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I need to replace a smoke detector, it was tossed out during

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I need to replace a smoke detector, it was tossed out during the reno. There are 3 wires, back, white and yellow with a quick connector. What brand of smoke detector is this?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: couple of days
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: no
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 10 months ago.

Hi, I'm Mike and I'll be assisting you. Please stand by while I review your question.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
ok txs
Expert:  Mike G. replied 10 months ago.

The use able service life of detectors is 8 yrs. If that old, I suggest replacing all of them. It having a yellow interconnect wire is not what can be identified. If you look at the other detectors, you should see a make and model number. You can find an exact replacement with that information.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Like I wrote above, the detector was tossed out. If I new the make and model I wouldn't be talking to you right now. The only other detector in my townhouse does not have the same connector.
Expert:  Mike G. replied 10 months ago.

To be comparable they all need to be the same. To verify they interconnect touch the white and yellow wires together. As I told you, detectors are recommended to be replace every 8 yrs. If my answer didn't help, I'll opt out.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Opt out please. Thank you for trying.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I'm doing more research on the internet. Never mind. Please cancel my request