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Mains Powered Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Self-Charging 10 Year Back-up Battery - Aico Ei3018Product Overview
The Ei3018 is a mains powered carbon monoxide alarm with built in, rechargeable lithium back-up battery to be used in the event of a mains power outage. This alarm is fitted with a high performance electrochemical sensor, designed to sense the presence of carbon monoxide. The sensor is individually calibrated and tested in CO gas to ensure accuracy. The Ei3018 also has AudioLINK technology like other alarms in the Ei3000 series meaning that you can extract real time data from the alarm via a smart phone. The alarm can be hard-wired with up to 12 other compatible devices or for radio interlinking, the Ei3000MRF module can be purchased separately and placed in the rear of the alarm.
- Product Lifespan: 10 years
- Power: 230V mains powered with battery backup
- Backup Battery: Re-chargeable lithium battery
- Warranty: 5 year warranty
- Suitable for ceiling installation
- SmartLINK compatible when used with the Ei3000MRF, introducing new features in addition as radio-interlinking
- Available in Optical, Heat, Heat & Carbon Monoxide and Optical & Heat
- Warning alarm reaches 85dB at 3m
- Hardwire interlink with up to 12 compatible devices
- AudioLINK technology allows for real time data extraction to a smart phone
- Supplied with an Easi-fit baseplate
- High performance electrochemical sensor designed to detect the presence of CO
- Performs own self-tests periodically to ensure sensor, battery and electronics are fully working
- CE and Kitemarked to BS EN 50291-1
- Compatible with Ei140, Ei160e and Ei2110e series alarms
- Memory Feature - allows previously activated alarms to be easily identified
- Central test and silence button
- This alarm is also suitable for the updated 2022 Scottish legislation for fire alarms in homes
The tables below show all the products that can interlink with the Ei3018.
Smoke and Heat AlarmsModel NumberType of UnitType of Interlink
Ei3014 / Ei3014RF Mains Powered Heat Alarm - Sealed Lithium Hardwire Interlink Ei3016 / Ei3016RF Mains Powered Optical Smoke Alarm - Sealed Lithium Hardwire Interlink Ei3024 / Ei3024RF Mains Powered Optical & Heat Alarm - Sealed Lithium Hardwire Interlink Ei3028 / Ei3028RF Mains Powered Heat & Carbon Monoxide Alarm - Sealed Lithium Hardwire Interlink Ei2110e / Ei2110eRF Mains Powered Multi Sensor Smoke & Heat Alarm - Sealed Lithium Hardwire Interlink Ei161e / Ei161eRF Mains Powered Ionisation Smoke Alarm - Sealed Lithium Hardwire Interlink Ei164e / Ei164eRF Mains Powered Heat Alarm - Sealed Lithium Hardwire Interlink Ei166e / Ei166eRF Mains Powered Optical Smoke Alarm - Sealed Lithium Hardwire Interlink Ei141 / Ei168RC141RC Mains Powered Ionisation Alarm - 9V Alkaline Hardwire Interlink Ei144 / Ei168RC144RC Mains Powered Heat Alarm - 9V Alkaline Hardwire Interlink Ei146 / Ei168RC146RC Mains Powered Optical Smoke Alarm - 9V Alkaline Hardwire Interlink
Carbon Monoxide AlarmsModel NumberType of unitType of interlink
Ei3018 / Ei3018RF Mains Powered Carbon Monoxide Alarm - Sealed Lithium Hardwire Interlink Ei3028 / Ei3028RF Mains Powered Heat & Carbon Monoxide Alarm - Sealed Lithium Hardwire Interlink Ei261 Mains Powered Carbon Monoxide Alarm - Sealed Lithium Hardwire Interlink
Ancillary ProductsModel NumberType of unitType of interlink
MCP401RC Mains Powered Manual Call Point Hardwire Interlink Ei1529RC Mains Powered Locate, Silence & Test Control Switch Hardwire Interlink Ei159 Mains Powered Smoke Alarm Locator Switch Hardware Interlink Ei128R Mains Powered 5A Relay Module Hardwire Interlink Ei128RBU Mains Powered 5A Relay Module with Lithium Backup Battery Hardwire Interlink Y03 Mains Powered Multi Frequency Sounder Hardwire Interlink (via relay) SAB300C Mains Powered Flashing Xenon Strobe (Clear) Hardwire Interlink (via relay) SAB300R Mains Powered Flashing Xenon Strobe (Red) Hardwire Interlink (via relay)
Mains powered Ei Electronics smoke and heat alarms require a 230V AC power supply and up to 12 alarms can be hardwire interlinked in one system.
To obtain a mains power supply, each alarm can be connected to the nearest lighting circuit using 2 core and earth cable with a separate, dedicated interlink cable connecting all alarms. However, if possible it is recommended that the alarms are all powered from a dedicated circuit from the distribution board using 3 core and earth cable for safety during maintenance, as the interlink cable will carry power from live alarms on other power circuits. Please see the diagram below:-
Product Code EI3018 Brand EI Electronics Back-Up Battery
10 year sealed lithium
0°C to 35°C
15% to 95% Relative Humidity
Weight 0.38kg Product DatasheetsQ. How long do the batteries last in smoke alarms?A.
The 9V alkaline batteries and AA alkaline batteries generally last 12 to 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.
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.Q. Where should I install carbon monoxide detectors?A.
CO detectors should be installed near boilers and other potential sources of carbon monoxide. Keep a 1 to 3 meter distance to the boiler etc to avoid small start-up CO discharges to cause false alarms.
As you are likely to be most affected by CO in areas of your home that you spend the most time in it is advisable to install detectors in those areas as well, such as the living room and bedrooms.
It is also worth noting that while one detector is better than no detectors at all, larger homes may require several detectors to cover the property fully.
Which areas to avoid?
Do not install CO alarms above or below windows.
Although most kitchens contain fuel burning appliances it is not recommended to install your detector there. Kitchens can be quite steamy while you are cooking and this may affect the sensor in the CO detector. Similarly it is not recommended to install detectors in dusty areas such as workshops or garages.
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Pricing & Availability
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