The BRK 660MBX mains powered optical smoke alarm uses thermally enhanced sensing technology to quickly detect slow smouldering fires. Fitted with a 9V alkaline back-up battery to continue powering the alarm after a mains failure, the 660MBX can be hard wire interconnected with up to 12 smoke and heat alarms within a single system.
- 230V mains powered smoke alarm
- 9V alkaline back-up battery (included) powers the alarm after a mains failure
- CE marked and Kitemarked to BS EN 14604
- 5 year manufacturer's warranty
- Suitable for installations complying to BS 5839-6: 2013 Grade D, E and F
- Provides quick detection of slow smouldering fires
- Suitable for bedrooms, living rooms and downstairs hallways
- A maximum of 12 600MBX series smoke and heat alarms can be interlinked (via cable)
- An interlinked system provides the earliest possible warning of fire
- Test and hush button feature
- Supplied with fixings; 2 x screws and 2 x rawl plugs
The table below shows all the units that can interconnect with the BRK mains powered smoke and heat alarms.
Alarms from the Same Series
||Type of unit
||Type of interconnection
||Ionisation Smoke Alarm
||Hard wire interconnect
||Optical Smoke Alarm
||Hard wire interconnect
||Hard wire interconnect
This is the technical data for the Mains Powered Optical Smoke Alarm with Alkaline Back-up Battery - BRK 660MBX.
||85dB at 3m
||+5 °C to +38 °C
||10% to 85%
Q. Hi, will a BRK 660MBX work in a system with 650MBX?
A. Yes, the 650MBX is compatible with the rest of the 600 series including the 660MBX.
Q. What smoke alarm should I use in a bedroom with an en suite bathroom?
A. It is usually recommended to install an optical smoke alarm in a bedroom. This is because optical smoke alarms are slightly quicker at detecting slow smouldering fires than can original from upholstery type materials and over-heated wiring. Also, an optical smoke alarm would be less likely to sound a false alarm than what an ionisation would do if steam/water droplets were present from the bathroom. Detectors should be installed as central to the room as possible; however for your application I would also consider the position of the en suite to make sure that the detector is not in the direct path of the joining door. This is just to try and avoid the chances of a false alarm. No detector is designed for use in bathroom areas.
Q. How do I safely dispose of my old smoke alarms?
A. Safelincs is signed up to Valpak's WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Distributor Take-Back Scheme (Registration ID: 7370). Private households can therefore drop off their electronic and electrical fire safety waste at their municipal recycling centre when they are purchasing new products from us. To find your nearest recycling centre, please visit www.recycle-more.co.uk.
Q. Can the mains powered smoke alarm range be connected to mains power via the lighting circuit?
A. Yes, hard-wired mains powered alarms can be wired to the unswitched live feed of the nearest frequently used lighting circuit.
Q. How long do the batteries last in smoke alarms?
A. The 9V alkaline batteries last 12~18 months. Lithium batteries will usually last 5x longer than their alkaline counterparts, achieving around 5 years lifetime. Some lithium cells are also rechargeable, and when used in a mains-powered alarm may last for the entire functional lifespan of the alarm. Newer alarm models may also feature a "sealed" lithium battery. These batteries are specialist components which are designed to not be removed or need replacing by the user, and have been tested by the alarm manufacturer to ensure they last for the lifetime of the alarm.
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Please Note: the actual lifetime of your batteries depends on how often the alarms are tested or activated, as sounding the alarm draws more power than when the alarms are "waiting" to detect fire. You should also read your alarm's manual to make sure you only use the recommended types and brands of batteries, as failing to follow these instructions may cause the alarm to malfunction, not alerting you in the event of a fire, and might also invalidate the warranty.
7 customers have rated this product and it has an overall rating of 4.9 out of 5
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Reviewed by: JP
Published on: 8th January 2017
Reviewed by: MH
Fitted without much trouble even without diy skills
Published on: 20th December 2016
Reviewed by: AD
Easy to install as replacement
Published on: 15th November 2016
Reviewed by: MJ
Works well as a replacement smoke detector
Published on: 23rd September 2016
Reviewed by: MM
good product,efficient service
Published on: 12th June 2016
Reviewed by: VW
Excellent product and service
Detailed info available beforehand to enable me to purchase the correct item
Published on: 11th June 2016
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Great product easy to install would recommend.
Published on: 1st January 2016