Q. How do you wire in the Ei140/Ei160 series of smoke alarms?
A. To wire the units correctly you would use 2 core and earth cable to the first unit and 3 core and earth to the interconnected units. The alarms do not have to be earthed but a brass screw connector is provided so that the earth can be safety terminated.
Q. Will the replacement smoke alarm kit for an Ei141 smoke alarm allow me to just change the head unit leaving the base plate in place?
A. Yes, the Easichange replacement kits allow you to just change the head of the unit leaving the base plate in place.
Q. How do you replace the battery of the Ei141 alarm?
A. The Ei140 series has a small rectangular hole in the side of the unit. To remove the head of the unit you need to disconnect the mains from the unit at the fusebox and insert a small flat head screwdriver in to that hole. Press down slightly with the screwdriver. Slide the head in the direction of the arrow. This should slide off with ease. If not a little pressure may be needed to be able to slide it in the direction of the arrow. There is also a video to demonstrate how to remove your alarm and change the battery on the website.
Q. Can the sensitivity of the Ei141(ionisation alarm) be altered as it keeps going off when I am cooking?
A. The Ei141(ionisation alarm)is the wrong alarm to be located in the kitchen area. We would recommend a heat alarm for kitchen area. The Ei144 heat alarm gives a fire warning when the temperature at the unit reaches 58°C. Heat alarms are ideal for use in kitchens and garages, where the use of optical or ionisation alarms would lead to unwanted nuisance alarms.
Q. Why is my Mains Powered Ionisation Alarm with Hush Button Ei141 beeping? I have replaced the batteries.
A. Check on the side of the alarm and look for the manufacture date and 'replace by' date to see if the alarm requires replacing. Otherwise try cleaning the alarm around the vents with a vacuum nozzle.