|Item Weight||9.6 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||8.5 x 7 x 2.5 inches|
|Item model number||SA304CN3|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Number Of Pieces||1|
|Warranty Description||TEN YEAR LIMITED|
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First Alert SA304CN3 Smoke Alarm with Escape Light
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- Ez-access Battery Door
- Easy-to-use Mute Button
- Includes 9v Battery
- Ionization Sensor
- Ionization battery-operated smoke alarm with escape light
- Features convenient silence/test button, blinking power light, 85-decibel alarm
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What's in the Box
One smoke alarm, user's manual, and one 9-volt battery
To test the light It is important to test this unit every week to make sure it is working properly. Using the Test/Silence button is the recommended way to test this Smoke Alarm. Press and hold the Test/Silence button on the cover of the unit until the alarm sounds and the Escape Light turns on (the unit may continue to alarm for a few seconds after you release the button). If it does not alarm, make sure the unit is receiving power and test it again. If it still does not alarm, replace it immediately. During testing you will hear a loud, repeating horn pattern: 3 beeps, pause, 3 beeps, pause. The Escape Light will turn on. LED flashes once every second
Top Customer Reviews
I bought two of these from a big box store. I could find no markings on either battery compartment that tell how to put the battery in correctly, i.e., where to put the + and - terminals. There is a TEENY TINY drawing and a short bit of text in the instructions about battery alignment, but you'll miss it if you aren't really looking. The text tells you to "install the battery so the terminals on the battery match the terminals on the smoke alarm. Match + to + and - to - " ... BUT there aren't any terminal marks on the compartment! Or, if there are, they're way too hard to locate. And if you look at the openings where the terminals go when the battery compartment closes, it's counter-intuitive: The opening that looks like it should take the negative terminal, which is the larger one, doesn't; the battery has to go in the other way around. That means (on my model, at least) that the negative terminal is aligned with the OUTER EDGE of the detector when installed correctly; the positive terminal goes toward the middle of the device. This is indicated in the teeny tiny drawing, but like I said, if you don't look closely, you'll miss it.
I suspect this is the problem experienced by those reviewers who couldn't get anything but the light to work, because I had the exact same problem until I turned the batteries around: The light came on, but it wouldn't test beep, no matter how long I pushed the button. Why the light should come on when the battery is in backwards is beyond me, but it does.
Additionally, if you have the battery aligned correctly, it fits and snaps into the battery compartment without having to be forced, which is something other reviewers have also reported.Read more ›
The older detector has a pretty bright light when I test it, and I was expecting something similar when I ordered this one (the SA304CN3). Well, this one's light is rather small by comparison and didn't seem terribly bright during testing.
Like anybody shopping for such an item, I try to imagine possible scenarios. With no smoke, in a pitch black house, it would help, especially if the power is out. But one assumes there might be smoke, in which case the light's range would be more limited. So I don't think of it as "lighting the way out" all the way to the door.
Instead, I figure the presence of even this dim light in the haze might help you locate a stairwell (if you mount it there) which would get you that much closer to the exit. So, I'm thinking of it more like a small beacon than an actual lamp.
Other stuff: First Alert seems to have a problem writing clear instructions for mounting these things (I bought two different FA models). To their credit, they give good advice about where to place the detectors within the home. But after that, they gloss over the details of measuring and drilling holes for the supplied wallboard anchors and screws, and stuff that some people might need help with.
And while some obvious stuff is barely mentioned, they go to huge length about (for example) installing security pins in the base and the battery compartment.Read more ›
Second unit has the same issue. Horrible build quality.
1. Ionization alarms do not reliably respond to smoldering or slow growing smoky fires. Several documented fatalities have occurred in homes with working ionization alarms which did not detect the thick smoke until the occupants were incapacitated or dead.
2. Ionization alarms are too sensitive to cooking, which results in nuisance activations. Annoyed occupants are 4 times as likely to disable ionization alarms compared to more reliable ph photoelectric technology.
3. Ionization smoke alarms contain radioactive material. Millions of smoke alarms are thrown away every year, almost all of them with the radioactive material still inside.
Do your family a favor, buy photoelectric alarms, install them on every level and in every sleeping room. If you are buy the manufacturers claim that ionization alarms respond a little bit sooner to fast growing fires, then use a dual sensor alarm that has both photoelectric and ionization.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Work well, loud and the light is a nice touch. We prefer the replaceable battery to the 10 year. Ours get set off from cooking and the fireplace so it's better for us to have user... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Chuck The Dog
Bought these for my daughter and son-in-law before the new baby was born. These are awesome, love the escape light that shines to help you get out if needed. Read morePublished 3 months ago by BSK
Won't know how good until I have a fire. Sooooo I hope never.Published 4 months ago by Free Press Sandra
Please, do not buy these finicky pieces of crap.
I can't speak on their ability to detect fires (because, thankfully, my house hasn't caught on fire recently), but I can... Read more
Wonderful! Adding the light was pure genius . I hope I never need it but if I do that light will make a big difference. Plus the alarm is loud enough to wake anybody up. Read morePublished 5 months ago by traci marshall
I had two Smoke Alarms that quit working, I didn't know how old they were as they were installed with the house. So I decided to replace them all and add a few also. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Randy Miller
I don't know who the idiot was who designed these damned things but he/she oughta be horsewhipped. For an oldie like me (77) who can't see nearly as well as he could 20 or 30... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jimmy D.