Aico 3000 Range
This official sponsor may provide discounts for members
Advertisement - Content continues below
Advertisement - Content continues below

Discuss Fire alarm detectors-lighting in the Electrical Courses and Electrical NVQ's area at ElectriciansForums.net

gazdkw82

-
Trainee
Welcome to ElectriciansForums.net - The American Electrical Advice Forum
Head straight to the main forums to chat by click here:  American Electrical Advice Forum

I'm getting rid of the 2 fire alarm detectors and putting some new mains powered ones.

I'm going to take it off the light fitting in the living room and landing. How's best to do this on a plastered ceiling? Work around the joists and get a t+e through? Might seem an easy question but I've never done a fire alarm detectors before.

On that note, any recommendations for a detector?
 
CK Tools :) The professionals choice when it comes to Electrical Tools
This official sponsor may provide discounts for members
Advertisement - Content continues below

Pete999

-
Arms
Esteemed
I'm getting rid of the 2 fire alarm detectors and putting some new mains powered ones.

I'm going to take it off the light fitting in the living room and landing. How's best to do this on a plastered ceiling? Work around the joists and get a t+e through? Might seem an easy question but I've never done a fire alarm detectors before.

On that note, any recommendations for a detector?
Are you talking smoke / heat detectors Gaz? Can you not just come off the nearest light fitting? or is your intention to form a new circuit for these detectors?
 

Matthewd29

-
Arms
Esteemed
They won't be interconnected if you take it off 2 separate lights, you will require a 3core and earth between the detectors
 

Pete999

-
Arms
Esteemed
They won't be interconnected if you take it off 2 separate lights, you will requir a 3core and earth between the detectors
Yes I realise that, hence my question to Gaz.
 

gazdkw82

-
Trainee
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #8
Domestic property. It's my house :)

I'm talking smoke detectors.

Do they have to be linked?
 
I would suggest the aico 3000 series using the radio link or smart link, they don't have to be interlinked if it is just an upgrade but what price do you put on your life??
 

Andy78

-
Mentor
Arms
Esteemed
Domestic property. It's my house :)

I'm talking smoke detectors.

Do they have to be linked?
They don't have to be linked, or even mains fed. You have options for interlinking too with either hard wired or radio linked.

My personal preference is Aico as a brand, and I supply the 160 series for customers which have a 10 year sealed lithium rechargeable battery.
 

gazdkw82

-
Trainee
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #11
I want to have them mains fed.

I planned to take the downstairs one from the living room ceiling Rose and the upstairs one from the upstairs landing light rose
 

Andy78

-
Mentor
Arms
Esteemed
I want to have them mains fed.

I planned to take the downstairs one from the living room ceiling Rose and the upstairs one from the upstairs landing light rose
If interlinking with a cable then you only need one detector to be powered as the power to the others is supplied by the interlink cable. If using two independently fed detectors you could wirelessly interlink them.
 
T

The Ghost

I think I would consider combined for those locations (with stove). Is the boiler in the kitchen?
 
Aico 3000 Range
This official sponsor may provide discounts for members
Advertisement - Content continues below

Reply to Fire alarm detectors-lighting in the Electrical Courses and Electrical NVQ's area at ElectriciansForums.net

Test Meter - Forum Sponsors since 2007!
This official sponsor may provide discounts for members
Advertisement - Content continues below
Top Bottom