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Smoke Alarm Problem

Post by RP » Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:59 am

EI151TL 150 Series Ionisation Smoke Alarm c/w Lithium Battery.

This alarm has been working fine for many years but recently it has been giving a single bleep every 2 to 4 hours, the green mains light is on, any suggestions as how to rectify this.
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Re: Smoke Alarm Problem

Post by Ktuludays » Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:12 am

RP wrote:EI151TL 150 Series Ionisation Smoke Alarm c/w Lithium Battery.

This alarm has been working fine for many years but recently it has been giving a single bleep every 2 to 4 hours, the green mains light is on, any suggestions as how to rectify this.
Thanks.
You may be able to reset it. If you hold the test button in for 10 seconds it will force a reset.

If that doesn't work then the battery may be on it's way out.

These are the new models:

https://www.safelincs.co.uk/easichange- ... ement-kit/

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Re: Smoke Alarm Problem

Post by someone-else » Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:14 am

Yes
(You won't like it though) Take it down and take it to your local council tip and tell them what it is. It really is radioactive (Not harmful but you can't just bin it")

Its beeping because its non replaceable battery is coming to the end of its life.

As an aside, your detector is obsolete and being ionisation is not always the best one to have (but it does depend on where it is sited)

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Re: Smoke Alarm Problem

Post by OnlyMe » Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:22 am

someone-else wrote:(You won't like it though) Take it down and take it to your local council tip and tell them what it is. It really is radioactive (Not harmful but you can't just bin it")
Of course you can bin it.
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Post by someone-else » Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:49 am

Seems the jury is out on this one.

It depends where you look as to what the answer is.

Either way, the one in question has come to the end of its life.
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Re: Smoke Alarm Problem

Post by OnlyMe » Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:09 am

someone-else wrote:Seems the jury is out on this one.

It depends where you look as to what the answer is.

Either way, the one in question has come to the end of its life.

And if the OP has two detectors then the other one will also soon fail.
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