X-Sense Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detector SC01: Review
X-Sense Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector SC01 senses CO to alert you as soon as possible. There’s a wide variety of smoke and carbon monoxide sensors available in the market. Some models plug into outlets or use a battery and alert you with a loud siren.
X-Sense Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector SC01 , is 10-year battery-operated smoke alarm that provides constant monitoring, even if there’s a power failure. Therefore, your home and family will be protected 24/7 so everyone can sleep safe and sound at night. This is an excellent product to safegaurd your belongings against fire mishaps. Also see this article from X-Sense that will tell about how to turn off fire alarm, when required.
The model is suitable for multi-room buildings that need several units spread throughout and is a wise investment for kids and pets at home.
For your convenience, here is a review for X-Sense 10-Year Battery Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector with LCD SC01
X-Sense Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector SC01 : Unique Features
- Real-time display of accurate CO concentration levels on the LCD.
- Detects both CO and smoke levels in the environment.
- High-capacity lithium battery for 10 years of reliable operation.
- Approved by the ETL and BSI.
- Extra loud buzzer with over 85 dB volume for guaranteed alarming.
- FIGARO® CO sensor for high sensitivity, accuracy and reliability.
- High-performance ST Microelectronics micro-controller.
X-Sense Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector SC01 : Technical Specifications
|Feature||Range / Specification||Review|
|Sensor Type||Photoelectric smoke sensor and electrochemical CO sensor||Good|
|Operating Voltage||3.0 V DC||Recommended|
|Battery Type||3.0 V lithium battery||Excellent|
|Standby Current||BAT1< 6 uA; BAT2< 6 uA||Normal|
|Alarm Current||BAT1< 5 mA; BAT2 < 60 mA||Normal|
|Alarm Priority||The smoke alarm takes precedence when both smoke and carbon monoxide are present.||Good for Alarming|
|Audibility Level||> 85 dB @ 3 m||Easily Audible|
|Operating Ambient Temperature||40 to 100 °F (4.4 to 37.8 °C)||Normal Room Temperature|
|Operating Relative Humidity||≤ 85% (non-condensing)||Normal|
|Safety Standards||EN 14604 & EN 50291||Excellent|
|Product Life||10 years||Durable|
X-Sense Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector SC01 : Working
The unit will automatically turn on once it is fully mounted into the mounting bracket. The LCD display will activate and the LED indicator will
blink 8 cycles (red/green/yellow) in sequence. Afterwards, the LED indicator and LCD display will turn on , and the unit will enter the standby
mode. The LCD display will turn off if there is no operation within 5 minutes.
The LED indicator will flash green once every 60 seconds.
The LED indicator flashes GREEN to indicate the following three working modes (no beeps)
|Standby||flashes green once every 60 seconds|
|Exiting Alarm||flashes green once per second for 5 seconds|
|Exisiting Silence||flashes green 3 times|
When the LED indicator flashes YELLOW, it is important to check the working status of the alarm. There are three possible scenarios:
|Low Battery||flashes yellow with 1 beep every 60 seconds|
|Smoke Malfunction||flashes yellow 1 or 2 times with 2 beeps every 40 seconds|
|CO Malfunction||flashes yellow 3 or 4 times with 2 beeps every 40 seconds.|
When the LED indicator : flashes RED, an alarm will sound, indicating one of the following four modes:
|Smoke Alarm||flashes red with 3 long beeps (every 5.8 seconds for the first 4 minutes, and every 60 seconds after 4 minutes)|
|Test||flashes red with 2 sets of 3 long beeps, followed by 2 sets of 4 quick beeps|
|Silence||flashes red once every 5 seconds (no beeps).|
10-Year Battery Life
More about the Product
|Silence Function||★During the smoke or CO silence mode, the LED indicator will flash red once every 5 seconds.|
★Silence function of CO alarm
If you press the Test/Silence button during a CO alarm, the alarm will be terminated.
If the CO density still exceeds the alarm threshold, the unit will deliver an alarm within 6 minutes.
★Silence function of smoke alarm
If you press the Test/Silence button during a smoke alarm, the alarm will be terminated.
If the smoke density still exceeds the alarm
threshold, the unit will deliver an alarm within 9 minutes
|Test Button||★To save power, the LCD display will turn off if there is no operation within 5 minutes. |
When testing your alarm weekly, you should first wake up your alarm by pressing the test button.
After the alarm is awake, press the test button again and the alarm will enter the test mode.
★Once the alarm is in the test mode, the alarm will deliver 2 sets of 3 long beeps followed by 2 sets of 4 quick beeps, to indicate the alarm is operating normally. The LED indicator will flash red with the alarm sound.
★To silence the unit during an alarm.
★To test the unit’s electronics and check the alarm function.
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