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Hardwired interconnectable Ionization Smoke Alarm with Battery Backup (756-Pallet)-DISCONTINUED

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Product Details

Kidde 21008943 model i2060 is an AC/DC powered smoke alarm that operates on a 120 volt power source with 9 volt battery backup. Contractor friendly features include dust cover to protect sensor from contaminates during construction reducing nuisance alarms, pre stripped wiring harness with easy off cap does not require stripper tool and tinned strands to increase conductivity and wire nut grip. Kidde i2060 features the front load battery door making it easier for you to replace the battery and battery run down feature that will shut down alarm memory when AC power is not present reducing incidences of low battery chirp.
  • Kidde i2060 utilizes ionization sensing technology which may detect invisible fire particles associated with flaming fires sooner than photoelectric alarms
  • Alarm sounds at 85 decibels
  • Interconnectable with up to 24 devices of which 18 can be initiating
  • One button design operates Smart Hush and test
  • 9 Volt battery backup feature provides you and your family protection in case of power failure
  • Alarm memory flashes red LED indicating which unit was the initiating alarm in interconnected system
  • Tamper resist locking feature deters alarm theft
  • Large mounting base makes mounting easier and protects surface paint from dirt
  • Front battery pull tab allows battery activation without removing alarm from mounting bracket
  • UL listed
  • Save over $1000.00 by buying in bulk
  • Return Policy
  • California residents

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Expected life span not given? Why?
Just installed 2 of these i12060A’s to replace 15 year old similar wired units with backup. NOWHERE in the ‘user guide’ is a life limit specified. There is a 10 year ‘warranty’ but I need to know WHEN they will loose their sensitivity and need to be replaced.
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    Would rather have no smoke alarm
    What is the difference between an alarm that spuriously goes off all the time and not having any alarm at all? Obviously, there is no difference. What I really want from Kidde is a list of all names used to market their hardware so I can be certain I never purchase anything manufactured by these people again.
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    Response from Kidde Product SupportDec 20, 2022
    Hello. Please call us at 1-800-880-6788 while onsite with the alarms before you replace them. We do stand behind our products and we are happy to troubleshoot and figure out what is going on and get an issue resolved. It sounds like some dust or debris or an insect got into the smoke chamber of one of the alarms and the alarm mistook the debris for smoke. False alarms are most commonly caused by something interfering with the sensor. To clean, hold the unit by its edge and thoroughly blow through the gap on the side of the unit with compressed air (like keyboard cleaner). We recommend cleaning out all of your smoke alarms at least every 6 months to a year and at this point we would recommend cleaning out all of your other alarms as well as a preventative. If you have interconnected alarms, the first step is finding the initiating unit, as that is the key. Once you know where the issue is happening, it is usually easy to figure out what is causing the alarms to go off. To find the initiating unit, look for one that is flashing RED or GREEN at least once every second while in alarm mode, then follow the reset procedure on that unit. If the alarm stopped on its own before you could find that flashing light, the initiating unit will flash for 1.5 seconds every 10 seconds. If there are no obvious signs of a fire, the alarm should be cleaned before being reinstalled. Some of your alarms may be in one the locations to avoid listed in the owner's manual. This would especially include alarms being installed within 3 ft (.9m) of a forced air supply ducts used for heating or cooling, ceiling or whole house ventilating fans, or other high air flow areas. We recommend that alarms not be installed near vents, flues, chimneys, or fans. We recommend that alarms not be installed near doors or windows near areas directly exposed to the weather. We strongly recommend not to install these alarms in garages, attics, and crawl spaces as you will get temperatures, dust, insects, and chemicals that can cause nuisance alarms. Try cleaning out the alarms. If you have the issue again, find the alarm setting off all of the others and call us with that alarm in hand at 1-800-880-6788 so we can get this resolved for you.
      Horrible - unless you enjoy the alarm chirps
      Installed 9 detectors November 2020. Detector is AC hardwired, but still get low battery chirps and replacing battery every year. Why do the low battery chirps always seem to happen around 3:00am when trying to sleep. Also have issues with random chirps & false alarms. I have very tall ceilings... so it's a pain to clean the detectors every month hoping that it prevents false alarms. Will eventually replace with another brand.
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      Response from Kidde Product SupportAug 24, 2022
      Hello. Yes, the alarms with replaceable batteries have to have their batteries replaced every 6 months to a year and all of our alarms need to be cleaned out at least every 6 months to a year and sometimes more often. The I12010S smoke alarm will have a 10 year sealed battery so you don't have to change the battery every year.
        2am - replace battery won't stop-along with combo
        I have this model and the KN-COSM-IBA (reviewed that one too). An electrician installed them about a month ago. Wake up at 2 am with beeps and alarms that the battery is low. We replaced the batteries in both and it still won't stop. So it is now 3:15 and here is my review. We replaced the batteries, reset the circuit breaker and nothing. Had to pull them off and will call electrician. I wish I would have read the reviews.
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        Response from Kidde Product SupportJun 16, 2022
        Hello. Let me get you instead to call us at 1-800-880-6788 with the alarms and new batteries in hand. If the alarm was saying low battery, then one issue we have seen recently is that our alarms have a unique way of testing the batteries. The alarm runs on battery alone for a fraction of a second and measures changes of resistance and voltage of the batteries. Our alarms have been rated and tested to be used with the brand and exact model of batteries listed in the owner's manual. Off brand batteries can be read as low when they are not. Also batteries close to their use-by dates can often been too weak for our alarm. For the KN-COSM-IBA alarm, we would recommend alkaline AA batteries as listed in the owner's manual with a really good use-by date of at least 5 or 6 years out. For the I12060A, we would recommend the batteries listed in the owner's manual, either a carbon zinc battery with a use-by date of 2 years out or an alkaline battery with a really good use-by date of at least 3 or 4 years out. Were your new batteries of the model and brands listed in the owner's manual and with really good use-by dates? Could this be an issue Another issue we have seen. With the KN-COSM-IBA, there is two red levers in the battery compartment to try to keep you from closing the alarm without batteries. Unfortunately the holes for the red levers look like AA batteries and look like they are telling you to put the new batteries in facing the same direction. The truth is that the batteries are supposed to go in facing different directions as it shows on the label saying “Batteries have been removed”. On the I12060A, the battery has to be put in with the metal contacts on top of the battery facing out of the alarm at you, not into the alarm, and the smaller round terminal of the battery needs to be closer to the edge and the hexagonal terminal closer to the test button. Could this be an issue?
          High Premature Failure Rate
          These alarms are supposed to last about 10 years. They are failing prematurely at an "alarming" rate. I have had 2 fail that were manufactured in April 2018. They constantly chirp and the 9V batteries are measure new by digital voltmeter. I tried to blow out any dust that might be causing the false alarm as recommended but this did not stop the chirping. These smoke detectors are hardwire and should have minimal drain on the backup 9V batteries.
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          Response from Kidde Product Support Apr 25, 2022
          The alarm doesn’t measure voltage. It puts a load on the battery, runs on battery for a fraction of a second, and measures how the resistance changes. It has resistance values for carbon zinc batteries and different values for alkaline batteries. Roughly, the battery has to be at 8.7 to 8.9 while powering the alarm which is different then what it would be when the battery isn’t powering anything at all. Best is to use one of the batteries listed in the owner’s manual and to use a carbon-zinc battery dated 2 years out or an alkaline battery with a use-by date of at least 3 to 4 years out. Rechargeable batteries can’t be used. Batteries close to their use-by date are often not powerful enough for our alarms or won’t last 6 months to a year. This is because when a battery is first registered as low, the battery still has to have enough power to power the alarm on battery alone for up to 7 days and still be able to detect smoke and go off for one solid hour for smoke without affecting the pitch or volume of the siren. Because the speaker takes up so much power in the alarm, this requires quite a bit of power so sometimes a battery that tests as good on a battery tester or in another type of device still won’t be powerful enough for the alarm. Batteries of other models and brands can sometimes read as low when they are not. Call us at 1-800-880-6788 if you have any further questions or issues.
            CANT SLEEP
            The alarm has been going off intermittently since 1:30 this am. We changed the battery and it’s still going off. Do not purchase this product if you value your safety and sleep!
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            Response from Kidde Product SupportApr 25, 2022
            Hello. This has nothing to do with the battery. If you have interconnected alarms, the first step is finding the initiating unit, as that is the key to stopping all of the interconnected units from sounding: To find the initiating unit, look for one that is flashing RED or GREEN at least once every second while in alarm mode, then follow the reset procedure on that unit. If the alarm stopped on its own before you could find that flashing light, the initiating unit will flash for 1.5 seconds every 10 seconds. If there are no obvious signs of a fire, the alarm should be cleaned before being reinstalled. False alarms are most commonly caused by something interfering with the sensor. To clean, after disconnecting the alarm and removing any removable battery: hold the unit by its edge and thoroughly blow through the gap on the side of the unit with compressed air (like keyboard cleaner). We recommend cleaning out all of your smoke alarms at least every 6 months to a year and at this point we would recommend cleaning out all of your other alarms as well as a preventative. Try cleaning out the alarms. If you have the issue again, find the alarm setting off all of the others and call us with that alarm in hand at 1-800-880-6788 so we can get this resolved for you.
              Goes off after power outages
              Two of these alarms were in the house when we bought it a year ago. All was well until a power outage about a month ago, when both alarms went off. The hush button stopped them for 8 minutes, but then they started the high-decibel shrieking again. We had to find a ladder in the dark (it was 2 am) and manage to disconnect both alarms by flashlight. Taking the batteries out wasn't sufficient because they still chirped. I thought the batteries might be deficient so we replaced them with new 9V batteries. Today, another power outage and the SAME THING happened. So our choice now is either to do without the alarms and live with the wires dangling from the ceiling, or to pay an electrician to come install a different brand of alarm. I came to this website to see if others were having similar problems -- at least I can feel confident now it's not our wiring.
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              Response from Kidde Product SupportApr 25, 2022
              Hello. It sounds like you are getting a power surge or spike when the power is going out or there is a wiring issue. Spikes and uneven power can backfeed AC power on the neutral wire and the alarms use the neutral and red wire for communications so this can set off the alarms. Try this. Turn off the circuit breaker on the alarms. Do they go off? Unplug the alarms and run them on battery alone. Do they go off just running on battery alone unplugged? This will tell you if it is a wiring issue, an issue with the alarms, or an issue with the power spiking when the power is going out. If the alarms go off when the circuit breaker is turned off but are fine when unplugged then it is a wiring issue. If the alarms alarm without AC power while unplugged and on battery alone on a table or counter but are fine when they get AC power then it is an issue with those particular alarms. If the alarms are fine when you turn off circuit breaker and are still fine when you unplugged them then it is an issue with power spikes. It would be whatever is causing these power outs. If it is the alarms, call us with the alarms in hand at 1-800-880-6788.
                2 years old and already failing
                Moved into our house that was 8 years old and replaced all of the smoke detectors. Year two and one is already failing.
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                Response from Kidde Product SupportApr 28, 2022
                Hello. Failing how? Is the alarm chirping every 30 to 60 seconds? If so, that is the battery. The battery needs to be replaced every 6 months to a year Is the alarm going off for smoke with there is no smoke present? False alarms are most commonly caused by something interfering with the sensor. To clean, after disconnecting the alarm and removing any removable battery: hold the unit by its edge and thoroughly blow through the gap on the side of the unit with compressed air (like keyboard cleaner). We recommend cleaning out all of your smoke alarms at least every 6 months to a year and at this point we would recommend cleaning out all of your other alarms as well as a preventative. It is also possible that some of your alarms may be in one the locations to avoid listed in the owner's manual. This would especially include alarms being installed within 3 ft (.9m) of a forced air supply ducts used for heating or cooling, ceiling or whole house ventilating fans, or other high air flow areas. We recommend that alarms not be installed near vents, flues, chimneys, or fans. We recommend that alarms not be installed near doors or windows near areas directly exposed to the weather. We strongly recommend not to install these alarms in garages, attics, and crawl spaces as you will get temperatures, dust, insects, and chemicals that can cause nuisance alarms. Try cleaning out the alarms If you have the issue again, call us with that alarm in hand at 1-800-880-6788 so we can get this resolved for you. Whatever is going on, call us with this smoke alarm in hand at 1-800-880-6788 so we can figure out why this is happening and get this resolved for you
                  Failure rate shouldn’t be this high
                  Between 2 and 3 years expect to get some chirpers which can’t be troubleshot. They just gotta do better than that. Good news: changing batteries is easy as is connecting/disconnecting the unit. Bad news: you’ll get practice.
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                  Response from Customer CareJan 26, 2022
                  Hello Genericnickname, Thanks for reaching out. We value your input and would like to assist if possible. Please call Kidde support at 1-800-880-6788. Open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST. They are the experts and will be able to help you. Thank you.
                    Units do not fit their trim rings
                    New units to replace existing, 10 year old smoke alarms. The units will not connect securely to their trim rings.
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                    Response from Customer CareJan 19, 2022
                    Hi poison ivy, Thanks for reaching out. We value your input and would like to assist if possible. Please call Kidde support at 1-800-880-6788. Open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST. They are the experts and will be able to help you. Thank you.
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