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my smoke detector is beeping every few minutes - I took it

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my smoke detector is beeping every few minutes - I took it down but not sure what to do next -
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Will replied 2 years ago.

Will :

Please allow me a few moments to review your question again.

Will :

took down but not still beeping, can you help me with that?

JACUSTOMER-eh734dix- :

I took it down but it's still beeping

Will :

Ok thank you

Will :

Smart Check
A signal is sent to the control panel when the detector requires cleaning. This allows a regular, non-emergency service call to clean the detector before it goes into alarm.

JACUSTOMER-eh734dix- :

So how do I get it to stop beeping?

Will :

When a smoke detector sensor is contaminated by the smallest part of dust or dirt, it can be very sensitive and begin beeping but it is a false trip Cleaning the unit by the user manual instructions should calm it down

JACUSTOMER-eh734dix- :

okay -= do you have those instructions

Will :

I am looking for those exact instructions right now

JACUSTOMER-eh734dix- :

thx!

Will :

is this a system or a stand alone?

JACUSTOMER-eh734dix- :

I think a system = it's connected to my alarm system (security)

Will :

Yes it has a wireless transmitter, I want to use their verbage for cleaning this model I know I have a pdf on this , just a minute or two

Will :

http://download.homesecuritystore.com/downloadmanual.aspx?FileName=5808W3_Install.pdf

JACUSTOMER-eh734dix- :

thanks

Will :

there is the manual in pdf format you can print off for other issues I will pick out the cleaning instructions for you

JACUSTOMER-eh734dix- :

thanks

Will :

The 5808W3 is powered by a single 3-volt CR123A or DL123A Lithium
battery (included). The detector checks for a low battery at least
every 65 minutes. If a low battery is detected, the transmitter sends
a low battery message to the control panel, which beeps and displays
the detector’s zone number. In addition, the red LED of the 5808W3
will blink every 45 seconds and the test switch will be disabled. This
condition will exist for a minimum of 7 days, and then the detector’s
horn will “chirp” about every 45 seconds. Pressing the test switch
during this time will silence the chirps for 12 hours. The battery
should be replaced BEFORE the chirps begin. Be sure to replace the
battery with a fresh one.

Will :

It is a very complex device, I forgot it also has the low battery alarm does the chirping fall into the above? about every 45 seconds

Will :

NOTE: Before performing maintenance on the detector, notify the
proper authorities and the central station that maintenance is being
performed and the system will be temporarily out of service. Disable
the zone or system undergoing maintenance to prevent any unwanted
alarms, and follow this procedure exactly, referring to Figure 5.

Will :

1. Remove the detector housing from the base by twisting
counter-clockwise.
2. Remove the battery from the unit.
3. Wait 20 seconds. (To ensure proper power-down sequence, the
battery must be removed from detector for a minimum of 20
seconds before continuing to the next step.)
4. Remove the detector cover by turning counter-clockwise.
5. Vacuum the cover or use canned air to remove any dust or debris.
6. Remove the top half of the screen/sensing chamber by lifting
straight up (see Figure 5).
7. Vacuum or use canned air to remove any dust or particles that
are present on all chamber sections.
8. Replace the top half of the screen/sensing chamber by aligning
the arrow on the screen/sensing chamber with the arrow on the
housing. Press down firmly until the screen/sensing chamber is
fully seated.
9. Replace the detector cover by placing it over the screen/sensing
chamber and turning it clockwise until it snaps into place.
Specifications
Power Source: One 3-volt CR123A Lithium Battery (included). (Replace with Duracell DL123A, Sanyo CR123A,
Panasonic CR123A or ADEMCO 466.)
Height: 2.3 inches (58 mm)
Diameter: 5.3 inches (135 mm) with mounting base
Weight: 8.5 oz. (241 g) without battery
Operating Ambient Temperature Range: 32° to 100°F (0° to 38°C)
Operating Humidity Range: 0% to 95% Relative Humidity
Heat Sensor: 135° F Fixed Temperature Electronic Thermistors
Freeze Warning Sensor: 41°F (5°C)
Agency Listings: UL 268 – Commercial and Residential Installations
Please refer to insert for the Limitations of Fire Alarm Systems
FOR WARRANTY INFORMATION AND FOR DETAILS REGARDING THE LIMITATIONS OF THE ENTIRE ALARM SYSTEM, REFER TO THE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE
RECEIVER/CONTROL WITH WHICH THIS DEVICE IS USED.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and RSS210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
The user shall not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless authorized by the Installation Instructions or User’s Manual.
D100-100-00 I56-2768-005R
10. Reinstall the battery into the battery compartment noting proper
orientation. The red and green LEDs will flash once every 5
seconds for approximately 20 seconds until the power-up cycle is
complete.
11. Reinstall the detector and test (see the Testing section).
12. Notify the central station when the system is back in service.
IMPORTANT: If this procedure is not followed exactly, the
detector may indicate a maintenance trouble after the power-up
sequence is complete. If this happens, remove the battery for 20
seconds and then reinstall.

Will :

pg 4 has a photo of the sensor removal for cleaning,

Will :

Testing Programmed Loops
This test should be performed before installation to ensure that all
loops intended to be used have been programmed and are operational
in the system.
1. Activate the system’s TRANSMITTER ID SNIFFER mode from
the keypad (see the control panel’s instructions). All programmed
wireless zones will be displayed, one by one, on the system
keypad. Make sure all smoke detector zones are displayed in
the sequence. (If they are not, recheck that all zones have been
properly programmed.)
2. With the detector mounted to the bracket, press the smoke
detector’s TEST switch. All zones associated with the smoke
detector should disappear from the keypad on the next display
cycle. This means that the system has received a transmission
from each loop you programmed.
3. When testing is complete, enter the Installer code + the OFF key
to exit TEST mode.
When all system testing has been completed, notify the central station
that the system is back on line.
- 3

Will :

A. Test Switch
1. A recessed test switch is located on the detector housing (see
Figure 4).
2. Push and hold the recessed test switch for a minimum of 5
seconds. Use a small screwdriver or Allen key with maximum
diameter of 0.18 inch (the alarm panel will trigger and then the
smoke detector will go into alarm. If the tool is removed from the
recessed switch the sounder will shut off.)
If the detector is within the listed sensitivity limits, the LED on
the detector should blink once per second and the horn should
sound within 3 seconds.

Will :

Dependent on the chirp timing will determine the fault every 45 seconds for a low battery

Will :

1. Activate the wireless system’s GO/NO GO TEST mode from
the keypad.
2. Depress and hold the smoke detector’s TEST switch. If the
detector has not previously detected a low battery condition
and it is within proper sensitivity limits, the detector should
immediately transmit an alarm signal to the control panel.
The built-in horn will start to sound about 2.5 seconds after
depressing the button.
3. The wireless system’s keypad should emit at least three audible
sounds when the alarm transmission is received and will display
the transmitting detector’s zone number.
4. When the console has received the test signal, release the TEST
switch. The horn will immediately stop and a few seconds later
the detector’s zone number will clear from the console display.
5. If the console does not respond as noted, check the polarity of the
battery and be sure it is fresh. If this is an initial installation,
try moving the detector to another location that provides proper
reception. Also be sure that the detector has been “enrolled” by
the control panel (see PROGRAMMING). Then, repeat the test.
6. Turn off the system’s TEST mode from the keypad (security
code + OFF).

Will :

Green LED Red LED
Piezoelectric
Horn
Power Up
Blinks every
5 sec
Blinks every
5 sec
Off
Normal (standby)
Blinks every
10 sec
Off Off
Out of Sensitivity Off
Blinks every
5 sec
Off

Will :

time the beeps to determine the exact amount of time between beeps,

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