Mains Radio-Interlink Smoke Alarms with Alkaline Backup - Kidde Slick SFWRF
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 0800 612 6537 Lines open today 8:30am - 5pm

Mains Radio-Interlink Smoke Alarms with Alkaline Backup - Kidde Slick SFWRF

From: £63.83 inc VAT
£53.19 ex VAT
Product Overview

Kidde Slick radio-interlinked (RF) smoke alarms are mains powered from the nearest light fitting and come with alkaline battery backup batteries. The units use radio technology to 'talk' to each other: when one alarm activates, all other units that are interlinked via radio-interlink begin to alarm within seconds. The RF technology negates the need for connection wire, making the installation simpler and cheaper.

  • Complete radio-interlinked smoke alarm including RF (radio-frequency) transmitter
  • Mains Powered with alkaline back-up battery
  • Suitable for installations complying to BS 5839-6: 2013 Grade D, E and F
  • Kitemarked to BS EN 14604:2005 and CE marked
  • 6 year warranty
  • Unique identification coding eliminates RF interference with other equipment
  • Up to 15 units can be interlinked
  • Available in 3 versions
    • KE1SFWRF: Ionisation: for landings
    • KE2SFWRF: Optical: for hallway, living rooms, bedrooms
    • KE3SFWRF: Heat detector: for kitchen and garage
  • Simple 'house coding'
  • Neat Slimline Design
  • Easy connection to wireless remote test and hush switch
  • Very easy installation
  • LED display
  • Test/Hush button
  • Low battery warning chirp

Please Note: These units use the radio-interlink frequency 868.499MHz. This bandwidth is restricted for safety products, therefore the chances of interference should be limited.

Interlink

The table below shows all the units that can interlink with the KE1SFWRF, KE2SFWRF and KE3SFWRF.

Alarms from the same series
Model Number
Type of unit
Type of interlink
KE1SFWRF Ionisation Alarm with Alkaline Battery Wireless interlink
KE2SFWRF Optical Alarm with Alkaline Battery Wireless interlink
KE3SFWRF Heat Alarm with Alkaline Battery Wireless interlink
Compatible Alarms
Model Number
Type of unit
Type of interlink
KE1SFLLWRF Ionisation Alarm with 10 Year Lithium Cell Wireless interlink
KE2SFLLWRF Optical Alarm with 10 Year Lithium Cell Wireless interlink
KE3SFLLWRF Heat Alarm with 10 Year Lithium Cell Wireless interlink
Ancillary Products
Model Number
Type of unit
Type of interlink
KESRFRTH Remote Control Test and Hush Switch Wireless interlink
Technical Data

Technical Data

This is the technical data for the Mains Radio-Interlink Smoke Alarms with Alkaline Backup - Kidde Slick SFWRF.

Product Code
Radio-Interlinked Heat Alarm - KE3SFWRF KE3SFWRF
Radio-Interlinked Optical Smoke Alarm - KE2SFWRF KE2SFWRF
Radio-Interlinked Ionisation Smoke Alarm - KE1SFWRF KE1SFWRF
Weight 0.48kg
Dimensions (HxDia) Ionisation Alarm: 60x135mm
Optical Alarm: 60x135mm
Heat Alarm: 89x135mm
Back-Up Battery 9V Alkaline
Sound Output 85dB
Temperature Range 0 to 40°C
Humidity Range Up to 93% Relative Humidity

Product Datasheets

The following datasheets are available for this product.

FAQs (10)

Q. Please could you tell me how long it takes to charge up the battery on the Kidde radio interlinked bases?

A. Hello, it takes 24 hours to fully charge the back up battery on the Kidde radio interlinked bases.

Q. I installed several KE1SFWRF, KE2SFWRF and KE3SFWRF wireless mains-powered smoke alarms. After installation of the 'master' and the 'slaves' the alarms flash every ten seconds. Is this correct?

Also, when carrying out a test pressing the 'master' test button, the 'slaves' beep for varying periods and sometimes seemingly endless. Pressing the hush button does not silence them quickly.

A. Flashing lights:
The RF bases have visual LED lights on the sides which show the status of the bases. The green LED on the Master RF base will go out for a second once every ten seconds and the Remote RF base green LED goes out for only half a second every ten seconds. This shows normal operation.

The smoke or heat alarms themselves have a green LED light which is constantly on when the mains power is connected. They also have a flashing red LED which shows normal operation. This typical flashes once every 30 to 35 seconds showing normal operation or flashes rapidly when in alarm state.

Testing and silencing the 'slaves':
The hush button on the 'slaves' only reduces sensitivity of the alarms (eg if you have burned some toast and the alarm goes off). It does not switch off the test sequence of the 'slaves' after you pressed the 'master' test button. This test sequence will continue for differing periods, which can be several alarm cycles long.

Q. Does this alarm conform to BS 5446 part 1 as recommended by the Fire Service?

A. This recommendation has been superseded by BS 14604:2005. All of our smoke and heat alarms conform to this standard in accordance with the Kitemark.

Q. My ceiling light is on a dimmer switch. Can I still power my radio-interlinked mains smoke alarms from this lighting supply?

A. In modern housing the lighting circuit will travel around your house with the lights being fed from it. Between the circuit and the light will be a switch (or in this case a dimmer) which will control the light. Your mains powered alarms are connected directly to the circuit and have constant power, so are not affected by switches or dimmers.
In older homes that have not had the electrics updated this may not be the case so it is advisable to consult an electrician.

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. What sort of smoke alarm system would I need to install for a HMO?

A. BS 5839-6 recommends that one or two storey HMOs with an individual floor area of no more than 200sqm (not the total of both floors) should have a Grade D smoke alarm system installed. Grade D refers to mains powered smoke alarms with a back up battery power supply. The alarms can be interlinked either by wire or by radio signal and the system does not require a separate fire alarm panel. For HMOs of 3 storey or higher, a Grade A panel system would need to be installed. This can cover the whole of the building, or can be used just for the communal areas with a separate Grade D system installed for the individual dwellings. For both applications, the level of cover should be a minimum of LD3 (in all escape routes) but this may change according to the fire risk assessment.

Q. Can I expand an existing system of Kidde Slick mains powered smoke alarms (with existing interlink through cable) with additional Slick RF smoke alarms as shown in http://www.safelincs.co.uk/kidde-slick-wireless-smoke-alarms/?

A. Yes, you need to add an RF base to just ONE of the existing smoke alarms. Make sure you connect the existing interconnect cable into the slot marked 'i' on the new RF base. Then you can add new RF slick smoke alarms to the system. Just make sure you go through the 'enrolment' process again to ensure all units recognise each other.

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.

Q. How can we test the alarm to make sure it is working?

A. The manufacturer's recommendation is to test the alarm by pressing the test button. This will simulate a heat input at the heat sensor. You can also test it with a hair dryer but make sure that the hairdryer is kept away at a suitable distance from the alarm. Do not attempt to test the alarm by using open fire or excessive heat as this may damage the unit.

Q. Why do your mains powered alarms have batteries?

A. All our mains powered alarms have a battery backup. Although mains powered alarms without this option do exist (BS5839 part 6 grade E), we regard them as far too dangerous, as a lot of fires are caused by electrical faults leaving the building unprotected against fire if the smoke alarms have no backup battery. With our mains powered alarms you will always be protected.

Pricing & Availability

Model Stock Price
Radio-Interlinked Ionisation Smoke Alarm - KE1SFWRF
Product Code: KE1SFWRF
Stock Level:
18 in stock Expected dispatch: 28th May
Price:

£63.83 inc VAT

£53.19 ex VAT

Radio-Interlinked Optical Smoke Alarm - KE2SFWRF
Product Code: KE2SFWRF
Stock Level:
7 in stock Expected dispatch: 28th May
Price:

£69.95 inc VAT

£58.29 ex VAT

Radio-Interlinked Heat Alarm - KE3SFWRF
Product Code: KE3SFWRF
Stock Level:
4 in stock Expected dispatch: 28th May
Price:

£78.47 inc VAT

£65.39 ex VAT

Customer Reviews

25 customers have rated this product and it has an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5

All our reviews are written by real customers that have purchased this product from us and are published without modification.

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: AH

Works fine

Published on: 14th September 2018

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: AH

Works fine

Published on: 14th September 2018

Rating: 4 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: FG

Easy to fit

Published on: 27th July 2017

Rating: 4 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: FG

Easy to fit, quality items

Published on: 27th July 2017

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: AP

Excellent product but bad terminations I don't like the way it terminates with the mains Incoming feed. I would prefer screw terminals.but the product is 1st class

Published on: 17th February 2017

Rating: 3 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

expensive poor instruction. extra backing plates supplied and not needed, so wasted

Published on: 15th January 2016

Rating: 3 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

expensive

Published on: 15th January 2016

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Very good works straight away easy to install Would recommend this company

Published on: 18th December 2015

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Easy to install and operate

Published on: 3rd November 2015

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Easy to install and operate

Published on: 3rd November 2015

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Easy to install and operate

Published on: 3rd November 2015

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

easy installation very effective sounder saves time and money

Published on: 22nd August 2014

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

all good as described

Published on: 25th April 2014

Rating: 4 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Product seems to be ok will know if used for real, I hope not to have too

Published on: 21st April 2014

Rating: 4 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Your promotional literature and installation instructions are confusintg.

Published on: 11th April 2014

Rating: 3 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Instructions rather confusing We tried, (Myself, husband and electrician, to enable to 2 alarms to communicate with each other with a great lack of success. They are at present just sitting as stand alone alarms as we can't get them to do what the instructions say

Published on: 12th January 2014

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Arrived promptly and wireless link worked first time. Excellent!

Published on: 8th January 2014

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Arrived promptly and wireless link worked first time. Excellent!

Published on: 8th January 2014

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

easy installation

Published on: 23rd August 2013

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

does what it says on the box

Published on: 23rd August 2013

Customer didn't leave a rating

Reviewed by: -

Does what they say on the box!

Published on: 5th January 2013

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Published on: 6th December 2012

Customer didn't leave a rating

Reviewed by: -

The alarms are yet to be fitted

Published on: 26th November 2012

Rating: 4 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Published on: 31st October 2012

Customer didn't leave a rating

Reviewed by: -

Not installed them yet

Published on: 21st September 2012

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Published on: 22nd August 2012

Rating: 4 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Published on: 3rd June 2012

Rating: 4 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Published on: 31st January 2012

Show All

Delivery Options

The following delivery options are available on this product.

Economy Delivery

£4.68 inc VAT - Delivered in 2-3 working days by Hermes

Next Working Day Delivery

£7.80 inc VAT - Delivered the next working day by DHL

For dispatch today order within

Looking for more information?

If you have any questions or would like more information about this product you can ask one of our specialists.

Live Chat Available Now
Direct Telephone 01507 464181
Direct Email Email Now

Cookies

Close

This site uses cookies to improve your experience and for essential functioning of the site. By continuing to use our site you agree to the use of cookies.

Change your cookie settings at any time by clicking on the button at the bottom of each page. Read more about the cookies we use in our Privacy Policy.

By continuing to browse this site you agree to the use of cookies. Read our privacy policy to learn more.