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Kidde KN-COB-IC Manual

120 v a.c. carbon monoxide alarm with interconnect.
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Manual P/N 810-1785 Rev.C
with Interconnect
Alarm Manual
120 V A.C.
MODEL KN-COB-IC, P/N 900-0120, WITH 9V
MODEL KN-COB-ICB, P/N 900-0167, NO


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    ARBON Alarm Manual Manual P/N 810-1785 Rev.C 07/04 120 V A.C. ONOXIDE with Interconnect MODEL KN-COB-IC, P/N 900-0120, WITH 9V BATTERY BACKUP MODEL KN-COB-ICB, P/N 900-0167, NO BATTERY BACKUP LARM...

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    Thank you for purchasing this Kidde Nighthawk™ Carbon Monoxide Alarm. This alarm is suitable as a Single Station and/or Multiple Station (24 devices) alarm. Please take a few minutes to thoroughly read this manual, passed on to which should be saved for future reference and any subsequent owner .

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    Illustration Front Amber Trouble, or Green Initiating Alarm LED Power Alarm Tamper Resist Feature Battery Compartment (Optional) Back AC Connector Pins...

  • Page 4: Specifications

    Operating range: 5-95% non-condensing Alarm : 85+ dB at 10’ @ 3.4±0.5 KHz pulsing alarm Interconnection: Multiple-Station Interconnects directly with Kidde: Ion smoke alarm models: 1235, 1235CA, 1275, 1275CA, 1276, 1276CA, 1285, 1285CA Photo smoke alarm models: PE120, PE120CA, PI2000, PI2000CA...

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    Kidde alarms. The alarms should be mounted in or near bedrooms and living areas. It is recommended that you install a Kidde CO alarm on each level of your home. When choosing your installation locations, make sure you can hear the alarm from all sleeping areas.

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    40°F (4.4°C) or hotter than 100°F (37.8°C) such as crawl spaces, attics, porches and garages. • Do not install within 5-15’ of heating or cooking appliances. (Kidde recommends 15 feet to prevent nuisance alarms) • Do not install near vents, flues, chimneys or any forced/unforced air ventilation openings.

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    • When alarms are interconnected, all interconnected units must be powered from a single circuit. • A maximum of 24 Kidde devices may be interconnected in a multiple-station arrangement. The interconnect system should not exceed the NFPA interconnect limit of 12 smoke alarms and/or 18 alarms total (smoke, CO, smoke/CO combination, heat, etc.)

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    Installation With 18 alarms interconnected, it is still possible to interconnect up to a total of 6 remote signaling devices and/or relay modules. • The maximum wire run distance between the first and last unit in an interconnected system is 1000’ (305 m). •...

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    Installation Mounting • Remove the mounting plate from the back of the alarm by holding the mounting plate and twisting the alarm in the direction indicated by the “OFF” arrow on the alarm cover. • After selecting the proper location for your CO Alarm, as described on page 5 and wiring the A.C.

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    Installation • Turn on the A.C. power. The green A.C. Power On Indicator should be lit when the alarm is operating from A.C. power. • For alarms equipped with 9V battery backup: Pull the Battery Pull Tab (yellow tab protruding from unit) com- pletely out of unit.

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    Your new Kidde carbon monoxide alarm is a sophisticated electronic device – yet very simple to understand. The green “Power” LED will illuminate to identify the unit is monitoring for carbon monoxide.

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    If this unit is interconnected with other Kidde CO alarms, the amber LED (Initiating Alarm) of the unit which first detected the CO, will light and remain on until reset. The other interconnected CO alarms will also alarm to warn you that CO was detected.

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    Page 17 Evacuate by your escape plan Install or replace 9V battery. Refer to Page 14 Call Kidde Customer Service Replace 9V battery. If condition continues, call Kidde Customer Service CO not detected. Alarm for test purposes only...

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    Within several seconds the unit will return to monitor for carbon monoxide. If interconnected to Kidde smoke alarms, pressing the Test/Reset button on the CO alarm will have no effect on the smoke alarms. The smoke alarms will not be tested and will not alarm.

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    Battery Replacement (If Equipped) THIS CO ALARM IS NOT BATTERY OPERATED. FOR ALARMS EQUIPPED WITH 9V BATTERY BACK-UP, THE 9 VOLT BATTERY IS TO SUPPLY SHORT TERM BACKUP DURING POWER OUTAGE. When replacing the battery, use one of the following approved brands: MN1604 or MX1604 Duracell...

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    Battery Replacement (If Equipped) Alarm Removal If tamper resist feature has been activated, refer to tamper resist feature description on page 10 for removal instructions. Remove the alarm from the mounting plate by rotating the alarm in the direction of the “OFF” arrow on the cover. To disconnect the AC Quick-Connector harness, squeeze the locking arms on the sides while pulling the connector away from the bottom of the alarm (see Figure 2).

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    Maintenance CAUTION: This unit is sealed. The cover is not removable. To keep your alarm in good working order, you must fol- low these simple steps: • Test the alarm once a week by pressing the Test/Reset button. • Vacuum the alarm cover once a month to remove accumulated dust.

  • Page 18: Carbon Monoxide Safety

    Carbon Monoxide Safety 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.

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    Carbon Monoxide Safety Replacement of Alarm Seven years after initial power up, this unit will "chirp" every 30 seconds to indicate that it is time to replace the alarm. A label has been provided that has “Replace by:” printed on it. Write the replace-by date on the label and affix it to the front of the alarm so it is visible after mounting.

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    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 carbon monoxide present, the sooner the alarm will be triggered.

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    This early warning is possible, however, only if your Kidde CO alarm is located, installed and main- tained as described in this manual. This CO alarm is designed to act as a continuous monitor;...

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    Carbon Monoxide Safety Instruct children never to touch, unplug or otherwise interfere with the alarm. Warn children of the dangers of CO poisoning. CO alarms are not a substitute for property, disability, life or other insurance of any kind. Appropriate insurance coverage is your responsibility.

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    Carbon Monoxide Safety The following conditions can result in transient CO situa- tions. Excessive spillage or reverse venting of fuel-burning appliances caused by outdoor ambient conditions such as: • Wind direction and/or velocity, including high gusts of wind, heavy air in the vent pipes (cold/humid air with extended periods between cycles).

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    Warranty 5 Year Limited Warranty Warranty Coverage: The manufacturer warrants to the original consumer purchaser, that this product (except battery) will be free of defects in material and workmanship for a period of five (5) years from date of purchase. The manufacturer’s liability hereunder is limited to replacement of the product, repair of the product or replacement of the product with repaired product at the discretion of the manufacturer.

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    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.

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