This manual contains the following sections:
- Important Safety Information
- Battery Connections
- Battery Specification
- Maintenance and Cleaning
- Practice Fire Safety
- How to Replace the Battery
- Testing the Smoke Alarm
- Important Smoke Alarm Information for Tenants/Residents
Important Safety Information
- Test smoke alarm monthly using the ‘TEST’ button to ensure proper
- If the alarm sounds, and it is not being tested, it means the unit detected smoke. The sound of the alarm requires your immediate attention and action.
- Before using the Silence function, identify the source of the smoke and make sure you are safe. After a 10-minute silence, the unit will resume normal operation.
- Do not use an open flame to test your alarm.
Rating voltage: DC 9V (Carbon Zinc, Alkaline, Lithium Battery)
Maintenance and Cleaning
In addition to weekly testing, the alarm requires yearly battery replacement and periodic cleaning to remove dust, dirt, and debris.
To clean your alarm remove it from the bracket on the ceiling. You can clean it by using compressed air or a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment. Be sure all the vents are free of debris. Use a damp cloth to clean the alarm's cover.
This smoke alarm Uses a 9 volt battery. A fresh battery should last for one year under normal operating conditions. This alarm has a low battery monitor which will cause the alarm to "chirp" and at the same time the red LED will flash approx. every 32 seconds for a minimum of seven days when the battery gets low. Replace the battery when this condition occurs. Please refer to "How to replace the battery" section for more information.
Do not attempt to remove the cover to clean the inside. This will affect the warranty.
Practice Fire Safety
If the alarm sounds, and you have not pushed the test button, it is warning of a dangerous situation, your immediate response is necessary. To prepare for such occurrences, develop a family escape, discuss your fire plan with all household members, and practice it regularly.
How to Replace the Battery
- Remove the alarm body from the bracket.
- Take out the old battery, connect the new battery to power connector.
- Fix the battery into battery box, fit alarm body on bracket and turn the alarm body clockwise.
- Test smoke alarm using test button. The sound pattern is 3 beeps, a pause for 1.5 seconds, repeated. If there's no sound output, it means that the smoke alarm is faulty, or the battery has been installed incorrectly. If this occurs, please refer to the "troubleshooting" section for help.
Testing the Smoke Alarm
Test the unit to ensure proper operation by pressing the test button for at least 5 seconds, this will sound the alarm if the electronic circuitry, horn and battery are working. If no alarm sounds, the unit has a defective battery or other failures. DO NOT use an open flame to test your alarm, you could damage the alarm or ignite combustible materials and start a fire.
Weekly testing is required.
Due to the loudness (85 decibels) of the alarm, always stand an arms-length away from the unit when testing. Test the alarm weekly to ensure proper operation. Erratic or a low sound coming from your alarm may indicate a defective smoke alarm.
If the alarm sounds, and it is not being tested, it means the unit is sensing smoke. The sound of the alarm requires your immediate attention and action.
Important Smoke Alarm Information for Tenants/Residents
Your obligations are to:
- Test your smoke alarms periodically by depressing the “Test Button”. You should hear an audible alarm to confirm proper operation.
- Keep all smoke alarms clean and obstruction-free and please remember to never paint the alarms; and
- Avoid deactivating or interfering with smoke alarm operation (other than testing)
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