How Do I Test the 5800COMBO?

To test the 5800COMBO, start by contacting your alarm monitoring company and having them place your system on test mode. This will prevent any false alarm dispatches from occurring. You can then individually test the smoke/heat detections and carbon monoxide detection functions on the device.

The Honeywell 5800COMBO is a life-safety device that detects smoke, high temperature, carbon monoxide and low temperature conditions. The device includes two separate testing buttons: one for testing for smoke, heat and low temperature zone transmission, and the other for testing for carbon monoxide transmitting. Both of these buttons should be clearly labeled on the device to prevent a user from mixing them up. Upon pressing these either of these buttons, the detector will produce an audible voice, indicating that the device is functioning properly. The security system will then display an alert to show the alarm zones.


Complete the following steps to test the 5800COMBO:

1. Put your system on test mode. Contact your alarm monitoring company, and let them know that you are testing your 5800COMBO. They will put your system on test mode to prevent any false alarm dispatches from occurring. In most cases, this test mode will only last a certain period of time (e.g. one hour). This way, you will not need to call them back after you finish testing the device to take your system off of test mode. Instead, your system will exit test mode automatically after the testing period expires.

2. Test for smoke and heat transmission. Press the button on the 5800COMBO for smoke and heat testing. If this function is working as it should, an audible voice from the device will tell you that it is working properly. After a few seconds, a siren will emit from the device. Check your security panel to make sure that the wireless zones for smoke detection and heat detection went into alarm. If the device is functioning properly and it was set up correctly with the panel, the fire zone will be displayed. Clear the faults with a valid user code or master code to get the siren to stop. You can also use a hair dryer to perform a functional heat test, and canned smoke to perform a functional smoke test.

3. Test for carbon monoxide transmission. Press the button on the 5800COMBO for carbon monoxide testing. If this function is working as it should, an audible voice from the device will tell you that it is working properly. After a few seconds, a siren will emit from the device. Check your security panel to make sure that the wireless zone for carbon monoxide detection was faulted. If the device is functioning properly and it was set up correctly with the panel, the appropriate wireless zone will be displayed. Clear the fault with a valid user code or master code to get the siren to stop. You can also perform a functional carbon monoxide test using canned CO.

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