The Kidde K7DCO carbon monoxide alarm features a 10 year life and a digital display for continuous monitoring of CO levels. Certified for use in homes, caravans and boats, this CO alarm protects you against the dangers of carbon monoxide gas in domestic and travel settings. Powered by two replaceable alkaline batteries, the K7DCO has a digital display screen to show current CO level, and a button which allows peak level recordings to be displayed. The K7DCO replaces its predecessor (7DCO) and can be fitted to existing 7DCO and 7CO baseplates.
Please note: the packaging may state "excludes batteries" but this is regarding the warranty period; the K7DCO is supplied with suitable batteries.
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2 x AA alkaline batteries
72 x 119 x 39mm
Digital readout & 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 potential sources of carbon monoxide, essentially any fuel-burning appliances such as boilers, cookers and ovens, fireplaces (both open and enclosed burners), and portable generators. 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 alarms 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.
Also note that carbon monoxide has been proven to spread into neighbouring properties through open windows and, in semi-detached or terrace houses, through loft spaces. If your property has an attached garage with a connecting door through to the house, it is recommended to fit a CO alarm inside the house leading from that doorway.
Battery powered carbon monoxide alarms can typically be installed wall-mounted or left free-standing on flat, level surface.
Do not install CO alarms within 3 metres of doors or windows, above radiators, or immediately close to anything that gives off steam or fumes like a cooker or shower room. Similarly, it is not recommended to install detectors in dusty areas such as workshops or garages.
For more information, please check the manufacturer's instructions – you can download the PDF manual from the relevant product page on our site. You can also watch our video guide to positioning CO detectors.
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.
Most legislation advises at least one carbon monoxide alarm is fitted near new or replacement fuel-burning appliances that are fixed installations, though rented properties (both social and private sector) often require CO alarms be provided by landlords even if no appliances are being installed or replaced. Examples include boilers, coal fires, wood burners, and gas ovens and cookers, though an exception is often made in legislation for gas appliances solely used for cooking.
However, any and all materials can give off CO when burning, including gas cookers. Carbon monoxide can also spread from neighbouring properties or outside sources such as vehicle fumes. Because of this, Safelincs strongly recommends the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in every home, and also at head-height in bedrooms to protect occupants while sleeping.
Only combined smoke and CO alarms can detect both fire and carbon monoxide gas.
Every Kidde KEK7DCO is supplied with the following components.
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13 customers have given this product an overall rating of 4.9 out of 5
Rating: 5 / 5 Stars
Reviewed by: J S
Compact an unobtrusive, good quality, I feel much safer now and would highly recommended this product.
Published on: 29th November 2023
Rating: 5 / 5 Stars
Reviewed by: P T
Excellent just what I wanted and easy to fit
Published on: 18th November 2023
Rating: 5 / 5 Stars
Reviewed by: R S
Good Quality and Easy to Use
Published on: 6th November 2023