MODEL FCD3N—User’s Manual Battery-Operated Carbon Monoxide Alarm M06-1042-001 7/00...
TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION ........2 Basic Safety Information .
WARNING! NEVER ignore your carbon monoxide alarm if it alarms. Refer to “If Your CO Alarm Sounds” for more information. Failure to do so can result in injury or death.
CO is consistently present (a slow CO leak on a fuel-burning appliance). This carbon monoxide alarm features a permanently installed sensor, three colored indicator lights, and an 85 dB alarm horn. It also has a silence feature to temporarily quiet the alarm horn.
WHAT THE LIGHTS AND ALARM TONES MEAN WELCOME CHIRP. BATTERY SERVICE ALARM Horn chirps and battery light blinks green once when battery is first connected. ALARM RECEIVING BATTERY POWER BATTERY SERVICE ALARM BATTERY light flashes GREEN twice a minute. Horn is silent. LOW BATTERY WARNING.
CO ALARM SPECIFICATIONS Gas Detection at Typical Temperature and Humidity Ranges: The CO Alarm is not formulated to detect CO levels below 30 ppm typically. UL tested for false alarm resistance to Methane (500 ppm), Butane (300 ppm), Heptane (500 ppm), Ethyl Acetate (200 ppm), Isopropyl Alcohol (200 ppm) and Carbon Dioxide (5000 ppm).
CHAPTER 2: Installation WHERE TO INSTALL CO ALARMS The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recommends the use of at least one CO Alarm per household, located near the sleeping area. For added protection, install additional CO Alarms in each separate bedroom, and on every level of your home.
WHERE NOT TO INSTALL YOUR CO ALARM DO NOT locate this CO Alarm: • In garages, kitchens, furnace rooms, or in any extremely dusty, dirty or greasy areas. • Closer than 20 feet from a furnace or other fuel burning heat source, or fuel burning appliances like a water heater.
HOW TO INSTALL YOUR CO ALARM Read “Where To Install Your CO Alarm” before starting. This CO Alarm can be used on a tabletop or mounted on the wall. For tabletop use, choose a table no taller than 36” (92 cm); a fall from a high table could damage the Alarm’s sensitive components.
For Tabletop Use 1. Close the battery compartment by sliding the mounting bracket/battery door back onto the back of the CO Alarm. 2. Test the CO Alarm as described below. 3. Set the CO Alarm in plain view on a table where it will not be blocked by any obstructions.Table height should not exceed 36”...
CHAPTER 3: If Your CO Alarm Sounds WARNING! 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 Alarm Sounds: 1.
Using the Silence Feature WARNING! NEVER remove the batteries from your CO Alarm to silence the horn. Use the silence feature. Removing the batteries removes your protection! See previous page for details on responding to an alarm. The silence feature is intended to temporarily silence your CO Alarm’s alarm horn while you correct the problem—it will not correct a CO problem.
CHAPTER 4: Testing and Maintenance WEEKLY TESTING WARNING! DO NOT stand close to the alarm when the horn is sounding. Exposure at close range may be harmful to your hearing. When testing, step away when horn starts sounding. Push and hold the Test/Silence button on the cover until you hear a “chirp.”...
REGULAR MAINTENANCE To keep the CO Alarm in good working order: • Test it every week using the Test/Silence button. • Vacuum the CO Alarm cover once a month, using the soft brush attachment. Never use water, cleaners, or solvents, since these may damage the unit.
CHAPTER 5: What You Need To Know About CO What is CO? CO is an invisible, odorless, tasteless gas produced when fossil fuels do not burn completely, or are exposed to heat (usually ﬁre). Electrical appliances typically do not produce CO. These fuels include: Wood, coal, charcoal, oil, natural gas, gasoline, kerosene, and propane.
Potential Sources Of CO In The Home Fuel-burning appliances like: portable heater, gas or wood burning ﬁreplace, gas kitchen range or cooktop, gas clothes dryer. Damaged or insufﬁcient venting: corroded or disconnected water heater vent pipe, leaking chimney pipe or ﬂue, or cracked heat exchanger, blocked or clogged chimney opening.
How Can I Protect My Family? 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.
CHAPTER 6: Underwriters Laboratories Inc. UL2034 What Levels of CO Cause an Alarm? Underwriters Laboratories Inc. UL2034 deﬁnes three speciﬁc alarm points by which all residential CO Alarms must alarm. They are measured in parts per million (ppm) of CO over time (in minutes).
CHAPTER 7: Troubleshooting Guide Problem... The BATTERY Light turns YELLOW. It flashes and the horn “chirps” twice a minute. During testing, when you press and hold the Test/ Silence button, the BATTERY Light turns YELLOW. Horn chirps and yellow service light blinks three times every 30 seconds.
CHAPTER 8: General Limitations Of CO Alarms This CO Alarm is intended for residential use. It is not intended for use in industrial applications where Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for carbon monoxide alarms must be met. CO Alarms will not work without power. This alarm requires a 9V alkaline or lithium battery to operate.
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