The Firex(R) 5000
Smoke Alarm is an ionization 120V AC smoke alarm with battery back-up for
single or multiple station use. It includes a False Alarm Control(TM) feature
which allows the user to quiet an unwanted alarm for up to 15 minutes. The
5000 has a front loading battery door, 85 decibel horn, test switch and dual
purpose LED indicator; constant green "power on" confirms AC power is
present and the flashing red displays alarm/battery status. the latching LED
feature clearly identifies the smoke alarm that initiated an alarm in an
interconnected system with a constantly illuminated red LED. The LED will
remain lit until the test button is depressed on that unit.
This smoke alarm mounts to any single or 4" octagon junction box or
squared-to-round drywall ring and has 8" long pigtails with a Quick Connect
harness for permanent connection. The 5000 can be interconnected with up to
12 smoke alarms and 6 heat alarms for a total of not more than 18 Firex
devices. This Firex unit should be placed in single-family households or in
each individual living unit of multiple-family households buildings.
Latching LED - A red LED flashes until reset for quick, clear identification of the
initiating smoke alarm in an interconnected system. Visible Low Battery Indicator - Helps locate chirping unit. Ramp-Up Test Horn - Allows you to test the unit without the
ear-piercing horn. Front loading battery door - Preserves battery life and saves
time. Contractors can completely install smoke alarms then simply close door
to energize battery back-up when job is complete. Interconnects with other Firex smoke alarms and heat alarms — Compatible with contractor preferred Firex products Large, easy to use push-to-test button — Quickly locate and access
test button to test all alarm functions once installation is complete False Alarm Control(TM) — Quiets non-threatening alarms and
discourages battery removal. Latching LED — Green “power-on” LED confirms constant AC power and
red LED displays alarm/battery status Attractive, low-profile design — Our contemporary StyleLine
design(TM) is a favorite among consumers
The Firex 5000 smoke
alarm provides contractors and homeowner's with innovative technology and
convenience making it the easiest smoke alarm available to install and use.
The front loading battery door preserves battery life for contractors during
construction projects by removing battery from circuit while door is open.
It also makes battery changes simple. In addition, Firex developed the False
Alarm Control Feature(TM) to quiet unwanted alarms as a safety precaution to
discourage users from removing the battery during a non-threatening alarm.
The Firex 5000 meets building code requirements where DC battery back-up is
required and recommended for all smoke alarm installations to provide added
fire protection in the event of a power failure. With state-of-the-art
production testing equipment and installer focused innovations, Firex smoke
alarms have earned their reputation as the most preferred smoke alarms among
The smoke alarm shall be a StyleLine design(TM) (1-1/8" high, 5" wide),
powered by 120V AC, 60 Hz source with a 9-volt battery back-up. The
alarm shall have a "quick connect" molded harness and front loading
battery door. The alarm shall have a dual chamber ionization sensor. The
alarm shall be rated at no greater than .5W in standby. Nominal
sensitivity shall be measured by U.L. at obs. 1.29+/-0.51%/ft. Temperature
operating range shall be between 40 degreesF and 100 degreesF (4 degrees-38 degreesC); humidity
range between 10% and 93% relative humidity; 100% solid state alarm
circuits over an input range of 100-130V AC. A green continuous power-on
indicator shall be a built-in light emitting diode in the standby
condition; a second red flashing LED shall indicate that a sufficient
9-volt battery back-up is present; when activated the initiating alarm
red LED shall remain illuminated while the interconnected alarm LEDs are
extinguished. The False Alarm Control(TM) feature shall desensitize the
alarm for 15 minutes. The red LED shall blink once every 10 seconds when
in False Alarm Control(TM) and the alarm shall produce two short chirps 2
seconds apart at the conclusion of the desensitize period. The test
switch shall electronically activate the chamber to simulate smoke and
check for proper operation. The electronic horn shall have a level of 85
decibels at 10 feet. The alarm shall mount to a single gang box, 4"
octagon junction box, or a square to round drywall wing without screw
removal. It shall have a pigtail wiring, separate mounting bracket. The
5000 shall meet the requirements of U.L. Standard 217.
This smoke alarm
should be installed in accordance with the NFPA’s Standard 72 (National Fire
Protection Association, Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269) and any local
codes that apply.
Use #18 AWG minimum solid or stranded wire. When interconnecting, maximum
wire length between any two is 1,500 feet for #18 AWG or 4,000 feet for #14
AWG (20 OHMS loop resistance).
DO NOT connect to any other type or model of heat or smoke alarm. Connect
smoke and heat alarms to a single AC branch circuit. If local codes do not
permit, be sure the neutral wire is common to both phases.