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Kidde Hardwired 120-Volt Inter-Connectable Smoke Alarm With Battery Backup Includes Universal Adapters
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Kidde

Hardwired 120-Volt Inter-Connectable Smoke Alarm With Battery Backup Includes Universal Adapters

  • Hardwired
  • Ionization sensor
  • Battery back up
$17.97 /each

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The Kidde i12060 is an AC/DC powered, ionization smoke alarm that operates on a 120V power source with 9V battery backup. This alarm uses ionization sensing technology. Ionization sensing alarms may detect invisible fire particles (associated with flaming fires) sooner than photoelectric alarms. Photoelectric sensing alarms may detect visible particles (associated with smoldering fires) sooner than ionization alarms. The front load battery operation speeds installation and reduces battery replacement time and effort by eliminating the need to remove the alarm from the ceiling. Alarm is packaged with two universal adapters that allow easy installation when replacing other branded smoke alarm.

  • Front door battery provides easy access which reduces the installation time and battery replacement time
  • Smart interconnect feature
  • Battery pull tab prevents draining battery until permanent AC power is connected - reduces callback's for battery replacement
  • Dust cover provided protects sensors during construction
  • Ionization sensor with nominal sensitivity of 0.50 to 1.06% ft. and temperature operating range is between 40 Degrees F and 100 Degrees F and unit includes a piezoelectric horn that is rated at 85 dB at 10 ft.
  • 9-Volt battery back up (21025830)
  • Piezoelectric horn is rated at 85 dB at 10 ft.


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The alarm keeps chirping. I hit the reset button and it will stop and then start again a few hours later.

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It's hooked up to the electrical so the battery can't be dead. Any ideas?
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July 4, 2016
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seems to be a design flaw. The battery space is too large and doesn't allow tight fit of the battery so the unit thinks it is weak
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November 1, 2015
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If the unit has been in place about 2 years or so, the battery could actually still be slightly under voltage, as even wired units seem to draw a tiny current from the battery (perhaps to test it?). If replacing the battery does not help, you may have a defective unit. I had the same issue, with the chirping mainly starting when the weather became cooler. Typically this would mean a low battery, but Read More
If the unit has been in place about 2 years or so, the battery could actually still be slightly under voltage, as even wired units seem to draw a tiny current from the battery (perhaps to test it?). If replacing the battery does not help, you may have a defective unit. I had the same issue, with the chirping mainly starting when the weather became cooler. Typically this would mean a low battery, but these units seem to be [too] temperature sensitive. Read Less
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October 28, 2015
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Hello Tonya, This alarm has a low battery hush feature. Pressing the test/reset button will quiet a low battery chirp for about 12 hours. Even though this is an electric unit, we recommend changing the battery once a year. Please try a fresh battery. Please call Product Support at 1-800-880-6788 if you have any further issues after changing the battery. Thank you.
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I have Model 1275 Kiddie smoke alarms in my home and they are 10 years old. Will this model work to replace mine?

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July 26, 2016
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Hello CT1980. The alarm that replaces the 1275 is the i12040A or the P12040. However, all Kidde hardwired alarms are compatible with all other Kidde hardwired alarms, and all Kidde hardwired alarms use the same wiring harness. If you used an alarm of a different model, the only thing you would have to change is the plastic mounting bracket. The I12040A, the P12040, and the I12080A all have the same Read More
Hello CT1980. The alarm that replaces the 1275 is the i12040A or the P12040. However, all Kidde hardwired alarms are compatible with all other Kidde hardwired alarms, and all Kidde hardwired alarms use the same wiring harness. If you used an alarm of a different model, the only thing you would have to change is the plastic mounting bracket. The I12040A, the P12040, and the I12080A all have the same mounting bracket as the 1275. The new alarms do come with a wiring harness that is slightly different than the wiring harness of the much older models from before 2004 and is made to be easier to take out of the back of the alarms, but the old wiring harnesses will work with the new alarms with the exceptions of the I12010S (21010407-A), the I12010SCO (21010408-N), and the KN-COSM-IBA (21006377-N). These models will not work with the much older wiring harnesses because these particular alarms won't fit onto the bracket with the older larger plugs.
The wiring harnesses can get brittle as they age and the plastic or the wires can break. Best practice is to change out the wiring harnesses every 10 years to avoid that from happening. We are Kidde Product Support at 1-800-880-6788. Thank you for your interest. Read Less
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July 25, 2016
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This will have universal adapters to connect to any system.
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Red light every 30 seconds

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I read the manual and there are reasons for a red light to flash every 40 seconds, but mine is flashing every 30. I replaced the battery in each of my units tonight after one was chirping. About 30 minutes later, a different unit with a fresh battery started chirping. I tested the battery and it was good. Nevertheless, I put the old one back in. The chirping stopped, but then the red light started flashing once every 30 seconds. I've tried several batteries and none have increased the interval to 40 seconds. Is something wrong with my unit?
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I have several of those units and they all flash at 30 seconds. Must be a typo in the manual, because they are working fine
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June 23, 2016
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Hello Hokulele 43. That every 40 seconds is not a precise or exact amount of time. It can be anywhere from 30 seconds to a minute but the average for most alarms is around 40 seconds. The alarm has a cycle it goes through where it performs a number of actions including making the red light flash, checking the smoke chamber for smoke, checking the battery, checking the alarm and other functions, and Read More
Hello Hokulele 43. That every 40 seconds is not a precise or exact amount of time. It can be anywhere from 30 seconds to a minute but the average for most alarms is around 40 seconds. The alarm has a cycle it goes through where it performs a number of actions including making the red light flash, checking the smoke chamber for smoke, checking the battery, checking the alarm and other functions, and then repeats. That interval is however the alarm takes to complete its functions. It sounds like it is okay with the new battery as long as it tests properly and doesn't chirp but please feel free to call us with the alarm in hand to Kidde Product Support at 1-800-880-6788 and we would be happy to review this alarm with you. Read Less
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green and red light

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at night my smoke alarm appeared with green light and every few second the red light blink, What does it mean?
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May 4, 2016
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Please see the Use and Care Manual on the right hand side of the product page. It describes four modes of operation with a red light indicator.
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May 4, 2016
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Hello KV. That means the alarm is working properly. The red LED has four modes of operation. In standby condition, the red LED will flash every 40 seconds to indicate that the smoke alarm is operating properly. In alarm condition, when the alarm senses products of combustion and goes into alarm, the red LED will flash one flash per second. The flashing LED and pulsating alarm will continue until the air Read More
Hello KV. That means the alarm is working properly. The red LED has four modes of operation. In standby condition, the red LED will flash every 40 seconds to indicate that the smoke alarm is operating properly. In alarm condition, when the alarm senses products of combustion and goes into alarm, the red LED will flash one flash per second. The flashing LED and pulsating alarm will continue until the air is cleared. When the units are interconnected, only the red LED of the alarm which senses the smoke or is being tested (the originating unit) will flash. All other units in the interconnect system will sound an alarm but their red LED’s will NOT be flashing. In alarm memory mode, which provides a visual indication when an alarm has been activated, the red LED will illuminate for about 1.5 seconds every 20 seconds. The memory will remain activated until pushing the Test/Hush Button resets it or will time-out between 11 to 13 hours. In an interconnected installation only the memory of the originating alarm will be activated. In hush mode, the red LED will illuminate for 1.5 seconds every 10 seconds. We are Kidde Product Support at 1-800-880-6788. Thank you for your interest. Read Less
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Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 87 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by don't bother purchasing I bought these to replace old alarms. One is only a few months old and chirping. Old lady up on ladder to replace the battery in the middle of the night and it's still chirping. Dogs going insane. I turned off the breaker and it's quiet, but isn't the alarm supposed to be in case electricity goes off. I'm calling electrician to replace all. Perhaps they have a better product. Another DIY project gone bad. September 27, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Poor quality control Though Kidde smoke alarms enjoy a great reputation, their battery is cheap, likely to die in less than 6 months. If you are selling a quality product, why put bad materials in it? Am I supposed to assume the alarm itself is of better quality than the battery? Kidde customer service is completely unsympathetic, and the included battery is not under warranty, even if it fails at 5 months. Ask your electrician for something else. I'm replacing all the batteries in my newly renovated house. What a scam! September 2, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by do not recommend Bought 5 of these We installed all 5 using the batteries they came with. It wasn't long before 2 units started chirping. changed the batteries. Chirping started again, put in new batteries again. Finally, I ordered 2 replacements. (bad decision). Still having problems. After further research, I found same complaints, due to manuf error, and allowing the battery space to be too large so the battery can not make good contact. The units think the battery is weak. I live 4 hours from a Homedepot so I didn't return them, just lost the money. But I went to Costco and bought some 10 year alarms, for about the same price. So far so good. No chirping. No battery to replace. I would highly recommend something different then this Kiddie brand. July 4, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Beware the no hastle sticker Bought 3 at my local Home Depot. Everything went easy with the install until I went to remove the big "no hassle" sticker on the front. It is one of those infuriating stickers that no matter what you do wont come off easy. Ended up spending 45 minutes trying to get the sticky goo off. Speaking of "goo off" the housing is made of cheep plastic that melts if you use "goo off". August 8, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Time to replace Old units started going off after 8 years of age. Could not silence them due to battery backup. Cleaning did not work. Replaced with same. Use good smoke alarm batteries or plan on replacing batteries every 10 months or so.l August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Love these! After our power went out several times within 10 minutes, our old smoke detectors would go off at random times and were difficult to silence. We also realized the old ones were expired. I purchased the new ones at Home Depot and installed them myself. I didn't need any new connectors because the old smoke detectors were made by Kidde. I changed the housing on the ceiling without any issues. I replaced five of them in less than an hour. An added plus is that we don't have to take the detector down to change the battery when it's low, whereas on the old ones we did. Just push the battery door and it pops open, change the battery, and push the battery door shut. January 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good product Easy to install because of the adapters included. Installed 3 in my son's house. So far so good. Will see if they work for a full year. If they work for a year I will add that to this evaluation. May 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy installation I'm renovating an apartment and there was a missing hardwired smoke detector in the hallway. The connector, hanging from the ceiling, was an exact match for this model so I didn't need either of the two supplied adapters. The backup battery was included and the unit works perfectly. May 4, 2016
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