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Honeywell 5800COA Installation And Setup Manual

Honeywell 5800COA Installation And Setup Manual

Carbon monoxide alarm with built-in wireless transmitter


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The 5800COA is a 3V battery powered wireless Carbon Monoxide
(CO) Alarm intended for use with wireless alarm systems that
support 5800 series devices. Refer to control/communicator
installation instructions for compatibility.
Compatible Control Panels: This device is intended to be used
with a compatible Honeywell VISTA series control unit which
utilizes a 5881 RF receiver.
The 5800COA consists of an electrochemical carbon monoxide
sensor assembly coupled to a wireless transmitter. The
transmitter can send alarm, trouble, end-of-life, tamper, and
battery condition messages to the system's receiver. Refer to the
wireless system's instructions for the maximum number of
transmitters that can be supported.
NOTICE: These instructions should be left with the
owner/user of this equipment.
IMPORTANT: This device must be tested and maintained regularly
following CSA 6.19-01 requirements.
WARNING: This product is not intended for use in industrial
factories or commercial parking garages.
5800COA Description
• Listed to CSA 6.19-01
• Supervised
• Local sounder
• Dual LED's
• Test/Hush button
• Surface mount to wall or ceiling
• Optional drywall anchors included
The 5800COA contains a piezoelectric horn which generates the
ANSI S3.41 and CSA 6.19-01 temporal 4 pattern in an alarm
condition (see note below Table 1 for temporal 4 pattern). In alarm, a
message is also sent to the control panel and the device's zone
number is displayed at the console. The alarm message is
transmitted every 4 seconds until the carbon monoxide condition has
cleared and the device has reset. During an alarm condition, pressing
the 5800COA test button will silence the piezoelectric horn for five
minutes. Once the unit has reset, a RESTORE message is
transmitted to the control panel and the transmitter's zone number
can be cleared from the panel. The mounting base installation is
simplified by the incorporation of features compatible with drywall
fasteners or other methods that provide a method for securing the
device in place.
Two LEDs and a sounder on the 5800COA provide local visual and
audible indication its status as listed in Table 1.
During initial power-up, the red and green LEDs will blink together
once every 10 seconds four times. It takes about 30 seconds for the
CO sensor to stabilize (see Table 1).
After power-up has completed and the 5800COA is functioning
normally, the green LED blinks once every 10 seconds. The LED
indication must not be used in place of the tests specified under
NOTE: This device is designed to protect individuals from the
acute effects of carbon monoxide exposure. It will not fully
safeguard individuals with specific medical conditions. If in doubt
consult a medical practitioner.
Installation of the 5800COA cannot substitute for proper
installation, use and maintenance of fuel-burning appliances,
including appropriate ventilation and exhaust systems.
5800COA Carbon Monoxide Alarm
with Built-in Wireless Transmitter
Table 1: 5800COA LED Modes
Green LED
Normal (standby)
Blinks every
10 seconds
Low Battery
Power Up
Blinks every
10 secs
(w/red LED)
† Temp 4 pattern is repeated pattern of four short beeps followed by
a five second pause. If ambient conditions return to normal, the
device will self-restore out of alarm and into the previous mode.
†† Red and green LEDs blink a total of four times, once every 10
Hush feature: If required, the audible alarm can be silenced for five
minutes by pushing the Test button. The red alarm light will
continue to flash in temp-4 pattern. If carbon monoxide is still
present after the 5-minute hush period, the audible alarm will sound.
The hush feature will not operate at levels above 350 ppm (parts per
million) carbon monoxide.
Trouble feature: When the sensor supervision is in a trouble
condition, the device will send a trouble signal to the panel. The red
LED blinks once every five seconds. Trouble conditions include an
open circuit.
End of Life Timer feature: When the 5800COA has reached the
end of its life, it will send a trouble signal to the panel. This indicates
that the CO sensor inside has passed the end of its life and the
5800COA must be replaced. This 5800COA lifespan is approximately
six years from the date of manufacture. Refer to the 5800COA
Replacement section.
Low Battery Detection: The 5800COA is powered by a single 3-
volt CR123A or DL123A Lithium battery (included). The 5800COA
checks for a low battery at least every 65 minutes. If a low battery is
detected, the transmitter sends a low battery message to the control
panel, which beeps and displays the device's zone number. In
addition, the red LED will blink every 45 seconds. After 7 days the
horn will "chirp" about every 45 seconds (red LED continues to blink)
for up to 30 days. Pressing the test button during this time will
silence the chirps for 12 hours, if no other trouble conditions exist.
The battery should be replaced BEFORE the chirps begin. Be sure to
replace the battery with a fresh one.
Blinks every
Temporal 4
1 second
Blinks every
Chirp every 45
45 seconds
sec beginning 7
for 37 days
days after LED
blinks, continues
30 days
Blinks every
One chirp every
5 seconds
45 seconds
Blinks every
One chirp every
10 seconds
45 seconds
Blinks every
10 secs
(w/green LED)



Summary of Contents for Honeywell 5800COA

  • Page 1 Low Battery Detection: The 5800COA is powered by a single 3- Two LEDs and a sounder on the 5800COA provide local visual and volt CR123A or DL123A Lithium battery (included). The 5800COA audible indication its status as listed in Table 1.
  • Page 2 Proper Carbon Monoxide Detection Location properly. In a wall location, the 5800COA should be at least as high as a light 2. To ensure proper power-down sequence, wait a minimum of 20 switch, and at least six inches from the ceiling. In a ceiling location, seconds before installing new battery.
  • Page 3 If the console does not respond as noted, check the polarity of the battery and be sure it is fresh. If this is an initial The 5800COA has a built-in tamper switch that will cause a CO installation, try moving the 5800COA to another location that Trouble message to be displayed at the console of the alarm system if provides proper reception.
  • Page 4: Specifications

    The 5800COA will also cause a trouble condition once it has reached room by appliances should not be dangerous.