The Kidde K5CO carbon monoxide alarm is perfect for the home with a 10 year sensor life. Improving upon its predecessor – the Kidde 5CO – only 2 x AA alkaline batteries are now needed to power the new K5CO. Two Duracell batteries are included in the box alongside a wall mounting plate and fixings; surface top positioning is also suitable. This leading CO alarm has been updated to comply with the latest British Standards, being Kitemark approved for use in the home while carrying both CE and the new UKCA certification.
|Alternative Product Codes||5CO, KE5CO, K5CO|
2 x AA alkaline batteries (Duracell included)
73 x 127 x 39mm
LED status indicators
-10°C to 40°C
Up to 90% (non-condensing)
85dB (A) at 3 metres
5% to 95% RH (non-condensing)
-20°C to 60°C
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
Carbon monoxide (chemical symbol: CO) is a colourless, odourless, tasteless and toxic gas created by the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels (gas, oil, coal and wood) used in our everyday appliances such as heaters, engines and boilers.
Protect yourself and your family by purchasing a CO detector and learning about the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning.
The symptoms of CO poisoning can range from mild flu-like symptoms such as headache, drowsiness, confusion, nausea and dizziness to more severe symptoms like breathing difficulties and irregular heartbeat. CO poisoning can ultimately lead to coma and death.
View more symptoms on our carbon monoxide information page.
Only combined smoke and CO alarms can detect both fire and carbon monoxide gas.
In order to work effectively, CO detectors:
Please see our video on where to install a CO detector for information on how to fit your CO alarm to the wall.
Every Kidde KEK5CO is supplied with the following components.
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