The First Alert HA300 is a 9V battery powered heat alarm with test and hush button feature. Designed to detect increase in room temperature, the HA300 sounds a loud 85dB audible alarm when activated, and is ideal for use in kitchens and garages.
- Battery powered heat alarm (alkaline battery included)
- Test and hush button feature
- 5 year manufacturer's warranty
- CE marked
- Suitable for installations complying to BS 5839-6: 2013 Grade F
- 85dB audible alarm upon activation
- Ideal for kitchens and garages where a smoke alarm would be prone to false triggering
- Supplied with fixings; 2 x screws and 2 x rawl plugs
This is the technical data for the 9V Heat Alarm with Test and Hush Button - First Alert HA300.
Q. How do you open the alarm for a battery change?
A. Find the little arrow at the side of the alarm and pull the lid off the base in the direction of the arrow. This takes quite a bit of force. The lid swings open on a hinge.
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. is there a different alarm sound for optical and heat sensors to tell you the difference in what kind of fire it is?
A. There is only one alarm sound type when a fire is detected, when interconnected all smoke and heat alarms will sound. However only the triggered alarm will have a rapidly flashing red indicator.
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.
17 customers have rated this product and it has an overall rating of 4.6 out of 5
All our reviews are written by real customers that have purchased this product from us and are publsihed without modification.
Reviewed by: JB
Published on: 2nd May 2017
Reviewed by: CM
Excellent product and fast delivery
Published on: 17th April 2017
Reviewed by: MS
Do the job and cost effective
Published on: 16th April 2017
Reviewed by: CS
Good to have something to put in kitchen
Published on: 24th March 2017
Reviewed by: PH
Hopefully will not have to be tested in anger
Published on: 28th January 2017
Reviewed by: AR
Seems good, it beeps (loud) when button is pressed and easy to install
Published on: 25th January 2017
Reviewed by: M0
Good product and good price
Published on: 2nd January 2017
Reviewed by: CL
well known brand which is always recommended by WHICH
Published on: 11th December 2016
Reviewed by: PG
Alarm in bedroom went off for no reason at 1 AM. Not happy.
Published on: 3rd December 2016
Reviewed by: MJ
Just what I was looking for, small and discreet.
Published on: 28th September 2016
Reviewed by: NP
Published on: 9th September 2016
Reviewed by: TS
Quick delivery, appears to be good quality
Published on: 20th May 2016
Reviewed by: MM
Easy to mount and affective
The light still flashes and it goes when tested. Let's hope it is never put to its purchased use.
Published on: 14th May 2016
Reviewed by: BP
Easy to install
Published on: 28th April 2016
Reviewed by: JD
Installed as per instructions, hopefully never need, but adds some piece of mind that it is there.
Published on: 15th April 2016
Reviewed by: -
Installed in a kitchen and much less hassle than than a smoke alarm there.
I bought a number of these to be installed in rental properties to maintain safety along with regulatory guidelines. All tenants seem happy.
Published on: 5th January 2016
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Reviewed by: -
white plastic , good quality and easy to install
Published on: 12th November 2015