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Ei Electronics Ei207/208 Series Instructions Manual

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Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Ei207/208 Series
Ei207 / Ei208 Carbon Monoxide Alarm Series
Read and retain carefully for as long as the product is being used. It contains vital information on the
operation and installation of your Alarm. This booklet should be regarded as part of the product.
If you are just installing the Alarm, this booklet must be given to the householder. This booklet is to be
given to any subsequent user.



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  • Page 1 Battery Powered Carbon Monoxide Alarms Ei207/208 Series Ei207 / Ei208 Carbon Monoxide Alarm Series Instructions Read and retain carefully for as long as the product is being used. It contains vital information on the operation and installation of your Alarm. This booklet should be regarded as part of the product.
  • Page 2 Model Chart 2xAAA Replaceable Batteries RF Module Model Capability Supplied Display Ei207 Ei207D Long Life Battery Built-in RF Module Model Capability Supplied Display Ei208 Ei208W Ei208WRF Ei208DW Ei208DWRF...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents page Read This First ..................Carbon Monoxide – The Silent Killer ..........Where to place CO Alarms ..............Installation ....................Testing / Monitoring & Maintenance ..........What to do when the alarm sounds ..........How to Protect your Family ............... Technical Specification ................
  • Page 4: Read This First

    1. Read This First • Congratulations on becoming the owner of an Ei Carbon Monoxide Alarm. This will help protect you and your household from the dangerous effects of Carbon Monoxide- the silent killer. • The Carbon Monoxide Alarm (CO Alarm) is powered up by carefully rotating it onto the mounting plate which activates the on/off switch.
  • Page 5: Carbon Monoxide - The Silent Killer

    2. Carbon Monoxide – The Silent Killer 2.1 What is Carbon Monoxide ? Many people are killed each year, and many more suffer ill health from Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning. CO is an invisible, odourless, tasteless and extremely toxic gas. It is produced by appliances and vehicles burning fuels, such as coal, oil, natural/ bottled gas, paraffin, wood, petrol, diesel, charcoal etc.
  • Page 6: Symptoms Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    2.3 Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Table A Concentration of CO in Air Inhalation Time (approx) and Symptoms Developed The maximum allowable concentration for continuous exposure in any 8 hour period according to OSHA *. Slight headache after 1.5 hours. Slight headache, fatigue, dizziness, nausea after 2-3 hours.
  • Page 7 Table B: CO Alarm Response Sounder Red Light Display Icon Display Icon (Pre Alarm) (before horn sounds) (after horn sounds) (Alarm) CO Gas Level Off* Blank Blank 0 < ppm < 10 ppm PPM level (flash) PPM level (flash) Off* on - 4 seconds, on - 4 seconds, 10 <...
  • Page 8 Pre-Alarm: When the Alarm detects over 43 ppm CO the red light flashes in accordance with Table B. This helps locate CO leaks as the unit gives an indication straight away. (Without this feature the CO level would need to be at 43 ppm CO for typically 72 minutes for an alarm sound to be given).
  • Page 9: Where To Place Co Alarms

    Table C: CO Alarm Memory Indicators Red Light Response CO Gas Level 24 Hours On Demand (Button Press) ppm > 43 ppm 2 flashes every minute (approx) 2 flashes ppm > 80 ppm 4 flashes every minute (approx) 4 flashes ppm >...
  • Page 10 - In a bedsit, the CO alarm should be placed as far away from the cooking appliance as possible, but near to where the person sleeps - If the appliance is in a room not normally used, such as a boiler room, the CO alarm should be placed just outside the room so that the alarm will be heard more easily.
  • Page 11 (13) In a bathroom or other areas where the CO alarm may be exposed to water splashes, dripping or condensation (e.g. above an electric kettle). (14) Near paint, thinners, solvent fumes or air fresheners. 3.31 If locating the CO alarm in a room with a fuel burning appliance (see figure 1) •...
  • Page 12 CO Alarm Figure 1 Location in room with a fuel burning appliance...
  • Page 13 CO Alarm CO Alarm Figure 2 Figure 3 Location in rooms with sloped ceilings, Location in bedrooms & other rooms the CO alarm should be located at the remote from the appliance high side of the room (i.e. at breathing level)
  • Page 14: Installation

    4. Installation Warning: The Installations of this apparatus should not be used for a subsitute for proper installation, use and maintenance of fuel buring appliances including appropriate ventilation and exhaust systems. 4.1 Installation Procedure 1. Select a location complying with the advice in ‘Where to place CO Alarms’...
  • Page 15 7. Carefully line up the Alarm on the base, gentle press home & twist on – see figure 4. (This connects Light the batteries). The red, amber & green lights will Amber immediately flash in sequence to show they are Light working.
  • Page 16: Testing / Monitoring & Maintenance

    If necessary it is possible to further secure or tamperproof the Alarm by using a No.2 or No.4 (2 to 3mm diameter - not supplied) self tapping screw 6 to 8mm long to firmly lock the Alarm and its mounting plate together (see figure 7). 5.
  • Page 17 Monitoring The Ei207 / 208 series CO alarm will self check (monitor) itself and give a status update every minute (approx) if there are any problems. The status of the alarm can also be checked on demand by using the test button. The table below shows the status response to both the self check and on demand testing.
  • Page 18 Use the narrow nozzle of a vacuum cleaner to remove fluff and other contamination from the cover slots and gas entry holes. Caution: Do not paint the CO Alarm. Remove the CO Alarm when decorating. Do not allow water or dust to contaminate the Alarm.
  • Page 19 (For Ei208 Models Only) These alarms uses powered for life lithium batteries and are not replaceable. Check the ‘Replace by’ label on the side wall - if it has been exceeded replace the entire unit. If the ‘Replace by’ date has not been exceeded, then the Alarm maybe faulty and needs to be returned to the manufacturer –...
  • Page 20: What To Do When The Alarm Sounds

    the Alarm into the smoke filled bag and seal it closed. Within seconds, the red light will begin to flash (as per Table B) to confirm that the Alarm has detected the CO gas in the bag. To check the Alarm sound, momentarily press the test button and within seconds the horn will sound briefly.
  • Page 21: How To Protect Your Family

    Note: When ventilation is provided by leaving the window and doors open, the CO build up may have dissipated by the time help arrives and the alarm may have stopped sounding. Although your problem may appear temporarily solved it is crucial that the source of the CO is determined and appropriate repairs made.
  • Page 22 (3) These appliances must “breathe in” air to burn the fuel properly. Know where the air comes from and ensure vents/air bricks etc. remain unobstructed (particularly after building work). (4) The appliances must also “breathe out” the waste gases (including the CO) – usually through a flue or chimney.
  • Page 23: Technical Specification

    8. Technical Specification Power : Two Alkaline AAA type batteries (replaceable) – Ei207 models Powered for life lithium battery (non-replaceable) – Ei208 models CO Sensitivity : Meets BS EN 50291:2010 Unit operates as per Table B (on page 8). Electromagnetic Compatibility : Complies with BS EN 50270 Test/Hush Button : Checks electronics and horn.
  • Page 24: Getting The Co Alarm Serviced

    If the Carbon Monoxide Alarm should become defective within the guarantee period, it must be returned to where it was purchased or alternatively to Ei Electronics, carefully packaged, with the problem clearly stated (see ‘Getting the CO Alarm Serviced’ section) along with proof of the date of purchase.
  • Page 25: Limitations Of Co Alarms

    11. Limitations of CO Alarms 1) The CO Alarm will not work without good batteries. If the batteries have been drained the Alarm will not give protection. Button test the Alarm weekly and on return from holidays and other long absences. (2) Carbon Monoxide must enter the unit for it to be detected.
  • Page 26 (5) CO Alarms are not a substitute for life insurance. House-holders are responsible for their own insurance. The CO Alarm warns of increasing CO levels, but we do not guarantee that this will protect everyone from CO poisoning. (6) CO Alarms are not suitable as early warning Smoke Alarms. Some fires produce Carbon Monoxide, but the response characteristics of these CO Alarms are such that they would not give sufficient warning of fire.
  • Page 27: Troubleshooting

    12. Troubleshooting ALARM DOES NOT WORK WITH THE TEST BUTTON: (1) Check the Alarm is secured correctly on the mounting plate. (2) Wait 15 seconds after connecting the power before button testing. (3) Hold button down firmly for at least 5 seconds. (4) Replace batteries (Ei207 models only).
  • Page 28 (6) If the Alarm is fitted with an RF Module, ensure that there are no problems with the other RF interconnected Alarms and that all Alarms are housecoded correctly. (7) Press the test/hush button to silence the alarm. If the unit continues to sound it is possibly defective and should be replaced (see ‘Getting the CO Alarm Serviced’...
  • Page 29: Display & Indicator Summary

    13. Display & Indicator Summary...
  • Page 30 Ei207 & 208 Indicator Summary Normal Operation Red LED Amber LED Green LED Sounder Power Up 1 flash 1 flash 1 flash Standby Button Test (Weekly) 1 Flash (every sec) Unit Sensing CO gas itself Flashing (as per table B) Sensing CO through RF interconnect Fault Mode Low Battery Condition...
  • Page 31 Block E1 The crossed out wheelie bin symbol that is on your product indicates that this product should not be disposed of via the normal household waste stream. Proper disposal will prevent possible harm to the environment or to human health. When disposing of this product please separate it from other waste streams to ensure that it can be recycled in an environmentally sound manner.
  • Page 32: Contact Us

    14. Contact Us Aico Ltd. Mile End Business Park, Maesbury Rd, Oswestry, Shropshire SY10 8NN, U.K. Tel: 0870 758 4000 Ei Electronics. Shannon, Co Clare, Ireland. Tel: 061 471277 © Ei Electronics 2012 P/N B17090 Rev3...