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Mains Powered Optical Smoke Alarm with Alkaline Back-up Battery - BRK 760MBX

£23.99 inc VAT
£19.99 ex VAT
Product Overview

Fitted with a replaceable alkaline back-up battery, the 760MBX (also known as 660MBX) is a mains powered optical smoke alarm supplied with an easy to install push-fit base plate. This alarm contains thermally enhanced optical technology designed to help reduce the number of false alarms whilst providing a quick response to both slow smouldering fires and fast flaming fires. The 760MBX can be hardwire interlinked with up to 12 compatible smoke and heat alarms to ensure early warning if a fire is detected.

  • 230V mains powered smoke alarm
  • 9V alkaline back-up battery (included)
  • CE and Kitemarked to BS EN 14604: 2005
  • Test and silence button
  • Suitable for installations needing to comply with BS 5839-6: 2019 Grade D2
  • 5 year manufacturer's warranty
  • Thermally enhanced sensor allows slow smouldering fires to be detected quickly
  • Up to 12 compatible alarms can be interlinked (by wire)
  • Supplied with easy to install, push-fit docking base
  • Dimensions (HxD): 53x140mm
  • Product warranty and life commences from date of purchase
Interlink

The table below shows all the units that can interlink with the BRK mains powered smoke and heat alarms.

600 Series

Model Number Type of unit Type of interlink
660MBX Ionisation Smoke Alarm Hard wire interlink
670MBX Optical Smoke Alarm Hard wire interlink
690MBX Heat Alarm Hard wire interlink

700 Series

Model Number Type of unit Type of interlink
760MBX Ionisation Smoke Alarm Hard wire interlink
770MBX Optical Smoke Alarm Hard wire interlink
790MBX Heat Alarm Hard wire interlink
760MRL Ionisation Smoke Alarm Hard wire interlink
770MRL Optical Smoke Alarm Hard wire interlink
790MRL Heat Alarm Hard wire interlink
Technical Data
Product Code BK760MBX
Alternative Product Codes 760MBX
Brand BRK
Back-Up Battery

9V alkaline

Dimensions (HxD)

53x140mm

Operating Temperature

+5 °C to +38 °C

Relative Humidity

10% to 85% Relative Humidity

Sound Output

85dB

Weight 0.34kg
Product Datasheets
FAQs (12)
Q. What smoke alarm should I use in a bedroom with an en suite bathroom?
A.

It is usually recommended to install an optical smoke alarm in a bedroom. This is because optical smoke alarms are slightly quicker at detecting slow smouldering fires that can originate from upholstery type materials and over-heated wiring. Also, an optical smoke alarm would be less likely to sound a false alarm than an ionisation would, if steam/water droplets were present from the bathroom. Detectors should be installed as central to the room as possible; however for your application I would also consider the position of the en suite to make sure that the detector is not in the direct path of the joining door. This is just to try and avoid the chances of a false alarm. No detector is designed for use in bathroom areas.

Q. How do I safely dispose of my old smoke alarms?
A.

Safelincs is signed up to Valpak's WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Distributor Take-Back Scheme (Registration ID: 7370). Private households can therefore drop off their electronic and electrical fire safety waste at their municipal recycling centre when they are purchasing new products from us. To find your nearest recycling centre, please visit www.recycle-more.co.uk.

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. How long do the batteries last in smoke alarms?
A.

The 9V alkaline batteries last 12-18 months. Lithium batteries will usually last 5x longer than their alkaline counterparts, achieving around 5 years lifetime. Some lithium cells are also rechargeable, and when used in a mains-powered alarm may last for the entire functional lifespan of the alarm. Newer alarm models may also feature a "sealed" lithium battery. These batteries are specialist components which are designed to not be removed or need replacing by the user, and have been tested by the alarm manufacturer to ensure they last for the lifetime of the alarm.



Please Note: the actual lifetime of your batteries depends on how often the alarms are tested or activated, as sounding the alarm draws more power than when the alarms are "waiting" to detect fire. You should also read your alarm's manual to make sure you only use the recommended types and brands of batteries, as failing to follow these instructions may cause the alarm to malfunction, not alerting you in the event of a fire, and might also invalidate the warranty.

Q. If a false alarm goes off can pressing the hush button on any of the interlinking alarms stop all the units beeping?
A.

No, to stop the alarms from sounding the hush button on the unit that started the process needs to be pushed. Pressing any other unit will just silence that one unit. The unit can be identified by the rapidly flashing red LED.

Q. When the test button is pressed on an interlinking smoke alarm will this cause all the other units to go off, too?
A.

Yes, by pressing the test button on one alarm all the units in that family will also be activated. To 'teach' the units which other smoke alarms belong to the same family, the smoke alarms have to be set up together during the installation. This is done by pressing a 'housecoding button' or similar process.

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. Do you need an electrician to connect mains powered smoke alarms?
A.

It is necessary that an electrician installs mains powered smoke alarms.

Q. How long do smoke alarms last before needing replacement?
A.

It is recommended that smoke alarms are replaced after 10 years. This is because the sensors in the smoke alarms become less sensitive and may not activate when a fire is present.

Q. Can I put my smoke alarm on the wall, or must it be mounted on the ceiling?
A.

The best location to install your smoke alarm is in the centre of the ceiling rather than on the wall. During a fire, smoke initially rises and then spreads to the sides of the room. By installing the alarm on the ceiling, this ensures that you receive the earliest possible warning of a fire.

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.

Q. Do I need an ionisation or optical smoke alarm?
A.

We recommend using an optical smoke alarm in hallways, as these are less likely to go off because of cooking fumes from a connected kitchen. Optical smoke alarms are also ideal for living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, as they are good at detecting smouldering fires from soft furnishings. For landings we recommend ionisation alarms. Heat alarms are designed for kitchens and garages. No alarms should be installed in bathrooms.

Pricing & Availability

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Product Code: BK760MBX Stock Level:
More than 20 in stock Expected dispatch: 30th Nov
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£23.99 inc VAT

£19.99 ex VAT

Delivery Options

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Excellent Warranty

This product is supplied with a 5 year manufacturers warranty as standard

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