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Kidde KN-COB-B-LPM User Manual

Carbon monoxide alarm
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Carbon Monoxide Alarm

User's Guide
Models: KN-COB-B-LPM and
• Digital Display
• Peak Level Memory
• 3-AA Battery Operation
ATTENTION: Please take a few minutes to thoroughly read
this user's guide which should be saved for future reference
and passed on to any subsequent owner.
Manual P/N 21008094 Rev. A 8/10
KN-COPP-B-LPM (with Digital Display)
KN-COB-B-LPM
KN-COPP-B-LPM
with Digital Display

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  • Page 1: Carbon Monoxide Alarm

    Carbon Monoxide Alarm User’s Guide Models: KN-COB-B-LPM and KN-COPP-B-LPM (with Digital Display) KN-COB-B-LPM KN-COPP-B-LPM with Digital Display • Digital Display • Peak Level Memory • 3-AA Battery Operation ATTENTION: Please take a few minutes to thoroughly read this user’s guide which should be saved for future reference and passed on to any subsequent owner.
  • Page 2 What to do When the Alarm Sounds! Carbon Monoxide Alarm Procedure WARNING: Activation of the CO Alarm indicates the presence of Carbon Monoxide (CO) which can kill you. 1) Operate the Test/Reset button; 2) Call your emergency services (Fire Department or 911); PHONE NUMBER: 3) Immediately move to fresh air - outdoors or by an open door/ window.
  • Page 3 Note: Many times throughout this User’s Guide, we will refer to Carbon Monoxide as “CO”. This Kidde carbon monoxide (CO) alarm is an important part of your family’s home safety plan. This alarm has been designed and tested to detect CO buildup in a residential environment. Your alarm is for use specifically in the home.
  • Page 4 Contents of This User’s Guide 1. Information About Carbon Monoxide 2. Product Features and Specifications 3. Installation Locations 4. Installation Instructions 5. KN-COB-B-LPM Operating Characteristics 6. KN-COPP-B-LPM (with digital display) Operating Characteristics 7. Alarm Characteristics 8. Maintenance 9. Limited Warranty...
  • Page 5: Symptoms Of Co Poisoning

    1. Information About Carbon Monoxide General Carbon Monoxide Information Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless and tasteless poison gas that can be fatal when inhaled. CO inhibits the blood’s capacity to carry oxygen. Periodically review this alarm manual and discuss your CO alarm emer- gency procedure with all the members of your family.
  • Page 6 See “What to do When the Alarm Sounds” (inside front cover). Low Levels: Generally below 50 PPM. Kidde recommends you take action to eliminate the source of CO. See “What to do When the Alarm Sounds” (inside front cover).
  • Page 7 1. Information About Carbon Monoxide roded or disconnected vent pipes, loose or cracked furnace exchangers. • Vehicles and other combustion engines running in an open or closed garage, attached or near a home. • Burning charcoal or fuel in grills and hibachis in an enclosed area. Conditions That Can Produce Carbon Monoxide The following conditions can result in transient CO situations: •...
  • Page 8 Because carbon monoxide is a cumulative poison, long-term exposures to low levels may cause symptoms, as well as short-term exposures to high levels. This Kidde unit has a time-weighted alarm – the higher the level of CO present, the sooner the alarm will be triggered.
  • Page 9 2. Product Features and Specifications Test / Reset Green, Button Power LED Red, Alarm LED Model KN-COB-B-LPM Green, Test / Reset Power LED Button Red, Alarm LED Peak Level Button Digital Display Model KN-COPP-B-LPM with digital display WARNING: After seven (7) years from initial power up, this alarm will “beep”...
  • Page 10 CO alarms should be mounted in or near bedrooms and living areas. KITCHEN BEDROOM BEDROOM DINING It is recommended that you install a Kidde CO alarm on each level of your home. LIVING ROOM BEDROOM When choosing your installation locations, make sure you can hear Recommended Locations the alarm from all sleeping areas.
  • Page 11 (4.4°C) or hotter than 100°F (37.8°C) such as crawl spaces, attics, porches and garages. • Do not install within 5 ft. of heating or cooking appliances. (Kidde recommends 15 ft. to prevent nuisance alarms). • Do not install near vents, flues, chimneys or any forced/unforced air ventilation openings.
  • Page 12 4. Installation Instructions Battery Installation and Replacement To install or replace the batteries in this Kidde CO alarm, please perform the following steps. 1. Slide open the bottom cover to expose the battery compartment. 2. If replacing batteries, remove the old batteries and properly dispose of them as recommended by the battery manufacturer.
  • Page 13 4. Installation Instructions Mounting This CO alarm can be either wall mounted or placed on a tabletop. For wall mounting, follow these steps: 1. Remove back mounting plate from the alarm, place it in the desired location, and mark the location of the two holes needed on the wall Screw Head Distance 2.
  • Page 14 5. Model KN-COB-B-LPM Operating Characteristics Whenever the alarm is operating, the green Power LED flashes every 30 seconds to indicate the unit is monitoring for CO. If the alarm senses dangerous levels of CO, the red Alarm LED will flash and the alarm will emit an audible alarm pattern.
  • Page 15 6. Model KN-COPP-B-LPM (with digital display) Operating Characteristics The following table illustrates the possible digital displays, describes the audible alarm patterns, and the recommended actions to take. Operating and Alarm Characteristics LCD Display Shows Alarm Sound Unit Status Recommendation A steady display of 4 quick beeps, Alarm condition.
  • Page 16 6. Model KN-COPP-B-LPM (with digital display) Operating Characteristics Peak Level Memory (model KN-COPP-B-LPM only) When the Peak Level button is pressed and held, the display shows the highest CO reading taken by the CO alarm since its last reset or power up. In this example 120 PPM was the maximum amount of CO recorded since the unit was last reset.
  • Page 17 7. Alarm Characteristics Carbon Monoxide Alarm Indicator When the alarm senses a dangerous level of CO, the unit will emit a loud alarm pattern. The alarm pattern is 4 quick beeps followed by 5 seconds of silence, repeating for as long as dangerous conditions exist. The red Alarm LED will flash the same pattern and the digital display (where equipped) will indicate CO concentrations in parts per million (PPM).
  • Page 18 8. Maintenance Move the CO Alarm to a remote location, to prevent possible damage or contamination of the sensor, prior to performing any of the following: • Staining or stripping floors or furniture, painting or wall-papering, • Using aerosols or adhesives WARNING: Reinstall the CO Alarm as soon as possible to assure continuous protection.
  • Page 19 IMPORTANT: Do not remove unit back cover. Back cover removal will void warranty. Your Kidde Carbon Monoxide Alarm is not a substitute for property, disability, life or other insurance of any kind. Appropriate insurance coverage is your responsibility. Consult your insurance agent.

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