The Strobe Light is a 120VAC wire in unit that provides a visual warning when part of an interconnected system. This unit can be directly interconnected with Kidde smoke alarms, heat detectors and carbon monoxide alarms. When triggered by a smoke alarm or heat detector, it will produce a steady flash warning. When triggered by a carbon monoxide alarm it will produce an intermittent flash warning. The Strobe Light has a 5 year limited warranty and is UL Listed.
The combo alarm uses breakthrough technology to offer a fast
response to real fires, including smoldering and fast-flaming, as well as
protect you from carbon monoxide and dramatically reduce the chance of
nuisance alarms. The Intelligent sensor technology combines the detection
capabilities of an ionization smoke sensor – which is more likely to
detect smaller, less visible fire particles, like those produced by flaming
fires – with that of an electrochemical sensor, which is used to detect
CO. Since carbon monoxide is present in all fires, having both detection
chambers work together in one alarm is a breakthrough in the fire safety
industry. When either sensor notices a potential hazard, it will communicate
with the other. Depending on what is detected, the alarm will adjust
its smoke sensitivity in order to better discriminate between a real hazard
and a false one. This constant communication enhances the alarm’s overall
performance in all fires, and significantly reduces the potential for a
Leading authorities recommend that both ionization and photoelectric
smoke alarms be installed to help insure maximum detection of the various
types of fires that can occur within the home. Ionization sensing
alarms may detect invisible fire particles (associated with fast flaming fires)
sooner than photoelectric alarms. Photoelectric sensing alarms may detect
visible fire particles (associated with slow smoldering fires) sooner than
Fire: The red LED will flash and be accompanied by three long alarm
beeps followed by a verbal warning message “FIRE!”. The alarm pattern
will repeat until smoke is eliminated.
Carbon Monoxide: Four short alarm beeps followed by a verbal warning
“WARNING! CARBON MONOXIDE!” This continues until the unit is reset
or the CO is eliminated.
Low Battery: One chirp followed by warning “LOW BATTERY.” The red
LED light will flash. This pattern will continue every minute for at least
seven days. Under battery power, the “LOW BATTERY” voice only occurs
once every 15 minutes.
Voice Hush Indication: “HUSH MODE ACTIVATED” and “HUSH MODE
CANCELLED” voice announcement.
Peak Level Memory: If the alarm had detected a CO level of 100ppm
or higher when the Test/Reset button is pressed, the unit will announce
“CARBON MONOXIDE PREVIOUSLY DETECTED” to warn of the CO incident.
Features and Benefits of Strobe Light
The Strobe Light, used in conjunction with a smoke, heat or carbon monoxide alarm, provides a bright visual signal to warn of a smoke, heat or CO hazard. The Kidde Strobe light benefits the hearing impaired, allowing a visual alert of a danger. This unit also includes a tamper resist pin that helps to deter thief and tampering.
Features and Benefits of Combo Alarm
- Smart Interconnect – Interconnects up to 24 Kidde devices (of
which 18 can be initiating).
- Battery Backup (2-AA batteries included) – Provides protection
during power outages.
- Front Loading Battery Door – Replace the backup batteries without
disconnecting from mounting bracket
- Battery Lockout System – The battery door will not close unless
the batteries are properly installed.
- Alarm Tamper Resist – Helps deter from tampering and theft.
- Adjustable Mounting Bracket – Makes installation fast and
easy. Works with existing smoke and combination smoke and
CO mounting brackets.
- Peak Level Memory – Announces “CARBON MONOXIDE
PREVIOUSLY DETECTED” if alarm has detected a CO level of
100ppm or higher since it was last reset.
- Hush Feature – Silences nuisance alarms for approximately 9
minutes. (Smoke must be present before Hush is activated)
- Ionization Sensor Technology – Ideal for detecting fast flaming
and other types of fires.
- Test Button Functions: – Tests the unit for proper operation
– Peak Level memory – Resets the Carbon Monoxide alarm
- Green LED – Illuminates to indicate the unit is receiving AC power.
Flashes once every 60 seconds to indicate battery only mode. Flashes
once per second during alarm to indicate initiating alarm. Flashes
once every 16 seconds to indicate smoke or CO previously detected.
Flashes every 2 seconds while the alarm is in HUSH mode.
- Red LED – When a dangerous level of smoke or carbon monoxide
is detected the red LED will flash.
If the unit malfunctions, the red
LED will flash and the unit will
chirp every 30 seconds.
Architectural and Engineering Specifications
The Strobe Light shall be powered by a 120VAC, 60Hz source. The temperature operation range shall be between 40°F and 100°F (4°C and 38°C). The strobe light can be installed on any standard single gang electrical box, up to a 4” octagon junction box. The electrical connection (to the alarm) shall be made with a plug-in connector. A maximum of 24 Kidde devices can be interconnected in a multiple station arrangement. The interconnect system must not exceed the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) limit of 18 initiating devices (Smoke, heat, CO, etc) interconnected, it is still possible to interconnect 6 strobe lights and or relay modules. The alarm shall provide optional tamper resistance that deters removal of the unit from the wall or ceiling. This unit shall include a bright candela strobe light with a flash rate of one (1) flash per second. This unit shall be interconnected with Kidde smoke alarms, heat detectors and/or carbon monoxide alarms. The unit shall at a minimum meet the requirements of UL217, NFPA72, (chapter 10 & 11 2002 edition) The State of California Fire Marshall, NFPA101 (One and two family dwellings, Federal Housing Authority (FHA), Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarm shall be powered by 120VAC, 60Hz source
with two AA battery backup. The temperature operating range shall be between
40˚F and 100˚F (4˚C and 38˚C) and the humidity operating range shall be 10% -
95% relative humidity, non-condensing.
The unit shall incorporate an ionization smoke sensor with nominal sensitivity of
0.89%/ft. The CO sensor shall be of a fuel cell design and shall meet the sensitivity
requirements of Underwriters Laboratories UL2034 Single and Multiple Station
Carbon Monoxide Detectors.
The combination alarm can be installed on the surface of any wall or ceiling following
the UL/NFPA/Manufacturer’s recommended placement guidelines. The alarm can be
installed on any standard single gang electrical box, up to a 4” octagon junction box.
The electrical connection (to the alarm) shall be made with a plug-in connector. The
unit shall provide optional tamper resistance that deters removal of the unit from the
wall or ceiling. No additional pieces shall be required to activate this feature.
A maximum of 24 Kidde devices can be interconnected in a multiple station
arrangement. The interconnect system must not exceed the NFPA (National Fire
Protection Association) limit of 18 initiating devices, of which 12 can be smoke
alarms. With 18 initiating devices (smoke, heat, CO, etc), interconnected, it is still
possible to interconnect 6 strobe lights and or relay modules.
The alarm shall include a test button that will electronically simulate the presence of
smoke and CO and cause the unit to go into both modes of alarm. This sequence
tests the unit’s electronics to ensure proper operation.
The CO sensor will not alarm to levels of CO below 30 ppm and will alarm in the
following time range when exposed to the corresponding levels of CO.
70 ppm CO Concentration 60 – 240 minutes
150 ppm CO Concentration 10 – 50 minutes
400 ppm CO Concentration 4 – 15 minutes
The combination alarm shall have two methods of warning for danger: a piezoelectric
horn that is rated at 85 decibels at 10 feet and a voice warning that identifies
the danger. For a CO incident, the horn will sound in the repetitive manner – four
(4) fast beeps, a short pause, four (4) fast beeps, a short pause. In between, the
unit will announce “Warning Carbon Monoxide!” In a Smoke incident, the horn
will sound in the repetitive manner – three (3) beeps, a pause, three (3) beeps, a
pause. In between, the unit will announce “FIRE!”
The unit shall incorporate a 2 LED display. A green LED will be steady on when AC
power is present, flash every 60 seconds when in battery only mode, every second
to indicate alarm memory, and every 2 seconds to indicate the Hush“ mode is
active. A red LED will flash in unison with the alarm sounder pattern.
The unit shall include the HushTM feature that silences the unit for approximately 9
minutes if a nuisance alarm condition occurs. The Green LED on the alarm will flash
every 2 seconds while in HushTM and will automatically reset itself. It also provides
voice annunciation of “HUSH MODE ACTIVATED” when HushTM is activated and
“HUSH MODE CANCELLED” when the Hush cycle ends.
The unit shall also indicate a low battery warning utilizing each of the following
methods: a brief alarm chirp, the voice announcement of “Low Battery!”
The unit shall at a minimum meet the requirements of UL 2034, UL217, NFPA72,
(chapter 11 2002 edition) The State of California Fire Marshall, NFPA101 (One
and two family dwellings) Federal Housing Authority (FHA), Housing and Urban
Development (HUD). It shall also include a 10-year manufacturer’s limited warranty.
Installation of Strobe Light
The strobe light should be installed to comply with all local codes having jurisdiction in your area, Article 760 of the National Electric Code, and NFPA 72. Make certain all alarms are wired to a single, continuous (non-switched) power line, which is not protected by a ground fault interrupter. A maximum of 1000 ft. of wire can be used in the interconnect system.
Installation of Combo Alarm
The combination alarm should be installed to comply with all local codes
having jurisdiction in your area, Article 760 of the National Electric Code,
and NFPA 72. Make certain all alarms are wired to a single, continuous
(non-switched) power line, which is not protected by a ground fault
interrupter. A maximum of 1000 ft. of wire can be used in the interconnect
system. Use standard UL listed household wire (18 gauge or larger
as required by local codes).