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First Alert co614 User Manual

First alert 120v plug-in carbon monoxide alarm user's manual.
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INTRODUCTION
USER'S MANUAL
BASIC SAFETY INFORMATION
120V PLUG-IN CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM WITH
BATTERY BACK-UP AND TEST/SILENCE
Dangers, Warnings, and Cautions alert you to important operating
instructions or to potentially hazardous situations. Pay special
attention to these items.
THIS IS NOT A SMOKE ALARM! This CO Alarm is designed to detect
Reliable Protection, Maximum
carbon monoxide from ANY source of combustion. It is NOT designed
Convenience!
to detect smoke, fire, or any other gas.
Just install the battery, plug
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This CO Alarm is approved for use in single-family residences.
the alarm into a regular outlet,
120V AC
test, and it's ready to go!
It is NOT designed for marine or RV use.
60 Hz 0.09A
Battery back-up keeps alarm
working if electricity fails.
This CO Alarm will only indicate the presence of carbon monoxide gas
Memory stores highest levels
at the sensor. Carbon monoxide gas may be present in other areas.
of CO detected. Easy to
display, easy to clear!
The Silence Feature is for your convenience only and will not correct
LISTED TO
a CO problem. Always check your home for a potential problem after
UL 2034
any alarm. Failure to do so can result in injury or death.
Printed in Mexico
Model CO614
M08-0190-002 P 01/08
This CO Alarm should receive continuous 120VAC, 60 Hz, pure sine
wave electrical power. (The battery is meant for emergency back-up
only). Do not use in an extension cord or outlet controlled by a dim-
mer or switch. In order for the emergency battery back-up to work,
IMPORTANT!
a working (fresh) battery must be properly installed.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND SAVE.
NEVER ignore your Carbon Monoxide Alarm if it alarms. Refer to
This user's manual contains important information about your Carbon
"If Your CO Alarm Sounds" for more information. Failure to do so can
Monoxide (CO) Alarm's operation. If you are installing this CO alarm for use
result in injury or death.
by others, you must leave this manual—or a copy of it—with the end user.
Test the CO Alarm once a week. If the CO Alarm ever fails to test
correctly, have it replaced immediately! If the CO Alarm is not working
properly, it cannot alert you to a problem.
This product is intended for use in ordinary indoor locations of family
TABLE OF CONTENTS
living units. It is not designed to measure CO levels in compliance
with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) commer-
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-2
cial or industrial standards. Individuals with medical conditions that
Basic Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
may make them more sensitive to carbon monoxide may consider
How Your CO Alarm Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
using warning devices which provide audible and visual signals for
Understanding Your CO Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
carbon monoxide concentrations under 30 ppm. For additional infor-
mation on carbon monoxide and your medical condition contact your
Using the Peak CO Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
physician.
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-3
Where to Install CO Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Where CO Alarms Should NOT Be Installed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
HOW YOUR CO ALARM WORKS
How to Install Your CO Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
If Your CO Alarm Sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-4
GENERAL INFORMATION
If the Alarm Signal Sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Using the Silence Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Leave your CO Alarm plugged in year-round. CO problems can occur any
Testing and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
time during the year, and this Alarm can only alert you if it is plugged in
Weekly Testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
and receiving power.
Regular Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
This CO Alarm is intended for use in a standard, unswitched 120V AC wall
Replacing the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
outlet. It is not intended for use in extension cords, power strips, or outlets
controlled by a switch or dimmer. These may not provide continuous power to
What You Need To Know About CO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-5
the unit. When fully powered, the unit samples the air and takes a new reading
What is CO? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
about every second. A microchip inside the unit stores each reading, and
Symptoms of CO Poisoning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
remembers the levels of CO it has been exposed to over time. The Alarm
sounds when it has been exposed to a "critical" level of CO (measured in
Finding the Source of CO After an Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
parts per million or "ppm") within a specified time (measured in minutes). This
Potential Sources of CO in the Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
CO Alarm features a permanently installed sensor, an indicator light, and an
How Can I Protect My Family? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
85 dB alarm horn. It also has a Silence Feature to temporarily quiet the alarm
horn.
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. UL2034 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Frequently Asked Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
MALFUNCTION WARNING
General Limitations Of CO Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
This unit performs self-diagnostic tests approximately every second. If the
Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Alarm malfunctions, replace it immediately.
THE COVER OF YOUR CO ALARM
© 2008 BRK Brands, Inc., a Jarden Corporation company (NYSE: JAH)
3901 Liberty Street Road, Aurora, IL 60504-8122
All rights reserved.
Consumer Affairs: (800) 323-9005 • www.firstalert.com
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Test/Silence/Scroll Button:
Press and release to select mode
(Test, Memory, Clear Memory);
Press and hold to activate mode,
or to silence the alarm.
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POWER/ALARM Light (Red)
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Digital Display
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Air Vents
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Alarm Horn: 85 dB audible
alarm for test, alarm, and unit
malfunction warning
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