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Topic Title: CO circuit
Topic Summary: Separate circuit ?
Created On: 22 January 2013 09:16 PM
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 22 January 2013 09:16 PM
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ady1

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An architect has specified 2 CO detectors in a flat above a shop.
I've not fitted CO detectors before, but presume he means mains wired ones, linked, as you would a smoke alarm.
My question is, should I then link the smokes and COs together and fit them on a separate circuit, or a regularly used lighting circuit ?
I'm fitting emergency lights too... same circuit ?
There's only one lighting circuit in the flat at the moment ?

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Ady

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 22 January 2013 09:34 PM
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AJJewsbury

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Certainly the CO detector I'm about to fit is intended to interlink with the smokes - according to the manufacturer - which sounds good to me as it'll then sound the alarm throughout the house, not just in the room with the detector. Naturally it'll therefore be on the same circuit as the smokes - which in my case will certainly be a lighting circuit (so it'll be obvious if it ever fails and there will be an incentive to get it fixed).
- Andy.
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