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First Alert SA304 User Manual

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USER'S MANUAL
SMOKE ALARM WITH
SILENCE AND
ESCAPE LIGHT
®
FEATURES
IMPORTANT!
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND SAVE.
This user's manual contains important information about your Smoke
Alarm's operation. If you are installing this Smoke Alarm for use by
others, you must leave this manual—or a copy of it—with the end user.
Model SA304
M08-0069-004 J1 02/05 Printed in Mexico
TABLE OF CONTENTS
BEFORE YOU INSTALL THIS SMOKE ALARM
IMPORTANT! Read "Recommended Locations for Smoke Alarms"
Fire Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
and "Locations to Avoid for Smoke Alarms" before beginning. This
Before You Install This Smoke Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
unit monitors the air, and when smoke reaches its sensing chamber, it
How To Install This Smoke Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
alarms. It can give you more time to escape before fire spreads. This
Optional Locking Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
unit can ONLY give an early warning of developing fires if it is installed,
Weekly Testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
maintained and located where smoke can reach it, and where all resi-
Regular Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
dents can hear it, as described in this manual. This unit will not sense
If This Smoke Alarm Sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
gas, heat, or flame. It cannot prevent or extinguish fires.
What To Do In Case Of Fire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Understand The Different Type of Smoke Alarms
Using the Silence Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Battery powered or electrical? Different Smoke Alarms provide
If You Suspect A Problem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
different types of protection. See "About Smoke Alarms" for details.
Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Know Where To Install Your Smoke Alarms
Recommended Locations For Smoke Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Fire Safety Professionals recommend at least one Smoke Alarm on
Locations To Avoid For Smoke Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
every level of your home, in every bedroom, and in every bedroom
About Smoke Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
hallway or separate sleeping area. See "Recommended Locations For
Special Compliance Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Smoke Alarms" and "Locations To Avoid For Smoke Alarms" for details.
Limitations Of Smoke Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Know What Smoke Alarms Can and Can't Do
All Rights Reserved. © 2005 BRK Brands, Inc.
A Smoke Alarm can help alert you to fire, giving you precious time to
BRK Brands, Inc., 3901 Liberty Street Road, Aurora, IL 60504-8122
escape. It can only sound an alarm once smoke reaches the sensor.
Consumer Affairs: (800) 323-9005 • www.firstalert.com
See "Limitations of Smoke Alarms" for details.
Check Your Local Building Codes
All First Alert
®
Smoke Alarms conform to regulatory requirements,
This Smoke Alarm is designed to be used in a typical single-family
including UL217 and are designed to detect particles of combustion.
home. It alone will not meet requirements for boarding houses,
Smoke particles of varying number and size are produced in all fires.
apartment buildings, hotels or motels. See "Special Compliance
Ionization technology is generally more sensitive than photoelectric
Considerations" for details.
technology at detecting small particles, which tend to be produced
in greater amounts by flaming fires, which consume combustible
materials rapidly and spread quickly. Sources of these fires may include
paper burning in a wastebasket, or a grease fire in the kitchen.
This unit will not alert hearing impaired residents. It is recom-
Photoelectric technology is generally more sensitive than ionization
mended that you install special units which use devices like
technology at detecting large particles, which tend to be produced
flashing strobe lights to alert the hearing impaired.
in greater amounts by smoldering fires, which may smolder for
Do not connect this unit to any other alarm or auxiliary
hours before bursting into flame. Sources of these fires may include cig-
device. It is a single-station unit that cannot be linked to
arettes burning in couches or bedding.
other devices. Connecting anything else to this unit may
For maximum protection, use both types of Smoke Alarms on each
prevent it from working properly.
level and in every bedroom of your home.
Unit will not operate without battery power. The Smoke
Alarm cannot work until you install the battery in the correct
position (Match "+" to "+" and "-" to "-").
FIRE SAFETY TIPS
This Smoke Alarm has a battery drawer which resists closing
unless a battery is installed. This warns you the unit will not
Follow safety rules and prevent hazardous situations: 1) Use smoking
operate without a battery.
materials properly. Never smoke in bed. 2) Keep matches or lighters
away from children; 3) Store flammable materials in proper containers;
4) Keep electrical appliances in good condition and don't overload elec-
Do not install this unit over an electrical junction box.
trical circuits; 5) Keep stoves, barbecue grills, fireplaces and chimneys
Air currents around junction boxes can prevent smoke from
grease- and debris-free; 6) Never leave anything cooking on the stove
reaching the sensing chamber and prevent the unit from
unattended; 7) Keep portable heaters and open flames, like candles,
alarming. Only AC powered units are intended for installation
away from flammable materials; 8) Don't let rubbish accumulate.
over junction boxes.
Keep alarms clean, and test them weekly. Replace alarms immediately if
Do not stand too close to the unit when the alarm is sounding.
they are not working properly. Smoke Alarms that do not work cannot alert
It is loud to wake you in an emergency. Exposure to the horn
at close range may harm your hearing.
you to a fire. Keep at least one working fire extinguisher on every floor, and
an additional one in the kitchen. Have fire escape ladders or other reliable
Do not paint over the unit. Paint may clog the openings to the
means of escape from an upper floor in case stairs are blocked.
sensing chamber and prevent the unit from operating properly.
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   Summary of Contents for First Alert SA304

  • Page 1

    Regular Maintenance ........3 If This Smoke Alarm Sounds ....... .3 What To Do In Case Of Fire .

  • Page 2: How To Install This Smoke Alarm

    These Smoke Alarms have two separate locking features: one to lock the battery compartment, and the other to lock the Smoke Alarm to the mounting bracket. You can choose to use either feature independently, or use them both. Tools you will need: • Needle-nose pliers or utility knife • Standard Flathead screwdriver.

  • Page 3: Weekly Testing, If You Suspect A Problem, Regular Maintenance, Limited Warranty

    Clean the Smoke Alarm as described in “Regular Maintenance,” and install a fresh battery, then test the Smoke Alarm again. If it fails to test properly when you use the test button, or if the problem persists, replace the Smoke Alarm immediately.

  • Page 4: Locations To Avoid For Smoke Alarms

    Installing Smoke Alarms in Single-Family Residences The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), recommends one Smoke Alarm on every floor, in every sleeping area, and in every bed- room. In new construction, the Smoke Alarms must be AC powered and interconnected. See “Agency Placement Recommendations” for details.

  • Page 5: About Smoke Alarms, Limitations Of Smoke Alarms, Special Compliance Considerations

    You should always replace a Smoke Alarm after 10 years from date of purchase. Write the purchase date on the space provided on back of unit. First Alert ® is a registered trademark of the First Alert Trust. Printed in Mexico M08-0069-004 J1 02/05...

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  • georges myara Aug 02, 2015 01:36:
    receiving from amazon first alert sa304a there is no battery connection​s in the unit