED
Blinks once a minute
Blinks once a second
Blinks once every 10 seconds
— indicating normal operation.
— smoke alarm senses smoke and simultaneously sounds an audible alarm.
— smoke alarm is quieting an unwanted
alarm. (Models GC240, I240C,
PADC240, and IAR230C, PG240, PAR230.)
(Interconnected system only):
OFF — another smoke alarm in the network has sensed
smoke and is signalling this alarm.
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FALSE ALARM CONTROL
Models GC240, I240C, PADC240, PG240, PAR230 and IAR230C feature False
Alarm Control that, when activated, quiets unwanted alarms for up to 15 minutes.
To use the False Alarm Control:
Press and release the test button during an unwanted alarm. The alarm
should stop within ten seconds. This means the smoke alarm is in False
Alarm Control. If the smoke alarm does not go into False Alarm Control
and continues to sound its loud alarm horn, or if it initially goes into False
Alarm Control then resounds the alarm, the smoke is too heavy and could
be a dangerous situation – take emergency action.
TESTING THE SMOKE ALARM
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• Test each smoke alarm to be sure it is installed correctly and operating
properly.
• Test all smoke alarms in an interconnected system after installation.
• The Push-to-Test button accurately tests all functions. DO NOT use an
open flame to test this smoke alarm. You may ignite and damage the
smoke alarm or your home.
• Test smoke alarms weekly and upon returning from holiday or when no
one has been in the household for several days.
• Stand at arm’s length from the smoke alarm when testing. The alarm
horn is loud to alert you to an emergency and can be harmful to hearing.
Test all smoke alarms weekly by doing the following:
1. Check Push-to-Test button. A constant green light indicates the smoke
alarm is receiving 230V AC, 50Hz power. A red flashing LED about once
a minute verifies operation. For models I240C, PAD240, PADC240,
IAR230C, and PAR230 the red flashing LED also verifies that a working
battery is present.
2. Firmly depress the Push-to-Test button for at least five (5) seconds. The
smoke alarm will sound a loud beep about four (4) times a second. The
alarm may sound for up to 10 seconds after releasing the Push-to-Test
button.
NOTE: If smoke alarms are interconnected, all smoke alarms should
sound an alarm within three seconds after any test button is
pushed and the tested smoke alarm sounds.
3. If smoke alarm does not sound, turn off power at main fuse box or circuit breaker and check wiring. Retest smoke alarm.
! DANGER: If alarm horn sounds, and smoke alarm is not
being tested, the smoke alarm is sensing
smoke. THE SOUND OF THE ALARM HORN
REQUIRES YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION AND
ACTION.
MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING
In addition to weekly testing, Models I240C, PAD240, and PADC240 also
require periodic battery replacement. Regularly clean smoke alarm to remove
dust, dirt, and debris.
! WARNING: Alarm comes equipped with a dust cover,
which prevents dust and debris from
damaging the unit during construction or
remodeling. Remove dust cover before operation. Alarm will not operate properly while
covered.
! DANGER: ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD. Turn off main
power at fuse box or consumer unit by removing fuse or switching appropriate circuit
breaker to OFF position before replacing battery or cleaning smoke alarm.
BATTERY REPLACEMENT
(For Models I240C, PADC240, and PAD240 only):
! CAUTION: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly
replaced.
Always turn off power to smoke alarm before replacing battery. Replace
battery at least once a year or immediately when the low battery signal
sounds once a minute, even though the smoke alarm is receiving AC power.
Use only the following batteries as replacements in this smoke alarm:
Eveready 216, 522, 1222; Duracell MN 1604; or Ultralife U9VL-J
Replace only with the same or equivalent battery type recommended
by the manufacturer. Discard used batteries safely according to
manufacturer's instructions.
WHENEVER THE BATTERY IS REPLACED,
TEST THE ALARM FOR CORRECT OPERATION
PUSHING THE TEST BUTTON.
! WARNING: DO NOT USE ANY OTHER TYPE OF
BATTERY, EXCEPT AS SPECIFIED IN THIS
MANUAL. DO NOT USE RECHARGEABLE
BATTERIES.
(For Models IAR230C and PAR230 only):
NOTE: Rechargeable lithium batteries are permanently mounted and
sealed in the tamper-proof housing. These cells are designed to
last the useful life of the smoke alarm.
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1. Turn off power to smoke alarm at main service panel.
2. Insert a small screwdriver into the slot in the mounting plate. Depress
locking tab with the screwdriver and turn smoke alarm counter-clockwise to detach from mounting plate.
3. Gently pull down smoke alarm. Be careful not to separate wire connections.
4. Pull out power plug from back of smoke alarm.
5. From back of smoke alarm, lift tab to open battery pocket door.
6. Remove battery from pocket. Disconnect and discard drained battery
from battery connector.
7. Connect a fresh, 9-volt battery to connector. The battery will fit only
one way. Be sure battery connector is securely attached to battery terminals. Smoke alarm may sound a short beep when battery is
installed. This is normal and means the battery is installed correctly.
8. Place battery into battery pocket.
9. Close battery pocket door. Push down until it snaps into place.
10. Press and hold test button. The alarm will sound if the battery is properly connected and working.
11. Replace connector plug. Connector will “snap” into place. Gently tug
connector to be sure it is attached properly.
12. Reattach smoke alarm to mounting plate by turning smoke alarm
clockwise until it snaps into place.
13. Turn on power and test smoke alarm using test button.
CLEANING
Clean the smoke alarm at least once a month to remove dust, dirt, or
debris. Always turn off power to smoke alarm before cleaning.
• Using the soft brush or wand attachment to a vacuum cleaner, vacuum all
sides and cover of smoke alarm. Be sure all the vents are free of debris.
• If necessary, turn off power and use a damp cloth to clean smoke alarm
cover.
IMPORTANT: Do not attempt to remove the cover or clean inside the smoke
alarm. THIS WILL VOID YOUR GUARANTEE.
REPAIR
! CAUTION: Do not attempt to repair this smoke alarm.
Doing so will void your guarantee.
If smoke alarm is not operating properly, see “Troubleshooting”. If necessary and if still under guarantee, return smoke alarm to Sensotec. Pack it
in a well-padded carton and send, postage prepaid to Sensotec address at
the end of this manual.
If the smoke alarm is no longer under guarantee, have a licensed
electrician replace the smoke alarm immediately with a comparable
Firex brand smoke alarm.
PRACTICE FIRE SAFETY
If the smoke alarm sounds its alarm horn, and you have not pushed
the test button, it is warning of a dangerous situation.
Your immediate response is necessary. To prepare for such occurrences, develop family escape plans, discuss them with
ALL household members, and practice them regularly.
• Expose everyone to the sound of a smoke alarm and explain what
the sound means.
• Determine TWO exits from each room and an escape route to the
outside from each exit.
• Teach all household members to touch the door and use an alternate exit if the door is hot. INSTRUCT THEM NOT TO OPEN THE
DOOR IF THE DOOR IS HOT.
• Teach household members to crawl along the floor to stay below
dangerous smoke, fumes, and gases.
• Determine a safe meeting place for all members outside the building.
WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF A FIRE
1. Don’t panic; stay calm.
2. Leave the building as quickly as possible. Touch doors to feel if
they are hot before opening them. Use an alternate exit if necessary. Crawl along the floor, and DO NOT stop to collect anything.
3. Meet at a pre-arranged meeting place outside the building.
4. Call the fire brigade from OUTSIDE the building.
5. DO NOT GO BACK INSIDE A BURNING BUILDING. Wait for the
fire brigade to arrive.
These guidelines will assist you in the event of a fire. However, to
reduce the chance that fires will start, practice fire safety rules and
prevent hazardous situations.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
! DANGER:
Always turn off power at main fuse box or
consumer unit before taking trouble- shooting action.
! WARNING:
DO NOT disconnect battery or mains
power to quiet an unwanted alarm. This
will remove your protection. Fan the air or
open a window to remove smoke or dust.
For Models GC240, I240C, PADC240,
PG240, PAR230 and IAR230C you may also
use the False Alarm Control feature to
quiet unwanted alarms.
PROBLEM
SOLUTION
Smoke alarm does not
sound when tested.
1. Check that AC power
is turned on. Green LED
should be illuminated.
NOTE: Push test button for at least five (5)
seconds while testing!
2. Turn off power. Remove
smoke alarm from
mounting plate and:
a. check that connector
plug is securely
attached.
b. check that battery is
properly attached to
connector.
3. Clean smoke alarm.
Smoke alarm beeps about
once a minute.
(Models I240C and
PAD240 only)
1. Turn off power and
replace battery. See
Battery Replacement”
in the MAINTENANCE
AND CLEANING section.
2. Clean smoke alarm.
(Models IAR230C and
PAR230)
3. Verify that unit has been
under mains operation
for a minimum of 2 full
days. If the beeping
persists after required
charging period, return
the unit for service.
Smoke alarm sounds
unwanted alarms when
residents are cooking,
taking showers, etc.
1. Hire an electrician to
move smoke alarm to a
new location. See
"SMOKE ALARM
PLACEMENT"
Interconnected smoke
alarms do not sound when
system is tested.
1. Press and hold test
button for at least
three seconds after the
first unit sounds.
2. Hire an electrician to
ensure smoke alarms
are properly connected.
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WARRANTY
Maple Chase Company warrants to the original consumer purchaser
each new smoke alarm to be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use and service for a period of six (6) years in
the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland from date of purchase.
Maple Chase Company agrees to repair or replace, at its option, any
defective smoke alarm, provided that it is returned with postage prepaid and with proof of purchase date to Maple Chase Company. This
warranty does not cover damage resulting from accident, misuse or
abuse or lack of reasonable care of the product. This warranty is in
lieu of all other express warranties, obligations or liabilities. THE
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR
A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE LIMITED TO A PERIOD OF SIX (6)
YEARS FROM PURCHASE DATE. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations
may not apply to you. IN NO CASE SHALL MAPLE CHASE COMPANY BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF THIS OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY,
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WHATSOEVER, EVEN IF THE LOSS OR
DAMAGE IS CAUSED BY ITS NEGLIGENCE OR FAULT. Some states
do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have
other legal rights which vary from state to state.
Return units freight prepaid to your local reseller. For information on
your local reseller in the U.K. and Republic of Ireland, contact:
Sensotec Europe Ltd.
Unit 7, Bala Industrial Estate
Bala, Gwynedd LL23 7NL
United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 (0) 1678 520022
Fax.: +44 (0) 1678 520689
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Manufactured by:
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Maple Chase
191 E. North Avenue
Carol Stream, Illinois 60188
United States of America
©2002 Maple Chase
110-666C
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