The FireAngel W1-R series of alarms are available as either a heat or optical smoke alarm, both of which are mains powered with a replaceable 9V back-up battery. Both alarms feature a large, central silence button which also acts as a test button the SW1-R optical smoke alarm while the HW1-R heat alarm has a separate button for testing. Up to 12 W1-R and W1-PF series alarms can be interlinked together via a dedicated cable, including the CW1-PF-T mains powered carbon monoxide alarm, to provide full coverage and reliable warning of possible danger throughout the premises. These alarms also feature a 'safety clip' which prevents them from being installed without a battery, to ensure there is a back-up in case of a mains power failure.
- 230V mains powered with 9V alkaline back-up battery
- Available in Optical Smoke and Heat detector versions:
- SW1-R Optical Smoke Alarm: ideal for hallways, landings, bedrooms, living rooms, and home offices
- HW1-R Heat Alarm: ideal for kitchens, attics, and garages
- Up to 12 alarms can be hard-wire interlinked within a single system
- Easily perform weekly tests at the push of a button
- Uses the latest detection technologies to reduce nuisance alarms
- Can also be interlinked with the CW1-PF-T mains powered carbon monoxide alarm
- Integrated 'safety clip' feature prevents them from being fitted without a battery
- Large silence button central to the alarm
- Suitable for Grade D, E and F installations
- 5 year manufacturer's warranty
- Kitemarked to BS EN 14604 (optical smoke) and BS EN 5446-2 (heat)
The table below shows all the units that can interlink with the FireAngel W1-R alarms.
||Type of unit
||Type of interlink
||Mains Powered Optical Smoke Alarm
||Mains Powered Heat Alarm
||Mains Powered Carbon Monoxide Alarm
This is the technical data for the FireAngel Mains Powered Alarms with 9V Alkaline Back-up Battery W1-R Series.
||SW1-R Optical: 42x126mm
HW1-R Heat: 49x126mm
||9V PP3 Alkaline or Zinc Carbon
||85dB at 3 metres
||+5 °C to +38 °C
The following datasheets are available for this product.
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. 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.
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.
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. The smoke alarm is mains powered do you need an electrician to connect them?
A. It is necessary that an electrician installs mains powered smoke alarms.
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Reviewed by: DL
Good product and service
Published on: 5th April 2019
Reviewed by: SB
They look good
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Published on: 2nd April 2019