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Ei141 Green LED off but RED flash every 40 secs!?

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Guest David

How long will it last without mains power please ?

I have tested and witnessed my 3 interconnected Ei141 alarms function as expected and yet there is no green LED light.

The 9v Batteries must be driving the units.  Every 3 years I hear the Chirp so I replace the 9F batter and all appears to work again.

So is the mains-power not really necessary ? Or is there a way the GREEN LED can be off for any other reason?

 

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Hi David, What you are experiencing is the low battery warning beep for the backup battery. These need replacing every so often in the Ei140 models. It is the mains power that operates the alarm. The battery will only power the alarm if the mains power is interrupted.

 

Harry

 

 

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Guest David

Hi Safelincs,

 

my my alarm sounded in the early hours for no apparent reason - not just the intermittent beep. I replaced the battery, but now I notice that the green light stays off and it will occasionally beep. Does the lack of green light mean the mains power has been interrupted?

Thanks,

 

 

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Guest David

Thanks Harry.

Having read a few of the other posts, I gave the alarm unit a clean up with a hair dryer. The red light is behaving properly and the alarm isn't beeping. On pressing the test button the alarm will sound then reset. Do I understand this correctly, that if the elec supply was interrupted, the alarm would not sound? (Green light still off)

David

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Guest Meow

Hello, I have a EI 141 alarm. It was beeping before so I changed the battery. The beep has stopped but I realise next to the green light, there is a red light which is flashing around every 40seconds. Is that normal?

 

Also on top of the alarm , it has a little print that says replaced by 2016. If it has expired, do I have to change it asap, I did the test and it still works. 

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Hi Meow

The green light indicates that the power supply to alarm is fine and the red blink every 40 seconds indicates that the alarm is in good working condition.

After ten years, smoke alarms are starting to become less reliable so you should ideally change. There are dedicated alarm head replacements available which just slide on the old base

Harry

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Guest WorriedStudent123

Hi,

I have the mains alarm fitted in every room in my student home, and recently the one in the kitchen started it chirp every 5 minutes then a couple of hours later the whole system started going off without being able to be silenced without turning the mains off. Now another alarm in a different room is chirping, is there anything I can do to make sure they do not all go off again?

many thanks

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Chirping every 90 seconds indicates a low battery. You need to change the batteries, I would change the batteries in all of the detectors. Most folk do not realise that although a smoke alarm is often supplied by the mains most also have a back up battery.

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Guest John robertson

Hi ive just fitted an aico ei146rc optical smoke detector to mains 240v no green light bit intermittsnt red light does this mean i have a mains issue somewhere. Will this unit work without interconnecting to another device

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Hi John

The lack of the green light means that there is no power to the unit. Check that the fuse is back on. If it is then you need the electrician to sort out your wiring. The alarm might have been fitted to the part of the lighting system that is switched.

Harry

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Guest Clark

3 of the 4 smoke alarms have a green light, but the 4th is red.....The alarms went off at 5am and again at 7.  No fire, no smoke and no humidity .  Why is the one red?  No chirping

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Guest Charles _ilsley2003@yahoo.

My alarm flashes red every 40 seconds but no green light. Is this ok or should something be carried our?

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It depends on make / model of your smoke alarm as to what it should or should not do, you do not say this information.

If it is just battery operated it will have no green light and it is normal for the red light to flash, if it is mains operated most have a green light that should be constantly on to indicate mains is present.

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Guest Hero

Hi

My smoke alarm has no green light but flashes red light every 40s we changed the battery in it once because it started bleeping but it's late at night 2am what do we do 

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Re: Ei141rc

Hi, all of a sudden my alarm is flashing red every 40 seconds and the green light has turned off. It’s been chirping every 40 seconds too.

Nothing has changed or tripped so I can’t see why it’s started beeping and the green light is off. 

I’ve changed the back up battery, it’s stopped beeping for now but still no green light.

Previous comments suggest no green light means mains issue. Could it be that it’s never been mains connected for the 5 years it’s been in place and has just been working from the 9v back up? It’s possible the green light has never been on and I’ve just not noticed. I’ve another in the house and the green light is on...

FYI I’ve  vacuumed it too.

I’d like to avoid the expense if getting an electrician out. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Dave

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Hi Dave

If there is no Green LED it looks as if its failed on Mains Power. It could be a loose connection or its tripped at the fuse. The RED LED does flash every 40 seconds as a self-test.

Harry

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