The Kidde K5DCO is a 10 year digital display carbon monoxide alarm powered by two replaceable AA alkaline batteries. It features a digital display screen to show the current CO level and a button which allows peak level recordings to be displayed. Clear traffic light LEDs show the current status of the CO alarm; green for power, amber for fault, and red for alarm. This alarm boasts a 7 year warranty period for peace of mind and provides warning chirps and a digital readout to indicate battery replacement or end of life.
Please note: the packaging may state "excludes batteries" but this is regarding the warranty period; the K5DCO is supplied with suitable batteries.
|Alternative Product Codes||K5DCO, 5DCO, NHDCO, 5DCOC, 900-0230|
2 x AA Batteries (Duracell included)
73 x 127 x 39mm
Digital Display and LED Indicators
-10°C to 40 °C
Up to 90% RH (non-condensing)
30ppm (parts per million) CO gas
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.
Every Kidde KEK5DCO is supplied with the following components.
|Model||Stock||1 unit||2+ units||5+ units|
|Product Code: KEK5DCO||
More than 20 in stock Expected dispatch: Today
£15.59 inc VAT
£12.99 ex VAT
£14.99 inc VAT
£12.49 ex VAT
£14.63 inc VAT
£12.19 ex VAT
The following delivery options are available on this product.
1 customer has given this product an overall rating of 4 out of 5
Rating: 4 / 5 Stars
Reviewed by: P E
Bought to replace an out of date Kidde CO2 detector and the product is better with the digital display function Great service by Safelincs and my go to place for alarms
Published on: 21st June 2022