Jayco Eagle Fifth Wheels 2023 Smoke Alarm User Manual

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Jayco Eagle Fifth Wheels 2023 Smoke Alarm User Manual

Smoke Alarm

The smoke alarm will only work properly if it is operational and maintained. They have a limited life and will wear out over time. Immediately replace the detector if it is not work-ing properly, if it displays any type of problem, or within five years of use. Be sure to read, understand and follow the information provided by the smoke alarm manufacturer, including information on the limited life of smoke alarms.
Be aware the smoke alarm is not foolproof and cannot detect fires if smoke does not reach it. Anything preventing smoke from reaching the alarm may delay or prevent an alarm.
Though the alarm horn in this detector meets or exceeds current UL standards, it may not be heard for reasons that include (but not limited to): a closed or partially closed door, other noise from electronics, appliances or traffic.

Warning

  • This smoke alarm will not alert hearing impaired residents. Special alarms with flashing strobe lights are recommended for the hearing im-paired
  • Only use the replacement battery recommended by the smoke detector manufacturer. The smoke detector alarm may not operate properly with other batteries. Never use a rechargeable battery as it may not provide a constant charge. Never disconnect the battery to silence the alarm.
  • Test the smoke alarm operation after the vehicle has been in storage, before each trip and at least once per week during use. Do not disconnect the battery or the alarm.

The smoke alarm is operational once the battery is correctly installed. It will not function if the battery is missing, disconnected, dead, the wrong type or not installed correctly. It requires one standard 9V battery. Refer to the user’s guide, for correct battery and installation information. The LED light will indicate the battery is functioning properly. When the production of combustion is sensed, the smoke detector sounds a loud alarm that continues until the air is cleared. The LED light will also give a visual indication of a sounding alarm. When the battery becomes weak, the alarm will “beep” about once a minute indicating a low battery. This warning should last for 30 days. You MUST replace the battery once the alarms low battery warning (beep) starts to assure continued protection. When the battery is removed from the alarm, the battery flag will pop up; the alarm cannot be installed to the mounting bracket without a battery. To test, stand at arm’s length from the smoke alarm as the alarm horn is loud and may be harmful to your hearing. The test button will accurately test all functions. Never use an open flame to test the smoke alarm.
Do not remove the warning label located near the smoke alarm from your recreation vehicle:

Key Features:

  • Silence Feature: Silences nuisance alarms
  • Hinged cover allows for easy battery replacement
  • Lighted Power and Alarm Indicator. LED indicates the battery is connected.
  • Test/Silence button – One touch button combines both features
  • Low Battery indicator – The beeping signal indicates low battery.

Maintenance
Vacuum off any dust on the cover of the smoke alarm using a soft brush attachment. Test the smoke alarm once you have vacuumed. Never use water, cleaners or solvents to clean the smoke alarm as they may damage the alarm. Do not paint the smoke alarm. Refer to and follow detailed safety, testing, troubleshooting and maintenance information found in the manufacturer’s user pamphlet located in your warranty packet.

Combination Carbon Monoxide /Propane Alarm

Your recreation vehicle is equipped with a combination carbon monoxide (CO) / propane alarm that is listed for use in recreation vehicles. The combination carbon monoxide/propane alarm will only work if it is operational and maintained. The alarm is directly wired to the 12-volt electrical system, with continuous power being supplied by the recreational vehicle batteries. There is no battery power supply. As a result, the alarm is always drawing a small amount of current from the recreation vehicle batteries. Although the current draw is slight, it could drain the batteries during extended storage periods. This condition is not likely to occur except during storage situations when the inverter cannot restore the battery charge. If the battery cable is disconnected at the battery terminals, the combination alarm will not work. Be sure to read, understand and follow the owner’s information from the manufacturer of the combination CO/propane alarm. This includes information regarding the limited life of the alarm.

Warning

  • Do not cover or obstruct the carbon monoxide/propane alarm with any-thing that could prevent gas from entering the alarm.
  • This alarm is not designed to detect smoke, fire or gases other than car-bon monoxide and propane.
  • The carbon monoxide detector installed is intended for use in ordinary indoor locations of recreation vehicles. It is not designed to comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) commercial or industrial standards.
  • Do not disconnect the battery or the alarm.
  • Individuals with medical problems may consider using warning devices that provide audible and visual signals for carbon monoxide concentrations under 30 PPM.
  • This alarm will only indicate the presence of carbon monoxide gas at the sensor. Carbon monoxide gas may be present in other areas.
  • The ultimate responsibility for protection against toxic carbon monoxide fumes rests solely on you. Installing a carbon monoxide/propane alarm is just the first step in protecting your family from toxic carbon monoxide poisoning. The following symptoms are related to carbon monoxide poisoning and should be discussed with all members of the household:
  • Mild exposure: Slight headache, nausea, vomiting, fatigue (often de-scribed as “flu-like” symptoms).
  • Medium exposure: Severe throbbing headaches, drowsiness, confusion, fast heart rate
  • Extreme exposure: Unconsciousness, convulsions, cardio-respiratory failure, death

Carbon monoxide (CO) is an insidious poison. It is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas. Many cases of reported carbon monoxide poisoning indicate while victims are aware they are not well, they become so disoriented they are unable to save themselves by either exiting the recreational vehicle or calling for assistance. Young children and household pets may be the first affected.
Your combination carbon monoxide/propane alarm is designed to detect the toxic carbon monoxide fumes that result from incomplete combustion, such as those emitted from appliances, furnaces, fireplaces and auto exhaust.
A carbon monoxide/propane alarm is NOT A SUBSTITUTE for other combustible gas, fire or smoke alarms. This carbon monoxide alarm is designed to detect carbon monoxide gas from ANY source of combustion. It is not designed to detect smoke, fire or any other gas. Please note that there are hazards against which carbon monoxide detection may not be effective, such as natural gas leaks or explosions.
This alarm is designed to sense the presence of carbon monoxide/propane gas, however there are other combustible fumes or vapors that may be detected by the sensor including (but not limited to): acetone, alcohol, butane and gasoline. These chemicals can be found in commonly used items such as deodorants, colognes, perfumes, adhesives, lacquer, kerosene, glues, wine, liquor, most cleaning agents and the propellants of aerosol cans.
High temperatures can activate glue and adhesive vapors. If you close up a recreational vehicle on a hot day, the chemicals used in its construction may be detected for months after the vehicle was constructed (for more information, refer to Sec. 2, Formaldehyde).

What you should do if the alarm sounds

Warning

  • Actuation of this detector indicates the presence of carbon monoxide which can kill you.
  • Never turn the 12-volt battery disconnect control to the off position and disconnect the battery cable to silence an alarm. The alarm will automatically sense when the level of carbon monoxide in the air reaches below dangerous levels. You should stay outside the vehicle in fresh air until the alarm is silenced. When the alarm sounds, do not stand too close to the alarm. The sound produced by the alarm is loud (85db) because it is designed to wake a person in an emergency. Prolonged exposure to the alarm at a close distance may be harmful to your hearing.

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