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Basic Battery Operated Carbon Monoxide Alarm

  Basic Battery Operated Carbon Monoxide Alarm
 
First Alert Carbon Monoxide Alarm CO400

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Basic Battery Operated Carbon Monoxide Alarm

Battery operated carbon monoxide alarm with mute button to silence any nuisance alarms. Single button also tests alarm functions. Carbon monoxide alarm utilizes electrochemical sensor for increased accuracy. Has easy, front access to the battery. 5-year limited warranty. Carbon Monoxide alarm meets UL standards.

This carbon monoxide alarm is for you if:
You want basic protection from the threat of carbon monoxide.

Where To Place Carbon Monoxide Alarms: One on every level of the home and one in each sleeping area.
First Alert Carbon Monoxide Alarm CO400

Basic Battery Operated Carbon Monoxide Alarm Features:

  • Battery operated, 9V battery included.
  • Mute button, mutes unnecessary alarms. also tests alarm function with same button.
  • EZ access battery door, front-open compartment allows easy battery change without dismounting alarm.
  • Low battery signal mute, quiets low battery signal for up to 8 hours.
  • Electrochemical sensor, most accurate technology available for detecting carbon monoxide* *compared to other common sensing technologies.
  • End of life timer, alarm chirps when it is time to replace it.
  • 9V battery included.
  • Loud 85db alarm.
  • 5-year limited warranty, carbon monoxide alarms should be replaced every 5 years for maximum protection.
  • Meets UL2034 standard.
  • Emits T3 Pattern.
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Rating: 4.81818181818182/5Rating: 4.81818181818182/5Rating: 4.81818181818182/5Rating: 4.81818181818182/5Rating: 4.81818181818182/5 average customer rating based on 66 reviews

Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5 - 04/23/2014
Reviewer: Diane P Mennitto
This is an excellent product. I have been using them for years in my apartment buildings. They last a long time and it is what Im using to replace the 2005 models.

Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5 Excellent Service - 04/10/2014
Reviewer: Georgia Jensen
Shipping was extremely fast. I have found that all First Alert products are reliable and dependable and reasonably priced. Highly recommend.

Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5 - 04/06/2014
Reviewer: Ron Knoll
Easy installation. Compact Size. Mounting hole spacing was different than the First Alert Units that I replaced.

Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5 - 03/11/2014
Reviewer: Ora Thomas
Easy installation.

Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5 Carbon Monoxide Alarms - 02/24/2014
Reviewer: Gail Kedzierski
I feel safe knowing my family is protected from CO2 poisoning with the carbon monoxide alarms I purchased for my house.

Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5 Great! - 02/17/2014
Reviewer: Jody Holsinger
Great customer service. Very quick shipping.

Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5 - 01/28/2014
Reviewer: Fred John
Item was easy to install and even included batteries.

Rating: 4/5Rating: 4/5Rating: 4/5Rating: 4/5Rating: 4/5 - 01/16/2014
Reviewer: Kevin Majeski
Better than the plug in.

Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5 Battery Carbon Monoxide Alarm - 01/14/2014
Reviewer: Diane P Mennitto
This is an excellent product for the cost. They last a long time and now with the 9v battery it makes it easier to keep one type of battery on hand.

Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5 Arrived eel packaged and ready to arm. - 11/19/2013
Reviewer: Harlan Strong
Received on time and ready to use. One thing-the 9 volt batteries do not seat themselves or attach firmly to male & female posts. Cant be sure they are connected as the test button does not trip an alarm unless I move the unit back and forth. This is true for both units.

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Q: How often do you need to change the batteries?

A: Actual battery service life depends on the particular design of your smoke or carbon monoxide alarm and the environment in which it is installed. All kinds of alarm batteries specified in the user's manual are acceptable replacement batteries. Regardless of the manufacturer's suggested battery life, you MUST replace the batteries immediately once the unit starts "chirping" (the "low battery warning"). It is recommended that you change the batteries in your alarms when you change your clocks for daylight saving time. Also consider replacing your current alarms with 10-Year Life alarms that never require a costly battery replacement for the ten year life of the alarm. This 10-Year series is available in smoke, carbon monoxide and combination alarms.


Q: How do I get my carbon monoxide alarm to stop chirping?

A: If your carbon monoxide alarm keeps chirping, the battery may be low or weak. On First Alert carbon monoxide detectors, check to see if the battery light is yellow or green. If the alarm is chirping and the light is yellow, it means the battery is low. The way to get a carbon monoxide alarm to stop chirping is to replace the battery.


Q: Where should I install carbon monoxide alarms? What is proper carbon monoxide alarm placement?

A: It is very important to install carbon monoxide alarms near or in each separate sleeping area. Many states now require that a carbon monoxide alarm is placed in each bedroom. For added protection, placement of an additional carbon monoxide alarm at least 15-20 feet away from the furnace or fuel burning heat sources is recommended. Also, install carbon monoxide alarms at least 10 feet from sources of humidity like bathrooms and showers. In two story houses, install one carbon monoxide alarm on each level of the home. If you have a basement, carbon monoxide alarm placement is recommended at the top of the basement stairs.


Q: Is there anywhere I shouldn't install carbon monoxide alarms?

A: Do not install carbon monoxide alarms in garages, kitchens, furnace rooms, or in any extremely dusty, dirty, humid, or greasy areas. Do not install alarms in direct sunlight, or areas subjected to temperature extremes. These include unconditioned crawl spaces, unfinished attics, un-insulated or poorly insulated ceilings, and porches. Carbon monoxide alarms should not be installed in outlets covered by curtains or other obstructions. Do not install in turbulent air-near ceiling fans, heat vents, air conditioners, fresh air returns, or open windows. Blowing air may prevent carbon monoxide from reaching the CO sensors.


Q: How many carbon monoxide alarms should I have in my home?

A: So how many carbon monoxide alarms should you have in your home? The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that you should have a carbon monoxide alarm centrally located outside of each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the bedroom. For added protection, you should have additional carbon monoxide alarms in each separate bedroom and on every level of your house, including the basement. Some states now require that you have a carbon monoxide alarm in each bedroom of the house. If you install only one carbon monoxide alarm in your home, place it near or in your bedroom.


Q: What is the proper way to do a carbon monoxide alarm test?

A: The following procedure is the proper way to do a carbon monoxide alarm test - Press and hold the Test Button on the front of the alarm until the alarm sounds. Be sure you hold the button down long enough; it can take up to 20 seconds for the alarm to respond to the test.


Q: Is it a false alarm when my carbon monoxide alarm sounds and there doesn't seem to be a problem?

A: A carbon monoxide alarm false alarm should not occur if your alarm is in working order. Remember, carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas. If your carbon monoxide alarm went off, it detected potentially harmful amounts of carbon monoxide. After the professionals have evaluated the situation, make sure no one has any symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Here are a few situations that may cause a carbon monoxide alarm "false alarm:"

  • The carbon monoxide alarm needs to be relocated. Carbon monoxide alarms should be located 15-20 feet away from all fossil fuel burning sources like furnaces and stoves. Alarms should be located 10 feet away from sources of humidity like showers.
  • Fossil fuel burning appliances may not be burning fuel completely. Check pilot lights/flames for blue color. Appearance of yellow or orange flames indicates incomplete combustion-a source of carbon monoxide.


Q: Will carbon monoxide alarms detect explosive gas leaks?

A: No, a single function carbon monoxide alarm reacts to carbon monoxide only. To detect explosive gas, you need an explosive gas detector. Different kinds of explosive gas can be detected and it is recommended that any home that utilizes natural or propane gas have at least one explosive gas leak detector.


Q: I'm ready to change my alarm battery - what replacement batteries can I use?

A: Check your User's Manual or the nameplate on the back of the alarm. Different smoke detectors & CO alarms use different kinds of batteries - 9V, AA, AAA - it all depends on the particular model you have. Use quality batteries like lithium batteries - having plenty of power is worth any extra cost. Never use rechargeable batteries because they may not always provide a consistent charge.


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