Honeywell 5800CO FAQs
5800CO Wireless Carbon Monoxide Detector FAQs
What is carbon monoxide Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless, tasteless and highly toxic gas. It is (CO)? produced when fuel-burning devices such as heating systems, grills and ovens
malfunction and/or are not properly vented.
How can carbon monoxide Carbon monoxide is harmful when inhaled because it displaces oxygen in the blood harm you? and deprives the heart, brain and other vital organs of oxygen. Large amounts of
CO can overcome a person in minutes without warning—causing them to lose consciousness and suffocate.
What is the 5800CO Wireless The 5800CO is a battery powered wireless carbon monoxide detector, fully Carbon Monoxide Detector? listed to UL 2075* as a system monitored detector. The detector consists of
an electrochemical carbon monoxide sensor assembly coupled to a wireless transmitter. The transmitter can send alarm, trouble, end-of-life, tamper and low battery condition messages to the system’s receiver.
How do electrochemical Electrochemical detectors are the newest, most refined CO detectors available. They detectors compare with take the most accurate readings of CO concentrations, including low levels of CO that other detectors? may be hazardous over long periods of time to high concentrations that present an
What is the lifespan of the The electrochemical sensor operates full-strength for approximately six years. The 5800CO? 5800CO’s built-in end-of-life timer will notify residents when the detector needs to
Where should CO detectors CO is slightly lighter than air and when heated by a fuel-burning source, the lighter be installed? weight and warm temperature of the CO causes it to quickly rise to the ceiling and mix
freely with the air. Therefore, in compliance with NFPA requirements, Honeywell recommends installing the 5800CO:
Within 10 feet of all sleeping areas Inside the bedroom if it contains a
On every floor of the home or building In the vicinity of flame-fueled
appliances, but no closer than 10 feet
At least as high as the light switch
and six inches from the ceiling if mounted on a wall
At least twelve inches from the wall if
mounted on a ceiling
Away from vents and the reach of
children and pets
5800CO Wireless Carbon Monoxide Detector FAQs (continued)
What are the benefits of a CO detectors monitored by a central station provide extra protection and peace of monitored CO detector? mind when:
• The residence is empty • Residents are at home sleeping • Pets, children and the elderly are alone • Residents are already suffering from the effects of CO • Detector circuitry ceases to function properly
Are CO detectors required There has been a significant increase in the requirement of CO detectors over the last by law? few years. Many states and localities now require them. In 2005, NFPA 720 was
changed from a recommended practice to an installation standard. Since then, the number of states requiring carbon monoxide detection has more than doubled and this trend is expected to grow. Check with the local Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) for CO detector requirements in your area.
*For a complete list of products that support system operation of the 5800CO to UL standard 2075, please visit: www.security.honeywell.com/hsc/resources/agency/co