First Alert SCO500 Smoke Alarm User Manual

IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND SAVE.
This user’s manual contains important information about your
Combination Carbon Monoxide & Smoke Alarm’s operation. If you are
installing this Alarm for use by others, you must leave this manual—or
a copy of it—with the end user.
USER’S MANUAL
ONELINK® TALKING COMBINATION
SMOKE/CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM WITH
PROGRAMMABLE LOCATION
INTRODUCTION
Features:
• Separate sensors to detect
smoke and CO; the two
alarm sensors work
independently
• Voice with programmable
location
• Separate audible and visual
signals to indicate alarm
levels of smoke or CO
• Wireless interconnect
• Powered by two “AA”
batteries
• Side access drawer for
easy battery replacement
Printed in Mexico
M08-0146-004 J1
03/07
Thank you for choosing First Alert® for your Smoke and Carbon
Monoxide Alarm needs. You have purchased a state-of-the-art Smoke &
Carbon Monoxide Alarm designed to provide you with early warning of a
smoke and/or Carbon Monoxide danger. Key features include:
Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Combination Alarm. One alarm protects
against two deadly household threats.
ONELINK® Enabled. Alarm automatically communicates with other
ONELINK® enabled alarms when installed.
Exclusive Voice Warning with Location will tell you the preprogrammed
location of the initiating unit and danger detected. Programmable up to
11 locations (ex. "basement"). When alarms sounds, if programmed for
basement it will say "Warning, evacuate, smoke in basement" along with
all other installed ONELINK® Voice alarms.
Spread Spectrum Horn Tone. Lower and varying horn frequency
makes it easier for elderly with normal age related hearing loss to hear
horn. Sweeps through the 2200 – 3400 Hz range.
RF Interconnect. Reliable and secure radio frequency communication
between alarms. 915 MHz frequency with 65,000 security codes and 3
channel frequency hopping.
Single Button Test/Silence eliminates confusion. Depending on what
mode the alarm is in, pushing the button provides different functions
such as testing the alarm, silencing the alarm, re-testing the alarm when
in silence and clearing the Latching features.
Two Silence Features. Temporarily silence low battery chirp for up to
eight hours before replacing low battery or silence an unwanted alarm
for several minutes.
Two Latching Features. Alarm Latch: Easily identifies initiating alarm
even after alarm condition has subsided. Low Battery Latch: Identifies
which unit is in low battery condition.
Perfect Mount System includes a gasketless base for easy installation
and a mounting bracket that keeps the alarm secure over a wide
rotation range to allow for perfect alignment.
6 Year End of Life Timer. Every 24 hours of operation a counter stored
in memory is updated. When the count equals 6 years of true operation,
meaning actually powered-up, a malfunction chirp (triple chirp) will
sound once a minute at the time of the 45 second Power-LED flash.
UL STANDARD 217
UL STANDARD 2034
Model SCO500
3055574
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-2
Wireless Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Fire Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Basic Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Step By Step Guide to Programming This Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Adding and Linking Additional ONELINK® Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
What You Will See and Hear With This Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-4
Where to Install This Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Where This Alarm Should NOT Be Installed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
How to Install This Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Optional Locking Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
If Your Smoke/CO Alarm Sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-6
What To Do First–Identify The Type Of Alarm Signal . . . . . . . . . . .5
If the CO Alarm Sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
If the Smoke Alarm Sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Using the Silence Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-6
Latching Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Weekly Testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Regular Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
What You Need To Know About CO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-7
What is CO? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Symptoms of CO Poisoning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Finding the Source of CO After an Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Potential Sources of CO in the Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
How Can I Protect My Family From CO Poisoning? . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Regulatory Information For Smoke/CO Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-8
Regulatory Information for CO Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Regulatory Information for Smoke Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Recommended Locations for Smoke Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
About Smoke Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Special Compliance Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
General Limitations Of Smoke/CO Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Troubleshooting Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
WIRELESS OPERATION
First Alert® ONELINK® Technology is the easy, cost-effective way to
provide your family with whole-home safety. All ONELINK® Alarms
communicate with each other without wires or connectors. When one
Alarm sounds, they all sound. This provides your family with an earlier
warning of potential danger, and gives you more time to react.
The communication distance (range) between any two ONELINK® Alarms
is typically 50 feet (15 meters) inside of a home. Some features of a
home, such as the number of floors, number/size of rooms, furniture and
types of building materials used may reduce the range of the Alarms.
Examples include: suspended ceilings, ductwork, large metallic appliances (refrigerators) and metal studs. A feature of ONELINK® Alarms is
that they operate as a mesh network. All Alarms will repeat any alarm
signal that is received to all other ONELINK® Alarms. Interference from
structural conditions can be overcome by adding additional Alarms to
route the wireless signal around obstructions.
• The range and proper operation of any wireless device will
vary depending on its surroundings. It is very important that
each Alarm is tested individually before and after installation
to make sure that all Alarms respond properly.
• The ONELINK® Alarms are not to be used outdoors or to
transmit between buildings. The Alarms will not communicate
properly under these conditions.
• Metal objects and metallic wallpaper may interfere with
signals from wireless Alarms. Alarms should be tested after
changes to your home such as remodeling, moving furniture,
and with metal doors opened and closed.
Your First Alert® ONELINK® Smoke/CO Alarm will automatically communicate both potential fires and carbon monoxide presence with all other
First Alert® ONELINK® Smoke/CO Alarms.
FCC NOTICE: This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may
not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation. FCC ID: M7U5001L
© 2007 BRK Brands, Inc., a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation.
3901 Liberty Street Road, Aurora, IL 60504-8122
All rights reserved.
Consumer Affairs: (800) 323-9005 • www.firstalert.com
All First Alert® Smoke Alarms conform to regulatory requirements,
including UL217 and are designed to detect particles of combustion.
Smoke particles of varying number and size are produced in all fires.
Ionization technology is generally more sensitive than photoelectric
technology at detecting small particles, which tend to be produced
in greater amounts by 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 technology is generally more sensitive than ionization
technology at detecting large particles, which tend to be produced
in greater amounts by smoldering fires, which may 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 and in every bedroom of your home.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by BRK Brands,
Inc. could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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FIRE SAFETY TIPS
ADDING AND LINKING ADDITIONAL ONELINK®
ALARMS
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.
Keep alarms clean, and test them weekly. Replace 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.
NOTE: Steps 1 through 3 need to be completed within two minutes.
If more than two minutes pass, the Green power LED will stop
blinking. Simply open the battery drawer of the second Alarm and
repeat steps 1 through 3.
1. Insert the batteries into the
battery drawer of the next
Alarm. DO NOT CLOSE THE
DRAWER.
2. Press and hold the test
button and then close the
battery drawer.
3. Once you hear the unit chirp,
release the test button.
The Green power LED will start to blink indicating the ONELINK®
Alarm is waiting for program data from one of the other setup
ONELINK® Alarms.
BASIC SAFETY INFORMATION
• Dangers, Warnings, and Cautions alert you to important
operating instructions or to potentially hazardous situations.
Pay special attention to these items.
• This Smoke/CO Alarm is approved for use in single-family
residences.
4. Press and hold the test button on the first Alarm, until the second
Alarm chirps and its Green power LED stops blinking. Then release
the test button.
5. If you have purchased the hardwired battery back-up ONELINK®
Alarm, you can now connect the hardwired Alarm by installing the
three-wire connector on the ceiling to the Alarm.
• This combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarm has two
separate alarms. The CO Alarm is not designed to detect fire
or any other gas. It will only indicate the presence of carbon
monoxide gas at the sensor. Carbon monoxide gas may be
present in other areas. The Smoke Alarm will only indicate the
presence of smoke that reaches the sensor. The Smoke Alarm
is not designed to sense gas, heat or flames.
6. Repeat steps 1-5 for additional ONELINK® Alarms.
You have now successfully linked your new ONELINK® Alarms. To
add additional Alarms at a later time, follow steps 1 through 5.
WHAT YOU WILL SEE AND HEAR WITH THIS ALARM
• This Smoke/CO Alarm cannot operate without working
batteries. Removing the batteries for any reason, or failing to
replace the batteries at the end of their service life, removes
your protection.
• NEVER ignore any alarm. See “If Your Smoke/CO Alarm
Sounds” for more information on how to respond to an alarm.
Failure to respond can result in injury or death.
• The Silence Features are for your convenience only and will
not correct a problem. See "Using the Silence Features" for
details. Always check your home for a potential problem after
any alarm. Failure to do so can result in injury or death.
• Test this Smoke/CO Alarm once a week. If the Alarm ever fails
to test correctly, have it replaced immediately! If the Alarm is
not working properly, it cannot alert you to a problem.
• This product is intended for use in ordinary indoor locations
of family living units. It is not designed to measure CO levels
in compliance with Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA) commercial or industrial standards.
Individuals with medical conditions that may make them more
sensitive to carbon monoxide may consider using warning
devices which provide audible and visual signals for carbon
monoxide concentrations under 30 ppm. For additional
information on carbon monoxide and your medical condition
contact your physician.
Under Normal Operations
Voice: Silent
Horn: Silent
When You Test the Alarm
Voice: “Testing.” Horn: 3 beeps, pause, 3 beeps; Voice: “Warning,
evacuate smoke in [Location, example: “Basement”].
Evacuate.”
Smoke LED: Flashes Red in sync with the horn pattern
Horn: 4 fast beeps, pause, 4 fast beeps;
Voice: “Warning, evacuate carbon monoxide in [Location, example:
“Basement”]. Evacuate.” Pause. “Highest carbon monoxide
level was [CO level example: _0_ ppm]”.
CO LED: Flashes Red in sync with the horn pattern
If Battery Becomes Low or is Missing
Voice: “Replace battery in [Location, example “Kitchen”].” Repeated
every 5 hours
Horn: chirps once a minute
Power/Smoke LED: Flashes Green On for 2 seconds/Off for
2 seconds. Low Battery Latch is now engaged.
CO LED: Off
If Alarm is Not Operating Properly (MALFUNCTION SIGNAL)
Voice: “Detector error in [Location, example “Kitchen”], please see
manual” (refer to Troubleshooting Guide).
Repeated every 5 hours.
Horn: Three rapid chirps every minute
Power/Smoke LED: Flashes approximately once a minute
CO LED: Off
STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO PROGRAMMING
THIS ALARM
FOR FIRST TIME AND WHEN CHANGING BATTERIES
Action:
1. Insert batteries (2, AA batteries).
Alarm Will Say:
“Welcome, First Alert Smoke and
Carbon Monoxide Alarm.”
“No location programmed” if first
time or “[Location, example:
“Basement”] location programmed”
when changing batteries.
“To select location, press and hold
test button now.”
2. Press & Hold Test Button if
you would like to program the
location or change the location
of the Alarm. Release button
after Alarm responds.
“To save location, press and hold
test button after location is heard.”
Alarm will speak list of locations
(see below).
3. After you hear the location of
where you are placing the Alarm,
Press & Hold the Test Button.
“[Location, example: “Basement”]
location saved.”
If no location is chosen:
“No location saved.”
Power/Smoke LED: Flashes Green
once a minute
CO LED: Off
Alarm Levels of CO are Detected
Voice: “Warning, evacuate carbon monoxide in [Location, example:
“Kitchen”]. Evacuate.” “____ ppm.”
Horn: 4 beeps, pause, 4 beeps, voice*
Power/Smoke LED: Off
CO LED: During Alarm: Flashes Red in sync with the horn pattern.
After Alarm: Flashes Red On for 2 seconds/Off for 2
seconds. CO Alarm Latch is now engaged.
*NOTE: If unit goes into CO alarm, the regular 4 beeps-brief pause
cycle will repeat for four minutes. After four minutes, the pause will
increase to one minute.
Smoke is Detected
Voice: “Warning, evacuate smoke in [Location, example: “Kitchen”].
Evacuate.”
Horn: 3 beeps, pause, 3 beeps, voice
Power/Smoke LED: During Alarm: Flashes Red in sync with the
horn pattern. After Alarm: Flashes Red On for 2 seconds/
Off for 2 seconds. Smoke Alarm Latch is now engaged.
CO LED: Off
Your Alarm has now been programmed for the location of your choice.
Available locations:
Basement
Kitchen
Child’s Bedroom
Master Bedroom
Dining Room
Living Room
Family Room
No Location
Guest Bedroom
Office
Hallway
Utility Room
Smoke Alarm is Silenced
Voice: Silent
Horn: Off
Power/Smoke LED: Flashes Red
CO LED: Off
2
CO Alarm is Silenced
Voice: Silent
Horn: Off
Power/Smoke LED: Off
CO LED: Flashes Red
INSTALLATION
WHERE THIS ALARM SHOULD NOT BE INSTALLED
WHERE TO INSTALL THIS ALARM
Do NOT locate this Smoke/CO Alarm:
Minimum coverage for Smoke Alarms, as recommended by the
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), is one Smoke Alarm on
every floor, in every sleeping area, and in every bedroom (See
“Regulatory Information For Smoke Alarms” for details on the NFPA
recommendations).
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For CO Alarms, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
recommends that a CO Alarm should be centrally located outside of
each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the bedrooms.
For added protection, install additional CO Alarms in each separate
bedroom, and on every level of your home.
NOTE: For added protection, install an additional Smoke/CO Alarm at least
15 feet (4.6 meters) away from the furnace or fuel burning heat source
where possible. In smaller homes or in manufactured homes where this
distance cannot be maintained, install the Alarm as far away as possible
from the furnace or other fuel burning source. Installing the Alarm closer
than 15 feet (4.6 meters) will not harm the Alarm, but may increase the
frequency of unwanted alarms.
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In general, install combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms:
• 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) long, install a unit at each end.
• 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.
• At the top of first-to-second floor stairs.
• At the bottom of the basement stairs.
• For additional coverage, install Alarms in all rooms, halls, and storage
areas, where temperatures normally remain between 40˚ F and 100˚F
(4˚ C and 38˚ C).
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Recommended Placement
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SUGGESTED AREAS FOR INSTALLING
SMOKE ALARMS, CO ALARMS, AND COMBO UNITS
In garages, furnace rooms, crawl spaces and unfinished attics. Avoid
extremely dusty, dirty or greasy areas.
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. In areas where a 20-foot
(6 meter) distance is not possible – in modular, mobile, or smaller
homes, for example – it is recommended the Smoke Alarm be
placed as far from these fuel-burning sources as possible. The
placement recommendations are intended to keep these Alarms at
a reasonable distance from a fuel-burning source, and thus reduce
“unwanted” alarms. Unwanted alarms can occur if a Smoke Alarm is
placed directly next to a fuel-burning source. Ventilate these areas
as much as possible.
Within 5 feet (1.5 meters) of any cooking appliance. In air streams
near kitchens. Air currents can draw cooking smoke into the smoke
sensor and cause unwanted alarms.
In extremely humid areas. This Alarm should be at least 10 feet
(3 meters) from a shower, sauna, humidifier, vaporizer, dishwasher,
laundry room, utility room, or other source of high humidity.
In direct sunlight.
In turbulent air, like near ceiling fans or open windows. Blowing air
may prevent CO or smoke from reaching the sensors.
In areas where temperature is colder than 40˚ F (4˚ C) or hotter than
100˚ F (38˚ C). These areas include non-airconditioned crawl spaces,
unfinished attics, uninsulated or poorly insulated ceilings, porches,
and garages.
In insect infested areas. Insects can clog the openings to the sensing
chamber.
Less than 12 inches (305 mm) away from fluorescent lights.
Electrical “noise” can interfere with the sensor.
In “dead air” spaces. See “Avoiding Dead Air Spaces”.
AVOIDING DEAD AIR SPACES
KEY:
“Dead air” spaces may prevent smoke from reaching the Smoke/CO
Alarm. To avoid dead air spaces, follow installation recommendations
below.
On ceilings, install Smoke/CO Alarms as close to the center of the
ceiling as possible. If this is not possible, install the Smoke/CO Alarm at
least 4 inches (102 mm) from the wall or corner.
For wall mounting (if allowed by building codes), the top edge of
Smoke/CO Alarms should be placed between 4 inches (102 mm) and
12 inches (305 mm) from the wall/ceiling line, below typical “dead air”
spaces.
On a peaked, gabled, or cathedral ceiling, install first Smoke/CO
Alarm within 3 feet (0.9 meters) of the peak of the ceiling, measured
horizontally. Additional Smoke/CO 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.
SMOKE ALARMS
SMOKE ALARM WITH
SILENCE FEATURE
CO ALARMS
BOTH, OR COMBINATION
SMOKE/CO ALARMS
Suggested locations are based on
NFPA recommendations (NFPA 72
for Smoke Alarms and NFPA 720 for
Carbon Monoxide Alarms). Always
refer to national and local codes
before beginning any installation.
In new construction AC and AC/DC smoke alarms MUST
be interconnected to meet NFPA recommendations.
•
When installing on the wall, the top edge of Smoke Alarms should
be placed between 4 inches (102 mm) and 12 inches (305 mm) from
the wall/ceiling line.
• When installing on the ceiling, place the Alarm as close to the center
as possible.
• In either case, install at least 4 inches (102 mm) from where the
wall and ceiling meet. See “Avoiding Dead Air Spaces” for more
information.
NOTE: For any location, make sure no door or other obstruction could
keep carbon monoxide or smoke from reaching the Alarm.
Installing Smoke/CO Alarms in Mobile Homes
For minimum security install one Smoke/CO 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.
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HOW TO INSTALL THIS ALARM
For quick installation instructions see the “Quick and Easy Guide to
Programming Your ONELINK® Alarm and Using the Optional Features”.
1. Hold the mounting bracket against the ceiling (or wall) so the vertical
mounting slot is aligned in the 12 o’clock position and trace around
the inside of the mounting slots (vertical and horizontal mounting).
This combination Smoke/CO Alarm was designed to be mounted
on the ceiling or wall. It is not a tabletop device. You must install this
device on the ceiling or wall as outlined below. Read “Where To Install
This Alarm” before starting.
2. Put the unit where it won’t get covered with dust when you drill the
mounting holes.
3. Using a 3/16” (5 mm) drill bit, drill a hole through the center of the
oval outlines you traced.
4. 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.
PARTS OF THIS SMOKE/CO ALARM
1
2
3
4
Test/Silence Button
Battery Compartment
Power/Smoke Alarm LED
CO Alarm LED
5. Line the mounting bracket up over the plastic screw anchors.
6. Screw the mounting bracket to the ceiling or wall through the
mounting slots using the two screws provided.
7. Attach the Smoke/CO Alarm to the
mounting bracket. Line up the guides
on the alarm’s base with the guides
on the mounting bracket. When guides
are lined up, turn the base clockwise
(right) until it snaps into place.
Tools you will need: pencil, drill with 3/16” or 5mm drill bit,
Phillips screwdriver, hammer.
NOTE: Once the Alarm is snapped
onto the mounting bracket, you
can rotate the Alarm to adjust the
alignment.
• 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.
8. Test the Smoke/CO Alarm.
See “Weekly Testing” for details.
If you want to lock the battery compartment, or lock the Smoke/CO
Alarm to the mounting bracket, please read the “Optional Locking
Features” section in the “Quick and Easy Guide to Programming
Your ONELINK® Alarm and Using the Optional Features” attachment
before you begin installation.
OPTIONAL LOCKING FEATURES
The optional locking features are designed to prevent unauthorized removal of the batteries or alarm. It is not necessary to activate the locks
in single-family households where unauthorized battery or Alarm removal is not a concern.
These Alarms have two separate locking features: one to lock the battery compartment, and the other to lock the
Alarm to the mounting bracket. You can choose to use either feature independently, or use them both.
Tools you will need: • Needle-nose pliers • Standard flathead screwdriver.
Both locking features use locking pins, which are molded into the mounting bracket. Depending on which locking
features you use, remove one or both pins from the mounting bracket using needle-nose pliers.
To permanently remove either locking pin, insert a flathead screwdriver between the locking pin and the
lock, and pry the pin out of the lock.
TO LOCK THE BATTERY COMPARTMENT
TO UNLOCK THE BATTERY COMPARTMENT
Do not lock the battery compartment until you install the
batteries and test the Alarm.
1. Remove the Alarm from the
mounting bracket. If the unit is
locked to the bracket, see the
section “To Unlock the Mounting
Bracket.”
If the unit does not alarm during
testing, DO NOT lock the battery
compartment! Install new batteries
and test again. If the Alarm still does
not alarm, replace it immediately.
2. Insert a flathead screwdriver under
the head of the locking pin, and
gently pry it out of the battery
compartment lock. (If you plan to
relock the battery compartment,
save the locking pin.)
1. Using needle-nose pliers, detach
one locking pin from the mounting
bracket.
3. To relock the battery compartment,
close the battery door and reinsert
locking pin in lock.
2. After batteries are inserted, then
push the locking pin through the
hole near the battery door latch on
the back of the Alarm.
4. Reattach the Alarm to the mounting
bracket.
When replacing the batteries, always
test the Alarm before relocking the
battery compartment.
TO LOCK THE MOUNTING BRACKET
TO UNLOCK THE MOUNTING BRACKET
1. Using needle-nose pliers, detach
one locking pin from the mounting
bracket.
1. Insert a flathead screwdriver into the
rectangular cut-out on the mounting
bracket nearest to the locking pin.
2. Insert the locking pin through the
hole on the back of the Alarm as
shown in the diagram.
2. Pry the Alarm away from the bracket
by pushing up on the screwdriver and
turning the Alarm counterclockwise
(left) at the same time.
3. When you attach the Alarm to the
mounting bracket, the locking pin’s
head will fit into a notch on the
bracket.
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IF YOUR SMOKE/CO ALARM SOUNDS
IF THE SMOKE ALARM SOUNDS
WHAT TO DO FIRST–IDENTIFY THE TYPE OF
ALARM SIGNAL
RESPONDING TO AN ALARM
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Refer to previous section “What You Will See and Hear With This
Alarm”.
IF THE CO ALARM SOUNDS
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“ALARM-MOVE TO FRESH AIR”
If you hear the CO alarm horn and the CO red light is flashing,
move everyone to a source of fresh air.
DO NOT remove the batteries!
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WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF FIRE
• Don’t panic; stay calm. Follow your family escape plan.
• 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.
If a door is cool, open it slowly. Don’t open a hot door. Keep doors
and windows closed, unless you must escape through them.
• Cover your nose and mouth with a cloth (preferably damp).
Take short, shallow breaths.
• 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.
Actuation of your CO Alarm indicates the presence of carbon
monoxide (CO) which can kill you. In other words, when your CO
Alarm sounds, you must not ignore it!
IF THE CO ALARM SIGNAL SOUNDS:
1. Operate the Test/Silence button.
2. Call your emergency services, fire department or 911. Write down the
number of your local emergency service here:
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3. Immediately move to fresh air—outdoors or by an open door or
window. Do a head count to check that all persons are accounted
for. Do not re-enter the premises, or move away from the open door
or window until the emergency services responder has arrived, the
premises have been aired out, and your CO Alarm remains in its
normal condition.
4. After following steps 1-3, if your CO Alarm reactivates within a
24-hour period, repeat steps 1-3 and call a qualified appliance technician to investigate for sources of CO from fuel-burning equipment
and appliances, and inspect for proper operation of this equipment.
If problems are identified during this inspection have the equipment
serviced immediately. Note any combustion equipment not inspected
by the technician, and consult the manufacturers’ instructions, or
contact the manufacturers directly, for more information about CO
safety and this equipment. Make sure that motor vehicles are not,
and have not, been operating in an attached garage or adjacent
to the residence. Write down the number of a qualified appliance
technician here:
Alarms have various limitations. See "General Limitations of
Smoke/CO Alarms" for details.
USING THE SILENCE FEATURES
Never remove the batteries to quiet an unwanted alarm. Removing
the batteries disables the alarm and removes your protection.
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The Silence Feature is intended to temporarily silence the horn while
you identify and correct the problem. Do not use the Silence Feature in
emergency situations. It will not correct a CO problem or extinguish a
fire.
AFTER AN ALARM
After the emergency responders arrive, the premises aired out, and
your CO Alarm remains in its normal condition, you can check what
the highest carbon monoxide level sensed was:
Action:
1. Press & Hold Test Button
2. Press & Hold Test Button, if you
would like to clear the highest
level sensed.
If you would like to keep the
highest level in memory, do not
press anything.
If the unit alarms and you are not testing the unit, 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.
Never remove the batteries from a battery operated Smoke/CO
Alarm to stop an unwanted alarm (caused by cooking smoke,
etc.). Removing 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.
If the unit alarms get everyone out of the house immediately.
The Silence Feature can temporarily quiet an unwanted alarm for several
minutes. You can silence this Smoke/CO Alarm by pressing the
Test/Silence button on the alarm cover for at least 3-5 seconds.
Alarm Will Say:
“Highest carbon monoxide level
was ___ ppm. Please see manual.”
“To clear highest carbon monoxide
level, press and hold test button
now.”
“Highest carbon monoxide level
cleared.”
After the Test/Silence button is released, the Red LED blinks during the
silence mode.
When the Smoke Alarm
is Silenced
When the CO Alarm
is Silenced
The Smoke Alarm will remain
silent for up to 15 minutes, then
return to normal operation.
The CO Alarm will remain silent
for up to 4 minutes.
If the smoke has not cleared–or
continues to increase–the device
will go back into alarm.
Alarm will say nothing.
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After 4 minutes, if CO levels
remain potentially dangerous the
horn will start sounding again.
SILENCING THE LOW BATTERY WARNING
REGULAR MAINTENANCE, Continued
This silence feature can temporarily quiet the low battery warning “chirp”
for up to 8 hours. You can silence the low battery warning “chirp” by
pressing the Test/Silence button on the alarm cover.
Choosing a replacement battery:
Your Smoke/CO Alarm requires two standard AA batteries.
The following batteries are acceptable as replacements: Energizer E91.
These batteries are available at many local retail stores.
Once the low battery warning “chirp” silence feature is activated, the unit
continues to flash the Green light twice a minute for 8 hours. After 8
hours, the low battery “chirp” will resume. Replace the batteries as
soon as possible; this unit will not operate without battery power!
To deactivate this feature: Press the Test/Silence button again. The unit
will go into Test Mode and the low battery warning will resume (LED
flashes and unit sounds “chirp” once a minute).
Actual battery service life depends on the Smoke/CO 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”).
LATCHING FEATURES
To replace the batteries (without removing Alarm from
the ceiling or wall):
Alarm Latch is activated after an Alarm is exposed to alarm levels of
smoke or carbon monoxide. After smoke or CO levels drop below alarm
levels, the “Smoke/Power” LED and/or the “CO” Red LED will begin to
flash On for 2 seconds/Off for 2 seconds. It will continue to flash or
“latch” for about 15 minutes, to give you time to determine which unit
initiated the alarm.
Low Battery Latch is activated when the Alarm is in the "low battery
condition". When this occurs, the Smoke/Power LED flashes Green
On for 2 seconds/Off for 2 seconds for about 15 minutes. This feature
is designed to help you identify which Alarm needs to have the battery
replaced. Although, the Alarm will sound the low battery chirp approximately once every minute, sometimes during the initial stages of "low
battery", the Alarm will chirp in greater intervals than one minute, sometimes up to several hours, until the battery reaches a steady low battery
level. This innovative feature eliminates the frustration of waiting for
and/or identifying which unit is chirping.
1. Open the battery compartment.
2. Press tabs A and B as shown in the
diagram and remove each battery.
3. Insert the new batteries, making sure
they snap completely into the battery
compartment. Match the terminals
on the ends of the batteries with the
terminals on the unit.
4. Close the battery compartment, and
then test the unit by pressing the
Test/Silence button.
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CO
WHAT IS CO?
WEEKLY TESTING
CO is an invisible, odorless, tasteless gas produced when fossil fuels
do not burn completely, or are exposed to heat (usually fire). Electrical
appliances typically do not produce CO.
These fuels include: Wood, coal, charcoal, oil, natural gas, gasoline,
kerosene, and propane.
Common appliances are often sources of CO. If they are not properly
maintained, are improperly ventilated, or malfunction, CO levels can rise
quickly. CO is a real danger now that homes are more energy efficient.
“Air-tight” homes with added insulation, sealed windows, and other
weatherproofing can “trap” CO inside.
• 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).
NEVER use vehicle exhaust! Exhaust may cause permanent
damage and voids your warranty.
• DO NOT stand close to the Alarm when the horn is sounding.
Exposure at close range may be harmful to your hearing.
When testing, step away when horn starts sounding.
SYMPTOMS OF CO POISONING
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/CO Alarm.
You can test this Smoke/CO Alarm by pressing and holding the
Test/Silence button on the Alarm cover until Alarm Voice says “Testing”
(typically 3-5 seconds).
During testing, you will see and hear the following sequence:
• The Alarm Voice will say “Testing.” The Horn will sound 3 beeps,
pause, 3 beeps. The Alarm Voice will say “Warning, evacuate
smoke in [Location, example: “Kitchen”]. Evacuate.” The
Power/Smoke LED flashes Red and the CO LED will be Off.
• Next the Horn will sound 4 beeps, pause, 4 beeps. The Alarm
Voice will say “Warning, evacuate carbon monoxide in [Location,
example: “Kitchen”]. Evacuate.” The Power/Smoke LED will be
Off and the CO LED flashes Red.
If the unit does not alarm, make sure the batteries are correctly installed,
and test again. If the unit still does not alarm, replace it immediately.
These symptoms are related to CO POISONING and should be
discussed with ALL household members.
Mild Exposure: Slight headache, nausea, vomiting, fatigue (“flu-like”
symptoms).
Medium Exposure: Throbbing headache, drowsiness, confusion, fast
heart rate.
Extreme Exposure: Convulsions, unconsciousness, heart and lung
failure. Exposure to Carbon Monoxide can cause brain damage, death.
This CO Alarm measures exposure to CO over time. It alarms if CO
levels are extremely high in a short period of time, or if CO levels reach
a certain minimum over a long period of time. The CO Alarm generally
sounds an alarm before the onset of symptoms in average, healthy
adults. Why is this important? Because you need to be warned of a
potential CO problem while you can still react in time. In many reported
cases of CO exposure, victims may be aware that they are not feeling
well, but become disoriented and can no longer react well enough to
exit the building or get help. Also, young children and pets may be the
first affected. The average healthy adult might not feel any symptoms
when the CO Alarm sounds. However, people with cardiac or respiratory
problems, infants, unborn babies, pregnant mothers, or elderly people
can be more quickly and severely affected by CO. If you experience
even mild symptoms of CO poisoning, consult your doctor immediately!
REGULAR MAINTENANCE
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.
Use only the replacement batteries listed below. 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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FINDING THE SOURCE OF CO AFTER AN ALARM
Carbon monoxide is an odorless, invisible gas, which often makes it
difficult to locate the source of CO after an alarm. These are a few of
the factors that can make it difficult to locate sources of CO:
• House well ventilated before the investigator arrives.
• Problem caused by “backdrafting.”
• Transient CO problem caused by special circumstances.
Because CO may dissipate by the time an investigator arrives, it may
be difficult to locate the source of CO. BRK Brands, Inc. shall not be
obligated to pay for any carbon monoxide investigation or service
call.
Test it at least once a week.
Clean the Smoke/CO Alarm at least once a month; gently vacuum the
outside of the Smoke/CO Alarm using your household vacuum’s soft
brush attachment. A can of clean compressed air (sold at computer
or office supply stores) may also be used. Follow manufacturer
instructions for use. Test the Smoke/CO Alarm. Never use water,
cleaners or solvents since they may damage the unit.
If the Smoke/CO Alarm becomes contaminated by excessive dirt,
dust and/or grime, and cannot be cleaned to avoid unwanted
alarms, replace the unit immediately.
Relocate the unit if it sounds frequent unwanted alarms. See “Where
This Alarm Should Not Be Installed” for details.
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REGULATORY INFORMATION FOR
SMOKE/CO ALARMS
POTENTIAL SOURCES OF CO IN THE HOME
REGULATORY INFORMATION FOR CO ALARMS
WHAT LEVELS OF CO CAUSE AN ALARM?
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. Standard UL2034 requires residential CO
Alarms to sound when exposed to levels of CO and exposure times as
described below. They are measured in parts per million (ppm) of CO
over time (in minutes).
UL2034 Required Alarm Points*:
• If the alarm is exposed to 400 ppm of CO, IT MUST ALARM
BETWEEN 4 and 15 MINUTES.
• If the alarm is exposed to 150 ppm of CO, IT MUST ALARM
BETWEEN 10 and 50 MINUTES.
• If the alarm is exposed to 70 ppm if CO, IT MUST ALARM
BETWEEN 60 and 240 MINUTES.
* Approximately 10% COHb exposure at levels of 10% to 95% Relative
Humidity (RH).
The unit is designed not to alarm when exposed to a constant level
of 30 ppm for 30 days.
Fuel-burning appliances like: portable heater, gas or wood burning
fireplace, gas kitchen range or cooktop, gas clothes dryer.
Damaged or insufficient venting: corroded or disconnected water
heater vent pipe, leaking chimney pipe or flue, or cracked heat
exchanger, blocked or clogged chimney opening.
Improper use of appliance/device: operating a barbecue grill or
vehicle in an enclosed area (like a garage or screened porch).
Transient CO Problems: “transient” or on-again-off-again CO problems
can be caused by outdoor conditions and other special circumstances.
CO Alarms are designed to alarm before there is an immediate life
threat. Since you cannot see or smell CO, never assume it’s not present.
• An exposure to 100 ppm of CO for 20 minutes may not affect
average, healthy adults, but after 4 hours the same level may cause
headaches.
• An exposure to 400 ppm of CO may cause headaches in average,
healthy adults after 35 minutes, but can cause death after 2 hours.
The following conditions can result in transient CO situations:
1. Excessive spillage or reverse venting of fuel appliances caused by
outdoor conditions such as:
• Wind direction and/or velocity, including high, gusty winds.
Heavy air in the vent pipes (cold/humid air with extended periods
between cycles).
• Negative pressure differential resulting from the use of exhaust
fans.
• Several appliances running at the same time competing for
limited fresh air.
• Vent pipe connections vibrating loose from clothes dryers,
furnaces, or water heaters.
• Obstructions in or unconventional vent pipe designs which can
amplify the above situations.
2. Extended operation of unvented fuel burning devices (range, oven,
fireplace).
3. Temperature inversions, which can trap exhaust close to the ground.
4. Car idling in an open or closed attached garage, or near a home.
These conditions are dangerous because they can trap exhaust in your
home. Since these conditions can come and go, they are also hard to
recreate during a CO investigation.
Standards: Underwriters Laboratories Inc. Single and Multiple Station
carbon monoxide alarms UL2034.
According to Underwriters Laboratories Inc. UL2034, Section 1-1.2:
“Carbon monoxide alarms covered by these requirements are intended
to respond to the presence of carbon monoxide from sources such as,
but not limited to, exhaust from internal-combustion engines, abnormal
operation of fuel-fired appliances, and fireplaces. CO Alarms are intended
to alarm at carbon monoxide levels below those that could cause a loss
of ability to react to the dangers of Carbon Monoxide exposure.” This CO
Alarm monitors the air at the Alarm, and is designed to alarm before CO
levels become life threatening. This allows you precious time to leave
the house and correct the problem. This is only possible if Alarms are
located, installed, and maintained as described in this manual.
Gas Detection at Typical Temperature and Humidity Ranges: The
CO Alarm is not formulated to detect CO levels below 30 ppm typically.
UL tested for false alarm resistance to Methane (500 ppm), Butane (300
ppm), Heptane (500 ppm), Ethyl Acetate (200 ppm), Isopropyl Alcohol
(200 ppm) and Carbon Dioxide (5000 ppm). Values measure gas and
vapor concentrations in parts per million.
Audible Alarm: 85 dB minimum at 10 feet (3 meters).
HOW CAN I PROTECT MY FAMILY FROM
CO POISONING?
A CO Alarm is an excellent means of protection. It monitors the air and
sounds a loud alarm before Carbon Monoxide levels become threatening
for average, healthy adults.
A CO Alarm is not a substitute for proper maintenance of home
appliances.
To help prevent CO problems and reduce the risk of CO poisoning:
• Clean chimneys and flues yearly. Keep them free of debris,
leaves, and nests for proper air flow. Also, have a professional
check for rust and corrosion, cracks, or separations. These
conditions can prevent proper air movement and cause backdrafting. Never “cap” or cover a chimney in any way that would
block air flow.
• Test and maintain all fuel-burning equipment annually. Many local
gas or oil companies and HVAC companies offer appliance
inspections for a nominal fee.
• Make regular visual inspections of all fuel-burning appliances.
Check appliances for excessive rust and scaling. Also check the
flame on the burner and pilot lights. The flame should be blue. A
yellow flame means fuel is not being burned completely and CO
may be present. Keep the blower door on the furnace closed.
Use vents or fans when they are available on all fuel-burning
appliances. Make sure appliances are vented to the outside. Do
not grill or barbecue indoors, or in garages or on screen porches.
• Check for exhaust backflow from CO sources. Check the draft
hood on an operating furnace for a backdraft. Look for cracks on
furnace heat exchangers.
• Check the house or garage on the other side of shared wall.
• Keep windows and doors open slightly. If you suspect that CO
is escaping into your home, open a window or a door. Opening
windows and doors can significantly decrease CO levels.
In addition, familiarize yourself with all enclosed materials. Read
this manual in its entirety, and make sure you understand what to
do if your CO Alarm sounds.
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REGULATORY INFORMATION FOR SMOKE ALARMS
ABOUT SMOKE ALARMS
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.
AC with battery (DC) back-up: will operate if electricity fails, provided
the batteries are fresh and correctly installed. AC and AC/DC units must
be installed by a qualified electrician.
ONELINK® Smoke Alarms with battery (DC) back-up: Interconnects
with all ONELINK® enabled Smoke and Smoke/CO Alarms without wires
or connectors, so when one alarm sounds, they all sound. Will operate if
electricity fails, provided the batteries are fresh and correctly installed.
Units are easy to install, and do not require professional installation.
Smoke/CO Alarms for Solar or Wind Energy users and battery
backup power systems: AC powered Smoke/CO Alarms should only
be operated with true or pure sine wave inverters. Operating this Alarm
with most battery-powered UPS (uninterruptible power supply) products
or square wave or “quasi sine wave” inverters will damage the Alarm.
If you are not sure about your inverter or UPS type, please consult with
the manufacturer to verify.
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. Can be interconnected so if one unit senses smoke,
all units alarm.
Smoke alarms are not to be used with detector guards unless the
combination has been evaluated and found suitable for that purpose.
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 the Alarm. If you are unsure which type of Smoke Alarm
to install, refer 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.
RECOMMENDED LOCATIONS FOR SMOKE ALARMS
Installing Smoke Alarms in Single-Family Residences
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), recommends 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.
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
long (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.
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. It is recommended AC or AC/DC
units be interconnected for added protection.
SPECIAL COMPLIANCE CONSIDERATIONS
This unit 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 nonresidential buildings which require special fire detection and alarm
systems. Depending on the building codes in your area, this unit may
be used to provide additional protection in these facilities.
AGENCY PLACEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS
The following information applies to all five types of buildings listed
below:
In new construction, most building codes require the use of AC or AC/DC
powered Smoke Alarms only. AC, AC/DC, or DC powered Smoke Alarms
can be used in existing construction as specified by local building codes.
Refer to NFPA 72 (National Fire Alarm Code) and NFPA 101 (Life Safety
Code), local building codes, or consult your Fire Department for detailed
fire protection requirements in buildings not defined as “households.”
NFPA 72 (National Fire Code) Chapter 11
“For your information, the National Fire Protection Association's
Standard 72, reads as follows:”
“11.5.1 One- and Two-Family Dwelling Units.”
“11.5.1.1 Smoke Detection. Where required by applicable laws, codes, or
standards for the specified occupancy, approved single- and multiple
-station Smoke Alarms shall be installed as follows: (1) In all sleeping
rooms Exception: Smoke Alarms shall not be required in sleeping rooms
in existing one- and two-family dwelling units. (2) Outside of each separate sleeping area, in immediate vicinity of the sleeping rooms.
(3) On each level of the dwelling unit, including basements Exception: In
existing one- and two family dwelling units, approved Smoke Alarms
powered by batteries are permitted.”
1. Single-Family Residence:
Single family home, townhouse. It is recommended this unit 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 unit 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 unit in common areas
may not provide sufficient warning to all residents or meet local fire
protection ordinances/regulations.
“A.11.8.3 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.”
3. Institutions:
Hospitals, day care facilities, long-term health care facilities. This unit 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 unit in common areas may not provide sufficient warning to
all residents or meet local fire protection ordinances/regulations.
California State Fire Marshal (CSFM)
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.
4. Hotels and Motels:
Also boarding houses and dormitories. This unit 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 unit in common areas
may not provide sufficient warning to all residents or meet local fire
protection ordinances/regulations.
5. Warehouses/Commercial Buildings:
DO NOT use this Smoke/CO Alarm in warehouses, industrial or
commercial buildings, special-purpose non-residential buildings, RVs,
boats, or airplanes. This Smoke/CO Alarm is specifically designed for
residential use, and may not provide adequate protection in non-residential applications.
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GENERAL LIMITATIONS OF SMOKE/CO ALARMS
This Smoke/CO Alarm is intended for residential use. It is not intended
for use in industrial applications where Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA) requirements for Carbon Monoxide Alarms must
be met. The Smoke Alarm portion of this device is not intended to alert
hearing impaired residents. Special purpose Smoke Alarms should be
installed for hearing impaired residents (CO Alarms are not yet available
for the hearing impaired).
Recommended minimum protection is one alarm device in every
sleeping area, every bedroom, and on every level of your home. Some
experts recommend battery powered Smoke and CO Alarms be used in
conjunction with interconnected AC powered Smoke Alarms. For details,
see “About Smoke Alarms” for details.
Smoke/CO Alarms may not be heard. The alarm horn loudness meets or
exceeds current UL standards of 85 dB at 10 feet (3 meters). However, if
the Smoke/CO Alarm is installed outside the bedroom, it may not wake up
a sound sleeper or one who has recently used drugs or has been drinking
alcoholic beverages. This is especially true if the door is closed or only
partly open. Even persons who are awake may not hear the alarm horn
if the sound is blocked by distance or closed doors. Noise from traffic,
stereo, radio, television, air conditioner, or other appliances may also
prevent alert persons from hearing the alarm horn. This Smoke/CO Alarm
is not intended for people who are hearing impaired.
Smoke/CO Alarms may not waken all individuals. Practice the escape
plan at least twice a year, making sure that everyone is involved – from
kids to grandparents. Allow children to master fire escape planning and
practice before holding a fire drill at night when they are sleeping.
If children or others do not readily waken to the sound of the Smoke/CO
Alarm, or if there are infants or family members with mobility limitations,
make sure that someone is assigned to assist them in fire drill and in the
event of an emergency. It is recommended that you hold a fire drill while
family members are sleeping in order to determine their response to the
sound of the Smoke/CO Alarm while sleeping and to determine whether
they may need assistance in the event of an emergency.
The Alarm 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/CO 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.
This Smoke/CO Alarm is not a substitute for life insurance.
Though this Smoke/CO Alarm warns against increasing CO levels or the
presence of smoke, BRK Brands, Inc. does not warrant or imply in any
way that they will protect lives. Homeowners and renters must still insure
their lives.
This Smoke/CO Alarm will not sense smoke or CO that does not
reach the sensors. It will only sense smoke or CO at the sensor. Smoke
or CO may be present in other areas. Doors or other obstructions may
affect the rate at which CO or smoke reaches the sensors. If bedroom
doors are usually closed at night, we recommend you install an alarm
device (Combination CO and Smoke Alarm, or separate CO Alarms and
Smoke Alarms) in each bedroom and in the hallway between them.
This Smoke/CO Alarm has a limited life. Although this Smoke/CO
Alarm and all of its parts have passed many stringent tests and are
designed to be as reliable as possible, any of these parts could fail at
any time. Therefore, you must test this device weekly. The unit should
be replaced immediately if it is not operating properly. All Smoke/CO
Alarms need to be replaced every 5 years. All Smoke Alarms need to be
replaced every 10 years.
This Smoke/CO Alarm may not sense smoke or CO on another level
of the home. Example: This alarm device, installed on the second floor,
may not sense smoke or CO in the basement. For this reason, one
alarm device may not give adequate early warning.
This Smoke/CO Alarm is not foolproof. Like all other electronic
devices, this Smoke/CO Alarm has limitations. It can only detect smoke
or CO that reaches the sensors. It may not give early warning of the
source of smoke or CO is in a remote part of the home, away from the
alarm device.
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
If the Alarm...
Problem...
You should...
Horn "chirps" about once per minute;
Voice: "Replace battery in [Location]" every 5
hours
Horn does three rapid "chirps" every minute;
Voice: "Detector error in [Location, example
"Kitchen"], please see manual" repeated every
5 hours; LED has 3 rapid flashes with "chirps".
Low battery warning.
Install two new AA batteries*.
MALFUNCTION SIGNAL. Device is not working
properly, and needs to be replaced.
Units under warranty should be returned to
manufacturer for replacement. See “Limited
Warranty” for details.
The Alarms are linked but do not communicate
with each other.
Possible interference. Reference the Wireless
Operation section of this manual.
Move Alarms to different locations. Add an
additional Alarm between the unresponsive
Alarms to route the signal around obstructions.
Carbon Monoxide Alarm ONLY:
CO Alarm goes back into alarm 4 minutes after
you Silence it.
CO levels indicate a potentially dangerous
situation.
IF YOU ARE FEELING SYMPTOMS OF CO
POISONING, EVACUATE your home and call
911 or the Fire Department. Refer to "If The CO
Alarm Sounds" for details.
CO Alarm sounds frequently even though no high
levels of CO are revealed in an investigation.
The CO Alarm may be improperly located. Refer
to “Where to Install This Alarm” for details.
Relocate your Alarm. If frequent alarms
continue, have home rechecked for potential
CO problems. You may be experiencing an
intermittent CO problem.
Unwanted alarm may be caused by nonemergency source like cooking smoke.
Silence Alarm using manual button; clean the
Alarm’s cover with a soft, clean cloth. If frequent
unwanted alarms continue, relocate your Alarm.
Alarm may be too close to a kitchen, cooking
appliance, or steamy bathroom.
Smoke Alarm ONLY:
Smoke Alarm sounds when no smoke is visible.
*For a list of acceptable replacement batteries, see “Regular Maintenance.”
If you have questions that cannot be answered by reading this manual, call Consumer Affairs at 1-800-323-9005, M-F 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CST)
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LIMITED WARRANTY
BRK Brands, Inc., ("BRK") the maker of First Alert® brand products warrants that for a period of five years from the date of purchase, this product will be
free from defects in material and workmanship. BRK, at its option, will repair or replace this product or any component of the product found to be defective
during the warranty period. Replacement will be made with a new or remanufactured product or component. If the product is no longer available, replacement may be made with a similar product of equal or greater value. 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. BRK dealers, service centers, or retail stores selling BRK products do not have the right to alter,
modify or any way change the terms and conditions of this warranty.
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 or current, use contrary to the operating instructions, disassembly, repair or alteration by anyone other than BRK or an authorized service center.
Further, the warranty does not cover Acts of God, such as fire, flood, hurricanes and tornadoes or any batteries that are included with this unit.
BRK 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 to the duration of the above warranty.
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 exclusion 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.
How to Obtain Warranty Service
Service: If service is required, do not return the product to your retailer. In order to obtain warranty service, contact the Consumer Affairs Division at
1-800-323-9005, 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Central Standard Time, Monday through Friday. To assist us in serving you, please have the model number and date of
purchase available when calling.
For Warranty Service return to: BRK Brands, Inc., 25 Spur Drive, El Paso, TX 79906
Battery: BRK Brands, Inc. make no warranty, express or implied, written or oral, including that of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose with
respect to battery.
For your records, please record:
Date Purchased: _______________________________
Where Purchased: __________________________________________
Date Installed: ____________/____________Month/Year
Replacement date is five years after installation: ________/______
Month/Year
NOTE: End of Life Signal — Once the unit reaches the end of its
lifecycle, the MALFUNCTION SIGNAL will sound once a minute to
indicate the need to immediately replace the Alarm.
First Alert® is a registered trademark of the First Alert Trust used
under license.
ONELINK® is a registered trademark of BRK Brands, Inc.
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