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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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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Honeywell 5800COMBO vs Honeywell 5809
The 5800COMBO and the 5809 are both wireless fire sensors from Honeywell. The 5809 is for heat detection only, while the 5800COMBO is used for heat, smoke and carbon monoxide detection. Both sensors will interface with the same alarm systems. Learn more about these life-safety sensors.
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Will a Smoke Detector Detect Heat?
Not all smoke detectors are designed to detect the presence of high heat. These sensors will only detect high heat if that is a specific function of the device. Otherwise, a smoke detector will only detect smoke, and nothing more. Learn more about smoke detectors and their functionality.
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