User’s Guide 810-1368 REV. A 12/99 By KIDDE Safety AC Powered Nighthawk CO Alarm with Digital Display, Peak Level Memory and 9V Battery Backup For questions concerning your Carbon Monoxide Alarm, please call our Consumer Hotline at 1-800-880-6788. Please have the following information...
Notice we call this booklet a “User’s Guide” and not an “Owner’s Manual.” This is because our intention is you use this guide just as you will be using your Nighthawk CO alarm. Keep the guide in a handy location and refer to it when you have questions about your CO alarm, its functions and features, or if you have questions about carbon monoxide.
But, if you only read one part of this guide initially, read this page! Listed below are seven easy steps for setting up your Nighthawk CO alarm. Please read the entire guide for complete information. Setting up your CO alarm for first time operation: Step 1 Determine the best location for your CO alarm(s).
Of course, the loud 85 decibel alarm warns of higher levels. Nighthawk is the only CO alarm that gives you the choice of a direct-plug, a 6' power cord or table top unit all in one. Depending on how or where you wish to mount your unit, you can get exact- ly what you need for a perfect application.
(See “How to install your alarm on page 1-4). Pull-Out Transformer/Adapter This unique Nighthawk feature enables the alarm to be used as a direct plug unit, a wall mounted unit or a table top unit. More on how this unique feature is used for different application, page 1-4.
CO alarm is mounted too close to these appliances, it may alarm often and become a nuisance. If you must install a Nighthawk CO alarm near a cooking or heat- ing appliance, install AT LEAST 15 feet away from appliance.
7. Plug cord into electrical outlet. Table Top Alarm You can also use your Nighthawk CO alarm as a table top unit. Simply follow the above steps for removing adapter, then instead of mounting to a wall, simply pull out slide support and stand on table, bedside stand, chest of drawers, etc.
Part One – Your Nighthawk CO Alarm Normal Operating Characteristics When you first power up the unit, the alarm will sound briefly to let you know the unit is receiving power and that the alarm circuit is functioning. You should see three eights on the digital display, indicat- ing the alarm is in the start-up mode.
Part One – Your Nighthawk CO Alarm How to Test Your Alarm (continued) NOTE: Pressing the Test/Reset button tests the functions of the alarm’s internal components, circuitry and micro-computer. YOU DO NOT NEED TO PRESS THE TEST BUTTON TO TAKE A CO READING.
30 or more for short periods of time, by using the Peak level memory feature on the Nighthawk CO alarm you can view concentra- tions of CO between 11 and 30 PPM. Use the low-level concentrations shown in memory as a tool in identifying the source of the CO.
Part Two – Carbon Monoxide-The Silent Killer What is Carbon Monoxide? Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless, poisonous gas created when any fuel is burned – gasoline, propane, natural gas, oil, wood, coal, and even tobacco. When combustion air is lim- ited, more CO is produced.
Part Two – Carbon Monoxide-The Silent Killer Home Safety Tips What You Can Do... • Buy only appliances approved by a nationally recognized testing laboratory. • Choose fuel-burning appliances that can be vented to the outdoors, whenever possible. • Make sure appliances are installed according to manufacturer’s instructions and local building codes.
Part Three – What You Should Know Before the Alarm Sounds Learn the difference between dangerous levels, high levels, mid levels and low levels: Dangerous levels, when someone is experiencing symptoms of CO poisoning and CO readings are generally above 100 ppm.
Part Four – What to Do When the Alarm Sounds Determine if anyone in the household is experiencing symptoms of CO poisoning. Many cases of reported CO poisoning indicate that while victims are aware they are not well, they become so disoriented they are unable to save themselves by either exiting the build- ing or calling for assistance.
• The house was ventilated before they arrived and the fresh air caused the CO to dissipate. The peak level function on your Nighthawk CO alarm helps the responders know how severe the problem was before they arrived. • The CO problem was caused by a source that fluctuates on and off, sometimes creating CO and sometimes not.
30 ppm. Accuracy of the Digital Display Each Nighthawk CO Alarm is calibrated at a CO concentration of 150 ppm in air, at 80˚ F (+/- 10˚ F) and 40% (+/- 3%) relative humid- ity. Depending on the ambient condition (temperature, humidity) and the condition of the sensor, the alarm readings may vary.
CO for a short period of time. The microchip inside your Nighthawk CO alarm monitors the air for the presence of carbon monoxide and computes the levels and length of exposure, alarming when you should be con- cerned about CO exposure.
(ie: warning signals that indicate the presence of CO less than 30 ppm.)”. Nighthawk CO alarms can not display CO concentrations detected below 30 ppm. Under normal conditions, however, by pressing the peak level button, concentrations of CO detected below 30 ppm will be displayed.
Page 6-3 and 6-4 contain vital information about the various readings you may see on your display. We suggest you keep this User’s Guide handy for reference. Your new Nighthawk carbon monoxide ed electronic device – yet very simple to understand. Basically, the unit will display a “0”...
Part Six – Display Reading and What They Mean Readings You May See When Unit is AC Powered Display Shows Steady “Err” and flashing dot Readings You May See When Unit is on Temporary Battery Backup Display Shows Flashing dot Flashing dot and “Err”...
Wall Mount Diagram If you are going to mount your Nighthawk CO alarm to the wall, you may use this guide for exact placement of the two wall mount screws provided. For more information about mounting to the wall, please refer to page 1-4.
Important: Do not remove back cover. Back cover removal will void warranty. Your Nighthawk Carbon Monoxide Alarm is not a substitute for prop- erty, disability, life or other insurance of any kind. Appropriate insur- ance coverage is your responsibility. Consult your insurance agent.