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Firex FADC User Manual

120v ac ionization smoke alarm with 9v battery back-up.
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110-1082B
12/12/06
120V AC
Ionization
Smoke Alarm
9V Battery
with
Back-up
The ionization type alarms are generally more effective at detecting fast, flaming
fires which consume combustible materials rapidly and spread quickly. Sources of
these fires may include flammable liquids or paper burning in a waste container.
The photoelectric type alarms are generally more effective at detecting slow,
smoldering fires which smolder for hours before bursting into flame. Sources of
these fires may include cigarettes burning in couches or bedding. However, both
types of alarms are designed to provide adequate detection of both types of fires. If
you desire the benefits of both systems, you should install smoke alarms that
combine in one alarm both photoelectric and ionization sensing technologies.
SMOKE ALARM FEATURES
• This smoke alarm is powered by 120V AC and a 9-volt battery back-up
source. AC/DC smoke alarms offer added protection in the event of a
power failure or a drained battery.
• Unique power connector prevents interconnection with incompatible
smoke alarms or security systems.
• This smoke alarm may be interconnected with as many as 11 other Firex
model FADC, AD, ADC, PAD or FX1218 smoke alarms, and as many as
6 Firex model ADH heat alarms for a total of not more than 18 intercon-
nected devices.
• Optional tamper-resist feature can serve as a safeguard against tampering.
• The smoke alarm will sound a short beep about once a minute if the bat-
tery is weak or improperly connected. Item 4718 also blinks the red LED
4 times each minute to help identify the alarm.
• Green and red LED indicator(s) show when the smoke alarm is receiving
AC power, working under normal operation, in alarm, or under false
alarm control.
• Loud alarm horn—85 decibels at 10 feet—sounds to alert you to
an emergency.
• This alarm incorporates the internationally recognized horn signal for
evacuation. During alarm mode, the horn produces three short beeps fol-
lowed by a 2 second pause and then repeats. This pattern is somewhat
different than the previous alarm sound, which continually beeped.
• Test button checks smoke alarm operation and activates False Alarm
Control feature which quiets unwanted alarms for up to 15 minutes.
• Item 4718 features a latching LED which blinks the initiating alarm's red
LED 3 times each minute until manually reset.
• Item 4718 has a ramp-up test horn feature which emits 2 reduced-volume
beeps before reaching the full 85db level during testing.
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    • This smoke alarm may be interconnected with as many as 11 other Firex model FADC, AD, ADC, PAD or FX1218 smoke alarms, and as many as 6 Firex model ADH heat alarms for a total of not more than 18 intercon- nected devices.

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    110-1082B 12/12/06 4:01 PM Page 2 IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION PLEASE READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS W A R N I N G • This smoke alarm requires constant 120-volt, AC power AND a working 9-volt battery to operate properly. This smoke alarm WILL NOT work if AC power is not connected or has failed or been interrupt- ed for any reason AND the battery is removed, drained or improperly connected.

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    110-1082B 12/12/06 4:01 PM Page 3 fast-burning, explosive, or intentional. Others are caused by care- lessness or safety hazards. Smoke may not reach the smoke alarm QUICKLY ENOUGH to ensure safe escape. • Smoke alarms have limitations. This smoke alarm is not foolproof and is not warranted to protect lives or property from fire.

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    110-1082B 12/12/06 4:01 PM Page 4 FOR BEST PROTECTION, WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU INSTALL A SMOKE ALARM IN EVERY ROOM. In addition, we recommend that all smoke alarms be interconnected. Typical Efficiency Home (Apartment) • Install a smoke alarm on the ceiling or wall closest to the sleeping area.

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    110-1082B 12/12/06 4:01 PM Page 5 IMPORTANT SMOKE ALARM PLACEMENT AND EXCEPTION INFORMATION • Install a smoke alarm as close to the center of the ceiling as possi- ble. If this is not practical, mount no closer than 4 inches from a wall or corner.

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    8. Attach connector plug to pins on back of smoke alarm. Plug will only fit one way Battery and will snap into place. 9. Gently tug connector to be sure it is attached securely. Battery Door Remove thin FADC plastic...

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    This smoke alarm may be interconnected with as many as 11 other Firex model FADC, AD, ADC, PAD or FX1218 smoke alarms, and as many as 6 Firex model ADH heat alarms for a total of not more than 18 interconnected devices. DO NOT con- nect to any other type or model smoke alarm.

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    4:01 PM Page 8 FALSE ALARM CONTROL Model FADC features a False Alarm Control that, when activated, quiets unwanted alarms for up to 15 minutes. To use the False Alarm Control: Press and release the test button during an unwanted alarm.

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    110-1082B 12/12/06 4:01 PM Page 9 NOTE: If smoke alarms are interconnected, all smoke alarms should sound an alarm within three seconds after any test button is pushed and the tested smoke alarm sounds. 3. If smoke alarm does not sound, turn off power at main fuse box or circuit breaker and check wiring.

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    If the smoke alarm is no longer under warranty, have a licensed electrician replace the smoke alarm immediately with a compara- ble Firex brand smoke alarm. PRACTICE FIRE SAFETY If the smoke alarm sounds its alarm horn, and you have not pushed the test button, it is warning of a dangerous situation.

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    110-1082B 12/12/06 4:01 PM Page 11 TROUBLESHOOTING DANGER: Always turn off power at main fuse box or circuit breaker before taking trouble- shooting action. WARNING: DO NOT disconnect battery or AC power to quiet an unwanted alarm. This will remove your protection. Fan the air or open a window to remove smoke or dust.

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    110-1082B 12/12/06 4:01 PM Page 12 WARRANTY INFORMATION 5-YEAR LIMITED SMOKE ALARM WARRANTY AND 10-YEAR LIMITED ULTRALIFE U9VL-J LITHIUM BATTERY WARRANTY (WHEN SOLD WITH INVENSYS CONTROLS AMERICAS SMOKE ALARM) Invensys Controls Americas warrants to the original consumer purchaser each new smoke alarm to be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use and service for a period of five (5) years from the date of purchase.

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