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  • Page 1

    THANK YOU for purchasing this combination alarm. It is designed to detect smoke, 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 fea[...]

  • Page 2

    ALARM LIMIT A TIONS AND FUNCTIONS  This Combination Ionization Smoke/Carbon Monoxide (CO)/Natural Gas alarm requires constant 120 V AC power to operate properly .  There are three basic smoke alarm types: IoPhic , Ionization and Photoelectric . IoPhic is an ionization alarm containing a patent-pending Universal Smoke Sensing T echnology . IoP[...]

  • Page 3

    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[...]

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    • Locate the first combination alarm in the immediate area of the bedrooms. T ry to protect the escape route as the bedrooms are usually farthest from an exit. If more than one sleeping area exists, locate additional combination alarms in each sleeping area. If a hall is more than 40 feet (12 meters) long, install a combination alarm at each end.[...]

  • Page 5

    In general, install combination Smoke, 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 smoke, 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 com[...]

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    Page 6 RECOMMENDED PLACEMENT : NOTE: For any location, make sure no door or other obstruction could prevent the smoke, 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 gara[...]

  • Page 7

    • 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 gust s of wind. Heavy air in the vent pipes (cold/ humid air with extended peri[...]

  • Page 8

    DO NOT T AMPER WITH WIRES WHEN POWER IS ON! For alarms that are used as single non-interconnected, stand-alone alarms, do not connect the yellow wire to anything. Insulate this wire (tape it) in place to make certain the yellow wire cannot contact any metal parts. IInterconnected alarms can provide earlier warning of fire than stand-alone alarms, e[...]

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    Page 9 The yellow wire is used only for multiple station operations with USI ELECTRIC or UNIVERSAL Model alarms only. Connecting this yellow wire to any other circuits may result in damage and alarm malfunction. When alarms are interconnected, all alarms must be powered from a single AC branch circuit. If local codes do not permit, be sure the neut[...]

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    SMOKE ALARM LA TCHING LED INDICA TOR: The alarm had prevously detected smoke and had alarmed. The red LED is of f and blinks on every 5 seconds until reset. Follow the reset instructions to remove the latching LED. CO ALARM LA TCHING LED INDICA TOR: The alarm had previously detected CO and had alarmed. The red LED is off and blinks on every 5 secon[...]

  • Page 11

    WH A T TO DO IF NA TURAL GAS IS DETECTED: 1. Leave the house immediately , opening doors and windows as you leave. 2. Do not use your telephone or appliances. Do not turn any light switches off or on. Any spark or flame could ignite the gas. 3. Call 91 1 and your gas company from a phone that is away from your home. 4. Do not reenter the area until[...]

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    NEVER use an open flame of any kind to test this smoke alarm. Y ou might accidentally damage or set fire to the smoke alarm or to your home. The built-in test switch accurately tests the smoke alarm's operation as required by Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL). (UTHA) Sensitivity Indicating Means The sensitivity indicating means for this Smok[...]

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    Page 13 CO AND NA TURAL GAS ALARM LIMIT A TIONS Alarms have limitations. Like any other electronic device, Smoke, CO and Natural Gas alarms are not foolproof. Smoke, CO and Natural Gas alarms have a limited operational life. Y our alarm must be tested weekly , because it could fail to operate at any time. If your aAlarm fails to test properly , or [...]

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    DEVELOP AND PRACTICE A PLAN OF ESCAPE BASICS OF ESCAPE PLAN o Make a floor plan indicating all doors and windows and at least two escape routes from each room. Second story windows may need a rope or chain ladder . o Have a family meeting and discuss your escape plan, showing everyone what to do in case of fire. o Determine a place outside your hom[...]

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    FCC P ART 15 RADIO FREQUENCY DEVICES This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequen[...]

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    Page 16 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 Off Off 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 secon[...]

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    * 288-3482-00 © 2010 UNIVERSAL SECURITY INSTRUMENTS, INC Printed in China TEN YEAR LIMITED W ARRANTY MODELS MICN102, MICN102L MODELS MICN 109, MICN 109L USI ELECTRIC, INC./UNIVERSAL SECURITY INSTRUMENTS, INC. ("USI") warrants your USI product to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of ten (10) years from the date[...]