What's the best place to install 5808w3 heat detectors?
The Honeywell 5808W3 is a Photoelectric Smoke detector with a built in Fixed Temperature (135 degrees Fahrenheit) heat detector and a wireless transmitter. It works in conjunction with all Honeywell 5800 series receivers, and on any alarm panel that supports those receivers. This device has an advanced microprocessor coupled with a state-of-the-art optical sensing chamber. This allows the detector to automatically maintain proper operation at factory calibrated levels, even if sensitivity is changed due to the presence of dust, dirt, or other contaminants settling in the unit's smoke sensing chamber. Because of this, the chamber must never be opened, for cleaning, maintenance, or screen replacement, while power is applied to the unit. The 5808W3 contains a piezoelectric sounder which generates the ANSI S3.41 temporal pattern (also called Temporal 3, Beep, Beep, Beep, Pause, Beep, Beep, Beep, Pause). This makes it suitable for placement in bedrooms. When in alarm the 5808W3 transmits the alarm message every 4 seconds until the smoke or heat condition clears, and the detector is reset. During alarm, pressing the test switch on the unit will silence that particular unit for 5 minutes. If the smoke or heat condition still exists, after 5 minutes it will begin sounding again.
Some Notes about Smoke/Heat Placement:
In residential applications, smoke detectors shall be installed outside of each separate sleeping area, in the immediate vicinity of the bedrooms and on each additional story of the living space. This includes basements, but excludes crawl spaces and unfinished attics. If a bedroom door is normally closed while occupants are sleeping, a smoke detector should be placed on both sides of the door.
Smoke Detectors shall be installed in sleeping rooms in new construction and it is recommended that they shall be installed in sleeping rooms in existing construction.
In hallways more than 30 feet long, it is recommended that more than one smoke detector shall be installed.
There shall never be less than two smoke detectors per apartment or residence.
It is recommended that smoke detectors be located in any room where an alarm control is located, or in any room where alarm control connections to an AC power source or communications equipment are made, lest fire in those areas prevent the control from reporting fire.
It is recommended that a smoke detector with an integral sounder be located in every bedroom and an additional notification device (siren, strobe, etc) be located on each level of a residence.
The most common cause of alarm system malfunction when a fire occurs is lack of proper maintenance. For this reason, the alarm system should be tested weekly to make sure all sensors and transmitters are working properly.
Wireless smoke detectors may be used in one and two unit family dwellings as long as the detectors are being monitored, tested, and maintained. Once the detector is no longer part of a listed fire alarm system, it is recommended that it be replaced prior to 10 years from the date of manufacture per NFPA 72 code.
Any part of a fire alarm system which fails shall be repaired or replaced immediately.
There are special notification devices for the hearing impaired, such as devices that shake the bed in the event of a fire alarm. These units should also have strobes or other visual indications of a fire alarm.
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