SAFE T ALERT Battery Carbon Monoxide Alarm User Manual

SAFE T ALERT Battery Carbon Monoxide Alarm User Manual & troubleshooting

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RECREATIONAL VEHICLE (RV)
Battery Carbon Monoxide Alarm
USER’S MANUAL
SA-339 Non-Replaceable Lithium Battery
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED      SA33910012018-1

ATTENTION: This user’s manual contains important Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarm installation, operation,  troubleshooting, and warranty information. Read, follow, and keep this manual for future reference.
NOTE: If you install or purchase this alarm for another person, give this manual to that person.

IMPORTANT: It is recommended that this alarm is replaced after five years of service. Record the installation  / retail sale date in the Owner’s Replacement Record section of this manual and also recorda replacement date.  This unit has an End of Life (EOL) signal that will sound after 5 years of use.

WHY EVERY RV NEEDS A SA-339 CO ALARM
Everyone is at risk for carbon monoxide poisoning! Particularly sensitive are children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with lung or heart disease or anemia! Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless gas that prevents the blood from carrying oxygen to vital organs. CO is 200 times more likely to replace oxygen in the blood. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recommends using at least one CO alarm located outside of sleeping areas. For the best security, locate a CO alarm in each sleeping area. Safe-T-Alert  CO alarms are available for secondary installations.

ABOUT THIS ALARM

Because CO is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, and highly poisonous gas; it can endanger lives even at low levels of concentration. The CO Alarm will alert you to potentially dangerous situations. The following symptoms may be related to CO POISONING. Discuss these symptoms with ALL household members and RV guests:

  • Mild Exposure: Headaches, running nose, sore or watery eyes, often described as “flu-like” symptoms.
  • Medium Exposure: Dizziness, drowsiness, vomiting.
  • Extreme Exposure: Unconsciousness, brain damage and death.

NOTE: Reported cases of CO gas poisoning indicate that while victims are aware they are not well, they are disoriented. They are unable to save themselves by exiting the RV or calling for assistance. Small children and pets may be affected first.
Your SAFE-T-ALERTTM SA-339 alarm helps protect your household members and guests from CO  produced while using your RV. CO gas is produced when any type of fuel is incompletely burned. Potential sources of CO in and around your RV can include gas or diesel engine exhaust, portable space heaters, gas stoves and ovens, furnaces, defective engine exhaust systems, portable grills, other nearby RVs, portable generators, generator exhaust, and other propane-powered appliances. All are sources of CO.

The following are also sources of CO that may affect your RV:

  •  Extended operation of unvented fuel-burning appliances can build up high CO levels.
  • An idling vehicle in an open or closed garage.
  • Temperature inversions can trap exhaust near the ground.
  • CO build-up can be caused by reverse/negative venting of fuel-burning appliances including; 1) Clogged,  loose or faulty stacks or chimneys of (clothes dryers, furnaces and water heaters, etc.), 2) wind direction and/or velocity, 3) simultaneous operation of multiple fuel-burning appliances, and/or exhaust fans.

SAFE T ALERT Battery Carbon Monoxide Alarm User Manual  & troubleshooting 3WARNING:

LIMITATIONS OF CO ALARMS

THIS ALARM WILL NOT WORK WITHOUT POWER. DO NOT REMOVE THE 3 VOLT LITHIUM BATTERY
THIS ALARM WILL ONLY INDICATE THE PRESENCE OF GAS AT THE SENSOR. CO may be present in other areas. MTI recommends installing CO alarms in all sleeping areas. Do not block or cover the alarm with any object that can prevent carbon monoxide from reaching the sensor.
THIS ALARM IS  INTENDED FOR USE IN RV‘s. It is intended for use in inside locations of a RV. It is not designed to measure compliance with commercial and industrial standards.
THIS ALARM MAY NOT BE HEARD. The alarm’s loudness is designed to meet or exceed regulatory standards; however, the alarm may not be heard if alarms are located in remote locations or behind closed doors. Persons who are hard-of-hearing, have consumed alcoholic beverages, taken prescription, non-prescription or illegal drugs, may not hear the alarm.

THIS ALARM IS DESIGNED TO DETECT CARBON MONOXIDE. THE ALARM IS NOT  DESIGNED TO DETECT SMOKE OR FIRE. 

THIS ALARM MAY NOT ALARM AT LOW CO LEVELS – It is not designed to measure compliance with the Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) commercial or industrial standards. Individuals with medical problems may consider using warning devices, which provide audible and visual signals for CO concentrations under 30 ppm.

THIS ALARM IS NOT A REPLACEMENT FOR INSURANCE. Always be sure your RV is fully insured.
Warning: Installation of the device should not be used as a substitute for proper installation, use, and maintenance of fuel-burning appliances, including appropriate ventilation and exhaust systems.

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR FAMILY

CAUTION – The SAFE-T-ALERT™ SA-339 CO Alarm is designed to protect individuals from the acute effects of carbon monoxide exposure. It will not fully safeguard individuals with specific medical conditions. If in doubt, consult a medical practitioner. 

To protect your family, you should:

  •  INSTALL THE ALARM PROPERLY. Carefully read and follow ALL the instructions in this manual.  Test your unit every week. Alarms that do not work will not alert you to hazardous levels of CO. See the section, Test Procedure, in this manual for further information.
  •  MAKE REGULAR VISUAL INSPECTIONS. Check all fuel-burning equipment including gas water- heaters, kitchen gas stoves, space heaters, gas dryers and all pilot lights. Check the color of the pilot flame.  The color should be blue.
  • MAKE REGULAR VISUAL INSPECTIONS OF THE ENGINE AND GENERATOR EXHAUST  SYSTEMS. 
    Cracked exhaust systems can allow CO to enter the living area.
  •  PROFESSIONALLY MAINTAIN YOUR ENGINE AND GENERATOR. Although gas engines and generators produce CO, a poorly tuned engine and the generator will produce greater amounts CO.

WHERE TO INSTALL

  • The Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends installing a CO alarm outside the sleeping area. The SA-339 CO alarm complies with that recommendation.
  •  INSTALL ALARM at any height on a wall or ceiling at least 4 inches off the floor.

WHERE NOT TO INSTALL

  • DO NOT INSTALL behind furniture, drapes, in closets, or areas that will block CO gas flow to the alarm.
  •  DO NOT INSTALL within 12 inches (30cm) of opening windows, exterior doors, heating or return vents, or other drafty areas.
  • DO NOT INSTALL on an outside wall.
     NOTE: Older RVs may have little or no insulation and therefore are draftier. Carefully consider mounting locations.
  •  DO NOT INSTALL within 5 feet (1.5M) of any cooking appliance.

The following diagrams provide additional alarm installation information:

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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

SAFE T ALERT Battery Carbon Monoxide Alarm User Manual  & troubleshooting 6WARNING
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN A MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE  OF THE ALARM AND MAY VOID THE WARRANTY. 
Power Supply: Sealed In 3V Long life Lithium battery
Follow these instructions carefully. Failure to follow these instructions can damage the unit and void the warranty. Select a wall location at least 4” off the floor.
SA-339: Having established the mounting location ensure that there is no electrical wiring or pipework in the area adjacent to the mounting surface.
Place detector against the wall (at least 4” from the floor) or ceiling. Mark the 3 hole locations. Remove the detector.
Drill holes at the 3 marked locations with a drill bit. Insert the molly’s into the holes. Align the detector over the holes and tighten screws in each hole.
BE SURE PULL TAB IS VISIBLE after installation and not twisted. Pull-on tab to remove, starts the detectors/operation.
Note you may remove the pull tab prior to installation, but alarm may sound if test button is accidentally pushed.

TEST PROCEDURE

SAFE T ALERT Battery Carbon Monoxide Alarm User Manual  & troubleshooting 7WARNING
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING, TEST THIS ALARM’S  OPERATION AFTER THE RV HAS BEEN IN STORAGE, BEFORE EACH TRIP AND AT LEAST  ONCE PER WEEK DURING USE. 
SAFE T ALERT Battery Carbon Monoxide Alarm User Manual  & troubleshooting 8WARNING
WARNING: THE TEST BUTTON ONLY TESTS THE ALARM CIRCUIT NOT THE SENSORS. TO  TEST THE CO SENSOR USE A CAN OF SAFE-T-ALERT CO TEST GAS TO TEST THE 400 PPM  CALIBRATION POINT. DO NOT TRY TO GENERATE CO TO TEST THE ALARM.
The  TEST/RESET button tests all ELECTRICAL functions of the alarm. It does not check the sensor operation.  The alarm may be tested at any time -The TEST/Mute switch is located on the front of the alarm Press and holds the test button for 1 second. The alarm is working properly if the GREEN indicator light changes color to RED and the horn beeps 4 times.
IMPORTANT – If this alarm does not test properly return it immediately for repair or replacement.

OPERATION

To operate this CO alarm, pull on tab to remove; this starts the detectors/operation. If the ON indicator light does not light, see the section, Trouble-Shooting Guide, in this manual for further information. Do not attempt to fix it yourself.
VISUAL AND AUDIBLE ALARM SIGNALS
This SAFE-T-ALERT™
CO Alarm is designed to be easy to operate. The alarm has two indicator lights that display a specific color for each monitored condition. There also is a matching sound pattern for alarm conditions.
CO ALARM
The Red CO LED will flash and the alarm will sound 4 “BEEPS” then silent for 5 Seconds. These signals indicate that the CO level is over 35 ppm. IMMEDIATE ACTION IS REQUIRED. See Procedures To Take During An Alarm. This cycle will continue until the TEST/Mute button on the front of alarm is pressed.  Ventilate the RV. The RED light will stay ON until the CO has cleared, or the alarm will reactivate in approximately 6 minutes if the CO is still present. DO NOT RE-ENTER THE RV. This alarm will return to normal operation after the RV s properly ventilated.

MALFUNCTION/SERVICE SIGNAL If any malfunction is detected, the Operational/CO LED will alternate Red/Green and the alarm will sound once every 15 seconds. Press the Test/Mute button. If the  Test/Mute button does not clear the signals, check the battery voltage. If the battery voltage is not low and the unit will not return to normal operation, immediately remove the alarm and return for service or warranty replacement. See the warranty section in this manual.

   OPERATION   AUDIBLE SIGNAL   VISUAL SIGNAL
 NORMAL
CO ALARM
ALARM
MALFUNCTION
END OF LIFE
WARM UPCYCLE
(ABOUT 10 MINUTES)
      NONE
4 “BEEPS”
5 SECONDS OF
BEEP EVERY
30 SECONDS
BEEPS EVERY
25-30 SECONDSNO SOUND
GREEN LED FLASHES
EVERY MINUTE
STEADY RED
ALTERNATING
RED/GREEN
RED RED GREEN GREEN
FLASHING
FLASHING GREEN

TROUBLE-SHOOTING GUIDE

Use this chart to troubleshoot problems with this SA-339 Alarm

PROBLEM CAUSE/SOLUTION
  Green Operational LED Off 1.Dead or Missing Battery
2. Contact Customer Service
No Sound When Testing

No Red LED When Testing

Contact Customer Service
Contact Customer Service
Locked In Alarm Contact Customer Service
MALFUNCTION ALARM LED Red/Green & Beeps
Every 15 Seconds
1. Check Battery Voltage
Battery Voltage is Good and it  Will Not Reset To Normal operation 2. Contact Customer Service
END OF LIFE ALARM Push reset button to reset for 3 days – Replace within 30 days.
Customer Service 800-383-0269 www.safetalert.com

HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR ALARM

This CO Alarm is designed to be as maintenance-free as possible.
To keep your alarm in good working order, you must:

  • TEST THE ALARM WEEKLY. See the section, Test Procedure, in this manual for further information.
  • VACUUM THE DUST OFF THE ALARM COVER. At least once a month (more frequently in dusty locations), use the soft brush attachment of your vacuum to clean the alarm cover.
  •  CLEAN THE ALARM COVER WHEN DIRTY. Wash the alarm cover by hand. Use a cloth dampened in clean water. Dry with a soft cloth.
  • DO NOT SPRAY CLEANING AGENTS OR WAXES DIRECTLY ONTO THE FRONT PANEL. This action may damage the sensor, cause an alarm or cause an alarm malfunction.
  • OBSERVE THE COLOR OF THE INDICATOR LIGHT.
    At frequent intervals and during your weekly test, check the indicator light on the on the front panel of the alarm.
  • See the section, Operation, in this manual for further information.
    PROCEDURES TO TAKE DURING AN CO ALARM
    Follow the alarm procedures for your country. The emergency number depends on your travel location.

PROCEDURES TO TAKE

DURING A CO ALARM IN THE USA
! WARNING: Actuation of this device indicates the presence of carbon monoxide (CO) gas, which can KILL  YOU. If signal sounds (4 beeps and flashing or solid red light): 1) Operate the Test/Mute button; 2) Call your
emergency local service (Phone Number _____________ ) (fire department or 911); 3) Immediately move to  fresh air – outdoors or by an open door/window. Check that all persons are accounted for. Do not reenter the premises or move away from the open door/window until the emergency responders have arrived, the premises have been aired out and your alarm remains in its normal operation. 4) After following steps 1-3, if your alarm reactivates within a 24-hour period, repeat steps 1-3 and call a qualified appliance technician. (Phone  Number _______________) to investigate for sources of CO from fuel-burning equipment and appliances, and inspect for proper operation of this equipment. If problems are identified during this inspection have the equipment serviced immediately. Note any combustion equipment not inspected by the technician and consult the manufacturers’ instructions, or contact the manufacturer directly, for more information about CO safety and this equipment. Make sure that the motor vehicles are not, and have not been, operating in an attached garage or adjacent to the residence.

PROCEDURES TO TAKE
DURING A CO ALARM IN CANADA
SAFE T ALERT Battery Carbon Monoxide Alarm User Manual  & troubleshooting 9 WARNING: Actuation of this device indicates the presence of carbon monoxide (CO) gases that can KILL  YOU. If signal sounds (4 beeps and flashing or solid red light: 1) Operate the Test/Mute. Immediately move to fresh air – outdoors or by an open door/window. Check that all persons are accounted for. Do not reenter the premises or move away from the open door/window until the emergency responders have arrived,  the premises have been aired out, and your alarm remains in its normal condition; 2) call your emergency local service (telephone number _________) ( Fire department or 911).

DO NOT REPLACE THE BATTERY
End of Life Signal – The Sensor has a 5 Year Service Life All SA-339 models include an End of Life (EOL) Signal indicating the sensor has reached the end of its 5 year service life and you must replace the alarm. The signal is the LED flashing RED RED GREEN GREEN with a beep every 25-30 seconds. The EOL Signal may be reset by pushing TEST / RESET button on the alarm. This will reset the EOL Signal for a period of  72 hours (3 days) for a total of up to 30 days. After 30 days the signal cannot be reset and the alarm must be replaced. DO NOT REMOVE THE ALARM UNTIL YOU HAVE A REPLACEMENT ALARM  AVAILABLE TO INSTALL.

END OF LIFE (EOL) DIRECTIONS

  1. Unscrew the screws with a Phillips screwdriver. Placement marked by this image:
  2. Remove back panel.
  3. Remove battery. Discard or recycle battery and circuit board. Replace with new alarm.

Important: Removing /damaging label or opening the alarm voids warranty. Only open at EOL.

SPECIFICATIONS

MODEL SA-339
POWER SUPPLY Sealed In 3V Long life Lithium battery
ERATIONAL TEMPERATURE -40  F to +150  F     -40  C to +66  C
RELATIVE HUMIDITY 15% (+/- 5%)  to 95% (+/- 4%)
AUDIBLE OUTPUT 85 dB @ 10 feet
CO ALARM TRIGGER <15 Minutes @ 400 ppm
CASE MATERIAL ABS
CASE DIMENSIONS 5.25″ (133.35mm) diameter
WARRANTY 1 Year Limited

OWNERS REPLACEMENT RECORD

Replace this SAFE-T-ALERT SA-339 CO alarm 5 years after date of installation. For new RV’s enter the month and year the RV was manufactured. If you are not sure, enter the month and year you purchased the RV  or enter May and the model year of the RV (example May 2018), whichever is the earlier date.
Installation Date: ____________________________ (Example: March 2018)
Replace by Date _______________ ________________
(5 years after Installation date – example: March 2023)
If you don’t know the installation date, replace the alarm no later than 5 years after the production date on the  back of the alarm.

Two self-adhesive labels are included with this Alarm. Add the phone numbers of your emergency service  provider and qualified technician in the space provided. Record your replace by date on this label. Place one  label near the alarm and one label near a fresh air source where you plan to gather if the alarm sounds.

LIMITED PRODUCTS WARRANTY

MTI INDUSTRIES, INC. warrants to the original retail purchaser that its products will be free from defects of  material or workmanship for a period of two (2) years from the date of retail purchase. If proven to have  been defective in original materials or workmanship and returned, delivery costs prepaid, MTI INDUSTRIES,  INC. will replace this product free of charge.

LIMITS OF WARRANTY

Replacement is your exclusive remedy under this limited warranty or any other warranty (including any implied  warranty of merchantability for a particular purpose). Any and all implied warranties or merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose shall be limited to the warranty period from  the original date of retail purchase.  MTI INDUSTRIES, INC., its dealers and distributors shall in no case be responsible or in any way liable for  any incidental or consequential damages for any reason. Some states do not allow the limitation or exclusion of  incidental or consequential damages, or allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific rights, and you may also have other rights,  which may vary, from state to state.

PRODUCT NOT WARRANTED

NOTE- There are no user serviceable parts inside the case. Opening any
SAFE-T-ALERT ™product for any reason voids the warranty. This  warranty does not cover damage or failure resulting from acts of God, abuse, misuse, neglect, or faulty installation.

WARRANTY RETURN PROCEDURES
It is MTI’s experience that a CO Alarm is sounding for a reason. Call, ask your dealer to call, or e-mail our  Customer Service Department (as listed below) to trouble shoot the situation.
Customer Service Phone No. – 800-383-0269
Fax No. 847-546-9007
E-mail Salesmtiindustries.com
Web Site: www.mtiindustries.com

If Customer Service determines that the unit is defective, a Return Authorization (RA) number will be issued.  No product will be accepted for service or replacement without first obtaining a RA number.
If authorized, return this product to:
MTI Industries, Inc.
Warranty Dept. RA # (INSERT RA NUMBER HERE)
31632 N. Ellis Drive Unit 301
Volo, IL 60073
NOTE: Mark the RA number in the area shown on the outside of the box!
© MTI INDUSTRIES, Inc. 2018

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