Plastimo

Carbon monoxide alarm

Ref: 29486

The XC-70 is an easy to use and reliable self-contained carbon monoxide alarm, using superior electrochemical cell sensing technology to prevent accidents caused by carbon monoxide. Battery-powered, with the long-life lithium battery sealed inside the detector to avoid tampering and eliminate the need for maintenance.

  • CE
  • KITEMARK

Features

• Gas detected : CO carbon monoxide.
• Detection principle : Ecosure® electrochemical cell.
• Alarm levels :
 ⩾ 43 ppm* : around 75 minutes.
 ⩾ 100 ppm* : around 25 minutes.
 ⩾ 300 ppm* : around 90 secondes.
• Separate, indicators for each unit state : alarm, power, fault, ventilate (pre-alarm)
• Buzzer output : > 90 dB at 1 metre.
• Operating temperature : -10° C to +45° C.
• Humidity range : 30 to 90 % (without condensation)
• Automatic switch on
• Your CO alarm has an automatic self-test function for the electronics, which is performed every 60 minutes.
• Protection level : IP44
• Approval/conformity: EN50291: 2010 and BSI Kite
• End of alarm life warning
• Battery lifespan : 7 years
• Dimensions : 100 x 72 x 36 mm
• Weight : 135 g


* ppm : parts per million.

Technical documentation & diagrams

Plastimo tips & tricks

Completely odourless and colourless, carbon monoxide (CO) is produced by the combustion of fuels, therefore common with appliances such as heater, cooker, engine exhaust... Symptoms start with a simple headache, reach nausea within 2 or 3 hours, and can result in death after only 1 to 3 minutes in the worst cases.

What makes carbon monoxide such an insidious killer is that you can't see it, and you can't smell it.
Besides, the first symptoms of CO poisoning are very similar to those of seasickness :
• 200 ppm* : headache, tiredness, dizziness, nausea within 2 to 3 hours.
• 800 ppm *: dizziness, nausea and convulsions within 45 minutes ; unconsciousness within 2 hours ; death within 2 to 3 hours.
• 1600 ppm* : headache, dizziness and nausea within 20 minutes ; death within 1 hour.
• 6400 ppm* : headache, dizziness and nausea within 2 to 3 minutes ; death within 10 to 15 minutes.
• 12800 ppm* :death within 1 to 3 minutes.

* Concentration in the air : parts per million.