I have a DSC smoke detector model FSA-210BT at home for many years; now it starts beeping once a few minutes, as if it needs battery or servicing. I see there are 2 wires connected to the unit but no
Your smoke detector is probably wired to an alarm system. The beeping probably indicates that the drift compensation is out of calibration. This is usually due to dirt or power issues. The cut sheet from the manufacturer indicates that the drift compensation can be reset after the smoke chamber has been cleaned, but I have never been able to successfully do so in spite of following the instructions. If your alarm system is being monitored, it would probably be best to have the alarm company replace it. If you prefer to do it yourself, make sure you have your system placed on test with the monitoring center before disconnecting anything to prevent an unwanted visit from the fire dept. The connector on the back can be removed from the device without removing the wires...insert the original connector into the new smoke...be advised that the surge could cause the device to go into alarm, but it should reset at your keypad without a problem. Unless you are completely comfortable doing it yourself, I would recommend having it done by a pro.
Feb 15, 2015 |
DSC FSA-210BT - 2-Wire Photoelectric Smoke...