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Mains Powered Optical Smoke Alarm with Self-Charging 10 Year Back-up Battery - Aico Ei3016

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Product Overview

The Ei3016 is a mains powered optical smoke alarm with built in, self-charging back-up battery to provide power in the event of a mains outage. Fitted with a high performance optical smoke sensor, most suitable for detecting slow, smouldering fires, the alarm also contains an integrated insect screen and automatic dust compensation measures to reduce the number of false alarms. Fitted with AudioLINK technology, the Ei3016 allows you to extract real time data from the alarm directly to your smart phone. It is also compatible with the Ei3000MRF SmartLINK module which allows for radio-interlinking between alarms.

  • Power: 230V mains powered with back-up battery
  • Backup Battery: Self-charging lifetime battery
  • Warranty: 5 year warranty
  • SmartLINK compatible when used with Ei3000MRF offering many new features as well as radio-interlinking of alarms
  • Available in Heat, Carbon Monoxide, Heat & Carbon Monoxide and Optical & Heat
  • Hardwire interlink with up to 12 devices including Ei140, Ei160e and Ei2110e alarms
  • Suitable for hallways, landings, living rooms and dining rooms
  • AudioLINK technology allows users to extract real time data to their smart phone or tablet
  • High performance optical sensor most suitable for detecting slow, smouldering fires
  • Supplied with an Easi-fit baseplate
  • Memory feature - easy to identify an alarm that has previously sounded
  • CE and Kitemarked to BS EN 14604: 2005
  • Suitable for installations needed to comply to BS 5839-6: 2019 Grade D1
  • Performs its own self-checks every 48 seconds to ensure the alarm is functioning correctly
  • 85dB warning alarm at 3m
  • Large combined test and silence button
  • This alarm is also suitable for the updated 2022 Scottish legislation for fire alarms in homes

Please Note: The Ei3000MRF SmartLINK module for radio-interlinking is sold separately.

Interlink

The tables below show all the products that can interlink with the Ei3016.

More products may be compatible when installed in conjunction with the Ei3000MRF SmartLINK module. Please see the Ei3016RF bundle for further information.

Smoke and Heat Alarms

Model Number
Type of Unit
Type 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 Alarms

Model Number
Type of unit
Type 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 Products

Model Number
Type of unit
Type 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)

Wiring Explained

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:-

Wiring Mains Powered Alarms

Technical Data
Product Code EI3016
Brand EI Electronics
Back-Up Battery

Self-charging Lithium Battery

Dimensions (HxDia)

55x150mm

Operating Temperature

0°C to 40°C

Relative Humidity

15% to 95%

Sound Output

85dB

Warranty

5 Years

Weight 0.40kg
Product Datasheets
FAQs (5)
Q. Do you need an electrician to connect mains powered smoke alarms?
A.

It is necessary that an electrician installs mains powered smoke alarms.

Q. What sort of smoke alarm system would I need to install for a HMO?
A.

BS 5839-6 recommends that one or two storey HMOs with an individual floor area of no more than 200sqm (not the total of both floors) should have a Grade D smoke alarm system installed. Grade D refers to mains powered smoke alarms with a back up battery power supply. The alarms can be interlinked either by wire or by radio signal and the system does not require a separate fire alarm panel. For HMOs of 3 storey or higher, a Grade A panel system would need to be installed. This can cover the whole of the building, or can be used just for the communal areas with a separate Grade D system installed for the individual dwellings. For both applications, the level of cover should be a minimum of LD3 (in all escape routes) but this may change according to the fire risk assessment.

Q. When the test button is pressed on an interlinking smoke alarm will this cause all the other units to go off, too?
A.

Yes, by pressing the test button on one alarm all the units in that family will also be activated. To 'teach' the units which other smoke alarms belong to the same family, the smoke alarms have to be set up together during the installation. This is done by pressing a 'housecoding button' or similar process.

Q. 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. Can the mains powered smoke alarm range be connected to mains power via the lighting circuit?
A.

Yes, hard-wired mains powered alarms can be wired to the unswitched live feed of the nearest frequently used lighting circuit.

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Excellent Warranty

This product is supplied with a 5 year manufacturers warranty as standard

Customer Reviews

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Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: D C

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Published on: 22nd December 2020

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