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Second opinion] - t replacedt 6 smoke alarms half the new

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Second opinion] - t replacedt 6 smoke alarms half the new ones have a green light and half blink a green light every 30sec or so. is this correct? last ones lasted 4yrs
JA: What's the make/model of your device? How old is it?
Customer: brand new about 30bucks each kidde brand from home depot
JA: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: just installed yesterday are they working correctly?
JA: Anything else you want the electronics expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: they're 120 volt hardwired models
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Consumer Electronics
Expert:  Russell H. replied 11 months ago.

Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.

If all of them show a half-blink, and if all are the same model also, then some are definitely showing a different sign from the rest.

Do they have batteries in them also? if so, there may be a problem with the battery in them... its terminals may need cleaning, or it could be the battery is weaker than it should be.

If they aren't chirping though, and/or if the ones that half-blink green are a different or slightly different model, I would say they are doing fine.

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