Universal Security Instruments MCND601LCN manual


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  • Page 1

    THANK YOU for purchasing this combination alarm. It is designed to detect carbon monoxide and natural gas (methane) which reaches the sensor . It is not designed to detect fire, heat, flames or any other gas. This manual includes important information regarding where to inst all the alarm, how to operate, maintenance, testing and product features. [...]

  • Page 2

    WHA T YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CO Carbon monoxide (CO) is an insidious poison. It is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas. It is a cumulative poison. Even low levels of CO have been shown to cause brain and other vital organ damage in unborn infants with no effect on the mother . The following symptoms are related to CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING and shou[...]

  • Page 3

    In general, install combination CO and Gas Alarms: • WHERE YOU CAN HEAR THE ALARM FROM ALL SLEEPING AREAS. • In or near bedrooms and living areas or wherever you suspect a gas or CO exposure is likely . • On each level of a multilevel home. IMPORT ANT! Installation in an improper location can af fect the sensitive electronic components in thi[...]

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    Page 4 RECOMMENDED PLACEMENT : NOTE: For any location, make sure no door or other obstruction could prevent the carbon monoxide or gas from reaching the alarm. WHERE THIS ALARM SHOULD NOT BE INST ALLED T o avoid causing damage to the unit, to provide optimum protection, and to prevent unnecessary alarms. Do NOT locate this alarm: • In garages, ki[...]

  • Page 5

    • Good ventilation is recommended when household cleaning supplies or similar contaminants are used. • 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 perio[...]

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    Page 6 IMPORT ANT! The battery backup is designed to provide short-term emergency power to the CO and Gas Alarm. Actual backup time depends on the strength (freshness) of the battery . The battery backup will not work unless a good battery is properly installed. When the alarm utilizes battery backup power , the natural gas sensor will operate the [...]

  • Page 7

    1. Operate SILENCE button; 2. Call your emergency services, fire department or 91 1. Write down the number of your local emergency service here: 3. Immediately move to fresh air - outdoors or by an open door/window . Do a head count to check that all persons are accounted for . Do not reenter the premises nor move away from the open door/window unt[...]

  • Page 8

    Page 8 WEEKL Y TESTING • NEVER use an open flame of any kind to test this unit. Y ou might accidentally damage or set fire to the alarm or to your home. The built-in test switch accurately tests the unit's operation as required by CSA 6.19-01 S tandard. NEVER use vehicle exhaust! Exhaust may cause permanent damage and voids your warranty . ?[...]

  • Page 9

    Use only the batteries specified. Use of different batteries may have a detrimental effect on the CO/Gas alarm. The constant exposures to high or low temperatures or high humidity may reduce battery life. IMPORT ANT! The battery backup is designed to provide short-term emergency power to the alarm. Actual backup time depends on the strength (freshn[...]

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    Page 10 HOW CAN I PROTECT MY F AMIL Y FROM CO POISONING? This alarm is an excellent means of protection. It monitors the air and sounds a loud alarm before carbon monoxide levels become threatening to the average, healthy adult. An alarm is not a substitute for proper maintenance of home appliances. T o help prevent CO problems and reduce the risk [...]

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    Page 1 1 On and Blinks off approx every 20 seconds AC Power is present. DC power is present Silent Off and Blinks on approx every 40 seconds Of f Of f Alarm is powered by battery backup. AC Power is not present. Check the breaker or fuse box for power . If the breaker or fuse box looks normal, call a licensed electrician for assistance. 1 beep, 1 s[...]

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    288-3437-00 © 2010 UNIVERSAL SECURITY INSTRUMENTS, INC Printed in China FIVE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY MODELS MCN400CN, MCN400LCN, MCN600CN, MCN600LCN MODELS MCND401 CN, MCND401L CN, MCND601 CN, MCND601L CN USI ELECTRIC, INC./UNIVERSAL SECURITY INSTRUMENTS, INC. ("USI") warrants your USI product to be free from defects in material and workma[...]