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Smoke alarms may not be heard. The loudness of the horn in  
your alarm meets current standards. However, the sound may be  
blocked by distance, closed doors, or ambient noise such as traffic  
or a stereo. Smoke alarms may not be heard by persons who are  
hard of hearing. For these reasons, a smoke alarm should be  
installed in every room or at least on every level of your home.  
American Sensors recommends that hardwire AC Powered smoke  
alarms be interconnected, so that one alarm will trigger all other  
Smoke alarms to sound their alarms.  
Smoke alarms are not fool-proof. Smoke alarms may not always  
sense every kind of fire. They cannot be expected to sense fires  
caused by carelessness or by safety hazards. They may not give  
early warning of fast growing fires caused by smoking in bed,  
violent explosions, escaping gas, improper storage of flammable  
materials, overloaded electrical circuits, natural causes such as  
lightning, children playing with matches, or arson.  
alarm should be installed outside each sleeping area, in the  
basement and at every level of the home (see Figure 3).  
In every room of your home (except the bathroom): Research  
indicates that substantial increases in warning time can be  
obtained with each properly installed, additional alarm.  
For installation of Smoke Alarms in Dwelling Units, it is important  
to follow the Canadian Electrical Code (1994) Part 1, Section 32-  
110.  
B. Operation: How to Test  
Return to point of purchase for servicing. Or, for repair or  
replacement within the warranty period, return this product (or  
send it postage prepaid) along with proof of purchase date to  
Dicon Global Inc. Please enclose a note stating the  
nature of the difficulty. Prior to sending, please call our toll free 1-  
800 line (1-800-387-4219) to establish a Returned Goods  
Authorization (“RGA”) number and the latest instructions to  
serve you promptly. Please mark this number on the exterior of  
your package.  
Before Installation:  
1. Connect battery. Ensure that the battery is correctly installed.  
Positive terminal to positive contact and negative terminal to  
negative contact, as indicated in the battery drawer. Reversing  
the battery in the compartment should not cause any damage to  
the smoke alarm. If the drawer is pushed all the way in, a low  
battery beep will sound when the AC power is applied after  
installation if the battery is improperly installed.  
Storage in low humidity, and certain transportation conditions,  
may cause electrostatic charges to build up in the alarm system  
housing. Although harmless, these charges may increase the  
length of time during which the horn sounds upon battery  
insertion or test button operation. The condition may be cleared  
by gently wiping the outside of the plastic cover with a clean,  
damp cloth.  
1. Electricity must be turned off at service entrance before  
beginning installation to prevent electrical shock or equipment  
damage.  
2. Location must comply with applicable building codes.  
3. Install a junction box where you plan to install the alarm. Use  
standard 14 gauge wire.  
4. Grasp the tab on the battery drawer and slide it straight out.  
5. Reposition the battery in its compartment as shown on the  
markings in the drawer.  
6. Push the drawer straight in until it is flush with the housing.  
7. Test as recommended in “Operation” section.  
8. Connect black and white wires, color to color, from power  
connector to AC power leads.  
SMOKE ALARM MANUAL  
Ionization Type Model - 120 VAC Hardwire  
with Battery Back-Up & Alarm-Pause Feature  
In bedrooms: In anticipation of fires originating within these  
rooms, caused by faulty wiring, lamps, appliances, smoking or  
other hazards.  
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In hallways: At a distance no greater than 4 meters (13 feet) from  
the farthest wall and no greater than 8 meters (26 feet) from the  
next alarm.  
In the center of a room or hallway: As it is impossible to predict  
the source of a fire. If it is necessary to place the alarm on a wall,  
always locate the top of the smoke alarm 10-15 cm (4-6 inches)  
from the ceiling.  
Dicon Global Inc.  
20 Steelcase Road West, Unit 3  
Markham, Ontario, Canada  
L3R 1B2  
Model SA379 - Multi-Location  
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120 Volt AC Hardwire Smoke Alarm with Battery Back-Up  
and Alarm-Pause feature. This smoke alarm is also  
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interconnectable with up to 11 other units.  
Healthy Home Hotline: 1-800-387-4219  
Important information about your smoke alarm  
As needed: To compensate for closed doors and other obstacles  
that may interfere with the path of smoke to an alarm. They may  
also prevent occupants on one side of a closed door from hearing  
an alarm on the other side of the door.  
Install alarms outside of every bedroom area and on every floor  
of your home. Please refer to Section 3 “Where to Locate Smoke  
Alarms” for details.  
10. AMERICAN SENSORS PRODUCTS  
• Smoke alarms are not substitutes for property, disability, life or  
other insurance of any kind. Home owners and renters should  
continue to insure their lives and property. Consult your  
insurance agent.  
• Smoke alarms have limited lives. One or more of the many  
components could fail at any time. Therefore, test your smoke  
alarm weekly. Clean and take care of it as described in this  
manual. Repair or replace the smoke alarm when it fails to test  
properly. Your smoke alarm should be replaced if it is ten years  
old.  
2. Check that the red operating light flashes approximately every  
45 seconds.  
9. For multiple station, use the orange wire for interconnection. If  
unit is not to be interconnected, cap unused wire.  
10. Loosen or remove screws from junction box.  
11. Attach flat side of mounting plate and tighten screws to fit  
snugly against junction box and ceiling or wall.  
Install the alarm as close as possible to the center of the ceiling.  
AMERICAN SENSORS SMOKE ALARMS  
3.  
Depress and hold the test button until the alarm sounds. NOTE:  
It may be necessary to depress the test button for up to 20  
seconds for an alarm to sound. An alarm is indicated by a loud  
continuous pulsating sound. An alarm may continue to sound  
for up to 10 seconds after the button is released.  
Model SA379 - Multi-location Hardwire with Battery Back-Up  
Model can be® located in any area of the home. Its  
Alarm-Pause feature makes it ideal in the kitchen area  
to silence nuisance alarms. Do not install it directly over  
a stove, toaster or dishwasher.  
Your Smoke Alarm is packaged with the back-up battery  
reversed. Connect it before mounting the unit. Ensure proper  
polarity of the battery. Alarm will “beep” if battery is reversed  
and the unit is receiving AC power.  
Replace the back-up battery if the smoke alarm beeps  
approximately once every 45 seconds (low battery warning).  
Test the alarm weekly by pressing and holding the test button  
for up to 20 seconds until the alarm sounds.  
The model described in this manual is designed for single  
family residences, including homes and apartments.  
American Sensors offers a complete line of smoke alarms. Select  
from this group of quality products to ensure your home is fully  
protected in case of fire.  
After Installation  
READ “CAPABILITIES AND LIMITATIONS OF SMOKE  
ALARMS” in Section 1 of this manual.  
Your local fire department or insurance company may be able to  
give you further advice on the best smoke alarm locations in your  
home. Call them and ask.  
Model  
Description  
Power Source  
Smoke Alarm  
1. Check to see that the green operating light is on. The operating  
light is visible behind the slotted case and confirms that the  
smoke alarm is receiving AC power.  
2. At least once a week, press the test button until the alarm  
sounds, then release.  
NOTE: Multiple Station Only:  
3. Test each alarm separately in the system.  
Technology  
Ionization  
Ionization  
SA308 General Purpose Model  
Kitchen Area M® odel with  
9V Battery  
9V Battery  
Ionization Technology vs.  
Photoelectronic Technology  
Smoke Alarms  
SA318  
SA358  
SA388  
Alarm-Pause Feature  
SA379 Smoke Alarm Safety Features  
Hall and Stairways Model  
with Emergency Light  
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2. Bring power connector through center opening.  
2-9V Batteries  
9V Battery  
Ionization  
Photoelectronic  
Ionization  
Battery Back-Up - 120VAC operation with battery back-up  
There are two different types of smoke alarm technology  
currently in general use: Ionization and photoelectronic.  
While both types of technology are suitable for general  
residential use, an ionization alarm will normally respond  
faster to fast flaming fires, while a photoelectronic alarm  
may be more sensitive to detecting slow smouldering fires.  
Because home fires develop in different ways and are often  
unpredictable in their growth, it is impossible to predict  
which type of alarm will provide the earliest warning. For  
best home protection install at least one photoelectronic and  
one ionization smoke alarm on each level of your home.  
Model SA379 is an ionization type smoke alarm.  
13. Slip the paper gasket supplied with the alarm over the power  
connection and then onto the mounting plate so that the four  
plastic tabs on the mounting plate will hold the gasket in place.  
The gasket will prevent downward air currents from entering the  
smoke alarm through holes in the back of the alarm. Unless  
blocked off, downward air currents prevent smoke from entering  
the alarm.  
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interruption.  
included) to power your smoke alarm in the event of a power  
4. Determine that the initiating alarm triggers other alarms in the  
system.  
Photoelectronic  
Multi-Location Model  
Alarm-Pause Silencer - Silence your alarm for appro®ximately  
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Long Life Multi-  
Location with  
Alarm-Pause Model  
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Long Life Lithium  
battery with 10  
year warranty  
1
0 minutes, by momentarily pressing the Alarm-Pause Silencer  
7. BATTERYREPLACEMENT  
SA900  
button. Ideal for use when non-emergency smoke causes  
The Eveready 216, 522, 1222, Duracell MN1604 and the Gold Peak  
1604P are the only acceptable back-up batteries for use in this  
smoke alarm. The back-up battery will power the smoke alarm for at  
least one year under normal use. When the back-up battery reaches  
the end of its normal life, a low battery warning (intermittent  
beeping) for up to 30 days, will indicate the need for back-up  
battery replacement.  
nuisance alarms. Automatically resets after 10 minutes. During  
Alarm-Pause  
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the unit will “beep” every 45 seconds to remind  
WARNING: IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU INSERT THE  
GASKET WHEN INSTALLING YOUR SMOKE ALARM.  
14. Plug wire connector into the back of the alarm.  
15. Align the plug area on the smoke alarm with the cut out in the  
gasket and place the smoke alarm in the mounting plate, turn  
clockwise to fasten it to the mounting plate.  
16. If auxiliary lock is desired insert either key # 1 or # 2 into the  
slot marked “Key Slot” in the base of the alarm just below the  
battery drawer. Locking key should “click” into position and be  
flush with the alarm housing (keys are enclosed with the alarm  
in plastic wrapper).  
Hardwire Multi-  
Location Model  
120 Volt AC  
SA360  
SA379  
Ionization  
Ionization  
the household that the alarm has been silenced. In the event of  
a heavy build-up of smoke during the pause period, the alarm  
will resume sounding. For in®terconnected units, only the alarm  
which had the Alarm-Pause Silencer button activated will be in  
These diagrams show smoke alarm locations as recommended as  
above in 3a.  
Hardwire with Battery 120 Volt AC with  
Back-Up and  
9
Volt  
3b. WHERE TO LOCATE SMOKE ALARMS IN MOBILE HOMES  
AND RECREATIONAL VEHICLES (RV’s)  
Note: Power supply must be 120 Volts AC for model SA379.  
In mobile homes and RV’s built after 1978 locate the smoke alarm  
as described above.  
Older mobile homes and RV’s may have little or no insulation  
compared to the ones built post 1978. These uninsulated exteriors  
can disrupt airflow around the smoke alarm in hotter or colder  
weather. Locate the alarm only on interior walls 10 to 15 cm (4"  
to 6") from ceiling 1. if you own an older mobile home or RV, or 2.  
if you notice the exterior walls and/or ceiling are noticeably cold or  
warm or 3. if you are uncertain about the quality of insulation.  
Regardless of the age of the mobile home or RV, locate alarms  
throughout to ensure maximum protection. Follow the location  
instructions in this manual.  
Alarm-Pause  
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Model  
Back-Up Battery  
Alarm-Pause  
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.
NOTE: If the battery drawer is open, the low battery warning beep  
is disabled. The battery drawer is designed to resist closing when the  
back-up battery is removed, thereby ensuring visual warning.  
Ionization/  
Photoelectronic  
Dual-Ionization Chambers - Advanced design responds to  
visible or invisible particles of combustion (smoke) to sense fires  
in their earliest stages. Compensates for changes in humidity and  
temperature to virtually eliminate “nuisance” alarms caused by  
normal atmospheric changes in the home.  
Operating Lights (LED’s) - A continuous green light located  
behind the slotted case indicates the smoke alarm is receiving  
AC power. A red light that flashes approximately every 45  
seconds confirms that the battery is operational.  
A photoelectronic smoke alarm senses smoke using an electronic  
photo receptor to sense the scattering of light by smoke particles.  
SA700  
2 in 1 Smoke Alarm  
9V Battery  
2. SAFETYTIPS  
Use of a non-recommended battery may be  
detrimental to the proper functioning of the alarm.  
Properly installed and maintained smoke alarms are an essential part  
of a good home fire safety program. Your fire safety program  
should also include a review of fire hazards and the elimination of  
dangerous conditions whenever possible. Consider the following  
tips:  
Use smoking materials properly. Never smoke in bed.  
To secure  
smoke alarm to  
mounting plate.  
To secure smoke alarm  
to mounting plate and  
also secure back-up  
battery.  
AMERICAN SENSORS  
CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS  
8. MAINTENANCE & TROUBLESHOOTING  
VACUUM EVERY SIX MONTHS  
Your smoke alarm should be cleaned every six months to help keep  
it working efficiently. REMOVE POWER TO ALARM. Gently  
vacuum through the vents of the alarm with a soft brush  
attachment. Keep vacuum nozzle from touching the unit.  
RE-ESTABLISH POWER TO ALARM.  
Low Battery Warning - If powered only by battery the unit  
CAUTION: Do not attempt to remove alarm or open battery  
drawer without first removing locking key. If key is not first  
removed, damage may result (see below).  
17. Test alarm operation after installation in accordance with  
“Operation: How to Test” instructions.  
American Sensors also offers a complete line of Carbon Monoxide  
Alarms including:  
beeps” approximately every 45 seconds for up to 30 days when  
Keep matches and cigarette lighters away from children.  
the battery needs replacing. If the unit is receiving continuous  
AC power, the low battery beep will continue indefinitely.  
Store flammable materials in proper containers. Never use them  
CO800EL- Plug-In Carbon Monoxide Alarm with night light  
near an open flame or sparks.  
Battery Removal Indication - Battery compartment drawer is  
designed to resist closing when the battery is removed. A visual  
reminder to replace the battery. Low battery warning beep is  
disabled with the drawer open.  
Interconnection - Interconnection facilities for up to 11 other  
units, using only three wires, including AC power. When one  
alarm sounds, all properly interconnected smoke alarms follow.  
NOTE: Interconnect only to the models specified in Section 6.  
Alarm Source Indicator - Only the red operating light in the  
unit originating the alarm will flash rapidly in the event of an  
alarm. With interconnected units, an easy check to determine  
the originator.  
Problems are indicated by these events:  
CO800 -  
CO810 -  
CO900 -  
Plug-In Carbon Monoxide Alarm  
Keep electrical appliances in good condition. Do not overload  
4. NFPARECOMMENDATIONS  
1. The alarm does not sound upon pressing the test button.  
2. The green operating light does not remain steadily on when the  
unit is AC powered.  
electrical circuits.  
For your information, the National Fire Protection Association’s  
Standard 72, Section 2-2.1.1.1, reads as follows:  
NOTE: Maximum interconnect wiring length is 50 meters (150  
feet).  
120 Volt AC Hardwire Carbon Monoxide Alarm  
Keep stoves, fireplaces, chimneys, and barbecue grills grease free.  
Make sure they are properly installed and away from any  
combustible materials.  
2-2.1.1.1 Smoke alarms shall be installed outside of each separate  
sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the bedrooms  
and on each additional storey of the family living unit,  
including basements and excluding crawl spaces and  
unfinished attics. In new construction a smoke alarm also  
shall be installed in each sleeping room.  
3. The red operating light remains steadily on or off (i.e. does not  
flash once every 45 seconds, when the unit is not in alarm).  
Plug-In Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Battery Back-  
Up  
Keep portable heaters and open flames such as candles away from  
Try the following:  
. Inspect breaker or use in power circuit to alarm.  
CO910 -  
CO920 -  
Plug-In Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Digital LED  
Display  
combustible material.  
1
Do not allow rubbish to accumulate.  
Keep a supply of extra batteries on hand for your battery powered  
2. Check that the unit contains recommended battery type.  
3. Check the battery is properly connected (Observe polarity).  
4. Gently vacuum as recommended above.  
5. Replace battery.  
Plug-In Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Digital LED  
and Back-Up Power Source  
smoke alarms.  
Do not stand too close to the alarm when the unit is in alarm as  
the loud horn could damage your hearing.  
5. LOCATIONS TO AVOID  
Avoid locations where smoke may not reach the alarm in time to  
provide early warning, or where the alarm may not be effective.  
CO1100G - Battery Powered Carbon Monoxide Alarm for Table  
Top, Travel or Wall Mount  
Locking Keys - Two auxiliary locking keys provided. Use key #  
to lock mounting plate to smoke alarm. Use key # 2 to lock  
6. Call a trained, experienced serviceman to inspect house wiring  
and connection to alarms.  
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DO NOT PLACE SMOKE ALARMS:  
mounting plate and battery drawer to the smoke alarm to  
prevent opening of the battery drawer. Reduced risk of  
unauthorized removal.  
Sensitivity Test Button - Tests sensitivity, as well as circuitry,  
battery and horn. With interconnected units, activating test  
button on one unit will cause all units to sound. An important  
and convenient check of system integrity.  
Quick Disconnect Power Connection - For easy installation.  
Connect the wires separately from the unit and then plug into  
back of the unit.  
Never disconnect the battery or the AC power  
• In turbulent air from fans, doors, windows, etc. The rapid air  
movement may prevent combustion particles from entering the  
alarm.  
If these procedures do not correct the problem, do NOT attempt  
repairs. If the smoke alarm is within warranty period and terms,  
indicate the nature of the problem and return the unit with proof of  
purchase to the point of purchase, distributor or manufacturer. See  
below for instructions. Units beyond warranty cannot be  
economically repaired.  
on any type of smoke alarm to silence a nuisance alarm. Clear the  
area of smoke by opening do® ors or windows or fanning the smoke  
away. Use the Alarm-Pause button on model SA379 to silence  
nuisance alarms.  
Most important, when fire strikes, a prepared and practiced  
escape plan can make the difference between life and death.  
Develop an escape plan and practice it with the entire family,  
including small children.  
• In dead air spaces such as at the peak of an “A” frame ceiling.  
“Dead air” at the top may prevent smoke from reaching the alarm  
in time to provide early warning. In rooms with simple sloped,  
peaked or gabled ceilings, install smoke alarms on the ceiling 90  
cm (3 feet) from the highest point of the ceiling.  
Note: For complex ceiling structures, consult a safety expert for  
the number of alarms required and the best locations.  
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IMPORTANT: The SA379 is not interconnectable with any other  
model produced by another manufacturer. The SA379 may be  
interconnected only with the following ULC listed smoke alarm  
models:  
FALSE ALARMS:  
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Model SA379: Press the Alarm-Pause button to silence nuisance  
alarms.  
Abnormal air conditions may cause the highly sensitive smoke  
alarm to give a “false” alarm. If no fire is apparent, ventilate the  
room and/or blow fresh air into the unit until the alarm stops. Once  
cleared, the smoke alarm will automatically reset.  
DO NOT DISCONNECT THE AC POWER OR THE BACK-UP  
BATTERY  
Dust can lead to excess sensitivity. Vacuum as recommended above.  
American Sensors  
SA379  
SA360  
ESA5010  
ESA5011  
670L  
Ensure all family members are familiarized with the alarm signal.  
American Sensors  
Detachable Base Plate - For easily securing the alarm to the  
In very hot or cold areas where the temperature exceeds 38 C  
ASI Electronics (American Sensors)  
ASI Electronics (American Sensors)  
Dicon Safety Products Inc.  
Dicon Safety Products Inc.  
Dicon Safety Products Inc.  
junction box.  
Prepare an escape plan. Draw a Floor Plan of Your Home and  
determine two exits from each room. There should be a way to get  
out of each bedroom without opening the door.  
Have Fire Drills Often. Practice your Escape and BE PREPARED.  
Decide on a meeting place at a safe distance from your home.  
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(100 F) or falls below 5 C (40 F).  
CONTENTS OF THIS MANUAL  
CAPABILITIES AND LIMITATIONS OF SMOKE ALARMS  
SAFETY TIPS  
WHERE TO LOCATE SMOKE ALARMS  
NFPA RECOMMENDATIONS  
LOCATIONS TO AVOID  
INSTALLATION AND TESTING  
BATTERY REPLACEMENT  
MAINTENANCE AND TROUBLESHOOTING  
LIMITED WARRANTY  
Less than 15 cm (6 inches) from the wall when mounted on the  
ceiling.  
Nuisance alarms could result when smoke alarms are located where  
interference may occur with the sensing chamber. To avoid  
nuisance alarms, DO NOT place smoke alarms:  
670LR  
1.  
2.  
3.  
4.  
5.  
6.  
7.  
8.  
9.  
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370LBX  
For a more complete discussion of installation and location  
requirements refer also to: CAN/ULC-S553-M86 “Standard for the  
Installation of Smoke Alarms” (available from Underwriters  
Laboratories of Canada, 7 Crouse Road, Scarborough, Ontario M1R  
3A9)  
IN CASE OF FIRE  
Don’t waste time collecting possessions after a fire starts.  
Arouse all occupants and leave the building. Your most valuable  
In high humidity areas such as bathrooms and attics. Place  
smoke alarms at least 3 meters (10 feet) away from bathrooms.  
In insect-infested areas.  
In poorly ventilated kitchens or garages.  
IONIZATION  
possession is your life.  
9. LIMITED WARRANTY  
To Remove Locking Key  
Doors can mean escape or death. Never open doors without first  
checking for heat. Test them with your hands, if they feel warm,  
fire may be walled up behind them - leave closed and find another  
escape route.  
Call the fire department from OUTSIDE the building.  
If trapped inside, stay close to the floor, cover mouth with cloth,  
Your American Sensors SA379 Smoke Alarm, excluding the battery SMOKE ALARM with Battery Back-Up  
• In very dusty and dirty areas.  
• Near fluorescent lights. Place smoke alarms at least 1.5 meters (5  
feet) from fluorescent lights.  
To remove the locking key, insert a small screwdriver into the small  
hole at the top of the battery drawer. Apply pressure at the tip of  
the screwdriver, pushing up on the locking key. The locking key will  
pop out.  
is warranted for ten years from the date of purchase against defect in  
material and workmanship. Units returned to Dicon Global Inc.  
0. OTHER AMERICAN SENSORS PRODUCTS  
AVERTISSEUR DE FUMÉE  
aÀveIcOpiNle IdSeAseTcoIuOrsN  
with proof of purchase date during this period as a  
result of such defects will be repaired, or replaced at  
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. CAPABILITIES AND LIMITATIONS OF SMOKE ALARMS  
To Activate the Alarm-Pause Feature  
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Dicon Global Inc.'s option. This warranty  
American Sensors smoke alarms are designed to provide early  
warning of fire and smoke at reasonable cost. Early warning can  
mean the difference between a safe escape and no escape at all.  
While smoke alarms can provide invaluable protection for you and  
your family, they do have limitations.  
Smoke alarms cannot work without power. Battery operated  
alarms will not work without proper batteries, with dead  
batteries or if batteries are not properly installed. AC powered  
alarms will not work if their AC power supply is cut off by an  
electrical fire, an open fuse, a circuit breaker or any other reason.  
If you are concerned about the reliability of either batteries or  
your AC power supply for any of the above reasons, you should  
install in your home both AC and battery powered smoke alarms  
for added security. This American Sensors Smoke Alarm model  
SA379 is AC powered with battery back-up and offers superior  
protection from the dangers of smoke and fire.  
Smoke alarms are incapable of sounding the alarm until  
smoke reaches the sensing chamber. Anything preventing  
smoke from reaching the alarm may delay or prevent an alarm.  
A smoke alarm cannot detect fire in the walls, chimney or roof  
unless and until a significant amount of smoke reaches the  
alarm. A closed door may prevent smoke from reaching an alarm  
on the other side of the door. A smoke alarm may not sense a  
fire on another floor of a home. For example, a basement smoke  
alarm may not detect a fire which started on the first or second  
floor.  
This smoke alarm is suitable for residential use.  
It is not to be connected to a commercial or industrial fire alarm  
panel.  
Simply press the Alarm-Pause button on the cover of the smoke  
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only covers defects in material or workmanship in normal  
residential use and does not cover the battery, nor does this  
warranty cover damage resulting from negligent handling, misuse, or  
lack of reasonable care. This warranty is in lieu of any other  
warranty either expressed or implied.  
conserve breath as you crawl to safety.  
alarm for a m®inimum of 5 seconds then release to activate the  
Alarm-Pause feature. In this mode, the unit should not respond to  
smoke (by sounding an alarm) for a period of approximately 10  
minutes, unless the level of smoke concentration becomes very  
heavy (appro®aching 4 per cent per foot obstruction). During the  
Alarm-Pause period, the smoke alarm should “beep” approximately  
once every 45 seconds to alert the household that the smoke alarm  
has been silenced.  
Keep all doors and windows closed except for escape purposes.  
NEVER re-enter a burning building.  
6. INSTALLATION AND TESTING  
Keep your family in a pre-arranged meeting place after your  
escape.  
Locking Keys - Optional  
This model has optional locking keys to better secure either the  
alarm and/or the alarm and back-up battery to inhibit unauthorized  
removal. See point 16 in this section for more details on this  
feature.  
DICON GLOBAL INC. SHALL HAVE NO  
LIABILITY FOR ANY PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY  
DAMAGE, OR ANY SPECIAL INCIDENTAL, CONTINGENT  
OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE OF ANY KIND RESULTING  
FROM A FIRE. THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR BREACH OF  
THE LIMITED WARRANTY CONTAINED HEREIN IS THE  
REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF THE DEFECTIVE PRODUCT  
AT DICON GLOBAL INC.'S OPTION. IN NO  
A. Installation  
Mount to any standard or rectangular junction box with a minimum  
depth of 25mm (1 inch). 120V AC, 55mA operation.  
Variations in Len®gth of Alarm-Pause Period  
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The Alarm-Pause period will vary in length depending upon the  
amoun® t of smoke present. When there is no smoke, the Alarm-  
Pause will be activated for the longest period of time  
(approximately six to ten minutes) after releasing the Alarm-Pause  
button.  
WARNING: Wiring should only be installed by a licensed  
electrician in accordance with the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I,  
and local codes.  
MODEL/MODÈLE  
SA379  
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CASE SHALL DICON GLOBAL INC.’S  
Your local fire department may be able to offer you additional ideas  
for safety and escape plans in the home.  
LIABILITY UNDER ANY OTHER REMEDY PRESCRIBED BY  
LAW EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE. YOUR SMOKE  
ALARM IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROPERTY,  
DISABILITY, LIFE OR OTHER INSURANCE OF ANY KIND.  
APPROPRIATE COVERAGE IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.  
CONSULT YOUR INSURANCE AGENT.  
WARNING: All AC-powered interconnected smoke alarms shall be  
installed on the same circuit (i.e., the same circuit breaker/fuse). The  
electrical circuit must be a 24-hour voltage circuit that cannot be  
turned off by a switch or Ground Fault Interrupter. It is important that  
the power to each alarm is taken from the same point within the circuit  
and the polarities are maintained on each alarm. Following these  
instructions will prevent false alarming due to electrical system  
imbalances and damage to the units due to incorrect polarities. It is  
highly recommended that smoke alarms be wired on a separate  
circuit (one with no other lights or appliances) to ensure maximum  
reliability of AC power supply.  
If the®level of smoke density increases, the length of the Alarm-  
Pause period will shorten. As the level of smoke density approaches  
4 per cent per foot obstruction (a very heavy concentrat®ion of  
smoke), the smoke alarm will override the Alarm-Pause mode and  
sound an alarm. NOTE: If powered only by battery, the level®of  
battery voltage will also affect the length of the Alarm-Pause  
READ CAREFULLY AND SAVE.  
3a. WHERE TO LOCATE SMOKE ALARMS  
This manual contains important information.  
A copy of this manual must be left with the end user.  
As a minimum, smoke alarms should be located between sleeping  
areas and potential sources of fire such as a kitchen, heated garage  
or basement. In single storey homes with one sleeping area, an  
alarm should be installed in the hallway outside the bedrooms (see  
Figure 1). In single storey homes with two separate sleeping areas, a  
minimum of two alarms are required, one outside each sleeping area  
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have  
other rights which vary from province to province.  
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period. If the battery voltage is low, the Alarm-Pause will be  
LIRE ATTENTIVEMENT ET CONSERVER CE MANUEL.  
Le présent manuel renferme des renseignements importants.  
activated for approxim®ately 10 minutes. If the battery voltage is  
high, the Alarm-Pause will be activated for a shorter period of time  
(approximately 4 minutes).  
Un exemplaire de ce manuel doit être remis  
à l’utilisateur final. (Français au verso)  
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(see Figure 2). In multi-level or split-level homes, as a minimum, an  
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