Installer's Update

Proper Installation and Service of Carbon Monoxide Detectors


System Sensor’s New CO Detector Put to the Test

By Natalia Kosk


System Sensor, St. Charles, Ill., released its new carbon monoxide (CO) detector. The CO1224T provides RealTest, the first test of its kind for a detector’s CO sensing cell. What this offers the consumer is the reassurance that both the electric components and the sensing cell are working to detect poisonous CO gas.

“The CO1224T detector builds on our proven CO product line,” said Jack Ogden, product manager for System Sensor. “Now that we’ve added RealTest technology as an option, with a small, safe can of CO it’s as easy to test the CO cell as the electronic components. It only takes a half-second spray for you to rest assured that the sensing cell is functioning properly.”

Holding down the test button of the CO1224T for two seconds, the detector will go into alarm, showing that the circuitry is working. The CO detector will then enter test mode, spraying some of the canned CO into the gas entry holes at the top of the detector, putting it into alarm. After about 20 seconds, the detector will return to normal mode.

Fully compliant with UL 2075 standards, the CO1224T offers a code-required trouble relay to send a sensor failure or end-of-life signal to the control panel and central station. The detector operates on most industry security and fire alarm panels and is a 12/24 VDC detector that can be mounted to the wall or to the ceiling.

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