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Mains Powered Ionisation Smoke Alarm with Lithium Back-up Battery Ei161RC

From: 31.67 inc VAT
26.39 ex VAT
Product Overview
A mains powered ionisation smoke alarm with hush button and 10 year rechargable lithium backup cells with mounting plate and surface mount kit.
  • 230V Hard-wired smoke alarm
  • Available in two versions:
  • 5 year manufacturers warranty
  • 10 year Rechargeable Lithium Cell back-up
  • A maximum of 12 units can be interconnected via 3 core interconnection cable
  • Alarms that can be interconnected include:
  • Kitemarked to BS EN 14604:2005
  • Suitable for installations complying to BS 5839-6: 2013 Grade D, E and F
  • CE marked
  • Easi-fit mounting plate
  • Hush button for false alarm control
  • Separate mains and warning LEDs for easier identification of alarm status
  • Auto self-test feature continually monitors the sensor every 40 seconds for additional safety
  • Low power cell warning in the event of a mains or cell failure
  • Supplied with fixings; 2 x screws and 2 x rawl plugs
Interconnection

The table below shows all the units that can interconnect with the EI161.

Compatible Alarms
Model Number
Type of unit
Type of interconnection
Ei164RC Heat Alarm Hard wire using 3 core interconnection cable
Ei166RC Optical Alarm Hard wire using 3 core interconnection cable
EI2110 Multi Sensor Smoke & Heat Alarm Hard wire using 3 core interconnection cable
Ancillary Products
Model Number
Type of unit
Type of interconnection
Y03 Multi Frequency Sounder Hard wire using 3 core interconnection cable
MCP401RC Manual Call Point Hard wire using 3 core interconnection cable
Ei1529RC Smoke alarm Locate, Hush and Remote test switch Hard wire using 3 core interconnection cable
Technical Data

This is the technical data for the Mains Powered Ionisation Smoke Alarm with Lithium Back-up Battery Ei161RC.

Back-Up Battery Longlife Lithium Battery
Sound Output 85dB (minimum) at 3m
Temperature Range 0 to 40C
Humidity Range 15% to 95% Relative Humidity
Dimensions (HxDia) 40x145mm

Technical Data Sheets

The following technical data sheets are available for this product:

FAQs (5)

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. 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.

Q. Can I add a CO detector to a smoke alarm system with Ei160 alarms

A. Yes, the Ei262 is compatible and we recommend that you install a Ei1529RC locator switch as well which will allow you to find out whether an alarm is caused by CO gas or a fire

Pricing & Availability

Model Stock Levels Price Weight
Ei161EK Replacement Detector Head Kit
Product Code: EI161RCEK
In Stock

31.67 inc VAT

26.39 ex VAT

0.28kg
Ei161RC Ionisation Smoke Alarm
Product Code: EI161RC
In Stock

32.27 inc VAT

26.89 ex VAT

0.28kg

Customer Reviews

15 customers have rated this product and it has an overall rating of 5 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: SH

So easy to fit and look good on the ceiling you do not tend to ssee them there.

Published on: 9th September 2016

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: TB

easy to fit

Published on: 22nd July 2016

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: ES

excellent product and service.

Published on: 14th July 2016

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: JK

I bought this as a replacement for my previous Smoke Alarm. It is excellent.

Published on: 17th May 2016

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: GB

Easy to install

Published on: 10th February 2016

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: EM

Easy to install, great product. Connects well to older base units.

Published on: 30th January 2016

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: EJ

Fast and efficient

Published on: 27th September 2015

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: JM

Excellent service

Published on: 1st August 2015

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: JJ

Very easy to replace

Published on: 14th July 2014

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: RT

Works straight out of the box

Published on: 11th April 2014

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: DH

Did what it is supposed to do, with straightforward installation

Published on: 10th April 2014

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: AM

Easy to fit and very helpful customer service on the best product to buy for my circumstances.

Published on: 6th April 2014

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: AR

Excellent and easy fit replacement to old model good advice from safelincs

Published on: 11th March 2014

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: PW

Easy to fit and will hopefully keep me safe for many years

Published on: 11th January 2014

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Published on: 4th October 2011

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