2GIG CO3-345 Installation Guide
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2GIG Wireless Carbon Monoxide Alarm
The Wireless Carbon Monoxide Alarm, part number 2GIG‐CO3‐345 is a 3V battery
powered wireless detector intended for use with wireless alarm systems. The
detector consists of an electrochemical carbon monoxide sensor assembly coupled
to a wireless transmitter. The Wireless Carbon Monoxide Alarm communicates with
the Control Panel and can send alarm, tamper and battery condition messages to
the system’s receiver. To know the maximum number of transmitters that can be
supported, see the 2GIG Security System Install Guide.
IMPORTANT: This detector must be tested and maintained regularly
following NFPA 720 requirements.
This device is designed to
protect individuals from the
acute effects of carbon
monoxide exposure. It will not
fully safeguard individuals
with specific medical
conditions. If in doubt consult
a medical practitioner.
WARNING: This Carbon
Monoxide Alarm is
intended for use in
residential areas. It is not
designed to measure
Occupational Safety &
(OSHA) commercial and
• Wireless Carbon Monoxide Alarm with base
• Pack of screws and fixings
• Stickers as appropriate
• 1 CR123A Panasonic battery
The Wireless Carbon Monoxide Alarm contains a sounder which generates the ANSI
S3.41 temporal 4 pattern in an alarm condition (for temporal 4 pattern, see the
following table). In alarm, a message is also sent to the Control Panel and the
detector’s ID is displayed on the screen. During an alarm condition, pressing the
detector’s hush button will silence the sounder for five minutes. The mounting base
installation is simplified by the incorporation of features compatible for both
drywall fasteners (not supplied) and other methods.
Tri‐colored LED (green, yellow, red) and a sounder on the detector provide local
visual and audible indication of the detector’s status as listed in the following table.
During initial power‐up the LED blinks alternately green, yellow then red. It takes
about 60 seconds for the detector’s CO sensor to stabilize.
After power‐up has completed and the detector is functioning normally, the green
LED blinks once every 12 seconds.
When the sensor supervision is in trouble condition, the yellow LED blinks once
every six seconds and there is a chirp every 45 seconds. After 12 hours the panel
will display a loss of supervision message.
When the detector has reached the end of its life, the yellow LED blinks once every
23 seconds and there is a chirp every 45 seconds. After 12 hours the panel will
display a loss of supervision message. This indicates that the CO sensor inside the
detector has passed the end of its life and the detector must be replaced. The
detector lifespan is five years from the date of manufacture.
Low Battery Detection
The Wireless Carbon Monoxide Alarm is powered by a single 3‐volt CR123A
Panasonic Lithium battery. The detector regularly checks for a low battery. If a low
battery is detected, the transmitter sends a low battery message to the Control
Panel, which displays the detector’s ID at low battery. In addition, the yellow LED of
the detector will blink every 12 seconds. The detector’s sounder will chirp every 45
seconds (yellow LED continues to blink) until the battery is replaced. Pressing the
hush button silences the chirps for 12 hours, if no other trouble conditions exist.
Replace the battery when the chirps begin. Be sure to replace the battery with a
Constant exposures to high or low temperatures or high humidity may
reduce battery life!
Unauthorized changes or modifications could void the user’s authority
to operate the equipment.
Inserting and Replacing Batteries
1 Remove the detector from its mounting base by twisting the detector
counterclockwise. Remove and dispose of the battery according to local
2 To ensure proper power‐down sequence, wait a minimum of 20 seconds before
installing new battery.
3 Install a new 3‐volt CR123A Panasonic Lithium battery (available from your
Panasonic dealer) in the battery compartment. Follow the polarity diagram
inside the compartment! If the battery is incorrectly inserted, remove gently
with a non‐conductive tool and correctly reinsert.
4 Reinstall onto the mounting base by turning the detector clockwise.
5 After the power‐up sequence the green LED should blink about once every 12
seconds to indicate normal operation. If the battery is not installed correctly,
the detector will not operate and the battery may be damaged. If the detector
does not power‐up, check fora fully charged battery.
Status LEDs Sounder
(does not pulse
the sounder and
Radio Signaling 2GIG Control
Normal Green flash
Off Normal (None) Normal (None)
Alarm/Test Red flash every
(press button to
hush for 5
Alarm On screen and
(user code to
chirp every 45
Fault On screen Alert
shown (after 12
Low Battery Yellow flash
chirp every 45
button to hush
for 12 hours)
Low Battery On screen Alert
chirp every 45
None Normal (None)
Power‐Up Green, Yellow,
chirp at end of
None Normal (None)
Tamper Green, Yellow,
Off Tamper On screen Alert
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The following steps are guidelines for programming (learning) the Wireless Carbon
Monoxide Alarm (2GIG‐CO3‐345) into the 2GIG Control Panel. Scroll between
opons using the ← and → arrows. Move to the previous or next prompt by
pressing the ↑ and ↓ arrows.
1 Select RF sensor #(01 to 48). Assign the Wireless Carbon Monoxide Alarm to a
2 Select RF sensor type.
(14) 24‐hour Carbon Monoxide Alarm
3 Select RF equipment type.
4 Select RF sensor equipment code. Enter 0859 (in Canada) or 0860 (in U.S.A.) for
the 2GIG‐CO3‐345 Alarm.
5 Enter RF sensor serial number (7 digits).
Manual Entry: Type in the last 7 digits of the TX ID that is found outside the box
or on the
bottom of the head unit by removing the base.
Auto Entry: With the panel in Learn‐in mode (press Shift then Learn) cause a
tamper on the alarm by twisting the base unit counter‐clockwise and removing
it. The correct TX ID should appear. Accept the correct TX ID by pressing ok.
Remember to press the ↓ arrow to continue through the system configuration
6 Select RF sensor equipment age.
(0) new (product is new)
(1) existing (product already exists)
7 Select RF sensor loop number (1).
8 Select RF sensor 1 dialer delay.
(0) disabled (there should never be a dialer delay on this type of alarm)
9 Construct RF sensor descriptor. Press Insert then press any number between
002 and 255 to add a word. For example, if you wanted to name this alarm as
“Carbon Monoxide Alarm,” press Insert then press 032 for CARBON
MONOXIDE. Press Insert then press 005 for ALARM.
10 Select RF sensor reports (0 to 1).
(1) enabled (sensor reports to the central station)
11 Select RF sensor supervised (0 to 1).
(1) enabled (sensor reports loss of supervision or low battery)
12 Select RF sensor chime (0 to 13).
(0) disabled (panel will not chime when sensor is activated)
13 To program another sensor, click next.
14 To exit programming, click skip then end and exit. Upon exit, the panel takes a
few seconds to reset.
Installing and Mounting
Determine the best location for the detector, one that provides proper carbon
Proper Carbon Monoxide Detection Location
Wall‐mounted detectors should be positioned at least as high as a light switch, and
at least six inches (15cm) from the ceiling. In a ceiling location, the detector should
be at least 12 inches (30cm) from any wall.
• Within 10 feet (3m) of a sleeping area
• Inside the bedroom if it contains a fuel burning appliance
• On every floor of the building
• Ideally, install in any room that contains a fuel burning appliance
• If the appliance or the room is not normally used, such as the boiler room, the
detector should be placed just outside the room so the alarm can be heard
This Wireless Carbon Monoxide Alarm should only be commissioned
and installed by a competent engineer.
NOT Ideal Locations:
• Directly above a sink, cooker, stove or oven
• Do not locate detector within 5 feet (1.5m) of any cooking appliance
• Next to a door or window that would be affected by drafts,. extractor fan or air
• Do not install in any environment that does not comply with the detector’s
• In or below a cupboard
• Where air flow would be obstructed by curtains or furniture
• Where dirt or dust could collect and block the sensor
• Where it could be knocked, damaged, or inadvertently removed
To Mount the Detector
1 See the figure below and install the mounting base on the ceiling or on the wall
(if local ordinances permit) using screw locations as required. Use the two
screws and anchors provided. Maneuver the base so the screws are at the
elbow of the screw slots and secure.
2 Fit the detector inside the base by aligning it over the base as shown
(detector’s alignment notch should be slightly offset from mounting base
tamper release tab).
3 Test the detector after completing the installation (see Testing the Detector).
See the 2GIG Security System Install Guide for additional information
concerning the use of wireless devices.
WARNING: DO NOT attach the detector to removable ceiling panels.
4 Two warning labels are provided in the detector box. Place one next to the CO
detector and another near to a source of fresh air where members of the
household will gather if alarm signal sounds.
Airborne dust particles can enter the detector. 2GIG Technologies
recommends the removal of detectors before beginning construction or
any other dust producing activity. Carbon monoxide detectors are not to
be used with detector guards unless the combination has been evaluated
and found suitable for that purpose.
A tamper alert is displayed at the Control Panel if the built‐in tamper switch is
removed from its mounting base. The Wireless Carbon Monoxide Alarm includes a
tamper resistant feature that prevents removal from the mounting base without the
use of a tool. To engage the tamper resistant feature, cut the small plastic tab
located on the mounting base and then install the detector.
To remove the detector from the base once it has been made tamper resistant, use
appropriate screwdriver to depress the square tamper release tab located on the
skirt of the mounting base and turn the detector counterclockwise.
Testing the Detector
Before testing, notify the central monitoring station that the security system is
undergoing tests and maintenance. This action prevents unwanted alarms.
Testing the detector activates an alarm and sends an alarm signal to the Control
Panel. Also, the test function cannot be used if the detector has a trouble or end‐of‐
Detectors must be tested after installation and following periodic maintenance.
To Test Detector Operation
To test the detector’s sounder, LEDs, and transmitter, do the following:
1 The test button is located on the detector housing.
2 Push and hold the test button for a minimum of 5 seconds. The Control Panel
will trigger and the detector will go into alarm. The sounder begins the
temporal 4 pattern and the red LED blinks. The security system’s Control Panel
displays the detector’s name in alarm.
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Carbon Monoxide Gas and its Detection
This carbon monoxide detector is designed for indoor use only. Do not expose to
rain or moisture. Do not knock or drop the detector. Do not open or tamper with
the detector as this could cause malfunction. The detector will not protect against
the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning if not properly installed.
WARNING: This device will only indicate the presence of carbon monoxide
gas at the sensor. Carbon monoxide gas may be present in other areas.
This carbon monoxide alarming device is designed to detect carbon monoxide gas
from ANY source of combustion. It is NOT designed to detect smoke, or other gases
unless the product has been investigated and determined to comply with applicable
This device should not be installed as a substitute for proper installation, use, and
maintenance of fuel burning appliances, including appropriate ventilation and
Carbon monoxide gas is a highly poisonous gas which is released when fuels are
burned. It is invisible, has no smell and is therefore impossible to detect with the
human senses. Under normal conditions in a room where fuel burning appliances
are well maintained and correctly ventilated, the amount of carbon monoxide
released into the room by appliances should not be dangerous.
Conditions Resulting in Dangerous CO
1 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, and insufficient draft in the vent pipes
• negative pressure differential resulting from the use of exhaust fans
• simultaneous operation of several fuel‐burning appliances competing for
limited internal air
• loose vent pipe connections from fuel‐fed appliances,
• obstructions, or unconventional vent pipe designs that can amplify the
• poorly designed or maintained chimneys and/or vents
2 Extended operation of unvented fuel‐burning devices (range, oven, replace,
3 Temperature inversions that trap exhaust gases near the ground
4 Car idling in an open or closed attached garage, or near a home
If you have been exposed to Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, you may be suffering
from various symptoms (discuss these symptoms with all of the members of your
• Headache, running nose, sore eyes (often described as ‘flu‐like’ symptoms)
• Dizziness, drowsiness, vomiting
• Unconsciousness, brain damage, death
Many reported cases of reported Carbon Monoxide Poisoning indicate that while
victims are aware they are not well, they become so disoriented that they are
unable to save themselves by either exiting the building or calling for assistance.
Young children and pets may be the first to be affected.
WARNING: Individuals with medical problems should consider using
warning devices which provide audible and visual signals for carbon
monoxide concentrations under 30 ppm.
Actuation of this device indicates the presence of Carbon
Monoxide (CO) which can KILL YOU
If the alarm signal sounds, four beeps:
1 Push the hush/test button.
2 Immediately move to fresh air (outdoors or next to an open window).
3 Check that all persons within the area are accounted for.
4 Do not re‐enter the premises (or move away from the open window until the
emergency service responders have arrived, the premises have been aired out,
and your alarm remains in normal condition.
5 Call emergency services, the fire department, or 911.
6 If the service signal sounds, one chirp, then check the service section to try and
7 After following steps 1‐6, if your alarm reactivates within a 24‐hour period,
repeat steps 1‐6 and call your local qualified technician to investigate for
sources of CO from fuel burning equipment and appliances and inspect for
proper operation of this CO detector. If problems are identified during this
inspection, have the equipment serviced or replaced immediately. Note any
combustion equipment not inspected by the technician and consult the
manufacturer’s instructions, or contact the manufacturers directly for more
information about CO safety and this equipment. Make sure that motor
vehicles are not, and have not been, operating in an attached garage or
adjacent to the residence.
Replacing the Detector
This detector is manufactured with a long‐life carbon monoxide sensor. Over time
the sensor will lose sensitivity, and will need to be replaced with a new carbon
monoxide detector. The detector’s lifespan is 5 years from the date of manufacture.
NOTE: When the detector is removed from its base, a Tamper message is
sent to the central monitoring station. The detector also causes a trouble
condition when it has reached the end of its life. If this occurs, it is time to
replace the detector.
Before replacing the detector, notify the central monitoring station that
maintenance is being performed and that the system will be temporarily out of
service. From the Control Panel, disable the zone or system undergoing
maintenance to prevent any unwanted alarms. Dispose of the detector in
accordance with any local regulations.
IMPORTANT: The Replacement Date that appears on the device is the date
beyond which the device may no longer detect carbon monoxide
accurately and should be immediately replaced.
The installation, operation testing and maintenance of the Wireless Carbon
Monoxide Alarm is different than smoke detectors. Per NFPA 720 section 188.8.131.52 the
detector shall not be connected to a zone that signals a fire condition (i.e. smoke
detector/alarm zones). Therefore, the Wireless Carbon Monoxide Alarm must be
programmed as a non‐fire zone. See step 2 under Programming for the correct
Carbon Monoxide zone type to program.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC's Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference, and
2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
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
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This product complies with FCC radiation exposure limits for an uncontrolled
environment. Avoid operating this product at a distance less than 20 cm from user.
Caution: Any changed or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate this
This 2GIG Technologies product is warranted against defects in material and
workmanship for 2 years. This warranty extends only to wholesale customers who
buy direct from 2GIG Technologies or through 2GIG Technologies’ normal
distribution channels. 2GIG Technologies does not warrant this product to
consumers. Consumers should inquire from their selling dealer as to the nature of
the dealer’s warranty, if any.
There are no obligations or liabilities on the part of 2GIG Technologies for
consequential damages arising out of or in connection with use or performance of
this product or other indirect damages with respect to loss of property, revenue, or
profit, or cost of removal, installation, or reinstallation. All implied warranties for
functionality, are valid only until the warranty expires. This 2GIG Technologies
Warranty is in lieu of all other warranties expressed or implied.
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PN: 39214‐596 Rev. B
Power Source One 3‐volt CR123A Panasonic Lithium battery
Audible Signal (temp 4 tone) 85 dBA min. in alarm at 10 ft. (3m)
Operating Current 10 µA
Temperature Range 40° F (4.4° C) to 100° F (37.8° C)
Operating Humidity Range 15% to 95% Relative Humidity, non‐condensing
Agency Listings UL Standard 2075, UL 2034 and CSA 6.19‐01