Smoke alarm user manual - Generic Main with 9v Battery Backup

This manual contains the following sections:


Main Power Source: 220-240 V AC/50 Hz

Backup battery: DC 9V battery

Important Safety Information

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Do not use an open flame to test your alarm.

Battery Replacement

The 9V backup battery should last for at least one year under normal operating conditions.  The smoke alarm has a low battery indicator, and an audible "chirp".  It will operate at 30 - 40 second intervals for a minimum of 30 days.  Replace the battery when this indication occurs.

Maintenance and Cleaning

This alarm requires periodic cleaning to remove dust, dirt, and debris. Use a vacuum cleaner or soft brush. Clean all sides and covers. Clear the immediate area surrounding the alarm.

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.

Testing the Smoke Alarm

  1. Test any alarm by depressing the button on the face OR by using artificial smoke
    • When tested, the tested alarm will sound as though there is smoke present; this will occur for a few moments before triggering any interconnected alarms.

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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