Honeywell 5808W3 Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Install the Honeywell 5808W3?
The Honeywell 5808W3 Smoke and Heat Detector is installed by first choosing a location for the device and then using the included screws and wall anchors to install the mounting plate. The device can then be attached to the mounting plate. Learn more about installing the Honeywell 5808W3.
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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 Test My Honeywell 5808W3?
The Honeywell 5808W3 features a test switch on the device for testing its functionality. A user can also test the device using canned smoke and a hair dryer. The user must remember to place their system on test mode before testing the 5808W3. Learn more about testing a Honeywell 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 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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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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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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What Does the Maintenance Feature Do On a 5800COMBO, 5808W3 & 5806W3?
On Honeywell Smokes, the maintenance feature is used to let the user know when they need to clean the device. By cleaning the device regularly and performing proper maintenance, you can ensure that your smoke detector functions properly for many years. Learn more about these Honeywell Smokes.
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