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LED Carbon Monoxide Alarm - First Alert CO-FA-9B

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Product Overview

The First Alert CO-FA-9B is a great value carbon monoxide (CO) alarm, powered by 2 x AA batteries, that can be wall mounted or left free standing for easy installation. The test button allows you to manually test the CO alarm but also features an automatic self-check facility, testing the functionality of its own battery and sensor.

  • Battery powered CO alarm - AA alkaline batteries included
  • CE marked and Kitemarked to BS EN 50291-1:2010+A1:2012 (domestic use) & BS EN 50291-2:2010 (camping/caravans/motor homes)
  • Features a test and reset button
  • CO sensitivity level: 50ppm
  • LED status indicators to show standard power or alarm mode
  • Sounds an 85dB audible warning upon activation
  • 7 year lifespan and manufacturer's warranty
  • Auto self check facility - tests its own sensor and battery
  • Suitable for wall mounting or free standing
  • Certified for home, camping, caravan and motor home use
  • Supplied with fixings; 2 x screws and 2 x rawl plugs
Technical Data

Technical Data

This is the technical data for the LED Carbon Monoxide Alarm - First Alert CO-FA-9B.

Product Code 1ACOFA9B
Alternative Product Codes CO-FA-9B, COFA9B
Weight 0.17kg
Sensitivity 50ppm (parts per million)
Display LED indicators
Warranty 7 year warranty
Dimensions (HxWxD) 67x109x38mm
Sound Output 85dB
Operating Temperature -10 °C to +40 °C
Relative Humidity (non-condensing) 30% to 90%
Battery Type 2 x AA batteries

Product Datasheets

The following datasheets are available for this product.

FAQs (6)
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.


For more information please watch our video guide

Q. Is this CO Detector compliant with all relevant standards to allow me to place it in a tenanted property as I am a landlord?
A.

Yes, this CO alarm has been Kitemarked to EN 50291-1: 2010 and has been awarded a CE mark. It should be installed in line with the manufacturers guidance.

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. 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. What is the best way to test my alarm?
A.

We recommend testing alarms by pressing the test button built-in to the unit, as this is designed to simulate the detection of the target stimuli (usually smoke, heat, or CO) at the alarm sensor. You should test your alarms regularly to ensure they are protecting building occupants, preferably every week. For more detailed guidance, check the manual included with your alarm.

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Customer Reviews

154 customers have have given this product an overall rating of 4.7 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: D W

The first alarm I've had for monoxide, seem to be fine

Published on: 25th October 2018

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: S S

Very pleased with product

Published on: 16th September 2018

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: J Y

Excellent quality and price Fast delivery

Published on: 28th July 2018

Rating: 4 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: i e

life saver, what else is there left to say.

Published on: 6th July 2018

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: j e

does exactly as stated

Published on: 6th July 2018

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: j f

excellent

Published on: 1st July 2018

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: T D

Does the job. Smart, functional.

Published on: 29th June 2018

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: A M

Very satisfied and a good price.

Published on: 28th June 2018

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: R N

A very effective preduction.

Published on: 29th May 2018

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: D H

good

Published on: 25th May 2018

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