|Item Weight||12 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||8.4 x 6.9 x 3 inches|
|Item model number||CO615|
|Batteries||2 AA batteries required.|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Included Components||First Alert Co615 Dual Power Carbon Monoxide Plug-In Alarm, One Carbon Monoxide Alarm, 2-Aa Batteries, User Manual|
|Battery Cell Type||Alkaline|
|Warranty Description||FIVE YEAR LIMITED|
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First Alert CO615 Dual-Power Carbon Monoxide Plug-In Alarm with Battery Backup and Digital Display
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- Dual-power carbon monoxide alarm offers continuous monitoring of CO levels
- Plugs into any outlet and features battery backup
- Backlit digital display shows at-a-glance readings for power and CO
- Single test/silence button for simple operation
- End-of-life timer signals when the CO detector needs replacing
- Dual Power (plug in/electric and front load battery) ensures continuous protection to make certain the alarm will work at all times, even during power outages
- Peak Level feature displays the highest concentration of carbon monoxide measured since the unit was last reset
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At a Glance:
- Dual-power carbon monoxide alarm continuously monitors CO levels
- Plugs into any outlet and features battery backup
- Backlit display shows at-a-glance readings for backup battery power level and CO
- Single test/silence button for simple operation
- End-of-life timer signals when the CO detector needs to be replaced
First Alert CO615 Dual-Power Carbon Monoxide Plug-In Alarm
The First Alert CO615 Dual-Power Carbon Monoxide Plug-In Alarm lets you monitor carbon monoxide levels nearly anywhere. Simply plug this personal carbon monoxide detector into any standard outlet, and the backlit digital display will show the level of carbon monoxide in the room. A battery backup sustains the CO detector in the event of a power outage, and a power level indicator on the display and end-of-life timer let you know when the device needs to be replaced.
What's in the Box:
- First Alert CO615 Dual-Power Carbon Monoxide Plug-In Alarm
- AC adapter with 6-foot power cord
- 2 AA batteries
- Owner's manual
Dual-Power Design for Continuous Monitoring
The carbon monoxide detector is designed to work with any standard outlet, and it features battery backup to allow continuous monitoring of carbon monoxide levels in the event of a power outage. Simply place two AA batteries in the battery compartment, and if the power goes out, the backup will activate, monitoring carbon monoxide levels even during storms. A low-battery indicator light and alarm will sound when the batteries need to be replaced or are removed.
Advanced Electrochemical Sensor
The First Alert Dual-Power Carbon Monoxide Plug-In Alarm uses an advanced electrochemical sensor to detect elevated CO levels. This sensor offers increased sensitivity to carbon monoxide even at low levels. In the event of a false alarm, the silence/test button can be used to turn off the CO detector.
Backlit Digital Display Is Easy to Read
The large backlit display on the carbon monoxide detector clearly shows the level of carbon monoxide in the room, as well as the power level of the backup batteries. The display is readable even in the dark and casts a calm blue light, making it ideal for use in a bedroom. The 6-foot power cord makes it easy to mount the CO monitor on a wall or position it on a shelf or nightstand.
About First Alert
For nearly 60 years, First Alert has been a leading innovator in the home safety industry, helping its customers protect what matters most. From smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms to security cameras and safes, the company manufactures reliable, technologically advanced products that offer a sense of preparedness and peace of mind. First Alert also takes pride in community outreach and has maintained a longstanding commitment to fire service support and safety awareness.
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|Dual Power (120V AC Plug-in with Battery Backup)||✓|
|Backlit Digital Display||✓||✓|
|Talking Voice Alarm with Location||✓|
|Digital CO & Temperature Display||✓|
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The First Alert CO615 Dual-Power Carbon Monoxide Plug-In Alarm alerts you to dangerous carbon monoxide. This carbon monoxide detector features a backlit digital display that shows at a glance the carbon monoxide level in the room, as well as the unit’s power level. The dual-power design with battery backup means this personal carbon monoxide detector can monitor even in the event of a power outage. It plugs into any 120-volt outlet and features an end-of-life timer that lets you know when the monitor needs to be replaced. A single silence and test button eliminates confusion and allows you to silence and test the alarm easily.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in America, yet many people don't know they are suffering from CO poisoning until its too late. Since symptoms of CO poisoning are like the flu, you might not even know you're in danger at first. That's why a carbon monoxide alarm is an excellent way to protect your family. It can detect the CO you can't see, smell or taste in the air.
The First Alert CO615 carbon monoxide alarm uses an electrochemical carbon monoxide sensor-the most accurate technology available. Installation is as simple as plugging it in to any wall outlet. Its easy-to-read backlit digital LED display gives you a clear read-out of current CO concentrations in parts per million. The alarm includes a battery back-up giving you peace of mind in a power outage. The test/silence button both silences a non-threatening alarm or low battery warning and allows you to test the unit's functionality. The unit monitors and re-alarms if carbon monoxide levels persist sounding a loud 85-decibel horn. An audible and visual low battery signal alerts you to replace the battery and an indicator alerts you when a battery has been removed. An end-of-life alarm of three chirps alerts you to replace the unit. Two AA batteries are included. 7-year limited warranty. UL listed. --Bree Norlander
What's in the Box
One carbon monoxide alarm, two AA batteries, and user's manual
Top customer reviews
I got these two days ago and they alarmed the first night. I opened the windows and deduced that it was probably my tankless water heater which was recently installed and failed inspection. It is scheduled to be brought up to code this week.
To prove my theory I made sure the central heat was off for a day and we hadn't used the clothes dryer for a few days and I put one of these detectors in the laundry room where the tankless water heater is installed. We have one of those large jacuzzi style baths in the master bathroom (hence the need to have the tankless) and we took a bath last night. When we were done the alarm was going off. I had done some minimal research before doing this test and knew that too high of a level (12,800 ppm) can kill you instantly after just 2 or 3 breaths. I had read that 400+ can be lethal. Wikipedia states 800 ppm will cause dizziness, nausea, and convulsions within 45 min and you will be insensible within 2 hours and 1600 ppm can kill you in 2 hours. So I went downstairs to see what the reading was.
I held my breath and went in. 875ppm is what it read. I called 911 and the firemen came.
My wife, 2 year old, and 2 month old were upstairs and in a room with the windows wide open. They came in and took their readings. They said they are not allowed to work in an environment where the levels are above 30 ppm without respirators. The windows had been open for 15 minutes and they were still getting readings over 70.
Later, we compared what their professional monitor said to what the my 2nd First Alert Carbon monoxide detector was reading (remember I bought two of these). Their reading matched exactly what this unit displayed. So you can trust these devices.
Please trust your device. Thats what you bought it for. Call 911. Open windows or get out of there. The long term affects of Carbon Monoxide exposure can cause heart problems, learning disabilities, and many other terrible things. I am now worried about what this has been doing to my family over the last 4 months since the water heater was installed. Like I said I have a 2 month old....
I have posted a picture of the unit reading the max value from last night.
One of these CO alarms - most likely a 2008 purchase - has just recently given up the ghost and gone into permanent error mode on the display which means that it's time to purchase a new replacement unit since the alarm's rated useful service life of about 7 years has expired, apparently just a bit on the early side (by about 1 year).
Well I just ordered a replacement alarm from Amazon, but it wasn't this identical First Alert model. Instead, I decided to purchase the comparable CO alarm by Kidde (Kidde 900-0234 Nighthawk Carbon Monoxide Alarm, Long Life AC Powered with Battery Backup and Digital Display - see my review) which I prefer for several reasons based upon my more than 6 years of experience with this particular First Alert CO alarm.
1) The aforementioned Kidde CO alarm is a truly dedicated plug-in unit with battery backup. The entire unit must be plugged directly into an AC outlet of your choosing where it can be rotated from the vertical to the horizontal (or anywhere in between) to provide a more convenient fit as needed.
Since all of the AC outlets that I use for these devices are easily accessible, I have never had any use for the small, snap-on AC adapter with an extra length of cord that the First Alert model provides for easier access to inconveniently located power outlets while keeping the more bulky main alarm housing at a more distant and convenient location.
This specific feature has been nothing short of a nuisance over time with the small, flimsy brackets that hold the AC adapter in place on the back of the unit eventually breaking off resulting in an alarm that no longer can be plugged flush into the wall outlet unless you resort to less-than-perfect repairs to reattach the AC adapter with tape, etc.
Unless you definitely need and/or want to mount your CO alarms at a distance from the power outlet, the Kidde CO alarm is the clearly more durable, all-in-one, easy-as-pie solution that you should purchase.
2) Since the batteries usually need to be changed no more than once each year, backup battery accessibility (2 AAs) is "too convenient" on the First Alert CO alarm. The batteries are located behind a relatively flimsy hinged plastic door/latch directly beneath the main LCD display on the front of the unit. This door opens relatively easily, but closing it can frequently be a problem as one or the other of the hinges seems to catch on something and provide significant resistance when attempting to do so. I have on more than one occasion thought that the door might break, but it never did.
The Kidde alarm provides battery backup via a 9V battery that is kept nicely out-of sight and out-of-mind in its battery compartment that can easily be accessed by removing a single screw with a Philips screwdriver. No worries about any potentially broken plastic doors, hinges or other parts here!
3) The display on the Kidde CO alarm is a very nice, bright, always easily legible (even at night and at a distance) red LED which in my opinion is far superior to the LCD display that First Alert uses on its model. Unless you activate the much needed back lighting by pressing the appropriate button, the LCD display is very difficult to read.
4) The error code malfunction on the display (and associated beeping/chirping) indicating the useful service life of the alarm has expired and it needs to be replaced is not set to occur until 10 years after first powering the unit on with the Kidde alarm. The First Alert alarm is set to do this after only 7 years have elapsed and in my case (see above) this apparently occurred after only 6 years.
5) The manufacturing date of the CO alarm can be easily and clearly read on a sticker located on the back of the Kidde unit while trying to find the specific manufacturing date of the First Alert alarm (I am referring to my units from 2008 and 2010.) is like playing a game of hide and seek. I still have not been able to determine the manufacturing dates of my First Alert alarms.
Note that unless there are small children or other individuals at home who are likely to tamper with the CO alarm by unplugging it, etc. there is really no need to activate the optional anti-tampering functionality (alarm arrives with this feature turned off) on the Kidde CO alarm. Who needs or wants a loud warning alarm to go off every time that there is a power outage of any sort - definitely not me!
Nevertheless, as far as the actual functioning of the CO alarm itself is concerned (accuracy and sensitivity, testing capability, last recorded peak CO value, etc.) both manufacturers do indeed provide the consumer with essentially comparable devices. From a purely technical perspective, you really can't make a wrong decision in choosing either one of these home carbon monoxide alarms.
The unit is stamped with a December 2009 date of manufacture, which is the month I bought it, so I apparently got it factory-fresh. Today is about 6 years and 4 months from my purchase. Is that "approximately" 7 years, as the warranty specifies? You decide. I don't plan to pester the company although it would be good PR if they told consumers that the product life is approximately 6 years.
The end-of-life signal was audible two rooms away, so that is not an issue. The LCD messages are somewhat mysterious and the buttons a bit hard to push. The battery compartment is tricky and the battery fit is very tight. I've seen reviews by people who broke the battery door, but I kind of think that would come from forcing it and being impatient. Anyway this is one item for which I use "regular" (non-rechargeable) batteries. I have read that the voltage reduction on rechargeables is more gradual than standard, and more likely to yield numerous signals for replacement.
The photo on today's Amazon page sure looks like a backlit LCD, but I don't think mine ever was. It isn't today, in any case. A top consumer magazine (you know who I mean) still rates this model very high, so I guess I'll get another one and hope it is newly manufactured like before.