Honeywell 5800 Smoke Detectors Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Test My Honeywell 5806W3?
The Honeywell 5806W3 is tested by pressing and holding the recessed test switch on the device. This will let the user know whether or not the sensor on the device is within the proper sensitivity range. Canned smoke can also be used to test the device. Learn how to test a Honeywell 5806W3.
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How Do I Program the Honeywell 5808W3 to the L5210?
The Honeywell 5808W3 is programmed with a Honeywell L5210 through the panel's zone programming menu. The device can be auto-enrolled and have all of its settings adjusted within this menu. The device requires three zones to perform all of its functions. Learn more about programming the 5808W3.
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How Do I Program the Honeywell 5808W3 to the Lyric Security System?
The Honeywell 5808W3 is programmed with the Lyric Security System through the zone programming menu of the panel. To access this menu, the user will need to know the Installer Code for the system. This menu is also used to adjust any settings for the device. Learn more about programming a 5808W3.
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Honeywell 5806W3 vs Honeywell 5809
The 5806W3 and the 5809 are both life-safety sensors from Honeywell. They are both used to alert any building occupants to the presence of a fire, and they will work with the same panels. However, the 5806W3 is a smoke sensor, while the 5809 is a heat sensor. Learn more about these two devices.
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Honeywell 5808W3 vs Honeywell 5809
The 5808W3 and the 5809 are both life-safety sensors from Honeywell. Both devices are used to alert the user to the presence of a fire. However, the 5808W3 is both a heat and smoke sensor, while the 5809 is for heat sensing only. Learn more about these two Honeywell life-safety devices.
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Can Honeywell 5800COMBOs be Interlinked?
An unfortunate downside of the Honeywell 5800COMBO is that multiple units of these devices cannot be interlinked. This means that there is no way to set-up a "one go, all go" function with 5800COMBO devices. However, this can be done on Honeywell SiXSmokes. Learn more about the 5800COMBO.
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How Do I Setup Low-temp & Freeze Detection On a 5800COMBO?
In order to setup a Honeywell 5800COMBO for low-temperature and freeze detection, you must set the device to loop number 3 within zone programming. This is the loop number that tells the device to function as a low-temperature sensor. Learn more about the Honeywell 5800COMBO and its functions.
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Does a 5800COMBO Do Low-Temp & Freeze Detection Like the 5808W3?
The 5800COMBO offers a low-temperature and freeze detection function that works in the same way as the low-temperature detection function on the 5808W3. This is done by setting the device to loop number 3 within zone programming. Learn more about the 5800COMBO and its programmable functions.
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How Does a Fire Detector Work?
There are two primary methods for detecting a fire. These are through either smoke detection and heat detection. For that reason, a "fire detector" is more commonly referred to as a "smoke detector" or a "heat detector". There are also combo smoke and heat sensors. Learn more about these devices.
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What's the Best Place to Install a Smoke Detector?
When choosing a location for a smoke detector, there are some things to remember. For example, it should be placed away from any vents or ducts that might affect its performance. It should also be at least 10 feet away from any kitchen appliances. Learn more about where to place a smoke detector.
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