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Replacement for Ei161, Ei161RC and Ei161e Mains Powered Smoke Alarms

4.9 out of 5 stars
£45.59 inc VAT
£37.99 ex VAT
Product Overview

The Ei161, Ei161RC and Ei161e are mains powered smoke alarms with a lithium back-up battery. As all Ei161 alarms are now discontinued, original manufacturer Ei Electronics (known as Aico in the UK) has ensured that their new Ei3000 range of alarms is fully backward compatible with the Ei160 series that it replaces.

The Ei3016 optical smoke alarm as the ideal replacement for the Ei161. The new alarm can interlink with any Ei160 series alarms remaining in your system, and even fits onto your existing Ei160 base without the need for any rewiring. The new optical sensor technology in the Ei3016 is less susceptible to false alarms, making it suitable for use in a wider range of locations such as rooms adjacent to kitchens, hallways, landings, bedrooms, and living areas.

  • Power: 230V mains powered with back-up battery
  • Back-up Battery: Self-charging lifetime battery
  • Warranty: 5 year warranty
  • Also the recommended replacement for the Ei166 mains powered optical smoke alarm
  • Suitable for hallways, landings, bedrooms, 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
  • Fits onto your existing Ei161 alarm base (easi-fit base included to keep as a spare)
  • Memory feature – easy to identify an alarm that has previously sounded
  • CE and Kitemarked to BS EN 14604: 2005
  • Performs its own self-checks every 48 seconds ensuring the alarm is functioning correctly
  • Piercing 85dB warning alarm at 3 metres
  • Large combined test and silence button

The simple installation process of the Ei3014 replacement alarm eliminates the need for an electrician. However, power to all alarm circuits should be cut before removing and replacing any mains powered alarm.

Interlink

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

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 EI161RA
Alternative Product Codes Ei3016, Ei161, Ei161RC, Ei161e, Ei161EK
Brand EI Electronics
Back-Up Battery

Self-charging lithium battery

Dimensions (HxDia)

55 x 150mm (including base)

Operating Temperature

0 to 40°C

Relative Humidity

15% to 95%

Sound Output

85dB

Weight 0.40kg
Product Datasheets

Key Product Features

Hard-wire interlinks with any remaining Ei160 series alarms in your system

Connects directly onto your existing Ei161 base - no electrician needed

Mains Power / Alarm / Fault coloured LED indicators

Ei3016 replacement alarm made by original Ei161 manufacturer

What's Included?

Every EI Electronics EI161RA is supplied with the following components.

  • 1 x Ei3016 optical smoke alarm
  • 1 x Sealed 10-year lithium back-up battery
  • 1 x Spare easi-fit base plate
  • 1 x Screw fixing set (screws & rawl plugs)
  • 1 x Instruction manual

Pricing & Availability

Model Stock Price
Product Code: EI161RA Stock Level:
More than 20 in stock Expected dispatch: Tomorrow
Price:

£45.59 inc VAT

£37.99 ex VAT

Delivery Options

The following delivery options are available on this product.

Economy Delivery

£4.99 inc VAT - Orders will be delivered in 3-5 working days by Hermes

Express Delivery

£8.10 inc VAT - Orders will be delivered in 1-2 working days by Hermes

Excellent Warranty

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

Customer Reviews

56 customers have given this product an overall rating of 4.9 out of 5

Reviews by real customers

All of our product reviews are written by real customers that have purchased this product from us and are published without modification.

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: C C

Perfect ! Being at the age of 80 I found it very easy to install Thank you

Published on: 19th February 2021

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: P S

Easy install up and running in seconds

Published on: 18th August 2020

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: S P

Easy DIY replacement An item that's a must but hope not to use

Published on: 15th July 2020

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: A S

Ideal replacement

Published on: 6th July 2020

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: S F

Easy to install. Fitted perfectly as a replacement for an old model.

Published on: 21st June 2019

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

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Excellent products and customer service

Published on: 4th February 2019

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

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Excellent product and simple to fit.

Published on: 13th October 2018

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

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Made changing the smoke alarms so easy. Excellent.

Published on: 14th September 2018

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

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Does what is required

Published on: 3rd September 2018

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by:

Easy to fit replacement

Published on: 29th March 2018

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