Fire and heat alarms, the specifier range 160RC series

The Aico 160RC Series of fire alarms for social and private rental properties is a series of mains powered alarms with 10 year+ rechargeable Lithium cell back-up. Read more below about the features and benefits of the specifier range 160RC series, why using Lithium cells, and some models presentation: the ionisation alarm Ei161RC, the heat alarm Ei164RC, the optical alarm Ei166RC and Ei1529RC, control switch + how do they work together chart.

The 160RC Series Easi-fit mains powered smoke and heat alarms are our highest specification range, especially so when coupled to the RadioLINK system. Designed for the specifier, installer and end user demanding the very highest standards of safety, performance and reliability you’d expect from Europe’s leading manufacturer of mains powered fire detection products.

Almost all practical duty of care provisions are catered for. With no risk of casual back-up cell removal, the power supply is virtually guaranteed against any external threat to the energy supply. Risks of false alarms are minimised and installation costs are lower due to ease of installation and the all round quality of the outstanding 160RC Series.

Features and benefits

  • Tamper-proof rechargeable Lithium battery back-up
  • Low power cell warning
  • Built-in Test/Hush button on all models
  • easi-fit mounting base
  • Interconnectable to other Ei mains powered alarms
  • Compatible with Ei168RC RadioLINK base
  • Comprehensive Indicating LEDs
  • Remote Control functionality
  • 5 year guarantee

Why rechargeable Vanadium Pentoxide Lithium Cells? The 10 year+ technology used in the 160RC Series provides the most effective and reliable back-up power available. Maintenance requirements are negligible. The cells used are the only rechargeable cells with a realistic ten year life expectancy confirmed by manufacturer Panasonic. Constantly ‘topped up’ by the mains, they out-perform lithium primary batteries, capacitors or rechargeable cells currently in use in other smoke alarms.

  • Environmentally friendly – no special disposal requirements
  • A precision charging circuit ensures peak efficiency at all times
  • 6 month back-up without mains power
  • Cells supplied fully charged
  • Proven 10 year+ life
  • Cells are soldered for reliable long term connection
  • Terminals are laser welded for reliability
  • No battery replacement requirement

Ei161RC Ionisation Alarm

  • Responds quickly to fast flaming fires
  • Unique and proven long life ionisation smoke chamber
  • Kitemarked to BS EN 14604: 2005
  • Hush button for false alarm control

Ei164RC Heat Alarm

  • Ideal for protecting kitchens and garages and other areas prone to false alarms
  • Fixed temperature fast response thermistor sensor, 58° ± 4°C
  • Kitemarked to BS 5446: Pt.2: 2003 Class A1
  • Hush button for false alarm control

Ei166RC Optical Alarm

  • More responsive to slow smouldering fires
  • Large volume high performance optical chamber with proven extended life capability
  • Fine mesh insect resistant screen
  • Kitemarked to BS EN 14604: 2005
  • Hush button for false alarm control

Control Switch Ei1529RC

When used in conjunction with RC alarms, this switch offers three vital remote control functions.

  • TEST – Test all alarms from one convenient switch
  • HUSH – Any nuisance alarm can be quickly and easily silenced
  • LOCATE – Allows the source of the alarm to be identified
  • MAINS CHECK – The Test function will not operate without mains power, providing a simple way to test the mains supply

Manual Call Point MCP401RC

Manual Call Point Surface Mount for use with all Ei mains powered alarms

These info can also be found in the Fire, Smoke, Heat and CO Alarms, and they complement and explain the section of Fire Alarms: Conventional/analogue and Domestic systems. To buy these models of fire alarms from the Specifier Range 160RC series, visit the Domestic Fire Alarms. Do you need any more info/have a question? Ask Mr. Sparks – leave us a comment here. To help you in your choice of the domestic fire alarms, we also recommend the Domestic alarm selector, choosing what alarms to fit and where, based on BS 5839-6:2004.

How do the fire alarms integrate/function together with the control switch and the manual call point? It is illustrated in the picture below.

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