Smoke alarm FAQ Clipsal 3
01 January 0001
Once a Month
Test smoke alarm and backup batteries:
Press and hold the Test/Hush button for at least 3 seconds until the unit alarms.
Continue to hold for another 10 seconds to confirm all interconnected alarms activate.
To check the backup battery, repeat the test while mains power is turned off.
The alarm should sound indicating the battery is working. If it does not, replace the battery.
Every three months
Clean smoke alarms:
- Vacuum smoke alarms to keep them free of dust particles, insects or cobwebs. This helps reduce false alarms and ensure any smoke can easily reach its internal sensing chamber.
- Spray insect repellent on a cloth and wipe the ceiling around the smoke alarm to act as a bug deterrent.
- Test the smoke alarm after cleaning.
Replace 9V backup batteries:
Press the button on the side of the unit (755PSMA4) or pull the alarm unit down (755PFM4) to reveal the 9V battery.
For efficiency and to avoid replacing batteries, upgrade to a rechargeable lithium backup alarm such as the 755RLPSMA4.
Every 10 years
Replace the smoke alarms:
- Regardless of manufacturer, all smoke alarms have a limited life of 10 years from date of manufacture.
- Contact a licensed electrician to replace your unit.