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First Alert CO615 User Manual

First alert plug-in carbon monoxide alarm user's manual.
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BASIC SAFETY INFORMATION
USER'S MANUAL
Dangers, Warnings, and Cautions alert you to important operating
instructions or to potentially hazardous situations. Pay special
PLUG-IN CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM
attention to these items.
WITH BATTERY BACK-UP AND SILENCE FEATURES
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.
Do not stand too close to the unit when the alarm is sounding. It is
loud to wake you in an emergency. Exposure to the horn at close
range may harm your hearing.
Do not paint over the unit. Paint may clog the openings to the sensing
chambers and prevent the unit from operating properly.
This unit must be powered by a 24-hour circuit. Be sure the circuit
cannot be turned off by a switch, dimmer, or ground fault circuit
interrupter. Failure to connect this unit to a 24-hour circuit may
prevent it from providing constant protection.
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This Alarm must have AC or battery power to operate. If AC power
120VAC
60Hz, 0.09 A
fails and the battery is dead or missing, the alarm cannot operate.
Test the Alarm once a week. If the Alarm ever fails to test correctly,
have it replaced immediately! If the Alarm is not working properly, it
IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND SAVE.
cannot alert you to a problem.
This unit was shipped with a user's manual that contains important
information about its operation. If you are installing this unit for use by others,
This Carbon Monoxide Alarm is intended for residential use and is
you must leave this manual—or a copy of it—with the end user.
not suitable for use in hazardous locations as defined in the National
Electrical Code.
This product is intended for use in ordinary indoor locations of family
Printed in Mexico
living units. It is not designed to measure CO levels in compliance with
Model CO615
M08-0150-001 Q 10/06
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
TABLE OF CONTENTS
carbon monoxide and your medical condition contact your physician.
Basic Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-2
Where To Install This Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
INSTALLATION
Where This Alarm Should Not Be Installed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
WHERE TO INSTALL THIS ALARM
Before You Begin Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
How To Install This CO Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that a CO Alarm
should be centrally located outside of each separate sleeping area in the
How Your Alarm Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
immediate vicinity of the bedrooms. For added protection, install additional
If Your CO Alarm Sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
CO Alarms in each separate bedroom, and on every level of your home.
What To Do if CO is Detected . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
In general, install Carbon Monoxide Alarms:
Using the Silence Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
WHERE YOU CAN HEAR THE ALARM FROM ALL SLEEPING AREAS
Using the Remote Control Test/Silence Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Using the Peak CO Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
In or near bedrooms and living areas or wherever you suspect a CO
exposure is likely.
Understanding the Light, Horn, and Display Patterns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
On each level of a multi-level home.
Weekly Testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Regular Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
What You Need To Know About CO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-6
Improper location can affect the sensitive electronic components in this Alarm.
What is CO? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Please see "Where this Alarm Should Not Be Installed".
Symptoms of CO Poisoning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Recommended Placement
Finding the Source of CO After an Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Potential Sources of CO in the Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
How Can I Protect My Family From CO Poisoning? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Regulatory Information For CO Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
General Limitations Of CO Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Troubleshooting Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
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© 2006 BRK Brands, Inc., a Subsidiary of Jarden Corporation
All rights reserved.
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LIVING ROOM
Consumer Affairs: (800) 323-9005 • www.firstalert.com
BASEMENT
REQUIRED TO MEET NFPA RECOMMENDATIONS
SUGGESTED AREAS FOR INSTALLING ADDITIONAL CO ALARMS
NOTE: For any location, make sure no door or other obstruction could keep
carbon monoxide from reaching the Alarm.
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   Summary of Contents for First Alert CO615

  • Page 1

    If the Alarm is not working properly, it cannot alert you to a problem. • This Carbon Monoxide Alarm is intended for residential use and is not suitable for use in hazardous locations as defined in the National Electrical Code.

  • Page 2: Installation, Where This Alarm Should Not Be Installed, Before You Begin Installation

    INSTALLATION, Continued WHERE THIS ALARM SHOULD NOT BE INSTALLED To avoid causing damage to the unit, to provide optimum protection, and to prevent unnecessary alarms, Do NOT locate this Alarm: • In garages, kitchens, crawl spaces and unfinished attics. Avoid extremely dusty, dirty or greasy areas.

  • Page 3: How Your Alarm Works, If Your Co Alarm Sounds, Using The Silence Feature

    HOW YOUR ALARM WORKS THE COVER OF YOUR ALARM IF YOUR CO ALARM SOUNDS WHAT TO DO IF CARBON MONOXIDE IS DETECTED 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 SOUNDS: 1.

  • Page 4: Understanding The Light, Horn, And Display Patterns

    LED flashes Red in sync with the horn, simulating an Alarm condition. LOW OR MISSING BATTERY Green LED On if AC power is present CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM LED flashes Red in sync with horn PRE-ALARM CONDITION Green power LED On if AC power is...

  • Page 5: Weekly Testing, Regular Maintenance, What You Need To Know About Co, Symptoms Of Co Poisoning

    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.

  • Page 6: How Can I Protect My Family From Co Poisoning, Regulatory Information For Co Alarms

    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: •...

  • Page 7: Troubleshooting Guide, Limited Warranty

    If you have any questions that cannot be answered by reading this manual, call Consumer Affairs: 1-800-323-9005. BRK Brands, Inc., ("BRK") the maker of First Alert 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.

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  • Rob Oppenheim Aug 26, 2013 01:15:
    This manual is the original version "M08-​0150-001 Q 10/06"​; (I guess that is Oct 2006). My alarm came with a newer version of the manual - rev "M08-​0150-007 Q 09/10"​; - which has some significan​t feature changes. I scanned in my paper manual and uploaded it to this site.

    To see it, try searching for FirstAlert​-CO615-v2-​user-manua​l.pdf

    The new manual says the Peak CO readout will auto reset after 24 hours (the old manual said it did not reset until you cleared it - which I would prefer. There are advantages to both ways. Ideally it would show you both).

    Th​e new manual does not describe using a TV remote control to silence the CO alarm - I do not know if that feature is still in the product or not, but it is not in the manual.

    B​oth the warranty and life expectancy are longer - 7 years vs 5 before.

    T​here may be other difference​s too, I am not sure.