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Basic Plug-In Carbon Monoxide Alarm

  Basic Plug-In Carbon Monoxide Alarm
 
First Alert Carbon Monoxide Alarm CO600

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Basic Plug-In Carbon Monoxide Alarm

First Alert's Plug-In Carbon Monoxide Alarm utilizes an Electrochemical Sensor that allows for optimal efficiency in detecting carbon monoxide. Easily accessible with any standard outlet and featuring no additional mounting, this Plug & Protect Alarm is incredibly versatile and features no shortage of valid installation options. This alarm comes equipped with a Mute Button that serves the dual purpose of quickly silencing your alarm as well as testing its function.

First Alert's series of Basic Plug-In Carbon Monoxide Alarms also comes equipped with an End of Life Timer. An increased emphasis on this unit's 85db sound output further establishes the ultimate in peace of mind. This alarm comes with a 7 year limited warranty and meets UL2034 standards.

This carbon monoxide alarm is for you if:
You want convenience of simply plugging your alarm into a standard outlet.

Where To Place Carbon Monoxide Alarms: One on every level of the home and one in each sleeping area.
First Alert Carbon Monoxide Alarm CO600

Basic Plug-In Carbon Monoxide Alarm Features:

  • Plug & protect, alarm plugs into any standard 120v ac outlet with no additional mounting.
  • Mute button, mutes unnecessary alarms. Tests alarm function with same button.
  • 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.
  • Loud 85db alarm.
  • 7-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: 4.95652173913043/5Rating: 4.95652173913043/5Rating: 4.95652173913043/5Rating: 4.95652173913043/5Rating: 4.95652173913043/5 average customer rating based on 69 reviews

Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5 CO detector - 02/22/2015
Reviewer: J. Alessi
Had a CO detector years ago, as I was heating with a gas stove never a good idea. It saved my life. This works great too.

Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5 - 02/18/2015
Reviewer: Abraham Butensky
Ready to use instantly. Just plug in any outlet in the home. Easy to test and requires almost no maintenance.

Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5 plug in CO alarm - 02/18/2015
Reviewer: Jeanne Ringler
great for my rental prpoperties

Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5 In Lesser Occupied Area - 02/17/2015
Reviewer: Rick Fuller
We used a plug-in model only in an area that will not be occupied in case of electrical failure. This calculation saved a few dollars and still provides needed protection.

Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5 plug it in and go - 02/16/2015
Reviewer: Ellen Reynolds
Just plug it in and you are protected competitive price.

Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5 - 02/04/2015
Reviewer: Seymour Lipton
Instructions clear. Easy to install. Easy to test.

Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5 They look great! - 01/21/2015
Reviewer: Ann Larsen
I ordered three CO2 detectors from the online First Alert Store -- no previous experience with them. I'm pleased with the prompt delivery and excellent condition of the product.

Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5 CO detectors - 01/21/2015
Reviewer: Andy Schlosser
Like the convenience of a plug in with how many we install.

Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5 Excellent buy - 12/30/2014
Reviewer: Richard Rynearson
This is a great safety device that belongs in every house. Consider this a must buy!

Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5Rating: 5/5 A Life Saver - 12/16/2014
Reviewer: Dennis Tracy
These top name brand alarms are the way to go. They work like a charm lucky charm!. They arrived quickly and are now protecting my family. Thanks First Alert!

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Q: Can I unplug the carbon monoxide alarm to silence or reset it, or do I need to leave it plugged in?

A: Do not unplug your alarm! A First Alert plug-in carbon monoxide alarm will only reset when it is receiving electricity. Press and hold the Test/Silence button for 5 seconds to quiet a plug-in alarm while ventilating. You may have to do this numerous times to give the alarm time to reset.


Q: Can I unplug the carbon monoxide alarm to silence or reset it, or do I need to leave it plugged in?

A: Do not unplug your alarm! A First Alert plug-in carbon monoxide alarm will only reset when it is receiving electricity. Press and hold the Test/Silence button for 5 seconds to quiet a plug-in alarm while ventilating. You may have to do this numerous times to give the alarm time to reset.


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: Should I leave my carbon monoxide (CO) alarm plugged in all year?

A: Leave your carbon monoxide alarm plugged in all year. Carbon monoxide gas problems can happen at any time. Remember, your furnace or space heaters aren't the only source of carbon monoxide. Gas ranges, water heaters, dryers, charcoal grills, or vehicles left running in an attached garage can all cause carbon monoxide gas problems.


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: Why is the green power light flashing on my First Alert plug-in carbon monoxide alarm?

A: With all First Alert plug-in carbon monoxide alarms, any time there is a power outage, brownout, surge or other problem with the power, the alarm goes through a power up cycle. The flashing on your plug-in carbon monoxide alarm should stop after 5 minutes, then the light will stay a steady green.


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.


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