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Fire alarms are a key element to home safety, we must ensure it works well so we can sleep peacefully at night. It is important to know when and how to change the batteries on our fire alarms. Even the ones plugged in have a backup battery that must be replaced regularly. It is optimal to choose 2 days at 6 months intervals to change all the fire alarm batteries. It is highly recommended to change all alarm batteries on the same day.
For a fire alarm to work properly, routine battery changes are inevitable. It is crucial to know exactly how to replace the batteries as not to destroy the device.
Prior to changing the battery, it is important to turn off the power to avoid any incidents. Afterwards, twist your fire alarm to loosen it, if it isn’t coming off, you may need to disengage the locking pin before being able to remove it.
It is important to loosen the screws that keep the mounting bracket on tight, remove the mounting bracket once screws are loose. Afterward, you can disconnect the harness from the wires.
Once your fire alarm starts chirping it is a clear sign that the battery must be replaced urgently. It is important when replacing a battery that the battery is inserted correctly but it is also essential that the new batteries are fresh.
Once the battery is replaced, it is important to reattach the Quick connect wire harness correctly. It is crucial to tuck the wires into place to prevent having loose cables from hanging down from the ceiling.
Once you are sure that the fire alarm is wired correctly, it is important to give the device a twist to make sure it is secured properly. Then comes time to turn the power back on and test the alarm to make sure it functions adequately.
In these fire alarms, it is easier to replace the battery since no wires are involved, the long and large part of it is to open up the battery compartment and replace the faulty batteries with fresh ones.
To replace the battery, you must press down the battery compartment door so that the latch that houses the battery pops open.
Once the latch is opened, remove the used batteries, and pull them out of the compartment. Upon that removal, you can then insert the new batteries. Please note that the battery connectors need to match the battery with the + - signs.
When the fresh batteries are in place it is valuable to press down the battery compartment door to ensure that the latch is closed properly.
It is critical to test the fire alarm. You need to press the test button, a faulty battery can be the cause of the malfunction, at which point you’ll need to replace the faulty batteries with new ones.
Fire alarms save lives. Please make sure what you care about is protected in all the ways that matter. Learn more about fire alarms by contacting Forbel Alarms today! Do not hesitate, it is a matter of life and death.