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Aico Mains Powered Smoke Alarms with Alkaline Back-up Battery Ei140 Series

From: 21.59 inc VAT
17.99 ex VAT
Product Overview

The Ei140RC series of mains powered smoke and heat alarms conform with BS 5839 part 6, grade D, as required for extensions, 2 storey HMOs and small businesses. Supplied with an alkaline back up battery and an "easi-fit" base, the Ei140RC series can be interconnected using 3 core and earth cable. This means when one alarm is activated, it triggers all the other interconnected alarms and sounds those ones too. The Ei140 series succeeds the discontinued Ei130 series smoke alarms.

  • Ionisation and optical smoke alarms Kitemarked to BSEN14604:2005
  • Heat alarm Kitemarked to BS 5446-2:2003
  • Suitable for installations complying to BS 5839-6: 2013 Grade D, E and F
  • 230V AC Mains powered with alkaline back up battery
  • Available in three versions:
    • Ionisation smoke alarm (Ei141) for fast-flaming fires - used on landings, offices
    • Optical smoke alarm (photo-electric) (Ei146), responds faster to smouldering fires - used in bedrooms, living rooms, hallways
    • Heat alarm (Ei144)- used in kitchens and garages
  • Test/Hush button facility
  • Ei140 series alarms can be interconnected with cable (or wireless if purchased with with radio-interlink base)
  • 5 year guarantee
  • This is the latest Ei140"RC" series of detectors - now capable of interconnecting with the Ei1529RC remote control switch
  • Alkaline battery supplied is already connected to reduce installation errors (does not draw power until fitted to the mounting plate) - Can be upgraded with lithium longlife battery
Interconnection

The table below shows all the units that can interconnect with the EI140 series.

Alarms from the same series
Model Number
Type of unit
Type of interconnection
Ei141 Ionisation Alarm Hard wire interconnect
Ei144 Heat Alarm Hard wire interconnect
Ei146 Optical Alarm Hard wire interconnect
Ancillary Products
Model Number
Type of unit
Type of interconnection
Y03 Multi Frequency Sounder Hard wire interconnect
MCP401RC Manual Call Point Hard wire interconnect
Ei1529RC Smoke alarm Locate, Hush and Remote Test Switch Hard wire Interconnect
SAB300C Mains Powered Flashing Strobe - Clear Hard wire interconnect
SAB300R Mains Powered Flashing Strobe - Red Hard wire interconnect

Wiring Explained

The Ei140 series of smoke and heat alarms require a 230V AC mains power supply. Up to 12 alarms can be hard wire interconnected on one circuit.

To obtain a mains feed, the first alarm can be connected to the nearest lighting circuit using 2 core and earth cable. From this alarm, 3 core and earth cable is required for all additional alarms, which allows for the hard wire interconnection to work. Please see the diagram below:-


wiring-hard-wired-alarms

Alternatively, the alarms can be hard wired using a dedicated circuit from the distribution board.

Technical Data

This is the technical data for the Aico Mains Powered Smoke Alarms with Alkaline Back-up Battery Ei140 Series .

Dimensions (HxDia) Ionisation: 40x145mm
Optical: 50x152mm
Heat: 52x145mm
Back-Up Battery 9V Alkaline
Sound Output 85dB (minimum) at 3m
Humidity Range 15% to 95% Relative Humidity
Operating Temperature 0 to 40C

Technical Data Sheets

The following technical data sheets are available for this product:

FAQs (10)

Q. For mains powered Aico smoke and heat alarms, when the electricity supply fails and the back up battery takes over, please can you tell me how long the battery will last in this situation?

A. For mains powered Aico alarms with a new, fully charged lithium back up battery, the battery would last approx. 3-6 months without a mains supply. For mains powered Aico alarms with a standard alkaline back up battery, the battery would last up to a year without mains supply. If the alarm has been installed with an Ei168RC radio frequency base, please note that the Ei168RC back up battery would last approx 2 months if the power fails.

Q. My detector does not have "RC" stated at the end of the code. What does this stand for?

A. The RC just refers to "Remote Control" as the unit can be fitted to a radio-frequency base for interconnection. The model hasn't changed but the manufacturers changed the product code slightly in reference to this.

Q. Does this alarm conform to BS 5446 part 1 as recommended by the Fire Service?

A. This recommendation has been superseded by BS 14604:2005. All of our smoke and heat alarms conform to this standard in accordance with the Kitemark.

Q. Can I upgrade an existing Ei140 series base with a Ei160 series smoke alarm?

A. Yes, the bases for the Ei140 and Ei160 series are identical units and are interchangeable.

Q. How do you wire in the Ei140/Ei160 series of smoke alarms?

A. To wire the units correctly you would use 2 core and earth cable to the first unit and 3 core and earth to the interconnected units. The alarms do not have to be earthed but a brass screw connector is provided so that the earth can be safety terminated.

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Pricing & Availability

Model Stock Levels Price Weight
Ei141 - Ionisation Alarm with Alkaline back-Up battery
Product Code: EI141RC
In Stock

21.59 inc VAT

17.99 ex VAT

0.305kg
Ei146 - Optical Smoke Alarm with Alkaline back-Up battery
Product Code: EI146RC
In Stock

28.79 inc VAT

23.99 ex VAT

0.345kg
Ei144 - Heat Alarm with Alkaline back-Up battery
Product Code: EI144RC
In Stock

35.03 inc VAT

29.19 ex VAT

0.281kg

Customer Reviews

35 customers have rated this product and it has an overall rating of 4.8 out of 5

All our reviews are written by real customers that have purchased this product from us and are publsihed without modification.

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: RL

Good service and product

Published on: 21st June 2016

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: KT

Replacement for expired alarms, easy to install in existing base.

Published on: 15th May 2016

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: LG

Good for the required job

Published on: 8th May 2016

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: KB

does what its supposed to do

Published on: 24th April 2016

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: DW

Good replacement for old failing units. Easily fitted into existing base.

Published on: 13th March 2016

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: DW

Good replacement for old failing unit. Easily fitted into existing base.

Published on: 13th March 2016

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

So easy to replace existing Aico alarms without having to disconnect any wires!

Published on: 27th January 2016

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Same as old ones. Easy to fit did not change base Seems to have cured the problem

Published on: 5th January 2016

4 / 5 Stars

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So far so good

Published on: 3rd December 2015

4 / 5 Stars

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A good ultra sensitive product.

Published on: 17th September 2015

5 / 5 Stars

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Good product easy to fit if look at the arrow carefully

Published on: 25th August 2015

5 / 5 Stars

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Quick delivery, well packaged and easy to install.

Published on: 23rd July 2015

5 / 5 Stars

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Excellent customer service Great advice from the customer service department. Advised me on the correct smoke alarm for me and explained about expiry dates, which smoke alarm to use in which areas etc. Very impressed with the level of service

Published on: 13th April 2015

5 / 5 Stars

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Excellent product and excellent service

Published on: 22nd March 2015

5 / 5 Stars

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Excellent product and service level

Published on: 22nd March 2015

5 / 5 Stars

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exelant

Published on: 7th March 2015

5 / 5 Stars

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Excellent service and product Thank you

Published on: 29th March 2014

4 / 5 Stars

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Easily fitted replacement as bases were already fitted and wired.

Published on: 8th March 2014

5 / 5 Stars

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The smoke alarm very easy to fit and look really nice good quality product and fast service

Published on: 5th December 2013

5 / 5 Stars

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Very easy to fit and look really nice good quality product and fast service

Published on: 5th December 2013

5 / 5 Stars

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easy to install. Great product and price, with top service.

Published on: 16th October 2013

5 / 5 Stars

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top of the range product and service.

Published on: 16th October 2013

5 / 5 Stars

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Straight replacement for our exising 'out of date' alarms - a simple snap on solution.

Published on: 1st October 2013

5 / 5 Stars

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Easy quality replacement for time expired units.

Published on: 17th September 2013

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

From ordering to fitting was extremely simple.

Published on: 5th July 2013

Customer didn't leave a rating

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These were to replace original Ei140 and slotted straight into original mounts - excellent!

Published on: 22nd October 2012

5 / 5 Stars

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Published on: 12th August 2012

3 / 5 Stars

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Published on: 9th August 2012

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Published on: 31st January 2012

5 / 5 Stars

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Published on: 6th January 2012

Customer didn't leave a rating

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Why can't other provide this level of service, it would be of benifit to us all!!!

Published on: 25th October 2010

4 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Thhe linking is useful in our large house. Installation was very easy. Tricky to remove to change the battery despite the tiny print instructions on the side a more prominent release lever and a guide on the size of screwdriver would have helped.

Published on: 13th September 2010

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Perfect

Published on: 19th July 2010

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