Suggestions for battery operated smoke alarms. I currently have alarms
with a built in light, tho I doubt the light would do any good in a real
My current smoke alarms have 2-9v each. I see some use just a AA battery.
Not about to have them hard wired in, so that option is out. Looking for
suggestions on decent alarms.
FWIW, I just upgraded mine to a new wireless model. I have one combo
smoke/co on each floor (3) and one smoke only in each bedroom (4).
These run one year+ on 2 AA alkalines. And the interesting part is
that they are all talking to one another wirelessly and they even
If/when an alarm is triggered they will actually identify the
detection and location (i.e.: carbon monoxide detected in basement .
. .) Mine are First Alert model SCO500 series. Not too cheap but
pretty much a one-time investment.
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On Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:24:34 -0500, "Percival P. Cassidy"
Yeah. That's what it said on the box. I tried unplugging my CO for
the 6 or more months I don't use heat,, and it gives you enough time to
get to another electrical outlet and then it starts screeching.
So I took the batteries out and it was silent, but I still didn't know
if I'd stopped its clock or not.
What do you think, time spent with no AC and no batteries counts against
the N years, or not?
We had an alarm go off a few years ago, and called the Fire Department.
They responded with a lot of equipment and concluded it was a false
alarm, and remarked that the alarm I had was prone to false alarms. I
asked what the best alarms were. They said First Alert smoke detectors,
and a Nighthawk carbon monoxide detector, which is a plug in device.
That was some years ago, and things may have changed, but I think a
company that is making good products now, will probably still be making
good products in ten or twenty years.
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