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Carbon Monoxide Alarm
Use of a Carbon Monoxide Alarm should not be used as a substitute for the correct installation, use and maintainenance
of fuel burning appliances including appropriate ventilation and exhaust system.
Installation Instructions
P.1.
INSTALLING THE CO ALARM
WARNING
This apparatus is mains powered and requires wiring by a qualified electrician in accordance with the current IEE
Regulations for Electrical Installations (BS7671).
The circuit used to power the apparatus must be a dedicated permanent supply that cannot be switched off accidently by
the normal user. Before installing ensure the electrical supply is isolated.
For models: SMAC-3
This installation must be carried out by an electrician.
WARNING: To prevent injury, this apparatus must be securely attached to the wall / ceiling in accordance with the
installation instructions.
Please read these instructions carefully before installation.
Leave a copy for the user/maintenance engineer for future reference.
Main Features
WHAT IS CARBON MONOXIDE
• Electrochemical Sensor Life operates for up to ten years
• Recommended Alkaline Battery back-up, life for one year
• Easy installation
• Test / reset button
• Low battery warning
• Self test function
• Supplied with wall plugs and screws
• Hard-wired inter-connectable (max. 40 Detectors, including
smoke, heat and CO alarms)
Carbon Monoxide (CO) is an insidious poison that is released
when fuels are burnt. It is a colourless, odorless, tasteless gas
and therefore very difficult to detect with the human senses.
CO kills hundreds of people each year and injures many
more. It binds to the hemoglobin in the blood and reduces
the amount of oxygen being circulated in the body. In high
concentrations, CO can kill in minutes.
Specification
• Model: SMAC-3
• Power Source: 220-240V AC 50-60Hz, 9.6 Watts, with a
9V battery back-up (battery included)
• Battery back-up: 9V Alkaline battery PP3 (Gold Peak
1604A, Duracell MN1604, Energizer 522, IEC 6LR61,
IEC6LF22)
• Battery back-up life: In the event of a break in the mains
supply the battery will give detector operation for one year
minimum
• Operation current: <35mA operation (in alarm)
• Type of gas sensed: Carbon Monoxide
• Sensor life: Up to ten years
• Alarm response time: 50PPM (between 60 to 90min),
100ppm (between 10 to 40min), 300ppm (less than 3min)
• Operation temperature: -10°C ~ 40°C
• Ambient humidity: 10%-90%
• Sounder level: 85 Decibels at 1m
• Interconnect facility: 40 detectors over 150 metres
maximum
CO is produced by the incomplete combustion of fuels such as
wood, charcoal, coal, heating oil, parraffin, petrol, natural
gas, propane, butane etc.
Common Sources of CO:
• Attached garages
• Gas appliances
• Oil and gas furnaces
• Portable generators
• Wood stoves
• Gas or kerosene heaters
• Barbecues
• Clogged chimneys
• Wood and gas fireplaces • Cigarette smoke
LOCATING THE CO ALARM
A Carbon Monoxide alarm is designed to detect the toxic CO
fumes that result from incomplete combustion, such as those
emitted from appliances, furnaces, fireplace and auto
exhaust. It has an inter-connectable feature that allows it to
connect with 40 alarms together over 150 metres maximum,
using the single white wire, and therefore allowing all alarms
to sound when any one is activated.
Ideally, a CO alarm should be installed in every room
containing a fuel burning appliance. Additional apparatus
may be installed to ensure that adequate warning is given for
occupants in other rooms, by locating apparatus in:
• Remote rooms in which the occupant spends considerable
time whilst awake and from which they may not be able
to hear an alarm from apparatus in another part of the
premises, and every sleeping room.
The CO Alarm will function correctly either as a stand-alone alarm or inter-connected with other devices.
All inter-connected CO Alarms must be supplied from a single power circuit.
A common neutral must be used for the interconnection to function.
Only connect the inter-connect cable with other inter-connect cables, and not to any other part of the circuit.
Wall mount installation:
• Disconnect the AC main power from the circuit that is going to be used.
• When establishing the mounting location ensure that there is no electrical wiring or pipe work in the area adjacent to
the mounting surface.
• Mark the two mounting hole locations.
• Drill holes in the positions marked.
• Insert wall plugs into the drilled holes.
• Screw mounting bracket to mounting surface. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN.
• Unlock the apparatus unit from the base by pushing up the temporary latch with a screw driver.
• Strip the Active / Neutral and Inter-connect (if used) wires.
• Connect the wires to the correct terminals (on the mounting plate) to incoming supply. If the smoke alarms are to be
connected, link out the interconnection terminals. Ensure the screws are fully tightened.
The alarm must be wired in accordance with National wiring codes.
LIVE: connect to house wires coloured Brown, Red or marked with L.
NEUTRAL: connect to house wires coloured Blue, Black or marked with N.
INTERCONNECT: Connect to the third wire. If you are not interconnecting to other units, do not connect any wires to
this terminal. Never use an EARTH wire for interconnect wire.
• Insert a 9V battery firmly into battery compartment on the rear of the apparatus. NOTE POLARITY OF
CONNECTIONS. NOTE - for the safety of the end user the CO alarm cannot be fitted without its battery.
• Assemble the alarm onto the mounting plate.
OPERATING YOUR CO ALARM
Normal Operation
After battery installation, the green LED will flash five times. The unit will then enter into the normal operation mode.
When no carbon monoxide is present, the green light will flash approximately once per minute and is an indication that
your alarm is powered and functional.
During mains operation the CO alarm perform a self-check test every minute.
IMPORTANT
After installation, test your alarm (see paragraph “Test your CO alarm”)
However, if there is a fuel burning appliance in more than one room and the number of CO alarm is limited, the following
points should be taken into consideration when deciding on the best location:
• An apparatus should be located in a room containing a flueless or open-flued appliance.
• If there is an appliance in a room where people spend most time, a apparatus should be placed in that room.
• If there is an appliance in a room where people sleep, a apparatus should be placed in that room.
• In a bedsit, the apparatus should be placed as far from the cooking appliances as possible but near to where the person
sleeps.
• If the appliance is in a room not normally used, such as a boiler room, the apparatus should be placed just outside the
room so that the alarm will be heard more easily.
CAUTION
This alarm will only indicate the presence of carbon monoxide gas at the sensor. Carbon Monoxide gas may be present
in other areas.
This carbon monoxide alarm is designed to detect carbon monoxide gas from ANY source of combustion. It is NOT
designed to detect smoke, fire or any other gas.
POSITIONING THE CO ALARM
Carbon Monoxide has a similar density to warm air and can be found in various locations.
Apparatus located in the same room as a fuel-burning appliance:
• If the apparatus is located on a wall, it should be located at a height greater than the height of any door or window but
at least 150mm from the ceiling. If the apparatus is mounted on a ceiling, it should be at least 300mm from any wall.
• The apparatus should be at a horizontal distance of between 1m and 3m from the potential source.
• If there is a partition in a room, the apparatus should be located on the same side of the partition as the potential
source.
• In rooms with sloped ceilings, the apparatus should be located at the high side of the room.
Apparatus located in sleeping rooms and in rooms remote from a fuel burning appliance:
• The apparatus should be located relatively close to the breathing zone of the occupants.
Areas to be avoided include the following:
• Situations where the temperature may drop below -10°C or exceed 40°C.
• In a damp or humid area.
• Any area where high levels of dusty, dirty or greasy emissions could contaminate or clog the sensor.
• Where the air flow to the apparatus would be obstructed by curtains or furniture.
• Next to a door or window or in the path of air discharged from a furnace / air conditioning vent or ceiling fan.
• Outside the building.
• Directly above a sink or cooker.
• In or below a cupboard.
The following conditions can result in transient CO situations in the home:
• Excessive spillage or reverse venting of fuel burning appliances caused by:
1. Outdoor ambient conditions such as wind direction and / or velocity, including high gusts of wind;
heavy air in the vent pipes (cold/humid air with extended periods between cycles).
2. Negative pressure differential resulting from the use of exhaust fans.
3. Simultaneous operation of several fuel burning appliances competing for limited internal air.
4. Vent pipe connection vibrating loose from clothes dryers, furnaces, or water heaters.
5. Obstructions in or unconventional vent pipe designs which amplify the above situations.
• Extended operation of unvented fuel burning devices (range, oven, fireplace, etc.)
• Temperature inversions which can trap exhaust gases near the ground.
• Car idling in an open or closed attached garage, or near a home.
WARNING
This carbon monoxide alarm is designed for indoor use only. Do not expose to rain or moisture. It will not protect against
the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning when the battery has drained.
Do not open or tamper with the alarm as this could cause malfunction.
Alarm Condition
When the apparatus detects dangerous levels of CO gas, it will give an alarm signal. The red LED will flash and the
buzzer will chirp six times simultaneously every second.
After 30 minutes, when the apparatus remains alarming, the red LED will flash and the buzzer will chirp six times
simultaneously every minute. During the alarm sounding, the green LED will flash once every ten seconds.
CO LEVEL (PPM)
50
100
300
RESPONSE TIME (MIN)
60-90
10-40
<3
WARNING
This product may not alarm at low carbon monoxide levels. Individuals with medical problems may consider using
warning devices which provide audible signals for carbon monoxide concentrations under 30 PPM.
Low Battery Signal
A fresh battery should last one year. When the battery is at the end of its life, the apparatus will sound a short chirp
with a yellow LED flash simultaneously every minute. The battery should be replaced immediately. This low voltage
warning will be given for at least 30 days.
Note: Constant exposure to high or low humidity may reduce battery efficiency.
Unit Malfunction
Your CO alarm performs an internal self-diagnosis every minute to make sure that it is functioning properly. In the
rare event that your alarm malfunctions, the apparatus will sound a double short chirp and the yellow LED flash
simultaneously in every minute. In this case the alarm must be replaced.
Never ignore a CO unit’s alarm. The alarm sounding is an indication of potentially dangerous levels of carbon
monoxide. CO alarms are designed to alert you to the presence of carbon monoxide before an emergency, before most
people would experience symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, giving you time to resolve the problem calmly.
TESTING YOUR CO ALARM
It is recommended that you test your CO alarm once a month to ensure the alarm is working correctly.
Test the unit by depressing the Test / Reset button. The red LED will flash and the buzzer will chirp six times
simultaneously. Then the unit will enter into the normal operation mode and the green light should flash once a minute.
For multiple interconnected CO alarms, only the RED indicator light (LED) of the originating unit will flash rapidly.
All other units in the interconnect system will sound an alarm but their RED indicator light (LED) will NOT flash. Test
each alarm checking that the alarm is triggered on all other alarms installed.
WHAT TO DO IF THE ALARM SOUNDS
WARNING
Actuation of your CO alarm indicates the presence of Carbon Monoxide (CO), which can KILL YOU. If alarm signal
sounds:
1. Immediately move to fresh air - outside or by an open door / window. Conduct a head count to check that all persons
are accounted for.
2. Where possible turn off all fuelled appliances and stop using them.
3. Call the emergency services.
4. Do not re-enter the premises until the emergency services have arrived, the premises have been aired out, and your
alarm remains in its normal condition.
5. 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 the 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.
MAINTAINING YOUR CO ALARM
Your alarm will alert you to potentially hazardous CO concentrations in your building when maintained properly. To
maintain your alarm in proper working order, it is recommended that you:
• Test your alarm at least once a month.
• Clean the outside case regularly to prevent dust or dirt build up in the slots. DO NOT USE CLEANING AGENTS,
BLEACH, POLISH, OR ANY CHEMICALS. Chemicals can permanently damage or temporarily contaminate the
sensor. Simply wipe with a damp cloth OR a clean tissue.
• Do not paint the CO alarm.
NOTE - If you will be staining or stripping wood floors or furniture, painting, wall-papering, or using aerosols or
adhesives, remove the CO alarm to a remote location before in order to prevent possible damage to or contamination of
the sensor.
The following is a list of substances which, at high levels, can affect the sensor and may cause a nuisance alarm that is
not a carbon monoxide alarm: Methane, propane, iso-butane, ethylene, ethanol, alcohol, isopropanol, benzene, toluene,
ethyl acetate, hydrogen, hydrogen sulfide, sulphur dioxides, most aerosols sprays, alcohol based products, paints,
solvents, adhesives, hair sprays, after shaves, perfumes and some cleaning agents.
THIS PRODUCT CANNOT BE REPAIRED - IF THE UNIT IS TAMPERED WITH IT WILL INVALIDATE THE
GUARANTEE. IF THE UNIT IS FAULTY PLEASE RETURN TO THE ORIGINAL SUPPLIER WITH YOUR PROOF
OF PURCHASE.
YOUR CO ALARM GUARANTEE
This CO Alarm, excluding battery, is guaranteed to be free from defects in materials and workmanships under normal
residential use and service for a period of five years from the date of purchase. The company will not be obligated to
repair or replace parts that are found to be in need of repair because of misuse, damage, alterations, or if they occur
after the date of purchase. Send the CO Alarm with proof of purchase, postage and return postage prepaid, to local
distributor. The liability of the company arising from the sale of this CO Alarm shall not in any case exceed the cost of
replacement of the product and in no case shall the company be liable for consequent loss or damage resulting from the
failure of the product.
RED ARROW TRADING SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE,
OR ANY SPECIAL INCIDENTAL, CONTINGENT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE. THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY
FOR BREACH OF THE LIMITED WARRANTY CONTAINED HEREIN IS THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF
THE DEFECTIVE PRODUCT AT RED ARROW TRADING OPTION. IN NO CASE SHALL RED ARROW TRADING’S
LIABILITY UNDER ANY OTHER REMEDY PESCRIBED BY LAW EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE.
YOUR CO ALARM IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROPERTY, DISABILITY, LIFE OR OTHER INSURANCE OF ANY
KIND. APPROPRIATE COVERAGE IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. CONSULT YOUR INSURANCE AGENT.
This does not affect your statutory rights. This alarm should only be used in a private dwelling residential property. It is
not intended for use in a house in multiple occupation (HMO) where more than two people live that are not all members
of the same family.
The use of the alarm within a commercial or industrial building should be limited to rooms where fuel burning appliances
are installed and there is no risk to the alarm sensor from mositure, temperatures lower than -10°C or higher than 40°C
or any other external factors.
Waste electrical products should not be disposed of with normal household waste. Please recycle where facilities exist.
Check with your Local Authority or retailer for recycling advice. New regulation will encourage the recycling of Waste
from Electrical and Electronic Equipment (European “WEEE Directive” effective August 2005).
BATTERY REPLACEMENT
If the CO Alarm emits a short ‘beep’ once a minute the battery is at the end of its life and should be replaced
immediately. This low voltage warning will be given for at least 30 days. Always TURN OFF the A.C. supply to the
apparatus before replacing the battery. Each time after replacing with a new battery, the user has to test the alarm by
pressing the test button to ensure the detector is working correctly.
• Unlock the apparatus unit from the base by pushing up the temporary latch with a screw driver.
• Remove the old battery from the compartment.
• Insert a new, healthy 9V battery. NOTE POLARITY OF CONNECTIONS.
• Using the Push-to-Test button to test the CO Alarm. See “Testing your CO Alarm”.
• Reattach the CO alarm to the mounting plate.
Each time after replacing with a new battery, the user has to test the alarm by pressing the test button to ensure the
detector is working correctly.
WARNING: DANGER OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS INCORRECTLY REPLACED. THE USE OF BATTERIES
OTHER THAN THOSE RECOMMENDED ON THE BACK OF THE CO ALARM MAY BE DETRIMENTAL TO ITS
OPERATION.
BS EN 502911:2010+A1:2012
KM 651575
Guarantee
This product is guaranteed for a period of five year from the date of purchase. The guarantee is invalid in the case of improper use, tampering, removal of the Q.C. date label, installation in
an improper working environment or installation not according to the current edition of the I.E.E. Wiring Regulations (BS7671). Subject to correct installation and return of the faulty unit.
We do not accept responsibility for any installation costs associated with the replacement of this product. We reserve the right to alter specifications without prior notice.
Red Arrow Trading
Elsworth House, Herries Road South,
Sheffield, S6 1QS
SYMPTOMS OF CO POISONING
The following symptoms may be related to CO poisoning:
35ppm
The maximum allowable concentration for continuous exposure for healthy adults in any eight hour
period.
200ppm
Slight headaches, fatigue, dizziness, nausea after 2-3 hours.
400ppm
Frontal headaches, within 1-2 hours, life threatening after three hours.
800ppm
Dizziness, nausea and convulsions within 45 minutes. Unconsciousness within two hours. Death within
three hours.
1600ppm
Headache, dizziness and nausea within 20 minutes. Death within one hour.
6400ppm
Headache, dizziness and nausea within 1-2 minutes. Death within 10-15 minutes.
The following symptoms re related to CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING and should be discussed with anyone at risk
from exposure to Carbon Monoxide.
Mild Exposure: Slight headache, nausea, vomiting, fatigue (often described as “flu-like” symptoms).
Medium Exposure: Severe throbbing headache, drowsiness, confusion, fast heart rate.
Extreme Exposure: Unconsciousness, convulsions, cardio-respiratory failure, death.
Many cases of reported CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING indicate that while victims are aware they are not well. They
become so disorientated they are unable to save themselves by either the building or calling for assistance .Young children
and household pets are typically the first affected.
The apparatus may not prevent the chronic effects of carbon dioxide exposure and that the apparatus will not fully
safeguard individuals at special risk.
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
Installation of your CO alarm is only one step in your safety plan. Educate yourself and family to the sources and
symptoms of CO poisoning and how to use your carbon monoxide alarm:
• Replace the battery immediately once depleted.
• Buy appliances accepted by a recognised testing laboratory.
• Install the appliances properly, following the manufactueres instructions.
• Arrange for professionals to install your CO alarm.
• Arrange for appliances to be checked regularly by a qualified service engineer.
• Clean chimneys and flues annually.
• Make regular visual inspections of all fuel-burning appliances.
• Check appliances for excessive rust and scaling.
• Do not barbecue indoors, or in an attached garage.
• Open windows when a fireplace or wood burning stove is in use.
• Be aware of CO poisoning symptoms.
DO NOT:
• Burn charcoal inside your home, RV, camper, tent or cabin.
• Install, convert or service fuel burning appliances without proper knowledge, skill and expertise.
• Use a gas range, oven or clothes dryer for heating
• Operate unvented gas burning appliances using kerosene or natural gas in a closed room.
• Operate gasoline powered engines indoors or in confined areas.
• Ignore a safety device when it shuts an appliance off.
• Ignore any warning from your CO alarm.
END OF UNIT LIFE
The apparatus will operate up to ten years under normal use. When the CO sensor comes to the end of life, the red LED
light will flash and buzzer will chirp six times simultaneouly every minute. In this case the alarm must be replaced.
NOTE: With normal use the battery will last at least one year. However, battery life will be reduced if either a fault
occurs with the battery or the apparatus remains in alarm for long periods of time.
Product complies with
all relevant European
standards
T: 0800 195 0006 F: 0870 043 3946
E: [email protected]
www.redarrowtrading.com
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