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First Alert SA710 User Manual

First alert smoke and fire alarm user's manual.
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FIRE SAFETY TIPS
USER'S MANUAL
Follow safety rules and prevent hazardous situations: 1) Use smoking
SMOKE AND FIRE* ALARM
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-
trical circuits; 5) Keep stoves, barbecue grills, fireplaces and chimneys
grease- and debris-free; 6) Never leave anything cooking on the stove
unattended; 7) Keep portable heaters and open flames, like candles,
away from flammable materials; 8) Don't let rubbish accumulate.
Keep alarms clean, and test them weekly. Replace alarms immediately
if they are not working properly. Smoke Alarms that do not work cannot
alert 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 means of escape from an upper floor in case stairs are
blocked.
BEFORE YOU INSTALL THIS SMOKE ALARM
Important! Read "Recommended Locations for Smoke Alarms"
IMPORTANT!
and "Locations to Avoid for Smoke Alarms" before beginning. This
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND SAVE.
unit monitors the air, and when smoke reaches its sensing chamber,
This user's manual contains important information about your Smoke
it alarms. It can give you more time to escape before fire spreads.
Alarm's operation. If you are installing this Smoke Alarm for use by
This unit can ONLY give an early warning of developing fires if it is
others, you must leave this manual—or a copy of it—with the end user.
installed, maintained and located where smoke can reach it, and where
all residents can hear it, as described in this manual. This unit will not
sense gas, heat, or flame. It cannot prevent or extinguish fires.
Understand The Different Type of Smoke Alarms
Battery powered or electrical? Different Smoke Alarms provide
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Model SA710
different types of protection. See "About Smoke Alarms" for details.
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Know Where To Install Your Smoke Alarms
Fire Safety Professionals recommend at least one Smoke Alarm on
TABLE OF CONTENTS
every level of your home, in every bedroom, and in every bedroom
hallway or separate sleeping area. See "Recommended Locations
Fire Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
For Smoke Alarms" and "Locations To Avoid For Smoke Alarms" for
Before You Install This Smoke Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
details.
How To Install This Smoke Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Know What Smoke Alarms Can and Can't Do
Optional Locking Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
A Smoke Alarm can help alert you to fire, giving you precious time to
Weekly Testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
escape. It can only sound an alarm once smoke reaches the sensor.
Regular Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
See "Limitations of Smoke Alarms" for details.
If This Smoke Alarm Sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Check Your Local Building Codes
What To Do In Case Of Fire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
This Smoke Alarm is designed to be used in a typical single-family
Using the Silence Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
home. It alone will not meet requirements for boarding houses,
If You Suspect A Problem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
apartment buildings, hotels or motels. See "Special Compliance
Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Considerations" for details.
Recommended Locations For Smoke Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-5
Locations To Avoid For Smoke Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
About Smoke Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
This unit will not alert hearing impaired residents.
Special Compliance Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
It is recommended that you install special units which use
Limitations Of Smoke Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
devices like flashing strobe lights to alert hearing impaired
residents.
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Do not connect this unit to any other alarm or auxiliary
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device. It is a single-station unit that cannot be linked to
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other devices. Connecting anything else to this unit may
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prevent it from working properly.
Unit will not operate without battery power. The Smoke
Alarm cannot work until you install the battery in the correct
*All First Alert
Smoke Alarms conform to regulatory requirements,
®
position (Match "+" to "+" and "-" to "-").
including UL217 and are designed to detect particles of combustion.
This Smoke Alarm has a battery drawer which resists closing
Smoke particles of varying number and size are produced in all fires.
unless a battery is installed.
Ionization technology is generally more sensitive than photoelectric
technology at detecting small particles, which tend to be produced
in greater amounts by flaming fires, which consume combustible
Do not install this unit over an electrical junction box.
materials rapidly and spread quickly. Sources of these fires may include
Air currents around junction boxes can prevent smoke from
paper burning in a wastebasket, or a grease fire in the kitchen.
reaching the sensing chamber and prevent the unit from
alarming. Only AC powered units are intended for installation
Photoelectric technology is generally more sensitive than ionization
over junction boxes.
technology at detecting large particles, which tend to be produced
in greater amounts by smoldering fires, which may smolder for
Do not stand too close to the unit when the alarm is sounding.
hours before bursting into flame. Sources of these fires may include
It is loud to wake you in an emergency. Exposure to the horn
cigarettes burning in couches or bedding.
at close range may harm your hearing.
For maximum protection, use both types of Smoke Alarms on each
Do not paint over the unit. Paint may clog the openings to
level and in every bedroom of your home.
the sensing chamber and prevent the unit from operating
properly.
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   Summary of Contents for First Alert SA710

  • Page 1

    Regular Maintenance ........3 If This Smoke Alarm Sounds .......4 What To Do In Case Of Fire .

  • Page 2: How To Install This Smoke Alarm

    • Pliers or utility knife, to activate optional “tamper-resistant” locking features FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE STEPS! If you want to lock the battery drawer, or lock the Smoke Alarm to the mounting bracket, please read the “Optional Locking Features” section before you begin installation.

  • Page 3: Optional Locking Features, Weekly Testing, Regular Maintenance

    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.

  • Page 4: If This Smoke Alarm Sounds, Using The Silence Feature, If You Suspect A Problem

    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 5: Recommended Locations For Smoke Alarms, Locations To Avoid For Smoke Alarms

    On ceilings, install Smoke Alarms as close to the center of the ceiling as possible. If this is not possible, install the Smoke Alarm at least 4 inches (102 mm) from the wall or corner. For wall mounting (if allowed by building codes), the top edge of Smoke Alarms should be placed between 4 and 12 inches (102 and 305 mm) from the wall/ceiling line, below typical “dead air”...

  • Page 6: About Smoke Alarms, Special Compliance Considerations, Limitations Of Smoke Alarms

    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 M08-0049-005 K1 05/07...

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