BRK electronic SCO7 User's Manual

BRK electronic SCO7 User's Manual
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CO
WHAT IS CO?
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.
SYMPTOMS OF CO POISONING
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.
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!
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.
POTENTIAL SOURCES OF CO IN THE HOME
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.
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.
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.
REGULATORY INFORMATION FOR
SMOKE/CO ALARMS
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.
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.
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).
REGULATORY INFORMATION FOR SMOKE ALARMS
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.
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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.
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 batterypowered 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.
SPECIAL COMPLIANCE CONSIDERATIONS
INSTALLING SMOKE ALARMS IN MOBILE HOMES
For minimum security install one Smoke 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. Smoke Alarms should be installed
where temperatures normally remain between 40˚ F (4˚ C) and 100˚ F (38˚ C).
AGENCY PLACEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS
Standards: Underwriters Laboratories Inc. Single and Multiple Station Smoke
Alarms 217.
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.”
“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.”
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.
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 non-residential 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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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 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 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. 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.
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.
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 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.
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
Low battery warning.
Install two new AA batteries*.
Horn sounds three "chirps" every minute;
Voice: "Detector error in [Location, example
"Kitchen"], please see manual" repeated every
5 hours; LED has 3 flashes with "chirps".
MALFUNCTION SIGNAL. Device is not working
properly, and needs to be replaced.
The light flashes GREEN and the horn sounds 5
“chirps” every minute;
Voice: "Detector error in [Location, example
"Basement"], please see manual." Repeated every
5 hours.
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USER’S MANUAL
COMBINATION CARBON MONOXIDE & SMOKE ALARM
WITH VOICE & LOCATION AND
REMOTE CONTROL TEST/SILENCE
Features:
• Separate sensors to detect smoke
and CO; the two alarm systems
work independently
• Voice with programmable location
• Separate audible and visual
signals to indicate alarm levels
of smoke or CO
• Remote infrared Test/Silence and
programming
• Powered by two “AA” batteries
• Side access drawer for easy
battery replacement
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.
FIRE SAFETY TIPS
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.
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. It is NOT designed for marine or RV use.
• 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.
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.
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)
Alarm Will Say:
“Welcome, First Alert Carbon
Monoxide and Smoke Alarm.”
“No location programmed” if first
time or “[Location, example:
“Kitchen”] location programmed”
when changing batteries.
“To select location, press and hold
test button now.”
“To save location, press and hold
test button after location is heard.”
Alarm will speak list of locations
(see below).
The alarm will also provide an audible End-of-Life Signal approximately 7 years after installation to remind you to replace the unit.
The End-of-Life Signal can be silenced for up to 2 days. Do not unplug the alarm or remove the batteries until you get replacement.
First Alert® is a registered trademark of the First Alert Trust.
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2. Press & Hold Test Button, or use
your IR remote control’s channel
or volume button, if you would like
to program the location or change
the location of the Alarm. Release
button after Alarm responds.
3. After you hear the location of
where you are placing the Alarm,
Press & Hold the Test Button or
use your IR remote control’s
channel or volume button.
“[Location, example: “Kitchen”]
location saved.”
If no location is chosen: “No location
saved.”
Your Alarm has now been programmed for the location of your choice.
Office
Hallway
Basement
Available locations:
Child’s Bedroom
Kitchen
Utility Room
Dining Room
Living Room
Family Room
Master Bedroom
Guest Bedroom
No Location
WHAT YOU WILL SEE AND HEAR WITH THIS ALARM
LIMITED WARRANTY
BRK Brands, Inc., ("BRK") the maker of First Alert® brand products warrants that for a period of seven 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: 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
Replace alarm 7 years after installation. Please write the date in the space provided: _____________/____________Month/Year
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Smoke is Detected
Voice: “Warning, evacuate smoke in [Location, example: “Kitchen”].
Evacuate.”
Horn: 3 beeps, pause, 3 beeps, voice
Power/Smoke LED: Flashes Red
CO LED: Off
Smoke Alarm is Silenced
Voice: Silent.
Horn: Off
Power/Smoke LED: Flashes Red
CO LED: Off
CO Alarm is Silenced
Voice: Silent.
Horn: Off
Power/Smoke LED: Off
CO LED: Flashes Red
INSTALLATION
WHERE TO INSTALL THIS 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).
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.
In general, install combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide 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 (12 meters) long,
install a unit at each end.
• 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).
Recommended Placement
SUGGESTED AREAS FOR INSTALLING
SMOKE ALARMS, CO ALARMS, AND COMBO UNITS
Under Normal Operations
Voice: Silent
Horn: Silent
Power/Smoke LED: Flashes Green once a
minute
CO LED: Off
When You Test the Alarm
Voice: “Testing.” “Warning, evacuate smoke in [Location, example:
“Kitchen”]. Evacuate.”
Horn: 3 beeps, pause, 3 beeps, voice
Power/Smoke LED: Flashes Red
followed by
CO LED: Off
Voice: “Warning, evacuate carbon monoxide in [Location, example:
“Kitchen”]. Evacuate.”
Horn: 4 beeps, pause, 4 beeps, voice
Power/Smoke LED: Off
CO LED: Flashes Red
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 approximately once a minute
CO LED: Off
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PARTS OF THIS SMOKE/CO ALARM
KEY:
2
3
4
Tools you will need: pencil, drill with 3/16” or 5mm drill bit,
flathead screwdriver, hammer.
• 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.
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 “Programming Guide” attachment before you
begin installation.
1. Hold base firmly and twist the mounting bracket counterclockwise (left) to
separate it from the unit.
2. 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).
3. Put the unit where it won’t get covered with dust when you drill the
mounting holes.
4. Using a 3/16” (5 mm) drill bit, drill a hole through the center of the oval
outlines you traced.
5. 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.
6. Line the mounting bracket up over the plastic screw anchors.
7. Screw the mounting bracket to the ceiling or wall through the mounting
slots using the two screws provided.
8. Before attaching the Alarm to
the bracket, insert the two (2)
AA batteries (included) into the
battery compartment. Match
the terminals on the end of the
battery with the terminals on
the unit. Match “+” to “+” and
“-” to “-.” If the batteries are
not fully inserted, the unit
cannot receive battery power.
NOTE: The unit may beep briefly when you install the batteries. This is normal.
The GREEN Light flashes about every 60 seconds when the unit is
receiving battery power.
The battery door will resist closing unless batteries are installed. This
warns you the unit will not operate without batteries.
9. 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.
NOTE: Once the Smoke Alarm is snapped
onto the mounting bracket, you can rotate
the Smoke Alarm to adjust the alignment.
10. Test the Smoke/CO Alarm. See “Weekly
Testing” for details.
IF YOUR SMOKE/CO ALARM SOUNDS
WHAT TO DO FIRST–IDENTIFY THE TYPE OF ALARM
Type of Alarm
What You See and Hear
SMOKE ALARM WITH
SILENCE FEATURE
Carbon Monoxide (CO)
Voice: “Warning, evacuate carbon
monoxide in [Location,
example: “Kitchen”]. Evacuate.”
“____ ppm.”
Horn: 4 beeps, pause, 4 beeps, voice
Power/Smoke LED: Off
CO LED: Flashes Red
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.
Smoke
In new construction AC and AC/DC smoke alarms MUST
be interconnected to meet NFPA recommendations.
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•
•
Test/Silence Button and Remote
Control Sensor
Battery Compartment
Power/Smoke Alarm LED
CO Alarm LED
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SMOKE ALARMS
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.
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.
Do NOT locate this Smoke/CO Alarm:
• In a location where it could be easily triggered when using your remote to
operate your TV, VCR, etc.
• 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”.
Voice: “Warning, evacuate smoke in
[Location, example: “Kitchen”].
Evacuate.”
Horn: 3 beeps, pause, 3 beeps, voice
Power/Smoke LED: Flashes Red
CO LED: Off
IF THE CO ALARM SOUNDS
“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!
NOTE: For any location, make sure no door or other obstruction could keep
carbon monoxide or smoke from reaching the Alarm.
WHERE THIS ALARM SHOULD NOT BE INSTALLED
STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO PROGRAMMING
THIS ALARM
CO Alarm goes back into alarm 4 minutes after you
Silence it.
*For a list of acceptable replacement batteries, see “Regular Maintenance.”
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: Flashes Red
*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.
• 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.
Action:
1. Insert batteries (2, AA batteries).
Silence Alarm using remote control or 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.
Model SCO7
INTRODUCTION
Immediately replace the Alarm.
Unwanted alarm may be caused by non-emergency
source like cooking smoke.
AND
UL 2034
STANDARDS
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.
END OF LIFE SIGNAL. Alarm needs to be replaced.
Smoke Alarm sounds when no smoke is visible.
UL 217
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For First Time and When Changing Batteries
Smoke Alarm ONLY:
LISTED TO
M08-0048-010 Q 09/10 Printed in Mexico
Carbon Monoxide Alarm ONLY:
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.
Alarm has reached its End of Life
Voice: “Detector error in [Location, example “Basement”], please see
manual.” Repeated every 5 hours
Horn: 5 chirps every minute
Power/Smoke LED: Five Flashes approximately once a minute
CO LED: Off
Units under warranty should be returned to
manufacturer for replacement. See “Limited
Warranty” for details.
Relocate your Alarm. If frequent alarms continue,
have home rechecked for potential CO problems.
You may be experiencing an intermittent
CO problem.
If Alarm is Not Operating Properly
Voice: “Detector error in [Location, example “Kitchen”], please see
manual.” Repeated every 5 hours
Horn: 3 chirps every minute
Power/Smoke LED: Three Flashes approximately once a minute
CO LED: Off
HOW TO INSTALL THIS ALARM
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:
__________________________________________________________________
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 reenter 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:
__________________________________________________________________
NOTE: A qualified appliance technician is defined as “a person, firm,
corporation, or company that either in person or through a representative, is
engaged in and responsible for the installation, testing, servicing, or replacement of heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) equipment, combustion
appliances and equipment, and/or gas fireplaces or other decorative
combustion equipment.”
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:
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.”
Action:
1. Press & Hold Test Button
“Dead air” spaces may prevent smoke from reaching the Smoke/CO Alarm.
To avoid dead air spaces, follow installation recommendations below.
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.
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.
IF THE SMOKE ALARM SOUNDS
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.
•
AVOIDING 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.
Alarm will say nothing.
RESPONDING TO AN ALARM
•
•
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.
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.
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WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF FIRE, Continued
• 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.
Alarms have various limitations. See "General Limitations of Smoke/CO
Alarms" for details.
OPERATING THIS ALARM USING YOUR IR REMOTE
CONTROL
This alarm can be operated using most household IR remote controls. Most
functions can be controlled including testing, silencing the alarm, silencing
the low battery chirp and programming the alarm. The following procedure is
the same for all functions: Standing no further than 20 feet (6 meters) away
from the alarm, aim your IR remote at the alarm and press the CHANNEL or
VOLUME button for at least 3-5 seconds. Depending on what mode your
alarm is in, these actions will cause the alarm to respond appropriately. If the
alarm does not respond to your remote control, there may be an obstruction
between you and the alarm, you may be standing too far away, or your remote
control may not be compatible.
HOW TO DISABLE THE IR REMOTE CONTROL FEATURE
You may need to disable the IR Remote Control feature because your alarm is
located in an area that is in the path of your remote control and is setting off
the alarm unintentionally. If alarm cannot be re-located to an optimal location,
follow these steps:
1) Open the battery drawer.
2) While holding down the test button, close the battery drawer. You will hear
a chirp. Your IR Remote Control feature is now disabled.
Note: You can re-enable your IR Remote Control feature by opening the
battery drawer and closing it WITHOUT holding down the test button.
Remember, when you change batteries, you must follow the steps above to
keep the IR Remote Control feature disabled.
USING THE SILENCE FEATURES
Never remove the batteries to quiet an unwanted alarm. Removing the
batteries disables the alarm and removes your protection.
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.
The Silence Feature can temporarily quiet an unwanted alarm for several
minutes. You can silence this Smoke/CO Alarm two ways:
1. Manually: Press the Test/Silence button on the alarm cover for at least
3-5 seconds.
2. Using Your Remote Control: See section “OPERATING THIS ALARM
USING YOUR IR REMOTE CONTROL”.
After the Test/Silence or remote control 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.
If the smoke has not cleared–or
continues to increase–the device
will go back into alarm.
The CO alarm will remain silent for
up to 4 minutes.
After 4 minutes, if CO levels remain
potentially dangerous the horn will
start sounding again.
SILENCING THE LOW BATTERY WARNING
This silence feature can temporarily quiet the low battery warning “chirp” for
up to 8 hours. You can silence the low battery warning “chirp” two ways:
1. Manually: Press the Test/Silence button on the alarm cover.
2. Using Your Remote Control: See section “OPERATING THIS ALARM
USING YOUR IR REMOTE CONTROL”.
Once the low battery warning “chirp” silence feature is activated, the unit
continues to flash the Green light once 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 or use your remote
control again. The unit will go into Test Mode and the low battery warning will
resume (LED flashes and unit sounds “chirp” once a minute).
SILENCING THE END OF LIFE SIGNAL
This silence feature can temporarily quiet the End of Life warning “chirp” for
up to 2 days. You can silence the End of Life warning “chirp” by pressing the
Test/Silence button. The horn will chirp, acknowledging that the End of Life
silence feature has been activated.
After approximately 2 days, the End of Life “chirp” will resume.
After approximately 2-3 weeks the End of Life warning cannot be silenced.
WEEKLY TESTING
• 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.
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.
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You can test this Smoke/CO Alarm two ways:
1. Manually: Press and hold the Test/Silence button on the
Alarm cover until Alarm Voice says “Testing” (typically
3-5 seconds).
2. Using Your Remote Control: See section “OPERATING
THIS ALARM USING YOUR IR REMOTE CONTROL”.
During testing, you will see and hear the following sequence:
2
• 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.
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.
• 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.
Choosing a replacement battery:
Your Smoke/CO Alarm requires two standard AA alkaline batteries. The
following batteries are acceptable as replacements: Eveready Energizer E91.
These batteries are available at many local retail stores.
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”).
To replace the batteries (without removing Alarm from the ceiling or wall):
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
AB
batteries with the terminals on the unit.
4. Close the battery compartment, and then test
the unit by pressing the Test/Silence button or
by using your remote control.
NOTE: See section “OPERATING THIS ALARM USING YOUR IR REMOTE
CONTROL” for important information on disabling and enabling the IR
feature.
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