The table below shows all the units that can interconnect with the EI161.Compatible Alarms
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|
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|
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 40°C|
|Humidity Range||15% to 95% Relative Humidity|
The following technical data sheets are available for this product:
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
Ei161EK Replacement Detector Head Kit
Product Code: EI161RCEK
£26.39 ex VAT
£31.67 inc VAT
Ei161RC Ionisation Smoke Alarm
Product Code: EI161RC
£26.89 ex VAT
£32.27 inc VAT
15 customers have rated this product and it has an overall rating of 5 out of 5
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
Reviewed by: JK
I bought this as a replacement for my previous Smoke Alarm. It is excellent.
Published on: 17th May 2016
Reviewed by: EM
Easy to install, great product. Connects well to older base units.
Published on: 30th January 2016
Reviewed by: DH
Did what it is supposed to do, with straightforward installation
Published on: 10th April 2014
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
Reviewed by: AR
Excellent and easy fit replacement to old model good advice from safelincs
Published on: 11th March 2014
Reviewed by: PW
Easy to fit and will hopefully keep me safe for many years
Published on: 11th January 2014