Instruction Manual
230V~
MULTI-SENSOR FIRE ALARM
P/N B18397 Rev1
with Rechargeable Lithium Cell Back-up
Ei2110e Series
Instruction Manual
INSTALLER Section
CONTENTS
1. QUICK GUIDE
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1.1 INSTALLATION GUIDE
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1.2 ALARM REMOVAL
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2. HOW MANY ALARMS TO INSTALL
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2.1 LD SYSTEMS
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2.2 SELECTING ALARM TYPE
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2.3 GRADE D SYSTEM
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3. POSITIONING ALARMS
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3.1 LOCATIONS TO AVOID
4. INSTALLATION
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4.1 MOUNTING & WIRING ALARMS
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4.2 INTERCONNECTING ALARMS
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INSTALL IN THE CENTRE OF CEILING AT LEAST 300mm FROM
LIGHT FITTINGS & WALLS
INTERCONNECT ALL ALARMS
ENSURE MAINS POWER IS CORRECTLY CONNECTED TO L & N
TERMINALS ON ALL INTERCONNECTED ALARMS - OTHERWISE
UNITS WILL BE DAMAGED
DO NOT FIT ACTUAL ALARMS UNTIL ALL BUILDING WORK IS
COMPLETED TO AVOID CONTAMINATION. AFTER CHECKING
OPERATION, COVER ALARMS WITH DUST COVER UNTIL
REQUIRED FOR USE
HIGH VOLTAGE INSULATION TESTS CAN BE APPLIED TO
MOUNTING PLATES ONLY. ALARM HEADS MUST BE REMOVED
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO OPEN THE ALARM AS IT IS PERMANENTLY
SEALED FOR SAFETY
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2. How many Alarms to install
- Categories & Grades -
The ideal system would consist of Multi-Sensor Fire Alarms installed throughout the
dwelling apart from the kitchen which should have a Heat Alarm installed (Note:
Alarms should not be installed in toilets/bathrooms).
The Multi-Sensor Alarm can be installed for superior performance anywhere the
regulations specify an Optical Smoke Alarm or an Ionisation Smoke Alarm.
(The Ei2110e Multi-Sensor Fire Alarm can also be used and interconnected with any
Ei Electronics mains powered compatible Alarm if necessary).
The advice here follows the guidance in British Standard BS 5839-Part 6:2013 in
general (for further information see the BS standard itself).
The main reason for fitting Alarms in dwellings is to ensure that when there is a fire,
sufficient early warning is given so that everybody can escape safely.
This means that the fire Alarms should ideally be located in all escape routes and in all
rooms that contain potential sources of fire. Another important consideration is that the
alarm should be heard throughout the house – particularly in the bedrooms.
It is also important that nuisance/false alarms are minimised to ensure the Alarms are
not disabled or ignored.
BS 5839-Part 6:2013 gives guidance on:
- how many Alarms to install
- what type of Alarm to use
- where to position Alarms
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The above points will depend on the type of dwelling to be protected and the level of
fire risk.
Fire Risk Assessment
The ‘Grade’ and ‘Category’ of system that should be installed depends on the fire risk.
It is therefore recommended that a Fire Risk Assessment is undertaken. The Risk
Assessment would be based on a combination of probabilities:­
- fire occurring
- injury or death to occupant
- system operating correctly with a fire
- early detection and warning to occupants in the event of a fire.
The greater the risks, the more comprehensive and reliable systems are needed.
2.1 LD Systems
LD (Life protection in Dwellings) systems define the level of fire protection required for
households, depending on the fire risk and regulations. Ei Electronics recommends
that an LD1 system be installed for optimum protection.
Please see following pages for detailed information.
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Optimum Protection LD1: As LD2, but in addition
Smoke or Heat Alarms should be located in all rooms
and other areas of the dwelling.
(apart from toilets or bathroom)
BASIC PROTECTION
Basic Protection LD2: Smoke or Heat Alarms in all
rooms or areas that present a high fire risk to occupants.
Smoke Alarms located:
on each storey
every 7.5 m of hallways and escape routes
within 3m of all bedroom doors
(apart from toilets & bathrooms )
Heat Alarms located in:
each Kitchen
(Heat Alarms must be within 5.3m of potential fire
sources)
Smoke or Heat Alarms located in:
each Living room (i.e. most frequently used
daytime room)
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2.2 Selecting Alarm Type
Multi-Sensor Fire Alarm & Heat Alarm Selection
Locations & Performance
Alarm Type
Multi-Sensor
Fire Alarm
Heat
Alarm
Locations
Hall, Corridors, Escape Routes
Kitchens
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Living Rooms
Bedrooms
Shower / Bathroom
Fire Response
Slow Smouldering Fires (polyurethane foam, ignited bedding etc.)
Fast Flaming Fires (flaming wood/plastic, oil, solvents, chip pans etc.)
Temperature >580C
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Nuisance Alarm Immunity
Cooking Fumes
Steam, Condensation & Dust Build-up
- Not Suitable
- Better
- Good
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- Best
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1 Some Fire authorities (concerned with the slow response of Heat Alarms) advise that Smoke Alarms (or
Multi-Sensor Alarms) should be fitted. This is acceptable according to BS 5839-6 provided there are clearly
not going to be problems with nuisance alarms. Fit Heat Alarms only if nuisance alarms are very likely and
it is acceptable that a warning will only be given by the Heat Alarm when there is a very significant flaming
fire in the room. If the door(s) and windows are not closed to contain the fire and heat, it is extremely
unlikely that the Heat Alarm would respond before a Multi-Sensor Alarm sited ­outside in the corridor.
2 In enclosed kitchens with doors closed.
3 Fast flaming fires generate considerable amounts of heat. The Multi-Sensor Fire Alarm has a heat
enhanced optical smoke sensor to improve the response of the sensor to these types of fires.
4 Do not install in kitchens.
Improved Audibility
The effectiveness of a Category LD2 system can be significantly enhanced if an additional Alarm
(interconnected) is installed in the master bedroom. This will help ensure that a responsible
person will quickly be alerted to a fire and can arrange for an orderly evacuation of children and
other vulnerable occupants.
2.3 Grade D System
The mains powered, with battery back-up, Multi-Sensor Fire Alarm covered by these instructions
will meet the requirements for a Grade D System.
A Grade D system is needed for:
- new or materially altered dwellings up to three-storeys, with no floor over 200m2 in area
- existing dwellings with poor structural fire precautions, up to three storeys, with no floor over
200m2 in area
- Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) of one or two-storeys, with no floor over 200m2 in area
- Individual dwellings units of two or more rooms in HMOs
Check that a Grade D system is adequate for the dwelling into which the system is being installed.
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3. Positioning Alarms
The locations must comply with applicable building regulations.
Hot smoke rises and spreads out, so a central ceiling position is the preferred location.
The air is “dead” and does not move in corners, therefore alarms must be mounted away
from corners. Place the Alarm:
- At least 300mm away from walls. See Figure 1.
- At least 300mm from any light fitting or decorative object which might obstruct smoke
/ heat entering the Alarm.
Note: Ceiling mounting is recommended - do not wall mount Alarms.
Sloping Ceiling
In areas with sloping or peaked ceilings install the Alarm 900mm from the highest point
measured horizontally (see Figure 2). This is because “dead air” at the apex may
prevent smoke from reaching the Alarm.
300mm (min)
APEX
Figure 1
300mm
SMOKE ALARMS
<600mm
HEAT ALARMS
<150mm
0.3m
Figure 2
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x
900mm
x
3.1 Locations To Avoid
DON’T place Multi-Sensor Fire Alarms in any of the following areas:
• Bathrooms, kitchens, shower rooms, garages or other rooms where the Alarm may be triggered by
steam, condensation, normal smoke or fumes. Keep at least 6 metres away from sources of normal
smoke/fumes.
DON’T place Multi-Sensor Fire Alarms in any of the following areas:
• Places where the normal temperature can exceed 40°C or be below 4°C (e.g. attics, furnace
rooms, directly above ovens or kettles etc.) as the heat/steam could cause nuisance alarms.
• Near a decorative object, door, light fitting, window moulding etc., that may prevent smoke or
heat from entering the Alarm.
• Surfaces that are normally warmer or colder than the rest of the room (e.g. attic hatches).
Temperature differences might stop smoke or heat from reaching the Alarm.
• Next to or directly above heaters or air conditioning vents, windows, wall vents etc. that can
change the direction of airflow and cause rapid temperature fluctuations.
• In very high or awkward areas (e.g. over stairwells) where it may be difficult to reach the Alarm
(for testing, hushing etc.).
• Locate away from very dusty or dirty areas as dust build-up in the optical sensor chamber can
impair performance. It can also block the insect screen mesh and prevent smoke from entering
the chamber.
• Locate the Alarm at least 1m from dimmer controlled lights and wiring as some dimmers can
cause interference.
• Locate the Alarm at least 1.5m and route wiring at least 1m away from fluorescent light fittings
as electrical “noise” and/or flickering may affect the Alarm. Do not wire into the same circuit as
fluorescent lights or dimmers.
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• Do not locate in insect infested areas. Small insects getting into the optical sensor chamber can
cause intermittent alarms. Insects and contamination on the heat sensor can increase its
response time.
4. Installation
The Alarm is designed to be permanently mounted, using it’s own built-in terminal
block to connect it to the mains. The mounting plate can be screwed directly to the
ceiling. Alternatively it can be screwed to a standard junction box. It requires a current
of 60mA. The Alarm must not be exposed to dripping or splashing. There are important
markings on the underside of the Alarm.
Caution
Alternative Energy Sources - (Wind, Solar, UPS etc.)
This product is designed to be connected to a Pure or True Sine Wave 230 Vac supply.
If connecting to a power source that utilises an inverter, e.g. PV solar panel, the Total
Harmonic Distortion (THD) must be less than 5%. If in doubt please check with the
manufacturer of the inverter.
This also applies to battery powered UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) inverters.
Light Dimmer Circuits – The Alarms must not be powered from a light dimmer circuit.
IMPORTANT PRECAUTION: Do not install Alarms in new or renovated buildings
until all work is completed (including floor coverings) and the building has been
fully cleaned. The wiring can be installed when appropriate. (Excessive dust and
debris from building work can contaminate the optical sensor chamber or heat
sensor and cause problems. It will also invalidate the guarantee). If it must be
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installed, first cover it completely, particularly around the edges, with a dust
cover (eg. with the elasticated cover supplied or a plastic bag), until all cleaning
is finished.
The Alarm must not be connected when the house wiring insulation is being checked
with high voltages.
i.e. Do not use a high voltage insulation tester on the Alarm.
WARNING: Mains operated Alarms should be installed and interconnected by a
qualified electrician in accordance with the Regulations for Electrical Installations
published by the Institution of Electrical Engineers (BS7671). Failure to install this Alarm
correctly may expose the user to shock or fire hazards.
WARNING: The alarm must be continuously powered 24 hours a day so it is important
that it is not on a circuit that can be turned off by a switch.
Note: BS 5839-6: 2013 gives the following recommendations regarding the mains supply to be used in
a Grade D system. The power supply for the Alarms should be derived from the public electricity supply
to the dwelling. The mains supply to the Alarms should take the form of either:
(a) an independent circuit at the dwelling’s main distribution board, in which case no other electrical
equipment should be connected to this circuit (other than a dedicated monitoring device installed to
indicate failure of the mains supply to the Alarms); or
(b) a separately electrically protected, regularly used local lighting circuit.
Alarms should be connected on a single final circuit, unless the means of interconnection is by radio
signals (e.g. RadioLINK). (See BS 5839-6: 2013 for further information).
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4.1 Mounting & Wiring Alarms
1. Select a location complying with the
advice in previous sections (see pages
8-18).
2. Disconnect the AC mains supply from
the circuit that is going to be used.
3. Lift off the wiring cover as shown in
Figure 3.
The wiring must be connected to the terminal
block on the mounting plate as follows:
L: Live - connect to the house wires
coloured brown or marked L.
FOAM CEILING GASKET
Figure 3
INSERT SCREWDRIVER
TO LIFT AND REMOVE
WIRING COVER
N: Neutral - connect to the house wires coloured blue or marked N.
IC: Interconnect - see Section 4.2 & Figure 6 for information on interconnection.
Note: Wiring must be installed in compliance with local regulations.
Warning: Mixing the Live and Neutral connections when interconnecting Alarms
will damage all the Alarms - ensure that the same colours are used throughout the
premises for Live, Neutral and Interconnect wires.
We strongly recommend that you check for the following before connecting the
Alarm:
• check for Live and Neutral using a two probe tester.
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• check for Live using a neon tester.
• check that the Interconnect wire is NOT connected to Live, Neutral or Earth. Do not
use an Earth wire for the Interconnect line.
N.B. The Alarm does not need to be earthed. However the terminal marked
is provided
for the convenience of the installer so that any copper Earth wire or cable coloured green &
yellow, can be safely terminated.
To interconnect Alarms connect all the IC terminals together as shown in Figure 4 (see
“Interconnecting Alarms” section).
4. If the mains wires are recessed, bring the wires through the rear hole in the
mounting plate as shown in Figure 4.
REMOVEABLE
TRUNKING DOOR FOR
Figure 4
Figure 5
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If the mains wires are being brought along the surface:
(a) position the mounting plate so the cable trunking is as shown in Figure 4.
(b) the mounting plate has a removable section, take it out to interface directly with
25mm trunking as shown in Figure 5. If interfacing to 16mm trunking carefully cut around
the marked section, leaving the top intact and replace the section. (If you are not using
surface wiring, the removable section must be left in place for electrical safety reasons).
There are two other positions which are also suitable for the surface wiring to enter
(and exit) the Alarm, one next to the removable section and another directly opposite.
5. Carefully align the mounting plate and screw into place. Connect the wires to the
terminal block. With recessed wiring, ensure the rear gasket seals around the edge of
the hole in the ceiling or wall. This is to prevent air draughts affecting the smoke/heat
entering the Alarm. If the hole is too large or the Alarm does not seal it, it should be
sealed with silicone rubber or equivalent.
6. Replace the wiring cover & carefully line up the Alarm on the base and slide on.
7. Press and hold the test/hush button for 10 seconds. The horn will sound. Check that
any interconnected Alarms also sound within this period. With the Multi-Sensor Alarm,
the test button sounds the local horn and on release this horn stops immediately, and
all the interconnected Alarms can then be heard in the distance as they will continue
to sound for a further 3 seconds.
8. Connect the mains power to the Alarm circuit. Check the green light on the front of
the Alarm is on.
9. Attach the ‘Smoke Alarm’ identification label provided to the distribution board to
identify the Alarm circuit.
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10. Attach the ‘Mains Smoke / Heat Alarms’ label provided on or near the distribution
board and write in date installed and the number of Alarms on the circuit.
Ensure the Alarm operates correctly - see “TESTING & MAINTAINING YOUR
ALARM” section.
4.2 Interconnecting Alarms
Note: A maximum of twelve Ei2110e Multi-Sensor Fire Alarms can be interconnected
in an Ei Electronics Alarm system. (Note the Multi-Sensor Fire Alarm Ei2110e can also
be interconnected to Ei140RC / Ei160RC / Ei140e / Ei160e Series Smoke/Heat
Alarms if required). It can also be interconnected to Ei261ENRC / 261DENRC Carbon
Monoxide Alarms provided an Ei1529RC Remote Control Switch is incorporated in the
system. Make electrical connections as shown in Figure 6.
The Ei2110e Multi-Sensor Fire Alarm can also be RF interconnected to other RF
devices by installing an Ei100MRF RadioLINK+ Module. See the User manual for the
Ei100MRF for further details on RF interconnection. The Ei2110e is also equiped to
work in a hybrid system (combination of hard-wired & RF interconnected devices).
Please note in a hybrid system containing Ei160e Series Smoke/Heat Alarms we
recommend using the Ei2110e as the hybrid link to the RF section of the system.
If you wish to connect more than twelve alarms contact your local helpline (see page 20).
Systems using more than 3 or 4 Alarms must be very carefully planned to ensure nuisance
alarms are not excessive. e.g. from cooking fumes or steam. The following is suggested:
• An Ei Electronics Remote Control Switch should be incorporated into the system and
be readily accessible to all occupants so that the source of an alarm can be quickly
identified.
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• All Alarms must be cleaned and maintained regularly.
• A qualified person must be on call to quickly remove any nuisance Alarms (i.e. Alarm
with red light flashing rapidly) which are causing all the other Alarms to sound.
WARNING: Do not connect these Alarms to any other type of Ei Alarm (apart from
those listed above) or to any other model produced by another manufacturer. Doing
so may damage the Alarms and could result in a shock or fire hazard.
Wiring must be installed in compliance with local regulations.
In the UK it is recommended that the following coloured cores are used (for
example with triple flat 6243YH cable).
230V supply Brown
Neutral Grey - sleeved blue at terminations
Interconnect Black
In the Republic of Ireland consult the local regulations as they are different from the
UK regulations.
Figure 6
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The interconnect wire (minimum 0.75mm2 cable) must be treated as if it was Live. It
should be insulated and sheathed.
A maximum of 250 metres of wire can be used (maximum resistance between
detectors 50 Ohms).
Alarms should be interconnected only within the confines of a single family living unit.
If they are connected between different units there may be excessive nuisance alarms.
Everybody may not be aware that they are being tested or that it is a nuisance alarm
caused by cooking etc.
Ensure the Alarms operate correctly - see “TESTING & MAINTAINING YOUR
ALARM” section.
Aico Ltd. Mile End Business Park,
Maesbury Rd, Oswestry, Shropshire SY10 8NN, U.K.
Tel: 01691 664100
www.aico.co.uk
Ei Electronics. Shannon, Co Clare, Ireland.
Tel:+353 (0)61 471277
www.eielectronics.com
© Ei Electronics 2015
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230V~
MULTI-SENSOR FIRE ALARM
with Rechargeable Lithium Cell Back-up
Ei2110e Series
Contains vital information on unit operation and installation. Read and retain carefully.
If you are just installing this unit this leaflet MUST be given to the householder.
Instruction Manual
USER Section
CONTENTS
1. REGULAR CHECKS
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2. IMPORTANT INFORMATION
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3. INDICATOR SUMMARY
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4. MULTI-SENSOR FIRE ALARM FEATURES
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5. TESTING & MAINTAINING YOUR ALARM
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6. CLEANING YOUR ALARM
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7. ALARM MEMORY
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8. IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
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9. PLANNING YOUR ESCAPE ROUTE
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10. GETTING YOUR ALARM SERVICED
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11. 5 YEAR GUARANTEE
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12. TROUBLESHOOTING
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1. REGULAR CHECKS
Look for:
Constant green light
Red light flash every 40 sec.
Press test button for 10 sec.
Alarm will sound loudly.
Vacuum around
side vents to clean.
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2. IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Do not paint your Alarm. Do not allow paint, water or dust
to contaminate your Alarm.
Your Alarm is a mains 230V AC electrical appliance. Do not
open or insert anything into the Alarm.
N.B. If the cause of an alarm is uncertain then it should be
deemed to be an actual fire and the dwelling should be
evacuated immediately.
Regularly check that the green mains indicator light on the
cover is on.
Test monthly - press and hold the Test/Hush button on the
Alarm for 10 seconds. The Alarm will sound loudly and the
red light on the cover should flash rapidly. All the other
interconnected Alarms should sound.
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If the Alarm beeps and the yellow light flashes at the same
time the battery is depleted – ensure green mains power
light is on.
If a nuisance alarm occurs, press the Test/Hush button to
silence the Alarm for 10 minutes.
Clean your Alarm regularly. This will reduce the risk of
false alarms.
Remove or completely cover your Alarm when decorating
to prevent dust or other contamination damaging the Alarm.
If your Alarm sounds for no reason and will not reset, it can
be removed by releasing the clip on the base.
(see "ALARM REMOVAL" in the INSTALLER section).
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3. Ei2110e INDICATOR SUMMARY
Normal Operation
Action
Red LED
Yellow LED
Sounder
Power up
Slide on Base
1 Flash
1 Flash
Off
Standby
1 Flash every 48 Sec
Off
Off
Sensing Fire
Rapid flashing (0.5 sec)
Off
Full Sound
Sensing Fire Interconnect
Off
Off
Full Sound
Red LED
Yellow LED
Sounder
Low Battery
Off
1 Flash every 48 Sec
1 Beep with Flash
Faulty Smoke Sensor
Off
2 Flashes every 48 Sec
2 Beeps with Flash
Fault Mode
Action
Silence Sounding Alarm
Press & Release Button
1 Flash every 8 Sec
Off
Off for 10 Minutes
Test Mode
Button Action
Red LED
Yellow LED
Sounder
Test Smoke Alarm
Press Button
Rapid Flashing (0.5 Sec)
Off
Full Sound
Diagnostic Mode
Button Action
Red LED
Yellow LED
Sounder
Predict Low Battery
Press & Hold Button
Off
1 Flash
1 Beep
Predict Faulty Sensor
Press & Hold Button
Off
2 Flashes
2 Beeps
Predict End of Life (EOL)
Press & Hold Button
Off
3 Flashes
3 Beeps
Predict Contaminated Chamber
Press & Hold Button
Off
4 Flashes
4 Beeps
Alarm OK
Press & Hold Button
Rapid Flashing (0.5 Sec)
Off
Full Sound
Alarm Memory
Button Action
Red LED
Yellow LED
Sounder
2 Flashes every 48 Sec
Off
Off
Rapid Flashing (0.5 Sec)
Off
Rapid Chirping
24 Hour Memory
Long Term Memory
Press & Hold Button
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4. MULTI-SENSOR FIRE ALARM FEATURES
The state of the art Ei2110e Multi-Sensor Fire Alarm, with its Heat enhanced Optical
Smoke Sensor, has a significantly improved performance as described below.
1. Faster Response to a wider range of fires -The combination of the ultra fast
temperature sensing thermistor and the high performance optical sensor within the Alarm,
enhances the fire sensing performance such that the Alarm detects all the 7 different Test
Fires (TF) specified in the standard BS ISO 7240-15: 2014. These Test Fires are designed
to produce different levels of smoke/heat and as such are a good test of the Alarm's
performance to the different fires that could possibly occur in the home.
2. Reduced Nuisance Alarms - The Ei2110e can tolerate up to 50% higher levels of
cooking fumes and steam when compared with normal optical sensor Alarms.
3. Increased Longevity and Ruggedness - The Ei2110e can tolerate up to 100%
more dust and contamination build-up when compared with normal optical sensor
Alarms. This is due to the unique automatic DUST* compensation built into the Alarms
which monitors the contamination in the smoke sensing chamber and adjusts the
alarm trigger point accordingly. *DUST – Dust Ups Sensor Threshold.
Additionally, the optical sensor chamber features a fine mesh insect screen that is bonded
to the plastic of the chamber. This significantly improves immunity to insect contamination.
4. Alarm Memory - After an alarm activation, the red alarm light will flash twice (1
second apart) every 48 seconds to indicate that the Alarm has sounded in the previous
24 hours. Additionally, pressing the test button on this Alarm will cause it to emit short,
rapid beeps instead of the normal alarm sound. Both these features allow easy
identification, for example, of the source of nuisance alarms during the night.
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5. RadioLINK+ Upgradeable - The Ei2110e has modular RF capability when used in
conjunction with the Ei100MRF RadioLINK+ Module. This feature allows the Ei2110e
to communicate with other RF devices as an alternative to a hard-wired interconnection.
The Ei2110e can function in RF, hard-wired or hybrid systems. For more information
on the added RadioLINK+ features please visit www.eielectronics.com.
6. AudioLINK - The Ei2110e is equiped with the AudioLINK feature. This allows for the
download of information such as a record of any alarm incidents / battery status /
chamber contamination levels from the Ei2110e using the AudioLINK smart phone app.
For more information on this feature please visit www.eielectronics.com.
5. TESTING & MAINTAINING YOUR ALARM
INSPECTION & TESTING PROCEDURE
Check all your Alarms monthly, and also after initial installation or after re-occupation (e.g.
following a holiday):
(i) Check that the green mains indicator light is on. (If it is off check circuit breakers, fuses
and wiring etc.) Check the red light on the cover flashes every 48 seconds.
(ii) Press the test button for up to 10 seconds and ensure that the Alarm sounds. This tests
the sensors, electronics and sounder are working. A red light on the cover will flash while
the Alarm is sounding. The Alarm will stop when the button is released. Pressing the test
button simulates the effect of smoke and heat during a real fire and is the best way to ensure
the Alarm is operating correctly.
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WARNING: DO NOT TEST WITH FLAME
This can set fire to the Alarm and damage the house­
We do not recommend testing with smoke or heat as the results can be misleading unless
special apparatus is used.
(iii) Check for any sign of contamination such as cobwebs or dust and clean the Alarm as
described in the “CLEANING YOUR ALARM” section, if necessary.
(iv) Interconnected Alarms only - Test the first unit by pressing the test button for 10
seconds. All the Alarms should sound within 10 seconds of the first horn sounding.­After
releasing the test button, the local horn will stop sounding immediately and the
interconnected Alarms will be heard sounding in the distance for a further 3 seconds. The
red light on the first Alarm only will flash about twice a second. Check all the other Alarms
similarly in turn.
(v) Check the functioning of the mains battery back-up directly after installation and then
at least yearly as follows:
- Turn off the mains power at the distribution board and check that the green indicator light
is extinguished.
- Press the Test/Hush button for up to 10 seconds and ensure the horn sounds loudly.
- Monitor the Alarm over a 3 minute period for any beeps.
Turn on the mains supply at the distribution board only if the Alarm passes the above test.
If the Alarm is beeping
The Alarm automatically monitors the battery every 48 seconds to ensure that it is satisfactory.
If it is depleted it will give a short beep with an amber light flash every 48 seconds.
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(i) Check that the green mains power light is on. If it is off the Alarm is not receiving mains
power and is being powered from its internal back-up cells. The beeps indicate that these cells
are depleted. The cells are not replaceable. Check fuses, circuit breakers and wiring to
determine the cause of the interruption to the mains power supply. If in doubt contact a
qualified electrician. Once mains power is reinstated, the beeps should cease within 2 hours
as the cells charge up. Fully charged, the cells will provide up to 2 months back-up without
mains power.
(ii) If the Alarm beeps twice with 2 amber light flashes at the same time it indicates a problem
with the smoke sensor or the heat sensor - see “GETTING YOUR ALARM SERVICED” section.
If all of the above possible causes of beeps have been ruled out, but the beeping has still
persisted for over 2 hours with the green light on, there may be some other problem with the
Alarm. The Alarm must be returned for repair or replacement - see “GETTING YOUR ALARM
SERVICED” section.
The entire Alarm must be replaced if it is over 10 years old (see “replace by” date on
the label on the side of the Alarm).
6. CLEANING YOUR ALARM
WARNING: Electrical shock hazard. Disconnect the AC mains power at the fuse box or
circuit breaker powering the Alarm before following the cleaning instructions.
Clean your Alarm regularly. In dusty areas it may be necessary to clean the Alarm more
frequently. Use the narrow nozzle attachment of your vacuum cleaner to remove dust,
insects and cobwebs from the sides and cover slots where the smoke/heat enters. To clean
the cover, wipe with a damp cloth then dry thoroughly with a lint free cloth.
WARNING: Do not paint your Alarm.
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Automatic Dust Compensation.
The Alarm monitors the contamination build-up in the chamber and then slowly compensates
for it over an extended period - this is to ensure that a slow burning smouldering fire over a
long period is not confused with dust build-up.
If the contamination has occurred quickly (e.g. due to dust from carpets being replaced)
remove the Alarm from the ceiling, leave it disconnected for 5 minutes, then reinstall the
Alarm (the air must be clean i.e. dust and smoke free). The dust compensation will now
operate quickly within 45 seconds.
Other than the cleaning described above, no other customer servicing of this product is required.
Servicing/repairs, when needed, must be performed by the manufacturer.
All Alarms are prone to dust and insect ingress which can cause false alarms or failure to alarm.
The latest design, materials and manufacturing techniques have been used in the construction of our
Alarms to minimize the effects of contamination. However it is impossible to completely eliminate the
effect of dust and insect contamination, and therefore, to prolong the life of the Alarm you must ensure
that it is kept clean so that excess dust does not build up. Any insects or cobwebs in the vicinity of the
Alarm should be promptly removed.
In certain circumstances even with regular cleaning, contamination can build up in the smoke sensing
chamber causing the Alarm to sound or fail. If this happens the Alarm must be returned to us for servicing
or replacement. Contamination is beyond our control, it is totally unpredictable and is considered normal
wear and tear.
For this reason, contamination is not covered by the guarantee.
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Hush Feature
The Alarm has a combined Test/Hush Button to help you control nuisance false alarms.
To silence a false alarm, press the Test/Hush Button located on the cover. This condition
allows unwanted alarms to be silenced for a period of approximately 10 minutes.
When in ‘Hush’ mode the Alarm will flash the red light every 8 seconds (instead of the
normal 48 seconds) to indicate the sensitivity is reduced.
On interconnected Alarms, pressing the Test/Hush Button on the Alarm sensing smoke or
fire (i.e. the one with the red light flashing rapidly) will silence all Alarms. Pressing the Test/
Hush Button on any other Alarm will not cancel the alarm.
The Alarm will reset to normal sensitivity at the end of the 10 minute ‘Hush’ period. If
additional silenced time is required, simply push the Test/Hush Button again.
7. Alarm Memory
After an alarm activation, the red indicator light will flash twice (1 second apart), every 48
seconds. This will continue for the following 24 hours to indicate that the Alarm has
previously activated. . Additionally, pressing the test button on this Alarm will cause it to
emit short, rapid beeps instead of the normal alarm sound. Both these features allow
for easy identification, for example, of the source of nuisance alarms during the night.
This memory can be very helpful after the entire system has gone into alarm and then
stopped, for no obvious reason. After 24 hours, the Alarm memory will automatically reset.
Alternatively, pressing the Test/Hush button will also reset the memory.
Once the Alarm has been identified, appropriate action can be taken e.g. ensure kitchen or
bathroom doors are kept closed to prevent cooking fumes or steam reaching the Alarm,
locate the Alarm further away from the source of fumes, replace the Alarm if its thought to
be defective or remove the unit in the short term.
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8. IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
When a fire Alarm system is installed, basic safety precautions should always be followed,
including those listed below:
• Please read all instructions.
• Rehearse emergency escape plans so everyone at home knows what to do in case the Alarm
sounds. Further information can be obtained from your local fire prevention officer.
• To maintain sensitivity to smoke/heat, do not paint or cover the Alarm in any manner and;
do not allow cobwebs, dust or grease to accumulate.
• If the Alarm has been damaged in any way or does not function properly, do not attempt a
repair. Return the Alarm - see “GETTING YOUR ALARM SERVICED” section.
• This appliance is only intended for premises having a residential type environment.
• Fire/Smoke/Heat Alarms are not a substitute for insurance. The supplier or manufacturer is
not your insurer.
• Do not dispose of your Alarm in a fire.
9. PLANNING YOUR ESCAPE ROUTE
Use the Test/Hush Button on the Alarm to familiarise your family with the alarm sound and
practice fire drills regularly with all family members. Draw up a floor plan that will show each
member at least 2 escape routes from each room in the property.
Children tend to hide when they don’t know what to do. Teach children how to escape, open
windows, and use roll up fire ladders and stools without adult help. Make sure they know
what to do if the Alarm goes off.
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1. Check room doors for heat or smoke. Do not open a hot door.
Use an alternate escape route. Close doors behind you as you
leave.
2. If smoke is heavy, crawl out, staying close to floor. Take short
breaths, if possible, through a wet cloth or hold your breath. More
people die from smoke inhalation than from flames.
3. Get out as fast as you can. Do not stop for packing. Have a
prearranged meeting place outside for all family members. Check
everybody is there.
4. Call the Fire Brigade immediately on a mobile phone or from a
neighbour's house. Make sure to call the Brigade for all fires no
matter how small - fires can suddenly spread. Also call the
Brigade even if the alarm is automatically transmitted to a remote
manned centre - the link may have failed.
5. NEVER re-enter a burning house.
NEVER
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Limitations of Fire Alarms
Fire Alarms have significantly helped to reduce the number of fire fatalities in countries
where they are widely installed. However independent authorities have stated that they may
be ineffective in some circumstances. There are a number of reasons for this:
• The Alarms will not work if the mains power is off and the battery back-up is depleted.
NOTE: Constant exposure to high or low temperatures or high humidity may reduce the
life of the battery.
• Alarms will not detect fire if sufficient smoke / heat does not reach the Alarm. Smoke / Heat
may be prevented from reaching the Alarm if, for example, the fire is too far away, if the
fire is on another floor, behind a closed door, in a chimney, in a wall cavity, or if the
prevailing air draughts carry the smoke / heat away. Installing Alarms on both sides of
closed doors and installing more than one Alarm as recommended in the 'INSTALLER
SECTION' of this booklet, significantly improves the probability of early detection. Installing
an LD1 system gives the best coverage.
• The Alarm may not be heard.
• The Alarm may not wake a person who has taken drugs or alcohol.
• Alarms may not detect every type of fire to give sufficient early warning.
• Alarms don’t last indefinitely. For example if there is a build up of contamination then the
performance of the Alarm will be impaired.
It is recommended that Alarms are replaced after 10 years as a precaution (see ‘replace by’
date on the side of the Alarm).
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10. GETTING YOUR ALARM SERVICED
If your Alarm fails to work after you have carefully read all the instructions, checked the
Alarm has been installed correctly, and is receiving AC power (green light on) contact
Customer Assistance at the address given at the end of this leaflet. If it needs to be returned
for repair or replacement put it in a padded box and send it to “Customer Assistance and
Information” at the nearest address given on the Alarm or in this leaflet. Do not slide the
Alarm on to the mounting plate as this connects the battery and the Alarm may beep or
alarm in the post. State the nature of the fault, where the Alarm was purchased and the
date of purchase.
11. FIVE YEAR GUARANTEE
Ei Electronics guarantees this Alarm for five years from date of purchase against any defects
that are due to faulty materials or workmanship. This guarantee only applies to normal
conditions of use and service, and does not include damage resulting from accident, neglect,
misuse, unauthorised dismantling, or contamination howsoever caused. This guarantee
excludes incidental and consequential damage. If this Alarm should become defective within
the guarantee period, it must be returned to Ei Electronics, with proof of purchase, carefully
packaged, with the problem clearly stated. (see “Getting Your Alarm Serviced”) We
shall at our discretion repair or replace the faulty Alarm.
Do not interfere with the Alarm or attempt to tamper with it. This will invalidate the guarantee,
but more importantly may expose the user to shock or fire hazards.
This guarantee is in addition to your statutory rights as a consumer.
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12. TROUBLESHOOTING
1. FREQUENT NUISANCE ALARMS OCCUR:
(1) Close kitchen / bathroom door when in use.
(2) Ensure that the Alarm is sited at least 6m away from sources of fumes.
(3) Contamination from insects, paint or paint fumes may have occurred. Clean the Alarm
- see “CLEANING YOUR ALARM” section.
(4) If the problem persists, resiting of the Alarm should be considered.
2. ALARM SOUNDS FOR NO APPARENT REASON:
(1) Identify the alarm source. For interconnected Alarms, only the unit sensing fire will have
the red light flashing. Using the Memory Feature; If an Alarm has been activated, the red
LED will flash twice (1 second apart) every 48 seconds for 24 hours (or until the test button
is pressed, which ever is the shorter). If an optional Ei Electronics Control Switch is installed,
press Locate when the system is sounding to identify the source of the alarm.
(2) Check for fumes, steam etc. from the kitchen or bathroom. Paint and other fumes can
cause nuisance alarms.
(3) Press the Test/Hush button to silence the Alarm for 10 minutes.
(4) If alarm does not stop, switch off the mains and remove the Alarm - see “ALARM
REMOVAL” section. Only remove the Alarm with the rapidly flashing red light.
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3. REGULAR OR IRREGULAR SINGLE BEEPS:
Check the green mains power light is on. If not, check the fuse, circuit breakers and wiring
connections. If the green light is off, the internal back-up cells will deplete after some months
and will need to be recharged. Reinstate the mains supply to the Alarm and the back-up cells
will automatically recharge. If the mains has been reinstated for a number of hours and the
beeps have not ceased, a fault may exist. Switch off the mains,remove the Alarm - (see
“ALARM REMOVAL” section) and return it to the nearest address in this booklet - see
“Getting Your Alarm Serviced” section.
If 2 beeps occurs at the same time as 2 amber light flashes on the cover, then one of the
sensors may be defective. Switch off the mains, remove the Alarm (see “ALARM
REMOVAL” section) and return it to the nearest address given at the end of this leaflet - see
“Getting Your Alarm Serviced” section.
4. INTERCONNECTED ALARMS DO NOT ALL SOUND:
(1) Hold Test/Hush button for 10 seconds after first Alarm has sounded to ensure the
interconnect signal is transmitted to all units.
(2) One or more of the connections may not be correctly connected. We recommend you
consult a qualified electrician.
see Indicator chart in Section 3 for further information on the status of the Alarm
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Block E1
The crossed out wheelie bin symbol that is on your
product indicates that this product should not be disposed
of via the normal household waste stream. Proper
disposal will prevent possible harm to the environment or
to human health. When disposing of this product please
separate it from other waste streams to ensure that it can
be recycled in an environmentally sound manner. For
more details on collection and proper disposal, please
contact your local government office or the retailer where
you purchased this product.
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Ei Electronics, Shannon, Co. Clare, Ireland
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DoP No.15-0005
EN14604:2005 + AC:2008
Smoke Alarm Devices:
Ei2110e
Fire Safety
Nominal activation conditions/ sensitivity,
response delay (response time) and
performance under fire condition
Pass
Vibration resistance
Pass
Operational reliability
Pass
Humidity resistance
Pass
Tolerance to voltage supply
Pass
Corrosion resistance
Pass
Response delay and temperature resistance
Pass
Electrical stability
Pass
The Declaration of Performance No. 15-0005 may be consulted at www.eielectronics.com/compliance
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