The Honeywell 5193SD Addressable Photoelectric Smoke Detector is a reliable 2-wire life-safety device that is used with commercial-grade security systems. The device works with the refraction of light whenever smoke enters into the sensing chamber. This allows for consistent performance.
With its advanced optical sensing chamber and powerful microprocessor, the Honeywell 5193SD offers exceptional dependability when detecting smoke. The device also utilizes integrated drift compensation algorithms to automatically maintain proper calibration levels at all times, even when the chamber is affected by contaminants. However, this feature requires that the sensor chamber never be opened while the device is powered on. A user should take proper care to power down the sensor whenever maintenance or cleaning is provided. The sensor will send a maintenance notice to the panel whenever cleaning is needed. The LED lights (red and green) provide indication of the current status for the device.
Another feature of the Honeywell 5193SD is its included mounting base that allows for easy installation. The base can be wired with the alarm system so that the sensor can be easily removed for maintenance and cleaning. The device will begin powering up as soon as power is provided from the panel. A special tamper-resistance feature prevents the 5193SD from being taken off the wall unless a proper tool is used. This feature can be engaged by the user to make it more difficult for others to disable the sensor.
As a wired sensor, the Honeywell 5193SD connects with the panel through the polling loop. This means that the device will only work with commercial-grade wired panels that include a polling loop, such as the Honeywell VISTA-128BPT and the VISTA-250BPT. The screw terminals on the sensor will accept wire gauges ranging from 14-gauge to 22-gauge. Multiple 5193SD devices can be wired together in parallel to perform the same function across a larger area. Make sure to test any new 5193SD after installation to ensure that it has been set up properly. The system should be placed on test mode when doing this to prevent any false alarms.
Users should take great care when selecting an installation location for the Honeywell 5193SD Smoke Detector. The device should not be used in areas where excessive humidity and/or combustion particles are normally present. This includes avoiding any kitchens, garages, furnace rooms and bathrooms. The device should also not be placed in the direct flow of any vents or air ducts. Remember to place the device high up on the wall or ceiling so that it can properly detect any smoke. Please note that the 5193SD does not include any type of integrated sounder. Therefore, it is very important to make sure that the alarm system has a siren when using this device.
Note: Honeywell also offers another version of this same sensor that also offers a built-in fixed temperature heat sensor.