What is the best CO alarm tester I can buy in the UK? Is Kidde the best?
With lots of confusion with all the latest & best carbon monoxide alarm (CO testers), Martin Smith an emergency plumber in Bury of the UK, finds it his duty to discuss what is the best CO carbon monoxide alarm tester there is. Some consumers are starting to ask is the latest model from Kidde the best? Just below are 10 questions that are on home occupiers minds when trying to gain as much information as possible.
- What is the best CO alarm I can buy?
- What is the element that detect the carbon monoxide in the air?
- How long does it take for the senses to detect carbon monoxide in the CO alarm?
- What is the minimum battery life in the CO alarm tester and can this be tampered with?
- Where is the recommended place to put a CO alarm?
- Where can I buy the best carbon monoxide alarm tester?
- How will I know when my CO testing equipment will stop working?
- How much will the best carbon monoxide alarm to buy cost me?
- How much longer does the new CO tester last in comparison to the last CO test regarded as the best?
- How long has the latest CO tester been out for and will there be more to follow?
What is the best CO alarm I can buy?
Martin Smith an emergency plumber Bury, UK believes the best CO alarm is regarded on how long the carbon monoxide tester lasts for, the quality of the product, how sensitive the device is to CO gases, what if the device goes faulty and can the device be tampered with? As the latest model 10LLDCO has not been tested over the time like any other model, however it is regarded as the best there is but also the first model to come with a 10 year guarantee. (please note according to the manufactures, this product has gone through varies of tests).
What is the element that detect the carbon monoxide in the air?
The manufacture of Kidd make there own element of CO cells allowing tighter quality control to be applied. The CO cells are safe and environmentally friendly de-ionised water rather than acid based electrolytes that suffer variations in electrolytic concentrations. All Kidde sensors are tested under CO in a factory. All product must pass key quality testing gates before becoming available to the public. For the protection of the product, it is covered by a wax coating and protects critical electronic components in damp environments.
How long does it take for the senses to detect carbon monoxide in the CO alarm tester?
The response time for testing is as stated and listed below. (please keep in mind the 10LLDCO has an over ride feature for testing).
- 30 PPM = no alarm within 120 minutes.
- 50 PPM = must alarm within 60 to 90-minutes.
- 100 PPM = must alarm within 10 to 40-minutes.
- 300 PPM = must alarm within 3-minutes.
What is the minimum battery in the CO alarm tester and can this be tampered with?
The latest CO tester is designed to stop any tampering and the only way to take these batteries out would be to dismantle the device voiding any guarantee meaning the device would then be broken.
Where is the recommended place to put a CO alarm?
The best place to put a CO tester would be in a central area that is not closed of such as a closing of a door or in an area that carries stale air. A normal place to keep your carbon monoxide tester would be in the hallway or landing.
Where can I buy the best carbon monoxide tester?
To buy the latest product you may find this available at Graham’s & PTS, plus selected Electrical Wholesalers in Bury and also all other the UK.
How will I know when my CO alarm equipment will stop working?
A CO alarm has features to let you know if the CO alarm was to stop working, an LED light would come on letting you know that the device needs to be checked (see warranty).
How much will the best carbon monoxide alarm tester to buy cost me?
Depending where you buy this product where ever it is in Bury or anywhere else in the UK, it should cost between £25 to £35, however as the product has not been around long enough then please see this costing as a guess rather than an accurate figure.
How much longer does the new CO alarm tester last in comparison to the last CO test regarded as the best?
Some previous carbon monoxide alarms would only last 5 to 7-years but with new technology that has been brought along, the latest device that has come out can last 11-years but has a guarantee of 10-years.
How long has the latest CO tester been out for and will there be more to follow?
The first carbon monoxide alarm tester for CO which lasts 11-years is the first of its kind but like anything that comes out, there is always new devices, as we are in a very competitive economy where there is always someone that wants to do better. All devices and new products take time to come out with current and new technology, so all we can say is keep an eye in the next 6-months or more.